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Perfect Summer Rental! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, lovely & light in historic Marblehead

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1,200+ 2 br, 2bath, walk to beach, pubs, cafe, shops. Discounted monthly rates.

This spacious, 2 bedroom , 2 bath, 1,200+ square foot third floor apartment is light and airy with all the charm of a well kept historical home. Accommodates/sleeps up to six guests. Walking distance to the ocean, historic landmarks, restaurants, pubs/bars, cafes, theater, scenic seaside parks, antique and fashion shops and boutiques.

Discounted monthly rates.

Ideally located only a few miles from Salem and less than twenty miles from Boston, MA, the Brickpath Building, built in 1727 and formerly known as the Tory Headquarters, is a premier location in lovely downtown historic Marblehead.

Living room with decorative fireplace, pull out sleep sofa, wifi and cable. Two large bedrooms each with queen size bed and private bath. The second bedroom looks out over charming "Old Town" with all of its boutiques, restaurants and museums and has a view of Marblehead Harbor. Beautiful wide plank pine floors throughout. A fully functional, well-equipped kitchen with eat-in area.

Parking for one car included. On street parking also available April through November. Convenient laundry service available.

Pet friendly, some restrictions.

Property manager, Eileen O'Brien resides on the first floor.

More Details

Property Manager
Eileen O'Brien
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Eileen O'Brien

My name is Maura Phelan. My family owns the Brick Path property which includes a lovely third floor furnished apartment. My grandfather (pictured with his winning horse at Suffolk Downs racetrack) was a maverick businessman who loved this building. He converted it to apartments that were managed by my father, and now me. I grew up in town and moved back from NYC when I had a family as Marblehead is a great place to raise kids (good schools, close proximity to Boston).

Eileen O'Brien purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Eileen O'Brien chose Marblehead

This beautiful and historic building has been in my family for over 70 years. It was built in 1727 by a prosperous merchant named Thomas Robie, who was also a British loyalist. The house is 3 stories and has 12 rooms, every one having a large fireplace. Local lore suggests that there was a secret underground passage from the Brick Path that lead to a house down the street. From there the owners of the property could escape to the harbor and get aboard a vessel if needed. Robie and his wife did, in fact, get run out of town by revolutionary locals who did not appreciate his exorbitant fees for gunpowder.

What makes this apartment unique

In later years, the house became the residence of Major Joseph W. Green, who for years was one of the most enterprising merchants in town. In 1810, the front room in the house was used as a school room and later as a gift shop. The building is ideally located in the heart of Marblehead's historic district. From the Brick Path, it is an easy walk to local boutiques, coffee shops, great restaurants, grocery stores and more.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Your property was excellent.

We will definitely reach out to you next year.

Thank you very much.
Sep 2017
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Marblehead Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • MB1has toilet, shower MB2 has toilet, shower/tub combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • To accommodate six guests in total, in addition to the two queen size beds, there is a sofa in the living room with a full size pull out bed that sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
A premier location and property - a rare opportunity to stay in the historic landmark, The Brickpath Building, also known as the Old Tory Meeting House. Built in 1737, this is an amazing building! Walking distance to ocean, beaches, pubs/bars, restaurants, seaside parks, shops, boutiques, movie theater. Beautiful, scenic Marblehead is located 4 miles from historic Salem, MA and the world famous and fabulous Peabody Essex Museum. Just 17 miles from Boston, MA with its world class restaurants, museums, Faneuil Hall and The Freedom Trail. Less than 15 miles to Logan International Airport.


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Perfect Summer Rental! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, lovely & light in historic Marblehead
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Perfect 2 bedroom. Very Marblehead. Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Simsbury, CT

Amazing gem in Marblehead

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) stayed here for a family wedding and had an amazing time. The property is charming, and right in the center of Marblehead, where everything was within walking distance - food, beer, muffins, toy store - you name it. Eileen was great to work with and was attentive to all of our needs and requests. Definitely a place we would recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
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Great location, clean, easy. Would definitely stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Picturesque, historical seaside town

  • 5 of 5

The Brickpath Building is perfectly situated in the historic downtown of Marblehead - perfect for shopping, dining and walking to the harbor. The apartment was well stocked and Eileen was extremely attentive to our needs. We truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Eileen is terrific!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Superb find in Marblehead

  • 4 of 5

This comfortable, spacious, historic two bedroom/two bath apartment resides in the middle of down town Marblehead with shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops within a stones throw. I especially loved the surprising roominess of a circa 1700 home---two bedrooms with bathrooms separated by a very beautiful living room and small, but utilitarian kitchen. It IS old, though. So,if you don't find creaky floors, tiny bathrooms, and an old-fashioned kitchen, etc, etc appealing, you might reconsider. For me, it was charming as well as in keeping with the town. Keep in mind, the apartment is up three flights of stairs which may present a problem for those with little kids or bad knees. I had a little trouble the first two days reaching the landlord by phone or emails, but this was a techy glitch and was corrected. Eileen is lovely and lives on the first floor of the building. I've stayed in several places in Marblehead and this has been my favorite.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Maddies, The Landing
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Salem Ferry, Salem MA
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Salem MA
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Five Corners Kitchen
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Devereaux Beach

Centrally located in downtown Marblehead. A scenic walking town, you will find restaurants, cafes, beaches, picnic spots, and peaceful places to simply soak up the sun and the scenery, all within walking distance.

Paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent at Devereaux Beach.

Marblehead Little Theater hosts live theater throughout the year. There is a movie theater in town.

Marblehead Arts Association hosts the Arts Festival in July, through 4th of July weekend, culminating with a memorable fireworks display.

Several restaurants, pubs/bars, and cafes in town.

Salem, another historic and scenic city, is located less than 5 miles from Marblehead and features over fifty restaurants, beaches, tours, and unique events throughout the summer and the year. There, you may also board the Ferry for a 45 minute ride to Boston - a relaxing and pleasurable ride to yet another historic city that offers world class restaurants, theatre, and unique events and experiences.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100

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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