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Great Location, Walk to Town and South Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 775 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 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, queen mattress, stove, 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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 choose to leave my car off Island or bring it to my property; 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 cottage 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The 22 Herring Cottage was perfect for me, my wife and my three year old son. It's located on the bike path and [directly up street] from South Beach. It's an easy walk into town via South Water Street, which is a beautiful Street to walk on. The local convenience store is a 2-3 minute walk and a great place to sit out on the deck and have a cup of coffee. Also just a few minutes away is Morning Glory Farms, a great place to buy local produce or sit out on the picnic tables and have lunch. The inside of the cottage is quite comfortable with new bamboo floors and a well-equipped kitchen. It has a nice little private deck and closed and shrubs. The owner of the cottage, Rita was very pleasant to communicate with about the rental. We would highly recommend renting this Cottage for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard.
Jun 2018
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Amenities

Katama Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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
  • Internet ...
  • 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). Recent improvements include new queen mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • 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, TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi internet, and mix of antiques and newer furnishings (inc. all new hardwood floor, couch, queen mattress, stove, 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 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 new furniture & gas grill. Combination living room/dining room/full kitchen. Modern bathroom with large shower. Bike path runs in front of the property at the end of driveway: Go left to town, right to beach. Your unit includes large front and side yard, sitting back off the road; own deck, gas grille, and plenty of tall shrubs for privacy.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Great Location, Walk to Town and South Beach
average rating of 4.647059 based on 18 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

Great location. Rita’s place is close to everything; downtown Edgartown, beaches and awesome trails

  • 5 of 5

My happy place. Quiet, peaceful, and relaxing. My family of three found this place accessible to beaches, Edgartown, Oak Bluff and Vineyard Haven.

The house has all your basic necessities. It is very comfortable and Rita the owner is very helpful and friendly. An awesome place to vacation. Looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great little cottage, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The 22 Herring Cottage was perfect for me, my wife and my three year old son. It's located on the bike path and only a couple miles from South Beach. It's an easy walk into town via South Water Street, which is a beautiful Street to walk on. The local convenience store is a 2-3 minute walk and a great place to sit out on the deck and have a cup of coffee. Also just a few minutes away is Morning Glory Farms, a great place to buy local produce or sit out on the picnic tables and have lunch. The inside of the cottage is quite comfortable with new bamboo floors and a well-equipped kitchen. It has a nice little private deck and closed and shrubs. The owner of the cottage, Rita was very pleasant to communicate with about the rental. We would highly recommend renting this Cottage for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The unit was clean,accessible to the beach area, and eateries.

  • 4 of 5

The property was well kept and very safe. We all enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • 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
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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
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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 or Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Edgartown Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Edgartown
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

1/2 mile to downtown Edgartown with shops, restaurants, harbor, inns; 0.9 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 - 3 or 4 adults $180 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning - regular $140 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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