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Joyfull Adventures - Romantic Houseboat Boat & Breakfast'

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Cruising Lake Union in Seattle, WA on my houseboat. 'Let's go boati

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Last updated: 04/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Joyfull Adventures - the name says it all. I will provide you with a trip customized to your expectations. The boat is warm and cozy even in the winter months.
You may want to cruise locally in Lake Union or go through Portage Bay into Lake Washington. You'll see the University of Washington and many of the houseboats that were made popular in the movie 'Sleepless in Seattle'.
The views of Mt. Rainier to the south or Mt. Baker to the north are spectacular. If ocean cruising is your passion, we can pass through the Ballard Locks, an adventure in itself, out into the Puget Sound. From there we can cruise south and explore Seattle's waterfront or travel to one of the nearby islands. If you want to cruise up to the San Juan Islands this can be booked and would need to be a 1-2 week trip. As there are many variables some pricing will need to be discussed when you call. I do liveaboard so am present, very informative and will be the captain on boat outings. I have one friendly cat, Bunny. If you are looking for that romantic getaway, you will be completely pleased with staying onboard for your Joyfull Adventure. I am within walking distance to the Space Needle and downtown Seattle. There are wonderful restaurant's very close by the boat and we can also take the boat out to a restaurant. If you want to eat in, the kitchen is fully stocked and don't forget the BBQ to cook up fabulous steaks or seafood of choice.
Keywords: Boat, liveaboard, fabulous views of Seattle and the space needle. It is NOT cold on this boat in the winter. It is warm and cozy.

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Property Type

  • Boat
  • 840 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love this boat, the slide and the hot tub. I allow kids if the PARENTS are very in tune and absolutely watch them. They are a liability and there will be no option of them in jeopardary. You are responsible for your children. I am responsible for the boat operations....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not preferred but sometimes there are exceptions. Absolutely NO smoking inside the boat....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No other pets allowed as I have my cat, Bunny and she informed me that she has issues with any pet visitors. Sorry....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    My vessel can handle up to a wheelchair in the forward part of the boat and you would have access into one bathroom with assistance. I am a nurse so understand and can assist....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Captain's Salon: 1 queen

    Room has Satellite TV, DVD player, etc....moreless

  • First Mate's Salon: 1 double

    ...moreless

  • The Penthouse: 1 double

    Comfortable loft. ...moreless

  • Living Room Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    One deluxe queen-sized futon....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Excellent sleeping conditions. Warm and very cozy., Double Beds (2) The third bed is called 'the penthouse.' It is a double bed that is in a small room. You crawl into it as the ceiling is 36 inches high.Check out the video. It is super fun, cozy, a private nook. All younger ones fight for the room. 'I have my own space.' Even when two sleep in their. Super comfy. It is a whole new way of saying 'crawling in for the night', Twin or Single Beds (1) My boat accommodates 6. You will have MORE than a room with a view. I usually sleep up in the garden during the summer....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • I have a 1989 Honda Pacific Coast that I can rent out if you have a valid current endorsement and your own insurance. I would be willing to rent it per week for 300.00. Back to my boat: On top of the boat there is a 10 X 10' garden (beer/wine garden) along with the hot tub with full views of the downtown and the space needle. We can take the boat out cruising on Lake Union, Lake Washington or out to the Puget Sound. I design the trip around your vacation....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV, blue ray, surround sound, can play all MP3, I phone, CD's, all options....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View:

    Fabulous views of the downtown and the Space Needle from ever part of the boat but best of all, from the hot tub. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace:

    It is NOT cold on the boat in the winter. It is warm and cozy....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Clear wire...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    I have one free pass available. There is additional free parking available at my site....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Free parking available on a first come basis during the day hours of the week. Weekends all parking is free. I do have one visitor pass that I will allow guests to use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Private WiFi onboard, clear wire. You can work or learn while you have fun....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    If you would like to catering, this can be ordered for your event....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    I have everything you will need for the kitchen. I have a three tiered chocolate fondue waterfall available for parties. I have a rotissorie as well....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    I have four refrigerators and three freezers onboard. One 54 bottle wine refrigerator. Ice maker is now available, please ask....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    The front deck and rear deck is 8 foot each and covered and both have super comfortable chairs to sit in no matter the weather....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    you can rent kayak's close by or bring your own. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    It is NOT cold on the boat in the winter. It is warm and cozy, even hot after using the hot tub....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Mid-Week
Oct 2 - May 28, 2015
1 night min stay
$275 $500
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2015
May 29 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$750
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$275

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Gas per hour for cruises $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.8%

Notes:

