Ruth Wall

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Speaks english, french
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Ruth Wall

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WINDOW SEAT ON A TRENDY STREET

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Salem Condo Rental Photos and Description

One bedroom, one and 1/2 baths, living/ kitchen

We chose to by this condo because it reminded us of romantic places we’ve stayed in Paris and Montreal. There is endless fascination in watching all the people walking on the street below on one of the most pedestrian streets in Salem. Picture granite cobblestones on a tree lined street situated next to the old Town Hall, site of the Farmer's Market and many cultural events.

This is a 2005 renovation of the old Distillery building, which left many fascinating architectural details, and installed top-flight appliances. Jacuzzi, full kitchen, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, central heat/air conditioning.

This is a second and third floor condominium loft. Sleep on a cushy Tempurpedic queen size mattress. The sofa is a new convertible bed as well- for a child or a second couple.

We are surrounded by restaurants serving world class selections of unique cultures. Eat American, Thai, Turkish, Irish, Indian, Mexican, or Italian without leaving sight of your home base.

This is an exciting time to live in Salem. Many restaurants host open mic evenings, or have regular bands playing jazz, blues, and soul each night. Folk and Irish music is also alive and well. We even have street performers in the Derby Square amphitheater next door on a regular basis. This is not your best location if you want to get an early night's sleep on the weekend!

Mature guests: This unit is amongst a building full of childless professionals, and so we look for couples with older children.

Health club: We provide passes to the local YMCA which is two blocks away. Come with your exercise gear- they are open from 5AM to 10 PM!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth Wall (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Speaks english, french

About Ruth Wall

Robert and I bought this condo hoping that one of our adult children would want to live in Salem. As it turned out, they have settled on the west coast, and we have moved to Maine. The condo is managed by us with the help of a knowledgeable local property manager, so all questions will be handled quickly and professionally.

Ruth Wall purchased this condo in 2005

Why Ruth Wall chose Salem

This is a classy repurposing of an old jazz club, which was once a distillery when the waterfront lay just outside the door. We loved the inclusion of antique details, like the huge gears that remain in our rafters, from the days when barrels of rum were lifted for storage.

What makes this condo unique

All our guest comments will mention how handy the condo is to everything down town. You will see it all from the tall south facing windows that look over the graceful balcony to the street below.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Lake Oswego, Oregon
5

Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5
I was so happy to find this condo. My husband and I traveled to Salem to visit family and wanted a place where we could unwind and relax. This condo fit the bill. The pictures do reflect the look however it is not easy to capture in a photo the comfortable feel. It is within walking distance of the the train station and many restaurants as well as being in the heart of historic Salem. I had read the parking might be tricky however the free parking is within 1 block and a short walk. There is meteored parking surrounding the entire area and never presented a problem. Ruth was wonderful to work with and we look forward to staying in this condo when we return to Salem.
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is the perfect spot for a couple to use as home base while visiting the area. Thanks for giving us a try!
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5

Another great stay at your beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5
This is our second stay at your beautiful place in the heart of Salem. Everything went so smoothly...from picking up the keys to watching the Halloween parade from our window! You can't get any closer to history, great food and great times. Thanks for having us again, we always look forward to visiting our home away from home.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent rental!

  • 5 of 5
The property was perfectly placed, and a short walk from all of the biggest attractions in Salem. We only used our car for a short trip to Winter Island and a day trip to Plymouth, MA. The property itself was very neat and well kept. We had four individuals in our party, plus one small dog, and we felt we had plenty of room! This was my best experience with a rental property to date. Ruth was very kind and was very helpful in planning our stay - she went above and beyond and offered a lot of extra information to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to explore Salem, or Boston for that matter! The train station was a short walk away, and allowed us to take a great day trip to the city. There was plenty to see, lots of attractions, and a BUNCH of delicious restaraunts - I recommend Rockafella's for sure! In terms of parking, we got parking passes for a lot on Washington Street - just a few blocks away from the condo. The passes were $25/month, but were also the cheapest parking for a week stay instead of the meters or parking garage. We picked up the passes at the nearby parking garage by the visitor center. For pet owners - Salem is a pretty pet-friendly area, and I hardly left my dog in the rental at all. Check out Penelope's Pet Boutique! The staff there are very friendly and absolutely loved my pup. We had a great time and would love to return in the future. Thanks again to Ruth for her flexibility and helpfulness! :)
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming, and using all the resources our condo and our city have to offer.
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Bill sadler christchurch england

