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Waterfront Home for Rent in Historic Marblehead, MA

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house


About the property

4 BR, 3-1/2 baths, kitchen, dining area, family room, laundry, sleeps 8

This newly renovated early 20th century house (named Mistral) is located directly on historic Marblehead Harbor (modestly called “The Yachting Capital of the World”.) The truly spectacular views overlook the harbor with an ocean view northeast to Cape Ann and south to the entrance to Boston Harbor and beyond to Scituate and the South Shore. The house is within easy walking distance to the downtown shopping area, beach and the historic district.

It has wireless high speed internet access and satellite HDTV and a telephone service which allows free calls within the US and very inexpensive worldwide calls.

It also has a seasonal dock with kayaks & a stand-up paddle board.

No rentals less than one week (firm).

Dock and the local area: A seasonal dock on the harbor with kayaks is available for use. A spacious sandy beach is within easy walking distance. The Town itself is a virtual museum. In the Historic District most of the houses date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and they project the essence of the Town. There are a number of great restaurants, art galleries, coffee cafes and historical sights. Salem, the 'Witch City,' is the next town over and also has many interesting places to visit including the House of Seven Gables and the Peabody Museum, which is one of the best Maritime Museums in the world.

If you wish to visit Boston it's a 1/2 - 1 hour drive. But there are also alternative modes of travel such as the Ferry from Salem to downtown Boston which is an interesting trip, the train from Salem, bus service from Marblehead or a short drive to the MBTA subway service.

The Harbor: The center of activity revolves around the beautiful Harbor. There are six very active Yacht Clubs and in the summer there are over 1,500 boats in the Harbor. There are sailboat races five days a week. Some of the best racing sailors in the world have grown up in Marblehead. During the summer, in July, there is a special racing event named Marblehead Race Week and sailors from all over the East Coast come to participate. it is often said, only partly in jest, that during Race Week one could walk across the Harbor from boat to boat.

From your rental house you will be able to see some very spectacular sunrises as it comes up over Marblehead Neck directly opposite the house.

It's a very enchanting place to visit and live.

Maximum number of people: The house has four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed, two of the guest bedrooms have queen size beds and the fourth bedroom has over and under bunk beds.

The maximum number of people allowed is six adults and two children.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About The Owner

Linda and Dan are retired and live in the house next to the rental property. they love to travel and sail. Their world revolves around the Ocean and their houses reflect this. The houses are directly on the water with a dock and they have a number of boats large and small.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Marblehead

The rental house and their own home are directly on Marblehead Harbor with spectacular views, not only of the Harbor but, in addition, of both the North and South Shores of Massachusetts. Dan lived in Marblehead summers as a child and fell in love with the town. He came back to Marblehead after finishing graduate school and started a company on the North Shore. He met and married Linda who had also fallen in love with the town and had just moved there from the south shore. The houses immediately attracted them because of their views and their access to the harbor and sailing.

The minimum rental period is one full week.


Marblehead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Two of the showers are spacious areas with multiple shower heads. In the Master Shower you have a wonderful view of MA Bay and the South Shore while showering. The third full bathroom has a jetted tub with a shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • The spacious Master Bedroom has a king size bed, a large private bath,three closets and a 270 degree view to die for. It also has a French Balcony overlooking the harbor. There are two other large bedrooms with Queen size beds and a smaller bedroom with over/under bunk beds. All bedrooms have easy access to bath areas and shower facilities.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Sailboat
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Laundry Room with washer & dryer. The Dining/Rec Area adjacent to the Kitchen has a Pool Table which has a custom cover which converts it into an expansive dining table and seating for ten people. Maximum number of children allowed is two.


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Waterfront Home for Rent in Historic Marblehead, MA
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Thank you Linda and Dan for making it a so special. Your house is just fabulous! Having rented quite a few homes from VRBO..."The Grey Lady" is my number one favorite. Not only does it have phenomenal views, it was well equipped and oh sooo clean. Loved your lovely decor, comfy beds, fluffy towels and of course the welcoming gift box of wine, cheese, crackers..etc., so very thoughtful of guys are the best, I wish you were my neighbor here in Cali. Hope we meet again....again, Thank You... CeCi

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: CeCi, Thank you for your kind words! Happy, knowing you are home safe and sound! We miss you and your wonderful family...hope our paths will cross again very soon. Warmest regards, Linda and Dan
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been better! We were there for a family get together to celebrate my grandfather's 90th. The location, views and well equipped, modern, clean accommodations were perfect! Super friendly owners!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with a beautiful view. Linda and Dan are the best. Linda even helped me unpack my car! We stayed for one week for my daughter's wedding which took place at the Eastern Yaght Club on Marblehead neck. The house is clean, comfortable, and conviently located close to town and shopping. We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing family experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation in Marblehead could not have been more wonderful! Dan and Linda were excellent hosts and have created the most beautiful and welcoming home.....spacious, beautifully decorated, and in perfect condition. Our view of the water and sailboats from the house and numerous decks/porches was delightful. There are good restaurants, shops, galleries, many historic points of interest, and a nice beach....all within walking distance. Everyone we met in Marblehead just seemed very happy to be there.....and we feel the same way. We definitely want to come back again to this enchanting place.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mistral Review

  • 5 of 5

Property was in PERFECT condition, owners were on site and reviewed operation and use of the property. Location was excellent, private, quiet, yet close to town (walk). HIGHLY recommend this property to others. Beautiful view of the harbor and ocean.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tadesco Country Club
Car: recommended

House & dock on the water overlooking Marblehead Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $220
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.