I Love Marblehead in the Fall!
This quaint little house was everything it was promised to be and more! After traveling for 2 weeks by RV we were scheduled to spend 4 days here and we couldn't have asked for anything better! The house was welcoming with various notes/instructions from the owner in important places so we didn't feel lost when it came to simple things, like…using the washer/dryer, which remote went to which TV, how to control the temperature, and where the best places to eat were. The owners sense of style was both comfortable and classy! The beds were super comfy, though the bedroom with the two twin beds was a bit small and there were no screens on the windows. We like a little fresh air at night and were visited by a dragonfly who really didn't want to leave (just like us!) The Living Room was larger than expected though it really would have been nice if the fireplace had worked. My favorite room was the sunroom which is where we spent a good deal of time, eating, planning our days, and just relaxing at the end of our vacation. The best part was the morning we took a walk around the neighborhood to collect leaves and see the ocean. All the neighbors were friendly and even the drivers in the area stopped without Stop signs to let me cross on my mobility scooter. This was a very pleasant surprise! I would have loved to have spent more time and if the occasion arises, we may be back! The owner was wonderful though we never had the chance to meet her in person. We texted and passed notes and she was very accommodating to our special needs. It was perfectly situated so we could visit Salem, Boston and the surrounding areas easily yet felt perfectly at home and away from the busy city at night.
I would definitely recommend this property even to people with minor disabilities. I have arthritis but had no difficulty stepping up the one step to the front door or the one step down to the sunroom. It is not large enough for a person in a wheelchair however but a walker could work. There are no support bars or shower seat in the bathroom however, but there is an extenable shower head. I kept my scooter in the garage where there was room to store our luggage as well. The owner provided a garage door opener so I could come and go with ease when using my scooter.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: I very much appreciate reviews from my guests to understand their experiences at my home. Knowing that they enjoyed their visit is of the utmost importance to me, but also learning about anything I can do to improve the experience is very valuable! There are screens for all the rooms but I assumed (incorrectly!!) that the warm weather had passed so I had begun to take them down and wash the windows for winter. I think next year I will wait much longer to do this! I have considered grab bars in the bathroom and that will be a priority to get accomplished over the winter while I am back home.
My favorite room is the "sunroom" as well. When I am there alone, I put an easy chair in there for reading and coffee and would be happy to stay put! When there are 4 guests however, usually the table needs to be opened fully to accommodate everyone.
Thank you for the review and please come again!!
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