$201 / night
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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

Excellent Excellent – based on 49 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info

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

Description from owner


Chestnut Sweet, in Marblehead's historic Shipyard neighborhood, is a romantic, private hideaway offering new, top-drawer cottage furnishings and services, easy access to town and beach, and hosts who will welcome you like family. We're within sight, sound, and salt-water air of the ocean for guests looking for a short-term stay (3 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. On the GARDEN LEVEL: a bed/sitting room, convertible love seat 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. Laundry and 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 Massachusetts's North Shore Iare 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: $170 per night, two-night minimum, payment in advance, plus a returnable security deposit. There is a $50 cleaning fee per week for stays longer than one week. Open April 1 to December 1 (exceptions on request).

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath, 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

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

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 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.
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Calendar last updated:
16 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





49 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 26 Jun 2017

Highly would recommend staying at this perfect suite!! Wonderful owners, very welcoming, and amazing place!

Response from the owner Thank you Alyssa and Mark, for this lovely comment! We really enjoyed meeting you and hope you'll plan on another visit to our Sweet soon. We loved having you there! Francie

“The home and stay were wonderful - perfectly wonderful!”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2016

The rental home is amazing. The home is decorated so tastefully, and it is filled with very quality furnishings and linens. We felt that the home was quite spacious and the layout worked very well for us. The microwave, keurig and mini-fridge were all that we needed. The electric fireplace was perfect! We would absolutely rent this home again if/when in the Marblehead area. The location is unbeatable as it is near the coast line, stores, and restaurants. Chestnut Sweet is on a side road and there was plenty of street parking. Francie and Bob were helpful the whole way through - from booking..through arrival/departure. They were available if we needed anything, but everything was set up in a way that there were no questions or needs.

Response from the owner Wow, thank you both so much! This was humbling and lovely to read, and we are so very glad your visit was a fine one. We would love to have you back again, and hope to see you often in Marblehead! Francie

“I can only concur with previous five star comments.”

Reviewed 15 Jun 2016

I must apologise for taking 8 months to post this review. This was our fourth visit to Marblehead from the U.K. Accommodation has always been excellent but this property was exceptional. I can only concur with previous five star comments, adding that Francie and Robert waited up for us when our flight from London was delayed. ChestnutSweet is definitely our first choice for a future visit to Marblehead.

Response from the owner Dear Elaine, What a lovely note from you, and we both thank you! We loved meeting you and hope your visit last fall to our Chestnut Sweet was the first of many to come. Francie King

“Great Fourth of July!”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2015

We just returned from a wonderful Fourth of July at Chesnut Sweet. Francie and Bob's kind hospitality and attention to detail made for a perfect vacation in Marblehead. Chestnut Sweet is very comfortable, immaculately cleaned and conveniently located to the best of Marblehead.

Response from the owner Dear Alison and family, Thanks for this lovely review and comment, and let us tell you how much we enjoyed meeting you and welcoming you back to Marblehead! It was a great Fourth this year, and you rang it in in our beautiful town. So glad. Please do come back and visit again? All best, Francie

“A Wonderful Stay!”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2015

My wife and I traveled to Marblehead in early April and stayed 5 nights at Chestnut Sweet. We had a wonderful time visiting Boston, Marblehead, Gloucester, Salem, and Rockport. What a beautiful area! Francie and Bob were wonderful hosts and were more than happy to answer any questions we had and offer guidance in getting around the area from the best ways of travel to the best local resturants. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay!!

Response from the owner Mark and Michelle, again my great thanks for your review! You can bet that it will make a great difference when others come to look at Chestnut Sweet and see your words. Wonderful! And I hope we'll see you again soon in Marblehead! Francie

“Like being met at the door with a pair of slippers and a glass of wine after a hard day at work.”

Reviewed 13 Nov 2014

Can't say enough good thing about our stay here. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. The cottage was amazingly clean and wonderfully decorated. The linens, pillows and towels were all high quality. Our host thought of everything to meet our needs from a bottle of wine to a tube of toothpaste. The location was wonderful too. We spent a lot of time in Salem that is just a short drive away, but we look forward to going back in the spring to explore the beaches and small towns in the area.

Response from the owner Dear Debbie, Thank you for the wonderful review and for letting us be your landing spot for the Great Salem Adventure at Halloween! We could not have asked for more enthusiastic or accommodating guests and we hope this will be your first of many stays at the Sweet. We'll look forward to seeing you again in the coming year! Francie King

“Perfect Vacation from Our Vacation!”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2014

We arrived at Chestnut Sweet a bit worn out from the previous 6 days with friends exploring Cape Cod, and the Kings' attention to so many luxurious details made for a wonderful two days to rest and recharge. From the premium bottled water chilled in the little kitchenette to the lovely bottle of Italian red wine awaiting us, we found everything we might need or want at hand. Fluffy robes, cozy bedding and a fantastic high-end bathroom (and a half, upstairs) -- they have thought of it all. We took their restaurant recommendations and were happy we did, and we also borrowed from their nice collection of travel-related publications to spend a fun rainy day exploring the North of Boston route by car. As former vacation home hosts on Flipkey ourselves, we truly appreciate the considerable time, effort and thought that the Kings have put into Chestnut Sweet. I cannot imagine a nicer place to stay, in or out of the city of Boston.

Response from the owner Dear friends of the Sweet, With many apologies for this late response, THANK YOU for the splendid review! We loved having you with us, and we are delighted that the stay was a happy one. This brings hopes that you'll return again and again -- we'd be so pleased! Francie King

“Warm, Cozy, & Clean”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2014

Wonderful and recently refinished garage apartment with private sitting room/bedroom, living/TV room, kitchenette, full bathroom on the first floor, and a loft style bedroom with a half bath on the second floor. Owners have done a beautiful job designing the layout and decorating the entire place, with premium furniture and accessories. Although they give you plenty of privacy, they are so nice and friendly, you feel tempted to befriend them and share a few glasses of wine in the garden. Great attention to detail much like a hotel stay with carefully placed free hygiene products and bottles of water. I would recommend that the owners up the WIFI strength a bit - although in a retreat like this one, you don't necessarily need connection to the outside world, but it's nice to have on a rainy day in case you want to watch a movie on Netflix or something. There is a TV with basic cable. Overall, I love Marblehead and this house is close to both the historic downtown area with restaurants and shops and Devereaux Beach, where they have stand up paddleboarding for $20 an hour and parking is only $10 for the day. Nice and easy commute from Boston or anywhere else you may be coming from, as the North Shore is devoid of the annoying Cape summer traffic!

Response from the owner Thank you so very much for taking the time to review Chestnut Sweet. Your feedback is so valuable as we continue to welcome travelers and vacationers. We've also upgraded our Wifi connection, so it's vastly improved over what you experienced. We hope you'll visit again, and continue to enjoy Marblehead! F.B King owner

“Pristine, well appointed cottage with all the comforts of home!”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2014

We were in Marblehead for only a couple of days but what a welcome cottage Chestnut Sweet was! Perfectly clean and incredibly comfortable, we wish we had more time to have been there! Delightful location in a pretty little neighborhood within walking distance of so much! Immaculate and tastefully decorated.

Response from the owner What lovely words! Thank you so very much. We're delighted you enjoyed your time in Marblehead, and we hope to see you again soon! F. King, owner

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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 my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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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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