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Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Houseboat, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

What makes our place special? We want you to have the best vacation! I know it sounds korny, but its true. We have an assortment of canal, bay, ocean side options. Game room where the bikes are stored, and kayaks for your use too.

Our 'Hacienda' property has a few rentals our guests can mix and match. We do NOT use this site's calendar. Please contact us for availability.

Our waterfront Hacienda is at the end of the road with water around, on the bay side in Key Largo Village, Key Largo:

an 'on land' two-room efficiency, Sun Bay Haven good for 2 or 2 + one child, Orthopedic full bed; & chair/bed; bay view, on water;

a 31' Houseboat, the Silver MOOon, good for 4, (2 adult/2 children or 3 adult) Orthopedic full bed on dock level, single bed either in the lower level or the dining converts to a bed, or, 24" bunks in the lower level as well; canal view,

the 'on land' one bedroom/full kitchen Manatee Q Haven good for 2 to 4; King bed, 3' x 5' walk in shower, bidet, living room's clam shell sofa opens to a full bed; canal view;

and a 38' Everglades Amor Houseboat with direct bay view for 4; or 2 adult/3 small children; large Queen with memory foam in upper loft, and either two singles or large Queen on main level. Bring your laptop to enjoy Netflix, just no TV or cable on this boat. Need TV? any of our other properties.

"off campus" we also have our 2-bedroom house: EAgle Cove Haven and at the Pilot House Marina, our two stateroom Sailboat, the Dej o Mej.

All have AC, high speed internet WiFi, BBQ's, outside shower, toilet/changing room, cable TV, (escept Everglades boat), use of bikes, kayaks, noodles, fishing poles,

Access to homeowner park with BEACH and boat ramp.

canal dock Outside kitchen, shower and toilet room;

the bay on one side and the canal full of manatee on the other

with gardens on either side:) paradise is all around you!

Depending on the size of your party, or your wish for land or water, we can accommodate.

Our canal is beautiful for swimming: solar heated olympic pool:):) and it is a short swim to our beach.

Our beach is a sandy beach & large for the Florida Keys! Really a lovely beach! You can swim to the beach from our docks.

Tandem kayak, fishing poles, floaties etc, all come with the rental.

*******We do not use this site's calendar- please contact us for availability of our places and kindly let us know your preference- on land or on water or both places!******

You are greeted by our front garden, fruit trees, veggies and orchids; a place to sit with the morning coffee and smell the jasmine flowers.

Dockside is our beautiful swimming canal and outdoor BBQ & kitchen, outside toilet/changing room and outdoor shower as well as table/chairs under the pergola. The manatee are very frequent, if not daily visitors.

Traveling with grandparents or a married daughter and son-in-law? rent Sun Bay Haven and the houseboat together!

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

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My girlfriend and I had a fantastic vacation staying in Best Sun Bay-Getaway. The room was clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed playing with the manatees and relaxing in the sun:) Chanoch & Giana were extremely hospitable, we couldn't have asked for better hosts and conversation. We would definitely stay here again!
Jan 2010
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Surrounded by Water & manatee, canal & bayside choices!
+1 -800.526.6046
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Houseboat adventure

  • 5 of 5
It's hard to know where to start. Giana's descriptions are right on the money. We searched for a new experience and nailed it. Swimming off the boat in the morning with no drive, kayaking to the mangroves easily or a short bike ride to one of Key Largo's beaches are just a few of the perks. We lived like the locals which is what we always strive for now. This beats the hustle an bustle of your typical overpriced dry hotel set-up.
Giana and Chanock are the perfect hosts. So accommodating! [That's an understatement] We had some great conversations and truly felt like close friends or family. We stayed on the Everglades houseboat and our daughter, son-in-law and 1 year old stayed on land at the Sun Bay Haven [perfect for them]Family from Miami visited easily and we were able to hit Key West or Miami easily by car.
The houseboats and land lodgings are exquisitely set up and clean with HUGE attention to detail. They are perfect and we look forward to a visit to their Brooklyn site now as well.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review:) We enjoyed hosting you, getting to know you and do look forward to seeing you here in New York City! It truly makes us happy to witness our guests having a good time and enjoying our places and taking care. Thank you again!
Surrounded by Water & manatee, canal & bayside choices!
+1 -800.526.6046
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Chesapeake Beach

Excellent location, friendly owners,cozy houseboat

  • 5 of 5
Never lived on a boat before, loved it. Giana is very friendly, made a few great suggestions for us regarding places to see, places to eat. We kayaked to the beach every day, straight from the boat, my friend used the bicycle to the beach. We watched lots of fish and lots of birds. Manatees were close by, so much fun! The houseboat is close to several parks and attractions worth visiting. Supermarket is 5 minutes drive,so we saved some money on breakfast and lunch meals.
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Our guests were wonderful folks we had the pleasure to host. We welcome them back anytime in the future. There is plenty of wildlife to see right at the boat, in the bay and over at the beach. It was so nice to see their pleasure in experiencing the manatee. We have fond memories of their stay with us!
Surrounded by Water & manatee, canal & bayside choices!
+1 -800.526.6046
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
St. Petersburg fl

Our vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5
The last week of July, our family of 10 stayed 7 nights on the Silver Moon houseboat, Manatee Queen Haven and the Sun Bay Haven. What a wonderful time..We were all able to be together, it was like having our own little vacation paradise. We grilled out in the evenings, docked our boat right there, enjoyed the kayaks, fished for small barracuda right off the dock, we even snorkeled out the canal to the beach area, it was great! So much better than a hotel; the privacy led to a truly great family experience. Giana made the reservation coordination for all the family easy and Chanoch stopped by occasionally to make sure we were having a most pleasurable experience. If you want a great vacation in Key Largo and you have a big family, check this place out. The location, amenities, privacy and reasonable cost can’t be beat.
I highly recommend!!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Respectful, kind, easy to communicate people make it easy to host! It is no small feat to coordinate a multi-family vacation and they made it easy and fun. I'm glad they had a good time and we welcome them back again.
Thank you!
Surrounded by Water & manatee, canal & bayside choices!
+1 -800.526.6046
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Teays Valley, WV, USA

Fun adventure with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5
We had a GREAT time on the house boat! The property was clean and accurately described. We received great customer service. We would recommend this site to friends an family! We loved having access to a Kayak that was one of our favorite things to do. The bikes also came in very handy. Our favorite restaurant was the Pilot house! Enjoy your Trip!
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We do our best to make it clean, fun, easy to have a good vacation. I am glad you had a good time and it was a joy to host you and welcome you back any time to any of our properties.
Surrounded by Water & manatee, canal & bayside choices!
+1 -800.526.6046
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys

Great place - loved the manatees!

  • 5 of 5
Let's put it this way: the houseboat is a very special place. Its location right near the bay and the curious manatees (7 together at one time) frequently visiting made our trip unforgettable. It is very much family friendly, or 2 and 5 year old had such a great time with all the wildlife around.

The hospitality of Giana and Chanoch was fabulous. Very clean houseboat, well equiped and a few blocks away from a beautiful beach. The free access to the double kayak was very much appreciated. We enjoyed the owner's company and the opportunity to meet with neighbors and other vacationers renting the other units. Will definitly go again.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: They were wonderful guests, lovely people and we welcome them back!
Surrounded by Water & manatee, canal & bayside choices!
+1 -800.526.6046
Key Largo Upper Florida Keys
Potomac Falls, Va., US

Scuba trip

  • 5 of 5
We decided to try a few days on the houseboat after we had a great time at one of their other rentals. This time it was just me and my teenage daughter (left mom at home) so we could concentrate on diving. This was the perfect spot to stay. Right on the water, we could take the kayak out in the morning then head out for the afternoon dive. We were very comfortable there and we had everything we needed. The owner's, Gianna & Chanoch couldn't have been nicer. They were always there to help and answer any questions we had. We met several of their neighbors and joined them one night for a pot luck dinner....everyone was so generous and welcoming. We already have reservations for a week in June right when school lets out and we can't wait!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: They were wonderful to host. We often say, we look forward to hosting a guest in the future and in fact, we have had the pleasure to host them twice more! We have many returning vacationers, and for those returning, they get to see the changes: new plants, updated amenities, new places including kayaks & bikes in which to choose! Thank you for coming back to us here in Key Largo!


Activity and Interests

We are WALKING distance TO:

KMart, Publix grocery, ice cream shop, weekend flea market, our beach:), dive shop, nutrition stores, Library & restaurants are 4 blocks;

more dive shops, dolphin swim, parasailing, best breakfast, thai food, cubano coffee & smoked ribs restuarants, laundry, banks & post office are all under 1 mile;

John Pennecamp State Park (2.5 mile).

The distance is an easy walk/bike/kayak/ or swim from our property to John Pennecamp State Park, John Dagney Botanical Park, snorkel/dive shops, grocery, nightlife, the famous Caribbean Club, Coconuts night club, our beach, the mangroves, sea life, the southern Everglades.

You are a short 20-30 minute drive to historic Homestead, Redlands Trail, alligator farm, Fruit & Spice park, Orchid botanical garden, & South Miami.

We are a 2 hour drive to Key West. There is a Harley bike rental a mile from the house. It is a lot of fun to motorcycle to Key West for the day.

Although Miami airport is closer, Ft. Lauderdale Airport is easier.

You can take public transportation, the Keys Shuttle, from the airports to within 4 short blocks of our property.


Rental rates


  • Depending on the time of year, and whether you would like to rent Sun Bay Haven, the Manatee Queen, the Silver Moon Houseboat or both, this will decide the rental rate.
    Sun Bay Haven:
    2 night minimum: 130/night; or $780/week
    the Silver Moon Houseboat:
    4 night minimum: 140/night; $850/week
    Manatee Queen Haven:
    4 night minimum: 140/night; $850/week
    Everglades Amor Houseboat:
    4 night minimum: 140/night; $850/week
    Dej O Mej Sailboat:
    2 & 3 night minimum: 150/night; 4 night min.: 140/night; $850/week
    Holidays have additional $10/night.
    additional persons, $10/night or $50/week
    We ask for a $300 security deposit
    cleaning fee based on property and number of nights
    Florida and Florida's Monroe County tax of 12.5% applies to the rental fee only.
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Property Type

  • house boat


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • The DOCK side: a swim in the clean beautiful canal with the manatee cooking at the outside kitchen & BBQ. Includes, griddle & blender too. Hang out in comfy chairs by the water's edge, TOYS! tandem kayak, floaties, fishing poles, all available for your use. outside shower and toilet/changing room and a short swim to our beach. The street, BAY & GARDEN side: our fruit and orchid garden, a short walk to our long pier, car parking and our bay view. Sun Bay Haven, Manatee Q Haven, Everglades Amor houseboat & the Silver MOOn Houseboat each have : private entrances their own kitchenette facilities inside microwave, toater oven, coffee pot, showers with hand held sprays linens & towels, few extras in the bathroom including hairdryer high speed internet WiFi, cable TV, AC; We are at the end of a street and is quiet! When you are our guest, we will help with information on places to enjoy, we are close by. All you need is your tooth brush and bathing suits.

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