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Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews

Lymington Yacht Haven, United Kingdom

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Double Bed1 Double Bed
Single Bed2 Single Beds
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Overview

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Max 4 people , 2 cabins
1 double bed / 2 single beds
Min 1 night / Max 14 nights
Check in 3 p.m. / Check out 11 a.m.


Stay on a boat in Lymington, United Kingdom

Zen Dog, named after our daughters' favourite poem, is a very modern, immaculate, well appointed and thoroughly beautiful Prestige Motor Yacht, berthed in Lymington's beautiful and tranquil Yacht Haven (the "marina of the year") overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

She is perfectly equipped for a short stay self catering holiday with a difference. She's what's known as a "coded charter boat" which means she is inspected annually for safety and is fully insured for guests.

Zen Dog has been available to rent since March 2017 and we've had a variety of guests - holiday makers, business people, birthday treats, other boaters needing more accommodation etc etc. All have really enjoyed their stay and you can read their marvellous reviews on this site.

Ideally we're looking for guests to stay a minimum of 2 nights - particularly at weekends but please enquire particularly if your chosen dates are soon or mid week. We'll respond very quickly - often within minutes.

Beds on Board Comment "Zen Dog is one of our most popular boats and it is easy to see why. She's very modern and spacious and the 2nd cabin is particularly roomy. The electric roof opens the whole boat up when the sun shines. and there's lots of different seating and sunbathing options. Mike the owner loves his gadgets so there's central heating that switches on via a text message and three smart TVs. Zen Dog is always spotless and has great quality towels and bedding"

Our prices quoted here are for your sole use of the whole boat - providing accommodation for up to four people in 2 decent cabins and with full use of the Marina's facilities.

Zen Dog stays securely and safely tied up in her berth for the duration of your stay but If you want to get out on the water, she's available for half and full day charter trips at extra cost with a professional skipper and crew. So, you can combine a pleasure cruise and a luxury break or just stay on board and enjoy Zen Dog, Lymington and the New Forest.

We think the little details make all the difference.

Zen Dog is obsessively and meticulously cleaned by our wonderful caretaker before each booking. As you can see from the photos, we don't leave any personal items, clutter or junk on board because we want you to feel that she is "all yours" for the duration of your holiday.

Top quality freshly laundered John Lewis bedding and towels for all guests are included.

We even produce an excellent PDF Visitors Guide and a YouTube video to explain everything.

Layout

Zen Dog sleeps 4 in two decent cabins.

The Master cabin has a king sized double bed, a walk in wardrobe and en-suite access to the WC/Wet Room.

The second cabin has two single beds that can slide together to create a 2nd double bed (make sure you tell us you want the 2nd double bed when you book because, as standard, we make up the two singles).

Both cabins have standing room, hanging space, Smart HD TVs, 240 volt power sockets and central heating outlets. We provide freshly laundered and very good quality John Lewis bedding for all beds and John Lewis towels for all guests.

The lower saloon has a comfortable U shaped seating area - easily capable of accommodating 4 guests around a height adjustable table. There's a 32" smart HD TV, and a central heating outlet.

The galley kitchen area has a large sink, worktops, storage cupboards, a very generous fridge (by boat standards) with very small freezer/ice making tray and a microwave. There's an electric kettle, a Dolce Gusto coffee machine and a toaster. There's cutlery and good quality unbreakable crockery and drinking glasses (because it can get rough when out at sea!) but no pots or pans and the gas hob has been disconnected and cannot be used for insurance reasons. Who would want to cook on holiday when Lymington has such great restaurants?

The wet room features an electric flush WC, a sink set into a vanity unit with a large mirror and a counter top for cosmetics and bathroom products. A curtain can divide the room in two - wet and dry - the shower head then attaches to a fitting on the wall and guests can have very good, fairly powerful hot showers. We still prefer to use the Yacht Haven's amazing 5-star showers when we stay on board, though.

Upstairs in the cockpit, Zen Dog's cockpit roof retracts electrically to open the whole top deck up to the sun. There are 2 large seating areas - both with tables. The rear (stern) seating area has roll up canvas camper covers and the table can be lowered and a special cushion added to create a fantastic sun pad to top up your tan. There's also a double sun bed on the front deck (take care up there!).

