UNIQUE 3 BEDROOM HOUSEBOAT IN DOWNTOWN! SLEEPS 10

SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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UNIQUE 3 BEDROOM HOUSEBOAT IN DOWNTOWN! SLEEPS 10

Boston House Boat Rental Photos and Description

Huge Houseboat, Bring the whole family, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths!

The White Elephant Floating Inn is a one-of-a-kind wooden housebo that sleeps up to 10 guests! Perfect for a family or large group getaway, this handcrafted vessel features beautifully finished wood paneled walls, exposed wood beams and inlaid hardwood floors. You won't find another rental like this in Boston!

Features:

Master bedroom with king sized bed

Second floor stateroom with double bed and 2 twin beds built into the wall

Second stateroom with queen sized bed

Main salon with sleeper sofa (sleeps 2), and flat screen TV over a dining table which seats 6

Galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove and oven.

2 bathrooms 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 $25/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 $25/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 SleepAfloat managed houseboat!

*Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/per person/night

Cleaning Fee: $150

Holiday rates are higher. Call for rates.

THIS BOAT IS RENTED FOR ACCOMMODATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT LEAVE THE DOCK.

WE DO NOT ALWAYS UPDATE OUR HOMEAWAY/VRBO CALENDAR. FOR AN UP TO DATE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR PLEASE CHECK THE SLEEPAFLOAT WEBSITE CALENDAR THANK YOU!

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the manager
Excellent - we're already looking at SleepAfloat in other cities, and would definitely be back on White Elephant when we're back in Boston. So much more character and atmosphere than a bland hotel room. The SleepAfloat staff helped us every step of our stay - from Marcia with planning and reservations, JJ helping us set up a venue for a wedding get-together, and John helping us and checking on us during our stay. This is the best kept secret in Boston...
May 2014
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SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

SleepAfloat Management and Rentals, LLC

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390280
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
4

LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5
Had a great time. The location is perfect. North End dining within a short walk. Recommend to all fun seekers! Slept well in comfortable beds. WiFi network nearly unusable though. JJ and Marcia very helpful and nice. Check SleepAfloat out. They have many boat options!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Sorry to hear you had issues with the Wifi. Wish you had told us we would've sent someone down to help out. I was down at the boats yesterday and the Wifi was working fine for me. We'll run a systems check though to make sure there aren't any dead spots at the marina.

Please look us up next time you're in town!

Best,
Team SleepAfloat
business
Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390280
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
Atlanta
5

UNIQUE VACATION STAY IN THE HEART OF BOSTON

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved it. Plenty of room to fit a large family, easy access to North End and Fanueil Hall area, cable tv, wifi (a little slow but worked), plenty of heat for the winter time (the #1 question we were asked by our friends!) Nice deck to sit out on. Felt boat move only occasionally and it was mild. Super easy check in process. Highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! So glad to hear your family enjoyed their stay! Please come back any time!

Best,
Team SleepAfloat
business
Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390280
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
5

OUR GROUP LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a hard time finding a place to stay when we came to Boston for a relatives wedding. There were 14 of us who wanted to stay together and this just didn't seem possible until we found the Sleepafloat boats. We rented this boat the White Elephant and another boat the Orion. There were 10 of us on the Elephant and 4 on Orion. It was perfect, not only were the boats spacious and accommodating but the location was perfect! The boats are centrally located in downtown and super close to two subway stations (Haymarket and Aquarium). Everyone we met that weekend who came in for the wedding were extremely jealous of our digs. As they went home to their boring hotel rooms were we actually excited to go back to the boats and relax on the roof decks listening to the sounds of the harbor and city.

We met say this rental made our weekend in Boston even more memorable. We'd definitely recommend this to anyone!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!! Please do come back again. You're always welcome.

Best,
Team SleepAfloat
business
Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390280
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
5

GREAT, UNIQUE RENTAL FOR OUR BIG GROUP!

  • 5 of 5
We had such a hard time finding a place to stay when we came to Boston for a relatives wedding. There were 14 of us who wanted to stay together and this just didn't seem possible until we found the Sleepafloat boats. We rented this boat the White Elephant and another boat the Orion. There were 10 of us on the Elephant and 4 on Orion. It was perfect, not only were the boats spacious and accommodating but the location was perfect! The boats are centrally located in downtown and super close to two subway stations (Haymarket and Aquarium). Everyone we met that weekend who came in for the wedding were extremely jealous of our digs. As they went home to their boring hotel rooms were we actually excited to go back to the boats and relax on the roof decks listening to the sounds of the harbor and city.

We must say this rental made our weekend in Boston even more memorable. We'd definitely recommend this to anyone!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390280
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
California
5

WONDERFUL TRIP

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time aboard the White Elephant! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would certainly recommend it to our friends. The location was perfect, a calm retreat in the city but within walking distance or a short ferry ride from all the tourist hotspots. We also used the free shuttle bus a few times which was great! The boat itself was spacious and had really neat eclectic decor. The roof deck was the best spot on the boat! We grilled up there a few nights during our stay and it was just perfect! I would suggest the owners get new cushions for the chairs up there but other than that it was a great experience! Can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Unique 3 Bedroom Houseboat in Downtown! Sleeps 10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390280
+1 855-343-3456
Boston Greater Boston
San Diego, CA
5

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN BOSTON

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed on this amazing houseboat for 2 nights this April and loved it! The boat had a beautiful view of the Boston skyline--night and day--and all the wonderful accommodations were just as the owners described in their ad. Slept like a rock in the comfortable bed in the master bedroom and had lots of room in the living room/kitchen salon. The location was just perfect for catching the trolley to Boston at Constitution Square and it was very convenient having the neighborhood market a short walk up from the boat. Vacation home rentals by owner are so much nicer than staying in a hotel room--they are your home-away-from home! And thank you, Ryan, for your helpful suggestions at check-in; we're hoping to come back late August to help get our daughter settled into college...
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Pinkberry
Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream
Mike's Pastry
Bova's Bakery
"For those looking for a more local experience, less touristy than Mike's Pastries, we sugges..."
Palm Restaurant
Legal Sea Foods - Long Wharf
Legal Harborside - Floor 2
Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall
Abe & Louie's
B&G Oysters
Union Oyster House
Salty Pig
Top of the Hub
El Centro Mexican Restaurant
Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill
Jerry Remys Seaport
The Barking Crab Boston
The Capital Grille
Back Bay Social Club
Met Back Bay
Post 390
Stephanie's on Newbury
Santarpio's Pizza
Regina Pizzeria
Mama Maria's
The Daily Catch
"Best Italian seafood in the North End! "
Lucca
"A pricier restaurant but definitely worth it! "
Bacco-Boston
Strega Waterfront
Pizzeria Regina
Modern Pastry
Neptune Oyster
Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.4 Miles
Harbor Cruises
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Aquarium Subway Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Interstate 93
Nearest Beach
3.6 Miles
Castle Island
Nearest Barpub
Sail Loft
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Winthrop Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Joe's American Bar and Grill
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.

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Availability & Rates

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Boston House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer II
Jul 8 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 16 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Regatta
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall II
Oct 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winer Holiday
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Non Refundable Damage Insurance $39.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
PET FEE: $50 up to 2 pets

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 or Mastercard).
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.
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Amenities

Boston House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • live theater
  • churches
  • bay/sound
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
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