About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Fully outfitted, 1/2 mile from downtown and 3/4 mile to the beach, loft bedroom
Built in 2000, all wood and tile floors, central air-condition/heat, private deck facing yard, full kitchen, bathroom with modern tub/shower, new front-load washer/dryer, and WiFi. Very well located -- less than 15 minute walk to the heart of Edgartown's village with shops, restaurants, cinema, Captain's Houses, and harbor; and just up the street (0.8 mile) on the bike path from South Beach. Go left on new bike to town; go right to the beach.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Rita Spence
As past longtime yearround resident and owner of residential and commercial valuation firm, I knew the many merits and value of chosing to buy and live in the Katama section of Edgartown.
Rita Spence purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Rita Spence chose Katama
I built this rental in 2000 with good components -- such as all wood and tile floors, modern bath and kitchen, many cabinets, private rear deck -- and all the amenities.
What makes this Cottage unique
Cannot beat the combination of excellent linkages to town with its many restaurants, shops, movie theaters, harbor, Captain's Houses; plus proximity to South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, and direct access to bike path. At same time, you are not having to pay the typically high tariffs for this desirable locale, since this is a one-bedroom unit, and almost impossible to find. Yet, you are not giving up on a true retreat but with modern creature comforts: central and quiet air conditioning, full kitchen with dishwasher, separate sit-down dining, private outdoor deck with grill and outdoor dining, modern large bathroom, and a loft bedroom where I and many of my guests report enjoying some of their most restful sleeps.
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My happy place
I absolutely adore this cottage in the highly desirable Katama section of Edgartown. It's compact yet includes modern, quality components (all wood and tile floors, sit-at bar plus separate conventional seating dining, dishwasher, nice closet space, AC). It has everything necessary for a fabulous getaway on the stunning, laid back island of Martha's Vineyard. We love to cook and eat in a lot so the fully stocked kitchen and outdoor grill provided all we needed to make tasty, healthy meals. The local fish market and wine shop are a quick bike ride away. The loft bedroom is accessed by a ladder which is not suitable for the elderly or persons with disabilities (which is probably why the price is so affordable). The bathroom is spacious and next to the washer and dryer, which is essential for any beach trip. The location is unbeatable as it's an easy walk into Edgartown for breakfast at Dock Street or shopping or dining in town. Head in the other direction and you can easily walk, jog or bike to South Beach. It's also an easy bike ride to Morning Glory Farms where you can pick up fresh produce and tasty baked goods. Rita is super knowledgeable about the island and was more than happy to go above and beyond to make our vacation as great as possible. I would totally recommend this cottage to a couple interested in an affordable vacation with nearby beaches and great dining. It's also great for vacationers without a car. Rita is super knowledgeable about the island and was more than happy to go above and beyond to make our vacation as great as possible.
Great vacation for 2!!
This cottage (& Rita in particular) far exceedd our expectations. Highly recommended location for getting around, yet being removed from the hussle. As another reviewer mentioned, this is a fantastic location for between everything. The bus will stop right in front of the cottage and take you right into town. We brought our bikes to the island; no car all week. Rita gave us great directions on how to use the bus system when we didn't want to bike. She was extremely accomodating and helpful with any questions we had. She gave recommendations for restaurants, bike rentals/repair, etc. It was way more than you'd ever anticipate from a rental owner. The cottage had more supplies and amenities than we were expecting ... we were able to stay in for a number of meals, sit around and watch movies, play games, etc. There's a deck on the side of the cottage with a grill. We can't say enough good about this rental; it was simply a great vacation.
Lovely accommodation, amazing location
We had such a lovely time at this cottage, which has perfect living space for 2 people. The bed is in the loft, which involves coming up and down a ladder, but we didn't find that a problem. The cottage is comfortable with good amenities. However, the best part is certainly the location. We hired bikes in Edgartown and thoroughly enjoyed cycling around the island. The cottage is ideally suited for a short cycle ride into town or to the the beach, and there is the lovely Katama General Store a very short walk away. I'd recommend this place to any couple looking for a comfortable, affordable, and well-located place to stay on the Island.
Love this place, just amazing!!
We booked this cottage just a few days in advance, and the owner was really flexible and helpful with such short notice! The cottage is super cozy, and actually bigger than we expected! Since we love to cook, we were happy to see that the kitchen was really well equipped and that the outdoor seating area (which is really really nice!!) had a grill. The cottage is perfectly located in a calm and quiet area with green and lush surroundings, and it's close to both Edgartown and several pretty beaches. I went running to South Beach in the mornings, just amazing!!
The only thing that I think could improve (although this is a very minor complaint!); is being able to pay online with my credit card instead of dealing with checks/bank deposits, but the owner mentioned that she was going to set this up in the near future, which is great!
Overall, we had a fantastic stay, and we'd love to come back!! Martha's Vineyard is amazing, and I'd definitely recommend this place!
Excellent stay in cute little house
The house was very cute and well furnished.
There were a few spider webs because this is a country house after all but the house was clean.
The house has of a lot of charm and all the amenities were great. Edgardtown is 5 minutes away biking and Long beach 15 minutes away.
Rita was very helpful and very welcoming.
Spectacular spot in Edgartown!!!
We contacted the owner with minimal notice in March to arrive on the island for a last-minute biking trip in some unseasonably nice weather. I have to say that she was a delight to deal with, and the cottage itself was amazing! It is the perfect size for two people, and the accommodations were wonderful - with a loft setup that really adds an element of charm and sets the place apart. The location is also unbeatable, right on the road to South Beach which cuts off most of the traffic if you want to drive, but puts it within an easy biking or running distance.
Provided you're not exceptionally old, overweight, or a sleepwalker, I would recommend this cottage 10 times out of 10!
Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm especially glad you got to escape and had a great time on-Island and at my rental.
take a left fron the driveway, short walk along bike path to downtown Edgartown just 15 minutes to shop, eat gelatto or dine at a number of great restaurants, watch the boats at the harbor, or fish for eels off the dock. Turn right from house to walk or take bike down the bike path to South Beach (about 0.9 miles). Eat breakfast outside en route at grassfield Katama Airport, one of airports Charles Lindburgh flew in and still includes bi-planes. You can take off for a casual bike ride to the beach or to town directly from the house or, If venturesome, you can bike from foot of driveway for forty miles on mix of bike paths and rural roads.
Additional information about rental rates
additional standard cleaning fee, rreimbursable security deposit (less any damage fee), 3% tax.