A great location and gracious accommodations are only part of the Harborside House story.

Hostess Susan Livingston offers caring and friendly hospitality. Owner of this home since 1964, she began welcoming bed and breakfast guests in 1985. She is happy to share her knowledge of the Marblehead area and its history. Mother of three grown children and Nana to two grandchildren, Susan is a retired bridal dressmaker and calligraphist. Recreationally, she is a nationally ranked Masters swimmer and avid tandem cyclist.

Susan Livingston


After a long flight, what a wonderful place to stay! A gorgeous room, tea on the porch, wonderful views and surroundings, the most comfortable beds and a glorious breakfast.
-Paul & Katie, U.K., September 2009
Everything far exceeded our expectations: beautiful room, gorgeous house, picture-perfect town.
-Ft. Worth, TX
This has got to be the most beautiful bed and breakfast I have ever stayed in. The decorations, from the wallpapers to the antique furniture, are really stunning and the breakfasts are delicious.
-Marlene, Paris, July 2000
What a perfect, delightful place to enjoy Marblehead from. Susan has thought of everything to make her guests comfortable and welcome.
-M. Tookey, Florida
....a welcoming and very comfortable place to stay.
-Atlanta, GA
A delightful stay in an entrancing location
-London, UK
Front photograph of the house on a sunny day