Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Affordable Rental on the Water in Downtown Boston! Truly Unique Vacation!

You sent a message to this manager.

Calendar

Last updated: 05/21/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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! Check www.SleepAfloat.com for more information.

Features:
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

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels
Soaps and shampoo
Cookware, cutlery and dishware
Coffee
Free Wifi

Transportation:

Short walk to Aquarium, Haymark, North Station and Government Center subway stations
Parking is $27/day at the marina

Location:

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 $27/day cash at the marina.

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: $149

Holiday rates are higher. Call for rates.

We do not always update our Homeaway/VRBO calendar. Please check the SleepAfloat site for updated calendars.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House Boat

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age to rent unless accompanied by a guardian....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Ice Skating
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking available $25/day at marina...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June
May 26 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2015
3 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 6 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$350 $375
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

September
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$325

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

September
Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $325
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 1 - Oct 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Columbus Day
Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 13 - Oct 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Head of the Charles
Oct 16 - Oct 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

October
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $149
  • Insurance $39
  • Tax Rate 6.25%

Notes:

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, Discover or Mastercard).

PET FEE - $50 for up to 2 pets


Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 05/21/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

3.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Logan International Airport
Boston
Nearest Barpub
Sail Loft
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Harbor Cruises
3.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Winthrop Golf Club
0.9 Miles
Nearest Train
North Station
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 93
Boston
Nearest Restaurant
Sal Loft
3.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
Castle Island

Car: Not Necessary

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.

 

Manager info


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

Loading...
1 of 5
 

Photos

  • Taurus Houseboat in downtown Boston!

    Taurus Houseboat in downtown Boston!

  • Main salon with sofa

    Main salon with sofa

  • Main salon with breakfast bar

    Main salon with breakfast bar

  • Microwave and toaster in kitchen

    Microwave and toaster in kitchen

  • Full galley kitchen with residential sized refrigerator

    Full galley kitchen with residential sized refrigerator

  • Utensils and cookware provided

    Utensils and cookware provided

  • Back bedroom with double bed.

    Back bedroom with double bed.

  • Double bed

    Double bed

  • Bathroom sink and heated marble floor

    Bathroom sink and heated marble floor

  • 2 full sized beds in the lower berth. Note ceiling height.

    2 full sized beds in the lower berth. Note ceiling height.

  • Enojy Dinner Al Fresco!

    Enojy Dinner Al Fresco!

  • Enojy a cup of coffee on the front deck!

    Enojy a cup of coffee on the front deck!

  • Open living space

    Open living space

  • Super comfy sofa for lounging

    Super comfy sofa for lounging

  • Spacious and sunny main salon

    Spacious and sunny main salon

  • Steps to kitchen area

    Steps to kitchen area

  • Stainless steel double sink and electric stove

    Stainless steel double sink and electric stove

  • Privacy curtain to separate kitchen and bedroom area

    Privacy curtain to separate kitchen and bedroom area

  • Double bed with privacy curtain

    Double bed with privacy curtain

  • Spacious interior

    Spacious interior

  • Stand up shower

    Stand up shower

  • Great sleeping area for kids!

    Great sleeping area for kids!

  • Great downtown location!

    Great downtown location!

$250 - $500 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House Boat
Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 05/21/2015
Email manager

+1 855-343-3456

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Affordable Rental On the Water in Downtown Boston! Truly Unique Vacation!

Boston #390278ha

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.