Brackett Cottage

Brackett Cottage: Charming, Historic Home, Walk to Harbor, Town, & Eateries, Fast WiFi, Smart TVs

3 BR
1 Bath
Sleeps 6

Nestled in the heart of historic old town Marblehead, Brackett Cottage is a mere 1-minute walk to shops and restaurants. A 5-minute walk takes you to a beach on Marblehead's famous harbor. While away a perfect day, watching sailboats and schooners soar past.

A visit to Brackett Cottage of historic Marblehead transports the traveler back in time when world travelers were courageous and few, and America emblazoned revolutionary spirit. Brackett Cottage celebrates the libertarian spirit while showcasing the owners’ pride of Marblehead. Brackett Cottage 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.

Brackett Cottage elegantly encircles you with fine prints, antique style dinner ware, and nautical charts that represent Marblehead’s seafaring role in the American Revolution, War of 1812 and World War I. Immerse in the story of Marblehead, as it serves as the birthplace to the U.S. Navy, while admiring famous ships, tapestries, tables and lamps from around the world.

This New England colonial, built in 1810, features seafaring pieces that reflect the town's character. Each one has been hand-selected to tell the story of this home and one of the most distinct towns in Boston’s North Shore, Marblehead.

Brackett Cottage was built by a shipwright for a shipwright – everything about this home is unique. No two rooms have the same shape or height; every room has a colonial era fireplace and a tilt earned through the centuries. Built-ins abound, and the staircase with brass rail feels more appropriate in a ship than a home.

If you want an elegantly appointed, unique accommodation, Brackett Cottage is the place for you. Guest note: as is typical with many colonial era homes, ceilings and doorways are a little lower than today’s standards. Tall people may need to duck through doorways. Stairways are narrow, and floors slope.

At Brackett Cottage, each room provides a cozy place for you to relax and reflect.

In the Living Room, it’s easy to imagine family, friends, and neighbors gathered around the fireplace on the couch or the swivel chairs, sharing news and stories. The fireplace with electric insert and cozy lighting provides the perfect ambience for parlor games and conversations.

The Dining Room welcomes guests to host elegant and intimate dinner parties, or to read by the fireplace. The dining table accommodates 4-6 with dinnerware and glassware displayed in the built-in sideboard. If the natural wood of this room could talk, the stories it would tell!

The Kitchen comprises full-sized appliances and all the furnishings to cook any family meal from a simple continental breakfast to a full dinner. As you exit the Kitchen you head out to the brick pathway that leads to either the stairway to Washington Street, or to the gorgeous private garden where guests enjoy al fresco dining.

Now it’s time to grab the brass handrail and climb the ship-like stairs to the second floor where the bedrooms and bathroom await.

In the Master Bedroom, feel like royalty among the French Provincial décor. A king-sized bed smothered with silk bedding and pillows is adorned with classic side tables and crystal lamps. A silk slipper chair beside the fireplace provides another comfortable reading nook. Above the fireplace hangs a nod to modern times; guests can enjoy their favorite streaming services on the 50” smart flat-screen TV, courtesy of high speed internet.

In the Guest Bedroom, the shipwright’s hand is evident. The room feels like a colonial-era ship’s cabin with a built-in trundle bed, quirky closets, and a classic bureau. As is a common theme in this Marblehead home, there is another fireside reading nook.

The smallest bedroom, is outfitted as a den with a trundle day bed lined with large comfy pillows. While sleeping for 2 is possible, the room is set-up for snuggling in front of another 50” smart flat-screen TV – watch your favorite shows or play your favorite games. Shelves, hooks and a cedar chest provide storage for the guest’s belongings.

The full bathroom has a tile-enclosed bath/shower combination along with the usual accouterments.

******* Brackett Cottage Highlights

Central Location – 1-minute walk to Marblehead Center, 4-minute walk to the beach

Private gorgeous garden with large patio and outdoor dining

High-speed WiFi

2 50” Smart Flat Screen TVs

King sized bed in master bedroom

Full sized appliances: Stove, Oven, Fridge, Washer & Dryer, and dishwasher

Parking Passes for off-street parking are available for a nominal fee.

