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August 19- Best Week of Year! Kids back at school, Crowds Gone, Weather Perfect

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Large, Classic Renovated 5 bedroom Farmhouse, sleeps 10


Big Families & Groups of Friends LOVE this house! First floor has comfortable open floor plan with family room, kitchen, dining room, living room and full bedroom and new bath. This house is loved by all who visit because it has the charm of the original farmhouse and the amenities of today. The second floor has 4 large bedrooms, all newly decorated with 3 brand new baths, making shower time easy for all. Sunlight streams into the house througout the day and sea breezes waft through in the afternoon. A spacious outdoor shower is a wonderful end to any outdoor day. There is a new screened front porch for morning coffee and a back deck for evening cocktails and BBQ, The landscaping adds to the character of this special place. So close to town that you hear the bells of the Old Whaling Church chime every hour.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Michele

I grew up on Long Island Sound and spent summers on Fire Island and the Hamptons. To me, the Vineyard is even more special than those places. Development has been kept to a minimum and so there is not the sense of ostentatiousness that you might see elsewhere. While there are magnificent homes on the Vineyard, the objective is to be low key, rather than show off. Everywhere, you see people, young people, parents, seniors, all having a good time..walking, shopping, swimming, resting, biking. The place has a timeless quality of life one rarely sees in today's bustling resorts. Around each corner, there are meadows and fields, farms and forests, manicured and cottage gardens and beaches and vistas everywhere. As I say to all our visitors...'The Vineyard is not necessarily easy to get to, but once you are there, it's worth it.

Michele purchased this house in 2012

Why Michele chose Edgartown

Once I fell in love with the place, I searched for a long time for a house in Edgartown, the most desireable and prestigious location, that had a genuine character and was large enough to accommodate all of our different interests. Our house is very spacious and one can find privacy or companionship depending on your mood. The house has a fine sense about it and makes all who visit welcome, comfortable and happy to be there.

What makes this house unique

Being close to the main center of Edgartown is hugely beneficial. There are no parking or driving issues. The bike is the most preferred form of transportation. Everyone rides on the off road safe bikepaths. It's fun and makes everybody feel like a kid.

Edgartown is also the most sophisticated of the three towns with fine dining, waterfront restaurants and marinas. Chappaquidick is a short barge ferry ride across the channel. Cappaquidick is a world unto itself. The Trustees beach is one of the most pristinely beautiful beaches you will see anywhere in the world. Looking left or right you will see not one man made structure. Oak Bluffs is close, funky and fun to visit. It offers nightlife and endless activities and concerts in the waterfront park or in the Victorian 'Campgrounds'. In the 'Tabernacle' thousands gather at Illumination Night to sing old fashioned American songs at tour the gingerbread houses lit up especially for that night.


Edgartown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Private master bath adjacent to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Upstairs hallway
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , First Floor adjacent to kitchen and first floor bedroom
  • Master bath with tub. Two full baths in hall of second floor (one shower, one tub) First floor full shower bath. New outdoor hot/cold shower and dressing room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private bath, newly decorated
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Frist Floor with full bath adjacent
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Lilac room, large, newly decorated, vaulted ceiling.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Yellow Bedroom, large, newly decorated, antique furniture.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Blue bedroom, large, newly decorated.
  • Master Bedroom with private bath on second floor. Three large newly decorated guest bedrooms with queen beds. One first floor newly decorated bedroom with queen bed adjacent to full shower bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Everyone who visits this house loves its historic charm, comfortable and newly redecorated decor, living conveniences and close accessibility to all the Vineyard offers. Guests provide their own sheets and towels. There is no AC but it is rarely ever needed with the constant sea breeze.


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August 19- Best Week of Year! Kids back at school, Crowds Gone, Weather Perfect
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Old Greenwich, CT

