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Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury Woods

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Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

West Tisbury house description

This centrally located glassed-in house in the woods is a 15 minute drive or less to nearly anywhere on Martha's Vineyard. It is located in the middle of our 2 acres of woods on a paved road. Permits to two beautiful beaches are available: Lambert's Cove Beach on the north side of the island and Long Beach on the south side. There are many public beaches all within 15 minutes drive as well, including Owen Park, Eastville Beach, and State Beach, which is a popular 'wave' beach. Or drive up-island to the beautiful clay cliff beach of Aquinnah or the fishing village of Menemsha.

The house is designed so that the summer sun is kept out despite having a two story wall of glass in the main sitting area of the house. The effect is that your eyes naturally drift off into the woods, where you come to recognize various birds and squirrels and where they live. It is very peaceful. The screened-in porch is a favorite for reading and bird watching. Two patios, a table on the porch, a kitchen bar, and a regular sit-down table in the house provide many dining options. There is a fully equipped, full-sized kitchen, 1.5 bathrooms, and an additional private semi-outdoor shower.

The house is less than five minute's walk to the 3000 acre State Forest with bike paths connecting to all other bike paths on the island. Nearby places to bike (mostly on paths) include the State Forest, Tiah's Cove, the YMCA, Vineyard Youth Tennis, West Tisbury school playground and town tennis courts, Alley's and the Field Gallery, and just a bit further along are Long Beach, Lambert's Cove Beach and the town of Vineyard Haven. A 2 minute walk takes the kids to a terrific neighborhood baseball diamond, and a 10 minute bike ride gets you to a frisbie golf course in the State Forest. Various kids' games, some outdoor toys, and some very old bikes are provided.

We may allow a dog. The area is perfect for it, with the State Forest next door. Please inquire.

We provide 100% cotton linens.

We will be living aboard our sailboat 'Aurora' in Vineyard Haven Harbor during the summer and will be usually available by cell phone should the renter require anything. Or, what might be more fun, come find us by water taxi and say hello!

Keywords: Centrally located home in woods along bike path, with passes for purchase (from the town of West Tisbury) to Lambert's Cove beach and Long Beach. Ball diamond & State Forest bike paths just yards away.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            This is a terrific kids house with lots of outdoor space. Located three houses from end of long, paved, quiet road, making bicycling safe for children. Ball park just yards away. Woods as well as grassy yard and wooden walkways to play outdoors on. Some toys too. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We may conditionally permit certain dogs. Two months Frontline prior to visit required. We do not allow cats....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            First Floor, private....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

            Sleeps 4 children or two adults (on bottom bunks)...moreless

          • Bedroom on first floor offers added privacy with first floor bathroom. Double Bed upstairs is perfect for a couple, and room is very bright sunny. The upstairs kids room has TWO sets of bunk beds, easily sleeping four kids. Adults comfortably sleep in the lower bunks only. A playpen is available for an infant to sleep in, if needed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            First floor....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            Upstairs. Second shower located in 'outdoor' changing room....moreless

          • Outdoor Shower Room: shower

            This 'outdoor shower' is an enclosed room with changing area...moreless

          • Upstairs half bathroom, first floor full bathroom, and attached outdoor room with shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Seat six at the antique mission oak table, 3 or 4 at the kitchen bar. Also, there is a table in the screened in porch that seats six. Please let us know if you require a high chair....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen with everything a cook could want, including blender, Cuisinart, cutting boards, excellent knives, good array of pots and pans. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Regular drip coffee maker. Also a plunger pot....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Setting for 8 and then some....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Cuisinart, higher end....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Child's Highchair
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 5:

            Cathedral ceilings. Three-person couch and one large upholstered chair, one brand new country chair with ottoman. One children's chair. Continuous with dining area, where more seating is provided....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beautiful new beach towels, bathroom towels, and kitchen towels provided....moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of off street parking is provided in driveway. No garage....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric heat if needed. Fans in every room for cooling....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Plenty of off-street parking is provided. No garage....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Not in use during Spring, Summer and Fall....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            All sheets are 100% cotton. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Brand new. ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Good cell phone reception for AT&T and Verizon.

