Come stay with me and share a great experience with other like-minded travelers on the beautiful waters of Key West!
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Take in the natural beauty of Key West from the deck of a 68 ft cutter-rig sailboat restoration project and experience life on a ship with beautiful sunsets and sunrises, campfires on the rear deck, great conversation with other like-minded travelers, swimming, even snorkeling with the fish that hang around the boat! With so much to do and such a unique environment to do it in, you're sure to get to most for your lodging dollars and an experience you won't find anywhere else in town! Be sure to ask about extra activities that are available such as reef snorkeling, sunset sails, sand bar, remote island and fishing excursions!
Sleeping accommodations are on-deck, camping style, under the stars on deck with basic bedding provided. If you're looking for a more adventurous lodging experience, appreciate a lack of amenities, then this is for you! If you are expecting posh accommodations that compare to a hotel room, this is NOT for you and you will be disappointed.
The boat is still under renovation and although considerable progress is being made every week, it still has quite a way to go to being complete. There is limited fresh water on board so don't expect to be able to take a shower. There are showers available for purchase at the local marina (that's what I do) and also free showers at the public beach. There is very limited space inside in case of rain but please remember, it is still a construction site and everything is unfinished. There is electricity on the boat as well as good cell service (I don't have WiFi) so make sure you bring your phone charger!
You're welcome to dive, jump, swim and snorkel from the ship and even make use of the rope swing (make sure to bring a towel and snorkel gear)! At night we sit around the fire pit sharing stories and taking in the beauty of the night sky. You're welcome to bring food with you, but keep in mind that you'll need to bring a cooler for anything that requires refrigeration. Don't bring anything that you need to cook!
The AirBnB website doesn't provide me with the ability to accurately depict the types of beds I have so here is the full info on that: there are typically just foam mattresses to use to sleep on deck and everyone gets one. There are two benches in the cockpit (displayed as couches on the site) you can sleep on with your foam mattress as well. Unofficially, and not always available, is a set of bunk beds down below deck and a double bed, too, as well as a large enclosed area that I use to stage construction material and tools but can be used in the event of bad weather, but again, only if available. AirBnB only let me display up to 5 floor mattresses so I had to make the other 5 that I have show as air mattresses (I don't have air mattresses, just foam mattresses, which are nicer anyway). Keep in mind that the interior space of the boat is not actually part of the listing but I will do my best to make it available in case of bad weather. Some of the spaces may not be available due to renovation.
This boat is anchored out in the harbor, not at a marina, at a semi-permanent private location and requires a boat ride to get to. This boat remains at this location for the duration of your stay and does not move. Exclusively for my guests, each reserved night includes one free water taxi ride in the evening and one in the morning between the hours of 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm and 9:00 am and 10:00 am. You can purchase extra rides from the local water taxi between the hours of 9:00 am and 10:00 pm for $15/person with a 2 person minimum charge. All ride requests must be scheduled in advance and times are subject to availability. If you miss your scheduled ride time then you will have to wait for the next available slot and possibly forfeit your free ride. If you miss the window of operating time for the water taxi (10:00 pm), you forfeit your reservation. If you need to get to shore before rides begin in the morning, you will need to make other arrangements to do so. This water taxi service is an independent business and is not affiliated with AirBnB or its hosts.
To respect the sleeping schedules of other guests, 10pm is the latest time you can come to the boat.
In the event that the booked accommodation is unavailable, I reserve the right to substitute a vessel of equal or greater accommodation.
-You will be required to sign a written agreement to rent this vessel when you check in. See the House Rules section for details.
-Guests may not bring their own boats or jet skis to this boat.
Key West, Florida, Sjedinjene Države