5 on September 17, 2017
Harborside House is small B and B for those who like to be the only guests but Susan has 2 bedrooms that can accommodate a family of 4. If you are looking for a gracious hostess, an exceptionally clean property, a completely relaxing atmosphere and a gorgeous water view especially for sunrises this is the place for you. Each time I'm in Marblehead this is my home of choice.
Thank you for your wonderful review of Harborside House. I appreciate your sharing both information and compliments.
- Susan Livingston (innkeeper)
4.6 on July 11, 2017
Susan made us very comfortable, and she was very helpful with details of the Fourth of July celebrations in Marblehead -- we got the "townie tips," including a great time watching the fireworks with Susan from a not-crowded dock with an unobstructed view over the harbor. Another highlight of our stay was a DIY dinner with provisions from Shubies, eaten on the bug-free porch overlooking the harbor.
It was a pleasure to share my home and the 4th of July festivities with you. Thank you for your kind words.
- Susan Livingston (innkeeper)
4.6 on June 04, 2017
Our family has been staying there for many years when travelling to New England. The location is lovely, the breakfasts are delicious, and the hostess is very friendly and welcoming and willing to answer questions, offer suggestions, and just make us feel welcome. It is like going back to visit an old friend. Heartily recommend!
Thank you for your generous compliments. It was pleasure to be your host.
- Susan (innkeeper)
4.8 on October 27, 2015
Nicely located in Marble Head's old town, overlooking the harbor. Susan is a friendly, organized and helpful host. I stay there every summer and always look forward to going back.
4.4 on April 27, 2015
Harborside House was the perfect place to stay for a wedding weekend with family. Easy location to walk everywhere. Lovely room and view. Thank you. Mary and Angela
4.6 on April 21, 2015
I lost my husband recently and Susan, owner, made me feel safe and comfortable, referred me to wonderful sites great place to have lunch as a single. Planning to return again.
5 on April 16, 2015
We had an amazing stay. Felt like we were at a peaceful get away. Nice and cozy and relaxing. All around excellent.
5 on January 27, 2015
Have been staying at the H.H. for about 10 years. Susan is a delightful, thoughtful hostess and ensures comfort and a fine breakfast.
5 on November 09, 2014
Beautiful and comfortable home, elegant and gracious hostess, delicious breakfast with homemade breads - made the week long holiday very enjoyable!! Susan's great suggestions and advice re maps restaurants and attractions helped to see the best of Marblehead Ma. Felt at home the moment I walked in the door! Would love to return
Thank you so much for your nice review. I enjoyed your week-long stay very much.
- Susan (innkeeper)
5 on December 17, 2013
Susan Livingston is the most gracious hostess and keeps a wonderful, gorgeous B&B!!
4.8 on December 13, 2013
The minute we got here I kicked off my shoes & felt at home. Susan made us feel so welcome!
5 on December 12, 2013
Susan is a excellent host. Her breakfast is wonderful. We enjoyed stay at this place to the fullest.
5 on December 12, 2013
Excellent B&B: -beautiful house and location -great rooms and breakfast -warm and friendly host -highly recommended!
5 on December 12, 2013
Susan is an excellent host. The accommodation is absolutely perfect. Rooms are clean and tidy. Breakfast is top notch. We felt at home away from home. It could not have been any better.
4.4 on November 25, 2013
Good bed, great value, fine breakfast. Our 2-night stay here will remain in our memories forever. A truly wonderful experience - warm welcome - arrived as guests, departed as friends. Our "hostess" cared for us in every way. Marblehead is a beautiful and fascinating place - so glad we visited.
5 on October 09, 2013
New England at its BEST. 5 star home, house, sleep, and exquisite breakfast, fruit and grain. A view of the Ocean on the little porch.
5 on August 23, 2013
Charming, perfect vacation, gracious hostess. Peaceful!
5 on August 21, 2013
The Harborside House in Marblehead, MA was truly outstanding. Our hostess was gracious and helpful, the breakfast excellent, and the house and room lovely.
4.2 on August 09, 2013
What a wonderful and welcoming home. Susan is the most gracious hostess. Wonderful location and sea views/breezes.
3.6 on August 09, 2013
Great location. Great people. Very comfortable.
4.8 on August 03, 2013
I've stayed in a good few B&Bs and this was by far the best. I was there to break from a lot of work travel and everything was great, lovely breakfast and rooms and overall just fantastic.
5 on June 14, 2013
Lovely home, wonderful hosts, great location -- super value!!
5 on January 08, 2013
Susan is amazing. A home overlooking the harbor view. Breakfasts are simple but delicious. I'll be back.
5 on October 08, 2012
Wonderful, comfortable home, gracious hostess & delicious breakfast! Can't wait to come back again!
3.0 on October 06, 2012
A comfortable place with lovely innkeeper -- nice "large" continental breakfast. Comfy beds & bedroom.
