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Ocean Views of Martha's Vineyard and Little Harbor, 5 Story 1870's Windmill

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View from windmill cottage cupola over Little Harbor to Marthas Vineyard.

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Last updated: 02/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:14 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lovely Master bedroom on the 4th floor overlooking Little Harbor. Sleeps 4.

The octagonal Windmill tower is one of the most unique cottages in Cape Cod and the Islands. Hear the waves and sounds of the clinking sailboats in Little Harbor directly in front of the Cottage when the wind is up. A long private driveway in the forest leads to the locking gates and path to the windmill. The windmill was converted to a guest cottage in 1900, the complete windmill apparatus and all of the wooden vanes still safely stored away. The 5 story windmill has been in the same family for 3 generations and was originally built by Joseph Story Fay, a pioneer of Woods Hole. Ocean views to the front from every floor and the adjoining secluded forest. Modern kitchen and bath. 1/2 bath in Master bedroom with 1870s four poster queen bed and large armoire... period antiques throughout and beautiful beams, triangle windows and floors. Spiral staircase brings you to the second floor with two single twin eurotop xl Beautyrest beds that can be joined together as a king and a living room with large picture window looking over Little Harbor and Martha's Vineyard. A path through the garden towards Little Harbor takes you to Woods Hole road and the sidewalk minutes from the magical Woods Hole Library. A car is not necessary as you can walk or bicycle ride to almost everything. 7 minute wallk to grocery store. There is a trolley to Falmouth. Woods Hole Ferry Steamship Authority dock is a 5 minute walk from the Windmill. Walk to the ferry and be in Marthas Vinyard in 45 minutes.
Nobel Laureates, prestigious scientists, ambassadors, writers, dancers and musicians have all stayed at the Windmill cottage as well as a long list of discerning people who have enjoyed her rare character. 2 week minimum rental. Please email Robert & Mette: skilpel@aol
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Woods Hole is a giant classroom. Woods Hole Library, aquarium, history museum, boat museum, various marine activities, boat trips, etc. Walk the coastline at low tide and explore the tidal pools. Google summer programs for children in Woods Hole....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master bedroom has 4 poster and 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor living room.Can be king. New XL Simmons Beautyrest...moreless

  • --Note: Master bedroom: Place the safety chain across the spiral staircase entrance at night. Note: There is an extra bed on the 3rd floor loft with a library type stair ladder but it's more suitable for a teenager. Discuss with owner first. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On first floor. Separate room. Window to forest. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    1/2 half Bath located in master bedroom on 4th fl...moreless

  • Large tub on first floor. Pull chain toilet in master bedroom with privacy curtain and antique fixtures. Vacuum cleaner in bathroom closet and another is under the four poster bed in the master bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For frequently asked questions about Woods Hole see the link: woodshole . com...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Living room library. Piles of books here and there. The historic Woods Hole library is very close, a few minutes walk. Charming and has a big children's section, computer access. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Two. in living room and master bedroom....moreless

  • Music Library:

    33rpm electric and 78rpm windup record players! classic records....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Xfinity Ultra High Speed....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Boombox, two....moreless

  • Television:

    Two. New Xfintity High Speed Internet and TV. 32" LED 1080 Samsung Smart TV in living room and another smaller Samsung LED in master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    beach toys and a children's wheelbarrow, etc....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Nobska Beach and Stony Beach are walking distance. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of Little Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Juniper Point....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Antique walnut round table on first floor. Views of the harbor. Or dine outside. Teak garden set seats six. Umbrella. New Top rated Weber propane BBQ outside under birch and oak trees....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    No air conditioning but Ocean breezes. Many screened windows to adjust air flow. Open Luxor skylights in Cupola to make extra breezes. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New front loader high tech dryer with large capacity....moreless

  • Heating:

    The Windmill cottage is not winterized and is only suitable for the warmer months....moreless

  • Internet:

