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Deck overlooking Doliber's Cove and the North Atlantic. Beach is below to right.

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Last updated: 08/28/2016

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths - Spectacular Views From Every Room In The House!

"The best view on the entire east coast...". Come to Marblehead and relax by the ocean. Sit in our hot tub and watch the waves this fall. Walk into town for dinner, explore a museum in Salem, or shop in downtown Boston. Sorry, only one full week or long weekend remains in mid-September and October is fully booked. Reduced rates for early November or early December. Ask about Boston Marathon Week in April. NOTE: Our calendar below is not always up to date so please check with us. See the Rate Schedule and Additional Notes for various events and seasonal offerings. Need a short term rental during the winter? Our house is available at $3000 per month, December through March.

About our House: Situated on a rocky bluff, overlooking a quiet cove and sandy beach with the open ocean just beyond. Our contemporary house is located on a private dead end road at the very tip of the Marblehead peninsula. Watch everything from kayaks to ocean liners drift past this spectacular view. Rocky cliffs, islands, beaches, light houses, lobster boats, sea gulls, seals, and occasional swans- it looks more like the coast of Down East Maine, but it's all right here, less than 20 miles from downtown Boston. Easy access to the city by car or nearby bus. Please check the map to see our proximity to Doliber's Cove and Grace Oliver beach below.


Our three bedroom, three and a half bath house has three levels. Two of the bedrooms are on the lower level- one with a king bed, the other with two twins, each with its own private bath and balconies overlooking the ocean. Also on this level is a laundry/storage room. The lower level 'back door' opens to our hot tub and the driveway beyond.

The middle level of the house has the main entry, a large living room with fireplace (metal frame candle holder), kitchen/dining area, and a half bath. However, the huge deck overlooking the water is the main attraction here. Enjoy lunch while watching the boats and windsurfers in Doliber's Cove below. A pergola provides shade on hot summer days. The gardens are also accessible from this level.

Our third "bedroom" is on the top floor. It's a combination family room / guest suite with direct access to the rest of the house below and separate entrance to the outside, a small kitchenette, living area with 60' flat screen TV, full bath [shower], and a spiral stair that leads up to a sleeping loft. There's a king size bed and two twins tucked in the eaves of the cathedral ceiling- all at the very top of the house. A fold out sofa below allows several guests to sleep comfortably. Although this area is somewhat private, we never rent it out separately. Intended as a family room, there is ample seating around the large TV. Store your snacks and drinks in the kitchenette. Central air on this floor only- ocean breezes cool the rest of the house. Also on the top floor is a small open office and library, which overlooks the cathedral ceiling of the living room below.

Fantastic views from every room and the architect/owner has renovated each one of them. It's a spotless house with nautical decor throughout and, of course, WiFi, along with cable TV in most rooms. Fully stocked for your visit with all kitchenware, utensils, and even spices for cooking. All linens and towels included.

About our Town: Marblehead [Birth place of the American Navy] is a sailing / fishing / artist community on a peninsula, just twenty miles north of downtown Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail in the morning and come back for a swim in the afternoon. It's an easy drive into the city or you can leave the car at home and catch the bus down the street. Beautiful seascapes all over town, but none finer than the view from our house at the very tip of the Marblehead peninsula. Our contemporary house is located on Peach's Point- an exclusive neighborhood of mansions and manicured lawns, all on a private dead end road overlooking the North Atlantic. Walk the narrow winding streets to historic Old Town with its quaint restaurants, shops, and museums. The original painting, 'Spirit of '76', hangs in our town hall. Picnic or enjoy a festival in one of our scenic parks overlooking the harbor. Bicycle to nearby Salem, Massachusetts with its Witch History, House of Seven Gables, and world class Peabody Essex Museum. The dunes of Ipswich, Rockport, and other areas of Cape Anne are a bit farther away. Gloucester- setting for 'The Perfect Storm'- is visible across Salem Harbor. The ski slopes of New Hampshire are two hours north, Cape Cod two hours south, and New York City is a four hour drive away.

