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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:
January 18, 2018

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 4.7272725 based on 32 reviews

Clean, cozy

  • 4 of 5

A little bit of a challenge for my handicapped mother but she was able to do it. Toilet was a challenge. One night with heavy winds make the boat rock a lot and was a little tough sleeping.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

Amazing and conveniently located Easy access to all of downtown Philly. Safe parking spot. Not very big so only for couples or maybe a couple and one child. Don’t forget the Dramamine if you are prone to motion sickness. We loved it

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique lodging overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Bridge!

  • 4 of 5

Really fun and unique lodging. Especially great if you have the time to hang out on the deck lounge chairs (which I unfortunately really didn't). Very friendly and helpful caretaker (Jack).

A few tweaks would be nice -- the linens are showing wear and could use replacing, the shower knob is hanging on by a thread, some bath soap would be nice, and I couldn't reach the living room overhead light chains (unless I just couldn't find the wall switch).

On the upside, in addition to the uniqueness, it was very nice to have a Keurig machine and coffee cups supplied, and we enjoyed watching some WNBA championship games, thanks to the cable TV. The weather was just stunning and I thoroughly enjoyed the very gentle rocking of the boat. The main bedroom mattress was very comfortable. The shower had plenty of warm water and a nice pressure. The toileting process requires attention to the caretaker's directions, but it IS a boat after all! It is well located for walking, the train, and Lyft/Uber pick-ups. I did not have a car and easily got around everywhere.

There was an EXTREMELY loud party in the marina on the Saturday night I was there, but it calmed down at about 10:30 pm.

The experience was fun. I recommend it highly if you're looking for something different.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 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: April 2017
  • 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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