Rockmere Inn

Rockmere Inn: Fireplace, 3 King Suites, Elegant Home, Walk to Quaint Shopping, Fast WiFi, Parking

4 BR
3 Baths
Sleeps 10

Nestled in the heart of historic old town Marblehead, Rockmere Inn is a 1-minute walk to boutiques and restaurants, a 5-minute walk to Marblehead's famous harbor, and amidst a lovely stroll in the historic village. Wander along the streets of Marblehead and be transported back to colonial times.

Rockmere Inn harkens back to a time when travelers returned home with wares from long global jaunts. Each piece tells a story. Visitors are embraced by the wares of a global traveler juxtaposed with items that celebrate Marblehead’s seafaring and revolutionary history.

A visit to Rockmere Inn showcases the creativity of local builders, as the unique home traverses the rock ledge that connects Washington St to Mechanic St. As the home meanders up the ledge, each living space is presented as a separate level. Three of the separate levels provide a bedroom suite. The other levels provide the expansive living spaces.

If you want an elegantly appointed, spacious accommodation, Rockmere Inn is the place for you. Guest note: as is typical with many colonial era homes: stairways can be narrow and steep; floors slope. In particular with the home's unique design traversing a ledge, Rockmere Inn has 6 levels.

As one enters Rockmere Inn from the Mechanic St entrance, the guest is greeted by an entertainer’s dining room with a table that easily accommodates 12. A work space and a comfortable seating area overlook the garden. Hidden behind antique pumpkin pine doors are a coat closet, laundry, and a bar with beverage refrigerator.

Central to the dining room is an original, now decorative, fireplace and the 300-year-old barn door that leads to the gourmet kitchen. The kitchen provides seating for 8 and another gorgeous view of the private patio and garden.

Returning through the dining room, one descends to the massive living room decorated with an international traveler’s flair. The living room, anchored by a gas fireplace, easily accommodates 14 with various conversation spaces sprinkled around the room.

Descend to another level, and one enters the Captain’s Quarter. This guest suite features custom paneling and cabinetry by the renowned custom yacht builder, Bruce Dyson. Visitors feel like they’ve entered the quarters of a luxury yacht, with a center mast and surrounded by hand-crafted mahogany cabinets, wet bar, and private bath. The captain’s quarters can be used as another living space or private sleeping quarters with a separate entrance to Washington St.

Returning to the dining room level, one ascends just 3 steps to the master bedroom level. The large master bedroom is elegantly furnished with a king-sized bed, nestled between 2 bedside tables with lamps, a writing desk, decorative fireplace, seating, TV, walk-in closet, and full bathroom.

From the master bedroom level, ascend another set of stairs to another bedroom suite level. The large bedroom is elegantly furnished with a king-sized bed, nestled between 2 bedside tables with lamps, seating, TV, walk-in closet, and 3/4 bathroom.

Finally, take the last 3 steps up to the crew’s quarters which accommodates 4 guests in 2 daybeds with trundles, 2 seating areas, built in dresser drawers, and walk-in closet. The crew’s quarters share the ¾ bath.

******* Rockmere Inn Highlights

Central historic Location – short walk to town and seaside

Private gorgeous garden with large patio and outdoor dining

High-speed WiFi

3 Large Screen Smart TVs

3 King sized bedroom suites

Gourmet kitchen

2 bars with beverage refrigerators

Washer & Dryer

Off-street parking

Accomodations:

***** Captain's Quarters ( sleeps 2)

- Private Entrance

- Daybed with trundle - can be converted into 2 twins or 1 king bed

- Seating areas

- Private 3/4 bath

- Wet bar with small refridgerator

- Large screen Smart TV

Note: TVs installed after photos.

***** Master Bedroom Level ( sleeps 2)

- King-sized bed nestled between 2 bedside tables with lamps

- Decorative antique fireplace

- Seating areas

- Full bathroom with tub

- Walk-in Closet

- Large screen Smart TV

Note: TVs installed after photos.

