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ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!

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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 top-drawer cottage furnishings and services, easy access to town and beach, and hosts who will welcome you like family. We're within sight and sound (and fresh salt-water air) of Marblehead Harbor for guests looking for a short-term stay (2 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. GARDEN LEVEL: a bed/sitting room, convertible love seat (to a small double bed) 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; ...Chestnut Sweet, in Marblehead's historic Shipyard neighborhood, is a romantic, private hideaway offering top-drawer cottage furnishings and services, easy access to town and beach, and hosts who will welcome you like family. We're within sight and sound (and fresh salt-water air) of Marblehead Harbor for guests looking for a short-term stay (2 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. GARDEN LEVEL: a bed/sitting room, convertible love seat (to a small double bed) 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. Fresh bed linens, bath towels, and full 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 the Massachusetts North Shore are 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 (summer rates): $175 per night, two-night minimum, payment in advance, plus a returnable security deposit. Winter rates: $160 per night. There is a $75 cleaning fee per week for stays longer than one week. Open year-round. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
We welcome longer-term guests -- up to four weeks at a time. But book early! Easy street parking is available April 15 through November 30. Restricted thereafter to daytime only. Outdoor cooking (grills and hibachis) is prohibited, for safety.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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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
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Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

I cannot praise the accommodations and the attentiveness of our hosts enough. Everything exceeded our expectations. It was a home away from home, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were sad to leave, but we are looking forward to our next visit with Chestnut Sweet.More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank tinak777
fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2020

Dear Mary and Alexis! With apologies for my very late response, let me thank you for this lovely note and review. We so enjoyed having you with us, and hope you'll be back very soon again! The summer awaits the Marblehead is in full bloom!...More

Reviewed 21 September 2019

My sister and I were in Marblehead to visit our cousin and to have "a walk down memory lane". This location was perfect for us to have that walk. ChestnutSweet is beautiful, comfortable, and quiet. It's adjacent to the lovely home of Francie and Bob,...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Christine B
fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2019

Christine, what a pleasure it was to host you and your sister, and lovely to know how much you enjoyed Marblehead and all it has to offer. We so enjoyed meeting you, and now we hope you'll consider returning soon and often! Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2019

My husband and I are huge Marblehead fans and love to spend time there. Chestnut Sweet is the icing on the cake. Francie and Bob have thought of everything to make their guests comfortable. This amazing place is immaculate, for starts, and the attention to...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Trail70
fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2019

Shelley, what a wonderful review! And can I tell you what a great treat it was to meet you and Dan and learn a bit about your life? We're hoping that you both will consider a return to Marblehead and our humble Sweet VERY soon!...More

Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

My sisters and I stayed in Chestnut Sweet for five days and had the most wonderful time! Francie was such a gracious and accommodating host, and her home is beautiful and immaculate. Walking distance to the beach, plenty of cute shops and restaurants. Also just...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank colleenmarie18
fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Colleen and sisters, thank you so much for this lovely review and for letting us host you for your get-away. So pleased that you had great fun, and hope you'll make this an annual event!

Reviewed 5 January 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
Thank cindy p
fbking, VR Owner at ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away!, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 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

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
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Getting around
Marblehead is a walking town, and those with interests in history, architecture, birds, and conservation areas will find pleasure within easy reach. Many of our guests part their cars upon arrival and simply leave them parked, in favor of walking the town. Shops and restaurants are nearby, take-out and delivery are easy from most eateries, and our recreational areas and opportunities are unparalleled (beaches, trails, bird-watching, seaside picnics, ball games, sailing and boating, harborside cocktail sails, and a range of other delights). We provide bicycles for your use, and beach chairs and beach towels for the nearby beaches. Be sure to ask us about any special interests you may have.
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