Beautiful, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Edgartown home. House was much larger than we anticipated and we never even used the formal dining room or the more formal living room. Grill, back porch and yard were all beautiful and so welcoming. We spent a lot of time outside! They had tons of extras of everything - necessities, towels, picnic supplies and so on. Bedrooms were all comfortable and enjoyable. Even on the hottest day the house stayed cool enough without air conditioning. We hardly even took a shower inside as we used the outdoor shower the most! It was an easy 10 minute walk/bike to town and closer to grocery/beer/gas. We used the bikes that were there - they weren't anything special (a bit old and rusty) but worked well enough. We couldn't attach our bike trailer to them bc they are a bit outdated but rented one locally which was very easy. The kitchen was spacious - but calling it a "foodie" kitchen was a stretch. Both the Keurig and regular coffee maker were very low quality and difficult to use. Kitchen did have some coffee and other condiments. House is beautiful as in pictures. Beautiful flowers and yard. Easy parking; nice neighbors. Would definitely stay here again. Michele was great at communicating and flexible with our needs. It was a wonderful first stay in Martha's Vineyard for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic...large, very comfortable, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, fully equipped, perfectly located close to town....everything we could hope for and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Post-Labor Day Long Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our group rented this house for a three day weekend in September, and we were so pleased with our stay! The house was even more roomy and accommodating than it looked in the pictures, with plenty of privacy as well as spacious communal areas for socializing. The back porch and yard with outdoor shower were a few highlights. We found everything we needed in the kitchen and pantry, and the house was well-stocked with cleaning supplies and cooking apparatus.

We also loved the proximity to Edgartown - the house is walking distance to Fuller Street Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and all the coffee shops and restaurants town has to offer while still being removed from the chaos of Main Street. We found the lack of air conditioning to be a non-issue, we just opened the windows and allowed the island breezes to cool the house down.

The owner was very responsive and helpful, and the whole weekend came together seamlessly. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Find for Our Three-Generation Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, roomy, open and airy (we had a HOT week), this home had character and plenty of space to separate for conversations or reading to kids (loved the screened front porch and the back deck) or to get 8 adults around a table for dinner together. Late sleepers had plenty of privacy in the upstairs rooms. We LOVED the outdoor shower, the art work on walls, the pantry room for organizing food we brought, the second refrigerator option, the TV removed from central action where many enjoyed tracking Olympic events, and the kitchen layout where kids could eat at the breakfast bar while others cooked. The location is amazing: even the 5 and a 1/2 year olds could walk into Edgartown for ice-cream or other excursions; State Beach and South Beach were each only c. 10 minutes drive away, while Morning Glory Farm or the Stop and shop were even closer. Michele was great to work with, we would certainly return, and we highly recommend this home to future vacationers!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome! It is immaculately clean and so comfortable for an extended family. It is fully equipped with anything you may need for a vacation with plenty of room to “do your own thing”. We had coffee on the screened in porch every morning and enjoyed cocktails on the back deck in the evening. It is a short walk to all the shops and restaurants in Edgartown, but the best part was the beach where you can park along the road for free and walk 20 feet to the soft sand. We drove down early while the late sleepers rode bikes down in the afternoon (Bikes also provided). Michele was so helpful and gave us great advice when we were unable to get our car over on the ferry (we were wait listed and got exactly what we wanted!) A great vacation was had by all!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house!!

  • 5 of 5

A family vacation in a fantastic h fabulous house for ouse with plenty of spaces for all. This house has everything you need. Close to Edgartown so you can skip the car and walk. What a joy! Michele was extremely helpful with everything. A fabulous house for a large family vacation. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Katama Airfield
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grill on Main, Edgartown; Atria, Edgartown
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
State Beach
Car: recommended

Tucked away on top of a hill at the end of a private road. The high elevation creates a cool afternoon breeze that sweeps through the house. (Those farmers knew how to locate a house!) A short easy walk or bike ride to Edgartown center with all of the shops, sightseeing, harbor, restaurants, bars, and galleries available. Walking to town is convenient since parking in town is scarce and crowded. Without your car, you can also walk or ride to the supermarket, liquor store, pharmacy, etc. The bike ride to the ocean at South Beach is flat, offroad and beautiful, passing by interesting homes and gardens. A bike ride to State Beach takes less than 10 minutes and is a welcome respite for a quick swim or book read. One of the most spectacular bike rides is along Beach Road to Oak Bluffs where you can ride the carousel, eat a meal, have an ice cream, attend a concert or just people watch. Afternoon trips to Aquinnah (Gay Head) and sunset dinners at Menemsha are easily accessible whether planned or impromptu. Upon returning, you have a quiet, peaceful retreat in a lovely garden setting.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Renter is responsible for supplying own sheets and towels.
There is no air conditioning in the house, but it would rarely be needed with the constant sea breeze flowing through the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund