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Old Yacht = Great Stay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type condo


About the property

NOTE: You must be age 25 or older to book this boat. Photo ID required.

The good: Stay on this wonderful, big artistic boat docked close to beach and fantastic Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Great for vacation, business trip, getaway, before or after a cruise.

It is a 42 foot cabin cruiser with a Captain's Stateroom, crew quarters in the forward v-birth. Max occupancy is 4 (four). Full galley with stove, fridge and microwave, Keurig, full dinette, big but unusual sectional sofa in the salon (living area). It also features a glass floor over the engines in the salon with under floor lighting (note, not a glass bottom boat, the floor just reveals the engine room not the ocean lol).

There is A/C and fans, and even an LED fireplace for romantic effect. Porch swing on deck, dockside table and chairs, grill. Docked on a very calm peaceful waterway, so aside from the tidal change +/- 3 feet every few hours, there won't be any disturbance or waves in the water. Very unique!

Location is PERFECT. Walk, bike (bikes provided), trolley, bus or golf cart to beach, or to fantastic shops and restaurants along Las Olas. Very close to Rocco's Tacos, for example. Beach chairs and towels also provided. Property has a pool next door which you are welcome to use! About 5 miles to FLL airport and Port Everglades cruising port.

The ugly: The boat is old, and SO not perfect, but that's part of it's charm. It still needs some interior renovation. My name is not Alice, I am not the Brady Bunch housekeeper. I keep the boat picked up and reasonably clean, but it will not ever pass a white glove test. IF you are a neat-freak or fussbudget, you won't be happy aboard. There is a very basic bathroom and separate shower ON SHORE. On board, there is a small electric marine toilet in the Captain's head and a shower in the forward head. There is a TV/DVD combo, but the remote took a dive so it only operates manually. There is no WiFi router aboard, so you have to use Comcast or hotspot your phone for net - which is not ideal we know! It IS also very dark at night, there is a flashlight to navigate to and from the shore bathroom at night.

Some sinking details:

1) This is not safe for young children, any kids must be 12 or older, children must wear provided life jackets if on deck(s).

2) Smokers, weed users, vapers please do not even apply! There is no smoking of any sort allowed on or even near this boat. Not aboard, not on deck, not on shore. If you carry a lighter for any reason, PLEASE do not even apply.

3) Not a party boat. NO partiers! No parties! She is located in a very quiet, respectful adult occupied residential area and ANY disturbance at all will cause immediate end to your stay. Please be respectful, book elsewhere if you might have more rambuctious plans.

Check in is by appointment only, usually after 2 PM, please schedule as accurately as possible.

Did you catch that part about MAKING AN APPOINTMENT to check in?

Check out is 11 AM.

We are friendly and experienced, so please feel welcome to ask questions or make special requests. It's a truly unique stay!

More Details

Dan Barcus
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2018

What makes this condo unique

For the economic equivalent of an airport stay, you can experience carefree vacation life on this really unique boat in the very best part of Fort Lauderdale. The underlit glass floor alone is a phenom. You can spread out, enjoy the pool dockside and then a cozy fire back aboard.


Fort Lauderdale Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shore Bath, Separate Shower Room - toilet , shower , keyed entry, shower in laundry room. Bathroom close to dock
    Crew Shower - shower , Have to turn on water heater, run shower pump during use!
    Captain's Head - toilet , small electric marine toilet, It's actually a Rube Goldberg
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Salon - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Salon
    Captain's Stateroom - 1 double , Captain's Quarters, Aft
    Crew V-Birth - 2 twin/ single , V shaped stateroom, bow, with optional insert makes huge bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Old Yacht = Great Stay
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

Glamping on the Water

  • 3 of 5

The owner was very nice and he and his partner were willing to do what they could to ensure comforts were met. The owner picked me up at the airport and had bottled water stocked. He also provided 2 bicycles for me and my sister to use. Those were a great asset to my stay. A person needs wheels to get to the beach or town in a timely manner. It's long walk to both but not bad on bike. A couple boats down is "Mr. Beaches", where you can book a paddleboard session. Very convenient.

The yacht is indeed old and with her come issues of age. I had never stayed on a boat before and wanted a taste of what that might be like so this was a good insight of the drawbacks! She could use a thorough cleaning inside and out. Also, having to use a shore restroom and shower was inconvenient. The breakers also tripped frequently, but were easy to reset.

I enjoyed the experience but I don't mind roughing it.

Overall, I felt it was a good value with the bikes and unique experience of staying on the water. It was awesome to sit on the bow and drink my morning coffee! That made it all worth it right there!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Fort Lauderdae FLL
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rocco's Tacos
Nearest Train
1 Miles
TriRail to Miami or Palm Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Las Olas
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

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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