LESLIE'S RETREAT: SPACIOUS HOME WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN

Mary Woodcock

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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LESLIE'S RETREAT: SPACIOUS HOME WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Gorgeous 4 bedroom home located in a historically significant area of Salem North River. Short walking to all the excitement Salem has to offer with trolly and Segway tours, Museums, Galleries, Fine Dining, Beaches and the Salem Water Ferry. The home is fully furnished with a combination new luxurious and antique pieces. The kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. Featuring a gas cook top with grill and griddle attachments, electric double ovens and 2 sinks for easy preparation of meals. Fabulous flow on the first floor between the dining room, living room and kitchen making it ideal to entertain. Many satisfied international families and others from across the country have made this home a destination for family celebrations and holidays. Each bedroom is outfitted with comfortable clean and crisp linens and air conditioner units. In the cooler weather you can cuddle up to down filled duvet comforters and get a good nights rest. Cable television and wireless access through out the home. Outside fenced in dog run, off street parking. After enjoying the vibrant town of Salem you can come back kick back on the front porch or walk to the nearby train station and in 30 minutes arrive in downtown Boston for more adventures.

Please note that the second floor sleeps up to 7 guests comfortable. For additional fee of $150 per night access to finished basement consisting of bedroom, private full sized bath with jetted soak tub and laundry is available.

Please note that this home is a non-smoking premise

Keywords: clean well maintained sunny parking walking downtown train commuter rail museums halloween october boating close to attractions free wifi no smoking international welcome credit card pets children furnished comfortable antique designer home hardwood floors gourmet kitchen allergy housekeeping boston marathon wedding

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We couldn't be more thankful that we had your house to stay in during our wedding weekend! Everyone had a wonderful time between a pot luck on Thursday evening, opening gifts in your living room on our wedding morning, my girls reading gossip magazines while having their hair done, and enjoying some time in Salem. Our experience just wouldn't have been the same in a hotel. THANK YOU for sharing your house with us and for making sure we were comfortable there!
Oct 2013
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Mary Woodcock

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Like to meet and greet new friends. On a recent trip to India my children commented that there is no place on this earth that I don't run into someone I know.

Mary Woodcock purchased this house in 1972

Ideally located to downtown Salem with out waiting in traffic or trying to hunt down an illusive parking space. Also after enjoying the sights and sound of Salem you can walk to the commuter train station to take the inbound train to Boston or the outbound Train to Newburyport, Rockport, Gloucester or Manchester by the Sea.

Close to everything you may want or need. While walking the nieghborhood you'll get to see the GIANT GNOME that lives next door or view the massive garden that is home of prize winning GIANT PUMPKINS over 1,000 lbs.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Walking Distance to Downtown
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Walking Distance to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374217vb
978 943 6920
Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
4

Terrific home in Historic Salem.

  • 4 of 5
Our large family of eight adults and two small children spent 5 nights in this roomy home. The home was beautifully and comfortably furnished. The kitchen was well-stocked to meet all of our needs. The house has been completely refurbished. It is in a quiet neighborhood. It includes a park nearby for families of all ages. The home is within walking distance to Salem's historic sights and also to the train station for those who wish to take the train to Boston. My family chose this home because it is
in the same neighborhood where we grew up. We were there for my daughter's wedding and a family reunion. Mary was quite helpful and went our of her way to make sure that all of our needs were met. I would have given this home 5 stars except that the sleeping space in the basement was uncomfortably warm and stuffy.
Mary intends to make improvements on this issue. The home was very clean. We appreciated having air conditioning. I would definitely recommend this home to other families. If our family has the opportunity to stay in Salem again, I would rent Mary's house.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So lovely having you all and learning more about the neighborhood back when you were growing up here. I loved the fact that we share many similar experiences and fond memories. I appreciate the feedback about the air circulation in the basement and am in the process of a resolution. Your always welcomed to stop by I love to hear more about the history of the neighborhood.
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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Walking Distance to Downtown
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Our visit of New England, staying at "Leslie's Retreat" in Salem, Ma.

