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Great Location, Walk to Town and South Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Great Location, in Katama section of Edgartown, within walking distance to South Beach, yet 1/2 mile walk to downtown Edgartown's shops, harbor, Captain's houses, restaurants, and cinema. Clean, comfortable house with two bedrooms (one queen bed and one with twin trundle beds), and lots of updated furnishings (inc. new hardwood floors, couch, area rugs, etc.). Central air conditioning, WiFi, deck with gas grille. Recent bike path runs in front of property. Left to village center, right to the beach.

Truly the best location, and on the new bike path: At the new bike path in front of the property, turn left to the village center, turn right to the beach.

Walk 1/2 mile to in-town and dine on Main St., on Edgartown harbor, or at one of many inns. Other favorites -- walk down Herring Creek to Katama Airport and breakfast on their outside deck while planes land overhead at one of the Nation's oldest grass airfields. Bring a picnic to the beach or one of the many natural reserves on Island.

Cycle to nearby bike path and venture to the beach, to downtown, along Beach Road to Oak Bluffs, around the State Forest, or, for the more serious cyclist - all the way to the cliffs at the other end of the Island.

Don't worry about parking a car in busy downtown Edgartown. A ten minute walk to Main Street brings you to a movie, dinner, or an ice cream. And if you bring or rent a kayak or canoe, you are close to Edgartown's Great Pond and the harbor.

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More Details

Owner
Rita Spence
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Rita Spence

I used to live at this location yearround. It was great for its convenience to downtown, to the beach, to the bike path, yet feeling of removed and less-dense development. Now, I live elsewhere, but still love the location. The house sits back off the road and its locale lets me leave my car off Island; I can use my bike, or the bus that runs in front, or take an easy walk past the llamas, on bike path, near the harbor to downtown.

Rita Spence purchased this house in 1996

Why Rita Spence chose Katama

Best of both worlds. Excellent access to downtown, to South Beach and the many tracts of open space, farms, and Great Ponds. Any direction you walk, run, or bike you pass along beautiful areas.

Amenities

Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Oversized modern fiberglass shower, vanity sink, tile floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rental is completely outfitted with modern/quiet central air conditioning, new dishes, TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi internet, patio furniture, and mix of antiques and newer furnishings (inc. all new hardwood floor, couch, area rugs,etc.). Includes quality bedding and towels for a comfortable escape. Lots of windows with combination screens and storms let in the sun and cool breezes; Rental is larger of two units on same lot. Only shared element is laundry room with new front-loading washer and dryer, but with separate entrances. 1 queen bed room and a second twin bed room (pop-up trundle). Own deck with furniture & gas grill. Combination living room/dining room/full kitchen. Modern bathroom with large shower. Bike path runs in front of the property: left to town, right to beach. Your unit includes large front and rear yard, sitting back off the road; own deck, gas grille, and plenty of tall shrubs for privacy from road.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Great Location, Walk to Town and South Beach
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Rita's rental is in a wonderful location. Immediate access to the bike path, great for young kids. A 3-5 minute bike ride to the Edgartown Harbor just thrilled my 10 year-old daughter, as did the 3-5 minute walk to Katama Market. From the moment we entered the cottage, we noticed how clean and well-maintained it was, including obvious recent renovations. The owner was also a joy to work with as she was always quick to respond with thoughtful answers throughout the process, from reserving dates to dealing with the lease, to questions about the island. This place is a fabulous deal, in my opinion.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful.. so close to the beach. In fact it was close to anything you would need. The house was decorated like what you expect from a Martha's Vineyard home. Very private even though we were very close to town. The owner was on site while we were there and was very sweet and very accommodating to our needs. Loved it!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean. Nice walk into Edgartown. Great location. House had everything we needed. Very quiet which we really enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Tiny House

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful "tiny" house had everything I needed for a lovely stay on the Vineyard. Immaculately clean, every basic need in kitchen/bath/bedrooms/living room; instructions and directions included and accessible. Walking distance from town. Beautiful biking distance to beach, Morning Glory Farm, Stop & Shop grocery. Deck with umbrella table and grill (though I did not use it), washer/dryer available (can be handy!). Host is onsite and her hospitality is engaging and informed. Island bus service also readily accessible. I will recommend and return - for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Really convenient to Edgartown center and the beaches!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great value & location

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a great location, very private with lots of natural light. We had a car and it was helpful for exploring but not needed. Edgartown was our favorite area for dining and owner's recommendations were spot on. The cottage and furnishings were very clean, comfortable, and well designed; master bed was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Dukes County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Downtown Edgartown
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Edgartown Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Edgartown
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

1/2 mile to downtown Edgartown with shops, restaurants, harbor, inns; 0.8 mile to South Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The Katama area is valued for its location proximate to both South Beach and the village center. A bike path runs in front of the property. Left to town; right to the beach.

Located on Herring Creek Road, the 'right fork' to South Beach. (22 Herring Creek Road, Edgartown, MA 02539 to pinpoint excellent locale)

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - regular $140
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 3.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.