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Classic Victorian Vineyard Beach Cottage from 1851

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Old vineyard classic full of authentic/rustic cottage charm (original Victorian cathedral windows and doors) but with a brand new (2016) kitchen, bathrooms (2016) and side deck (2016). The location is ideal just across from the Inkwell beach and situated in the heart of the Copeland historic district. The classic 1851 Victorian beach cottage has 5 bedrooms and comfortably sleeps 10 people. The porch has ocean/inkwell beach views and outdoor seating for 10 - outdoor breakfast nook (4), rocking chairs (2), wicker sofa (2) and wicker chairs (3).

Our private side lawn is perfect for family and friends to gather, grill and play. We have croquet set, and various games on the property for relaxing summer play.

The renowned inkwell beach is steps away with the charming oak bluffs harbor, ferry and quaint main street (restaurants, shopping) just a 5-6 minute stroll way. The house is on a quiet street in a central location with newly rebuilt Niantic park tennis courts, new playground and basketball courts right down the street. The Big Park (Waban Park) is right behind the house perfect for flying kites on the ocean breeze or kicking around a soccer/football. The spacious house has 5 bedrooms with high speed internet, DVD and Cable TV.

In addition, for larger parties, there is a guest cottage on the property next door available for rental that has a separate high-speed wi-fi, shower, kitchen, laundry and outdoor seating and perfect for 2 people who want a small retreat. Video of interior available.

Outside Dining & Porch: If your family and friends love living outside and walking back and forth to the beach then look no further. The house is literally 50 steps away from Inkwell beach. We have plenty of lounge areas - our side yard (afternoon sun) includes a large outdoor table (seating for 10) with a large umbrella, lounge chairs, porch breakfast table with morning sun, porch sofa, porch rockers, beach chairs, beach towels and comfy lawn adirondack chairs. The large porch wraps around to allow shade seekers on the porch to easily converse with sunbathers in the garden. There are beds of roses, hydrangeas and rhodendrums to enjoy. In addition, there is a gas grill. In 2016, we have all brand-new appliances in the kitchen include gas stove with electric convection baking oven, extra large double door fridge, extra large washer & dryers. With a brand new on demand hot water heater and new electrical wiring in 2015-2016, everyone can take hot showers while doing laundry and the dishwasher. In addition - TV, DVD and Wi-Fi on the property.

Sleeping Well: While we believe it is the ocean breeze that gives you such a good nights sleep here, we also have high quality mattresses, pillows, blankets and linens in all the bedrooms. In the two master bedrooms, the pillow-top mattress are covered in 600-1000 count cotton sheets for maximum comfort. In addition, each master bedroom has an iPOD/iPHONE *adapters for the new iPhone 6 available* music docking station for those of you who want to hear your favorite tunes while you drift off to sleep or get up early to watch the stunning ocean sunrise.

This is our home and we are happy to invite you to enjoy the house. We ask you to treat this home like your own, with care and appreciation as one of the oldest homes in Oak Bluffs.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We prefer families and groups of close friends looking for a relaxing beach holiday....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very child friendly house. We have two high chairs and portable cribs. Children books, DVD and toys on site....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets not allowed in main house, allowed in Beach Studio under separate rental agreement...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Garden Sunrise Bedroom: 1 queen

    Delightful cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans...moreless

  • The Loft Room: 2 twin/ single

    In the middle of the house perfect for kids...moreless

  • Low Garden View: 2 twin/ single

    A direct garden view, just off the dining area downstairs...moreless

  • Nantucket Park View: 1 queen

    Quiet hideaway in the back with great light and facing park...moreless

  • Master Bedroom w/Balcony: 1 king

    Oceanviews from Bed and Balcony...moreless

  • Main House - 4 Bedrooms upstairs, 1 Bedroom downstairs. The large master bedroom benefits from a King size bed, private balcony with ocean views, rocking chair, bookshelf, iPOD docking station, walk in closet, alarm clock and. The garden bedroom (high garden view) room upstairs has Queen Size Bed, cathedral ceilings, a full closet, iPOD docking station and a ceiling fan. The 3rd bedroom (loft room) upstairs has two single beds suitable for children or young adults. The 4th bedroom (nantucket park view) upstairs has a queen size bed and is quietly located at the back of the house, with sun all day. The 5th bedroom downstairs has two twin beds, with a ceiling fan and dresser. All bedrooms have air conditioning units. The studio beach cottage next door is suitable for up to 2 people for additional rent. The beach studio is on a separate lot, has a private, fenced-in seating area with a gas grill. The house library has a wide selection of children and adult games, books and DVDs...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Full Washroom w/Shower: toilet, shower

