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BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED OCEANFRONT HOUSE AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM WINTER RENTAL

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Marblehead House Rental Photos and Description

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 this fall. Walk into town for dinner, explore a museum in Salem, or shop in downtown Boston. Sorry, only one full week or long weekend remains in mid-September and October is fully booked. Reduced rates for early November or early December. Ask about Boston Marathon Week in April. NOTE: Our calendar below is not always up to date so please check with us. See the Rate Schedule and Additional Notes for various events and seasonal offerings. Need a short term rental during the winter? Our house is available at $3000 per month, December through March.

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. Rocky 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 bus. Please check the map to see our proximity to Doliber's Cove and Grace Oliver beach below.

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 beyond.

The middle level of the house has the main entry, a large living room with fireplace (metal frame candle holder), 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 area 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 some one local- you are welcome to stop by and check out our beautiful house on the ocean.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Owner
Don Dennis
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2016
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About Don Dennis

Don & Barbara have just retired and enjoy traveling- either around New England or around the world. There house is available for rent throughout most of the year. Call to discuss a three day weekend, a week, two weeks, or a long term winter rental while we are out of the country.

Don Dennis purchased this house in 2003

Why Don Dennis chose Merrimack Valley & Essex County

Our house is one of twenty in a private access neighborhood. The views are stunning and we never take for granted the beautiful sunrises as seen from our beautiful house. This is our primary residence and we rent it out to responsible people during long weekends- or for months at a time- while we are traveling. 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

Although we are part of a private, semi-secluded community, it's 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. Sorry, but we do not allow weddings on our property. Please enjoy and respect this wonderful setting.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED OCEANFRONT HOUSE AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM WINTER RENTAL
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

My family loved this place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

*****Absolutely delightful/comfortable/relaxing and completely inviting get-away!!! *****

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful! But......

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for confirming what others have called, "The best view in the entire east coast". As for our electric glide stairlift and the amount of stairs leading up to it, this will soon be a non-issue. We inherited two of these devises from the previous owner in 2002 and removed one during the renovation of our top floor. The other will be removed later this year. Our 2014 renters were the first- and will be the last- to utilize it. With the stairlift out of the way we can now replace carpet with hardwood floors in that area. Perhaps this carpet contributed to a damp odor that week- not surprising with the windows closed during a humid summer, in a house built into granite ledge. We hope that our guests enjoy all the features of our beautiful house in a safe and responsible manor.
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5

Wonderful Easter weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical views, wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my 87 year old mother. It was a perfect place for us- she could enjoy the extraordinary view from both inside the living room, dining room and from the comfortable deck and I could easily stroll around Marblehead, my favorite American town. The view is even better than the photographs can show and there is endless entertainment to be had in just watching children play in the water or watching the kayakers go by. Although the house has several levels, a stair lift from the lower bedroom level to the main floor made it easy for my mother to get around even on days when she felt weak and arthritic. The extra sleeping areas upstairs and in the loft came in handy with extended family and kids. There was plenty of room (and bathrooms!) for everyone and we never felt overcrowded. The kitchen and bathrooms were all modern, clean and well equipped and the furniture was very comfortable. The location was perfect with enough land around the house that you didn't feel like the neighbors were right on top of you, but near enough to the center of things that you could walk over to the Marblehead Lobster shack for a lobster roll or for a stroll around Fort Sewall. At low tide we could walk over to Crowninshield Island. I highly recommend this amazing house for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Boston's Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Maddie's Sail Loft or the Landing, walk to others
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Salem to Boston Ferry - Summer/Fall only
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Tedesco Country Club / Old Salem Green Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Either Salem or Swapscott Commuter Rail to Boston
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Rte. 128 beltway around Boston or I-95 toward NH
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
'The Landing', 'The Barnacle', Walk to others...
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big mountains in NH (2 hrs) - smaller ones nearby
Nearest Beach
Grace Oliver Beach - Right outside our front door
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Marblehead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Home for the Holidays Flexible
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,500
 
 
Marathon Week / April Vacation
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,000
 
 
Graduation Weekend in May
May 5 2017 - May 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
$3,300
 
 
Summer of 2017
May 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,850
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$3,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

November and December weekends, exclusive of holiday periods are offered at the AVERAGE rate of $475 per night. January, February, and March weekends are available at $425 per night. Ask about a LONG TERM WINTER rental at a reduced MONTHLY rate of $3500, plus utilities, for January through March of '16. Dates are flexible. Call 941-735-3899.

For short vacation visits we try to be flexible with dates and will do our best to accommodate your holiday schedule. Keep in mind the Standard Rate of $475 is an AVERAGE for off-season. Winter Vacation Rates vary between $400-$500 per night for long weekends [3 nights, 4 days], $2500-$3000 for full weeks. Other seasons have long weekends available at $500-$600 per night. During summer there is a two week minimum at $3850 per week, but selected weekends are sometimes available $600 per night, depending on availability.

It may be possible to accommodate one extra person in your group. Ask for terms conditions. Thank you.

$200 CLEANING FEE. TAXES ARE INCLUDED IN THE RATES LISTED.

SUMMER / EARLY FALL 2015 IS BOOKED. PLEASE TRY A LATE FALL OR WINTER WEEKEND- FLEXIBLE DATES.

Call for copy of Rental Agreement and Terms of Deposit. 941-735-3899. Sorry, we do not allow weddings on site.


Please visit, or send a friend by to check out our house and beautiful location. Your decision will be easy after that.

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Amenities

Marblehead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private, inside Bedroom #1- Blue glass tile.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private, inside Bedroom #2- Master Bath with walk in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Inside Guest Suite [or Bedroom #3 - Doubles as Family Room].
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath on Middle Floor/Living Level. Sea shell decor
  • The house has a total of 3.5 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom #3 is the guest suite/family room on the top floor.
  • Bedroom #1 is one of two on the lower level. It has two twin beds and its own private bathroom with tub. A patio door opens to a balcony rail overlooking Doliber's Cove. Bedroom #2 is the master bedroom right next door. It has a king size bed and its own private bath with walk-in shower. It also has a patio door and balcony rail overlooking the cove. Both bedrooms #1 and #2 are across the hallway from the laundry room and just steps to the hot tub outside the lower level 'back' door. Bedroom #3 is the guest suite at the opposite end of the house on the third floor- very private from the other two bedrooms. It's like a separate apartment that can be used as a family room when not being used for sleeping. It has a separate outside entrance, small kitchenette, living/dining area with 60' flat screen TV, fold out sofa, and- like the other two bedrooms- a private bathroom with shower. A spiral stairs leads up to the sleeping loft with king size bed and two twins. Sleeps five.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please respect the boundries of our property and the privacy of the surrounding neighbors.

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