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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 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Air Conditioning

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 14, 2017

Amenities

Charlestown House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Free Parking Be rocked to sleep
average rating of 4.913793 based on 58 reviews
4

Very clean and very well taken care of. A way to wind down after a day of touring Boston

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed coming back from a long day of touring Boston. The houseboat is very clean, comfortable and well stocked to cook meals. The only thing I would complain about is the noise from airplanes flying directly over early in the morning. There are other road and industrial noises but hey, it's Boston. The boat itself is fantastic.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Logan shifts the planes from different runways depending on wind direction. Sometimes it can be days before they fly over our location.
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5

Great spot off the beaten path in Boston

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Durham, NH
5

Totally unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

A must-do for water lovers! Gorgeous sunset views. We watched the big boats come through the raised bridge. Perfect location for a Boston visit. Directions were crystal clear... the houseboat was super easy to find. The kids went bananas for the loft space. Truly a great family memory.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh PA
5

A life-time of memories in a few days on the houseboat

  • 5 of 5

What a unique way to experience Boston. Cozy and comfortable in spite of the wind and rain outside, my visit to my sister was made especially memorable by our stay in this well-appointed houseboat. Because of the loft area, we were able to invite her grandchildren to join us for one of the nights. Great kitchen and exceptional shower. (You can't fall - the walls are too close to your body. The houseboat was close to places we wanted to visit and convenient to excellent restaurants. We'll never forget this Thanksgiving.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

Very cute and enjoyed drinking coffee on the deck and wine on the upper deck! Clean and stocked with all supplies. Very pleasant weekend. My only compliant was the airplanes going over head which didn't bother me but did bother my guest. Many fun memories. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spotless,, tastefully decorated to add greatly to the restful atmosphere. Nice neighbors too.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome, Quiet. Restful. Clean. Unique like nothing else. Unusual. Beautiful. Though we travel frequently and far, this experience was our best surprise ever. Deb was quick to answer any questions and she was helpful throughout. It was obvious she enjoys her guests. It was but a few minutes from downtown Boston on the metro, but once we arrived at the boat, the noise of Boston seemed a million miles away. We look forward to returning, and if you are considering renting, do it. You will be very, very glad you did.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Charlestown House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 20 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$1,500
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$1,500
 
 
March
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Pet Fee $50
Damage waiver $39

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

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