Our visit of New England, staying at "Leslie's Retreat" in Salem, Ma.
  • 4 of 5
Although we missed the 15hrs timing for arrival, everything was ready for us to enjoy our stay there. The available "instruction" booklet had all the answers to our questions even though we knew that Mary was just a phone call away. The place was cosy and confortable with plenty of bedspace for us who were two couples with a teenager. Conveniantly located, in the end, we wished that we could have stayed for another week. We highly recommend and would go back anytime. Dan, Danielle, Sabrina, Robert and Nathalie from Quebec, Canada
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Merci Beaucoup. So Relieved you powered through east coast mountain range and safely made it to Salem to enjoy the beaches and surrounding area. Glad you enjoyed the home and would have loved to have you for another week. Your welcome here anytime even if it is for a quick layover from visiting US Universities. Take care, Mary
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Thetford Center, VT
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Great Stay in Salem

  • 5 of 5
A nice quiet neighborhood with children and lots of dog walkers. Close to the water, and also a walk away from all of the historic downtown. A great diner around the corner made it perfect.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely having you.
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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Walking Distance to Downtown
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Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Canton, OH
5

Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5
Mary,
My wife and I very much enjoyed your house. It felt like a home as soon as we walked in. The decor, hard wood floors, great condition, large and open gathering areas, all contributed to a great experience in Salem. There were nice historic homes in the neighborhood. We walked over the bridge to the close by restaurants and activities. We sailed on the schooner Fame. The House with Seven Gables was a great tour. Close by one night we took advantage of Kings Seafood takeout a couple blocks away and also the pizza place a block away. We traveled up to Crane Beach one day (wonderful) instead of our planned trip to Boston and stopped at a nice fruit farm to buy fresh blueberries. We all enjoyed the free wireless internet and all the area info you supplied. We used your large kitchen for pancake breakfasts and cooking our blueberry cobbler. We had our married daughter and her husband along with our teenage son. We would have had plenty of room for our other married son and his wife if they came. Thanks for a great family experience. We will definitely seek you out on our next trip to Salem.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Salem and surrounding is a fantastic place to explore in the summer months. Thrilled you had the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous parts of Salem. The Schooner Fame is one of my favorite attractions of Salem's waterfront. Please know Walter Street is always should you find yourself traveling by.
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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Walking Distance to Downtown
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978 943 6920
Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
5

Graduation group

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful time, super comfortable and great location to walk around lovely Salem!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Wonderful hosting you and your family for such an epic event. I super appreciate the inspiring information you provided me for planning a winter vacation. When your back this way the door is always open
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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious Home Walking Distance to Downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374217vb
978 943 6920
Salem Merrimack Valley & Essex County
Boston, MA
5

A perfect wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5
A group of friends and I stayed here while attending a wedding weekend in Salem and Peabody. It was perfect! Mary took care of every single detail to make sure we had a great time and had everything we needed - and the home is just lovely - we can't wait to return!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely having you all on such a memorable occasion. I especially appreciate the chalk board you left for me. So very talented. If your in the area please stop bye there is a big box of chalk waiting for your next arrival.
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Map

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Leslie's Retreat Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Furlong Park: Firworks!
Nearest Point of Interest
Salem Train Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Home or the Gnome
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GIANT PUMPKINS
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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawthorn Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Vistors Center
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Availability & Rates

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Salem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
labor day
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Halloween Happenings
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 28 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 24 - Jan 2
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Presidents Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Marathon Weekend
Mar 14 - Mar 17
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Easter Weekend
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Patriots Day Weekend
Apr 18 - Apr 21
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Memorial Weekend
May 23 - May 26
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Independence
Jul 1 - Jul 7
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Labor day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Halloween Happenings
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$435
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Extra quarters per night $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%
Notes Rates are subject to change without advance notice.

Additional Basement suite is $150 per night

SAVE: For monthly rates contact owner directly.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 5' Tub shower combination
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Considered a 'powder room' sink and toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (1plus)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Tennis ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • racquetball
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
Notes:
House is located on a corner lot. There is a fenced in dog run , hardwood floors , Additional Fee guest can have access to Finished basement, with additional sleeping space and private bath
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