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Charming Chilmark House and Guest House

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Main House - Living Room, scene of many wonderful parties.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

HOUSES MAY BE RENTED SEPARATELY IN SHOULDER MONTHS, $1000 and $500 per week.

The 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.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome:

    This rental works well for two families with kids or an extended family....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow dogs provided (a) the dog does not create any type of noise disturbance and (b) the dog is up to date on flea and tick preventive treatment (flea and tick collars are inadequate). Renters take full responsibility for any damage to people or property. We do not allow cats....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

  • Guest House Futon Sleeper Sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Good for a child or two....moreless

  • Main House Open Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

    Upstairs, no door, open room, good for a few kids....moreless

  • Main House Downstairs Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Guest House Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bedroom with full bath....moreless

  • Main House 2nd Floor Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bedroom with half bath....moreless

  • Our property tends to work well for extended families. Mom, dad, and the kids are in the main house. Grandma and grandpa are in the guest house, or it could be a second small family there. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Guest House Full Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Main House Upstairs Bathroom: toilet

    This bath is within a bedroom....moreless

  • Main House Downstairs Bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Main House Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Guest House Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • RENTER MUST PROVIDE ALL SHEETS, PILLOWCASES AND TOWELS. WE PROVIDE BLANKETS AND PILLOWS....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There's generally some random assortment of books in the main house downstairs bedroom. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Calling it a stereo is a bit of a stretch, but there is a little machine in the corner near the fireplace....moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV in main house, but are you really coming to the Vineyard to watch television?...moreless

  • Toys:

    There's generally some random assortment of toys in the main house downstairs bedroom. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Our house is located in a quiet, woodsy setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table in main house holds six. Just outside, table on back deck can hold 12 or more, depending on how much you like each other....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No AC, but there are a total of five ceiling fans in the two houses....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement of main house....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi in both houses....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    RENTER MUST PROVIDE ALL SHEETS, PILLOWCASES AND TOWELS. WE PROVIDE BLANKETS AND PILLOWS....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Tons....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Large figure-eight driveway can hold about a million cars. Or a dozen. I forget....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    RENTER MUST PROVIDE ALL SHEETS, PILLOWCASES AND TOWELS. WE PROVIDE BLANKETS AND PILLOWS....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In basement of main house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    What are you, kidding? Of course there's wifi in both houses. ...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee makers in main and guest houses....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full complement of cooking utensils in both houses....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full complement of dishes and utensils in both houses....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher in main house....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Note that there is a full kitchen in the main house AND a "kitchenette" in the guest house. The kitchenette has large refrigerator, two-burner cooktop, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwaves in main and guest houses....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven in main house....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    What the heck is a pantry item? We generally have a running supply of paper towels, some condiments, trash bags, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators, one each in main and guest house. There's a third, backup frig in basement of main house....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full stove in main house; two-burner cooktop in guest house....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toasters in main and guest houses....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two! One each on front and back of main house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is an amazing, free-standing screen house in the backyard of the main house. Great for late-night drinks....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two! One for each house....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Not sure if 'sports' is the right word, but there is generally some sketchy assortment of beach chairs, umbrellas, etc in the red shed....moreless

 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June
May 30 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$995

Changeover Day: Sunday

July
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,695

Changeover Day: Sunday

August
Jul 30 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,895

Changeover Day: Sunday

September/October
Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,200

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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THIS IS A NON-SMOKING RENTAL. Renter must provide all sheets, towels, and pillowcases.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Chilmark, MA, USA:
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).

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • Main House - Living Room, scene of many wonderful parties.

    Main House - Living Room, scene of many wonderful parties.

  • Main House - Kitchen (in case that wasn't clear).

    Main House - Kitchen (in case that wasn't clear).

  • Main House - Kitchen and Dining Area

    Main House - Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Main House - Downstairs BR, 2 twin beds and Richard Avedon print.

    Main House - Downstairs BR, 2 twin beds and Richard Avedon print.

  • Main House - Open bedroom with 3 twins, 2nd floor (good for the kidz).

    Main House - Open bedroom with 3 twins, 2nd floor (good for the kidz).

  • Main House - Downstairs full bath. Small but mighty.

    Main House - Downstairs full bath. Small but mighty.

  • Main House - Woodsy view of our woodsy house.

    Main House - Woodsy view of our woodsy house.

  • Guest House - Kitchenette (that's a word that means "no oven").

    Guest House - Kitchenette (that's a word that means "no oven").

  • Guest House - View from bedroom

    Guest House - View from bedroom

  • Guest House - Outdoor shower (that's right, we've got TWO!)

    Guest House - Outdoor shower (that's right, we've got TWO!)

  • Screen house behind main house. Great for naps, evening drinks, kid sleepovers.

    Screen house behind main house. Great for naps, evening drinks, kid sleepovers.

  • View of main house backyard with outdoor shower and screen house.

    View of main house backyard with outdoor shower and screen house.

  • Main House - Living Room, but this one's looking the other way.

    Main House - Living Room, but this one's looking the other way.

  • Main House - Kitchen (once again)

    Main House - Kitchen (once again)

  • Main House - Dining Area, but from the other direction.

    Main House - Dining Area, but from the other direction.

  • Main House - Master Bedroom, 2nd floor

    Main House - Master Bedroom, 2nd floor

  • Main House - Outdoor Shower (1 of 2!). Renters L.O.V.E. our outdoor showers.

    Main House - Outdoor Shower (1 of 2!). Renters L.O.V.E. our outdoor showers.

  • Main House - Back deck; table seats at least 12. Invite everyone you know.

    Main House - Back deck; table seats at least 12. Invite everyone you know.

  • Guest House - Bedroom w/ queen bed, cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan.

    Guest House - Bedroom w/ queen bed, cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan.

  • Guest House - French Doors to driveway, ceiling fan.

    Guest House - French Doors to driveway, ceiling fan.

  • Guest House - Queen futon sofa, opposite kitchenette.

    Guest House - Queen futon sofa, opposite kitchenette.

  • Guest House (cute, isn't she?)

    Guest House (cute, isn't she?)

  • The red shed on the driveway. Great for bikes, sandy beach gear, etc.

    The red shed on the driveway. Great for bikes, sandy beach gear, etc.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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