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Mary Woodcock

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Salem House Rental Photos and Description

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 than an for up charge of $150 per night you can have access to finished basement consisting of a bedroom, private full sized bathroom with jetted soak tub and laundry area.

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

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary Woodcock (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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 Merrimack Valley & Essex County

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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based on 54 traveler reviews

Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything
average rating of 4.888889 based on 55 reviews

Great choice when in Salem!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning Mary was responsive and insightful as we planned our trip. The house was beautiful and spacious and equipped with everything we needed. It was a 15-20 minute walk to the train station and various Salem attractions. Gulu Gulu Cafe is a must go. The only disadvantage was not having a washer and dryer on site. Overall, great stay and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my home as the first part of your journey. Delighted that your stay was comfortable and you had an ample opportunity to explore not only Salem but the surrounding communities. I agree the Gulu Gulu is a fun place to eat and people watch. Hope the rest of you vacation was equally as memorable, Kindly Mary
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Great Stay in Salem!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay with a larger group in Salem! Plenty of comfortable beds, great air conditioning that the house stayed REALLY nice and cool even in the warm weather, and walking distance to downtown Salem! Mary was great in regards to communication and getting us ready for the house. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient, and lovely place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a family reunion and it was perfect for our stay. Everyone had their own rooms (we also rented out the basement, which was very comfortable) and we all enjoyed the air-conditioned house during a blistery hot weekend in July. The mattresses and pillows were all quite comfortable, and Mary made sure each room had an AC and fan. There was plenty of space to lounge around between the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The house was perfectly located too - we could easily walk 20 min to downtown Salem to take in the sites, or just drive 5 min and be downtown in no time. Parking was very easy (the large driveway accommodated our three cars) and we took evening strolls around the charming neighborhood. The house is stocked with brochures, directions, maps, and suggestions on things to do, and Mary was the ultimate host. She suggested an itinerary for our family, gave perfect restaurant recommendations, and had insider knowledge about the town and its history. Mary is so nice and very easy to work with - she responded to my multiple inquiries quickly and politely, and I enjoyed meeting her when we checked in. We would definitely recommend staying at Leslie's Retreat and making a visit to Salem - we were there three days and could have stayed another week at least. Thank you Mary for making our family reunion perfect and memorable!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly delighted to be even a small part of your family reunion. I immensely enjoyed spending time talking with you. Salem is my home and I absolutely love sharing my knowledge about the area and making recommendation of places that I enjoy. Thank you so very much for your stay. The door is always open.
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Salem adventure

  • 5 of 5

Home was warm and welcoming in every aspect. The beds comfortable and everything was clean. Everything you need is at this home! We went to Salem for a brief vacation. Salem has its history however the surrounding towns were phenomenal in beauty. Rockport is a quiet, by the sea town with touristy shops. Another day we went to Boston and the hay markets, along with the US Constition. If you like history this is your town! We then ventured to Marblehead, which is a sleepy adorable town that has a Parker which overlooks the ocean....sweet. All in all this iPhone in Salem was a great location to venture out to seethe any sights of Massechucetts.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a local to the area I take for granted some of the "regular" sights I am exposed to of the area and just how unique and special that this area is. It fabulous hearing about the places you visited and how enjoyable your travel was. I have walked, biked, swam and hiked most of the nooks and crannies of the area but seeing it through someone else's eyes makes me smile and the wonders I sometimes overlook. Thank you so very much for your visit
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This home was perfect for our family trip. It was very comfortable and has character. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a family vacation. Mary is very accomodating and helpful, before during and after your stay. We were able to walk to town, which is a big plus! We enjoyed sitting outside, drinking our coffee in the morning. Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me be a small part of your vacation. I truly enjoy taking care of the many details that contribute to having a great visit. Vacations are truly meant to be relaxing time to decompress. I am more than happy to be of service so that your all time is all positive.
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The guys and I very much enjoyed the stay. It was close to everything and walking distance to downtown. The property was beautiful and very well maintained, we didn't need much. Also the property manager was great, although due to timing we did not meet on the first day. She made it a priority to meet us the next morning! Mary thank you very much for being awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Logan International Airport in East Boston MA
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Leslie's Retreat 96 North Street Salem MA
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
Leslie's Retreat 96 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
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


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
Halloween Happenings
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 24 - Jan 2
2 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Marathon Weekend
Mar 14 - Mar 17
2 night minimum stay
Marathon Weekend
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Halloween Happenings
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
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

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Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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

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