Belle Femme

Belle Femme: Great for Families! In Salem Historic District, walk to waterfront!

6 BR
2 Baths
Sleeps 12

About

Belle Femme is located in the McIntire Historic District of Salem, next to many historic, cultural and wedding venues. What a great space to share an extended family vacation or celebration – there’s room for everyone: grandparents, siblings, cousins. Belle Femme provides 18th century open concept living - the kids can be playing board games in the huge dining room while the adults converse in the living room. Every room in Belle Femme exudes a unique character with bold wall paper and stylish furnishings.

Belle Femme accommodations start with the amazing views of local professionally manicured gardens and historic mansions. Spacious and gorgeously furnished with newly finished wood floors throughout. As you land in 2nd floor entryway, you can immediately appreciate the historic approach to open concept - a large landing, Living Room, and Dining Room are all visible. The Belle Femme Living Room, easily accommodates 10 adults, with beautifully appointed furnishings: 2 comfy couches, club chairs, a big screen Smart TV, and working vinyl record player.. The front hallway, as big as some living rooms, provides a relaxing rocking chair and an historic organ. The front landing leads to a porch overlooking the gardens and mansions of the Salem's Historic McIntire District.

The Dining room easily seats 12 for those large celebration dinners. Consider using a local caterer to host a lovely dinner in your private dining room. The large kitchen is fully appointed with full size refrigerator, double sinks, 5 burner gas stove, and 2 large pantries. Just off the kitchen you'll find the laundry.

Each bathroom has historic sinks and showers inside large clawfoot tubs.

About Belle Femme accommodations: You enter the home from the classic front porch, in the entryway you'll see antique intercom and gorgeous antique wooden doors. As you walk up the staircase, you enter Belle Femme on the 2nd floor. On the second level, guests find a huge kitchen, dining room, living room, large entryway, front porch, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The 3rd level boasts 4 additional bedrooms and the 2nd bathroom.

***** Belle Femme Accommodation Highlights:

- Fully-equipped kitchen with full size appliances, coffee maker, blender, dishwasher, & more!

- Large Living room with TV, 2 comfy sofas, chairs and plenty of seating for everyone

- Large dining room with plenty of space & seating for 12.

- Air conditioning & heating in each room - each guest controls their room's temperature.

- Washer & dryer.

- WIFI

- Big Screen smart TV

- Parking: Belle Femme has off-street tandem parking for 2 large or 3 small cars.

- Excellent location - walk to everything!

Sleeping Arrangements (maximum capacity of 12):

1 King Bedroom on the 3rd Floor (Sleeping Capacity 2)

- 1 King Sized Bed

- 2 Generous bureaus

- Bedside Tables with Lamps

- 3 Walk-In Closets

3 Queen Bedrooms (Sleeping Capacity 6)

- 1 on 2nd Floor and 2 on 3rd Floor

- 1 Queen sized Bed in each bedroom

- Generous Bureau

- Bedside Tables with Lamps

- Good Sized Closet

1 Full Bedroom on 3rd Floor (Sleeping Capacity 2)

- 1 Full sized Bed

- Generous Bureau

- Bedside Tables with Lamps

- Good Sized Closet

- Seating for 2

1 Twin Bedroom on 2nd Floor (Sleeping Capacity 2)

- 2 Twin sized Beds

- Generous Bureau

- 2 Bedside Tables with Lamps

- Good Sized Closet

Bathroom Facilities:

- Each Bathroom has a large claw-foot soaker tub and shower combination

- Antique sink

Special Note about Heat & Air Conditioning: air conditioning is provided as in-room units. Each bedroom has a separate AC unit. For 3rd floor bedrooms, each bedroom as an in-room heating unit.

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About Salem

Salem is a historic, coastal city, located in Boston's' North Shore. A bedrock of New England history, Salem is considered one of the most significant seaports in Puritan American history. Salem's cultural identity reflects its role in the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692; Witch logos adorn Salem police cars, taxis, magazines, & newspapers.

The city is home to the House of the Seven Gables, Salem State University, the headquarters of Salem Willows Park, Pioneer Village, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and the Peabody Essex Museum. It also features two historic residential neighborhoods, the Federal Street District and the Charter Street Historic District. Salem is a residential and tourist area which includes the neighborhoods of Salem Neck, Downtown Salem District, The Point, South Salem and North Salem, Witchcraft Heights, Pickering Wharf, and the McIntire Historic District (named after Salem's famous architect and carver Samuel McIntire).

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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.

82 Federal St Salem, MA 01970
Registration Number: C0038082580

Sleeping Arrangements

2nd Floor Master Queen
2nd Floor Guest Twin (2)
3rd Floor Master King
3rd Floor Blue Guest Queen
3rd Floor Back Guest Queen
3rd Floor Green Guest Full

Property Rules

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

Amenities

"Renters must be 25 years of age"
Air Conditioning
Available Parking
Balcony
Bathtub
Bed Linens
Big Screen TV
Breakfast
Cable
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Central Heat
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Maker
Cooking Basics
Deck
Decorative Fireplace
Dishes and Silverware
Dishwasher
Disinfected
Downtown
Dryer
Essentials
Ethernet Connection
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Family Friendly
Family friendly all
Fire Extinguisher
Fireplace Guards
First Aid Kit
Full Kitchen
Garden Views
Garden or Backyard
Hair Dryer
Hangers
Heating
Historic Center
Hot Water
Ice Maker
Internet
Internet Access
Iron
Iron and Board
Keyless Entry
Kid Friendly
Kitchen
Laptop-Friendly
Laundry
Long Term Stays Allowed
Microwave
Oven
Parking
Patio or Balcony
Porch
Private Entrance
Private Living Room
Refrigerator
Satellite or Cable
Self Check-In
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Stereo
Stove
TV
Urban
WIFI
Washing Machine
private entrance
renters must be 25.
Bathroom Step Free Access

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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 Belle Femme, 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.
Belle Femme provides high-speed internet services.  Internet services have been shown to meet the needs of guests traveling for both work and pleasure.  
Regrettably, Belle Femme does not host furry family members.  That is, Belle Femme 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 Salem offers paid parking lots.  You can download the Passport Parking app and have the ability to pay for parking without leaving the comforts of Belle Femme.  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.
 
