Key Largo fun SilverMOon HouseboaT!

Boat - Entire home/apt · W Ave C W Avenue, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States

The Space

Sunset views, on the water, dock with kayak, fishing poles, 2 bikes, beach is a quick swim away from our houseboat.

The SILVER MOON Houseboat is one of our VACAHAVEN in paradise places.

We keep a nice bloglog and movies of our Vacahaven, Silver Moon Houseboat

Staying on a houseboat is a different experience than staying on land. Besides being cute, clean and roomy, our houseboat IS SPECIAL BECAUSE:
her location, the beautiful water, great for swimming, no other houseboats near you,
our beach is a short swim, kayak & access to our Everglades backyard, bay side sunsets and more.

Wake up being on the water- feel the slight, gentle sway of her movement and hear the fish jump in the canal. Jump in for a swim right from the house- You WILL be visited by manatee. They are curious, gentle and endangered so look for them and be gentle.

INSIDE OUR BOAT:
Our 31’ Houseboat sleeps 2 adults, 1-2 children; or 3 adults.
For 4 adults, please consult the bed selection below.

This houseboat has a open layout interior, ceiling height is 6.5' and angles up.
three levels inside;

upper level: Full size bed;

middle level: dining, galley kitchen & head bathroom with separate shower; dining area can be converted into a single bed

lower level: the 'down under' has 3 separate bunks for sleeping. one bunk a single bed;Two bunks are 24" wide.

HD cable TV, WiFi internet, AC.

Tiled countertop galley kitchen, microwave, frig
large bathroom with separate shower,

OUTSIDE THE BOAT:
Wrap around deck with seating at the stern and bow, upper deck and fly bridge, gives plenty of access to the water for swimming, fishing.

OUR DOCK:
She is docked in a clear, deep canal, just off the bay on a 40' dock on a 40’ x 100' property. There are no other houseboats on the canal. This shared dock, with Sun Bay Haven guests, extends your space with additional table and chairs under a pergola.

Enjoy cooking on the dock at the outside shared kitchen and BBQ grill. There is an extra toilet room on the dock as well.

ENJOY RIGHT HERE:
The outside are gardens all around, fruit trees, veggies and an orchid garden in which to relax.

On the dockside is our beautiful swimming canal and outdoor BBQ and pergola. The manatee are very frequent, if not daily visitors.

We have tandem kayak, water noodles, floaties, beach toys etc, for your use.

Our place is situated near the end of the street: quiet, peaceful, no traffic noise. There is parking in front. Sun Bay Haven is attached to Blue Keys Haven and the 40 foot dock is shared.

Our private beach & boat launch is a short swim or walk away.

Watch the sunset from our place or take a short walk through our community to our beautiful pier for sunset viewing.

What makes renting with us at any of our Key Largo places special??
good beds, good quality 100% cotton linens,
special care in cleaning our bedding, pillows, bathrooms;
gardens, flowers, fruit trees, herbs,
outdoor cooking, BBQ, spices,
our manatees in the canal, our kayaks, bikes, fishing poles,
doggie friendly,
Southern Everglades our back yard, mile from John Pennecamp Coral Reef State Park; area coupons for events and area restaurants,
time/weather permitting, boat rides, parties,
personally met at the property and oriented to the area,
maps, recommendations and brochures,

We are WALKING DISTANCE TO:
KMart, Publix grocery, ice cream shop, weekend flea market, Library & restaurants are 4 blocks;
diving shops, dolphin swim, parasailing, best breakfast, Thai food, Cuban coffee & smoked ribs restaurants, laundry, banks & post office are all under 1 mile;
John Pennecamp State Park (2.5 mile).

The distance is an easy walk/bike/kayak/ or swim from our property to John Pennecamp State Park, John Dagney Botanical Park, snorkel/dive shops, grocery, nightlife, the famous Caribbean Club, Coconuts night club, our beach, the mangroves, sea life, the southern Everglades.

You are a short 20-30 minute drive to historic Homestead, Redlands Trail, alligator farm, Fruit & Spice park, Orchid botanical garden, & South Miami.

We are a 2 hour drive to Key West. There is a Harley bike rental a mile from the house. It is a lot of fun to motorcycle to Key West for the day.

Although Miami airport is closer, Ft. Lauderdale Airport is easier.

You can take public transportation, the Keys Shuttle, from the airports to within 4 short blocks of our property.

HOW TO BOOK:
Please look at the house rules section for clarification of all rental fees etc. The rental rate is different depending on the time and does not include Florida tax/cleaning.

Find us "vacahaven vacation rentals in paradise" bloglog for more details.

When you click on the button to reserve one of our places, Airbnb will collect the rental fee, their fee and will hold $300 for security/damage deposit. Our phone numbers and emails are at that time exchanged as well.

We then can go over in detail our place, our pricing and if it is the best fit for both of us! Renter agreement addendum, information, payment of Tax and cleaning is handled after booking and outside of Airbnb system. Upon checkout, with our place intact, the deposit is refunded either immediately or within 10 days.

