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Houseboat Capricornus: Amazing On Water Experience with HUGE Roofdeck!

Bedrooms 2
Space 0 sq. ft.
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
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Why marcia sleepafloat chose Boston

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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North End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
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
  • Deck / Patio
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 4.6875 based on 24 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a perfect way to travel with our family. Walked to all the Boston sights .

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was like a small cottage. A hotel room would not have had the water outside our window or the experience of grilling and picnicking on the rooftop deck. Loved it

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location for North end!!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable with geese visitors outside bedroom patio door each warm morning. So pretty.

Awesome roof top deck. We purchased prepared food and groceries from the little Italian grocery recommended by owner and located less than a five minute walk away and enjoyed them rooftop each evening. Loved it!!!

No car necessary. Freedom Trail tours, Fanueil Hall, Cheers, subway, and more within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Uxbridge, Ontario

Beautiful spot in Boston

  • 5 of 5

The boat was in a great location and Kate was great with communication and access to the boat. The boat was well equipped and spacious enough for the 5 of us and we put the rooftop to good use!

There is a market within a 2-4 minute walk to grab the essentials as well.

I would recommend this to anyone for a unique experience.

The only issue we had was the water taxi not knowing exactly where to drop us off or pick up going to and from the airport.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great overall experience

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time on a houseboat and I wasn't sure what to expect. I looked around for hotels in the north end area and couldn't believe the prices. Then I started looking around on vrbo and stumbled upon this concept. I couldn't believe the price for the location. You essentially get a 2 br 1 bath small apartment in the heart of the north end for half the price of a tiny hotel room. When we arrived the guy (can't remember his name) was very nice and as soon as he found out we had never been to Boston before he gave us a quick rundown of the area and where the different things were.

I was a little worried about movement and if that would make me sick but it didn't. There wasn't much movement but enough to help me sleep really well. It was a very quiet peaceful stay. The boat was very clean and well kept. The location was a couple blocks from all the Italian restaurants but my favorite meal came steps away from the tiny seafood place with the best clam chowder ever. You are also a 5 minute walk from subway station. It's an ideal location.

I plan on visiting again to return to Fenway, because that's the most amazing place on Earth, and I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

This Boat is Even Better in Person!

  • 4 of 5

This boat truly was clean, and comfortable, and we'd stay again, if ever in Boston.

Located in the historic Lewis Warf, we were very close to all things historic in Boston; Hay Market, and the Freedom Trail.

The boat was clean, spacious, and the bed in the master bedroom was comfortable; no springs. A/C worked well, albeit noisy.

There were plenty of towels and linens in the bathroom, and the hot water in the boat was plentiful.

David was very accessible by phone, when we arrived at Lewis Warf at 6:30 p.m on a Saturday, only to find there was no parking in the lot, or in any of the 4 adjacent lots. We had to leave, have dinner, and return at 9:30 p.m. David was helpful when we again had to call him, in order to get the combination to the keys on the boat. Truly appreciated.

The parking was a stressful situation, that surprised us, and wasn't something we thought we should have been concerned about, thus the 4 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Boston Convention Center


Rates & Availability


  • From $275/nt US Dollars
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