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Fox Pond B&B

31 Arthur Ave , Marblehead, MA 01945 USA (Show map)
9 Reviews
$100 - $230
per night

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Nestled amongst tall oaks and ensconced in beautiful English gardens, Fox Pond B&B provides a welcome retreat for guests wishing to relax and escape the noise and traffic. Understated elegance and luxurious details are the signature ingredients that are found throughout this meticulously renovated and expanded cape. The style is a unique blend of southern and cape designs with details found in Victorian, Federal and Greek architecture. Each designer bedroom and suite includes a private bathroom with amenities and exquisite luxury not found except in the most distinctive boutique hotels. Lavishly decorated rooms feature private bathrooms including, marble floors, artist edition sinks, wall mounted HDTV’s, period antiques, oil paintings, custom vanities, a Canton vessel sink, marble showers/bath, a double Jacuzzi in the Canton suite and the highest quality fixtures throughout. A hot breakfast is enjoyed in the dining room or on the patio. The servings include a variety of hot recipes together with fruits and a side of hot muffins.

Rooms & Rates

Canton Suite

Canton Suite: Second Floor-Rear Asian inspired white marble bathroom combines with a minimalist décor in the bedroom to provide a calming experience for guests looking for quiet solitude and a bathroom that melds elegance and luxury at the highest level. A double Jacuzzi and marble shower will sooth away any stress. Curl up on the couch in the attached entertainment room and enjoy your favorite DVD on a wall mounted HDTV and view the patio and gardens below.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Coral Room

Coral Room: Second Floor-Front Left The Coral Room is a large sunny room with 32” wall mounted HDTV, AC, period antiques, oil paintings and oriental rugs. There is an Eldred Wheeler queen canopy bed decorated with pillows and shams matching the window treatments for a warm and cozy experience. Attached to the room is a full marble bathroom with tub, custom shower with a vaulted ceiling and two skylights and custom mahogany vanity.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cloud Room

Cloud Room: Second Floor-Front Right The Cloud Room is the combination of two previous bedrooms. It is a large sunny room with eastern and southern exposure. The room is furnished with an Eldred Wheeler queen bed, 32’ wall mounted HDTV, AC, period antiques, oriental rugs, and oil paintings. Attached to the room is a designer bath with an oversized marble shower, artist edition sink and a view of the koi pond and formal gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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4.8 on July 28, 2009

Exquisite setting; charming host; quiet and filled with antiques and lovely paintings. Breakfast out on the patio overlooking beautiful gardens and 30 acres of nature preserve. You will love this spot

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5 on January 19, 2009

If you're looking for a bed and breakfast that provides a cocoon of indoor comfort and outdoor beauty, Fox Pond is the place. Breakfast on the patio, a walk round the lilypad and koi filled pond and garden, and pleasant conversation with the owner/host about local spots launched us on two days of walking and great sightseeing.

Great Place

4.6 on January 18, 2009

We stayed here while visiting friends in Boston for 4 nights. We had a wonderful time. Sophie was precious, and Ted was extremely accomodating with our food issues (vegetarian). The rooms were clean and spacious. The architecture of the place was beautiful. We loved the back patio and the large front porch. The grounds were amazing--so well cared for and artfully designed. The location was perfect--away from the busyness of the city, within walking distance of town. We enjoyed the running path nearby. Ted had very good recommendations for dinner. We will definitely stay here again if we visit the Boston area again.

Delightful Visit!

5 on January 14, 2009

My spouse and I took a one week's stay at the north shore of Boston and the Cape during summer 2008. We stayed for 2 nights at Fox Pond B&B and had a wonderful time. We arrived to be greeted by a very sweet yellow lab and it felt like I was coming home after a long day at work. The owner was very personable and shared wine and cheese with us in his beautiful garden. We stayed in the cloud room and it was a great value. I loved the bathroom painted sink! The owner should be very proud of his remodeling of his Cape Cod home. It is beautiful!!! Breakfast was great both times and if we can we will return in the future. Well worth the visit to Boston and the north shore staying in this location.

Romantic Pond Room

4.8 on January 13, 2009

My husband and I have made a nearly annual trip in November for our birthdays (10 years and one day apart) to the Fox Pond B&B for the last 5 years or so, and each time it has been just fabulous. We always stay in the Pond Room, which is utterly beautiful and romantic, quiet and with lovely views. Ted is the consummate host, just present enough to be thoughtful and helpful, but never hovering. We have every intention of continuing this lovely tradition for years to come!

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Location Type

Adjacent to conserv'n land with paths to the water, Small town


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 14 miles

Directions to property:

From Logan Airport (South and West) Follow signs to 1A north and Revere. Follow 1A through Revere and Lynn. Follow signs to Swampscott and Nahant. At the rotary, exit for Swampscott with the water on your right. In Swampscott, bear left at the fork and follow Route 129. Critical Turn: At the lane divider(approx 3/4 mile), turn left onto Humphrey St. Proceed for 2 miles until lighted intersection -bear slightly left onto Maple St. At the first light, take a left onto Route 114 - first right onto Everett Paine – first left onto Robert Rd - first right onto Arthur Avenue. 31 Arthur Avenue (9th house on the right with a brick driveway).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Water Sports, Picnic area, Religious Services, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Private trails to water and conserv'n land, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Ample Parking, Oil Paintings, 32" wall mounted HDTV, Beautiful Gardens, Large KOI Pond, Trails to the ocean

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Private trails to water and conserv'n land, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2pm-4pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Typically 2 nights. Single nights available with a premium
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full Payment: if date of stay is less than 30 days from booking; otherwise 50%.
  • Cancellations: Full refund minus $25 fee if cancelled more than 14 days prior;less than 14 and greater than or equal to 7 days, a credit certificate at Fox Pond for 60% of the charge and useable for the following 6 months will be provided to the guest, subject to availability and current rates. If less than 7 days: a refund only if the room is rerented less $25.



Ted, Hannah and Mulligan

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Resident Pets

1 Dog , Mulligan Others

About the innkeepers

Architecture, sailing, skiing, dogs, gardening and golf

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Hot Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Garden Patio, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Caprese Quiche
Tomato, basil, and mozzarella quiche. Ingredients 4 eggs 2 cups of half-and-half cream 5/8 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper 4 ounces of mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 4 ounces of pepperjack cheese 8 cherry tomatoes 10 fresh basil leaves, shredded 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour 7 tablespoons butter


Special Package

Business and Single Travelers

Any guest traveling as a single is entitled to a 10% discount regardless of day of the week or length of stay.

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Details Diamond Collection

31 Arthur Ave , Marblehead, MA 01945 USA (Show map)

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