About the property
- House2600 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 90 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths - Spectacular Views From Every Room In The House!
"The best view on the entire east coast...". Come to Marblehead and relax by the ocean. Sit in our hot tub and watch the waves. Walk into town for dinner, explore a museum in Salem, or shop in downtown Boston. Most of summer 2018 is booked, but come for a week in June, September, or to experience Halloween in Salem.
NOTE: Our calendar below is not always up to date so please DO NOT BOOK DATES OR SEND PAYMENT just yet. Send an inquiry first by emailing:
d o n d e n n I s 2 0 1 @ y a h o o • c o m
or by texting me at 9 4 1 - 7 3 5 - 3 8 9 9. We may have a last minute cancelation that would conform to your schedule. See the 'Rate Schedule' and 'Additional Notes' below for various events and seasonal offerings. Also read our reviews. Need short term housing for six months? November through April is available each year at only $3000 per MONTH.
ABOUT OUR HOUSE: Situated on a rocky bluff, overlooking a quiet cove and sandy beach with the open ocean just beyond. Our contemporary house is located on a private dead end road at the very tip of the Marblehead peninsula. Watch everything from kayaks to ocean liners drift past this spectacular view. Granite cliffs, islands, beaches, light houses, lobster boats, sea gulls, seals, and occasional swans- it looks more like the coast of Down East Maine, but it's all right here, less than 20 miles from downtown Boston. Easy access to the city by car or nearby train or bus. Please check the map to see our proximity to Doliber's Cove and Grace Oliver beach, just steps below our deck.
Our three bedroom, three and a half bath house has three levels. Two of the bedrooms are on the lower level- one with a king bed, the other with two twins, each with its own private bath and balconies overlooking the ocean. Also on this level is a laundry/storage room. The lower level 'back door' opens to our hot tub and the driveway, just beyond.
The middle level of the house has the main entry, a large living room with fireplace (metal frame candle assembly), kitchen/dining area, and a half bath. However, the huge deck overlooking the water is the main attraction here. Enjoy lunch while watching the boats and windsurfers in Doliber's Cove below. A pergola provides shade on hot summer days. The gardens are also accessible from this level.
Our third "bedroom" is on the top floor. It's a combination family room / guest suite with direct access to the rest of the house below and separate entrance to the outside, a small kitchenette, living area with 60' flat screen TV, full bath [shower], and a spiral stair that leads up to a sleeping loft. There's a king size bed and two twins tucked in the eaves of the cathedral ceiling- all at the very top of the house. A fold out sofa below allows several guests to sleep comfortably. Although this "suite" is somewhat private, we never rent it out separately. Intended as a family room, there is ample seating around the large TV. Store your snacks and drinks in the kitchenette. Central air on this floor only- ocean breezes cool the rest of the house. Also on the top floor is a small open office and library, which overlooks the cathedral ceiling of the living room below.
Fantastic views from every room and the architect/owner has renovated each one of them. It's a spotless house with nautical decor throughout and, of course, WiFi, along with cable TV in most rooms. Fully stocked for your visit with all kitchenware, utensils, and even spices for cooking. All linens and towels included.
ABOUT OUR TOWN: Marblehead [Birth place of the American Navy] is a sailing / fishing / artist community on a peninsula, just twenty miles north of downtown Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail in the morning and come back for a swim in the afternoon. It's an easy drive into the city or you can leave the car at home and catch the bus down the street. Beautiful seascapes all over town, but none finer than the view from our house at the very tip of the Marblehead peninsula. Our contemporary house is located on Peach's Point- an exclusive neighborhood of mansions and manicured lawns, all on a private dead end road overlooking the North Atlantic. Walk the narrow winding streets to historic Old Town with its quaint restaurants, shops, and museums. The original painting, 'Spirit of '76', hangs in our town hall. Picnic or enjoy a festival in one of our scenic parks overlooking the harbor. Bicycle to nearby Salem, Massachusetts with its Witch History, House of Seven Gables, and world class Peabody Essex Museum. The dunes of Ipswich, Rockport, and other areas of Cape Anne are a bit farther away. Gloucester- setting for 'The Perfect Storm'- is visible across Salem Harbor. The ski slopes of New Hampshire are two hours north, Cape Cod two hours south, and New York City is a four hour drive away.
If you are in the area- or know someone local- you are welcome to stop by and check out our beautiful house on the ocean.
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About Don Dennis
Speak directly with Don & Barbara, the owners. We have just retired and enjoy traveling- either around New England or around the world. Our oceanfront house is available for rent throughout most of the year. Call to discuss a three day weekend, a week, a month, or a six month winter rental while we are overseas. 941-735-3899. Or email: dondennis201@ Tell a friend about our six month rental- November through April each year.
