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Newly Renovated Historic Home (1836). Perfect for Vacations and Small Weddings

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In the heart of the historic district. Quiet, walk to beach, restaurants & shops

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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This meticulously renovated home is located one block from downtown Vineyard Haven in the Historic District. Although walking distance (4 minutes) to the ferry it is located on a quiet, entirely residential street. The home is large, gracious and perfect for entertaining or for a quiet, luxurious retreat. With 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 5 working fireplaces and lovely yard, enjoy a luxurious vacation or intimate wedding and rehearsal dinners. Walk to the beach, sit by the fire or entertain in the gourmet kitchen and dining room.

The back yard is very large for this area of the Island, with mature trees and plantings and can accommodate a tent and up to 80 guests, a dance floor and bar. A one minute walk brings you down a path leading directly to Main Street and 3 additional minutes brings you to the ferry by foot. So close to downtown, but on a completely quiet, residential street in the Historic District. It has four private parking spaces and a parking garage, as well.

Newly renovated, it has all new plumbing, electric, heat and AC. With great attention to detail, it is both elegant and friendly with tons of natural light. Perfect for a family and large enough to have visitors comfortably. It can sleep up to 9 people.

The first floor has tall ceilings with crown moldings and has a large, well equipped eat-in kitchen with a table to seat 10. It has a working fireplace.

Adjacent to the Kitchen is a large living room with 11 feet of 8 foot tall glass doors leading to a deep mahogany deck.
The living room has two seating areas separated by a bank of low bookcases and also has a working fireplace and small bar tucked into a corner of the room. Stereo speakers are built into the ceiling of the living room and kitchen

On the other side of the Kitchen is a family room with a working fireplace and a large screen TV.

The first floor also has a full bathroom with a very large shower and curved vanity. Next to the front door is a mud room with large carved antique wood doors from Spain used for a coat closet.

You ascend the original, curved staircase with a mahogany banister to the second floor. This brings you to either the Master Bedroom Suite or one of two Bedrooms. One large bedroom, with a queen size 4 poster bed and one smaller bedroom with a fireplace share a full bath with tub and shower. Pass through this bathroom and you find a laundry with washing machine, dryer, ample counters and shelving.

Turn the other direction and you either ascend to the 3rd story or enter the very large, Master Bedroom with sumptuous en suite bath. The Master Bedroom has it's own marble fireplace and private deck which runs the full width of the building - 35 feet. It has views of the Vineyard Haven Harbor. The en-suite bath is all white marble with two individual vanities, a frameless glass shower and a luxurious, deep soaking bathtub.

Now for the fun. The third floor has a peaked ceiling 9-1/2 feet at its highest point. The walls and ceiling of this entire floor are sheathed in knotty pine with a light pickle stain allowing the entire floor to be flooded with light. The floor is designed to be either for an au pair with a queen size bed and can also accommodate an additional 2 kids with day beds.

A full bath allows this floor to be it's own retreat.

This house has it all ! ! Location, grandeur, comfort and history. Have we left something out ?

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 3922 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    1st Floor has Bedroom and Full Bath ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Large Bedroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Entire 3rd Floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Large Master w/ Fireplace and Private Deck looking at harbor...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    Cozy Bedroom with Fireplace....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • All brand new with different patterns of White Carerra Marble

Other Amenities

  • Inquire about having your own private chef and day-sailing trips.

Entertainment

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • 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
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    House is 1 block from downtown Vineyard Haven on a quiet residential street in the Historic District of Vineyard Haven....moreless

  • Water View:

    View of Vineyard Haven Harbor from house...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    4 Cars ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 10...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic Dry Goods ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Bertoluzzi - 5 Burner - Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    2 Blocks away - Hartrue Courts 6 Blocks away - Hard Serface...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August
Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$8,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,271 Nightly

Sept 2015
Sep 13 - Sep 26, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,000
$6,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $986 Nightly

October 2015
Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$1,000
$5,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $843 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$36,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,200 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Cleaning fee $350
  • Taxes Not included

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 07/13/2015
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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Martha's Vineyard
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Oak Bluffs
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Ferry
Vineyard Haven
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Farm Neck
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Restaurant
Le Grenier
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
Owen Park

Car: Not Necessary

besides being a stunning example of Greek Revival Architecture, the Birkshire House has the great benefit of being located on the most beautiful of streets in Vineyard Haven in the heart of the Historic District. 4 minutes walk from the Ferry and 1 minute walk to Main Street, it remains outside the hustle and bustle of tourism since it is on an entirely residential street along with a series of beautiful, historic homes.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My name is Paul Lazes and I will personally introduce you to this beautiful, historic home we have just finished renovating. My family and I have lived on the Vineyard for the past 14 years and I am originally from New York City. In New York, I designed renovations of large apartments in Manhattan, but this is my first renovation on the Vineyard. This home has everything going for it: located close to downtown, but on a quiet, historic street. With large rooms and tall ceilings, it is very unique. I look forward to meeting you. Sincerely, Paul Lazes

