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McIntire District home perfect for wedding parties, sleeps 10 walk to everything

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,914 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


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).

More Details

Property Manager
Philip Marchand
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Philip Marchand

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.

Philip Marchand purchased this house in 2004

Why Philip Marchand chose Salem

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1914 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove all trash and recyclables before check out.
  • Wash all dishes that were used during your stay and empty the dishwasher.
  • If the coffee maker was used please remove all used coffee grinds and clean the coffee pot.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3rd Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Floor
    First floor - 1 king
  • Pack n' Play is available upon request
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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McIntire District home perfect for wedding parties, sleeps 10 walk to everything
average rating of 4.633333 based on 30 reviews

Large historic home with lots of room. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this large comfortable home. The layout is great for a large family. We had children and grandchildren with us for a funeral. We had enough bedrooms to get a good nights sleep and plenty of bathrooms to get ready. There were plentiful towels and hot water for showers.

The kitchen was well stocked and the heat was wonderfully warm.

The neighborhood was great. We walked to breakfast (Reds) and my son from overseas walked to Dunkin and Starbucks every morning. We also walked to dinner and to restock on any needed supplies. Parking pass provided.

Owner was easy to communicate with. We would stay again. It ‘s an old home with lots of charm!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 stars

  • 5 of 5

I went to Salem for Halloween with 4 other women. It was a blast! Easy walking distance to everything. What a wonderful trip. Very comfortable home!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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wonderful fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our needs - plenty of room. Spacious bedrooms, comfortable beds. First floor bed & bath is great for anyone who has trouble going up & down stairs.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amarillo, TX

Great location, accommodates multiple families, charming garden patio.

  • 4 of 5

The property was reasonably clean. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and easy to use. Beds were comfortable, and there were plenty of towels. It was great to have a bathroom on each floor. You will need to provide bath soap and shampoo. We also brought our own laundry soap because our group included a 7 month old baby. It was great to have access to two washers and dryers. In all our stay was most enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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close to activities in Salem, Massachusetts

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed each having our own bedroom and bathroom. We also were happy to have access to a kitchen in order to cook breakfast each morning. We were really happy with the location, a

short walk to the train station, ferry and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester UK

Lovely house with lots of character

  • 4 of 5

We came for a family wedding some of us from Australia and some from England. The house was lovely with plenty of space for us to spread out. We were a party of 7 adults and 1 toddler but the house easily had space for more people. It's a short walk into Salem so a great location. We would definitely recommend it and Phillip was on hand if we did have any issues during our stay. Our only slight niggle was the lack of kettle (you know us Brits love a cup of tea). Two lovely coffee machines which were appreciated in a morning but a kettle would have made it easier as we were boiling water in a pan for the toddlers bottles and our endless pots of tea :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Boston Logan
Nearest Barpub
Tavern In the Square
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Old Salem Greens Golf Course
Nearest Train
MBTA Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt 128
Nearest Restaurant
Ugly Mug Diner
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Property Damage Protection $59

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.