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Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique. Set in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor, the Green Turtle offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline along with the comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the Bunker Hill Monument and the Freedom Trail are a short walk away. You can take the water ferry to numerous points along the waterfront. There are dining choices from bagels to world famous dining. The Green Turtle houseboat and yachts were designed for comfort above all and the only reminder you are floating in Boston Harbor is the sound of the gulls, motion of the sea and the reflection of the ocean dancing on the ceiling. It is delightful starting your day sipping coffee or enjoying a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing while sitting on your dock chairs or aft deck watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat offering two private and separate suites and each has 1 queen sized bed with luxury linens. Each suite(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle) has a kitchenette and a private bathroom en suite. Each suite sleeps 2 or reserve both suites for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2 - 6 people. She has 2 private queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each stateroom, a full sleeper sofa in the living area, a galley and dinette and a great aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2-4 in 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each, a salon (living area) galley and dinette and an aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, teas, juice yogurt, granola, spring water and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning. Staying aboard the Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast is a unique way to visit Boston. All boats are docked in marina slips and are moored permanently during your stay. We live right here on our sailboat. Come Float With Us!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
43Restaurantswithin 1 km
18Attractionswithin 1 km
100Room tips
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We had a party in Boston and wanted to stay overnight. Luckely, we came across Green Turtle. I lived in Boston for 24 years and visit often but this was one of the more delightful visits (other than when staying with friends!)/.
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We experienced wonderful hospitality from Jon & Karen. Their yacht was a nice and different experience for us. Beds were comfortable, they provide shampoo/conditioner in shower, loved the extra snacks they provided, loved the fact we were just outside the busyness of the city
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We spent the last two nights of our 10 day New England road trip at the Green Turtle. We stayed on the Green Turtle II. Karen and John were very welcoming. John was spot on with his recommendations for restaurants. There were drinks and snacks waiting for us upon our arrival and
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If you think you might like it, you will. I promise. The accommodation is thoroughly excellent, everything done to a very high standard and John was a terrific guide, solicitous and friendly. I had kept this booking as a surprise from my wife, and she loved it too. Highly
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Unique location, loved staying in the harbor and the quiet nights. Close to everything and easy to get around. Great for a couple. The hosts were great and very attentive. Nice neighborhood restaurants and bars close by too
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Hello There is parking on the pier for $25 per day or we have discounted tickets in a garage at the end of our street for $10 per day.
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Hello Jeanie, I think you will definitely find the Green Turtle suitable for 14 days in September 2017. We are in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard. The USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" is a short walk away as well as part of the Freedom trail. As previously mentioned the ferry is on pier 3 and we are on pier 8. There is also a free shuttle bus at the end of our street that takes you to North Station(less than a mile) which is a stop on our transportation system and brings you very close to the North End "Little Italy". After you are out sightseeing for the day, you can enjoy your evening watching the harbor traffic while sitting on your comfy chairs on the dock! There are numerous dining choices here in the Navy Yard. We hope to see you in September of 2017 Sincerely, Karen and Jon
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Is there parking for my car
There is parking right at the marina. The owner will meet you in the lot with a little cart for your luggage and take you to the B&B. You need a keyfob to get into the dock area. Very safe. You will get your own keyfob with your keys so you can come and go during your stay. I believe the lot parking was $20 for 24 hours.
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Website to book
From our Tripadvisor listing please click hotel website for Green Turtle. Sincerely, Karen
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Is there parking on site?
Yes we provide complimentary parking.
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"Green Turtle II biggest bedroom at the back of yacht. Best shower however is in the front bedroom."
"We were in Loggerhead."
"We loved the adventure of staying on a motor yacht. But that requires some agility to handle the steps to the various levels."
"No need for sea legs"
"Best views in the city, quiet."
US$275 - US$399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMassachusettsBostonBunker Hill
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