About the property
- House Boat
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 bedroom 1 bath sleeps 4-6
Please note we are now located on Condor Street East Boston and not where the map indicates. Some of our reviews reflect earlier locations.
If you are planning a visit to Boston or a Bostonian needing a getaway close to home consider staying on our houseboat 'The Blue Pearl'. . Our houseboat is fully furnished with well equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator, cooktop,microwave, Keurig coffeemaker and K cups. Master bedroom has a queen size bed with premium mattress, 800 thread count linens, down blanket and comforter. Kids loft has two twins and the living room has a memory foam sleep sofa.
The boat is fully air conditioned in the summer and heated during the winter. The covered front deck has a gas grill and the sundeck above has outdoor seating. Free Wi-Fi is included in your rental. We are now located in East Boston, Boston Bay Marina.
Accessible via water taxi, car, taxi, or bus. It is a 10 minute drive via water taxi, 12-15 via car to Downtown Boston, 11-20 minutes via public transportation. Close to Logan airport.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
WOW! FANTASTIC...this is the one to rent in Boston!!!
There is nothing beter than walking into a rental and it SMELLS clean! This was the cleanest house I ever rented. It was nicely decorated and linens/blankets were new and clean. It felt like a "little house" but large enough for a family of 6! The kids were excited so see the bridge open & close and feed the ducks on the dock. This was an excellent change of pace instead of renting a typical condo when going to the city and but it all. Deb left only items that were necessary for our stay, lightbulbs, batteries, foil, garbage gags, and dramamine, etc! The house boat was rocky but it was to be expected when staying on a boat. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this rental was and I would 100% rent this house boat again!!
We recently stayed at the Blue Pearl in Boston. We absolutely loved it! Got to see the frieghtors coming in and out; the bridge going out, fed the local ducks. Accomodations were great, beds were comfortable. Deb, the owner was very helpful and gave us a lot of information on things to do, restaurants to go to and how to get around. Definitely would recommend!
OK IF YOU LIKE CAMPING
I KNOW THAT THE WEATHER WAS COLD, HOWEVER I NEVER THOUGHT THAT ON VACATION I WOULD HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING POWER AND POWER RESETING ON DOCK. REMOVING ICE FROM LOWER DECK, VERY UNSAFE. REMOVING SNOW FROM NARROW WALK DECK UNSAFE FOR FAMILY. , HOUSEBOAT WAS DISORGANIZED, ie: ALL ITEMS IN CABNITES , ITEMS IN CLOSET. NO ITEMS SHOULD BE LEFT OUT IN LOFT AREA. USING ADDITIONAL HEATERS TRIPS BREAKERS. HADE TO REMOVE TRASH, TO DOCK AERA, THAT DUE TO HOLDAY, WERE FULL. HAD TO LEAVE WATER DRIPPING SO WOULD NOT FREEZE. FOR THE AMOUNT OF RENTAL COST WOULD NOT RECOMMAND DURING WINTER. IF ALL ITEMS WERE PLACED IN THE DESCRIPTION ON LINE I WOULD HAVE MADE DIFFERENT ARRRANGEMENTS
I am sorry this guest felt the need to write a review in all caps.
Staying on a houseboat in the winter can be more for the adventurous. Our houseboat is fully heated with electric baseboards and on most days does not need the extra portable heaters. Winter is my favorite time to be there. That being said no one expected the extreme cold this winter has brought.
One thing I would like to point out that I always encourage each and every one of my guests to contact me with any issues that come up during their stay. Had I known the docks were not shoveled or that he wanted items taken out of cabinets or closets I could have taken care of that for him. We received one call from him the night before he was to depart ( he stayed 5 nights) because he lost electricity and we talked him through how to reset the breaker.
3 week stay in East Boston
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the Blue Pearl. There was plenty of room for the two of us - much more than we anticipated. Despite the cold December temperatures we easily stayed warm. Deb and husband Jim were promptly responsive to any questions or needs we had. Yes, there are planes overhead but we quickly got used to them to the point where you hardly noticed them. Lots of interesting activity in the harbor, particularly as the draw bridge went up to let ships through. We'll look forward to a visit in the summer when we can have a relaxing glass of wine on the deck above to watch the sunset.
Perfect Hotel Alternative
We loved the Blue Pearl. We are very familiar with Boston, but wanted something different on this stay and we got it. It's easy to find and a short Uber ride from everything. It sleeps four comfortably and it has all the amenities you could need. The beds are comfortable, you can easily heat the boat with the space heater (if needed) and the outdoor decks are perfect. Even though we're coastal people, we were a bit amazed at the difference between high and low tide. We arrived at low tide, headed out for a few hours and came back at high tide. It's a 15-foot difference! I like that the parking lot is set so far back from the street. There is a market, a gas station with a Honeydew Donuts a few blocks away. Also, we had an amazing brunch (Sunday) at The Chelsea Station. We've come to love Homeaway and have used it to stay in Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles (Los Feliz), and Maine. We're using it to stay in Paris France next year. It's the only way to travel.
Perfect for our visit
We loved our stay in the Blue Pearl. It was just as described and so much fun to return to the upper deck for drinks at the end of the day. We will certainly return and can hopefully stay longer next time.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please note 4 night minimum over most holidays Boston Marathon 4 night minimum Additional cleaning of $100 and $39 damage