Classic Modern House on its Own Point of Land with Astounding Views(5 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Modern House, 5 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)
We have lots of amusements and we are TV free, but there is Wi-Fi. We have a fantastic collection of children's books, from picture books to favorite read-alouds and young adult books. There is a croquet set and lots of rainy day games and little kid toys. We have a modest but peaceful writers cabin/shed that can be used for quiet work time (no Wi-Fi there).
This house is perfect for small children, the third generation of our family is now proving that. Children can toddle or paddle about on the private beach on Menemsha Pond, 'Short Beach' (we share it with the other houses on our short road but there is always room) where we all learned to swim. Beach passes for the restricted town ocean beaches are available for purchase from the town with your lease. The free Menemsha public beach and it's great fish markets are nearby. There is a fantastic local farmer's market in nearby West Tisbury twice a week.
Chilmark has a wonderful community center summer camp program that runs every weekday morning for children up to 12, where your kids can play sports or make glorious messes. You can sign up by the week. Retrieve your children at noon and go across the street to get a pizza for lunch from the popular Chilmark store. The Chilmark library is excellent and has a lot of kid's programs.
In the fall it is a great spot for quiet adult time. The island is more peaceful and the colors are spectacular. The weather is generally wonderful then and if it is not the wood stove is exceedingly cosy.
This is not a fancy house. It is built very simply, in a style of '50's summer camp minimalism. The comfortable furniture is a little worn, but it's classic style (Eames etc) echos the house. We have only one full and one half bath and a beautiful reconstructed outdoor shower. The house has a very warm feel that we hope you love as we do.
We do not rent for under 1 week, NO weekends. We give discounts for long rentals.
Keywords: Summer House, Derby, Kayaks, Dogs
Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Most of the house is on one level. There is a 10 inch step to the central porch.The main bathroom door is narrow but the one bedroom with the half bath was designed with a grandmother in mind. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Spacious cedar outdoor shower
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit $600
- Cleaning Fee $300
1/2 at signing lease, second payment 1 month before the start date.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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There are many fishing charter boats that go out from nearby very charming Menemsha harbor, where you can also get wonderful local seafood, cooked to eat on the docks or bring home to cook. There are also a multitude of really good restaurants on the island where the foodie scene is very active.
Our beautiful beach on Menemsha Pond ("Short Beach") is really near the house. It is the best place in the world for little ones to play and swim.
The Chilmark Community Center has a great morning day camp that is easy to join by the week and a good way for kids to meet other kids. Then at noon, pick them up and walk across the street for the popular pizza at the Chilmark Store. And then, for a perfect day, take them to one of the town ocean beaches. The local library is fantastic, available for your use and good for a rainy day activity.
Year Purchased: 1946
About the owner: This house has been in our family since it was built in 1949. The fourth generation is now enjoying it, with their parents, cousins and grandparents. We love it and are grateful for the loyal renters who also enjoy the atmosphere and activities of this special place.
Why the Owner Chose Chilmark, Massachusetts, United States of America:
Very child friendly with the perfect little kid beach Within very easy reach of ocean beaches Perfect for kayakers and clammers and swimmers Great for the Bluefish Derby (fish right from our sandbar) Ideal for quiet autumnal exploration of the many island nature preserves A unique house harking back to simple summer pleasures Magical feeling of being on your own island
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mooring available for the Bluefish Derby
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the whole property from the air
the view from the big porch
the corner garden
the 'coversation pit,' center for a rainy day with games and books
the little writing house
one of 2 bunkrooms off the playroom
the front of the house
Map of a magical place
A toy shelf
From the front door, the dining table and through to the outside
across the living room
soapstone counter and custom sink in kitchen overlooks the large central porch
master bedroom with own 1/2 bath
a bedroom wall, the sea stories shelf
a place for tea or a cold drink, in the kitchen
The water is deep blue in the fall. The berries turn red.
Bedroom view in fall
The Gypsy Queen
Front door wren's home
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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