    New High Speed Xfinity Ultra Wifi and TV. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Several sets of cotton linen for each bed. Extra Blankets, etc. stored in loft, 1st floor bureau and armoire....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Antiques, oak office desk, New 32" 1080 LED flat screen Samsung smart TV. Library, bench couch, upholstered wing chair, reading lamps, paintings, windmill lithographs, loft, etc....moreless

  • Parking:

    Private parking in forest. Gate can be locked. Keep both walking path gates locked to avoid curious visitors. Use flashlight or phone see Combo lock #'s. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    5 sets of new cotton towels plus Beach towels. Beach chairs behind the shed. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New front loader Washing machine, high tech steam options, XL capacity for towels and Blankets. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Bodum French Press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    You will find silverware and most everything in the antique cupboard. Cutting boards and trays on top of fridge, chefs knife set, etc. etc. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Modern with oak countertop and stainless steel double sink....moreless

  • Microwave:

    New Bosch full sized....moreless

  • Oven:

    New Bosch full sized convection oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    New Hot water Breville electric kettle, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New....moreless

  • Stove:

    New Bosh ceramic top stove and exhaust fan....moreless

  • Toaster:

    New long slot toaster, Breville Smart Toaster. Fun to use....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    But bring your own Helmets! Shining Sea Bike Path starts at Ferry dock 2 minutes from the windmill. Rent additional bikes in Falmouth or Martha's Vineyard. Make sure you lock bikes with supplied cable...moreless

  • Boat:

    You can rent boats in Falmouth and Woods Hole. Go online to find rentals and charters. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    The elegant Woods Hole Golf Club is on 130 Quissett Ave but first discuss with the Pro Shop and Golf Pro concerning reciprocity & club policy regarding non-members. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Go online to see who is renting in Woods Hole and nearby Falmouth. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Forest and lots of song birds, resident Osprey Hawk and young. Two big shady hammocks under the trees. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber 3 burner propane Spirit BBQ....moreless

  • Tennis:

    The elegant Woods Hole Golf Club is on 130 Quissett Ave has 4 secluded hartrue courts but first discuss with the Tennis pro about reciprocity, tennis programs & clinics open to non-members....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rent equipment in Falmouth....moreless

 

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14 night min stay
$285

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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Two Week minimum rental in most cases.


Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boston Logan and Martha's Vineyard,
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Landfall, Cap'n Kidd, etc. and Pie in the Sky!
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Woods Hole Steamship Authority
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Woods Hole Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Falmouth
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 28
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Landfall, Cap'n Kidd, Fishmonger, Fusion, etc.
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stony Beach, Nobska Beach,

Car: Not Necessary

Note: 2 week minimum rental in most cases. The google map has the marker incorrectly located in the forest driveway.

The excellent Shining Sea Bike path is 3 minutes from the windmill! Ride up the coast from Woods Hole, 100 yards from the Windmill. The Woods Hole Aquarium, The Marine Biological Laboratory, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Great Harbor, Little Harbor, Minutes from Martha's Vineyard. It's Woods Hole! Cape Cod! The Islands! The Windmill cottage is a unique restored Windmill from the 1870's with a beautiful forest and private driveway. New Xfinity High speed internet and TV. There is a Bed and Breakfast and Inn next door at the Sands of Time for extra guests.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1928

About: The Windmill has been in the same family for three generations of scientists, professors and artists.

Why Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA, USA:
Ocean and forest views, Unique and private. Woods Hole's village, beaches and all she has to offer is a short walk away. Little Harbor, the islands and Martha's Vineyard views. Family adventure. Explore the woods behind the windmill. Picnic on the grass in front of the windmill and bbq a seafood feast. Great Birding. Explore Quissett Harbor and take the nature walk out to Knob. Stony Beach is great for kids and swimming laps and Nobska Beach for experienced swimmers and big waves on windy days. Great for picnics and beach combing. Walk up to the Nobska lighthouse from the beach. After a long day of exploring...retreat to the windmill tower!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Stress will melt away. Walking distance to Stony Beach and Nobska Beach. Shining Sea Bike Path. A few minutes to the Ferry. Forest backyard. A private & unique cottage.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, danish, norwegian, Icelandic
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 02/19/2017

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Photos

  • View from windmill cottage cupola over Little Harbor to Marthas Vineyard.

