Hillside Cottage—Serene, Views, Kayaks, Private Pond/Ocean Access(10 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)
Enjoy a stroll to Menemsha pond beach (5 minutes by foot) or use your key to a shared private beach on the south shore (5 minute drive & no Philbin town beach parking hassle or expense). Bicycles and three sea kayaks (1 double & 2 singles) are included in the rental.
The open living room/dining/kitchen area has a wood-burning fireplace, as well as handsome built-in bookshelves and desk. The kitchen is well-equipped and a pleasure to work in.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own full bath and opens onto a private balcony. The lower bedroom is furnished with lovely antique Danish beds that can be set up as two twins or a queen, according to your needs. A comfortable convertible couch turns the study/den into a separate bedroom, next to the main floor bathroom. The living room, too, has a sofa-bed for extra sleeping spaces. Ample storage throughout.
Added features include: gas grill, a large screened porch with eating and lounging areas, a spacious upper deck, and a roomy outdoor shower.
Keywords: light and airy house, private (shared) access to ocean beach and to Menemsha Pond beach, country and water views, seclusion, kayaks/bikes included in rental
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Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 full bathrooms, each with tub/shower.
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- cleaning fee $180
- Taxes Not included
Off-season rates vary—the ones listed are approximate. We do require a three-night minimum stay. Contact us for terms.
$500 reservation/damage deposit (separate from rent), returned 10 days after stay completed, minus $180 for cleaning.
First half of rent due 2 months in advance of arrival. Second half of rent due two weeks in advance of arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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5 minute walk to private (shared) Menemsha Pond beach for sun-bathing, quahog digging, kayaking. Use of 3 kayaks (1 double, 2 single) and 3 bikes/helmets included in rental. Use of key to (shared) ocean beach also included. House is located 1/2 mile off the main road in a very quiet, secluded area. Only two houses visible from ours.
About the owner: Gardner Brown is a semi-retired environmental economist, and Victoria Farr Brown is a writer of fiction and blogger for Whim W'Him dance company in Seattle (whimwhim.org/blog). They live in Seattle when not in Martha's Vineyard. Gardner has been coming to Martha's Vineyard all his life, as have our sons. Victoria first visited the island in 1964. While in Aquinnah in the summer, we stay in our old unwinterized cottage or 'camp,' built in 1954. It is 60 yards away from the 'new' house (of this ad) and screened by trees and shrubs. In other seasons, when we visit the island, we stay in the new house.
Why the Owner Chose Aquinnah, MA, USA:
We built the house we are renting because our family was growing, we wanted to be able to visit Aquinnah off-season when our old summer cottage is not habitable, and we had always wanted to participate in the design of a house and life on the island year-round.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Seclusion; being part of the unique community life of Aquinnah; swimming, surfing, and body surfing, in the ocean and Menemsha pond; sailing, kayaking; eating fresh seafood and farm produce, enjoying the beauty, amenities and quirks of island life.
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house with screened porch, deck, balcony off master bedroom
side with front entrance
Dining area/built-in desk
Antique Danish beds—can be 2 twins or a queen
late autumn view
screen porch and flower bed
kitchen and hall
extra bedroom/study with comfortable couch-bed
eating area in screened porch
winter at Hillside Cottage
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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