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Located in Downtown Boston, Taurus has undergone a stem to stern makeover with finishes rarely seen on a boat. It features a large bathroom with a giant glassed in shower, large modern sink and a heated marble floor!

The recently renovated kitchen has plenty of counter space, a large fridge and gas stove. Making an impressive meal for your family is no sweat! The queen bedroom in the rear of the boat (off the kitchen) has a new mattress with a memory foam topper. You will go to sleep being rocked by the gentle sway of the waves, and awake with rays of sun coming in from the large windows running the width of the back of the boat.

The lower berth with two full sized beds is comfortable for a couple adults, or 4 kids if doubled up on the beds. With it being a lower berth, the ceiling is only about 4 feet tall. These beds all have memory foam toppers

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, Taurus is docked in a well-appointed marina on Atlantic Ave., 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.

WiFi is included free with the rental and we also 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...

The boat is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to 4-5 adults or 4 adults with a few children. It is fully air-conditioned and heated and has a large roof deck with outdoor seating. All sheets and towels are provided.

All this for less than the price of a regular hotel room at any of the nearby hotels!

If you are flying into Boston, we can provide you with information to arrange for a private water taxi to pick you up at the airport and take you directly to the houseboat for $15 per person (kids free!). If you are driving parking at the marina is $25/day.

The Experience:
What's it like staying on a houseboat? The boat is in a protected part of the marina, but there is some occasional movement during the day when boats pass by. It is usually very calm during the night, although some guests find a bit of gentle swaying is relaxing and can lead to a very restful sleep.

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, downtown setting during the most picturesque time of the year! Ahhhh...

This houseboat is part of the SleepAfloat family of houseboats. SleepAfloat is the premier houseboat as hotel rental company in the US. It is truly our goal that every guest have the experience of a lifetime staying aboard our unique and innovative houseboats. With locations in Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, D.C., Key West, St. Pete Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Washington DC, and LA, you may never book another hotel room again!




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*Rates are for quoted for 2 guests. Each additional guest is $25/per person/night
Cleaning Fee: $200 (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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Great Fun. Perfect Location

Review submitted: September 25, 2013   Date of arrival: April 25, 2013

Taurus sits at the end of the pier, which is important so that you can see out into the ocean. It also happens to be right next to a Starbucks and a very short walk to the Long Pier from which we took the ferry every day out to the islands. We loved it, and we'll definitely go back when the weather warms up!

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Review submitted: August 12, 2012   Date of arrival: August 5, 2012

I just finished renting the Taurus houseboat from Sleep Afloat for four nights. This is probably the coolest place I have ever stayed, and I am widely traveled. I almost don't want to write this review, since I'd like to keep this treasure a secret, but I also want the company to continue! So here goes:

The boat is now docked at the Lewis Wharf marina in downtown Boston, and the location couldn't be better! It's across the street from the North End, and only a couple blocks from Faneuil Hall. There is a grocery store across the street and parking is easy. In fact, everything about staying here was easy, from check-in to check-out. JJ, the boat's caretaker, is very friendly and made everything work seamlessly. There are lots of helpful details, including useful maps and information about the surrounding area. One of the best things about this boat is that it's located at the end of the pier, with a nice view of the water.

I made this boat my home base in Boston and each day had different family members and friends stay with me. Everyone was thrilled, even the teenagers. We enjoyed watching the sun come up over the harbor, sitting on the front deck watching the tide come in and out every day, and seeing the water birds and all the different kinds of boats sailing in and out of the harbor. We also enjoyed picnic dinners on the upper deck. In the mornings, I did yoga stretches on the dock. The boat's rocking is gentle and soothing, and the marina is secure and quiet. No problems whatsoever.

The boat is like a hotel suite or a small cottage (with full kitchen and ample bathroom), and the price is lower than any other hotel room in downtown Boston. When I left, I took a $10 and 10 min. water taxi to the airport, which picked me up right at the boat. Easy!

I can't say enough good things about our time on Taurus. It was relaxing and so much fun for everyone. I can't wait to stay there again. A couple of small suggestions for the owners: it would be useful to have a sharper knife for cutting fruit or bread, and a blender would be great! Also might be helpful to have an extra blanket or two; we didn't need it, but we had pretty warm weather. Thanks for setting up this wonderful alternative to a hotel in downtown Boston. We just loved it and will definitely be back.

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

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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Review submitted: September 20, 2011   Date of arrival: September 15, 2011

Booked the Boat about two months ago. Easy to do and Ryan and his team are responsive with questions. The boat is "nice" upgrades in the kitchen and bathroom. There were five of us and the space was good. Not alot of storage space though...keep in mind if when you pack. The place and marina are easy to find. Make sure you research transportation when you go into the city or leave Charlestown. Nights got alittle chilly but plenty of space heaters to keep warm. One thing: the toilet system smelled awful by day two. Called Ryan and he sent someone out right away. The smell still somewhat lingered the next few days but really nothing else could be done. I would rent from them again!

Recommended for: adventure seekers

Helpful votes: 4 / 5


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