About This Listing
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.
A charming and well-equipped 1BR apartment, the home is perched on the Salem waterfront in a quiet neighborhood populated by well-kept historic homes. Just 1.5 miles from the center of Salem and equidistant between Boston and Gloucester, it's the perfect location to explore Salem's many cultural offerings as well as those of the nearby coastal communities of Marblehead and Rockport. Dale was very accommodating, flexing to the delay of our arrival and ensuring that we had everything we needed. There was plenty of room for my 2 daughters and I: a large kitchen table, and queen bed supplemented by a cot. Featuring many personal touches, such as towels neatly laid out for each guest, we greeted the sun rising over the water sitting in Adirondack chairs watching the sailboats and small fishing/lobster boats venturing out for their daily catch. We highly recommend Dale's lovely apartment, and hope to return someday.
Had a great time and Dale was most accommodating, even when she was dealing with a family tragedy. Great spot and lovely accommodation. Will recommend to family and friends
We were greated very nicely with a big smile and we were given a quick tour about the area. The appartment was very nice, very clean, very well equiped and as mentioned in the description by the water. Also, there is a place to park the car. So all in all a very positive experience at Dale's which I highly recommend. One must have a car in order to get to and from the appartment into town.
We were there for a peaceful weekend, not expecting too much touristic activity, only wants to relax and recharge. Staying at Dale's gave us all of that. It was a perfect escape from the noisy busy city life. Dale is a wonderful host. The place is clean and comfortable with everything you need. Like in the photo, the house is right at the coast and facing the ocean. The apartment is on the ground floor of the house, so you won't get that much of ocean view, but once you walk out to the back yard, you have a gorgeous view.
Words cannot express how much fun I had in Salem! Dale's place was so welcoming and beautiful, I couldn't have asked for more. The bed was comfy, it was warm, and the full kitchen is a plus. Dale was very accommodating and was always available via text/phone if we needed anything. Dale gave us pointers to get around town and even drew out a map for my guest and I to go sightseeing around town. The place was a wonderful place to come back to, just the perfect size. We loved it so much, we are definitely wanting to go back ASAP! Thanks Dale for such a great stay, it meant the world to my friend and me!
About the Host, Dale
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.
The best popcorn for over 100 years! Lots of fast food including the infamous Salem Lowe "chop suey sandwich," salt water taffy, and of course, ice cream! Also game arcades with new and classic games
Walk to Salem Willows pier for sightseeing and nighttime entertainment cruises
Nice local beach you can walk to
A must see site if you are visiting Salem
Awesome locally made candy. The oldest candy company in the country.
Historically accurate overview of the Salem Witchcraft Trials
Consistently good seafood served overlooking Salem Harbor