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Joel LeVine

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

Cozy Luxury Yacht Downtown Charleston- 2 Bed + 2 Bed + Kitchen +Dining + Living

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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2 Bed + 2 Bath Floating Condo Downtown Charleston, Sc! Need I Say More...

Enjoy the beautiful sunset and watch Charleston's resident pod of dolphins as you stay on our 2 Bedroom/2 bathroom 34' yacht! Park for free at our fantastic location on the Ashley River and the peninsula of beautiful downtown Charleston, SC. Walk to a Riverdog's baseball game (single-A affiliated with the Yankees), or simply watch the stadium's fireworks from the comfort of the yacht's deck while sipping a cocktail. Cross the street to Crosby's Seafood to pick up some fresh fish and shellfish to throw on the grill for a special meal. We are right around the corner from the Citadel (go Bulldogs!), and minutes away from the shopping and nightlife of King Street. Charleston's southern charm, historic mansions, and world-renowned restaurants will be at your fingertips!

The yacht has a fully equipped kitchen (stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, waffle maker, coffee maker, toaster oven) along with a gas grill on the back deck overlooking the Ashley River. We have access located on the marina dock for larger meals under a covered pavilion. We supply kitchen necessities, grilling utensils, and a fully stocked spice rack for those who like to cook. There are 3 flat screen TVS with two blue ray players, and plenty of board games. No Fear with children as their is a first class playground in the park adjacent to the boat 200 yards away. The Forward Bedroom has a 42' Samsung Flatscreen if you decide to stay hunkered in for a movie night (the nearest Redbox is about a mile away). The main bedroom in the Aft (rear) of the boat has a custom-made memory foam mattress that feels like a supportive cloud. Both bedrooms have amazing down comforters. Take advantage of the boat's central heat and air, or open all the hatches and windows to let the sea breeze flow through. Fresh linens and towels provided. Cable and Wifi included.

Please ask about Sunset or Dolphin Cruise on this boat or one of our amazing fishing charters on any of our boats. We will gladly offer you a discount if booked at the time of making your reservation. Please see 'Detailed Price' on upper right hand corner to see published stay rates for your specific dates.

We would love to share our favorite place in Charleston with you!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joel LeVine (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 39 traveler reviews

Cozy Luxury Yacht Downtown Charleston- 2 Bed + 2 Bed + Kitchen +Dining + Living
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful experience staying on the Shook up Shark. Such a unique and enjoyable time. The location of the marina and slip was perfect, we enjoyed watching the boats coming in and out and most of all our dolphin visitors. Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

Joel's boats are first class in every way! From the luxurious beds to the champagne in the refrigerator! My stay was so comfortable and safe! I highly recommend this property to everyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Floating Experience

  • 4 of 5

Although the weather was not too cooperative, our visit to Charleston and stay on Shook Up Shark was a memorable experience. Owner, Joel was very accommodating and made us feel welcome. The interior was a bit confining, so making a meal was not possible. We enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the views the harbor provided.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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truly fun and unique

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to stay somewhere unusual and the Shook Up Shark was perfect: the whole time we were aboard felt like vacation in a way that a B and B or hotel just doesn't! We saw more wildlife from the back of the boat (while moored in the marina) than we did on a guided kayaking excursion we took. We found that we could walk into Charleston if we were motivated, or pick up a cab from across the road if we were feeling footsore, so the location of the Shark was ideal in that respect too - felt like we were outside of town, while it was still very accessible.

Joel was attentive to our needs and questions without being intrusive in any way. The Shark is well maintained and comfortable, although the galley is a tad cramped by this landlubber's standards, and I wouldn't have attempted any complicated cooking. We thoroughly enjoyed lounging around the living room or playing board games at the kitchen table whenever we weren't enjoying breezes on the back deck area. The marina was quiet the whole time we were there, although there is a background hum of traffic from the bridge beside the marina.

Joel gave us some excellent suggestions of things to do that we might not otherwise have found (improv comedy! Shem Creek restaurants!). I would highly recommend this property for anyone wanting a unique vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect time away

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from an absolutely wonderful, long weekend on the beautiful "Shook Up Shark! We generally prefer nautical accommodations when we visit Charleston, and have stayed on the water in the past, but this was the coziest and most comfortable boat we have stayed on. Joel was just great to work with and went out of his way to make us feel welcome and help us enjoy our stay. The Marina is convenient to everything and we just drove a couple of minutes toward the Market and parked in a parking deck and spent the afternoon on foot. Other than a couple of meals out, we cooked on-board in the well-stocked kitchen. Liked that the pots, pans and utensils were stainless steel. The rest of our timed we lazed away, reading, enjoying a gorgeous sunset, and watching movies in bed. So relaxing. Can't say enough good things! We are already checking the calendar for a return visit!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wished we stayed longer! We highly recommend Joel's yacht. We loved our short HomeAway stay on the yacht. It accommodated our family of 4 - me, my husband, and two teenager daughters. We spent a lot of time traveling by car to Charleston; therefore, it was such a pleasure to get outside at our HomeAway. We loved spending the evenings and mornings out on the deck. It was so quiet and peaceful. What a treat!

The yacht had everything we needed and a nice surprise in the refrigerator. Thank you Joel! The beds were comfortable and nice linens were provided, as well as towels, shampoo, soap, and more. We loved being able to open the hatch over our bed to allow fresh sea air in while we slept.

This was our first trip to Charleston and we definitely look forward to coming back and exploring some more. The yacht is within a couple of miles from many of the tourist attractions. There's a bus that goes into town. However, we chose to drive in and park in one of the pay lots, which worked well for us.

Joel was a pleasure to communicate with and always available. We truly enjoyed staying on the yacht and wished we booked a longer stay. Thank you Joel!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Charleston International Airport
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Charleston Yacht Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Protection $49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Charleston Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • There are two bedrooms. Both have custom memory foam mattresses custom cut for those beds. The table also converts into a bed by dropping down and adding a mattress (suitable for a child or grandma due to being shorter:)). The couch is also comfortable.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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