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Speaks: english

The Red Grouper at the Stock Island Marina Village

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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House Boat, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

The Red Grouper is one of five 1 BR / 1 BA floating condos* located at Stock Island Marina Village. With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, it's the perfect way to experience Key West by water. The interior has been recently remodeled with new furnishings and artwork, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are equipped with luxury towels and linens. We also have coin operated laundry machines for your convenience. Stock Island Marina Village features free Wi-fi, a downtown shuttle service, an on-site restaurant, a ship store, and dog parks that are also available for your use. Enjoy all the comforts of home with the atmosphere of maritime living!

Stock Island is located just over the bridge from Key West, about a 15 minute ride to Duval Street. It's close enough to enjoy all the action of downtown but kick back in a more laid back atmosphere. Stock Island Marina Village is home to a colorful and friendly array of live-aboards and seasonal visitors, giving you a unique 'Old Key West' feel. And we're pet friendly!

Stock Island Marina Village: Stock Island Marina Village is a multi-use Marine Community located in historic Safe Harbor and serving live-aboard, recreational, and commercial vessels. Our office is open 7 days a week, and we have security on site after office hours so you can feel safe during your stay. Our residents are very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the area, and the docks are a great slice of Key West life.

Stock Island: In 2007, the New York Times said, “The real Key West? It’s not even located on Key West proper anymore, but just over the Cow Key Channel Bridge, on the even tinier Stock Island.” Home to a diverse group of residents and business (and boats), Stock Island is a little quieter than its neighbor Key West, but still close enough to experience all Key West has to offer. Named after the livestock that used to call it home, Stock Island has a unique commercial history. The docks that currently house the Red Grouper were once lined with hundreds of fishing and shrimping vessels. With easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, proximity to Key West, and old island culture, Stock Island’s a great place to relax and experience the Florida Keys!

Red Grouper Amenities: The Red Grouper is tastefully outfitted with everything you need during your vacation. Amenities include:

- 1 Queen Bedroom with a closet and dresser

- Full Bathroom (tub shower, sink, and toilet) with towels

- Kitchen (large refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster) with a breakfast bar

- Living room with Couch, TV with Direct TV, IPod Dock and Speakers

- Large outdoor deck with table, chairs, umbrella, BBQ grill

- Rooftop sitting area with chairs

- Vehicle parking next to the houseboat

- Bring your boat to Key West! Ask about additional dockage within the marina.

- Pet Friendly ($50.00 per week)

- Thorough cleaning service before and after each stay

*Stock Island Marina Village has a total of FIVE floating boatels available for rent. If this particular houseboat is unavailable, please inquire about the availability of our other four adjacent properties. We look forward to providing you an amazing Key West experience.

Green Turtle:

Blue Marlin:

Yellow Tail:

Gray Snapper:

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jordan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


based on 38 traveler reviews

The Red Grouper at the Stock Island Marina Village
average rating of 4.605263 based on 38 reviews

Very disappointed.

  • 2 of 5

We were supposed to stay in the Red Grouper, however when we checked in we noticed that the sliding glass doors had broken locks. The maintenance guy was unable to repair them so that moved us to another boat, The Green Turtle. At least you could lock the door. This unit has window air conditioners that were loud and rattled all night long. The place smelled of cigarette smoke. They advertise free WiFi. Free but the signal was so weak that it was useless. Shower drain was so slow that you were standing in 3 inches of water by the time you completed your cold shower.

My advice, rent a motel room.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Something fun, authentic and different near Key West

  • 4 of 5

Staying at the Red Grouper provided the opportunity to stay off the beaten path and hang out with sea-farers passing through Key West, as well as locals who have made their boats in Stock Island Marina their homes. There is a large tiki bar right as you pull in the marina area that provided live entertainment, great food, corn hole, and great local conversation. The hogfish sandwhich may have been the best sandwich I've ever had. The crusty and tattooed folks at the bar provided for a great visual backdrop as well as colorful conversations. It was worth staying there just for this alone, but we enjoyed the accommodations of the Red Grouper as well. The bed was super comfortable and the deck up top was an awesome place to hang out. The kitchen had all the appliances one would need for an extended stay. Our only complaints are that the air conditioning unit in the bedroom vibrated a little too loudly, and there was no soap or shampoo provided as you would get in a regular hotel room. But we would certainly stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The Red Grouper Boatel was immaculate when we arrived. We found the kitchen to be very functional, the bathroom was very efficient for a house boat and operated just lime a "normal bathroom". The bedroom was a decent size along with a large closet. The floating dock and sun deck is where we spent most of our time as the breeze and views are incredible. Although it appears that you are located in a small harbor, you are about 100 yds to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean!!To our surprise the unit came with a kayak which we used to kayak to dinner and drinks at Dog Fish bar and grill every night.

We only went into town (Keywest) once and spent most of our time enjoying the natural surroundings within stock island marina.

We are already booking our next trip to our new found hideaway at the "Red Grouper".

I highly recommend stock island marina for a unique experience that we surely will not forget!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been to Key West about 10 times... we have stayed at all the big resorts... the last 3 times we have stayed at the Stock Island Marina on the Boatels... a different one each time... we love it there... the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful... Nice and quite... you can only have so much of Duvall street... $20 cab ride you can be in the middle of it all... we rent a moped to get around to the beach and grocery store... with the food trailer and bar you really wouldn't have to leave the marina !!! lol

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well mantained and clean

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to try something different and unique , and this was it , had a wonderful time staying here and very hard to leave this place , the people running it are very friendly and helped us out with any questions that we had. We loved watching the fighter jets do there practice overhead and sitting out on the floating patio and having a cup of coffee and a few cocktails in the evening with the sunsets. The boatel had everything you would need to feel right at home , and the bed is very comfortable , I highly recommend this to everyone , a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience. Had never been to Key West before. The house boat was very cool with all the amenities. Davina in the office was so very kind and helpful. She was able to put us in touch with Captain Sean and we had a spectacular day catching Mahi Mahi which we grilled that night at the condo. A truly wonderful time! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hogfish Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Rusty Anchor Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Smathers Beach
Car: recommended

marina, coin laundry, bird watching, scenic drives, deepsea fishing, sound/bay fishing, pier fishing, groceries.


Rates & Availability

Stock Island House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Post - Continued
Jul 6 2016 - Oct 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Special Event: Fantasy Fest
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Post - Continued
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Special Event: Christmas & NYs
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Post Season 2017
May 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Special Event: Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Post - Continued
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Special Event: Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Post - Continued
Jul 6 2017 - Oct 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Special Event: Fantasy Fest
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Post - Continued
Oct 30 2017 - Dec 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Special Event: Christmas & NYs
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Rafted vessels will incur additional charges of $5.00 per foot per week or $1.00 per foot per night with complimentary trailer storage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Key West House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gym
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels included
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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