Don Dennis purchased this House in 2003
Why Don Dennis chose Marblehead
Our house is one of twenty in a private access neighborhood. The views are stunning. We never take for granted the beautiful sun and moonrises over the ocean as seen from our house, high up on a granite bluff. This is our primary residence and we rent it out to responsible people during long weekends or for up to six months at a time while we are traveling during the winter. You will not find the wear and tear in our house that you see in some rental properties. What you will find is an architect/owner designed house that is fully furnished with wifi and cable TV- and a kitchen with all cookware, utensils, spices, and extras- ready for your visit.
What makes this House unique
Our immediate neighborhood is a semi-secluded community on a private road. It's a pleasant stroll from our house to the historic 'Old Town' of Marblehead. This property combines the peace and tranquility of the ocean with the excitement and history of nearby Boston and the North Shore. Sorry, but we do not allow weddings or parties on our property. Please enjoy and respect this wonderful setting.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Felt like home !!!!
We love the town of Marblehead but found ourself's just wanting to sit on the deck and enjoy the amazing views the home is furnished beautifully and was comfortable for our family of 8,Don the owner was extremely helpful in throughout the booking process and was super easy to get a hold of for any of the questions we had ,we plan on coming back to this one again i highly recommend it to all,thank you Don
My family loved this place
There's a ton to do - beach is so close, we took kayaks out every day. Walked the beach and found lots of sea glass during low tide. Lots of space in the house for teenagers to have their own space. We were on the deck most of the time, fantastic views all throughout the day. Don (owner) was amazing, always checking in to make sure we were OK, and answered any question immediately. I would highly recommend this property.
*****Absolutely delightful/comfortable/relaxing and completely inviting get-away!!! *****
I stayed at this property twice - in April, 2014, and late May, 2015 and cannot say enough about how perfect EVERYthing was!! The owner is extremely responsive and accommodating. This second visit involved a bit of a reunion with family and friends we, ordinarily, don't have the opportunity to see. We had a FABULOUS time eating and mingling as we enjoyed the deck with its beautiful, serene views. A great part of the deck was that a section was covered, allowing some of us to hide from the sun while others bathed in it. All was PERFECT and our guests stated how much they envied our vacation place. Our teenagers enjoyed exploring the beach and a number of us thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub in the evening. As a previous renter stated, it is true that the spa cover was not able to be removed completely, but we cozily squeezed 5 or 6 of us in and had a great time! Additionally, I wanted to address the "musty" smell a previous visitor spoke about. We didn't detect any sort of smell and found that every bit of this lovely home was clean and neat and met every single angle of our expectations. It does, in fact, have several staircases throughout and may be a bit challenging for someone wheelchair-bound. The rest of us will find the stairs just another nice aspect of this wonderful home that offers some privacy. It was a great gathering place with so many lovely aspects to it. Several of us commented to each other how nice it is to have a couch in the kitchen, allowing visiting while cooking or food-organizing takes place! We ALL collected many cherished memories during this time and my friends and family members have sent a number of emails stating how special it was for them. I cannot recommend this place enough if you are interested in being close, but not in Boston and by the ocean. The views are just lovely from dawn to dusk.
From the moment we drove into the exclusive community leading up to the house, the amazing views say it all!! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute while staying in this oceanfront property.
Just 17 miles north of Boston, this charming New England community is a convenient location from the airport and a great place to enjoy a quiet yet active vacation away from the bustle of the big city.
My husband and I, along with best friends, visited this home last June. Great time, great place and good weather made this vacation awesome!! Being from Arizona we were totally delighted by the lush green gardens surrounding the home. The hot tub was always a nice treat after an active day kayaking, beach combing and touring the quaint towns, shops and restaurants. The kitchen was well equipped and grilling on the deck with friends for dinner each night made for great memories! We stayed in the lower two bedrooms each with their own very nicely done private bathrooms and great ocean views. If needed, the above loft was a really cool architecturally-designed private area.
The owners Don and Barbara were so helpful in many ways. Don's knowledge of the area and travel directions for our adventures were very much appreciated and made Google obsolete!
The experience of waking up each morning to the sound and feeling of the ocean breeze made it very difficult leaving this magical place. We totally look forward to being able to visit this "5-star" home again in the near future!
We vacationed at this house at the end of August 2014. The photos are completely accurate - the house is absolutely beautiful, with amazing views from almost every vantage point. The owner was very attentive to our questions. Small notes throughout the house provided guidance and reminders, which were extremely helpful! The location is perfect, very quiet, with a sweet, small beach just below, and within walking distance to town. The house was clean - BUT we were hit with a very strong musty smell upon first opening the front door. Keeping the windows opened in the lower-level bedrooms helped that, but our asthmatic 72-year-old mother who slept in the bigger of the two lower-level bedrooms had some breathing difficulties at the beginning of our stay. Given the amount of money we spent on this rental, a strong musty smell was the LAST thing we expected when we opened the door.
