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“ Excellent ”
28 Reviews
2240 Shelter Island Dr, Point Loma, CA 92106


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Yacht
Per night: $245 - $275
Per week: $1,500 - $1,650
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Point Loma vacation yacht rental
Boat, Bed & Breakfast - Located on beautiful San Diego Bay

Come experience what it is like to stay aboard a beautiful classic yacht. SLIPAWAY is perfect for that romantic getaway for two or bring the whole family. This yacht accommodates up to 6 persons with 1 Queen Stateroom aft, 2 single bunks midship and 1 double berth forward. This yacht has everything you need to enjoy a weekend or a week! Full galley with refrigerator, freezer, stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cooking utensils, even the spices - not to mention we supply the coffee and continental style breakfast for your stay. Enjoy BBQ'ing on the aft deck while sipping a glass of wine and watching the sunset over Point Loma. For your entertainment we offer 2 LED TV’s with Satellite, both with DVD players. ***Please note that Slipaway has 2 functional heads on board, but showering is done at the beautiful shore-side facilities

We go the extra mile on SLIPAWAY to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Towels and linens provided for your stay. Don't miss your daily work out; enjoy our fitness center and recreation room. Free internet available, so bring your laptop.

Enjoy discounts at some of the finest restaurants on Shelter Island. Walk to the famous Humphries By The Bay which hosts the Summer Concert Series. Listen to some of the hottest artists in the country.

Kayaks and Beach Cruisers available for rental for a nominal daily fee.

Lodging taxes and cleaning fees will be added to all rentals: (rates are based on 2 persons staying aboard - $29 fee per night for each additional person up to 6)

Ask about adding a Sunset or Harbor cruise on to your stay: Rates start at $495 for 2 hrs and that includes a licensed captain. Sailing charters start at $650 for 4 hrs and includes a licensed captain.
Area Information
Sea World San Diego
Catch Shamu in "Believe," the most ambitious killer whale show in the park's history.

San Diego Zoo
Don't miss the zoo's newest and most ambitious exhibit: Monkey Trails and Forest Tales.

San Diego Wild Animal Park
Take a guided tour through remote Africa and Asia and see exotic animals in their large, expansive habitats.

Ocean Beach (3.5 mi)
Mission Beach (4.3 mi)
Pacific Beach (6.7 mi)
Birch Aquarium (7.6 mi)
Coronado (11.0 mi)
La Jolla (13.0 mi)

Cabrillo National Monument (1.2 mi)
Balboa Park - Natural History Museum (4.0 mi)
Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum (3.9 mi)
Seaport Village (4.0 mi)
Balboa Park - Museums, Gardens and Park Area (4.0 mi)
San Diego Convention Center (4.0 mi)
Horton Plaza - Shopping and Gaslamp Quarter (4.5 mi)
Petco Park (4.6 mi)
Old Town San Diego (4.8 mi)
San Diego Zoo (4.5 mi)
Sea World Park (4.8 mi)
Mission Valley Shopping Mall (8.0 mi)
Fashion Valley Shopping Mall (7.9 mi)
Qualcomm Stadium (10.0 mi)
Tijuana - US Border (21.0 mi)
Wild Animal Park (35.0 mi)
Legoland California (37.0 mi)

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 19 2014 Jan 04 2015 $265 $265 - - 3 Nights
May 26 2015 Jun 26 2015 $245 $260 $1,500 $4,000 2 Nights
Jun 27 2015 Jul 06 2015 $275 $275 $1,650 - 3 Nights
Jul 06 2015 Sep 28 2015 $255 $270 $1,600 $4,000 2 Nights
Sep 28 2015 Nov 21 2015 $245 $260 $1,500 $4,000 2 Nights
Nov 21 2015 Nov 30 2015 $265 $265 - - 3 Nights
Nov 30 2015 Dec 19 2015 $245 $260 $1,500 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: DAMAGE DEPOSIT - of $500 is required on a credit card. Deposit is only authorized and held on a credit card until completion of rental. Release of deposits are outline in rental agreement.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Additional $100 cleaning fee for all monthly rentals. Rates are based on 2 persons. Each additional person is $29 per night, per person. Children 4 and under are free. ***HOLIDAYS REQUIRE A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM*** Early check-in's and late check-out's require an add'l fee and must be arranged and paid for in advance. Check in is between 3PM - 5PM. $25 fee for any late check-ins after 5pm. Additional fee of $25 will be charged for any single night stays.


