Charming Six Bedroom Waterview East Chop Victorian in Excellent Location

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East Chop Waterview Victorian near beach and town


Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our East Chop Waterview Victorian Cottage is in an excellent location to enjoy all that Martha's Vineyard has to offer. It is outside of town on a quiet dirt road, but close enough to everything to either walk or ride your bike.

The house overlooks a pine and oak forest to the West and Nantucket Sound to the East where the sun rises out of the water in the summer. Wake up with your coffee and walk 5 minutes to Jetty Beach, Oak Bluffs harbor or the East Chop Beach Club for an early morning swim.

Walk around the harbor from either Jetty Beach or along East Chop Drive to Oak Bluffs, passing the town's public boat ramp and waterfront houses. Pass the moored sailboats in the harbor and walk along the quayway into town where motorboats and charter fishing boats rest in their slips.

Pass newspaper and coffee shops, restaurants, bicycle rental stores, movie theatres and the Flying Horse Carrousel on the way to Circuit Avenue & Ocean Park, all before breakfast. Life is good!

There have been many upgrades in the last several years, including; a new roof and windows, new downstairs bathroom with warm floor tiles, a rebuilt porch, shingling, painting and an updated kitchen with all the conveniences to help make it as warm and comfortable in the spring and fall (with the fireplace's Vermont Casting propane stove) as it is in the summer. Many guests return year after year in the summer or for off-season weeks. Others come back intermittently for weddings, romantic weekends, and family gatherings. Everyone seems to race to his or her favorite bedroom upon arrival!

History: Our former Methodist Campground cottage was moved from downtown Oak Bluffs by horse and cart, around the harbor and up the hill to East Chop Highlands sometime before 1896. Photos of the house in 1896 and 1910 offer a historic perspective.

The house has been added onto extensively since its move. The photograph from 1896 shows the house with old gingerbread trim on a gabled end, a balcony that no longer exists, as well as an older woman sitting in a rocker on the porch. Her age in the picture and the age of the photo indicate that she may have been born around the time of Jefferson's presidency. An extensive description of the house and how it has been renovated over the decades appears in the back of the 'Guide to East Chop Families'' written by Jane Meleney Coe.

The house is fully equipped in the kitchen, in the dining room, on the porches and for beach picnics, as well as on the deck where barbecuing and dinner under the stars is a favorite activity. The house is ready for your laptop with wireless broadband service. The living room has a flat screen TV with cable.

Outside furniture, beach chairs are available in the basement, which is near the hot and cold water outside shower and changing area. Trips to town are easy for walkers or bikers, and local restaurants, like the Ocean View, and convenient newspaper, food and liquor stores like Our Market and Tony's Market are close at hand. The house has a lawn with an underground sprinkler system. A hammock and Adirondack furniture are hidden in the woods, and bird feeders and innovative ''yard art'' sculptures grace the gentle setting.

Please contact the owner via email for questions you may have. We hope you plan a visit to our summer home this year.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • 2. Queen Waterview: 1 queen


  • 3. Twin Waterview: 1 twin/ single


  • 4. Double Bedroom: 1 double


  • 5. Blue Double Twin: 2 twin/ single


  • 6. Yellow Double Twin: 2 twin/ single

    Roll-Away Cot...moreless

  • 1. Queen First Floor: 1 queen


  • First Floor Queen Bedroom is perfect for a romantic couple, mom and dad, or Grandma and Grandpa, with the rest of the crowd sleeping upstairs. First Floor bedroom opens up with the original Victorian double doors to the wrap around covered porch. This room has its own entrance and is easily accessible. Second Floor: The Queen Bedroom overlooks Nantucket Sound and is bright and airy. The next door twin water-view room is great for a single child or adult. It contains a dresser and a desk that can hold a laptop computer. A double bedroom overlooks the pine and oak forested back yard and East Chop Association's Mill Square Park. Two additional double twin bedrooms round out the six bedrooms. A full laundry and a charming skylighted bathroom are also available upstairs. Beds are made up with bedspreads, pillows, blankets and mattress pads. Tenants supply sheets and towels....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    heated floor tiles...moreless

  • Half Bath: toilet


  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Hot water with change area & clothes lines...moreless

  • Updated full downstairs tiled bathroom with heated ceramic floor tiles, cast iron tub and shower with Victorian cottage style. The upstairs bathroom comes with skylight and painted nature scenes, including a hoot owl. Roomy hot and cold water shower and adjacent change area with convenient clothes line for wet suits and towels awaits outdoors. Motion detection lighting makes for convenient nighttime outside showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bedrooms: 1st Floor - 1 Master Queen Bedroom with separate entrance from wrap-around porch. 2nd Floor - 1 Waterview Master Queen Bedroom, 1 Double (full-size) Bedroom, 2 Double Twin Bedrooms, 1 Water-view Single Twin Bedroom. All rooms equipped with dressers, mattress pads, pillows and bedspreads and a closet or hanging area for clothes. Most bedrooms have fans. Linens and towels are to be provided by guests or can be rented and delivered to the house on the morning of check-in. Check with Takemmy Linen Rental at (508) 693-2788 or


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Sunporch Table...moreless

  • Games:

    Game Closet...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Beach toys in basement...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Walk to East Chop Beach Club, Yacht Club or Jetty Beach in 5 minutes....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Water View, walk to the harbor or shore....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Oceanview of Nantucket Sound from two bedrooms....moreless

  • Town:

    Walk or bike ride to Oak Bluffs one mile away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Vented propane stove inside fireplace...moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane Stove in Living room for three season heat in the whole house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    3 vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    One deck and one covered porch...moreless

  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small grassy yard and 1/3 acre property...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane and Charcoal available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2016
May 13 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,900 $10,000
Summer 2016
Jun 18 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,200 $15,000
Fall 2016
Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,900 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included


A cleaning company will arrive at the house at 10:00 am on the last day of the lease. Renters are responsible for cleaning company expenses and these are subtracted from the security deposit before it is returned.

