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Beautiful Houseboat In Downtown Providence - Heated - APRIL SPECIAL!

Neil Malik

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Bahasa Indonesian
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Neil Malik

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Bahasa Indonesian
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Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015
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Beautiful Houseboat In Downtown Providence - Heated - APRIL SPECIAL!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday house boat in Providence - Borealis - 40 Foot Houseboat

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Sleep Aboard is Rhode Island's exclusive houseboat rental company located in Providence, RI. Our Providence fleet numbers 4 unique boats and we specialize in offering a unique overnight experience as an alternative to drab hotels. Visit for additional pictures, video tour of the yacht and company information.

We were voted BEST HOTEL ALTERNATIVE by Yankee Magazine in 2015!!

Experience Providence from the unique perspective of your own floating house that is equipped with full baseboard heat for cooler Sping and Fall months! Nestled in a protected marina in Providence Harbor, our houseboat is fully equipped with all the comforts and amenities of home! Our location is the most secure marina in Rhode Island. We are nestled inside of the Hurricane Barrier and are visible when driving along Interstate 195.

Located in a very secure and gated marina, our houseboat is just minutes away from downtown Providence’s most popular attractions: Waterfire, Brown University, Johnson & Wales, the East Side, The Providence Place Mall, and the Providence Convention Center. Our convenient location makes it easy for you reach points of interest along the waterfront on foot. Go ahead and rent or bring your car, this rental has a FREE parking space for it in an off-site lot!

This houseboat is located in downtown Providence. It is minutes away from the airport, and dozens of great restaurants and shops. In fact, popular Providence hang outs are in front of the marina including Lola’s Mexican Bar & Cantina, The Whiskey Republic and Providence’s famous Hot Club. Other great restaurants including several pubs, an Indian Restaurant, a Sushi restaurant and the trendy Jewelry District are just around the corner. There is a grocery store less than a half mile away, laundromats, and a convenience store on the corner. Adjacent to our marina is a water taxi service that provides pick-ups and drop-offs to many local hot spots along the Providence Canal.

We provide all linens and towels so there is no need to worry about laundry plus an iron, ironing board, hairdryer and a coffee maker (k-cups). This houseboat is fully air-conditioned and heated for your comfort in any season. All this for less than the price of the smallest rooms at any of the nearby downtown waterfront hotels!

There is a master stateroom with a full bed, two twin beds in a sleeping loft and a full-sized sofa bed for the living room. Additionally there is a full kitchen with a cooktop, microwave and full sized refrigerator. Off the kitchen is the bathroom, which is huge by boat standards. It has a full sized stand up shower, head and vanity/sink.

The boat is in a well protected part of the marina. 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 views..

We offer different rates depending on the season and depending on the occasion. Our standard summer rates reflect an occupancy of 4 people maximum for overnight stays. For guests looking to have a larger gathering, we offer a 'Function' rate which reflects having a larger crowd aboard. Function rates apply to parties where there are more than 8 visitors at any one time. Due to the wear and tear on the boat and the increased water/electrical usage by having more people aboard, we also reflect that in the rate and appreciate your understanding in this matter. Please review our rates to see what fits your budget.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our houseboat. Please call or email today to find out more about this unique and memorable rental!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Neil Malik (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Bahasa Indonesian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015

About Neil Malik

My name is Neil Malik and I am the owner of Sleep Aboard. I have 35 years of boating experience including short-handed crossings of the North and South Atlantic Oceans (USA-Europe-Brazil). After so much extensive travel, my goal is to provide a very unique, different experience for my guests that will pale any hotel experience. As an ex-COO of an Inc 500 company, I recognize the needs of my customers and try as hard as possible to accommodate each and every guest.

Neil Malik purchased this house boat in 2012

Why Neil Malik chose Providence

This 2008 Aqua Lodge constructed by Catamaran Cruisers is a very unique boat. Catamaran Cruisers is the US leader in houseboat manufacture and they specialize in provide luxury houseboats for lake and ocean use that range from 35 feet to 70 feet. I maintain a personal connection with the owners of the company and believe in the product they produce. Also, having product tested the boat extensively, we at Sleep Aboard feel it is an excellent addition to our fleet. Given the retail value of our boat at $106,000, we offer a unique opportunity to have overnight stays for a reasonable daily rate.

