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Houseboat White Elephant: HUGE Floating Home Downtown Boston!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 0 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 10

The White Elephant Floating Inn is a one-of-a-kind houseboat that sleeps up to 10 guests! Perfect for a family or large group getaway, this handcrafted vessel features beautifully finished wood paneled walls, exposed wood beams and inlaid hardwood floors. You won't find another rental like this in Boston!

Features:

Master bedroom with king sized bed

Second floor stateroom with double bed and 2 twin beds built into the wall

Second stateroom with queen sized bed

Main salon with sleeper sofa (sleeps 2), and flat screen TV over a dining table which seats 6

Galley kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, sink, stove and oven.

2 bathrooms with stand up shower, toilet and vanity

Outside deck with lounge furniture, electric grill and city views

Fully heated and air conditioned

Amenities:

Linens and bath towels

Soaps and shampoo

Cookware, cutlery and dishware

Coffee

Free Wifi

Transportation:

Short walk to Aquarium, Haymarket, North Station and Government Center subway stations

Parking is $27/day at the marina

Location:

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, the White Elephant is just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to see and do.

The Experience

The boat is in a protected part of the marina, 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 sun deck with a cold drink in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean as you enjoy the fantastic view of Boston's city skyline! So come join us and float all your cares away on SleepAfloat managed houseboat!

• Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $35/per person/night. Cleaning Fee: $149

• 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 Details

Property Manager
marcia sleepafloat
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Amazing location - just a 5 minute walk to the North End or Quincy Market. Quality of the boat was better than we expected. Spotlessly clean, extra towels and pillows and high quality bed linens. Boat is actually at the end of the dock so has an uninterrupted view of the harbor. Our son loved the sleeping cubbies! Only suggestion is some kind of umbrella or bimini for the deck as there is no shade and as it was a 90 degree weekend, we had to wait until nightfall to sit up top.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in North End

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Reviews

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Houseboat White Elephant: HUGE Floating Home Downtown Boston!
average rating of 4.793103 based on 34 reviews
South Lake Tahoe
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay on the White Elephant Houseboat. The boat is well stocked with everything you could possibly need. If you have a concern about the boat rocking too much, it was not a problem. There is a feeling of being on the water, especially when boats go by, but it is a very subtle feeling. The outside deck was fantastic. We even got to see fireworks from the deck one night. The location is perfect for seeing all of the sights in Boston.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a graduation. The boat was a perfect spot for my family of ten to be together. The location was perfect and an easy walk to restaurants, pubs and Quincy market. We would love to do it again.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our kids thought this was te best "hotel" ever. And there was plenty of room for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great port in a storm.

  • 4 of 5

We were 5 adults who stayed two nights aboard the White Elephant in early May so that we could attend a college graduation. The weather was not ideal but we were very cozy on the boat. As stated in a previous review, there is a fair bit of walking involved when staying here which takes you across cobbles, deeps loose stones, and a steep ramp (at low tide), especially when loading and unloading belongings from the parking lot. Overall we very much enjoyed the peace & quiet and homeyness of the boat. There are few minor details that should be addresses and I mention them for constructive feedback purposed: the torch lite next to the fridge does not work (and light is needed there), the captain's chair covers need to be replaced, the fridge is missing two shelves (rather annoying), and the linens on the bed in the smallest room were clean but somewhat shabby. Also, hooks or towel bars in each of the upstairs rooms would be very helpful since space is so limited in the tiny bathroom. Lastly, I agree that the couch should be replaced.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highlight of our East Coast Adventure for entire family!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a first for us, staying on a boat. For our group it was cheaper than 2 hotel rooms, plus we took groceries and made breakfast then cooked out on the grill each night. The boat was spacious and well equipped with everything in the kitchen, including coffee and cream/sugar, dish soap, shampoos and bathroom soaps. Beds were comfortable, layout was great for a family. Two bedrooms and a separate bath upstairs. The only drawback was you walk through both bedrooms and the bath upstairs to get to the deck, a little awkward when carrying a plate of food for the grill. Very little movement except for a stormy morning when we felt the increase in the current. Excellent location, well worth the money! We walked easily to the North end and then used a hop on hop off trolley, stop just a few blocks away. We have traveled with our kids to 46 of the 50 states, stayed in everything from a teepee to now a houseboat, our experienced crew, from 9 year olds to grandparents give this 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stratford, CT
5

It's a boat! On the Harbor! In the North End!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this boat with 4 kids and three adults for a wet, cold weekend April! It was great! We ended up staying in the boat more than we would have because of the weather and enjoyed the space. We did have one senior woman with us who had a bit of a hard time with the boarding steps (the boat moved a bit away from the dock so it was a long step to get onto the boat). This is a great location... easy walking distance to the T, the Freedom Trail and a long walk to Boston Common. We got some food staples at a nice local shop called the Golden Goose... but recommend you bring most of the groceries you need from your "discount" grocery. We drove in and parked in the Lewis Wharf Parking Lot (very close). As I said, there WILL be walking on cobbles, gravel and (wet) decking to and from this boat so def not suited for people with mobility devices.

The houseboat was charming and cozy with good showers. Only recommendation: the sofa could probably use an update. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

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Our Downtown Boston location is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just steps away from the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, the North End, Boston Garden, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public ice skating rink, and countless other things to do and see.

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