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Comfy Trawler in New Marina/Resort - Perfect for Couples and Families

Bedrooms 1
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 15 nights


About the property

Stay and Play abroad the "Reef Dreamer" and join us on for a day at the reef!

Stay aboard the Reef Dreamer at Stock Island Marina Village and experience the joy of boat life at the newest resort in the Florida Keys. Watch manatees and tarpon from the back deck while enjoying all the amenities of the new Hotel Perry Key West. The Reef Dreamer is a perfect way for a couple or small family to truly experience the boat life without sacrificing any of the luxuries. Spend the day kayaking or biking with our complementary bikes and tandem kayak or, as our honored VRBO guests, spend the day lounging by the brand new Perry Hotel Key West pool. Like to tour Key West? No problem, the FREE resort shuttle departs on the hour. Also included is full access to three on-property restaurants, 24 hour fitness center, and of course, two wonderful bars, one poolside and one in a quaint but authentic tiki hut.

If the mood strikes you and you'd like to join us on one of our many watersports activities, we'll be happy to assist with the booking process. If your dream is to relax by the pool and just enjoy the cool breeze, well, that's perfect, too. Also, for the nature lovers, enjoy a quiet local mangrove paddle in our complementary tandem kayak easily boarded from the large swim platform on the back of the Reef Dreamer.

The Reef Dreamer feels quite large for its 32 foot overall length. Begin with a sliding door entry into the main salon where you will find a well equipped galley(kitchen) complete with full size R/V refrigerator, safe propane gas stove, and spacious double sink. Moving into the main salon there's a nice dinette to starboard (right). Across from the dinette, a large 7 foot sofa sits ready for as many as four guests. This same sofa converts into a full size bed which will easily accommodate adults or children.

Down a set of stairs and to port (left) is the Reef Keeper's very large bathroom (called a head on ships and boats). The head is nicely appointed with stand up shower, easy electric flushing toilet, and a very nice vanity.

Finally, moving forward is a surprisingly large main cabin. The "V-berth" is 7 ft wide at the foot of the berth and tapers off to a nice 4 ft pillow wall. This v-berth can easily accommodate two adults or three children. Even the taller guests will have plenty of room to stretch out.

No need to worry about your creature comforts! The Reef Dreamer is equipped with cold air conditioning, luxury linens, and plenty of fluffy towels. Not in the mood to eat out? Bring your own groceries and take advantage of the Reef Dreamer’s fully equipped galley.

Enjoy all the hotel’s amenities, pool, three restaurants and bars, and don’t forget about the bikes and kayaks available to you 24/7.

More Details

Jeffrey Bowman
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Jeffrey Bowman

My wife and I have owned and operated Namaste Eco Excursions since 2004. Our company features ecology inspired snorkel and kayak tours in the lower Florida Keys. Over the years we have had the pleasure to introduce our guests to the absolute wonder of a live tropical reef and wilderness mangrove forests. Often times our guests have expressed an interest in experiencing the laid back lifestyle of our unique marina for their own. Acknowledging this passion within we purchased the "Reef Keeper", a 32 foot Marine Trader trawler, and worked for nearly a year putting her in to service as a vacation rental. Since our launch date in September of 2016 we have received several bookings and to our delight our guests have absolutely loved their stay on the Reef Keeper.

Jeffrey Bowman purchased this boat in 2015

Why Jeffrey Bowman chose Stock Island

The Reef Keeper is located at Discovery Cove in the newest and most modern marina in the Florida Keys. Stock Island Marina Village has adopted a very organic model for tourism. The marina features large common areas complete with an organic gardens, a Cuban cafe, a working waterfront purveyed by local artist studios, wood shops, and even a fully operational rum distillery with a rum tasting bar.

Guests are welcome to stroll the well lit common docks, or perhaps book a day of ecological discovery aboard Reef Keeper"s sister ship, Reef Geek. For those wishing to explore Key West the marina offers a free shuttle service to the schooner docks in old Key West.

What makes this boat unique

The very best view on the boat is the top deck. As owners, our favorite seat in the house is the top deck. This 360 degree view of the marina property is quite amazing. On any given day one may see a modern mega yacht moored up to a 75 year old Schooner. Sunsets are the very best. The winter sunsets are absolutely spectacular!


Stock Island Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Resort facilities located only 50 feet away
  • Bathroom is a large marine head with full size toilet and standup shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Large spacious forward V-berth easily accommodates two adults or three children under 6
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our primary business is a eco excursion company. Namaste Eco Excursions features coral and mangrove discovery tours including reef/mangrove snorkeling and kayaking. We invite all our guest to check us out on the internet and offer special tours for our VRBO guests. Trips start at $99 per person.


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Comfy Trawler in New Marina/Resort - Perfect for Couples and Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

I enjoyed the unique nature of staying on the boat.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful quiet place to get away. The deck during morning coffee and breakfast was wonderful But not too far from everything in downtown Key West. I enjoyed the nearby shuttle to Key West that runs on the hour and use of the hotel pool. Trish and Jeff were great and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write the thoughtful review. We enjoyed having you as a guest, and we hope you'll come back soon.
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Unique getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our adventure on this comfy trawler! Jeff and Trish are great hosts. They made us feel right at home by supplying our favorite coffee and chocolates! The Perry Hotel pool is gorgeous and just few steps from the boat! Key West and all its attractions are just a few miles away. There are also some decent restaurants within walking distance of the boat. This vacation is one we are sure to never forget!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome! Marina was clean, boat was great!

  • 5 of 5

Stay was fantastic. Host's Trish and Jeff were GREAT! would return and reccomend. A great unique stay and a short distance to Key West! The use of the Perry Hotel was an extra bonus. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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First time in Key West, first time staying on a boat

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, nice people to rend from, very accomadating. Close to hotel facilities, and pool. Hotel treats you like you're staying there. Don't miss out on the food truck, Daluna's, within walking distance. Wonderful food, and Cuban coffee, that will wake you up.

Would stay again. Top deck is a must use too.

Thank you,

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Delunas Bar and Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hogfish Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Smathers Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $175

Check window is between 4:00 PM EST and 6:00 PM. Late arrivals should call ahead. Due to marina policy we cannot check in any guests after 10:OO PM. Guest arriving after 10:00 PM will have to arrange for alternative accommodations.

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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