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Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Free Parking Be rocked to sleep

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath sleeps 4-6

Please note we are now located on Condor Street East Boston and not where the map indicates. Some of our reviews reflect earlier locations.

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. We are now located in East Boston, Boston Bay Marina.

Accessible via water taxi, car, taxi, or bus. It is a 10 minute drive via water taxi, 12-15 via car to Downtown Boston, 11-20 minutes via public transportation. Close to Logan airport.

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Dolan
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Logan
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Maverick StreetT station
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Constituiton Beach
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Charlestown House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Minimum age requirement for renting. All guests must be 25 to rent or accompanied by a parent.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Free Parking Be rocked to sleep
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 65 reviews
Orlando, FL
5

Fun Stay for a Family!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 stayed for two nights. I wish it could've been longer. The kids loved the houseboat. It was very clean and fun. We were told to bring a flashlight if arriving at night, and you definitely need it, as the marina gets quite dark. We received a list of instructions before we arrived, so we were completely prepared. I would recommend a stay for a family. The houseboat is small, but quaint. Deb is a wonderful hostess.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quiet, nice hang out spot

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to get in and out of. First time staying on a houseboat and our group had a blast! Deb was easy to communicate with and very helpful. Airport noise was not really noticeable at all. Most of the time you forgot you were even staying on the water! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying on the houseboat. Instructions and info received from Deb were spot on.

Our teenagers thought the loft area was fab.

Convenient for the T.

Nice restaurants nearby.

And the best bit.... drinks and nibbles on the upper deck after a busy day sightseeing!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

LOVED this place

  • 5 of 5

What a great trip we had. I took my kids (11 and 8) on a last minute trip to Boston and we all loved staying here.

There was plenty of space, great to have a full kitchen, the neighbors were awesome. We really had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
5

The best way to begin a journey through New England

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit as a family to New England. It as exciting to start our trip off by staying on a houseboat. This was a good location to explore Boston from. We were close to the airport but the planes were not a noise problem for us. We were a walk away from the bus stop that connects you easily with the metro. Plenty of good places to get to easily.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Well worth it!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Pearl was definitely a unique experience for us Coloradan's. The boat was perfect for my husband, myself, and our kids (15 and 18). It is very clean and has everything you need for your stay. We stayed a week and used only public transportation and a few times Uber, it was super easy to get around. It was nice to get away from the city after the hustle of sight seeing all day. On a few nights we would get back early enough to watch the sunset with a drink on the upper deck.

Deb was quick to get back to any questions that we had.

The only draw backs were when the planes came over, which wasn't very often, they were really loud. I had read this on previous reviews so it wasn't a surprise. Also, wifi was not great. Streaming is not an option and would have been nice to have a better connection, but didn't take away from our vacation on a houseboat in Boston harbor.

Overall, would have not have stayed anywhere else in Boston.

Thanks Deb for sharing your piece of Boston with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We just added a jetpack for WIFI which is a much more reliable internet connection although still not recommended for streaming movies.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $39

Please note 4 night minimum over most holidays
Boston Marathon 4 night minimum
Additional cleaning of $100 and $39 damage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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