Calypso and Marina Photographs

From the marina's fixed Boardwalk, walk down the ramp which leads to the floating 5-foot wide concrete central dock. You need a ramp since the dock (along with the boats) moves up and down

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with the tides. The dock is made of concrete on top of giant floats, to make it heavy and stable. Its up and down movement is imperceptible. There is no rocking or swaying. A baby carriage or wheel chair can be pushed all the way to Calypso. There is one step (see the picture below) where we have installed a wooden stair with two 5" steps up from the dock to the deck of the covered front entrance. Since the dock floats, it’s always at the same height relative to the boat–making getting on and off easy. You can see the gated access to the roof deck to the right on the boat's port side. This helps keep young kids off the roof when unsupervised.
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The picture below shows the view down the dock up the ramp to the Pilot House Boardwalk which goes to the restaurant, dive shops, parking, etc. Checkout the heavy floating concrete dock (like a sidewalk) that moves up and down between the carbon pilings. See, below, a piling and the roller mechanism that allows the attached dock to rise and fall with the tide (or in the case of Hurricane Irma, to survive a 6' storm surge).
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Above is the view from Calypso down the dock to the famous Coral Reef Restoration Foundation's building–the yellowish building. If you bring a boat, the Dock Master can arrange to store it on a rack and pop it in and out of the water, or you can keep it in a parking area nearby on the trailer. Note, you cannot tie off a boat, jet ski or kayak to the aft end of Calypso, as there is no access–no back deck on the houseboat. There is an aft sliding glass door, but the only thing on the back, or stern, is the A/C unit and motor.

Roof Deck
The furniture shown on the top deck changes, as we replace it periodically given wear from the summer sun. The layout is the same, and we have big dock boxes on the roof to store the cushions to avoid them getting soaked in sudden rain squalls. It is the tropics! See more about the Keys' weather, and find out why most of our renters are Floridians.
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3 Bedrooms–1 queen, 1 double, 2 bunks
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Two Full Baths with Showers
Even the bathrooms have marina views!
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Floor Plan
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