If you are in the area- or know some one local- you are welcome to stop by and check out our beautiful house on the ocean.
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/28/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Bedroom #3 is the guest suite/family room on the top floor....moreless

  • Bedroom #1 is one of two on the lower level. It has two twin beds and its own private bathroom with tub. A patio door opens to a balcony rail overlooking Doliber's Cove. Bedroom #2 is the master bedroom right next door. It has a king size bed and its own private bath with walk-in shower. It also has a patio door and balcony rail overlooking the cove. Both bedrooms #1 and #2 are across the hallway from the laundry room and just steps to the hot tub outside the lower level 'back' door. Bedroom #3 is the guest suite at the opposite end of the house on the third floor- very private from the other two bedrooms. It's like a separate apartment that can be used as a family room when not being used for sleeping. It has a separate outside entrance, small kitchenette, living/dining area with 60' flat screen TV, fold out sofa, and- like the other two bedrooms- a private bathroom with shower. A spiral stairs leads up to the sleeping loft with king size bed and two twins. Sleeps five....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private, inside Bedroom #1- Blue glass tile....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Private, inside Bedroom #2- Master Bath with walk in shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Inside Guest Suite [or Bedroom #3 - Doubles as Family Room]....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Half bath on Middle Floor/Living Level. Sea shell decor...moreless

  • The house has a total of 3.5 bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please respect the boundries of our property and the privacy of the surrounding neighbors....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Available in the guest suite/family room with the 60' flat screen TV....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    The top floor guest suite is more often used as a family room. It has a 60' flat screen HDTV. There's a 26' TV in the kitchen/dining area and a 20' in the Master Bedroom. Bedroom #1 is cable ready....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Grace Oliver Beach is right below our deck in a protected cove. Walk across a sand bar at low tide to pristine Crowninshield Island. Ride a bike to other Marblehead beaches more exposed to the surf....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    'It's even better than the photos indicate!' We hear this all the time from our guests....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly above the water with south facing views- sandy beaches, rocky cliffs, coves, open ocean, islands and light houses. Watch the moon rise over the Atlantic each day while the tides ebb and flow....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Check the map to see our proximity to the ocean, the beach below, and Crowninshield Road, which lies between our property and the water. Just a few steps down the street to put your toes in the sand....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Normally our kitchen table seats eight, however, an attached leaf allows Thanksgiving Dinner for twelve- with a spectacular view! Even better on the deck in summer with outdoor seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air for the top floor guest suite/family room only- necessary a few times each summer. Cool ocean breezes and portable fans are fine for the rest of the house....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Guests allowed to use the many candles in the living room fireplace. There's a propane gas fire pit on the deck (remove glow lights!)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced hot air system heats the house from cold to warm in five minutes. The top floor guest suite has its own separate heating/cooling system....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi is up and ready....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets an towels are fresh upon your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seating for ten. I nice place to relax and enjoy that view! If the weather is nice you'll want to skip this room and head straight for the deck- our summertime living room!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for eight cars- most parked end to end- in the driveway. Fire regulations prohibit parking on Crowninshield Road...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for out-going calls, but you should bring a cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    KUERIG Cappuchino Machin in main kitchen. Coffee maker in guest suite....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked for your visit...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Main kitchen only...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Newly renovated kitchen with granite countertops and tiled backsplash. It's an informal layout with a TV area, combined with the main dining area. Great ocean views from the dining table....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Wall mounted above stove/oven in main kitchen and another in the guest suite (see photo)...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    You are welcome to use our pantry full of appliances, popcorn popper, utensils and spices. Remember, this is our primary residence, so we're well stocked....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    A large side-by-side refrigerator in Kitchen plus a small under counter fridge in the upstairs guest suite....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove/oven in main kitchen- none in the guest studio....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven in main kitchen. Toaster in guest studio....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Several balconies on each level- all overlooking Doliber's Cove....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    As long as the weather is nice you will enjoy making this area your living room. There's a pergola for shade and a propane fire pit installed in the middle of the deck for cuddling on cool nights....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    A double and single kayak are here at the house for adults, along with paddles and life jackets [A MUST!]. Additional kayak and paddle board rentals are available just around the corner....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Manicured lawns and gardens surround the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Raquets are available- courts are one mile from the house....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Pails and shovels and boogie boards are here for the kids. They'll love tide pooling- searching for sea glass and shells in the cove at low tide....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Our private six person hot tub is just outside the lower two bedrooms. It's wonderful to relax and soak when the full moon is rising over the ocean....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Home for the Holidays Flexible
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$550
$3,500
Marathon Week / April Vacation
Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$475
$3,000
Graduation Weekend in May
May 5 - May 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$525
$3,300
Summer of 2017
May 25 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$600
$3,850
Late Summer
Sep 6 - Oct 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$550
$3,350
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$475
$3,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Notes:

November and December weekends, exclusive of holiday periods are offered at the AVERAGE rate of $475 per night. January, February, and March weekends are available at $425 per night. Ask about a LONG TERM WINTER rental at a reduced MONTHLY rate of $3500, plus utilities, for January through March of '16. Dates are flexible. Call 941-735-3899.

For short vacation visits we try to be flexible with dates and will do our best to accommodate your holiday schedule. Keep in mind the Standard Rate of $475 is an AVERAGE for off-season. Winter Vacation Rates vary between $400-$500 per night for long weekends [3 nights, 4 days], $2500-$3000 for full weeks. Other seasons have long weekends available at $500-$600 per night. During summer there is a two week minimum at $3850 per week, but selected weekends are sometimes available $600 per night, depending on availability.

It may be possible to accommodate one extra person in your group. Ask for terms conditions. Thank you.

$200 CLEANING FEE. TAXES ARE INCLUDED IN THE RATES LISTED.

SUMMER / EARLY FALL 2015 IS BOOKED. PLEASE TRY A LATE FALL OR WINTER WEEKEND- FLEXIBLE DATES.

Call for copy of Rental Agreement and Terms of Deposit. 941-735-3899. Sorry, we do not allow weddings on site.

Please visit, or send a friend by to check out our house and beautiful location. Your decision will be easy after that.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston's Logan Airport
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Maddie's Sail Loft or the Landing, walk to others
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Salem to Boston Ferry - Summer/Fall only
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tedesco Country Club / Old Salem Green Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Either Salem or Swapscott Commuter Rail to Boston
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rte. 128 beltway around Boston or I-95 toward NH
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
'The Landing', 'The Barnacle', Walk to others...
80 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big mountains in NH (2 hrs) - smaller ones nearby
Marblehead, MA, USA
Nearest Beach
Grace Oliver Beach - Right outside our front door

Car: Recommended

About our Town: Marblehead [Birth place of the American Navy] is a sailing / fishing / artist community on a peninsula, just twenty miles north of downtown Boston. Walk the Freedom Trail in the morning and come back for a swim in the afternoon. It's an easy drive into the city or you can leave the car at home and catch the bus down the street. Beautiful seascapes all over town, but none finer than the view from our house at the very tip of the Marblehead peninsula. Our contemporary house is located on Peach's Point- an exclusive neighborhood of mansions and manicured lawns, all on a private dead end road overlooking the North Atlantic. Walk the narrow winding streets to historic Old Town with its quaint restaurants, shops, and museums. The original painting, 'Spirit of '76', hangs in our town hall. Picnic or enjoy a festival in one of our scenic parks overlooking the harbor. Bicycle to nearby Salem, Massachusetts with its Witch History, House of Seven Gables, and world class Peabody Essex Museum. The dunes of Ipswich, Rockport, and other areas of Cape Anne are a bit farther away. Gloucester- setting for 'The Perfect Storm'- is visible across Salem Harbor. The ski slopes of New Hampshire are two hours north, Cape Cod two hours south, and New York City is a four hour drive away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Don & Barbara have just retired and enjoy traveling- either around New England or around the world. There house is available for rent throughout most of the year. Call to discuss a three day weekend, a week, two weeks, or a long term winter rental while we are out of the country.

