Arbor House

28 Ticehurst Lane , Marblehead, MA 01945 USA (Show map)


On a picturesque lane that winds along the Atlantic ocean, Arbor House’s single suite bed and breakfast occupies a wing of our 1899 summer house and offers complete privacy. Front picture windows overlook a fresh water pond and sliding glass doors open onto a secluded garden. A three minute walk leads to a private beach, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and viewing sunrises and sunsets. (Beach chairs, towels, and picnic basket provided) A combination of fine contemporary and antique furnishings, original artwork, luxurious fabrics and fresh flowers help to create an atmosphere of warmth, serenity, and grace. Additional features include an Italian tile bath and sky-lit cathedral ceiling. An expansive continental breakfast, snacks and beverages are stocked in your own kitchenette by Jennifer, a former professional pastry chef. Wake up early and watch the sunrise or sleep in and enjoy a long, lazy morning. Your breakfast is ready when you are. Other amenities include a queen-sized bed with an orthopedic mattress and ironed 600 count sheets, phone, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, 27" TV with premium cable, DVD player, Stereo, movies, music, books, sofa, separate thermostat, walk-in closet, hair dryer, and iron/ironing board.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Hospital Surgery Recovery

5 on September 18, 2016

Thank you Jennifer and Dave for your kindness during my wife's surgery. As an elderly couple (married 60 years), we needed some extra help and you were there for us, The beautiful room and food were just like home and put us at ease. Following the procedure we were unable to get out to eat, and Jennifer came through with a unexpected and delicious supper. This was above and beyond. We hope to return under more favorable conditions. Regards, Jerry and Bernie

Marblehead for 4th of July holiday

5 on July 17, 2016

My husband and I stayed at Arbor House while spending time in Marblehead for the Festival of Arts over the 4th of July holiday. Jennifer and Dave are perfect hosts, and both went out of their way every day to add to our enjoyment of our trip. The guest suite is quiet, comfortable---just lovely. The garden space is private, a lovely spot to enjoy breakfast, read or just relax. The kitchenette is stocked with wonderful homemade treats, cold drinks, coffee and tea. The breakfasts and snacks were wonderful and beautifully presented. Delicious egg dishes, homemade yogurt, granola, breads, juices, jams and fresh fruit, with accents of fresh herbs and edible flowers from the garden. Breakfast is at the guests' leisure, which further adds to a relaxing vacation atmosphere. We absolutely loved our stay at Arbor House and hope to return soon.

Thanksgiving getaway

5 on December 01, 2014

OMG! This place of David and Jennifer's was absolutely amazing. It's tucked away on a hill and has a pond with ducks just out front and a to die for ocean view steps from the private door entrance. Very nice room very clean and catered to from fresh pastries chef made daily and homemade yoghurt . Who makes home made yoghurt? I wanted to tell all that reads this that Arbor House is well worth it. It's warm and cozy, just down the road to shops and restaurants. But who needs it when Jennifer places cookies and candles on your table in your room upon your return all nice and refreshed. It's like having a cleaning chef ghost you never see and she is so delightful and loves by far what she does. I have never written a review of any sort until now. Phoenix. Surprise Arizona. 2014 happy holidays in its true form when you stay here.

Our Wedding Weekend

5 on October 18, 2013

We stayed at the beautiful Arbor House last weekend for our wedding in Salem, MA. Jennifer greeted us when we drove up and gave us the tour. The private B&B is attached to the main house but has it's own separate entrance. The suite was completely clean and warmly decorated, we felt immediately comfortable. The food more than exceeded our expectations with 3 cheese rustic spinach tarts, homemade granola, breads and snickerdoodle cookies. Because the second night we stayed was our wedding night Jennifer came in while we were off saying our vows, cleaned the suite, brought us a bottle of champagne and made it very romantic inside. The next morning's food was even more amazing with cherry ginger scones (which turned out to be my favorite thing!), fresh strawberries and maple cream. You could tell Jennifer really cares about her guests and loves to provide delicious, wholesome food for them. We will definitely tell other people about this place and probably stay there again! Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend glorious!

Absolutely wonderful

4.2 on June 04, 2013

My wife and I stay at B&B's most often for our weekend get-aways. This was one of our most enjoyable properties to stay. The hospitality, service, and accommodations, including food, far exceeded our expectations. Very quaint location and very convenient to everything. We especially liked the privacy of the room, with it being separate and removed from the main house. Dave and Jennifer were great hosts and made us feel welcomed. Their willingness to help with finding things to do and places to eat/dine was wonderful. We are looking to returning to Arbour House again very soon.

Private & Exquisite

4.4 on September 03, 2012

Single room B&B. Gourmet organic eats. Private entrance. 5-star perks like fluffy bathrobes & rich coffee. Jen & Dave are perfect hosts!