    Downstairs in back of house past kitchen and laundry room...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    Large family size outdoor shower to wash off sand & sports...moreless

  • Upstairs Bath & Shower: toilet, shower

    Upstairs a newly renovated bathroom with a shower (May 2015)...moreless

  • A full bathroom downstairs off of a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. A full bathroom upstairs serves the upstairs bedrooms. There is an additional full bath with a shower in the guest cottages and additional laundry facilities....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Yes, there is an extensive selection of books throughout the house - living room, master bedroom. There is also a small selection of youth and children books in the loft room....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    Yes, we have a TV in the living room of the main house with cable, and a built in DVD player. In the studio next door there is a TV with cable and a DVD player....moreless

  • Game Room:

    Yes, there are a selection of outdoor games, and board games in the downstairs bedroom closet and in the coffee table downstairs. In addition, there are kites, frisbees and balls....moreless

  • Games:

    Yes, there are a selection of indoor and outdoor games, and board games in the downstairs bedroom closet and in the coffee table downstairs....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Yes, we have a TV in the living room of the main house with cable, and a built in DVD player. In the studio next door there is a TV with cable and a DVD player....moreless

  • Stereo:

    No, there is not a separate stereo but there are iPOD/iPHONE/Mp3 compatible speakers in several rooms for guests to plug in their own devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Yes, we have a TV in the living room of the main house with cable, and a built in DVD player. In the studio next door there is a TV with cable and a DVD player....moreless

  • Toys:

    Yes, there are a selection of outdoor games, and board games in the downstairs bedroom closet and in the coffee table downstairs. In addition, there are kites, frisbees and balls....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Yes, we have a selection of children and family movies in the house....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    The inkwell beach ready for great swimming and fishing across the street. The harbor and ferry are about 5 minute walk along the beach road....moreless

  • Beach View:

    The inkwell beach is viewed from the front porch and the master bedroom. The ocean, beach and horizon is your backdrop....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    You are very lucky if you are looking to be on the beach most of your vacation.. The inkwell beach is literally right down the street. 50 steps and your in the ocean....moreless

  • Downtown
  • Ocean View:

    The inkwell beach is viewed from the front porch and the master bedroom. The ocean, beach and horizon is your backdrop....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The inkwell beach is across the street with the atlantic ocean at your doorstep....moreless

  • Town:

    Located in Oak Bluffs, in the Copeland Historic District. The town park, tennis courts, playground are just up the street, and Circuit Ave (main street) in 5 minutes away. Enjoy!...moreless

  • Village:

    Located in the heart of the copeland historic district you are in an old resort area with families that have been enjoying the ocean for generations....moreless

  • Water View:

    The inkwell beach ready for great swimming and fishing across the street. The harbor and ferry are about 5 minute walk along the beach road....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The inkwell beach ready for great swimming and fishing across the street. The harbor and oak bluffs ferry terminal are about 5 minute walk along the beach road....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 8 comfortably, 6 dining room chairs, 2 indoor arm chairs, 2 high chairs in house. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes, window A/C Units in upstairs garden and park view rooms. Standing floor AC units (due to historic / cathedral windows) in other 3 bedrooms, including Master, Loft Room and Downstairs Garden Room...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes, we have a washer and dryer (new 2014) in the main house and the studio cottage next door. There is also a line outside for towels to hang in the ocean breeze....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Sorry, the fireplace is not operational....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There are room heaters available but this house in not winterized and closed down in the autumn. We open again in the spring. It is a summer seaside cottage....moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes, we have wi-fi in both the main house and the studio next door....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, we provide bed linens and towels for guests. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    We have a sofa, chaise lounge and wicker seating chairs. Comfortable seating for 8 guests....moreless

  • Parking:

    Yes, we have dedicated parking for house guests, 2 spots of main house and 1 spot for guest cottage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Yes, we have dedicated parking for house guests, 2 spots of main house and 1 spot for guest cottage....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, we provide bed linens and towels for guests. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes, we have a washer and dryer in the main house and the studio cottage next door. There is also a line outside for towels to hang in the ocean breeze....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, we have wi-fi in both the main house and the studio next door....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Sorry, the fireplace is not operational....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    House stocking for groceries available just let us know with plenty of notice...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have coffee machine, italian espresso press, latte maker and tea cooker. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have plenty of pots of all sizes (and colors) for lobster, corn, rice, etc. We have plenty of cooking knives, spatulas, spoons and grilling implements. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have plenty of plates and dishes for family and guest meals. Dish service for 12, full utensils, glasses, cloth napkins. Breakfast dish service...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Yes, we have a dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer:

