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Brackett Cottage
$123.28 - $306.85 / night   in Marblehead  
3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 6
Sleeping Arrangements
Master Bedroom   King  
White Guest Room   Twin (2)  
Blue Guest Room   Twin (2)  

DISINFECTING INCLUDED: Reservations made on or after 27-June-2020 include a Disinfecting Fog Treatment. Please know that Guests can choose to opt out of this service. Please contact host, and we will deduct the amount from your reservation.

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!

Alongside the built-in sideboard, guests find a telephone with unlimited service to North America. Thus, saving our international visitors from incurring roaming charges for calls to local establishments. The owners graciously offer this as part of the rental rate.

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 and pass the laundry area, 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 accoutrements.

******* 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

Washer & Dryer

Seasonal Off-street parking for Nov-April

*** 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.

*** 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 iTrip North Shore Properties

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


These are cause for eviction with no refund and may damage our ability to offer the home for future guests exposing you to liability.


Each of our properties features a "starter kit" of a few days’ worth of supplies for guests that includes toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent, & hand soap. The beds are fully made and ready for your arrival with freshly laundered linens. A set of towels for each registered guest are included in the rental rate.

- A luxury PACK N PLAY and other children's furnishings are available for an additional charge (as availability permits)

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

49 Washington St Marblehead, MA 01945
Registration Number: C0038141680
Property Type: Home Beds: 5 Accommodates: 6 Check In: : 4pm Bedrooms: 3 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 1.0 Pet Friendly: No
Air Conditioning Big Screen TV Cable Carbon Monoxide Detector Central Heat Clothes Dryer Coffee Maker Dishwasher Downtown Essentials Fireplace Full Kitchen Garden Garden Views Hair Dryer Heating Historic Center Ice Maker Internet Internet Access Iron and Board Keyless Entry Kid Friendly Kitchen Laundry Microwave Open Patio Parking Patio Private Entrance Private Garden Refrigerator Satellite or Cable Self Check-In Smart TV Smoke Detector TV WIFI Washing Machine private entrance
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Reviews - 4.9 stars based on 14 reviews
Brackett Cottage
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.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020 by Helena, Boston, MA   Report
Brackett Cottage
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!
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020 by Andrew, Chevy Chase, MD   Report
Brackett Cottage
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.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020 by Barry, Queens, NY   Report
Brackett Cottage
5/5 stars
Property is in old town. Great for walking around town
Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019 by Amanda M, The Woodlands, TX   Report
Brackett Cottage
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!
Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019 by Lydia, New Milford   Report
Brackett Cottage
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.
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019 by Richard, Jaffrey, New Hampshire   Report
Brackett Cottage
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!
Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019 by Murphy, Elk Grove Village, IL   Report
Brackett Cottage
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
Reviewed on Jun 29, 2019 by Kathy, Chagrin Falls Ohio   Report
Brackett Cottage
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!
Reviewed on May 26, 2019 by Elizabeth, Lake in the Hills, IL   Report
Brackett Cottage
5/5 stars
very cute. cozy cottage, well-located!!
Reviewed on May 20, 2019 by Mark, Elgin, MN   Report
Brackett Cottage
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!
Reviewed on May 14, 2019 by Dianna, New York, NY   Report

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

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Brackett Cottage
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!
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019 by NPWeth,   Report

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
Brackett Cottage
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.
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018 by Halloween Retreat!!, Brainerd, Mn.   Report

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

Manager Response
Brackett Cottage
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!!
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018 by Stacy M, Brainerd, MN   Report

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