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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beautifully Appointed Home in Old Town

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A Residential Home in Old Town:

As you step onto a mahogany front porch with two large benches and window boxes, you open a walnut wood front door into a spacious and very inviting open floor plan. The dining room is to your left with a beautiful baby grand piano in the front window.

The marble pedestal table invites guests to seat on comfy upholstered chairs and surround themselves with beautifully appointed furniture. The table can accommodate eight. The ceiling fixture is a Gaelic silver chandelier.

Your eyes are then drawn to the living room with its tranquil pallet of turquoise, white and tan. The ceiling is painted a very soft sky blue. There is a flat screen 36"' TV with HD and a DVD player; a ceiling fan; a wood burning fireplace.

Look beyond to a cheerful and bright kitchen with all amenities.

The color scheme is blue/white with eggnog and white cabinets. The bead board trimmed island has set-in blue/white ceramic tile. There is a sky blue Kohler double ceramic sink, a ceiling fan and a bay window - what more could you ask for. Seating for two at extended kitchen counter or in dining room or on deck.

To the left of the kitchen is a full bath, hallway and bedroom separated by a pocket door, which allows privacy for the guests. Bathroom has a Kohler white ceramic tub with shower and a single sink vanity called Martha's Vineyard by the manufacturer. The ceramic tile surrounding the tub is in a subway design. The room has white bead board trim 3/4's up the wall and a ceramic floor in the design of a bleached wooden deck. The bathroom is separate from the bedroom.

The attached bedroom has a trundle bed that converts into two twin beds or a king size bed. There is ample closet space. The bedroom also has a ceiling fan.

Beyond the kitchen is a mudroom with coat closets and whimsical primary colored wallpaper of checks/stripes. There is also a window seat.

This area leads out onto a large mahogany deck, which also has a staircase leading down to a large backyard. There is a safety gate at the top of stairs to protect children and/or a dog. Seating on the deck and white patio furniture makes you feel as though you are in a space all of your own. The deck has seating for twelve. A canvas gazebo covers part of deck and has curtains that can be drawn if it rains. It is appointed with an indoor/outdoor carpet, lighting, seating and tables for hors d'oeuvres. Looking beyond the deck, you can appreciate the lovely quiet setting, the shady trees, the old New England stone walls and the gardens. A Weber propane grill is provided with utensils.

The second floor has a mahogany balcony at the top of the stairs. First upstairs room is used as a den. It has a computer table and a trundle bed with two twins. There is a large oak armoire for storing clothing. The 3rd bedroom has white wicker furniture and a ceiling fan. No bed is provided.

Bathroom is separate from master bedroom. It has a single sink vanity called Nantucket by the manufacturer. There is a large ceramic walk in shower with handicap arm bars. The room follows the same decorating theme as the downstairs bathroom with bead board and ceramic floor tile. Across from the bath is a full size washer and dryer. (Detergent provided.)

The master bedroom is large. It has a king size bed with a feather bed topper. There is a comfortable wing chair and a 32" flat screen TV with DVD player; plenty of drawers and closet space.

Footnotes:

Upon purchase (2004), the home was completely gutted and redesigned with architectural plans. Square footage is approximately 1700.

Floors on the first level are all oak hard wood. The second level is carpeted.

The backyard is fully enclosed and safe for children and/or dog.

Detached garage can accommodate a mid size car. There is additional parking in driveway for two cars.

For Boston Sightseeing: You can hop onto the commuter train in Swampscott (neighboring town). It is only a 12-15 minute ride to the depot and a 20 minute ride into Boston's North Station. There is also local bus transportation into Boston at the top of the street. (Elm St.)

Ten minute walk to downtown for sightseeing Marblehead Harbor, touring the quaint colonial streets, shopping and dining. There is a medium size well appointed grocery store with a nice selection of wine.

Only a ten minute ride to our lovely beaches.

Dog Friendly: Must be at least two years old. Must weigh less than 100 lbs. Pet is not allowed on furniture. Letter from Vet. indicting the dog is up to date on shots.

The backyard is fully enclosed and safe for children and/or

dog.

Amenities: Central Air Conditioning Wood burning

Off street parking for fireplace

three cars 300 gallon hot water

tank

Full size washer/dryer Linens supplied

Large mahogany attached deck for entertaining

Beds: 1st floor bedroom - Trundle that converts into two

twins or one king size

2nd floor - Den - Trundle that converts into two

twins

Master Bedroom - King bed with feather bed topper

Entertainment: Cable/Satellite TV CD player/radio

Baby grand piano 36" flat screen TV, DVD

32" flat screen TV, DVD

Kitchen: Full kitchen which includes: Disposal, Microwave,

Two oven electric range Dishwasher

All cooking supplies, including spices you would

need to prepare a meal

Seating for two at extended kitchen counter. Or

seating for eight in dining room

Outdoor Features: Large mahogany deck

Umbrella table with six chairs

10'x10' enclosed furnished gazebo

Weber propane gas grill and utencils

View/Location: Residential stree in Old Town. Ten minute

walk to downtown for sighting Marblehead Harbor.

