Great Beach House - Private Sandy Beach! Swim & Relax!

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Last updated: 08/20/2015

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a fantastic beach house - perfect for a family that loves the water! You have your own private sandy beach complete with a swimming float. Take a dip before breakfast and enjoy your coffee looking out over the Nantucket Sound. The house is relaxing and comfortable with ample room.

Our house is a beach cottage at the southern end of Harthaven, a community located south of the town of Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Our own private beach, located on protected Nantucket Sound, is ideal for a before breakfast swim. The terrace overlooks the beach and offers views of Cape Pogue to the East, Cape Cod to the Northeast and Edgartown and Chappaquidick to the South.

The cottage offers lovely water views from virtually every room. The master bedroom, situated above the living room, offers a panoramic ocean view. The south wing of the cottage has a large master bedroom, with a double and a single bed, with full bath en suite and windows facing East over the beach and windows South and West to capture summer breezes. On the ground floor in this wing are two bedrooms, one with a full bed, one with two twins, and a bath with large walk-in shower.

This wing is connected to the main part of the house by a breezeway with an outside shower on the ocean side. The breezeway door on the garden side provides the primary entrance to the house. Even before entering, one sees the ocean and beach beyond the house.

The Main house has a large living room overlooking the beach and the door opening onto the terrace where we usually breakfast and enjoy participating in or just watching beach activities during the day. On the interior wall is a beautiful, large brick fireplace. The dining room and completely equipped kitchen are entered from doors at either end of the living room and are on the west side of the house. This section of the house may be heated (almost surely not necessary in August) by an oil furnace located in a small cellar beneath the living room that is accessed by an outside bulkhead.

The entire second floor of the Main house comprises another master bedroom with a double and a single bed and with a small sitting area housing the television/VCR with satellite feed. This bedroom also has a full bath en suite with large tile shower. This area has dormers on the ocean and garden sides of the room. Each dormer has half a dozen awning type windows and the North wall has two standard windows so this room has terrific cross ventilation.

The kitchen and dining room overlook the water garden and the landscaped area with a patio where we have an outside grill. There is seating where we often have cocktails if we don't have them on the ocean terrace. A circle of scrub oak and additional plantings screens this area from the road. Should the wind be from the East or Northeast, this area is nicely protected.

The North Wing of the house, accessed by a hall from the kitchen, is a working area with the washer and dryer and a stall shower, a separate half-bath and a comfortable bedroom with a double bed. It is ideal for an au pair or teenager seeking privacy, as it may be entered directly from the outside without going into the Main part of the house.

The house has a modern kitchen, gas stove, dishwasher, butcher block counters, automatic coffee maker, coffee grinder and also a French press, full range of pans and cookware, lobster pot, and heavy gauge chowder pots. Small electric appliances include a blender, food processor, toaster oven and microwave.

Additional recreational facilities include private tennis courts and a private beach owned by the Harthaven Association. These facilities are for use only by members of the Association, their guests and renters. The Association also has a private harbor and with sufficient prior notice, I may be able to arrange slip space for a small boat, but this is not guaranteed.

Golfers can play at Farm Neck Golf Club, a private/public course that is close-by, and Mink Meadow in Vineyard Haven, a public course. The 14th green of Farm Neck is directly across the road, but completely screened from view or sound from our cottage by distance and native plantings.

Keywords: private sandy beach


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Year Purchased: 1920

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  • Bird's eye view

    Bird's eye view

  • ocean-side patio

    ocean-side patio

  • dining room

    dining room

  • kids room

    kids room

  • patio-back of house

    patio-back of house

  • living room

    living room

  • kitchen


  • view from beach

    view from beach

  • living room

    living room

VRBO #265355

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Oak Bluffs #265355

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