***** 2nd Master Bedroom Level ( sleeps 2)

- King-sized bed nestled between 2 bedside tables with lamps

- Seating areas overlooking garden and pation

- Shared 3/4 bathroom

- Walk-in Closet

- Large screen Smart TV

Note: TVs installed after photos.

***** Crew's Quarters ( sleeps 4)

- 2 Daybeds with trundle - provides 4 twin beds

- Seating areas

- Shared 3/4 bath

- Built in dresser drawers

- Walk-in closet

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Mobility Friendly Property: This home is considered mobility friendly, because it meets the following criteria:

1) One floor living is possible - at least 1 bedroom and 1 full bath are on the main living level.

2) Few stairs (6 or less) to enter the main living level.

3) Easy access bathing: either a walk-in shower or grab bar to assist with entering a tub/shower combination.

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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, birthplace of the US Navy, & 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.

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About iTrip North Shore Properties

- Smoking is strictly prohibited. Guests will be fined and immediately evicted for smoking or vaping in the home or on the property.

- NO PARTIES, EVENTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS OR BANDS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.

These are cause for eviction with no refund. If any damage impacts our ability to offer the home for future guests, you will be held liable.

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Amenities:

- Each of property features a starter set of supplies for guests which includes toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, & hand soap.

- The beds are fully made & ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens. A set of towels for each registered guest are included in the rental rate.

- For family friendly homes, a luxury Pack-n-Play or other children's furnishings are available for an additional charge (as availability permits).

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Visiting like a local means being neighborly. Please be respectful of the owner's home and considerate of the neighbors.

2 Mechanic St Marblehead, MA 01945
Registration Number: C0038171680

Sleeping Arrangements

Captain's Quarters En Suite King
Blue Master En Suite King
Green Master En Suite King
Crew's Quarters Twin (4)

Bathroom Configuration

Main Level Full Bath: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet
Upper Level Full Bath: Shower, Toilet
Captain's Quarters En Suite: Shower, Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Bathroom Step Free Access
Bathtub
Bed Linens
Big Screen TV
Breakfast
Cable
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Central Heat
Children Welcome
Cleaning Disinfection
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Cooking Basics
Covered Patio
DVD
Deadbolt Lock
Dining Table
Dishes And Utensils
Dishes and Silverware
Dishwasher
Dryer
Emergency Exit Route
Essentials
Ethernet Connection
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Family Friendly
Fire Extinguisher
Fireplace
Fireplace Guards
First Aid Kit
Free Full Kitchen
Garden
Garden or Backyard
Hair Dryer
Handheld Shower Head
Hangers
Heating
Historic
Hot Ice Maker
Internet
Internet Access
Iron
Iron Board
Keyless Entry
Kid Friendly
Kitchen
Laptop-Friendly
Laundromat
Laundry
Linens
Living Room
Long Term Stays Allowed
Microwave
Open Patio
Outdoor Lighting
Outlet Shopping
Oven
Parking
Patio
Patio or Balcony
Pets Not Allowed
Private Entrance
Private Living Room
Refrigerator
Room
Satellite or Cable
Self Check-In Checkout
Shopping
Single Level Home
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Smoking Not Allowed
Spices
Stove
TV
Television
Toaster
Towels
WIFI
Washer

