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Orion - Fun and Funky Houseboat in Boston Harbor! in Boston

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Orion...a unique way to spend a weekend or a week in the heart of Boston. Orion is a 14' x 44’ 1997 catamaran houseboat, moored at Shipyard Quarters Marina, next door to the USS Constitution in the chic and historic Charlestown Navy Yard. Minutes from any downtown location by foot, water shuttle, or free bus, discover Boston’s waterfront right “in the water”! Orion is just a few minutes walk from Boston's Freedom Trail, the Bunker Hill Monument and Pavilion, the USS Constitution and Museum, and landmark restaurants such as Todd English's Olives and the Warren Tavern, one of Paul Revere's favorite haunts. Minutes away by free bus or $1.75 water shuttle are the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall, Boston’s Italian North End, a large outdoor neighborhood swimming pool, a free tennis court, a public skating rink, and countless other things to see and do.

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Free Wifi, Laundry, Large Sundeck, Sleeps 5+: WiFi is included free with the rental. Laundry facilities (as well as additional on-shore bathrooms and showers) are conveniently located right at the marina. Also right in the marina is the Tavern on the Water, a restaurant and bar with a great view of the Boston Skyline, and on-shore grilling and picnic facilities. It is fully air-conditioned and heated. An Aero-bed offers additional sleeping options, as does the living room sleep sofa. There’s tons of outdoor sunning area: a front and back porch with a gas grill and a large roof sun deck. All sheets and towels are provided. The boat is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to four adults or 2 adults with a few children. This unusual craft comes complete with a private stateroom with a queen-sized bed, a full bath with shower, plenty of closet space, a full-size eat-in kitchen with standard size fridge, stove and oven, microwave, and all the needed utensils and cookware.

Water taxi right to Houseboat: We provide an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, and loads of bathroom products such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions. We even include lots of cooking ingredients such as coffee, condiments, etc... All this for less than the price of the smallest rooms at any of the nearby downtown waterfront hotels!  If you are flying into Boston, you can arrange a private water taxi to pick you up at the airport and take you directly to the houseboat for $15 per person (kids are free!)

If you are arriving by car, you will find a parking garage 2 blocks away that charges $18/day. You then will have the choice of using your own car for excursions away from downtown or availing yourself of the water shuttle or free bus service for local destinations.

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Fun and chic in the Charlestown Navy Yard!: It is truly our goal that every guest have an exceptional and memorable experience, so come 'Float' away your tensions, inhale pure sea air and nautical vibes, 'chill' in an outdoor, relaxing setting during the most picturesque time of the year! Ahhhh... Think outside the hotel box on your vacations! With locations in 5 cities and quickly growing, come Sleep Afloat! with us!

vacation rental rates

*Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/per person/night
Cleaning Fee: $119 (Includes cleaning before and after every stay. Fee does NOT include daily cleanings)
Damage Insurance Fee: $39
Pet Fee: $50 (up to 2 pets)
Sales Tax: 6.25%

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Great Deck

Review submitted: September 25, 2013   Date of arrival: September 12, 2012

Clean & had all the necessary amenities. Plus, nice top deck to sit and relax while you watch the sunrise/sunset =)

Helpful votes: 0 / 1

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Review submitted: September 25, 2013   Date of arrival: July 17, 2013

Fantastic experience staying at the houseboat in Boston. Nice location and is definitely worth trying.

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Will do again!

Review submitted: September 25, 2013   Date of arrival: May 10, 2013

I hesitate leaving a review, because I don't want too many to know of this wonderful place. The craft is surprisingly large and comfortable and the decks provide wonderful spots for relaxation.

The Orion has a nice sized living room, kitchen, and bedroom. All have real closets and places to store you luggages, shopping, and food.

My only criticism is that the furnishings are a little worn and dated. Everything else, including the host and management, are 100% ship shape!

I cannot imaging staying in a regular hotel in Boston again!

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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