13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Salem, Massachusetts - Updated 2022

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Situated just above Boston, on the northern end of Massachusetts, Salem is a fascinating city that will surely charm you with its gorgeous landscape. Aside from its natural beauty, Salem is a captivating city that is popular for its dark past, which includes bloody witch trials. Here, you’ll find Salem Witch Museum, which houses interesting exhibits of great relevance to the 1692 witch trial. This would be a good place to visit if you want to get in the “spirit of Halloween”. Additionally, House of the Seven Gables can be found in town, attracting tourists with its 17th-century architectural beauty. If you are planning to swing by this side of the United States anytime soon and you’re looking for a place to stay, here is a list of the best Airbnb in Salem, Massachusetts, that you can choose from for your vacation. Feel free to browse below.

1. Charming fully equipped studio suite (from USD 137)

Located in a captivating neighborhood that is filled with centuries-old homes in every corner, this charming Airbnb nests in a place that seems frozen back in time. Guests can enjoy a private suite that is spacious enough to accommodate up to six people. It is chic, has a cool and airy ambiance, and boasts well-curated decor. The rental features a single master bedroom, a total of three beds, a private bath, and a cozy living space with a flat-screen TV. Plus, you have access to a fully equipped kitchen where you can whip up favorite meals.

The Mason Suite of Salem
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
490 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both beds were very comfortable
she kept the ac at a perfect level and there was plenty of room to spread out
loved the amenities the location and the bed
plenty of nice touches (cereal treats drinks coffee and more) extremely comfortable beds and sofas
we especially liked the water and chocolates that were placed on each bed upon arrival
Cleanliness:
spacious clean and very comfortable
the suite was incredibly clean and organized
suite was beautiful and sparkling clean
perfect place to enjoy salem very clean comfortable and stylish loft
also i have to add that the bedding smelled so fresh and clean i highly recommend staying here
Host:
thank you so much micah you are an excellent host
thank you very much for hosting us in wonderful salem
micah is an attentive kind host and we were very impressed
thanks so much to a fantastic host
the hosts are very thoughtful of their guests; anticipating needs and providing generously in detail
Location:
perfectly located to walk everywhere from downtown to the wharf
location location location if you want the perfect location this is it
a great place in a prime location
it’s in the perfect location downtown
close to local attractions and the train station if you're heading into boston
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2. Cozy private room for two (from USD 53)

Planning to visit Salem with your romantic partner or your best bud anytime soon? If so, this affordable and comfortable Airbnb might pique your interest. Enjoy privacy inside your own room with a comfortable bed and a sitting area. In addition, you have access to all of the house’s amenities, including the bathroom, living room, kitchen, patio, and others. To top it all off, this lovely home is situated within a short distance from downtown Salem, the historic Marblehead, and some amazing cafes.

Salem and Boston at your fingertips!!
338 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely room even better back yard nice kitchen w keurig coffee machine
the room is as described and the house has a lot of very nice details
comfy bed great space for us upstairs and an adorable puppy as well
the room and bath are comfortable and nicely decorated
Cleanliness:
very clean and homelike atmosphere
catherine's house is very clean and tidy
bed was clean and comfortable
catherine’s house was sparkling clean and very comfortable to stay
very nice and clean space
Host:
catherine was a wonderful host
she is friendly and helpful
cathrine was a great host
cathrine is an amazing host
she’s nothing less than helpful and kind
Location:
great location very comfortable room
may not be too close to the center of town but possible to walk when weather is good
cute house walking distance from town easy check-in catherine was very accommodating and friendly
this is the perfect location to explore salem
i would compare it to a beautiful bed and breakfast in the perfect location to town
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3. Lovely studio-type accommodation in downtown Salem (from USD 105)

Featuring bright furnishings and exuding a cool and airy ambiance, this property is surely a dream vacation home for all types of guests. It is a studio-type accommodation that is complete with everything you need and more. Plus, you can enjoy privacy like it’s your own home. This little haven houses a cozy bed and a comfortable living space with a sofa, small table, and flat-screen TV. Additionally, you will be thrilled with its bathroom as it has a delightful bathtub. Additionally, there is a fully equipped kitchen and a cute little dining area here.

