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“Girl's Weekend in Boston”

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Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 37 Boston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 September 2013

We booked the Green Turtle II as it was an ideal solution for four women from all over the country to meet up and have space to sit and chat, instead of having to sit in hotel rooms or their common areas. From the moment the water taxi drew up to the dock next to the yacht it was a magical experience. Sitting on the back deck of the boat in the morning watching the harbor traffic in the deep water channel as the sun rose over the water to waving at the numerous harbor cruises in the evening this was a fun place to stay. Cormorants and gulls sit on the dock feasting on mussels they pull out of the water, ducks wander across at breakfast time for scraps providing many photo ops. Transport to Boston was nearby, easy and cheap, though we walked back from the main attractions twice as the ferry ends at 8pm on the weekend-be warned though the location is going to change so walking may not be possible if that happens.. The Bistro in the Navy Yard was worth a visit (wonderful Sangria) and the innkeepers are well versed in hospitality and make each and everyone feel special. This will be a hard place to top and am already planning a return trip. A caution though, there are many steep steps in and around the yacht and the bathrooms are tight on space. Movement around the yacht and in the master shower requires some agility but the other shower is an easier option. The third bed is a pull out in the main cabin and as such, not in the same comfort class as the two Temperpedic queen beds in the two cabins. Toilets sit high off the ground and space for a large group of people in the actual cabin would be a challenge, however the originality of the location overrides any shortcomings. A hotel with this view would be astronomical. The success of our girls weekend was all due to this wonderful B&B.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

My son and I stayed here. Karen and Jon were great hosts, my son enjoyed fishing and I enjoyed sitting on the dock watching the sailing races. Easy transport into Boston city from the harbour.
The breakfasts were yummy and my son is now addicted to eggs benedict

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

There are many reasons this is rated the #1 B&B in Boston, and why it has so many 'excellent' ratings. This is just a fun, relaxing place to stay, right in the heart of Boston Harbor and close to all the city has to offer. Where else can you fall asleep being gently rocked by the ocean, and wake up to enjoy the action all around you? The rooms are very nicely done, with complimentary snacks, juices and water, and every morning a great breakfast delivered to your door. Best of all are the hosts, John and Karen, who are just two very nice people who really seem to like what they do, are there to give ideas or advice when asked, but otherwise just let you enjoy being in their harbor. This is our third or fourth visit, and we hope to be back for many more. Try it, you'll love it!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We have been all over the world but it would be difficult to equate the last two days with our trips to Monte Carlo or Turks and Caicos. This was just such a phenomenal get away! Jon and Karen have such a great understanding of what hospitality truly is. The experience was far better than I expected, site unseen. You can believe what you see on the website. The rooms are well appointed and exceptionally comfortable and the breakfast should not be missed! Sitting on the dock is just....aaaaaahhhh. A $3 ferry into Boston has me questioning whether we will ever stay in Boston Proper again. Great dinner (and wine list) at the Navy Yard Bistro. It was so good we couldn't pass up dining there 2 nights in a row. Wow! Just Wow!

Room Tip: We stayed in the house boat and loved it!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We just returned from our 2nd trip to the Green Turtle and for the 2nd time loved being there. Karen and John are tremendous hosts. They make sure you are comfortable in their lovely Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast. They gave us new tips to help us navigate throughout Boston which was very much appreciated. The Green Turtle itself is lovely, perfectly stocked, immaculately clean, wonderfully comfortable. The breakfasts you receive are perfect, something new and fresh each morning - even the morning they accommodated us before our day trip to Martha's Vineyard - delivered cheerfully at 5:45 AM. (Thank you again) There is no doubt what we would stay again the next time we travel to Boston. Joe and Joscelyn ~ Beaver Falls, PA.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

The boats are fabulous to stay in for a different kind of stay. The hosts provided many extras such as snacks and kitchen items and anything you would need. They were friendly and accommodating. The boats are do well kept and do much fun. It was great to sit out on the aft deck at night and watch the boats go by and the Boston view. About a 15 min walk to the water shuttle and easy access to trolleys and taxis. All of us loved it and will definetly stay there again, hopefully for more than one night next time.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights on the Green Turtle and cannot wait to go back! John meets you at your car with his cart to wheel your bags to the floating B & B... He unloads your bags and explains everything you need to know and more!! Karen and John have done a beautiful job with the decor, the little comforts of home and are truly wonderful hosts! I loved our nights sipping wine in our chairs overlooking the Boston skyline, enjoyed scrumptious breakfasts delivered to our room including eggs Benedict, and truly relaxed the entire time! It was sad to have the cart come out to wheel our bags back to the car! But we shall make this a tradition! Thanks John and Karen for a memorable experience!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Additional Information about Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1 Pier 8 13th Street, Boston, MA 02129
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range: £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Turtle is a floating bed and breakfast as luxurious as it is unique. Set in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard on Boston Harbor, the Green Turtle offers an expansive view of the Boston skyline along with the comfort and amenities of a modern bed and breakfast. The USS Constitution (Old Ironsides), the Bunker Hill Monument and the Freedom Trail are a short walk away. You can take the water ferry to numerous points along the waterfront. There are dining choices from bagels to world famous dining. The Green Turtle 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, 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 while sitting on your dock chairs or aft deck watching the harbor traffic and city skyline. The Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast offers 3 boat choices. The Green Turtle I is a houseboat offering two private and separate suites and each has 1 queen sized bed with luxury linens. Each suite(Loggerhead and Sea Turtle) has a kitchenette and a private bathroom en suite. Each suite sleeps 2 or reserve both suites for 4 people. Green Turtle II is a 45 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2 - 6 people. She has 2 private queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each stateroom, a full sleeper sofa in the living area, a galley and dinette and a great aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Green Turtle III is a 43 foot motor yacht which sleeps 2-4 in 2 queen staterooms with bathroom and shower in each, a salon (living area) galley and dinette and an aft deck with comfortable outdoor furniture. Your suite/yacht is stocked with gourmet coffee, teas, juice yogurt, granola, spring water and snacks. We deliver fresh breakfast each morning. Staying aboard the Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast is a unique way to visit Boston. All boats are docked in marina slips and are moored permanently during your stay. We live right here on our sailboat. Come Float With Us! ... more   less 
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