Memory of a lifetime!
Submitted: October 24, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
I had the opportunity to rent his home for a surprise weekend birthday celebration for my wife, and we (and our 12 guests) were just blown away by what a charming, warm, and beautiful home this is.
For starters, the home is situated in the most prime location of Marblehead that must be seen whether you're staying at the home or not. There's literally a parking area across the corner from the home where visitors will park to walk out to the lighthouse and rocky oceanfront, and this is the view from the back porch of the house!
Then there's the house itself, which is full of character and truly remarkable. The first floor feels like an exquisitely charming New England home, but is extremely spacious with multiple sitting areas for groups of 6-10 people. The second and third floors each have 4 large bedrooms with hallway closets that are stocked with linens, towels, toiletries, etc. We didn't have to bring a single thing! As mentioned in prior reviews, the kitchen is enclosed and mainly designed for cooking and it's very well set-up for that, with a stocked pantry and ample serving ware. Because we had a sizable group, we hired a private chef recommended by the owner, who prepared and served us amazing home cooked meals, only to be topped by the amazing home in which we enjoyed them. I'll also mention that the house is very child-friendly, as there were plates & glassware suitable for children, and there were loads of games and children's books throughout the home.
Finally, there's the owners, Day & Rich Newburg, who really know how to take care of their guests. They helped us not just with the needs of the house, but also with advice on the private chef, area restaurants and activities, and how to make the most of our weekend.
So thanks to the magnificent location, the extremely charming home, and the incredibly kind owners, we enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience that we'll always remember! If you are lucky enough to have the chance to stay at 1 Kimball, I HIGHLY recommend you do!
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