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Giana Shiloh

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, hebrew

Haven or Houseboat: Beach! manatee, kayak, garden, bikes,

3 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay nights

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3 options ON water, clean, good beds, manatee! beach, kayaks, bikes

What makes our Vacahaven places special? We want you to have the best vacation! I know it sounds korny, but its true. Check out our many Vacahaven reviews and Please look at YOUR OPTIONS below!!

There are THREE, (3) options on our HACIENDA.

SUN BAY HAVEN: 3 night min. full bed, two room efficiency;

MANATEE QUEEN HAVEN: 5 night min. King bed, lux bathroom, dock entrance, full kitchen, one bedroom cottage;

SILVER MOON HOUSEBOAT: 5 night min. 31 ft American style houseboat on clean, quiet canal, efficiency kitchen, light cooking on dock, BBQ,

In addition to our HACIENDA, we have other havens and houseboats too. Please inquire!


AC, WiFi, cable TV, DVD player,

Bikes and kayaks for your use.

Great location: kayak, fish, swim, beach, in season see the manatee, feed the tarpon fish, swim & snorkel in our canal, swim to our beach.

Pet friendly option with doggie day care. Please inquire.

Short walk to restaurants, grocery, farmers' market.

Great places near by: John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park. bike trails; Everglades Creeks a short kayak ride.

Our WATERFRONT HACIENDA is at the end of the road with water around, on the bay side in Key Largo Village, Key Largo with two Association parks including beach, boat ramp and pier with Tiki hut.

Depending on how much room you need, or if you want BY the WATER or IN the WATER, cottage or boat, your choices are:

SUN BAY HAVEN: two room efficiency; full size bed, fold out chair futon for child; efficiency kitchen, full bathroom, fruit & orchid garden with outdoor sink & BBQ, use of bikes, kayaks, dock on the water, bedroom has a bay view, good for two persons, 3 night min.

MANATEE QUEEN HAVEN:, King size one bedroom, full kitchen, living room has clamshell sofa bed, luxury bathroom, good for two to 3 persons; 5 night min.

SILVER MOON HOUSEBOAT: dock level full size bed with head & foot board, real flushing toilet, lower bunk has single bed & 24 inch wide berth, good for 2 adults, or 2 adults, 2 children. 5 night min.

The HOUSEBOAT is stable, but you will still feel the little sway of the boat. Two levels for sleeping, variety of bed sizes: Full, Single and small 24' bunk.

Efficiency cooking inside the boat, additional cooking on the dock, flushing sewer toilet INSIDE the boat & nice tiled shower INSIDE the boat!


AC, high speed internet WiFi, BBQ's, outside shower, toilet/changing room, cable TV, use of bikes, kayaks, noodles, The manatee are very frequent, if not daily visitors, table/chairs under the pergola, flowering jasmine, fruit trees & pineapples:)

Access to TWO Association parks with BEACH and boat ramp. Our beach is a sandy beach & large for the Florida Keys! Really a lovely beach!

The bay on one side and the canal full of manatee on the other.

Gardens around- paradise is all around you!

Our canal is beautiful for swimming: solar heated olympic pool:):) and it is a short swim to our beach.

Tandem kayak, fishing poles, floaties etc, all come with the rental.

*******We do not use this site's calendar- please contact us for availability of our places!******

*******Please note our minimum night per property;*****

*******Price per night will fluctuate depending on time of year & holiday weeks. ******

*****additional person/bed, 10/night to $50/week *****

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Giana Shiloh (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, hebrew

About Giana Shiloh

HI! When I am not running my business, I am a projects guy- I love fixing up my vacation home rentals in Key Largo Florida.

The renovation team consists of us- fun-loving couple that are passionate about life, sailing, kayaks, music & art, and our wonderful black lab that travels everywhere with Giana.

We have hosted guests from all over the world in our Brooklyn, NY home since 1992 and now in Key Largo Florida and the Pocono Mountains of PA.

We love kayaking & fishing all through the waters of Key Largo and Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, biking along the bike paths of Key Largo, or Prospect Park, Brooklyn, snorkeling at John Pennecamp State Park.

We love traveling, and with that comes learning languages - we speak a little German and Italian and speak Hebrew fluently.

We are involved in many projects where we can spread compassion and generate good. They tend to mesh and outgrow from our interests and projects.

We are involved in the Arts- both creating and supporting. I play accordian and Giana, the piano. Our movie tastes range from Casablanca to Under the Tuscan Sun- then again, they are both love stories:) We both love to cook, especially with friends & family.

