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Houseboat Located In The Beautiful Kittery/ Portsmouth Harbor

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


house boat
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Kittery House Boat Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, pullout queen sofa, 2 bathroom houseboat with all amenities.

The "Vagabond" is a newly remodeled 50' houseboat docked at Badgers Island Marina located in Kittery, ME on the Piscataqua River.

The houseboat features a queen bed in both bedrooms as well as a queen pullout sofa. The Master bath has a head and sink while the Main bath has a shower, head and sink. The Galley features a refrigerator, sink, gas stovetop and convection oven as well as a Keurig coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans and a full set of dishware/utensils.

Also in the Galley is a dinette with seating for 4 as well as the bartop that has seating for 2.

In the salon is a queen pullout sofa, 32" flat screen TV and CD player.

On top of the houseboat is a beautiful outside deck where you can enjoy your view of the river while dining at the patio table that offers seating for 4.

On site at the marina is a washroom facility with 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom and coin operated washer and dryer units.

On the marina’s pier there is a full sized grill, picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, etc…

Ice is available for purchase and there is free parking.

All linens and towels are provided.

No smoking is allowed at any time on the boat, including the outside decks.

Please note that the boat does not leave the dock.

Check out our other rental The "Island Queen":

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Suzanne Lapierre
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016


based on 14 traveler reviews

Houseboat Located In The Beautiful Kittery/ Portsmouth Harbor
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great Experience in Portsmouth!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights on this impeccably clean houseboat in Portsmouth/Kittery Harbor.

We had our bikes and rode all over Portsmouth, New Castle and even up to York and Ogunquit, Maine.

From the houseboat it was an easy walk into Portsmouth with its great restaurants and eclectic shops. There was also a great cafe just a short stroll from the dock at the head of the Memorial Bridge into Portsmouth.

The harbor views and sunsets from the houseboat were wonderful.

Waking to the gentle rocking ( at tide change ) was the best!

Suzanne was very easy to work with and the harbor master, George was very accommodating as well.

A great experience in every way!

We hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Can't wait to go back!!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend the Vagabond for your next get away. For the price of a nice hotel room you get your own personal houseboat. It was very clean and well appointed. The dock master, George, was great. I cannot wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection boat staying is the way to go!

  • 5 of 5

Perfection in every way. Why stay in a hotel when you can stay on a boat!? Sea air, breezes, rocking motion, views!

Location is right on the river in Kittery ME with Portsmouth NH across the way. Very pictoresque. Walk over the bridge either way for lots of places to eat, shop, etc.

The Marina is small and homey. Access to the grills and picnic tables and bathroom and laundry facilities. Neighbors were so friendly and helpful.

The boat has everything as a hotel would with a gally kitchen. Clean, cozy, and comfortable. Hot water, AC, etc. The top enclosed back deck was a great spot to sit and relax and read a book. Unzip the windows and walah fresh air! The owners made sure everything was labeled and provided. A pleasure to deal with.

I truly appreciated and enjoyed my stay. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We live just 20 minutes away, but this was a true getaway. It is the best view of Portsmouth in town. We stayed on a night when our favorite band was playing at Prescott Park, so we were able to avoid parking downtown and walk right over the bridge to the concert. The location of the boat cannot be beat. The boat is like a mini apartment, with just the right touches of home. Views from the bow, stern, and a 360 view of Portsmouth and Kittery from the upper deck. George makes you feel like family, and the owners of the boat were so hospitable. It was a heat wave when we were there, but the air conditioning kept us cool. When the heat finally broke, we were able to open the windows and enjoy the estuary breeze. We did take out at Warrens and brought it back to eat on the marina deck picnic tables. It was like our own little restaurant. If we had more time, we would have eaten at Morrisons down the street, a favorite of ours. I wish I could live on this boat all summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional.unique escape vacation

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I enjoyed a two night stay on the Vagabond. We had a fabulous time even though the weather was mostly rainy. The boat has everything you need including a Keurig and coffee pods. The only thing I would recommend bringing is some plastic wrap if you plan to use some of your own food. It was plenty of space for the three of us. George, the dock master, was so friendly and helpful. One night we walked to nearby Warren's which has an amazing salad bar and excellent food. Don't

miss When Pigs Fly if you want to sample or buy some delicious breads. I would recommend the Vagabond to anyone who wants to relax with water ambiance. I would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

At the end of our two weeks of travel we ended up on the Vagabound. It was something fun and different and gave us a different look at things than if we had been in a hotel. We had 4 adults in our party and the space and privacy were perfect. We sat on the top deck and watched the boat traffic. We saw a different side of the city watching the bridge raise for large boats, freighters go through, all the other boat dwellers were very friendly and helpful. The owner was extremely helpful and great to work with. I would stay here again and would highly recommend it to others. A fun few days!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Wentworth by the Sea
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Dover, NH
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Surf, Portsmouth, NH
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
York Beach, ME, Rye Beach, NH
Car: not necessary

Enjoy the unique experience of living on a boat and take advantage of all that the Seacoast has to offer.

There are plenty of attractions just across the newly remodeled Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, NH., including restaurants and village shops.

Prescott Park is just a 10 minute walk away and offers outdoor plays, bands and festivals as well as beautiful flower gardens.

Take a 5 minute drive on Route 1 North and you will be at the famous Kittery Outlet Malls where you can spend some time shopping or eat at Bob's Clam Hut which was featured on Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Interested in doing a daytrip? Boston is an hour south, or the beautiful White Mountains of NH are an hour and a half to the north.

A nice drive up the coast of Maine would take you to the quaint coastal villages of York Beach, Ogunquit, Wells and Kennebunkport, which boast gorgeous beaches, shopping and delicious world class cuisine.


Rates & Availability

Kittery House Boat Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed and deposit has been paid
Cancellation of your booking may be made up to 3 weeks prior to your rental date for a full refund. After that time, the rental deposit amount will be refunded in full but the $200.00 security deposit will be forfeited.

50% of entire booking fee is due upon reservation. This includes, nightly rental fee, security deposits and tax. The 50% balance is due at least one week prior to arrival. Security Deposits will be refunded within 5 business days of departure after houseboat has been cleaned and inspected.

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Kittery House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet
    Main Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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