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • View (City Lights)
  • Waterfront
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • DVD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Gas Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (3 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (3 miles)
  • Zoo
    (5 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (8 miles)
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (4 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (8 miles)
  • Sailing
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (4 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (17 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (17 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Casino
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (3 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Winery
    (24 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Dining discounts to several restaurants on Shelter Island, Fitness Work-out room, Recreation Room, BBQ area right on the waterfront. Bring your laptop and stay connected, we have FREE internet available with your stay. Kayaks and Bicycles available for rental.

Reviews for this vacation yacht rental in Point Loma, California

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Reginald Duquette

Ramona, California USA

Boat BNB

My wife and I spent 2 nights on the Slipaway and it was the most relaxing vacation we've been on. Yes there were 2 seals and a sealion feeding around the docks and barking but when I go to the desert I expect to hear the coyote's at night. The location is perfect right next door to the Bali Hai and there are so many places within walking distance. The boat was very clean and well kept and the shore facilities were the same. This is better than a hotel room and much less ordinary. We will do it again.

Niki McCulloch Pompey-Realtor

Fullerton, Ca

Slipaway Staycay Getaway

This was our third stay here; twice on the Slipaway. She is definitely my favorite little yacht due to her charm and personality. This older wooden ship seems to have so many stories to tell. This is a very relaxing Marina; not nearly as busy and noisy as other marinas we have visited. Shaun and her colleagues are so friendly and accommodating. They make sure that your stay is enjoyable and comfortable as possible. The ship itself it comfy and perfect for two people. The galley has plenty of space to store your snacks and beverages. The marina staff make sure you have plenty of ice, fresh fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, coffee and orange juice. Everyone there is s friendly. It truly is a relaxing place to visit with nearby amenities within walking, biking or driving distance. The bathrooms are kept clean and the showers are nice. They have an on site gym, laundry facility (bring soap and quarters) and soda machine. You can rent kayaks or just lay on your boat and be rocked to sleep. Can't wait to go back!!

Alex Zammit

San Diego, CA

Suprise Birthday Aboard the Slipaway

I was looking for the perfect getaway to celebrate by boyfriend's 40th birthday and I found that incredible experience on the Slipaway. There were some communication snafus with booking the stay itself, but once we were on board none of that seemed to matter any longer. The boat was gorgeous, the location impeccable (right on Shelter Island by the Bali Hai) and the captain we had (W.C.) was absolutely fantastic. We all loved him! We had a 2 hour sunset cruise on our first night and a 4 hour day cruise the next day. All in all, it was a success.

nancy teyechea

Temecula Ca


We stayed on the Slipaway for our 30th wedding anniversary. What a gem!!! We loved every minute of this too short trip. Shaun recommended some fabulous restaurants and enjoyed each one. Better then any five star hotel. Very quiet and having coffee when the sunrises on deck was spectacular. We have already booked our return trip. Can't say enough good stuff and you won't be disappointed.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad you both had such a great time and enjoyed a couple of my favorite restaurants. Looking forward to having you back again with us next month. I'll put together a list of some of my other favorite restaurants for you to try. Thanks for staying with us.

Pam Saul

Soutthern CA


We stayed on the Silver Cloud. What a great weekend - everything we wanted and more - great location, great boat!!! Thanks Shaun for everything!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Hi Pam,

I'm so glad you had a great stay. Maybe next time you get your wish and stay on one of our sailboats! Looks forward to you both coming back to see us again.


Dave Allen

San DIego

Truely a wonderful experience. Best Ever!

