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UNIQUE HOUSEBOAT VACATION RENTAL! PRIME LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON!

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SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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UNIQUE HOUSEBOAT VACATION RENTAL! PRIME LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN BOSTON!

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

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 $25/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 $25/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 $25/per person/night

Cleaning Fee: $119

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:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2005
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews for this holiday house boat rental in Boston, USA

Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
average rating of 4.75 based on 7 reviews
business
Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390278
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
Owner Submitted Review
0

Great Fun. Perfect Location

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
Taurus sits at the end of the pier, which is important so that you can see out into the ocean. It also happens to be right next to a Starbucks and a very short walk to the Long Pier from which we took the ferry every day out to the islands. We loved it, and we'll definitely go back when the weather warms up!
business
Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390278
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
Arizona
5

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390278
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
Denver,CO
4

Boston Weekend...

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Helpful votes: 4/5
business
Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390278
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
Reston, VA
5

Great spot!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p390278
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
Owner Submitted Review
0

Great Experience!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
*** Review Information *************************************
Property/Unit : 292745 - "Houseboat in Boston, Just Renovated with Luxury Upgrades!"

Property Location: usa, massachusetts, greater-boston, boston

Reviewer NickName: Cynny3

Reviewer Location: New York

Date of Arrival : Apr 16, 2010

Name on Contract : Cynthia Hsiung

Review Rating : 5/5

Review Title : 748400 - "Great experience!"

"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. "
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Location

Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Harbor Cruises
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
North Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Castle Island
Nearest Barpub
Sail Loft
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Winthrop Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Sal Loft
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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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday house boat in Boston, Greater Boston

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Base Rate
$275
2 nights
 
 
Spring
1 Mar - 30 Apr
$275
$325
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Summer
1 May - 31 Aug
$300
$350
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Fall
1 Sep - 30 Nov
$275
$325
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
Winter
1 Dec - 28 Feb
$200
$250
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees And Taxes *Holiday rates are higher. Contact us for holiday rates.
**Rates are posted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/night
***Cleaning fee $129
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 or Mastercard).
Notes We don't always update our HomeAway/VRBO calendars. Please check our SleepAfloat site for up to date availability and an instant quote.
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Facilities

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

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