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Houseboat Capricornus: Amazing On Water Experience with HUGE Roofdeck!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 6

Come stay aboard our FABULOUS houseboat, berthed in one of the most convenient marinas for exploring all that Boston has to offer! Capricornus is your home away from home on the water!


Master bedroom with queen bed

Stateroom with double bed

Main salon with sleeper sofa (sleeps 2), flat screen TV and 2 club chairs

Dining area with seating for 4 at table and 2 at breakfast bar

Full galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove top burners and toaster

Bathroom with stand up shower, toilet and vanity

HUGE rooftop deck with lounge furniture, electric grill and city views

Fully heated and air conditioned


Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware


Free Wifi


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).


Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, Capricornus 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 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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

Why marcia sleepafloat chose North End

Capricornus is a fabulous rental. It's unlike anything else you will find in downtown Boston, not only is it modern and spacious but it's docked right on the water in downtown Boston! The boat is within walking distance to most tourist attractions and several subway stations.

What makes this house unique

You are staying literally on the water. Enough said.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I recommend it to anyone ! It's such a cool experience and very comfortable to sleep on a boat. We used the BBQ and had breakfast on the roof of the boat. The location is great and it was clean. Id go back there next time I go to Boston.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North End in Boston

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Parking at the marina for $25/day. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: The guest entering into the contract needs to be at least 25 years old. Pet Friendly: $50 pet fee applies.


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Houseboat Capricornus: Amazing On Water Experience with HUGE Roofdeck!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 29 reviews

great way to vacation

  • 5 of 5

this was yet another great experience! boat was clean and well set up,close to north end of town. hope this company continues to grow and have more boats in other great locations.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near Boston harbor and North end. Capricornus was a good choice and had all the conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

Great location near long wharf! Staff was very attentive to needs.

Well Done! We'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

This property was clean and both bedrooms were a good size. We had two couples and fit very comfortable. The location was PERFECT. We had a lot of options within walking distance. I highly recommend and can say I had no complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience & awesome location.

  • 4 of 5

There were 2 couples that rented this boat & it was our first experience so we were not sure how we would like it, however we were pleasantly surprised at how well we enjoyed it. It was in the perfect location for walking to many unique restaurants & bars as well as historic sites & water activities. We will definitely spread the word & encourage others to try the boat rental experience. The boat itself had everything we needed, it was clean & the owners were very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location to historic sites and great resteraunts. Clean and private.

  • 5 of 5

Staying on the houseboat was a great experience for our family. The property was clean and well kept with plenty of room for our party of five. We loved that it was within walking distance to great historic sites on the freedom trail, and great resteraunts. Sitting on the top deck having breakfast or an evening BBQ was an experience all on its own and gave incredible views of the city and a unique way to experience the beautiful city of Boston.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I had to drag my wife out of this boat to get her to our plane. It was great & a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fabulous location.

Very, very comfortable.

The boat rocked you to sleep.

Small kitchen had everything we needed.

Comfortable seating and plenty of storage.

I can't say enough good things about it.

You are going to have to stay there for yourself to know what it's like.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Boston Convention Center


Prices & Availability

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  • From $275/nt US Dollars

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