Secluded in-Town Wonder: the Best of Both Worlds(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 4+ Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
There are a total of 4+ bedrooms and 2 baths, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. The huge back yard feels like a rural location rather than being right in town and is an ideal place for kids to have a glorious fun and safe vacation. Walk to the beach and into the village on tree-lined streets to a good cup of coffee, a kid friendly library, several restaurants, ice cream joints and an old fashioned movie theatre as well as a live theatre where some Hollywood greats play at the theatre in summer.
Perfect floor plan for a wonderful family vacation. Lots of privacy, lots of room. Contemporary well designed kitchen. Unique and comfortable dining room, Family friendly living room with 42' sony TV with NetFlix, Amazon, Comcast and wifi.
There are 4+ bedrooms (3 with Queen size beds, 1
Bunk Bed for 2), 2 baths, a three story solarium, Great for two families. A large yard is surrounded by fields. A widows walk above the Roof offers sanctuary and a view out over the town steeples. The house is In-Town But Very Rural with its back yard surrounded by fields.
Within a Ten Minute Walk: Beach, Harbor, Tennis, coffee shops, movies, summer theater, a health club and half a dozen wonderful restaurants.
Dynamic and Peaceful: at the Heart of the Island - Delightful and Young at Heart.
YOU CAN MANAGE WITHOUT A CAR BECAUSE WE ARE A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM BUS LINES THAT COVER THE WHOLE ISLAND but a car willl give you more freedom.
Bruce and his family loved it!
My wife and I were talking again today about our wonderful stay at your home in Vineyard Haven last August. The home is unique, truly the perfect place to stay while visiting Martha's Vineyard. We so enjoyed being within walking distance of downtown and Owen Park Beach that became our favorite beach on the island -- and we visited lots of them. Our now 2 year old granddaughter Lilah still talks about the visit and always points out the toys that we bought there and wants to see slide shows and movies of our visit, pointing our your son Nathaniel every time. The Perception Sailing Trip was also a highlight of our visit, a ride no one should miss if they have the opportunity.
If we ever decide to stay on the Vineyard again, I'm sure your home will be at the top of our list of places to stay.
What Lisa Says:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home and absolutely loved the roof and watching the stars! The design of the home is fun, different and there was lots of sleeping space for everyone.
We have rented on the island for about 12 years now and it was nice to stay in an untraditional home; I loved the feeling of being in a boat! Walking to town and the beach in five minutes was great too.
We aren't sure of plans yet for next summer but will be in touch.
Lisa from summer 2008
Design Notes from the Architect:
This home gives renters a chance to experience a thoughtful Vineyard home that they never forget it. As a student of Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania , James Weisman, the owner and designer of the Look Street House learned about the power of architecture to enhance a sense of wonder through creating places of well-being. This home is one of the most exceptional homes on Martha's Vineyard. It is a place of wonder that allows many people to have a quality time with variety and privacy and joy.
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Member since: 2006
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
If you are considering bringing a dog and we give you approval to take along your dog, we require that the dog has been treated with 'Front Line' or Advantage at lest 1 month prior to visit. All dogs that are accepted must be licensed, and have up to date rabies shots. All dogs must be on a leash when walking about town. Any waste must be picked up on the lawn and about town. We reserve the right to not accept certain dog breeds due to home insurance restrictions. We accept a maximum of 2 dogs at the house. There is a $100 pet fee per dog, maximum of two. No others animals are accepted. No cats, no ferrets, no birds, no reptiles, and no untrained puppies! ...moreless
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
- Queen size Beds (3), , Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Sleep Sofa /Futon, a small cubby off one bedroom with door and window. There are 3 single futons for kids. Bedroom 2 has an extra small room with window that is ideal for an infant or a child. bedroom 1 is the largest bedroom bedroom 3 and 4 are on the third floor with cathedral ceilings. All bedrooms have cross ventilation. There is a window AC on the main bedroom on the 2nd and 3rd floors. There is a fan in every room. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 5 minute Walk through a New England village to beach, dock and harbor, stop on the way at the bookstore or at a coffee shop. 4 bedrooms plus a cubby: 3 queens, 2 twins, plus 3 single futons to use as you wish. Widows Walk roof deck above the roof. go a movie at our renovated old fashioned movie theater or take in a play at the Vineyard Playhouse or work out in the extensive gym at the Mansion House. Take your kids to the playground at the old elementary school around the corner, play tennis on the public clay courts, shop to your hearts content or fish off the pier or beach. Rent a sailboat or watch the sunset over the boats in the harbor, all within a 10 minute walk through tree lined streets of our quaint New England Town. Or stay at home in the bucolic back yard, surronded with fields and trees. Get in your car or walk to the bus that will take you anywhere on our enchanted island....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 9 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
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- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 9 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
End of Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $150
- Taxes Not included
Rentals are Sunday to Sunday. There is a 5% discount for multiple weeks.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: Note: Sadly James Weisman passed away while visiting one of his daughters in Philadelphia on March 1, 2015. His widow Laura is the owner and is still renting her home in summer to vacationers who appreciate this unique home. Below is what Jamie had written on this site explaining his home and architecture. "I am One of The Vineyard's insightful Architects, I studied with Louis I. Kahn, subject of the movie, My Architect. Kahn was one of the greats of 20th century architecture and I was in his Master's Class and recieved many awards, grants and medals during my time at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture. I live with my family in this home in the wintertime and spend the summers when the house is rented living in the harbor on 'Perception', a 50 foot gaff rigged Herressoff Schooner. I row to work in my office adjacent to the Black Dog Tavern.
Why the Owner Chose Vineyard Haven, MA, USA:
Because it is unique, fascinating, loved by all, especially children who learn from its architecture; because it is quiet, but in town with an easy walk to the beach and a cup of coffee, the library and the playground, the harbor and the ferry. I designed and built this house to be a passive solar home in 1980, before solar panels.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Being part of the year round community of Vineyard Haven gives you a unique ability to participate in a wonderful way with the Island. You can walk on tree shaded village sidewalks everywhere from beach to an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee or the library to an old fashioned movie theatre with one screen and popcorn. A playground is a few hundred feet away. The home is secluded with fields around the yard in back but just open the front gate in the picket fence, go down the steps and walk down to mainstreet and Owne Park Beach. There are buses nearby that go everywhere on the island and you have the option of just wandering in a magnificent New England town. Owners Speak: English, French, Portuguese
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The Back Yard is deep and pastoral.
Light filled LR
Top of solarium
Kitchen with dining to the right and the bar counter
Shower on the second floor of the solarium
The bunk room
Solarium with eucalytus
Isometric and Plan drawings of the house
Jamie Weisman creating a Vineyard home.
bar counter with livingroom beyond
Dining Room seats 9
A Queen Bedroom on the 2nd floor
5 1/2 foot bathtub with the solarium beyond
Backyard from the Crow's Nest
solarium leading to back yard
Sail on our 50' Schooner
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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