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Houseboat Delphinus: Spacious and Comfy Floating Home Near Inner Harbor!

Bedrooms 2
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 6

The most unique vacation rental you'll find in Baltimore! Stay waterfront in Fells Point on the fun and funky houseboat Delphinus. It's your home away from home on the water!

Our houseboat is fully furnished with a well equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator, cooktop, microwave, and coffeemaker. The boat has plenty of room to spread out amongst the master bedroom featuring a queen size bed, a sleeping loft perfect for the kids with two twin mattresses and an open main salon with a queen sleep sofa.

The boat has full heat and AC and there is even an electric grill for you to enjoy some home cooked meals while relaxing on our two outdoor decks!

Just a 15-20 minute walk or short water taxi ride to the Inner Harbor, this houseboat in Batlimore's Fells Point makes the perfect getaway in the city!We are also pet friendly!


Spacious interior with 11ft ceilings and open floor plan

Master bedroom with queen bed

Sleeping loft with 2 twin mattresses (note ceiling in loft only 2.5ft high)

Main salon with futon and flatscreen TV with basic channels

Galley kitchen with residential sized refrigerator, microwave, sink, and stovetop

Full bathroom with stand up shower, toilet and vanity

Front deck and top deck with lounge furniture

Fully heated and air conditioned


Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware


Free Wifi


Parking is FREE at the marina


Conveniently located in Chester Cove Marina in the trendy Fells Point historical district, this houseboat provides a central base for your Baltimore adventure. With numerous restaurants, hotspots, and boutiques right around the corner, you are sure to find something to do all day.

If you desire a trip to the Inner Harbor it's just a short walk down the road or you can explore the city along the waterfront with the Inner Harbor water taxi. The Capt. James Landing stop is just a few feet from our marina. Buy a ticket in the morning and ride all day. Provides easy access to the Inner Harbor attractions such as Camden Yards, the Aquarium, the Convention center, and Downtown Baltimore.


*Rates are posted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $35/per night. Cleaning Fee: $119 Insurance Fee: $39

**Holiday rates are higher.

• Guests must electronically sign off on our SleepAfloat Rental Terms & Conditions within 48 hours of booking to validate confirmation.

More Details

Property Manager
marcia sleepafloat
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay on the Delphinus Houseboat was unusual, enjoyable and memorable! As we expected, the space is compact and functional. Our adult daughter opted for the couch, rather than the tiny sleeping loft, which she would have adored as a child. The bathroom was functional, the kitchen was well equipped, and we enjoyed our morning breakfasts on deck. Does the boat rock? Yes, it does, gently most of the time, it was like sleeping in a waterbed, which my husband had back in the day. When other boats puttered by, the boat did rock more, but it was thrilling, reminding us that we were at sea. Communication with the host was excellent. Our check-in was smooth sailing! Donovan even helped us figure out how to use the DVD player and the coffee maker. The location was fantastic! We loved being so close to the harbor, and near to Fells Point restaurants. What was the best part? Telling everyone at the family party we were attending that we were staying on a houseboat. A great conversation starter!
May 2014
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Fells Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Houseboat Delphinus: Spacious and Comfy Floating Home Near Inner Harbor!
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Fun and different anniversary trip

  • 4 of 5

We stayed on this boat for our 25th anniversary trip, the boat was very nice site manager was very helpful. It was hard for me to get used to the motion of the boat but my husband didn't have any problems. Marine toilet was fairly easy to use the shower was tiny, the bed super comfy. Wish there was some dish towels and a drying rack for doing dishes and that the upper deck had been cleaned we wanted to sit out there but the chairs were covered in bird poop. It was very quiet in the marina neighbors were very friendly.The inner harbor is nice but wow was the water filthy.... not much can be done about that but it wasn't pleasant to sit out and watch hypodermic needles and garbage float by. All in all a fun trip but probably wouldn't do it again but not due to any fault of the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House Boat living was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

This property was really great! It was roomy with a lot of outside sitting areas to enjoy the fresh air. Great location right next to a water taxi stop. Community was very peaceful. I can not wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall a great getaway experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had an enjoyable stay. Great location, houseboat has nice features, quality management.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Baltimore weekend

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived, our contact person was right there waiting for us. He showed us the features of the houseboat. Very helpful and told us he was on call 24/7 should there be any issues. (There were none.)

The houseboat was exactly as described...but better than we expected. The loft sleeping area would be great for kids. Ladder access. AC's worked great.

We enjoyed the atmosphere in the marina. Most boats were live aboard. The locals all knew each other and were friendly with us "short timers".

Access to the site was easy, with plenty of parking. Grocery store near. Great location to explore the Inner Harbor. The "water taxi" landing is about 100 feet from the boat. We ate at Captain James both nights and totally enjoyed. We ate at the there was no wait!

We would totally do this rental again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We're so glad to hear you had such a great time!! - Team SleepAfloat
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Clean, organized. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Manager was affable and considerate.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Comfy and Easily Assessible!

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home! The two of us stayed on the Delphinus which could have easily slept 6. Extremely clean with all the amenities of home.

Felt very safe and Metro was only a block away. Donavon, our contact, was great. He even brought us a case of water when he found out we hadn't rented a car!

Overall a 5* experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Baltimore Convention Center

Our SleepAfloat Baltimore fleet is based in the trendy Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore just steps from the Inner Harbor. With a wide array of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs, this neighborhood makes a great homebase for a Baltimore city adventure!


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