The Golden Slipper   
Boston, Massachusetts, United States |

A unique and romantic B&B getaway experience!

Host(s):

Gretchen  Stephenson Gretchen Stephenson
In 1991, innkeeper Gretchen Stephenson (a licensed captain and charter chef), started her first Golden Slipper offering floating Bed & Breakfast accommodations aboard a 1960 Chris Craft 40' Cabin Cruiser. After seventeen years of success, that well-loved vessel was decommissioned in 2007.

Due to the great deal of required maintenance on the 1960 wooden Chris Craft, and because it was limited to the dock due to having no working engines, the decision was made to upgrade to a 1984 Catalina Chris Craft, as seen above.

Gretchen and her husband (and first mate) Jack have been chartering south of Boston, offering historic boat building (1644-1878) tours since 1997. Many guests of the Golden Slipper have enjoyed these tours, but many also wanted to explore Boston Harbor. So the new boat is maintained and ready to leave the slip if guests desire, for a personalized tour of Boston Harbor. Gretchen’s background as a charter chef adds the extra-special experience of enjoying gourmet dinners for up to six guests either during a romantic sunset cruise or at the dockside.

Guests from all over the world have shared how they have enjoyed this unique B&B experience, a unique getaway in a very urban setting. Guests can escape to the boat for peaceful moments and relaxation on the aft deck enjoying excellent views of the busy Boston Harbor. In the evening be rocked to sleep with the gentle motion of the water, and then wake up to coffee and muffins on the deck, greeting a new day in historic Boston Harbor. Most guest comments included the fabulous "location, location, location" within walking distance to historical attractions.
We Speak: English

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Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
Beds: Up to 3 Sleeps Up To: 6
Bed for two
Bed for two
Sofabed for two

Summary:

The Golden Slipper, Boston’s B&B “Afloat” is a traditional Catalina Chris Craft. The 40’ 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 party yacht accommodating up to six guests, with a continental breakfast left for you. Cruises of Boston Harbor and dinners are available upon request, during your stay.

If you are looking for an absolutely unique and romantic B&B 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. Two private staterooms are offered with plenty of privacy for both couples, and room to relax on the yachts front and aft decks.

The main salon accommodates 2 more people on a double berth sofa. This layout is perfect for a family vacation, reunion, or “girls' getaway”. The business traveler can enjoy a unique, comfortable setting, as well, and entertain clients with a sunset dinner cruise.

The Golden Slipper has 2 private State Rooms. The aft cabin offers a spacious walk around queen sized bed with a private bathroom that includes a bathtub and shower. The forward berth has a full sized bed and a private bathroom with a shower only. The comfortable main salon offers a roomy galley and a spacious sofa that can be converted to a double bed. Thus, the boat can accommodate up to 6 people.

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.

Physical Address: Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA, 02110, USA

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Boston The accommodation is within this area
New England Aquarium 5 10 10
Freedom Trail 5 10 15
Custom House Tower 3 6 11
Faneuil Hall 5 5 15
Boston City Hall 4 9 12
USS Constitution 5 10 29
East Boston 9 18 111
Boston Museum of Science 6 30 15
Cambridge 13 26 68

Amenities

Eco-Friendly
We don't have recycling, composting, solar energy, or wind energy.
AC & Heating
In/At the unit: Heating | Electric Fans
Cooking & Eating
In/At the unit: Full kitchen | Tables and chairs | Breakfast included | Dinner delivery service from local restaurant
Nearby:
   Restaurant:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Sports bar:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time10 min. away
Electronic Entertainment
In/At the unit: DVD player | AM/FM radio | CD player
Phone, Internet & Business
In/At the unit: Wireless connection
Bathroom Amenities
In/At the unit: Shower | Towels
Linens & Pillows
We offer standard linens and pillows.
Laundry
Nearby:
   Coin operated laundry:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Dry cleaning:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
Housekeeping
In/At the unit: Weekly housekeeping (at no extra cost)
Human Presence
We don't have front desk, doorman, or concierge.
Security
In/At the unit: Smoke detectors | Fire alarm
Parking
In/At our facilities: Car parking for a fee
Wheel Chair Access
Unfortunately our premises are not accessible by wheel chairs.

Activities

Sightseeing Tours
Nearby:
   Sightseeing tours:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Boat tours:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
Shopping
Nearby:
   Shopping:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
Nightlife
Nearby:
   Nightclubs:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Dancing:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Karaoke:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Fine dining:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
Water Activities
In/At our facilities: Ocean access
Nearby:
   Sailing:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Scuba diving:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
Other Sports & Activities
Nearby:
   Racquetball:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Bicycle rentals:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away
   Fishing:   Driving Time5 min. away   Public Transportation TimeNot available   Walking Time5 min. away

Policies

Children Policy:

Children are welcome

In/At the unit: DVDs/Videos - children
Smoking Policy:

This is a smoke-free accommodation.

Pets Policy:

This accommodation does not welcome pets :(

Arrival / Departure Policy:

Arrival Time: As early as 01:00 PM
Late check-in available
Departure Time:As late as 11:00 AM

Minimum Stay:
You can book as little as one night.
Payment Methods: PayPal Cash (Cash)
Prepayment Policy:
This accommodation always requires prepayment for its bookings.

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Booking Cancellation Policy:

Minimum stay one night through the week, two nights on weekends.

50% deposit (Full payment in advance for 1 night stay) - payable by credit card through PayPal.

Balance payable on arrival in cash or travelers check, or ten days in advance through PayPal.

Cancellations 4 weeks in advance for a full refund of deposit; thereafter, deposit will be returned upon re-booking.

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