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Old 01-12-2014, 14:53   #1
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Airbnb In The Florida Keys?

Given the various controversies associated with liveaboards vs property owners in Florida, I was surprised to find about 40 Airbnb boat rentals in the Florida Keys and maybe another dozen elsewhere in the state.

We're talking a broad range of sailboats, powerboats, and houseboats that you can rent sometimes by the night and that are available either dockside or on a mooring. Some are nice, some seem like they might be eyesores.

Prices range from cheap to expensive and include either having the boat all to yourself or just a berth/cabin on a boat that someone probably lives aboard, but they all seem to be a good value when compared to staying in a hotel.

Some seem like obvious charter boats looking to pick up slack when they don't have charters, some like full-time-hotel-businesses, some like private yachts sitting in a marina that owners rent out to offset their expenses.

They do not include use of the boat other than as a floating hotel room except for what seem like circumstances where the owner is USCG licensed and an additional fee is involved.

Airbnb has been subject of controversy here in NYC for a couple years now and I am hearing a lot of news about UBER lately. I would be interested to know what some locals think about this.
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Re: Airbnb In The Florida Keys?

Looks like a bunch in Marina Del Rey FWIW.
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Re: Airbnb In The Florida Keys?

Seattle, San Francisco. I guess they are all over the place.
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Caribbean. Europe.
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Re: Airbnb In The Florida Keys?

There was a guy selling a fairly junky 25'er a few months ago on Craigslist. It was kept on a city mooring and he advertised it as a solid moneymaker with good future bookings. I guess he gave them a kayak or something to get to shore. Was no doubt violating not only the city mooring field rules but also the county bed tax rules.

How much rent can you get for a 25' sailboat with no A/C on a mooring in August?
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45' houseboat at Ramrod Key $120 plus fees. (63) Reviews.
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How much for that "offshore" fishing boat? Sea Tow coverage included?
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