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Dockside Yacht Lodging
Ranked #9 of 37 San Diego B&B and Inns
1 review
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

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!

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Minneapolis
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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
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

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
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

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
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Tried a different type of lodging experience in staying aboard a 46 foot Hunter yacht: 3 bedroom berths, 2 bathrooms, kitchen galley, living/dining area, 2 TVs. Very comfortable, clean, cozy. Sitting outside to sip wine, watch the activity of other boats, observe birdlife was a welcome and relaxing way to spend vacation time. We had full access to the Best Western Plus amenities- so life was good! Chaluim was a gracious host - really making you feel as though you were the most important guest and he was fully available to meet all needs and requests. We also enjoyed a three hour sail with Sail San Diego - such a great experience. If we return to San Diego again, we plan to rent the Pura Vida yacht. Excellent adventure - we recommend it highly!

Room Tip: The yachts were in a peaceful setting- very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We spent one night on the Pura Vida and we loved it. It has all the conveniences of home (coffee maker, toaster, kettle, etc) but so much nicer! It's extremely spacious with the most comfy beds - lovely linens, duvets, I wanted to stay snuggled in bed with the breeze coming in through the port holes. But it was also wonderful to get up and have coffee outside on the aft deck, water like glass, and watching pelicans diving for fish. We had a delicious dinner at the hotel and then came back to the boat for a final nightcap on the deck - with candles and soft music. They even had put fresh flowers on the table. We will definitely be back and for a much longer stay next time!!

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Property: Dockside Yacht Lodging
Address: 2071 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3105
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 #9 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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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