3-BED, 2-BATH LUXURY HOUSEBOAT AT THE PILOT HOUSE MARINA/RESTAURANT

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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3-BED, 2-BATH LUXURY HOUSEBOAT AT THE PILOT HOUSE MARINA/RESTAURANT

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1400 sq ft 3 bed/2 bath with huge rooftop deck in a beautiful marina in the Key

Calypso has 1400 (includes rooftop living area) square feet of dining and living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a full kitchen. Additionally, there is a huge rooftop deck with a covered wet bar, sitting/lounging areas and a dining table. She is brand new with top end furnishings and docked in Key Largo at the Pilot House Marina.

This just built 3 bedroom houseboat-style yacht with luxury furnishings sits directly in the water, on Lake Largo at the Pilot House (PH) Marina–a number #1 rated marina in the Florida Keys. Just down the dock is the boardwalk with the Pilot House Restaurant and Glass Bottom Bar–a locals' favorite with in/outdoor dining, and tiki bar. With 30+ glass floor panels and underwater lighting, watch the fish in our Caribbean waters. Further down the boardwalk you can sign up for scuba and snorkling dive tours, take an underwater tour of a Coral Restoration facility, charter a fishing boat, store your own boat, or walk down the road to swim with the dolphins. The kids can bike to the town water park or tennis courts, or you can spend the day at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park–all described below. Or, spend a day driving through the Keys, over the 7-Mile Bridge to Mallory Square in Key West, and see the jugglers and street performers while watching the most famous sunset in the US.

Calypso sleeps up to 8. Stainless steel appliances. The master bed room has a 6'x6' window with unobstructed marina views. Side windows may or may not have views depending on when other boats dock alongside. She is on a floating 5 foot wide concrete dock, so it’s two 5” steps up at any tide. The docks are lighted and stable–they don't sway or move, except imperceptily up and down with the tide. Hang out on the huge roof top deck with a covered granite wet bar and dining area with grill. She is right in the middle of the marina–watch the yachts and fishing boats come in and out or doze.

The Pilot House Marina, Restaurant and Glass Bottom Bar are in the heart of Key Largo, FL–the best diving and fishing waters of the world. Relax at the casual Glass Bottom Tiki Bar overlooking your houseboat. From wings to stuffed lobster, burgers, fish, shrimp, steak, and daily specials all Pilot House family priced. Several nights of the week local musicians perform (some are great, some are “funky”)–you can hear it on Calypso, but the music ends by 11 PM if it’s not your favorite. Check out the PH Marina website for live webcams of the action and performers' schedule. Walk to the Key Largo Fisheries outdoor café/market on the other side of Lake Largo to bring home fish/lobster/crab that's just hours old, cooked or raw. There are dozens of restaurants, many outdoors and on the water, within a 1-15 minute drive. Great food by Chef Todd, of the prior Calypso restaurant, is available across the street at the American Legion, along with the cheapest drinks in the Keys. See the link, below, to Calypso's website, for detailed information as there's just too much to say here.

Stroll down the PH Boardwalk and sign up for a scuba or snorkeling trip by boat to the John Pennekemp Coral Reef State Park, just a few minutes away by boat. The undersea Park and the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary cover 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps. The Park extends 3 miles into the Atlantic and is 25 miles long. These areas preserve the only living coral reef in the continental US. You can also drive the 3.6 miles to the Park's Visitor Center and see the 30,000 gallon aquarium, or use their three sandy swimming beachs (a rarity in the Keys) one of which has the remnants of a Spanish shipwreck just 100 feet off shore for snorkling fun. If you don't snorkle, go out on their glass-bottom boat or canoe/kayak the park's inland waters surrounded by mangroves. Walk the trails and picnic.

You can visit the underwater Park, two times a day, right from the PH's Boardwalk aboard one of two dive boats (Scuba-Do and Keys Diver). Bring your own equipment, or use theirs and learn by diving the shallow reefs, or sign up for wreck dives in the crystal clear waters of Key Largo and Tavernier. Free moorings are provided throughout the Park (daytime use only) if you want to dive from your own boat. Call the Dock Master (Matt, 305-747-4359) to bring your own boat and store it on PH’s racks, on its trailer or in the water nearby. There's also a highspeed glass bottom hydrofoil boat (Largo Looker) that leaves right from Pilot House at 9:00AM and 12:30PM for 2.5 hour tours ($65@).

Further down the board walk, charter a fishing boat for the day, or visit the Coral Restoration Foundation Educational Center. Take their 1- or 2-day coral preservation course which includes lectures on coral anatomy and two afternoon dives, one in the coral nursery and one at an outplanting site. Of course, you can get PADI scuba certified at all three dive centers at the Pilot House Marina.

You may even want to leave the marina! Walk a few hundred yards down the street to Dolphins Plus, the original Swim With The Dolphins (or sea lions) program in Key Largo. Drive a couple minutes down to the next harbor and take a dinner cruise aboard the African Queen–its the actual boat used by Hepburn & Bogart in the 1951 movie! Let the kids bike 1/2 mile, down residential streets, to the Jacobs Aquatic Center's three pools with water slides, etc. Next door to the Center is the town's park with free tennis, handball, roller blade/cardio paths and dog walking areas. Beaches are rare in the Keys which are made of built-up coral, but you can drive and park at tiny beachs along the Overseas Highway in Islamorada. There are three nice beaches at the John Pennekamp Park (one with a Spanish wreck 100' off shore) and elsewhere in the Keys, and we'll tell you where they are. And, we're less than 2 hours to Key West, with the most unusual scenery you'll see anywhere on a roadtrip in the US.

