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Spacious Houseboat in Downtown Baltimore

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom houseboat with all of the amenities

Pet Friendly, Super Convenient, Spacious Enough for the Whole Family

The Aries is a new 2 bedroom houseboat between the trendy Fells Point and Canton neighborhoods located at the Lighthouse Point Marina. Beautiful views of Fells Point and Canton from the top deck. The boat is within walking distance to the grocery store, liquor store, and many bars and restaurants. She has been specifically built for and designed with renters in mind!

Built in 2011, the interior is spacious and efficiently laid out with relaxing dining and living space, plus a large top deck for grilling and great views. There are two private bedrooms - the master with a queen size bed (and a full glass window for water views while laying in bed!) and the second with a full size bed. A washer and dryer are provided in the master bedroom.

The living room includes a full-size pull out couch, comfortable seating, and a 40" flat screen TV with DVD player. The full kitchen includes a stove, microwave, and oven top, complete with cookware and serving-ware for entertaining. Enjoy your meals at the counter bar, kitchen table, or seated on the top deck!

The bathroom was designed to allow use of both the toilet area and shower independently of one another. There is a pocket door dividing the room to allow full access. A washer and dryer are provided in the master bedroom.

All bookings are provided one parking space in the marina parking lot. A second parking pass can be purchased through Joe's Boats for $50 (and must be requested in advance) or through the BMC parking lot as you enter and leave.

Terms and Conditions

* Please note, the houseboat does not have engines and cannot be used to travel out into the Harbor.

* The maximum number of guests on the boat is SIX. This includes those who spend the night and visit during the day.

* Quiet hours are 9:30pm – 7am. During these hours there is to be no loud music and no excessively loud talking on the top deck of the boats.

*Joe’s Boats is also a guest in the marina and we need to maintain our good standing in order to operate. This is a houseboat vacation rental meant for a relaxing weekend with friends and family – not a party boat.

* The houseboats are privately owned, and we ask that all of our guests treat the boats as though they were on their own property. We do take a security deposit in case of any intentional and unintentional damage or loss to the boat and its contents.

More Details

Property Manager
Joe
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Joe

Our Mission: To provide our guests a premier vacation experience.

At Joe’s Boats we strive to give each guest a unique, fun, and relaxing vacation experience. Whether you're a local Baltimorean or traveling in to visit Charm City, you'll find that staying on a houseboat is a vacation all in its own!

Unique. Joe’s houseboats provide all the comforts of home while floating on the water, from full size kitchens and bathrooms to expansive top decks that provide great views of Baltimore's harbor skyline.

Fun. Whether it’s taking relaxing strolls along the cobblestone streets of Fells Point, enjoying the restaurants and shops of Canton, or taking in the other adventures Baltimore has to offer - Joe’s houseboats provide a fun and memorable experience to enjoy Baltimore.

Relaxing. Imagine grilling on the top deck with the family, enjoying the views of passing boats, and being rocked to sleep at night. From sunrise with a cup of coffee to sunset with your favorite cocktail, we hope you'll find Joe's houseboats a relaxing oasis!

Joe purchased this boat in 2011

Why Joe chose Baltimore

Joe's Boats, LLC was created in 2012 to serve customers as a Baltimore vacation and business destination. We've hosted guests from all over the US - and Australia, Germany, Korea, Canada, and elsewhere! Local Marylanders have also found Joe's Boats to be a unique way to celebrate anniversaries or bring the kids for a hometown tourist staycation.

Over the years we've owned and managed a few different boats. As we continue to grow and refine our business, we hope that you will let us show you the awesomeness of spending time rocking on the water!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Canton in Baltimore

Property Type:
  • boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All towels, washcloths, toilet paper, and some toiletries provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Additional Sleeping - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All beds come with linens, blankets and a selection of pillows.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Spacious Houseboat in Downtown Baltimore
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
Austin, Texas
5

Fabulous Experience

  • 5 of 5

It was such a treat to stay here with friends of mine who were in the area for a special event. We all fell in love with the place, even one friend who is scared of water and boats. It was a unique experience and we were all very comfortable. Beds were fantastic. Sitting area/kitchen were perfect size for us. The best part was the deck with the canopy and the VIEW. We were there in winter but upstairs still was a great space to hang out and get a sense of the city from a different angle. We all now want to come back in the summer. Oh, and the hosts were so accommodating and easy to work with. Sure treasured our time there.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Luxurious and comfortable stay on the water!