Boats can be damp and cold. Not Zen Dog! She has powerful warm air central heating with SMS remote control and a dehumidifier so she's always snug, dry and warm when guests arrive. In summer, there's even a powerful portable air conditioner stored in the main bedroom's wardrobe that is capable of cooling the whole boat.

Zen Dog is supplied with top quality John Lewis bedding and towels for each guest.

Onboard

If you are not used to boats, there's nothing to worry about. Zen Dog is your "home from home"

There's Central Heating, hot water, a portable air conditioner, a decent shower, an electric flush toilet, a big 32" HD smart TV in the saloon, HD smart TVs in each cabin, decent marina WiFi, Funky blue LED cockpit lighting, a Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine, electric kettle, toaster and a microwave.

Zen Dog has domestic style 240 volt mains power to sockets in the cabins, saloon and galley area. There is no usable hob and no cooking facilities.

We supply a PDF "Visitors Guide" and there's a YouTube video to explain how everything works. It is all very easy and straightforward.

Onsite

Zen Dog's home marina is Lymington Yacht Haven - one of the best marinas in the country. It has 5-star showers, a launderette, a shop and the excellent Haven Bar and Restaurant. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There's lots of free parking and excellent 24/7 staff and security to help with any problems

The Area

Lymington is a beautiful up-market Georgian town on the edge of the New Forest, famous for the ponies that roam freely. The walking and cycling opportunities are unmatched - with excellent walks along the water's edge from the marina itself. The town has great shopping and eating - many of the big chains are here but the real delight is the number of independent businesses. There's a car and pedestrian ferry to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight and Southampton and Bournemouth are in easy reach - Lymington has a train station.

What's special about this boat

The sunsets, the tranquillity, Zen Dog's inventory of equipment, cleanliness and home comforts. Lymington's restaurants (amongst them The Haven's own restaurant and bar takes some beating).

Location

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Lymington Yacht Haven

King's Saltern Road
Lymington

About the marina/waterway

Lymington Yacht Haven is the UK Marina of the Year. it is situated 15 minutes walk from Lymington's great individual shops and award winning restaurants. The Marina has truly 5-star showers and toilets plus a launderette, a small shop and the excellent highly rated Haven Bar and Restaurant. There's free parking and free marina wifi. There are stunning walks from the marina - either past the open air swimming pool and yacht clubs to Lymington Quay or along a gravel water's edge path to Keyhaven.

Amenities

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Onboard
  • Offers trips/charters (skippered)
  • Cooker (cooking allowed)
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Smoking allowed
  • CO2 alarm
  • Smoke alarm
  • Laundry
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • iPod Dock
  • CD Player/Radio
  • DVD Player
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Welcome pack
  • Bedding/Towels
  • Electricity 24/7
  • Walk-on access
  • Crew on board
  • Food and drink included
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Additional Cot Hire
  • Dog friendly
  • Kid friendly
  • Disabled access
Onshore
  • Free car parking
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Walking distance to town
  • Shops
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Swimming Pool
  • Disabled access
  • BBQ
  • Paddlesports hire
  • Boat hire
  • Select

Reviews

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Overall Rating:

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Zen Dog March 2017

mar 2017

1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Communincation from beds on board and Mike the owner was excellent and the information provided about the boat was detailed and very helpful. We (family of 5 - youngest is 5 months and in a cot) stayed for one night and had a great time. The kids loved being on a boat and Zen Dog was very comfortable (and surprisingly roomy). The beds were a good size and very comfy. Mike was a great host providing plenty of drinking water, tea, coffee and "Zen Dog" baseball caps for the children. Would definitely stay again and recommend a stay on Zen Dog.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Fabulous

oct 2017

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This was our first stay on a boat, and we were a little apprehensive about taking our 2 little ones (almost 3 & almost 5 yrs). We didn't need to be. It was fantastic. Zen Dog has everything you could need for a night (or more) away. The girls LOVED their twin beds in the rear cabin (and that they got to watch TV in bed!) The Haven Restaurant serves a fantastic lunch (you might want to book a table - it was really busy on a Saturday afternoon) and the Marina staff were excellent. Already planning a return trip (maybe without the kids so we can enjoy a lie-in!)

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Well kept luxury boat

jun 2017

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We had a very enjoyable stay on Zen Dog, good facilities and really good and clear information pack. Very clean and well maintained. We had never stayed on a boat before so this was a new experience for us which we thoroughly enjoyed although imagine in the recent heat, sleeping would have been a decided issue. If you're slightly claustrophobic this isn't for you either. Great 5* shower/toilet facilities nearby and Haven restaurant in the marina very good.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Birthday Surprise

may 2017

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I booked the weekend as a birthday surprise for my husband and group was myself, my husband and our 8 year old daughter. It was absolutely fantastic. My husband was very surprised and my daughter just loved it. Very simple "check-in" process and a fabulous boat. Spotlessly clean, incredibly comfortable and the height of luxury. We will definitely return and will recommend to our friends.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Fantastic stay

jun 2017

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We had a wonderful stay on Zen Dog which was very comfortable, well kitted out and very clean. It's a beautiful boat. We just wish we'd been able to stay a few more nights. We would definitely recommend it.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Immaculate boat

jul 2017

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Thanks Mike for a lovely stay. Zen Dog is the cleanest and smartest boat I've stayed on. Plenty of space for a family of 4. The 5* showers are amongst the best on the Solent and the food / atmosphere at the Haven restaurant is great. We'll be back.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Return stay

aug 2017

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Great stay on a lovely boat - always beautifully presented and very comfortable. Excellent pre-stay communication.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Zen Dog = Bliss

apr 2017

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Our weekend away on the Zen Dog can only be described as perfect. The location was stunning and facilities outstanding. The staff on the Marina were very helpful & video and file provided by Mike made things easy and straightforward. The boat itself was a real luxury! With everything we needed. Comfortable beds & lounge areas. We loved our stay. There are plenty of places to visit locally, fantastic food at the local pubs & a great bar at the yacht Haven itself! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
5 stars for Zen Dog!

jul 2017

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Just returned from a brilliant night staying on Zen Dog in Lymington. The boat is beautiful and very comfortable. Owners provided lots of information in advance so key pick up and drop off went very smoothly. The relaxed approach of the owner and added touches of fizz in the fridge really set a nice tone, Would highly recommend!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Zen Dog - Fantastic Weekend

apr 2017

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From the initial contact, to the information video from Mike, communication was excellent. The boat and the facilities are exceptional and very well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous weekend. Sitting on the aft deck in the sun having a cold drink cannot be beaten..... We will definitely be back.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
BEST BIRTHDAY EVER !

jul 2017

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A lovely boat and such attention to detail .Thanks for the bubbles in the fridge really nice touch.Marina restaurant was excellent , they took really good care of us.Thanks to all..

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Zen Dog - lymington Fabulous

jun 2017

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Upon arrival, everything was as explained on the incredibly helpful welcome email and video. Very useful indeed. The boat was spotlessly clean... The finishing touch being the bottle of fizz, water and milk left in the fridge. We enjoyed our stay so much, we drank the fizz and a left a new bottle for the owner. Thank you.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Great 2 nights stay onboard Zen Dog

apr 2017

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Very enjoyable 2 nights stay. Boat in excellent condition and very well prepared. Great comms from owner. Will stay again. Many thanks.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Luxurious boat stay at Zen Dog

may 2017

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Our stay has been sooooo lovely and accommodating ! Zen dog is nothing but luxurious!!! Every detail of the boat has been ensured to perfection from the facilities to its overall cleanliness. we couldn't possibilly recommend Zen Dog enough!! We have already started to plan our next stay and also recommended to our friends and family. It truly is a unique experience even if we didn't get the chance to charter. thank you so much to Mike for the very informative video about zen dog and the information book, we really did not find any difficulties settling in and using the facilities! We cannot wait to come back again!!!! We Love Zen Dog !!!!!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Excellent

may 2017

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This was our first experience of boating, we wanted to try something completed different from staying in a hotel. It turned out to be the most amazing time for three nights, staying on Zendog. From the moment we booked through Beds on Board, to climbing on board, everything ran very smoothly. Beds on Board were very informative and their website was easy to follow, right through from booking, payment, follow up emails and offering help if required. Zendog is a beautiful boat, with everything you need for your stay. Mike and Kirsty have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable, with a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, tea and coffee, up to date and easy to use T.V's, very informative guest information folder and a video from Mike talking you through everything you need to know. The beds are extremely comfortable, and the very gentle rocking gives you a very pleasant nights sleep. The facilities at Lymington Yacht Haven are brilliant, with excellent 5* showers facilities and a lovely place to have a meal. There is plenty to do in Lymington, it's a wonderful place to visit. All in all, I would highly recommend it and we very much look forward to coming back again. To top it all off, we had the most incredible weather and could have easily stayed on longer. Thanks Mike and Kirsty, and thanks Beds on Board.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Amazing!

