"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. Walk into town for dinner, explore a museum in Salem, or shop in downtown Boston. Most of summer 2018 is booked, but come for a week in June, September, or to experience Halloween in Salem. Ask about a last minute, mid-week special for the first day of summer.
NOTE: Our calendar below is not always up to date so please DO NOT BOOK DATES OR SEND PAYMENT just yet. Send an inquiry first by emailing:
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or by texting me at 9 4 1 - 7 3 5 - 3 8 9 9. We may have a last minute cancelation that would conform to your schedule. See the 'Rate Schedule' and 'Additional Notes' below for various events and seasonal offerings. Also read our reviews. Need short term housing for six months? November through April is available each year at only $3000 per MONTH.
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. Granite 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 train or bus. Please check the map to see our proximity to Doliber's Cove and Grace Oliver beach, just steps below our deck.
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, just beyond.
The middle level of the house has the main entry, a large living room with fireplace (metal frame candle assembly), 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 "suite" 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 someone local- you are welcome to stop by and check out our beautiful house on the ocean.