"We were looking for a vacation home close to my son and his girlfriend in Medford. We brought with us my sister and her sons, so we were seven in the house. The house was exactly as advertised, spacious, clean, and well-appointed with areas to gather a large group together, but also space for people to get a little alone time. The sun room, patio table and dining table were great spots for our family game night. The location of the house was exactly what I hoped for. Residential, very quiet, beautifully maintained homes; a very short walk to the waterfront, which provided a scenic walkway to the beautiful downtown area. Downtown Newburyport proved hours of entertainment with it's seemingly endless assortment of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs and specialty shops. The Tannery complex, which houses Jabberwocky bookstore and the very cute coffee house Chococoa, home of the famous whoopee pie, were an easy walk, and a frequent destination. Michael's Seafood on the river was a great place for us to enjoy our first night dinner out and get the lay of the land. The ride to the train station was short and easy and we enjoyed a day in Salem without the hassle of parking and driving. While in Salem we visited the Far From the Tree Cider Brewery, and enjoyed a flight of ciders on their patio. The train was clean and fast, and the trip itself was enjoyable as the track ran along a canal. We also enjoyed an old-fashioned parade and pre-fourth musical celebration in Swampscott on their beautiful Townhouse lawn. We packed a picnic dinner and enjoyed the free music. My son took my nephews college shopping in Boston, which may have been the highlight of the trip for them. Lisa, our host was welcoming and informative about local sites and events. If we ever have to bring the vacation to the kids again, Lisa's home would be our go-to! Thanks Lisa, for sharing your home with us!"
Guest: Pat W.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 24, 2016