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Flat Screen 'Smart' TV connected to Netflix (free to renters). Netflix provides a large selection of TV shows, movies, and specialty shows. ...moreless

              • Books:

                A wide range of pleasure reading, including lots of children's books....moreless

              • Toys:

                Stuffed animals and a small selection of outdoor children's toys....moreless

              • Games:

                Scrabble, Monoply, Chess and Checkers, Cards, and other games....moreless

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless supplied through Comcast. Completely reliable....moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                Broadband supplied through Comcast....moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                Several very old bicycles are provided to fool around with and to use at your own risk. Not all gears work. Bring your own bike for serious biking. Bring your own bicycle helmets. (Required)...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Herb Garden. New lawn, just planted this Spring....moreless

              Theme

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

              Activities

              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Hiking
              • Swimming
              • Surfing
              • Tennis
              • Parasailing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Paragliding
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Basketball Court
              • Mountain Biking
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Arboretum
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Synagogues
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Botanical Garden
              • Recreation Center
              • Kayaking
              • Antiquing
              • Shelling
              • Boating
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Cycling
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              July27-Aug3
              Jul 27 - Aug 2, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,750
              August
              Aug 3 - Aug 30, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,850
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,200

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Cleaning fee is for a normal cleaning. Extra cleaning time is charged at $35/hour. (Very rare)


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 07/22/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              Car: Recommended

              Peaceful and Quiet. Filled with wildlife. Toward end of paved road. Less than 5 minute walk to 3000 acres of State Forest with a huge network of bicycle paths, frisbee golf course, and hiking trails. Access to residents only Lambert's Cove Beach and Long Beach with purchase of private pass. Short drive to all public beaches. Baseball diamond around corner. Perfect central location.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2012

              About the owner: Brad is from Wisconsin and is now the newest partner at Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway, the wooden boat and schooner builders on the island. Alice teaches philosophy at a University. Our family lives on our yawl 'Aurora' in Vineyard Haven Harbor during the summers and returns to land in the Fall.

              Why the Owner Chose West Tisbury:
              We like peace and quiet and we like the outdoors. In this house we can get to know the wildlife we watch through the large glass windows and we can take daily walks in the nearby State Forest. We also appreciate having access to Lambert's Cove Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the island.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.

                Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.

              • Fully equipped kitchen.

                Fully equipped kitchen.

              • Living room, with screened porch in background.

                Living room, with screened porch in background.

              • 1st floor bathroom.  (2nd floor half bath not shown.)

                1st floor bathroom. (2nd floor half bath not shown.)

              • Full Bedroom, 2nd floor. Two sets of windows for a bright cheery room.

                Full Bedroom, 2nd floor. Two sets of windows for a bright cheery room.

              • Front patio with excellent grill.

                Front patio with excellent grill.

              • Outdoor walkway to back patio.

                Outdoor walkway to back patio.

              • Yard (part shade, part sun)

                Yard (part shade, part sun)

              • Dining room table easily seats 6.

                Dining room table easily seats 6.

              • Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury!

                Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury!

              • Kitchen, with breakfast bar.

                Kitchen, with breakfast bar.

              • Screened porch

                Screened porch

              • Queen Bedroom, first floor. Plenty of light!

                Queen Bedroom, first floor. Plenty of light!

              • Two sets of bunk beds, 2nd floor. Easily sleeps 4 kids (or two adults).

                Two sets of bunk beds, 2nd floor. Easily sleeps 4 kids (or two adults).

              • Outdoor shower and changing room.

                Outdoor shower and changing room.

              • Another outdoor sitting area.

                Another outdoor sitting area.

              • Swing chair.

                Swing chair.

              • View of living room from bedroom area above (over stairway railing).

                View of living room from bedroom area above (over stairway railing).

              VRBO #404888

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Saturday, July 26, 2014

              $1,200 - $1,850 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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