When you are our guest, we will help with information on places to enjoy, we are close by.

All you need is your toothbrush and bathing suits.

*****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. Please inquire for availability..*****

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $885 /week
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • This was an absolutely delightful experience! We felt completely at home as soon as we got to the houseboat. I would definitely rent from Chanoch again. They were very warm and inviting and communicated immediately whenever we had a concern. Thanks again!! What a great experience!

    March 2014
  • Chanoch was the perfect host - informative, accommodating, and flexible. He made vacationing a breeze! And the Silvermoon Houseboat was one of the best places I've ever stayed. The location couldn't be any more ideal and the set up was perfect for two! Plus the luxury of having kayaks and bikes to use, which we loved to just jump in a kayak when we saw a manatee in the canal - so awesome! We would love to come back and stay, but 5 days was not enough! It's the perfect vacation spot for just relaxing or finding adventures all over the keys!

    March 2014
  • Absolutely one of our best vacations ever. Loved the houseboat and the friendliness of Chanoch. The houseboat was awesome and the location and dock with it's BBQ, cooking grill and furniture was great. Kayaks and Bikes for our use. We tended to want to stay on the boat or the dock most of the time. Daily watching morning and early evenings for the manatee and we were usually rewarded every day. Lovely neighbors staying in the vacation apts next to us was awesome. We made some new good friends. BBQ evenings with them, watching underneath the starry skies, playing with the visiting manatee, singing songs and playing guitar and sharing wonderful stories, sharing ourselves to each other. Chanoch was very helpful about what was to do and how the community was. We are returning next year and staying longer.

    February 2014
  • Wonderful, fun, energetic place! Key Largo is best experienced on the water and the Silver Moon provides just that! Well suited for larger groups when combined with other units on the premises. Highly recommended for the casual, outdoor oriented guest. We will definitely come back!

    January 2014
    Chanoch
    Response from Chanoch:

    Can't wait for you all to come back for another visit! wonderful couple and their parents had a great time! Thank you for choosing us for your vacation!

  • The houseboat silver moon was a great fit for us and our 2 sons.
    It was clean and appropriately advertised. Hosts Gianna and Chanoch were helpful, respectful and accommodating.

    The manatees came by the houseboat on a few occasions, which was great. Their community/neighborhood was quiet. Their local beaches were not very nice. But there are better options nearby which they can help you find.

    I would stay again and recommend the houseboat experience.

    January 2014
    Chanoch
    Response from Chanoch:

    wonderful low key family- I'm glad they had a good time and look forward to hosting them again. Yes, our beaches in the Keys are not beaches like the New Jersey Shore, or West coast of Florida. Our homeowner beach is one of the nicer beaches in the Keys. What we have are the coral reefs and beaches on ocean and bay side. Thank you for being great guests,

  • Short Review: Gianna and Chanoch's Silver Moon houseboat was terrific! They were a fun bunch and really helped us have a good time.

    If you're trying to make a decision to a few different properties here are a few items that might make your decision easier:

    Pros:
    - Kayaks, bikes, board games, dishes and wifi included! (My brother will never let me forget that he smashed me at Harley Davidson Monopoly)
    - Chanoch and Gianna are very friendly. Also, they're CLEAR in their communication. They wanted to make sure we had a good time so they communicated property boundaries and things to watch out for very clearly.
    - Manatees that swim in the canal (you can swim there too)
    - Nice details - the tile in the bathroom, nice sinks, extra sunscreen if you forgot yours.
    - Walking distance to a grocery store
    - Very comfortable bed

    Cons (these are really a stretch, but just trying to be helpful):
    - No oven if you're planning on baking (there is a gas range that we used for cooking that worked terrific - although it's outside)
    - Ceilings are a bit low (I'm 6' 2" and was OK, but if you're much taller you'll have to slouch a bit)

    December 2013
    Chanoch
    Response from Chanoch:

    HI Lance!
    So....when is the monopoly rematch?:) thank you for the review:) and look forward to your return trip!. I look forward to meeting the rest of your family and welcome you anytime. It was truly a joy for me to visit that evening, hear you both play the piano and play monopoly:)
    I will agree, if its height and a full indoor kitchen you need, choose our manatee queen haven or Eagle Cove Haven. For the silver moon houseboat, a toaster oven and microwave inside and a two burner hotplate & grill outside on the dock. Although the houseboat is an open layout, ceilings are 6 1/2 feet.
    Our best to you & your brother!
    Regards, Giana & Chanoch

  • Das Hausboot ist eine tolle Alternative zu den sonstigen Hotels und Motels in Key Largo. Bei unserer Ankunft war alles für uns vorbereitet. Leider haben wir Giana und Chanoch nicht persönlich kennengelernt, aber die Kommunikation per Mail und Telefon hat prima geklappt. Bob, der Nachbar hat uns alles erklärt und gezeigt.
    Wir konnten Fahrräder ud Kajaks benutzen, hatten Zugang zum Privatstrand und konnten auf der Terrasse zwischen Boot und Haus grillen. Wir waren in der Vorsaison Anfang Mai dort. Es war sehr ruhig und idyllisch, aber in der Hauptsaison könnte evtl. mehr los sein. Im Boot gab es auch Unterlagen mit Informationen und Tipps zur Erkundung der Umgebung. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.

