This residence is a privately owned 4 story "Float Home" with a roof deck located in Manhasset Bay, Port Washington, NY. It is moored, full time, at a beautiful Marina. Neighbors include other houseboats, pleasure boats and bountiful water fowl.
The town of Port Washington is a Jewel on the North Shore of Long Island, . part of the "Great Gatsby" legendary Gold Coast.
It is an area that is famous for it harbors, water sports, boutiques, antique shops and fine dining. There is even a "water taxi" to transport you from houseboat to other points of interest along the shoreline.
The home includes, 1 1/2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, central AC and Heat, woodburning fireplace, full appliances (inc washer and dryer). The top deck is and open area with a full view of the harbor. Located 40 minutes from Manhattan by car or train. day trips to the Big Apple are easily accessible.
If you ever dreamt about what life on a Houseboat would be like, this is your opportunity to have the unique experience. It is also extremely romantic for for those seeking a private getaway. There is nothing quite like it.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2000 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We had a wonderful stay at Ellen's boathouse. It was incredibly charming and comfortable, from the second we arrived until the moment we left! Ellen was attentive and helpful throughout the entire process, and didn't even mind our phone calls throughout the trip with small questions. To top it off, she even left us a beautiful bottle of wine and maps of the area to get us started on our weekend.
We absolutely cannot wait to return!
The houseboat was awesome. Couldn't have asked for a better location to access this area of Long Island. Spectacular views of the bay. Water taxi will pick you up at the house and take you anywhere in the bay.
I would definitely stay here again. Ellen was a great host with excellent communication. The house was clean and had everything we needed.
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Ellen's houseboat was a perfect getaway. It was easy to get there from NYC, even without a car. It was quiet and relaxing when desired (breakfast/reading on the roof deck was especially nice) but there is also a lot to do during the day (you can take a water taxi to some little stores across the harbor, and the grocery store/cinema is just a 15 minute walk away). The houseboat itself is ADORABLE (very comfortable furnishings and the different levels for each room make it feel like you're in a tree-house on the water) and Ellen was a wonderful host (she looked up information about bike rentals for me and even left a book about bird watching, for the birds that hang out in the harbor). Great place to visit!
My stay on Ellen's houseboat was a totally enjoyable experience. I am a water lover and being able to look out the window or sit up on the deck and watch the boats come and go sure beats a motel room.
Ellen was forthcoming before my stay about repairs which were being made to the deck and leaky roof which did not change my mind about reserving the houseboat. She also left a bottle of nice chardonnay as a welcoming gift.
This was the first experience on airbnb for both Ellen and I, and I hope future experiences are as pleasant.