B & B Boatel - Pier Gold

B & B Boatel - Pier Gold

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Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
Houseboat, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Beautiful B & B Boatel Yacht - Pier Gold offers Chicago visitors a great alternative to regular hotel stays. Located at Chicago's most sought after harbor in the heart of our city waterfront; at Burnham Harbor you will enjoy waking up at your floating waterfront boatel at our harbor with stunning skyline views day and night in an atmosphere full of friendly boaters. Famous museums are walking distance away, and our Chicago lakefront paths lead you to plenty of additional Chicago lakefront beauties. Pier Gold offers all the amenities of home with guest space that sleeps up to 6 guests comfortably, full linens, cooking utensils, plates, bath amenities and more are included along with B & B inclusions. This location is perfect for business travelers looking for a unique experience while visiting Chicago, also perfect for family get-a-ways and romantic couples. Finally Chicago now has a very unique alternative to regular hotel room and condo stays. Enjoy the waterfront side of Chicago!

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

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B & B Boatel - Pier Gold
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7100673
-7737889494
Chicago Illinois
St. Louis, MO. USA
5

Weekend concert stay

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed aboard the Pier Gold while visiting Chicago for a concert at Northerly Island--what a great time. The boat was very well appointed (Mary has thought of everything) and extremely well situated. Easy walk to the beach/shore and a quick cab ride to anywhere downtown. Mary went out of her way as a host to make our weekend memorable. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
B & B Boatel - Pier Gold
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7100673
-7737889494
Chicago Illinois
Omaha
5

Everything it says and much more -- delightful!

  • 5 of 5
We found this to be a unique experience in the heart of Chicago, although we preferred to spend most of our time on the boat. Our visit was the end of May, and Springtime along the marina is fantastic.

The boat is built for creature comforts, so lighting, carpet, kitchen, and bathrooms are well equipped. Decorations and provisioning are top notch, with fluffy towels, a fine assortment of hygiene products, and superb ventilation. Water is very hot for a soothing wash. All environmental systems work flawlessly, and the usual ship sounds are muted. The kitchen has everything you need – nice place settings, sharp knives, cups and glasses galore, and skillet and pot for medium-size cooking. Description of breakfast items is not understated – there is real butter and cream cheese, fresh bagels, half and half, and truly superb gourmet coffee (ground the day you arrive). We were on the boat for 3 days and nights, with guests, and found the dining area and sofa quite comfortable and spacious.

The marina security is active 24 hours a day and the area is quiet at night. Dining In Service offered by the B & B Boatel delivered food within 1 minute of their estimated time. Beds on Pier Gold were comfortable and supportive, including the twin beds aft. We enjoyed meeting Mary, owner and host, who is genuinely concerned for your safety, eager for your stay to be comfortable and complete, and has many years of live-aboard experience to know what makes a boat like home. Mary is attentive to all the details, and keeps a close watch to assure you have everything needed for a memorable stay. We have the dates set for our next visit.

When you see pictures of the Chicago skyline, they hardly do justice to the actual view from the boat – it is spectacular. At night, columns of Soldier Field nearby are illuminated, along with a view of the skyline you cannot get anywhere else but from this marina. Sitting either on the flying deck cockpit or on the back outside deck is a real treat, and we found ourselves there often, watching the marina activity, trees along the park, and the runners and bikers along the trail. Sunset over the skyline is unreal. It is a 5-minute walk to Solidarity Drive where the Field Museum is an absolute must (they have a terrific Museum cafe with panini sandwiches and fabulous mac’n cheese). Along the mall at one end is the Adler Planetarium, particularly well suited for children (hands-on activities) and awesome theater shows.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
B & B Boatel - Pier Gold
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7100673
-7737889494
Chicago Illinois
Omaha, NE
5

Everything it says and more - truly delightful

  • 5 of 5
We found this to be a unique experience in the heart of Chicago, although we chose to spend most of our time on the boat. Our visit was toward the end of May - and Springtime along the marina is fantastic.

The boat is built for creature comforts, so lighting, carpet, kitchen, and bathrooms are very well equipped. Decorations and provisioning are top notch, with fluffy towels, a fine assortment of hygiene products, and superb ventilation. Water is very hot, so a soothing wash is available. Environmental systems work flawlessly, and the usual ship sounds are muted. The kitchen has everything you need – nice place settings, sharp knives, cups and glasses galore, and a skillet and pot for medium-size cooking. Description of breakfast items is not understated – real butter and cream cheese, fresh bagels (2 choices), half and half, and truly superb gourmet coffee (ground the day you arrive). We were on the boat for 3 days and nights, with guests, and found the dining area and sofa quite comfortable and spacious.

The marina is quiet with security active 24 hours a day. The Dining In Service offered by the B & B Boatel delivered within 1 minute of their estimated time. Beds on Pier Gold were comfortable and supportive, including (as our guests indicated) the twin beds aft. A description of Pier Gold would not be complete without mention of Mary, owner and host, who genuinely is concerned for your safety, eager for your stay to be comfortable and complete, and has many years of live-aboard experience to know what makes a boat like home. She is attentive to all the details, and keeps a close watch to assure you have everything needed for a memorable stay. We have the dates set for our next visit.