Arbor House - Excellent

5 on August 30, 2012

Beautiful area / neighborhood.. Pristine room, excellently appointed, private oasis. Delightfully presented, deliscious, healthy food / snacks / drinks. Every need anticipated and met. Most highly recommended for first and return visits.

Perfect in every way! A first class place to stay, we loved it!

5 on July 13, 2012

My daughter and I stayed here for one night at the end of June and quickly wished we could have stayed for a week. This is a wonderful B&B, perfect in every way. It's like having your own lovely apartment in the middle of a quiet neighborhood just a short walk to the beach rocks. Beautifully decorated with private driveway and separate entrance, as well as a private courtyard. Jennifer and Dave have thought of everything you might possibly need or want and are the warmest hosts you will ever meet. Jennifer had contacted me before our trip to find out about any food allergies or aversions. The breakfast she provided was so delicious--lovely fritattas, yogurt, yummy jams, bread, mango slices and blueberries, and the best homemade granola I've ever tasted! The best thing was that we could eat at whatever time was convenient for us; she left detailed directions for how to heat the fritattas in the toaster oven. There was also a microwave, coffee maker, and electric tea kettle. AC, ceiling fan, skylight that opens provided lots of cooling options, private patio was beautiful. Dave showed us how everything worked (electronics, media, wifi) and they gave us great dinner recommendations and helpful directons for arriving and leaving the area, as well as suggestions for stops along our route. There was some wine and lovely vermont cheddar and crackers for an everning snack, a selection of juices too. Truly you will feel well cared for at Arbor House! The bed was comfortable, the room was comfortable, it was a relaxing and most lovely place to stay, can't imagine staying anywhere else in Marblehead. I would HIGHLY recommend Arbor House, you won't be disappointed, and it will be a pleasure to meet Jennifer and Dave and enjoy staying in their beautiful neighborhood.

Just what I needed!

5 on March 22, 2012

Took a mid week trip to Marblehead for a mini-solo-vaca. After looking at a few other B&B's in the area I chose Arbor House because of the privacy and location. After contacting the hosts I was very pleased to hear how nice and kind they were and I was even more excited once I arrived. The room is beautiful with all the amenities I could have imagined and very clean. The stay was exactly what I needed and I left with a full stomach after tasting all the yummy food they put out for you to enjoy at your own leisure. I will definitely be back!

Arbor House B&B

5 on October 03, 2011

This was a wonderfully memorable experience -- we cannot say enough about the beauty of the place and the attentiveness of the innkeepers.

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Rooms & Rates


Our single suite bed and breakfast offers complete privacy as it is located in the renovated wing of our circa 1899 Summer house. The suite has it's own entrance and a private garden. The kitchenette is stocked with a variety of homemade treats, everything needed for an expansive continental breakfast. The airy, light-filled suite is decorated with original art and fine contemporary and antique furnishings. There are a queen sized bed and sofa as well as an Italian tiled bath and a flat screen TV with premium cable, Wi-Fi Internet access, and DVD player. Other features include a sky lit cathedral ceiling, front windows over looking a pond, rear sliding doors opening onto the secluded garden, and a four minute walk to a private beach. Additional amenities include Egyptian cotton towels and robes, 400 count sheets, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, stereo, video and music library, a large selection of books on the area, reading lights, games, iron and ironing board and a blow drier.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $175

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Location Type

Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 13 miles

Directions to property:

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) take Route 128 / I-95 North for approximately 26 miles. (At one point, Rts 128 and I -95 diverge - stay left on Rt. 128 ) Take Exit 25A for Route 114 East heading towards Salem and Marblehead. At bottom of exit ramp, you will go right and then move to the left lane. Follow well marked signs for Route 114 East through Peabody, Salem and Marblehead. (if neccessary, go to our web site for more detailed directions) Rt 114 will take you through the center of Salem and then past Salem State College which will be on your right. After you enter Marblehead you will head straight through three set of lights. At the fourth set of lights take a right onto Smith St. and at the end of Smith St., take a right onto Atlantic Ave (Route 129). At this point, Ticehurst Lane is a 1/2 mile down the road on your left. Once you are on Ticehurst Lane, Arbor House Bed and Breakfast is the fifth house on the left - 28 Ticehurst - a large house with natural shingles and green trim. Directly across from us is a small pond. As you look at the house, the bed and breakfast is on the left with parking immediately in front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Salem (2 miles), Yacht racing, Polo matches (25 minutes), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

, Private Garden, Beach Towels and Chairs, Fresh flowers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Whale watching, Harbor Cruises, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No By special arrangement
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment in full for one or two nights. 50% required for four or more nights, full payment due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: All deposits are refundable if cancellations are made at least four weeks before check-in date. There will be a $25 handling fee. With cancellations made less than four weeks before check-in, refunds will be made to the extent that the room is re-booked. Early departures are treated as cancellations.



Jennifer and Dave Rich

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: At any time of the day
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Vegan