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Luxury Home--Heated Pool--Jacuzzi--Tennis--Basketball--Volleyball Court--

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Aerial View showing house, tennis court and pool.


Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Special offer: DECEMBER ONLY---SAVE $1,000---OFF any weekly rental in 2015 Details

Chappaquiddick house description

The home is nestled atop Sampson’s Hill, the highest elevation in Edgartown, where your family and guests can enjoy outdoor activities and gatherings with the benefits of a full size heated pool, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts and an 8 person Jacuzzi that has fantastic built in back massages (i.e. it is the same Jacuzzi that is in the White House)

This family home is an excellent choice for family reunions with 4 bedrooms and 4 baths that comfortably sleeps 16 people with air conditioning throughout the home. The home is referred to as an upside down home reserving the top floor as shared living space that contain wood carvings by a local artist of a Giant Octopus that hangs from the ceiling as well as a wooden carving called “The Fish Frenzy” a carving of 13 fish on mahogany driftwood.

The upper level “at treetops” combines a spacious and open area for living and dining with a lovely center stone fireplace with beautiful mahogany floors, complete with a granite center island with countertop for dining and a gourmet kitchen with a six burner Viking Stove, side by side a refrigerator and ice maker.

There are two beautiful screened in porches, located off the “upper level”, one off the gourmet kitchen providing outdoor dining, and access to an outdoor gas grille and stairway to the heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The other porch provides reclining chairs and sofas where you can comfortably relax and enjoy the outdoor setting and view the swimming pool, gardens, and overlooks the lily pond which has a 1/2 scaled replica of the Monet Bridge that is located in Giverny, France.

The entertainment center is on the “upper level” including a 60inch TV along with a complete Sonos wireless speaker system with speakers throughout the home, porches, and outdoor areas including the pool and garden. You can enjoy your music libraries using the Sonos control panel or your I-phone, I-pad, android device or computer that contains your music, or you can use one of the many applications to listen to existing libraries and control what areas and speakers within the home you with to listen to as well as the speakers at poolside and in the garden.

The main house opens into a spacious living room with reclining chairs and couches that faces a stone fireplace with a 12ft wooden carving by a local artist that is mounted above the fireplace that depicts the sinking of an American whale ship, the Essex from Nantucket, Massachusetts. The Essex was widely known for being attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific Ocean in 1820-an incident that served as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick.

The first floor also contains a pool table and screen porch furnished with reclining chairs where you overlook the swimming pool and gardens. This floor has a master bedroom with a private screened in porch off the bedroom as well as a private bath. The lower floor in the main house is a spacious room with a TV and a collection of mounted fish which is often used by teenagers and children as a place to congregate.

The aerial view of the home shows the swimming pool to the right of the main house and to the left of the mains house there is a walkway connected to second floor of the main house to carriage house which contains three bedrooms and a full bath on the upper level and a three car garage and laundry room on the lower level of the carriage house.

The home abuts a historical marker that is located on the top of Sampson’s hill that designates the spot that a semaphore once stood from 1801 to 1840 that relayed news from Nantucket to Chappaquiddick and up the coast ultimately reaching Boston with whaling news of the day, after the whaling days ended a church was established that stood on the spot until 1939. There are ancient ways that lead to the top of Sampson’s Hill that were used to access the semaphore and church that once stood there that traverse across the property. There is a trail system that connects the ancient ways throughout the island so you can access all of Chappaquiddick Island and its beaches via the ways that cross this property. There are bikes available so that you can bike to the beach and other locations utilizing the ancient ways. There is a four passenger golf cart that you can use during your stay to get around the property.

This property abuts 100’s of acres of conservation land and it is not unusual to see deer and other wildlife. Because there are no surrounding lights the sky is illuminated at night by the stars. There is a conservation trail that leads from the home to the Chappaquiddick Community Center where they have sailing, swimming, tennis, and snorkeling, etc. lessons for children and adults. The summer brings ice cream socials, foreign film nights, musical events etc. which you can access by googling Chappy Community Center. You can participate in any of the activities that you might have an interest in during your time on the Island.

