Harborside House

23 Gregory Street , Marblehead, MA 01945-3241 USA (Show map)


Harborside House welcomes you to Marblehead, an 18th century fishing village which became the 'Yachting Capital of America'. This 1850 colonial home offers water views from the fireplaced living room, period dining room, summer breakfast porch, twin bedroom and 2nd story deck. Antique furnishings and period wallpapers enhance the charm of this quiet gracious home. Hospitality is offered in many extra touches: afternoon tea on request, fresh fruit and flowers, shared recipes for breads and muffins. Hostess, a Marblehead resident since 1964, opened her home to guests in 1985. She is a retired bridal dressmaker and Master swimmer. Currently a tandem bike rider.



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

Harborside House

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your wonderful review of Harborside House. I appreciate your sharing both information and compliments.

- Susan Livingston (innkeeper)

Great Fouth of July getaway

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.

Innkeeper Response
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)

Wonderful place to stay!

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your generous compliments. It was pleasure to be your host.

- Susan (innkeeper)

A charming beautofully decorated new England style BnB.

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.

Beautiful time in Marblehead, MA

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

Traveling by myself (1st time)

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.

Delightful B&B

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

Innkeeper Response
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!!

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Rooms & Rates

Harbor Room

Overlooking Marblehead Harbor just across the street, the Harbor Room has two twin beds, a desk, bureau and bookcase. It is a large sunny room facing east for the morning sunrise.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

Garden Suite

The Garden Suite is a bedroom with double bed, dressing table, desk and bureau. It overlooks the backyard gardens and has AC. Across the hall is a small sitting room with television.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

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Location Type

historic district, Oceanview, Small town, Waterview


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 15 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 stay on Rt. 128N. until Exit 25A in Peabody (Rt. 114E). Go approx. 6 miles. Turn right on Ocean Ave. at fire station. Turn left on Atlantic Ave. Turn right on Hawkes St.just after West Marine. Turn left on Gregory Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Audubon Bird Sanctuary, bike trails, historic house tour, Fort Sewall, Lee Mansion, Crocker Park, Peabody-Essex Museum (Salem), Salem (10 min. drive), Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer , Bicycles 2, Maps and directions, Home-baked cookies, Afternoon tea on request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of 7 are accepted.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Call for details.
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1-2 nights requires full payment in advance. For 3 or more nights a 50% deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: 14 days notice of cancellation required for refund less $15 handling fee. Bookings/cancellations made within 14 days are non-refundable. If room(s) re-rented, an in-house credit will be issued in the amount of the deposit.
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Susan Livingston

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Hostess/owner Susan Livingston is a retired bridal dressmaker and calligraphist, retired Master swimmer and tandem bicyclist by avocation. Marblehead resident for over fifty years. She has three children and two grandchildren. Hobbies are painting and gardening.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: harborfront summer porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Morning Muesli Bread
A moist, almond-flavored sweet bread with almonds, cranberries and raisins and toasted wheat germ.


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