4.8 on September 28, 2012
I'm a solo traveler and I stayed here for one night on my New England Road Trip in September. I stayed in the single room upstairs. What really made this inn so great was the owner, Susan. When I arrived she was working in her garden, but gladly stopped what she was doing to help me carry my bags upstairs to my room and show me around. She recommended a wonderful walk along the water, (which I took) and a great place to eat dinner. It was truly her attention to details that made my one-night stay so welcoming - the mint in the small bowl by my bed, the journal that she encouraged guests to write in, the copious amounts of toiletries available for guest use. The breakfast the next morning was just perfect - a selection of fruit, cheeses and bread accompanied with coffee and juice. Basically, I felt like I was staying at my cool Aunt's house for the night.
5 on September 08, 2012
From the moment I saw the house I stayed in for 4 nights I fell in love with it. The exterior and interior details were lovely and charming. Everything was there and everything fitted the house and the guest. I was transported into a dream house.
5 on September 07, 2012
It was love at first sight. The location, the views, the exterior and interior design (charming details of books and wallpaper) creamed on the top by a sophisticated, kind and hospitable proprietor.
4.8 on September 03, 2012
Looking out from the porch & seeing the harbor full of boats -- coming & going all day long is a breathtaking experience. No need to go far to have a great vacation.
5 on March 25, 2012
This inn felt like home and I thought I was in a gorgeous movie set. Susan is the sweetest and best ever innkeeper and provides everything for rest and more! Highly recommended!
5 on February 28, 2012
Outstanding on all counts from rooms, to food & even a fully-stocked bathroom cabinet to cover all eventualities. Fantastic hostess & beautiful house & surroundings. A must for Marblehead.
4.2 on January 17, 2011
The best thing about Harborside House is the Innkeeper, Susan Livingston......She is an elegant and charming woman..........attentive, but not intrusive. My visit was in cold December and I felt warm and comfy.......(beds are wonderful) There is a lovely view of the harbor.............and one is able to explore the charming shops of "old town" by foot.
4.6 on September 14, 2010
Lovely; Homey; Wonderful location for walking around town provides lots of info about the area. Provides very nice breakfast in an attractive setting. Comfortable beds.
4.4 on September 10, 2010
Large comfortable room with water view. Ample delicious breakfast. Charming and helpful hostess.
5 on August 30, 2010
This B&B sits in the heart of town, with water views and a stones throw away from the Boston Yaught Club. You can walk to your nearby locations for eating or sight-seeing. Our host has been there so long that she has made wonderful contacts for your convenience. The breakfast is delightful along with Susan.
5 on August 28, 2010
The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and substantial. Susan was wonderful about pointing us in the direction of where to eat and what to see. She even provided printed driving directions to help us reach various locations. Her home is charming and in a quiet, lovely location. We wish we could have spent more time there. We both highly recommend Harborside House.
5 on August 03, 2010
A great place to stay, wonderful host, clean and welcoming home, strongly recommended Maggie and Clayton..NL, Canada
4.0 on June 06, 2010
Susan Livingston is a warm and gracious host. She provides a wonderful service to her guests and made us feel at home.
4.2 on April 30, 2010
Susan was very welcoming. We felt at home and loved the antiques. It was well decorated, but not stuffy. We really didn't want to leave.
5 on April 26, 2010
What a wonderful way to see Marblehead. Susan's B&B matches the charm and history of the old village. We loved both. It felt like we were at home in the comfortable house and our hostess couldn't have been more pleasant or accomodating. She had all the information we needed to make our stay fun and interesting.
5 on January 29, 2010
Comfortable & warm (thank heavens) room. Breakfast and coffee were delicious.
4.8 on December 14, 2009
Lovely home across from ocean. Charming & welcoming hostess. Comfortable and met all our needs-good breakfasts.
5 on December 06, 2009
Susan and John are gracious hosts. Everything was perfect. The quarters were immaculate and peaceful. Will tell all my friends.
4.6 on November 24, 2009
Beautiful house, spectacular view, wonderful hostess and delicious food!
4.6 on October 21, 2009
After a long flight, we immediately felt perfectly at home in this beautiful place. Great hospitality! Good beds, love the sound of the waves throught the window at night!
5 on October 01, 2009
A lovely, quiet stay. Beautiful view in a beautiful, historic city.
5 on September 25, 2009
We felt this was a beautiful B&B. It was a gift from our children and it was great. The rooms were beautiful, clean and the owner was kind and sweet. I would say overall it's an A+.
4.4 on September 10, 2009
Very healthy breakfast and good recommendations for daytrips and restaurants; very friendly and caring!
4.4 on August 19, 2009
A very pleasant B&B, excellent value forthe price with view of the harbor and close to old part of town. Hostess very helpful with information about area and navigating to & from Boston.
