Fun and unique Stockton, CA retreat aboard Skipper's Dream Motor Yacht while docked in her secure and convenient, covered berth. Warm and cozy during winter, Air Conditioned. Great restaurants on/off site. Loads of amenities. Everything needed for pleasure and business travel. Located at the eastern edge of the California Delta, a water recreational wonderland.
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Skipper's Dream Motor Yacht is a luxurious Viking 33' Convertible Model, built by one of the world's top yacht builders. This private vessel is not available for charter but is made available only for nightly or weekly stays in a secure environment while docked in her covered berth at Village West Marina in Stockton, CA. Convenient free parking is provided at the entrance to the dock, within a security gated area. The marina is one of the nicest in the California Delta. Electric heaters provide a warm, cozy environment during cold weather. A 14K BTU Air Conditioner provides Summer comfort.
The yacht has 1 Master stateroom with twin V-Berths (see the Stateroom picture). She is best for 2 adults but may sleep 2 more in the Salon where the sofabed opens into a full size bed. When the sofabed is open, the cushions, coffee table and chairs may be stowed in the cockpit to provide walking space between the foot of the bed and the drop leaf dining table.
Features include a gourmet Galley, dining tables in the Salon and Cockpit, Wi-Fi Internet access, ROKU Smart HDTV in both the Salon and the Stateroom, Blue-Ray DVD & CD Stereo, DVD and CD Library.
A large Visitor Information Library is also kept on board with brochures and literature for numerous wineries, visitor attractions and events, restaurants, venues and tours as well as on-line information.
Two great restaurants are within the marina, a celebrity chef restaurant and numerous other restaurants are a short drive away. Coin operated laundry facilities are near the dock and an on-site convenience store is open during the day. A full service grocery is a mile away. The marina is very quiet and very convenient for both recreation and business travelers.
If you're looking for a relaxing time while staying at a convenient and secure Stockton location on the California Delta, Skipper's Dream is the place to stay - The vessel is not permitted to leave the dock during your stay. You may rent fishing boats, ski boats, paddle boards, kayaks and other water toys at various Delta locations for a great time on the California Delta. Or, if you prefer, just hang out at the marina and/or explore the vast wine and tourist regions surrounding you. An In-Shape tennis & health club ($16/day/person) is adjacent to the marina entrance with Tennis Courts, Exercise Facilities, Sauna, Steam Room, Spa and an Outdoor Pool maintained at 85 degrees year-round.
For the business traveler, what could be better at the end of a long, hard day than to return in the evening to the quiet, laid back environment of your private, floating oasis. Leave the rat race behind and enjoy the quiet solitude of life as it is in the California Delta with the conveniences of the vibrant businesses nearby.
The stateroom has the standard V-Berth arrangement typically found in most vessels in this size range. Pillows and bedding are provided. The two comfortable mattresses are made of 4" foam plus topper; their dimensions each are approximately 6'4" long, 30" wide at the head and their combined width at the foot is 17". The stateroom also includes a hanging locker (closet) and four clothing drawers.
The gourmet galley is fully equipped with dinnerware for four, Refrigerator, 2-Burner Electric Stove, Convection Microwave Oven, George Foreman Grill, Cooking Utensils and Cutlery, Percolator Coffee Pot, French Press, Instant Hot Water Kettle, automatic Ice Maker, Toaster, Crock Pot, Blender, Coffee Grinder and Ice Crusher. Unless you have a very unusual requirement, most everything you will need in the Galley except food is provided. There is also a sharing pantry where many guests leave their leftovers upon departure.
The Salon, furnished with luxurious teak furniture, includes a Dining Table, Air Conditioner, standard size Sofa Bed and an Entertainment System. The Entertainment System includes an Android 5.0 Tablet, WiFi Internet access, a ROKU Smart TV with antenna for local channels, a Blu-ray DVD player with Internet TV and Games, a Stereo with Bluetooth and audio-in jacks for connection with your personal devices, and personal device chargers for micro USB, mini USB, and all iPhone/iPad/iPod models. Check with your host if you need help connecting to or using the WiFi Internet or other Entertainment System components.
The head includes a deluxe electric marine toilet and holding tank, sink and a shower.
Cockpit and Flybridge -
The carpeted Cockpit provides outdoor seating, a dining table and a ladder to the Flybridge. Above, on the Flybridge, the seats fold out to create two outdoor lounges.
Village West Marina Facilities -
Aside from the on board marine head and shower, the marina provides convenient, exquisitely maintained and spacious Restroom, Shower and Laundry facilities near the dock entrance and near the office and restaurants. There is ample secure, free and convenient parking available at the dock entrance, protected by an electronically controlled gate. You may launch a small boat at the launch ramp and store your trailer on the street just outside the marina entrance for the duration of your visit. Be sure to let your host know ahead of time that you will be bringing a boat to be launched while checking in (during marina office hours).
There are two restaurants at the marina: Bob's At The Marina (breakfasts, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, Etc.) and Garlic Brothers Restaurant & Bar (lunches, dinners, drinks and fabulous views of the magnificent Delta sunsets, overlooking The Delta towards Mt. Diablo). Garlic Brothers also offers live music on weekends and some weeknights.
Life on the delta and aboard a boat is slow paced, laid back and casual, a throwback to the way things used to be. The clock seems to run slower here and that's why the locals call it "Delta Time." Relish your Delta Time before you have to leave it behind and return to reality. Lounge in the cockpit in the morning and enjoy your favorite coffee and a bagel or pastry before heading out to explore the area. Later, if there are clouds visible in the western sky, return to the boat to enjoy the spectacular evening sunset over Mt. Diablo. The Garlic Brothers restaurant patio located at the marina is a fantastic place to view the sunset.
