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Harborside House Description:
Harborside House offers gracious accommodations and warm hospitality in a great location. This handsome 1850 home in the historic district overlooks picturesque Marblehead Harbor. Guests enjoy water views from its wood-paneled parlor, period dining room and summer breakfast porch. Two well-appointed guestrooms feature antique furnishings and period wallpaper. A short walk from Harborside House are antique shops, art galleries, shops of local craftsmen as well as a variety of dining choices to suit every taste bud and budget. A great location and gracious accommodations are only part of the Harborside House story. Hostess Susan Livingston offers caring and friendly hospitality. Owner of this home since 1964, she began welcoming bed and breakfast guests in 1985. She is happy to share her knowledge of the area and its history. Mother of three grown children and Nana to two grandchildren, Susan is a recently retired bridal dressmaker and calligraphist. Recreationally, she is a tandem cyclist and nationally ranked Masters swimmer.
Marblehead, a historic seacoast village on Boston’s North Shore, has much to offer. Explore its patriotic past as reflected in period architecture and historic sites. Enjoy the natural beauty of a rocky coastline studded with beaches and parks overlooking picturesque Marblehead Harbor. Watch lobstermen pulling their traps, elegant yachts setting sail and small boats rounding racing buoys. Walk charming old footpaths past lovely homes and gardens of a traditional New England character. Browse the antique shops, art galleries and boutiques which offer treasures special to Marblehead. Relax over a bowl of New England clam chowder, feast on a boiled lobster or enjoy a gourmet dinner at local restaurants offering both casual and elegant dining.
At Abbot Hall, the famous painting The Spirit of ’76 can be viewed. The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture with period furnishings. The King Hooper Mansion, an early 18th century home with slave quarters and a ballroom, now serves as an art gallery sponsored by the Marblehead Arts Association. Summer concerts are held at Crocker Park, overlooking the harbor and Marblehead Neck. Fort Sewall was built in the 1600’s to ward off pirates. Experience the unique character of Marblehead by staying in one of its many charming bed and breakfast homes. Marblehead is situated close to Salem and the Cape Ann peninsula; Boston and Logan Airport are less than an hour away.
At A Glance:
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