Direct Oceanfront just outside Boston (in close proximity to Salem Massachusetts, Marblehead Massachusetts, Gloucester and Rockport,)
House • Swampscott MA United States
4 Car spaces
2 Cars available
Exchange types accepted
Listed September 2019
Seaside town just 13 miles north of boston . Walking distance to bakeries , grocery, restaurants , train station and bus stop . Easy access to boston and historic Salem , Massachusetts . Direct beach access from back yard . Large private deck off master bedroom. This home is located downtown in the heart of the village.
The home is direct oceanfront on the Atlantic ocean with a wonderful back yard for relaxing . The home has 3 bedrooms, each with a television and its own bathroom
There are also three zones of heat as well as central air conditioning . There is a home gym with an elliptical , trx, free weights, and large television, washer / dryer, 80 inch television , WiFi , hardwood floors and heated master bath floor with air bath jetted tub . Home is in historic neighborhood dating to the early 1800's. This home was completely restored and rebuilt in 2017.
Home has direct garage entry for added privacy as well as remote code access . There are two floors plus a finished basement . This home is not suitable for young children due to high end finishes and treatments .
We are extremely neat and clean and would wish to swap with travelers who are similar . We have two cars which we are happy to make available as well as bicycles, kayaks. and paddleboards with life jackets etc .
High Speed Internet
First aid kit
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
EV Home Charger
Sport and leisure
Good public transport
Accessible parking space
Unsuitable for infants under 2
Unsuitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
The neighborhood is a downtown and friendly with the oldest operating fish house located just a few doors away where you can watch the lobstermen come in with their daily catch. The fish house is on the national register of historic buildings. We are also lucky to have an entire district in town designed by the famous landscape architect Frederick Olmstead, and one can walk everywhere imcluding the library, post office , farmers market , beauty parlor , convenience stores , shopping and dining . Very safe historic town . Lots of movies filmed here such as Manchester by the sea and grownups and ted .
15 min walk to train . 2 minute walk to bus line . Both go to boston and local communities. Easy drive or Uber to Salem and Marblehead for tons of additional sightseeing opportunities such as museums , whale watches , fishing , historic sights , garden tours etc. We are only an hours drive from Beautiful Maine , NH, Vermont and Connecticut and a two hour drive from Vermont and NY State. We are happy to make recommendations and reservations if you let us know your interests to make it an unforgettable experience for you.
Our stay in Swampscott was just wonderful. Michelle is extremely welcoming, kind and accommodating. She treated us as her dearest friends. The house was beautiful and immaculate. Everything for comfortable living is present - and more! Michelle’s house is RIGHT ON THE OCEAN (!), with gorgeous, ever-changing views to enchant. We actually spent a lot of time in the backyard, mesmerized by the sea. Kayaks and SUPs were available for our use. Kayaking up the coast was definitely a highlight of the trip. Michelle shares so much local insider knowledge and advice: The best restaurants for clam chowder, breakfast, lobster, where to shop, the fun activities and places to explore, what activities make sense to chain together etc. as well as tips and tricks. We stayed 10 days, yet felt like we just scratched the surface of what the area offers. I could gush further - but you get the idea. I most definitely recommend exchanging with Michelle and Marc in Swampscott!
Michelle’s home is absolutely beautiful, with amazing views, comfortable beds and everything immaculate. The photos are great, but they do not do this lovely home justice. We stayed over Christmas and hosted dinner for my daughter and her family who live nearby. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, so if you like to cook you will be in heaven - and sea views while you work! We loved sitting in the sunroom watching the water and city lights. The bed was so comfortable - even for my husband who is 6’4”. Everything has been completely renovated recently and done with great thought and taste. You are within a 15 minute drive of quintessential New England historic towns, beaches and other sites — and a short drive into Boston.The best part was we were able to have dinner with Michelle and Marc and make new friends - they are so warm and welcoming. We hope to exchange again with them and look forward to having them at our home in a few months.
Thank you so much Stephanie and Scott! You are wonderful to know and we are still glowing from our time in Santa Rosa. You are perfect guests and hosts!! And I will never forget coming home to Scott adjusting/ fixing my kitchen cabinet for us-that was the cherry on top!
What a beautiful home Michelle has! It is in such a cute area of northern Massachusetts where we were able to enjoy the downtown area, Marblehead and Salem. And the views from her home of the water (and Boston in the distance) are gorgeous She was very helpful in giving us ideas of things to do as well and even left a thoughtful welcome gift to the area. If you are looking for a peaceful, scenic stay in a historic area I highly recommend. And to top it off Michelle and Marc are just fantastic people!!
We just returned after Michelle and Marc's stay to a sparkling clean home, dinner in the fridge and fresh bread in the freezer from a local bakery. We picked up Michelle and Marc and had the pleasure of spending the day with them before we left. They are so nice, great fun and truly epitomize the spirit of PLU. We look forward to more exchanges with Michelle and Marc and will welcome them back anytime! You will feel lucky if you have the opportunity to exchange with these two.
