$184 / night
Total guests, Nights

ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away! – Home 4588017 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

ChestnutSweet, for a sweet New England get-away! – Home 4588017

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Sofa beds
  • 1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking

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.

Interaction with guest

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.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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.


About the owner

Francie K.
Average reply time:
2 hours 48 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 May 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





53 reviews

Very Good

“This Suite is the Sweetest!”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2019

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 le… More

Response from the owner 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! Francie

“The Best Place to Stay in Marblehead!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 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, … More

Response from the owner 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 this wonderful review!


Reviewed 29 Aug 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 am… More

Response from the owner 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! There is still so much to talk about! With our great thanks ...

“Perfect Getaway!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2019

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 … More

Response from the owner 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!

“Adorable place adorable host”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2019

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

Response from the owner 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

“Just Perfect!”

Reviewed 24 Nov 2018

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. Ju… More

Response from the owner 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

“Nice place”

Reviewed 3 Nov 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 … More

Response from the owner 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 problems, ever. They did not report any stains on the walls anywhere. I wonder if you could be specific about where you saw this? In any event, I'm sorry we fell short. Francie King

“Another Excellent Stay”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2018

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 Mar… More

Response from the owner 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 note too! (Next year, we promise it'll be a bit cooler here!) Francie

“Great accommodation in lovely town”

Reviewed 28 May 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 provisio… More

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

“Wonderful space and such friendly people!”

Reviewed 13 Dec 2017

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing our stay was! My mom and I stayed here over the summer for a few nights and it was absolutely breathtaking. They were so kind and accomodating. As soon … More

Response from the owner Sarah, what a lovely review and please know how much we enjoyed meeting you and your mom! It's always a pleasure to hear that our guests enjoyed the Sweet and their time in Marblehead. We do hope you'll come back and stay with us again. And soon! Francie and Bob

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Francie (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Francie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Francie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Francie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Francie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Francie (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Francie (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Francie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Francie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Francie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Francie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Francie (the owner) a message.

If Francie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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