Renters must bring or make arrangements for their own linens and towels. Linen rentals are available at Takemmy Rentals on the island.

One half of the rent upon signing of lease. Half the rent and security deposit on April 1st.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
MV Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ocean View Tavern
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Oak Bluffs Steamship, Island Queen, Fast Ferries
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Farm Neck Golf Course
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean View Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jetty Beach & East Chop Beach Club

Car: Recommended

Our home is in a quiet area away from all busy streets, but only a five minute walk with towel, book and beach chair to the private East Chop Beach Club, the public Jetty Beach, Oak Bluffs Harbor and a public boat ramp. The East Chop Yacht Club and marina are nearby and offer children sailing lessons in July & August. It is only a short walk or bike ride to the town of Oak Bluffs, several restaurants, ferry landings & shopping. Bike or walk from the house to the East Chop Tennis Club, the Light House for a Sunday tour, or to fresh water Crystal Lake (old ice pond) that overlooks Vineyard Haven Harbor & West Chop. (Couples should ask about a one bedroom waterfront rental cottage on Crystal Lake!)

After a day at the beach enjoy the sunny outside shower, drinks on the deck overlooking the woods, the wraparound covered porch overlooking the back yard, and a meal outside at the BBQ.

Other Activities: Bike & Nature Trails, Beaches, Charter Fishing, Shellfishing, Kayaking, Beach Picnics, Concerts, Car Shows, Fishing Tournaments, Golf, Art Galleries! There are endless interests available on Martha's Vineyard for couples or families to enjoy.

Golf: There are four golf courses & a mini-golf on the island:

Mink Meadows, Vineyard Haven - Public 9 holes;

Farm Neck, Oak Bluffs - Public 18 holes;

Edgartown Country Club, Edgartown - Private 18 holes;

Vineyard Golf Club, Edgartown; Private 18 holes;

Island Cove Mini-Golf.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: Ted and Kate have been coming to Martha's Vineyard all their lives and met on the Vineyard.

Why the Owner Chose Oak Bluffs:
Our house is in a wonderful location, away from traffic and the noise of downtown Oak Bluffs, but close enough to enjoy its benefits. Fully equipped and close to the beach and harbor, guests can enjoy the best of all worlds; the beach, walks, boating, birding, fishing, biking, the woods, and an upstairs water view. Older children can walk to the beaches by themselves.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
With or without a vehicle, our house is convenient to ferries arriving in Oak Bluffs. You can walk from the boat to our house in about 15 minutes. Ride your bike in about 10 minutes, or drive in about 5 minutes. The house is a wonderful mix of modern and antique, comfortable for everyone and a return destination for generations of families. We hope you will love it.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • East Chop Waterview Victorian near beach and town

    East Chop Waterview Victorian near beach and town

  • Bedroom window view. Ferry arriving Oak Bluffs

    Bedroom window view. Ferry arriving Oak Bluffs

  • Sunporch & Game Room

    Sunporch & Game Room

  • Living Room and Deck Beyond

    Living Room and Deck Beyond

  • Bright Fully Equipped Kitchen

    Bright Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Queen Waterview Bedroom Upstairs

    Queen Waterview Bedroom Upstairs

  • Twin Waterview Bedroom Upstairs

    Twin Waterview Bedroom Upstairs

  • Blue Double Twin Bedroom Upstairs

    Blue Double Twin Bedroom Upstairs

  • Hallway - 5 Bedrooms Upstairs

    Hallway - 5 Bedrooms Upstairs

  • Stairwell


  • New raised deck and railing for 2014!

    New raised deck and railing for 2014!

  • House Overlooking Yard, Parking Area & Woods

    House Overlooking Yard, Parking Area & Woods

  • Sunporch with Game Closet

    Sunporch with Game Closet

  • Living and Dining Rooms

    Living and Dining Rooms

  • Dining Room - Table with four leafs - seats 10

    Dining Room - Table with four leafs - seats 10

  • Downstairs Queen Bedroom opens onto Wrap Around Porch

    Downstairs Queen Bedroom opens onto Wrap Around Porch

  • Queen Waterview Bedroom Upstairs

    Queen Waterview Bedroom Upstairs

  • Double bedroom with view of woods

    Double bedroom with view of woods

  • Blue Double Twin Bedroom Upstairs

    Blue Double Twin Bedroom Upstairs

  • Skylighted Bathroom

    Skylighted Bathroom

  • Friendly Fred Fencely

    Friendly Fred Fencely

  • New Deck for 2014!

    New Deck for 2014!

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