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Charleston Yacht offers a unique downtown waterfront exprience

Bedrooms 2
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 bath Yacht / Boat with living room / kitchen and flybridge

La Nina is a 2012 Beneteau 34' Swift Trawler of attractive proportions, with a very sea-worthy hull, and plenty of living space. The Swift Trawler 34 is designed for the ocean and life at anchor. It is another way of experiencing the sea and voyaging.

NOTE: This rental is for overnight accommodation at the dock only; the yacht does not leave the dock unless the guest arranges for a Captained Charter, for additional fees.


•Master stateroom, 2 bunk beds and pull out couch

•Kitchen with 2-cooktop range, blender, microwave, coffee maker and toaster

•Living room with TV, DVD, radio, sofa, table and 2 Director's chairs

•Toilet and shower


•Spacious exterior flybridge and bow sunpads

•Diesel, single Cummins 425 HP engine

•Dual helm

•State of the art electronics

•2 HVAC units

•Diesel generator

•Double station bow and stern thrusters

•Mosquito nets and screened doors

•Teak exterior flooring

More Details

Dara Liberatore
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Dara Liberatore

I has always had a love of the water and boating. Although I did not grow up on the water, and did not come from a family of boaters, I have been drawn to water sports - swimming, scuba diving, boating - both sailing and motor. Prior to having my own yacht, I did a lot of chartering, and often found the charter experiences to be disappointing - usually because the boat was not in great condition. After spending over a year in Charleston working with a client, the idea of having a yacht and having it in Charleston, as well as filling a need in the market for high end yacht charters all came together. So, I started Atlanta Yacht Charters in December 2012, with my first yacht - La Nina. I recently renamed AYC to Low Country Yacht Charters, to better convey the focus and value proposition that this business offers, especially as I start looking to expand. Outside of boating, my core professional focus is strategy and operations management consulting. After graduating from Georgetown University, I spent several years on Active Duty with the Army, both in the Middle East and Germany. After coming back from Germany, I started my consulting career, taking a two year pause to get my MBA from Duke and then going to work with Accenture. I currently work with Alvarez and Marsal, helping companies improve their performance, across multiple industries and functional areas, with a focus on strategy, supply chain, manufacturing, profitability improvement and M&A.I welcome you aboard my yacht - La Nina - and hope you have a wonderful experience!

Dara Liberatore purchased this yacht in 2012

Why Dara Liberatore chose Historic Old City

NOTE: This rental is for overnight accommodation at the dock only; the yacht does not leave the dock unless the guest arranges for a Captained Charter, for additional fees.

What makes this yacht unique

Unique accommodations on the water in Charleston - 2 bedroom, living room, kitchen and multiple outdoor areas

Beautiful Sunrise/Sunset views

Wonderful City Marina environment

Minutes from historic downtown

Guestbook comments from the owner

I am writing this note to say how much we enjoyed our cruise on La Nina. She is a beautiful boat, and perfect for what we had in mind for a break during our two-day company meeting in Charleston. Our manager gave us a choice for a "team building" activity, and one of them was an afternoon trip on your boat. Our decision was almost unanimous, and what a great choice it was. It was sunny and slightly chilly, so we bundled up a little and spent most of the time on the flybridge enjoying the amazing views of Charleston Harbor and downtown, with our wine and h'ordeuvres. Our thoughtful captain had the heat on in the cabin for whenever anyone wanted to go below and warm up. I must say, I have been to Charleston many times, but have never seen the city from the water on "my own yacht". I hope you don't mind the reference, but that's what it felt like! Thank you for our wonderful time. We will certainly be back.
Apr 2014
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Historic Old City Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We ask that you do not pack carry-on suitcases, but rather travel duffels due to the limited space available aboard.


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Charleston Yacht offers a unique downtown waterfront exprience
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 46 reviews

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect choice for a relaxing getaway from the everyday! The stay was quiet and calm on the Charleston Harbor. It was amazing to wake up to the sunrise & tranquil to sit out with a drink and watch the sunset. Yes, it was cold, but worth every minute.

The Marina was perfect. Parking was available and close to the boat itself. People were kind and friendly. The Bathhouse was close as well and clean. In the evenings the gate closes for a bit of peace of mind.

LaNina was clean & provided all the basics we could need. It was comfortable for 3, just don’t overpack! AND best of all it was convenient to downtown (you can walk, bike or drive); there’s also a shuttle that can drop you off.

Thank you to our hosts for making this trip possible. We WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, DARA (great name)! We sure do appreciate you staying with us while in CHS...and are thrilled you had a fabulous getaway. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Boat is great!

  • 5 of 5

Had a minor electrical issue but was resolved within 12 hours.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary! We are so happy you enjoyed your time in CHS, thank you for your stay aboard. Also we appreciate your time and patience while we tried to figure out the issue with the power. You were awesome!
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Awesome boat; great marina and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a super experience.

