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fabulous floatel close to all in resort marina

Bedrooms 2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Classic yacht has just undergone careful renovations . Mixing lovely dark teak with fresh white accents to give updated clean look.

all new linens dishes fixtures cushions inside and out. New canvas.

Accommodation is for single or couple for the forward v-berth and head and Captain Josie and bongo her dachshund will serve coffee and breakfast.

There is a ferry next door and a water taxi to take to you don Pedro island . This is a quiet relaxing vacation.

No smoking aboard. Marina rules and regulations apply.

Pool, hot tub, terrific restaurants Free use of bikes. Daily excursions leave from dock. Boat stays in marina unless charter is booked. No nautical knowledge required. Just come and enjoy your new neighbors. .. manatees, dolphin, herons and eagles.

More Details

"josie" cpt . joanne thompson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht in the Palmetto in the Florida

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • captains qtrs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 Bunk Bed
  • kin sized in captains quarters in the rear . has separate stairway but also interior hall as well.
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


3.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

fabulous floatel close to all in resort marina
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 3 reviews

Not so fabulous

  • 1 of 5

The Marina is very nice. The boat has issues with the toilets causing the entire boat to stink. We only stayed 1 night and contacted the owner in the morning that we could not stay because of the smell. They responded back latter that morning and said they were on there way but we had already left. My wife felt ill and we had this terrible odor all over we could not stay any longer. I contacted Josie and she said a vent pipe was disconnected and that it was a boat thing. I told her there was no way we would stay another night and asked for my deposit and a days refund. We were told not her fault and that there was no refund.

I never should have stayed, I detected an odor but she had just tried to clean the boat before we got there. She does not mention that MEN you have to sit to pee and NO POOPING in the toilets. Its a dry system and it stinks the boat is not clean or very well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: this was the couple's first boat experience. we spent extra time explaining the particular systems of our boat and toured the marina. anyone who has stayed on my boat knows i am emphatic about being contacted right away for anything that doesnt seem right, a noise, a smell, , that i am available 24/7 and that our friend are mechanics and live just 25' away. in fact, the facilities were used and perhaps aiding to the clamp becoming loosened. unfortunately it was a 15 minute fix but i was never given the chance to correct a simple problem and make their vacation aboard a happy one. as far as standing and peeing for men: this is for lots of reasons. the bowl is 1/2 the size of a household toilet and the boat is moving or has at any moment an opportunity to move . this is just my rule but of many sailors. and in general...men..you're really just not that good a shot. it's a safety and health thing. thats why we recommend using the fabulous facilities at the marina. just down the dock and the others aboard will thank you as well. every boater knows that if the head (toilet) doesnt function...well just stay at the dock. on a boat its a piece of equipment. in subsequent texts the guest admits to" dropping the ball" and not contacting me about their issue. really any hosts want to know whats going on. they and i want guests to be happy!! we just want the chance to do so.
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9 0

Sleeping Onna Boat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying on the Proud Gypsea. What a unique experience. Captain Josie was very responsive and helpful. Our family of four stayed on board for three nights. While it's a smaller, cozy boat setting, it was perfect for our family of four. We kept the windows open and enjoyed the sounds of water lapping as we slept. We had a family game night in the little kitchenette living area. Momma enjoyed going up top and watching the sun every morning while her boys "slept in" and it was nice to have access to laundry and the gym/shower facilities at the marina. We were able to just drive up the street to the Publix for some groceries as there is a small fridge to keep things in. And we ate several times at the Riverside Cafe. We visited Anna Maria Island one day and went in to visit "Snooty" the manatee at the Southwest Florida Museum and Aquarium/Planetarium. My boys loved it and to be honest... the parents did, too. Thank you, Captain Josie, for sharing your boat with us and giving us a lovely, unique experience for our first family trip to Florida. It was delightful. For those considering. Keep in mind. You are sleeping on a boat so it's not going to be a luxurious five star hotel. I kind of felt like it was upscale camping only on water. Our "boat living" neighbors were extremely friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a fun, new experience or just to get a taste of what living on a boat would be like, this is perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 3

Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Joanne is a great guest. Her boat is a nice cozy place. We are very happy about the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 2


Nearest Ferry
riverboat tour right from dock
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended

the marina is the perfect location. close to bradenton nightlife but 1 mile across the bridge to sleepy palmetto. 1 mile away from aquarium, museums and planetarium. shopping cafes , fishing& sailing and charters .

we are close to beaches state parks, even horse riding on the beach. great happy hour specials and only 2 miles to mcKechnie park!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday yacht in Palmetto, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £201
Property Damage Protection £47

Persons should be agile to maneuver around the vessel. It is a boat it can be moving. There are 2 companionways with 5 rungs. Persons staying accept responsibility for themselves, possessions and guests by booking reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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