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

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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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 vacation rental around. And the best part is, it's only steps away from the city's most popular attractions! Please be aware one of the bedrooms is a tuck-under and may not be suitable for all guests. Features: While this boat sleeps six easily, the common space most comfortably accommodates four adults and two children. Full sized bed in the rear cabin Two double beds in the underberth cabin (low-ceiling) Main salon with double sized sleeper futon, flatscreen TV and breakfast bar with seating for two Galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink and stove Bathroom with stand up shower, toilet and vanity Outside de...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 vacation rental around. And the best part is, it's only steps away from the city's most popular attractions! Please be aware one of the bedrooms is a tuck-under and may not be suitable for all guests. Features: While this boat sleeps six easily, the common space most comfortably accommodates four adults and two children. Full sized bed in the rear cabin Two double beds in the underberth cabin (low-ceiling) Main salon with double sized sleeper futon, flatscreen TV and breakfast bar with seating for two 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 * Free Wifi * Cable TV * Access to an electric grill on the dock Location: Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston at Lewis Wharf, this boat is just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to see and do. Transportation: Short walk (less than 10 mins) to Aquarium, North Station and Government Center subway stations The adjacent parking lot charges $30-35 for 24 hours (this does not include in-and-out privileges) The Experience: The boat is docked in a secure marina locked by a gate. Only those with the key can pass through the gate. The waters are generally calm in this area 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 deck with a cold drink in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean as you enjoy the fantastic waterfront atmosphere! Take advantage of the opportunity and reserve this boat with SleepAfloat! Lewis Wharf is a private dock with close neighbors in an exclusive North End residential area. Quiet time is from 10 pm to 8 am. Please be respectful of our neighborhood. * Rates are quoted for two guests. Each additional guest is $50/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
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SleepAfloat Boat and Houseboat Rentals
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:October 2009
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Reviewed November 8, 2015

Taurus was a fabulous accommodation alternative. So restful to wake to the gentle sound of water lapping outside & watch the gulls fly over. Then in the evenings, after a busy day sightseeing, to relax on the deck & watch the beautiful sunset over the...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We spent 4 nights here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The boat is located in Lewis Wharf which is very central. The boat is fun, well equipped though certainly not too luxurious. The head room in the second bedroom is limited but fine. The air...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank R_and_K_G
Marcia N, VR Owner at Houseboat Taurus: Your Home on the Water Right in Downtown!, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Thanks so much for the review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay on Taurus. We will definitely take into consideration your suggestion on the curtains. We hope to have you on board again! Best, Team SleepAfloat

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
Management response:Responded May 1, 2014

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed in September last year on the Taurus with my sister and our teenage daughter, four of us in total. We had plenty of space, the boat was clean and very well equipped. Location was great close to many shops, aquarium etc. Sitting out...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank FamilyCameron
Management response:Responded January 16, 2014

Thank you so much for the review! We are so glad to hear your family enjoyed staying with us in Boston! Please do get in touch with us next time...More

Reviewed June 25, 2013

Staying on a houseboat in Boston harbor, instead of the same old hotel room, was truly a treat, and very unique. I was in Boston for a conference at the Seaport Trade Center, and was able to take water taxis back and forth, which was...More

Date of stay: May 2013
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
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