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Ruth Wall

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

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WINDOW SEAT ON A TRENDY STREET

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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Ruth Wall

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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

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.

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.

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

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Property Reviews

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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Lake Oswego, Oregon
5

Comfortable and Clean

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
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.
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!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
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+1 978 807-5685
Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
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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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

What an absolute find in Salem!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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
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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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Window Seat on a Trendy Street

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
I traveled from Asia to stay in this condo in order to host Christmas holidays for my family and friends who live nearby. The owner provided me with a Christmas tree and ornaments and a lovely banner hanging inscribed with the words "Christmas in Salem."
The condo was very convenient to all restaurants and stores and the street itself was full of trees that had pretty white Christmas lights on them. The owner also provided me with a convenient underground parking garage which I used with a minimal parking fee and was convenient to walk to. This was essential as parking in the area was difficult. Much appreciated extra detail on her part.

The interior of the condo had many personal touches which were very important to me as the host of several gatherings and of course my need for personal space .
There were, in the bedroom upstairs, 5 reading lamps,a day bed and a desk, a bathroom and a lovely double bed. A great space to retreat and bookcases full of books-a home away from home to be sure.

The downstairs kitchen was open and looking out large windows to the street but appropriate see through screens to ensure privacy as well. The dining room table had a fold out necessary for a larger group in front of an electric fireplace.
She had candles and tablecloths and wineglasses -all necessary for a good host to have to entertain.

The only criticism I have was the couch,which was a pull out for more people, was a bit small and there were no other easy chairs to sit it which would be cozier for a group to sit and talk.

Other than that I would definitely rent this condo again in October when it is high season and for Christmas holidays.The owner has provided a lot of wonderful touches but I would not recommend this for anyone who has trouble walking as there are steep stairs to the bedroom.
Owner's Response: We enjoyed knowing that this far flung family were able to spend the holiday together in our condo. So sorry that the easy chair was missing- it was out at the upholstery shop! more comfy seating will be there when you return.
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Window Seat on a Trendy Street
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Home Sweet Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
We stayed over Halloween and had the best time in this beautiful condo. It was central to everything....great restaurants, shops, scenic vistas and best of all, fabulous sites of American history. It was a quick trip from Logan airport via commuter rail and the Boston T. The condo is just about 4 blocks from the train station so getting into Boston was easy. We got a chance to "check in" early, thank you, Ruth! The whole condo was well appointed with a great kitchen and a comfortable bedroom. We did cook quite a bit and loved being able to do laundry so we could just bring carry on! The condo was clean, bright and lovely and we loved spending time in the condo when not running around Salem/Boston/Danvers. Ruth was very kind enough to provide free YMCA passes which were used just about every day. What a nice perk!


One of our favorite restaurants in Salem was the Lobster Shanty, which is right across the street. Our favorite market was Milk & Honey and the neighboring sweet shop was so great!

We would love to come back some day and recommend this beautiful condo to everyone!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Logan
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
114 and 95
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waikiki beach at Winter Island
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
O'Neill's Irish pub across the street
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Olde Salem Green
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Adriatic Restaurant, among many within view
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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Availability & Rates

Salem Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
October 2014
Sep 30 - Oct 28
$333
3 nights
 
 
Halloween week 2014
Oct 29 - Nov 3
$350
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$300
$850
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
cleaning $100.00
Pet Fee $25.00

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • pier fishing
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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