5 on August 13, 2009
Relaxing, personal, delightful! From Susan's warm welcome to the charming town, to the cool harbor breezes, the inn is the ideal getaway!
5 on August 13, 2009
Hostess Susan thinks of everything! Clean, comfortable. Lovely breakfast on deck facing harbor
4.8 on July 02, 2009
We had a very nice stay. Everything was perfect and Susan is a perfect host. Great breakfast, great value, great service! I guess one of the best B&B's in the Boston region.
5 on July 01, 2009
Harborside House is a beautiful B&B with all the amenities of home, plus a much finer cup of coffee! Susan and John's hospitality is the finest we have experienced and we greatly look forward to our next visit.
5 on June 18, 2009
Park your car, walk everywhere, enjoy Susan's gracious hospitality. Enjoy a harbor view, and return time after time to your home away from home.
5 on June 03, 2009
My wife and I have stayed at a few B&B's and for the most part, all have been pleasant, and at the time time, unique! Harborside has been the best of the best and we plan to stay in the not-too-distant future!!
5 on February 23, 2009
We had the most amazing weekend in Marble Head and our stay was outstanding. Susan and John were so delightful and we both felt like we were at home. A must stay!! The Cape Ann area is a wonderful place to visit. Thank you, Kim & Tim
4.8 on October 22, 2008
The breakfast is the best one we have had during our stay in the USA
4.8 on September 25, 2008
My boyfriend and I where weary from traveling, and looking for a place to stay the night. After passing a lot of no-vacancy signs, our navigation took us to lovely Harborside House. Susan welcomed us with open arms. When we were feeling a bit lost, she made us feel right at home. Our stay was wonderful. We relaxed in here cozy room and a comfortable bathroom with the fluffiest towels I ever felt. Even here bathrobes are amazingly soft and comfy. Breakfast was lovely in the sun on the porch, overlooking the harbor. Susan baked delicious banana bread and rhubarb bread with rhubarbs from here own garden. If you decide to explore Marblehead (you should, because it is charming) ask Susan for advice, because she knows the best places to visit and to eat. If you are looking for a comfortable, relaxing picture perfect stay, you can’t miss at Harborside House. We will never forget this fairytale hideaway with Susan as a fairy godmother making sure you’re stay will be unforgettable.
5 on June 17, 2008
Lovely breakfasts, and every detail was attended to for our maximum comfort and ease. We were made to feel very welcome and very much at home. Loved our stay at Harborside House.
5 on June 06, 2008
Match your breathing to the faint sounds of the breaking waves as you quietly rest and then dream while in the sheltered patio. Enjoying a delicious breakfast with warm breads and plum marmelaid while watching the circling gulls.
4.6 on November 28, 2007
We visited Marblehead the other week and stayed at Harborside House for four nights. We absolutely loved the place. Susan is a warm and welcoming host. Every morning we went out and walked all over the town of Marblehead. The area is charming, friendly and relaxing. We would recommend Susan's Harborside House to anyone. In fact, we already have!
5 on November 20, 2007
Gracious and attentive hostess, welcomed us into her delightful and comfortable home.
5 on October 26, 2007
Friendly, helpful, gracious, excellent breakfast, beautiful setting.
4.8 on October 23, 2007
An exceptionally well maintained, gorgeous B&B in a delightful setting with a gracious & accommodating hostess!
5 on October 22, 2007
Simply the best!
5 on July 22, 2007
If you are going to Salem or anywhere north of Boston, you must experience the heavenly little harbor town of Marblehead. And to get the true flavor of the place, stay at Susan Livingston's Harborside House. Salem town is a loud and harsh tourist destination. But Marblehead--just 15 minutes east--is a sweet and gentle neighborhood of gorgeous New England cottages drenched in flowers. It's meant for walking and picture taking. Susan's Harborside House sits right in the middle of it all with a lovely view of sailboats in the harbor right across the street. Susan's house is truly her home. I arrived from Oklahoma along with my daughter in law Anne-Lena from Mainz, Germany. "Leni" was doing research for her master's degree on Salem Trials. Susan was so gracious to let us sneak in after midnight on the first night. The next morning she had the most magnificent breakfast for us, and wonderful conversation. I felt like I was eating in Hawthorne's dining room! Her home decor is 100% New England wherever you turn, and we so enjoyed that. Even tho it is a historic home, I was struck by the extensive modernization in small conveniences--the bathrooms and showers for example. Also, it was soooo spotless. Susan, how do you do that? And make it all look so effortless. Each morning at breakfast we enjoyed a new bouquet of fresh flowers from her garden, which I have pictures to prove! And amazing treats for breakfast. We became addicted to her whole grain sesame bread and blueberry muffins. Susan is a world traveler and sooo much fun to talk to. She is and classy and gracious woman who matches her home. We hugged and shed a tear when we left three days later. These three days at Harborside House turned out to be our happiest memories, above 14 other days in Cambridge, Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard and Provincetown!