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Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath House Overlooking The Harbor

Perched high on the hill, this fabulous home boasts ocean views from every window. Fully renovated custom chef's kitchen, brand new 1.5 baths (one with Jacuzzi), a large bedroom. Cathedral ceilings, skylights, fireplace, hardwood floors, wrap around decks and a private hot tub! Cable, wifi, washer & dryer. Linens, towels, kitchen supplies, utensils, and the first breakfast are provided. Walk to beaches, restaurants and shops. Close to Salem, Marblehead and to Logan Airport, you can take a train, bus or even a boat (May - October) to Boston.

First floor: Kitchen, dining room (piano), living room (fireplace, TV), bathroom (washer, dryer), wrap-around deck (hot tub).

Second floor: Bedroom (queen size bed, cathedral ceiling, skylights, TV), bathroom (Jacuzzi), deck.

The house is modern, secluded and romantic; perfect for a couple seeking a quiet retreat after a busy day.

(Note: The house is not wheelchair accessible; you must use outside stairs to get to it - but it'll be well worth it)

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More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, czech, hungarian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ivan

I was born in Europe and grew up in New York City. Now I am a musician and a professor in Boston.

Ivan purchased this house in 2008

Why Ivan chose Swampscott

My oceanfront, artsy one bedroom house on 2 levels is a true hideaway. It's located completely off the street, only 12 miles from Boston. Enjoy the views, chef's kitchen, the outdoor spa and indoor Jacuzzi, fireplace and more. The house is comfortable, secluded and romantic; perfect for a couple seeking a quiet, private retreat.

What makes this house unique

Ocean views from every window!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Ivan! It was our first Christmas away from family - had a splendid time. Loved the big kitchen, beautiful decks, hot tub, jacuzzi, and of course the phenomenal views. What a relaxing, refreshing and romantic Christmas.

Happy New Year!
Dec 2012
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Swampscott House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer & dryer
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic Ocean & Boston Skyline Views
average rating of 4.888889 based on 82 reviews
Marlborough, NH

Beautifully decorated home with views, hot tub, and a fireplace!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week-end in Swampscott in this beautiful home that sits upon a hill, with incredible views from floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen is fabulous ; the home is cozy , warm and inviting. We enjoyed our time in Salem and a concert at City Winery in Boston, both an easy commute from this property. The hot tub on the deck, the fireplace, and the jetted tub for two all added to the perfect romantic week-end getaway!

Thank-you Ivan!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan - I hope that you and Tod come back again!
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Great place in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Gorgeous natural light, nice appliances, the hot tub is an awesome bonus, and it's an easy mile walk to the commuter rail into Boston. Everything was super clean and Ivan always responded immediately to our questions. Would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brittany and Chris, thanks for your stay. I hope to see you guys again on your anniversary!
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Very helpful and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

It overlooked the harbor so we could see the boats and it was very beautiful.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jen! I hope to have you guys back for longer
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Anniversary Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent a couple days at the home and really enjoyed our stay.

The home was very clean and accommodating, and we wish could have stayed longer.

The views were as advertised, with great morning sunrises and evening sunsets, with the Boston skyline in view from the upstairs bedroom.

The location is great, just outside of Boston for plenty to do within a short distance.

Local places to eat were very good, especially a breakfast at Caffe Paolina (very nice Italian wife and husband - 50+ years of food service, the past 20 here in USA) just minutes north of the home, and dinner at The Antique Table (Italian food) about a 4 - 5 minute drive.

We would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allen, I'm glad your anniversary getaway was a success. I hope you come back for the next one :-)
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Beautiful, quaint town and amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with Ivan the week of Halloween. The property is more beautiful than photos show! 5 min. train ride to either Boston or Salem! Swampscott is a quaint little New England town with such friendly people!!!! Ivan was right there if we needed any help or had any questions! Thank you Ivan!!! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Cherie. I hope to see you guys again!
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  • 5 of 5

We were VERY pleased with the rental of this property. The pictures do not do it justice. Ivan was the ultimate host making sure we felt completely at home the entire stay. It was very clean and the view was AWESOME. We could not have asked for a better location in which to create a home base for exploring New England. Ivan even went to the extra effort of providing coffee, OJ, Muffins and cream so when we arrived late we did not have to wander around looking for breakfast the next morning. I would rent this again if in the area and would recommend it anyone who would be looking for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte. I hope to see you guys again!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Boston Logan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Mission on the Bay
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Salem to Boston
Nearest Train
0.75 Miles
Greater Boston's public transportation ('the T')
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Mission on the Bay
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fisherman's Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Damage Insurance $59

No smoking, no kids or pets. 21 and over.

Owner'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.

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