Why the Owner Chose Vineyard Haven:
After looking at dozens of properties over the past several years, I decided to purchase this property for multiple reasons: It has beautiful bones, large rooms and high ceilings. 5 working fireplaces ! It is located 1 block from Main Street, Vineyard Haven and 4 minutes walk to the Ferry, but is outside the hustle and bustle on a quiet, residential street in the Historic District. The property has a large back yard with mature trees and planting, parking for 3 cars, two porches, and large original windows to allow floods of light throughout. It has everything going for it !

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Large rooms and high ceilings. 5 working fireplaces! Flooded with light. Located 1 block from Main Street, Vineyard Haven and 4 minutes walk to the Ferry, on a quiet, residential street in the Historic District. Walking distance from 4 churches and a synagogue. Large back yard with mature trees and planting, parking for 3 cars, two porches. Views of the Harbor from the 2nd and 3rd Stories.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • In the heart of the historic district. Quiet, walk to beach, restaurants & shops

    In the heart of the historic district. Quiet, walk to beach, restaurants & shops

  • Gourmet Kitchen, Gas Range, Marble Counters and lots of storage.

    Gourmet Kitchen, Gas Range, Marble Counters and lots of storage.

  • Master Bedroom with Private Balcony overlooking Back Yard and Peak Water View

    Master Bedroom with Private Balcony overlooking Back Yard and Peak Water View

  • Master Bath w/ two Vanities and beautiful View to Back Yard and Water.

    Master Bath w/ two Vanities and beautiful View to Back Yard and Water.

  • Eat-in Kitchen, Copper Doors to Living Room, Walnut Pantry Doors, Zinc Table

    Eat-in Kitchen, Copper Doors to Living Room, Walnut Pantry Doors, Zinc Table

  • Living Room with Working Fireplace

    Living Room with Working Fireplace

  • Back Yard Hydrangas

    Back Yard Hydrangas

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom with Antique Day Bed and Working Fireplace.  Bath across Hall.

    2nd Floor Bedroom with Antique Day Bed and Working Fireplace. Bath across Hall.

  • 1st Floor Family Room with Large Screen TV and Sleep Sofa. Full Bath across Hall

    1st Floor Family Room with Large Screen TV and Sleep Sofa. Full Bath across Hall

  • Detail of Antique Carved Doors.  1st Floor Entry Coat Closet.

    Detail of Antique Carved Doors. 1st Floor Entry Coat Closet.

  • 2nd Floor Laundry beyond 2nd Floor Bath.

    2nd Floor Laundry beyond 2nd Floor Bath.

  • Back of house showing 2 decks, indoor parking plus 4 outdoor parking spaces.

    Back of house showing 2 decks, indoor parking plus 4 outdoor parking spaces.

  • Detail of Entry Door and Hydrangeas

    Detail of Entry Door and Hydrangeas

  • Eat-in Gourmet Kitchen. Table for 10 with Antique Pine Sideboard for Platters.

    Eat-in Gourmet Kitchen. Table for 10 with Antique Pine Sideboard for Platters.

  • Master Bedroom w/ King Bed, Working Fireplace and Closets beyond.

    Master Bedroom w/ King Bed, Working Fireplace and Closets beyond.

  • Staircase from Entry to 2nd Floor Bedrooms.

    Staircase from Entry to 2nd Floor Bedrooms.

  • Living Room showing Large French Doors at 2nd Seating Area and Working Fireplace

    Living Room showing Large French Doors at 2nd Seating Area and Working Fireplace

  • 2nd Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed and Bath across Hall.

    2nd Floor Bedroom with Queen Bed and Bath across Hall.

  • Breakfast Area/ Second Seating of Living Room w/view through large French Doors

    Breakfast Area/ Second Seating of Living Room w/view through large French Doors

  • 2nd Floor Bathroom serving two Bedrooms.

    2nd Floor Bathroom serving two Bedrooms.

  • Stair Leading to 3rd Floor with original, Antique Flooring for Risers.

    Stair Leading to 3rd Floor with original, Antique Flooring for Risers.

  • 3rd Floor Loft. Full, open Space.

    3rd Floor Loft. Full, open Space.

  • Opposite Side of Loft with Queen Bed and Glass Door to Full Bath.

    Opposite Side of Loft with Queen Bed and Glass Door to Full Bath.

  • Aerial view of Vineyard Haven, with the Berkshire House at the arrow's point.

    Aerial view of Vineyard Haven, with the Berkshire House at the arrow's point.

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, spanish
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