About this listing
a cozy space located on a busy residential/business main road that leads in to Salem ... exactly a mile from downtown. The neighborhood is a mix of private homes, small businesses and rental residences. This is not the most scenic part of Salem but is within walking distance of all the historic/tourist sites. We have free on-street parking on our street but it is BOTH businesses and residences side by side: a 'working-class' neighborhood with easy access to highway and downtown area
a cozy room, street/basement level in private home with separate entrance, private bath with shower, refrigerator, microwave, coffee/tea maker.. queen bed (upgrade from double bed), but can accomodate a third person if necessary on a small pull-out couch .. on a main road, one mile from downtown Salem, train station, on bus route... features many restaurants in close proximity.. walk to downtown Salem where Peabody Essex Museum is located along with Derby/Pickering Wharfs, Salem Maritime Center, Witch Museum and much more...many shops along the way. Salem is a coastal town, located near many area beaches ... in summer, enjoy free concerts at The Willows Park right on the ocean and in August, a 2-day free Soul & Jazz Festival with incredible musicians from all over the globe in our little city ...
we now have 'wireless'!
and we've just added an air conditioner for the room ...
*in the winter months, we have free on-street parking but in event of snow parking bans (mostly Jan-Mar) guests would have to park on sidewalk as there is no parking lot we can offer. Parking bans only take effect IF there is a plowable amount of snow and the city declares a 'snow-emergency'*
wireless access for phones, computers ... fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee/tea maker, breakfast items (cereals, eng. muffins, yogurt, juice, etc.) some toiletries available, towels, bath mats, face cloths, etc., extra pillow, blanket ... cable TV with about a dozen channels ...
Interaction with guests
We try to be here when guests arrive and depart but if not possible, we make arrangements for them to let themselves in to the guest space and to check out easily ... for the most part, we give our guests their own private space and are here if they have any questions or needs ...
We are in a 'working-class' neighborhood, with some businesses alongside single/multi-family homes .. our street can be busy but the location of the guest room affords a good amount of peace and quiet ... free on-street parking, usually right in front of our home and a friendly, safe neighborhood where folks walk to and from downtown a lot...
we are a 20-min walk to the center of Salem, and we are on a bus route that picks up passengers right down the street ... taxi service is affordable and quickly accessed, or guests can drive to downtown in about 5 min.
Other things to note
Because we are located on a major road in to the city, there is a fair amount of street traffic but the plus side of this is there is ample free on-street parking and usually right in front of our house. Our neighborhood is a mix of private and rented residences as well as small businesses along the street, we call it a 'working-class neighborhood'. It's not the most 'scenic' street in Salem but it is safe and friendly ... and just a mile from the downtown area, a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk
Also, we are in the process of adopting a new kitten, so there will be a few extra little feet pitter-pattering around above where guest room is located. Our other two cats are older and more mellow but wanted to let folks know about our 'new addition' coming soon! By the way, we don't let the cats down in to the 'guest room', we keep them up in our living quarters above the guest room 'apartment'.
no smoking, we want non-smokers please!! even if you smoke outside, the scent gets carried in to the space and we can't have that ... small pets possible, IF very well behaved and clean ... negotiable (we have two cats who remain up in our space but know when there's another pet in-house). We prefer guests who are considerate, fairly quiet and very respectful of our home.