Charming Studio downtown Salem, MA
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
271 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is close to everything in walking distance to great restaurants cafes and the peabody essex museum
Cleanliness:
super clean smelled lovely
everything was very clean and organized
this apartment is clean and comfortable
it was clean and very stylish
*very clean- sparkling clean looks exactly like the pictures
Host:
daliana is a wonderful host
daliana was super helpful and a great host
daliana is the perfect host she was helpful and very accommodating
the host was very responsive and the price per night is very reasonable
the host was responsive and the place was perfect and spotless
Location:
walking distance from great food and shopping
great location you can walk to main areas
location was amazing you can walk everywhere
perfect location downtown steps to restaurants and a five minute walk to the train
ideally located near to the centre and the train station
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4. Superb Airbnb with lovely gardens (from USD 99)

A short distance from Salem University and downtown Salem, this accommodation is perfect for tourists who like city walks and sightseeing. It offers comfortable rooms that can accommodate up to two guests, ideal for couples on a romantic getaway, siblings, and best buds. Rooms here are equipped with a comfortable bed, a wardrobe, and a flat-screen TV, and all guests have access to WiFi. Further, you can take advantage of the house’s bathroom, kitchen, dining space, entertainment room, and the gorgeous gardens. Cereals and coffee are complimentary in this fantastic Airbnb as well.

Your home for the holidays!
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
555 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a big living space and is very comfortable
a true full apartment with living room kitchen bathroom and bedroom
this is a comfortable hideaway with a separate bedroom and full kitchen
the bed is extremely comfortable and the neighbourhood is quiet and peaceful
it was very clean comfortable furniture and a full kitchen if you want to cook
Cleanliness:
place is clean and friendly
clean from top to bottom
clean comfy spacious and quiet
everything is spotlessly clean
very clean generously sized 1 bed apartment in quiet neighborhood
Host:
edgar was a great host
this was a fantastic place with a lovely host
edgar is a nice host alwayse avable
everything was clearly marked and so much helpful information was available
he was incredibly helpful with everything we needed and any questions we had
Location:
great place close to everything
pretty close to the downtown area
located close to downtown near all of the attractions
it is really close to all the great shopping and halloween attractions
great spot in a great location
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5. Fantastic apartment with a kitchen (from USD 125)

This fantastic Airbnb has a home-away-from-home kind of vibe that you will surely love. It is a charming little apartment that you can enjoy for yourself and the people you’re traveling with. The rental’s aesthetics is definitely a plus. It showcases one lovely bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a cozy dining area for three. Basic essentials are provided by the owners, including fresh linens, towels, and toiletries. Guests traveling with service vehicles can take advantage of spacious street parking, right outside the apartment.

Home away from home
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
216 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was heaven with a good ac in the apartment
fans and the ac unit cooled the whole place off nicely despite the summer temps
this was a mom/son trip and the air mattress maria has is just like a bed
spotless and well stocked interior that felt like authentic salem new england (unique bed frame historical touches inside)
maria’s place was clean and had great amenities plenty of breakfast options (e
Cleanliness:
super clean and lovely apartment
the place was sparkling clean
maria's place was super clean and organized
it was a great space and very clean and cozy
her place was very clean
Host:
great host and neat place
maria is also attentive and a responsive host
maria is a great host
thank you maria for being such a great host
maria certainly fits the description of a super host
Location:
great place very close to the main streets and close to the train/bus station
perfect place and close to everything
this is a very cute place
very close to downtown and great restaurants
beautiful apartment very close to salem
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6. Chic apartment for four (from USD 140)

Chic and cozy are two words that best describe this captivating apartment in Salem. It showcases high-end appliances that complement its sleek interior design. The apartment might be small in size but is equipped with all you need, including a bedroom, a sparkling-clean bathroom with a bathtub, a spacious living area, a kitchen with cooking essentials, and a dining area. To top it all off, the place can accommodate up to four guests, perfect for a small family or a group of friends.