We wanted the boating livaboard experience and this boat was just the ticket. It is nice and roomy. The main sleeping area in the stern is to die for. We could hear the fog horn way off in the distance. That was about the only sound that we could hear. Not a hotel, with having to listen to those around you. You can feel the boat move, once in a while, and that just adds to the experience. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The staff were helpfull and friendly. We will do this again.

Gene Hindman

Goodyear, Arizona

The Slipaway was wonderful!

My girlfriend and I came over from Goodyear, Arizona, for a quiet weekend together. The Slipaway was different then the usual hotel room, and with the way it's set up, was so much fun! The staff member was great getting us checked in, and the boat/facilities were clean and nicely maintained. Staying on Shelter Island was neat with all the dining options within walking distance! We'll be back!!!

Gregory Schmitz

Palm Springs, CA USA

Relax and let your stress "slip away"

What a wonderful experience. If you are stressed out and need a break, I would suggest renting the "Slipaway". It is a beautifully restored 45' sail boat with lots of polished wood and sparkling clean from top to bottom. The boat literally rocks you to sleep. I have never been transported so quickly to a new reality. Every thing one might need has already been thought of ans is provided. Just a short walk and you are sipping Mai Tai's at the Bali Hai. If you only have a few days and want a relaxing experience, The Slipaway is what you deserve. Thanks for a wonderful time!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Greg, just remember great Mai Tai's are only a few short steps away. We look forward to having you back in the future.

Donna King

Phoenix, AZ

Loved It !

The absolute best vacation. My 6 year old son LOVED the boat. He woke up early every morning and had his breakfast next to the Captain's wheel. Many pictures were taken and we enjoyed every minute of this trip. We will definitely book again next year.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad your son enjoyed the boat. All the kids like being in the 'Captain's' seat! Look forward to having you back again in the future.

brett johnson

Clovis, NM

Relaxing Evenings Top Side

So much better than a motel room. There is always something interesting to watch whether it’s the sea birds diving for something to eat, the yachts coming in for the evening or the fishing boats headed out to sea. Clean and a short walk or drive to many restaurants. Will go back!! Oh and the boat is super cool!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Brett, we enjoyed having you and your family and look forward to you coming back again.

Erin Van Patten

Prescott, AZ

We love to "Slipaway"

We've stayed twice now--once for our anniversary, which was very relaxing and romantic. Then we thought our 9 yr. old daughter would think it was really cool so we did it as a family this year. She DID think it was the coolest thing ever ; ) It's so much fun to be in that environment for a few days, and pretend like you're one of those people who do the boating thing full time! The boat itself is so charming and has almost everything you need. A well-equipped kitchen and a little grill on deck, dining area, comfortable master room. Granted, it's a little compact, and ceilings are low so you have to watch your head, but it's worth it! They even stock the fridge with yogurt, juice and fruit so you can have a nice, lazy breakfast on deck. The only minor drawback is that you need to shower up at the clubhouse, so be sure to bring a shower kit and rubber flipflops. Overall, it's a delight to stay and have the gentle ebb and flow of the marina rock you to sleep each night!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Erin for the great descriptions of what it is like to stay on Slipaway. This will certainly give any future guests an idea of how comfortable a stay on Slipaway can be. As alway, we hope to see you, Doug and your daughter back in the future. Shaun

Casey and Beth

San Diego, CA

A Great Vacation Weekend!

We loved Slipaway. It is a great boat and the hospitality of the owner was suberb. We loved hearing the pelicans and seagulls in the morning and loved watching the boats come and go all day long. It was the perfect staycation for us and much better than any local hotel stay!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Casey & Beth, we hope to see you both again in the future.

Gary Neal

Modesto, CA

Exceeded all expectations!!

