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Dockside Yacht Lodging
2071 Shelter Island Marina, San Diego, CA 92106   |  
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Ranked #2 of 39 San Diego B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Most amazing vacation place, thankyou just the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The owner Callum and family are amazing. They made us feel incredibly welcome and talked us through all we needed to know along with some great advise for the area, all from the wonderful location sat on board the very comfortable deck. What an amazing place to stay and a superb idea. Callum also rents out kayaks and paddle boats and put us in touch with sail San Diego, Callum's Mum talked with us for ages turns out we were all originally from the uk, and the talented sister also made some beautiful boat themed bracelets
. We had a brilliant time, the boats are incredible, pristine, delightfully decorated to a 5star standard , we stayed on the near is o Shea, and enjoyed meals and drinks in the beautiful San Diego Summer on the deck. The on board kitchen and showe, bathrooms were great and the beds memory foam amazingly comfortable. We'll be back! Thank Callam and family!,

  • Stayed July 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Who can afford a 45ft sailboat - I can't - but I had an opportunity to stay on one for a whole week. It was awesome! If you want something different - this is the thing to do. It is centrally located so it's close to beaches & downtown. We had a great time and the owner, Chaluim, was always available if needed. Having the hotel right there was convenient as we used their pool & jacuzzi. All in all we had a blast!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed aboard the Narnie O'Shea for two fantastic nights. We simply cannot rave enough about what a wonderful time it was, and what a terrifically hospitable host Chaluim is.
We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Minneapolis
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed on the Pura Vida. It was incredible, all the amenities you could want and more. There was nothing better than to wake up and enjoy your coffee on the back deck taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean and the rigging. Sleeping on the temper pedic was heaven and there were no neighbors or bar noises. The marina is very calm, the boat didn't move. Cal was a fantastic host, never too far away and always ensuring we had all the accommodations we needed. We enjoyed the kayaks, the hotel pool/spa, fishing, and bikes are available too. Can't wait to book again with friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Cal, the owner of the 2 yachts is an incredible host. We called when we were getting close, and he met us out front of the marina. He showed us to the yacht and made us feel like it was our yacht. What a great vacation. The amenities were great, and easy access to the hotel that is less than a 2 minute walk. Ready to book again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Had an amazing Mother's Day weekend aboard the Pura Vida and cannot recommend it more highly!! Wonderful yacht, wonderful location and wonderful host, Chaluim! We have found our home away from home! Truly wonderful!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Challium who runs this hotel (think have your own luxury yacht for totally personal and exclusive use) does a super fine job with his 2 yachts: the Narnie O'Shea and Pura Vida motor yacht

We stayed on the Pura Vida - totally awesome, luxurious, welcoming, fully equipped with everything you can imagine and the friendliness of the excellent owner thrown in. Great location on Shelter Island marina with all the services of the BW+ Island Palms Hotel available to you ... And nothing is too much trouble

This is an "experience" as most of us don't have a luxury 50ft yacht at our disposal so why not chill out on deck in the sunshine and try the lifestyle for yourself? We did just a short stay this trip - sadly - but will be back for a week or two!

If in San Diego, leisure or business, give this place a go!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 2071 Shelter Island Marina, San Diego, CA 92106
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dockside Yacht Lodging is a unique alternative to hotel accommodations in San Diego, CA. We provide a range of luxurious, yet affordable yachts that are equipped with all the amenities one would find in a hotel. Located on, our yachts are just five minutes from the airport and conveniently located near many acclaimed downtown restaurants and shopping centers. ... more   less 
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