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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Gorgeous 4 bedroom home located in a historically significant area of Salem North River. Short walking to all the excitement Salem has to offer with trolly and Segway tours, Museums, Galleries, Fine Dining, Beaches and the Salem Water Ferry into Boston. The home is fully furnished with a combination new luxurious and antique pieces. The kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. Featuring a gas cook top with grill and griddle attachments, electric double ovens and 2 sinks for easy preparation of meals. Fabulous flow on the first floor between the dining room, living room and kitchen making it ideal to entertain. Many satisfied international families and others from across the country have made this home a destination for family celebrations and holidays. On the second floor there are 4 bedrooms, three of the bedrooms have queen sized beds and the forth has a twin sized bed. All are outfitted with comfortable clean and crisp linens and air conditioner units and in the cooler weather you can cuddle up to down filled duvet comforters and get a good nights rest. Cable television and wireless access through out the home. After enjoying the vibrant town of Salem you can come back kick back on the front porch or walk to the nearby train station and in 30 minutes arrive in downtown Boston for more adventures.

Please note if your require additional space or your group is larger than 7 people, there is an up-charge of $150 per night which provides access to the finished basement consisting of a bedroom, private full sized bathroom with jetted soak tub and laundry area. Please inform the owner if you require the basement up-charge for your party.

Please note that this home is a non-smoking premise

Keywords: clean well maintained sunny off street parking walking downtown train commuter rail museums halloween october boating close to attractions free wifi no smoking international welcome credit card pets children furnished comfortable antique designer home hardwood floors gourmet kitchen allergy housekeeping boston marathon wedding reunions family getaway book club

More Details

Owner
Mary Woodcock
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Mary Woodcock

Like to meet and greet new friends. On a recent trip to India my children commented that there is no place on this earth that I don't run into someone I know.

Mary Woodcock purchased this house in 1972

Why Mary Woodcock chose Salem

Ideally located to downtown Salem with out waiting in traffic or trying to hunt down an illusive parking space. Also after enjoying the sights and sound of Salem you can walk to the commuter train station to take the inbound train to Boston or the outbound Train to Newburyport, Rockport, Gloucester or Manchester by the Sea.

What makes this house unique

Close to everything you may want or need. While walking the nieghborhood you'll get to see the GIANT GNOME that lives next door or view the massive garden that is home of prize winning GIANT PUMPKINS over 1,000 lbs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't be more thankful that we had your house to stay in during our wedding weekend! Everyone had a wonderful time between a pot luck on Thursday evening, opening gifts in your living room on our wedding morning, my girls reading gossip magazines while having their hair done, and enjoying some time in Salem. Our experience just wouldn't have been the same in a hotel. THANK YOU for sharing your house with us and for making sure we were comfortable there!
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 5' Tub shower combination
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Considered a 'powder room' sink and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upcharge basement suite gives access to this bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upcharge Suite: sleep sofa with temperpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Upcharge Basement Suite
  • The listing is for occupancy of the first and second floor of single family home consisting of 4 bedrooms on the second floor 3 of which have queen sized beds and 1 has a twin sized mattress. There is also an infant pack and play. For an additional fee the basement suite is available of which there is another queen sized bed and a Ethan Allen sofa bed featuring a temerpedic matresss. Basement suite also has an additional full sized bathroom and access to a washer and dryer.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House is located on a corner lot. There is a fenced in dog run , hardwood floors , Additional Fee guest can have access to Finished basement, with additional sleeping space and private bath

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything
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5

Salem at its' best...

  • 5 of 5

Meg is wonderful!!

Great job, great house, great time. Will definitely stay again.

5 stars!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice warm inviting home

  • 4 of 5

Clean, well kept comfortable... I would stay there again

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our home. We do hope you have the chance to stay again. We offer a 20% loyalty discount should you return to Salem. -MCW
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5

Clean, pleasent, beautifully kept home. All convenientes you need.

  • 5 of 5

Would and do recommend this property. Continues to be very well managed.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy home

  • 5 of 5

This house provided everything we needed for a girl's trip. Meg was very nice and informative and provided us with ample information on restaurants/sightseeing around town. We were able to walk into town and were only a short Uber ride away. The house was also decorated beautifully and made us all feel immediately welcome. Would recommend this house to any families or groups of individuals visiting Salem area.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a wedding, and what a beautiful house we were able to rent. Everything worked out great at Leslie's Retreat, and I highly recommend staying here to anyone looking for a place in Salem.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your response! We are so glad you had a wonderful stay. -MCW
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Nice old house with lots of room

  • 4 of 5

My sisters, signficant others and in-laws (7 of us) were in Salem for a family reunion and spent two nights here. We were particularly interested in this house because it was two blocks from my grandmother's house where she lived when we were growing up. A trip down memory lane. It was nice that we all could have our own space. Lovely big bedrooms and nice bedding. We even managed with just one bathroom upstairs (thank goodness for the half bath off the kitchen!).

The owner is easy to work with and very responsive. There is excellent wi-fi and aircon in all the upstairs bedrooms but not the basement. House is clean.

We rented the basement also, which was an additional fee. I would have given this 5 stars but the basement smelled musty and was hot. It wasn't clear from reading the description that there was no aircon in the basement apartment, just fans. It was two hot days. In the kitchen, we used the microwave and could only find the plates in the cupboard and assumed they were ok to use. They weren't as there was some metal on them and it caused the microwave to arc. No damage was done because we caught it quickly. Also, use caution when loading the dishwasher as it is NOT attached underneath the counter top and when we pulled out the bottom rack and loaded dishes and then the top rack to load glasses, the whole thing came out from under the counter top and fell forward onto the floor. Luckily no dishes or toes were broken or shins bruised but it probably should be attached. And we could only find one dish towel..maybe we didn't look in the right places.

The owner is incredibly nice and responsive to my questions. The owner has done a superb job of putting together a notebook of things to do and restaurants. She does include also, in the notebook, an envelope which renters can use to tip the cleaning staff. We were surprised to see this as we had paid a cleaning fee.

I would definitely rent this property again if I needed a large accommodation in Salem. It was quiet at night and you could get the breezes.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Your comments on the dishwasher were addressed for future guests. The dishwasher is now attached at the top so it no longer falls down. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Also, come next summer an air conditioner will be added to the basement in response to reviews. It was unlucky that a non-microwave plate was used in the microwave, typically almost all our plates are microwavable and labeled on the bottom as such. Also thank you for mentioning you could not find dishtowels. In the future I will inform all guests there are extra under the kitchen sink. There are also disposable rags labeled "discard after one use". I would also point out that the house keeping envelope is for tip only and not necessary. We are fortunate to have housekeeping and just as a hotel, tips are never required. Again, thank you for this review. We have made a few changes thanks to the constructive critique. Thank you and I hope you guys do get a chance to stay again! We do provide a 20% discount for repeat visitors. -MCW
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Logan International Airport in East Boston MA
Nearest Barpub
0.45 Miles
Downtown Salem where there are many
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kernwood Country Club Sargent Street Salem MA
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MBTA Train Rail Depot 252 Bridge St Salem MA
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 114 to 128 : North Street Salem MA
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Dot ans Ray's North Street Salem MA
Nearest Beach
1.08 Miles
Winter Island / Salem Willows
Nearest Point of Interest
Leslie's Retreat Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Furlong Park: Firworks!
Nearest Point of Interest
Home or the Gnome
Nearest Point of Interest
GIANT PUMPKINS
Nearest Point of Interest
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
Salem Train Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawthorn Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Vistors Center
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.5%

Check in is at 4pm unless arrangements are made prior to arrival.
Check out is at 11am unless arrangements have been made prior to arrival

Rates are subject to change without advance notice.
Additional Basement suite is $150 per night

SAVE: For weekly and monthly rates contact owner directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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