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Daisie Villa’s Houseboat from “Rosewood”

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

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While I love the ocean, the thought of living on a houseboat has never appealed to me – that is until I caught a glimpse of the idyllic floating home belonging to Daisie Villa (Lisa Vidal) on the recently cancelled Fox procedural Rosewood.  I became obsessed with the charming structure upon first seeing it in the Season 1 episode titled “Bloodhunt and Beats,” which aired in November 2015,  and immediately attempted to track it down.  I was unsuccessful in the hunt, though, and started to suspect that the picturesque liveaboard might be a façade built by producers solely for filming.  Cut to May of this year.  While doing some research on the Huntington Beach Civic Center, which masked as the East Miami Police Department on the series, I came across information about the houseboat’s location on Seeing Stars and just about passed out from excitement.  The only problem was that when I took a look at aerial and street view imagery of the spot mentioned, there was no houseboat to be found.  So I called in my friend/fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, who quickly figured things out for me.

According to Seeing Stars, Daisie’s houseboat is located at Island Yacht Anchorage #1 at 1500 Anchorage Road in Wilmington.  But as Owen discovered, the floating home can actually be found at Island Yacht Anchorage #2, which is at 700 Shore Road, on the opposite side of the promontory from Island Yacht Anchorage #1.  Its exact location is denoted in the aerial view below.

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A zoomed-in view of the houseboat’s location is pictured below.

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Once Owen pinpointed the right locale, I rushed right out to stalk the place.

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I was thrilled to discover that the houseboat is fully visible from the Island Yacht Anchorage #2 parking lot.

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In person, the liveaboard did not disappoint.

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As I mentioned above, the Rosewood houseboat first appeared in Season 1’s “Bloodhunt and Beats.”  In the episode, recent Miami transplant Detective Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) temporarily moves in with her mom, Daisie, after the hotel where she has been staying closes due to a termite problem.

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As you can see below, the pad is just as adorable in reality as it appeared to be onscreen.

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Yeah, I think I could live here.

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I could not find any information whatsoever about the property online.  Because of its massive curb appeal, though, I would not be surprised if it has appeared in other productions.

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Rosewood only utilized the houseboat during Season 1.  In the episode titled “Thorax, Thrombosis & Threesomes,” Daisie leaves the structure for unnamed reasons and moves in with Annalise, who had found a home of her own in the interim.

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Typically, only the north side of the property (pictured above) was shown on the series.  That area is not visible from the Island Yacht Anchorage #2 parking lot, sadly.  But in the episode titled “Paralytics & Priorities,” Villa has a discussion with Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) on the porch of the home’s west side, which is visible.

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From the way the episodes were shot, I am fairly certain that the real life interior of the houseboat was also utilized on the series.

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Big THANK YOU to my friend/fellow stalker Owen, of the When Write Is Wrong blog, for finding this location!  Smile

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Until next time, Happy Stalking!  Smile

Stalk It: Daisie Villa’s houseboat from Rosewood is located at Island Yacht Anchorage #2, which can be found at 700 Shore Road in Wilmington.  The property can be a bit tricky to pinpoint via GPS.  For those wanting to make the trip themselves, take Anchorage Road south to Shore Road and make a right.  Shore Road curves around to the right and dead ends into the parking lot for Island Yacht Anchorage #2.  Daisie’s houseboat is situated at the north tip of the parking lot.

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