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The Blue Marlin - Private, Anchored Out Houseboat

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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*** This Houseboat is for Adventurous Campers*** Welcome to “The Blue Marlin”! A houseboat that is anchored down in the Gulf of Mexico. Choosing seclusion, and not being 'tied up' to marina life, let this private cabin transport you to your own oasis on the water. Enjoy your vacation on your timeline with your private 9.4ft water tender dinghy for transport in and out of shore. Please read all the way through to ensure you have a complete understanding of what this outdoor adventure entails! You can fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the sea and wake up to the sunrise on your private shaded deck and cushioned lounge furniture. Unlike being tied up at a marina or sitting in a neighbourhood, you are alone, anchored in the water, the best experience for staying in the Keys! This houseboat...*** This Houseboat is for Adventurous Campers*** Welcome to “The Blue Marlin”! A houseboat that is anchored down in the Gulf of Mexico. Choosing seclusion, and not being 'tied up' to marina life, let this private cabin transport you to your own oasis on the water. Enjoy your vacation on your timeline with your private 9.4ft water tender dinghy for transport in and out of shore. Please read all the way through to ensure you have a complete understanding of what this outdoor adventure entails! You can fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the sea and wake up to the sunrise on your private shaded deck and cushioned lounge furniture. Unlike being tied up at a marina or sitting in a neighbourhood, you are alone, anchored in the water, the best experience for staying in the Keys! This houseboat cabin provides a comfortable queen bed and a private area equipped with a chemical toilet, an indoor bar, mini fridge and hand pump sink. Your kitchen essentials such as silverware, plates, bowls, glasses, coffee press etc are conveniently stored in the bar. Also, laid out on the wall above the bar is a 40” screen TV with DVD/Blue Ray player and an in house stereo system (that extends to a speaker in the outdoor lounge area) with a USB port for charging or playing songs from your phone. Relax outdoors listening to your favourite artist as the breeze and reflection from the ocean lull you into vacation mode. Outdoors, with your full lounge set, is a gas BBQ for cooking the fish you just caught or boiling water for that early morning coffee. At night the lounge is set up with LED wrap around lights that set off a romantic night time atmosphere on the water. The outdoor bamboo shower is a truly outdoor tropical experience. Equipped with a Helio foot pump shower system you can fill it with water from on board as well as warm it by the sun if you desire a warmer temperature. Taking an outdoor shower is an experience you have to have in the Keys while floating on the water! There is a passcode protected shower at the marina where you dock your dinghy if you desire an indoor hot shower. Onshore is also a toilet, if you prefer to use this over the portable one onboard. Our wonderful online and on location hosts will be in touch with you from booking onwards and will be there at the marina to greet you, show you your private dinghy, explain your cabin and then leave you to relax! Check in must happen between the hours of 2 and 5 so please arrange to arrive early and grab a bite to eat or cold drink at the Blackwater Siren while you wait. Once you’ve arrived at the marina with secured, onsite parking ($10/day), and have boarded your private 9.4ft SunDolphin water tender dinghy, you will embark on the 15 minute ride to your cabin. The dinghy is for max 3 people, so be sure to pack light as you travel with 2 adults plus luggage. As you begin your adventure you will pass local hot spots such as Blackwater Siren restaurant with great food, entertainment and drinks, as well as Gilbert’s Restaurant which boasts the largest Tiki Bar in the Florida Keys. There you will also find great food, drinks, live entertainment, as well as lounge chairs on a beautifully maintained beach available for you to relax, order food or a drink, and perhaps dive into a long awaited novel. Jet ski rentals, kayak rentals and other water sport activities are also available on the beach. We provide water for your shower, sink and dishwashing on board but please pick up bottles of water or fill your own reusable ones for drinking. Everything on this floating cabin is powered by the Florida sun with solar panels. Being eco friendly and having no oil or gas on board the cabin helps us protect the clear waters and wildlife in the Keys. Please note that this means you must be conscious of your power usage and please do not bring hair dryers etc, or you will quickly use up the stored power and have to wait for the batteries to recharge. This is the ultimate on the water Florida adventure that will allow you to relax quietly while floating in the ocean and exploring the surrounding area. Wake up each day to a totally unique floating cabin in the Florida Keys! DISCLAIMER: This is an outdoor experience reserved for camping, outdoors, adventurous people. Please do not book this if you cannot be flexible with weather, wildlife or the water. You are on the water and on a still night there may be mosquitos so please come prepared with your choice of bug repellant. As a reminder, like camping, there is no AC. We do offer an exhaust fan, bedside fan and a bug screen so you can keep your door open during the night. Please pack light! You reach your unit with a 9.4 foot dinghy and large suitcases will both take up space and weigh down your boat. Check in times are 2-5, no exceptions! Best plan is to aim to arrive early, enjoy the area, connect with our host and she can often check in guests earlier if possible! Thank you for reading this in its entirety :)More
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South Shore R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:85%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2018
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Grill
Fishing Nearby
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Freezer
Waterfront
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Boat Available
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