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Luxury Lodging on a Stunning San Diego Houseboat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 55 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

This delightful houseboat is the newest addition to the Zolna Yachts fleet

Zolna Yachts presents "Suite Paradise Houseboat"

This San Diego Bay Houseboat is located in the same marina as our yachts, nestled in an inside tie where she is docked, and kept permanently stationary. There is only the subtlest of movement when guests move onto or off the boat.

To get there, take a short walk down the marina ramp to the dock. You will enter into the single level houseboat through sliding glass doors. What you’ll most likely notice first are the unusual windows that surround the entire room and all the natural light flooding in. To the left of the entry is the beautiful brand new open full sized kitchen with bar type seating around a white Krion countertop and contemporary storage. You can’t help but enjoy the fun & contemporary but still nautical feel, of the home. The living room features a comfy and high quality queen sofa bed, a flat screen TV with a DVD player, satellite connection and stereo system with bluetooth connectivity. Off the living room and out the second set of sliding glass doors is the patio, or outdoor deck. This is where most of our guests will spend the majority of their time. The deck sits just above the water line where you can relax and watch the sunset, the other marina boats float to and fro and of course, the duckies!

Our San Diego Bay Houseboat has a lovely master suite with a queen sized bed, flat screen TV, closet, and a bathroom with separate, private, rounded shower. There is another full bathroom as well, for guests, with it’s own private shower. Each bathroom has a contemporary vanity with gorgeous watery green glass counter tops, mirrors and storage. We provide luxury Charter Club linens and crisp, clean white bedding. The kitchen has a refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, plates and utensils, and a supply of coffee, creamer and sugar.

If you desire to get away from doing the “same old thing” and be somewhere truly unique, this is the place for you. All of our guests are welcome to use the marina pool, laundry facility and free parking. As an added bonus, we have a special pass for you to use the neighboring Sheraton’s 5 star facilities including their spa, swimming pools, and fitness center.

More Details

Owner
Amos Zolna
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, Hebrew
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2017

About Amos Zolna

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Amos & Shari and we moved from New York City to San Diego in 1995. We have a beautiful teenage daughter, Annabelle, and a handsome German Shepherd named Dillon.

Amos and I instantly fell in love with everything this magnificent city has to offer. From the sea, to the the mountains, to the desert wildflower explosions, this is so much more than a city. Then to discover the Gas Lamp District, Little Italy, and a multitude of cultural venues and events, we knew this was the place for us.

It was easy to acclimate to San Diego’s great year round climate, and were especially drawn to it’s unique coastal way of life. After many years of owning vacation rental properties on the island of Maui, Amos came up with the idea to combine our knowledge of the vacation rental business with our passion for boating. And so we did. In March of 2007 we opened Zolna Yachts, a unique San Diego business offering overnight accommodations aboard a yacht. Soon after, we became United States Coast Guard OUPV Captains, licensed to 100 tons on coastal waters.

This yachting business has evolved into a full service Yacht Company that now offers our customers a fantastic fleet of privately owned yachts and houseboats for overnight accommodations and charter. We are now the go-to company in San Diego for private charters, being recommended by the San Diego Concierge Association and a network of businesses all over Southern California. Other places to find our reviews are Yelp, Google, Facebook, You Tube and many other travel and social media websites.

Amos Zolna purchased this house boat in 2015

Why Amos Zolna chose Midway District

This houseboat is so unique! We took about 6 months to gut then renovate this awesome space. You will fall in love with this houseboat as soon as you see it.

What makes this house boat unique

Why in the world would anyone stay in a hotel or a condo! We have a beautiful space to relax in plus the amenities at your disposal of the Sheraton Hotel and Marina...for free!

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Midway District, California

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Separate shower from toilet and sink
  • Our San Diego Bay Houseboat has a lovely master suite with a queen sized bed, flat screen TV, closet, and a bathroom with separate, private, rounded shower. There is another full bathroom as well, for guests, with it’s own private shower. Each bathroom has a contemporary vanity with gorgeous watery green glass counter tops, mirrors and storage. We provide luxury Charter Club linens and crisp, clean white bedding. The kitchen has a refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, plates and utensils, and a supply of coffee, creamer and sugar.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Comfy queen size sofabed
  • Our San Diego Bay Houseboat has a lovely master suite with a queen sized bed, flat screen TV, closet, and a bathroom with separate, private, rounded shower. There is another full bathroom as well, for guests, with it’s own private shower. Each bathroom has a contemporary vanity with gorgeous watery green glass counter tops, mirrors and storage. We provide luxury Charter Club linens and crisp, clean white bedding. The kitchen has a refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave oven, coffee maker, plates and utensils, and a supply of coffee, creamer and sugar.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
Scottsdale, Arizona
5

NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice! It's clean, roomy, equipped with everything you could possibly need. Beds were comfy, even the sofa sleeper was great! Bed linens were top notch! Some of the previous reviews said it was noisy but truthfully the marina is pretty quiet in the evenings. We met many of the boat owners, some who actually live on their boats. Everyone was super friendly and we so enjoyed being on the water and watching all of the sea life. Truthfully this place was peaceful and therapeutic!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cristyn for this awesome review for our "Suite Paradise" Houseboat. We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay as well as the entire marina experience. We hope to see you again soon. Shari & Amos Zolna Yachts
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5

Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brad, It was a pleasure having you aboard our Suite Paradise Houseboat. We hope to see you back again soon. Thank you for all the stars! Shari & Amos Zolna
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Rochester, MN
5

Awesome Boathouse

  • 5 of 5

One of my best vacation ever. Great design, clean and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Majed, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay on our awesome houseboat. Thank you for the nice review. Shari & Amos Zolna Zolna Yachts
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3

Lovely House Boat

  • 3 of 5

This houseboat is nice and our stay was pleasant, we stayed two nights it was my mother and I. The Owner's were nice and pleasant. However, we planned on two bathrooms but the second bathroom had no working toilet or shower because the door was barely hanging on by two rollers at the top and was off the hinge at the bottom missing a roller all together, some upkeep is needed and a good cleaning. You will need to keep your shoes off while in the houseboat - our feet were black indicating the floor hadn't been cleaned in a while. The houseboat was to be cleaned so we couldn't check in until 2 or 3 pm and it did not smell clean whatsoever. I brought my own sheets and would recommend you do the same, the comforter in the bedroom had some stuff on it. This houseboat is noisy because it is right across from a fishing charter boat that starts out every morning about 4 am with loud talking and then the engine starts at 4:30 to leave the marina. But that is to be expected when lodging in a Marina - bring ear plugs or just get up early. San Diego was gorgeous and I am happy that my mother got to experience the whole houseboat lodging - it was nice for her.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debra for the review. For anyone who has ever known boats, they know that the toilet systems are sensitive. It's so rare for us to have any issues, however, with so many reservations this summer, you got us during these 2 repairs. The salt air is rough on metal and fixtures in general, and every now and then we have to replace things, like the shower rollers. The shower is amazing and beautiful and was working just perfectly, all we asked was that you used the door gently until the replacement rollers that are on order come in. Check-in time is 3:00 PM. We did everything possible to honor your request and check you in as early as we could. As far as the floors and comforter, I will have a talk with our cleaning gal who is usually fantastic, as most reviews mention how clean and spotless our property is. Fishing boats, well, that's marina life no matter what city or country you find yourself boating in. We like to think of marina sounds as part of the unique ambiance and charm. Shari & Amos Zolna UPDATE: The new shower rollers came in and have been installed. The toilet is working as it should, and the cleaning gal is paying extra attention to all.
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4

Great place

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything. We had a good time.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A "Great Place close to everything" with only 4 stars...hmmm, tough crowd ;) Thank you for the short but sweet review.
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3

Nice boat - too noisy of an area

  • 3 of 5

Pros: nice owner, nice boat. Noise issues are the only reason for 3 stars, I want to stress that this boat is accurately listed as luxury lodging. Cons: the boat is docked on the main entry dock so most of the people need to walk right past the boat, so it was noisy at night at times. the boat next to the bedroom has wind chimes out that woke me up repeatedly. The airport is very close to this harbor so there was too much airplane noise. It was as nice as described, but I should have paid more attention to the location of the boat.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: UPDATE: The neighbor with the chimes has a court order to remove her chimes by 9:00 PM, every day. They are no longer an issue. The late night dock traffic has eased since the owner of our marina has taken a more active roll in it's management. Thank you, Zolna Yachts
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Lindberg Field International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
C-Level
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Island Prime

At San Diego Bay Vacation, you’re able to stay aboard a luxurious yacht on San Diego Bay for a similar cost as a hotel room. Enjoy the views of downtown San Diego without the congestion and relax in true style. Take in the ocean views and reinvigorate your mind and body. Plan your vacation getaway now!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$163.51
Damage Deposit AU$327.02

Rates are subject to change until we accept your reservation. All customers must accept our Terms and Conditions.
All rates subject to 10% Port Fee.
Maid service available at additional charge.
Minimum 2 night stay required.
All rates and fees are subject to change.
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Check out time is 11:00 A.M.
No Smoking
No Pets Allowed
No Children under 10 Years of old

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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