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What a great boat and experience! Pete was very kind and everything was laid out and explained very well. I will def be coming back!!
Pete was a great host. He was flexible with our arrival time, which was greatly appreciated. We enjoyed being able to walk over to the harbor shops for a meal. The boat is comfortable and had all the amenities we needed for our stay!
The boat was awesome. Quiet, private, and easy to get to. A great experience.
Pete's boat is a neat little getaway on a great piece of coastline. Staying overnight during a gusty storm, I and two friends enjoyed the atmosphere, seclusion and marina experience.
Pete was a warm and candid host, who provided helpful details about the boat and the region, and was v. accommodating re. check-in/out times.
I'd recommend staying here if you're passing through and up for an unconventional stay; the boat isn't sprawling- it's a boat after all -but gives you plenty of autonomy and an awesome location.
Excellent, definitively a place to stay and enjoy the sea. Very good experience to break up with the daily routine, the boat is very close to the shopping and restaurant area.
Pete was very nice to us and aware of everything to make our stay the best!
I will recommend this to anyone :)
Pete was a very nice guy who told us about the boat and area and then gave us privacy. It was a lot of fun and a different experience staying on the boat for these city people. Waking up on the harbor and watching the pelicans was really cool.
We loved our stay on Pete's sailboat so much we didn't want to leave. We go fishing in Ventura often and the boat is our new favorite place to stay in town. Waking up in the Marina and seeing the wildlife and all the boats around was fantastic. The bath facilities are very clean and easily accessed. Pete is an awesome host, he had us aboard Freedom only hours after we sent him our request. He's thorough and communicative. Thank you!
Pete was very prompt and professional, boat was clean and located on a secure dock...enjoyed a quiet and comfortable night. Note there is no running water on the boat, but marina bathrooms/showers are nearby and also clean and secure. Would stay here again - thanks!
Pete's boat is a great place to stay! It's an easy walk to Harbor village, with shopping, restaurants, etc. Great for a relaxing getaway and a very unique experience. Pete was very accommodating and a great host. I hope to come back!
Pete was an amazing host and very thorough with details about the boat and area. I am local and was looking for a nice getaway with my wife for get birthday.
The only real gripe is the bathrooms including any running water is more than "just a few steps away" as described in the listing. Once again Pete was great and very hospitable but we ended up not staying as a night of hydrating on the town will surely lead to bathroom breaks at night which left us facing quite a trek to get there.
Outside of that it was not bad. The boat is pretty small and 4 would be a very tight fit. The boat had a bit of a mildew smell which may be because of the recent rain we have had. Main sleeping quarters are tight for two although could be considered intimate.
I only wish the bathroom description was realistic as you are looking at easily over 100 yards to get there. Pete is a fabulous host and I realize the booking was done and there was nothing I could do about the lost money. Wish there was and maybe a middle ground where I only lost half of my money as we literally were not in the boat more than 20 total minutes although once again I realize I could have potentially stopped someone else from getting the boat for the night.
Lastly it is a 1978 boat with nothing upgraded internally so if you are looking for something similar to a hotel, this is NOT for you. On the other hand the sea life and surroundings are great so if you're looking for an adventure, this is it.
No Ill will towards the situation, just did not work out. The price is right and it is worth checking out for sure.