Our lovely 1845 townhouse is the only B&B in town that overlooks the river. We are located a short walk from the historic downtown, filled with restaurants, galleries and entertainment and 3 miles from the ocean and a national bird sanctuary. The two guest rooms with a shared bath are decorated with handmade African and European art. Both have queen beds, cable TV and air conditioners. A generous breakfast is served. Parking is behind the house. A kayak and boat launch is 300 yards away.
5 on May 31, 2017
I stayed 3 nights. Chuck and Anne are warm and friendly hosts. The breakfast is very nice and the rooms are clean and very comfortable.
4.6 on August 25, 2016
I stayed here for a one night getaway from Boston with my husband. The B&B is in a charming historic home, decorated with art from Chuck and Anne's travels from all over the world. There's also a comfortable living room and beautiful, glass enclosed sunroom downstairs, overlooking the little backyard garden, complete with koi pond. As other reviewers have noted, the accommodations are not luxurious per se but the room/bathroom are perfectly clean and comfortable. Our room had a queen bed, water, wine glasses, a large television and comfy robes - we couldn't have asked for more -- esp for the very reasonable rate! The B&B is in a great location - quiet but a very short stroll to lots of restaurants, shops and the harbor. Chuck gave us great insight on what to do in town and we had such a nice night, walking into to town, and stopping here and there to eat, drink and shop. We will def be back.
4.8 on July 04, 2016
This was a perfect place for me to stay as a solo cyclist traveling up the coast. The room and bed was very comfortable, safe, and great location near the shops and restaurants in town. This bed and breakfast had a wonderful breakfast, and great use of the facilities!
4.8 on November 12, 2015
Location, hosts and value would be best way to describe this small Bed & Breakfast. Frank from Saratoga
4.8 on October 15, 2015
We felt like invited guests in the home of world travelers during our stay. We walked to shops and restaurants in this beautiful little oceanside town. We ate at our host's own dining table and shared personal stories at breakfast. The room was big but the bathroom was shared. Luckily there was no one in the other room but it probably wouldn't be a problem even if we had truly shared. Artifacts and pictures from Chuck and Anne's travels filled the house. A true bed and breakfast experience.
3.8 on July 24, 2015
I had a great time at 167 Water. My hosts were convivial and made it easy to come and go. The room was large and comfortable with a great view. Breakfast was easy and offered a number of options. I'd stay here again!
3.6 on June 04, 2015
The 167 met our expectations overall. They could use some additional electric outlets in the guest rooms.
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you. We agree with the outlet problem. The house was built in 1845. We will put more extension cords in the rooms to meet the needs age of plug in technology :)
- Anne (innkeeper)
4.8 on April 28, 2015
Great location, good price, delicious breakfast, wonderful hosts, comfy beds, free Wi-Fi, who could ask for anything more?!
4.6 on May 23, 2014
The home was close to Plum Island and easy walking distance to downtown Newburyport. Chuck and Anne were very pleasant and wonderful host. Our only suggestion for improvement would be to have two chairs in the room instead of one. We will definitely stay at 167 Water street in the future on our visits to Plum Island and would recommend it for anyone staying in the Newburyport area.
4.0 on November 26, 2013
167 is a 5-10 minute walk from the downtown, and closer to a great birdwatching spot. Chuck and Anne are great hosts, interesting and fun to talk with. These review stars are sort of odd. If I expected a place to be really terrific and it is, is that "met expectations", exceeded expectations", or "outstanding"? This place is great!
5 minutes walk to restaurants, 300 yards to boat and kayak launch, 10 minutes walk to downtown, 3 miles to ocean, Commuter train to Boston, Walking distance to Audubon Center, Downtown, Oceanview, Small town
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 40 miles
Directions&#13;&#10;FROM ROUTE 95 Northbound: &#13;&#10;Take exit 57 and follow signs to downtown Newburyport. A right turn off exit.&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;FROM BOSTON: &#13;&#10;Take Route 1 north to Route 95 north to exit 57. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport. A right turn off exit.&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;FROM ROUTE 495: &#13;&#10;Follow to Route 95 south bound to exit 57. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport. A left turn off exit. &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;You are now on Storey Ave. You will pass two shopping centers on your right. Storey Ave then bends a bit right and becomes High St. Continue on High Street until you come to a stoplight at the intersection of State St. (3 miles from the exit off 95) You will see a gas station on your far right corner. &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Continue straight on High St for another half mile until you come to Bromfield Street, a very wide street on your left. (It is the 8th street on the left.) You will see a green park and hill on your right, March&#8217;s Hill. &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Turn left onto Bromfield and go right to the end. That intersection is Water St. Turn left onto Water St. You will see four connected townhouses on your right. Ours is the second one, dark brown with red trim. Pull your car up onto the sidewalk in front and park with your motor running and blinkers on. You can unload your baggage into the house. We will then direct you to permanent parking behind our house.&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;Call us if you have problems: 978-255-2386
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Plum Island National Bird Reserve, Salem historic district and museums, Maudslay State Park, Boat marinas in walking distance, Free summer concerts, Local festivals - literary, film, chamber music, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Third person in the room for $15 extra bed set up, Kayak and boat launch, and public park & 300 yards, Off-street Parking, Lovely garden with fountain and fish pond, African textiles & sculpture through out the house, Alarm clock with IPod/IPone docking station
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Boat & kayak lauch 300 yards from house, Bike and kayak rental near-by, Ocean beaches 3 miles away, National bird sancutary on Plum Island, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports