Are you an early bird?  If so, you'll be able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise sitting quietly with your coffee/tea in the backyard.Ahhh...dusk

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate - Fall asleep and wake up to the sounds of the ocean right outside your bedroom window. Early birds can enjoy the breathtaking sunrises while sitting in the backyard with their coffee/tea.

The space

This charming 1 bedroom apartment has a queen-size bed for one or two guests. (Please respect our wishes that there is to be no sleeping on the sectional sofa. If you need an additional bed, may we suggest you rent our 'Vacation By the Sea' unit.) The two bedroom windows in the Garden unit look directly out to the ocean allowing you to fall asleep and wake up to the waves. Living room has a sectional sofa with recliners on both ends, WiFi, Apple TV w/Netflix and HuluPlus, plus local channels. Although the kitchen is small, it is very efficient and has two comfortable chairs to eat at the counter. Full size refrigerator/freezer, includes ice trays, gas stove/oven, microwave, toaster, 5-cup coffee pot with filters, tea kettle. Dinner plates, salad plates, bowls & mugs, pots/pans, silverware, glasses, oven mitts, dishtowels, dish drainer, dish drying mat are also included.
Full bath includes towels, bath mat and hair dryer. In an effort to be 'green' we supply regular size bottles of body wash and shampoo/conditioner.

The apartment is too nice to refer to it as a basement apartment, but it is indeed basement level which means it has a drop ceiling. Therefore taller folks will find the ceilings rather low. We originally built it for our 6 foot tall son who loved living there, but others may feel the need to duck.

Parking for 1 vehicle in private driveway in spot marked 'B'.

Guest access

The apartment has it's own private entrance. Guests are welcomed to sit out in the yard overlooking the water, but please keep in mind that voices carry easily on the water so low voices are appreciated, not to mention your conversation will be more private.

Interaction with guests

We are open and friendly people if you need us for anything, but will respect your privacy to enjoy your vacation.

Other things to note

This is not a 'party' house. Please be respectful and keep things quiet between 9pm and 8 am. When sitting in the yard in the evening please keep voices low as they carry easily....remember this is a neighborhood and not everyone is lucky enough to be on vacation :)

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 36
Weekend Price: 119 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We prefer no one sleeps on the sectional sofa. If you need two beds please consider renting our 'Vacation By the Sea' unit. There is absolutely no smoking allowed anywhere on the property, including outdoors as the smoke comes into our windows and those of our neighbors. If you need to smoke please enjoy a stroll along the coast when doing so...Thank you. While we love animals, we ask that you find a loving caregiver for your pet while you are enjoying your vacation here. We ask that you take care of our property as you would your own.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

66 Reviews

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Sandra User Profile
July 2017
Great location right on water. Kitchen a little small. Good base for exploring surrounding area.
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Not wanting folks to be surprised, I do actually state in the description 'Although the kitchen is small, it is very efficient and has two comfortable chairs to eat at the counter.' :)
July 2017

Luisa User Profile
July 2017
Amazing place with spectacular views of the ocean, even better than in the pictures. Susan and Raymond are truly great hosts!! Friendly and so helpful! Their basement apartment made for a wonderful and restoring stay. It was lovely to wake up to the sound of the sea and enjoy the sunrise over the water. If you are lucky, you will experience the most beautiful moon and a sky full of stars. The apartment is located in an adorable neighbourhood, about a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk to the centre of Salem. Would recommend without hesitation!! Hope I'll be able to come back soon! Thank you Susan for making my stay so pleasant!

Emily User Profile
July 2017
A lovely spot! We had a wonderful stay. Very comfortable and within easy walking distance of downtown Salem and the arcade, Salem Willows. An adorable neighborhood and a great view! We had a great time!!

Tom User Profile
July 2017
The accommodation was as expected and with no surprises based on the reviews and the detailed description and pics provided by the host. Check-in was simple via lock-box and Susan or her husband were available at any time if needed but not necessary in my case. A friend wanted something dropped off before my arrival and Susan was nice enough to collect it at his hotel in central Salem. Short drive into town and nice to walk around the neighborhood and over to The Willows park. Had not been to Salem before and found it a charming town to visit and would recommend the Peabody-Essex Museum where I attended a function.

Ruth User Profile
July 2017
Susan and Ray's basement apartment made for a wonderful peaceful escape for the first week of our summer holiday. It is in such a beautiful setting and we loved waking up to the sound of the sea and being able to enjoy our morning coffee watching the sunrise over the water. The location is about a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk to the centre of Salem, which is rich in excellent restaurants and cafes, as well as quirky shops and plenty of "witchery" if that's your thing! It is also well placed for catching the ferry to Boston and exploring the surrounding area on bikes that are easy to hire in town. Ray and Susan were extremely considerate hosts, ensuring we could get in without any delay when we arrived very late on the first night and taking great care to ensure that we weren't disturbed in any way and could enjoy our break in peace. The apartment itself is basically equipped and furnished but has good wifi and access to Netflix and TV for entertainment and Ray and / or Susan are always available if there's anything you need. Highly recommend this little haven!

Kara User Profile
June 2017
Amazing place. Great view- better than in the pictures. Communication flawless. Cute neighborhood and great restaurants around town

Erich User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful place and views. Ceilings are a little low so if you are tall be prepared to duck down. Would recommend without hesitation.

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Salem, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in July 2014
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

My husband Raymond and I have been together over 30 years. He is a Construction Project Manager and I am the sole proprietor of a wellness studio a few miles away in Beverly. We have a daughter, a son and three teenage grand kids; ages 17, 18 and 19. We both love riding motorcycles; I ride a Yamaha V-Star 1100 and he rides a Honda VTX-1300...and yes, the grand kids think we are cool because we do :)

We are early birds...typically up by 5-5:30 a.m. even on the weekends. We are friendly, easy-going and other than the fact that I can be chatter-box, we are pretty quiet folks :)

We will stay out of your way to let you enjoy your stay, but please let us know if you need something or if we can be of some help to you during your visit.

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