The Salem House
155 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furniture was in great shape and the bed was very comfortable
there's tons of beautiful natural light in the entrance and the bedroom is oh so cozy
aidan’s place is perfect the spacious rooms (some with gorgeous old wide plank floors) are light-filled and tastefully decorated
the space is so well appointed so comfortable every thoughtful touch you can imagine was there
the apartment was spectacular the bed was amazing and i didn't want to leave it all behind
Cleanliness:
it was spotlessly clean and decorated adorably
it was clean spacious and new
the place was super clean and updated
modern clean and tons of great little touches
aiden has a great place that is clean and very comfortable
Host:
this is a great apartment aidan is a wonderful host
the host aidan was a super host even left us so many goodies to eat
salem is a ped-friendly city and great sea food
12/10 would recommend staying here aidan is one of the best hosts i've come across
also a great host with a fully stocked fridge and snacks
Location:
chose aidans place because the reviews were good and it was close to where i needed to be
it’s in a nice location and not too far from most places
overall it's a great location and beautiful home
needed a place to stay for a weekend that was close to peabody for a friends engagement
updated stylish place just out of the hustle and bustle but within walking distance of everything felt like home
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7. Harry Potter-inspired Airbnb (from USD 325)

Situated within a short drive from the heart of the city, this Airbnb vacation rental is convenient for guests who want to explore the city’s top attractions and immerse in its culture. Plus, its fascinating Harry Potter aesthetics will surely make the inner Potterhead in you jump out with glee. Guests will sleep in a room with two separate beds and WiFi access. More than that, you can explore every corner of the house and marvel at the level of artistry it showcases. Breakfast is complimentary, and during lazy afternoons, you can kill time in the garden while enjoying a cup of coffee or reading your favorite novel.

Harry Potter Fan School Dorm w Breakfast
296 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was extremely tasty and hope made us gluten free pancakes with egg & bacon & potato cakes
the whole place was a dream come true for my harry potter fan
hope's place is quaint and charming with a decorum any harry potter fan would rave about
this is one of those airbnbs that you only dream are possible as a hp fan/travel enthusiast
and the toilet lol heated seats makes you never want to leave
Cleanliness:
house is very charming clean beautiful and cool
her place is very clean and i loved the decor
nice and clean bathroom room sheets and accommodations
her place is pretty clean and stocked up for your stay
the cottage is so cozy clean and welcoming
Host:
she is an absolutely amazing host
hope was an amazing host
hope is a wonderful host
hope was a very hospitable host
an absolutely lovely place with a lovely host
Location:
great location about a 15 minute walk into town
great location wonderful breakfast would recommend
it was in a great location - just a few minutes from the center of town
was a short walk to downtown after an amazing breakfast and entertaining conversation
what a great way to start the day location is only a mile from downtown salem
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8. Gorgeous pastel-colored suite (from USD 250)

Ideal for couples on a romantic getaway, this Airbnb vacation rental offers a private guest suite. The whole place is a sight for sore eyes as it boasts pastel-colored walls and furniture. Expansive windows allow lots of natural light, and guests are treated to lovely views through them. The bedroom has a cozy sitting area, a laptop-friendly workspace, and an enormous wardrobe that can fit all of your belongings. Additionally, the bathroom showcases a delightful rain-shower facility that you will surely love. The kitchen is located adjacent to the living space, where you can chill and enjoy the warmth from the fireplace, after preparing some hearty meals.

