Waterfront East Chop Cottage, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
1 bedroom, 1 livingroom/master bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 3
East Chop - Great Location!: This cottage is in a perfect location to enjoy the beach, the woods and the quiet. Access to the house is by a long driveway and there are no busy roads or traffic noises nearby, making it safe and peaceful, while convenient to all local amenities, by foot, bike, boat or car. There have been many upgrades in the last several years, including; new windows, a new bathroom with warm floor tiles, a rebuilt deck, shingling, painting, new living room furniture, and a renovated kitchen. To help make it as warm and comfortable in the spring and fall as it is in the summer, there is a new Rennai propane heater in the living room and heated tiles in the kitchen. This small cottage is perfect for watching nature, sailing ships, and sunsets. The wonderful place to get away from it all, enjoy solitude or a romantic getaway! For those needing more space, please visit our listing for property #105316.
Member since: 2011
- 450 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 3
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Cottage has one bedroom (single), and front living room that doubles as master bedroom. Both rooms have ample bureau storage, living room has two closets for hanging clothes. Hooks in kitchen for hanging jackets. Mattress pads, pillows and bedspreads are provided, linens and towels are to be provided by guests or can be rented and delivered to the house on the morning of check-in. Cottage has been newly renovated, with fresh paint, new tile floors and rugs, ambient and propane heat. Both bedrooms have fans....moreless
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Nude Beach
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Free Local Calls
- Iron & Board
- Linen Rental Possible
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Umbrellas
- Deck Furniture
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Your rental is held with a 50% deposit, returned with the lease. The remainder of the rent as well as the $250 security deposit is due at a date stated in the lease.
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Our waterfront cottage is located on Crystal Lake, with views of Vineyard Haven Harbor, West Chop, and Vineyard Sound. Off a quiet street, surrounded by ¾’s of an acre of cedar trees, this private setting is a bike ride away from both Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (about 2 miles each). Put in a kayak on the lake or ride your bike to the public beach, about a mile away. Take a stroll to the East Chop lighthouse for a Sunday view of Nantucket Sound from atop the light. Great restaurants and shopping in both towns, public transportation just a block away.
Other Activities: kayaking, flea markets, shopping
Year Purchased: 1950
About the owner: Martha's Vineyard has been an important part of my family since my grandmother began coming as a girl. She, my father and I all spent our honeymoons on the island. I learned to row on Crystal Lake, worked summer jobs in Oak Bluffs, and met my husband here. Although we call Narragansett, RI, home, this is where our heart is!
Why the Owner Chose East Chop, Oak Bluffs, MA, USA:
This dear cottage was purchased by my grandfather in 1950, probably a decade or more after it was moved to its Crystal Lake site from the Vineyard Methodist Campgrounds. It was originally a Hodgson Portable Camp House, the first 'prefab' cottage made in the US, consisting of three 12'x6' sections that made up the kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom. It still has the wing nuts (visible in the kitchen), that held everything together! When it was moved, the front room was added. If you look closely, you'll see the original clapboard siding and two windows, which are now covered. I inherited this property in 2008, and in 2009 began a total renovation. We buttoned it up against the elements, added heating, radiant heat in two of the floors, totally redid the kitchen, bathroom, and painted inside and out. Outside, we opened up the view to the lake and Vineyard Sound, created more lawn and have planted shrubs and flowers. Not only is the cottage charming, but the setting is one of the best on the Island.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Whenever someone comes to make a delivery or pay a visit, the first comment is 'I never new this was here!' Our cottage is private, secluded from the hustle and bustle, but right on the lake and with a view of all the comings and goings in Vineyard Haven Harbor. West Chop is in the distance and on clear days, you can see the Cape. You feel like you have a spyglass on the world in your own private setting. Entertainment during cocktail hour includes the daily sailing of the Alabama, the square rigger out of Vineyard Haven Harbor. Some days it is followed by the Shenandoah. As the day gives way to evening, our sunsets are jawdropping. Whether enjoyed on the deck or inside the living room with a panoramic view from the windows, this is the perfect setting for a Vineyard escape.
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Cozy cottage with a large deck facing Crystal Lake and Vineyard Haven Harbor
Cottage view from the lake side
50's style kitchen complete with new Formica Boomerang counters
Great morning light in the kitchen, birdfeeder out the window...
Single bedroom has bureau/desk
Heated tile floor in kitchen, accordion door to add privacy to living room
Ample storage in the living room
Built out closets and a chest for blankets and pillows
Vintage cottage decor...
Housing abounds elsewhere for the many birds that visit.
Million dollar view of Crystal Lake and Vineyard Haven Harbor.
Another sensational summer sky!
Front of the cottage from parking circle.
Outside shower with a view of Vineyard Haven Harbor.
Gas stove and microwave, kitchen is well equipped.
Retro mint-green fridge in 1951 style is brand new!
Updated bathroom, new sink, toilet, heated floor!
Living room with that great view - comfortable seating, heat
Trundle bed pops up into a king!
Cable TV, DVD player and wireless internet
House number at the top of the private driveway is a bird house!
Butterfly weed dots the property and lives up to its name!
Memorable sunsets almost every evening!
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