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Tropical Paradise aboard this New Houseboat. On the Intracoastal, Steps to Beach

North Beach, Hollywood, FL, USA
  • House Boat1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3BR 2 Bath, Sleeps 8. Bring your whole crew, plenty of room for all!

"You have not experienced Fort Lauderdale until you stay on a Rock On Rentals boat" raves a past guest, and you will feel the same way after a vacation on our newest addition, Living The Dream.

The name of the boat accurately sums up what you can anticipate in an experience staying aboard. This custom designed houseboat was built for maximum comfort. Whether relaxing topsides with a cold drink and the warm sun, or down in the spacious salon in one of the many comfortable chairs reading a book. You will experience what it is to "Live the Dream"

With 3 private staterooms and two full bathrooms, your entire crew will have a place aboard. The master stateroom features a queen sized bed, huge closets, and plenty of windows to take in the view. There is an ensuite bath with toilet, sink/vanity and full size corner shower unit. The VIP stateroom contains a full size bed with closet and nightstand, while the bunk room has two twin sized bunks and closet. These two staterooms share the second full bathroom. In the main salon the sofa opens to a full/queen sized bed as well for even more sleeping options.

The fully applianced kitchen makes meals aboard easy. All the necessary cooking utensils, cutlery and dishes are provided, as well as pots and pans. There is bar seating and a dining area for the whole crew to enjoy a meal inside, but this will probably go completely unused once you see the MASSIVE roof deck beckoning you outside!

Atop the boat you will discover the oasis we have created that completely embodies the vacation experience. A partial hard top covers some of the deck for all weather enjoyment, while leaving most of the deck open to the Florida sunshine. Lounge chairs, a complete dining area, wet bar, tropical plants and mood lighting all but guarantee you will not want to leave the boat, but make sure you do as the best of Fort Lauderdale is steps from your retreat.

This boat is now located in Dania beach The world famous Las Olas Blvd. is 15 minutes from where the boat is docked. Fabulous cuisine, shopping and people watching can be had in short drive. Downtown Dania Beach is a 5 minute drive and the beach is a short 3 block walk from the boat! Parking is available right next to the boat and is free!

Is a beach day beckoning you? We are less than two blocks the best beaches in town. In addition to all the above amenities, the boat has an iPod stereo and a 42" flat screen TV. This boat is now in Dania Beach on historic Ocean Drive. You will be right on the intracoastal water way, providing hours of people and yacht watching. There are great restaurants within walking distance and you are literally across the street from the beach!

***Please note these boats are berthed on fixed docks, this means there will be a height difference between high and low tide from the dock to the boat. We have done our best to mitigate this differential with steps and handholds, but please be aware if you have a mobility issue you may not be able to enter or leave the boat at extreme low tide,. Please ask us for details if you feel this may affect your ability to enjoy this rental****

Are you packing your bags yet? Book your stay today and prepare to be "Living the Dream!

Property Manager


Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 24, 2018
About Ryan/Deb

I own a property management company specializing in yacht and houseboat rentals. I love the water and enjoy sailing every chance I get! I carefully select the listings I represent, so you can be assured you are staying in a property I have stayed in and am confident you will enjoy. I enjoy hosting vacation rental travelers as you are the most adventurous, interesting folks I have had the pleasure to rent to. I look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Ryan/Deb purchased this House Boat in 2013

Why Ryan/Deb chose North Beach

This houseboat is in a great neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. The location could not be better both for heading to the beach, a short walk across the street, or heading our to eat, a few blocks away.

What makes this House Boat unique

Your own tropical oasis. Enjoy two levels of living on the boat. Plenty of room for everyone!


    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Guest Room
        1 double
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bunkroom
        2 twin/ single, Bunk Beds
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Sized Sleep Sofa


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • Guest Bathroom
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
              Right across the street from the beach!
            • Waterfront
              On the Intercostal Waterway


                • Adventure
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Queen sized sleep sofa
                        • Parking
                          1 spot right next to the boat included with the rental
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                              Side by side fridge with Icemaker
                            • Stove
                              2 burner cooktop
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Indoor and outdoor dining areas
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Antenna TV, no cable sorry!


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              3 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful Home on the Water

                                                              Christopher C.Hollywood

                                                              This houseboat was perfect. Very clean throughout, great kitchen, and a wonderful deck to relax, have a beverage, and watch the boats go by. I’d definitely stay here again!

                                                              Business Trip

                                                              Earl C.

                                                              Wanted something different vs hotel for business trip to area. Worked out great. Everything needed was there.

                                                              Definitely not as pictured and described.

                                                              Erin G.

                                                              Highly disappointed upon arrival. This houseboat was nestled quit closesly (12 inches) between two other boats, one which was on the verge of sinking, but both in quite dispare. Once on board, this hoseboat has a very dramatic slope to the back. We contacted the owner and was assured that is was because the holding tanks were full and that it was the “poor mans” way of knowing. He said that someone would be by the next day to empty them. Upon further inspection, we noticed the overall dirt/grime. The floors and rugs were extremely dirty ( including the rugs around the toilets). We ended up pushing all of the rugs to the side and we found some swiffer wet cleaning wipes in the closet in the living room area and cleaned all of the floors ourselves. The back door (overlooking the water), the screen door was rusted and fallen over laying on top of the a/c unit. There was mold in the bathroom on the wood above the sink, the drains all smelled like sewer, and due to the slant of the boat it was extremely hard to sleep as you felt like you were going to roll out the bed. The upper deck was dirty and the furniture was not as pictured on Homeaway. The granite island on the top deck looked as if it had not been cleaned in weeks and the sink was so dirty that I wouldn’t even consider using it. Yes - we know this is a houseboat and we are out doors type people, but for the money we spent, this should have been at least clean...

                                                              At the end of day 2 - the boat was slanting even more to the back. Contacted the owner again, he promised it would be fixed the next day.

                                                              Day 3.... still not fixed. Contacted the owner and he said he would make it right. Still... nothing. Very disappointed....

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Receiving a review like this is always difficult, especially when there are legitimate concerns involved where we dropped the ball. I am disappointed the guests did not let me know anything about the lack of cleanliness during our daily phone calls and texts, I would have sent my cleaning crew in right away to tackle it. I have spoken with my cleaning crew and the shortcomings in the cleanliness of the boat have been addressed and rectified.

                                                              The holding tank issue unfortunately was compounded by the company that services our vessel giving me incorrect information daily on when they would be arriving, had they come when said they were going to this issue would have not existed. When they finally arrived on the morning of Day 3 it had taken them too long. I have since switched to another vendor so as not to have this issue again.

                                                              As far as the boats in the marina around our boat are concerned, It is a marina I cannot control which boats I have as neighbors, but fortunately everyone at the marina is kind and welcoming to all of our guests.

                                                              I appreciate that this guest took the time to write a review, I just wish that they had allowed me to rectify the issue that I could have solved for them during their stay to make it more enjoyable.


                                                              North Beach, Hollywood, FL, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

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