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Jordan

Member since: 2011
Speaks english

The Yellow Tail at the Stock Island Marina Village

17 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Key West holiday house boat

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

The Yellow Tail is one of five 1 BR / 1 BA floating houses* located at Stock Island Marina Village. With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, it's the perfect way to experience Key West by water. The houseboat is brand new and has been outfitted with new furnishings and artwork. You will find the boatel stocked with kitchenware, dishes, luxury towels and linens. Conveniently located on the property is our fitness center, Dog Park and the Shrimp Road Grill. As an added convenience you will also have access to our laundry facilities, downtown/grocery shuttle and Ship’s Store. Enjoy all the comforts of home with the atmosphere of maritime living!

Stock Island Marina Village is a multi-use Marine Community located in historic Safe Harbor and serving live-aboard, recreational, and commercial vessels. We offer free wifi internet, use of our new gym, dog park and laundry facilities. Our office is open 7 days a week, and we have security on site after office hours so you can feel safe during your stay. Our residents are very friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable of the area, and the docks are a great slice of Key West life.

This houseboat is tastefully outfitted with everything you need during your vacation. Amenities include:

- 1 Queen Bedroom with a closet and dresser

- Full Bathroom (shower, sink, and toilet) with bath towels

- Kitchen (refrigerator, stovetop, convection oven/ microwave, coffeemaker, toaster) with a bistro dinette

- Living room sofa, TV with Direct TV, IPod Dock and Speakers

- Covered outdoor deck with table, chairs, BBQ grill & uncovered deck with lounge chairs

- Parking next to the houseboat

- Bring your boat to Key West! Ask about additional dockage within the marina.

- Pet Friendly

- Thorough cleaning service before and after each stay.

*Stock Island Marina Village has a total of FIVE floating boatels available for rent. If this particular houseboat is unavailable, please inquire about the availability of our other four adjacent properties. We look forward to providing you an amazing Key West experience.

Red Grouper: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p931581?uni_id=3241958

Green Turtle: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978913?uni_id=3289534

Blue Marlin: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3763915?uni_id=3778784

Yellow Tail: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3877619?uni_id=4251139

Gray Snapper: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3877620?uni_id=4251140

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jordan (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks english

Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveller reviews

The Yellow Tail at the Stock Island Marina Village
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing accommodations. The staff are very friendly. The shuttle was great. It was a short distance to down town Key West. The boat was beautifully furnished. I don't know if the best memory was sitting on the deck having coffee in the morning or sitting on the upper deck at night watching the stars while enjoying a cocktail. I hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Bad, only gave it one star because you cant give zero

  • 1 of 5

The odor in this floating house is horrible. We paid for a week and left after 4 days. We mentioned it to the office at Stock Island. They later told me that they went right after we left and did not smell anything other than the additive they put in the holding tank which has an earthy scent. Our clean clothes held the odor and days later after returning home I washed them to get the odor out. Also, crazy situation when you arrive and try to check in. You need a remote to get thru the gate, which you receive after checking in. Question, how are you supposed to get thru the gate to check in? Then when you do get the remote, it works for the other gate at the entry to the floating houses and not the gate to the office. How are you supposed to get in to check out? Not a very well thought out process! The marina itself feels like you are living in a poor trailer park and feels very industrial.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Yellow Tail!

  • 5 of 5

The Yellow Tail was great! It was very clean and the perfect size for the two of us. We loved sitting out on the deck and relaxing. It was calm and a very welcome break from the crowds in Key West. The boat had everything we needed. We arrived late and it was such a welcome surprise to have all the essentials we needed there until we could get to the store the next day. The kitchen was equipped well and the grill looked new.

The only recommendation for improvement I would make would be to have a TV in the bedroom. Overall staying here was an excellent experience and we can't wait to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Definitely plan on staying here again!

  • 5 of 5

The Yellowtail boatel at Stock Island Marina Village was just perfect! My fiance and I had so much fun and felt very relaxed and 'at home' here. For the two of us it was the perfect size! It was stocked with everything we needed for the week (fridge, microwave, stove top, coffee maker, dishes and utensils, etc.). My family was staying at Boyd's campground so we wanted to rent a place that was close enough we could take our bikes there without being in the busy, traffic filled areas closer to Key West and we got just that here! It felt more private and was much quieter (when the jets weren't flying over but even they were minimal and didn't bother us at all) than other areas on the island.

The view was so beautiful at night and the upper deck was perfect for looking at the stars for a 'romantic' evening. The boatel does rock a bit though so those prone to sea sickness may have a small issue with that but we don't get sea sick so it didn't bother us. One night, however, we were hit with a pretty bad storm and the thunder coupled with the rocking did wake both of us up so I would be prepared for an event like that again. The only issue we had, and even this issue wasn't a big one, was that the air conditioner was only two window units - one in the living/kitchen area and one in the bedroom - and being that we stayed at the end of July it got a bit warm inside during the day and it felt like the AC couldn't keep up but it was still much cooler than being outside.

Overall, we had an amazing experience staying here! It was a lot of fun and the staff at the marina were so sweet and accommodating! We will definitely be staying here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the Yellow Tail. The house boat was very comfortable and the marina staff was very hospitable and welcoming.

The week we sent there was relaxing and parking, right next to the house boat, was very convenient. It was not far from grocery stores and good restaurants.

We used the marina's courtesy shuttle for a short ride to Duval Street. It worked over very well considering the lack of parking in that area for our rental car.

While internet was not readily available in the house boat, the "captain's room" above the marina office was available to use and had good internet access. It had comfortable seating and great views of the marina.

We rented kayaks and a wave runner a few blocks from the marina and had a wonderful time.

I would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The joy of marina life!

  • 4 of 5

OK so I'm dreadfully biased because I just LOVE hanging around marinas and life on the Yellow Tail provided that in spades. It was so very cosy to sit on our deck and watch the water and the night sky!! The house boat was in good condition and clean. We drove into Key West both days and it was an easy drive. The marina supplies a free transfer into Key West too which would have been a good alternative especially as parking is not easy in the town. The best, best meal we had was at Martin's in Key West - http://www.martinskeywest.com/ We went for happy hour when they have an absolutely fabulous offering on all their appetisers and of course drinks. We went on a Sunset Tour with the When and If which was GREAT. Would recommend that as the top experience.

Two points you might want to be aware of that could be a little downside for you. 1) The marina is in an industrial part of the island. Not a problem for me as I like seeing the work that drives an environment but might be a little off-putting for some. 2) The wireless reach was sketchy to the boat. The marina staff indicated that this is something they are updating so if good access is a decision criteria for you, you might want to query that before booking.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Shrimp Road Grill
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Key West Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Overseas Hwy (US1)
Nearest Restaurant
Shrimp Road Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Smather's Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat on Key West, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Post - Continued
31 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,765
 
 
Special Event: Christmas & NYs
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$488
A$2,928
 
 
Peak Season 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$394
A$2,367
 
 
Post Season
1 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,765
 
 
Special Event: Memorial Day
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$488
 
 
Post - Continued
30 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,765
 
 
Special Event: Fourth of July
1 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$488
 
 
Post - Continued
6 Jul 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,765
 
 
Special Event: Fantasy Fest
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$488
A$2,928
 
 
Post - Continued
30 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$294
A$1,765
 
 
Special Event: Christmas & NYs
19 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$488
A$2,928
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$100 + Tax
Pet Fee A$67 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Key West, Florida

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bathroom Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower 100% Cotton towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • 1 Bedroom Stateroom - 1 queen 100% Cotton linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing