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Ivan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views

43 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Rental Photos and Description

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 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 (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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More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ivan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

5
based on 43 traveler reviews

Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 44 reviews
5

Perfect for brides and bridesmaids!!! So relaxing prior to beautiful wedding in nearby area....

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect....my daughter was married at the Oceanview in Nahant on May 27th and rented the home for a couple of days. We were looking for a local place for her and her bridesmaids to get ready for the evening wedding...and it was exactly what we were looking for!! We had such a relaxing day...there was plenty of room for all to have makeup and hair done...and still a dining room to setup food and a comfortable living room to relax together. From the moment my daughter and I met with Ivan and walked into his comfortable home and saw the AMAZING VIEW...we knew it was exactly what we were looking for. We even enjoyed an evening meal together prior to the wedding...we planned to go out, but when family arrived and saw the beautiful view no one wanted to leave...so, .we chose to order takeout and stayed!!! The videographer and photographer photographed her gown hanging in the picturesque window looking out onto the water and so many other fun shots...really cute one was all of on the bed together sipping champagne. I will definitely return if only to use the spa tub!!! Ivan is a lovely gentleman and was very helpful. After seeing some of the photographs, the photographer has had several inquires regarding the home...any bride would be thrilled to spend time in this beautiful setting before her wedding. We will be returning in the near future ourselves...thanks again Ivan!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joyce - and congratulations again. I hope to see your daughter back on her wedding anniversary :-)
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The location is prime. 30 minutes to Boston which you can see lit up from the upper deck. 5 minute walk to the beach. Ivan made sure our stay was comfortable. We highly recommend staying here and hope to visit again soon ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori, I hope to see you back!
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5

Beautiful Views, Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a short visit of 4 days and it was a perfect location for visiting Boston and Cape Ann. The place is beautiful. There are wonderful views of the water from both balconies and the apartment is spotless, well cared for and tastefully decorated. You won't miss a thing. Ivan was a gracious host who made sure everything was in good working order. It was great to know he was close by without ever being intrusive. The bathroom is gorgeous and the hot tubs inviting. There are a few restaurants within walking distance and the beach is only a few steps away. All in all a gem of a place close enough to Boston, but yet far enough away to "get away from it all." We can definitely recommend it and would plan to there again the next time in the Boston area. Thank you Ivan.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christina - hope to see you back on your next visit!
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is that our stay in Ivan's place was perfect! The view was beautiful and so was the house. Anything you could want or need was provided. The location was perfect for a quiet stay with easy access to Boston. Ivan was a great host. We hope to come back sometime soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marty, I hope to see you guys again
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5

Wonderful, spacious and homey place to stay with a spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

We felt instantly at home here. The apartment is well-equipped and spacious; the views are outstanding. We appreciated the extra touches - the red geraniums outside the kitchen sink, the beautiful houseplants, the fish tank. And having both a jacuzzi tub upstairs in the master bath and a hot tub on the deck off the living room deck are pretty amazing! It's a well-kept, updated

historic property in a great neighborhood, close to several good restaurants and a sandy public beach with a long dock. We invited 7 family members over for a brunch, and everyone loved it. I highly recommend it, with the only reservation being that there are significant stairs both to the entrance and within the apartment; it would be unsuitable for anyone with problems climbing stairs. Otherwise, go for it - and enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa - hope to see you back. And thank you for the coffee!
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Ivan's little hideaway was everything we expected and then some. Walked in and it felt like we were at home, the apartment was clean and comfortable and then you have the view! We were visiting from Texas to watch our daughter run the marathon. We went sans car and utilized the MBTA commuter rail into and out of the city and it couldn't have worked better. We enjoyed our walk to and from the train station and picked out a couple of eating establishments that we enjoyed, especially Captain Pizza right across from the station, simple, easy and very good! Ivan's the best, I'd highly recommend his little "hideaway" to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Red Rock Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fisherman's Beach
Car: recommended

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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
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 

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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Amenities

Merrimack Valley & Essex County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer & dryer
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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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