About this listing
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 upstairs with a queen bed in one,and a full bed and two twin beds in the other. Separating these two rooms is the additional bathroom on the second level of the boat.
Unlike your typical boat, both bathrooms have residential size stand up showers, and the downstairs bathroom bathroom includes a brass sink sunk in 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.
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston,this boat is 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. Parking is also available for $25/day cash at the marina.
We provide all linens and towels so there is no need to worry about laundry plus an iron, ironing board, hairdryer, plus bathroom products such as soaps, shampoos, and lotions. We even include condiments and coffee for your enjoyment. Cable and WiFi are included free with the rental and the houseboat is fully air-conditioned and heated for your comfort in any season. All this for less than the price of the smallest rooms at any of the nearby downtown waterfront hotels!
The boat is in a protected part of the marina, but there can be some occasional movement during the day when boats pass by. At night the waters are very calm and some guests even find that a bit of gentle swaying relaxes them and makes for a very restful sleep.After a long day of touring the city there is nothing better than relaxing on your own private sun deck with a cold drink in hand, listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean as you enjoy the fantastic view of Boston's city skyline! So come join us and float all your cares away on a SleepAfloat Constellation Cottage!
Other Things to Note
Pet Fee $50 - up to 2 pets allowed
All Renters and Guests must be 25 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Parties of any kind are not allowed.
There is no smoking allowed in the boat.
Use of illegal substances will be cause for immediate termination of the rental and reported to the police.
All pets must be on a leash when outside the boat.
Quiet hours are between 9:30pm and 8am.
Noise must be kept to a minimum during this time period.