About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Charming House with Included Guest House
This two-house property is situated about 100 yards up a country lane off the South Road in Chilmark. Alley’s General Store is one mile to the east and Beetlebung Corner and The Chilmark Store are four miles to the west. You can continue out State Road to Squibnocket Beach, or head up to Menemsha to watch the sunset, perhaps while enjoying a freshly boiled lobster from Larsen’s. We’re about a mile from the farmer’s markets and crafts shows in West Tisbury.
The main house is about 40 years old and we renovated it in 2002. We built the Guest House in 2004. The wood paneling in both houses give a warm, inviting ambiance.
We ask that you supply your own bed linens and towels, but most everything else you need is supplied, including beach chairs, well-equipped kitchen, hair dryer, etc.
Please note there is a $200 per rental cleaning fee when renting main and guest houses together.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Jeremy Driesen
We are Jennie and Jeremy Driesen and we live in Pelham, NY with two children, a black dog, and supposedly a cat, too. Jeremy is an events producer/drummer/photographer and Jennie is a model and actress. Jennie and Molly, our black dog, have appeared a number of times in the Black Dog catalog.
Jeremy Driesen purchased this House in 2002
Why Jeremy Driesen chose Chilmark
We stayed with friends in Chilmark and fell in love with Lucy Vincent Beach and the whole feel of Chilmark. While we were there, 8 Swans Way came on the market. It seemed a bit impulsive at the time, but we bought it. One of the best things we ever did. We have spent a number of full summers on the island and forgot to go home one September (we enrolled the kids in The Chilmark School and stayed for 14 months).
What makes this House unique
Note that it may be possible to rent only one of the two houses in months other than July and August. Please contact owners if you're interested. During July and August, we do only two-house rentals. We love so many things in Chilmark and the Vineyard in general, including, in no particular order, Lucy Vincent Beach, Menemsha, The Chilmark Store, Chilmark Chocolates, The Chilmark School, The Chilmark Library, the MV Fair, The Ritz, Sharky's, Offshore Ale, biking, last-minute pot luck dinners with friends, etc etc etc.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect for Our Family
Great location. Very Quiet area. The house and guest house were a good fit for our needs. We had our daughter's family (husband and grandson) and our mother (mother in law). They used the main house and we used the guest house. Very nice having a bath and a half bath in the main house and a full bath in the guest house. Gas grill was good to use to offset the high cost of eating out. Only issue (which was not a problem for our use) is to access the second floor's 2 bedrooms you need to climb a spiral staircase. This maybe a problem for small toddlers or people with limited mobility. For us we had a great time.
Glad you enjoyed. Hope you'll stay with us again!
Relaxing and tranquil
We loved our stay at the Chilmark house. The house met all of our needs and the owners were wonderful to work with. We fell in love with Chilmark and Lucy Vincent beach.
Thanks, Sara! Hope you'll come stay at our place again!
Property was great! Exceeded expectations.
House, cottage and property were perfect for our group. One family with 6yr and 6mth old stayed in cottage and other family with teens in main house. Loved the big outdoor shower with foliage and hummingbirds in the middle of the yard. Big dining table on deck was perfect for our large group. Good proximity to Lucy Vincent beach and Menemsha. Mid 70's and sunny everyday. One of our best Vineyard vacations ever!
Thanks for the kind words and we're delighted you had a great vacation. We'd be delighted to have you back next year.
Great yard, Quiet. room for outdoor games. Small house awesome Bigger than looks in pictures! Main house roomy. Nice showers outside
Hope you'll come stay with us again!
Away from it all, but close enough to see it all!
Great tranquil property! Outdoor showers were awesome. Yard was big enough for the kids to play in. You feel completely secluded yet the road is only 100 yards away. It reminded me of my childhood. Book it if you can!
Thanks! Great to have you!
Jeremy is a class act and his home is wonderful. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at his lovely home. My entire family thanks you for your hospitality.
Many thanks for the kind words and delighted you had a good time!
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING RENTAL. Renter must provide all sheets, towels, and pillowcases.