Tour the quaint colonial streets, shop and dine.

There is a medium size grocery store well

appointed and a very nice wine selection.

Ten minute ride to local beaches.

Communications: WiFi Internet

Keywords: Owner's private home. Built in 1923. Completely renovated eleven years ago with design of local architect.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I moved to Marblehead to be closer to family; and the ocean, of course.

My roots are in New England.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

This home is my private residency.

Reviews

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

Beautifully Appointed Home in Old Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Marblehead, Ma.
5

Great home for family get togethers or vacation

  • 5 of 5

100% satisfied -- only thing to keep in mind is this home is not child proofed ..... a lot of beautiful figurines,

vases , etc. ( just had to move them to a higher location ) Will try to rebook next year !!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield County, CT
5

Repeat renter

  • 5 of 5

Almost all of the posted reviews have described what a great home this is to rent. It is clean, large, comfortable, walking distance to old town, and has all the amenities of home, dishwasher, full laundry, large back yard, beautiful deck, large new Weber grill. We love staying here, and the owner is very accommodating, helpful, and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in this charming house and it was again a wonderful experience. The house is large and comfortable with a large kitchen, big private deck and pretty back yard. There are 2 parking spots (a rarity in this old part of town) and a short walk to restaurants and shopping. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not fit for kids, beds uncomfortable, dangerous furniture

  • 1 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this home for a week. There were breakable pieces of ceramics and pottery almost everywhere in the house. We fully informed the woman who owned the house that there were going to be little kids staying here and were told that it was OK. There were breakable plates, ceramic balls, china, all kinds of stuff all over the place. You cannot walk 2 feet without almost bumping in to something that is breakable. Upstairs the master bathroom is extremely small and unaccommodating, the bed downstairs sleeps 1 person.

The most frustrating part about staying at this house (there are many) was that there is a heavy marble table with broken legs that was wobbly. I emailed the owner about it and because we were scared our baby who was playing underneath it could potentially get crushed by it, told her my friend and I were going to try to fix it and her response was that nobody had complained about it before. Not "I am sorry" , "oh that is dangerous I will fix it" but and accusatory response like we had something to do with damaging the table.

This house is not fit for rental to children, teenagers, adventure seekers, girls getaway, romantic getaway or most definitely people with disabilities. This house is owned by a woman with 1000 copies of better homes and gardens all over the place and breakable plates everywhere you walk.

I will not recommend this property to anyone .

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have read the comments left by a recent renter. It is important to know that the renter's mother came well before the rental date to view my home and to see if it would be an adequate accommodation for her family. She said it was fine. If any concerns had risen on the part of the mother, I certainly would have addressed them immediately. I have been renting for over three years. Several families with children/dogs return every year. There has never been a complaint; only positive compliments. I am sorry the renter had a difficult time. The breakables have been removed and the marble coffee table has been replaced. The master bedroom is large enough to accommodate a kingsize bed which will be brought in in Sept. There are two twin beds in the downstairs guest room. The bed is a trundle. As the home owner, I try very hard to make sure my renters' needs are met and that the accomodations are a comfortable environment for them.
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Garden Ridge, TX
5

Lovely Retreat in Marblehead

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home in old town Marblehead! It is walking distance to shopping and great restaurants. There was plenty of room for us all to spread out, and we loved the fully equipped kitchen and outdoor Weber grill...... We enjoyed breakfast on the deck, above the large landscaped backyard. This location was great for us, to visit our son and daughter-in-law a short drive away in Boston. Everything about this home made us smile.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Happy family gathering

  • 5 of 5

This cute little house was most welcoming for our family of six as we gathered for a family party in the area. House was immaculate and convenient. The owner was very helpful. Heartily recommend this property for a rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Marblehead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
"Seasonal" Rate
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Service $140
Pet Fee $250

4 night minimum stay during Off Season (April and November). 7 night minimum stay during In Season (May - Oct.).

Security Deposit ($500.00) is required at time of signed Vacation Lease Agreement.
Full Rental Fee and Cleaning Service Fee are due 30 days before occupancy.

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Amenities

Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Kitchen: Double oven electric range, disposal, all cooking supplies including spices, Chantel cookware. Ceiling fans in living room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms Wood burning fireplace with wood supply

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