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Beautifully Appointed Home in Old Town Marblehead

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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.


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


Amenities: Central Air Conditioning Wood burning

Off street parking for fireplace

three cars 300 gallon hot water


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


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

Linnea Payne
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Linnea Payne

Please be advised that my property is available for booking through VRBO but not through their Online Booking. Because the property is my personal residence, I prefer to screen potential renters myself. All bookings can be accommplished by requesting information through my VRBO listing. I have never encountered an incident in the six years I have rented through VRBO. Thank you.

Linnea Payne purchased this house in 2004

Why Linnea Payne chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Beautifully maintained.


Marblehead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Appointed Home in Old Town Marblehead
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Best Patriot's Day weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Linnea's house as a getaway for our daughter from her college campus. The house is marvelously situated in Marblehead and very well decorated. Everything was comfortable and the weather warmed so we could use the deck outside. Her internet was excellent (very important to college aged kids.) Linnea was very gracious. Her kitchen has everything I needed to make breakfasts and lunch and to bake some special treats I like to make for my college freshman so she felt home away from home. Great vacation for me too!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great home and host in downtown Marblehead

  • 5 of 5

This was probably our best stay for any Homeaway / airbnb property in the country. The house was beautiful and clean. It has a great back deck, a nice yard and comfortable front porch. The attention to detail was refreshing with more than enough clean towels, specific baskets with beach towels, cleaned grill, a solid intro packet. We have 3 kids (5, 7, 9) and the location of the house was perfect for us. We were across the street from a park and walking distance to down town marblehead. There was plenty of room for parking as well. We had a great stay, were taken care of and will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marblehead, Ma.

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

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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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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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Marblehead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
"Seasonal" Rate
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $140
Pet Fee $250

4 night minimum stay during "Off Season" (April and November). 4 night minimum stay during "In Season" (May and October). 7 night minimum stay June - September).

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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