167 Water

167 Water Street , Newburyport, MA 01950 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

A lovely visit

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.

wonderful B&B

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.

Very comfortable room with a great location and facilities!

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!

Great B & B in Newburyport!

4.8 on November 12, 2015

Location, hosts and value would be best way to describe this small Bed & Breakfast. Frank from Saratoga

Like visiting a friend

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.

A great place to stay in Newburyport

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!

Conveniently located B & B

3.6 on June 04, 2015

The 167 met our expectations overall. They could use some additional electric outlets in the guest rooms.

Innkeeper Response
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)

Simply the best

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?!

Weekend stay

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.

Sweet, Lovely, Comfortable, Friendly

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!

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Rooms & Rates

The Sorrento Room

Decorated with European art and handwoven African textiles, this queen-size room has a river view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

The Bamako Room

Decorated with African art and handwoven textiles, this queen-size room is on the front of the house. Bamako is the capital of the African country of Mali, where the bed spread was woven.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

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Location Type

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 to property:

FROM ROUTE 95 Northbound: 
Take exit 57 and follow signs to downtown Newburyport. A right turn off exit.

Take Route 1 north to Route 95 north to exit 57. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport. A right turn off exit.

Follow to Route 95 south bound to exit 57. Follow signs to downtown Newburyport. A left turn off exit. 

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. 

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’s Hill. 

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.

Call us if you have problems: 978-255-2386

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Check Out:: before 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Permitted in the garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Ask us as there are many fragile art objects in the house.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night stay ok on summer week-ends with $15 turnover fee; 2 night on holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night required
  • Cancellations: 72 hours for deposit return
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Chuck Kennedy and Anne Dodge

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

We have lived and traveled extensively in Africa, Europe Mexico and Central America.

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Assortment of cereals, toastables, fruit & more

  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00 as required
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Soy milk and yogurt, Gluten free cereals

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