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Affordable Rental On the Water in Downtown Boston! Truly Unique Vacation!

SleepAfloat

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2015
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Affordable Rental On the Water in Downtown Boston! Truly Unique Vacation!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday house boat in Boston - Taurus Houseboat

2 bedrooms, 3 double beds, 1 bathroom - Sleeps 4

Vacations should be about fun and what could be more fun than a vacation on a houseboat! Located in Downtown Boston, SleepAfloat managed houseboat Taurus is the most unique vaction rental around. And the best part is it's only steps away from the city's most popular attractions! Check www.SleepAfloat.com for more information.

Features:

1 full sized bed in the stern

2 double beds in the underberth (ceiling 2.5ft high)

Main salon with loveseat, flatscreen TV and breakfast bar with seating for 2

Galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and stove.

Bathroom with stand up shower, toilet and vanity

Outside deck with lounge furniture, electric grill and city views

Fully heated and air conditioned

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Coffee

Free Wifi

Transportation:

Short walk to Aquarium, Haymark, North Station and Government Center subway stations

Parking is $27/day at the marina

Location:

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, Lilypad is just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to see and do. Parking is also available for $27/day cash at the marina.

The Experience:

The boat is in a protected part of the marina, but there can be some occasional movement during the day when boats pass by. At night the waters are very calm and some guests even find that a bit of gentle swaying relaxes them and makes for a very restful sleep.

After a long day of touring the city there is nothing better than relaxing on your own private sun deck with a cold drink in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean as you enjoy the fantastic view of Boston's city skyline! So come join us and float all your cares away on a SleepAfloat managed houseboat!

*Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $35/per person/night

Cleaning Fee: $149

Holiday rates are higher. Call for rates.

We do not always update our Homeaway/VRBO calendar. Please check the SleepAfloat site for updated calendars.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
SleepAfloat (Property Manager)
Call Manager
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Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

The houseboat was fantastic! I really enjoyed being in that area of town and was able to walk to my conference at the World Trade Center in 25 minutes! Fanuiel Hall Marketplace was where I went for yummy food and shopping EVERY night! Such fun! Thanks for rocking me to sleep every night!
May 2014
  • 1 of 5

Why HomeAway

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Affordable Rental On the Water in Downtown Boston! Truly Unique Vacation!
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

This was an amazing way to stay in Boston!

  • 5 of 5

Boat was clean and actually bigger than it looked in the pictures. Staff was helpful and pleasant. Perfect location to hit everything you want to do in Boston. I would recommend this to everyone!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Arizona
5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

I just finished renting the Taurus houseboat from Sleep Afloat for four nights. This is probably the coolest place I have ever stayed, and I am widely traveled. I almost don't want to write this review, since I'd like to keep this treasure a secret, but I also want the company to continue! So here goes:

The boat is now docked at the Lewis Wharf marina in downtown Boston, and the location couldn't be better! It's across the street from the North End, and only a couple blocks from Faneuil Hall. There is a grocery store across the street and parking is easy. In fact, everything about staying here was easy, from check-in to check-out. JJ, the boat's caretaker, is very friendly and made everything work seamlessly. There are lots of helpful details, including useful maps and information about the surrounding area. One of the best things about this boat is that it's located at the end of the pier, with a nice view of the water.

I made this boat my home base in Boston and each day had different family members and friends stay with me. Everyone was thrilled, even the teenagers. We enjoyed watching the sun come up over the harbor, sitting on the front deck watching the tide come in and out every day, and seeing the water birds and all the different kinds of boats sailing in and out of the harbor. We also enjoyed picnic dinners on the upper deck. In the mornings, I did yoga stretches on the dock. The boat's rocking is gentle and soothing, and the marina is secure and quiet. No problems whatsoever.

The boat is like a hotel suite or a small cottage (with full kitchen and ample bathroom), and the price is lower than any other hotel room in downtown Boston. When I left, I took a $10 and 10 min. water taxi to the airport, which picked me up right at the boat. Easy!

I can't say enough good things about our time on Taurus. It was relaxing and so much fun for everyone. I can't wait to stay there again. A couple of small suggestions for the owners: it would be useful to have a sharper knife for cutting fruit or bread, and a blender would be great! Also might be helpful to have an extra blanket or two; we didn't need it, but we had pretty warm weather. Thanks for setting up this wonderful alternative to a hotel in downtown Boston. We just loved it and will definitely be back.

Liz

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver,CO
4

Boston Weekend...

  • 4 of 5

Booked the Boat about two months ago. Easy to do and Ryan and his team are responsive with questions. The boat is "nice" upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom. There were five of us and the space was good. Not alot of storage space though...keep in mind if when you pack. The place and marina are easy to find. Make sure you research transportation when you go into the city or leave Charlestown. Nights got alittle chilly but plenty of space heaters to keep warm. One thing: the toilet system smelled awful by day two. Called Ryan and he sent someone out right away. The smell still somewhat lingered the next few days but really nothing else could be done. I would rent from them again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Reston, VA
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this houseboat in Charlestown Harbor. My teenage son proclaimed it the coolest place we've ever stayed. Great view of Boston and walking distance to the North End. We'd love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
New York
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was great fun. Ryan was amazing. Any time there was any little thing, he was there in a flash, called back immediately even late at night. We enjoyed ourselves and would do it again! My actors and I were all there for the Boston International Film Festival. We got dressed there comfortably and made it to the theater to see our film on the big screen. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!!

Cynthia and Cast of "Are You For Great Sex"? the movie.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Sail Loft
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Harbor Cruises
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Winthrop Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
North Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Restaurant
Sal Loft
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Castle Island
Car: not necessary

Our Downtown Boston location is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to do and see.

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Prices & Availability

From $266 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house boat in Boston, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
21 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$719
for 2 nights
From
$266
From
$319
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
May
1 May 2015 - 21 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$772
for 2 nights
From
$292
From
$345
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,782
for 3 nights
From
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
May
26 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$772
for 2 nights
From
$292
From
$345
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
June
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
$826
for 2 nights
From
$319
From
$377
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
1 Jul 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,782
for 3 nights
From
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
6 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
2 night minimum stay
$932
for 2 nights
From
$372
From
$398
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
September
1 Sep 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$879
for 2 nights
From
$345
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
4 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,782
for 3 nights
From
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
September
8 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$772
for 2 nights
From
$292
From
$345
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
October
1 Oct 2015 - 8 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$719
for 2 nights
From
$266
From
$319
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
9 Oct 2015 - 12 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,782
for 3 nights
From
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
October
13 Oct 2015 - 15 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$719
for 2 nights
From
$266
From
$319
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Head of the Charles
16 Oct 2015 - 19 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,782
for 3 nights
From
$531
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
October
20 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
2 night minimum stay
$719
for 2 nights
From
$266
From
$319
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$719
for 2 nights
From
$266
From
$292
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee $149
Insurance $39
Tax Rate 6.25%
Notes We don't always update our HomeAway/VRBO calendars. Please check our SleepAfloat site for up to date availability and an instant quote.
PAYMENT - An advance payment equal to 50% of the total is required when the reservation is confirmed. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date. Please make payments in the form a credit card (Visa, Discover or Mastercard).

PET FEE - $50 for up to 2 pets
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Boston in Greater Boston

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Ceiling 3ft high
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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