This place is a great place to stay!! You get a taste of old town Marblehead charm, amazing location, and extremely friendly and accommodating people. We have stayed in several different rooms and they have always been very comfortable and clean. John was such a good host he even had a great FRESH LIVE LOBSTER connection!! And he was more than happy to do a lobster boil in the backyard for us!! The location is unbeatable you are within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, history, and amazing views. Within two minutes you can be sitting in the Driftwood for breakfast, a local favorite. I recommend getting a coffee to go and going to the beautiful Crocker Park (which is literally through the backyard of the Marblehead Summer House) and enjoying the sunrise and watching the lobster boats go out in the morning. If you are not a morning person there are great local bars and the best ice cream at the Ice Cream Shop all within minutes from the front step. You simply could not ask for a better place to stay! I actually already have reservations again for this summer!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 3 miles from the Salem line and the Salem Historic Area, you'll be in the heart of Old Town Marblehead just 200 yards from the Boston Yacht Club, co-sponsor of the Halifax Race. Surrounded by houses built in the 1700’s and 1800’s it's one of the nicest parts of the old village. The house you’ll be staying in was built prior to 1717. We weren’t the USA then you know! Walk through the back gate onto Crocker Park and enjoy swimming off the park’s float, fishing off the rocks, viewing the harbor and its 5 yacht clubs or take in one of the many Marblehead cultural events which take place on the park during the year. During the week of July 4th Crocker Park is one of the centers of activity for the Marblehead Arts Festival. Each of our 5 units include a private full bath, some also include a kitchenette. We're not a B&B and do not serve breakfast, but there are 3 restaurants within a 4 minute walk that do! With the exception of the 3rd Floor Suite the baths do not have showers. They have the original long claw-foot soaking tubs with European shower wand faucets. So, enjoy the bath! ... more less