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The Carousel House is one of the most photographed houses on Ocean Park

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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This house, built in 1865, was featured in the New York Times article on Oak Bluffs, 'The President Was Here (Grant, That Is).' The article described the unique Victorian homes on Ocean Avenue as 'the Fifth Avenue of Oak Bluffs.' Our house was featured in the article, and photographed in the New York Times online slide show. It is a unique Victorian home, wonderful for family gatherings. The location is ideal - it sits at the heart of Ocean Park, with the closest access to Circuit Avenue of any of the homes on the Park.

The home was recently renovated, including central air with two zones. Brand new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances and a commercial oven (there's also instant hot water, and a wine cooler!); all new sinks in bathrooms with marble tops; new furniture throughout. Three flat screen TVs; Blue Ray DVD.

This house has unique charm and convenience. Walk to everything - you don't need a car. The child friendly beach is just across the road, where you can make sandcastles in the sand, or stroll along the boardwalk above the beach, and rest on a bench facing the water. Or stay at home, sit on the porch and gaze over Ocean Park with its iconic gazebo. Have your own private front seat to the concerts and fireworks in Ocean Park during the summer.

It takes about 60 seconds to walk to Circuit Avenue and access the heart of Oak Bluffs: restaurants, quaint shops, art galleries, grocery store, wine and liquor store, hair salon, movies, ice cream parlors, churches, etc. Pick up the bike path from just in front of the house and ride around the island (bike rentals just a short stroll away). Visit the Flying Horses, the oldest carousel in America dating back to the 1800s, just a couple of short blocks away. Take a stroll to the harbor, and see the beautiful yachts docked there. Fly a kite in Ocean Park.

On rainy days, walk just yards away to the movie house, or entertain the kids in the arcade on Circuit Avenue, a 90 second run in the rain! Or stay home and watch movies on the blue ray, or play a board game of Monopoly or Scrabble.

Be sure to wake up early at least one day of your vacation to catch the breathtaking sunrise over Nantucket Sound, easily visible from the master bedroom!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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  • Sunroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Sleeps 2 - Suitable for summer only, no heat or AC...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Full sized futon sleeps 2...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1) Actually a Very Comfortable Futon on Second Floor in a Private Room with Direct Access to Bathroom. Sleeps Two; 2) Sleeper Sofa in Sun Room on First Floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Special Welcome Gift Upon Arrival!

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Scrabble, Taboo, Monopoly...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The House is Directly on Ocean Park, beyond which is the Beach (Nantucket Sound). You Have a Beautiful View of the Water. The Beach in Front of the House is kid-friendly, calm and shallow....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Powerful central air; 2 zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Super high speed connection...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet, dream kitchen; stainless appliances, granite counters...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Each of the Two Master Bedrooms Has its Own Private 'Juliette' Balcony...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wonderful, Covered Wrap Around Porch from Which You Can Watch Children Play in Ocean Park, and Concerts and Fireworks in the Park when Scheduled During the Summer Months....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall 2016
Sep 4 - Oct 10, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,000
June 2017
May 28 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
July 2017
Jul 2 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$9,500
August 2017
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,500
Fireworks Week
Aug 13 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay

$15,900
August
Aug 20 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,500
Late Aug/Early Sep 2017
Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,900
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning Fee $350
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

During June, July and August, minimum rental period is one week.

Please contact owner for special rates offered, including weekends, in Spring (April and May) and Fall (September and October).


Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 09/23/2016
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

Oldest Carousel in the USA Dating Back to the Late 1800s is Just a Couple of Blocks Away - the Flying Horses

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

About: My family has enjoyed Martha's Vineyard for many years. My family came from Connecticut originally, but I was born in California, where I grew to have a love for beaches. Now living in New York, we drive past many other more convenient beach communities to reach that special place where time stands still: Martha's Vineyard.

Why Oak Bluffs, MA, USA:
This location, at the heart of Oak Bluffs, is simply location, location, location. Oceanview, parkview, and walk to everything. The Oak Bluffs ferry terminal is about a block away - no need for a car.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
House was purchased in 2009, and newly renovated and designer furnished. Two master bedrooms each have their own porches with views of the water. The house is on the walking tour for many tourists -- don't be surprised if you see people taking pictures of the house! See article on Ocean Park 'the Fifth Avenue of Oak Bluffs' in the New York Times - 'The President Was Here (Grant, That Is).' House is discussed in the article, and photographed in the New York Times online slide show.


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Photos

  • The Carousel House is one of the most photographed houses on Ocean Park

    The Carousel House is one of the most photographed houses on Ocean Park

  • Enjoy this view from Master Bedroom balcony (imagine the awesome sunrise!)

    Enjoy this view from Master Bedroom balcony (imagine the awesome sunrise!)

  • Relax on the porch with the carousel cut outs as featured in the New York Times!

    Relax on the porch with the carousel cut outs as featured in the New York Times!

  • Living room features original details like these antique stained glass windows

    Living room features original details like these antique stained glass windows

  • Dining room is ideal for family gatherings; with leaves in table, seats 12

    Dining room is ideal for family gatherings; with leaves in table, seats 12

  • Master Bedroom #2 (King Bed)

    Master Bedroom #2 (King Bed)

  • Guest Room (Full Bed)

    Guest Room (Full Bed)

  • Last bedroom has futon that easily transforms to very comfortable full size bed

    Last bedroom has futon that easily transforms to very comfortable full size bed

  • Sunporch - new futon opens to full size bed

    Sunporch - new futon opens to full size bed

  • Quaint shops on Circuit Avenue are a stone's throw from the house

    Quaint shops on Circuit Avenue are a stone's throw from the house

  • The famous Gingerbread Cottages are a 2-3 minute stroll from the Carousel House

    The famous Gingerbread Cottages are a 2-3 minute stroll from the Carousel House

  • Breathtaking Oak Bluffs Marina is a 5 minute walk ( Ocean Park on left in photo)

    Breathtaking Oak Bluffs Marina is a 5 minute walk ( Ocean Park on left in photo)

  • Aerial View of Ocean Park - The Carousel House faces the park and ocean beyond

    Aerial View of Ocean Park - The Carousel House faces the park and ocean beyond

  • This beach awaits you! Forgot suncreen? No problem - dash back across the park!

    This beach awaits you! Forgot suncreen? No problem - dash back across the park!

  • Welcome to the Carousel House!

    Welcome to the Carousel House!

  • Dream kitchen, newly renovated with granite counters and even a wine fridge

    Dream kitchen, newly renovated with granite counters and even a wine fridge

  • Master Bedroom #1 (King Bed)

    Master Bedroom #1 (King Bed)

  • Guest Room (Queen)

    Guest Room (Queen)

  • Guest Room (Twin Beds)

    Guest Room (Twin Beds)

  • Sun Porch (there's a new futon sofa - see next photo- that converts to full bed)

    Sun Porch (there's a new futon sofa - see next photo- that converts to full bed)

  • The Carousel House is the yellow house, to the right of the gazebo

    The Carousel House is the yellow house, to the right of the gazebo

  • The motif for the Carousel House was inspired by the Flying Horses, a block away

    The motif for the Carousel House was inspired by the Flying Horses, a block away

  • The Oak Bluffs ferry terminal is at the foot of Ocean Park - 2-3 minutes stroll

    The Oak Bluffs ferry terminal is at the foot of Ocean Park - 2-3 minutes stroll

  • Be sure to get up early one morning to see the sunrise from the master bedroom!

    Be sure to get up early one morning to see the sunrise from the master bedroom!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, September 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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