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Book the Bauhaus Boat for a unique stay in The Rockaways, NYC. A 35’ reconditioned minimalist houseboat that sleeps 2-3 persons, located minutes away from Rockaway Beach in a cozy gated Marina, facing the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Our space has a well-equipped kitchenette, TV, A/C, dry toilet and hot shower, indoor and outdoor dining areas, multiple outdoor decks including picnic tables and sun lounges, queen sized loft bed with 100% organic cotton bedsheets, and a smaller daybed in the lounge (Fits a 5’5 person comfortably). High speed wifi on the boat for coastal beach remote work! You can swim in the Marina, rent a Jetski, Kayak, Pontoon, go fishing, and spend the day surfing and chilling at the beach.
Only 2.5 blocks away from the Boardwalk and long stretches of amazing beaches along the peninsula. Easily accessible via the A Train Subway, buses, car and the ferry from Wall Street (shuttle bus drops you off by the Marina). Right outside the Q22 bus, direct to Jacob Riis Beach and Fort Tilden.
The houseboat is lovely all year round! Puzzles and board games are available on the boat for rainy days, and the Marina itself is surrounded by nature and a perfect spot for boat and bird watching. Cozy up to space heaters in our warm boat during the Fall and Winter (There is no running water on the boat from December - early April, but we provide a water container you can fill up in the nearby marina bathroom). Chill on the outdoor loungers and watch planes fly over the Marina to the nearby JFK Airport. There are plenty of things to do in The Rockaways, including lots of highly rated bars and restaurants, water sports, and other art/cultural happenings throughout the year.
Our vintage 1970 Thunderbird Houseboat has no running engines. It’s a 35' long floating cabin on water :) Follow our adventures at @bauhausboat on Instagram!
The listing comes with a houseboat manual with some important check-in info, and recommendations for your stay. No parties and visitors, please.
The Rockaways is a hidden gem in New York City's coastal backyard! This vibrant peninsula boasts miles of sandy beaches, eclectic eateries, and a laid-back surf culture. Easily accessible by public transport, the Rockaways offer picturesque views of the sea and the city skyline, with local art, and a rich history. Whether you're looking to catch some waves, indulge in seaside cuisine, or simply unwind by the shore, the Rockaways provide the perfect blend of urban retreat and beach getaway.
**Jamaica Bay:** The houseboat is located in the bay. It’s a a birdwatcher's paradise - Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of waves, with JFK Airport and the city skyline in the distance, having your morning coffee while watching herons take flight. Houseboating in NYC is a very unique experience, both an urban adventure and a nature retreat rolled into one.
**Recreational Opportunities**: Apart from houseboating, the waterways are ideal for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing.
**Rockaway Beach**: The city's only surfing beach! Stretching over 5.5 miles, it's also the longest urban beach in the United States. Alongside its waves and sand, the adjacent boardwalk offers entertainment, food, live music, surf schools, and relaxation.
**Jacob Riis Park**: Often referred to as "The People's Beach." The park boasts an Art Deco bathhouse built in the 1930s and seasonal consession stands. It’s less crowded than neighboring Rockaway Beach and offers spacious sandy areas, picnic spots, and sports courts.
**Fort Tilden**: Fort Tilden Beach is one of New York City's hidden gems. Once serving as a military defense site, today, remnants of its past subtly blend with the natural surroundings. Nearby dunes and maritime forests provide a refreshing backdrop.
**Gateway National Recreation Area**: A short distance away is this incredible National Park, covering over 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife habitats, beaches, and historic sites.