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Ventura Boatel

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Ventura Boatel

6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1.5 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

I call my place a "Boatel" because it is a like a "Floating Hotel" or actually like a large RV on the Water. Plenty of room to sleep and relax. The boat doesn't ever leave the dock. You will get to experience living on a boat, but since it is always attached to the dock you will never have to worry about sea sickness! It is less than 100 feet to all the action at Ventura Harbor Village and also to some of California's best beaches.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM


112 Reviews

Chelsea User Profile
August 2018
John was great at meeting us and helping with dinner locations and fun things to do around the area! He met us at the harbour and took us around the boat! They had some issues with the previous guests which was being dealt with very well, the boat itself was amazing! Great amenit…
Jarrod User Profile
September 2017
If you're looking for something different and memorable then look no further. The boatel is everything and more than you need for a memorable stay in Ventura. The boat is homely and practical and is in the heart of the harbour so restaurants and bars are all on your front door st…
Jon User Profile
Response from Jon:
Thank you! So glad you chose to celebrate your stay in america with us!
September 2017
Harriet User Profile
July 2017
Jon was welcoming and gave a thorough introduction to the boat (which as first timers was very welcome!). The boat itself was spacious and the beds were incredibly comfy! We also had a great meal at the super nearby Greek restaurant.
Michał User Profile
September 2018
Jon and Martha are great hosts :) The Boatel is an awesome place to spend a night - or even more! One night is not enough to fully enjoy the boat, the marina and Ventura and its surroundings. Highly recommend!
Sanaz User Profile
September 2018
Great location! A fun and different lodging option to stay on the water...
Ben User Profile
September 2018
Great place!
D User Profile
August 2018
Awesome idea, and imo way better than a hotel room! Great service too, Jon and Martha were very responsive!!!

Hosted by Jon

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in June 2016
Jon User Profile
177 Reviews
I am a Surfer, Sailor, Snowboarder and outdoor enthusiast. I love to eat good fresh food and try different wine pairings. I know Ventura pretty well so don't hesitate to ask any questions or get referrals on places to go or things to do. Ventura has it all. The Mountains, The Se…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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