*** House Rules *****

- Smoking is strictly prohibited. Guests will be fined and immediately evicted if there is any evidence of smoking found anywhere in this home.

- No pets allowed!

Please NO PARTIES, EVENTS, PERFORMING ARTISTS OR BANDS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. These are cause for eviction with no refund and may damage our ability to offer the home for future guests exposing you to liability.

As with each of our iTrip North Shore properties, Brackett Cottage 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 Brackett Cottage are fully made and ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens. A set of towels for each person is also included in the rental rate.

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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.

49 Washington St Marblehead, MA 01945
Registration Number: C0038141680

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Bedroom King
White Guest Room Twin (2)
Blue Guest Room Twin (2)

Bathroom Configuration

Full Bath: Combo Tub Shower, Toilet

Property Rules

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

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Antiquing
Bathtub
Bed Linens
Big Screen TV
Bird Watching
Body Soap
Books
Breakfast
Cable
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Central Heat
Children Welcome
Cleaning Disinfection
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Cooking Basics
Deadbolt Lock
Deck Patio Uncovered
Dining Table
Dishes And Utensils
Dishes and Silverware
Dishwasher
Disinfected
Downtown
Dryer
Emergency Exit Route
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Essentials
Ethernet Connection
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Fenced Yard
Fire Extinguisher
Fireplace
Fireplace Guards
First Aid Kit
Fishing Bay
Fishing Surf
Free Full Kitchen
Garden
Garden or Backyard
Hair Conditioner
Hair Dryer
Hangers
Heating
Historic
Hot Ice Maker
Internet
Internet Access
Iron
Iron Board
Kayak Canoe
Kayaking
Keyless Entry
Kid Friendly
Kitchen
Laptop-Friendly
Laundromat
Laundry
Linens
Linens High Temp Wash
Living Room
Long Term Stays Allowed
Microwave
Near Ocean
Open Patio
Other Long Term Renters
Outdoor Lighting
Oven
Parking
Patio
Pets Not Allowed
Picnic Area
Private Entrance
Private Living Room
Room
Satellite or Cable
Self Check-In Checkout
Shopping
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Smoking Not Allowed
Spices
Stove
TV
Television
Toaster
Towels
Town
Village
WIFI
Walk To Beach
Washer
Bathroom Step Free Access

Map

Videos

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 Brackett Cottage, 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.
Brackett Cottage provides high-speed internet services.  Internet services have been shown to meet the needs of guests traveling for both work and pleasure.  
Regrettably, Brackett Cottage does not host furry family members.  That is, Brackett Cottage 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 Brackett Cottage.  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 Brackett Cottage’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 Brackett Cottage.
Respectful Visitors: remember you are renting a private home; iTrip North Shore guests will treat Brackett Cottage 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

Nice house in downtown Marblehead
5/5 stars
Our family of four really enjoyed our stay at Brackett Cottage. The home is conveniently located in the historic area of Marblehead and easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, historical places of interest and the beach.
- Jason

Hi Jason, Brackett Cottage is such a unique and interesting home, a perfect place to be if you enjoy if you want to be in the heart of the historic Marblehead. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your time at the property and hope to host your stay again soon!

- Manager Response
Mother/Daughter Trip
4/5 stars
The home was clean and met our expectations. There was plenty of room for myself and my adult daughter. The homes furnishings were colonial style with modern touches. We were visiting Salem for her birthday and decided to stay in Marble Head. It was an easy drive to Salem. Marble Head offered many wonderful restaurants as well. Street parking is at a minimum and I purchased a parking spot in a lot a few blocks away which is where we parked all of the time. It was fine except for unloading and loading our luggage which on the check in day was a problem due to rain. Otherwise unless you have limited mobility or can’t navigate steps this home is a great place to stay. I only gave it 4 stars because of the parking.
- Kathleen

Hi Kathleen, We are so elated to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during your time at Brackett Cottage. We also love how spacious and welcoming the property is and how wonderful of a job our cleaners do to keep it that way. Didn't you love getting to sit in the backyard enjoying the privacy and relaxation? We always encourage guests to unload and load heir luggage in front of the property before moving it to the parking spot in the nearby lot. This makes things so much easier for the guests, and one less thing to worry about while staying with us. We truly appreciate all of your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

