$315 / night
Total guests, Nights

The Golden Slipper, Boston's Original Bed & Breakfast Afloat – Home 3934158 Yacht

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Golden Slipper, Boston's Original Bed & Breakfast Afloat – Home 3934158

  • Yacht
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


*** Celebrating 28 Years in Business as Boston's Original B&B Afloat ***

If you are looking for an absolutely unique and romantic getaway experience to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, or wedding, the Golden Slipper awaits. It is an ideal romantic getaway for two, but also a fun adventure for four.

The Golden Slipper, Boston's B&B Afloat is a traditional Catalina Chris Craft. The 40-foot Yacht is located at Lewis Wharf, in the heart of historic Boston. The boat stays moored at the slip and you come and go as you please. This is a private yacht accommodating up to six guests. A continental breakfast is included, and dinners can be arranged upon request, during your stay. The Golden Slipper offers a unique bed and breakfast experience.

Located at our very secure, locked marina you're within a short 10-minute walk to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Freedom Trail, The New England Aquarium, the trolley, Historical Monuments and Museums and Boston's Little Italy, the North End.

A DVD player is available, along with a library of DVD movies for the use of our guests. CD player also available.

Climate control: There is an air conditioning unit in the main salon, and the staterooms have fans.

The Golden Slipper is convenient to many nearby attractions and activities, including sailing schools, bicycle rentals, whale watching cruises, and guided national and state park tours.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

MBTA transit stops near Lewis Wharf: Commercial St/Fleet St, Atlantic Ave/Commercial Wharf. Rowes Wharf Water Transport and Boston Harbor Cruises provide year-round water taxi services across and around Boston Harbor.

Interaction with guest

The boat stays moored at the slip and you come and go as you please. Your host will not be on-site, but will be available via phone if needed during your stay.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Children older than age five are welcome, but the Golden Slipper is not suitable for younger children. Please inquire before booking if your party includes children.

Pets are not permitted.

Smoking is permitted outside only.


About the owner

Gretchen A.

Tourist License

Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





56 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic water b&b”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2019

My wife surprised me with a birthday weekend in Boston and, while we often stay at b&bs, this was a boat docked on Lewis Wharf in Boston. Fantastic location as we could walk everywhere! 25 minute … More

“City gem”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2019

I am a repeat guest and Stayed on the GoldenSlipper with friends. We took the Ferry to Spectacle island to hike,enjoy the beach & view the city skyline from the harbor. The abundant sea glass is o… More

“BEST experience and location”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2019

Our family wanted to visit Boston after many years. We couldn’t have found a better location and experience than with Gretchen and the Golden Slipper. It was steps away from the North End and A… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Boston!

“Great accommodation, perfect location and what a great nights sleep!”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2018

We stayed in the Golden Slipper towards the latter end of a 3-week tour in the USA. We wanted our own corner to relax in, our own space in which to have a slow start each day if we wanted and somewher… More

Response from the owner Glad you had a positive experience that we want to give our guests .Being in such a superior location and enjoying a unique ,novel adventure while touring Boston is the only way to go !always welcome back .thanks, Gretchen

“Amazing location on Boston Harbor, a very special way to enjoy Boston!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2018

Thank you for a fantastic experience! We love Boston, it is such a beautiful city and we have stayed in hotels all over town, but never on a yacht docked next to the fabulous North End. This is a hidd… More

“Can’t Beat the Floating Golden Slipper BnB Suite!”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2018

If you’re looking for a uniquely fun, adventurous & affordable alternative to the traditional Boston hotel you can’t beat the Golden Slipper. We thoroughly enjoyed our girls’ get… More

“unique experience”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2018

What a great bday!! The location was in walking distance to everything! Gretchen was sooo helpful in her tips which we followed.Hop on hop off trolly to the sealoft eats!The boat had everthing you cou… More


Reviewed 14 Aug 2017

Coole Location im Zentrum Bostons. Sehr unkompliziert. Check in reibungslos. Kontakt zur Vermiterein ohne Probleme. Mails wurden in kürzester Zeit beantwortet. Das Boot hat Charm und alles was ma… More

Response from the owner Henning and his family were lovely, and I appreciated their enthusiasm and delight in staying on the boat as an adventure as they toured Boston. Always welcome back!


Reviewed 3 Jul 2017

The location could not be better; we left our car for 4 days and didn't need it at all, everything is within walking distance. If not, getting a cab or water taxi was super easy. Gretchen was a… More

“Loved our stay!!!”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2016

Getting there- you can either, Get the free bus and pay $12 on the boat to get to Lewis Wharf. Tell them where you are staying and make sure they know it, we got dropped off on another side, it was d… More

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How do I pay for my vacation?

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Gretchen (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Gretchen (the owner) a message.

If Gretchen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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