We stayed on the Blue Pearl for a week to run the Boston marathon. We had an excellent time. The houseboat has everything you need with decent sized gallery and very functional bathroom. There is not laundry on board, but there are plenty of drop off facilities for laundry in the neighborhood. Our kids loved the loft and the balcony out front.
It is a short walk to the bus stop that gets you to the T and, from there, anywhere in Boston. You definitely know that you are staying near a busy port, but we felt it added to the ambiance of staying on the water. We will definitely try to find the Blue Pearl next time we are in Boston! Thanks so much.