Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

c/o Shipyard Quarters Marina 13th St., Boston, MA 02129 USA (Show map)

About

The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique set in historic Boston Harbor. It offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline and comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. It is easy to get around by foot, ferry or bus. Our houseboat and yachts were designed for comfort above all and the only reminder you are floating in Boston Harbor is the sound of the gulls, slight motion of the sea and the reflection of the ocean dancing on the ceiling. It is delightful starting your day sipping coffee or enjoying a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing sitting on your aft deck or dock watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat that has two private suites(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle). Each has a kitchenette and en-suite bathroom/shower and dock chairs. Each sleeps 2 or rent both for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45ft. motor yacht and sleeps 2-6. She has 2 private queen staterooms , a full sleeper sofa , a galley, dinette a great aft deck with comfortable furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43ft. motor yacht which sleeps 4 in 2 queen staterooms, a salon, galley, dinette and aft deck with comfortable furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, tea, juice, water, granola, yogurt and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning to your door. All boats are docked in protected marina slips permanently moored during your stay.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Living on the water

5 on September 05, 2017

Loved this entire concept of staying on a boat B&B - Karen and John were perfect hosts - serving breakfast each morning at our requested time. Food was delicious. Very helpful recommending restaurants - all of which were excellent and in walking distance. Easy to get over to Boston via the ferry. Would most definitely recommend.


Special Anniversary

5 on August 29, 2017

I couldn't have planned a better place to stay for our anniversary weekend. I highly recommend this truly unique experience. Not only are you lulled to sleep each night by the gentle rocking of the boat and the comfortable beds but you awake to the great views of Boston. If that isn't enough, you are served a wonderful breakfast by the friendliest hosts I have ever met.. I have never felt so welcome. Jon and Karen are by far the two most intriguing people I have met and great conversationalists. I felt like I was staying with family. We will definetly return and I encourage others to try this truly unique experience. Thanks Jon and Karen


Absolutely amazing

5 on August 23, 2017

Karen and Jon were the best hosts we have ever had with a B and B. The boat is lovely and the breakfasts were delicious. We didn't want to leave!


Relaxing BnB on the Harbor

4.0 on August 22, 2017

Jon and Karen take care of you from start to finish. The accommodations are nestled on the harbor away from heavy traffic, yet close to all the action in Boston. Breakfast is delicious and plentiful. Parking is in a secure area, conveniently located near the accommodations. We were a party of six and loved meeting back at the yacht for an afternoon cup of tea while watching the harbor action from the deck. The quiet setting is perfect for a good night's sleep and the location is perfect if you're headed to the airport following your stay.


Get Away

5 on August 20, 2017

Perfect place to get away. Relaxing and great atmosphere. Will definitely stay again.


Extraordinary!

5 on August 07, 2017

Wonderful and unique stay on Green Turtle III. Plenty of space. Very clean and comfortable even with stormy, cool, rainy weather. Well equipped kitchenette. Delicious breakfasts. Very gracious hosts. A great option for a Boston stay.


Unique floating Bed & breakfast

4.8 on August 03, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our July 2017 wedding anniversary with a fabulous 2 night stay at the Green Turtle.The floating houseboat has everything you need for a wonderful stay on the water. Jon and Karen have thought of everything, from a delivered gourmet breakfast each morning to supplied snacks and drinks for later. The location is fabulous with easy access to water taxis and scheduled mbta inner harbor ferries and is in close proximity to Fanuel Hall and Boston's North End. If you want to try something a little different we highly recommend a stay at the Green Turtle.


The BEST

5 on July 30, 2017

We stayed and had a wonderful time!!! Not only is this a unique experience the hosts were amazing!!!! Friendly and personable. They make you feel like family, not guests!!! I will definitely do this again, however next time I will stay on one of the boats!!!!


An Oasis on the Harbor

4.8 on July 29, 2017

This was our second stay at the Green Turtle. We can't say enough about it. The rooms are lovely and the setting is fabulous at the Charlestown Marina! From chairs set up on the dock the entire Boston Harbor can be viewed. There is always something to see whether it be the incredible yachts at the marina or a tug pushing a tanker out to sea. John and Karen are very gracious hosts and provide a delicious breakfast in the morning. In a Boston hotel it would have cost $30. There are many sites to see in Charlestown or you can take the water taxi across the harbor to Downtown Boston. We look forward to returning to the Green Turtle soon!


Anniversary Trip

5 on July 28, 2017

We absolutely loved our stay! Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night. Jon and Karen were fabulous hosts and we felt like we had known them forever! They welcomed us with open arms and gave excellent recommendations where to eat in Boston and how to get to the train. This was our first time in Boston and they made it perfect! We will definitely return to this wonderful place.


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Rooms & Rates

Green Turtle I - Sea Turtle Suite

Queen Suite with en- suite bathroom/full shower - microwave and small refrig

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $280

Green Turtle I - Loggerhead Suite

Queen suite with en/suite bathroom/shower - microwave and small refrig

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $255 - $280

Green Turtle II

Stay aboard your own private yacht whether 2 people or 6 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht with 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each. There is also a full/queen sleeper in the salon(living area). The galley has a full sized refrigerator and microwave oven and dinette to enjoy your breakfast. Relaxing on the comfortable outdoor furniture of the aft deck is a great way to start your day with coffee or enjoy a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing. You can see the boats and tankers sailing through the harbor. Rate based on 2 people. Additional charge for more than 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $300 - $375

Green Turtle III

Stay aboard your own private yacht whether 2 people or 4 people. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht with 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each. The galley has a full sized refrigerator and microwave oven and dinette to enjoy your breakfast. There is a salon(living area) with a settee and chair with TV. Relaxing on the comfortable outdoor furniture of the aft deck is a great way to start your day with coffee or enjoy a cold beverage after a day of sightseeing. You can see the boats and tankers sailing through the harbor. Rate based on 2 people. Additional charge for more than 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $300 - $375

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Location

Location Type

Floating on Boston Harbor in The Navy Yard, Oceanfront, Oceanview

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 4 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bunker Hill Monument, Freedom Trail, USS Constitution, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boat

On-site amenities

Parking, Washer/dryer , GT II & III the pleasure of your own private yacht, Turkish Towels, Waterfront- City View - Harbor View, Luxury Linens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Walk to mass transit, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking permitted only outside on dock
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be supervised at all times
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends April 1 - Oct. 31 and 12/31 -Marathon 4 nt min
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night 100% payment 2 nights one nights deposit and then full payment due ist of the month of arrival
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be issued if cancellation is received more than 14 days prior to arrival date, less a $25 cancellation fee. Less than 14 days, we will refund payment provided we are able to resell the nights covered by the reservation, less the cancellation fee. For cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, the full amount will be charged. We regret that we cannot give refunds for late arrivals or for early departures.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Karen Maciejewski and Jon Dolence

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: your desired time
  • Serving Location: We deliver breakfast to your door, Guest room

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