Michelle and Marc are just the most delightful couple and we were so lucky to enjoy a lovely long lunch with them prior to their stay in our home. Our only regret was that we couldn't spend more time with them, as we were all having such a fabulous afternoon together.
From the very beginning, Michelle was an excellent communicator and we really got to know each other well during all our messages. She was always happy to answer questions and was super prompt with her replies. Arranging and confirming our exchange was an absolute pleasure.
We loved having them stay at our home over Christmas and they took such good care of it and left it exceptionally clean and tidy. They also looked after both of our cats for the week and ensured the were very well-cared for. Upon our return, we had very contented cats and a spotless home - we couldn't have asked for more. Communication continued to be excellent throughout the exchange and we are thrilled that they enjoyed their stay.
We are looking forward to staying at their home in June this year and to staying in touch. We truly consider them to be great friends and feel so lucky to have met them.
Liz is simply perfect in every way . Considerate , kind , easy going and responsive. She and Nan and their daughter Ava stayed at my temporary home as we were uprooted from our primary home before her planned visit . She is someone I feel so lucky to have connected with . She made a beautiful painting of my home’s view and I’ll cherish it as well as Liz in my life .
A+++++ in every way !!! Scott and Stephanie along with this majestic home in Santa Rosa are a dream come true in every way . We did not want to leave . The home has a gorgeous view and every amenitiy considered for comfort and relaxation . There is a chefs kitchen , a pool and spa that were heavenly , a fabulous outdoor deck for lounging and al fresco dining and exquisite designer furnishings and finishes .
I can not express in words how lucky I feel in every way about having this exchange in our memories and this couple in our lives .
Michelle - we loved having you and thank you for making dinner for us when we returned. That was truly above and beyond. Looking forward to welcoming you at our Washington home in September. Xo Stephanie and Scott
Stephanie and Scott are amazing guests and we were fortunate enough to meet them . My house was lovingly kept and it was spotlessly clean and beautiful when I returned . Scott adjusted a cabinet door that he noticed wasn’t lining up quite properly ( because he is brilliant and finds these things easy ) and this was such a welcome surprise. Stephanie and Scott are an interesting, engaging couple with many talents and we felt so great having them at the house . We would actually rather they be in our home if we are away going forward because we came home and met the most reliable warm and interesting couple who truly care . Anyone exchanging with Stephanie and Scott would be very lucky .
Kylie and JP are kind , caring and fabulous ! They are excellent communicators . Their home is extremely comfortable with every amenity considered .
We look forward to having them come to us as we are excited to see them once again .
Kylie left her beautiful vehicle for our use as part of our exchange - it was comfortable and so useful to explore the environs . Kylie also helped us a lot in navigating some issues we had with sudden covid measures and overcoming some practical obstacles related to local nuances that we loved having her help to understand! We loved the welcoming chocolates and wine upon arrival . In short , (but I’m too lengthy )- this exchange couple is amazing !!! Don’t hesitate!!
Lynn exemplifies everything you hope PLU stands for . She is warm , conscientious, reliable, impeccable, and kind . Her home is immaculate with her considering every comfort you might find necessary. Lynn is a great communicator and anticipates what one might find useful and comforting and goes the extra Mile . The only thing I wished was that we could have met Lynn , and I truly hope we will meet in the future . Thank you for an unforgettable holiday. If you exchange with Lynn, consider yourself very fortunate.
Erin's home is beautiful with every convenience and amenity considered for her exchange guests. She even left me passes to use for a local home and garden which we loved. Her location and home are amazing! Erin is reliable, and trustworthy. We had wonderful communication and a delightful time. I hope to return to Erin's beautiful home because the area has so much more to explore and I really enjoyed getting to know Erin and meeting her fur babies, Pepper and Jem.
We are open to travel and would consider any destinations . We are in our 50s and are self employed. We have two grown daughters that may wish to join us on a holiday if it worked with their schedules. We are open and excited about the idea to share this really amazing spot we live in at the same time discovering yours. We are super clean , and would take wonderful care of your home. We look forward to hearing from anyone that might like to inquire about this area. Thank you for thinking of us in your travel plans!
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New and Updated Kitchen
View of Boston from the backyard
Party on King’s Beach in Swampscott. Our house is located at this pier.
Comfy den with sliding doors
Outdoor living space with grill outdoor dining table and loungers
View from the Kitchen !
Master bath , heated floors and commode , jetted tub and rainhead shower
Fourth of July (America’s Independence Day celebration) in the backyard !
Old Town Marblehead MA. A quaint historic district walking distance from the house!
Witches in Salem MA. A world famous town with infamous historical significance for the Salem Witch Trials in the late 1600’s. The town celebrates their history year-round but especially in October during the Halloween holiday.
Acorn Street in Boston MA.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston MA
Fenway Park, Home of the Boston baseball team, The Red Sox.
A Boston Duck Tour boat, moves from land to sea to give you total sightseeing experience !
The Boston Commons. Beautiful greenery in the center of Downtown Boston. Offers swan boat rides in the summer and ice skating in the winter !