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ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!

49 reviews
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Chestnut Sweet, in Marblehead's historic Shipyard neighborhood, is a romantic, private hideaway offering new, top-drawer cottage furnishings and services, easy access to town and beach, and hosts who will welcome you like family. We're within sight, sound, and salt-water air of the ocean for guests looking for a short-term stay (3 nights to 4 weeks). Enjoy two elegant floors in a stand-alone building, with fresh, contemporary cottage-style decor. Your hosts live just across the garden and are available 24-7 for whatever you need for comfort and ease. On the GARDEN LEVEL: a bed/sitting room, convertible love seat and large closet; living room with gas fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD; full modern bath with rain-shower, full vanity, and stacked washer-dryer; and kitchenette (Keurig, micro, t...Chestnut Sweet, in Marblehead's historic Shipyard neighborhood, is a romantic, private hideaway offering new, top-drawer cottage furnishings and services, easy access to town and beach, and hosts who will welcome you like family. We're within sight, sound, and salt-water air of the ocean for guests looking for a short-term stay (3 nights to 4 weeks). Enjoy two elegant floors in a stand-alone building, with fresh, contemporary cottage-style decor. Your hosts live just across the garden and are available 24-7 for whatever you need for comfort and ease. On the GARDEN LEVEL: a bed/sitting room, convertible love seat and large closet; living room with gas fireplace and flat screen TV/DVD; full modern bath with rain-shower, full vanity, and stacked washer-dryer; and kitchenette (Keurig, micro, toaster-oven, mini-fridge, electric kettle, dishes, flatware, and glassware). On the SECOND FLOOR: a luxurious queen bed (all towels and high-end linens provided, including beach towels), half-bath, ceiling fan, closet, skylights, and great privacy and quiet. We are air-conditioned throughout. Enjoy the garden from your own brick patio, with seating. Parking is free. Laundry and cleaning services weekly. Wi-fi equipped. This little gem sleeps a couple divinely, plus an occasional guest. We welcome kids over 12 but no pets. We're smoke- and tobacco-free, quiet, and private, less than a block from the water, and an easy stroll to town, shops, and restaurants. Nearby Salem and all of Massachusetts's North Shore Iare within reach and offer their own delights. Come for a weekend, stay for a week or a month, and soak in a bit of New England history. We're avid gardeners and colonial historians, and we'll warmly welcome you to Chestnut Sweet. Rent: $170 per night, two-night minimum, payment in advance, plus a returnable security deposit. There is a $50 cleaning fee per week for stays longer than one week. Open April 1 to December 1 (exceptions on request). More
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About the Owner
Francie K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
Interaction with guests
Francie and Bob are available by phone, text, or email 24/7. We live in the adjacent house, and we're happy to help with any problems or provide any recommendations that our guests need.
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful wonderful. I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. Book it. You won't be sorry

Date of stay: October 2018
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fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Cindy, what a lovely review! We were so delighted to meet you and welcome you to the Sweet. And we hope you'll return again soon! (Summer awaits!) With great thanks, Francie

Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

ChestnutSweet is a remarkably comfortable, clean, and cozy place to stay. The owners tend to every last detail ensuring that you’ll want for nothing during your visit to beautiful Marblehead. Just perfect!

Date of stay: November 2018
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fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Suzanne, what a lovely note. Thank you! We loved having you in the Sweet and hope it's the first of many visits! Marblehead misses you! Francie

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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We really enjoyed staying here. Marblehead was a nice quiet little town but the trips to Boston and Salem took a while especially on public transportation since Uber was very expensive. The place was nice and it was peaceful. Really the only bad thing I...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Dear Katie, Thank you for your review, though we were really puzzled by the mention of a "blood stain" and a "dirty Q-tip." Our cleaning team has generally been pretty meticulous over the past six years, and this is the first we've heard about any...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We returned to Chesnut Sweet for our 4th visit and continue to be amazed at the attention to detail in anticipating our every need. The Sweet is in a perfect location that allows guests to walk to Marblehead’s best attractions. Francie and Bob’s hospitality always...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

Dear Steve and Alison, We love return visitors! And we SO enjoy seeing you each year around the Fourth of July. We're delighted that your stay was a happy one, and we'll look forward to seeing you again next year. Thanks so much for your...More

Reviewed May 28, 2018

Great accommodation with excellent design, finish and very well maintained Marblehead is a lovely town with great views, bars and restaurants The owners were very friendly and supplied many provisions which really enhanced the holiday

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Peter D
fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed hosting you, and hope you'll be back one day! Francie King

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Yard
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Staffed Property
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
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