jun 2017

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Absolutely faultless! What a fabulous evening on ZenDog. The boat is beautiful & in absolutely impeccable condition. Mike was a fantastic host and gave us all the information we could possibly need, even how to turn the boat heating on, from our phones remotely! We honestly can't wait to stay again and would love to consider ourselves regular customers in the future. Thanks, Mr & Mrs Coley

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Perfection!

oct 2018

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Whole experience was 5 star throughout. Booked as a surprise for husbands birthday and he was very happy. Didn't want to leave the boat! Mike was really helpful. Boat was cosy. Everything supplied. Haven staff were helpful and the bar was friendly (esp cocktails listening to Sunday afternoon music!). Interesting to watch all the boating activity....were now saving for our own boat

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Fabulous

jan 2018

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A lovely, clean, comfy and warm boat. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and really appreciate the restaurant recommendations too which were also just as fabulous. Many thanks :)

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Weekend Away

sep 2018

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We (our group was four adults) wanted to enjoy a weekend away in the much anticipated 'best summer weather, ever', somewhere besides the garden and we wanted that somewhere to be a bit different than B&B, hotel etc. Wow - did we make the best choice! Our Zen Dog experience was nothing short of F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. - from long before we checked in (Owner Mike provided excellent communications from start to finish) right up to when we sadly said goodbye to Zen Dog. Everything was, simply, perfect - luxurious comfort; spotlessly clean; fitted out to the highest standard; even the heat of the 'best summer weather ever' did not affect our comfort (air con) this said, we didn't really need the air con. The charter was extra special - thank you for a super weekend Zen Dog and Griffiths family. Steve, Sheri, John & Angela

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Perfect stay on Zen Dog as always

oct 2018

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This was our second stay on Zen Dog and we enjoyed every moment just as much as the first time. We had a very relaxing trip on a wonderfully luxurious boat with everything you could possibly need on board. Mike is a fantastic owner, nothing was too much trouble and he was available on the phone at a moments notice if required. Great communication throughout the booking, and he will always go that extra mile to make your stay even more perfect than you could imagine. You will not be disappointed with Zen Dog, a truly luxurious experience! I would highly recommend making a booking and we will definitely be booking again very soon xxx

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Birthday celebration aboard Zen Dog

oct 2018

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What an amazing way to celebrate a birthday. The boat was awesome, very well equipped, very spacious and in immaculate condition. The Harbour at Lymington was a great location and we used the bar and listened to some great live music. We would certainly recommend the boat and would definitely book it again.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Brilliant Weekend!

jan 2018

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Wow, where do I start? The booking process, communication, description of facilities on and off board - everything was just perfect! My husband and I have been Alphabet Dating every month (if you're unsure of what that is, Google it - we'd highly recommend it!) and January was our "Y" date. What better way than to spend it on a YACHT with friends! Everything on Zen Dog was super clean and tidy, the beds were really comfortable and it literally has everything you could ever need. The "5* shower facilities" were exactly that, everyone around the marina were just so friendly and we felt safe having never stayed on the boat before. We are definitely going to book again for another in the summer; what a fab (affordable) luxurious weekend away! Thanks so much Zen Dog, see you soon! :-)

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Fantastic stay

jan 2018

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I booked this for a colleague and his son as they were visiting from Australia. Even in mid winter they were very warm and comfortable onboard Zendog. Mikes handover system is very easy to use. Great stay.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Weekend away

jan 2018

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Booked zen dog as we thought it would be a bit different to staying in a hotel , very pleased we did , zen dog has everything you could ask for , lovely accommodation. The yacht haven has superb amenities, Lymington Town is always enjoyable , high street market on the Saturday overall would thoroughly recommend.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Lymington Yacht Haven Weekend

jan 2018

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Fabulous choice and a fabulous owner to deal with. Zen Dog is the perfect choice for a group of 4 (2 double beds) We will definitely be back again soon

