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Boston's Bed & Breakfast Afloat and Charter

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type yacht

Overview

About the property

Yacht, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

*** Celebrating 26 Years in Business! ***

Welcome to the Golden Slipper, Boston's Original Bed & Breakfast Afloat!

If you are looking for an absolutely unique and romantic B&B experience to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or wedding, the Golden Slipper awaits! It is an ideal romantic getaway for two, but also a fun adventure for four. Two private staterooms are offered with plenty of privacy for both couples, and room to relax on the yachts front and aft decks.

The Golden Slipper, Boston’s B&B “Afloat” is a traditional Catalina Chris Craft. The 40’ Yacht is located at Lewis Wharf, in the heart of historical Boston. The boat stays moored at the slip and you come and go as you please. This is a private party yacht accommodating up to six guests, with a continental breakfast left for you. Cruises of Boston Harbor and dinners are available upon request, during your stay.

The Golden Slipper offers the unique experience of having a Bed and Breakfast, with the opportunity to cruise Boston Harbor, for a day or sunset cruise. You return to your slip, the innkeepers leave, and you continue to enjoy your yacht for the rest of your visit.

In addition to the two private staterooms, the main salon accommodates 2 more people on a double berth sofa. This layout is perfect for a family vacation, reunion, or “girls' getaway”. The business traveler can enjoy a unique, comfortable setting, as well, and entertain clients with a sunset dinner cruise.

Guest comments from all over the world describe the Golden Slipper as a very positive experience, and a unique getaway in a very urban setting. Our guests love our fabulous location, within walking distance to many historic attractions. Escape to the boat for peaceful moments of relaxation on the aft deck, enjoying excellent views of the busy Boston Harbor. In the evening be rocked to sleep with a gentle motion, and wake up to coffee and muffins on the deck, greeting a new day in historical Boston Harbor.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!!

More Details

Property Manager
Gretchen Stephenson
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

What makes this yacht unique

The Golden Slipper is Boston's original 'Bed and Breakfast Afloat'!

BEST Location Close to Boston's Major Attractions

• Private Yacht with Room for up to Six Guests

• Ensuite Baths

• Safe, Secure Marina

• On-site Parking ($29/24hr)

• Harbor Cruises and Catered Dinners Available

Guestbook comments from the manager

Fabulous host and wonderful accommodations! As someone who lived aboard a boat for several years on Boston Harbor I can assure you that The Golden Slipper will exceed your expectations. This vessel is spotless in terms of cleanliness, and offers the perfect balance of space and comfort. Terrific sleeping accommodations- the bed was AMAZING and I slept like a baby! Desirable size living room area with open galley concept, even plenty of coffee, tea and breakfast options. Relax inside, plenty of books and movies, or enjoy sunning on the bow or sitting on the upper deck. Close to everything you would want to have nearby while enjoying Boston whether you decide to walk, rent a bicycle, or take the water taxi, standard cab, or the T. Gretchen was flawless in her hosting. She ensured that I had everything I needed and was stellar in her communication- especially when I experienced some flight delays that changed my check-in time.
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht rental in North End

Property Type:
  • yacht
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • The aft cabin offers a spacious walk around queen sized bed with a private bathroom that includes a bathtub and shower.  The forward berth has a double (full) sized bed and a private bathroom with a shower only. The comfortable main salon offers a roomy galley and a spacious sofa that can be converted to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Two Spacious Private Staterooms Two Forward and Aft Sunning Decks Boston Harbor Tours Available Gourmet Dinners at Dockside or Sunset Cruise

Reviews

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(19 traveller reviews)

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Boston's Bed & Breakfast Afloat and Charter
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 38 reviews
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Boston in a Boat

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our first visit to Boston. We've never stayed in a boat so we didn't know what to expect. Fortunately we have a 27-foot RV so we know what it's like to stay in smaller spaces. We felt very safe here. It's not in a wharf with a lot of boats coming and going so it's quiet. The deck of the boat is wonderful. You can sit and relax here.

It's not a place to stay if you have any mobility issues. The access door to inside the boat is not a std size door. You have to duck to get in.

Very conveniently located to the North End and couple of blocks from a T station.

Gretchen was very responsive. She contacted me the day before we arrived to make sure we knew how to get from the airport to the boat. Susan, her property manager, was there when we arrived and gave us helpful info. Both were available throughout our stay

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A night under the stars

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the Golden Slipper! Arrived by water taxi, per owner's suggestion, literally right from the airport to the 'front door' of the boat. It was immaculately appointed; we were met at the boat and given a thorough tour, then left to enjoy a perfect evening on board, capped off by the most beautiful of sunrises over the water. We would definitely stay again when back in town.

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and excellent hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Golden Slipper! Just in town for the night and it was a great location right on the North End. We were able to walk to a bunch of great places to eat and many tourist attractions. The boat was such a unique way to see Boston! It was clean and spacious. Excellent hosts. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Boston. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wicked Better Than A Hotel Room!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most relaxing evening on the deck of the golden slipper. Having.wine and snacks to end a week long visit with friends from California. We slept so well and they took the water taxi to the airport the next morning. Another first. Such a gracious hostess. We hope to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocked to sleep

  • 5 of 5

So fun! Who knew you could rent a boat instead of a house or hotel?!? Clean, fun, well appointed with cookware, toiletries, etc- they even provided juice, bagels and cream cheese for

our breakfast. LOVED sitting out on the boat deck watching the sun set, enjoying apps and wine! Slept great! Just like a baby! I think it was the gentle rocking motion of the boat!

  • Review Submitted: 21/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and clean.

  • 4 of 5

Great experience. Excellent communications from Gretchen. Would do it again.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cheers
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Oakley Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrak Station - TD Garden
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-93
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mamma Maria
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Blue Hills Ski Area
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Winthrop Beach
Car: not necessary

Within Walking Distance of Historical Boston Harbor including Fanueil Hall Marketplace, Freedom Trail, The Aquarium, The Trolley's, Little Italy and Boston Commons.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday yacht in North End

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2018 Season
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$353
AU$2,407
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$78 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
AU$340
AU$2,355
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

* Posted rates are based on double occupancy. $50.00 per night, per additional person.
* Please contact us before booking if your party includes children.

* Two-night minimum stay on weekends.
* Season - Open May 1 to October 31
* Check-in 2:00 PM - Check out 11:00 AM

Cancellations 4 weeks in advance for a full refund of deposit; thereafter, deposit will be returned upon re-booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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