This charming summer cottage offers the quintessential vacation experience close to Vineyard Haven center. Walk to the beach at the end of the lane in this quiet residential neighborhood in West Chop. The art collector owner provides a delightful setting for your family vacation. Large family room with gas-fired fireplace is perfect for evening gatherings. Expansive yard allows ample room for outdoor games and activities. Two bedrooms, one bath, plus sleep sofas accommodates 5-6.
Short walk to beach, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 5, 2018
I have enjoyed many summers with friends and family and have only begun renting the cottage in the past couple of years.
Bob purchased this Cottage in 1976
Why Bob chose Vineyard Haven
Martha's Vineyard has been our favorite vacation destination for many years. The location is wonderful. We chose the island and the cottage for their charm. The island is beautiful with wonderful beaches, tranquil beauty, great food and diverse geography. The cottage is in a beautiful location in the West Chop section of Vineyard Haven and is a great retreat with lots of character.
What makes this Cottage unique
Restful, scenic, fun and fabulous location.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Located in a quiet byway, yet quite near to the charming town of Vineyard Haven. Spock and span throughout, with excellent wi-for. And only steps to the West Chop Cemetery, where 4 celebrities repose (including Art Buchwald).
quaint, cozy cottage with short walk to shore
This was my husband's & I first trip together to Martha's Vineyard. Bob was superb in his responsiveness to all questions we had, & he is a very pleasant individual to deal with! We enjoyed the pleasant "whimsy" of the cottage in terms of the various bright colors & fun decor. I loved the porch strung with lights. We enjoyed having our morning cup of coffee there. We loved the frequent butterflies and perky squirrels that frequented the property. We appreciated the cottage being located in Vineyard haven area, which suits my husband and I very well. (we enjoyed the quieter town center, some nice restaurants and gallery/shops too.) The cottage is situated on a quiet street, and a plus is that it takes just a brief stroll down the lane to see the shoreline. We enjoyed walks on the attached streets, and enjoyed the nearby trail through the woods, accessible from the main street, just 5 minutes or so from the cottage. A short drive or walk to West Chop led to a beautiful community overlook where we caught some amazing sunsets!
Okay, now for a bit of constructive feedback - we would highly recommend the owner place either shades, blinds or window treatments in the living room (the room pictured in the photo that has the wall to wall windows) in order to provide privacy in the evening. Anyone driving or walking by could see right in. The cottage did smell a bit "musty" when we arrived. One of the floor lights in the smaller bedroom had a broken outlet plug (one end was stuck in the socket, so you could not replace or use another lamp close to the bed.) The walls in the smaller bedroom and bathroom had various dirt marks - not sure if they could simply be scrubbed clean... or preferably, a fresh coat of paint in those rooms would be amazing. I think a set of vanity lights above the bathroom mirror would be helpful to women. The lighting was not the best in the bathroom. Additional mirror lighting would be helpful for women in terms of applying makeup. Towels could be refreshed by simply buying a new set. (towels seemed somewhat old and worn. extra hand towels and wash cloths would have been nice. ) I don't like to leave negative comments... but in this case, I truly wanted to share some things that would not be too costly, but could be helpful. The cottage really is a very adorable place, and with a few improvements, it could definitely be top notch. Overall, we had a wonderful time, and enjoyed our stay. THANK YOU!
Thank you for your review. I appreciate your feedback and will certainly take it under advisement. (The majority of our guests are delighted with the wall to wall windows - no one has ever complained about the bright sunny windows). I’m happy that you and your husband had a wonderful time
Charming Vineyard beach cottage
Beautifully maintained grounds, situated on a quiet side street. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking, which was great! Lots of books and games for kids as well as grown ups. Thank you Bob!
Comfy cottage with all the necessities ... great fireplace, backyard and front porch ... soooo well located . Be sure to walk to the lighthouse for sunset !
We had a wonderful stay at this charming, simple, cottage. The location was perfect. We were able to walk to town in the morning for coffee. We enjoyed the little beach at the end of the street for our dog to swim and to watch the sunset! The house is set back from the road with a great front yard. The house was clean and had plenty of room for our family of 4. Air Conditioning was wonderful to have!
This home away from home was exactly what this family needed! So comfortable and convenient. I could not believe the kids were actually relaxed and enjoying time together. Our walks/rides into town were enjoyable. The ocean just a 1 min walk away was so beautiful! There were so many things to do and see on the island it was wonderful to come "home" to this cottage. Clean, welcoming, convenient, relaxing, and so close to everything without being in the center of town. Thank you for having us in your home, we will be back!!