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Weekend away for my 40th Birthday

mar 2018

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Fantastic Boat and owner. Nothing was to much trouble and Mike was available on the phone at a moments notice if required. You will not be disappointed with Zen Dog! I will be booking again soon :)

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
A fun weekend.

mar 2018

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A great marina and a great boat. The restaurant and bar are welcoming and good quality. The marina toilets and showers are superb. Zen Dog is modern, warm, dry and very comfortable. We had 2 great nights sleep on very comfy beds. We thouroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks Mike.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Simply amazing!

apr 2018

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Booked the Zen Dog as a surprise for my Husband's 50th birthday, along with two friends. What can I say than simply amazing, it was better than I imagined and more. The owner Mike is brilliant. He remained in contact with me throughout our stay to ensure everything went well (even though he was on his own holiday!) The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the little added touches really made it. The guide and YouTube video make your stay effortless, as this is not your usual break away. But we soon got to grips with "living on a boat". The marina and Lymington is absolutely beautiful and we had many a fun few hours shopping, drinking and walking (when the weather was dry but this didn't dampen our stay in anyway). I would recommend to stay on Zen Dog to anyone, it was perfect

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Exactly as described - just perfect

apr 2018

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We had a wonderful weekend as a group of three on board Zen Dog. The lead up to the trip was perfectly managed by Mike and everything he described in pre boarding information was as it was when we arrived. Zen Dog is perfectly equipped with all the amenities you might need. We had a wonderful weekend and will be back for more trips; we will also recommend to anyone who will listen!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Fantastic experience

may 2018

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We booked our stay through beds on board and were very fortunate to enjoy superb bank holiday weather. Mike the owner was extremely helpful and any questions or queries we had were answered without delay. The boat is fabulous! Well equipped, spotlessly clean and maintained to an extremely high standard. This is the first time we have stayed on a boat and we didn't really know what to expect. We slept really well. The beds were surprisingly comfortable . The newly refurbished showering facilities were exceptional and very clean. We enjoyed a lovely meal in the onsite restaurant overlooking the marina. However locally there are many others to choose from. If your looking for something a bit different in a beautiful location then this ticks all the boxes! We would have no hesitation to recommend this to all our friends and can't wait to revisit .

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews

sep 2018

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We have just got back from a rather wet and windy weekend on Zen Dog but despite the weather we have an absolutely fantastic time! The boat is beautiful and clearly very well looked after. Having arrived after dark it was a real treat to sit up on the deck watching the marina lights and enjoy the bubbly left by Mike. The beds were very comfortable and we quickly felt at home on board. I would highly recommend a stay on Zen Dog - hopefully we’ll get a chance to stay again in the sunshine!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Great boat, great host, great location

jun 2018

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Lovely experience from start to finish. Boat very clean and every detail seemed to be covered by the owner. Fantastic joining instructions which really helped and Mike clearly cares well for the boat and also ensures guests have everything they need. Also very comfy beds - never slept so well on a boat! The marina facilities are 5 star. Lovely location with lots to do on the doorstep. Also no issue for youngsters, my 7 year old loved it! Will use again. Thanks for a great stay Mike.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Birthday Surprise

jun 2018

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I managed to keep the stay on Zen Dog for my Wife, Brother & Sister in Law a secret for six months. The secret even continued during the trip down on the day by Mikes helpful sat nav instructions to avoid regular traffic jams putting a stop to their detective work. I had studied Mike's very helpful instructions including the excellent video, so the arrival and getting settled on board was easier than booking into a hotel and much more fun. We were all experienced boaters and it immediately brought back very fond memories to us all, although experience with boats is completely unnecessary with Mike's input. I can only repeat remarks made by people who have stayed on Zen Dog before me, that the professional touches and cleanliness of the boat can not be improved upon. Lymington is a superb destination for a holiday stay with excellent restaurants and the Saturday market has interesting stalls. The New Forest is on the doorstep. Zen Dog is the icing on the cake. John

