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Eco Lodging at 5-Star Resort - Perfect for Couples and Families

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Stay and Play abroad the "Reef Dreamer" and join us on for a day at the reef!

Stay aboard the air conditioned Reef Dreamer at the Perry Hotel Key West and experience the joy of boat life at the newest resort in the Florida Keys. Watch manatees and tarpon from the back deck while enjoying all the amenities of the new Hotel Perry Key West. The Reef Dreamer is a perfect way for a couple or small family to truly experience the boat life without sacrificing any of the luxuries. Spend the day kayaking or biking with our complementary bikes and tandem kayak or, as our honored VRBO guests, spend the day lounging by the Perry Hotel Key West pool. Like to tour Key West? No problem, the FREE resort shuttle departs on the hour. Also included is full access to three on-property restaurants, 24 hour fitness center, and three wonderful bars, one poolside, one in the hotel and one in a quaint but authentic tiki hut, and they have back to back happy hours with live music. How could it get any better?

If the mood strikes you and you'd like to join us on one of our many watersports activities, we'll be happy to assist with the booking process. If your dream is to relax by the pool and just enjoy the cool breeze, well, that's perfect, too. Also, for the nature lovers, enjoy a quiet local mangrove paddle in our complementary tandem kayak easily boarded from the large swim platform on the back of the Reef Dreamer.

The Reef Dreamer feels quite large for its 32 foot overall length. Begin with a sliding door entry into the main salon where you will find a well equipped galley(kitchen) complete with full size R/V refrigerator, safe propane gas stove, and spacious double sink. Moving into the main salon there's a nice dinette to starboard (right). Across from the dinette, a large 7 foot sofa sits ready for as many as four guests. This same sofa converts into a full size bed which will easily accommodate adults or children.

Down a set of stairs and to port (left) is the Reef Keeper's very large bathroom (called a head on ships and boats). The head is nicely appointed with stand up shower, toilet, and a very nice vanity.

Finally, moving forward is a surprisingly large main cabin. The "V-berth" is 7 ft wide at the foot of the berth and tapers off to a nice 4 ft pillow wall. This v-berth can easily accommodate two adults or three children. Even the taller guests will have plenty of room to stretch out.

No need to worry about your creature comforts! The Reef Dreamer is equipped with cold air conditioning, luxury linens, and plenty of fluffy towels. Not in the mood to eat out? Bring your own groceries and take advantage of the Reef Dreamer’s fully equipped galley.

Enjoy all the hotel’s amenities, pool, three restaurants and bars, and don’t forget about the bikes and kayaks available to you 24/7.

More Details

Owner
Jeffrey Bowman
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Jeffrey Bowman

My wife and I have owned and operated Namaste Eco Excursions since 2004. Our company features ecology inspired snorkel and kayak tours in the lower Florida Keys. Over the years we have had the pleasure to introduce our guests to the absolute wonder of a live tropical reef and wilderness mangrove forests. Often times our guests have expressed an interest in experiencing the laid back lifestyle of our unique marina for their own. Acknowledging this passion within we purchased the "Reef Keeper", a 32 foot Marine Trader trawler, and worked for nearly a year putting her in to service as a vacation rental. Since our launch date in September of 2016 we have received several bookings and to our delight our guests have absolutely loved their stay on the Reef Keeper.

Jeffrey Bowman purchased this boat in 2015

Why Jeffrey Bowman chose Stock Island

The Reef Keeper is located at Discovery Cove in the newest and most modern marina in the Florida Keys. Stock Island Marina Village has adopted a very organic model for tourism. The marina features large common areas complete with an organic gardens, a Cuban cafe, a working waterfront purveyed by local artist studios, wood shops, and even a fully operational rum distillery with a rum tasting bar.

Guests are welcome to stroll the well lit common docks, or perhaps book a day of ecological discovery aboard Reef Keeper"s sister ship, Reef Geek. For those wishing to explore Key West the marina offers a free shuttle service to the schooner docks in old Key West.

What makes this boat unique

The very best view on the boat is the top deck. As owners, our favorite seat in the house is the top deck. This 360 degree view of the marina property is quite amazing. On any given day one may see a modern mega yacht moored up to a 75 year old Schooner. Sunsets are the very best. The winter sunsets are absolutely spectacular!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Stock Island in Key West

Property Type:
  • boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Resort facilities located only a few feet away
  • Bathroom is a large marine head with full size toilet and standup shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Large spacious forward V-berth easily accommodates two adults or three children under 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our primary business is a eco excursion company. Namaste Eco Excursions features coral and mangrove discovery tours including reef/mangrove snorkeling and kayaking. We invite all our guest to check us out on the internet and offer special tours for our VRBO guests. Trips start at $99 per person.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Eco Lodging at 5-Star Resort - Perfect for Couples and Families
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Staying on a boat was certainly different but definitely wonderful! We enjoyed it very much - the quaint interior, sitting on the deck with a glass of wine, swimming in the resort's awesome pool, kayaking to the mangroves...

Trish was very gracious and accommodating, also easy to get a hold of if we needed anything. She also had some great recommendations for food, activities, etc. Would definitely book again when in the Key West area!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and kind review. We certainly do hope you’ll visit us again when you’re in Key West. .
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5

A new experience for us! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute amazing place to stay while visiting the Keys for a mother/daughter vacation. We loved this new experience of sleeping on a boat, and would happily stay on the Reef Keeper/Dreamer in a heartbeat! Our host, Trish, met us at the boat when we arrived, and told us all we needed to know about our stay. We loved having the Perry Hotel, right beside us. We could use their pool and their shuttle into Key West. The free shuttle runs daily on the hour and will take you several places, including right into downtown Key West, about 15 minutes away. It stops running about 9 pm, so after that we Ubered back to the boat. The Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill (connected to The Perry), has a great happy hour with an amazing view of the marina. We also loved DeLuna’s Bar and Grill. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is a 2 minutes walk from the boat! Loved the Cuban coffee and bread. Also has a great open air bar with live music. The famous Hogfish Bar and Grill is also nearby. You would want to drive there, or you could ride the bikes provided by your boat. They are kept right at the end of the dock. The boat has a small shower and restroom, but we opted to use the Marina shower/bathroom facilities most of the time. Just a short walk away, very clean. Trish will give you the code for the door. There are also laundry facilities nearby. The whole Marina is so well kept, and all the people we met were so friendly and happy to answer any questions. We loved sitting in the very comfy chairs up on top of the boat. All in all, a pretty perfect stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful and comprehensive review. We really enjoyed having you and your daughter stay on the Dreamer. We’d love to have you back next year.
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5

What a life!

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience staying on a floating RV/ boat. It was very nice and relaxing. We stayed 7 nights and really got use to being in the boat marina life and watching all the activities. The bed is comfortable and we made several meals. Being up top was so wonderful, morning, lunch time and evening. Having use of kayak and bikes was nice. Had a manatee swim under the kayak right near the boat. Fun with all the Navy jets flying over during the day. Trisha and Jeff were very helpful before and during our trip. Very responsive with questions. Corrected a couple of issues right away. The A/C worked great, small cooking area, but made it work for meals. Having the use of pool and hotel facilities, plus the Marina restroom and showers was awesome. We didn’t use the hotel shuttle to Key West, wish we had used it. The parking is very difficult in town and can get expensive. Overall we were comfortable, relaxed and would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review! You got the Island life vibe and found the things we love about being here, too. So glad you did. Please come back soon.
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4

Awesome experience if you haven’t stayed on a boat before!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time on the Reef Dreamer! The marina was very quite and all of the residents were very friendly. The hotel was beautiful and the bars and pool were very convenient. The bathrooms were a little far away from the boat but they were exceptionally clean. Just a two minute walk from the boat there is an awesome little place (DeLuna’s) to get breakfast with fresh Cuban bread and coffee. Trish was a very kind and helpful host that was a pleasure to meet.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Wayne, for the nice review. We’re so happy you loved everything about the Reef Dreamer and her location.
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and marina was so clean and the use of the hotel amenities was great !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Deborah, for taking the time to write this nice review. We’re glad you had a good stay and hope you’ll be back soon.
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Trish have the best place to stay and make you feel at home while you are there. We will be back we loved the cabin on the boat and the upper deck was great to sit and listen to music and enjoy the breeze and just relax. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Key West International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Delunas Bar and Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hogfish Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Smathers Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £39.22
Property Damage Insurance £46.28
Refundable Damage Deposit £137.27

Check window is between 4:00 PM EST and 6:00 PM. Late arrivals should call ahead. Due to marina policy we cannot check in any guests after 10:OO PM. Guest arriving after 10:00 PM will have to arrange for alternative accommodations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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