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Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Free Parking Be rocked to sleep

Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath sleeps 4-6

Please note we are now located on Condor Street East Boston and not where the map indicates. Some of our reviews reflect earlier locations.

If you are planning a visit to Boston or a Bostonian needing a getaway close to home consider staying on our houseboat 'The Blue Pearl'. . Our houseboat is fully furnished with well equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator, cooktop,microwave, Keurig coffeemaker and K cups. Master bedroom has a queen size bed with premium mattress, 800 thread count linens, down blanket and comforter. Kids loft has two twins and the living room has a memory foam sleep sofa.

The boat is fully air conditioned in the summer and heated during the winter. The covered front deck has a gas grill and the sundeck above has outdoor seating. Free Wi-Fi is included in your rental. We are now located in East Boston, Boston Bay Marina.

Accessible via water taxi, car, taxi, or bus. It is a 10 minute drive via water taxi, 12-15 via car to Downtown Boston, 11-20 minutes via public transportation. Close to Logan airport.

More Details

Property Manager
Deborah Dolan
Member since: 1999
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet hours at the marina are from 10 pm to 8 am. Guests must be respectful of the many who call this marina home.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Childrens loft sleeps 2 on twin size mattresses and we have a full size sofa bed in the living area with 4.5 inch memory foam mattress..
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Minimum age requirement for renting. All guests must be 25 to rent or accompanied by a parent.


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Houseboat in Boston Harbor Wifi A/C Free Parking Be rocked to sleep
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 76 reviews

Comfortable & darling!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at the Blue Pearl. It was a nice place, easy parking & location to downtown Boston. The kids loved being on a houseboat!

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and Fun

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our short trip to Boston and part of that enjoyment was our stay on the Blue Pearl. Although we did not spend a great deal of time onboard, the sunset on night number one with the draw birdge in view was spectacular and sleeping was very restful. We used Uber for our primary means of transportation and never had a problem with them locating us. Parking our car in a secure lot at the marina gave us great peace of mind. We did not experience any noise from Logan Airport and the location of the marina seemed to be well protected from weather. Overall, I would rate this a four out of five and the reasons for not being five out of five are as follows: I know it says six can be accomodated but in truth, it is really more comfortable for four people. It is a small space and we needed a bit more room to move about. We were to be a party of six but one couple had to back out so the four of us were almost glad they didn't come. Secondly, the shower control unit was constantly being hit by our movement and changed the water temperature. It is a tight space and you need to be careful.

We are boaters and are used to these kinds of things so it did not prevent us from having a wonderful time but if you are expecting room for six, be aware of the limitations.

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun base camp for exploring the city

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for something unique for our visit to Boston. The Blue Pearl hit the mark. We had 3 adults & a teenager - had plenty of room.

The location was central, pretty easy to get to/ from. There is info on things to see in the cabinet under the tv - we didn't notice then until we were leaving. The guest book also provides ideas of things to do, places to go.

The bedroom was really comfortable & the teenage boy loved the loft, but did bump his head a couple of times (probably knocked some sense into him - lol. )

There were dishes, a tiny kitchen, full fridge, 2 burner stove top, microwave & toaster oven.

It is close to the airport, but we didn't hear much airport noise. You do hear the tires of the cars going over the draw bridge - kind of a hummmm & you do hear horns in the night.

It is a boat, so marine toilet & tiny shower. The window coverings are thin - if you are sensitive to light, you should bring eye masks to block the light.

I'd recommend The Pearl for a unique get away.

  • Review Submitted: 16/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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daytona beach

Great location! Easily reached all of our activities.

  • 5 of 5

Houseboat was clean, well stocked and easily reached by public transportation. Owner was easy to reach when needed. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, NJ

WOW! FANTASTIC...this is the one to rent in Boston!!!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing beter than walking into a rental and it SMELLS clean! This was the cleanest house I ever rented. It was nicely decorated and linens/blankets were new and clean. It felt like a "little house" but large enough for a family of 6! The kids were excited so see the bridge open & close and feed the ducks on the dock. This was an excellent change of pace instead of renting a typical condo when going to the city and but it all. Deb left only items that were necessary for our stay, lightbulbs, batteries, foil, garbage gags, and dramamine, etc! The house boat was rocky but it was to be expected when staying on a boat. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this rental was and I would 100% rent this house boat again!!

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, just as pictured, some noise from Logan airport, but it just became white noise

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.9 Miles
Maverick StreetT station
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Constituiton Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Charlestown, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
New Years
28 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
2 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
11 Apr 2019 - 16 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$201.58
Pet Fee AU$67.19
Damage waiver AU$52.41

Please note 4 night minimum over most holidays
Boston Marathon 4 night minimum
Additional cleaning of $100 and $39 damage

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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