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Charming, Antique Home In The Heart Of Historic Salem

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming First Floor, 1 Bedroom Apartment In The Derby Waterfront District

Our 1813 home is the best of both worlds; historic in character but with modern amenities. The first floor apartment's living room overlooks historic Derby Street and features period details such as wainscoting and original hardwood floors. The living room includes a pull-out double bed, HDTV, DVD player & cable.

Because one of the owners is a baker, you'll be delighted to find a modern, sunlit and very well-equipped kitchen, with granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave, gas range & oven. The kitchen also features a Keurig coffee maker with an assortment of coffees, teas and hot chocolate as well as a french press, for those who prefer the ceremony involved in brewing the traditional perfect cup!

The bedroom, decorated in calming coastal tones is the perfect retreat after a long and bustling day enjoying salem's exciting activities, museums and history. The bedroom includes a double bed, New England writing desk, HDTV and all the peace you could desire.

A modern bathroom, featuring tiled shower & bathtub, also includes all of the personal touches to make your stay complete, such as soft, absorbent towels and local soaps, shampoos and lotions.

On-street (free) parking is available on Derby St. and in the Salem Ferry lot all year except for October 1 - November 1. Parking in the Waterfront and Downtown garages is also available and is recommended from October 1 - November 1.

With such a welcoming and charming home, you could be tempted to stay inside during your entire stay but just steps from your front door are all of the attractions Salem has to offer. Four doors down, stands the Nathaniel Hawthorne House of the Seven Gables and a few steps further you arrive at Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie, America's oldest candy company (since 1806).

Located on the waterfront, Derby Street extends further into the heart of Salem past the Maritime National Historic site which features several sites to explore such as The Friendship, a reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted East Indianman built in 1797 and the Custom House, to name a few.

The list goes on and on, including the Peabody Essex Museum, one of the 25 largest art museums in the nation, a vibrant downtown that is home to some of the best restaurants on the North Shore and dozens of unique shops and museums where one can go to learn all about the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

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George Bradbury
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About George Bradbury

Jodi and I purchased this home in August of 2013 after selling our first home, which was also located in Salem. We knew we wanted to remain a part of the vibrant and historic community of Salem and we had our hopes set on finding a condo in the heart of downtown, close to our favorite places such as Jaho Coffee House and Turtle Alley Chocolates!

When the opportunity to own an historic home that would afford us the opportunity to be in the precise location we had hoped for and to have space to share all that we love about our home and special city to others, we simply couldn't resist.

We hope that you will come and enjoy all that our home and our city has to offer. Our greatest hope is that it will bring you as much joy as it brings to us.

George Bradbury purchased this apartment in 2013


Salem Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A modern bathroom, featuring tiled shower & bathtub, also includes all of the personal touches to make your stay complete, such as soft, absorbent towels, hair dryer, soap, shampoo and conditioner.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out queen-sized sleep sofa
  • The bedroom, decorated in calming coastal tones is the perfect retreat after a long and bustling day enjoying Salem's exciting activities, museums and history. The bedroom includes a double bed, New England Writing Desk, HDTV and all the peace you could desire.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Charming, Antique Home In The Heart Of Historic Salem
average rating of 4.880435 based on 92 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing is definitely the best word to describe our stay! We were so excited about this property, I mean what's not to love, it's a part of history! The outside and inside are both gorgeous! The inside is decorated perfectly for the location and stocked with everything we needed, except a tea pitcher, us southern girls love our sweet tea! I slept on the pull out sofa and it was very comfortable, as was the bed. George was on hand the whole time, which made us feel very welcomed. The location was perfect! We were able to walk almost everywhere, which is great because parking is hard to find in Salem. The ferry parking near the house is a short walk and easy to get to. The little gift shop next to the house has so many cute gifts at awesome prices, I highly recommend stopping in there! The Witches Brew has the best food and drinks in town and it's also a short walk! Our vacation was perfect and we hope to be back soon! Thank you again for an amazing vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Great location and very simple and clean place. Easy communication and friendly owners. Would highly recommend and return again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

A cozy, sweetly decorated, quiet place to stay. Close enough to the action but far enough to have peace and privacy. We loved the ease of the guided ferry ride back to Boston. Next time we'll bring a few goods as no grocery store close enough without a vehicle. Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Amenities were great especially the coffee and cocoa. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone coming to Salem.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful 102 Derby Street Salem Ma.

  • 5 of 5

There's a historical ambiance in this 1813 house with wainscoting and elegant seaport decor. Also it's so comfortable and bright you can enjoy the 21st century amenities such as airconditioning, wifi, tv, microwave and a super bathroom and eat in kitchen.

What I appreciated most about the apartment location was that I could easily walk to the center of all the Salem attractions as well as the ferry to Boston and the Sea Shuttle. The House of the Seven Gables is 4 doors away and that was my primary destination in Salem. The owners are welcoming and add to that, they run Jodie Bees Bakery on Church Street where I enjoyed delicious baked treats and vegetarian entrees. I look forward to returning. My husband does also!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Mishawaka, IN

Perfect Location on Historic Derby Street!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this one room apartment in Salem for a rare family vacation to see Historic Salem and couldn't have been happier! The apartment is very spacious, clean, updated but still historic and smartly outfitted with the right amenities such as complimentary coffee, bath and shower gel and plenty of fluffy towels for a family of 4. It's always nice to have a full kitchen when traveling with a family and the pullout sleeper sofa was a plus and proved very useful. This place has everything you need and it's in the perfect spot near free parking at the Salem Ferry Harbor which also has the Sea Shuttle for cruises around Salem Sound and Misery Islands and the Salem Trolley bus for historical tours. Be sure to get a drink at the outdoor bar while you wait! Also near the house and on Derby Street are two awesome cafes, The Witches Brew Cafe and Mercy Tavern for local food and brunch on Sundays. There are quaint shops along the street, the oldest candy store in the USA and right next door to the house was a little souvenir and gift shop that had interesting finds we didn't see anywhere else. The house literally steps away from The House of Seven Gables as well as some notable architecture and gardens. Up the street is the Salem Maritime History Site and Custom House as well as some more shopping and restaurants on the wharf. Be sure to visit the shop Enchanted. If you carry on from there, you are right in the heart of the city center near Essex street where the best museums, historical places and shops are. Be sure to visit Artemisa Botanicals and The Coven's Cottage for legit supplies in Witch City. We walked everywhere because the house is in such a good spot. This location is quiet at night and secure. The owners live in the building and were very nice and introduced themselves shortly after we arrived but they keep to themselves and give you your space and privacy but are there if you need anything. They were great with giving tips about the area and having a bunch of takeout menus in the kitchen was a great idea for a night in. Be rest assured that you've made the right choice in renting this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Logan International Airport, Boston, MA (BOS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
In A Pig's Eye, Derby Street, Salem, MA
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Salem Ferry, Blaney Street, Salem, MA
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Old Salem Greens Golf Course, Salem, MA
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Salem Commuter Rail Station, Salem, MA
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 128
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
In A Pig's Eye, Derby Street, Salem, MA
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Westford, MA
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Winter Island/Waikiki Beach Salem, MA
Car: not necessary

Founded in 1626 by Roger Conant, Salem has a rich history that includes a key role in the spice trade with the East Indies, being the birthplace of the National Guard and the home of the infamous Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Today, Salem is a vibrant urban community with a bustling downtown full of an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. Our waterfront is no longer a hub of the spice trade but is still very active with both recreational and commercial uses.

Each year, over a million visitors from around the globe visit Salem. During their stay tourists visit our world-famous museums, are fascinated by the City’s historic architecture and learn about Salem’s past.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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