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Green Turtle Floating Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 37 Boston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for three nights at the end of May. Water taxi from the airport dropped us right at the door and we were met by Jon & Karen who took time to show us around the fantastic B&B. Very clean, comfortable and relaxing. Wonderful breakfast which you can enjoy on the deck watching the boats passing and with an unrivalled view of downtown Boston. Cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough and hope we can return soon!!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

A unique experience on the edge of Boston. Easy to reach by car or Water taxi. The owner was on site to greet us when we arrived and parking was reserved for us close by. The Inn is both unique and luxurious. We fell asleep each night to the rocking of the boat. We have never felt so safe and comfortable when staying in a big city. The Inn is close to the ferry, bus routes, tours, and the North End of Boston. We were well taken care of and the owner was available if we needed anything and we loved the breakfast she brought each morning. This is a beautiful place to stay in Boston.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at the Green Turtle Floating Bed & Breakfast. The inn Keepers, who live on their sailboat at a different slip in the same marina, were very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was tasty and filling and served hot each morning at our desired time. The view at sunset was great and sleeping on the water was very relaxing. It's worth knowing that although the location is scenic and quiet, it is not convenient. The nearby dockside restaurant, "Tavern on the Water" is dirty and a bit unfriendly. All other restaurants are at least 30 minutes away by foot or transit. We had trouble describing the pick-up location to taxi companies because we couldn't provide a precise street address for the dispatcher to punch into their GPS system.

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Reviewed June 7, 2011

The Green Turtle is awesome!
The rooms are spotless clean and lovely decorated. You feel like home away from home. Karen and Jon are wonderful hosts. The warm welcome and their way of pampering is outstanding. We would rate this B&B A++....+. Thank you Karen and Jon we will be back some day.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

I surprised my husband with an overnight on the Green Turtle for his birthday and it was fantastic! We had a fabulous time. Karen helped me make it so special. The birthday cake and banner were an unexpected bonus. It was the perfect location. What a fabulous B & B. Karen and Jon are not only great innkeepers but fabulous people! We can't wait to do it again!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

This unique floating B&B nestled in a modern marina at the old Charlestown Navy Yard puts you within a few yards of the venerable USS Constitution and you are really right in Boston Harbor. All the harbor activity from cruise ships, working tugs and even tankers are passing by your window. Despite all this activity it is peaceful and quiet while sitting in a deck chair enjoying your favorite beverage as the sun is setting on the harbor: it just tops off your day. You don't need your car once you arrive; just take the water shuttle into Boston's bustling waterfront for $1.70 and you can hook up with all the public transportation or walk to many of the favorite attractions. The accomodations are terrific: nice and clean, lots of privacy, very attentive hosts. It's one of those unique getaways that you will put on your list to do again.

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Reviewed April 23, 2011

Beautiful little treasure tucked away amidst a bustling city! The idyllic setting, right on the water, made us feel as though we were on a distant island! Karen and Jon were so friendly, accommodating, and gave us great tips on how to navigate to and from various Boston locations, restaurants, etc. The whole experience will be one we cherish forever! Hope to make it a regular get-away spot! Thanks again!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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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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Location: 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: $225 (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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