A very special place in Hong Kong Island, your own retreat a few minutes away from the hustle & bustle of the city. A unique experience in a very spacious, comfortable, & peaceful houseboat. 3 bedrooms, can sleep up to 5 people. 3 floors, 200sqm of living space surrounded by an incredible 360° view of the mountains of Hong Kong Island and the waters of the south.
Accommodates: 5 people
Pet Owner: Zephyr The Cat
Property type: House Boat
Room type: Entire home/apt
Laptop friendly workspace
Dishes and silverware
Patio or balcony
Carbon monoxide detector
Very spacious houseboat (over 2,000 sq ft) 3 floors of living space 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Great size stylish living room with fully equipped American style open kitchen 3 terraces including a massive rooftop deck with bbq, dining, and lounge area
Guests have access to the entire boat except for the bedroom of the live-in housekeeper
In order to provide the best service, the live-in housekeeper is here to assist in any queries or any transportation request, between the boat and the dock. The housekeeper otherwise will have little interaction with guests while on board.
The boat is conveniently located in the Aberdeen Marina on Hong Kong Island. Close to Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, and Ap Lei Chau. It has stunning views of the south of the island and all day bright light exposure. Nearby Attractions: Ocean Park - 5 minutes away by taxi or MTR Central/Causeway Bay/Wan Chai- 15 mins by MTR, bus or taxi Ferries directly from Aberdeen to Lamma Island, Cheung Chau Island Deep Water Bay and Repulse Bay beaches - 10 mins away by taxi Stanley Market - 15 minutes away
The houseboat is located in the Aberdeen Marina, 15 minutes from Central Hong Kong. 5 minutes from MTR station, bus station and taxi stand. The houseboat is moored in the middle of the Marina and requires guest to take a taxi boat from the nearby dock. Taxi boats run from 7am to 1am and cost $10 HKD per trip. ***If you plan on staying out late, this accommodation may not be suitable for you, as there is no guarantee there is a Sampan for you to get back to the boat ***The boat is permanently moored and cannot be moved.
Other things to note
As this house is unique and requires special attention and rules
Q: Does a pet live on the boat?
A: Zephyr, a 5 yr. old Bengal cat lives on the boat and will sometimes come up to you and say hi. He is very friendly, clean and quiet. But please note, he is not allowed to go outside. If you are allergic to cats, we advise you to consider a more suitable accommodation.
Q: Bathroom ?
A: The boat has 2 fully equipped bathrooms with hot water. There are also 2 100% functional toilets, but we ask that you never flush anything down the toilet, not even toilet paper. Trash bins are provided and emptied daily.
Q: Heat? AC?
A: Our boat is equipped with BOTH heat and AC. No matter the time of year you visit you can be assured that you will be staying in a nice comfortable environment!
Q: What to expect that's different than a hotel?
A: It's a boat, it is a unique FUN and RELAXING experience. There may be noises and smells that you'd expect from a boat. Pumps, motors, ocean water, etc... But most of the time, the marina is very quiet.
Q: Wave action?
A: The marina has sea walls which dilute the waves. There is still a small amount of wave action due to other boats passing by so you'll eventually feel a slight rock from time-to-time. This is just part of the experience of staying on a boat. Usually, it does not create an inconvenience.
Q: Handicap accessible?
A: No. You'll need to get on the boat which requires 5-6 steps and there are steps on the boat. The deck stairs are steep and you'll need to be sure footed.
Q: Live-in Housekeeper?
A simple rule to follow. Our live-in housekeeper wants you to feel at home and equally the boat owner will appreciate the care taken with their property. Do respect the boat, the housekeeper, and the cat =)
Suitable for children (2-12 years)
Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Lead guest must be at least 25 yrs old
No shoes inside the boat or on the deck.
Anyone under the age of 16 must be approved by the host first as there are many items on the boat that we do not want children or guests to touch or play with
Check-in: 3PM - 11PM
Check-out: 12PM (noon)
50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival
3 nights minimum stay