THE RED GROUPER - A FUNKY FLOATING CONDO WITH DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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THE RED GROUPER - A FUNKY FLOATING CONDO WITH DIRECT OCEAN ACCESS

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House Boat, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Red Grouper is a one bedroom, one full bath floating house located at Stock Island Marina Village. With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, it's the perfect way to experience Key West by water. Bring your boat and tie up to the Red Grouper, or just enjoy the ocean breeze from the deck or roof-top viewing area. The interior has been recently remodelled with new furnishings and artwork, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are equipped with luxury towels and linens. We have a gym and a dog park at the marina that are also available for your use. Enjoy all the comforts of home with the atmosphere of maritime living!

Stock Island is located just over the bridge from Key West, about a 15 minute ride to Duval Street. It's close enough to enjoy all the action of downtown but kick back in a more laid back atmosphere. Stock Island Marina Village is home to a colorful and friendly array of live-aboards and commercial fishermen, giving you a unique 'Old Key West' feel. And we're pet friendly!

Stock Island Marina Village: Stock Island Marina Village is a multi-use Marine Community located in historic Safe Harbor and serving live-aboard, recreational, and commercial vessels. We offer free wifi internet, use of our new gym and dog park, laundry facilities, and daily trash pick up. Our office is open 7 days a week, and we have security on site after office hours so you can feel safe during your stay. Our residents are very friendly, courteous, and knowledgable of the area, and the docks are a great slice of Key West life.

Stock Island: In 2007, the New York Times said, “The real Key West? It’s not even located on Key West proper anymore, but just over the Cow Key Channel Bridge, on the even tinier Stock Island.” Home to a diverse group of residents and business (and boats), Stock Island is a little quieter than its neighbor Key West, but still close enough to experience all Key West has to offer. Named after the livestock that used to call it home, Stock Island has a unique commercial history. The docks that currently house the Red Grouper were once lined with hundreds of fishing and shrimping vessels. With easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, proximity to Key West, and old island culture, Stock Island’s a great place to relax and experience the Florida Keys!

Red Grouper Ammenities: The Red Grouper is tastefully outfitted with everything you need during your vacation. Amenities include:

- 1 Queen Bedroom with a closet and dresser

- Full Bathroom (tub shower, sink, and toilet) with towels

- Kitchen (large refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster) with a breakfast bar

- Living room with Full sized futon (sheets available), TV with Direct TV, IPod Dock and Speakers

- 2 person kayak

- Large outdoor deck with table, chairs, umbrella, BBQ grill

- Rooftop sitting area with chairs

- Parking next to the houseboat

- Cleats on deck to tie up personal boat

- Pet Friendly

- Thorough cleaning service before and after each stay

**Please note: Because the houseboat is located in an active marina, adjacent boats come and go. We do our best to represent the property accurately, but the neighboring vessels may differ between the photos on this site and the current conditions.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Teresa

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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4.9
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The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
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The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p931581
+1 305-294-2288
Key West Lower Florida Keys
DeKalb, IL
5

Back Again

  • 5 of 5
We returned to the Red Grouper to see how we like Key West in August. It was even better than March. We made use of the kayak each day to cool off. We were even able to kayak over to Hogfish. The breeze on the upper deck made for beautiful sunset watching, and we walked down to the corner for our morning coffee. The upgrades to the marina are amazing! We already made our reservation for spring break. Thanks for sharing your fabulous boatel with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p931581
+1 305-294-2288
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Where do you live?
5

The Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5
I found this place over a year ago and my wife and I couldn't wait to stay there. All I can tell you is, it all and more then we expected. We did have some problems with the WiFi and Cable TV, but we didn't come to KW to watch TV or sit at the computer. NBD!
I love getting up in the mornings and having coffee on the deck right on the water, and at night we'd sit out there and watch the fish rolling in the bay. A most relaxing experience.
I would suggest if you're really thinking about renting one, ask for the brand new Blue Marlin! I puts the Red Grouper to shame, much better layout and quality workmanship.
Even with that said, I'd still rent the Red Grouper! Close to the action, but far enough to enjoy peace and quiet when you want it. Also, make sure to visit the Hog Fish Bar & Grille, it's on Stock Island and only 5 min. away.. Best food in all KW. We ended up eating there 4 time in 8 days. Yes! It's that good.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
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+1 305-294-2288
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Aiken, S.C
5

