Seaside cottage style, lovely gardens, a block from ocean and harbor. Decks, views of water, lawn chairs.
5 on November 21, 2013
We only had time for one night here- but already on planning our return ! Great house , wonderful and interesting neighborhood! Sea is right there- very exciting! Charming and hospitable hosts - We cant wait to come back! Fran and Walt
5 on October 05, 2011
I hesitate writing such a positive review, because I don't want this inn to be so booked up that I can't get a room next year!! ( : I cannot say enough good things about the Seagull Inn - it was an absolutely perfect location; the hosts are gracious, entertaining, genuine and so knowledgeable about the area; the breakfast is so much more than I expected from the "continental plus" description on their site (yummy homemade granola, oatmeal, scones and rolls, plus salmon, cheeses, meats, eggs - delicious!); and my room (the library room) was spacious, comfy and cozy. The easygoing attitude of the hosts (Skip's a riot and Ruth is as sweet as can be - both are always up for a chat!) and warmth of the inn seem to attract like-minded guests. After sharing two breakfasts with everyone - and an impromptu yoga session with Ruth and one of the guests who is a yoga teacher - I felt sad to leave my new friends! I will absolutely return next year - I just have to decide whether we book it for our anniversary, if I return solo again as a quick retreat, or if we do a bigger family trip (and book the apartment suite) and send my husband out striper fishing. It just so happens the hosts' son, Randy, runs Sigler Guide Service next door, and striper fishing is their specialty! This is the kind of inn that is a destination unto itself - even if you're not coming to the area, you may want to reconsider, just to spend a few days in this idyllic location with great people...
4.8 on September 06, 2011
We had no accomodation planned. The kindly lady at the Info Centre booth directed us to Skip and Ruth. We drove by and told ourselves that if it looked decent, we'd enquire. It looked homely from the outside but was even better inside! Skip and Ruth were affable and warm and allowed us free rein of the house. The kitchen was so warm and cosy with Skip enjoying his self-made "office" swing whenever he wanted to read or watch the news. Ruth was lovely and keen to learn more about us. Breakfast was something else! Smoked salmon and cured meats were on the house. It was a breakfast I'd not enjoyed at any other time during our trip. This was by far the best B&B breakfast ever! When I posted pictures of The Seagull Inn on my Facebook, I immediately had friends asking me where this place was! I highly recommend this to all visitors.
4.4 on June 28, 2011
My sisters and I were greeted by the friendly inn owner who helped bring our luggage to our rooms. We were made to feel right at home and offered a beverage as we discussed activities and various sites to see. Skip and Ruth gave us wonderful directions and advice. Breakfast far surpassed our expectations and was a lavish spread of homemade muffins, breads, and oatmeal. In addition they served fresh fruit, lox, cheeses, yogurt, and a variety of juices. I was left with a memorable experience that will ve fondly remembered.
5 on April 20, 2011
Skip & Ruth's Seagull Inn is amazing - awesome location on Marblehead Neck overlooking the beautiful ocean and bay. They are incredible hosts with extensive knowledge of the history of the area including Boston have authored many guides. Their hospitality is gracious warm and honest with a great breakfast buffet. They strive to make your every wish come true. The quote "may you enter as a quest and leave as a friend" comes true at the Seagull Inn.
4.0 on December 06, 2010
Years ago my husband and my family traveled to Seagull Inn for a week (then we were in our 40's) and we have never forgot that trip. Everything about that experience was amazing. Ruth and Skip were so gracious and hospitable and made you feel you were staying with good friends. The location, the ambiance, the beauty, the food.... all such memories. We did go back the following year because we loved it so much, but due to life's circumstance we have not been there since and that has been ..wow...probably over 12 years. Now it is just my husband and I and our dogs but we are finally finding the time to travel once again and we could think of no where we'd want to travel to more then back to the Seagull in. So we are booking our week at our lighthouse once again after all these years and we can not wait to come back this summer....it feels like a home away from home. See you soon Skip and Ruth!! Gratefully, Stephanie and Frank O.
4.2 on October 11, 2010
Some of the best hospitality we have ever experienced, and it was extended to our friends who were not staying at the inn. Skip & Ruth are truly the best representation of innkeepers
5 on October 04, 2010
We completely enjoyed our stay at the Seagull Inn! Ruth & Skip Sigler are perfect hosts and make it feel like home. Ruth's delicious baked goods & fresh fruit were a great way to start the day. This inn is a slice of Marblehead -- peaceful, classic and comfortable. Perfect location on the neck. A short walk to lighthouse and not far from shops in Old Town. We enjoyed having kayaks and bikes at our disposal. We are frequent visitors to Marblehead and just found our new favorite place to stay!
4.0 on September 26, 2010
What a delightful little inn. Family atmosphere, oodles of books, great food and best of all delightful hosts. Skip and Ruth were both extremely knowledgable of the happenings in and around both Marblehead and Salem. Great fun and easy to visit with. The time my wife and I had in the area was short but it was made quite enjoyable by our hosts. Would certainly do this one again if ever in the neighborhood......
5 on September 18, 2010
My husband and I decided that we would wait and find a place to stay once we arrived in Marblehead. Luckily Skip was sitting on the front porch of the Seagull Inn reading the paper when we drove by to check it out. They had just had a cancellation so, the suite was available for us to stay. The suite was clean and very comfortable. The suite also has it's own private roof deck with an amazing view of the harbor and the ocean. The Innkeepers, Ruth and Skip were pleasant, hospitable and welcoming. The yard and garden are very well cared for. Skip allowed us to eat the raspberries directly off the bushes that grow around the property. Breakfast was delicious, fresh and included a fruit salad with raspberries out of the garden. I look forward to the next visit to Marblehead mostly because I will get a chance to stay at the Seagull Inn again! Thanks to whomever cancelled their reservations!
Oceanside, Small town, Suburban
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 15 miles
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Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, Religious Services
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer , gardens, hammock, lawn chairs, croquet, kayak, bicycles
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports
Skip & Ruth
Skip loves woodworking, and usually has a furniture or gift project going. Ruth loves gardening, reading and music. Both are warm hosts, very hospitable.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian