Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury Woods -- Fall Rates!!!
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- 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 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. For those who would like a second set of living quarters there is an attached 1 BR apartment with an additional private outdoor shower and its own private rock garden. It is perfect for the grandparents to get a break from the rest of the pack or for a couple with an infant to have a separate space. We are asking an extra $500/wk for the apartment.
The main 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. We provide two older adult mountain bikes and one 6-8 year old child's bike, but if you like a fully functional modern bike you should rent your own. Please bring your own helmets, since ours may not be a perfect fit. Nearby places to bike (mostly on paths) include the State Forest, 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 and some outdoor toys 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.
- 1400 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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:
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Surf Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Whale Watching
- Recreation Center
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Peaceful and Quiet. Filled with wildlife. 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....moreless
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Our August Week in West Tisbury
Our August Week in West Tisbury
I hope to come back to this house hopefully next summer. The location was ideally located in middle island and also near the forest giving us easy access to the bike lanes and privacy.The house was neat and clean when we arrived and furnished nicely with all the amenities like a grill, cable, etc. Each room had a fan, but some of us didn't even use them since it was cool enough in the evening. Alice made herself accessible to us if we needed her while we were there, but all went well. I'd recommend this house for a stay on a wonderful island.
- Guest Mary (Brooklyn, NY)
- Date of stay 08/11/13
- Review Submitted 08/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: We are happy the house worked out well for our guest. We aim for repeat renters, so please do come back to us next summer!
Truly felt like home!
Truly felt like home!
I had a last minute work trip to Martha's Vineyard and was looking for somewhere on VRBO. From the moment I saw this house on the website, I knew it was going to be amazing! From the first phone conversation with the owner, the whole experience was beyond perfect! We rented the house for two weeks for a work trip to the island. Not only did the owner allow us to check in at 8am, but she was beyond accomodating throughout our entire trip! The house is located down a long dirt driveway off a road that has very little activity. Looking at a map, I didn't realize how isolated the property would be and expected airport noise. The only noise I heard was the sound of roosters on a neighboring property! The location could not have been more perfect! The yard features are endless, from the bench swing in the yard to the little bridges over rock gardens. I spent so much time just taking pictures of the beautiful yard! The house goes on forever! We didn't rent the rear apartment because there was already so much house but loved that we felt that we were just alone in the middle of the woods, yet so close to everywhere we wanted to go on the island. From the minute we walked in the door, the house truly felt like home! It didn't have the typical signs for renters posted all around to remind us someone else had just rented. It was so relaxing! Upstairs has two bedrooms and is a great escape from the main living area. It is much larger than I expected for a 3-bedroom. The layout makes it feel even larger. The screen porch with vaulted ceilings was perfect for morning coffee, evening wine and lounging! The living room has vaulted ceilings and a huge wall of windows. The knotty pine details throughout the house were great. Outside off of the open porch is a door to the shower room, which has a skylight and dramatically high ceilings as well. It was perfect! After a week and a half, we decided to extend our stay and added a third week. The owner was more than accomodating! She was always available if needed, yet never present like some owners are....There were so many features, we didn't even use one of the decks in the three weeks we were there! We plan to come back again next year and hopefully rent for a month so book your weeks in advance before we steal them! As building inspectors, we see hundreds of houses on-island each year and this is the one that we will choose every year! Great house, great owner and amazingly relaxing experience!
- Guest Meghan (Centerville, MA)
- Date of stay 09/15/12
- Review Submitted 11/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: We love to hear that we're doing thing right! We are certainly trying. Two small "corrections" might help future renters, however: 1. The house is not as huge as the reviewer makes it sound -- it is a modest three bedroom house. It has various outdoor areas to discover, however, and that is probably what the reviewer was referring to when she said the house "goes on and on." 2. While there is a rooster who lives on the next street over who can be heard faintly most mornings, he is far enough away that there is no chance of anyone being woken up by him. He is merely a distant reminder that you are in a very quiet, peaceful area of the island.
We just returned from our vaction 8/10/12-8/17/12 I have to say it was one of the best vacations we have had in many years. This is a great house to relax, very quiet and secluded from the busy traffic of OB and Edgartown. It has a great yard, great decks very nice to relax after a long day at the beach. It has a great central location easy ride to vineyard haven very easy ride to my new favorite restaurant called state road witch I highly recommend if you plan on visiting the island just make sure you book a reservation a few days in advance. The owners were super super nice always got right back to me with answers to any questions I had. Thanks again Alice I recommend this house I know we will be back next year
- Guest hijoseph (Portland Maine)
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We are glad you liked the house and the location. We hope to see you again this coming season!
May & June 2013 $1200/week (Month of June $3000); with optional apartment: +$500 July 2013: $1650/week; with optional apartment: +$500 August 2013: $1850/week; with optional apartment: +$500/week September 2013: $1200/week
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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.
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Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.
Fully equipped kitchen.
1st floor bathroom. (2nd floor half bath not shown.)
Full Bedroom, 2nd floor. Two sets of windows for a bright cheery room.
Patio with excellent grill.
Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury!
Table and breakfast bar together seat 8 comfortably.
Queen Bedroom, first floor. Plenty of light!
Two sets of bunk beds, 2nd floor. Easily sleeps 4 kids (or two adults).
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Date last modified - Monday, September 02, 2013
3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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