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Stunning Victorian Home Walking Distance from Historic Downtown Salem

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

First Floor Apartment, Sleeps 5 1 Bath, Huge Garden/Yard With Fish Pond

1 king bedroom , 1 queen sofa bed in office, 1 single bed room/ office, den, wireless internet service, . Washer/dryer, 1 bath with shower and tub, fully equipped kitchen, gracious Victorian living/dining room. Large fenced in garden area with fish pond and spaces for sitting ; Private front entrance, side porch for outdoor dining, on street parking. Quiet residential neighborhood.Play area for children available.

Brenda Marean
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Brenda Marean

I have lived at 20 Dearborn St. for 15 years. I grew up in Salem and attended public schools, Penn State, received a Master's at Simmons College in Boston and an advanced certificate at Cordon Bleu, London. My husband, Frank graduated from Brown University; is a great photographer and has captured our home for you to see.

Brenda Marean purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Brenda Marean chose Salem

Salem is a unique city, on the move in the 21st century; our Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is world renowned featuring an authentic house brought from China and installed by Chinese craftsmen. Historic Chestnut Street features the exquisite homes of Salem's wealthy sea captains many designed by Samuel Mc Intire; the Mc Intire district self guided walking tour begins 5 minutes from our home. In addition Salem has one of the finest collection of Federalist homes, many surrounding the Salem Common - a 15 minute walk from our home. The waterfront area, about 20 minute's walk, features the Friendship India man merchant vessel, a replica of the 1797 original, berthed at the center of the National Maritime Historic site. There you will also see the Elias Derby house, the Custom House and the House of the 7 Gables, made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne's book of the same name. There are any number of fabulous restaurants, bistros, pubs and take out venues in many price ranges in the area.

For a change of scenery, the commuter rail can take you south to Boston or north to the famed Rockport Gloucester areas; each about a 30 minute trip. Marblehead, the sailing capital of the East is about a 10 minute drive.

What makes this apartment unique

I love my home and enjoy sharing it with guests and visitors to our area; the lovely neighborhood, proximity to downtown Salem, Rtes. 95 and 128, commuter rail, historic district and other beautiful surrounding towns to say nothing of the Great Halloween celebrations during October make it a perfect place to live and visit!


Salem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect my home
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom with King sized bed sleeps two; sewing room/bedroom sleeps 2 on brand new comfortable queen sofa sleeper. Single bed in home office.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Stunning Victorian Home Walking Distance from Historic Downtown Salem
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfectly appointed, immaculate, great home!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Really beautiful historic Salem home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Beautiful outdoor space in addition to spacious historic house. Very welcoming and met all our expectations!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Brigitte! So happy to hear all went well during your visit. Warm regards, Brenda
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A very comfortable flat in a safe neighborhood. Brenda provides everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The flat is spacious and very tastefully appointed. The updated kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals.

Brenda has every room spotless upon arrival. She is available to assist if you place a call to ask questions or to get tips about directions, etc. Two parking spaces available right near the door (off street). Washer and dryer available for use, too.

A clean, comfortable and inviting place to stay. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Nancy! It was great to have you and Tom here, to meet baby Owen, Aileen and Ed. Looking forward to seeing you in September.
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Salem Witch Museum
A big Tourist trap!!
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Logan International Boston
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Old Salem Greens
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Commuter Rail 10 minute walk from the house
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rtes # 1, 128, 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salem Willows Waikiki Beach
Car: recommended

Historic Salem offers a plethora of walking, sightseeing, 'witch' related sights and sounds, local live theater at Salem State University and Salem Theater Company, Salem Cinema, Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), HIstoric McIntire District, House of 7 Gables, Witch House, and lots more!!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90

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.

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