45' Houseboat w/Dinghy at Anchorage
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

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Heather User Profile
June 2017
We spent 6 days on the boat, and every day was amazing. Mike's description was spot on. Our nine year old had experiences that you can't get in most places. The Mangrove coast was beautiful. We fished in the morning and evening the best luck coming at sunset. And the sunsets were amazing. If you enjoy camping and the ocean this is where you should be. I can't say enough about our experience on the boat. Listen to Mike's suggestions. Go to Bahia Honda Beach State park for a great beach and easy snorkeling. Again, thanks Mike for a great time. Look forward to doing it again soon.

Jenna User Profile
June 2017
Only on a houseboat can you roll out of bed to dolphins swimming nearby. Mike was very nice and attentive. He let us borrow four kayaks for our group. Kayaking around the area was fantastic because of the seclusion. It definitely was worth it.

Brett User Profile
May 2017
We had a great time on the boat. It is exactly as described in the listing. It may not be for everyone, but if you are okay with dealing with a few challenges like carrying bags through (sometimes) ankle deep water and the heat, it is well worth it for the payoff of being secluded on the water. The only thing I would add that I didn't read a lot about was that we had really bad bugs at night in the boat. Perhaps it was a lack of wind, but we got bit a lot when we slept, despite closing the doors and spraying for bugs. The bites didn't hurt or itch, so while not ideal, it was still worth the overall experience. Highly recommend for anyone that is adventurous and can roll with a few small bumps in the road.

Holly User Profile
May 2017
Lovely location, very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful sunsets and great fishing. Couple of snafu's that Mike quickly remedied without issue. Thank you so much!!

Monica User Profile
May 2017
Wow! What an adventure and complete experience we had. Mike is such a wonderful person and is rich with love for his houseboat and the water. I truly wish we could be on top of the boat lounging in those comfy chairs stargazing right now. I'm recalling an evening where we cooked our meal and ate it by candlelight and dreamed of having our own houseboat one day. Thank you Mike. We will return!

Ashlee User Profile
May 2017
This is long review. I'm sure if you have considered staying here, you have read many other reviews, but I'm going to be very honest. Other guests have said it isn't like a hotel...this is pretty much roughing it on a boat. Really. The boat is a little rough, there are things that could be tweaked and the boat itself could use updating. I wasn't a fan of having carpet in the boat...we always took our water shoes off, but it's a boat so the carpet is bound to get wet. Cooking was fine, we wished there was a charcoal or camping grill that would be awesome, but we cooked a lot and everything worked fine. We had to get ice every other day. We used the place Mike recommended, Twice the Ice. I would recommend bringing a small cooler of your own to take around..his coolers are big which is good,but also a little cumbersome. We didn't use the compost toilet but maybe once...we just didn't dig it. We did number 1 off the boat..sorry for too much info. For other toilet issues we waited until we hit the Winn Dixie for groceries which is a couple miles away. If you want to fish I suggest bringing your own poles. Mike had one, but it didn't work the best, we were still able to catch a few mangrove snappers off the boat, however. The entrance into the marina is interesting if a little unnerving. It looks more like a salvage yard, but Mike gave us a low down on the people working around the marina and the few houseboats in the area and we felt very safe. We had a short walk through the mangroves to the floating dock. We thought it was pretty cool but we also got lucky with the tides. Water shoes are an absolute must. The dingy ride was short and easy. Once you are on the boat it is really amazing to take it the view. It is beautiful and we loved kayaking and snorkeling right there. The breeze was great the first day and then totally died the second. That was a little rough...the no see ums definitely found us... Even on the boat, so bring bug spray. We picked up a citronella candle at Winn Dixie. That helped somewhat. That day we went to Bahia Honda State Park and it was breathtaking. Must do. Kids slept mostly on the floor with cushions and blankets. We slept on the bed and also on the top deck of the boat. There were challenges for sure, and I feel like there could be more lights on the boat at night, so make sure you have flashlights and the kids had headlamps. If u like to camp you will have a blast on Mike's boat and you can't beat it for the price. Overall we had an awesome unique experience.

Christoph User Profile
May 2017
Excellent place, excellent host. Will be back!

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Key West, Florida, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Mike User ProfileMike is a superhost.

I have been an avid boater and sailor in Key West for 20 years and currently spend my time running my yacht and houseboat rental business in the Florida Keys. I also manage some land properties. I travel to Cuba a lot, Cuba is my second home. My wife is Cuban and currently lives in Santa Clara, Cuba. My dream is to buy an apartment in Havana and, with my wife, open a cafe where regular travelers from the U.S. and the Keys can congregate. I love to swim, and I love to explore by kayak the pristine natural areas of the cluster of mangroves and outer islands of the Keys. In 2009, I published a book about travel to Cuba, specifically for U.S. citizens who are confused about the legalities and illegalities of traveling there. The title of the book is Cuba: The Definitive Guide to Legal and Illegal Travel to Cuba. If you look it up on Amazon, you will find an author bio that will give you more background about me.

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