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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 than an for up charge of $150 per night you can have access to finished basement consisting of a bedroom, private full sized bathroom with jetted soak tub and laundry area.

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

More Details

Owner
Mary Woodcock
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

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 North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We couldn't be more thankful that we had your house to stay in during our wedding weekend! Everyone had a wonderful time between a pot luck on Thursday evening, opening gifts in your living room on our wedding morning, my girls reading gossip magazines while having their hair done, and enjoying some time in Salem. Our experience just wouldn't have been the same in a hotel. THANK YOU for sharing your house with us and for making sure we were comfortable there!
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 5' Tub shower combination
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Considered a 'powder room' sink and toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upcharge basement suite gives access to this bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upcharge Suite: sleep sofa with temperpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Upcharge Basement Suite
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Leslie's Retreat: Spacious home ideally located to everything
average rating of 4.878788 based on 67 reviews
5

Beautiful Property with easy access to local things to do.

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean and well stocked when it came to linen. There was plenty of space for all of us at the residence. It was a great location for us to explore the region. We explored the Boston Area, Plymouth Plantation, Martha's Vinyard, and of course Salem. Was a great location to be our home base. Would highly recommend this residence.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
5

Beautiful, comfortable and roomy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to attend my mother's memorial service. Mary was very kind to us when we booked. The house is beautiful, comfortable and has such lovely furniture. We enjoyed our visit although it was short. I would recommend this home to anyone visiting Salem. It is very convenient to the attractions, walking distance to the Boston train, and a convenience and package store right up the street. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Property, incredibly kind owners

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay in New England. The hosts were incredibly kind and even brought by 12 fresh eggs from one of their chicken coops nearby. If you are looking for a place to stay and experience some beautiful New England air and comfort, look no further. If we come back to the area this will be our place to stay.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our needs. Unfortunately our schedule was so busy we didn't get to stay there as much as we would have liked. I t was very comfortable and clean. Quaintly decorated. Very close to stores and downtown Salem. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely spacious home

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed in this home for 3 nights. This is a beautifully well maintained home. There was plenty of room for everyone. Outside patio and grill were available. The beds were comfy and the rooms were a nice size. The living and dining area had plenty of seating for the 12 of us. The owners even left some board and card games which we enjoyed. Location is good. In walking distance to downtown Salem, the Salem Witch house and close to convenience and grocery stores. We also used the basement suite which had the biggest and nicest sofa bed I've ever seen. Meg was sweet and left a binder with directions to nearby attractions and menus to local restaurants. Flatscreen TVs and Wifi were an added bonus. Kids loved that.

The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because while the bedrooms upstairs all had AC units, the main level (kitchen, dining room, livingroom) did not. The first day there it was 91° and quite uncomfortable even with all the fans running. Luckily the rest of the weekend was in the 60s. If using the basement suite I would suggest bringing some scented candles or wallflower to freshen up the room. It had a basement smell and smelled like cats/pets have enjoyed the living space down there and there were lots of spiderwebs. Nothing a broom and Febreeze couldn't fix.

I would definitely recommend this lovely home. If ever in the Boston area I would stay here again (just not in the hot summer months).

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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vineyard haven
5

Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable. I highly recommend, great communication with owner.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.7 Miles
Logan International Airport in East Boston MA
Nearest Barpub
0.45 Miles
Downtown Salem where there are many
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Kernwood Country Club Sargent Street Salem MA
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
MBTA Train Rail Depot 252 Bridge St Salem MA
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 114 to 128 : North Street Salem MA
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Dot ans Ray's North Street Salem MA
Nearest Beach
1.08 Miles
Winter Island / Salem Willows
Nearest Point of Interest
Leslie's Retreat Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Furlong Park: Firworks!
Nearest Point of Interest
Home or the Gnome
Nearest Point of Interest
GIANT PUMPKINS
Nearest Point of Interest
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Nearest Point of Interest
Salem Train Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawthorn Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Vistors Center
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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