Wake up to beautiful sunrises and the sound of the ocean from this oceanfront 2 room Victorian apt in quaint Salem Willows area. This recently renovated apt offers an equipped kitchen & bath a good sized bedroom w/queen bed & fold out single futon.
This charming apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen, a good sized bedroom with a queen sized bed and an IKEA futon/chair that folds out into a single bed and a renovated bathroom with a heated floor. All bed linens and towels are provided as well as all cooking and eating equipment.
There is a flat screen TV with cable and also WiFi access.
One parking space available.
Salem offers many things to do and see, and not just in October. Here is a partial list of upcoming events in 2015. You can also visit the web sites for the Chamber of Commerce's Main Streets and Destination Salem Events as well as the City of Salem's website for more information.
2/6 - 2/15 Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival
3/5 - 3/12 The Salem International Film Fest (all doc film festival)
3/15 - 3/19 & 3/22 - 3/ 26 Restaurant Week
4/26 Run/Walk For HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change)
5/1 - 5/3 Massachusetts Poetry Festival
6/20 North Shore Pride Parade
7/4 - Fourth Of July Horribles Parade
7/17 - 7/19 Salem Arts Festival
7/31 - 8/2? Maritime Festival (check dates)
7/31 - 8/9? Salem Heritage Days (check dates)
8/15 - 8/16 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival
8/22 - 8/23? Antique and Classic Boat Festival
10/1 -1 10/31 Halloween Haunted Happenings
11/8 - 11/12 & 11/15 - 11/19 Fall Restaurant Week
11/28- 1/1? Holiday Happenings- Tree Lighting, Santa Visit, Historic Salem Christmas House Tour, Holiday Walk, and New Year's Eve Events
The apartment has it's own private entrance. Guests are welcomed to sit out or enjoy a meal in the yard overlooking the water. Please note that there are large boulders abutting the sea wall, so young children must be well supervised.
Interaction with Guests
I greet my guests face to face prior to check-in, which sometimes means having them stop by my workplace which is about 1 mile from the house. I enjoy telling my guests about the apartment and about the many great activities in Salem and the surrounding areas.There are also many vacation brochures in the apartment.
I am available for more questions during their stay, but in general, I respect my guests privacy by not bothering them.
Located about 1.5 miles from downtown Salem, the house is situated in a quaint Victorian waterfront neighborhood. It's about a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive to many historic sights and Halloween activities.
The Historic Salem Willows amusement area, one of the oldest in the country, is one block away. A fishing pier, game arcades, kiddie rides, kayak rentals, stand-up paddle board board rental, lots of great fast food including the best popcorn you'll ever taste are just some of the amenities the area has to offer. (Note that The Willows businesses are only open April-Nov)
There are also many beautiful places to walk in the Willows and Winter Island Park areas. Four neighborhood beaches are also within walking distance.
We are 2.4 miles from the commuter train station. Then a 25 minute train ride to Boston.
The sightseeing trolley stops nearby from April-November. The trolley is good for one day of getting around Salem. It costs @$15 for one day unlimited hop on and off, and includes a tour.
Taxis are also readily available.
Many guests opt to walk the 1.5 miles to town.
The public transit station with buses and trains to Boston and trains to Rockport, Gloucester and Newburyport is 2.5 miles away. It's about a 25 minute train ride to Boston.
Other Things to Note
There numerous road a bike races throughout the year. Check the internet for more info
Please note: There is a 3 night minimum stay for holiday weekends.
Upon booking, guests MUST provide their cell phone number. You also must contact me (text or call) within 24 hours of your arrival with an ETA. If there is a change PLEASE contact me with the new ETA. I am happy to accommodate you with late check-in, but we must stay in touch so I can arrange my schedule accordingly.
If you don't call or text me and I have to contact you, you will have to write on the chalkboard "I am sorry for not contacting my host" 500 times! No exceptions!
Sorry for the strictness, but this has been a problem in the past. Please understand that we are not a hotel with 24 hour staffing.
We want you to feel comfortable and enjoy yourself so guests are free to come and go at as they wish. However, in consideration of our neighbors, we only ask that you be mindful of loud noise after 11:30PM.
You are welcome to enjoy the yard and ocean. Sunrise and sunset are, of course, beautiful to experience.
I had a great time staying at this apartment. It was cozy and had a really nice kitchen. Both the bedroom and the kitchen had a good view out to the backyard and the ocean. It was exactly what I thought the place was going to be like.
Dale and her husband were amazing hosts. My girlfriend and I wanted to get away from New York City for an extended weekend. It happened to be the weekend of a huge blizzard on an already snowed in Salem. So we huddled in and bared the snow. Dale and John were more than accommodating even offering us some of their home made bean soup. Over all an amazing experience that I am sure we are going to do again. Perhaps in better weather.
It was an absolute pleasure staying with Dale and her husband. The listing is exactly as described and it is perfect for anyone looking for a weekend away. The listing offered breathtaking views of the ocean and it was not only welcoming and cozy but very quaint for a snowed in weekend. The location is perfect for anyone who wants to be just a few minutes away from downtown Salem. Dale was more than accommodating and was able to offer local events, attractions and hot spots to visit while in town. We would highly recommend this listing to anyone and can't wait to book another weekend come warmer weather.
Our stay was perfect, I cannot speak highly enough of Dale. The apartment is so lovely and spacious, the location is amazing - literally on the beach and within walking distance of downtown, Dale provided a huge list of recommendations for where to visit and eat/drink. We would have loved to stay longer.
I loved staying at Dale's adorable historic home. It was modernized (so it's warm and there's cable, etc!) but it had those comfortable touches that made it authentic, such as the old doors. The view and area are beautiful, there are great walks, exploring and sunsets to be had just outside the door and I found Dale and her husband John to be friendly, pleasant and easy to talk to. Salem is a great little town and I loved being there. It was a perfect stay and I hope to return sometime!
Dale was a great host, and this cozy little apartment was just the thing we needed for our pre-holiday weekend getaway to Salem! We met Dale when we first arrived, and she told us all we needed to know about the place, and let us know that she was available to answer any questions or meet our needs while we were her guests. The basement apartment itself was adorable and so nice to come back to after a long day of exploring town. Love that heated bathroom floor! Great location, close to downtown Salem and right next to the water. We had an amazing experience. Thanks for everything, Dale!
Dale is a very friendly and accommodating host, and the apartment is completely comfortable and charming. We loved the waterside location, the views from the kitchen and bedroom, and the very quick drive to downtown Salem. The heated bathroom floor is awesome! Overall, we highly recommend this sweet little apartment.
Having moved back to Salem Willows a few years ago my husband and I purchased this unique 1886 home and we have been working on it ever since. I have dubbed the work on the house a "restovation" as we sought out many building materials and fixtures salvaged from other buildings to use in our home.
There is a two room apartment in the basement, that is half above grade and also looks out on the ocean. Rather than rent it out yearly, we thought we would try renting seasonally, and get the chance to meet new people.
I am, as my son calls me, a "creative whirlwind" who loves to do many things, including, filmmaking and screenwriting, oil and acrylic painting, cooking and baking, gardening, beading and knitting. I work at the Salem Witch Museum and love talking about Salem's rich history. Traveling is also high on the list.
I love tea and brew a pot of whole leaf tea every afternoon.