Local Boating Knowledge -
Boat rentals are available at several locations throughout the delta. Also, there are Delta Cruise Boat operators available that may be found online by web search.
Although the Delta waterways are fresh water, they are at sea level and are tidal as twice per day they raise and lower several feet behind the incoming and outgoing ocean tides. At low tide some of the waterways can be very shallow. Also, the tidal action can result in some very strong currents so be careful if you go boating or swimming in the waterways.
Should you encounter any difficulties on the water, the California Delta waterways are Federal waters and fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard with assistance from local county authorities. Channel 16 on the Marine radio is monitored 24/7 by the USCG, Station Rio Vista.
Accès des voyageurs
Access to the marina docks, parking, restrooms and laundry facilities is controlled by a security key fob which you will be provided along with the boat door key upon check-in. After securing the vessel while checking out, you will return the fob and key via an on-board drop box located in the vessel cockpit.
This vessel and the dock parking lots are secured within a gated area at Village West Marina, near the Village West Yacht Club; guests may park at the dock entrance. The VWYC offers reciprocal privileges to members of other PICYA clubs. Like most California Delta marinas, the docks are covered to protect the vessels and their occupants from the hot sun and harsh weather.
By car, the marina is located one mile West of I-5 in a nice residential area at the Western edge of Stockton, Ca. By water, it is about one mile off the San Joaquin River on Fourteen Mile Slough, at the Eastern edge of the 1100 square mile California Delta, a huge maze of 1000+ miles of intertwined navigable waterways.
Access to the In-Shape Health Club located adjacent to the marina entrance is available free to In-Shape members or, for non-members, it is available to use at $16/day/person or $12 as a guest of a member. Discount or free trial offers are frequently available on the In-Shape website or at the facility.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Check-in and walk-thru are handled in-person by your host. Your arrival time will be coordinated ahead of your visit at a mutually acceptable time. It is quite common for guests to require late check-in after a long work day and heavy traffic, especially on Friday nights. Your host has been there and done that and fully understands the situation. He will make every effort possible to accommodate your requested times, dependent upon other commitments and departing guests check-outs. It takes up to four hours between guests to clean and prepare the vessel so that must be considered when scheduling arrival times.
Your comfort and pleasure are the highest priority and we expect you to enjoy an extraordinary visit. Your host lives in Manteca, about 30 minutes away but will be available by cell phone or text message throughout your visit for any questions or issues that might arise. Your host, a life long Northern California resident, is a Stockton Certified Tourism Ambassador and will be happy to answer your questions about Skipper's Dream, Stockton, the California Delta or the surrounding regions.
Holidays and special occasions are terrific times to spend aboard Skipper's Dream. Holidays are generally available for a bit higher rate. Let your imagination go and plan the time of your life on New Years or Independence Day. Try a romantic, intimate anniversary aboard with dinner at one of the amazing restaurants nearby or cook your own gourmet meal aboard.
Boating season in the California Delta is year round. Spring and Fall are generally outstanding weather. Summer is hot but not humid and always cools off at night. The mild winters are cool but electric heaters keep the yacht warm and cozy. Winter is the best time to observe wildlife. Bring or rent a kayak to explore the vast Delta region alone or with an organized group.
Charcoal BBQ and picnic tables are available in the lawn area next to the dock entrance. You may bring your own portable gas grill if you wish.
Guests are encouraged to have a wonderful time but are expected to behave responsibly at all times, including following all rules imposed by the marina management and common sense boating safety rules.
The marina is a quiet, relaxing place for all to enjoy comfortably. Guests are expected to keep noise levels reasonable and not disturb others while enjoying life aboard the yacht. Quiet hours are 9 PM to 9 AM. Several Live-Aboards reside on the dock.
Guests are not to use or touch any boats, toys, equipment or any other property located at the marina and belonging to persons other than the host or yourselve(s).
A maximum of 4 guests may stay aboard the vessel, 2 per V-berths, 2 per Salon sofa-bed.
No guests under the age of 16 are permitted without approval of the owner. You must assure the host that children will be supervised 100% of the time and will behave responsibly. They must understand that a boat can be very dangerous if rules such as no running, jumping, climbing, etc. on the decks or docks are disobeyed.
Pets are normally NOT allowed. Small, supervised pets will be considered on a case by case basis. You will be responsible for any damages and thorough cleanup of any pet hair, urine, vomit, etc.
Marine toilets cannot accept anything but human waste, bio-degradable toilet paper and water. Feminine pads and other products MUST NEVER BE DISPOSED OF IN THE MARINE TOILET. A minimum $120 fee will be charged if the marine toilet has been jammed with improper materials, plus the cost of any repair parts.
Absolutely no illegal drugs or illegal activities of any kind will be tolerated. Violators will be reported to authorities, vacated from the premises and will forfeit all monies paid.
No smoking or charcoal fires are permitted aboard the vessel or on the dock at any time. Charcoal BBQ grills and picnic tables are on the lawn areas near the dock entrance.
Fishing is not permitted from the marina docks or property.
A $30 fee will be charged for replacement of lost keys and security access fobs.
I'm very active and like to do most everything, particularly trying new things and new experiences. I've motor homed and boated in Europe and numerous other adventures. I'm a hands on type person and am always very busy with my various DIY projects (and now with Airbnb hosting). Aside from boats, my passions are Soccer and Music.
I'm really enjoying Airbnb hosting and meeting all the interesting guests from all over. When I started, I expected to have primarily Bay Area boaters who wanted to bring their smaller boats to the delta for a few days skiing, fishing, or whatever and stay on Skipper's Dream at night. Instead, I've been meeting many interesting people from all over the world who are in the Stockton area for many reasons.