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Stay On-board a 42 Ft. Sail Boat in the Keys near Key Largo.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 620 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

42 Ft. Sail Boat, in quiet protected marina.

We are ready to provide you with a unique and great place to stay in the Keys. 5 star reviews! Very clean and spacious 42 ft Catalina. 3 berths, sleeps six, large galley, 2 toilets. Master berth has private door and is very private. In a paradise location, quiet private Marina with friendly neighbors. Plenty of room to swim right off the back of the boat in crystal clear water. Occasional appearances by manatees. Minutes to state beaches, tennis courts, full sized public swimming pool, shopping, restaurants and attractions. Nearby by wild bird sanctuary and bird rescue facility open to the public. Theater of the Sea offers swimming with dophins in a natural environment.

1 hr from Miami, 80 min from Ft. Lauderdale. Close to local car rental. If you are looking for a worry free relaxing vacation you can't beat this amazing setting in a clean and friendly marina. You will LIKE it here!

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Member since: 2015
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Tavernier in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Full shower facilities are steps away in the marina.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Full shower facilities are steps away in the marina.
  • The marina has bathrooms and showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2 spacious aft Births and 1 Middle Pullman birth
  • Books ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Swim right from the back of the boat in a protected marina.


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(32 traveller reviews)

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Stay On-board a 42 Ft. Sail Boat in the Keys near Key Largo.
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

The Northern across is a clean, comfortable gem settled in a peaceful and friendly marina.

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed on the Northern Cross for 5 days with my mother and 13 year old daughter. It was her dream to stay aboard a boat and we are so happy we chased that dream of hers! It was an adventure of the sweetest kind. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and at home! The marina is tucked away in a quiet and yet convenient location where the people are kind, the water is inviting and the boat is accommodating. We swam off the back of the boat in the marina our first day, within the first five minutes to be perfectly honest, and every morning after. The marina is about 25 feet deep and the water clear so we were able to snorkel a bit, too. You should know that while my daughter was living her dream in the boat, I lived mine in the water because as luck would have it a manatee swam right past the back of the boat while I was floating by the ladder! I found out later that he shows up to swim the marina every so often and we were so honored to have shared the water with him that day! At night we enjoyed games at the dining table and in the AM breakfast from a local spot, Koko’s, on the deck. (You can easily prepare meals in the galley of the boat but we never did.) Oh! And the nights... sleeping with the windows open, the waves lapping at the boat and a salt water breeze to lull us to sleep was magical. We awoke rested each morning. Apparently we had a bit of a “bad weather week” while we were there- it was around 80 and sunny every day but it was a bit too windy to go out much with Paul. Paul is the neighbor, manager, local guy who is happy to help you with anything you may need. If you get a chance to go out with him for an excursion, please do, and consider yourself lucky. What a luxury to have access to a true sailor for excursions! He loves the water, the Keys and he knows his stuff. We went out with him for a sunset tour of the area and for a quick trip to a local favorite, Lorelei. It’s a must if you are in the Keys. We went back for dinner and another sunset later in the week. Lorelei sits right on the water, no shoes required, and as a side note they have the best key lime pie. My daughter made it her mission to try key lime pie from Key West to Key Largo in attempt to find the best one and settled on Lorelei hands down. We visited beaches, state parks, many various stores, shops, museums and so on and while that was great, we were very grateful to have the Northern Cross to come back to each night. Loved our trip!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not only am I thrilled to hear you all such I great time, it reminds me how great it is to be part of the short-term rental community and to be able to have people like you stay on our boat where many leave with memories of a life time! If you come to the Keys, you "gotta" stay on a boat!
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Great experience in a unique stay

  • 4 of 5

The Northern Cross was a great experience for my family. The marina facilities were very clean, the people were friendly and the location was a fantastic place to launch our day trips. Communication was super from the owner, Rick, as well as the onsite manager, Paul.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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eldon, mo

Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Northern Cross. The boat more than met our expectations. So relaxing! Marina property very well cared for too. Would recommend anyone needing some r&r try out the Northern Cross.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camping on a boat!