    New fridge in 2014...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Well stocked - 2 lobster pots, 3 saucepans, 4 frying pans, pasta pots, grill utensils, cooking utensils, blender, Coffee machine, espresso, blender, baking muffin pans, cookie sheets etc etc etc...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Yes, we have a microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    New stove 2014...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We start the season with high-quality staples in the pantry - seasoning, island sea salt, honey, organic oil and vinegar, italian coffee and herbal teas. It tends to disappear as the season continue...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New fridge in 2014...moreless

  • Stove:

    New stove 2014...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes, we have a 4 slice Cusinart toaster....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Master Bedroom has private balcony with ocean and beach views....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Kayaks, speedboats, jet ski and guided fishing tours available at harbor or at State Beach....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The old victorian front half-wrap porch has breakfast table for 4, wicker sofa for 2, oversize chair, two rocking chairs, 4 wicker chairs, 2 children lawn chairs, 4 sling net chairs on side of house...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, speedboats, jet ski and guided fishing tours available at harbor or at State Beach....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flower filled lawn with two comfy adirondack lawn chairs, 4 wicker outdoor dining chairs, 4 slingback net chairs, sun umbrella and wicker outdoor dining table. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes there is a gas grill outside with side table for grilling. Grilling utensils in in kitchen. New Gas Grill for main house in 2015....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    The old victorian front half-wrap porch has breakfast table for 4, wicker sofa for 2, oversize chair, two rocking chairs, 4 wicker chairs, 2 children lawn chairs, 4 sling net chairs on side of house...moreless

  • Tennis:

    The town tennis courts are just up the street. You can book directly with town or at court side. Children playground also at the same park....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kayaks, speedboats, jet ski and guided fishing tours available at harbor or at beach....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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$5,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Studio Beach Cottage (Sleeps 2) available next door to main house for larger parties. Please ask for availability if you are interested in renting both properties.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Martha's Vineyard Airport
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole / Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Inkwell

Car: Not Necessary

Old Victorian Seaside Charm - Sit on the big porch and gaze at the famous inkwell beach (just steps away!) Wake up in the Master Bedroom (King Size Bed) with direct ocean views from your bed or private balcony. Nestled in the heart of the historic district and just a few minutes walk to town, shops, harbor or the ferry. There are five bedrooms in the Main House with a full bath downstairs, a newly renovated full bath upstairs, a newly renovated kitchen/laundry room and bathroom. A large outdoor shower is just off the lawn. There is a small studio cottage next door available for an guest-overflow for an additional weekly rental fee. The cottage next door has it's own private outdoor seating, separate grill, full bath and kitchen. The beach bike path starts right at our doorstep - with windsurfing, kayaking, clamming all nearby. Just up the street are the neighborhood tennis courts, basketball court and playground. High speed Wi-FI for both properties, as well as extensive book library, DVD and family board games. We welcome you into our home to truly enjoy life at the island pace.

Golf just a few minutes away: Golf the links while overlooking the Nantucket sound. Challenge your swings with the ocean breezes and the incomparable beauty of the the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are a family of four with two young children. I grew up in New England, and the vineyard was always a magical summer place for me. My husband grew up in the mountains of Italy, but once he came to the vineyard, he also fell in love with the island spirit. When we walked into this house, we knew our search for our family summer home was complete. We are pleased to share the laid-back charm the vineyard has to offer with a few select families each year. The Copeland / Inkwell neighborhood has a rich history. It is a friendly neighborhood, with families that have been "summering" for generations. It is a house best suited for families or close groups of friends looking to enjoy a beach holiday with the unique charm of summer vineyard living. A change of pace from busy modern life.

