In business now for 27 years under the thoughtful-minded Buhelos family, The Boat House Marco Island is truly one of it’s kind on the Island as it stands as the only motel that is still independently managed by the owners, and the only one led by a woman.
Resting on the banks of Collier Creek at the northern tip of Marco Island, the Boat House Marco Island offers guests Old Florida charm with modern amenities. Offering 20 guest rooms, two condo units and one waterfront rental home, as well as a waterfront pool, boat docks and common areas–The Boat House Marco Island sits in close proximity to the beach, the Shoppes of Old Marco, and several favorite restaurants and bars. Bringing visitors to Marco Island a one-of-a-kind #BestofMarco, Marco Island experience.
From a warm and friendly check in experience, a selection of uniquely appointed yet clean and comfortable accommodations, to personalized support for each guest as they delve into the vast beauty, history and charm of the Island, Desiree Buhelos strives daily to bring her best.
Over the near three decades of ownership by the family, and under Desiree’s direction, the property has gotten a full property face-lift and she continues to make improvements with the goal of providing an eclectic, comfortable and clean home away from home to each guest.
Whether a long weekend getaway for two, or a family reunion, Desiree stands ready to go the extra mile to ensure your escape from the mainland makes remarkable memories to last a lifetime.
With warmth in her heart for all she’s met along the way,, Desiree’s reminiscing leads to her being ‘Most thankful for all the returning guests over the years, who have done so much to keep us in business. We’re honored by the relationships we have built over the years with these guests, as well as the new ones developing with first timers. If not for the locals on the Island wanting a young girl to make it, we never would have. We’re so thankful, as well, to the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. They have been a huge support for us.”