Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Ob Watrfront 4BR+Stdio. Quiet/Walk to Town. Beachy, Grt Vu's.

You sent a message to this owner.

View from porch of Farm pond house. Late aft. sky over pond and Nantucket Sound

Calendar

Last updated: 04/13/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Oak Bluffs house description

Best of everything: we are located on the back side of Farm Pond, which overlooks Harthaven, Nantucket Sound, and Chappaquiddick beyond. It is quiet and private, but an easy walk to playgrounds, town, beach, fishing, shopping, bike paths.
IDEAL FOR TWO FAMILIES TO SHARE.

Huge wrap-around porch/deck, big yard, swing set, hammock, use of canoe/kayak (row across the pond to the beach and a great fishing spot). Four bedrooms, all with water views,(1 w/its own staircase) great mattresses and bedding, high cathedral ceilings. Extra sleeping in downstairs double daybed cubby, and/or in basement playroom. BONUS: Negotiable use of writer's studio in yard with desk, printer, queen pullout and amazing views.

House is a beachy cottage with painted wood floors, beaded board walls and ceiling rafters but also has all modern conveniences: w/d, kitchen with Jennair and lots of counter space, high speed wireless internet. Cozy wood-burning fireplace, two full baths plus huge outdoor shower.Nice big mud room for storing stuff out of the way, and huge basement playroom for kids (with cable TV and queen sized futon).

Keywords: House, Cottage, Beachy, Private, Near town, dog-friendly, roomy, Islandy, waterfront, near beach, playroom, office, views, fireplace, big yard, near bike paths, woods, classic Vineyard, history, cozy, year-round, well-insulated, great beds.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    To assist a disabled friend, we built a wooden removable ramp that enables a wheel chair to get up onto the porch and into the house. But- downstairs bathroom door is too narrow for most wheelchairs, so that someone completely bound to a chair would have difficulty using it....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    outside is fine.please put cigarettes in a can- not on the ground or the deck....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    dogs only-...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4

    ...moreless

  • Other (See Description)

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) top of the line California King, Stearns and Foster, with views to the pond and ocean from your pillow, Queen size Beds (1) one in bedroom that has its own stairs/ queen pullout in basement playroom, queen pullout in writer's studio, Double Beds (3) the double bed is in the library downstairs, in a built-in nook, surrounded by books, and made private when you pull the curtain closed.additional double bed in rustic nanny quarters in garage. additional double pullout in one child's room, Twin or Single Beds (2) two twins in one of the children's rooms., Baby Cribs (2) we have two 'pack n plays'., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one queen futon is in the basement playroom, and the other is in the separate writer's studio in the yard (10x16, insulated, high-speed internet, amazing views)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • large mudroom, huge, high-ceilinged playroom in basement with sofa, queen futon, t.v., etc., large, two-room outdoor shower.huge yard....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    also a baby grand piano and various other instruments...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    we are on a pond, which opens to the sea. beach is reachable via canoe....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We overlook Hart Haven and have views to Nantucket Sound, Chappaquiddick in the distance, and the Atlantic Ocean. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water everywhere! Views from all rooms, including nanny apt in garage and writer's studio. All views of pond and ocean...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Pond front- Farm Pond...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    'nanny' apt in garage; also separate writer's studio in yard (sleeps 2)...moreless

  • Heating:

    forced hot water radiant baseboard heat. very cozy. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street:

    driveway has room for at least four cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    high speed wireless internet in house, and wireless modem in writer's studio....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Cozy to sit and watch fire in adobe/stone fireplace and look out big windows to wide views of pond and ocean beyond....moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    900 square foot wraparound porch, some open, some covered....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 2015
May 20 - May 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$500
$3,500
Mid June
Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000
Late June
Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,900
July 4-11
Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,250
mid-july
Jul 12 - Jul 24, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late July/august
Jul 26 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$6,300
Early September
Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,900
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $225
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 04/13/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dukes County
0.35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beetlebung Lounge
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamship Authority, Island Queen, Hyline, Patriot
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Farm Neck
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Smokin Bones
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Oak Bluffs Inkwell

