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Historic Colonial in the 'Witch City', Steps to Salem Common

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Come experience Historic Salem, in our 3 story Historic Colonial Home built in 1808. Recent updates include remodeling of all bathrooms, new Furniture and upgraded pillowtop Beds, Completely remodeled Kitchen with granite countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances. We still kept much of the old charm of this historic home including original hardwood floors, Windows, doors,Trim and Horsehair Plaster Walls.

The house has a large dining room with 8 place seating, full kitchen, a living rooms(2 full size couches and a flat screen TV )and a Family room (sectional sofa with flat screen TV)6 bedrooms(6 Queens) 1 bedroom on the first floor, 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 2 on the 3rd floor. 2 full Baths both are in-suite on the 2nd floor and one 1 and 1/2 baths on the main floor. New Gas Furnace and a wonderful handcrafted New England Soapstone wood burning stove.

New Outdoor patio with BBQ grill for 2017

Off-Street Parking for 2 autos and plenty of street parking for additional cars. The Month of Oct we are limited to 1 street parking permit,

Wireless Internet

Walk to everything in Salem, the House of the Seven Gables, Hawthorne Hotel,Salem Commons, Peabody Museum, Salem Harbor, Pirate Museum and The Witch Museum are all within a 5 minute walk. There are wonderful restaurants all within walking distance of the house(Google says there are 60+ within a mile)

Warning: Home is Historic, which includes difficult stairs which may not be suitable for infants/young children or the elderly, Drafty windows,limited electrical outlets, tight fitting doors, loose doorknobs etc. THIS HOUSE IS 200 YEARS OLD, IT IS NOT A HOTEL.



25% Non-refundable deposit required

Credit card Damage Deposit

Keywords: Salem common, derby wharf,

More Details

Cole Schlack
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Cole Schlack

My Wife and I live in a Ski resort town in Utah, we have 4 children. We purchased this property because we love to visit New England. Go Red Sox

Cole Schlack purchased this house in 2008

Why Cole Schlack chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

It is a great historic building in a fun historic town, easy access to Boston and the rest of New England.

What makes this house unique

A single room at the Salem Waterfront Hotel will cost you $278 per night plus tax. Here you get the whole house for a little bit more


Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Historic Colonial in the 'Witch City', Steps to Salem Common
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great location, interesting historical property

  • 5 of 5

The house was as expected; the owner emphasized that it is not a hotel, it's a 200 year old house, some windows don't open, the doors don't fit and the floors are squeaky and uneven. This just added to the true character of the house. The house was clean and everything was serviceable. Modern kitchen and bathrooms and plenty of room for the seven of us. If you have small kids, the stairs to the attic bedrooms are narrow, steep and have a small landing at the top, it might not be ideal; our youngest is 14 so it wasn't an issue with us. The location is great; nice neighborhood, walking distance to the Commons, and all the nearby attractions. We drove into Boston four days during our stay...yes, Boston traffic sucks, but it was nice to come back home to Salem and relax. There is a nice patio out back with gas and charcoal grills. This house was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Excellent Home for visiting the "Witch City"

  • 5 of 5

Location, Location, Location! This home was within walking distance to everything! It was great to park the car and just explore. After a full day it was comforting to come "home" to enough room for our group of eight to spread out and play games in one room, watch movies in another and enjoy quiet reading time in yet another! The kitchen was well stocked with items needed to prepare the food we had brought along and while the home maybe old, its charm, comfort and location, more than made up for a few doors not closing. Owner was very helpful and I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the home, it was in walking distance of everything that we wanted and needed to do. We sat in the yard every evening and enjoyed cocktails!! Wonderful family vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great place for us to stay while in Salem for a wedding. We all had a great time though two of the bedrooms were very uncomfortable due to the fact that they only had fans and no window AC units. A few hours of door repair is also in order e.g. missing door knobs, broken hinge, doors that wouldn't close completely or lock.

Other than that we all enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible location to explore Salem and the Boston area. This very large home met all of our needs. It is in a beautiful neighborhood, close to the downtown area. It has a large kitchen and dining area, and comfortable living room. Highly recommend for any large family or group of friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio Tx

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful experience and renting this home for our family vacation was perfect! The house itself is beautiful and was nice and clean. The rooms were perfect for our large group. The kitchen was well stocked and had all the utensils we needed. Perfect location.. I ran at the park every morning and along the shore. We plan to do it again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Boston Ferry
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fishermans Wharf
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Collins Cove
Car: recommended

walk to Salem Witch museum, Hawthorne Hotel


Rates & Availability

Salem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 2 2017 - Jun 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Holidays and special events may have addition stay requirements or Higher Rates. Smoking anywhere on the property will result in a loss of the $500 cleaning deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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