Why the Owner Chose Oak Bluffs, MA, USA:
We were looking for many years to buy a house that had retained it's original architecture -- and a place where you could literally smell the ocean. The moment we walked into this house, we knew it was the right place for us. We could feel the warmth of joyful beach days over the generations. We take great pride in keeping the original feel of the place but are happy to make it very comfortable for our family and guests. The kitchen and bathrooms has been completely remodeled in 2016, with all new appliances. All updates were carefully planned with a renowned local architect and approved with the historic commission to ensure a modern update that would respect the original design of the house and the neighborhood. As one of the oldest homes in the district, the house is a living treasure and monument to the seaside charm and the resort days of Victorian New England The island is a place to refresh, renew and retreat from the modern life and pace of the main land. There are no Starbucks, no chain restaurants, no traffic lights. It reminds us of a slower time when we found the time to connect with each other and the beautiful nature around us. The house has been with only a handful of families since it was built and we consider ourselves proud caretakers of a tradition that will be around for many more generations to come. It is quintessential rustic vineyard cottage living and we hope you love it as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can wake up and see/hear the ocean from the master bedroom. The porch is big and welcoming for afternoon chats. The yard big enough for big lunch/BBQ/teatime with your guests. In minutes, walking through the historic district or along the beach, you can fly a kite or get an ice cream or play a game of tennis. The water and sunrise is an important element of the backdrop, as you live your whole day under the blue skies. The location allows for a morning stroll to the harbor along the beach, or a 10K bike ride in between the sand dunes, or a quiet moment to sit on the big rock and watch the ocean horizon. For us, it is the hard to find, perfect in-town location, friendly neighbors and right at the beach. It is quite simply - our favorite place to be.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • Classic Victorian Vineyard Beach Cottage from 1851

    Classic Victorian Vineyard Beach Cottage from 1851

  • Outdoor breakfast nook perfect for a coffee chat

    Outdoor breakfast nook perfect for a coffee chat

  • Side lawn with outdoor dining area and deck with steps to kitchen

    Side lawn with outdoor dining area and deck with steps to kitchen

  • Steps to new kitchen, deck, outdoor gas grill  and outdoor dining area

    Steps to new kitchen, deck, outdoor gas grill and outdoor dining area

  • Comfy beach living room to chill out with family and friends

    Comfy beach living room to chill out with family and friends

  • LargeMaster King Bed w/Super mattress, Private Balcony, A/C + Walk in closet

    LargeMaster King Bed w/Super mattress, Private Balcony, A/C + Walk in closet

  • Romantic Queen bedroom with garden views

    Romantic Queen bedroom with garden views

  • Welcome to the beach house, up the front stairs

    Welcome to the beach house, up the front stairs

  • Linen closet upstairs with plenty of beach and bath towels

    Linen closet upstairs with plenty of beach and bath towels

  • Brand new full bathrooms - walk in shower upstairs and full bathtub downstairs

    Brand new full bathrooms - walk in shower upstairs and full bathtub downstairs

  • Guest cottage next to main house available to rent for big groups & family

    Guest cottage next to main house available to rent for big groups & family

  • Sunrise at the inkwell, take your coffee and enjoy the start of your day

    Sunrise at the inkwell, take your coffee and enjoy the start of your day

  • Porch has comfy seating for 10+ breakfast nook, rocking/evening lounge chair

    Porch has comfy seating for 10+ breakfast nook, rocking/evening lounge chair

  • Shady corner for afternoon lounging

    Shady corner for afternoon lounging

  • Outdoor dining teak dining table for 10 - and shade..

    Outdoor dining teak dining table for 10 - and shade..

  • Brand new kitchen (2016) with super fridge, gas stove top, electric baking oven

    Brand new kitchen (2016) with super fridge, gas stove top, electric baking oven

  • Master King Bed with cathedral doors to private balcony with ocean and beach vie

    Master King Bed with cathedral doors to private balcony with ocean and beach vie

  • Master King w/Private Balcony and Remote Ceiling Fan, Desk

    Master King w/Private Balcony and Remote Ceiling Fan, Desk

  • Downstairs twin beds and garden view off the living room

    Downstairs twin beds and garden view off the living room

  • Upstairs Loft room with two twin beds perfect for kids or teenagers

    Upstairs Loft room with two twin beds perfect for kids or teenagers

  • Big tiled walk in shower upstairs (brand new bathrooms 2015)

    Big tiled walk in shower upstairs (brand new bathrooms 2015)

  • Side lawn sunny all  morning/noon moves to shady late afternoons

    Side lawn sunny all morning/noon moves to shady late afternoons

  • Family fun at the inkwell beach across the street

    Family fun at the inkwell beach across the street

  • The famous inkwell mermaid crossing..

    The famous inkwell mermaid crossing..

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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