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Charming Six Bedroom Waterview East Chop Victorian in Excellent Location

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East Chop Waterview Victorian near beach and town


Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oak Bluffs cottage 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!

In the most recent update in the fall of 2013, the deck was rebuilt and raised to provide a more comfortable and attractive location for sunning and barbecues. Old fencing was also replace with new. We can't wait for spring to enjoy it!

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.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • 1. Queen Downstairs: 1 queen


          • 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

          • 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. A portable cot is available for any room. 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


              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Game Room
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Toys
              • Video Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Books For Adults


              • Family
              • Romantic


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              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

              • Town:

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

              • Ocean View:

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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Living Room
                  • Heating:

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

                  • Gas Heating
                  • Living Area
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking
                  • Internet
                  • Fireplace
                  • Telephone
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Grill
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Microwave
                  • Freezer
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Stove
                  • 4 Ring Stove


                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Barbecue
                  • Golf Clubs
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Deck / Patio


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                  from 7 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sept 2014
                  Sep 2 - Sep 24, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Spring 2015
                  May 27 - Jun 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600 $8,000
                  June 2015
                  Jun 15 - Jun 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Summer 2015
                  Jun 29 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,100 $15,000
                  September 2015
                  Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,600 $8,000
                  * 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.

                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details.
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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  MV Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Oak Bluffs Steamship, Island Queen, Fast Ferries
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Jetty Beach & East Chop Beach Club
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Ocean View Tavern
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Farm Neck Golf Course
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Ocean View Restaurant

                  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.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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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!

                  $2,500 - $4,100 per week (USD)

                  6 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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