The boat was very beautiful and well cared for; super clean with everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

The marina is top notch, with nice clean showers (if you don't want to shower aboard), laundry, etc. Wonderful views, esp. of sunset and dolphins swimming by.

And the location - less than 5 minutes uber or free shuttle ride to the heart of downtown with tons to do!

Thanks so much; we are defintely coming back and next time want to do a charter as well! DON'T MISS THE CHARTER OPP. LIKE WE DID!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very fun way to enjoy Charleston!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed a different way to stay in Charleston. LaNina was very comfortable. Taking a cruise was also a special part of our weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Teresa! We are thrilled you had a great weekend aboard LaNina, as well as in CHS. I am so pleased you took advantage of getting out on the water with Capt. Chris; he truly enjoyed meeting y'all! We hope to see you soon...
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Beautiful Yacht

  • 5 of 5

Clean comfortable stay. Unique experience. Beautiful view of the harbor. Perfect location. We took Uber to downtown several times. Dara was available by cell phone for any questions or concerns. Met quite a few people at the mega dock that were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you, Tonya! Glad you enjoyed CHS, as well as staying aboard...hope to have you come back soon.
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Unique stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband is very much into boats so we couldn't resist staying on La Nina. It definitely is clean and convenient to downtown Charleston. We walked into town during the day and Ubered in the evening. Most of the time when we got an Uber, it was the minimum charge of $6 and change. The only time it was slightly higher was during surge times. We chose to shower in the private showers in the marina, which are a short walk from our slip. We would sit on the fly bridge with wine to watch the sunsets. It was a very relaxing time.

Dara couldn't have been more attentive to any needs we had. She is an awesome hostess.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: YOU were amazing guests! Thank you for your patience...I only wish I had been able to have been there for you, and to have met you. Next time; or better yet, in MD when we visit the restaurant! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time in CHS. I hope to work with your friends soon too. You know I'll take good care of them too! Thank you for the pens. I am using them everyday! LOVE & EXCITED to have - I even sent a picture to my siblings;) XO
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Marina Variety Store Restaurant
American Restaurant
Charleston City Marina
California Dreaming Restaurant
Gnome Café
Vegan Restaurant
60 Bull Cafe
Soul Food Restaurant
Brown Dog Deli
Persimmon Cafe
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Bon Banh Mi
Vietnamese Restaurant
Hominy Grill
Southern Restaurant (US)
Fuel Charleston
Caribbean Restaurant
Goulette Rotisserie & Grill
The Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl
Breakfast Restaurant
The Bearded Cafe Express
Coffee Shop
R. Kitchen
New American Restaurant
Mace Brown Museum of Natural History
Black Tap Coffee
Sunrise Bistro Xpress
Breakfast Restaurant
Xiao Bao Biscuit
Asian Restaurant
Cannon Green
Mediterranean Restaurant
Ladles Soups Downtown
Soup Restaurant
College of Charleston
Queen Street Grocery
Nacha Mama's Taqueria - Downtown
Mexican Restaurant
Luke's Craft Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Marty’s Place
Dave's Carry-Out
Takeout Restaurant
Sorghum & Salt
Greek Restaurant
Liberty Fresh Food Co.
Nana's Seafood & Soul
Seafood Restaurant
Five Loaves Cafe
Southern Restaurant (US)
Circe's Grotto
Sandwich Shop
Caviar & Bananas - Gourmet Market & Cafe
Sushi Restaurant
Sabatinos Authentic New York City Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Daps Breakfast & Imbibe
Breakfast Restaurant
American Restaurant
Swamp Fox Restaurant
American Restaurant
Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer
Coffee Shop
Tricera Coffee
Coffee Shop
Breizh pan Crepes/Charleston
Mama Kim's Express Korean & Hibachi
Korean Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
Trattoria Lucca
Italian Restaurant
Tapio - A Boba Tea Cafe
In The Kitchen with Bob Waggoner
Le Farfalle
Italian Restaurant
Smoothie King
Juice Shop
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston Intl.
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Salty Mikes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Patriots Point Links
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Marina Variety Store Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: not necessary

Conde Nast has voted Charleston the US # 1 City four years in a row and the world's top tourism town in 2012 - incredible architecture and history, outstanding restaurants, and beautiful harbor and ocean.

Accommodations on the water with a view of downtown and the Harbor.

The City Marina is less than a mile from the center of the downtown area. The marina provides an hourly shuttle during business hours that loops around all of downtown's shops and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $99

Captained Charters are available for half (3 hour) or full (6 hour) day charters. Price varies by season $125 - $150/hour + fuel + $50 Cleaning Fee + Square Fees (3.5%).
We also offer Multi-day Excursions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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