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The White Elephant Floating Inn in Boston

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  • bedrooms 3
  • baths 2
  • sleeps 10
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed yes
  • type Houseboat
  • community
  • rates (USD) $ 375 - $ 450 / night

vacation rental description

The White Elephant Floating Inn is a one-of-a-kind wooden houseboat lovingly built from scratch on a steel hull by a single person over a period of about five years. It features beautifully finished wood paneled walls, exposed wood beams and inlaid hardwood floors. The main stateroom features a custom-built king size platform bed with headboard, two large closets and hexagonal stained-glass windows. Extra guests can be accommodated by a queen size sleep sofa and an inflatable Aerobed located in the main salon. In addition we have just built two more private staterooms and an additional bathroom on the second level of the boat. Unlike your typical boat, the bathroom has a full sized shower with massage shower head, and a solid brass sink sunken into a slab of redwood. The kitchen includes a full-size fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and plenty of dishes, glassware, cutlery and pots and pans.

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Last modified on 04-14-2014 at 12:13 AM.

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SleepAfloat 510-473-6620

houseboat rental amenities

WiFi is included free with the rental. The boat is fully air-conditioned and heated. 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. 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, herbs, spices, condiments, etc... The boat is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. It is fully air-conditioned and heated and has a large roof sun deck with a gas grill. All sheets and towels are provided. All this for less than the price of a regular hotel room at any of the nearby hotels!

vacation rental rates

*Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/per person/night
Cleaning Fee: $150 (Includes cleaning before and after every stay. Fee does NOT include daily cleanings)
Damage Insurance Fee: $39
Pet Fee: $50 (up to 2 pets)
Parking: $25/day
Sales Tax: 6.25%

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Location!

Review submitted: March 20, 2014   Date of arrival: March 14, 2014

Had a great time. The location is perfect. North End dining within a short walk. Recommend to all fun seekers! Slept well in comfortable beds. WiFi network nearly unusable though. JJ and Marcia very helpful and nice. Check SleepAfloat out. They have many boat options!

Owners response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Sorry to hear you had issues with the Wifi. Wish you had told us we would've sent someone down to help out. I was down at the boats yesterday and the Wifi was working fine for me. We'll run a systems check though to make sure there aren't any dead spots at the marina.

Please look us up next time you're in town!

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Team SleepAfloat

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

Unique Vacation Stay in the Heart of Boston

Review submitted: January 2, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

Our family loved it. Plenty of room to fit a large family, easy access to North End and Fanueil Hall area, cable tv, wifi (a little slow but worked), plenty of heat for the winter time (the #1 question we were asked by our friends!) Nice deck to sit out on. Felt boat move only occasionally and it was mild. Super easy check in process. Highly recommend it.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Owners response: Thanks so much for the review! So glad to hear your family enjoyed their stay! Please come back any time!

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Team SleepAfloat

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Our group loved it!

Review submitted: October 30, 2013   Date of arrival: September 19, 2013

We had such a hard time finding a place to stay when we came to Boston for a relatives wedding. There were 14 of us who wanted to stay together and this just didn't seem possible until we found the Sleepafloat boats. We rented this boat the White Elephant and another boat the Orion. There were 10 of us on the Elephant and 4 on Orion. It was perfect, not only were the boats spacious and accommodating but the location was perfect! The boats are centrally located in downtown and super close to two subway stations (Haymarket and Aquarium). Everyone we met that weekend who came in for the wedding were extremely jealous of our digs. As they went home to their boring hotel rooms were we actually excited to go back to the boats and relax on the roof decks listening to the sounds of the harbor and city.

We met say this rental made our weekend in Boston even more memorable. We'd definitely recommend this to anyone!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us!! Please do come back again. You're always welcome.

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Team SleepAfloat

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