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Houseboat Centaurus: Fabulous Floating Home Close to Downtown

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8

Stay on our fabulous 3 bedroom houseboat and you'll have a vacation that will challenge your imagination!

This spacious vacation rental on the water comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests and is completely air-conditioned and heated to keep you comfortable even on the hottest days! Your full kitchen makes meal preparation a snap with a full size fridge, microwave convection oven and cooktop. All linens and towels are included in the rental as well, so no worrying about laundry while your on vacation!

The huge outside roof deck is a great spot to enjoy a meal with family and friends, or a quiet cocktail watching the sun set over the water. This luxury houseboat has been specifically built for us, and designed with a renter in mind. There are 3 private staterooms, the aft cabin has a queen size bed with a memory foam mattress and en suite bathroom, while the 2 mid-ship cabins feature full sized beds. The sofa in the living room folds out to a queen size bed for additional sleeping options.There is a flat screen 40' TV in the living room area and the custom handmade wood trim throughout the boat offers the overall comfort of a luxury home on the water.

Features:

Master bedroom with queen bed w/ ensuite bath

Stateroom with double bed

2nd Stateroom with twin bunk bed

Main salon with sleeper sofa (sleeps 2)

Dining area with seating for 4 at table and 4 at breakfast bar

Full galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove top burners and toaster

2 Full bathrooms with stand up showers, toilet and vanity

HUGE rooftop deck with lounge furniture and marina views

Fully heated and air conditioned

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Free Wifi

Transportation:

We do recommend bringing a car or renting one. There is FREE parking at the marina.

Location:

Docked at Safe Harbour Marina (6810 Front Street), this is a low-key spot just a 10 minute drive from downtown Key West on Stock Island. Off the beaten path, we are a hidden gem tucked between local campgrounds and shrimp docks. The atmosphere is laid-back and the ambiance is often described as colorful and reminiscent of the 'Old Key West' of decades past with fishing boats and artisans working from waterfront cottages along the docks.

The marina is also home to the Hogfish Bar and Grill, a hotspot for locals who come here for the fabulous fresh seafood and live music. The community here is very welcoming with artsy types and fishing fanatics open and welcome to all.

This is an authentic fishing port. If you’re interested in kicking back and relaxing on a luxurious houseboat in a unique and unspoiled place, this is the spot for you! If the availibility matches your needs, you will experience something to talk about that's largely unavailable at any price anywhere. The ambiance of art, fishing and mix of attractive colorful locals may remind you of a bygone era or inspire a new love for this rare setting.

For those looking to spend time out on the open waters there are companies that operate daily charters from this or nearby marinas. There are fully customizable charters that may include activities such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. If interested, please inquire about special SleepAfloat guest pricing.

Want to bring your own boat along for day trips? No problem! We can put you in contact with the marina and they can set you up with a spot in one of their slips near the houseboat.

• Rates are posted for 2 guests. Each additional guest $35/night per person. $200 cleaning fee, $39 insurance fee.

• Holiday rates are higher and require a 3 night minimum including Fantasy Fest Week.

• Guests must electronically sign off on our SleepAfloat Rental Terms & Conditions within 48 hours of booking to validate confirmation.

More Details

Property Manager
marcia sleepafloat
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Stock Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Reviews

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(14 traveler reviews)

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Houseboat Centaurus: Fabulous Floating Home Close to Downtown
average rating of 3.857143 based on 14 reviews
South Haven, MI
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! We came down to fish for a few days and the houseboat "home" was a real added bonus! The boat was well equipped and the top deck provided a great place to relax and enjoy the evening after a day chasing fish. Will definitely book again next time we're down!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a great stay and we look forward to having you back next time! -Team SleepAfloat
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2

Somewhere to experience

  • 2 of 5

The property itself was very good for a boating experience, all the amenities needed for a four to five person sized family, all what is needed for a lads / family fishing experience. Caught many fish / shark / and a tarpon from the houseboat.

However I was somewhat disappointed with the location, the port / marina wasn't the best looking / and the view out of the bedrooms was of a dilapidated fishing port.

The biggest issue we had was the smell of the property, it was vile and we had to eat out all the time as we couldn't stand it, it made my wife physically sick. We went through 4 bottles of air freshener, however thankfully the air-conditioning in the bedrooms / bathrooms kept the disgusting smell out of these rooms.

This didn't stop us enjoying our time but it is certainly something the owners / HomeAway need to action immediately.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

House boat was clean and a lot of room.

  • 4 of 5

Great experience! Relaxing location and Hogfish is very tasty.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great for Families!!!!

  • 4 of 5

This boat was perfect for our family as it gave us a chance to spend some quality time with family members that we have not seen in years. We were able to "hang out" roof top, enjoy our traditional family mealtime, and catch up. This would not have been as nice a trip if we were all in desperate hotel rooms. The only down side I can say is that the water pressure in the showers was a kinda weak but that might just be the nature of the beast when staying on a houseboat. Had a great time. We will definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clearwater
4

A nice boat in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The boat was well kept and clean. Towels were provided along with sheets and blankets. For the price I was hoping for slightly better surroundings but it was still an overall nice stay.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic weekend

  • 5 of 5

Everyone involved had a blast. The boat was beautiful and spacious. Ray from SleepAfloat was extremely helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Other Activities:

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

The moment you step foot into Safe Harbor Marina you will feel like you��ve gone back in time to the days of 'Old Key West'. Filled with assorted galleries, studios, commercial fishing ventures, etc., the atmosphere at this marina is laid-back and the ambiance is often described as a colorful, and reminds of the less touristed Key West of the 1960s.

This eclectic marina is home to the popular Hogfish Bar and Grill and only a 5 mile drive from downtown Key West and Duval Street.

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