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Tired of hotels? Stay aboard a yacht next time you're in Miami.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type yacht


About the property

Consider staying aboard a yacht - 2 fun options; Miami Beach Marina or at anchor

Try something new and fun, the next time you're in Miami, imagine staying aboard a beautiful motor yacht. Securely docked (at the Miami Beach Marina in the heart of South Beach) or safely at anchor feeling the gentle motion of the water with total privacy and AMAZING views of Miami. It's a fun option to “just another condo” or hotel.

Here's how it works. Pick the location you'd like to stay during your trip to Miami (at anchor - in front of the Rusty Pelican Restaurant (on Virginia Key) or at the exciting Miami Beach Marina) and meet your captain (and your yacht) at our central Miami Location Bayside Marketplace Pier 5.

After a brief orientation of the yacht, it's off for a one hour cruise around Miami; a perfect time to spot the celebrity homes on Star Island and maybe see a few dolphin jumping in the wake of the boat. Upon your arrival, your captain will secure the yacht and depart, giving you the privacy you'd expect. Your time on the yacht can be peaceful and relaxing or action packed thanks to our excellent locations.

Note: Due to our licensing agreement, we are NOT able to allow guests to stay overnight on the yacht at Bayside Marketplace. We use this convenient location simply to board the yacht as you head out for your stay at Miami Beach Marina or at anchor overlooking the city of Miami.

The Boat:

“Rendezvous” is a 43 foot long (22 foot wide) Lagoon Power Cat built in France by one of the largest yacht builders in the world. She offers comfortable living space for 3 couples in three very private bedroom (staterooms), each stateroom has access to a private bath. Rendezvous offers four distinct outdoor sunbathing, dining or conversation areas. This means that a group can enjoy privacy unavailable in a typical condo or hotel room. We have ample towels and linens onboard. The salon and master stateroom both feature LCD TV’s. There is a stereo in the salon and forward outdoor lounge area that will accept an MP3 style player. The kitchen (galley) is typical for a boat (compact if you’re accustomed to a house) and features a gas stove/oven, a double stainless steel sink, an under counter fridge with small freezer area as well as things like a blender, toaster, coffee maker, etc. Of course the yacht has hot and cold running water, air-conditioning & heating, electric flushing toilets as well as ample lighting and 110V outlets, etc. All the comforts and conveniences of your home, just in a smaller package. The yacht is securely docked at Bayside's popular and convenient Pier 5 and is connected to power and water. No crew will remain on board during your stay so you’ll enjoy privacy when on board.

The Location:

Arguably the very best locations in Miami!

Option 1 - Miami Beach Marina - We'll take you to the world famous Miami Miami Beach Marina. Get ready for a vacation of luxury on Rendezvous when in South Beach. Enjoy waterfront living on your own private yacht! Centrally located in the heart of South Beach, our Yacht is the perfect location in the marina closest to South Beach hotspots!

The Yacht will be docked at a 400 slip marina, walking distance to South Beach Art Deco District, nearby shopping and the trendy South Beach night life.

Come join us on Rendezvous and float all your cares away. Walk or bike to South Point Park. Enjoy your mornings watching the cruise ships head out from one of the multiple on-board decks with a gourmet cup of coffee. Sunset cocktails from the Captain's Bridge offers an unobstructed view from the water surrounded by multi-million dollar yachts.

Chill out before a big night out in the spacious air conditioned main salon, dinning table, bar, kitchen, surround-sound with iPod doc, Wi-Fi, and a flat screen TV.

After a big night out in South Beach come back to your private yacht with three private staterooms that each have Queen sized-beds, private bathrooms with showers, plenty of closet space, luxurious linens.

The rear deck has a teak bar, outdoor dining area, large cooler and spacious area to relax and dine.

Enjoy the day in the marina on board your luxury yacht, hang out by the marina's pool, or walk through South Point Park to the crystal blue waters of South Beach.

The Miami Marina has 24-hour security with gated access and abundant amenities.

The second option:

For the ultimate private vacation, Your captain will take you to a mooring area just in front of the Rusty Pelican Restaurant on Virginia Key. Once the yacht is secured to the mooring, he will leave you on the boat for the night. You'll enjoy the VERY best views of Miami and total privacy!

