About the property
- House2375 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 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 Marblehead
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Choice For A Family Stay In Salem
We--6 grownups and 2 small children--spent a semi-rainy May weekend at the Henry Derby House. For different reasons, both grown-ups and kids loved the old house features, and the location--a short walk even for little legs to shops and restaurants and several of the tourist sights--is ideal for a visit to Salem. There were also several large and comfortable common spaces for us to hang out during the rain.
It was a wonderful house. I would rent from Phillip anytime. Everything was perfect
We LOVED staying here!
The house was clean, beautiful and so fun! Philip was an amazing host and was always quick to reply if we needed something. We loved it so much we are booking our next trip to Salem in October here :)
Wonderful Historic Home
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!
Wonderful place in downtown Salwm
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!
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.