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Zen Dog - excellent stay, again

jun 2018

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Hi. Just to say, that as with our stay last year, Zen Dog, Beds on Board and Mike the owner were all excellent again. The Boat was clean and very well presented. Our family of 2 adults and 10 and 12 year old daughters thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing and pleasant stay. Thank you.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Zen Dog

jun 2018

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A beautiful boat which sleeps 4 people comfortably in a lovely Marina with a great bar and restaurant. Everything was beautifully clean and the video and instructions were excellent. Mike the owner is easily accessible and nothing is too much trouble. We will definitely recommend this to our friends.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Family weekend break

jun 2018

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Myself , my partner and our 4 year son stayed for 2 nights on Zen Dog - on what was a gloriously sunny weekend. This was out first time staying on a boat and will most certainly will be an experience we will be repeating ! Repeating on Zen Dog as it was clean, comfortable , cosy and located in a fantastic location to enable us to travel around the local area. The facilities were perfect for what we needed with decent size fridge and plenty of areas to sit and relax. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and gave us the best nights sleep we have had for as long as we can remember. The instructions with regards to everything you needed to know were very clear and easy to understand. Mike sent us a welcome message and was on hand to help when the sun roof got snagged a little at 10pm on the first night ( this was easy remedied and needed one of us to just pull the sun roof along manually as had slipped off its track - nothing to worry about at all) . Lymington Marina had great shower facilities and the Haven Restaurant was worth a visit for breakfast but turn up early if nice weather as was very busy! All in all amazing stay , great service , very relaxing and a trip with a difference - and we will most certainly be back to Zen Dog in the future. Thanks Steve, Katy and Oliver

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Couldn’t have been any better a perfect trip!

jun 2018

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We had an absolutely amazing time staying on Zen Dog. Would highly recommend for both the accommodation and the charter experience. The owner is lovely & extremely helpful, always happy to suggest options that give you that extra special feeling, and fast at responding to queries throughout the booking process. Zen Dog is a fantastic boat with great features and situated in very relaxing surroundings, beautifully looked after and everything you could need on board available. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, & will definitely book again thank you soooooo much xxx

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Excellent trip!

jul 2018

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Mike couldn’t have have been a more helpful and generous host. The boat and accommodation are beautiful and the facilities were great too. We would definitely consider a return visit.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Lovely stay onboard Zen Dog!

jul 2018

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Zen Dog is an amazing boat. Very well maintained, comfortable and surprisingly spacious. We were especially thankful for the air conditioning! Mike provided so much great information about the boat and the local area, which was very helpful. The Marina itself is lovely and The Haven restaurant does nice breakfasts. Our only regret was that we weren't able to stay longer on this occasion!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Excellent

jul 2018

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Wonderful stay on zen Dog had everything we could want and more . Would highly recommend staying on it and mike was a great host . Can’t wait to stay again . Charlotte

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Fantastic stay, strongly recommend it!

jul 2018

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We booked two nights to enjoy the luxury boat and harbour sightseeing with parents and 18 months old daughter. Prior to our arrival, we have received welcome messages and detailed instruction from both owner and Beds on Board as to how to use the facilities on the boat. We found that very useful and reassuring of our stay without worrying too much. On our arrival, the receptionist was friendly and check in went smoothly. The Zen Dog was well presented, clean and very well organised. In particular the beds were comfy, firm but not too soft. The lounge was spatial and perfect for sun bath. Although the cot was not provided but the kitchen hall way was just enough space for us to set up our daughter’s cot bed. There was on site shower facilities to use, it was 4- 5 star grade, very clean and user friendly. The only thing that we found quite unusual was that we required to strip all the beddings before we check out. Overall, we all had a great time, definitely recommend it and may come back again.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Another lovely stay on Zen Dog

jul 2018

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Thank you Mike for having us once again. Zen Dog really is the cleanest and best sorted boat I've been on. Plenty of room for four and palatial for just two. Hope to be back soon

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Unique and enjoyable stay on Zen Dog

aug 2018

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We stayed on Zen Dog for two nights in August 18.What a fantastic experience for the whole family, especially our ten year old son. The motor yatch is well equipped and very clean. Sitting on the comfy sofas, on the top deck in the sunshine watching the boats go by was very relaxing. Good WiFi connection and access to family films on board. Some lovely pub meals available nearby or stock the generous sized fridge from the local supermarket and eat on board. A walk in the nature reserve next to the marina, with excellent views over to the Isle of Wight is also recommended. I’d definitely recommend this boat stay to others.