You can leave Boston or New York on one of dozens of 3 or 2.5 hour daily direct flights to Ft. Lauderdale or Miami in the morning and be on Calypso's deck by early afternoon, in the tropics. Of course, the winter season is most popular with temp's in the high 70's to low 80's for Nov-Mar with almost no rain (1-2 inches per month). But, we like the summer when its inexpensive and a less busy time to explore the Keys. The Keys have just half the summer rainfall that southern Florida (e.g., Miami) does. There are sea breezes and temp's stay in the mid-to-high 80's during the 'rainy' season from May through October, and showers occur in the mornings. That's why Floridians summer in the Keys given the great year-round weather. Most of our renters are from Florida, and they know the best places to go.

The marina is protected on all four sides so there are momentary gentle waves from passing boats–No, you won't get seasick! You will hear ropes creaking and the chimes and gongs of the rigging on nearby sailboats, which can put you to sleep. Please note that high winds and storms (they do occur and we can't plan for them) will cause much back-and-forth movement, bumping and creaking–it is a boat on the water–until the wind abates, but the docks will remain stable. Fishing boats may leave/return in the early morning hours, but captains are usually courteous and minimize their wake and engine noise, but diesels do make noise.

Calypso is a brand new and available for your vacation bare boat charter when she's home at the Pilot House. We have a local manager who lives in the marina. Calypso stays on the dock; she cannot be moved from the marina without an owner/captain aboard. Your charter will be stationary, but still feel nautical and is right on the water. There are plenty of local captains ready to take you out for the day on their fishing or dive boats, and then you can come home to your floating retreat. Try a unique boating experience for your next vacation! (updated 02/28/14)

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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I currently and for the past 24 years, have worked at the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. I have been doing vacation rentals since 2000.

This is a GREAT vacation idea for families and large groups, reunions, divers and visitors.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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3-Bed, 2-bath Luxury Houseboat at the Pilot House Marina/Restaurant
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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3-Bed, 2-bath Luxury Houseboat at the Pilot House Marina/Restaurant
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53362vbi
+1 603-512-9650
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

Wendy F

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I'm so glad that we decided to change things up this spring break and rent this house boat!!! Its location in key largo is minutes away from everything, grocery store (Publix), boat and fishing charters, excursions, and plenty of great restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! I will be renting it again!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
3-Bed, 2-bath Luxury Houseboat at the Pilot House Marina/Restaurant
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53362vbi
+1 603-512-9650
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
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boat

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Not bad. Howie was good. Too much noise as boats were leaving early. 1 left at 1:30 am.
TV reception bad. Few basics there as no soap. Not comfortable furnishing on main level.
Restaurant food expensive and not excellent and music not good. # dogs an boat 2 down barking most of the time.
Owner's Response: Pilot House is a working marina with charter fishing boats, as our web site explains. Usually, the captains are courteous and idle their engines, and no wake is allowed. The TV reception and soap are addressed–next time just ask Howie (he’s an electrician) who lives in the marina to fix it immediately. A visitor did bring his dogs to stay on a nearby boat and their barking disturbed the whole marina. They are gone and the liveaboard folks in the marina say that never happened before, and shouldn’t again. We don’t allow pets on Calypso.
The Pilot House restaurant is a local favorite and is competitive with “family” priced local eateries, but the Keys aren't cheap. The music can be funky (usually Jimmy Buffet or reggae style) but it shuts down early, which helps if it’s not to one’s taste. The overstuffed leather cabin couch and chair are brand new, as is all the high end deck furniture. Not sure what we can do to improve that. So far most of our guests have asked to extend their stays, if extra nights were available. Thanks for the feedback, as we work hard to make things that under our control as nice as possible for our guests.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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3-Bed, 2-bath Luxury Houseboat at the Pilot House Marina/Restaurant
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53362vbi
+1 603-512-9650
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
5

A week on a houseboat! Wonderful way to vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
What a awesome place to vacation, in this brand new houseboat docked in a marina with a wonderful restaurant/bar/entertainment. The people who worked here were great and the food was outstanding. The night we arrived we were greeted by the caretaker and he showed us around was so helpful. The boat says it sleeps 8, it does but I would find it a bit tight. Bring people you really love! It was a great way to vacation and a nice change from renting someone's home or staying in a hotel. My husband was sure that it wasn't going to be for him, well now he wants to buy a houseboat in the same area. He loved it!! The boat had almost everything we needed, I did buy a bowl for salad making and left on board. A small first aid kit would be nice. But this boat is brand new and I am sure the little things that I was looking for will find it's was on board in time. We would return for our next vacation, if my husband doesn't but one first!! It was perfect! Thank you!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very kind compliments! We look forward to having you stay on our boat next year! Thanks Michelle
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This newly built 3 bedroom houseboat style yacht is docked at the Pilot House Marina. Enjoy all the amenities of the restaurants, entertainment, fishing and diving charters for a unique vacation stay.

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Key Largo House Boat Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Feb 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$325
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
May 1 2014 - May 23 2014
$275
4 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 24 2014 - May 27 2014
$275
4 nights
 
 
July 4th Holiday
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 12 2014
$275
5 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$275
5 nights
 
 
Colubus Day
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 15 2014
$275
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$275
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning– 1 to 2 people $100.00
Cleaning fee– 3 or more $150.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes Rates may be higher during holiday timeframes. Rates are $200-$375 nightly.
Additional Guest Fee May be Waived during last minute openings and Off Peak times.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Key Largo House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have a toilet and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Upper bunk is a twin, lower is a comfortable 9 inches wider
  • There are 3 bedrooms and a double sleep sofa is in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
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