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Happy’s House Boat

SuperhostKey West, Florida, United States
Houseboat hosted by Vaughn
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the houseboat to yourself.
Vaughn is a Superhost
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Be safe avoid the virus and sit on a houseboat and drink coronas no cases in the keys! the safest place to be is out on the water! Boating experience is required to enjoy this extremely special stay. This is a unique experience on a comfortable houseboat stay on the water. Use of the houseboat includes a smaller boat to get to and from land. A kayak and paddle board are also included. You must be able to operate a 13ft boat to get to and from the boat. You can come and go whenever you want.

The space
This is the best Airbnb in the water in the Florida Keys. This Beautiful Houseboat offers the best way to see Key West and wake up on the water. The boat has two bedrooms with queen size beds. A living room kitchen and full size bathroom with a nice warm shower. Because this house boat was built and designed so well you don’t have the restrictions you would on a typical boat. The bathroom, bedrooms, and living room are all standard size rooms like you would find in a hotel or a house. The kitchen has pots, pans, plates and utensils. Even a microwave and full size fridge. Grocery Stores and restaurants are all very close. This boat has everything you need for a wonderful get away. Please understand this is a boat in the tropics it can get warm. Only the bed room has AC the rest of the house is cooled by ocean breeze. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the water. Getting to and from land is by use of a rental boat included in the price of your stay. The trip can be made at night however, if you are looking to come down and party on Duval it may be better to stay on land! This houseboat is eco-friendly which means the use of solar panels is the main source of electricity however a generator is provided in the event you need to use bigger appliances like an air conditioner microwave or water heater. Instructions for the use of both the solar inverter and generator will be sent in a short video after you’ve booked.

Guest access
The reason this is the best boat to stay on is that it is the most comfortable and includes use of a 13 foot skiff to get yourself in and out. You can get to and from the boat whenever you need to. General knowledge of the water is required. There is also a kayak and paddle board available for rent. This is similar to a very comfortable cabin in the woods, just Key West style. Because you are boarding and getting off boats physical limitations like age and weight can be an issue for some people. Weather is a factor, you will be comfortable on the boat in rain and wind. However, the ride to and from land weather can disrupt. It is a short trip and you can always make it to land just please know if it rains you will need a rain jacket or you may get wet.

Other things to note
To rent this house boat you will be required to board boats and get yourself to and from land. To get in and out you will be provided a 13ft boat. You can also make the short trip in and out on the kayak or paddle boards if you choose to rent them. The stay is very comfortable with two queen size beds, a full shower, couch and full size kitchen. It is located in an inclosed bay with very minimal waves. This rental is a very special experience however it is not for land lawbers. This is not a hotel room this is a boat. You will not be refunded if you figure out this is a boat when you get here. It is very comfortable but power is provided through the use of either a generator or solar. The AC keeps one of the bed rooms very cool. The other areas of the boat are cooled with ocean breeze. If you have never experienced this is a real treat and a very special experience. This listing is classified as a bareboat charter however under the terms of the pricing of this Airbnb listing in motion operation of the boat is not included. You’ll be required to sign a written agreement to rent his vessel and the small boat used to transit in and out when you check in.
Be safe avoid the virus and sit on a houseboat and drink coronas no cases in the keys! the safest place to be is out on the water! Boating experience is required to enjoy this extremely special stay. This is a unique experience on a comfortable houseboat stay on the water. Use of the houseboat includes a smaller boat to get to and from land. A kayak and paddle board are also included. You must be able to operate a 13…

Amenities

Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
Heating
Air conditioning
Essentials
Free street parking
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.81 out of 5 stars from 67 reviews
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Key West, Florida, United States

This house boat is nestled in a very calm and beautiful bay. The views are amazing! This is the best place to see a Key West Sunset. You can snorkel or swim, kayak, paddle board, relax on a floating mat and fish right off the boat. Pick up and drop off to many great restaurants and bars are minuets away! There are marinas nearby that offer jet skis and boat rentals. Restaurants bars and grocery stores are all very close. Parking for the boat is almost right in the middle of Key West and the island is only 2 by 4 miles so everything is very close.
This house boat is nestled in a very calm and beautiful bay. The views are amazing! This is the best place to see a Key West Sunset. You can snorkel or swim, kayak, paddle board, relax on a floating mat and fis…

Hosted by Vaughn

Joined in October 2018
  • 67 Reviews
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I am a Key West Local for six generations. My kids are seventh generation. I love to share my island home.
During your stay
I am a six generation local and I love to have people come and enjoy the waters of Key West and this boat offers the best way! I live just five mins from the boat and am always available to assist with any issues you may have. The trip to and from the boat is about five mins down a beautiful canal through a mangrove tunnel. I will give you a demonstration on how to operate the houseboat and how everything works. The boat is powered by solar and a generator which you will need to operate. You will be responsible for the generator and inverter for the solar power so it is important to understand the instructions I give you. Parking is right next to where you board the boat.
I am a six generation local and I love to have people come and enjoy the waters of Key West and this boat offers the best way! I live just five mins from the boat and am always ava…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events