***This Floating Tiny Home is For Outdoors Adventurous Campers***
Welcome aboard “The Happy Crabby” floating tiny home in gorgeous Key Largo, Florida! What can we say, there is nothing like a stay on this tiny slice of floating paradise, anchored down in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico on a quiet stretch of water! This secluded, private-island-like floating rental is a magnet for stunning sunset and sunrise views from your front porch lounge chairs. Fish, snorkel and swim right off of your own tropical platform. As you relax under your umbrella with a cold drink in hand, watch as dolphins, manatees and other indigenous wildlife grace you with their presence. A gas BBQ is provided to help you cook up that catch of the day and we have provided utensils to make your floating stay as convenient as possible.
Enjoy the top window views from your loft bed in the morning and in the evening as you star gaze. Inside this quaint and meticulously laid out jewel, you will find a top of the line Yeti cooler to keep your drinks and food cold and ready at all times. There is a comfortable futon couch for kicking up your feet on the rare occasion you want to be inside during your stay in the tropics. Take delight in a neatly organized sitting area, kitchen and wet bath (complete with shower and chemical toilet), flat screen TV, DVD player (please bring your own) and large fan to keep you cool at night and during the day. A hard to find luxury added to this rental is your own 9.4ft SunDolphin water tender dinghy to transport you in and out from shore! This gives you complete privacy, not relying or having to wait upon someone to take you out or bring you in every time. Additionally, seeing as the Florida Keys is a kayakers and fisherman’s paradise, having a perk like this on your Florida Keys vacation makes the experience that much more adventurous and fun! Sunset trolls on the water and your approximately 15 minute rides to and from shore are made even more exciting as you are visited by dolphins and other aquatic life. You'll pass by Blackwater Siren and Gilbert’s, two nearby spots that have great food, drinks and live entertainment. You can pull up at Gilbert’s Tiki Bar, which is the largest in the Florida Keys, and relax in a lounge chair on the groomed beach. You will find jet ski, kayak and other water sport rentals available to you on the beach as well. Other attractions such as John Pennekamp State Park, with some of the best snorkelling in the world, is also only a short drive down the road from your stay.
Our wonderful online and on location hosts will be in touch with you from booking onwards and will be there at the marina to greet you, show your your private dinghy, explain your cabin and then leave you to relax! Check in must happen between the hours of 2 and 4 so please arrange to arrive early and grab a bite to eat or cold drink at the Blackwater Siren while you wait.
On site, secured parking, onshore bathrooms and a passcode entry shower is also available at the marina dock where you will dock your water tender while onshore. “The Happy Crabby” is a completely green unit running on solar power, making it a friend to the Florida Keys and a treasure to this beautiful area. Come experience the Florida Keys in the way it deserves to be experienced. On the water!
This is an outdoor experience reserved for camping, outdoors, adventurous people. Please do not book this if you cannot be flexible with weather, wildlife or the water. You are on the water and on a still night there may be mosquitos so please come prepared with your choice of bug repellant.
As a reminder, like camping, there is no AC. We do offer an exhaust fan, bedside fan and a bug screen so you can keep your door open during the night. Seeing as you are in the Keys you most likely won't be spending your days in doors, so just bring light sleeping attire to keep you cool.
We do not offer full refunds if you cannot make it due to travel delays, bad weather or user error with the units.
Please pack light! You reach your unit with a 9.4 foot dinghy and large suitcases will both take up space and weigh down your boat. There is weight requirement due to the size of our tenders, all cargo (humans and baggage) cannot exceed 450 pounds.
There is also minimal storage on board. We advise that if you are staying in the area for awhile that you pack an overnight bag to take while you campout on our units.
Guests must be relatively fit to be able to climb in and out of dinghy, climb swim ladder onto unit and spend their vacation in a smaller area.
Check in times are between 2 and 4, no exceptions! Our on location host will be in touch with you prior to your arrival to set a more firm time and we ask that you respect her time and arrive within the alotted time. There will be a fee if she has to return to the marina after hours to check you in. Absolutely NO CHECK INS AFTER SUNDOWN. If significant travel delays happen you will need to find other accommodation for the night as we cannot check in a guest after dark.
Best plan is to aim to arrive early, enjoy the area, connect with our host and she can often check in guests earlier if possible :)
We wanted to explain our cleaning fee. Yes, we do understand it is higher than most around the area. Our housekeeper has to haul jugs of water to the units on a dinghy, along with linens and other cleaning supplies, she removes and empties the toilets and requires the extra time to boat to and from all the units.
It is quite different than a land clean and we appreciate the very physical tasks that come with cleaning our units. Therefore we always want to be upfront with our guests. That fee goes entirely to our housekeeper. We are not trying to raise the accommodation fee by hiding it in the cleaning fee. It all goes directly to her and we appreciate the hard work she does attending to our units :)
We truly appreciate when our guests leave the unit tidy, as does our lovely housekeeper :) Thank you for your understanding, and we cannot wait to host you on your amazing floating vacation!
Thank you for reading this in its entirety and considering the Happy Crabby for your unique getaway experience! Please reach out if you have any questions :)