Unique Houseboat Vacation Rental! Prime Location in Downtown Boston!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Boston house boat description
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!
1 full sized bed in the stern
2 double beds in the underberth (ceiling 2.5ft high)
Main salon with loveseat, 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 views
Fully heated and air conditioned
Linens and bath towels
Soaps and shampoo
Cookware, cutlery and dishware
Short walk to Aquarium, Haymark, North Station and Government Center subway stations
Parking is $25/day at the marina
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, Lilypad 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. Parking is also available for $25/day cash at the marina.
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 $25/per person/night
Cleaning Fee: $119
Holiday rates are higher. Call for rates.
We do not always update our Homeaway/VRBO calendar. Please check the SleepAfloat site for updated calendars.
- House Boat
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Not Necessary
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Coin Laundry
- Recreation Center
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Water View
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Basketball Court
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Parking Off Street
- Wireless Internet
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Toilet Paper
- Basic Soaps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Local Maps
- Local Activities Guide
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Alarm Clock
- Air Conditioning
- Activities Guide
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- 4 Ring Stove
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Great Fun. Perfect LocationGuest comment entered by manager
Great Fun. Perfect Location
Taurus sits at the end of the pier, which is important so that you can see out into the ocean. It also happens to be right next to a Starbucks and a very short walk to the Long Pier from which we took the ferry every day out to the islands. We loved it, and we'll definitely go back when the weather warms up!
- Guest Joy
- Date of stay 04/25/13
- Review Submitted 09/25/13
I just finished renting the Taurus houseboat from Sleep Afloat for four nights. This is probably the coolest place I have ever stayed, and I am widely traveled. I almost don't want to write this review, since I'd like to keep this treasure a secret, but I also want the company to continue! So here goes: The boat is now docked at the Lewis Wharf marina in downtown Boston, and the location couldn't be better! It's across the street from the North End, and only a couple blocks from Faneuil Hall. There is a grocery store across the street and parking is easy. In fact, everything about staying here was easy, from check-in to check-out. JJ, the boat's caretaker, is very friendly and made everything work seamlessly. There are lots of helpful details, including useful maps and information about the surrounding area. One of the best things about this boat is that it's located at the end of the pier, with a nice view of the water. I made this boat my home base in Boston and each day had different family members and friends stay with me. Everyone was thrilled, even the teenagers. We enjoyed watching the sun come up over the harbor, sitting on the front deck watching the tide come in and out every day, and seeing the water birds and all the different kinds of boats sailing in and out of the harbor. We also enjoyed picnic dinners on the upper deck. In the mornings, I did yoga stretches on the dock. The boat's rocking is gentle and soothing, and the marina is secure and quiet. No problems whatsoever. The boat is like a hotel suite or a small cottage (with full kitchen and ample bathroom), and the price is lower than any other hotel room in downtown Boston. When I left, I took a $10 and 10 min. water taxi to the airport, which picked me up right at the boat. Easy! I can't say enough good things about our time on Taurus. It was relaxing and so much fun for everyone. I can't wait to stay there again. A couple of small suggestions for the owners: it would be useful to have a sharper knife for cutting fruit or bread, and a blender would be great! Also might be helpful to have an extra blanket or two; we didn't need it, but we had pretty warm weather. Thanks for setting up this wonderful alternative to a hotel in downtown Boston. We just loved it and will definitely be back. Liz
- Guest Liz (Arizona)
- Date of stay 08/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/12/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway.
Booked the Boat about two months ago. Easy to do and Ryan and his team are responsive with questions. The boat is "nice" upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom. There were five of us and the space was good. Not alot of storage space though...keep in mind if when you pack. The place and marina are easy to find. Make sure you research transportation when you go into the city or leave Charlestown. Nights got alittle chilly but plenty of space heaters to keep warm. One thing: the toilet system smelled awful by day two. Called Ryan and he sent someone out right away. The smell still somewhat lingered the next few days but really nothing else could be done. I would rent from them again!
- Guest BG (Denver,CO)
- Date of stay 09/15/11
- Review Submitted 09/20/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on this houseboat in Charlestown Harbor. My teenage son proclaimed it the coolest place we've ever stayed. Great view of Boston and walking distance to the North End. We'd love to stay here again.
- Guest Barb (Reston, VA)
- Date of stay 07/01/10
- Review Submitted 07/03/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Great Experience!Guest comment entered by manager
*** Review Information ************************************* Property/Unit : 292745 - "Houseboat in Boston, Just Renovated with Luxury Upgrades!" Property Location: usa, massachusetts, greater-boston, boston Reviewer NickName: Cynny3 Reviewer Location: New York Date of Arrival : Apr 16, 2010 Name on Contract : Cynthia Hsiung Review Rating : 5/5 Review Title : 748400 - "Great experience!" "The houseboat was great fun. Ryan was amazing. Any time there was any little thing, he was there in a flash, called back immediately even late at night. We enjoyed ourselves and would do it again! My actors and I were all there for the Boston International Film Festival. We got dressed there comfortably and made it to the theater to see our film on the big screen. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!! Cynthia and Cast of "Are You For Great Sex"? the movie. "
- Guest Cynthia
- Date of stay 04/16/10
- Review Submitted 04/22/10
The houseboat was great fun. Ryan was amazing. Any time there was any little thing, he was there in a flash, called back immediately even late at night. We enjoyed ourselves and would do it again! My actors and I were all there for the Boston International Film Festival. We got dressed there comfortably and made it to the theater to see our film on the big screen. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!!! Cynthia and Cast of "Are You For Great Sex"? the movie.
- Guest Cynny3 (New York)
- Date of stay 04/16/10
- Review Submitted 04/21/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by manager
We have just finished renovating this boat, and are awaiting our first guests' arrival. As we just listed this boat, we haven't gathered any guest reviews for this boat. We do however have a TON of other reviews on our other listings in this same marina. Please check them out to see that we run a tight ship! Many of our guests tell us the best part of their day is when the return home to the boat. When was the last time you thought that about a hotel? I would love to answer any questions you may have about the houseboat experience, so please do not hesitate to send me an email, or give me a call 413-652-1400. I can't wait to welcome you aboard our newest addition to the fleet, Taurus!
- Guest Ryan
- Date of stay 04/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/06/10
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Additional information about rental rates
We don't always update our HomeAway/VRBO calendars. Please check our SleepAfloat site for up to date availability and an instant quote.
PAYMENT - An advance payment equal to 50% of the total is required when the reservation is confirmed. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival date. Please make payments in the form a credit card (Visa or Mastercard).
Additional Fees and Taxes:
*Holiday rates are higher. Contact us for holiday rates.
**Rates are posted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/night
***Cleaning fee $129
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- Nearest Airport: Logan International Airport at 3.8 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Harbor Cruises at 0.4 Miles
- Nearest Train: North Station at 0.9 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 93 at 0.7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Castle Island at 3.6 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Sail Loft at Boston
- Nearest Golf: Winthrop Golf Club at 3.8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sal Loft at Boston
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Microwave and toaster in kitcen
2 full sized beds in the lower berth
Enojy Dinner Al Fresco!
Stairs to lower berth from living room
sofa in the living room
Private queen stateroom
Slider to back deck from stateroom
Sink and heated marble floor
Enojy a cup of coffee on the front deck!
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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