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Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 6

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!

Features:

While this boat sleeps 6 easily, the common space most comfortably accomodates 4 adults and 2 children.

1 full sized bed in the stern

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

Main salon with double sized sleeper futon, 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 waterfront views

Fully heated and air conditioned

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Coffee

Satellite TV

Free Wifi

Transportation:

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

Parking is $27 for 24 hours (this does not include in-and-out).

Location:

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, Taurus 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.

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 $119. Insurance Fee $39.

• Holiday rates are higher - please call for rates.

• Guests must electronically sign off on our SleepAfloat Rental Terms & Conditions within 48 hours of booking to validate confirmation.

More Details

Property Manager
marcia sleepafloat
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

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
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North End in The Freedom Trail

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 17 reviews
5

Great room with a deck and view of the water

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Much more relaxing than a hotel room in a large complex. The person in charge was very helpful in exiling the entrance procedure.

Beds were comfortable and sitting on the deck a positive.

The boat is very close to Boston'd north End, with great Italian restaurants in easy walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect get away vacation

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at the Sleepafloat Houseboat "Taurus" on the waterfront in Boston's Northend this weekend. I great property and we would gladly stay there again. My sife and I were in Boston to vist our son, who also stayed onboard with us...plenty of room for everyone, and the beds and pillows were about the most comfortable that we've experienced--very restful!! If you have never been to Boston, this is a great way to stay, as the whole historical Northend is right there and within easy walking distance on the Freedom Trail, to see the places that played such a central role in our American Revolution. Plus the restaurants are great, especially all of the seafood and Italian spots. We are already telling family members that they should seriously look into this property for their vacation planning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay, and would definitely stay there again. The location is very handy for exploring this part of Boston, and the boat is much bigger than it appears in the photos. Having breakfast and dinner on the deck was a great experience and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A memorable way to stay in Boston and great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the Taurus. It was a novel and very comfortable way to get away. We found ourselves wanting to get back to the boat, I don't recall ever feeling that way when staying in a hotel room. We will definitely do it again! Thank you for the memories!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time aboard the Taurus! It's the perfect boat in a perfect location. I loved that you all provided coffee, shampoo, conditioner, towels and so on. The boat was very clean and David was there to help in any way he could. It was great having the city bikes Parked right outside Lewis wharf, we biked to a Sox game. Also, the mattresses were amazing, never slept better.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations! Very clean, fully appointed kitchen, attentive staff and the location can't be beat!

Plus you are literally on the water! I would recommend this to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

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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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