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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything

Salem, MA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Gorgeous 4 bedroom home located in a historically significant area of Salem North River. Short walking to all the excitement Salem has to offer with trolly and Segway tours, Museums, Galleries, Fine Dining, Beaches and the Salem Water Ferry into Boston. The home is fully furnished with a combination new luxurious and antique pieces. The kitchen is a gourmet chef's dream. Featuring a gas cook top with grill and griddle attachments, electric double ovens and 2 sinks for easy preparation of meals. Fabulous flow on the first floor between the dining room, living room and kitchen making it ideal to entertain. Many satisfied international families and others from across the country have made this home a destination for family celebrations and holidays. On the second floor there are 4 bedrooms, three of the bedrooms have queen sized beds and the forth has a twin sized bed. All are outfitted with comfortable clean and crisp linens and air conditioner units and in the cooler weather you can cuddle up to down filled duvet comforters and get a good nights rest. Cable television and wireless access through out the home. After enjoying the vibrant town of Salem you can come back kick back on the front porch or walk to the nearby train station and in 30 minutes arrive in downtown Boston for more adventures.

Please note if your require additional space or your group is larger than 7 people, there is an up-charge of $150 per night which provides access to the finished basement consisting of a bedroom, private full sized bathroom with jetted soak tub and laundry area. Please inform the owner if you require the basement up-charge for your party.

Please note that this home is a non-smoking premise

Keywords: clean well maintained sunny off street parking walking downtown train commuter rail museums halloween october boating close to attractions free wifi no smoking international welcome credit card pets children furnished comfortable antique designer home hardwood floors gourmet kitchen allergy housekeeping boston marathon wedding reunions family getaway book club


Mary Woodcock

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Mary Woodcock

Like to meet and greet new friends. On a recent trip to India my children commented that there is no place on this earth that I don't run into someone I know.

Mary Woodcock purchased this House in 1972

Why Mary Woodcock chose Salem

Ideally located to downtown Salem with out waiting in traffic or trying to hunt down an illusive parking space. Also after enjoying the sights and sound of Salem you can walk to the commuter train station to take the inbound train to Boston or the outbound Train to Newburyport, Rockport, Gloucester or Manchester by the Sea.

What makes this House unique

Close to everything you may want or need. While walking the nieghborhood you'll get to see the GIANT GNOME that lives next door or view the massive garden that is home of prize winning GIANT PUMPKINS over 1,000 lbs.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, Upcharge Basement Suite
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Upcharge Suite: sleep sofa with temperpedic mattress.
      • The listing is for occupancy of the first and second floor of single family home consisting of 4 bedrooms on the second floor 3 of which have queen sized beds and 1 has a twin sized mattress. There is also an infant pack and play. For an additional fee the basement suite is available of which there is another queen sized bed and a Ethan Allen sofa bed featuring a temerpedic matresss. Basement suite also has an additional full sized bathroom and access to a washer and dryer.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, Considered a 'powder room' sink and toilet
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, 5' Tub shower combination
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Upcharge basement suite gives access to this bathroom

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            short distance away.
          • Golf Course Front
          • Near The Ocean
            Salem is waterfront to the Atlantic Ocean
          • Water View
            Just down the street is the waterfront playground


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Beds are premade with clean linens and extra sheets as well as towels stored in the linen closet
                      • Air Conditioning
                        window insert models in all bedrooms plus the first floor living and dining room. Please note that the basement suite is not air conditioned but rather has fans to move the air.
                      • Fireplace
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        Located in the living room with remote control
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Gas fore hot water heating system
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        only available as upcharge with basement suite
                      • Living Room
                        1 large microsuede sofa and 3 comfortable microsuede ottoman desk and chair.
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Parking for at least 2 vehicles
                      • Towels Provided
                        Loads of fluffy white towels
                      • Washing Machine
                        only available as an upcharge with basement suite
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Password protected
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Catering Available
                            Large group your entertaining? Let us know, we can supply the food and beverages
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Most everything you in need including outside grilling tools
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Several sets both formal and casual
                          • Dishwasher
                            Stainless Steel interior , very quiet
                          • Kitchen
                            Well stocked with large assortment of pots pans and appliances. If there is something you need chances are if it isn't there we can supply it.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            makes up to 12 cups per
                          • Oven
                            Electric Double Ovens so you can cook 2 and 2 different temperatures at once
                          • Pantry Items
                            Some dry goods stored
                          • Refrigerator
                            Freezer on the top Fridge on Bottom
                          • Stove
                            Gas cooktop only that has a griddle attachment.
                          • Toaster
                            2 slice oversized


                              • Dining
                                Formal Dinning room seats 8 plus
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                    various titles
                                  • Games
                                    chess, checkers, cards, yatzee, many other board games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    wireless internet: password protected
                                  • Television
                                    2 32' flat screen tv's and 1 traditional
                                  • Video Library
                                    mostly 'G' rated


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Porch on the front of house. See photo
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Lovely side yard with apple trees
                                      • Tennis
                                        Public Tennis Court down the street. Asphalt Surface.

                                        Onsite Services

                                          • Concierge


                                              • live theater
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • 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

                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • ice skating
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • House is located on a corner lot. There is a fenced in dog run , hardwood floors , Additional Fee guest can have access to Finished basement, with additional sleeping space and private bath

                                                                76 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Awesome Wedding Experience

                                                                Thomas A.Breckenridge, CO

                                                                I had a great stay at Leslie's Retreat. Was in town for a long weekend wedding trip. We had 2 couples and 6 single classmates from college and the house accommodated us greatly. Plenty of privacy and space for everyone to get ready for events quickly. Great location, easily walked to downtown wedding events despite a snow storm. Would definitely stay again!

                                                                Perfect retreat

                                                                Kathleen S.

                                                                This is a very nicely appointed house, with plenty of comfortable space (including a large living room and dining room) for a large family or group. As a visitor said, "This feels like someone's home. Usually you just get a too-small Ikea couch in a bare living room." The neighborhood is quiet, and it's a pleasant 10-minute walk to downtown Salem or the train. All the appliances and wifi worked well.

                                                                Wedding Days with Family

                                                                Pamela S.

                                                                This home was awesome. Everything was there for us. Convenient location to our days in Salem.

                                                                Salem at its' best...

                                                                Linda P.

                                                                Meg is wonderful!!

                                                                Great job, great house, great time. Will definitely stay again.

                                                                5 stars!

                                                                Clean, pleasent, beautifully kept home. All convenientes you need.

                                                                MARYJANE S.

                                                                Would and do recommend this property. Continues to be very well managed.

                                                                Nice warm inviting home

                                                                TONI J S.

                                                                Clean, well kept comfortable... I would stay there again

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our home. We do hope you have the chance to stay again. We offer a 20% loyalty discount should you return to Salem.



                                                                Salem, MA, USA

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                                                                Check in is at 4pm unless arrangements are made prior to arrival. Check out is at 11am unless arrangements have been made prior to arrival Rates are subject to change without advance notice. Additional Basement suite is $150 per night SAVE: For weekly and monthly rates contact owner directly.

                                                                76 Reviews
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