Map

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

Rockmere Inn has a strict no pets policy.
  • A walk or bike ride along the Marblehead Rail Trail, a 4-mile long pathway that meanders through wooded areas and continues on into the neighboring towns of Swampscott and Salem.
  • A walk through the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, located just 1/4 mile from Rockmere Inn, offering a one mile trail through 20 wooded acres, with the opportunity for bird and animal sightings.
  • A visit to Devereux Beach, Marblehead’s largest beach, which offers a playground, restaurant, picnic tables, and parking. Lifeguards on duty during specified hours. 
  • Renting stand-up paddle boards at Riverhead Beach and exploring the boats and sites in Marblehead Harbor.
  • Eating in Marblehead’s many restaurants, from waterfront dining at the Landing to seafood at the Barnacle or sandwiches and pizza at Cafe Vesuvius.
  • A visit to one of Marblehead’s many beautiful oceanfront parks, including Chandler Hovey park (featuring the Marblehead Lighthouse), Castle Rock (for the climb and the views), and Fort Sewall (for the scenery and the history).
  • A visit to one of Marblehead’s many historical sites, including the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, the King Hooper Mansion, Old Burial Hill, the Old Townhouse, and Abbot Hall (home of the painting the Spirit of ’76). 
  • Wandering through Marblehead’s two quaint shopping districts, one newer and one dating from the 1600s, with both offering a variety of dining and shopping options.
  • Exploring the older part of Marblehead at the far end of the peninsula, with many houses bearing plaques dating from the 1600s and providing information about the original owner’s name and occupation.
  • A visit to one of Marblehead’s many playgrounds, including Gatchell’s, Hobbs, and Gerry, with climbing structures and slides as well as open fields for children and adults to enjoy. 
  • A movie right in the heart of Marblehead at the Warwick Theater.
  • The Salem Witch Museum, Witch House, and Witch Dungeon offer educational insights into the witch trials that took place in Salem in the 1600s.
  • The world class Peabody Essex Museum with a variety of unique exhibitions from around the world.
  • The House of the Seven Gables,  well known as the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of the same name.
  • Pickering Wharf, a harbourfront shopping and dining district offering views of beautiful boats and the opportunity to stroll to the end of the nearby pier, ideally after first stopping by Captain Dusty’s for some homemade ice cream.
  • Salem Willows, which offers ocean front parks, beaches, and walking paths as well as an old fashioned arcade, including a carousel and miniature golf course. 
  • A variety of specialty walking tours are available, many focusing on the Salem Witch Trials.
  • Boat and trolley tours also offer the opportunity to explore Salem by land or water and learn about the town’s history.
Rockmere Inn provides high-speed internet services.  Internet services have been shown to meet the needs of guests traveling for both work and pleasure.  
Rockmere Inn is considered mobility friendly, because it meets the following criteria:
1) One floor living is possible - at least 1 bedroom and 1 full bath are on the main living level.
2) Few stairs (6 or less) to enter the main living level.
3) Easy access bathing: either a walk-in shower or grab bar to assist with entering a tub/shower combination.
Regrettably, Rockmere Inn does not host furry family members.  That is, Rockmere Inn is strictly no pets.
As a token of our appreciation, a Welcome Pack awaits you in the fridge.  

Beds are made with freshly laundered linens. Clean towels for each registered guest are placed on the beds. Please bring your own beach towels. Each accommodation comes with  starter pack of 1 roll of paper towels, each bathroom will have at least 1 spare roll of toilet paper.  A starter pack of coffee, cleaning supplies, and hand soap is also provided.

Items you should bring with you: Extra paper products, beach towels, beach chairs, sunscreen, toiletries, food, beverages, and any other essentials and assundries to make your vacation enjoyable.
 
 
The City of Marblehead offers paid parking lots.  You can download the Passport Parking app and have the ability to pay for parking without leaving the comforts of Rockmere Inn.  Below please find some useful information on the pay by plate kiosks, times of operations, locations, and more.
 
WHERE ARE THE PAY BY PLATE KIOSKS? 
 
There are one or more kiosks in each parking lot. There is an easily identifiable sign “Pay Here” above each kiosk. 
  • Pay at the kiosk, with cash or credit card 
  • Pay by phone, through the Passport Parking App, available on these Play Store and Apple App Store.
     
Kiosks operate 24 hours/day

Free parking lots are at the Train Station and 2 Blue Lane Road on Rt 127.  
During the winter, meters and kiosk parking is free.  All seasons, on-street parking outside of the meter and kiosk areas are free.
 
Welcome!  We hope you will stay with iTrip North Shore.  We would be delighted to be host your visit! iTrip North Shore strives to provide excellent service and assistance. 

