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Classic Modern House with Astounding Views on its Own Point

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chilmark house 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 is perfect 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, or couple of friends who want peace and quiet and a place to read.

There is a croquet set and lots of rainy day games and little kid toys. We have never had a TV there but it has WiFi. There is a separate writers cabin (very modest but peaceful) to work in. The 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. It has always been occupied by sailors (perfect place to anchor) but is also excellent for jumping into a kayak and exploring the ponds (boats are not provided).

It is PERFECT for small children, the third generation of our family is now proving that. They 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 with your lease. The Menemsha free public beach (and it's great fish markets) are nearby. Chilmark has a wonderful community center summer camp program that runs every weekday morning for children up to 12, where your kids can meet others in the neighborhood.

This is not a fancy house, it is built very simply, the furniture is worn, though some of it is classic Modern like the house, such as Eames. It is for comfort and serenety, not for a magazine cover. It has a very warm feel we hope you love as we do.

We do not rent for under 1 week, no weekends. We give discounts for long rentals. It is not habitable in winter, the wood stove is cosy for the fall though.

Keywords: Summer House

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 there is an easily accessible toilet off one bedroom and a nice outdoor shower....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Pets Considered:

                Additional fee required. Well behaved dogs on approval. No cats please....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • We have an outdoor shower. There is a separate little 'cabin' used as a writer's work room....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games

                  Theme

                      • Family

                      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 Off Street
                      • 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
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Outdoor Grill
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      June
                      Jun 1 - Jun 22, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000
                      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
                      early September
                      Sep 1 - Sep 8, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,500
                      September
                      Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500
                      October
                      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,000

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

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

                      Notes:

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


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/26/2014
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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 well loved atmosphere of this special place.


                      Contact us

                      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

                      • 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.

                      VRBO #216987

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                      $2,000 - $5,000 per week (USD)
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                      5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

                      View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Classic Modern House with Astounding Views on its Own Point

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                      5 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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