- Manager Response
Quaint and Comfortable
5/5 stars
Perfect accommodations for our family's first visit to historic Marblehead. The house is compact but comfortable; staying here fosters the imagination. We're grateful for the nice bathroom when the original inhabitants had outdoor facilities. Grateful for the modern conveniences of microwave, dishwasher and laundry (which work great) in the tiny kitchen. Everything is clean. The living room is comfortable, and our entire family has been spending hours at the end of our busy days curled up on the couches or in the chairs with a book (or smart phone!) We eat as many meals as possible out on the private patio. It's a short walk to a fully-appointed grocery (Crosby's Market) and many historic, lovely neighborhood sites. The stack of local history books is much appreciated as we plan our days as are the tips for dining, site-seeing and travel in the check-in email. Wifi works better than at home, lol. Parking is a challenge, but you can do a ton here without a car thanks to public transportation and walkable places of interest. Very pleased with our stay here. Thank you for having us!
- Kimberly
Amazing vacation
5/5 stars
Loved our Marblehead vacation. This VRBO was smack dab in the middle of “old town” and was an easy walk anywhere. Great little destination spot, would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Neighbors are also a super big plus!
- Alex

Thanks Alex for your review. Brackett Cottage has the old world charm that so many people crave, and like you said is in the perfect location to make it anywhere! Keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to the New England area! - Eli / iTrip North Shore

