|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our contemporary ocean front home with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, is situated on the rocky coastline of Marblehead Neck. Enjoy beautiful sunrises and calming views of the ocean from almost anywhere in the main living area. There is a ocean front deck off the master and a bay window on the second master suit. The main floor has an open floor plan with three living rooms and three dining areas plus a new chef style kitchen. The second floor has three bedrooms and a full bathroom, a master suit and newly renovated on-suit. There is a large laundry room, guest office with a pull out and a large kids playroom with a sofa bed, ping pong table, game, toys and TV as well as full ocean views. The third floor has a second Master, full bath and another bedroom.
The house is meant to gather families. We have hosted large family gatherings in our home for years. The amazing panoramic ocean views start as soon as you enter the front door and continue through out the house. It has a fully open floor plan on the first level, and large bedrooms on the second and third levels. There is a large kids playroom with ping pong, TV, toys and an amazing ocean view above the garage and direct access to the backyard.
Used the property for getting my family together for a week. We've stayed in similar oceanfront properties all over the US (Outer Banks, Oregon, Georgia) over the years. This one has been one of the best.
Location is great for local sightseeing - forts, lighthouses, bay, historic marblehead, beach, bird sanctuary, salem not that far.
Cousins spent a few hours each day climbing and exploring the rocks below the house. The house has plenty of activities for the 5-12 year-old crowd - lots of toys in an upstairs gameroom and some grass outside in the side yards to run around in. There's an outdoor shower for getting the sand off.
We had no problem cooking and serving several large meals in the house with ample cooking supplies.
The highlight of the property has to be the ocean view and breezes. Couple of rough edges - one shower lacked flow and some rooms would get stuffy in the late afternoon even with the windows open, but overall a very pleasant place to spend a week with the family. Definitely doesn't feel like a rental. You feel like a guest in the home.
Our large muti-generation family is in full agreement with all that was written about the property and surroundings in the above review, It just couldn't have been more perfect. We heartily thank our hosts for a wonderful stay.
This property is a well appointed home that was perfect for our family gathering of 3 generations and 13 people. The large kitchen had 2 dishwashers, wine fridge, large refrigerator, and 2 sinks. Dining was mostly done inside (overlooking the water), or outside on the large wrap-around patio which was especially good during the cool evenings.
Below the house are large rocks good for an adventurous dip or fishing for stripped bass. Access is via a couple of nearby roads or perhaps an accommodating neighbour. Unfortunately no direct access but that isnt a big problem.
Plenty of bathrooms and two large washing machines. Good water pressure and very clean.
Pool table, wifi and cable TV in three rooms kept the teens entertained. There are really 4 living room areas, so its a good house to keep people together, but not so tight that nerves fray.
There is also a big field in the across the bridge in mainland Marblehead for any field sports. Salem Willows is supposed to be good but we didnt go there. Jogging around the Marblehead "neck" is pleasant, low traffic, and maybe 4km to circle the island? At one end is the lighthouse which overlooks the inlet and also a nice bike/walk. We found it to be an exceptionally friendly community and we were clearly tourists. You can rent paddle boards a Devereaux beach about 1km away.
Beds, towels and sheets were all of high quality- its a very good home and we felt much more like house guests than renters.
Host family was kind enough to leave out 4 bikes, sports equipment and a BBQ all of which was well used.
Minor issues with electrical, and some might find the 3rd floor a bit hot during 2013's abnormally hot summer weather, but window AC units and fans mostly did the trick. There was almost always a cool breeze while we were there.
Better restaurants are probably found in Salem, though the lobster rolls at the Landing in Marblehead were decent. There is a WholeFoods not far away in Swampscott. Take-out steamed lobster from Rowands was excellent and highly recommended. Short trips to Boston are easy.
If you happen to be there during 4th July fireworks, watch from the Lighthouse (1 mile away) or you can get a very good view from the outside rocks (and see Salems fireworks also)
i would have no problem recommending this place. What would make it perfect? Well its pretty good as is. Maybe central aircon and private access to the rocks/ocean, but really thats nitpicking.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Monthy rate is based on a 30 day stay. Price will be adjusted accordingly.
Check in is 3pm check out is 11am. Early & Late check in/out may be adjustable depending on availability.
50% Deposit at signing of lease.
Final payment plus cleaning fee due 60 days prior to arrival.
$2,000 refundable security deposit required 1 month before check in.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.