Winter Island Retreat
258 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
peaceful a beautiful space calm comfortable
Cleanliness:
a clean and beautiful apartment
an absolutely amazing find the space is immaculately clean beautiful and comfortable
it was very clean beautifully decorated and with a comfortable bed
the place was beautiful and so clean
gorgeous place extremely clean would definitely stay here again
Host:
david was the perfect host
david is a most gracious host
in addition david is a wonderful host
our host david was the perfect host and very responsive to our questions and requests
david is a wonderful host and his home is absolutely beautiful
Location:
the location is very special
beautiful home location and accommodations
a beautiful location and an even more beautiful home
fantastic place an absolute gem of a location and not to be missed
amazing location & beautiful view
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9. Excellent Airbnb proximate to Salem Witch Museum (from USD 156)

Looking for a lovely apartment in Salem that is a perfect fit for your small group? If so, this accommodation might be the right one for you. It houses two bedrooms and a private bathroom, ideal for up to four guests. Along with WiFi and air-conditioning, this Airbnb also has a full kitchen, a dining area, a living space, and a shared patio. To top it all off, the property is within a short walking distance from Salem Witch Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, and downtown Salem.

Charming apartment - walk downtown
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
184 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great kitchen with all amenities for cooking in
the apartment is beautifully and comfortably appointed with all the amenities you could hope for
thoughtful touches like coffee and food in the fridge bathroom supplies comfortable beds and bed linens
the apartment has great wireless connectivity and the apple tv is an added perk
we had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay
Cleanliness:
clean spacious apartment
clean and well decorated
immaculately clean and comfortable
this place was very clean and comfy
everything was clean and well-organized
Host:
jamie was an amazing host
jamie was very helpful with requests and suggestions
very thoughtful hosts
jamie & kate were amazing hosts
jamie & kate are great host
Location:
the location was great
location was great too
perfect location - could walk anywhere
perfect location in beautiful new england neighborhood; it’s within a close walk to all points of interest
excellent location within a 10 min walk to the main streets in salem
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10. Thomas Brown House (from USD 346)

Up your Salem tour and stay in Thomas Brown House, an old house built in 1781. Recently, the owners decided to renovate the second floor into a 1,000-sqft (92.9-sqm) two-bedroom apartment that can accommodate a maximum of four persons. Although the house is the oldest one on Winter Street, its interiors, furniture, and appliances are all new except for a dresser. The apartment also comes with an equipped kitchen where you can prepare simple meals for you and your family. Enjoy this all-in accommodation near Salem’s tourist attractions. Previous guests have rated this place highly for cleanliness, comfortability, and the host’s friendliness.

Thomas Brown House
132 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great night sleep hot shower roomy space
the apartment is stunning in person and in a spot that can’t be beat
the beds were extremely comfortable
the beds/pillows were super comfy
the beds were very comfortable and we slept soundly
Cleanliness:
very clean and wonderfully decorated
everything was sparkling clean and the beds super comfortable
her place was spotless and inviting
the apartment was super clean and lots of extra touches
her airbnb is spotless and so inviting
Host:
she was the best host imaginable
kim is a great host
kim is an amazing host
kim is a wonderful host very friendly and attentive
kim is the perfect host and went above and beyond expectations
Location:
great location and a beautiful house
awesome location and super comfortable
the location is amazing: centrally located and just a short walk to everything wonderful about salem
it's location is very convenient to all local attractions
great location walking distance to all of salem’s points of interest
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11. Fresh, new apartment in South Salem (from USD 127)

Enjoy every bit of your experience in Salem, down to the place you stay. Great for a group of five, this third-floor apartment offers generous living space and comfortable sleeping accommodations for all the members of your company. While the unit is the entire third floor of your host’s home, your privacy is guaranteed as you are provided with your own separate entrance. You’ll never have to miss any attraction as this unit is just a 15-minute walk to downtown Salem. Visit Peabody Essex Museum or enjoy waterfront dining at a nearby restaurant. Choose among the 27 restaurants in the area or simply whip up a meal in the compact but well-equipped kitchen in your apartment.

