|Property type||house boat|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Vagabond is a newly remodeled 50' houseboat docked at Badgers Island Marina West located in Kittery, ME. The house boat features a queen bed in each bedroom as well as a queen pullout sofa. Master bath has a head and sink, main bathroom has a shower, head and sink. Galley features an apartment size fridge, kitchen sink, gas stovetop and convection oven as well as a Kuerig coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans and a full set of dishware/utencils. Dinette in the kitchen seats 4 as well as the bartop that has seating for 2. In the salon is a full size couch, 32' flat screen HD TV and CD player. There is a beautiful outside deck on top of the houseboat where you can enjoy your view of the river while dining at the patio table that offers seating for 4. On site at the marina is a bathroom facility with 3 bathrooms 2 of which have showers. Coin operated laundry is on-site, ice available for purchase and free parking. All linens are provided. No smoking is allowed at anytime on the boat, this includes all outdoor decks.The boat does not leave the dock.
At the end of our two weeks of travel we ended up on the Vagabound. It was something fun and different and gave us a different look at things than if we had been in a hotel. We had 4 adults in our party and the space and privacy were perfect. We sat on the top deck and watched the boat traffic. We saw a different side of the city watching the bridge raise for large boats, freighters go through, all the other boat dwellers were very friendly and helpful. The owner was extremely helpful and great to work with. I would stay here again and would highly recommend it to others. A fun few days!
My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed it very much. Our first time renting a houseboat. It was a fun adventure. The boat is docked in a lovely marina on Badger's Island, just across the water from Portsmouth, N.H. We were able to walk into Portsmouth, via the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge bridge just up the street. A couple of miles away were the Kittery Shopping Outlets. We had originally asked another couple to join us, but they couldn't. It's a good thing, 'cause even though it has two bedrooms with queen size beds and 1 1/2 baths, I feel privacy would have been an issue. I think it's perfect for a couple, a girls getaway and a family with teenagers. I say teenagers, 'cause I would have been very nervous if our young grandchildren had been with us. The weather was spectacular and George the Dock Master, along with his wife Dawn, were extremely helpful and friendly.
Loved the houseboat. Wonderful location just a short walk over the bridge!!
We stayed on The Vagabond with my parents. Loved the location and it was a fun experience to "live on a houseboat". Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We arrived after dark, and it was very nice that they left a small light and some music on for us. Jessica made the entire booking procedure nice and easy and George was the perfect dock master. We'll definitely be back.
We enjoyed the boat very much. Things to note: Depending on tide, ramp can be steep down to dock. Still managable though. Residents nice and easy going. Very quiet. Boat rocks (not to point of causing balance issues), most notable in bathroom and kitchen but amazing for sleeping. We cooked on boat and also brought food in and ate on top deck. This location is an easy drive to Portland, ME and an easy walk across bridge to Portsmouth.
I loved my stay on the houseboat!! Loved sitting on the roof deck and watch all the activity on the river with a cup of coffee (or wine in the evening) Plenty of restaurants in Portsmouth and Kittery. Definitely coming back next year!!!
Enjoy the unique experience of living on a house boat and take advantage of all the seacoast attractions. Plenty of restaurants, village shops, Prescott Park in Portsmouth, just a 10 minute walk away offers outdoor plays, bands, festivals as well as their beautiful flower gardens. A 5 minute drive on Route One North brings you to world famous outlet shopping in Kittery, ME as well as more dining including the famous Bob's Clam Hut which was featured on Food Networks Drive-ins, Dives and Diners. Interested in doing daytrip? Boston is an hour south, the beautiful White Mountains of NH are an 1 1/2 hours to the north. A nice drive up the coast of Maine would take you to the quaint coastal villages of York Beach, Ogunquit and Kennebunkport which boast beautiful beaches, shopping and world class dining.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Notes||50% of entire booking fee is due upon reservation. This includes, nightly rental fee, security deposits and tax. The 50% balance is due at least one week prior to arrival. Security Deposits will be refunded within one week of departure after houseboat has been cleaned and inspected.|