Houseboat, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
I am native Newporter and have been fortunate to have grown up in a family owned marina business here, in beautiful Newport Harbor! Not only did we have a marina but we also had a charter boat business as well which included bareboats available for overnight stays back in the 80's! I have been chartering the Lilypad since 2009 with great pleasure. I am always excited to share Lilypad with my guests so they can experience the beauty and serenity staying on board this great escape!
Why Danielle chose Ocean Drive
The Lilypad is a cherished vessel as it has it"s own special history! I will be happy to share the story with you on board!
What makes this House Boat unique
The unique benefits of staying on board is that the stress of daily life rolls right off of your shoulders once on board! Relaxing and taking in the ever changing views of beautiful Newport Harbor is spectacular day and night! Inhaling the fresh, salt air and swimming in the cool, salt water renews your soul. the Lilypad in in a protected area. Therefore, there is minimal rocking.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
What a Stay!!
I was so excited to stay on this houseboat because I wanted an ocean view to stay near the ocean and I knew it was probably going to be impossible until we found the listing for the lily pad! It was very easy to book Danielle as an owner was excellent she was very welcoming just really great! She showed us around the boat the do's and don't and it was wonderful! The top deck was beautiful the views were just gorgeous I couldn't have asked for a better stay at lily pad! The only thing that was not great was the furniture on the upper deck, they really needed to be updated and changed they were flat so you really could not have enjoyed sitting up there it's a really quick fix just to get new cushions in and there were a couple of chaise lounges that had no pads so it was very uncomfortable sitting up on the top deck I wish the seating had been better it was kind of disappointing. It was a true getaway no TV which was amazing you needed to run the generator if you want to power to run the lights charge your cell phone which it was very easy to do! Parking was easy we left our car right near the last dock and we called a water taxi they came over drop stuff off . For $6 a couple we use the water taxi to get to and from Newport! There was a hand held radio to contact the taxi! it was awesome and we got a beautiful ride throughout the harbor and seeing all the different kind of boats it was really really nice! You certainly did not need an AC on the boat the breeze was amazing we left the windows all the doors open all day and night! it was just so comfortable the bed was really comfy! There was no frig so you had to bring your own ice for drinks and perishables! Would my husband and I go back absolutely it was well worth the trip enjoyed it very much⚓🌝�😀�
Fantastic place to stay near Fort Adams!
I stayed on the Lilypad with a couple friends to attend the Craft Brew 5K at Fort Adams and it was the perfect location to do so. The launch service is very convenient, and the Lilypad is also close enough to shore that we decided to swim to and from our race to beat the heat. Everything was clean and Danielle was very thorough in explaining to us how everything worked. Also can confirm that even without AC you stay perfectly comfortable; we were there on a weekend with a severe heat warning and heat index of 105 but the breezes over the water kept us plenty cool. The views are also tough to beat, overall would highly recommend and would certainly stay again!
Great location. Beautiful view of the Harbor
The Lily Pad was a pleasant experience. We had gorgeous weather. The location of the lily pad near Fort Adams was more peaceful than other parts of the harbor. The view was spectacular. The water taxis only cost $3 to take you to Newport Harbor at the bottom of the hour. The negatives for us was getting our belongings on and off the boat - checking in and out. We would have appreciated a private launch to help us with that and not the water taxi on his regular route with time restraints. Since there is no refrigeration it would have been very helpful if the owner had supplied adequate ice every day since it was very hot and we went through a lot of ice trying to keep our food from spoiling. Remember to bring extra batteries for your cell phone because there are no outlets to charge them without turning the generator on.
We brought our Kayak which was great fun especially in the early morning when the water was calm and it was cooler. I can't say enough about the location and beautiful harbor - especially with the full moon that we had every night. We were blessed with perfect weather.
Worst experience ever!!!! From start to finish this get away was horrible!
The water taxi is very inconvenient especially when the owner was told some time ago that the antenna was broken on the intercom so when you called for a ride you could not hear them! The boat was filthy and the linens were dirty and spelt like mold! The pull out bed was a joke and very uncomfortable. The appliances were filthy..the coffee maker had grounds left in it from previous people. We absolutely could not wait to get out of there! We were there 12 hours instead of 3 days and left. As of today..the owner who said she would refund me over a month ago still has not. I would never recommend this boat to anyone I know because we like clean..spacious & nice smelling accommodations not filth. The pictures posted online of the boat look clean..not the case when you arrive!! Dont waste your time or $$$ on this rental.
Great family adventure on the water!
I stayed on the Lilypad with my daughters ages 16, 14, 10 for our annual week in
Newport. We have never stayed on any type of boat before and we loved it! Sunning on the roof, jumping off the back, and paddling around with the paddle boards and floats we brought made for a fun and new type of vacation for us.
The only negative is getting ashore. We do like to do a variety of activities in Newport like going to the beaches, mansions, and restaurants. Having to time ourselves to the hourly taxi boat schedule and pay for 4 people each way was a bit cumbersome and pricey. Instead we often just did the quick paddle to the dock on our paddle boards to get to my car - or we jumped in and swam!
It made for a really fun adventure though and Danielle was a fantastic host! The boat and accommodations were beautiful and waking up on the water is incredible.
We would definitely recommend it!
Lilypad in the summer season is moored in beautiful Newport Harbor. You will see boats of all shapes and sizes passing by. You can see the Pell bridge lit up in the evening. There are historical mansions on rolling greens across from the Lilypad. And you will see marine life!