    View from windmill cottage cupola over Little Harbor to Marthas Vineyard.

  • View from the water back to the windmill and forest. Photo taken from rowboat.

    View from the water back to the windmill and forest. Photo taken from rowboat.

  • June view of Marthas Vineyard Sound from the second floor.

    June view of Marthas Vineyard Sound from the second floor.

  • Sea views from the dining room table on the 1st floor. Evening photo. Garden set

    Sea views from the dining room table on the 1st floor. Evening photo. Garden set

  • 4th floor master bedroom 4 poster bed, stair ladder to the Cupolas trap door.

    4th floor master bedroom 4 poster bed, stair ladder to the Cupolas trap door.

  • Bosch range, dishwasher, chef friendly kitchen.

    Bosch range, dishwasher, chef friendly kitchen.

  • Lower Iron gate and granite steps to the Windmill cottage above Little Harbor.

    Lower Iron gate and granite steps to the Windmill cottage above Little Harbor.

  • The delightful Woods Hole Library is only a few minutes walk from the lower gate

    The delightful Woods Hole Library is only a few minutes walk from the lower gate

  • New Simmons beautyrest xl twin set on the 2nd fl. Cozy octagonal room. Seaview.

    New Simmons beautyrest xl twin set on the 2nd fl. Cozy octagonal room. Seaview.

  • Walking up the path from Woods Hole road to the windmill on the forest edge.

    Walking up the path from Woods Hole road to the windmill on the forest edge.

  • 4th floor ceiling and stair ladder to cupola.

    4th floor ceiling and stair ladder to cupola.

  • 2nd floor. 10pm. Comfortable reading chair. Bookcase. Antiques. View to Harbor.

    2nd floor. 10pm. Comfortable reading chair. Bookcase. Antiques. View to Harbor.

  • 1st floor view. Path to Woods Hole Rd. 
BBQ and teak garden furniture.

    1st floor view. Path to Woods Hole Rd. BBQ and teak garden furniture.

  • Master bedroom view. Sea views from every floor. Dinghy landing in Little Harbor

    Master bedroom view. Sea views from every floor. Dinghy landing in Little Harbor

  • Little Harbor

    Little Harbor

  • First floor dining table, spiral staircase. Architects desk, Kitchen and bath.

    First floor dining table, spiral staircase. Architects desk, Kitchen and bath.

  • Second floor living room and bedroom. Period antiques. 3rd floor loft.

    Second floor living room and bedroom. Period antiques. 3rd floor loft.

  • Going down the path to the lower iron gate on Woods Hole Rd above Little Harbor.

    Going down the path to the lower iron gate on Woods Hole Rd above Little Harbor.

  • The Windmill driveway entrance is behind the Sands of Time inn/Bed & Breakfast.

    The Windmill driveway entrance is behind the Sands of Time inn/Bed & Breakfast.

  • Spring primping. Path to Little Harbor, garden dining area, forest and sea views

    Spring primping. Path to Little Harbor, garden dining area, forest and sea views

  • Cedar railing and path leading to the windmill from the forest and driveway.

    Cedar railing and path leading to the windmill from the forest and driveway.

  • Looking up to the windmill cottage from a rowboat.

    Looking up to the windmill cottage from a rowboat.

  • Master bedroom. Armoire, 4 poster bed. Nicknamed 'The sultans retreat.'

    Master bedroom. Armoire, 4 poster bed. Nicknamed 'The sultans retreat.'

  • Marthas Vinyard Sound from the 5th floor or cupola. Woods Hole Rd. Coast Guard.

    Marthas Vinyard Sound from the 5th floor or cupola. Woods Hole Rd. Coast Guard.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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