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Barkissimo, a floating oasis

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3310 Powell Street, Boat Is on Slip C-26, Emeryville, CA 94608
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved loved loved our stay at Barkissimo. I really had no idea what to expect but the reviews all raved about it and the price was right. We were met in the parking lot by one of the crew, and he brought all of our luggage in a big wheelbarrow down to the boat. The head chef / cruise... More 

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Westchester County, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not nearly as hard as I'd feared to locate the right place, get our car parked, and use the giant wheelbarrow to bring luggage (and we had a stupid crazy amount of luggage because of other parts of our trip) into the boat, even though we arrived after 10 pm, it was pitch dark, and we were not expecting the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The crew of Max, Vincent and Pia (dubbed MVP by me) is utterly and unutterably amazing. The boat is "kept at Bay" and provides a tranquil and serene stay. And God, I can't get over the wonderful breakfast. The hotel is named Barkissimo (Latin for "the Best Boat") for a reason (or multiple reasons) !!!!!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The setting is stunning, especially on a clear evening or day. The gulls and ducks fly by your porthole. The ever so-gentle waves rock you to sleep. If you require all the amenities of a Hilton Hotel, Barkissimo is probably not for you, but you'll miss out on an adventure. The boat had great wifi, the bed was extremely comfortable,... More 

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muncie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They are running a unsafe boat.There's a plug that they know is melting because of plugging to many aps from the dock..Plus they have NO FIRE ALARMS AND THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY OUT.We have called the coast guard but the fact they still allowed people to stay on board is just wrong and greedy.Please think twice before you stay... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

When you travel a lot from hotel to hotel or resort to resort it can get a little repetitive even if you are in different countries all over the world. Needless to say we were pleasantly pleased with a change of scenery and a stay on the Barkissimo. Staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough to help. Once you... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Last night was such a pleasant surprise at Pier 2 in Emeryville. The Barkissimo is a Bed and Breakfast. It can also be rented for a private party. We enjoyed a beautiful evening on the boat listening to Live Music. Some danced. We met Scott, the owner. What a wonderful place! It is center stage in the Bay Area. Why... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The stay was a surprise, and a surprise it was!! What an amazing experience, with some very enjoyable people! Scott and Max were the best. Scott made us the most incredable breakfast, and we learned about his life with the boat. I would reccommend this voyage to anyone that's going to be. In the Bay area!! You don't want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stayed in the Owner's stateroom for a night before heading to Napa. Ambience - Great The area is so relaxing and peaceful. The yacht is well-maintained and clean. The room is not super big (mind you, the height of the ceiling is not very tall) but it's adequate and cosy enough for 2 person. A hot Jacuzzi tub located on... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We needed to stay near Berkeley and looked at all the possible Hotel/Motel options. Parts of Oakland are to be avoided and some of the motels in and around Berkeley did not inspire. The better Hotel options in Emeryville are quite expensive so we went with this slightly different accommodation, and we are so glad we did. It's small (just... More 

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