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Ocean Park- Featured in NY Times, Renovated with Central Air

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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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More Details

Property Manager
Teresa - owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Teresa - owner

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.

Teresa - owner purchased this house in 2009

Why Teresa - owner chose Martha's Vineyard

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Amenities

Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2 - Suitable for summer only, no heat or AC
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized futon sleeps 2
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Special Welcome Gift Upon Arrival!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Ocean Park- Featured in NY Times, Renovated with Central Air
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Dallas, Texas
4

The location is not just good...ITS PERFECT!!!

  • 4 of 5

My family from Texas enjoyed the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary in this home for 5 days in April. We had a 12 passenger rental van and explored the island completely. This home is one block off of central Oak Bluffs, the perfect place to be on this island for just about everything.

While many attractions were on a limited schedule because it was low season, there was plenty to do even for our 6 and 4 year old grandkids. We happened to catch some challenging weather for a few days...to be expected...there was no problem making the best of it. This old icon of Ocean Park was excellent for 6 adults and the two kids.

The only reason this is not a 5 rating...there is routine maintenance going on all over the island getting ready for the high season including this home. There were a few things that needed correcting and Dale, the property manager, dealt with those well. No doubt in the high season things are very well oiled to go perfectly.

By the way, I think low/shoulder season is a great time to be on the Vineyard. There's plenty of action to keep the best restaurants open, and traffic and parking isn't a problem. I imagine its an entirely different experience when the population here triples...at least! Being essentially ocean/park front and in town is a huge plus.

Thanks Teresa for being so helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great time had by all (14) ! :)

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 adults for a surprise for my husbands 50th-It was magnificent-plenty of room for all of us-we had great weather for early April and spent lots of time on the porch-The carousel house was well equipped with everything we needed-all the rooms worked out great-We all highly recommend this home for a large group as it accommodated all our needs-Lovely home-:)

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girls weekend a success

  • 5 of 5

Spent lots of time on the porch. Stayed with 8 women, lots of space, three full baths a plus, comfy beds. Oak Bluffs great town,friendly people. Will definitely come back and stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maureen, I am so pleased you had a good visit. We hope to host you again. Kind regards, Teresa
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Del Mar, California
5

carosual house

  • 5 of 5

Well maintian, beautiful views and plenty of room

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen. Glad the house was a good place for your family during your daughter's wedding. Appreciate your kind words. Teresa
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San Francisco, CA
5

The Reviews are Spot On

  • 5 of 5

We read the reviews before we booked. They are spot on. The best part of this house is the location. If you want to be in the country - book elsewhere. If you want to be in the heart of town - book this one. Our family had never been to Martha's Vineyard before, and we couldn't have chosen a better place to start. Everything, and I do mean everything, is easy to get to from this house. We took the ferry that goes into Oak Bluffs and it let us off practically across the street from this house. We walked about 4 minutes to get there. We spent our time on the island mainly exploring Oak Bluffs. We walked to the beach, to Circuit Avenue (the "Main Street" of Oak Bluffs), to the Gingerbread Cottages, the harbor, and of course, the Flying Horses Carousel. When we were ready to see Edgartown, we took the bus that leaves from in front of the house, and we were there in 20 minutes. The house is great too. It is the old 1800s Victorian - but made to be comfortable for modern living. My wife left her Prada sunglasses there (a major crisis!) and the honest house cleaners found them, and owner (Teresa) made arrangements for them to be returned by courier overnight. Would book again. Great for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you for the kind words. We hope to have you visit again. Regards, Teresa
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5

Grande Dame

  • 5 of 5

The home is a real Grande Dame of Oak Bluffs - a relic of the past, 1860s I believe. It has been updated tastefully, and comfortably.

Biggest issue we had is that it is located so close to Backdoor Donuts that in the evenings, gentle winds brought gusts of olfactory joy in the form of warm, freshly baked apple fritters and other similar treats. We couldn't resist, and the consumption of donuts before bedtime became a nightly ritual that we grew afraid to break.

The owner gave us a suggestion for what was our favorite meal on the island. We went to Menemsha Beach an hour before sunset, and bought the Sunset Special (take out) from Menemsha Fish Market for $19 a head: included a freshly caught and steamed 1.25 pound lobster, large stuffed clam, clam chowder or lobster bisque, cole slaw and corn. They provided everything we needed (napkins, plastic flatware, etc.). (It's messy.) What a value. What an experience. A lobster picnic on the beach at sunset. Our family will never forget that. At the instant that the sun disappears on the horizon, everyone on the beach claps, as if to applaud the performance that only nature can deliver.

We loved the house. We loved the vacation. We love the memories.

It was a privilege to be there, and we hope to be able to make this an annual reunion for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: To the Miller Family, We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation so much. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Teresa
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Map

Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,900
 
 
July 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 
 
August 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,500
 
 
Fireworks Week
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$15,900
 
 
August
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$12,500
 
 
Late Aug/Early Sep 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $350

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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