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Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath House Overlooking The Harbor

Perched high on the hill, this fabulous home boasts ocean views from every window. Fully renovated custom chef's kitchen, brand new 1.5 baths (one with Jacuzzi), a large bedroom. Cathedral ceilings, skylights, fireplace, hardwood floors, wrap around decks and a private hot tub! Cable, wifi, washer & dryer. Linens, towels, kitchen supplies, utensils, and the first breakfast are provided. Walk to beaches, restaurants and shops. Close to Salem, Marblehead and to Logan Airport, you can take a train, bus or even a boat (May - October) to Boston.

First floor: Kitchen, dining room (piano), living room (fireplace, TV), bathroom (washer, dryer), wrap-around deck (hot tub).

Second floor: Bedroom (queen size bed, cathedral ceiling, skylights, TV), bathroom (Jacuzzi), deck.

The house is modern, secluded and romantic; perfect for a couple seeking a quiet retreat after a busy day.

(Note: The house is not wheelchair accessible; you must use outside stairs to get to it - but it'll be well worth it)

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Ivan

I was born in Europe and grew up in New York City. Now I am a musician and a professor in Boston.

Ivan purchased this house in 2008

Why Ivan chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

My oceanfront, artsy one bedroom house on 2 levels is a true hideaway. It's located completely off the street, only 12 miles from Boston. Enjoy the views, chef's kitchen, the outdoor spa and indoor Jacuzzi, fireplace and more. The house is comfortable, secluded and romantic; perfect for a couple seeking a quiet, private retreat.

What makes this house unique

Ocean views from every window!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Ivan! It was our first Christmas away from family - had a splendid time. Loved the big kitchen, beautiful decks, hot tub, jacuzzi, and of course the phenomenal views. What a relaxing, refreshing and romantic Christmas.

Happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views
average rating of 4.915254 based on 60 reviews

Nice Retreat

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

My wife and I have the life rhythm of taking a few days in January to reconnect, relax, and talk about the coming year. Oftentimes, we do this local to our home in Greater Boston. This property looked like it had great potential. And... it was just what we needed.


Great view...

Whirlpool Tub in the Bathroom (unexpected)

WiFi - I needed to do a little work.

Responsive owner - when I had a very minor issue, he responded ASAP.

Kitchen supplied adequately so we didn't have to run out.

When the owner discovered that my wife had left a small item behind, he made arrangements to have it returned to us.


There are some areas that could use some attention arouind the property (deck; clutter) but it didn't deter from our enjoyment

Hot tub was slow to heat up, had trouble holding it's temperature, and really needed more water. None of this stopped our enjoying it but it could be a greater strength of the experience.

All-in-All... a very pleasant experience... we would and will return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with an awesome view!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Incredible time with wife. Great place for a quick getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael, I hope to see you back
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Beautiful place with breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

The property is hidden so very cozy and private. The house itself is big and very accommodating with a large hot tub for two in the bathroom and a private jacuzzi outside perfect for stargazing at night. The working fireplace definitely makes everything more romantic. The dining room and the breakfast nook are just perfect, the kitchen has brand new appliances and everything you need to spend your vacation there. Loved my stay and I'll be sure to come back and also tell my friends and family to book their stay too.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nelson - I hope to see you back.
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Warm and Inviting Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend in Swampscott when we attended a friend's wedding, and we didn't want the limited quarters of a B&B or Inn. We are so glad that we found this home! The online pictures are quite accurate. From the minute we entered, this cottage felt so comfortable. Ivan is a hospitable host - fruit and muffins on the counter for breakfast, a huge collection of CDs at our disposal, and lots of throws and pillows in the bedroom and living room. The view from both floors is breathtaking! We experienced glorious sunsets. There is a cozy window bench in the bedroom, great for reading and watching those sunsets. Many nice restaurants are within close walking distance. We honestly could not be happier with our decision to rent this home. We hope to return in the summer and enjoy the decks that extend around the house on both floors and the outdoor hot tub.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys - I hope you do come back.
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Charming home and perfect location

  • 5 of 5
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Very comfortable and homey stay. Perfect location for traveling north or visiting Boston. All the amenities you could ask for. Warm and cozy with terrific views. We will return!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marcia - I hope to see you and Howie the next time!
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5
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A little slice of heaven with this cute single bedroom home, tucked away in the sleepy town of Swampscott. All the amenities you need to include a hot tub for relaxing with beautiful views of the harbor/ocean and Boston Skyline. Both decks allow you out of this world views, with ocean waves to lull you to sleep. I can only imagine in the summer when you can have the doors open how calming that sounds. Eateries, shopping, and the beach are within walking distance. Many mornings we had coffee on the deck taking in the breathtaking views. Swampscott is full of friendly people which gives that small town vibe. Mission on the Bay is an excellent restaurant with an energetic atmosphere, scenic ocean views and the clam chowder will not disappoint. Lincoln's Landing is a must for fantastic home cooked comfort foods with ample portions, a creative menu and out of this world presentation. Salem is just a quick drive for some amazing history, quaint shops and fun atmosphere, while Boston is a short drive away. Location, Location, Location, this is the place! This was the perfect way to spend our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Our only suggestion would be to perhaps put a mattress topper to allow the bed for a softer comfort and firmer pillows with cases. Thank you for opening up your home to us.

Kind Regards,

Jeff and Sheli Protextor

Omaha, Ne

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Red Rock Bistro
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Salem to Boston
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Greater Boston's public transportation ('the T')
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Rock Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fisherman's Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Swampscott House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
professional cleaning $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Swampscott House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer & dryer
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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