About This Listing
Bay view 38' Historic houseboat, teak wood & brass details, is docked at a big yard; loungers, table, BBQ, dock: perfect for a swim, bikes, kayaks too! 3 boat decks to watch bird & dolphin; modern bath, kitchen, dine & desk areas, romantic bed loft!
Our beautiful historic houseboat, the Everglades Amor Houseboat, has BAY VIEWS,
We have 8 other listings on Airbnb - houseboats, sailboat and other cottages if you are bringing your dog or looking for something different:)
LOTS OF LAND and space- 40 ft x 100 ft.
MANATEE visit the canal, and DOLPHIN sitings into the bay.
Beautiful swimming canal, short swim to the BEACH:)
photos say a thousand words,
clean:), good neighborhood and we have a beach.
**Please check with us for availability as we do not use the Airbnb calendar.**!0% increase in rate during holiday, high season & Spring break weeks.
Enjoy sunset pontoon BOAT RIDES with us or use one of the kayaks to paddle out to the CREEKS of the Southern Everglades or to our BEACH.
Two Double/Queen beds, or the one Queen bed area can be made into two singles side by side.
Upper bunk has 6 inch memory foam mattress with 2 1/2" topper. short ladder takes you up to the sleeping loft; equipped with A DRINK FRIGERATOR, fan and Alice and Wonderland door to the upper outside deck for star gazing.
Dock level sleeping area is the size of an oversized King bed- either made into a Queen or two singles. If this area is not needed for sleeping, it is the living room lounge.
***please look at the drawing of our boat's layout***
Two small steps takes you to the main living area of the boat: dining area, desk area, kitchen, bathroom, BBQ on the back deck,
**THE BOAT TOILET IS A REAL FLUSHING TOILET:)
Three decks outside,
gardens, pick some fresh cherry tomatoes for your salads:)
KAYAKS & BIKES for your use,
view of the southern Everglades from the front deck.
We have WiFi. No TV on this boat--IF you need cable TV, consider our SIlver MOon Houseboat.
*****We do NOT use Airbnb's calendar!! We receive bookings from other sources. If this place is not available we may have another place that will work for you. Pricing dependent on # of night stay, discounts for weeklong stays, and 10% increase during holiday time periods. Tax and cleaning are paid separate from Airbnb. Please inquire for availability and pricing..*****
use of kayaks and bikes for your stay.
15 min. kayak across our little bay to the creeks of the Southern Everglades;
manatee and dolphin frequent our bay and manatee in the canal,
homeowner parks & beach;
Interaction with Guests
We know that our guests' privacy is a given and it is up to our guests how much interaction they would like. It is our guests' vacation. We live down the street and are here for assistance when needed.
Guests are always welcomed to visit us! Whether that includes going to dinner, kayaking or walking the dogs together or joining us on our pontoon boat out for a ride.
It is also a special treat to get to know our guests; many whom have become friends and returned to one of our Vacahaven vacation homes multiple times.
Some of our Vacahaven properties share common spaces: the manatee canal dock, the bike room & the kayak dock and yard.
After 23 years of hosting, we will take your lead on what is good for you!
I love that we are in a lovely community with two homeowner parks, including a beach. Walking distance to the grocery, outdoors farmer's market, shopping, and two of our favorite places to eat.
Miami or Ft. Lauderdale airports are both good for access to the Florida Keys. Renting a car will make your trip easier to get around to different attractions, however, if what you want to do is relax in the sun, kayak, bike, walk to the grocery and local pub, then take the Keys Shuttle, door to door to our place.
Mom's taxi will get you around town and home from the bars at night:)
You will know the expected final price before having to book the base rental fee through Airbnb. Please check with us for availability as we do not use any of the site's calendars on which we are listed, including Airbnb.
More photos and info/reviews at our blog of Vacahaven.
After the reservation is confirmed, our phone and emails are exchanged. This reservation price does not include the deposit, Florida taxes, seasonal or # of person percentage, or cleaning fee. In Key Largo, the FL tax is 12.5%.
The refundable security/damage deposit is $300, and is handled via Airbnb.
There is a modest cleaning fee based on number of people and length of stay.
We also have an agreement so we both can be on the ‘same page’ with logistics and expectations. This is a vacation home by owner and not a hotel, therefore, forms such as these are standard faire.
The security/damage deposit is to assure you, our place will be ready and waiting for you and at the same token, assure us, you are arriving.
We endeavor to be clear in our communications with you about our place and the arrangements. Always feel free to visit our vacahaven blog to get more of a feel of our havens. Please ask questions if something is confusing.
We expect that who is listed on this agreement is who is coming. If you have a larger group wanting to vacation together, we may have a different option for you.
If there is something missing that was expected, excess noise from neighbors, something breaks, please contact us right away so we can remedy the situation.
Our home and neighborhood is not appropriate for wild parties or large groups.
Although on vacation, do your best to maintain the home.
We very much appreciate our vacationers taking good care while staying at our home: being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment.
For our Key Largo Florida places, being energy conscious and being gentle on our environment and manatees, is especially important. For example, only a few sheets of single ply toilet paper in the toilets, and other common sense care.
Please no smoking, really.
We want you to have a good vacation and enjoy the place. If you have any questions, please give us a call.
Daily rates with 4 night min: 145/night
The houseboat was quaint and lovely. It was very clean. Check-in and out was easy. It's a quiet area. The kayaks are great - saw manatees in the canal and went over the mangroves in the Everglades. The Publix nearby is a great place to get provisions for picnics and grilling.
