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The John Edwards House

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 bedroom, 3 bathroom Historic Home located in downtown Salem

This Greek Revival style house, with its gable end to the street, was a type of dwelling popular in New England towns in the 1830's to 1850's. The John Edwards House is located in the heart of Salem, Massachusetts, within walking distance to the harbor and the city's many attractions. It is situated in the McIntire Historic District and a block away from Chestnut Street and the Hamilton Hall. It is less than a 10 minute walk to the library, train or grocery store.

The first floor has a spacious full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a table with 2 chairs as well as 2 bar stools. There is a dining room that seats up to 8 and a living room with a high def TV as well as a king bedroom and full bath all on the first floor as well. There is also a washing machine and dryer for your convenience.

There are king and queen sized beds in the master suites on the second floor, as well as a small kitchenette and a table that seats four. The second bathroom is off the front hallway at the top of the front staircase.

On the third floor there is a bedroom with a full size bed and another with a two twin beds. In the room with the 2 twins there is also a futon that can sleep one. The third floor also has a full bath off of the room with the twin beds. Using all the rooms the rental can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably.

The Henry Derby House vacation rental is right next door and can accommodate larger parties of 10-12. Both houses can be rented for very large parties (up to 20).
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1914 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    3rd Floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    1st floor...moreless


  • Games:

    There is an assortment of board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Historic


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Salem's downtown area offers a host of cafes, restaurants and bars as well as shopping. The wonderful Peabody Essex Museum is also downtown and open year round. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units are in all of the bedrooms in the summer....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplaces are decorative only, no wood burning is allowed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 off street parking spot...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bathing only, no beach towels are supplied....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen including pots and pans and utensils....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    There is an outdoor patio area by the garden with a table that seats 10. It is a beautiful space to relax and enjoy the garden in the summer and fall....moreless



Write a review 4.5
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$600 $900
Fri, Sat, Sun
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$400 $600
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $150

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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11 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan
Salem, MA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Tavern In the Square
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Salem Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Old Salem Greens Golf Course
Salem, MA, USA
Nearest Train
MBTA Commuter Rail
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 128
Salem, MA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Ugly Mug Diner
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Dead Horse Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Salem boasts many historical attractions associated with the maritime history of the area as well as the famous Salem Witch Trials. Whether you are coming to town for a wedding or event, for Salem State University, or to experience the local attractions, The John Edwards House is perfectly located to all.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: I, Philip Marchand and my wife Jocelyn are the owners of the John Edwards House as of October 2012. My mother Peg Femino Camarda bought this house in 2005 and soon after started using it as a vacation rental to supplement her Bed and Breakfast that she ran next door. She opened The Henry Derby House bed and breakfast in 2001 in the house we grew up in after my sister and I moved out. My mother had a passion for business ventures and a joy for life like no one else. She put everything she had into growing her businesses and maintaining these two properties, and loved every minute of it. A lifelong Salem resident, my mother Peg had plenty of stories to share with guests at the B&B and travelers from all over loved hearing them. Although she worked harder than most people I know it never seemed like work for her, as she was always happy doing it. My grandfather's motto that he passed on to her was 'every day is a holiday' and she truly lived by those words. My wife and I decided to carry on my mother's dream and run her businesses after she passed away in 2012, as she had hoped to do for many more years. We recently converted the Henry Derby House into a full house vacation rental similar to the John Edwards House rental. I am also a full-time letter carrier at the Salem Post Office and have been employed there for over 10 years. Also a life long Salem resident I grew up in the Henry Derby House and lived there until I was 22. My wife Jocelyn, my son Xander and I live nearby and are always available for any of our guests needs.

Why Salem, MA, USA:
My mother chose to make a vacation rental out of this property because it is right next to her bed and breakfast. She always loved this house and when our neighbors moved and put the house on the market she jumped at the chance to own it. She originally was going to move in and live their to be close to the B&B but later decided to try renting it as a vacation rental.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
By staying at the John Edwards Vacation Rental you will enjoy being right in downtown Salem. The John Edwards House is a great place for families, or adults traveling together. It is truly your home away from home.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

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Links to more information:



  • Front Hallway

    Front Hallway

  • Third floor double twin beds

    Third floor double twin beds

  • Second floor queen bedroom

    Second floor queen bedroom

  • First floor king bedroom

    First floor king bedroom

  • First floor king bedroom

    First floor king bedroom

  • Third floor full bedroom

    Third floor full bedroom

  • Second floor kitchenette

    Second floor kitchenette

  • Second floor king bedroom

    Second floor king bedroom

  • Second floor king bedroom

    Second floor king bedroom

  • Third floor futon

    Third floor futon

  • Third floor bath

    Third floor bath

  • Second floor queen bedroom

    Second floor queen bedroom

  • Second floor kitchenette

    Second floor kitchenette

  • Second floor bath

    Second floor bath

VRBO #318328

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, April 17, 2017

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