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Henry Derby House Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,375 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Historic former B&B in McIntire District

A favorite destination for travelers from all over the world, The Henry Derby House which was formerly operated as a B&B and was recently converted into a full house rental in 2016. This historic home is perfect for families or large groups traveling together looking to explore downtown Salem. The house is centrally located in walking distance to all of Salem's attractions, but off the beaten path not in the middle of all the action. There is plenty of gathering space for large groups including a sitting room, dining room and large family room all on the first floor. There is an updated kitchen with new appliances and granite counter tops, as well as two full baths on the first floor. There is four bedrooms with five beds on the second floor with 2 more full baths, and two more bedrooms and a small playroom on the third floor. The third floor is best suited for children or smaller guests because of the low sloped ceilings but is very cozy. There is wifi throughout the house and a high def TV in the family room. There is also a working pellet stove in the family room which makes it a very cozy gathering space for the winter months.

Property Manager
Philip Marchand
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Philip Marchand

I am a letter carrier in Salem, MA and have been there for about 15 years. We inherited the B&B from my mother who converted our family home into a B&B in 2001. We also own and operate the John Edwards House, which is another vacation rental property located right next door. I am dedicated to maintaining these properties and making them a home away from home for travelers looking to visit Salem.

Philip Marchand purchased this house in 2012

Why Philip Marchand chose Salem

My parents bought this house in 1978 from my great Aunt and raised our family here. My mother decided to convert the home into a B&B after my sister and I had moved on to college. She loved the business and enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and sharing stories. My wife and I took over the B&B when my mother passed away in 2012 and did our best to keep the same warm feel to the home. With one child now and another on the way we decided that the B&B was too much work for our growing family and decided to convert the home into a full house rental. We are certain that families will love staying the Henry Derby House just as much as we did!

What makes this house unique

The unique character of the home makes staying at the Henry Derby House a different experience than your usual hotel stay. Built in 1840 this historic home has seen many transformations over the years but still has maintained the original character of the Greek Revival style home. The proximity to downtown Salem makes it a perfect spot for large groups traveling together to travel to Salem and have their home away from home.


Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2375 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove all trash and recyclables before check out. Recyclables go in the large blue barrels in the driveway, trash goes in the black barrels.
  • Please wash all dishes used during your stay and empty the dishwasher.
  • If the coffee pot was used please remove all used coffee grinds and clean the coffee pot.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor, off dining room
    Kitchen - toilet , shower , first floor, off kitchen
    Second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor, off Yellow room
    Red room - toilet , shower , second floor, off Red room
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue room - 1 twin/ single , third floor
    Lemon room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , third floor
    Red room - 1 queen , second floor, attached bath
    Mauve room - 1 king , second floor
    Gold room - 1 twin/ single , second floor
    Yellow room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , second floor, attached bath
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , first floor, Queen sized pull out sofa
    Play room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , third floor, futon
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Henry Derby House Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 22 reviews

Wonderful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Henry Derby House for Thanksgiving and enjoyed everything about our stay. The house had all of the kitchenware and utensils we needed to make a great Thanksgiving dinner, had a large dining room table for our family to celebrate, and had a large refrigerator to store our leftovers for the rest of the trip. Philip, the owner, even setup a Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations in advance of our arrival to help make the home even more festive for the holidays. The house is conveniently located in downtown Salem nearby all of the historical sites to visit in Salem and has reserved parking available for two vehicles. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our trip to Salem. We highly recommend the Henry Derby House!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful place in downtown Salwm

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a large group of friends and toddlers. Loved it for the convenience both to the beach and Salem proper. And a wonderful setup for all of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious on the inside. It was nice to have so many bathrooms since there were 5 women staying here. Had one issue with the plumbing, but Phil fixed the problem right away. Nice sitting area outside. Even though it sits at a busy corner the noise level was low in the front 2 bedrooms. Within walking distance of the historical part of Salem. Saved money by eating breakfast and supper at the house. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good family trip

  • 4 of 5

Good location. As the owner knows the property needs TLC. Phil was very responsive and now has a better idea on how to go above and beyond for his guests. Would recommend this property for guests and would stay again once the owner declutters and deep cleans and refurnishes the property. Thanks for an enjoyable trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a good time at your lovely home. We thought we only had one key for a few days, then we realized that there was 3. We should have told you that Mom & I are allergic to feathers. We were surprised to find out the couch was filled with down feathers. Our only complaints were that the tv's in the bedrooms didn't work & the internet access wasn't always there. We did hear a few bumps in the night , but this didn't bother us, well at least most of us! A few things got moved by unseen hands, which I'll admit was kinda weird, but they are friendly! The home is very beautiful, & our stay there was very nice! Some of our family loved to sit on the patio in the garden, in the morning, it was so relaxing out there. The owner of this house was very nice & easy to get in touch with. I'm sorry that I didn't get in touch with him about the tv's & wyfy., but we were busy shopping & site seeing, we walked to places a few days. Drove of course, for things further away. The Henry Derby house is very special & we would gladly stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Historical Home

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 9 people staying in this home and all of us were equally pleased. The house is very roomy and atmospheric. The period details were appreciated and everything we could possibly need to cook a large meal was on hand. Philip was very accommodating as are guest numbers were constantly changing up until the very last moment. With 4 bathrooms and so many people sharing we thought that hot showers or even water pressure would be an issue but I am happy to say that that was not the case at all. Would stayed there again, and recommend to anyone looking to stay in Salem Historical District. The location made it very easy to manipulate the area, from local beer store, to food store, to tourist sightseeing... every thing was within walking distance. Thank you again Philip.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.3 Miles
Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tavern In The Square
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Kernwood Country Club
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Salem Commuter Rail
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lobster Shanty
Nearest Ski
50.6 Miles
Wachusett Mountain Ski
Nearest Beach
1.6 Miles
Dead Horse Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located in the McIntire District of Historic Salem. We are closest to the Witch House and the Gedney House, but also walking distance to the Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and House of Seven Gables. We are also very close to wedding venues like Hamilton Hall, the Hawthorne Hotel and Salem Waterfront Hotel. Families visiting will also like to visit the Salem Willows which is only about a 5 minute drive. The Salem Commuter Rail and Salem Ferry also make for easy day trips into Boston. Other day trips people enjoy are up the coast to scenic Rockport or Gloucester.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

A cleaning fee of $150.00 is added to every rental as well as damage protection. Please inquire for rates for long term rentals (more than one week). Also note that our peak season rates are different in the month of October and the week of Halloween.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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