Maggie met us right on time and gave us a detailed walk-through about the boat and related amenities like bikes, beaches, kayaks, and area shopping, food etc. The houseboat was set in a quiet little canal and was very nice for two people. I think it would be cramped with more. The other canal-side homes were unoccupied while we were there, so the tranquility we experienced may not always be the case. That risk is one we've be willing to take and will likely return in the future. The boat itself was spotless and all of the utilities and utensils worked fine. We mostly ate on the boat and had no problem preparing food etc. There are multiple places to sit and enjoy a drink both on the boat and along the canal adjacent to the boat. We enjoyed biking the mixed neighborhood which has "real people" of all kinds - this is not a sterile, gated, resort community - and that made the experience more interesting and diverse. The swimming beach and boating pier are both very nice with great opportunities for sunsets. Kayaking in mangroves across the bay and then watching fish off the boat's underwater light at night were wonderful things to do as well. Great place!
The Houseboat was nicely situated to take advantage of the area attractions such as Pennekamp and the Everglades. While a bit too cramped for our liking, it was a unique experience.
The jolly host, Chanoch, lives on premises and was very responsive to all my questions and requests. He dragged out the kayaks to the dock late at night when I mentioned that I was thinking about paddling at sunrise, but not sure I could care the kayak by myself. Very, very thoughtful. The house boat is very clean and comfortable for two people. I made use of the grilling, abundance of kitchen ware, outdoor seating. The kayaking in that area is spectacular and was my favorite perk of this place. The one unfortunate thing about my stay was the home construction going on across the way. They worked all day long and really impacted the overall peace and quiet I was seeking. Hopefully the construction will be done soon -- and future guests will continue to enjoy this unique houseboat, so conveniently located.
It was super timing, their was very little people around and we needed that peace. Maggie was great we loved her advice and support! She did take all her time to explain us what is where etc. It was great that we had access to the bike and canu. It was really beautiful. The only thing what worried us was the water from the Houseboat kitchen sink and the Shower is going in the ocean and it did make us uncomfortable to use the facility as much as we would have liked to.(Maybe this can be fixed) But the rest is perfect. Loved it and it is a great place to spend your vacation.
Na telefonisch contact werden we op het exacte uur ontvangen door "Maggy". Zij heeft ons zeer duidelijk uitgelegd waar alles was en wat er voorzien was. Zij was echter verwonderd dat er drie personen waren geboekt. De locatie is tof. De toegang tot de privestrandjes perfect, gebruik van cano en ander materiaal ok. Een groot nadeel is het geluid van de airco. Neem oordopjes mee! Verder prima omgeving als je niet bang bent van avontuurlijk overnachten. Aanrader.
My husband and I had a wonderful stay on the houseboat. We enjoyed escaping the unusually harsh NYC winter for a business trip in Miami, and topped off the weekend with a much too short stay in Key Largo. Chanoch and Giana are super people, very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed visiting with them and seeing their creative house renovations in progress.
Here are a few things that might be helpful to know if you are considering this location:
1) You will NOT get sea sick. I get motion sickness very easily, and even lost my lunch on a dive boat during my stay, after Dramamine. You will feel the boat move, but it's a very slight and soothing, rocking movement that's wonderful at night, like a hammock in the breeze.
2) The boat is plenty large for a couple. You also have 3 outdoor porch spaces with seating on the boat to take in the beautiful scenery.
3) The boat is very clean and has plenty of amenities: microwave, hotplate, fridge/freezer, toiletries, shower, bathroom, towels, high speed wifi, electricity, even hats for the sun.
4) You must try kayaking through the mangrove forest. It's amazingly beautiful and peaceful. Chanoch and Giana have a kayak you can use and will show you the best spots to go.
5) Houseboats are just fun! And way more interesting and memorable than a hotel.
We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return!
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About the Host, Chanoch
HI! When I am not running my business, I am a projects guy- I love fixing up my vacation home rentals in Key Largo Florida.
The renovation team consists of us- fun-loving couple that are passionate about life, music, art, gardens and our wonderful black lab that travels everywhere with Giana.
We have hosted guests from all over the world: in our Brooklyn, NY home since 1992 and now in Key Largo Florida.
We love kayaking & fishing all through the waters of Key Largo and Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, biking along the bike paths of Key Largo, or Prospect Park, Brooklyn, snorkeling at John Pennecamp State Park.
We love traveling, and with that comes learning languages - we speak a little German and Italian and speak Hebrew fluently.
We are involved in many projects where we can spread compassion and generate good. They tend to mesh and outgrow from our interests and projects.
We are involved in the Arts- both creating and supporting. I play accordian and Giana, the piano. Our movie tastes range from Casablanca to Under the Tuscan Sun- then again, they are both love stories:) We both love to cook, especially with friend and family.
What's it like having us as hosts? First, we do this because we enjoy it- meeting new people, making people happy and sharing the great things our places have to share.
We are flexible to what you need in your stay with us- help with shows, a desk for your room, hanging out with us or wanting your privacy.
Our places have plenty of space, communal and private, porches, gardens, indoor kitchens and outdoor BBQs.
Common occurrences: will meet you at the door, hot coffee, ice water or beer/wine to share; take you on boat or kayak tours of our beautiful bay;
We both enjoy meeting new people and helping with making our places a good retreat. Giana had worked in the health care field and now her 'patients' are renovating our places and decorating! We are always doing something- gardening, new colors, adding a new kitchen tool. So if there is something you need, or would like, just ask-- it may be in our basement waiting to be used:)
We are conscientious about keeping our places clean, bug free; We expect our guests to be respectful of our home.
We think time away from the normal routines of life is important and vacations should be easy to enjoy. Easy to rejuvenate! Let us know if they need something, having a good time and visiting again:)