- Manager Response
Pleasant in-town antique home
4/5 stars
Good communication with management company. The house is steps away from everything. To Note: The coffee machine is a Keurig. Parking is challenging.
- Nancy
Cutest Cottagw Ever
5/5 stars
This Cottage is adorable! It feels like you are living in a doll house! Everything from the furniture to the low ceilings breath it's history! We loved this little piece of history and enjoyed the quiet and peaceful neighborhood as well! There is little village just steps away with many cute shops! The cottage is away from the hustle and bustle of Boston, but still close enough to spend time there as well as Salem. We saw everything we wanted to see from this central spot! The management was just a txt away and made our trip comfortable! I would highly recommend staying at Bracket Cottage!!
- Marylee
Great Location
5/5 stars
Cutest little cottage with beautiful color and art! Just a walk away from shops and beach. Short drive to scenic views, museums and history rich destinations.
- Nancy
Amazing Stay
5/5 stars
We love Marblehead and have stayed at several places over the years, and this adorable little cottage was a perfect location for us. Close to Fort Beach, Crocker Park and all the great restaurants and shops in the Historic District. Perfect size for the 3 of us. 1 master bedroom and 2 singles. Used the 3rd bedroom for TV watching. Loved the period furniture and decor. Small kitchen, but well stocked. Dining room table, but we ate every meal in the adorable garden. Our new place to stay.
- Karen
First trip here
5/5 stars
Cute place, love how close is to get to Salem. The neighborhood is very quiet and the place feels like home. Making memories and spending time together with family and friends.
- Poulin
Great location
5/5 stars
We had a lovely stay thank you, travelling g from the U.K. it was great to be in such a central location and the air conditioning was a godsend in the heat wave. Thank you for a great week.
- Graham
Perfect location, Very accommodating
4/5 stars
First off, the location is amazing! Right in historic Marblehead and walkable to awesome shops and restaurants and to the water! This is the area you want to be in! Also, they were very accommodating. When we requested an early check in, permission to have a few guests for cocktails and then a late check out, they couldn’t have been more amazing and accommodating! The house is so cool! Really quaint. You feel like you’ve gone back in time. Those are all the pros. The cons are few, but definitely worth mentioning. Although they show a picture of a top/bottom washer/dryer and label the photo “laundry with a view“, the washer isn’t functional. When I went back to the house description, I saw that although they post that picture, which is very misleading, they list only a dryer in the amenities. It was definitely inconvenient that we had to take time out of our vacation to go to a laundromat. Another thing worth mentioning is that there are no drawers in the master bedroom and maybe one or two (if that) in the other two bedrooms. There were closets with some hangers so we had to live out of suitcases. Lastly, you’ll need sleep masks. The shades do nothing to block out morning sun. All that said, I’d stay there again in a minute. Great price and location and my family had a wonderful time.
- Avril
Great and quirky space in the heart of Marblehead
5/5 stars
Brackett Cottage had everything our family needed for a comfortable stay in Marblehead. When one thing was missing, the managers dropped it off within an hour of an email, so appreciated! The location was perfect for walking to numerous spots around town and to our kid's day camp. There are a ton of collections inside, cups, plates, art, etc, with lots of local history represented, very fun and just be aware if you have younger kids with curious hands...as lots of fragile items. The patio outside was perfection, especially for sipping coffee and eating a treat from Maria's, The Muffin Shop or Haley's. Thanks for the great stay.
- Alson
Nice accommodations
5/5 stars
3 rooms 1 king 2 twin nice patio space walking distance to beach, grocery and food
- Jerome
Perfect
5/5 stars
This historic house in the middle of one of the most beautiful towns on the New England coast has everything: charm, comfort, and location by foot or car to everything Marblehead has to offer. Three cozy well appointed (with beautiful linens) bedrooms, modern kitchen, elegant sitting room and a charming dining room. A thermostat (not locked as in some rentals) allows you to be as warm or as cool as you wish. I was there in cold weather and didn’t use the lovely private garden hidden behind the house but in summer it would be perfect right outside the kitchen for Al fresco dining . The iTrip management agent was very efficient and there to answer any questions.
- Ronald
Wonderful stay
5/5 stars
Thank you! The Bracket cottage is a beautiful house. Everything works. The master bedroom is very comfortable. Although the other 2 twin rooms ( with trundled beds) are small, the toilet is good size for a family. We enjoyed this stay, walking to groceries, lobster rolls and muffins for all necessary comforts.
- Mee
Honeymoon stay
5/5 stars
My husband and I stayed a few nights for our honey moon and we’re absolutely thrilled with this beautiful cottage. Keeping to its original charm yet cozy with modern amenities. Marblehead is a gorgeous town that does not disappoint! An elegant step back in time with home town vibes. This port town was thriving in Autumn! A quick drive through town will take you to Salem for spooky adventures. Amazing restaurants and sights. 10/10 recommend to family & friends!
- Chloe
The perfect Marblehead getaway spot
5/5 stars
Everything was perfect at the Brackett Cottage! All necessities were thought of, to make our stay comfortable!! We loved being in the heart of M'Head and walking distance to everything in town! A+++ THANKS!
- Leslie
Great Host!
5/5 stars
Wonderful stay with a very helpful host. Access was easy and every question we had was answered quickly and accurately. We would highly recommend Brackett Cottage to anyone who wants to experience a colonial house with modern amenities.
- Nathan
Great week
5/5 stars
Loved our stay . The house was just right. Host was fabulous
- Barbara
Lovely stay in Marblehead
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful week staying at Brackett Cottage in Marblehead MA. We were near everything..shops, restaurants, grocery stores, but were in a quiet neighborhood. The cottage was very cozy and had everything we needed and more. Loved the decor, with its early American motif. Bed was nice, only compliant was the quilt was so slippery that it kept sliding off the bed all night. Kitchen is small but has everything...save maybe a cookie sheet for warming things. We had a wonderful time coming home each evening after travels to our cozy little cottage.
- Cheri
Adorable cottage in charming town
5/5 stars
Brackett Cottage was the perfect place to stay in Marblehead. It was easy to walk everywhere, and I loved spending time on the patio. If you like historic homes, you'll love the interiors of Brackett Cottage. It was like staying in a museum, in a good way. The kitchen is a little on the cozy side but has modern appliances and lots of pots, plates, glasses, etc, many with Marblehead insignia. I hope to stay here again soon.
- Helena
Great place!
5/5 stars
This is a truly unique house in a fantastic location. The house is a little piece of American history and it is in easy walking distance of a quaint little beach for tidepooling with youngsters. Great spot for a vacation!
- Andrew
Amazing vacation in beautiful historic house
5/5 stars
My family of 4 had a lovely stay in Brackett Cottage. Very comfortable and charming, perfect location. Liann was an excellent, highly responsive host. 5 out of 5 stars to the whole experience. Highly recommend.
- Barry
Old Town
5/5 stars
Property is in old town. Great for walking around town
- Amanda M
Beautiful historic home
5/5 stars
This home is so beautiful and in a great location. We really enjoyed the historic decor and charm. The location was within walking distance of many cute shops and restaurants. Beds were comfortable and all the accommodations were very nice. I would definitely like to come back and stay here again!
- Lydia
Fee Fo Review
4/5 stars
Great location! Slightly compromised by lack of on site parking. And absence of soap in the bathroom.Useful info nicely organized on local maps and places of interest. Pleasant small patio and outdoor dining area behind the cozy cottage.
- Richard
The Marblehead MA Experience
5/5 stars
The Brackett Cottage was very quaint cottage as well as the town. An experience of feeling the history of this country and beautiful fishing village. The cottage was well accommodating and fit our older family vacation. Even my poor planning of not renting enough nights, the adjustment was made with excellent customer service skills. My family and I would highly recommend this cottage and its history and accessibility to the town. We walked everywhere and enjoyed the nostalgia. Walk down to The Landing Pub...worth it!! Loved it!
- Murphy
Awesome
5/5 stars
I am coming back! Great house great location. I even was treated to a bottle of wine water and chocolate when I arrived . The neighborhood is so friendly! I love the history of Marblehead and Liann was awesome
- Kathy
Everything is fabulous
5/5 stars
Charming home from 181o with modern amenities. Little things like cups, glasses, cutlery, linens and appliances are all modern and pretty. Sheets are soft. Towels are fluffy and abundant. The patio is a sanctuary with flowers and singing birds. The location could not be better. We have not driven since Friday as we can walk to everything. Host is gracious and thoughtful and has checked in to make sure nothing is needed. Can’t wait to come back. If you are looking at this book it now!
- Elizabeth
marblehead cottage
5/5 stars
very cute. cozy cottage, well-located!!
- Mark
Charming home, terrific location, terrific customer service
5/5 stars
We enjoyed every moment of our stay at Brackett Cottage. The house is uniquely beautiful and well maintained, with intricate decor that exudes colonial New England charm. The location is just as described: right in the heart of Marblehead, a few short minutes walk from the pier, with magnificent ocean views and restaurants, several markets, local shops and nightlife, and only a 10 minute ride away from historic Salem. Liann from iTrips North Shore was gracious, warm, and attentive throughout our stay, making us feel right at home in Marblehead. We highly recommend this rental to others, and hope to return as soon as we can!
- Dianna

