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Spectacular Coastal Cottage in Swampscott

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Swampscott House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, sleeps 2 adults, non smoking property

If you want peace and serenity for your holiday setting, Club dei Belli, originally the carriage house of Villa bel Mare, is the perfect vacation spot for you. Relax outside with your favorite book surrounded by the villa's extensive European style gardens. Take a leisurely swim in the expansive 20th century style Italianate swimming pool or a moonlit dip in the spa. If the ocean is your lure, Phillips Beach (5 minute walk) provides sand, sun and surf. Newly renovated, Club dei Belli, a two story, 1000 sq ft cottage, has a fully equipped kitchen to allow you the freedom to explore your culinary expression while enjoying a view of the villa's rose garden and swimming pool. Just outside your kitchen door is an organic garden. Amenities include: washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 colored TV's, VCR, queen bed, heated swimming pool, spa, telephone, internet service and weekly cleaning. If shopping is your passion, Marblehead, a charming whaling town, is just 5 minutes away. PERFECT FOR A HONEYMOON!


Marblehead/2.5 miles north: There you will find the finest shops for gifts, clothing and home accessories. There are numerous waterfront restaurants for fine dining, hiking, walking and biking.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Victoria Fitz-Gerald
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Some Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2016


based on 14 traveler reviews

Spectacular Coastal Cottage in Swampscott
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews

Heaven on Earth !!!!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to spend a holiday, the cottage was awesome, clean, good amenities and a pool and jacuzzi to die for.

The owners were very friendly and helpful although we really never saw them that often.

The area was perfect with a coast line that had spectacular views and restaurants, we loved Marblehead, Rockport, and Kennebunkeport. Boston was only a short trip away we went on the train and also the ferry from Salem into Boston Harbour which was a lovely sail.

I would strongly recommend a car to tour the area. I would have no hesitation in returning to visit.

Heather and Duncan (Scotland)

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic 2 week vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Victoria's villa in Swampscott. We stayed for 2 weeks and were very, very comfortable with the accommodations.

Most of our time was spent with family coming over and relaxing by the huge pool and heated spa. The back yard is completely enclosed by huge Arborvitaes so you are sheltered from any cold east wind. The beach is only a 5 minutes walk but as we New Englanders know, the ocean water is quite cold.

The cottage has just about everything you need for your stay, with stores and restaurants close by via car or bike.

Victoria goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable during your stay.

We will be coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rich and Susan it was to delightful to have you here and I enjoyed so much your family visiting. Sarah and DJ were so fun. Can't wair for your return next summer! Summer seaside R and R at its best!
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Laguna Niguel, California

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

LOVED LOVED LOVED this beautiful, modern cottage tucked away on a beautiful estate along the shore in Swampscott. So close to shopping, beaches, and historic Marblehead! So clean and comfortable; the perfect getaway! And a fabulous saltwater pool and Jacuzzi to boot! My two young Marblehead grandchildren visited everyday to our delight! Definitely returning next summer and hopefully for many summers to come! Thank you Victoria, Jory, and family!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated, has everything you need and the pool is just wonderful. I would recommend a stay here but just a few pointers: there was no information in the house at all on local attractions, restaurants etc. A welcome pack would have been nice.

Also it is not that close to the beach, about an 8 minute walk. The main house is on a busy road but the cottage is in the back garden so nice and quiet. You are however part of the main house and it is their pool and garden as well. Although the family does not use it very often, 1 night the noisy grand children were there and used the pool.

All in all we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I would absolutely recommend this place! Clean, comfortable, and filled with all the amenities you could hope for - and would never find at a hotel. The hospitality was great (you'll feel like it's your own private house). This place is perfect for honeymooners or out of towners looking for a beautiful place to call home for a week. 20 minutes from Boston, and only an hour or two from everywhere in New England you may want to visit. My wife and I rented a car and took day trips to Maine, Nantucket, Newport, Boston, Plymouth, and it worked out perfectly. A+ rental! Don't hesitate to book it!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Amazing!!! Couple from Pennsylvania

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here, very clean and cozy. The pool, gardens and owners were fantastic and everything was exactly as we had expected it to be. Loved Marblehead and Boston being so close to shop and walk. Many beaches to choose from, right down the road. Very relaxing and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt. 128
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Phillips Beach-2 blocks away
Car: recommended

Boston, a short 25 minute drive from Villa bel Mare, has everything an American city, with an old-world influence, can offer. There are world-renowned art museums, the ballet, theatre shows, concerts, first class shopping on Newbury Street, international restaurants, and the North End where you will think you are standing in an Italian village! Walk the Freedom Trail and visit the sight of the famous Boston Tea Party. You can explore the abundance of American history in the vast area surrounding Boston. Villa bel Mare is 7 minutes from the well-known 'witch town' of Salem. You can visit the museum there and then head further north to Gloucester and Cape Ann or even the rugged coast of Maine. The nearest sea village to Villa bel Mare is Marblehead. You can take an oil painting class with a view of the harbor, attend a musical concert, or sit in a charming cafe and enjoy your favorite beverage.



Rates & Availability

Swampscott House Rental Rates

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Sep 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning $0

7 night minimum stay
May 2-June 13 $1,200 per week Sat-Sat ONLY
June 13-September 26 $1,500 per week Sat-Sat ONLY
Sept 26-Oct 31 $1,200 per week Sat-Sat ONLY

7 night minimum stay
May 1-June 13 $1,200 per week Sat to Sat ONLY
June 13-Sept 26 $1,500 per week Sat to Sat ONLY
Sept 26-Oct 31 $1,200 per week Sat to Sat ONLY

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Swampscott House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bright apple green walls with white coastal style bead board will make you want to never leave this refreshing bathroom. Across from the bathroom is a private dressing room with MacKenzie-Childs hand made knobs around the entire room to hang your pool towels and bathingsutis on.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • This lovely and romantic coastal cottage has one queen size bed in a second floor loft. The entire cottage has central AC for those warm summer New England days. There are two separate closets, two full dressers, flat screen TV, and seating in the bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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