Philadelphia house boat rental
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps5
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
 

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Your own private floating home! Free Parking- Walk to all the Old City sites

With modern upgrades - granite counter tops, marble, and travertine - this unique houseboat rental is located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia, a place of great history, charming shops, captivating night life, and entertainment.

Free parking and wi-fi are included, as well as a kitchen, complete with refrigerator, sink, microwave, and cook-top stove. Steps away from the houseboat, you will find Independence Hall, Independence Visitor Center, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center, and countless other historical Old City District attractions. Learn more about the important history of Philadelphia while shopping and dining at exciting places! Come and discover what Old City Philadelphia has to offer.

More About the Houseboat: It has a comfortably sized bathroom with stand up shower. The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed with memory foam mattress, closet storage and a patio door leading to the deck. The queen size sleep sofa in the living room, also with memory foam, and aero bed provide additional sleeping options. The well appointed houseboat provides a calming respite after a day full of activity. Imagine relaxing on the roof deck, drink in hand, enjoying your own private sunset!

All the amenities of home! We provide an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and loads of bathroom products such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions. We even include lots of cooking ingredients such as coffee, herbs, spices, condiments, etc...

All this for less than the price of the smallest rooms at any of the nearby downtown waterfront hotels! Fun and Chic in Old City Philadelphia! It is truly our goal that every guest have an exceptional and memorable experience, so come, relax away your tensions, inhale pure sea air and nautical vibes, 'chill' in an outdoor, relaxing setting during the most picturesque time of the year! Ahhhh...

The Experience: What's it like saying on a houseboat? The boat is in a protected part of the marina, but there is some occasional movement during the day when boats pass by. It is usually very calm during the night, although some guests find a bit of gentle swaying is relaxing and can lead to a very restful sleep.

Please note: we don't always keep our calendar up to date, so please check calendars on our SleepAfloat website before contacting us to make sure the dates you want are available!

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18 Reviews of Property 390275 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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Relaxing Experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We had a very relaxing time on the pegasus. After walking and eating our way through Philly it was great to come home and sit on the deck with no hustle and bustle of the city. Would recommend this to everyone that likes a little adventure to your travels.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The Marina is a little confusing to find. Aside from that, this is an AWESOME place to stay. My girlfriend and I stayed for a weekend to see a concert at festival pier and the boat was only 5 minutes walk away! Amazing! The boat itself is well kept, in a quiet area, and well furnished. Jack, the property manager was prompt and helpful. Overall, a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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Great for families!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We were a family of four - with kids 4 and 6 - and the Pegasus was wonderful. We enjoyed the baby ducks and learning about the tides. The boat was comfortable, very nice kitchen - we made most of our meals on the boat. It was convenient to Franklin Square (putt putt and carousel!) and froyo and other fun things. all in all, a nice retreat.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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Great for a romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Loved the proximity to the city. Great for biking the city. Right on the water with a view of the bridge. Close to restaurants and the Spirit Cruises. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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One of the best relaxing vacations we've had!

One of the best relaxing vacations we've had!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Me and my partner can't wait to rent another houseboat. Our plans were to check in and explore the city, but once we got on the boat, we didn't want to leave. It was a great escape from our hectic work week, plus I travel alot between ny and Paris, so just to relax on the water water was a slice amazing. We enjoyed every thing the boat offered. We cooked a great lunch and dinner, and drank the night away watching the world go bye . This company is excellent to work with and the host that greeted us at the fit t if the marina, was great.
business
Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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Great Experience

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
The houseboat was centrally located - we were able to walk to everything in old town and there was a subway station close by if you needed to go further afield. It was very well equipped and quite comfortable. It was a very secure location.
business
Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
5

Great Stay on the Pegasus

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
I stayed with my girlfriend on the Pegasus for 2 night's and it was great. Checking in was not a problem at all though parking got a little tricky. I took some getting used to staying on a houseboat but we quickly we made our home while in Philadelphia. The location is great as were able to walk to the major centers of the City and drive if necessary. It was also great to see the fireworks at night.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Please come back any time! We have boats in plenty of other cities too, from Boston to Key West! All in great locations just like this one!

Cheers,
Marcia
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
Massachusetts
5

August in Philly

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Our visit was too short, but so pleasant. We went out to eat the first night, seeking "Fork" restaurant and when someone pointed out a restaurant with a different name on the corner, we thought it had changed its name. Nope. Different place. We found tiny Fork the next day -- wonderful.

Then we came "home," stopping at the little convenience store with the friendly proprietor. We picked up milk, eggs & a bagel to share for breakfast. At Pegasus, we stretched out under the 3 stars showing and the Ben Franklin Bridge, which clearly outshone the stars with its multicolored light display. Light breeze and no need for the air conditioning.

The bed was incredibly comfortable and the pillows excellent. In fact, all the fittings are top grade. We slept soundly to the slight rocking of the boat. (The only time the rocking felt odd was when I stepped into the boat after dinner and hadn't left a light on. Walking in the dark and moving differently was slightly discombobulating. As soon as I put on a light, all was fine. And it improved our sleep.)

Breakfast up on the lounge chairs was great. We watched cyclists, runners, large trucks and buses whisking back and forth. A few people went by in the marina or were busy on their boats. It was so peaceful.

And it's easy to get to the historic district -- walk a couple of blocks to Penn's Landing, cross the bridge over the highway, and you're on Market Street. From Penn's Landing, we watched a freighter and other ships as their lights slid silently by in the dark. Or, in the daytime, find Fork between 3rd & 4th streets for homemade bread, soups, latte, and other goodies, then walk a couple more blocks to the center of all that history.

Great place to stay!

PS: Would this be good for people with disabilities? It depends on the disability. It's awkward to get into the marina -- several steps up from the sidewalk. It's awkward getting through the 2 doors. The ramp down might be okay as it has 1/2" high strips of wood every couple of feet. It's only a small gap from the side dock to the boat. The bedroom is down 2 steps from the living room. The upper deck would be too difficult -- 4-5 step ladder and narrow entrance. But the bow has the table and four chairs (entrance area). You judge.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
NJ
4

Enjoyable Short Term Stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The houseboat was a unique and enjoyable lodging experience in Old City! It was fully equipped with all the necessary amenities (loved the Keurig machine) and an easy walk into the city. I would definitely recommend this to other travelers!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Fun and Unique SleepAfloat Houseboat in Old City Philadelphia!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390275
+1 855-343-3456
Philadelphia Greater Philadelphia area
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Unique and Convenient!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
My wife and I really enjoyed the houseboat. The location is great because it is already on Penn's Landing and is a surprisingly fast walk to Old City and its restaurants and galleries and public transportation. The houseboat had great amenities such as an outdoor deck area with view of the Ben Franklin bridge and the harbor, a modern kitchen loaded with appliances and utensils, and a very nice living room/TV/audio setup. Also, the price was comparable if not better than most of the nice hotels in Philly that do not have outdoor areas, living rooms or kitchens. Overall, a unique and convenient experience in Philly!