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Houseboat Centaurus: Fabulous Floating Home Close to Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8

Stay on our fabulous 3 bedroom houseboat and you'll have a vacation that will challenge your imagination!

This spacious vacation rental on the water comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests and is completely air-conditioned and heated to keep you comfortable even on the hottest days! Your full kitchen makes meal preparation a snap with a full size fridge, microwave convection oven and cooktop. All linens and towels are included in the rental as well, so no worrying about laundry while your on vacation!

The huge outside roof deck is a great spot to enjoy a meal with family and friends, or a quiet cocktail watching the sun set over the water. This luxury houseboat has been specifically built for us, and designed with a renter in mind. There are 3 private staterooms, the aft cabin has a queen size bed with a memory foam mattress and en suite bathroom, while the 2 mid-ship cabins feature full sized beds. The sofa in the living room folds out to a queen size bed for additional sleeping options.There is a flat screen 40' TV in the living room area and the custom handmade wood trim throughout the boat offers the overall comfort of a luxury home on the water.


Master bedroom with queen bed w/ ensuite bath

Stateroom with double bed

2nd Stateroom with twin bunk bed

Main salon with sleeper sofa (sleeps 2)

Dining area with seating for 4 at table and 4 at breakfast bar

Full galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove top burners and toaster

2 Full bathrooms with stand up showers, toilet and vanity

HUGE rooftop deck with lounge furniture and marina views

Fully heated and air conditioned


Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Free Wifi


We do recommend bringing a car or renting one. There is FREE parking at the marina.


Docked at Safe Harbour Marina (6810 Front Street), this is a low-key spot just a 10 minute drive from downtown Key West on Stock Island. Off the beaten path, we are a hidden gem tucked between local campgrounds and shrimp docks. The atmosphere is laid-back and the ambiance is often described as colorful and reminiscent of the 'Old Key West' of decades past with fishing boats and artisans working from waterfront cottages along the docks.

The marina is also home to the Hogfish Bar and Grill, a hotspot for locals who come here for the fabulous fresh seafood and live music. The community here is very welcoming with artsy types and fishing fanatics open and welcome to all.

This is an authentic fishing port. If you’re interested in kicking back and relaxing on a luxurious houseboat in a unique and unspoiled place, this is the spot for you! If the availibility matches your needs, you will experience something to talk about that's largely unavailable at any price anywhere. The ambiance of art, fishing and mix of attractive colorful locals may remind you of a bygone era or inspire a new love for this rare setting.

For those looking to spend time out on the open waters there are companies that operate daily charters from this or nearby marinas. There are fully customizable charters that may include activities such as snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. If interested, please inquire about special SleepAfloat guest pricing.

Want to bring your own boat along for day trips? No problem! We can put you in contact with the marina and they can set you up with a spot in one of their slips near the houseboat.

• Rates are posted for 2 guests. Each additional guest $35/night per person. $200 cleaning fee, $39 insurance fee.

• Holiday rates are higher and require a 3 night minimum including Fantasy Fest Week.

• Guests must electronically sign off on our SleepAfloat Rental Terms & Conditions within 48 hours of booking to validate confirmation.

More Details

Property Manager
marcia sleepafloat
Speaks English
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Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017


Good! 3.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Houseboat Centaurus: Fabulous Floating Home Close to Downtown
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews

houseboat Centaurus

  • 4 of 5

The boat was great, very comfortable, and had everything we needed. The marina is kind of quirky, but I enjoy that. We liked the Hogfish Bar a lot! I don't think this would be the best place for a vacation with kids, though. I would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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management issues

  • 4 of 5

The houseboat itself was clean, pretty convenient to Key West, and within walking distance of the 'Hogfish Bar & Grill'. The boat,however, was not made ready for our arrival as agreed upon in the rental agreement. I did contact the property manager & told him we would be arriving late which may have delayed the cleaning. We were not able to get into the boat until the day after our rented start day as it had not been cleaned from the prior rental party. I contacted the management team about this upon getting home, and after a slight delay, was credited a days rent.

All in all, it was a fun place to stay and I would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the honest feedback, and I feel badly about this mixup on our part. You are correct: when you called as a courtesy to let our on-site manager know that your arrival was going to be delayed until the following morning, he passed that information along to the cleaning crew in case it might provide a bit of relief to prioritize another deadline that day. At that point, there was a miscommunication as the cleaners somehow came away with the incorrect impression that they had until the following day at our normal 3 PM check-in time as opposed to needing to have it ready for the early morning arrival. This was completely our fault and I sincerely apologize for the negative impact it must have had on your arrival day. In spite of our screw-up, I'm glad to hear that you liked the rest of your experience enough that you'd be willing to give us another chance to show you that this isn't business as usual for us. In addition to the credit you recieved, if you decide you'd like to return, please ask for JJ and I'll make sure that you receive a discount on your booking.
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Nice Week on Centaurus

  • 4 of 5

Quietly tucked away a 15-minute taxi ride from downtown Key West, this houseboat was a perfect getaway for me and a buddy. Room aboard was ample and we really enjoyed the huge rooftop deck. The Hogfish Bar & Grill being just steps away is what saves it from being stuck out in an otherwise sketchy location. Great price and a great way to a the real "non-tourist" slice of the Keys.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden gem, local feel

  • 5 of 5

Happy to have stayed here and not a hotel chain. Spacious and clean. Walking distance to some of the best food we had during our stay. Fun sun deck. Friendly neighbors. Only small drawback was the patio furniture. (Could be upgraded)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful! We'll be back soon

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! It was our first time on a full-sized comfortable houseboat.

What we saw in advance on the site matched what we saw and enjoyed there. All good.

We were a short walk to the hog fish restaurant which is all outdoor and so authentic tiki. But was far enough down the pier so the boat was very quiet even on the night we decided to turn in early.

It was wonderful to relax at sunset on the top deck.

Liked the personal touch and felt well taken care of by the staff who gave us local insight into Key West. Very clean & comfortable.

During the day we fished or took advantage of snorkeling, kayaking & waterskiing. At night we explored the lively bars and restaurants in the area. It's a town built for fun and that's what we had.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A total disaster

  • 1 of 5

The boat looks nice on Picture but are not in real. The location are in middle of nowere. the sheets were not clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

The moment you step foot into Safe Harbor Marina you will feel like you��ve gone back in time to the days of 'Old Key West'. Filled with assorted galleries, studios, commercial fishing ventures, etc., the atmosphere at this marina is laid-back and the ambiance is often described as a colorful, and reminds of the less touristed Key West of the 1960s.

This eclectic marina is home to the popular Hogfish Bar and Grill and only a 5 mile drive from downtown Key West and Duval Street.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stock Island in Lower Florida Keys

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

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