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Old vineyard rustic cottage charm. Across from the Inkwell beach and situated in the heart of the historic district. The classic 1851 Victorian beach cottage has 4+ bedrooms and ideally sleeps 8. The porch has ocean/inkwell beach views. Our lawn is perfect for family and friends to gather, grill and relax. The renowned inkwell beach is steps away and charming oak bluffs harbour, ferry and quaint main street is a 5-7 minute stroll way. A central location with the public park with tennis courts, playground and basketball courts right down the street. Waban park behind the house perfect for flying kites on the ocean breeze or kicking around a soccer/football. The spacious house has 4+ bedrooms with high speed internet, DVD and Cable TV. In addition, for larger parties, there is a guest cottage on the property next door available for rental that has a separate high-speed wi-fi, shower, kitchen, laundry and outdoor seating. Video of interior available. House web: www.joyeuxonthevine.com
Outside Dining & Porch: If your family and friends love living outside and walking to the beach then look no further. The house is literally 50 steps away from Inkwell beach - and for those who dont prefer the sand we have an ample lawn that includes a large picnic table, a private cafe table, a breakfast table with morning sun, porch rockers, beach chairs, beach towels and comfy adirondack chairs. The large porch wraps around to allow shade seekers on the porch to easily converse with sunbathers in the garden. There are beds of roses, hydrangeas and rhodendrums for you and your guests to enjoy. In addition, there is a gas grill and an outside clothing line. TV, DVD and Wi-Fi on the property.
Sleeping Well: While we believe it is the ocean breeze that gives you such a good nights sleep here, we also have new mattresses, pillows, blankets and linens in all the bedrooms in May 2011. In the two master bedrooms, the pillow-top mattress are covered in 600-1000 count cotton sheets for maximum comfort. In addition, each master bedroom has an iPOD/iPHONE music docking station and a digital alarm clock for those of you who want to get up early to watch those stunning ocean sunrises.
A direct garden view, just off the dining area downstairs...moreless
Nantucket Park View: 1 twin/ single
Quiet hideaway in the back, with back stairs to kitchen...moreless
Main House - 3 Bedrooms upstairs, 1 Bedroom downstairs. The large master bedroom benefits from a queen size bed, private balcony with ocean views, rocking chair, bookshelf, iPOD docking station, walk in closet, alarm clock and 26' TV with DVD player. The garden bedroom room upstairs has cathedral ceilings, a full closet, iPOD docking station and a ceiling fan. The 3rd bedroom upstairs has bunk beds suitable for young adults. The 4th bedroom downstairs has two twin beds, with a ceiling fan and dresser. The studio beach cottage on the property is available for an additional charge. The studio cottage also has a private, fenced in seating area with a gas grill. The house library has a wide selection of children and adult books and DVDs....moreless
1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Full Washroom w/Shower: toilet, shower
Downstairs in back of house past kitchen and laundry room...moreless
Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower
Large family size outdoor shower to wash off sand & sports...moreless
Upstairs 1/2 Bath: toilet
Upstairs a toilet only in the middle of the house...moreless
A full bathroom downstairs off of a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. A half bathroom upstairs serves the upstairs bedrooms. There is an additional full bath with a shower in the guest cottages and additional laundry facilities....moreless
Front porch has two rocking chairs, 4 wicker chairs, two children lawn chairs, 4 sling net chairs on side of house....moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Kayak and canoe rental available at State Beach or Harbor...moreless
Lawn / Garden:
Flower filled lawn with two comfy adirondack lawn chairs, 4 wicker outdoor dining chairs, 4 slingback net chairs, sun umbrella and wicker outdoor dining table. Additional round table in shed....moreless
Gas grill outside with side table for grilling. Grilling utensils in pantry closet in kitchen....moreless
Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda
Tennis courts up the street / Booking directly with town at courts...moreless
Studio Beach Cottage available next door to main house for larger parties. Please ask owner/manager for availability if you are interested in renting both properties.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Old Victorian Seaside Charm - Sit on the big porch and gaze at the famous inkwell beach (just steps away!) Wake up in the Master Bedroom with direct ocean views from your bed or private balcony. Nestled in the heart of the historic district and just a few minutes walk to town, shops, harbor or the ferry. There are five newly decorated bedrooms in the Main House with a full bath and half bath. There is a studio cottage next door available for an additional weekly rental fee and has a private outdoor seating, separate grill, full bath and kitchen. The beach bike path starts right at our doorstep - with windsurfing, kayaking, clamming all nearby. Just up the street are the neighborhood tennis courts, basketball court and playground. High speed Wi-FI for both properties, as well as extensive book library, DVD and family board games. We welcome you into our home to truly enjoy life at a different pace.
Golf: Golf the links while overlooking the Nantucket sound. Challenge your swings with the ocean breezes and the incomparable beauty of the the island.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are a family of four with two young children. I grew up in New England, and the vineyard was always a magical summer place. My husband grew in the mountains of Italy, but once he came to the vineyard he also fell in love with the special nature of the place. We bought this house so our children would have the memories of the beach and family. This is our family vacation home and we are pleased to share the laid-back charm the vineyard has to offer. It is a friendly old neighborhood, with families that have been there for generations. It is a family house and best suited for families or close groups of friends looking to join beach vineyard living.
Why the Owner Chose Oak Bluffs: We were looking for many years to find a house that had retained it's original victorian charm. The moment we walked into this house, we knew it was the right place for us. It has maintained it's original charm and you could feel the warmth and the summers of joyful beach days over many generations.
It is not modern, and it is not at all like the home live in our normal life. We look at the island as a retreat from the conveniences and stresses of modern life, a slower time and pace when we found the time to connect with each other and to nature.
The house has only been in a few families since it was built. We feel a deep responsibility as care takers of a very special place that will be around for many more generations to come. It is quintessential rustic vineyard cottage living and we love it.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We could wake up and see the ocean from the master bedroom, the porch was big and welcoming and the yard big enough for big BBQ with family and friends. We loved the idea of walking a few minutes through the historic district or along the beach road to get handmade ice-cream after dinner. The water is an important element of the perfect beach house for us but so is the outdoor space as we live outside when we are on holiday. We eat, we read, we talk, we spend basically the whole day under the blue skies. The location allows for a morning stroll to the harbor along the beach, or a 10K bike ride in between the sand dunes, or a quiet moment to sit on the big rock and watch the horizon. For us, it is the hard to find, perfect in-town location, friendly neighbors and right at the beach. It is quite simply - our favorite place to be.