Guests are expected to honor our House Rules to be Good Neighbors and Respectful Visitors.  
Good Neighbors honor the right of Rockmere Inn’s neighbors to peacefully enjoy their homes. iTrip North Shore's guests will:
  1. Respect Quiet Hours: Quiet Hours are dictated by local rules and ordinances.  Unless specified otherwise, quiet hours are between 10PM and 8AM. 
  2. Not Host Events or Parties: without express written approval from iTrip North Shore, do not host any parties or events. 
  3. Follow the Law: do not do anything illegal.
  4. Respect Boundaries: Do not encroach into the neighbors’ space, including but not limited to yards, gardens, decks, patios, and parking spaces.  Do not use neighbors’ amenities or take neighbor’s property, such as: furniture, grills, pools, spas, etc.
  5. Follow Parking Instructions: Please follow all parking instructions and only use those spaces allotted to Rockmere Inn.
Respectful Visitors: remember you are renting a private home; iTrip North Shore guests will treat Rockmere Inn with the same or more respect that they would like shown to their belongings:
  1. Prudent Use: instructions on how to use appliances and amenities are provided.  Please use all items for their intended purpose and per instructions.  Please contact iTrip Vacations North Shore Massachusetts if you have any questions.
  2. Be Neat and Caring: please do pick up after yourselves; put trash and recycling in proper bins, do the dishes, use coasters, and leave the furniture where it belongs. 
  3. Park in Designated Areas: Please do park in driveways, parking pads and garages.  Please do not park on lawns or in gardens.
  4. Do Not Smoke or Vape: smoking or vaping of anything: cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or marijuana, requires special remediation to remove the aroma.
  5. Do Not Tamper with Safety Sensors: iTrip North Shore homes come equipped with a variety of safety sensors, such as: exterior cameras, noise monitoring, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and more.  Respectful guests do not tamper with the owner's safety sensors.
  6. Be Careful: where there are wet area amenities such as waterfronts, docks, pools, or hot tubs, please take care to secure the areas and take appropriate precautions.
  7. Return Keys/Passes/Remotes: please return items as described in Check-out instructions.   
Please know that violating House Rules is grounds for terminating our agreement.
Please enjoy this lovely home with respect for the home and the neighborhood.
Enjoy your stay!
Minimum age for guests booking our properties is 25.

Reviews

Rockmere Inn
5/5 stars
Just spent the week at Rockmere Inn, Marblehead. It was a charming house in a beautiful town. Lots of activities for the Fourth of July even though the fireworks were canceled due to a fire. The entertainment in the park was fabulous. Looking forward to visiting again.
- Reba

Hi Reba - We enjoyed hosting your stay with us at Rockmere Inn, it is always rewarding to know when our guests enjoy their stay. We hope you had a lovely holiday getaway and would love to have you back again soon!

- Manager Response
Fantastic
4/5 stars
This house was perfect! Centrally located to see everything. We spent time in Rockport, Salem and Boston. The house has everything you need. It has lots of steps and not a lot of electric outlets - just so you know! We all agreed that the beds were ok, not the most comfortable, but everything else was great! We had 4 couples late 40's/early 50's and we had a ball!
- Ann

Hi Ann, Rockmere Inn is such a unique home full of antique items to make it all the more quirky. With the different levels of the home, you are always finding something new to experience. It is fantastic to know that you enjoyed your time with us and truly hope to see you again soon!

- Manager Response
Salem Turns 1in Salem
5/5 stars
This house was perfect for our trip. We were celebrating my Granddaughter’s 1st birthday! Her name is Salem, and we wanted an old time feel. This house was just that house. The furniture and everything was perfect. It was so unique. The hosts answered my emails immediately and checked on us during our stay. Love, love, loved it!
- Kelly

Hi Kelly, We are so thrilled to know that you chose one of our properties to spend such a special birthday at! A big happy birthday to little Salem! We also love the old timing feel that the property offers, and each little part of the property is so unique in its own way. Didn't you love getting to spend time in the private backyard? We truly hope to see you again soon!