Fresh New Space, Walk to Salem Harbor, Historic
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
121 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
comfy beds and very clean and accommodating
when we arrived we were astonished at how clean and spotless everything was
) the apartment is beautiful- immaculately clean and well decorated
the space was clean and nice and everything was accessible
great apartment nice new and clean
Host:
there’s a good chance that if we visit salem again we’ll be back and they were super friendly
deborah’s place was so cute and she was very informative and responsive
Location:
was super close to downtown and was such a convenient location
whatever you're thinking is probably pretty close to deb's place
this is a charming attic apartment that is so close to all the attractions in salem
it’s amazing that despite being on a busy street we couldn’t hear a peep in the apartment
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12. Exceptional 17th-century apartment

Nesting in historic Salem, where centuries-old houses, superb restaurants, souvenir shops, and other top-visited attractions are also located, this vacation rental is a sweet haven that will shelter you and your family after hours of exploring the captivating city. It has a rustic interior design that will charm you and complete furnishings that will make your stay a memorable one. In total, it houses two bedrooms, four beds, and one and a half baths. Also, it has a kitchen, a dining area, and a relaxing living space. Plus, you can watch the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood from the lovely patio.

Authentic 1739 Two Bdrm Cottage in Historic Salem
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
172 reviews
Entire house 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cable and wifi were easy to use
it was pretty warm this wk and the ac kept the house very comfortable
also good job on the water heater
it was a nice cozy stay with all of the basic needs covered in full
the bathrooms and kitchen were nice and clean and the couch and beds were comfortable
Cleanliness:
kitchen was clean with lots of dishes and new appliances
the space was very clean and well-equipped
great place very clean and comfortable
adorable and clean perfect location
everything was beautifully clean and the decor is charming
Host:
the hosts were fabulous to answer quickly any questions
dale is a great host
dale was a lovely host--very considerate and kind
dale was a great host and super responsive
the hosts were every responsive and helpful throughout the process
Location:
great location - very cozy and cute
great location and parking
nice quiet location easy walking distance to everything
easy walking distance to the major attractions
close to everything (walking distance) you will not be disappointed
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13. Historic downtown Salem apartment

Are you on a two-person tour? This newly furnished apartment in downtown Salem, just a few steps away from Hawthorne Hotel, might be the perfect place for you. Get good vibes from the unit’s fresh look, with its cream-colored walls, modern furniture, and refinished hardwood floor. The unit is fully air-conditioned and has a full bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. The location of this Airbnb is quite convenient since it’s a walking distance away from restaurants. However, if you feel like making your own meals, you may cook simple dishes in your unit’s kitchen, which comes with complete cooking and dining amenities. Most importantly, this place is just several minutes away from Salem’s historic attractions and beaches so you’ll have plenty of things to do.

Historic Downtown Salem Apartment
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
45 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
one improvement would be the addition of some more comfortable furniture in the living room
we had a full equiped kitchen smart tvs in living room and bedroom quiet cozy amd warm house
kitchen was nice & open for cooking a meal
Cleanliness:
it's impeccably clean spacious and airy
the apartment was clean and spacious
it was clean and the hosts communication was great
very clean space that also felt homey
great space in historic salem sparkling clean and cozy
Host:
all the action is a short block away :-)beautiful place and responsive lovely hosts
Location:
perfect location close to everything
great location and great apartment
this is the best location to stay
amazing place in a stellar location
great location walking distance from pretty much everything we wanted to see and do
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Make the most of your Salem vacation

Salem is a captivating city in Massachusetts that has a gorgeous landscape, a fascinating past, and lots of memorable landmarks. Aside from the plenty of things Salem is famous for, this city also features amazing accommodations. It is a city that you should see once (or twice) in your life, especially if you’re one of those people who consider themselves modern witches. If Salem is on your travel bucket list, use this guide in choosing the best accommodation for your holiday.

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