Thank you for your kind compliments for Brackett Cottage & iTrip North Shore. We so enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to hosting you again!

- Manager Response
A Perfect New Year Holiday
5/5 stars
We enjoyed every moment of our stay at Brackett Cottage and couldn’t have asked for more. Exquisitely decorated with antiques and period pieces, this is a fully functional historic town home (built in 1810), with all the important 21st century amenities. Immaculately maintained and fully furnished, everything we needed was at our fingertips. It is toasty warm, cozy, fully stocked, and a 3 minute walk to Crosby’s grocery for food and wine! The garden and patio look lovely, and I hope to return in the summer months to enjoy them. The owners have attended to every detail. Can’t wait to come back!
- NPWeth

Thank you so much for your kind words. We love this home, and are delighted that our love shows. Looking forward to hosting a future visit.

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
It was a great house with a homey feel! Thank you for opening up your home to us to enjoy. We ate at the Muffin shop each morning which was a short walk. Drove to Salem for the festival and had a wonderful time in Boston at the museums. The kids loved the experience on the train. The home had everything we needed for our family of six. The only thing we had trouble with was parking. Everything from booking to departing was easy, and the manager Liann was a wonderful person to work with.
- Halloween Retreat!!

Thank you for your kind words about this lovely historic cottage. Hope to host you again!

- Manager Response
Awesome family trip!
5/5 stars
We are a family from Minnesota visiting Massachusetts. We chose this cute little cottage to see all about the history of Marblehead and Salem for Halloween. The manager was so friendly and helpful in the booking process. We got into the house with the door code very easily, but difficultly with a parking space on the street. The house was so cute, very well decorated. We had everything we needed. The Muffin Shop had great coffee and food, walking distance. We would stay here again. Thank you Liann!!
- Stacy M

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