Walking distance to Oak Bluffs arts district with Alison Shaw gallery,and Saturday arts strolls. Also walking distance to tennis, basketball, several parks and playgrounds, walk through woods and meadow to great dog park. Just a few yards from two different bike paths, and rowing distance to little beach at Hart Haven.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: I brought my children up in this house, and until a few years ago, we lived here year-round. Then we moved to California after I married an old college boyfriend. We are both writers and we rent out the house for parts of the year when we are not in it. We think it's one of the best places in the whole world. People tell us they've never slept better than they do in our house. This picture is my husband with a 40 pound striper he caught at the beach on the other side of the pond,and my son when he was five (and happy about the fish!)

Why the Owner Chose Oak Bluffs:
It's rare in that it is close to town, but feels remote. We bought it for the amazing views, the walk to school and town, the nice neighbors and the quirky historical character.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sitting on the big wide front stairs with coffee in the morning (or a drink in the evening), 25 feet from the water, watching the birds, the otters, my husband rowing across the pond to go fishing. Being far enough from town that it's quiet all the time, but close enough to walk in for anything- breakfast, or library, or groceries, or dinner out, a movie, or a warm donut from backdoor donuts late at night. Lying in the 'daybed' nook, surrounded by books, with a fire going in the fireplace, staring out at the water, while someone else makes dinner in the kitchen, which is open to all the rooms downstairs. Riding our bikes out the door to miles of bike paths.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 9
 

Photos

  • View from porch of Farm pond house. Late aft. sky over pond and Nantucket Sound

    View from porch of Farm pond house. Late aft. sky over pond and Nantucket Sound

  • Large yard of Farm Pond house, huge wraparound porch/dk

    Large yard of Farm Pond house, huge wraparound porch/dk

  • vw from kitch (pantries 4 storag. lots of cntr spc, thru dining/study to liv rm

    vw from kitch (pantries 4 storag. lots of cntr spc, thru dining/study to liv rm

  • Big wide stairs on big porch 4 sitting and staring at water, or eating cupcakes

    Big wide stairs on big porch 4 sitting and staring at water, or eating cupcakes

  • Negotiable use of sep writer's studio w queen pullout, great views

    Negotiable use of sep writer's studio w queen pullout, great views

  • Master B.R w/Stearns/Foster Cal King; wood floors,walls, peaked ceilngs; wtr v's

    Master B.R w/Stearns/Foster Cal King; wood floors,walls, peaked ceilngs; wtr v's

  • view of farm pond and ocean from wraparound deck/porch, built-in seating

    view of farm pond and ocean from wraparound deck/porch, built-in seating

  • Living room from dining area. Sweeping views, wd. burning fp, all wood interior.

    Living room from dining area. Sweeping views, wd. burning fp, all wood interior.

  • Cozy day bed for reading,lounging, xtra sleepng (and friendly dogs), great vus.

    Cozy day bed for reading,lounging, xtra sleepng (and friendly dogs), great vus.

  • Twin room, feels like a treehouse, great views, cozy and quiet

    Twin room, feels like a treehouse, great views, cozy and quiet

  • Upstairs/Mstr Bath; 6 ft tiled tub with water vus;

    Upstairs/Mstr Bath; 6 ft tiled tub with water vus;

  • Views from yr pillow in MBR! Farm Pond, Harthaven/Nantucket Sound. Great sunrise

    Views from yr pillow in MBR! Farm Pond, Harthaven/Nantucket Sound. Great sunrise

VRBO #101782

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, April 18, 2015

$400 - $900 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Get an instant quote
  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/13/2015
Email owner

+1 (508) 801-6435

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

advertisement

Share this property via Email

Ob Watrfront 4BR+Stdio. Quiet/Walk to Town. Beachy, Grt Vu's.

Oak Bluffs #101782

4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 10

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.