You will have an amazing experience onboard Joyfull Adventures. Anchoring out in a bay and waking out there is priceless. I am a great tour advisor with a wealth of information and suggestions that will help you make the most of your vacation time and will save you money.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seatac Airport
South Lake Union
Nearest Barpub
China Harbor
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
All downtown ferries
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Interurban
3 Miles
Nearest Train
downtown King street
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5
South Lake Union
Nearest Restaurant
China Harbor
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snoqualmie
South Lake Union
Nearest Beach
On the beach

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Captain Joy Nelson will lead your Joyfull Adventure and she has a wide range of experiences to safely pilot and navigate you on your trip. You are in the hands of a professional who has a master license for vessels up to 100 tons. As a registered nurse, Captain Nelson can handle medical emergencies if they occur. Captain Nelson is also a licensed commercial airline pilot and is a certified PADI scuba diver. Those who are scuba certified will appreciate Captain Nelson’s underwater tours of Puget Sound and the San Juan island dive sites. Captain Nelson is also a licensed Ordain Minister. Captain Nelson is known as a gracious host and gourmet cook. Your comfort on board is of prime importance. Captain Nelson has high energy and an infectious laugh. When you're on board with her, you'll feel right at home.

Why the Owner Chose South Lake Union:
I bought this unique stable vessel to meet and share with others. It is a great way and super relaxing way to get out on the water. Seattle is such a beautiful city to live in let alone on a boat with the views of the downtown and the space needle.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
One of the unique benefits is the fabulous views of the downtown day or at night. When the sun sets on the buildings of the downtown or capital hill the windows light up and glow shades of yellows and reds. It is awesome to enjoy the hot tub day or night and than jumping from the boat or going down the slide right at the dock. Come on in, the water is great. I am super close to entertainment, the city, on the bus line and an abundance of places to eat out at.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Cruising Lake Union in Seattle, WA on my houseboat.  'Let's go boati

    Cruising Lake Union in Seattle, WA on my houseboat. 'Let's go boati

  • Captain Joy relaxing in the sitting area of the Captain's Salon.

    Captain Joy relaxing in the sitting area of the Captain's Salon.

  • Skipper Joy cooking up a tasty meal in the kitchen!

    Skipper Joy cooking up a tasty meal in the kitchen!

  • The galley and salon: a beautiful environment for you to enjoy your stay.

    The galley and salon: a beautiful environment for you to enjoy your stay.

  • One of our guests enjoying a boat cruise near the University of Washington.

    One of our guests enjoying a boat cruise near the University of Washington.

  • The sitting area of the Captain's Salon.

    The sitting area of the Captain's Salon.

  • The fun and cozy Penthouse!

    The fun and cozy Penthouse!

  • Skipper Joy and friend on the top deck.

    Skipper Joy and friend on the top deck.

  • Taking a boat cruise is a great way to spend the day!

    Taking a boat cruise is a great way to spend the day!

  • On deck.

    On deck.

  • Performing sag wagon duties for our bicycling tour to Eastern WA.

    Performing sag wagon duties for our bicycling tour to Eastern WA.

  • Come out and see vessels from Discovery Channel's 'Deadliest Catch' series.

    Come out and see vessels from Discovery Channel's 'Deadliest Catch' series.

  • Welcome aboard our beautiful custom 40' Prevost Marathon Motor Coach.

    Welcome aboard our beautiful custom 40' Prevost Marathon Motor Coach.

  • Kitchen and galley - a wonderful setting for cooking and enjoying meals.

    Kitchen and galley - a wonderful setting for cooking and enjoying meals.

  • Ya baby. Anyone want to join in?

    Ya baby. Anyone want to join in?

  • A family enjoying a Joyfull Adventure dinner.

    A family enjoying a Joyfull Adventure dinner.

  • The Captains Salon: very comfortable room with a great view and many amenities.

    The Captains Salon: very comfortable room with a great view and many amenities.

  • First Mates Salon - beautiful, comfortable room with a great view!

    First Mates Salon - beautiful, comfortable room with a great view!

  • A great day after scuba diving. On the way to the hot tub to warm up.

    A great day after scuba diving. On the way to the hot tub to warm up.

  • Beer and wine garden. Just ducky after a hot tub.

    Beer and wine garden. Just ducky after a hot tub.

  • Relaxing on the back deck watching the beautiful scenery pass by...

    Relaxing on the back deck watching the beautiful scenery pass by...

  • Loaded for our Eastern WA winery & bicycle tour in our 40' custom motor coach.

    Loaded for our Eastern WA winery & bicycle tour in our 40' custom motor coach.

  • This 1989 Honda Pacific Coast motorcyle is available for rental during your stay

    This 1989 Honda Pacific Coast motorcyle is available for rental during your stay

  • Hot tubbin during our cruise

    Hot tubbin during our cruise

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
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  • Calendar last updated 04/26/2015
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