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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private Beach, Chilmark Modern Hilltop Multi Level Hous

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Chilmark,Ocean View, Privte Beach, 4 porches, 5 Bdrms, 2 outdroor shwers, 3 Bthr

Enjoy this unique summer home, perched on secluded hilltop with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. This large house is airy and bright with a multi level interior, cathedral ceilings and ocean views throughout. There are 5 bedrooms, easily accommodating guests and families, 3 full baths and 2 private outdoor showers. A huge deck accommodates outdoor dinning and entertaining or climb up to the crows nest for a quiet drink above the tree tops. We overlook arguably the best private beach on the island, with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the tranquil, kid friendly, Chilmark pond on the other. Access to this beach is its own pleasure, a 10 minute pond crossing by motor boat, canoe or kayak. Set on 3 acres amid endless forest, with 200 year old oak trees, and enjoying a large fenced in vegetable garden, and hi speed internet this is the perfect island retreat.

The house is equipped with new high end appliances including stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. There is also a new, large capacity Bosch laundry machine and dryer. Garbage and recycling pick up can be arranged for an additional fee.

Keywords: Large multi-floored house both with ocean views and private beach access by boat, Chilmark, porches, 2 outdoor showers, 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, kayaks, canoe, motor boat, grill, gardens

More Details

Nelson Hume
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Nelson Hume

We are artists, filmmakers, painters and love cooking for friends and family.

Nelson Hume purchased this house in 1966

Why Nelson Hume chose Chilmark

Great private Chilmark retreat with stunning views which sweep across the Atlantic. House is on various levels affording privacy in a multi bedroom building. Best described as Swedish modern, the house is bright, with pale wood floors, white marble counters. The beach is stunning, private and easily accessed either by kayak or motor boat.

What makes this house unique

The house is bright sunny with sweeping views and privacy. Equipped with boats to go to private beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't thank you enough for the use of your house. Our family loved everything about it - especially the trip out to the beach every day.
Sep 2017
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Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , two sinks outside bathroom. Outdoor shower adjacent
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower , Deep soaking tub with porthole window looking out to sea
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Alone on second floor, private bathroom and deck.
    Guest Room West Wing - 1 queen , Shared bathroom and outdoor shower
    Master Bedroom East Wing - 1 queen , Lge airy rm, private full bath, private outdoor shower, deck
    South Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upper & lower single bunks, shared bathroom & outdoor shower
    North Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Upper & lower single bunks, shared bathroom & outdoor shower
  • 3 rooms with queen size beds, two rooms with a bunk bed in each which sleep 2
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Property has a flower garden and hammock under 100 year old Oak Tree


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Spectacular Ocean Views, Private Beach, Chilmark Modern Hilltop Multi Level Hous
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Brooklyn, New York

Rooms with a View

  • 5 of 5

This is our second summer back at this beautiful house, and we cannot say enough good about it. It is obviously someone's home -- cozy, tastefully appointed, with an excellent kitchen. And it is plenty big for several families to share. We shared it with two other families and our ages ranged from 6 weeks to 75 years. Everyone was happy. As to the location, it really can't be beat. This year the weather was chillier, and while we certainly visited the beaches, we also found occasion to go for walked through the many paths around the property. It is a lovely peaceful area. When we did go to the private beach, it was very secluded feeling and those that stayed behind to work on puzzles could also monitor the festivities on the beach through an excellent telescope positioned just right on a tripod in front of the window. Thank you Nelson and Melissa for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were super happy to have you back Sasha! So glad that 3 generations were able to enjoy (and fit!) into the house at the same time. And congratulations to your sister bringing such a new member of the family to stay! With many thanks! M+N
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Nice house in an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a great stay. Nelson's house is clean, well appointed and in an amazing spot up on a hill over looking Chilmark pond. It is quiet and peaceful - a great place for a family vacation. The only thing missing was a great place for the family to comfortably sit in the living room which I know is being remedied. I would definitely go back to this nice place in the incredible Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We too think it is an amazing spot! We look forward to seeing you again and your stay will be further enhanced by a huge sectional sofa to enjoy the quiet and peaceful view of the ocean. With best wishes for the coming year!
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our stay at Chilmark. It's got a gorgeous garden that looks out across the pond to the ocean. The view, too, is lovely - the house seems to be totally alone as you look out to sea. Inside, the kitchen is great, big and well lit, with everything we needed to cook. The bathrooms were nice, but the outdoor shower kind of steals the thunder.

Loved the interior decor - the house is clearly owned by a family.

The owners were totally responsive, and helpful about everything from where to go eat to the best way to get across the pond to the ocean. We're anbsolutely looking forward to our next trip to the island and this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We love sharing the spot with our guests. With many thanks, M+N
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Best house ever

  • 5 of 5

Perfect in every way. Gorgeous setting , house, beach is incredible. House is very comfortable and clean. Great kitchen for cooks! Lovely flowers.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

So good, I hardly want to tell you about it

  • 5 of 5

This house, I'd love to own it; alas, I only got to rent it. It sits atop a hill among age old stately trees and overlooks the sea. It has enough room for 3 couples and 4 kids to luxuriate. The common space is inviting and sunny. Each bed is a good one, and has quality comfortable bedding. The kitchen is very well appointed -- it even has truly sharp knives, so that my Global didn't even need to make an appearance (I packed it out of habit). The house belongs to people who love it. That much is clear from the moment you step in to the moment you leave, reluctantly, to catch the ferry.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Wonderful Family Vacation Home in Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

The perfect house for several families to share. The house sits on a ridge overlooking Chilmark pond and the private beach beyond. Complete privacy on expansive grounds with beautiful views. The accommodations are comfortable and allow for privacy. We cooked nearly every night and were impressed with how well stocked the kitchen was with tools, plates, and glasses. The large patio was a wonderful place to enjoy company and to watch the sunset. The access to the private beach was a wonderful bonus. We kayaked, sailed and motored over to the private beach amongst the swans on Chilmark Pond. The outdoor shower was a hit, too. The gracious hosts are kind and easy with which to communicate. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
10.4 Miles
Vinyard Haven Terminal, Steam Ship Authority
Nearest Golf
9.3 Miles
Vineyard Golf Club, Edgartown
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Chilmark Pond Beach
Car: necessary

Our home is ideally located "Up-Island" in Chilmark. We are halfway between West Tisbury with Alley's Store and Beetlebung Corner, the crossroads of Chilmark with the Community Center and Library. The house is situated on ridge affording a spectacular sweeping view of the Atlantic Ocean. Large old oaks surrounding the property and we border a nature preserve. We access a private barrier beach over Chilmark Pond via a small flotilla of boats, (motor skiff & kayaks). The dock parking lot is down a dirt road less than a mile from the house.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Pet Fee $175
Cleaning fee $350

5% discount on 2 week stay
7.5% discount on 3 week stay
10% discount on 4 week stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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