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Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 6

Vacations should be about fun, and what could be more fun than a vacation on a houseboat! Located in Downtown Boston, SleepAfloat managed houseboat Taurus is the most unique vaction rental around. And the best part is, it's only steps away from the city's most popular attractions!

Features:

While this boat sleeps 6 easily, the common space most comfortably accomodates 4 adults and 2 children.

1 full sized bed in the stern

2 double beds in the underberth (ceiling 2.5ft high)

Main salon with double sized sleeper futon, flatscreen TV and breakfast bar with seating for 2

Galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and stove.

Bathroom with stand up shower, toilet and vanity

Outside deck with lounge furniture, electric grill and city waterfront views

Fully heated and air conditioned

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Coffee

Satellite TV

Free Wifi

Transportation:

Short walk to Aquarium, Haymark, North Station and Government Center subway stations

Parking is $27 for 24 hours (this does not include in-and-out).

Location:

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, Taurus is just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to see and do.

The Experience:

The boat is in a protected part of the marina, but there can be some occasional movement during the day when boats pass by. At night the waters are very calm and some guests even find that a bit of gentle swaying relaxes them and makes for a very restful sleep.

After a long day of touring the city there is nothing better than relaxing on your own private sun deck with a cold drink in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean as you enjoy the fantastic view of Boston's city skyline! So come join us and float all your cares away on a SleepAfloat managed houseboat!

• Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $35/per person/night. Cleaning Fee $119. Insurance Fee $39.

• Holiday rates are higher - please call for rates.

• 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 30, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The houseboat was fantastic! I really enjoyed being in that area of town and was able to walk to my conference at the World Trade Center in 25 minutes! Fanuiel Hall Marketplace was where I went for yummy food and shopping EVERY night! Such fun! Thanks for rocking me to sleep every night!
May 2014
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Amenities

North End House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 19 reviews
5

Great place to stay in Boston...convenient, clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was clean, very efficient and comfortable. The Taurus was in a fabulous location for visiting everything in the northern end of Boston, but it was also convenient to the T (subway) and we were able to get everywhere we wanted to go easily. Nearby restaurants served very tasty food! Everything you could need or want is within close proximity and the boat is a good value!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat was perfect. A good size for 2-4 people. Well equipped, very clean and comfortable. I was concerned about safety when booking, but the wharf and dock, as well as the boat, are very secure. Captain Jimmy and First Mate Daniel were great at check in, making sure we knew how things worked and helping with luggage. Location is great. Easy to get around Boston from the wharf. Will definitely stay again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great room with a deck and view of the water

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Much more relaxing than a hotel room in a large complex. The person in charge was very helpful in exiling the entrance procedure.

Beds were comfortable and sitting on the deck a positive.

The boat is very close to Boston'd north End, with great Italian restaurants in easy walking distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect get away vacation

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at the Sleepafloat Houseboat "Taurus" on the waterfront in Boston's Northend this weekend. I great property and we would gladly stay there again. My sife and I were in Boston to vist our son, who also stayed onboard with us...plenty of room for everyone, and the beds and pillows were about the most comfortable that we've experienced--very restful!! If you have never been to Boston, this is a great way to stay, as the whole historical Northend is right there and within easy walking distance on the Freedom Trail, to see the places that played such a central role in our American Revolution. Plus the restaurants are great, especially all of the seafood and Italian spots. We are already telling family members that they should seriously look into this property for their vacation planning.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay, and would definitely stay there again. The location is very handy for exploring this part of Boston, and the boat is much bigger than it appears in the photos. Having breakfast and dinner on the deck was a great experience and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A memorable way to stay in Boston and great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on the Taurus. It was a novel and very comfortable way to get away. We found ourselves wanting to get back to the boat, I don't recall ever feeling that way when staying in a hotel room. We will definitely do it again! Thank you for the memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Boston Convention Center

Our Downtown Boston location is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to do and see.

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