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Houseboat Trawler MV Coconuts: Once in a Lifetime Vacation With Pool Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 8

The M/V Coconuts is a completely unique home with 360 degree water views. It also happens to be an exceedingly rare 50-foot Florida Bay Coaster Trawler permanently docked at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club, featuring a restaurant, infinity pool and a private beach! This is more than a boat. It really is a very comfortable home, with proper living area, bedrooms and large sundecks.

There is over 1100 sq ft of indoor living space and another 500 sq ft of balcony and sundeck.THE LIVING AREA...Walk into the Florida-modern living room with a sleeper sofa encircled by large windows and facing the flat screen TV with expanded Dish service.

The open kitchen has a home-sized oven/range and double door refrigerator/freezer. Go up the three canteloupe-colored steps to the office with its glass-topped desk, if you must work. The end of this main deck and the aft deck provides views of the world-class yachts underway within the marina and the Atlantic beyond. You could spend all afternoon out here, day after day or choose instead a different deck every day, sharing the relaxing sunshine with a delicate blue heron or a curious pelicans, and even an occasional manatee.

THE KEY WEST HARBOR MARINA...Guests on board the M/V Coconuts enjoy full membership privileges at the Key West Harbour Marina including dining at the gourmet restaurant and lounging below, at the marina's big harbor front infinity pool. Steps from the pool area and an outdoor bar is the quiet beach with chaises, a Tiki bar out on the point, and a fully equipped gym that includes a sauna. Sunday nights there is even a potluck happy hour party organized by boat owners at the marina and all of our guests are welcome to join in the fun!

For those looking to spend time out on the open waters there is a sailing company that operates daily charters right from the marina. These 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.

THE ACCOMMODATIONS...The master bedroom has a queen bed with a 180-degree view through big windows, with command of the marina and the ocean. The en-suite bathroom/wardrobe has a full-sized vanity and shower. The spacious second bedroom has two twins beds that also can act as a king. The en-suite bathroom also has a full-sized shower. In the pilot house, you'll find a twin bunk bed, perfect for extra guests. Walking through the pilot house's doors that you'll choose to leave wide open to enjoy the ambiance, there are wraparound passageways perfect for enjoying a pina colada and exterior stairs. Walk topsides to a 360 degree deck, then down to the boardwalk to the Tiki Bar.

• 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
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My daughter opted out of her high school senior week beach trip and requested a unique family and friend experience. Wow, did the M/V Coconuts Provide!!! We had 5 kids, 2x19, 1x18, 1x16, and 1x12 years old, plus Mom and Dad. The charm and the funky vibe of the boat wowed the entire crew. We own a tiny lake house in NY and I appreciated the thought that went into the compact storage and availability of all needs for preparing supper for 7. Ray was responsive and helpful, and Key West was a wonderful way to begin our vacation. Great A/C for July and the most comfortable bed in the master suite! The pullout worked great for our 12 year old (who cuddled with Dad when I woke early to sit on the deck off the kitchen). Thank you for the gorgeous thunderstorm to lull us to sleep, and the feeling of being a guest in a friend's home. I love that my teenagers and tweener missed it when we took our next leg of our trip to South Beach, Miami. I know I did! M/V Coconuts rules!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stock Island in Key West

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Houseboat Trawler MV Coconuts: Once in a Lifetime Vacation With Pool Access
average rating of 4.0666666 based on 17 reviews

Great boat, however...

  • 3 of 5

The boat was nice. The laundry facilities (a very important feature when traveling with a child) were broken and we were not notified. Also we were told by the property manager we would be allowed to drop off luggage early because we had to meet a plane to pick up friends. He was called at 8 am and didn't return the call until 3 hours later when I called the emergency number. This created a huge dilemma for us. The boat is tricky to find once you are in the yacht club and you have to be aware of folklifts. The neighborhood around the yacht club appears sketchy if you don't know key west. The pool is on the other side of the yacht club and swimming at the beach isn't safe. The pool is salt water which we liked. The tiki bar isn't fully stocked. We booked this trip 6 months ahead and called ahead to ask questions and confirm information, which ended up not being entirely true. Ps. With children...baby wipes can't be flushed in their toilets. The boat was great...management not so much

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Health hazard. Avoid at all costs.

  • 1 of 5

I contacted SleepAfloat about significant problems with our stay. I received an email stating: “Your message has been passed on to our operations director, and we will get back with you.”

I received a response 6 days later, which came in the form of an unsigned email from "SA Management." The response included false claims and multiple threats against me.

"SA Management" claimed that my email to them contained "threats" and "incomplete and deliberately omitted information."

Read the following, then draw your own conclusions:

Upon arrival on MV Coconuts, I detected significant mold contamination. I took photographs to document the medically hazardous conditions and sent the photos and a description to the agent at SleepAfloat.

In particular, the filter for the HVAV return was completely blocked by what appeared to be months, or even years' worth of dust and debris. Clearly, this system had been neglected.

SleepAfloat's local contact is to be commended for his heroic effort to make the vessel safe. He spent four hours cleaning the vessel.

However, mold remediation cannot be accomplished with household cleaning products and a consumer-grade vacuum cleaner. In fact, a consumer-grade vacuum cleaner only makes matter worse by spreading the mycotoxins throughout the enclosing space via its exhaust. Remediation requires the removal of all contaminated material, especially cloth and paper, and the services of trained technicians using specialized equipment.

From Wikipedia: "The purpose of cleanup is to eliminate mold and remove contaminated materials. Killing mold with a biocide is insufficient, since chemicals and proteins causing reactions in humans remain in dead mold."

The conditions aboard MV Coconuts were not solely the results of the previous night's guests and their dog. Mycotoxin contamination typically occurs over a period of time. As the photos of the HVAC filter demonstrated, the cleanliness of MV Coconuts had been neglected for months.

I suffered an allergic reaction to the conditions aboard MV Coconuts. My symptoms did not abate until I reached Miami International Airport for my return trip home. This confirms the presence of mycotoxins aboard MV Coconuts.

No paying guest should ever be subjected to such conditions, nor should a paying guest be depended upon to investigate and offer solutions to unhealthy and medically hazardous accommodations.

Caveat Emptor.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

The boat is perfect clean. Can't beat the view everything about our stay was amazing. Will come back for sure. My 9 year enjoyed it so much he wants to live on a boat now

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall pretty good. Clean and neat.

  • 3 of 5

Definitely a cool factor staying onboard for overnights. Fairly rustic and a bit overpriced. The lower level bedroom does not have a tv and the large AC unit is directly overhead on deck. Real loud.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the honest feedback. Glad to hear you had a good experience overall. Also, your comments about what we could be doing better are well received and will be taken into consideration in our continued efforts to improve. Thanks for staying with us.
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A great family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful!!! Loved the sunsets and the boat was big enough to cook meals in.

The rooms were cozy and did not feel like we were on a boat.

I have recommended this boat to others and will continue to do so and we plan to stay on it again in the future, make it our annual vacation spot!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time on MV Coconuts! I would highly recommend it to anyone and would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our boat is docked in Oceanside Marina on Stock Island, approximately 5 miles from downtown Key West. It's a calm and quiet marina making for a perfect getaway in paradise.


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