Houseboats at Newburyport
51R Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Welcome to
The Houseboats
at Newburyport

Houseboats at Newburyport, MA

Docked at Harbor Marina and Hilton Marina in historic Newburyport, the Houseboats at Newburyport offer the most unique experience on the Merrimack River. With a front row view of the magnificent harbor –surrounded by beautiful yachts– the houseboat is the ideal getaway for family and friends.

When not lounging on one of the Houseboat’s two decks, guests can explore this historic city by foot. With its charming boutiques, exciting restaurants, local attractions and culture, Newburyport is the ideal getaway for a weekend, a week or even longer. Beach goers, kayakers and bird enthusiasts will find all types of outdoor experiences. With its pristine beaches, magnificent ocean and world-famous wildlife refuge, Plum Island is cherished by locals and visitors alike.

Video Tours

View our Newburyport Houseboats Video Tours

Discover Dockside, Riverside and Harborside – Hop aboard your floating hotel suite

Houseboats at Newburyport now offer three Houseboats – all featuring a living room with full kitchen, one bedroom with queen bed, bathroom with shower (only), small sleeping loft, air conditioning and two outdoor decks. The Houseboats are docked along the Merrimack River just steps from shops and restaurants. Dockside is located at Harbor Marina and Riverside and Harborside at Hilton Marina (54R) Merrimac Street).

To view Floorplan, click here.

RESERVATIONS are now open for 2019 bookings.

We will re-open May 21. Rates start at $189 per night; subject to availability.

To book, please call 1-888-755-1472 or email

Deposit & Cancellation Policy

At the time of booking, 100% deposit is required for stays on board of up to 4 nights or less.  Within 7 days of the scheduled arrival date, if you wish to cancel your reservation, the full deposit in non-refundable.  For stays of 5 nights or more, the initial 4 nights stay is  required as a deposit at the time of booking and the remaining balance will be due 7 days prior to arrival.  Any cancellation within 7 days is non-refundable.


Check in time – 3pm. Check out time – 10am.
Check in at the Harbor Marina Office, 51 R Water Street,  Newburyport, MA 01950. Check out at the Harbor Marina Office.

Getting Here

For GPS Systems, use 51R Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 as the destination. Get Directions »


Accommodations & Amenities

  • Full bathroom with shower, hair dryer, and bath amenities.
  • Fully equipped kitchenette with 2-ring stove top, refrigerator/freezer, china, glassware, silverware, cooking utensils, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and ice bucket.
  • Dining nook with seating for 2.
  • Living room with pull out sofa and flat screen TV with complimentary cable.
  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating.
  • Accommodates a maximum of 4 overnight guests; guests must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Queen bedroom, loft bunk, queen pull out sofa.
  • Upper deck with Adirondack chairs to enjoy the water view.
  • Maximum of 8 people allowed on board at one time.
  • Upper Deck maximum of 4 people allowed.
  • Lower deck dining table with seating for 4.
  • Designated parking spot – 51 R Water Street.
  • Life jackets provided.
  • Smoking not permitted on board.
  • Pets not allowed.
  • Guest Directory – Click our Guest Directory for helpful information to navigate your stay.


Newburyport is known for outstanding cuisine. Whether you choose casual or sophisticated dining, there are an endless array of choices.

Michael’s Harborside is well known for their lobster, steak and seafood along with their famous Bloody Mary Bar. The restaurant has one of the best outdoor dining views in Massachusetts. Michaels serves lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.



If you require assistance during your stay, please do not hesitate to call or text.  The contact number can be found in your Houseboat Guest Directory.

Helpful Phone Numbers & Websites

For Emergencies – Call 911

Hospital – Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport 978.463.1000

Pharmacy – 24-hour CVS, 13 ½ Pond Street, Newburyport 978.462.6539

Shopping Directory – See our helpful directory for shops and restaurants.

Taxi – Uber is available, Port Taxi 978.465.2333, Seacoast Taxi 978.912.2265

Dry Cleaning/Laundromat – The Newburyport Launderette, 26 Water Street, Newburyport 978.465.9048

Salon/Massage – Interlocks Salon and Spa, 58 Merrimack Street, Newburyport 978.465.3010

Newburyport Marinas – To learn more about the marinas, visit website.

Newburyport Chamber of Commerce – For sites and attractions, click here.

VISIT NANTUCKET ISLAND : The Cottages at Nantucket Boat Basin offer a front row view of Nantucket Harbor.  Enjoy waterfront cottages and lofts with decks and harbor views, kitchens, free Wi-Fi, bicycles, a beach bus and pet friendly options. Our idyllic hideaways are one block from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket Town. Click HERE for reservations or call 508-325-1499.