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Short stay

aug 2018

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Yacht very clean and tidy. Great communications and instructions from Mike the owner. Marina very clean and Area lovely with lots to do. Would certainly recommend, and we will return.

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Such fun

sep 2018

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Clean. Easy to navigate instructions. Fantastic specification onboard. Everything has been thought through. We will be going back again. Thank you.

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Lovely stay on a fantastic boat

sep 2018

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We had great stay on board Zen Dog. Thanks must go to Mike for being such a great host. Great communication and instructions The boat was bigger than appears in the photos and spotlessly clean. Great spot and everything on board for all our needs. Thanks Mike for letting us stay on your fantastic boat

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Perfect stay

jan 2019

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What a gorgeous boat. 3 of us stayed on Zen Dog at the beginning of January. Everything about it was perfect. Mike the owner was really great about communicating with us and making sure we understood everything and had everything we needed. The bedrooms were very cosy (my 6 year old couldn’t believe she had a tv in her cabin). The heating was fantastic. Toilet and shower were great. We loved sitting up top with the electric roof pulled back watching the sunrise (we’re early risers thanks to aforementioned 6 year old) or in the evening. You can see the Isle of Wight through the other boats from its mooring. I can’t tell you how peaceful it was. The marina is excellent. Really recommend the bar there and the restaurant looked lovely. You can definitely walk in to Lymington itself. A really perfect stay and will definitely book again.

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Fantastic experience

jun 2019

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My son and I went down to Lymington to visit family. What a wonderful experience. The boat was well suited to a short weekend away and ideally positioned in Lymington. We had a fantastic experience with everything as described. Very clean, well kept and tidy. Would highly recommend.

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Zen dog

sep 2019

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The boat was amazing comfortable and spotless . We had a fabulous time . The marina staff were helpful and friendly and the facilities were first class . We would definitely go back .

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Amazing Weekend

jun 2019

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We had an absolutely fabulous weekend on Zen Dog. She is first class as is the marina - you''ll want for nothing. Mike the owner, is friendly and very helpful - the whole weekend ran like clockwork. If you get the opportunity book one of Mike's Sunday lunchtime cruises in Zen Dog - its an experience not to be missed. Staying on her in the marina is wonderful but being on the water in her takes wonderful to a whole new level. Huge thank you to Mike for being so welcoming and making our stay so enjoyable and to Marcus our skipper for a fantasic trip out on the water. We can't wait to book again!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Lovely stay

jul 2019

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Enjoyed our time on the boat, exceeded expectations, very clean

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews

jul 2019

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Fantastic few days away on Zen Dog, lovely modern comfortable boat with everything you need. Facilities at marina 1st class, everyone very friendly and fell very lucky with weather. Would definitely love to return

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Zen Dog

jul 2019

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Our stay could not have been better. The boat was amazing as was the marina. Communication was excellent with many good suggestions during our stay. Highly recommend.

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Zen Dog

sep 2019

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Zen Dog. Great facilities at the Marina. The extensive information that Mike provided was excellent. This was the first time we have ever stayed on a yacht and would highly recommend Zen Dog, which has plenty of seating areas and very comfortable beds. Hoping to visit again next year. Thanks once again Mike for an excellent stay.

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Zen Dog Overnight Stay

aug 2019

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We had a wonderful stay on Zen Dog. Just a short overnighter. The boat was immaculately clean and everything was at hand. Mike's video really helps to answer any questions you may have before your visit. Highly recommended. Thanks to Sam and Mike.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
A privilege

sep 2019

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Thanks for the opportunity to spend time on your lovely boat in a superb location. We thoroughly enjoyed it and the facilities at the Haven.

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Lovely weekend!

oct 2019

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Thank you so much for the two nights on your gorgeous boat. Very modern and luxurious, everything you might need including a 5litre bottle of drinking Water and milk in the fridge on arrival- which was really well received as the rain was lashing down all weekend!

Zen Dog - Lymington based 4 berth, 2 cabin Motor Yacht, 100% 5-Star Reviews
Zendog

oct 2019

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Fantastic stay on zendog.Spotless,luxurious and so many little touches which made it extra special.Mike the owner,really is helpful and nothing is too much trouble.Highly recommend!

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