About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4BR/3BA Lovely Cape - Style Home; Private, beautiful garden bordering forest
A charming 4 BR, 3 bath expanded Cape in a private, wooded setting. Warmly decorated and fully equipped. Large living room with lots of light opening on to patio and overlooking woods. Four fireplaces- in dining area, master bedroom (including full bath), living room, and outdoor patio. Minutes walk to a bike path.
Part of the Great Plains Pool Association
Amenities: Full kitchen including dishes, pots, pans, utensils. Microwave, dishwasher, toaster, blender, lobster pot, washer, dryer, TV, VCR/DVD, wireless Internet.
Bedding configuration: 3 queens, 1 double, 3 full bathrooms. Master Bedroom contains fireplace and full bathroom with skylight in it.
8 minutes to beach by car, 5 minutes to town.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About John Brendler
My wife and I live in Swarthmore, Pa. We've been married for 46 years and have 3 children (43, 39, 34). I am a family and couples therapist and own a holistic healing center and my wife is retired, having been first a French teacher and then a speech therapist. My wife grew up in Gary, Indiana and I grew up in Riverdale, NY and we met in graduate school at Middlebury College in 1969 where we received our Masters Degree in French literature and language at the Sorbonne. Our home is open all year and is an extension of us as a family.
John Brendler purchased this House in 2000
Why John Brendler chose West Tisbury
Our first trip to the Vineyard reminded us so much of the charm and warmth of Brittany in France that we were drawn to it instantly. Then in the late 90s we were faced with a medical crisis that prompted us to not wait any longer to look for a second home. We were clear that we would go to the Vineyard and find a home there that would be a good fit for us and our children. We set up a visit to see 10 houses one weekend and as we drove down the driveway from Great Plains Rd. to what is now our house we fell in love with the house. It was the charm of the house, its spaciousness, the country feeling, the wooded lot, the privacy, the closeness to a bike path cutting through a National Forest. Inside the four fireplaces, the wide panels on the kitchen floor, the back patio with a fireplace by the garden added to the beauty of it. We love it.
What makes this House unique
The four fireplaces are a big hit. We've designed it from antique shops and brought attractive and comfortable furniture that has been in the family for many years. Highlights: a new master bedroom with a full bathroom set off a deck on the 2nd floor, a patio that gives a sense of privacy amidst lots of trees and a large lawn, a large living room with lots of light and down sofa and wing chairs, and a family room with great books we've collected throughout our life together and from our families. We also have ferry tickets available for renters, which will be added to the rental fee.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
A delightful house in a beautiful location and lots of amenities.
Just a few suggestions: the downstairs bedroom had a horrible odor and the furniture throughout the house could use an upgrade. Could use a bigger kitchen trashbin.
Thank you for the feedback. We learned from our caretaker that the smell came from a skunk who had recently sprayed around the house. I know how awful the smell can be. I'm sorry you had to experience it. We will get a bigger trash bin for the kitchen.
Charming, private 4 BR home with 4 fireplaces on a wooded lot bordering the national forest, minutes walk from beautiful path in the woods- excellent for biking, walking, roller blading. 8-minute drive to Lambert's Cove Beach. Groceries and town 5 minutes by car.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
July 1-8- Free ferry tickets for car that we will transfer to your name. Leaving Woods Hole tickets are at 1:30 and leaving MV tickets are for 9:35 am.