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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.
New in 2016 - Kayak, Stand Up Paddle and Row Boat Rentals ....As part of your stay at our marina, Sleep Aboard now offers several water-craft available for rental including several kayaks, several Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP) and a classic Whitehall rowing boat. Pricing is available upon booking and arrangement for hourly, daily or weekly watercraft rentals can be made as part of your Sleep Aboard stay.
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!
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
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.
the houseboat was comfortable, clean and convenient. We met Neil who was engaging and welcoming. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.
We had a lovely night on the houseboat. It was well-stocked and very clean, and more than big enough for our family of 4. The upper deck has a nice view and the beds were cozy & comfy. Just a few minutes away from Brown, where our son did a tour the next morning. Owner was very attentive, responding immediately to emails. Very happy with the stay.
A wonderful experience for 3 women from Pennsylvania who turned 50 this year. Neil was available if needed. He took the time to sit and converse with us and give us information on area attractions. The houseboat had all the necessities. I would recommend coming here and enjoying the atmosphere of a houseboat over a hotel room. The location was great, rarely having to use our car, as everything was within walking distance. The availability of the Kayaks is just another bonus.
We had a lovely one night stay. House boat is immaculate with a lovely view at night. Early in the season, so relatively quiet and very relaxing. Only disappointment was Lola's was closed for renovations. Thank you, Neal.
Fantastic weekend spent on this wonderful house boat, we were a group of 10 women for a girls weekend, Neil was very accommodating we also rented the yacht Brasil and had both boats docked together lots of great restaurants and shopping in walking distance. It was an A+ weekend I recommend these boats highly .
Had a great night on the Chris Craft (different boat, will be added to official fleet in Spring '16) with one of the best views in the city. Loved the Bluetooth sound system and the super cool deck. Furniture was comfy but cool. Just the right amount of space in this 1 br 1 bath for a couple when you factor the living room, kitchen, and outdoor space.
Can't beat the location or the view. Priced competitively with area hotel rooms but you get so much more.
Neil was super helpful, even during our stay, via email.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £39 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£77|
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