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Panoramic Water View, Aquinnah, Booked up '14

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Part of water view seen from large back deck (full width of house).

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Aquinnah house description

Peaceful, light-filled house overlooking Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands, very close to ocean, Menemsha Pond, and Vineyard Sound beaches.

Enjoy sunsets over the sea on the spacious deck of this 'up-island' retreat at the quiet western end of Martha’s Vineyard. With panoramic water and meadow views, this peaceful, light-filled family retreat includes access to fabulous Philbin Beach (2 miles away) -- one of the best beaches on the Atlantic Coast -- and to beaches under the Gay Head cliffs and on Vineyard Sound (1.8 mi.) and child-friendly Menemsha Pond (1.5). All beaches can be easily reached by a quick drive or pleasant bike ride or walk.

UPSTAIRS: water, meadows, and marsh views; deck access throughout. Spacious, bright, open living room / kitchen / dining area, plus very large master bedroom with full private bath, walk-in closet, small desk -- also with water view and deck access. Fully equipped kitchen, wireless Internet, cable TV, free phone. Additional porch extends the full width on driveway/road side of house.

DOWNSTAIRS: 3 bedrooms (one with walk-in closet), all with large windows, sunny in a.m. or p.m., laundry room, and full bathroom. Clothesline behind house.

Close to road, yet quiet and secluded. Wonderful enclosed outdoor shower, sleeps 7 without crowding. World-famous Gay Head cliffs and lighthouse, 20 minute walk; picturesque fishing village of Menemsha via tiny bike-foot ferry, 2.5 miles. Rents Saturday, 4:00 p.m. - Saturday, 10 a.m.

A Vineyard bus (#5) passes our house once per hour; it will stop in front of our house if you wait there. It travels all over the island. Great for teenagers.


Keywords: ocean house

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Nude Beach
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              • Ground floor west bedroom: 1 double

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              • Ground floor east: 2 twin/ single

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              • Central, ground floor: 1 twin/ single

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              • Master bedroom: 1 queen

                Full water view across deck....moreless

              • Queen size beds (1), double beds (1), twin or single beds (3) two or three are new 2011....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                fully equipped, including paper towels, sponges, soaps, etc....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Both Mr. Coffee and Melitta filters for single cups...moreless

              • Dining:

                oval wood table that can seat 6 easily...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                usually some spices, condiments...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Lots!...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Parking Off Street:

                2-3 cars: easy for two; can do 3, but begins to be crowded....moreless

              • Living Room:

                great large couch for hanging out, plus chairs, TV, etc....moreless

              • Heating:

                Small space heaters for spring and fall....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Lots! Includes beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • WONDERFUL enclosed outdoor shower! Fans available for every room.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    LOTS of books! We love reading! Our mother was an editor of garden books, we're both in the publishing world....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Puzzles, Trivial Pursuits, Scrabble, chess, cards, and many more....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    basic cable and DVD player....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Television
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Continental U.S. only....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck off living room and master bedroom. Stunning water view, with umbrella, furniture, picnic table, benches. Narrow front porch across width of house, with chairs and shady area for hot afternoons....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    small Weber grill and tools....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Water View:

                    Peaceful water view with few houses: mostly meadows and marshes, Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands...moreless

                  • Ocean View

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Tennis
                  • Swimming
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Restaurants
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Arboretum
                  • Marina
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Boating
                  • Surf Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Weekly rates 2014: May 31 thru June 14: $1200 /// June 14 thru June 28 $1900
                  June 28 thru July 12: $2500 /// July 12 thru Aug. 30: $2900
                  August 30 thru Sept 13: $1700  /// Sept. 30 thru Oct. 11: $1200
                  *** DISCOUNTS: previous tenants contact us for info; 8% discount for 3-wk rental. 
                  Plus $150 for housecleaning per rental, and $250 refundable security deposit.
                  Rentals SAT.-SAT. 1 week minimum stay; Arrive 4 pm /Depart 10am.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Edgartown, MA
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Vineyard Haven, MA, or Oak Bluffs, MA
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Many: Philbin, 'Red Beach' (Menemsha Pond), etc.
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Aquinnah Shop restaurant, at the cliffs!

                  Car: Recommended

                  Great distance (road) bicycling, too!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1967

                  About the owner: We're brother and sister, fell in love with Martha's Vineyard when our parents brought us there as teenagers. We used to take off our shoes the moment we arrived and didn't put them on until we got off the ferry on our way home to N.Y.

                  Why the Owner Chose Aquinnah:
                  What could be nicer than one of the quietest roads on Martha's Vineyard, in Aquinnah (formerly called Gay Head)? Sun, reading on the large deck while watching the water and birds, the sound of the ocean at night, a rural road for walking or biking, very near beaches... In Aquinnah, you are practically surrounded by water!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Sailing, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, sunning, relaxing, reading, birdwatching, beach combing. Bike rental available near ferry (they deliver to the house). Fabulous enclosed outdoor shower!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, english

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • Part of water view seen from large back deck (full width of house).

                    Part of water view seen from large back deck (full width of house).

                  • Wide-angle view of living room, water view in back. Taken on cloudy day.

                    Wide-angle view of living room, water view in back. Taken on cloudy day.

                  • Living room in late afternoon, May 2012.

                    Living room in late afternoon, May 2012.

                  • Window at the kitchen sink.

                    Window at the kitchen sink.

                  • Master bedroom: queen bed new 2010, access to deck, water view, own bath.

                    Master bedroom: queen bed new 2010, access to deck, water view, own bath.

                  • Downstairs hall, side door. Gets afternoon sun. 3 bedrooms downstairs.

                    Downstairs hall, side door. Gets afternoon sun. 3 bedrooms downstairs.

                  • Downstairs bedroom with full-size bed. Sunny in p.m.

                    Downstairs bedroom with full-size bed. Sunny in p.m.

                  • Spring 2012, front yard/garden. Pink rhododendron in background.

                    Spring 2012, front yard/garden. Pink rhododendron in background.

                  • Front garden, late July 2013.

                    Front garden, late July 2013.

                  • Trees, meadow, and Vineyard Sound on the horizon, from rear deck, fall.

                    Trees, meadow, and Vineyard Sound on the horizon, from rear deck, fall.

                  • Deck across width of house with view of water, meadows, birds, very few houses.

                    Deck across width of house with view of water, meadows, birds, very few houses.

                  • Light-filled living room. Couch is backed by large deck and water view. 2010

                    Light-filled living room. Couch is backed by large deck and water view. 2010

                  • Kitchen, 2011.

                    Kitchen, 2011.

                  • Kitchen and dining area; some updates since photo was taken in 2010.

                    Kitchen and dining area; some updates since photo was taken in 2010.

                  • Master bath seen from master bedroom.

                    Master bath seen from master bedroom.

                  • East bedroom

                    East bedroom

                  • Quiet Lighthouse Rd. is a short walk down driveway, but you don't notice traffic

                    Quiet Lighthouse Rd. is a short walk down driveway, but you don't notice traffic

                  • Front garden, July 2013

                    Front garden, July 2013

                  • Front porch: a cool place to sit later in the afternoon.

                    Front porch: a cool place to sit later in the afternoon.

                  • Gay Head cliffs, 1.2 miles away, beach, restaurant, lighthouse and sunsets!

                    Gay Head cliffs, 1.2 miles away, beach, restaurant, lighthouse and sunsets!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 07/24/14
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                  Speaks: french, english
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