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Vacation in a Seaside Castle

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Coachman's Quarters is the original apartment for the coachman who managed the horses in this unique turn of the century carriage house. Situated less than ½ mile from Preston Beach, 2 miles from old town Marblehead, and 15 miles from Logan Airport and Boston—convenient for both vacation and business travelers.

Experience this light and airy 2nd floor apartment featuring 2 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, large eat-in kitchen and a unique living room situated in the left turret. Enjoy old world charm complemented with every modern convenience—ranging from the fully equipped kitchen to the state-of-the-art entertainment system and wireless internet access.

Enjoy the comfort and charm of a bygone era porch swing or play a game of Bocce Ball in the garden. Take a walking tour of quaint old town Marblehead or stroll along the nature trail just steps from Coachman's Quarters. Soak in the history of the region or soak in the rays in one of the nicest beach communities north of Boston.

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Brett McCarty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Brett McCarty

Your hosts are a family of four and two pups. We moved 'back east' from a tiny ski village in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After living at 7,100 feet for three years, we thought we'd enjoy being at sea level in a seaside town. What a good decision! We live in the most amazing 'castle,' that was built around 1900 as a carriage house serving the nearby Clifton Train Depot. Although the horses, carriages, and train are long gone, you will be charmed by the beauty and adventure of this old turreted building. Just as we do. We are delighted to welcome people to Marblehead and enjoy our beautiful gardens, yard and seaside community.

Brett McCarty purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Brett McCarty chose North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea! Loads of conservation land. Beaches. Great green parks. History. Arts and culture. Family community. Good schools.

What makes this apartment unique

Situated less than ½ mile from Preston Beach, 1 ½ miles from Devereux Beach, 2 miles from historic old town Marblehead, and 15 miles from Logan Airport and Boston—convenient for both vacation and business travelers. Marblehead has historic homes, art galleries, old winding roads, a lighthouse and so much more. Nearby Salem is ripe with witches, pirates, House of the Seven Gables, and the incredible Peabody Essex Museum.


Marblehead Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans, Covered Porch with swing, Garden, Printer/Fax, Books, Games, Puzzles


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Vacation in a Seaside Castle
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Spacious, quiet, & fully-stocked retreat

  • 5 of 5

We decided on a 3-day trip to Marblehead for my mom's 70th birthday. We live in New Hampshire & wanted a close, unique, & fun trip that would interest both my parents and our young kids. Coachman's Quarters was a fantastic choice for us. The apartment was very spacious & was well-stocked with extra bedding, cookware, books, & games. The fruit & water upon arrival were a nice & much-appreciated touch :) Although we did not ask Brett for any DVDs, the list of DVDs available to us was quite impressive! The weather cooperated for 2 of the 3 days & we were able to enjoy the many historical sites, delicious food, & scenic vistas of downtown Marblehead, Devereaux Beach, & Salem. We highly recommend Coachman's Quarters & look forward to returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marblehead visit

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great week in Marblehead with our family at Coachman quarters. Great location in a beautiful little village close enough to Boston for easy trips into the city. Came for Halloween in Salem, which was ok -- fun to see for a day and a half or so, but be ready for big crowds. Our family enjoys history and there is plenty to see/do within a day from Boston Freedom Trail to Minutemen natl park, to Maritime museums. Hammond castle in Gloucester was worth a short drive.

Accommodations were good with plenty of room for the 5 of us. Nice to have laundry on site.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

We travel to the North Shore every year from South Carolina to visit our children and grandchildren. We stayed a month and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. The house was very well stocked and if it wasn't there you probably didn't really need it. We loved the location and Marblehead is a great place to spend a summer month. We would definitely consider it again. This is one of the best places we have rented in recent memory. Thank you to Brett for her gracious hospitality. Bill and Marie

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special Effects crew/film

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending a few months at this lovely home while working on a film in the Boston area. I am hesitant to call it an apartment because it felt so comfortable and roomy. My husband would joke about how long it took to walk to the bathroom down the hall at night because of how spacious the accommodations were. The owners were so friendly and welcoming. The house was clean and every necessity was provided to us. The location was lovely, just a 2 min walk to the beach with beautiful views of the ocean. The history just in Marblehead was amazing in itself. Brett's hospitality over -exceeded our expectations during our stay. Highly recommend Coachman's Quarters and did encourage our local locations manager to look into using this apartment for future traveling film industry workers. THANKS again Brett! P.S. say hi to Nash for us!!!! FYI: just a heads up that the commute to get to downtown Boston did take at least 35-40 min with very little traffic (over an hour during peak traffic times).

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay over the holiday season was perfect. Brett was very welcoming and accommodating to our families needs. The apartment was clean and very well stocked with all the amenities you would need when traveling. We look forward to visiting the property again in the near future. I would highly recommend this rental property.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property - friendly and helpful host- unforgettable experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Coachman's Quarters for more then two weeks with two babies and we found the accommodations to be outstanding. We arrived with a fruit bowl and sparkling water waiting for us. We received an American gift for babies too. Thank you Brett.

Coachman apartment is beautiful, spacious and cozy at the same time. The apartment was very clean and perfect for our 2 babies. The kitchen was well-stocked, with WiFi available, as well as a printer. We felt at home right away

The apartment is ideally situated for beach days, access to the walking trails of Marblehead. The property is located about 10 minutes outside of Salem, and provides easy of access to all of the Marblehead and Salem attractions.

Brett, the owner, was incredibly sweet and helpful throughout our stay and later, when we returned in France. Brett speaks very well french. It was very pleasant.

Our deposit was very promptly returned.

Overall a great experience, I would definitely recommend Coachman's Quarters!

Thank you, Brett,

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles


Rates & Availability

Marblehead Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Security deposit checks are held in reserve and returned un-cashed unless damages have occurred.

Payment via PayPal, Bank Money Orders, or Cashier’s Check
An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required at time of reservation. Payment in full is due before check-in and as outlined in the Rental Agreement.

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