    May 2013
  • The Silvermoon was the perfect vacation for us. We spent 5 glorious days (and nights) there and found the location to be the perfect spot to explore the Keys. The hosts are wonderful and were so welcoming and accommodating without ever being in anyway intrusive We were able to bike, kayak, swim, snorkel, hike, fish, cook outdoors (or in), and mingle with the folks that call the keys home. This would include both the humans and wildlife (i.e. manatees, herons, pelicans, dolphin, and of course Luigi and Mama Cat.). The experience was magical and the kind of vacation that provides for restorative spiritual luxury and not the kind manufactured by a hotel chain.

    Our accommodations were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We had our coffee each morning, watching the sunrise from our own private deck floating on the water, while we communed with nature, and talked to the manatees.

    If you want to SEE the keys, and NOT the inside of a bar, hotel, or car, you will want to stay here. If you prefer crowds, driving in heavy traffic, hotel swimming pools, rowdy tourists, and spending thousands of dollars, then go to Key West.

    We will stay here again and can't wait to get back. The only thing that was disappointing was that we couldn't stay longer.

    Thanks Giana and Channoh!

    March 2013
  • In English AND German: Our stay at Giana and Chanoch´s Silver Moon boat was the perfect end of our vacations. The boat has everything you need starting with a nice and clean living room, a small but big enough kitchen, a very comfortable bed and a good bathroom. We didn´t miss ANYTHING. You can choose between sun decks and decks with shadows. The amenities like kayaks, bikes and outdoor kitchen are shared by all guests and you can make friends. If you don´t like to you also can stay on your own. The boat is in a canal and you´re shielded against too much wind. The highlight – of course – were the Manatees having seen and being with them. If you have luck they are in the right mood to enjoy the contact with humans otherwise they just move to any other canal. We had a lot of fun with the Manatees, other guests and our hosts. Everything is very familiar and we felt welcomed, respected and Giana and Chanoch took great care of us! We will definitely come back!!! --------------------------------------Unser Aufenthalt auf dem Hausboot von Giana und Chanoch war der krönende Abschluss unserer USA Reise. Das Boot ist wie ein kleines Appartement ein Wohnzimmer, kleine Küche, Bad und ein sehr bequemes Bett. An Deck hat man mehrere Möglichkeiten in der Sonne oder im Schatten zu sitzen. Man teilt sich alle Annehmlichkeiten wie die kostenfreien Kajaks, Fahrräder oder auch die Außenküche mit den anderen Gästen. Trotzdem hat man eine private Zone, wo man unter sich sein kann. So kommt man in Kontakt mit anderen wenn man das möchte. Das Boot liegt im Kanal und ist damit geschützt vom Meerwind. In Key Largo gibt es eigentlich keine Sandstrände, aber das Boot war so toll, dass wir das weder bemerkt noch vermisst haben. Das Highlight war natürlich, die Manatees gesehen zu haben und mit ihnen geschwommen zu sein, denn sie halten sich dort teilweise in den Kanälen auf. Wenn man Glück hat haben sie Lust auf Kontakt, dann kann man stundenlang ruhig im Wasser mit ihnen weilen. Manchmal ziehen sie einfach in einen anderen Kanal um. Wir haben viel Spaß gehabt mit den Manatees, den anderen Gästen und unseren Gastgebern. Alles ist sehr familiär geprägt und wir haben uns sehr willkommen, respektiert und umsorgt gefühlt. Florida ist für uns jetzt direkt verknüpft mit dem Silver Moon Houseboat in Key Largo bei Giana und Chanoch!

    October 2012
  • This has got to be the best location in Key Largo! We were so close to great shops and restaurants... Plus, what the neighborhood has to offer is fantastic! The neighborhood has a private beach with a nice covered area, great for picnics. The neighborhood also gets sprayed for mosquitos... Which is really nice! The houseboat has AC that works really well and a very comfortable bed! The outdoor kitchen is prefect for grilling and the houseboat has a great little kitchen as well. We cooked dinner a couple of nights with no issues. I was always taught if you barrow something give it back in better condition than you were given... That was impossible, the houseboat was spotless! Giana really thought of everything! All you really need is your toothbrush and bathing suit! Both of the host are really cool people. They both are very friendly and very interesting... Our only regret is that we didn't get to the know them better! They are so willing to help make your experience 100% but will also "leave you be" if that's what you want. We had one of the best vacations and we will never forget the memorable time spent at this awesome location! Looking forward to visiting again soon!

    August 2012
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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:)
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