Small beachfront cottage is feet from the water and feet from Beach Rd. where you can flag down a bus or ride or walk to Vineyard Haven (1 mile) or Oak Bluffs (2 miles). Unbelieveable sunsets. Piano. Games. 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 with doubles and one with two twins. You don't even need to bring a car! If a family member can't do stairs, the couch opens up and the full bath is on the first floor. Watch parasailers and ferries and fishermen, walk up the beach to the jetty, rent bikes, explore the island. Or just stay home and read on the porch. Wifi, grill, TV. Some of the pictures are before we moved the stairs to the beach. And I can't get them to be vertical, sorry! So relaxing at the house. In the family for many years and we rent it out when we are not there. There's a great new Film Society less than a mile away with nightly good movies.
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- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
Family Cottage In Row Of Cottages. Lapping Water At Night, Swim And Walk,sunsets
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- english, russian, mandarin
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- Aug 18, 2018
Photo, top left is my father who owns the house. My NY-based maternal grandfather used to summer in the cottage and do his plaster-to-bronze sculptures on the porch. In 1975, my family added a second floor with three bedrooms. Our family has squeezed many of us in for laughter-filled weekends of games and swimming, sunsets, meals on the porch. Right now we rent it most of the summer. We live in various parts of the Boston area and Amherst, MA. Photo is from Dad's house.
Franny purchased this Cottage in 1950
Why Franny chose East Chop
Lifelong memories. My family first rented this cottage in the1940's and then bought it back in the 1950's. I love that everything is right there, from views to fun water play right outside, to public buses, to hospital, to villages and film society and theatre. People flock to Eastville Beach and we are right there!
What makes this Cottage unique
Cute house, right on the water. It is hard to find houses that are literally 15 feet from the water. Convenient to everything--ferries and fun.
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Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Beach Front View is Priceless !
The cottage was what I expected. I have been going to the island since I was a baby. What was important to us is being on a beach , hearing the ocean and watching the sunrises and sunsets. Rest, relaxation and enjoying companionship means far more than a deluxe kitchen. Like a lot of the Vineyard ,this rental allows you to step back in time and enjoy life with its simplicity. The bedrooms are well sized and accommodate well. Franny was gracious to provide bed linens for us. The kitchen table can accommodate 6 people easily but also remember eating on the porch at sunset is amazing. Unfortunately we were on island during a heat wave. I know normally that window fans are typically the norm because it is rare for the Vineyard to be that hot , but It would have been wonderful to have small window air conditions. Blame that on Global Warming.... Franny is an excellent hostess who wants all her renters to be happy and she provides excellent customer care. We would definitely rent from Franny again!
Centrally located beachfront cottage
We had a wonderful week in Franny's cottage. The location was perfect--the cottage is literally on the beach, and there is also a lagoon beach just across the street. Our kids really enjoyed wading, finding little fish, and playing in the sand at the lagoon beach. We also loved swimming in front of the cottage. As Franny described, the beach is rocky, but once you get past the rocks in the water there is sand, and it gets deep enough to swim fairly quickly as you go in. Beach shoes were provided and made it easy to get into the water. From the deck, we liked watching the boats and ships go in and out of the harbor, and you can also watch the sunset. All three bedrooms have water views because the back bedroom has a view of the lagoon. The house is right on a fairly busy road, but it is not busy late at night. From the front bedrooms and the deck, we only heard the waves. The week we stayed at the house, the temperatures were in the high 80's during the day and low 70's at night. We were very comfortable with the windows open and the fans that were provided. Another advantage to this location is it is on the bus route, and you also can walk into Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs towns. It is about a half hour walk into Oak Bluffs. My husband and I had a very pleasant time walking into Oak Bluffs to go out one evening while my parents watched our kids. The cottage itself was comfortable and clean--not fancy, but homey. My son really liked looking at the map of the Vineyard on the wall downstairs. Both of our kids enjoyed playing the piano. We all appreciated that there was plenty of hot water for the six of us, and that there was an outdoor shower. The kitchen was well equipped--the only suggestion I would have for kitchen equipment is a cheese grater (We made tacos one night). To me, this is how a home on the Vineyard should be. Thank you again for a wonderful week, Franny!
What a wonderful description of the cottage! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. And we love your children’s drawings.
Perfect location and great size for family of 4
We had a wonderful time at Franny’s cottage! We have been visiting MV every summer for 5 years so have a few properties to compare it to! Franny was wonderful to work with and always very responsive to questions. The location can’t be beat, so close to both downtown Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. And the beach backyard was heaven for our two littles. Plenty of bedrooms for us all to have our own space and love that there is a washer/dryer there to use. We will definitely be staying again! Thank you, Franny! Kristen, Lance, Rogan & Sawyer
Thank you, and likewise about ease of communication. It’s so great that your kids enjoyed the beach being right there. And I loved their drawings in the guestbook! It brought back memories of when my kids, now in their 20s, played and did artwork on the porch.
Location is perfect but house needs updating
Having your own private beach is amazing. The house itself is in dire need of some updating. There is no air conditioning and we had trouble sleeping due to the heat. It's located close to many restaurants and shops. It was plenty big enough for our family of 4. Beautiful sunsets while eating dinner on the deck. Overall a good experience if it hadn't been during a heat wave.
Thanks for your stay, Jaime. I appreciate your input on design. I am so glad you had a good few days despite the heat wave.
Not even worth that Did not like it.
The place needs a complete makeover. Even paint would help. Spiders in the bathtub Yuck. Smelled musky Would not recommend
Hi Fayanne, I am so sorry to hear you didn't like the cottage. I hate spiders too ! I wonder if that is an early spring thing . Each year we add something new .. new fridge , new storm windows, screen doors, chaise lounges . Hard to hide the "old cottage" look. We will consider your suggestions .
Enjoyed the ocean breeze!
Franny's house was the perfect Girls-Weekend-Get-Away. Absolutely clean, had everything we needed in the kitchen, with a spacious deck out back overlooking the Vineyard Sound. We happened to book during the Food and Wine Festival, all by chance, and got to enjoy the events. Some of us had never been to the Island so we drove through every town and took in the major sites. Then we took an easy walk to VH, rented bikes, and rode out to Edgartown. Franny was immediately available when we had quick questions. We truly enjoyed our stay and for anyone wanting to be on the water in a central location to VH and OB, look no further! Thank you, Franny!
I am so glad you found everything you needed! You sound like you really know how to take in a place--exploring every town, renting bikes and riding to Edgartown (I hope you did the Oak Bluffs to Edgartown path, so beautiful), and showing up just in time for a Food and Wine Festival! Thanks for renting in the off season, and for your nice review.
You can flag the public bus right at the door, or be dropped off right there. To all parts of the island. 'Near hospital' is good way to describe location. Biking and walking galore.