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The James Franco! Beautiful Floating Surf Safari!

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The James Franco! Beautiful Floating Surf Safari!

2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the houseboat to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Ben is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

This is my baby!!! Much love has gone into creating this funky, cozy, weird little paradise on the water:) It’s my home so DO NOT fuck it up!! I want only the most RESPECTFUL people with an understanding of boats and their rules! The Franco is in a private marina....This is not your own backyard! You will be part of a quaint artist, surfer, fishermen community 2 blocks from the beach. The boat is vintage river boat with true character and shabby chic decor! High maintenance folks stay far away!!


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed



21 reviews
Gavin User Profile
September 2019
I’ve stayed in hundreds of air bnb’s and this one I will never forget! Not only is the boat itself full of incredible character, there is a very friendly community of fishers and locals in the marina. I would imagine that this book is the kind of thing Steve Zissou would vacation…
Sunny User Profile
August 2019
There were a lot of intricate details and designs present on Franco's boat. It was beautiful but not really upto the mark in terms of maintenance. We were not provided with any basic facilities like toiletries (towel, soap), there was no drinking water, neither it was clean. They…
Ben User Profile
Response from Ben:
We clean the boat after every (Website hidden by Airbnb) is however a boat and might not be as clean as a hotel room. If you needed soap you should have asked. This is an Airbnb and you can clearly see in the listing I do not provide toiletries. Towels were in the cabinet next to…
August 2019
Jeff User Profile
August 2019
cute place. fun to stay in a house boat. the neighbors are all fishermen so that is fun. Location is pretty close to the beach, which is great, but the neighborhood right around you is a little sketchy. BUT the marina is a gated community so you don't feel at all in danger inside…
Jasdeep User Profile
August 2019
Ben was a great host and was readily available for any questions. His spot is wonderful and a great place to unwind. Comfortable, unique, and close to the beach. Will definitely look to coming back in the future.
Kaitlyn User Profile
August 2019
Staying on a houseboat as unique as Ben's was definitely an amazing experience. It's a quick walk or bike ride to the beach and coming back to watch the sunset from the upper deck was a highlight. Ben was very responsive and helpful. All around, staying in place with such…
Chelsea User Profile
July 2019
The James Franco offered an awesome and unique weekend getaway. The deck off of the bedroom is the best spot in the house — great sunset views and bird watching, and so peaceful and calm. Ben was an excellent host who communicated clearly and answered questions quickly. Would…
Kendall User Profile
July 2019
This space is as special as it looks. My partner and I went for a place to escape the heat wave and it delighted beyond imagination. The boat is ~5 blocks/10 minutes to the beach and the marina itself is a lovely little world that if it wasn't so hot we would've quite enjoyed…

Hosted by Ben

Vermont, VTJoined in September 2013
Ben User Profile
566 Reviews
Ben is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Fun loving host with a passion for travel, food, surfing and fishing!!! I'm a ton of fun so long as you keep my house in immaculate condition;) A LOT of love has gone into the these unique houses and I'm excited to lend it to you! That being said, please have respect for the hard…
Languages: English
Response rate: 99%
Response time: within an hour
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 2PM - 10PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox
2PM - 10PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events