  • 4 of 5

My husband loved this, but as a woman it was not as attractive for me! We both enjoyed the people who live on the boats, cooking out and hanging around the tiki hut. I found the very narrow dock with no railings that you had to use to get on & off the boat intimidating! The bathrooms, laundry facilities and showers on shore were not far and were clean. The berth/beds are not very comfortable. After 2 weeks of sleeping on them, all had aching backs! (We are in our mid to late 60s). States it sleeps 6, but 4 of them would need to be small children to get that many on board! The residents here are mostly senior citizens who are amazing in the vitality and level of activity they engage in. This being said it is fairly quiet and not a good place for smaller children. The rear berths are very small and claustrophobic. We had 3 adults and that was fine. As you can imagine there is little storage space so the unused berth was great for luggage and extra stuff! We realized that it may have been a better choice to leave most of the luggage in the car, retrieving clothes as needed. Just taking things to the boat over that very narrow dock being part of the reason! The owners were great to work with. My husband conversed with both for various reasons during our stay. Not trying to discourage anyone but wanting you to be more aware of everything that is involved. A shorter stay would have been better for me though my husband was delighted!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very thoughtful review. A boat is definitely not a resort. If you are looking for a beach type vacation our boat is not for you. However if you have a sense of adventure and like to get out and do things you can go snorkeling at the reefs, take a glass bottom boat tour, go paddle boarding, swim with while dolphins, go on a sunset sailing cruise, try your hand a deep sea fishing, the list goes on! Kids love it on the boat (though we do ask that you verify they are good swimmers if under 12) especially since you’re u can swim to your heart,s content right off the back of the boat. There are nearby public beaches and swimming pools is that sit you more. Like 98% of other guests who stayed with us, if staying on a boat is appealing to you, you will like it here.
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Nashville, TN

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Was a trip filled with rich experiences and memories. Boat was a beauty and the gentle rock in the harbor made for some relaxing rest. These folks were great to do business with and would recommend this experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgetown, Canada

Our family of four had a great week on the Northern Cross!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoys slightly off the beaten path travels and this was perfect for a unique and memorable experience. Our teens loved having their own cozy and private berths. We all slept well. The boat is clean and well equipped. Highlights included coffee in the morning and sunset happy hours on the back deck! The property manager, Paul, is very helpful and friendly. He offers various charters for a reasonable fee and I wish we had booked something with him. Next time! The owners are very organized and thorough in all correspondence and sharing of information. The marina is nice and quiet with lots of friendly boaters. The washrooms and showers at the marina were very clean. The use of the communal bbq and tiki hut was a nice bonus. There is lots to do in the area. We enjoyed outings to nearby Founders Park which has a beautiful beach, Olympic size swimming pool, basketball & volleyball and tennis courts. There is also a community centre at Founders Park that runs yoga & exercise classes. There is a fee to get into the park. We went on a snorkelling trip and rented kayaks at John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. We fed the tarpons at Robbie’s. Grocery stores, movie theatre are close by. We bought fresh seafood at Casa Mar nearby and grilled it on the bbq. A day trip to Key West is recommended also. Harry Harris beach is a few minutes from the boat, however it was still closed due to Hurricane damage. Our stay was a great balance of relaxing on the boat and exploring the area. A perfect family vacation with teenagers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is impossible NOT to find a whole range of enjoyable things to do in the Keys. I totally agree that one of the highlights is our boat, the marina and the people you will meet at the Tiki Hut. Oh yes - you can swim til your heart is content right off the back of the boat. And lots of great restaurants and outside bars with music nightly.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ft. Lauderdale or Miami
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Harry Harris Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat in Tavernier, Florida Keys

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £17.86 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Tax Rate 7.5%

Children under 12 only accepted after approval by owners. No Pets. Non-smoking anywhere on the boat including cockpit and deck. Marina rules also include no smoking on the grounds of the marina.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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