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Stay On-board a 42 Ft. Sail Boat in the Keys near Key Largo. WE BEAT IRMA!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 620 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

42 Ft. Sail Boat, in quiet protected marina. We survived Irma! All is good!

IRMA TRIED HER BEST BUT WE CAME THROUGH! Our boat escaped without damage, the marina did not flood and even the Tiki BBQ Hut kept its roof. We are ready to provide you with a unique and great place to stay in the Keys. Very clean and spacious 42 ft Catalina. 3 berths, sleeps six, large galley, 2 toilets. Master berth has private door and is very private. In a paradise location, quiet and friendly neighbors. Minutes to state beachs, shopping,restaurants and attractions.

1 hr from Miami, 80 min from Ft. Lauderdale. Close to car rental, If you are looking for a worry free relaxing vacation you can't beat this romantic setting in a clean and friendly marina. NC Is available for charter for additional fees and conditions.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018


Tavernier House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Full shower facilities are steps away in the marina.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Full shower facilities are steps away in the marina.
  • The marina has bathrooms and showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 spacious aft Births and 1 Middle Pullman birth
  • Books ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Swim right from the back of the boat in a protected marina.


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Stay On-board a 42 Ft. Sail Boat in the Keys near Key Largo. WE BEAT IRMA!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
eldon, mo

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Northern Cross. The boat more than met our expectations. So relaxing! Marina property very well cared for too. Would recommend anyone needing some r&r try out the Northern Cross.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camping on a boat!

  • 4 of 5

My husband loved this, but as a woman it was not as attractive for me! We both enjoyed the people who live on the boats, cooking out and hanging around the tiki hut. I found the very narrow dock with no railings that you had to use to get on & off the boat intimidating! The bathrooms, laundry facilities and showers on shore were not far and were clean. The berth/beds are not very comfortable. After 2 weeks of sleeping on them, all had aching backs! (We are in our mid to late 60s). States it sleeps 6, but 4 of them would need to be small children to get that many on board! The residents here are mostly senior citizens who are amazing in the vitality and level of activity they engage in. This being said it is fairly quiet and not a good place for smaller children. The rear berths are very small and claustrophobic. We had 3 adults and that was fine. As you can imagine there is little storage space so the unused berth was great for luggage and extra stuff! We realized that it may have been a better choice to leave most of the luggage in the car, retrieving clothes as needed. Just taking things to the boat over that very narrow dock being part of the reason! The owners were great to work with. My husband conversed with both for various reasons during our stay. Not trying to discourage anyone but wanting you to be more aware of everything that is involved. A shorter stay would have been better for me though my husband was delighted!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very thoughtful review. A boat is definitely not a resort. If you are looking for a beach type vacation our boat is not for you. However if you have a sense of adventure and like to get out and do things you can go snorkeling at the reefs, take a glass bottom boat tour, go paddle boarding, swim with while dolphins, go on a sunset sailing cruise, try your hand a deep sea fishing, the list goes on! Kids love it on the boat (though we do ask that you verify they are good swimmers if under 12) especially since you’re u can swim to your heart,s content right off the back of the boat. There are nearby public beaches and swimming pools is that sit you more. Like 98% of other guests who stayed with us, if staying on a boat is appealing to you, you will like it here.
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Nashville, TN

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Was a trip filled with rich experiences and memories. Boat was a beauty and the gentle rock in the harbor made for some relaxing rest. These folks were great to do business with and would recommend this experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Canada

Our family of four had a great week on the Northern Cross!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoys slightly off the beaten path travels and this was perfect for a unique and memorable experience. Our teens loved having their own cozy and private berths. We all slept well. The boat is clean and well equipped. Highlights included coffee in the morning and sunset happy hours on the back deck! The property manager, Paul, is very helpful and friendly. He offers various charters for a reasonable fee and I wish we had booked something with him. Next time! The owners are very organized and thorough in all correspondence and sharing of information. The marina is nice and quiet with lots of friendly boaters. The washrooms and showers at the marina were very clean. The use of the communal bbq and tiki hut was a nice bonus. There is lots to do in the area. We enjoyed outings to nearby Founders Park which has a beautiful beach, Olympic size swimming pool, basketball & volleyball and tennis courts. There is also a community centre at Founders Park that runs yoga & exercise classes. There is a fee to get into the park. We went on a snorkelling trip and rented kayaks at John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. We fed the tarpons at Robbie’s. Grocery stores, movie theatre are close by. We bought fresh seafood at Casa Mar nearby and grilled it on the bbq. A day trip to Key West is recommended also. Harry Harris beach is a few minutes from the boat, however it was still closed due to Hurricane damage. Our stay was a great balance of relaxing on the boat and exploring the area. A perfect family vacation with teenagers.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is impossible NOT to find a whole range of enjoyable things to do in the Keys. I totally agree that one of the highlights is our boat, the marina and the people you will meet at the Tiki Hut. Oh yes - you can swim til your heart is content right off the back of the boat. And lots of great restaurants and outside bars with music nightly.
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United States

The perfect Thanksgiving getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved "glamping" aboard the Northern Cross! The weather was perfect for our eco-adventures which included swimming in the marina in the morning and kayaking, paddle-boarding, parasailing and everything else you can imagine around the Keys in the afternoon courtesy of Paddle the Keys, Aquaholic Adventures and Sunset Watersports. We had heard that the Keys were still recovering from Hurricane Irma, but it wasn't an issue. We were able to do all of the things we originally planned, including feeding the taurpon at Robbie's and renting a boat from A1A Watersports to take out to Alligator Reef. We were able to snorkel at John Pennekamp, and all of the local restaurants we looked forward to, like Cafe Moka, What the Fish and our favorite, Marker 88, were open. Captain Paul was very helpful when it came to getting us all set up, and our boys really enjoyed camping both on deck and in the berths. Now that we have stayed on a sailboat, we can't imagine enjoying the Keys any other way! We highly recommend this experience to any adventure-loving family.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OK, I simply cannot think of a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving (or any other occasion) than to stay on a boat in the Keys. I think you should put yourself up for hire as a Florida Keys trip planner! Add world class scuba diving to your list and you truly will have described a traveler's paradise. Thanks especially for your post-Irma plug. Everyone in the Keys has been working overtime to welcome people back and I am happy that for your family, we have succeeded!
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Stellar time aboard northern cross

  • 5 of 5

Boat is in very fine condition. Quite comfortable. Marina is populated with a friendly and colorful cast of characters whom we enjoyed chatting with beneath the shade of the tiki hut. The cove in which the marina is located is quiet and calm. Capt. Paul met us checked us out on the boat systems and checked with us a couple of times during our stay to ensure all was going well. The boat owners, likewise, checked in with us to

Make certain all was as it should be. We enjoyed out stay aboard and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear Northern Cross and the folks at Bluewaters treated you well. We make every effort to ensure the boat is just the way we would want it ourselves. Can't say enough about our manager, Captain Paul. He is always on top of things and is ready to help make sure your stay is an enjoyable one.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale or Miami
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Harry Harris Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.5%

Children under 12 only accepted after approval by owners. No Pets. Non-smoking anywhere on the boat including cockpit and deck. Marina rules also include no smoking on the grounds of the marina.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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