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Victorian Charm. Steps to Beach, Town & Ferry

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Original Victorian Vineyard Beach Cottage

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Last updated: 11/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oak Bluffs house description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We prefer families looking for a relaxing beach holiday....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Very child friendly house. We have two high chairs and portable cribs. Children books and toys available....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Pets not allowed in main house, allowed in Beach Studio under separate rental agreement...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Master Bedroom w/Balcony: 1 queen

                Oceanviews from Bed and Balcony...moreless

              • Garden Sunrise Bedroom: 1 queen

                Delightful cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans...moreless

              • The Loft Room: 2 twin/ single

                In the middle of the house perfect for kids...moreless

              • Low Garden View: 2 twin/ single

                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

              Bathrooms: 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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Various...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Board Games in console in dining room...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys:

                Kites, frisbees, balls....moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Beach View:

                The inkwell beach is viewed from the front porch and the master bedroom...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                The inkwell beach is across the street...moreless

              • Downtown
              • Ocean View:

                The nantucket sound and inkwell beach is viewed from the front porch and the master bedroom...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                The inkwell beach is across the street...moreless

              • Town
              • Village
              • Water View:

                The nantucket sound and inkwell beach is viewed from the front porch and the master bedroom...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The inkwell beach is across the street. The harbor and ferry are about 5 minute walk along the beach...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Seating for 6-8 comfortably, 6 dining room chairs, 2 high chairs in house. 4 additional outdoor wicker dining chairs, 4 additional outdoor sling chairs....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Window A/C Units in upstairs garden and park view rooms. Standing floor AC units (due to cathedral windows) in other 3 bedrooms, including Master, Loft Room and Downstairs Garden Room....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                New dryer summer of 2013...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                not operational...moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                There are room heaters available but this house in not winterized....moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed linens provided. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                We have a sofa, chaise lounge and wicker seating chairs. Comfortable seating for 6-8 family members....moreless

              • Parking:

                Dedicated parking for house guests, 2 spots of main house and 1 spot for guest cottage....moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Dedicated parking for house guests, 2 spots of main house and 1 spot for guest cottage....moreless

              • Parking On Street
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Towels provided in the house....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer & Dryer in Main House & Cottage...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                Not operational....moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Catering Available:

                House stocking available - organic and local and seasonal. contact joy@bringing-joy.com...moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                New coffee maker Summer 2014 with automatic grinder, italian style coffee press also available...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dish service for 12, full utensils, coffee maker...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                New kitchen floor, fridge, stove in Summer 2014...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                New kitchen floor, fridge, stove in Summer 2014...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Many grilling utensils, cooler for beach, picnic basket...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New kitchen floor, fridge, stove in Summer 2014...moreless

              • Stove:

                New kitchen floor, fridge, stove in Summer 2014...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Master Bedroom has private balcony with ocean and beach views....moreless

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Towels
              • Boat:

                Boat rental available at harbor...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                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

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Gas grill outside with side table for grilling. Grilling utensils in pantry closet in kitchen....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts up the street / Booking directly with town at courts...moreless

              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Available for rental at harbor...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,000

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • Cleaning $250
                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      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.


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                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 11/04/2014
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                      Location

                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Martha's Vineyard Airport
                      700 Metres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Woods Hole / Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority
                      50 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Inkwell

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Original Victorian Vineyard Beach Cottage

                        Original Victorian Vineyard Beach Cottage

                      • Big Porch with beach

                        Big Porch with beach

                      • Sunny lawn for lounging

                        Sunny lawn for lounging

                      • Guest Cottage Next Door... full of hydrangeas and roses about to bloom

                        Guest Cottage Next Door... full of hydrangeas and roses about to bloom

                      • Fun dining for 6-8 with friendly island cow art

                        Fun dining for 6-8 with friendly island cow art

                      • Welcome to the beach house, up the front stairs

                        Welcome to the beach house, up the front stairs

                      • Master Bed from private upstairs balcony.. you wake up to birds and ocean view

                        Master Bed from private upstairs balcony.. you wake up to birds and ocean view

                      • Large lawn for playing, relaxing and eating outdoors

                        Large lawn for playing, relaxing and eating outdoors

                      • Main House Front

                        Main House Front

                      • Family fun at the inkwell beach across the street

                        Family fun at the inkwell beach across the street

                      • Enjoy the sun and sand at Inkwell Beach - 50 steps away

                        Enjoy the sun and sand at Inkwell Beach - 50 steps away

                      • Morning sunrise at inkwell beach views from the house

                        Morning sunrise at inkwell beach views from the house

                      • Rocking in the ocean breeze with a view of the inkwell beach

                        Rocking in the ocean breeze with a view of the inkwell beach

                      • View of Guest Cottage from Main House Porch

                        View of Guest Cottage from Main House Porch

                      • Comfy beach living room to chill out with family and friends

                        Comfy beach living room to chill out with family and friends

                      • Downstairs Bedroom with twin beds and garden view off the living room

                        Downstairs Bedroom with twin beds and garden view off the living room

                      • Master Bedroom doors to private balcony with ocean and inkwell beach views

                        Master Bedroom doors to private balcony with ocean and inkwell beach views

                      • Upstairs Queen Guestroom with Cathedral Ceilings and Garden Views

                        Upstairs Queen Guestroom with Cathedral Ceilings and Garden Views

                      • 3 private parking spaces, 2 for Big Cottage and 1 for studio cottage next door

                        3 private parking spaces, 2 for Big Cottage and 1 for studio cottage next door

                      • Evening dinners in the vineyard full of relaxing conversation and fresh food

                        Evening dinners in the vineyard full of relaxing conversation and fresh food

                      • Inkwell beach 50 steps from the front porch...

                        Inkwell beach 50 steps from the front porch...

                      • Sailboats and water sports all around you

                        Sailboats and water sports all around you

                      • Another sunrise at the inkwell

                        Another sunrise at the inkwell

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 25, 2014

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                      5 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 11/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
                      • Calendar last updated: 11/04/2014
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