When you see pictures of the Chicago skyline, they hardly do justice to the actual view from the boat – it is spectacular. At night, columns of Soldier Field nearby are illuminated, along with a view of the skyline you cannot get anywhere else but from this marina. Sitting on the flying deck cockpit or on the back outside deck is a real treat, and we found ourselves there often, watching the marina activity, trees along the park, and the runners and bikers along the trail. Sunset over the skyline is unreal. It is a 5 minute walk to Field Museum (an absolute must)which has a terrific cafe with panini and fabulous mac’n cheese. Nearby Adler Planetarium is particularly well suited for children (hands-on activities) and awesome theater shows.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
B & B Boatel - Pier Gold
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7100673
-7737889494
Chicago Illinois
Indianapolis
5

Love this boatel

  • 5 of 5
My family has been coming to Chicago for many years. We've stayed at different hotels, but this was by far the most unique and fun hotel experience we've ever had in Chicago. If you're not familiar with Chicago, this is the primo marina in the Windy City, right by Soldiers Field, Shedd, Field Museum. More importantly, it is right on the paved bike/running/walking path along Lake Michigan and Lake Shore Drive...got to be one of the most beautiful city scenes in the country. So location is perfect.

The boat was great. Clean and big enough for my husband and I to enjoy each other yet not feel cramped. We cooked our breakfasts and lunches and then enjoyed dinner out.

I wish I could find this experience in every city I travel to that is on water.

You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
B & B Boatel - Pier Gold
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7100673
-7737889494
Chicago Illinois
Mishawaka, IN
5

Love, love, love this place!!

  • 5 of 5
My family cannot stop raving over our fabulous getaway find on the, “Pier Gold Boatel B & B” in Chicago! It is absolutely perfect for… a romantic escape, a family vacation, or just anyone wanting a unique place to stay while traveling to and from Chi town. The yacht is located in an absolutely prime location, at Burnham Harbor! It's super easy to find (just a quick exit off of Lake Shore Dr.)… and parking is a breeze. *Bonus - Parking is included for one vehicle! (Try finding FREE PARKING in the city!! ~ LOL) Needless to say, the harbor and “Pier Gold” are simply B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L…and we felt very safe! Our hostess, Mary, was friendly and accommodating. She has the boat stocked with many conveniences of home! As well, we were within walking distance of sooo many great attractions. Plus, if you like to walk, jog or bike, some of the best trails within our Country are only a stone throw away! Our family walked through Grant Park and over to Buckingham Fountain… And we even took a water taxi to Navy Pier… What a blast! However, had we just stayed on “Pier Gold” for our entire visit, we would've been completely satisfied. As, the yacht truly has all that you need for a fabulous getaway! Our group was in awe of the beautiful skyline views while sitting upon Pier Gold’s deck. Our boys and my husband, thought that it was “too cool” that Soldier Field was right outside our door! The entire family found the boat to be extremely comfortable… no one wanted to leave! I'll admit that it may cost more than a typical hotel room. Although, we were able to justify the cost difference for all that is provided; such as the amenities, location, convenience and the unbelievable views! I could go on and on about why you need to book your next stay at the “Pier Gold Boatel B & B” in Chicago… Yet, in conclusion, I would sum up our stay to being a very unique and memorable alternative to any hotel. I'm convinced that this is definitely the BEST way to see Chicago!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I thank you very much for the nice review and most of all for providing future renters an idea of what it is like to be on a B & B Boatel in Chicago, as the concept is new, and very unique. I encourage future renters to visit our website direct at which is located in our ad on this site, as our website direct is very informative as to our location and walking distance attractions as well as listing all amenities included in your stay. Of course, we do encourage longer stays of our visitors by lowering our rate more the more based upon the number of nights that you stay. Right - we do not have Motel 6 rates here of course, but we are very much in par with the nicer hotels in Chicago with our rates while offering the best location one could ask for, a different more pleasurable experience, and free parking too.

Location

Activity and Interests

Just walking distance away is Chicago's famous museums of the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planatarium and the Field Museum. The beach is walking distance away as well. Our area has wonderful scenic bike trails with lovely skyline views. Every Wednesday and Saturday Night you may watch a Chicago Fireworks Show sitting on board the yacht and if you like concerts, check out the Charter One Pavillion schedule. The pavillion is directly across from the yacht. Activities are endless here.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $500 - $600

    Weekly Rate: $1750 - $1750

    Monthly Rate: $7000 - $7000


  • We promote multiple night stays by offering better rates the longer that you stay. Weekend nights can run up to $ 600. when you are only staying a single night and as low as $ 400. per night for staying 3 nights or more nights. The longer you stay, the less per night the rate.
    All rates are subject to 12% tax. No other fees.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house boat

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Notes:

  • * Free parking for one car is included during your stay – both overnight and hourly rental. B & B inclusions for overnight stays: * Pier Gold B & B inclusions of: Bagels, cream cheese, butter, gourmet coffee, and bottled water are placed on board at your fingertips. Items can be replenished for each evening you are staying as needed. * Coffee filters, full size coffee maker, sugar & creamers. * Toaster, 4-burner stove top, microwave oven. * Full dinnerware & utensil sets for 6 people. * Pots, pans & cooking utensils for lite cooking. * Salt, Pepper, & Olive Oil for lite cooking. * Dishwashing liquid. * Paper towels. * General cleaning supplies. * Robes are included for your ultimate comfort during your stay. * Bath, hand & face towels. * Hair Shampoo & Conditioner. * Face and body soaps. * 2 Blow Dryers. * Stereo with CD Player and Radio. * Flat Screen TV with DVD player and auto-looping Fireplace DVD. * Lifejackets – to be warn by all children when in the water at anytime. * Sleeping amenities for up to 6 guests. * 1 queen bed suitable for 2 adults in main stateroom leading to its own private bathroom with sink & shower. * 2 twin beds for adults or children in guest stateroom including its own private bathroom with sink & shower. * Salon couch easily folds flat to an extra bed that sleeps two small children or one adult. * All sheets, blankets & pillows. * 6 extra large private showering facilities (and) laundry facilities are located on the next dock - 1 minute walk away.
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