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Sailing and Freedom Experience on the Côte d'Azur

Nice, France View on map
Booked 46 times
Rated Exceptional 4.97 (35 reviews)
  • Shared space Living room
  • Sleeping & Privacy
    Room with host Common place
  • 2 guests
  • Clothing optional accepted
  • The host has committed to follow the COVID-19 cleaning protocol issued by misterb&b to offer travelers the greatest level of safety.
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About the place

The host has committed to follow the COVID-19 cleaning protocol issued by misterb&b to offer travelers the greatest level of safety.


You will be sailing with me on my sailing boat, very well equiped (ex-regatta boat), 8 meter long by 3 meter wide. When there is no wind, we always have an engine! All conform safety regulations. Nudism allowed and promoted on board (when at sea and when permitted). Swimwear is allowed too :). Gay, hetero, trans, single, couples friendly.

Facilities on board: kitchen (cooker, fridge), toilet, (cold) shower, radio cd usb. There is free (limited) wifi on board. Bedsheets and hand towel provided. Bring your own suntan cream, shampoo, toiletries (preferable marine friendly, no oil based ones) and beach towel. Bring minimum lugage if possible. No shoes on board.

For the nights we will be mainly staying at anchor to enjoy the many lovely sunsets and sunrise, and to explore the many stars in the sky. Of course the boat moves with the waves, sure you will sleep well.

Location is flexible. Depending on the wind, current, length of stay and location of the boat. Embarking is in principle at the harbour of Nice which is in easy reach of the airport by a direct tram link (30min); occasionally the harbour is changed to another harbour, eg Saint-Laurent du Var, Cannes or Saint-Raphaël, on special request or depending on the weather changes. Cannes and Saint-Raphaël are in easy reach by a direct train link from Nice. All changes and requests will be properly discussed in advance.

Food, drinks and harbour extra at cost.

No sailing or boating experience is required, I will teach you. You can relax and sleep on board, but the idea is you participate in sailing and the life on board.

I speak English, French, Dutch and German.
Gay, hetero, trans, single, couples friendly.
Asians are welcome ;)

Can be booked in combination with apartment located in the centre of Vieux Nice (on Rue Préfecture). Contact me for special requests or more information.

You will be sailing with me, with your friend/partner or with another guest. Sailing is depending on the weather; hiking or sight seeing as alternative activity.

Season 2017 was the first season and was fully booked and been very successful. Season 2018 was the second season and has been even more successful with several clients returning who stayed in season 2017, so again fully booked. Season 2019 was the third season, and also fully booked with new and returning clients.
2020 was the forth season, and despite initial cancellations due to Covid-19, the diary got fully booked by clients closerby. 2021 has been similar to ******** is the sixth season :)
Sorry for those who I could not accommodate before.

A BIG THANK YOU for the guests who have stayed onboard! See you soon again!

*** cleaning and disinfection conform Covid-19 rules ***
*** Captain has been fully vaccinated ***
*** fast Covid test on-site available before boarding ***

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Sleeping set-up

Shared space
Sofa Bed


  • Kitchen
  • Smoking allowed
  • Wi-Fi
  • Clothing optional accepted
  • Elevator
  • Parking
  • Handicap accessible
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Doorman
  • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast included
  • Essentials
  • Family/kids friendly
  • Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Hair dryer
  • Pet owner
  • Iron
  • Best for remote work
Location details and gay map for Nice
The place is located in Nice, France
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Nearby attractions

We will be mainly at sea somewhere on the Côte d'Azur from Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes to St Tropez and the islands of Hyères.

Depending on the wind, current, length of stay and location of the boat, we can visit a combination of:
Nice: Saint Jean-Cap Ferrat, Eze, Menton
Cannes: including Iles...

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Reviews (35)

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Stayed in July 2022
Reviewed on July 20, 2022
I had a really great time and enjoyed the sailing trip with Frank. He is a great host and makes you feel very comfortable. Being on a boat for three nights is a unique experience which I can definitely recommend. Life on boat provides you with lots of freedom while focusing on the essential parts.
Stayed in June 2022
Reviewed on July 05, 2022
I came to "Benito" to escape and also to learn how to sail. I had a great time here, even if it was a little stormy weather ;) Captain Frank is kind, funny, respectful, always a good talk (like me), and an open minded host. The boat "Benito" is cosy, but i had a good time sailing and enjoying long rosé talks with Frank! This experience is something I rec...Read more

About the host

Property rules

No specific house rules. Only the safety rules on board of a sailing boat. Smokers allowed. Nudism on board allowed and promoted when at sea and/or when surrounding permitted - swimwear is allowed too :)

from 12pm
to 11am
STR tax/registration number:


Extra per guest:
$51 per night after 1 guest(s)
Minimum stay:
1 night
Cleaning fees:   $31 USD
$204 USD

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