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Houseboat Libra: Modern & Spacious 3 Bdrm Floating Home With Pool Access

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8

Come stay aboard our FABULOUS houseboat Libra! Docked in one of Key West's most exclusive yacht club marinas, our guests have free access to a host of "members only" amenities including an infinity-edge swimming pool, private beach, tiki bar, fitness facility, sauna, clubhouse, onsite restaurant, free parking and much more!

This luxury home on the water is completely air-conditioned and heated to keep you comfortable even on the hottest days! Our full kitchen makes meal preparation a snap with a full size fridge, microwave convection oven and cooktop. We also provide a Kuerig coffee maker and the pods for easy one step coffee anytime! 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. The boat was 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, while the mid ship cabin has a full size bed with the same mattress, and another stateroom has a twin bunk bed. 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 gives you the overall comfort of a luxury home on the water.

THE KEY WEST HARBOR MARINA...Guests on board Libra enjoy full membership privileges at the Key West Harbour Marina including dining at the gourmet restaurant and lounging below, at the marina's big harbor front infinity pool. Steps from the pool area and an outdoor bar is the quiet beach with chaises, a Tiki bar out on the point, and a fully equipped gym that includes a sauna. Sunday nights there is even a potluck happy hour party organized by boat owners at the marina and all of our guests are welcome to join in the fun!

SleepAfloat boats never leave the docks but for those looking to spend time out on the open waters there is a sailing company that operates daily charters right from the marina. These 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.

Our ultimate goal is that each of our guests have a vacation of lifetime when they stay with us. We strive to go the extra mile to make your experience truly memorable. With locations in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Key West, Key Largo, Port Canaveral and West Palm, you may never book another hotel room again!

• 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:
March 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great stay on the Libra! It's tasteful, clean and comfortable. Cold, quiet AC, good beds and linens. Good water pressure and hot water. .The outside upper deck is awesome and offers shade or sun and an excellent view of the marina. So relaxing to sit up there and watch the beautiful boats come and go. But bring bug spray or citronella candles - the no-see-ums (sp?) were bad at sunset. Ray provided timely communication and was helpful and great to work with. I loved that all the light switches were labeled so you know what's where. Policies and information were printed out and easy to follow. A very hassle-free weekend. We all agreed that staying on a houseboat was pretty cool. The boat owners in the marina were friendly and welcoming. Very laid-back vibe and very dog-friendly. We'd definitely stay on the Libra again.
Jun 2014
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Amenities

Stock Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed: folds out to a queen size bed for additional sleeping options.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Houseboat Libra: Modern & Spacious 3 Bdrm Floating Home With Pool Access
average rating of 4.681818 based on 32 reviews
5

very nice houseboat in a beautiful facility

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful experience staying on the Libra, very clean and lots of utensils provided.

The harbour is nice and clean unfortunately there was a strong odour of sewage on the day we left, not sure if this is a routine when someone is taking care of the septic system.

The houseboat is beautiful and very steady

Photos shown are very accurate.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

What everyone with 5 stars says. Can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time in the Keys

  • 4 of 5

Libra is in a nice marina that's only a few driving minutes to down town Key West. There was an awful sulpher smell that came from either the Libra or the boat next to it. Other than that it was a pleasant stay that was nice and affordable. Ray was very easy to work with. Sean runs a boat rental business at the marina and was very helpful and a great guy to do business with. Try the Lazy Dog kayak and paddle board rental company at Hurricane Hole Marina that is very near the Libra.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, Mark. Sorry to hear about the odor you encountered. We haven't been able to trace the sulphur smell since receiving this review, so we're hoping it was a one-time event from another boat. Glad to hear it was pleasant otherwise and you're welcome back anytime. - Team SleepAfloat
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5

So much better than a Hotel!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay on the Libra..first time staying on a houseboat. Overall, a great experience from beginning to end. The boat was clean and had everything we needed. A short drive to Duvall St (15 min), and it was nice to get back to the Marina for some quiet. Also enjoyed the decks, both below and above. Parking is plentiful and close by. We went to the restaurant a couple of times, and it was great. Also...friendly folks and dogs! Definitely would recommend!

Kudos to Ray (mgr)...he was there when we arrived and was helpful in recommending things to do and checked in to make sure all was well.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear Libra and Ray helped to make for a good experience. You're welcome back anytime! -Team SleepAfloat
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5

Awesome experience onboard Houseboat Libra

  • 5 of 5

We came to Key West to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. There were 5 of us. Originally I booked at the Key West Hyatt and then thought how terrible that would be all staying in different rooms so I started searching the internet to rent a house and found SleepAFloat. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath houseboat was perfect. The upper deck was a great place to sit in the morning with a cup of coffee or a margarita for happy hour. We loved watching all the fish in the water. We even spotted a sting ray one day. The interior is well designed and comfy. It feels like home. Ray the marina manager was GREAT! The first night due to travel delays we never arrived until 12:30 am and had to call Ray to instruct us how to go aboard and he was so nice and walked me through the process. During the couple of days we were there whatever I needed he was there. Coffee pot broke, he brought me a new one. Need a good restaurant, he had recommendations. He was great. The pool area is very nice. There is a small beach by the pool. On the dock where the houseboat is there is a Tiki Hut. The best thing of all its pet friendly. My 3 pound yorkie had the time of his life. My daughters and I were sad to leave such a nice place but we are already planning on going back.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad we could be the right spot for your birthday celebration! Come back with your daughters and your yorkie any time! - Team SleepAfloat
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Great place, bad management

  • 3 of 5

The property itself was good. The SleepAFloat management was not. They don't respond to my messages. They don't have a lot of their stipulations listed in the description of the property to make it available for review. They never provided check in information. I have two messages out there where I'm still waiting on a response - one about an "extra persons" charge on the property(?).

Don't plan on sleeping in if you're in the master bedroom, as the AC doesn't reach well back there and the sun comes in so bright first thing, that you couldn't sleep even if you have a pillow over your head.

If I were the owners of the boat, I'd get a different management company, tint the back windows, and add a few more key descriptions about the property (like no fishing is allowed in the marina it's docked at).

Thanks....?

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wish to let it be known that this guest signaled that they were disgruntled after we were not able to accommodate their request for a significant exception to our cancellation policy just prior to arrival, and we weren't made aware of any sunlight or climate control issues during their stay. Regardless, we took this feedback seriously, had the AC double-checked and and made sure there was a light-blocking curtian in the master bedroom. We've tried to reach out to this guest on several occasions by phone and email since the time of their stay to follow up about these complaints and have recieved no response.
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Other Activities:

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

This boat is docked at Key West Harbour Yacht Club Marina, one of Key West's most exclusive yacht club marinas. Our guests have free access to a host of 'members only' amenities including a swimming pool, private beach, tiki bar, fitness facility, sauna, clubhouse, free kayak rentals, onsite restaurant, free parking and much more!

Additionally we are located right next to some great restaurants, an eco-tour service, dolphin viewing and boat rental companies. The location is only ten minutes by car from downtown Key West.

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