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 6 nights,and its a perfect place to be ,central to all that salem has to offer.We used it as a base to go in and out of boston on the train [$14 return]and had most of our meals in salems many bars and restaurants.The apartment is really good ,its different with the bedroom and main bathroom up above the lounge and kitchen.I liked the layout and suited us as i get up early most days ,and did'nt wake my girlfriend up.Ruth was great and easy to talk to and ask things of,so thanks for everything cheers bill.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to have you! Glad the condo gave you a warm home base while you explored our greater Boston area. Welcome back any time!
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5

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5
This condo is as described, very clean, and has charming architectural elements. The owner responded quickly to all questions. I would recommend this to anyone who is able to climb a long flight of stairs to enter the condo on the second floor of the building, and 19 steps to the bedroom on the third floor. There is a sleep sofa in the living room. From this location you can explore Salem and take day trips to Maine, New Hampshire, Boston, Cape Cod and other New England locations. The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, is one of the best museums in the country. Salem has excellent restaurants within easy walking distance of the condo.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming! Thanks too for mentioning the stairs, which are considerable. But the view is too! Come again for the film festival next year!
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

What an absolute find in Salem!

  • 5 of 5
What a total delight this apartment was, right in the middle of the Salem hub, night life and pretty lights as close as you could possibly want. The neighbours in the apartment building were all very lovely as well. Ruth sent us lots of literature to help with our stay. Along with all of the mod cons you could wish for, a lovely fridge with ice and fresh water on hand. The only snag we had was the oven was unusable due to smoke filling the apartment when we turned it on. However, with restaurants and bars in abundance it did not ruin our holiday! Coffee house down the road every morning and the lovely little shop underneath the apartment were brilliant. Thursday Market was also excellent. Comfortable and tasteful furnishings completed our stay. I would recommend this apartment to anyone and Salem is a great place to be for visiting the surrounding New England area. We hope to stay again in the future. Thank you Ruth for letting us have free reign of your beautiful property. Jan and Rob Page Bristol UK
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How glad we are that the condo answered these guest's requirements, but how sad that they did not tell us about the oven when they were there, so it could have been cleaned immediately for them! The turnaround time between guests is often less than 24 hours, so cleanings, while thorough, may not include the oven each time. We are surprised at how few people take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen, opting to eat out at the many restaurants surrounding our building instead. Please do come again, and we'll be ready for you.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Logan
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
O'Neill's Irish pub across the street
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Olde Salem Green
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
114 and 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Adriatic Restaurant, among many within view
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waikiki beach at Winter Island
Car: not necessary

From here you can take a pedi-cab ride, a trolley, or a ferry to Boston to see the sights.

Stroll down to the water front and walk the wharves which are still in use in the National Maritime District just four blocks away. The replica Friendship, a merchant Indiaman from 1799 the same year Constitution was built, is host to all things nautical.

Witches? You can gaze, stare, hear, and be startled by the varied “museums” that explain the historic witch trials that have made the City so famous. Many of these venues are really for entertainment and compete with one another to be the scariest. You will have to be the judge.

History? You can take many walking tours which are also varied in presentation. We can recommend the one that suits your taste.

The convenience to the train station makes it an ideal solution for a business/pleasure trip. Take the train outbound to the artist colony at Rockport, or for a whale watch in Gloucester.

Other Activities: We are two blocks from the famed Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) the cultural heart of the North Shore. PEM displays art from around the world.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Salem Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
October 2014
Sep 30 2014 - Oct 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$333
$1,100
 
 
Halloween week 2014
Oct 29 - Nov 3
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Amenities

Salem Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • the bathroom on the living room level also hlds the laundry.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The loft bedroom is not totally closed, so those sleeping upstairs will hear someone in the kitchen below. (And smell the coffee when the machine turns on in the morning!) The brand new sleep sofa in the living area is comfortable but not private. Two couples who are good friends may be fine here, or a couple with no more than two children. Use our guest passes to the YMCA , two blocks away, for the exercise equipment and pool and steam room. Laundry is in the half bath- you don't have to leave the unit.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Think of this condo as a safe place to unwind and rest while you are working or touring the area. There is not a lot of entertainment built in because you really won't need it. You can come and go all day between museum visits with no long walk required. The condo truly sits right on top of one of the busiest corners in the downtown area, on the trendiest street in Salem. Since it is a half hour ride to Boston by train, you can easily commute in to town for museums there. You can also drive from Salem for day trips to New Hampshire or Maine. There are several town beaches here, and many more up the coast in places like Ipswich and Newburyport.

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