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Dockside Yacht Lodging

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2071 Shelter Island Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We stayed for two nights on the Pura Vida in early September and really enjoyed the experience. The marina was very quiet and it was so relaxing to sit and have a glass of wine on the deck after a day rushing around seeing the sights of San Diego. Cal will meet you at the marina gate on arrival and... More 

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Jamaica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our host Cal welcomed us warmly and made sure we were comfortable. Since we once owned a boat and are not fond of hotels, this was the perfect choice. We shared it with another couple. We had the second bedroom. Although the room was small the bed was very comfortable. We could have spent all of our time on the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We stayed on the Pura Vida for two nights at the end of April. We had so much fun staying on a yacht, my husband was in heaven, and the bed was so comfortable. The shower on the boat is super tiny and has hot water for about 5 minutes max, but there are showers you can use at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This was an awesome alternative to a hotel room! Cal was a great host and super friendly! Thanks for making our 25th one to remember!! We enjoyed breakfast on the aft deck, and music from Humphrey's from the crow nest. The inside was beautiful and so comfy, we almost didn't want to go anywhere else!

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Pinedale, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed upon the Pura Vida for 5 days 4 nights over Spring Break with our 2 teenage children, it was amazing! The yacht had everything we could have needed, (so much that we definatly overpacked) I had read reviews that compared the stay to camping....so I brought everything to camp; most of what I had packed stayed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed on the Pura Vida for four nights. There were four of us. The boat is just a dream! We appreciated the peacefulness of being on the boat. We brought in our dinners from some local restaurants, which enhanced our time aboard. We were within 2 minutes of great restaurants, a beautiful grocery store (Von's), and just 10 minutes... More 

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CA Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed on the Pura Vida the week of Thanksgiving in 2014. We invited my in-laws to tag along. As long as you are aware that you are staying on a boat, there will be no issues. There was plenty of room for the four of us. We mainly stayed on the back deck and enjoyed the great San Diego... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

1) Cal was great - he is friendly and took us through everything. I didn't feel like we imposed on his time and I was appreciative of his willingness to chat and share info. 2) it's a boat so no there isn't a large amount of space but that's the fun of the experience! I think we were there at... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Three of us stayed on the Pura Vida for four wonderful days! We stayed mid December which was a bit chilly, but the yacht was fantastic! I had read about this 'alternative' place to stay on trip advisor and was so glad I did and want to thank all who gave it an excellent review! I wholeheartedly agree with them,... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were really excited to try this alternative to the standard hotel scene and I am glad we did. I learned that there are some ups and downs to both. First of all, be ready to climb some narrow, steep steps on your way in and out of the boat. Also, you have to maneuver around the steering wheel of... More 

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