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Step out of the ordinary, and stay on a lovely sailboat in Stamford Harbor! Our 1966 Pearson is a charming old yacht, with a wood burning fireplace, cherry interior, and a slip right next to two of Stamford's waterfront restaurants and walking distance to Stamford's own Half Full Brewery!
Walk down the gangway and step aboard the Extra Dry: a 1966 Pearson Alberg 35 (a 35 foot sailboat!). Accommodations for two in the forward vee-berth, or two in the main cabin, make for a cozy and charming stay! She is well-appointed, with a wood-burning stove, galley and grill, and A/C unit for use in the summer, and heating unit for the fall/winter. Enjoy board games around the cabin table, relax in our hammock, and enjoy the harbor night life!
As summer ends and fall is in the air, stay cozy and warm on board using our electric heating system, or relax around the wood-burning stove with a good book and a glass of wine.
The marina has showers and bathrooms, which you will also have access to. There are two great restaurants at the marina: The Crab Shell, and Prime Steakhouse. Taxi service to downtown Stamford is readily available. Across the harbor (accessible via the free water taxi on summer weekends) are three great restaurant/bars: Paloma, World Of Beer, and Sign of the Whale.
Guests have full, private access to the boat (on the slip nonly...guests are not allowed to take the boat out on the water, as per AirBNB terms of service. Note: "captained charters" are available to guests upon request. We will take you sailing around Long Island Sound, show you the ropes, anchor near the lighthouse for some swimming, and grill up delicious food! Please mention any interest in a charter when making your booking and we will discuss options)
The small galley inside has a toaster,a coffee maker, and hot water kettle. The outdoor gas grill is available year-round.
Our "neighborhood" is the harbor! Lovely waterfront walks, a fishing pier, restaurants and nightlife. Walking distance to the Half Full Brewery, which offers tours and tastings. Live music on the weekends at the Crab Shell...only steps from the dock!
There is taxi service to downtown Stamford readily available. Within Stamford there is a free trolley that will take you to various parts of town. There is free parking at the marina if you are driving. We are five minutes from the Stamford train station on the Metro-North line, which is a 45-minute express train from Grand Central.
On weekends in the summer there is a free water taxi that will bring you across the harbor to the new Harbor Point development. There is a takeout breakfast/lunch spot called "Henri's" in the park by the fountain, as well as "World Of Beer", which has 500 craft beers and pub fare. "Paloma" offers upscale Mexican waterfront dining, and "Sign of the Whale" is Stamford's only roof-top bar! All are easily accessible by kayak or water taxi from the boat. Guest AccessYou will have access to the boat (on the slip, only). The boat is not available for guests to sail on their own (as per AirBNB terms of service), only for use on the dock and as a place to stay. Private captained charters can be arranged on a case-by-case basis depending on host availability. Please inquire! The marina has showers and bathrooms, which are open year round and are accessible only with your marina key (they are not "public"). While the boat does have a "head", we ask that guests only use this for "#1 type emergencies during the night, as the marine head is delicate and needs to be pumped out regularly. Absolutely NO paper down the toilet. There are two great restaurants at the marina: The Crab Shell, and a new steakhouse going in during the summer of 2016. Taxi service to downtown Stamford is readily available. The NeighborhoodLovely waterfront walks, a fishing pier, restaurants and nightlife. Live music on the weekends at the Crab Shell...only steps from the dock! (Note: on weekends in the summer the music can go until midnight). Getting AroundThere is taxi service to downtown Stamford readily available. Within Stamford there is a free trolley that will take you to various parts of town. There is free parking at the marina if you are driving. Other Things to NoteA/C is available during the summer, and heat is available during the cooler months.
Kitchen includes a coffee maker (can also make hot water for tea) and toaster. Grill on deck available for other cooking needs.
2-person Kayak, paddles, and life jackets are available for guest use
Board Games on the boat: Scrabble, Backgammon, Fluxx, Connect 4, playing cards, Ticket to Ride, Kill Dr. Lucky
Note: Marina facilities (heated bathrooms, showers, and laundry) are located approximately 100 yards from the boat, on shore. We ask that our guests use the onshore facilities, as marine heads (toilets) and tanks are very delicate and expensive to maintain and clean. Overnight "#1" only in the toilet please!
Note: The boat is "winterized" between Dec. 15 - April 15th yearly. During that time there is no running water on board, and the toilet cannot be used because of freezing issues (it is winterized with antifreeze). Bottled water is provided for guest use, and the onshore facilities must be used. Two electric heaters are provided for your comfort.