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Houseboat Pisces: Most Unique Vacation Rental in Town!

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


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 6

The houseboat's eleven foot ceilings with exposed beams, ceiling fans and air conditioning, provide a feeling of spaciousness and comfort. A full size refrigerator, sink, microwave and cook-top stove makes cooking easy.It has a comfortably sized bathroom with a full size shower.

The Master Bedroom has a queen sized bed, closet storage and a patio door leading to a private deck. Two twin beds in the sleeping loft are a great spot for kids, and the sleep sofa and aero bed provide additional sleeping options.

The well appointed houseboat provides a calming respite after a day full of activity. Imagine relaxing on the roof deck, drink in hand, enjoying your own private sunset! All the amenities of home! We provide an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and loads of bathroom products such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions. We even include lots of cooking ingredients such as coffee, herbs, spices, condiments, etc...

There is one parking spot that comes with this rental and a parking lot down the street with daily rates.

• Rates are posted for 2 guests. Each additional guest $35/night per person. $149 cleaning fee, $39 insurance fee.

• 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:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

My visit to Philly was work related, but decided to try a houseboat instead of a local hotel. I highly recommend the Pisces for business, friends or family. I was more than comfortable and felt very safe.I had no worries utilizing public transit and learned a lot about Philly. I hope to come back again with my family. Kids would love it!
Dec 2013
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Center City House Accommodation and Amenities

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


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Houseboat Pisces: Most Unique Vacation Rental in Town!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 29 reviews

This literally made our trip an experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time on a houseboat and we loved everything about it. The location in downtown Philadelphia was perfect and the accommodations were very comfortable. It rained one solid day during our stay but it was quite enjoyable to hang out at the Marina. I'm definitely going back and I can earnestly recommend it to anyone else.

Greg Hilton


  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Easy to walk to some great activities.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun alternative for family stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying on Pisces! The marina was safe and clean. The boat had all we needed and was comfortably sized for our family of 5. During our downtime from sightseeing we didn't feel trapped in a hotel room as we have on other vacations. Location is convenient to Old Town with lots of restaurants and sights in walking distance. Loved that in-and-out access parking just 1/2 block away was included. They were accommodating of our 10:30 pm arrival time. I didn't consider realities of a toilet on a boat. Luckily the marina has pretty clean bathrooms available when needed. I would rent again. All in all a great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A unique experience.

  • 4 of 5

A fun place to stay - if you get "sea-sick" easily you may not like it. I wore a scopalamine patch and was fine. Very nice space. Very comfy bed. Within 1/2 mile easy walk to shops and the historic sites of Phily. Good parking. Terrific care-keeper. Directions are a bit fuzzy, but call the contact and you'll make it. We didn't spend lots of time on the was mostly for evening and sleep. It is a little like camp - the best showers are in a room next to the boat - but they were great. All in all, we had fun.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Genuinely courteous management and the property mgr. was so nice and accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

INCREDIBLE VIEW, this property is perfect for a stay in the city. It's in a great central location and even has a 4 star restaurant just feet away from the boat. The boat itself was immaculate and well stocked when we arrived and the property manager was very nice not to mention extremely knowledgeable of the area. We would definitely stay again!!! Thank you Home Away and Sleep Afloat!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really appreciated how unique it was to stay on a houseboat for 2 days. Jack was very helpful and did a great job of explaining everything. We could have not asked for more with this rental!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Betsy Ross House

Come stay aboard a SleepAfloat houseboat in Old City Philadelphia and immerse yourself in all the charm and history this city has to offer!

Take a walk amongst the most historic streets in America, just steps from our marina. Our waterfront location is walking distance from the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, National Constitution Center and Old City Philadelphia. There is so much to see and do in the City of Brotherly Love and it's all right at our doorstep!


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