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Classic Modern House with Astounding Views on its Own Point of Land

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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Architect designed and built in 1949. The house is open and light, floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors abound, with a classic 50's 'conversation pit' with a fireplace for cozying up in, perfect for an evening of Charades. The giant dining table has room for a large family to spread out in, or have friends over for dinner. The multiple couches suit a grandma reading aloud to small ones and/or couple of friends who want peace and quiet and a place to read. There is a good layout for two families with children to share the house.

We have lots of amusements and we are TV free, but there is Wi-Fi. We have a fantastic collection of children's books, from picture books to favorite read-alouds and young adult books. There is a croquet set and lots of rainy day games and little kid toys. We have a modest but peaceful writers cabin/shed that can be used for quiet work time (no Wi-Fi).
Our point of land the house sits on (see map) is 9/10ths surrounded by water, Menemsha Pond on one side and Quitsa Pond on the other. Part of the 11 acres of land is a conservation area, and the view is beautiful from anywhere and fun for children to explore. Most likely they will find the hidden tree house. It has always been occupied by sailors but is also excellent for jumping into a kayak and exploring the ponds. We provide 2 modest kayaks. We also have clamming supplies, our beach is rich with steamers in the summer.

This house is perfect for small children, the third generation of our family is now proving that. Children can toddle or paddle about on the private beach on Menemsha Pond, 'Short Beach' (we share it with the other houses on our short road but there is always room and quiet) where we all learned to swim. Beach passes for the restricted town ocean beaches are available for purchase from the town with your lease. The free Menemsha public beach and it's great fish markets are nearby. There is a fantastic local farmer's market in nearby West Tisbury twice a week.
Chilmark has a wonderful community center summer camp program that runs every weekday morning for children up to 12, where your kids can play sports or make glorious messes. You can sign up by the week. Retrieve your children at noon and go across the street to get a pizza for lunch from the popular Chilmark store. The Chilmark library is excellent and has a lot of kid's programs.

We are perfectly suited for the BLUE FISH DERBY, you can walk to our sandbar and fish from there or anchor a small boat from our mooring.

In the fall it is a great spot for quiet adult time. The island is more peaceful and the colors are spectacular. The weather is generally wonderful then and if it is not the wood stove is exceedingly cosy.

This is not a fancy house. It is built very simply, in a style of '50's summer camp minimalism. The comfortable furniture is a little worn, but it's classic style (Eames etc) echos the house. We have only one full and one half bath and a beautiful reconstructed outdoor shower. The house has a very warm feel that we hope you love as we do.

We do not rent for under 1 week, no weekends. We give discounts for long rentals.

Keywords: Summer House, Derby, Kayaks

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility:

    Most of the house is on one level. There is a 10 inch step to the central porch.The main bathroom door is narrow but the one bedroom with the half bath was designed with a grandmother in mind. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house at all. Please dispose of all outside cigarette butts ....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Additional fee required. Well behaved dogs on approval. NO cats please, family allergies significant....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Renters may use the separate little 'cabin' used as a writer's work room. The small out of site guest house on Quitsa Pond, occasionally used by family, is not included in the rental....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Wonderful collection of children's books for all ages. Moderate collection of nature books. A hodge-podge of novels and non-fiction...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront:

    Salt water ponds with opening to Vineyard Sound...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table seats 12 with a little squeezing in. We have even gotten 15 there....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The Wi-Fi sometimes needs to be re-set, easy to do....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plentiful, enough for 15 people, but not matching. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 old kayaks, one double and one single...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
late June
Jun 23 - Jun 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500
July
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,500
August
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$5,000
September
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,000
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Cleaning fee is $150 under normal circumstances

I/2 at signing lease, second payment 2 weeks before the start date.


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Last updated: 05/18/2015
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Location

The beautiful beach on Menemsha Pond, is practically next to the house. It is the best place in the world for little ones to play and swim.

There is a wonderful community center morning day camp in Chilmark that is easy to join and a good way for kids to meet other kids for beach dates etc.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1946

About the owner: This house has been in our family since it was built in 1949. The fourth generation is now enjoying it, with their parents, cousins and grandparents. We love it and are grateful for the loyal renters who also enjoy the atmosphere and activities of this special place.

Why the Owner Chose Chilmark:
Very child friendly Great for autumnal contemplation Magical almost-your-own-island feel

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Perfect for the Blue Fish Derby. Kayakers heaven, clammers paradise


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • the whole property from the air

    the whole property from the air

  • the view from the big porch

    the view from the big porch

  • the corner garden

    the corner garden

  • the 'coversation pit,' center for a rainy day with games and books

    the 'coversation pit,' center for a rainy day with games and books

  • the little writing house

    the little writing house

  • one of 2 bunkrooms off the playroom

    one of 2 bunkrooms off the playroom

  • the front of the house

    the front of the house

  • single bedroom

    single bedroom

  • Map of a magical place

    Map of a magical place

  • Buddha's sandles

    Buddha's sandles

  • A toy shelf

    A toy shelf

  • fall color

    fall color

  • From the front door, the dining table and through to the outside

    From the front door, the dining table and through to the outside

  • across the living room

    across the living room

  • Our beach

    Our beach

  • soapstone counter and custom sink in kitchen overlooks the large central porch

    soapstone counter and custom sink in kitchen overlooks the large central porch

  • master bedroom with own 1/2 bath

    master bedroom with own 1/2 bath

  • a bedroom wall, the sea stories shelf

    a bedroom wall, the sea stories shelf

  • a place for tea or a cold drink, in the kitchen

    a place for tea or a cold drink, in the kitchen

  • The water is deep blue in the fall. The berries turn red.

    The water is deep blue in the fall. The berries turn red.

  • Bedroom view in fall

    Bedroom view in fall

  • Highchair

    Highchair

  • The Gypsy Queen

    The Gypsy Queen

  • Front door wren's home

    Front door wren's home

VRBO #216987

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