Honeymooners

  • 5 of 5
Me and my wife spent our Honeymoon on the Red Grouper(6 nights). My wife really enjoyed fishing from the lower deck. She caught several fish while we were there. We rented bikes and rode them to Duval Street and the restaurants we ate at. The parking is very limited and the bikes were the way to travel. The Restaurants we ate at while we were at Key West were The Hogfish Bar and Grill, The Rusty Anchor, The Hogs Breath Bar and Grill and Willie T's. We had no complaints about any of the places we ate. The seafood was the catch of the day-very fresh. We enjoyed a tour around the marina on the Kayak one day. We also enjoyed snorkeling at the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park. We also went out fishing on the Gulfstream IV party boat. The folks we met at the marina were very friendly. Everything was as described in the VRBO description. We had no issues with anything. The Stock Island Marina employees were very helpful during our stay. We will surely return someday. We drove this time (751 miles one way) next time I think we will fly. I highly recommend The Red Grouper as the place to stay if you are coming to Key West.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful honeymoon and we can't wait until you can stay with us again.
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The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p931581
+1 305-294-2288
Key West Lower Florida Keys
Bloomington, IL
5

Perfect Getaway! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I spent a week at the Red Grouper, and absolutely loved staying there! It was close enough to Key West to be able to get there easily, but we really enjoyed being able to leave the "hustle and bustle" of Duval Street and having such a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. We spent lots of time on the deck watching the tarpon (and maybe dolphins!) jump, and the boats go by. The unit comes with a two-person kayak. We had a blast exploring in the kayak, and even paddled over to the Hogfish for lunch one day! Everyone at the marina was super nice. Great experience from beginning to end!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We can't wait until you visit again! Thank you very much for your review.
business
The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p931581
+1 305-294-2288
Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

The way to go! Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
After researching for weeks, I stumbled upon 'the Red Grouper'. And immediately fell in love! I knew that this would be the perfect getaway for my bf's birthday. The pictures do not do justice for how stinkin cute and cozy this place is.

It was storming when we arrived, but the staff assured us we would have a fabulous time and they were absolutely right! The boat house was very clean, music was playing softly when we walked in. Cold Champaign awaited us in the fridge! We enjoyed evening on the balcony with a cold one and coffee in the mornings. The sunsets and rise were beautiful from atop! We took the kayak out, and had a blast laughing at how we had no clue what we were doing.

We brought our own bikes. I'm telling you, if you didn't bring yours, RENT THEM! It's by far the best way to get around the island. We rode everywhere!

Make it a point to visit 'pepe's' for breakfast! You will not be disappointed.

We plan on coming back to the Red Grouper every year!

`Brian & DeeDee
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you had a great time on board the Red Grouper. Thank you very much for your review, we strive to provide the best Keys experience each of our guests. Take care and we look forward to seeing you again.
business
The Red Grouper - A Funky Floating Condo with Direct Ocean Access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p931581
+1 305-294-2288
Key West Lower Florida Keys
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
The Red Grouper was the perfect getaway. We wanted something "different," and a houseboat in a marina was just the ticket!

We rented bikes and explored Stock Island as well as most of Key West - much easier than driving!

Some of our favorite evenings were spent on the upper deck of the houseboat, enjoying the evening breeze with cocktails.

Thanks Jana (and Derek!) for providing us with local info and suggestions. Hopefully we will be back in the future!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you on board the Red Grouper. We are thrilled to hear you had a great trip and we hope to see you in the future too.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Smathers Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hogfish Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rusty Anchor Restaurant
Car: recommended

marina, coin laundry, bird watching, scenic drives, deepsea fishing, sound/bay fishing, pier fishing, groceries.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Key West House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2014
May 1 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
 
Fall 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,150
 
 
Fantasy Fest 2014
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,450
 
 
Fall/Winter 2014
Oct 26 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$190
$1,150
 
 
Christmas/New Year's Eve 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes Rafted vessels will incur additional charges of $5.00 per foot per week or $1.00 per foot per night with complimentary trailer storage.

We require a $500.00 refundable security deposit to confirm reservations.
We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover card for your convenience.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Key West House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking ...
  • Gym
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels included
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • marina
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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