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People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Houseboat In Downtown Providence - Heated - APRIL SPECIAL!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Stunning views with a cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get much better than waking up on the water. This house boat is perfectly located in Providence, with stunning views of sunset and sunrise. I rented with 5 other friends, and we had an absolute blast watching some baseball games in the main cabin, as well as relaxing on the deck. As others have mentioned, Neil was a very gracious host. Secure parking is about a 5 minute walk away, with temporary parking to help you load in. I can't imagine any hotel room in Providence that could trump this boat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Miami, Florida
4

Fun stay on houseboat

  • 4 of 5

The location was right in the city. The boat was as described. We enjoyed the stay. The beds were comfortable. Off site parking was rather far. We walked 4 blocks in the rain to park the car. Wifi was more off than on. Would recommend for a different experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Weehawken, NJ
5

Can't be beat

  • 5 of 5

I rented this boat with my wife and two daughters and all agreed it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Beautiful views, fantastic location. So nice to have a cool apartment on the water instead of a hotel room. Close to everything, yet docked far enough away where we had no problem with noise. Neil was an unfailingly helpful host. Don't miss this.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vermont
5

Perfect Spot for enjoying Providence on the water

  • 5 of 5

I rented the houseboat for a "boys night out" with some old college friends. The owner was super attentive, friendly, accommodating, and a delight to work with. The boat was clean, comfortable, in a secluded area of the marina, and we loved the proximity to the bars along the fox point waterfront and shops/restaurants on Wickenden St. Walking or a cab ride into downtown is very easy as well. And the price couldn't be beat! This is a great way to experience Providence a little differently.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States
5

Most fun in Providence

  • 5 of 5

I've traveled to Providence many times over the 4 years my daughter has been in school there, and stayed in many different accommodations. The Biltmore is great for elegance, others are convenient & comfortable, but there is no place else that is this much fun! Imagine waking up on the water, Canadian geese floating by your window, and walking down the dock & over 3 blocks to Coffee Exchange & Amy's on Wickendon, A houseboat, moored in a marina in the heart of Providence. Completely delightful.

It does sleep 6. My friends missed their plane & stayed over one night & we were all very comfortable, but i wouldn't recommed it for 6 adults for a long stay. If you are a family, i can promise your kids will LOVE you for choosing this place- the sleeping loft is a kids' dream.

My host, Neil, was incredibly helpful & friendly- really way beyond what was expected- without being intrusive. The boat was appointed with absolutely everything one would need. The view down & up river is spectacular. The only bad thing about this place is that it isn't available in winter. Book early. As soon as people find out about this, it will be full a year in advance.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Rhode Island
5

Great Weekend on the Water

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed on the houseboat for a weekend get away and had a wonderful time. It is a comfortable, welcoming little apartment that floats! There are great place to eat a five minute walk from the marina and getting into downtown Providence on foot only takes about 15 minutes. We didn't use the car the whole weekend. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Prices & Availability

From $175 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house boat in Providence, Rhode Island

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Graduation Weekend
15 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
22 May 2015 - 24 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Waterfire - June 13
13 Jun 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
4th of July Weekend
3 Jul 2015 - 5 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Waterfire - July 14
14 Jul 2015 - 14 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Waterfire - July 18
18 Jul 2015 - 18 Jul 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Waterfire - Aug 1
1 Aug 2015 - 1 Aug 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Waterfire - Aug 15
15 Aug 2015 - 15 Aug 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Waterfire- Aug 29
29 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
5 Sep 2015 - 7 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Waterfire - Sept 12
12 Sep 2015 - 12 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Waterfire - Sept 26
26 Sep 2015 - 26 Sep 2015
1 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
November
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
2 night minimum stay
$370
for 2 nights
From
$185
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$175
for 1 night
From
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Notes Check-in: 12pm; Check-out 12pm the following day;
CANCELLATIONS - A sixty (60) day advance notice is required for a cancellation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pets are not allowed onboard; Waterfire weekends require a higher weekend rate with a minimum stay of 2 nights. Off-site parking, all utilities, cleaning services, and all marina fees are included. Guests are responsible for any damages
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat in Providence in Rhode Island

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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