What is a Crew House?

Stay in the best crew houses in the area!

All Smart Move Crew Houses are only for members of the yachting/marine industry. You must have either taken or will be taking your STCW.

Our Crew Houses are a place to network and can be loud and super busy. Crew come and go at all times of the day and night, so it's not ideal if you are looking for a quiet space. The typical age range is 18- 25. We suggest to more seasoned yachties (30 years and older) that they book a small private apartment.

Crew Housing operates similarly to hostels. We have 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms houses with 2-3 twin/single beds per bedroom. Each bed has its own linens, pillows, and bath towels.
Only pack your personal belongings. Remember to pack lite as there is not much space onboard. If you decide to bring your own pillows/sheets/towels, please notify us.
All houses have full kitchens. We do not provide food but there are several grocery stores nearby all our crew houses. Uber Eats is also popular with our guests.
Houses and Bedrooms are Co-Ed / Mixed Gender. You could be sharing with a male or female. If this is a concern, we suggest booking a private room in a shared crew house.

What is a Shared Bedroom? You will have roommates AND housemates. Sharing a bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, laundry room and outdoor space.

What is a Private Bedroom? Bedroom to yourself. NO roommates, BUT you have housemates. Sharing the living room, kitchen, laundry room and outdoor space

The common living areas are shared amongst everyone in the house.

This includes:

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Outdoor space
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom(s)

All our crew houses have free Wi-Fi and free parking. All short-term housing has laundry facilities, some are coin operated, and others are free. You will need to bring your own laundry detergent.

We do not use keys. We use electronic door locks with door codes so there is no misplacing or losing a key! All door locks and are changed periodically for piece of mind. Please do not share your door codes with anyone.

Crew Houses Are A Great Place to Meet Other Crew From All Around The World

All crew will share a common interest in the yachting industry, and it is a great place to network and meet people.

Yachties in our crew accommodations will make:

  • Longtime Friends
  • Meet Their Partners/spouses
  • Make Great Connections
  • Land Dream Jobs

You are expected to conduct yourself just as if you are onboard a yacht and the Captain is watching your every move. Just remember your overall attitude and how you conduct yourself while staying with us and within the industry will affect your success and ability to climb the ropes. All guests must agree to our Crew House Rules prior to move in.

Budget Crew Houses Vs Professional Crew Houses

We offer two types of crew housing depending on your budget. Both options offer you the same networking opportunities and locations are all central to SE 17th Street, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) and Professional Yacht Training (PYT). Our crew houses are located about 3 miles to Blue Water Training.

Budget crew housing, is our most economical shared housing. These are older Florida style homes, with 3 people per room, bunk beds and can accommodate 4-10 people per house. Private rooms are available but will not have a private bathroom.

Professional crew housing, is the next tier of crew accomodation with more modern houses that have larger bedrooms with only 2 people per room. No bunk beds. These crew houses only accommodate 4-6 people per house. Many offer additional amenities such as complimentary laundry facilities and TVs in each bedroom.

Whether you decide on budget housing, or professional accommodation, both are great for anyone on a budget. It's a wonderful way to either begin your yachting career or continue to network and build up a wonderful group of friends and colleagues.

Expectations When Living in a Smart Move Crew House

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We expect you to clean up after yourselves and keep our crew houses clean and tidy. We come by and do spot checks to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable and that the:

  • Trash is being taken to the curb twice a week
  • No dirty dishes are left in the sink
  • Maintenance is reported
  • No smoking indoors
  • Clean up after yourself
  • No friends sleeping over

Our housekeeping team comes in once a week to clean the common areas and replenish house cleaning supplies.

Only week-to-week rentals are offered, giving our guests total flexibility. The bed or private room is yours for as long as needed provided you keep in touch EVERY week and update us on your plans.

We have a zero tolerance when it comes to late rent payments and charge late fees accordingly. It is your responsibility to get it in on time.
We will evict you immediately if we find any drugs or drug paraphernalia.

Something to Keep in Mind

Due to the nature of the industry, we cannot guarantee which house you will be in. We will do our very best to accommodate your requests, but specific houses cannot be guaranteed.

Island Breeze Experience: The Island Breeze complex sleeps 24 people (6 per house) so large gatherings, and noise: music, get-togethers and BBQ cookouts will occur. If you are studying and need a quiet space, we DO NOT recommend shared housing. Please consider booking a private apartment.

Be careful of very cheap crew houses. Cheaper crew houses will save you money but be prepared... the accommodation itself will be far from glamorous. It could possibly be worth paying more to stay in a better crew house.