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Life on the Water


Boat • Muhafazat al-Muharaq Bahrain

    6 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    3 Beds  
    2.5 Bathrooms  
    3 Car spaces 
    1 Car available  
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-simultaneous  
  Non-reciprocal  
  Hospitality  

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Listed  May 2022
Views  306

General overview

360 degree view of the water. Sitting upstairs on our flybridge watching the sunset, sipping Moscow Mules after work, waiting for my husband’s latest dinner masterpiece to finish its time on the grill—that’s my everyday reality. We’re a rarity here in this island kingdom, and lots of people SAY they envy us, but the truth is, it takes a special kind of person to live on a boat. The best part is the breeze and the feeling of not being surrounded by walls. The view is always changing.

The space

Three en suite bedrooms, lounge, galley kitchen, dining area, all indoors with full height ceilings. (No stooping to enter any room) Fly bridge up top is covered, and sometimes enclosed with clear surrounds (winter). Six people could sleep here if we felt certain that we could vacate the premises. Anyone who owns a boat understands the importance of understanding how the plumbing works. Women of child-bearing age and children who throw things into toilets are our only concerns. 😯

Guest access

Definitely not accessible for wheelchairs or anyone who struggles with stairs. Small children would need to be closely supervised, but watching the comings and goings of boats and people fascinates them.

Notes

The boat is big enough that movement is imperceptible. At dusk, when boats return to the marina, there’s sometimes a bit of motion, but nothing that would make anyone seasick, and it lasts about 30 seconds. It actually is the only time that you feel like you’re on the water. AND, it’s the best time to sit up top in silence, and just do nothing.

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
Clothes dryer
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
Home cinema
Home cinema
BBQ
BBQ
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace

Travel Styles

    Weekend
    Adventure
    Budget
    Family
    Romantic
    Sport and leisure
    Relaxing
    City
    Beach
    Water
    Culture
    Last minute
    Golf

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free

Neighbourhood

Several marina cafes adjacent to our secure parking lot. Also there are larger hotel restaurants and nightclubs on Amwaj Island.You can walk the perimeter of this man made island in 30 minutes. Many expats settle here to get away from the big city feel of Bahrain. Amwaj has three shopping areas, complete with spas, karaoke, bowling, fast food, good sushi, grocery stores with delis, and even a cinema. Amwaj beach club membership allows us access to the Solymar private beach. Alcohol is allowed in many of these places, and consuming it is very socially acceptable.

Getting to my home

Getting here is super easy. Exit immigration and follow the signs to the taxi stand. (Ubers are not allowed at arrivals.) Grab a taxi at the airport. (Make sure they take credit card if you need that) The trip to Amwaj Marina will take you 15 minutes and cost you 6 - 8 BD ($15-$20). That’s it.

Nearest airport

BAH-

Getting around

You can use our car, but if you’re a new driver or very timid, you might want to use Uber. Ubers are EVERYWHERE here, and very affordable. Driving is not bad, compared to many places in the world, but coming from small town USA, I was a bit overwhelmed at first. The forts, Formula One track, concert venues, 5-star dining experience$, and cultural sights of Bahrain are on the main island. They are all anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes away.

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Brenda

Ted and Brenda. Kiwi pilot and American teacher, currently living an expat life together on a 48-foot motor yacht in Bahrain for at least three more years. We’re both loving our jobs and the lifestyle here too much to retire. For fun we golf on the island’s championship level golf course, or head to The Brit Club for rigorous games of squash, followed by affordable beers, and sometimes dinner with the gang. By far, the best days are the days when we are on the water. Sometimes we take the yacht out for a cruise to a nearby island. Other days we take our Mastercraft out for day of skiing, or we go for a sail on our little 23-foot Etap sailboat. Note: Ted can teach ANYONE how to waterski There are cultural, historical and shopping sites to see as well, but we’re too busy working and playing.
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