Simply a delightful experience! The boat is beautiful. The location perfect for any sightseeing you might want to do, along with several fantastic restaurants within walking distance. Shaun & staff were professional, courteous, and helpful. The attention to detail as to the comfort of their guests was above and beyond. Would definitely recommend the Slipaway to anyone seeking a unique, tranquil & romantic getaway, and will definitely be coming to stay again! Thanks Shaun!!!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Gary, we really enjoyed having you and Vicky aboard. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Jim Gaymon

Denver Colorado

Perfect Week

What a perfect get away for my daughter, grand daughter and I. Slipaway was wonderful and Shaun and her staff took excellent care of us making sure we had everything we needed while we were there and provided valuable information on the area of where to go and what to do. It was a special treat to go sailing on the same boat that was our oasis as well. I will defiantly be back to stay on Slipaway again.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Jim, we really enjoyed having you and your girls stay on Slipaway. Look forward to you staying on Slipaway again.

Eric Martinson

Austin, TX USA

Gotta love the Slipaway!

I was looking for something different when I booked an eight-day roadtrip in Southern California, so I was pretty excited when I heard about the Slipaway. I spent three days on board and was not dissapointed. What a treat! There was a lot more room than I expected and the boat is very well maintained. We got to enjoy eating fresh seafood on the deck with a sunset as the background. And the boat has all the amenities, like cable tv, a bag of ice, a kitchen with everything you need to cook and even a selection of DVDs. I would definitely stay here again when I come back to San Diego!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Eric, I glad you and your son enjoyed your adventure on Slipaway. We look forward to seeing you both again on your next So Cal roadtrip!

Matt Riggs

Running Springs, CA USA

B, B, & B Yacht

Beautiful retreat. We celebrated my birthday in style with guests. And there's no better way to fall asleep than on a gently rocking bed! The support staff was nearby and made sure we had all we needed. The internet connection was a bit unreliable, but you should leave your work at home anyway.

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great birthday. We hope you come back and stay with us again.

Mike Webb

St.John, WA USA

Slipaway-San Diego

Spent nine days on Slipaway and had a wonderful time. The staff and facilities were great and very accomadating. The Slipaway is very charming and full of character, very relaxing. Waking up on the water with that fresh air and sense of being part of the Marina community was enjoyable. I would certainly recommend it and hope to go back for another stay. A much nicer feel than a boring hotel room!

Shaun McMahon

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mike. Were glad you had a great time in San Diego and look forward to you and Lisa staying with us again.

Jonathan Balint

Avon Lake, Ohio

Enjoyed our stay in Point Loma

While our boat is out of the water because of the Ohio winter. This was a real treat for us. For your stay you can make the yacht your home. We will be back.. JB Avon Lake, OH

Lin and Lee McAtee

Portland, OR

Great experience on the Slipaway

Service was superb with very friendly people who provided anything we wanted. We loved the location which provided us with a great place to run, many good restaurants within walking distance and an easy drive to San Diego. Breakfast is very light. Nice, comfy bed. We had a 3-hour cruise which was enjoyable but would have liked an actual sail not motor cruise and didn't realize we wouldn't be sailing until the captain came aboard. It's obvious how much love and attention has gone into the Slipaway and we appreciate that care.

Chip DeVries

Casa Grande, AZ USA

Fantastic SlipAway GetAway

The weather in San Diego did not cooperate for our special weekend getaway; it was rainy, wet, and cold. Yet, this was the most wonderful weekend we have had in a long time! All of it was thanks to our "B & B"; Slipaway! The yacht was GREAT and romantic. The staff at the marina was superior. All of this before our trip to the vineyards; WOW! I would recommend Slipaway to anyone and everyone who is looking for that special getaway.

Jackie Hannah

Seal Beach, Ca

Perfect Romantic Anniversary Weekend

We stayed on the Slipaway for two nights in celebration of our one year wedding anniversary. The boat was absolutely beautiful and spotless! It's been restored and is a piece of art! Shaun, the marina manager, took her time to give us a detailed tour of the boat. She stocked the boat with fruits and goodies. We brought our own SUPs and bikes so that we could go out and enjoy San Diego, but we had a hard time even leaving the boat. The marina was impecable and and quiet! We would much rather stay on the Slipaway than any 5 star hotel. It was better than we had imagined it would be. We will definitely return!

