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marcia sleepafloat

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

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

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Baltimore House Rental Photos and Description

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!

Features:

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

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Coffee

Free Wifi

Transportation:

Parking is FREE at the marina

Location:

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:

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

**Holiday rates are higher.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
marcia sleepafloat (Property Manager)
Speaks: english

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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4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Houseboat Delphinus: Spacious and Comfy Floating Home Near Inner Harbor!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 13 reviews
5

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 bar...so 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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5

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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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on this houseboat! It is such a unique way to stay in Baltimore. The location in Fells Point is great. There is a water taxi right next door that you can take to the Inner Harbor in minutes or you can walk in about 15 mins like we did most days.

We were in town for a work event and this rental really made us forget that once we were home. The best part was hanging out on the front deck at night. It was really peaceful and the neighbors were very friendly.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adventurous Acommodations

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Baltimore and staying on a houseboat added to the adventures. There were 4 adults and 2 college students (adults too) in our group. Each of us had beds and there was room to hang out together in the evening. One thing I did not expect was the rocking of the boat throughout the evening. It wasn't a problem, and was soothing as we laid down to sleep. I was worried that we'd be cold but the boat heated up nicely. Donovan, the caretaker, met us when we arrived and had the boat warm and inviting. He was helpful giving up tips for the boat and downtown area. The location is ideal. We walked downtown in minutes and had a plethora of restaurants, shops, and coffee houses to choose from. We ate dinner at an Ethiopian restaurant downtown that was marvelous. Others staying on houseboats (visitors like us and locals that live there) were very friendly. The only downside was the mattress for the pull out couch. It was awful and made sleeping very difficult and uncomfortable. There was a blow up mattress available but it was a single not a double. The mattress in the state room was exceptional! So much so that our friends plan to buy one for themselves. I would recommend this house boat and the company to others, in fact, I already have. It was very affordable, comfortable, warm, in a great location (parking was abundant at the marina - thank you), and a different experience for a weekend visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the honest review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay on Delphinus! I will definitely pass this message along to Donovan and see if he can do something about that sleeper sofa. Hope to have you on board again soon! Best, Team SleepAfloat
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Great getaway with lots of privacy!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great. It was our first houseboat experience and it was all we expected and more. Lots of privacy and the boat was clean and well supplied. We will definitely be staying again as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Amenities

Baltimore House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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