Minimum age for guests booking our properties is 25.
Salem hosts their Haunted Happenings Festival throughout the month of October.   Please visit Haunted Happenings sites for information about events and activities.

 

 

Reviews

Nice home
5/5 stars
We appreciated the decor and amenities of the house we stayed for 3 nights in August.
- Gregory
Wonderful vintage home
5/5 stars
We truly enjoyed staying in your cozy home. Plenty of room and easy access to restaurants, stores and all the wicked attractions of Salem.
- Bruce
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
I love this house so much! This was the second time I've rented it for one of my retreat groups and it really is prefect for our needs. It's so beautifully decorated and just really comfortable and cozy. The large dining room table and well-equipped kitchen is key. The location is in a lovely historic neighborhood and is super walkable to all of downtown's attractions. I do have two tips for those bringing groups: be sure to bring extra toilet paper and also earplugs, as we did run into some noise issues in the mornings coming from the warehouse next store.
- Melissa
Nice place
5/5 stars
Great location nice old place
- Jeanne
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
The house gave the family room to have personal space while at the same time having a place to visit. Was walking distance to downtown, train, ferry, and the attractions.
- Sandy
Salem,Massachusetts
5/5 stars
We are pleased with everything here. Having a wonderful visit with our family. Peggy
- Peggy
Salem-Belle Femme
5/5 stars
I was in town on business with a colleague and we decided to bring our families to enjoy Salem. Belle Femme and Liann did not disappoint. The house was impeccably clean and had all the right touches to complete our stay. Thank you for your hospitality... looking forward to visiting again sometime. Marcy
- Marcy
Albert Family’s Reunion
5/5 stars
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Belle Femme. A couple minor issues were immediately resolved to our satisfaction, thanks to the quick, friendly and professional responsiveness of our lovely hostess, Lianne. The property was Definitely as advertised.. a lovely historic old home. As an improvement for future guests, I would recommend an improved supply of toilet paper. Even though it was advertised as such, One roll per bathroom for 12 guests is a bit too conservative. I am a frequent user of vacation rental properties all over the IS and internationally, and have never had less than an unlimited supply of TP. Cheap and a nice convenience(necessity) for guests. I would also recommend portable or window air conditioners for the main living areas. Thanks again Lianne Mike
- Mike
Pleasant stay
5/5 stars
Belle Femme was a gorgeous, historical home in the thick of Salem. Liann was present upon arrival and took care to have repairmen in while we were at a family affair. We had 12 family members in town for a wedding and could not have been happier with our stay. Liann also let some of our group in early to drop off wedding favor bags and a birthday cake prior to check in. It was a dream to book and stay. I highly recommend for large groups.
- Arianna
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
The house was beautiful and clean! It was easy to get into the house and to check out. Perfect location makes an easy walk to town. I could not recommend this property enough!
- Mary
Beautiful weekend
5/5 stars
This house is beautiful, so conveniently located with a ton of character and great energy.
- Michele
Very nice accommodations
4/5 stars
This historic home was just what we needed for our family and thoughtfully prepared. We were here for our daughter’s wedding and found the space great for a large group for wedding preparations. The kitchen was very well equipped with quality amenities. There was a large dining table and lots of seating. This is not a place for anyone with difficulties with stairs or stepping in and out of a claw foot tub for bathing. The 6 bedrooms were spacious and most had portable air conditioners. It was a nice walk to some nice restaurants and downtown. Several large umbrellas were placed by the front door. There is limited parking for smaller vehicles but street parking was a several minute walk for the rest. We would stay here again.
- Tim & Laura
Bachelorette Weekend
5/5 stars
Absolutely amazing trip! Friends and myself surprised my sister for her bachelorette party. She has wanted to go to Salem forever. The house is beautiful, right in town, and had plenty of room for our group of 10. I recommend the Spellbound ghost tour (18+) as well as the Adriatic restaurant in town. What a great trip!
- Kristina
Belle Femme -- clean and comfortable in December 2018
5/5 stars
Our party of 9 enjoyed our 3-night stay. Everything was super clean, the beds were comfortable, and we liked the furnishings. We had fun trying out a working record player to play holiday music on vinyl records! We cooked several meals and there were plentiful dishes, pots and pans, and cooking utensils. (Only missing items we noticed- a large casserole dish and a large serving platter). The steps in this house are steep -- may not be ideal for young children who are not fully competent on steps or those with mobility challenges -- but it was fine for our group with older kids. The location is convenient for touring in Salem. There was some unloading dock noise early one morning from an adjacent commercial building, but it could only be heard in one of the six bedrooms. Overall, thumbs up. We would stay at this rental house again.
- Lisa
Salem trip
5/5 stars
The home is beautiful located in historic Salem. Walking distance from great museums, shops and restaurants. A must stay.
- Ramona
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
Its a beautiful home located right in the middle of historical Salem. Walking distance from all the museums and shopping. Great restaurants and lots to see. Our family had a great time.
- Ramona

Thank you Ramona! We loved hosting your family's visit. Belle Femme is such a perfect home for a large family gathering. It's location is perfect for walking to everything.

- Manager Response

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