About the property
- House Boat
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
2 bed, 1 bath, 1 Full Sleeper Sofa - sleeps 6 in Total
Sleep Aboard is Rhode Island's exclusive houseboat rental company located in Providence, RI and East Greenwich, 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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Neil Malik
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
Why Neil Malik chose Fox Point
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The houseboat was fine, but the marina was NOISY
The houseboat was just as advertised; nothing fancy, but it was a fun change of pace from a hotel. We enjoyed having a cocktail up on the roof the first evening, but that’s where the fun ended. The waterfront restaurants/bars at the marina blared incredibly loud music until 2:30 a.m. both Friday night and Saturday night, then the drunkards kept hootin’ and hollerin’ until 3:30 a.m.
In addition, a squall came though in the middle of the night. The rain sounded like hail on the tin roof, and the wind kept bashing the boat into the side of the dock. While the weather was pleasant, being on the boat was lovely, but during the squall, it was loud and uncomfortable.
Needless to say, we didn’t get much sleep this weekend.
Sports (track and volleyball) kept us from heading to Florida....so a houseboat adventure was on the list. Neil had the heat and lights on when we got here late on Thursday. Place was awesome. Perfect weather as well. Cocktails on the roof top deck on a sunny Saturday were fantastic. Real beds and TV/WIFI and a hot shower makes the marina gig much better. Quiet here this weekend as it is April probably even more fun when summer is in full swing.
Convenient and unique!
This was a great stay for us and it was very convenient and very easy to access (passcode to the marina is provided with the directions to the boat and the key was left for us - I always appreciate not having to coordinate an arrival time). We had never stayed on a houseboat before and will definitely consider it as an option for future trips. It was very serene waking up in the marina on the water.
I will say if you are the type that needs luxury, this was not it. We are the type who are happy to have a clean bed (which is what you get on this boat, I want that to be clear! The boat was very clean) and a convenient location, as we spent most of our time traveling on our feet exploring our destination. I only mention this because I did see a poor review down below and feel it's only because maybe those travelers are used to more luxurious accommodations. We had no complaints and would happily stay again if we found ourselves in Providence. If you are a no frills traveler, you will love staying on this boat or any of their other boats in the marina.
Great experience !!!!
We had a great time on the houseboat, perfect location for us & very clean, it was a great way to celebrate my husbands birthday, I would recommend
Fun place to stay, great location
Nicely decorated, well appointed houseboat in the center of the city. Great restaurants nearby. Easy walk to the sites of Providence and 3 blocks to the ferry to Newport (great day trip)!
the houseboat was comfortable, clean and convenient. We met Neil who was engaging and welcoming. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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