HOUSEBOAT IN BOSTON HARBOR WIFI A/C PARKING FREE TAXI

Deborah Dolan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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HOUSEBOAT IN BOSTON HARBOR WIFI A/C PARKING FREE TAXI

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1 bedroom 1 bath sleeps 4-6

Please note the Blue Pearl has moved. Due to the closing of our marina we have relocated in Boston Harbor to the town of Winthrop. Our marina is called Atlantis and is a brand new marina. Beautiful skyline views of the city and close to Logan. Please be aware that some of our reviews reflect our old location in Charlestown. We include a free daily taxi in and out of the city. It takes 13 minutes car drvie to get to the New England Aquarim by car and 11 minutes from the Orient Heights T station.

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.

Accessible via car, taxi, or bus. It is a 13-15 minute drive via car to Downtown Boston, 11-20 minutes via public transportation. Close to Winthrop Beaches and Logan airport.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Deborah Dolan

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 1999
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Parking Free Taxi
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Boston Greater Boston
5

A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a glorious time staying on this houseboat in Boston. We will certainly be coming back!
As well as being quirky, it was a very relaxing, alternative place to stay.
As well as the accommodation being perfect, the neighbours, were so friendly and helpful, and really added to our enjoyment. Along with the best fish restaurant in town being a two minute walk away.
Getting in to the centre of Boston was easy.
Absolutely loved this place


I do have a couple of cab receipts, but we are in New York at the moment, and moving on to New Hampshire today, so will be in and out of wifi. Once we are a bit more settled I will forward them to you, although I'm not sure if I should send them to you or Ryan, as we paid Ryan through airbnb. Let me know what you both agree I should do.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Absolutely Incredible!

  • 5 of 5
This was such a great opportunity - 1st to stay on a houseboat and 2nd to host my daughters bachlorette party for the weekend. The house boat overlooks downtown Boston and experiencing the sunsets on the upper deck were outstanding and relaxing. We felt at home immediately. Deb was so attentive in making sure that everything was just right and it was perfect. We parked our car and took the T into downtown Boston (4 stops away). We are trying to plan our next trip and will most definitely try to stay here again. Thanks so much Deb - You were wonderful to work with.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Manchester, CT
5

Really nice and fun !

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed 3 nights for our anniversary with our small dog. The boat is really nice. I did not look at the pictures before going so I was expecting a dumpy old houseboat but this seems to be not more than a few years old and is modern and comfortable and clean. I don't think there was anything we needed that was not there. I would be surprised if any guests were disappointed in it.
The marina is also very nice, with convenient parking and friendly staff and we enjoyed meeting the neighbors who reside on their boats.
Winthrop is an interesting town. A little dumpy in spots but quaint as-well. First night we walked and walked and walked and walked intending to go to the train station but I went the wrong way and we ended up at the Winthrop shore, but we found an Italian restaurant there that was really good (D'parma I think). It's an interesting area to walk-around in, and we even found a nice park with a band playing on Wednesday.
We did not take advantage of the owners' offer for "free" taxi service because we enjoy the adventure of public transportation. Our only mode for going to the city was taking the "T" from the Orient Heights station and within the city. I suggest you get a "Charlie Card" and do the same. We walked twice to the station and drove twice. Plenty of free parking one time but not the other, so maybe walk the mile each way or take a cab from the station to the marina.
The owner provided full disclosure about the marina being very close to Logan Airport, and gave us the opportunity to opt-out of the rental which I was impressed with. Most of the time things like this are a "surprise!!!!".
There are airplanes coming and going right overhead quite often and the rumble of planes landing. We thought it sounded like it would be fun and interesting and it was, but if you're imagining a place where you can hear the seagulls squawk and a bell buoy ringing in the distance this might not be for you, however if you are an airplane buff then it's perfect. I have to say though, that in no-way did this affect our sleep or anything else at all. I don't know if they don't fly much at night or we were knocked-out on the comfortable bed after walking all day, but it was a total non-issue.
We were lucky with nice weather and enjoyed sitting on the top deck one night watching the planes and the skyline and the beautiful sunset view.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quinton, VA
5

The Blue Pearl is a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
I will admit I was skeptical about staying on a houseboat for 4 days (especially with 6 adults), but The Blue Pearl EXCEEDED my expectations! It was clean, spacious (considiering you're on a boat), very comfortable and well appointed. The owners have done a great job of thinking of all the creature comforts that you need to enjoy your stay. The marina offers exceptional views of the Boston skyline and Winthrop is a very quaint and neat town. Getting a cab into Boston was never a problem. Getting a cab back from Boston was a bit of a challenge because the cabbies don't like to go to Winthrop (presumably b/c its a small town and they're not terribly likely to get a return cab fare from Winthrop back to the City). But, it wasn't a problem b/c the subway station is only about 1 mile from the boat and it is a safe and easy walk. I'd definitely stay on The Blue Pearl again.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Blue Pearl for 3 days while visiting Boston for the first time. With three boys 16, 14, 12 we were looking for something different & we found it. They all loved being on the water. We loved sitting on the deck in the morning and at night. There was enough space for all of us. The pictures are pretty accurate portrayal of reality. Make sure you walk to the end of the far dock near sunset for great views of the Boston skyline. The owners had everything we needed at the boat. Check-in, etc. was a breeze. Free parking is a huge benefit & we used the hospital shuttle almost exclusively - which was easy and quick. We LOVED Boston! It was made that much better by our stay on the Blue Pearl.

P.S. There is a gentle (and sometimes slightly more than that) rocking. It took a couple of our family members two days to not feel it anymore when we were standing still.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Parking Free Taxi
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
The neighbours at the marina were very friendly. The Blue Pearl is in a beautiful location and Deb's description of the boat and amenities were exactly as described, thank you. The boat was very clean. All the details of the area and transportation was great, thank you very much. We used the water boat to cross from downtown to the Navy Yard as well as the trolley which were very close and accessible. The kids loved the loft and your beds were very comfy! The only thing missing for us at the boat was more time :)
Thank you very much Deb!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Logan
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Orient Heights T station
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Winthrop Beach
Car: not necessary
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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Boston House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$1,500
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,001
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $100
Damage waiver $39
Notes Please note
Boston Marathon 4 night minimum
Additional cleaning of $100 and $39 damage will be invoiced separately.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Boston House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Childrens loft sleeps 2 on twin size mattresses and we have a full size sofa bed in the living area with 4.5 inch memory foam mattress..
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Minimum age requirement for renting
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