You can access downtown historic Edgartown by parking your car or biking to the parking lot located on Chappaquiddick by the “On Time Ferry” which takes you across to Edgartown. You can park your car or bike here and go by foot to Edgartown (without the need to find parking in Edgartown) and enjoy the nightlife, restaurants, shopping, ice cream parlors, moves and the parks that Edgartown center has to offer. You will be able to access the many beaches, ponds, and reservations that Chappy has to offer via walking, driving, or biking on the main paved road or on the ancient trails that lead to these destinations. This family home with all of its amenities and the Island of Chappaquiddick is an enchanted destination for your family.
There is a web page that provides more details on the Monet Home and the other two homes that occupy the top of Sampson's Hill being --The Captains Home and The Country House---if interested in vacationing in more than one home or a different home that accommodation can be made.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Pool Table
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Racquetball
              • Rafting
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing

              Communication / Internet

                  • Fax


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Carport
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:


                  • Covered Parking
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Area
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Secure Parking
                  • Study Room
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:


                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Gourmet Kitchen
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Bicycles
                  • Boat
                  • Courtyard
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Shed
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Tennis Court
                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub
                  • In Ground Pool
                  • Jacuzzi
                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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                      Special offer: DECEMBER ONLY---SAVE $1,000---OFF any weekly rental in 2015

                      Any vacation rentals booked in December 2014 for any week in 2015 will be entitled to a $1,000 reduction in cost of the rental. The vacation rental offer applies to all three homes shown on Please feel free to contact Steve as to availability and with any questions you may have at 508-654-5413 or at Hope to hear from you!!!

                      Offer for: Jan 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015 View calendar

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                      Fall 2014/Winter2015
                      Sep 28 - May 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Early Spring
                      May 30 - Jun 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Late Spring
                      Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Summer Season
                      Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Early Fall
                      Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Late Fall
                      Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      Fall/Winter 2015
                      Oct 4 - Dec 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay


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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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                      Beautiful new with conservation paths connecting to all points on Island. Main house opens into large living room with billiards, office (cable/craft) room, first floor master bedroom with full bath, and two furnished screened porches. Upper level,at treetops, combines spacious living area with open dining room, chef kitchen (complete with granite counter top, 6 burner gas viking stove, 2 dishwashers). Lovely center stone fireplace, all beautiful mahogany floors, two surrounding screened porches bringing elegant summer breezes into lovely accommodations, detailed craftsmanship and attractive furnishings. Detached 3 car garage with ample living quarters connected by beautiful breezeway. Spacious finished basement brings 3rd level of comfortable living (TV, video). Outside polished granite patio and walkway, heated in-ground pool, jacuzzi, beautiful garden and large yard, two outdoor enclosed showers....& more ! NOTE:Please go to the 'ISLAND INFO' link on our website and click on 'Chappa


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1974

                      About the owner: The property has been in the family for 40 years and additions have been made such as the tennis court--pool-

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                      • Aerial View showing house, tennis court and pool.

                        Aerial View showing house, tennis court and pool.

                      • Front of house

                        Front of house

                      • Open Grand Living/Dining/Kitchen with entertainment center & fireplace lounge.

                        Open Grand Living/Dining/Kitchen with entertainment center & fireplace lounge.

                      • Open Kitchen/Living/Dining room.

                        Open Kitchen/Living/Dining room.

                      • Screened in porch off living room overlooking pool/garden and Monet Bridge.

                        Screened in porch off living room overlooking pool/garden and Monet Bridge.

                      • Dining area overlooking yard and pool

                        Dining area overlooking yard and pool

                      • Master Bedroom Pool Level

                        Master Bedroom Pool Level

                      • Double Queen Bedroom

                        Double Queen Bedroom

                      • Carriage House Living Area

                        Carriage House Living Area

                      • Front Walkway

                        Front Walkway

                      • Aerial View

                        Aerial View

                      • Heated Pool

                        Heated Pool

                      • Kitchen/Dining/Living Room from the screened in porch.

                        Kitchen/Dining/Living Room from the screened in porch.

                      • Kitchen with Island Seating.

                        Kitchen with Island Seating.

                      • View from kitchen to open dining and screened in porch.

                        View from kitchen to open dining and screened in porch.

                      • Pool table and carving of Sinking of the whale ship Essex over gas fireplace

                        Pool table and carving of Sinking of the whale ship Essex over gas fireplace

                      • Master Screened in Porch

                        Master Screened in Porch

                      • Carriage house bedroom

                        Carriage house bedroom

                      • Common space hallway and seating area for sharing among 3 bedrooms, kids love it

                        Common space hallway and seating area for sharing among 3 bedrooms, kids love it

                      • Hot Tub

                        Hot Tub

                      • 1/2 Scale replica of the Monet Bridge from Giverny, France

                        1/2 Scale replica of the Monet Bridge from Giverny, France

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $7,000 - $15,000 per week (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 16

                      View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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