- Manager Response
A wonderful stay at Rockmere Inn
4/5 stars
Our family stay at Rockmere Inn was very enjoyable. The home was built in 1825, located in the historic district of Marblehead. The charm of the property was fitting for the location and conveniently located in walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and the water. There was adequate room for all nine of us. Fitting with the age of the home, the bathrooms/showers are quite small and the stairs are narrow with uneven steps, along with unlevel floors. So this is may not be ideal for anyone with ambulatory issues, but otherwise, I highly recommend.
- Amy
Amazing
5/5 stars
This home is absolutely beautiful! Everything was perfect and management was very quick to respond. Our Keurig was broken and they had a brand new one for us that next day. Any questions I had they were quite to answer. Would definitely stay here again! Made my college graduation weekend super special.
- Dustin
Great location!
5/5 stars
The house is perfectly located and the staff was incredibly friendly and supporting. Would stay there again anytime
- Alexandre
Charming 1700’s house in heart of historic Marblehead
4/5 stars
Great house for a group with wonderful details of a 1700’s home. Fantastic location walkable to restaurants, shopping and groceries. Short drive to the beach and CVS. Excellent communication and attention by management. Was a bit hot during the afternoons in the kitchen and upper bedrooms even with AC on but cooled down by evening. Comfortable accommodations. Could use a bit of an update (upholstery stains and grout coming out in shower/tub), but house was clean, beds were comfortable and laundry and dishwasher were great. Would recommend to a group going to Marblehead!
- Linden
Fantastic stay
5/5 stars
The house was clean and large enough to accommodate out large group. The area was close to beaches shops and restaurants. We definitely would stay here again.
- Stacey
Pretty cool place
5/5 stars
This was our first time in Marblehead and the area in general. The home was pretty cool and had a ton of history in it. It was close to all the shops and about 10 mins from Salem. I'd check it out!
- Daniel
Great stay in a great town
5/5 stars
We spent our 40th anniversary week with our family at the Rockmere Inn, and it was everything that we had hoped that it would be. The home was certainly large enough for our entire family of eight to comfortably enjoy the time together, while also being able to have private, quiet times. The large dining room table was a huge hit, accommodating everyone easily, and enabling us to have great family discussions while we ate. Being more than 250 years old, this home has a lot of character, and because it rises up and over a ledge of rock, it has several quirky architectural details that make it unique and add to the charm of its six levels. We wanted to be in the heart of Marblehead's old town, and this house certainly fit the bill, being just a block from the harbor and Crocker Park, as well as being just a very short walk from the Lee Mansion, Abbott Hall, and the old burial grounds. The garden patio was very private and very comfortable, and we spent many family hours outside at the patio table. Our property manager, Liann, was very attentive to our needs, both before we arrived and while we were there. She did a great job helping us with parking for our family, as Marblehead is notorious for having limited available parking. We had a great week in a great house in a great town, and we highly recommend it.
- Russ
Perfect Vacation
5/5 stars
Our time in this beautiful home was wonderful. The location in the historic section of Marblehead was perfect, and the house easily accommodated 8 of us. The only challenge, for two of the elderly guests. was the number and steep incline of the stairs, both inside and outside of the house. Otherwise, we had the perfect vacation!
- Eric
Great stay
5/5 stars
House accommodated our entire group in space and amenities. It was a wonderful place.
- Stephanie
TOP NOTCH VACATION RENTAL COMPANY!!! WOW!!!
5/5 stars
We stayed at one of their properties in Marblehead Mass in Old Town for a Thanksgiving family reunion and it was an amazing property. Upon arrival to a (different) rental we had an issue with the heat not shutting off and contacted Liann right away. Liann was very understanding and worked diligently to find us another house right away. With-in 1 hour Liann found us a new house, MAJOR upgrade, and only a 1/2 mile away. The new house was a GREAT! The decor, the history, the furniture and the beds were awesome .... the list really goes on and on. Liann called us right away to make sure we were happy with the new place and the word happy is an understatement!! We cannot thank Liann enough for her 5 star customer service. Your care and fulfilling our needs was spot on and made our Thanksgiving something we will always remember. Thank you so very much. I would highly recommend itrip Vacations to family and friends and will from now on look to them when looking for a vacation spot!! Liann you are the best!
