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Charming, beloved house sleeps 8, with huge deck over pond & close to the ocean

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath nifty Marblehead house, close to Salem & accessible to Boston

Come stay in our refurbished and four bedroom house on a quiet, beautiful private way in Marblehead, MA. You can sip cocktails on the deck overlooking the pond as the sun sets while your children feed the ducks and play with the turtles, frogs and fish of the pond.

You can stroll to the private rocky beach a short five minute walk away or drive 5 minutes to the sandy town beach where you can enjoy chowder and a lobster while your children build sandcastles or play on the playground equipment.

In addition to all Marblehead has to offer, we are minutes from downtown Salem, the "Witch City", home of the renowned Peabody Essex museum, and site of month-long celebrations in October leading up to Halloween.

Marblehead is a short 40 minute drive to Boston where you can stroll Newbury St., visit Faneuil Hall, or visit Fenway Park.

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More Details

Henry Hammond
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Marblehead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Relaxing by the pond!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Oct 21, 2009

On our East Coast quest for New England adventure and autumn beauty (commonly known as “Leaf Peeping”), we were drawn to the town of Marblehead, MA. Marblehead was rich in seafaring history, colonial enchantment and coastal beauty. Our host - truly a bear lover- graciously received our company and provided a charming home complete with honey! Nestled in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, “The Pond House” provided a warm and cozy atmosphere during our vacation. Four bedrooms offered ample space for our needs. Living up to its name, the home’s location overlooking a pond filled us with peace and serenity. One can view the pond from both inside the home, as well as on the outside, expansive deck. Wishing to experience more of this charming neighborhood and its proximity to the sea, a two-minute walk brought us down to the shoreline. The diversity of rocky outcroppings and sandy shores was absolutely breathtaking! Located just 40 minutes from Boston, this home is an ideal place to experience all that northern Massachusetts had to offer. The owners provided great suggestions for local restaurants and points of interest. They lived nearby and were available to answer any questions during our stay. During our visit, we drove to Salem to experience the Haunted Happenings Halloween Festival. Salem is only a short drive from Marblehead and offered plenty of local festivities and fun. We fell in love with the local cuisine, the friendly people, and the colonial architecture during our Massachusetts trip. Marblehead is beautiful and recommended for anyone wanting to enjoy the history, beauty, and diversity of the New England coast. The VRBO Bear

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Charming, beloved house sleeps 8, with huge deck over pond & close to the ocean
average rating of 4.805195 based on 77 reviews
Key Largo, Florida

Tranquil Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing holiday! My two grown children, their life partners and children gathered at the Pond House to reconnect and spend a week relaxing in a tranquil environment. From the early morning sunlight peeking in the open windows to the sounds of the ducks and frogs in the evening, we were able to kick back and enjoy family time. Thank you Henry for providing such a clean, comfortable environment to do so! Your home was equipped with anything and everything a family could need during a longer stay.

Again, thank you for your wonderful accommodations and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, Ca.

Great location with relaxing atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

The Pond House was a perfect location for my family to explore Marblehead and day trips to Rockport, Salem, and Boston. Henry makes everything seamless and easy with great response times, etc. Walk around the local neighborhood and enjoy the beautiful homes and access to the water front. We enjoyed our stay at the Pond House - That being said the home needs some TLC (kitchen). The living room furniture is worn and needs replacing. Bottom line, the location is a 5 star and the home isn't, that's why I give it a 4 star rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to see another family enjoying the Pond House and all its positives. I agree about the TLC the house needs. We reinvest in the house on an ongoing basis; I'll move some of these items to the top of my list!
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Comfortable and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Extended family stayed in the Pond House while attending a graduation at MIT. The "commute" wasn't bad at all, and it was so nice to come back to the peace and quiet of this home each evening. The home had everything we needed. The host was a great communicator -- directions and access were spot on!

You should know there are a multitude of short step staircases. There is also low head clearance in a few areas of the house. We knew this going in, so we weren't surprised and made it work. Our elderly parents were able to negotiate the steps without much difficulty.

I'd love to come again and spend more time on the deck! Loved the ducks, turtles, and serenity.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to hear how well the house fit your needs (despite the headroom!), and that it was a good base for your activities in Cambridge & Boston. Congratulations again to your son on his graduation!
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Maryville, Tn

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Pond Cottage. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The owner was very helpful in answering all of our questions before we arrived and while we were there. I would highly recommend a stay at The Pond Cottage. There were so many fun and interesting things to do and see in the area. Thanks for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking great care of the house while you were there. Henry
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Great get away spot

  • 4 of 5

Just got my family together from Florida and Virginia for an early holiday trip to Boston to see extended family. The place was warm in spite of the cold and snowfall. The wood stove was not only useful for heat but really set the mood with hot chocolate while watching the snow falling on the pond and deck. The well appointed kitchen had everything we needed to make some holiday treats and cook for the six adults. The granddaughter loved feeding the ducks on the pond and made her first snowman. I highly recommend the Pond House for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation week in New England

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the pond house was very nice. It was a great location and close to other cities in Massachusetts. The house was charming and we felt right at home. Henry and his neighbors were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Logan Airport (BOS)
Nearest Barpub
2.1 Miles
Maddie's Sail Loft
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Salem Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.1 Miles
Old Salem Greens
Nearest Train
3.7 Miles
Swampscott Commuter Rail
Nearest Motorway
9.5 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
5 Corners Kitchen
Nearest Ski
86 Miles
Pat's Peak
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Devereux Beach, Marblehead
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us; we're pretty reasonable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.