Note: Due to our licensing agreement, we are NOT able to allow guests to stay overnight on the yacht at Bayside Marketplace. We use this convenient location simply to board the yacht as you head out for your stay at Miami Beach Marina or at anchor overlooking the city of Miami.

More Details

Anthony Marzilli
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Anthony Marzilli

We live in Denver Colorado and purchased 'Rendezvous', our 43' Lagoon Power Cat in 2007. When we are not skiing in the Rockies or cruising around the Bahamas or Florida Keys, we enjoy making our boat available to guests that are looking for a different way to experience Miami and get an inside look Florida's boating lifestyle. Enjoy! :)

Anthony Marzilli purchased this yacht in 2007


World Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - (right side) - toilet , Sink and toilet located on the right side of master
    Master Bathroom - Lift side - shower , On the left side of master is a dedicated shower and sink
    Forward Starboard (right) - toilet , shower , This bathroom is shared by living area and stbd stateroom
    Forward Port Bathroom (left) - toilet , shower , This bath is accessed exclusively from the port stateroom
    Swim Platform Shower (outdoor) - outdoor shower , This is perfect for a rinse on a hot day of sun bathing
  • All bathrooms have sinks with hot & cold water, toilets are all electric flush toilets and all are well lit with mirrors and additional storage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Stateroom - 1 king , The master stateroom - located in the back of the boat
    Forward Stateroom - Right side - 1 queen , V berth queen size bed
    Forward Stateroom - Left side - 1 queen , V - berth queen size bed
  • The master stateroom (bedroom) offers a private bathroom with a toilet and sink, then a separate shower area. 270 degrees of windows and lots of storage. The Forward staterooms (bedrooms) offer a queen size V berth each with a private bath (sink and toilet). The forward bathrooms can be used to take showers as well, but most guests like to use the larger, dedicated shower in the master. It's better suited for showers and keeps the forward bathrooms dry. Each stateroom has cabinets to hang clothing as well as drawers and shelving for cloths. All staterooms feature reading lights as well as overhead lights.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • limited accessibility
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • wind-surfing
If you would be interested in taking the boat out for a tour of Miami's waterways or even a trip to the sand bar for a swim, we can check to see if the captain is available. Costs for captain, fuel and engine time would be additional. Advance notice is required if this is of interest. Consider a special overnight adventure on anchor!!! If weather is permitting and you'd like a very special experience, consider having our captain take you and your guests across the bay (about a 20 minute cruise) in the afternoon. He'll secure the yacht to a mooring buoy right in front of the Rusty Pelican Restaurant and you'll enjoy an authentic night aboard a yacht at anchor. You'll enjoy the best views of the Miami skyline... period! Our captain will return to the yacht at about 9am the following morning and bring you back to Bayside.


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Tired of hotels? Stay aboard a yacht next time you're in Miami.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Barrie Ontario Canada

May weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

A great location close to shopping, restaurants, and beaches! Although we were close to all the action at the marketplace we still had privacy and quiet time when we wanted it. Enjoyed watching the boats going in and out of the marina - wonderful breezes from the ocean - and the atmosphere of being on our "own" boat. The pictures on the website are a true reflection of what to expect - more than enough space for 3 couples to share - and still have privacy. Chris was very helpful and accommodating and Deb, who greeted us at the boat was also great!! We would highly recommend this yacht rental and the experience of being on the water definitely beat a traditional hotel rental. If we are in Miami again - we would want Rendezvous to be our home away from home!!! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trish, It was a pleasure to have you aboard! Thank you for the kind comments. Please join us for your next trip to Miami.
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Expectations Exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, Deb met us promptly @Bayside and helped with our luggage and "provisions" for the week. Once aboard, the first thing everyone noticed is the room aboard Rendezvous is impressive, inside or out, my family of five were never in each others way, the pictures DO NOT do her justice! She was in immaculate condition for our arrival. Chris must be a very meticulous person, because every thing in the boat from your welcome guide to the circuit breakers are labeled and easy to use/find, this was awsome, because not being boaters some things were'nt so obvious! The location was great, AA Arena and Bayside, we did visit South Beach to check it off our list but prefered the beaches on Key Biscayne, wich was only 10min away. Overall this expierience was unique and far better than expected, we hopefully can return soon. Maybe for a charter to Bimini ; )

