Nestled in the heart of historic old town Marblehead, King's Rook is a mere stairway to shops and restaurants. A 2-minute walk takes you to State Street Landing on Marblehead's famous harbor. Grab a seat and while away a perfect day, watching sailboats and schooners soar past while sipping that perfect drink at The Landing.
A visit to King's Rook of historic Marblehead transports the traveler back in time when world travelers were courageous and few, and America emblazoned revolutionary spirit. As you wander through Old Town Marblehead, enjoy the largest collection of colonial era homes. You can imagine George Washington riding through town rallying the residents to American's Revolution - a call to arms!
King's Rook is a Marblehead legend - a long-standing cafe founded in 1959. It holds a special place in Marblehead history. Now, you can stay in the heart of Marblehead's Old Town in the same place where locals and visitors alike, gathered to enjoy coffee and conversation, or a leisurely breakfast and camaraderie.
As you enter King's Rook through the side doorway, you climb the stairs to the main living level. You enter the cozy living room with decorative fireplace. Head straight into the bright kitchen with custom wood counter tops. The kitchen shows that colonial creativity where every nook and cranny is used for storage.
Then, continue into the fun play space for the youngsters. The den hosts one of the big screen TVs along with a comfy day bed, chairs, and pouffe. It's a great place for kids to watch their favorite show, play games or curl up with a good book. The den doubles as an additional bedroom for 2 people with a twin daybed and trundle.
Return through the kitchen and cross the living room to find the 2nd floor master bedroom. The master bedroom hosts a king sized bed, bureau, seating area for two, a classic desk, and 4 closets. Yes! there are hers, hers, hers, and his closets. From the king sized bed, guests can easily enjoy the large screen smart TV. Stream your favorite movie or catch up on that series! Across from the entrance to the master bedroom is the full bathroom with tub and shower.
Ascend the stairs to the 3rd floor, and you will find two bedrooms connected by an indoor balcony and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. To the right, guests will find a second master bedroom with king sized bed, large screen smart TV, and bureau. To the left, guests will find a kid-friendly bedroom with 2 twin beds - a daybed with trundle. This bedroom also has 2 bureaus and a desk. One can imagine the kids curling up and catching up on required summer reading.
****** King's Rook Highlights
Central Location – in Old Town Marblehead, 3-minute walk to the beach, 2 minute walk to harbor, stairway to restaurants and pubs
Charming antique home - colonial stairways, antique wide pine floors, decorative fireplace, exposed beams
3 Large Screen Smart TVs
2 Bedrooms with King sized beds
Full sized appliances
Washer & Dryer
*** House Rules *****
- Smoking is strictly prohibited. Guests will be fined if there is any evidence of smoking found anywhere in this home.
- Pets Considered - please notify host of Pets in your party. An small pet fee will be charged.
- Please NO PARTIES, EVENTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS OR BANDS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.
- Quiet Hours: homes in Marblehead enjoy a colonial coziness. Please be considerate of your neighbors and keep noise down from 11 PM to 7 AM.
- Please know that breaking any house rules is grounds for immediate eviction with no refund. In addition, it may damage our ability to offer the home for future guests exposing you to liability for those lost monies.
As with each of our iTrip North Shore properties, King's Rook features a "starter kit" of a few-days' worth of supplies for guests that includes toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, & more. The beds at King's Rook are fully made and ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens.
A set of towels for each registered guest is also included in the rental rate. The home accommodates 6 guests. Trundle beds allow up to 8 guests. Please advise iTrip North Shore of total number of guests in your party. Otherwise, the accommodations will be set-up to host 6 guests.
*** About Marblehead
Founded in 1629, Marblehead was a crucial fishing port during the American Revolution; much of its history can be discovered by navigating through the colorful, narrow streets of Old Town. Like an open-air museum, Marblehead flaunts its history not only in its well-preserved 18th-century houses and architecture, national historic landmarks and local shops are sprinkled throughout the town.
After meandering amongst the quaint Colonial houses, take a tour through Marblehead Neck, which leads to the lighthouse. Marvel at the breathtaking views of Marblehead Harbor, the birthplace of the US Navy, and a major sailing capital.
Marblehead’s most popular beach, Devereux, has plenty of picnic tables, playgrounds, and on-site restrooms. Gas House Beach is on Little Harbor. With a rocky shore and small boats anchored in tranquil, shallow water, the scene at Gas House is perfectly New England. Active visitors can enjoy a paddle at King’s Beach with views of Boston.
*** About Properties managed by iTrip North Shore
Guests staying at all iTrip North Shore managed properties receive the following:
* Welcome Home pack with treats!
* All baths are stocked with additional fresh towels for guests.
* All beds are ready made for guests with freshly laundered sheets & fresh towels for each registered guest.
* Starter pack, containing paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, scrubber, dish towel, and dishwasher cleaner to get you going for your stay.
* Cleaning is done with green cleaning products.