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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views

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

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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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  • 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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based on 48 traveler reviews

Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 49 reviews

We had an awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed for a get away of R&R and romance. I would highly recommend this to anyone! Very enjoyable. Very peaceful! Very beautiful! Clean, cozy, comfortable. The hot tub and Jacuzzi were wonderful, the shower was perfect after a day at the beach, the bed comfortable, and the decks a delightful place to sip tea, eat meals, read books, and have quiet conversation. The piano was a pleasant addition. A few delicious restaurants within walking distance. The beach was within walking distance and another must go to beach (Marblehead) was a short drive away. Salem was also only a few minute drive away. Can't wait to go back! Thank you Ivan!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lori. I hope to see you again
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Excellent relaxing home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Ivan's house in Swampscott. The amenities at the house are terrific and the views are awesome. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kevin, I hope to see you guys again :-)
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Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay in Swampscott. Ivan was very nice and helpful. He answered a question we had before we arrived and stopped by after we arrived to see how we were getting along. The house was in a perfect location and very nicely furnished for a comfortable stay. We had a beautiful view of the ocean as well as a short walk to the beach and other locations such as shops, etc. The neighborhood was very quiet and we felt very safe walking as well. We had a short drive to Boston as well as Salem, Lexington, Concord and other locations. Lastly, but certainly not least, the hot tub and the Jacuzzi were a very nice addition to an enjoyable week. Anyone looking for a great place to stay in the Boston area should reserve this location. Thank you Ivan for sharing this house.

Larry and Kathy

West Virginia

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys, I hope to see you back!
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Spectacular vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this great vacation home Aug 13-20, 2016. The home has spectacular views, as it is high on a bluff overlooking the ocean. It is located approximately 15 miles north of Boston. My wife and I loved the location. It was an easy drive into Boston and an easy drive north; visiting the North Shore as well as the many seaside towns along the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine coasts. If your preference is just to visit Boston, I believe you can use the nearby rail system. If you want the full experience I would suggest renting a car.

The home I'm sure is probably close to a century old, but has been beautifully remodeled with all of the modern conveniences. It is also decorated like it was done with an interior designer's touch. Many impressive art pieces adorn the walls. We especially loved several pieces that were painted by the owner's mother. The home has a Bose radio that can be played through the stereo system. It has many designer pieces of furniture, a chef's fully stocked kitchen, and even a piano.

The highlight of the home is the full balconies overlooking the ocean. The upstairs bedroom has full glass door walls with the highest and best ocean views. The bedroom is huge with plenty of storage and a comfy large bed. The lower level has a door wall as well as many windows. The balcony on the second level has a large gas grill as well as a hot tub, and a patio table with umbrella and chairs. We spent a lot of time enjoying the vistas from the balconies.

The only criticism I have is that the owner should consider replacing the balcony furniture. I believe the picture on the website shows 2 rocking chairs on the upper balcony (which we were looking forward to enjoying, since we both love porch rockers). There were no rocking chairs. Instead there was a tiny rickety and rusting table and chairs. We didn't even attempt sitting on those chairs.

In summary, the good far outweighs the negative and we hope to rent this home again on our next visit to New England.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim, Thanks for your honest review. I hope to see you and Donna back. P.S. I am replacing the chairs upstairs.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the view of the harbor from our rental. The home was very clean and everything you needed was provided. Not recommended for those that have trouble with stairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for brides and bridesmaids!!! So relaxing prior to beautiful wedding in nearby area....

  • 5 of 5

Just 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, .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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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
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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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