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Walkable to Everything that is Great about Marblehead! Beaches & Pond nearby

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 BR Updated Home perfect for families with children. Pond & beaches next door.

Everything here for a perfect summer vacation in Marblehead! Four bedrooms, large family room with sunny deck off kitchen, 1 1/2 baths, and formal and informal dining areas. Laundry room convenient to in-kitchen eating area. Private formal living room/den are remote from family room for quiet time! Sunny huge windows throughout feature views of quaint historic neighborhood and cozy backyard. Pond next door is perfect for children's fishing trips. Two spectacular beaches are a short walk away and beach cart/chairs/cooler/umbrella are provided.

Rear of house is adjacent to Dunn's Lane, the narrowest street in Marblehead and on way to the central shopping district. Fabulous seafood restaurants as well as yacht clubs and boat rentals are nearby.

Many concerts, plays, and movies are available throughout the year, and especially during the Marblehead Festival of the Arts in July.

More Details

John Johnson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About John Johnson

We raised our twin children (boy and girl - now 26!) in this home and they spent many happy hours at the beaches and pond nearby. We added on a huge family room, kitchen eating area and back deck in anticipation of our growing family and we spent most of their time there enjoying views on three sides! I am a (near) retired energy conservation engineer working for a large company but I am now travelling a lot (business and pleasure) so renting my home out during the summer is perfect for us (although we hate missing the best part of living in Marblehead - the summer activities!).

I moved here in 1977 straight after graduating my engineering program at University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana campus), since I fell in love with Marblehead at first sight! I have never tired of seeing and smelling the ocean next door and always feel that "Ahhhh!" moment when I drive past Grace Oliver Beach on the way to the driveway after a long hard day at work.

John Johnson purchased this house in 1980

Why John Johnson chose Marblehead

The neighborhood is filled with young children and everyone is very friendly. We are all professionals in the neighborhood and we live here because while the home is near the central Historic District, we all love the open areas and countryside features of the neighborhood. It is a very quiet neighborhood and everyone looks out for each other. That's why I always feel safe and welcome here in this little gem of a neighborhood. You will too!

What makes this house unique

This house always draws a "Wow!" when people first see it. It's a central-entrance Colonial built in 1875, but beautifully maintained and retaining all the original architectural features that made it special in 1875: exterior Greek Revival details, shutters (real ones) that still work, interior mouldings, and many built-ins that make living here both beautiful and convenient.

We added a huge family room that adjoins the conveniently arranged kitchen and allows everyone to join together in activities. An outdoor deck is right off the family room and has couches, chairs and tables for outdoor relaxing and eating.

The best feature, however, is the location - walkable to everything great about Marblehead and on the border of the Historic District. There are so many unique hidden walkways and stairs in Marblehead that you will undoubtedly spend many hours exploring the neighborhood and each time you will find something interesting you missed the last time!


Marblehead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Main bathroom has tub/shower, vanity sink. Half-bath off kitchen and near washer/dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Reading chair and side table in room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Reading chair and side table in room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Reading chair in room
    Living Room with Piano - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin air mattress with linens additionally available
  • 4 Traditional Bedrooms - one with double bed plus a twin, one with double bed, one with two twin beds, and one with a bunk bed (2 twins) plus a standard twin bed. Living room has a comfortable sleep sofa and also has room for a twin blow-up bed. All sleeping areas come complete with all linens and towels.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach gear provided - cart, 6 beach chairs, cooler, children's toys Portable crib (Pack-n-Play) provided; two toddler gates provided


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Walkable to Everything that is Great about Marblehead! Beaches & Pond nearby
average rating of 4.428571 based on 21 reviews

Perfect location and house!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at the Pond St house, and definitely will want to come back. My sailing team and I were sailing of the weekend in Marblehead and it was a perfect place for our entire team to stay together. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Galen and her team were perfect guests. The House was walkable to the harbor and several of Marblehead’s yacht clubs.
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Toronto, Ontario

Great spot for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

John's spot is a wonderful one for a family gathering. So much is within walking distance. The house itself is spacious with lots of sleeping space and large common areas. Neighbours on the street were welcoming and helpful and John made everything easy for us. I'd definitely recommend this spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the house! Great location; within walking distance to the center of town and also the great local beach area. The house is plenty big and even though we were a large party, we never felt cramped. Salem is a 10 minute drive, so we made our way there for a couple of day trips too.


  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Egg Harbor Township

There was plenty of space!

  • 5 of 5

We had 9 people with us, 4 of them teenagers! We never felt like we were on top of eachother. The owners were helpful and got in touch with us anytime we communicated. They left history of the town and suggestions of things to do for us. The house was very clean!

We found the town to be so cute and close to Salem!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large historic home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and great for a family gathering.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. We had a party of 8 and there was plenty of space and rooms and beds and linens. The owner was so nice and accommodating to us. The house was a great host house, it had a big kitchen and a big living room to fit everyone. The town was in walking distance and it was a quick 10 minute ride into Salem. I would definitely recommend it and hopefully come again!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Boston Logan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Mattie's Sail Loft
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Salem Ferry to Boston
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Salem Greens
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Salem Train to Boston
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Route 114 (also 128/I-95)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Barnacle Seafood Restaurant; The Landing
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Loon Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Grace Oliver Beach 1/4 mi & Gas House Beach 1/4 mi
Car: not necessary

Marblehead is a world-famous yachting capital as well as a quaint historic New England village. The home is walkable to everything important in Marblehead and very close to beaches, a pond (fishing allowed) and restaurants/bars. Marblehead has a vibrant arts scene and many local art museums, galleries, and art cooperatives. Many shopping opportunities are a short walk or drive away. The summer arts programs (including classes) are well known, featuring a 4-day-long "Marblehead Festival of the Arts", over the July 4 weekend, with art shows, performances at Crocker Park (free), and street performers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Insurance $59

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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