9 minutes to Salem, close to beaches, 25 mins to Boston
About Mike R.
Hi! I am a single parent running around like a madman for my children, while trying to balance life with some adult time! Sound familiar?? (hopefully not the divorce part). I am often away on business or taking my kids on some adventure, and I am happy to have you as a guest in my home while we are not using it. I am always tinkering or in the middle of some project or another, trying to make my home nicer and more enjoyable for us all.
Mike R. purchased this House in 2008
Why Mike R. chose Swampscott
I love my house, and think it is comfortable on both the inside and out. During the summer, the outside patio and fire pit have good views of the myriad flowers and roses. And while there are not many mosquitoes or bugs, you can spend time on the screened in porch as needed. We still enjoy the patio in the fall with fire pit and heat lamp. We are a 10 minute walk down the street to the water and a GREAT restaurant (with roof deck), and short trip to Marblehead and Salem for fun outings. Boston is less than 30 minutes.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Mike is such a great host! I read previous reviews and yes, the shower might too small for a taller/bigger person or the owner’s dogs might trigger some allergies but for us the house was perfect. We had seven adults from different states and Canada getting ready for a wedding and had no issues with much of anything. The house is a adorable and very comfortable and I would rent this house again. Thanks Mike!
Great house and great location
The house was really great and the perfect for our trip. It was close enough to Salem for us to take Uber’s to and from without any issues. The only thing I would suggest for your future guests is to list that you have a pet dog. A person in our group is allergic to animals and it exasperated his asthma and made it tough for him to catch his breath all weekend.
I am so sorry about the dog allergy and hope the affected person is ok!! My dog, Roxy, is not allowed on second floor, and I have the whole house professionally cleaned before guests arrive. I had thought that the cleaning would eradicate any allergy problem. I was wrong, and will definitely list for all future guests.
New England classic!
Mike was a great host, and we enjoyed our stay here very much! He left us lots of tips about beaches and restaurants that were very helpful!
The house is a charming new England classic! The waterfront is about a 10 minute walk, and we took the 5 min drive to gorgeous Nanhant beach. The beds were comfy, although we only used the two bedrooms on the second floor, not the one on the third floor. We loved the screened porch and cute yard.
Note that the house has two room air conditioner units, not central air. It was cool, and we didn't use them.
Minor details that could be improved are that we would have liked a normal coffee maker (it was a Chemex, rather complicated, we had to watch a YouTube video on it), and the bathroom has an old style footed tub/shower that is narrow. A large person would not find the shower comfortable.
On the whole we greatly enjoyed our stay and would come again!! Thanks Mike!
Coffee maker on its way! And yes, the indoor shower is a claw foot tub and is narrow -- this one is a little more difficult to fix, but on my radar. thank you for the review.
My family of 6 stayed here during a family wedding that we attended. Everything was lovely! The house is extremely comfortable and inviting and the outdoor shower is an experience that you will love!! The town of Swampscott was fun and Mike is extremely helpful with suggestions! The location is perfect for seeing the city of Boston and enjoy the beach towns of the area! I would highly commend staying here! I hope to return to Seampscott and if we do we will rent from Mike again. LOVED IT!
Cozy, clean, close to everything and all around wonderful!!
My girlfriends and I had an amazing weekend staying at Mikes in swampscott for the weekend.. we had cocktails in the yard, and played games on the screened in porch and walked to the beach! We were quick cab rides away from going out in Salem and a boat ride in Marblehead. This house is absolutely amazing, nicely decorated AND the outdoor shower was luxurious! Mike was incredibly helpful offered fire wood for the pit in the yard, gave suggestions for restuarants and beaches with little discriptions of each and gave us the locals scoop on where to park. Ten out of ten would stay here again!