- Cathie
Great Stay at a Unique Home
5/5 stars
House and Service was perfect! The Property manager was very accommodating and quick to respond to questions. Weather was fairly cold but the house was remarkably warm for it's age. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to stay in Massachusetts.
- Joan
A great stay in a beautiful home
5/5 stars
Renting this house was a delight! Liann was exceptionally easy to work with and accessible. We had several requests outside the norm that she quickly and reasonably accommodated. The house is beautifully situated in Marblehead’s historic downtown. We were walking distance from everything. It was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with family and friends.
- Nick
Marblehead vacation
5/5 stars
This house is perfect for multiple families or a large family wanting to visit the charming seaside village of Marblehead. The house has four big bedrooms - two with king sized beds. All of the beds in the house are new and extremely comfortable with nice fresh linens. Our hosts provided ample beautiful thick fluffy towels. The kitchen has a great stove and huge refrigerator and plenty of counter space. Besides the large bedrooms, there are lots of terrific areas for family gathering as well. Our favorite spot was the huge dining room table where the kids were able to spread out and play board games for hours on a rainy day. The sleeping quarters are on three different levels so even though we were a party of nine we had plenty of privacy and plenty of room to spread out. We could be together when we wanted to be and also have privacy when we wanted that. Having three full bathrooms was also a huge bonus. Everything worked, including the dishwasher and the washer/dryer. The bedrooms has smart TVs - and the WiFi worked perfectly. The house is well situated in the community and walking distance to everything. There is a parking space right out front of the house which is super convenient. Our party of nine give both this house and the lovely town of Marblehead a 5 star review. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
- Cara
Marblehead!!!
5/5 stars
Marblehead was everything we had dreamt of in a quant New England town. It is picture perfect!! Liann was so accommodating and helpful throughout the vacation as well. Loved it all!!!!
- Mandi
Excellent
5/5 stars
Wonderfully quaint, beautiful home. Love the antiques. Like staying in a museum. Loved every moment, great care taken for our enjoyment. Excellent communication and very friendly.
- Andre
Interesting house in a lovely town
5/5 stars
This house is very unique. It has a lot of stairs and shows its age in the wood floors and the not-straight stairs. It was a wonderful place for our family vacation. We had a great time and didn’t need a car at all. We walked a lot in Marblehead and took an Uber to the Swampscott train station or to the Salem ferry when we wanted to go somewhere outside Marblehead. The house is built on top of a rock on a corner lot so it has six levels. You come in on the third level. This is the more formal living room/dining room in the pictures. The kitchen and laundry are also on this level. Up one level is a bedroom, a bathroom, and an enormous closet with it’s own closet! One more level up is another bedroom, with a king-sized bed, and a bathroom. And then you can go up one more level to a space that has two twin beds in it. It was pretty warm up there at first but we opened the windows and it was lovely. Down a flight of stairs from the entrance level is a less-formal sitting area. This is actually on the second floor when seen from Washington Street. You can go down one more flight of stairs to the ‘game room’. That floor has a wide single bed and a single trundle bed and a bathroom. If you like staying in old houses with a lot of personality, this is a great choice. The hosts left a ‘welcome gift’ in the fridge. The listing is correct, bring your own soap, shampoo, conditioner, and beach towels. Everything else we needed was provided.
- Elizabeth
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
Very clean, very spacious, great location and excellent communication!
- Donte
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
Very professional staff that were very quick and effective at addressing issues. Many thanks!
- Jeremy

Thank you Jeremy. We really enjoyed hosting you and your family. Hope to see you again!

- Manager Response

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