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Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Remodeled Houseboat With Best Skyline View In San Diego

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights

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Point Loma House Boat Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Fantastic Location In Marina -Houseboat

The houseboat is a 55 ft skipperliner. Remodeled in 2010 strictly as Marina Condo. (the boat does not move) Very modern and clean. 2 bedrooms - One with a California king (Tempur-Pedic Mattress) 2nd Bedroom - 1 Queen and Futon Bed. All rooms have flat screen TV's. All 3 TVs are linked back to the main stereo system, allowing you to play the same DVD on all 3 TV's The Stereo also has a Ipod jack.

Both bath rooms have showers one with a tub/shower combo.

Nice large kitchen (for a boat) - with bar counter seating, full sized stainless steel refrigerator, microwave, 'Induction' cook-top, Large Toaster oven, blenders, etc.

All cooking utensils, plates, glassware including wine and martini glasses.

Living room has large couch and sofa seat with ataman. Couch is also a pull out bed.

42 Flat screen TV with surround sound.

Living room and kitchen have hand crafted hardwood floors and a tongue and grove pine ceiling with recessed dimmable lighting.

Covered decks on both ends of the boat with outdoor seating and outdoor shower.

Every room has custom wood blinds.

Lastly the roof deck has a full bar counter, sink, fridge, speakers and bar seating. New furniture 4 cushioned chairs and cocktail table. Bar area is 50% covered.

Also have a roof top BBQ (gas) WeberQ -

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Brent (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Brent

We have owned boats for many years. We have a 55ft sailboat in the same marina. We love this marina and the slip location, when this houseboat came up for sale we jumped on it. Nothing like it in this or other marina. Very rare opportunity to stay on the water in one of the calmest and best located slips in San Diego Harbor.

Brent purchased this house boat in 2013

Why Brent chose Point Loma

Absolute best view from the marina. Great location when visiting San Diego. Very calm slip and lots of sunshine. Walking distance from airport. Great local restaurants. 10 minutes from downtown.

What makes this house boat unique

The beauty of the houseboat is its just like a house. Regular bathrooms, Kitchen, bedrooms etc. No dealing with complicated boat systems, lighting, small bathrooms, limited view. This is boat has been totally restored and located on the coveted M dock in the popular Sunroad marina.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Remodeled Houseboat With Best Skyline View In San Diego
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Denver Colorado USA

A good time unique experience

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying. With two grandparents- two parents one grandson and a uncle it was a little tight. I would love to live there full time by myself. One thing to keep in mind if somebody flushes the toilet in the middle of the night it can go thumpa thumpa thumpa as it pumps. So being a early riser I would sneak out and use the bathroom and showers in the bathhouse. I did enjoy watching the planes land from the top deck along with the view of the skyline. The location was pretty good and close to downtown. I did feel secure because of the locked gate. The upper deck was nice had a grill- it was parked in a nice location not the best location in the park but a good location for a non moving floating condo. It is a boat so if somebody is up the whole boat wakes up in general. Being on vacation this seemed ok.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Litchfield, AZ

We'll Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in April 2014, but VRBO software won't allow me to go back that far.

There were two couples.

About the rental.....

Great location to see the San Diego area and surrounding areas.

The view, both day and night is spectacular. This is especially true from the upper deck.

There are several restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk.

I've rented houseboats on lakes several times, but never on a bay. The novelty factor is wonderful.

What's not to like?! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on the boat for 4 days with a 6 year old & 8 year old. We all LOVED it. The kids thoughts it was such a cool adventure & the "cave" as the kids called it was such a fun bonus. I would say that sleeping more than 4 would be really tricky & tight. Also there was a musty smell in the bow bedroom, but it only bothered family didn't really notice it. All the people we met while there were so nice & welcoming & looking at the boats all around was such a fun experience. Two thumbs up from us & we would definitely recommend this stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Boise, ID

So much fun!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend staying on the houseboat for your vacation stay. It has an amazing view of the San Diego skyline that we enjoyed with our morning coffee as well as evening when the city is all lit up. The owners were very responsive to all requests and questions and we felt very safe and secure.

We have friends in San Diego and hosted a BBQ on the rooftop deck to catch up with them while we were there. It was an enormous hit! I wouldn't be surprised if some of them rent the houseboat for a long weekend just for a change of pace.

We brought our kids with us on vacation and felt very safe and secure the entire time. They enjoyed the boat as well as the pool. We will certainly look into renting this place again when we visit San Diego.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redwood Meadows, Alberta, Canada

A great place to relax and enjoy San Diego!

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed on a house boat before so we were unsure what to expect. The last time that we were in San Diego we had stayed in a hotel in the Old Town. That was nice.......THIS was excellent!

Our initial contact with the owner was excellent and he was easy to deal with. The instructions that are sent via email before we arrived were clear and concise.

The Marina was secure with key fob access to the car lot and gates to the berths. The boat itself is located in the far right corner which made it even more private.

The boat was clean, very well appointed and spacious for the 3 of us. It had everything onboard that we needed. The master bedroom was comfortable and our 12 yr old son loved his room. There are TV's in all the rooms and in the general family area.

The upper deck gave a great view of the Downtown skyline with the USS Midway. There are lots of comfy chairs, a great bar area and a nice BBQ. It also made for some great viewing of the Naval helicopters, ships and Coastguard helicopters that buzz the waters in the bay. As someone else mentioned, you are located not far from the airport but at no time did any noise bother us.

Although we hired a car, we often walked into the Seaport area of Downtown which took 45 mins. Driving took 10 mins max.

Overall, we like staying here and all agreed that we would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Skyline view Houseboat

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway. The deck upstairs has a nice barbeque, the best views, and its nearly the length of the boat. With the city lights of San Diego sparkling on the bay, you won't want to leave. Its a great place to watch the cruise ships come and go from a distance. You can tell when an owner knows how to make their place welcoming, and this spot has all the comforts of home. He also pointed out an awesome restaurant to walk to. Conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown. I'll definitely be back and would highly recommend it for an unusual and beautiful stay in San Diego.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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San Diego Zoo
"One of the most famous Zoos in the US. 15 minutes from the boat"
Balboa Park
Nearest Airport
1000 Metres
San Diego Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Marriott Hotel
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Right up the street
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 5
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
C-Level / Island Prime
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Coronado Beach
Car: recommended

Great location to everything downtown. The Midway, Coronado Island, Hotel Del, Gas lamp district, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Sea World


Rates & Availability

Point Loma House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July - August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
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Jul 16 2016 - Jul 24 2016
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Holiday-2015
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

$500 per night for special events.
Ask about our wine tasting event.
All stays include discount card for up to 50% off one entrée with the purchase of one entree at C-Level and Island prime restaurant. (unlimited visits)
Additional fee of $50 per night for parties over 5 persons.

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Point Loma House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon bed is Queen ( great kids room )
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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