Amy Guerrero

Henderson, NV

Charming and Unique

Slipaway was a wonderful experience from the moment we stepped on board. Staying aboard the boat made our trip so unique. When we arrived, we received a tour of the boat and realized we had a cozy little home away from home. The first night we got to grill steaks right on the deck and enjoy a home cooked meal with the sun setting over the marina. It was so peaceful on the water. It was indescribeable to wake up in the morning and sip a hot cup of coffee while watching the boats set out for some fun on the water. Management went out of their way to ensure our needs were met. Whether you desired to sit on deck or relax inside with a good movie, everything was at your fingertips from deck mats and chairs to flatscreen TV's and DVD players. We were even provided with food, such as fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, coffee and orange juice. This experience could not be matched by staying in a hotel room. Staying on Slipaway just melts your stress away, especially with a glass of wine and the peaceful waters. I highly recommend anyone who wishes for a vacation unlike any other to stay aboard Slipaway.

Kathy Belden

Canton, OH

Vacation on board "Slipaway"

We really enjoyed our time on "Slipaway" It was perfect for the 2 of us--comfortable bed!! the marina was amazingly quiet, which really surprised us. the boat was very well maintained, and we loved all the teak. Kitchen had everything that we needed. enjoyed morning coffee and wine in the evenings on the deck. We opted to use the shower facility just steps away at the marina---a very nice and clean bathroom/shower facility,...instead of showering on the boat. Loved the close proximity to downtown San Diego. Ate at the Red Sail Inn (just a short walk from the boat) --really delicious and would highly recommend. Barbara (in the marina office )was really helpful with any questions we had.

Charisse Kinilau Rashford

Gilbert, AZ

Perfect Get-Away

My husband found this ad through Craigslist and thought it would be a unique accommodation for our stay in California. We had never thought about staying in a boat before. When we arrived, the rental agent gave us a tour of the property and boat. Wow! We were pleasantly surprised that there were more amenities included than we thought. The condition of the boat was amazing. We loved that there was a kitchen and grill to do cooking in. We enjoyed the kayaking and relaxing. We would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thank you for the wonderful time! Perhaps we'll return again real soon!


San Diego CA

Great Romantic Evening

I had a great time -- celebrated my anniversary and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for something different. The yacht was pretty spectacular -- would do it again in a heartbeat.

Elena Parmenter

Walnut Creek, CA USA

An Adventurous Getaway

We were looking for a unique getaway, someplace by the water, someplace with a good view, and a place that felt like a little "home" instead of a borrowed hotel room. We found every bit of that search in the Slipaway Boat Bed and Breakfast. It was wonderful and memorable. We were able to enjoy the beautiful blue skies of San Diego one day and the stormy seas and howling winds the next. Both of them were fabulous and wonderful to enjoy on the boat. We plan to return with our children again as it would make for a fun family weekend of playing games, eating snacks and going for walks along the beach. Far better than staying in a traditional hotel. We highly recommend it!

Zachary Child

Albuquerque NM

Wonderful stay!!!!

When faced with a conference in SD and either a hotel or the slipaway I am so glad I chose the boat. I will do it again in a heartbeat! Will definitely bring my SO back with me! Everyone was great! Despite a day or two rain it was very quiet, minimal motion. Great location

Chuck Young

Chicago IL

Slipping Away

A bit like camping on the water, but the foam bed and very gentle rocking makes for a great night's sleep. Plenty to do and great restaurants in the neighborhood.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Thanks Shaun! Everything was great. I absolutely recommend the Slipaway! When faced with attending a conference in SD either a hotel or the boat I chose the boat. It was beautiful, everyone was great and despite a day or two of rain the boat was relaxing and in a great location. Many people have asked how I found it since. WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK!!
2/26/2011 ~Zack, New Mexico

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Shaun McMahon

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  • School:

    Foothill High, San Diego State University, University of Phoenix
  • Work:

    Travel Group International & Shelter Cove Marina
  • About:

    Born and raised in Southern California, I've always had a love for the water. I'm an avid traveler and love finding unique destinations to stay. I started my Boat & Breakfast business in 2009 and am now expanding my fleet. I scuba dive, sail, try to live a healthy lifestyle and love spending quality...
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