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob, it was a pleasure to have you aboard. We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to your return. You and your family would love the Bimini experience, it's magical.
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Rogers, Arkansas/USA

What a unique lodging option!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a memorable spring break aboard the "Rendezous." Everything was perfect and exactly as described and seen in the photos. The local liason who met us and gave us the tour of the yacht and answered questions reqarding how to use all of the facilities was delightful! In the decision making process to lease the owner was exceptional in quickness of response, fairness of terms, and integrity. The location of the yacht at Bayside is a definite plus with shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Our son was even able to walk to the Arena to a Miami Heat game. We would definitely recommend others to try this unique experience and vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeannie for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you and your family aboard Rendezvous. Please keep us in mind for any future visits to the Miami area. My best, Chris
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Metro Detroit

One of a kind opportunity w/ great people behind it all

  • 5 of 5

All that I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you to Chris and Deb for, what was such a unique way to experience my first trip to Miami. The only problem is, now it is the only way that I think that I would want to going forward. The area is great, near many shops, bars, etc... Those working at the marina were both friendly and professional. They allowed us exactly the privacy that we were looking for, but they made our whole group feel comfortable about the security of the boat and our belongings as they constantly are on a rotation just to make sure that everything is going alright.

The boat itself, in the location that it is, makes this a truly one of a kind experience. Chris and Deb were a call away when we needed anything and I can't thank them enough for that.

I'd recommend renting this yacht to anyone who wants to be in the heart of it all in Downtown. Just don't reserve it for Miami Music Week, as I've already spread the word along to ownership that we'd like to rent again if they'll have us. Truly an experience I'll be reminiscing about until next year, when I intend to vacation there again.

Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rich, I'm really glad you had fun! Deb tells me you were perfect gentlemen and that you took great care of Rendezvous. Thank you! You'll certainly have first option for all the Ultra's in the future. :) It's a pleasure to share Miami's boating lifestyle with you and your group. My best, Chris
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Richmond, VA

Weekend Get Away

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience at the Randezvous was easy and relaxing. Chris is a very genuine and caring guy who makes his guests feel right at home. The yacht is very clean and the staff at the marina were helpful. It was very neat experiencing the boating life while still downtown and close to the American Airlines arena. Will definitely be returning for another vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Seth, Thank you very much for your kind comments, it was a pleasure having aboard Rendezvous. We look forward to your return. Safe travels. Chris
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Boulder, CO

Cool and different!

  • 5 of 5

Staying on the Rendezvous at Miamarina is a unique experience; the city views are awesome, the music is energizing, eating/drinking choices are numerous and the location is perfect for walking, riding the Miami elevated train or driving/cabbing over to the beachs of South Beach (or anywhere as they queue up right at Bayside 24/7). Easy drive from airport takes less than 15 minutes and a taxi ride from airport is less than $15. The yacht is gorgeous, with ample staterooms forward and a "to die for" master suite in the aft. Galley is easy to work and cook in, with new and efficient appliances, and the salon seats 6 easily. Outdoor dining makes for a very unique experience with the sounds and sights of Miami all around. Very cool. On board shower is perfect but showers at marina also easy and clean. I give this a hearty two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Miami International Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
The Metro Rail - 6 blocks away (Overtown/Lyric)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
beach boat rental
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
South Beach (Ocean Drive & 5th - Miami Beach)
Car: not necessary

Your yacht, Rendezvous, is available for boarding at 3 great miami beach locations Miami beach marina , sunset harbor marina and the collins ave strip

dinner key marina coconut grove

sea isle marina downtown miami

Then it's time to relax, sit aboard your yacht and enjoy a good book or other vacation desires. We also offer 50% off charter usage during your stay The choice is yours when your home is on the water in the very heart of Miami's action.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

Note: All rates include the captain's fee to locate the yacht at Miami Beach Marina (or anchorage), dockage fees, Your only additional fee would be the $125 cleaning/linen fee and the 7% tax rate.

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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