The Forsythia Apartment

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Entire rental unit hosted by Barbara

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Beautiful hardwood floors in the living room, study & bedroom. Apartment is very roomy & the hearth in the living room is one of the apartment's best features. It's a very open layout with no doors between the rooms. Walk to cafes, restaurants & the sea. Minutes to bus & commuter rail. Modest unit but cozy & convenient. Rustic in a good way. It's in the heart of everything that is interesting about Salem. (Note: bathroom is in need of an upgrade but everything is fully functioning.)

The space
We are in the middle of everything that is fun about Salem. Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writer of The House of Seven Gables & The Scarlet Letter was born on this street. We are near the Salem Common which hosts many events & many dog-walkers as well as a small playground. We are also near Pickering Wharf which is the place to be on a weekend night. We are near the historic district for those who fancy history or literature. The house itself carries its own history since it was built in 1769 as a hatter factory for Joseph Hood who later converted it into a dwelling for his widow.

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Window AC unit
Travel cot
Children’s books and toys
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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4.82 out of 5 stars from 313 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

We are in the heart of the city and accessible to all the things people come to Salem to see: the historic places such as the House of Seven Gables, the Maritime Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum. We are also near the ocean so beautiful glimpses of the sea. The adjacent streets abound with diverse restaurants, pubs and cafes. During the month of October, a mini-carnival is set up on Derby St with rides and games. Salem even has it's own little movie theater with wonderful popcorn and reasonable prices. They show too the latest movies plus host Film Festivals and Concerts. It's worth it to check it out.

Hosted by Barbara

  1. Joined in March 2016
  • 313 Reviews
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My husband and I moved here from Cambridge MA with our two children (now teenagers) in 2006. What is great about Salem is that it's a booming city with a suburban feel. Not one for cookie cutter style houses, we fell in love with our house that was built in 1769 and features many of the original woodwork. For years, we have been renting out our charming first floor unit for year leases but wanted to explore short term rentals. We are English majors and appreciate that Nathaniel Hawthorne was born on this street. Living near the sea is invigorating and it's nice to be able to walk around the corner and see the blue of the ocean. It's also nice to walk a a few steps to great cafes and restaurants. We live upstairs and are constantly coming and going and appreciate similar activities in our guests. We love great coffee so if you are looking for a decent cup of joe, ask us and we can point you to several nearby cafes - all with their unique style and flare. We are also close to the MBTA for buses and trains. This is a great place to have as your launching pad for your adventures (Website hidden by Airbnb) many past guests stay here and then jet off to Rockport, Gloucester, and Marblehead as they are all in the vicinity.
My husband and I moved here from Cambridge MA with our two children (now teenagers) in 2006. What is great about Salem is that it's a booming city with a suburban feel. Not one for…

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With the pandemic, we keep our distance both for the safety of our guests as well as ourselves. We respect guests' privacy but also will inform them of our likes & dislikes of the neighborhood. We love where we live & love to share it! We are very busy with 9 - 5 jobs but pay attention to messages & respond as soon as we can especially as currently we are working remotely at home.
With the pandemic, we keep our distance both for the safety of our guests as well as ourselves. We respect guests' privacy but also will inform them of our likes & dislikes of the…

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House rules

Check-in: After 12:00
Check out: 14:00
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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