Our only other concerns are related to what was advertised about the amenities for this property. Under "Suitability", the description states that "one must negotiate half a flight of exterior stairs from the driveway up to the lower level". There are actually TWO half-flights of stairs from the driveway to the lower level. This makes a HUGE difference to the physically impaired (my arthritic, asthmatic mother and my sister who suffers from MS traveled with us and found the stairs almost too much to handle - half of the number of stairs would have been half of the burden for them). The listing advertises and shows a picture of a 6-person hot tub, but we were advised by the owner shortly before our visit to only use half of the hot tub since the cover can't be completely removed for full use. In "Outdoor Amenities", it was advertised that "a propane fire pit installed in the middle of the deck for cuddling on cool nights" was available. Upon our arrival, when speaking with the owner about the chair lift which wasn't operable (we were able to resolve this), we inquired about how to start the fire pit. The owner hesitated, and then reluctantly gave us permission and directions on how to use it, but only "if we were very careful" (or something to that effect).
We do recommend this property, but caution potential renters to confirm with the owner what specific amenities will or won't be available for use prior to your stay. Or better yet - we suggest that the owner adjusts his listing to more accurately reflect the amenities he is willing to allow renters to use!
Thanks for confirming what others have called, "The best view in the entire east coast". As for the electric glide stairlift installed by previous owners, it was ripped out two months after your visit, along with all stair/hallway/living room carpeting- replaced with new hardwood flooring. Sorry, our house is no longer suitable for elderly people with difficulty on stairs. Perhaps the old carpet on floors built into solid granite ledge became damp during that hot humid week in August. Closed windows prior to your visit didn’t help- breath in that fresh ocean air! Either way, this has been a non-issue since the new wood floors were installed in October of 2014. We’re constantly updating and always remind guests to enjoy our beautiful house in a safe and responsible manner.
Wonderful Easter weekend getaway
My family and I had a wonderful Easter weekend here. The house is so beautiful and very spacious. We cooked lobster dinner and enjoyed clams on the grill while watching the cove. This may be my new second home when I travel to town to visit relatives. The owner was very nice and accommodating.
About our Town: Marblehead [Birth place of the American Navy] is a sailing / fishing / artist community on a peninsula, just twenty miles north of downtown Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail in the morning and come back for a swim in the afternoon. It's an easy drive into the city or you can leave the car at home and catch the bus down the street. Beautiful seascapes all over town, but none finer than the view from our house at the very tip of the Marblehead peninsula. Our contemporary house is located on Peach's Point- an exclusive neighborhood of mansions and manicured lawns, all on a private dead end road overlooking the North Atlantic. Walk the narrow winding streets to historic Old Town with its quaint restaurants, shops, and museums. The original painting, 'Spirit of '76', hangs in our town hall. Picnic or enjoy a festival in one of our scenic parks overlooking the harbor. Bicycle to nearby Salem, Massachusetts with its Witch History, House of Seven Gables, and world class Peabody Essex Museum. The dunes of Ipswich, Rockport, and other areas of Cape Anne are a bit farther away. Gloucester- setting for 'The Perfect Storm'- is visible across Salem Harbor. The ski slopes of New Hampshire are two hours north, Cape Cod two hours south, and New York City is a four hour drive away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
BEFORE ATTEMTING TO BOOK, please call/text/email Don, the owner directly at 941-735-3899 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me about your group and purpose of your visit. OUR RATES vary greatly from season to season. The Standard Base Rate of $475 per night represents and average between $600 per night peak in the summer/fall and $100 per night of a six month winter rental (November through April). Other seasons have rates between $500 - $575 per night. SUMMER: For short vacation visits we try to be flexible with dates and will do our best to accommodate your holiday schedule During July/August there is a two week minimum at $3850 per week, but selected weekends are sometimes available $600 per night, depending on availability. WINTER: Ask about a six month rental at a greatly reduced MONTHLY rate of $3000, plus utilities, for November through April. Dates are flexible and the RATE CALENDAR indicates a long term rate of $100 per night based on several months occupancy. Call 941-735-3899 or email: email@example.com. Ask for terms, conditions, and vacation lease that can be emailed to you. Again, call/text 941-735-3899 before attempting to book. Our calendar is not always up to date. We will also do our best to allow you to arrive early on your first day and stay late on your last. OWNER'S CANCELLATION POLICY (as shown on vacation lease): •. 50% of initial deposit returned if canceled by 90 days prior to occupancy. •. 25% of initial deposit returned if canceled by 75 days prior to occupancy. •. 25% of total prepaid rent returned if canceled by 60 days prior to occupancy. • 100% of security deposit will be returned and a reasonable effort will be made to relent the premises in an effort to provide a greater refund of prepaid rent.