What's it like having us as hosts? First, we do this because we enjoy it- meeting new people, making people happy and sharing the great things our three towns have to share. We most of the time will meet you at the door, hot coffee, ice water or beer/wine to share.

Our places have plenty of space, communal and private, porches, gardens, indoor kitchens and outdoor BBQs.

We both enjoy meeting new people and helping with making our places a good retreat. Giana had worked in the health care field and now her 'patients' are renovating our places and decorating! We are always doing something- gardening, new colors, adding a new kitchen tool

Giana Shiloh purchased this house boat in 2006

Why Giana Shiloh chose Key Largo

Location! We looked throughout the Keys and this end of a quiet street is our lil' piece of paradise: canal full of manatee, bay view and of the Southern Everglades, beautiful kayaks & biking, our beautiful homeowner park beach, walking distance to the farmer's market, grocery and shopping, John Pennecamp coral reef State Park, Dagney Botanical Park,

We fixed up with porcelain tile, big showers, bidets, outdoor kitchen, tropical colors, easy in-out kind of living, loaded the land with tropical fruit trees, flowers, jasmine vines, orchids and palms.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Haven or Houseboat: Beach! manatee, kayak, garden, bikes,
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Great Experience and a Great Value!

  • 4 of 5

My Daughter and I stayed at the Manatee Queen and we had a wonderful time. What a great value and fun place to visit. The property was very clean, well furnished and everyone was very accommodating from start to finish.(Maggie and Bob were Great local Host) Went out on the Kayak and seen Dolphins and other wildlife when we were not scuba diving with our group.

We would definitely stay here again.

The only thing that wasn't perfect was a noisy neighbor (memorial day weekend) this could have been the case anywhere and it was only one night.

Michael S.

Lakeland FL

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Horrible experience

  • 1 of 5

I have a hard time believing any reviews of this place that are positive are legitimate. Here are just a few of the multitude of things wrong about this pkace. No locks, No covering for window on door which opened right into area where bed was, very little lighting (none at all where beds were), air conditioner is so loud it is impossible to sleep and it is so hot with no fresh air that air must be on all the time, big cockroaches, palmetto bugs, crawling on wall at night, no comfortable seating anywhere on whole boat, tiny little freezer area in boat refrigerator all frosted over so no chance of ever having any ice, non stop barking from the multiple dogs in neighborhood, three or four old worn mis-matched salvation army or garage sale towels provided, no privacy, there was one beat up old chaise in one tiny area of sun for three rental units, and on and on. The other renerds that shared the "private dock" felt the same way and felt that this property was misrepresented on the Websites it advertises on. We left after one night. The owner returned our deposit but we lost four nights prepaid and shelled out another $1000, to find a room during peak season in Key Largo. What a dumP Run, do not walk, as far away from this place as you can! I have never written a review like this before and we are pretty low maintenance travelers.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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We had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

Two of us stayed on Silver Moon house boat for a week. Saw manatees (a lot of them) in the canals, went to mangrove forest across the bay - beautiful!

There was enough gear for vacation - grill, kayaks, bikes. There is car rentals nearby, but we did not need a car.

Giana and Chanoch were super friendly and helpful.

Very peaceful neighborhood, there is a supermarket and farmers market nearby (10 minutes on a bike), so we did not go to restaurants too often. Mexican (Dolores) food in the trailer at farmers market was awesome. WiFi worked like a charm.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
short swim to our homeowner park beach;
Car: recommended

Our place is full of nature, manatee, easy kayak to the Southern Everglades, beach and still walking distance to the grocery, farmer's market and local shopping. We provide kayaks and bikes for our guests to enjoy both the land and water.


Rates & Availability

Key Largo House Boat Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $75
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change, holiday rates apply; some places have 3, 5 and 7 night min. stays; cleaning fee $65 to $85; check in 3pm to 9pm; check out 10am; early check in and late check outs are possible with prior arrangement and dependent on the schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Key Largo House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Manatee Queen Haven and Eagle Cove Haven have bidets
  • tub, walk in shower, outdoor shower; Our property has three options: if you only book sun bay haven: tub with handheld/overhead shower; if you only book manatee queen haven: 3ft X 5ft shower, toile, bidet; you only book silver moon houseboat: 1/4 round handheld/overhead shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • variety of bed: King, full, twin: Our property has three options: if you only book sun bay haven: full bed; if you only book manatee queen haven: king bed & sofa bed; you only book silver moon houseboat: full bed & single bed;
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Everyone has different needs, requests and expectations for their vacation. We have 7 Key Largo places for offer and do our best to mix and match for you. We look forward to hearing from you, providing you more information, checking our Vacahaven web and helping you make the best Vacahaven vacation ever:)

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