This 2/1 accommodates 6 people and has room in front to park your boat (extra $)
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About Vivian Calzadilla
We are 2 sisters that just enjoy having fun out in the sun and relaxing every chance we get.
Vivian Calzadilla purchased this House Boat in 2012
Why Vivian Calzadilla chose Bowens Addition
My sister and I found that just about every weekend we were driving to the Keys from Miami. We did this for about a year when we decided why not purchase a home here. We now have 2 homes in the Keys and we would love for you to share the same great moments we have been experiencing for the past few years.
What makes this House Boat unique
It's a great place to get away and just relax. Very peaceful. It is close to everything restaurants, bars, activities, beach, boat ramp. Beautiful sunsets. You will want to stay here forever.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Smoking is allowed outside of property.
Animals not allowed. Owner is allergic to dander.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fun place to stay.
Unique in a good way, neighbors are friendly and close to many things to see and do. Pennekamp State Park is four miles away, went often.
Went diving with Horizon Divers about two miles away, traveled to many parks on other Keys and visited Key West.
There were some minor post hurricane glitches but a phone call or text to Maggie and Vivian got immediate response and glitches solved.
These owners are great to work with.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maggie's houseboat. Very clean upon arrival, and in a good neighborhood. Kitchen was well stocked. We loved the little loft area and sunning deck. Maggie was always available if we needed her and emailed us to make sure everything was going ok. We will definitely stay here again!
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i agree with all 5star reviews this house is great and owners great to work with, 5 stars to them as well the house has everything you need,sitting out the back at night is very relaxing i would recommend Jimmy Johnstons for excellent entertainment/drink about 5mins away by car recommended to me by Maggie, good call Maggie thanks for letting us stay in your lovely home
The house was so adorable and so comfy!!! It had everything you would need.
I would definitely stay in this house again! It is so comfy and such a unique house. We spent alot of time there because it rained everyday except for one. But other than that I would recommend this house to anyone!!
Didn't live up to the expectations created from the listing and photos.
Part of the reason I booked this property was how inviting the yard looked, but we were very disappointed. All the furniture was very weather worn and almost all of it was structurally unsound. The hammock pictured in the add was broken by other renters and there for not available. The key to the marina and picnic area at the end of the street supposedly at our disposal was lost by other renters and also not available. There were ants in the kitchen and palmetto bugs in the downstairs bedroom. On the bright side, the renters were very nice and replied immediately via text with any questions we had. The beds were very comfortable, and the boat house itself was charming and unique. But we would not book it again and would not recommend it to people of healthy size, tall or wide. We left not feeling as though we got what we expected or paid for.
Renting a vacation home can be something you didn't bargain for and I think we can all agree on that. Pictures sometimes don't give it justice or sometimes they can create an illusion. My sister and I take immense pride in making our guests’ vacation a memorable one. We decorate our houses in a style that's simple, yet chic and very comfortable for our guests to enjoy. Our houses are decorated with natural finishes to give it an inviting, yet fun island flare. With that said, we would like to provide clarification on some of these issues.
Outdoor furniture does get weather worn. This is unavoidable as it rains constantly in the Keys, especially throughout summer. However, rest assured that all outdoor furniture are safe to sit, relax or just lay in.
The hammock was removed for safety reasons. We intended to replace it, but unfortunately it was not in time for all our outdoorsy guests.
The Marina key, is not part of the rental agreement, but an extra perk for guests who rent with a boat at an extra charge. We gladly allow our guests to enjoy the walk thru the park and the sunsets at no charge. The key to the Marina was lost by the previous guests and it takes Association approval to replace, which we are in the process.
The Florida Keys is a beautiful natural habitat and, yes there are bugs and pesky friends that can inadvertently sneak into the house when opening doors or windows. This is unavoidable and out of our control, especially if food is left unopened, but rest assure that we take all measures to control any undesirable friends without hurting Mother Nature and its local inhabitants such as butterflies, bees and some necessary creatures that contribute to our eco system.
We are truly sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We take reviews and comments extremely serious and we will do everything possible to improve ourselves. We encourage our guests to advise us of anything that can be remedied during their stay. We find that communication is the best methodology to a good relationship between our guests and ourselves. We know that if you give us another opportunity we can make your next stay a more pleasurable one.
Maggie and Vivian
A little piece of heaven
I call this place "a little piece of heaven". The house boat was everything and more than I expected. I just wanted to stay inside the house, it felt so relaxing. Maggie and Vivian made the entire process pleasurable. They made me feel like family. I will be staying there again.
There is a wide variety of activities in key largo ranging from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins to sight-seeing within minutes from our houseboat.
John pennekamp coral reef state park
African queen canal cruise
Key largo hammocks state botanical site
Marine lab undersea laboratory
Kiffney’s firearms & indoor range
Snorkeling & scuba diving sites: spiegel grove, uscg duane, grecian rocks, molasses reef, benwood wreck, north dry rocks, uscg bibb, key largo undersea park, cayman salvage master,
Florida keys visitor center (stop by)
Tavernier (13 miles away) village green golf course
Famous tiki bar in isla morada (18 miles away)
Marathon beach about 45 minutes away
Key west about 1.5 hours away