Meet SleepAfloat, the New Airbnb

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Image source SleepAfloat.com

Quite frankly, here at mm/c, we think Airbnb is the s#*!. From renting chic, multi-bedroom pads during press trips to exploring similar, b-room vs. bedroom options, we dig the site’s plethora of unique lodging options, ranging from treetop ZZzz’s to coastal villas.

That said, it was only a matter of time before a new alternative accoms site swept in to give Airbnb some healthy competition. Enter SleepAfloat.com, the latest and greatest in (you guessed it) floating, harborside boat rentals for sea captains and Joe Schmos alike.

Founded with a single boat (read: giant houseboat) in 2005, SleepAfloat now offers docked yacht and houseboat rentals in nine cities from Boston to L.A. We’re talkin’ seaside pads like the two bedroom, two bath YKnot in Boston’s Lewis Wharf for the same price as a waterfront hotel room or the colorful, eight-person MV Coconuts in Key West (want!) for a reasonable $350 per night.

While most travelers spend their stays stories above sea level, SleepAfloat guests enjoy their morning coffee with the rising/falling tides while watching sea creatures frolic in the distance (no, really!). Talk about a room with a view!

I can see it now: mm/c work trips to the Cape with accommodations courtesy of a two-bedroom, roof deck-clad houseboat. What? A girl can dream!

Posted by Mary

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