Why the Owner Chose Marblehead, MA, USA:
Our house is one of twenty in a private access neighborhood. The views are stunning and we never take for granted the beautiful sunrises as seen from our beautiful house. This is our primary residence and we rent it out to responsible people during long weekends- or for months at a time- while we are traveling. You will not find the wear and tear in our house that you see in some rental properties. What you will find is an architect/owner designed house that is fully furnished with wifi and cable TV- and a kitchen with all cookware, utensils, spices, and extras- ready for your visit.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Although we are part of a private, semi-secluded community, it's pleasant stroll from our house to the historic Old Town of Marblehead. This property combines the peace and tranquility of the ocean with the excitement and history of nearby Boston. Sorry, but we do not allow weddings on our property. Please enjoy and respect this wonderful setting.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/28/2016

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Photos

  • Deck overlooking Doliber's Cove and the North Atlantic. Beach is below to right.

    Deck overlooking Doliber's Cove and the North Atlantic. Beach is below to right.

  • Sunrise over the Atlantic... On a clear day you can see Portugal!

    Sunrise over the Atlantic... On a clear day you can see Portugal!

  • Crowninshield Island beyond our deck- accessible across a sand bar at low tide.

    Crowninshield Island beyond our deck- accessible across a sand bar at low tide.

  • Newly renovated kitchen and dining area with views out over the ocean.

    Newly renovated kitchen and dining area with views out over the ocean.

  • Powder Room [half bath] on Middle/Living Level- the "sea shell" bathroom.

    Powder Room [half bath] on Middle/Living Level- the "sea shell" bathroom.

  • Nautical decor throughout the house

    Nautical decor throughout the house

  • Bedroom #1- private bathroom with tub, glass tile and sink basin.

    Bedroom #1- private bathroom with tub, glass tile and sink basin.

  • Bedroom #2- Master Bathroom with new walk in shower.

    Bedroom #2- Master Bathroom with new walk in shower.

  • The "Friendship" sailing in front of our deck from nearby Salem, Massachusetts.

    The "Friendship" sailing in front of our deck from nearby Salem, Massachusetts.

  • Family room/guest suite with separate entrance, and 60" wide screen TV.

    Family room/guest suite with separate entrance, and 60" wide screen TV.

  • Looking back down the spiral stairs to TV area in guest suite. Fold out sofa.

    Looking back down the spiral stairs to TV area in guest suite. Fold out sofa.

  • Living room with front entry beyond.

    Living room with front entry beyond.

  • Front entry on middle level of house with deck and gardens.

    Front entry on middle level of house with deck and gardens.

  • Living room with cathedral ceiling and seating for ten.

    Living room with cathedral ceiling and seating for ten.

  • Sit back and relax in our six person hot tub- just off the lower level bedrooms.

    Sit back and relax in our six person hot tub- just off the lower level bedrooms.

  • Kitchen tile on backsplash. Lobster boats are right outside our door!

    Kitchen tile on backsplash. Lobster boats are right outside our door!

  • Grab a kayak and explore!

    Grab a kayak and explore!

  • Bedroom #1- the "Blue Room" with twin beds.
Patio door overlooks Doliber's Cove.

    Bedroom #1- the "Blue Room" with twin beds. Patio door overlooks Doliber's Cove.

  • Bedroom #2- Master Bedroom with views of cove beyond patio door.

    Bedroom #2- Master Bedroom with views of cove beyond patio door.

  • Master Bathroom - There really is a great view from every room in the house!

    Master Bathroom - There really is a great view from every room in the house!

  • Kitchenette in guest suite. To left- door to house. To right- door to exterior.

    Kitchenette in guest suite. To left- door to house. To right- door to exterior.

  • Sleeping loft in guest suite- king size bed and two twins. Fold out sofa below.

    Sleeping loft in guest suite- king size bed and two twins. Fold out sofa below.

  • Surf's Up!... Beyond our quiet cove you can catch a wave.

    Surf's Up!... Beyond our quiet cove you can catch a wave.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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