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Is there one perfect Airbnb Salem MA has to offer? Perhaps not, but here are 12 extremely enchanting options. These magical Airbnbs in Salem, MA are ideal for your visit, whether you’re coming for October and Halloween or traveling to Salem in another season.
This list of Salem Airbnb options has something for everyone: a romantic escape for two, a cozy house for a family vacation, and much more. We hope this helps you out as you decide where to stay in Salem. Spoiler alert: it’s an awesome town.
Historic Home near Witch Museum, Hospitals and downtown
When choosing where to stay in Salem, a historic house is an excellent choice. This well-located home, for up to 4 guests, is adjacent to Salem Common and near to major Salem attractions like The Witch Museum.
Take a look at the photos in this listing, as this is a really beautiful and welcoming house. A private driveway offers parking for one vehicle.
Salem 2 Bedroom House. Walk downtown, dogs welcome
For those traveling with dogs, this is a wonderful option. The home is pet-friendly and there is a fenced-in yard.
This warm space is within walking distance to almost everything, and it has 2 parking spaces onsite for visitors. As many as 5 guests can stay in this Airbnb, which has many excellent reviews.
Salem Charm Meets Modern Luxury Next to Downtown
For those in search of sleek, chic decor, this property will win you over. Luxury and comfort are the order of the day in this fully-renovated 4 bedroom house. Every bedroom has a king or queen memory-phone mattress, and the house can accommodate up to 10 guests.
You’ll be right next to downtown and within walking distance of all the top Salem sites. If you’re a Hocus Pocus fan, the famous house from the film is just 15 minutes away! (See more of Salem’s Hocus Pocus filming locations here!)
Harbor Views, Deck, Fireplace, Historic District (Marblehead)
When looking for Airbnbs in Salem, Massachusetts, you may actually find that you’d prefer to stay in one of the quieter towns nearby. Marblehead is one such option and it has some great properties available.
This colorful pink home is a 1763 Colonial Era home that was once owned by a local ship’s captain. Today, it’s a private home and an Airbnb (the hosts live on the second floor). Guests who want a peaceful place to enjoy views over the harbor will love this Airbnb.
4 guests can stay in this condo that boasts original 18th-century details and renovated, modern aspects as well. Two fireplaces are perfect for cozying up to on a chilly autumn evening.
Charming, antique home in the heart of historic Salem
This simple, modern, and comfortable home is just 4 buildings down the street from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables (an attraction you’ll definitely want to visit, by the way!)
Stay in the heart of Salem here at the 1813 Daniel Lawrence House. You will have everything you need here, including a charming writing nook–perfect for an author looking for a place to be inspired.
4 guests are able to stay in this Salem Airbnb rental, and access is easy to nearby shops, including America’s oldest candy company!
The Irish Mariner: 3 bedroom house
Welcome to this nautical-themed home in Salem, just 100 yards from the ferry dock. 6 guests will settle in happily to this 1807 townhouse, known as The Irish Mariner! The town has historic roots; it was built by a shipwright back when Salem was the largest city in the USA. The 3-story space has plenty of room for visitors to relax and base themselves for a fun Salem vacation.
Henry Derby House
How cool looking is this house? Traveling with a large group? 10 guests can be accommodated in the Henry Derby House with its 5 bedrooms.
While conveniently located to all the sites of Salem, this is also somewhat off the beaten path, so you can enjoy a relaxed stay. The stately yellow house is comfortable and charming, ready to welcome your family or large group.
Here’s something interesting to note from the listing: “There are stories that this house is haunted, and it is one of the spots on a local ghost tour. We do not confirm or deny the presence of a ghost on the property but we do have some pretty good stories.”
John Edwards House
Here’s another historic home that can hold up to 10 guests, the John Edwards House. (This and the Henry Derby House are managed by the same Airbnb host).
Set in a quiet neighborhood, this property is well-liked by family groups and wedding parties.
There is beautiful decor that really highlights the historicity of the home. Take a look at this enchanting listing!
Historic Salem Oceanfront 2 Rm Apt
Salem isn’t just about its spooky and dark history, this is also a coastal town with a maritime tradition. Why not stay in a Salem Airbnb near the water? This 2 room, oceanfront apartment would be a nice option.
A basement apartment, this cozy space for 2 people is bright and well-appointed. Step out into the yard and enjoy views of the water from the Adirondack chairs.
Please note, this apartment is booked out WAY in advance, so as of now, you’ll be planning for 2021 travel here.
The Forsythia Apartment
Another historic house holds the Forsythia Apartment, set in a busy and fun area of Salem. The house is set on the same street where author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born! When you stay here you’ll be near Salem Common and Pickering Wharf and pretty much everything you want to see in Salem.
Lovely hardwood floors are in this apartment, which is spacious and open and suitable for 3 guests. Traveling with pets? This space is also pet friendly.
The Mason Suite of Salem
The Mason Suite is located in a historic area of Salem and surrounded by 17th, 18th, and 19th century buildings. The suite itself is inside a Greek Revival from 1844.
6 guests can make themselves at home here with 3 bed spaces (1 queen bed in the private bedroom and two sofa beds). The living space is bright and open with skylights letting in pleasant natural light.
A great location near Salem Common and all the main attractions of Salem…what more do you need?
The Knotical (Marblehead)
Looking for a cozy and cute space near the beach? This compact apartment in Marblehead is ideal for 2 guests. This private space, a 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment with studio kitcken, is great for a laidback stay, and convenient to downtown Marblehead and nearby Salem.
Note: The ceilings are low in this apartment, so if you’re 6’1″ or more, you’ll need to watch your head!
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