  • 5 of 5

My 8 yo son, best friend and I stayed on the Aries for 2 nights. This was a new experience for us but we would do it again in a heart beat! Meeting Ethel for a transfer of keys was a cinch. I would recommend having a somewhat flexible schedule as the greeters take time out of the busy lives to meet you and show you around. This was not an issue for us as we were puttering around Inner Harbor all day. Ethel was really nice and showed us the ropes for the Aries. The marina is super nice and safe with private gated parking. Dining, shopping and water taxi are all within walking distance to the marina. The Aries Houseboat was really a luxury mini-condo on water. Nice modern furnishings, fully equipped kitchen with a huge refrigerator. Bathroom was very spacious for being on a boat, especially the shower! Both beds were extremely comfortable and we slept very soundly. The upper deck, while we didn't use very much due to weather, was very spacious, covered, and nicely furnished with chairs, table and grill. Must be awesome up there during warm months. We enjoyed hot tea and donuts one morning in the bright crisp sun. Also, this is the cleanest lodgings I have ever stayed in. We are Korean so we take our shoes off and our socks were never dirty, where as other places like hotels, our socks get filthy black. Things to note: there was a wind advisory during our stay and the boat did rock a little. The three of us were not bothered by this and I felt the rocking motion was soothing. But for some people, this may cause some dizziness and nausea. One guest that stopped by did start to experience some dizziness. So, if you're susceptible to motion sickness, this kind of stay may not be for you. In addition, the toilet is similar to what you would see on an RV. There is a lever that you push down on with your foot to whisk away the waste. You will also hear a pump in the back corner of the aft cabin, I think whenever the water is used. This did not bother us in any way but good to know about for sensitive sleepers. We will definitely book again for future trips to Baltimore. For us, there is no other fun and comfortable way to stay in Baltimore! Thanks Chrissy/JoesBoatsBaltimore for checking in on us and fabulous job on the boat!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

House boat was great

  • 4 of 5

The boat was great had everything we needed. It was in a good location easy to get to everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great stay, better if weather had cooperated

  • 4 of 5

This is a unique way to stay in Baltimore. House boat is fully equipped like a studio apartment. Has two bedrooms and plenty of room. This is our third stay on the Aries.

Perfect location for walking to bars and marina has a swim club. Go early for a chair. Thanks Joe and Chrissy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic weekend on the Aries! Joe was amazing about answering all my questions before the weekend started, the payment process was totally easy, and the boat itself is amazing.

Charlene was also incredibly friendly and helpful throughout the whole weekend...I will definitely be recommending this to friends...and hopefully will be back again myself!

Thanks for a great experience!

Erin Slagle

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, We are glad that you had a great stay and we appreciate your business! Thanks, Joe & Chrissy
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shakopee
4

family fun!

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at your boat and had a wonderful time! All as advertised! Look forward to another stay in the future

. Only negative was the pullout couch very uncomfortable and the blow up mattress did not stay inflated. Otherwise a beautiful stay!!

Susan. Minnesota

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you very much for your review and feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay aboard the Aries. Based on your feedback we are going sleeper sofa shopping this week to replace the sofa and we will also purchase a new air mattress. Thanks again for your business, Joe
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Location

National Aquarium in Baltimore
Oriole Park At Camden Yards
Inner Harbor
American Visionary Art Museum
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Baltimore Washington International (BWI)
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday boat in Canton, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer (May15-Oct31)
15 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£541
for 2 nights
From
£232
£1,160
 
 
Winter (Nov1-Mar31)
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£425
for 2 nights
From
£174
£1,082
£1,623
 
 
Spring (Apr1-May14)
1 Apr 2018 - 14 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£464
for 2 nights
From
£193
£1,160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£502
for 2 nights
From
£213
£1,160
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77.3
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91

For a long term (60-120 days) rental we require the first month’s rent as a deposit. If you cancel your stay 60 days before check in you will receive your full refund. Cancellation 30 days before check in you will receive half of your refund and less than 30 days before check you will receive no refund. We receive volumes of calls and emails for boat rentals and require this strict policy to avoid last minute cancellation.
The maximum number of guests on the boat is six. This includes those who spend the night and visit during the day. I understand that if this number is exceeded I will be asked to leave, and no refunds will be issued.
The houseboats are privately owned, and we ask that all of our guests treat the boats as though they were on their own property. I understand that I will be held financially responsible for any intentional and unintentional damage or loss to the boat and its contents.
Quiet hours are 9:30pm – 7am. During these hours there is to be no loud music and no excessively loud talking on the top deck of the boats. Joe’s Boats is also a guest in the marina and we need to maintain our good standing in order to operate. I understand that this is a houseboat vacation rental meant for a relaxing weekend with friends and family –not a party boat.
Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of all advance payments and the party will not be permitted to check-in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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