Bright and open Chilmark split-level home. All new floors, appliances, furniture and linens. Wrap-around deck perfect for early morning reading, evening cocktails or star-gazing. Key to private Hancock Beach next to Chilmark Pond. Spectacular views of Chilmark hills and Lucy Vincent's Beach. PLEASE NOTE: BEGINNING THIS YEAR, VISITORS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO EITHER HANCOCK OR QUANSOO BEACHES, BOTH PRIVATE BEACHES LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SHORE. Please contact owner for more details.
- House1300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)
Carolyn Milazzo Murphy
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 14, 2018
About Carolyn Milazzo Murphy
The Chilmark House has been in my husband's family since 1974. Owned by four children of a Vineyard native, the house has always been a family retreat. My mother-in-law always greeted us with heaping plates of fresh pasta after getting in on late ferries in the 1980s, and fresh swordfish from Menemsha was often sizzling on the grill. Just a mile from pristine Hancock Beach, the house is a great place to unwind after a day of body-surfing or beach combing. The meadow flanking Chilmark Pond in August is simply amazing ablaze in bright pink blooms.
Carolyn Milazzo Murphy purchased this House in 1974
Why Carolyn Milazzo Murphy chose Chilmark
Forget about crowds and cramped beaches. Experience the secluded paradise and serenity of Martha’s Vineyard this summer at our immaculate Chilmark house, which features a key to Hancock Beach most weeks of the spring, summer and fall. The 1,300-square-foot split-level house has been in the family for 40 years, but is relatively new to the rental market. It sits on 5 acres down a private dirt road off South Road about 1 mile from Alley’s General Store and the beach. The house features high ceilings, a master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom upstairs and three bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs. It also features a Queen sleeper sofa in the sun-drenched living room. The home has new floors, appliances, furniture and linens. The wrap-around deck is being refinished this year and is the perfect spot for cocktails or early morning reading. Most of the time, you can hear the surf crashing in the distance. The house also features an outdoor shower. The Hancock Beach key will give you access to one of the Island’s most pristine exclusive beaches. Flanked on one side by Chilmark Pond and just a short walk to Lucy Vincent’s Beach, Hancock offers great water for body-surfing while the pond is fantastic for smaller children.
What makes this House unique
Key to one of the Vineyard's most beautiful private beaches.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Peaceful--and with a private beach
Three adults and two children were very comfortable in this pleasant, spacious house, with its wonderful deck and
outdoor dining table. And access to a private beach meant we could go whenever we wanted and avoid the crowds. Making our plans was easy, as the owner answered all our questions very promptly. The other reviewers mention some of the great things to do in Chilmark. All true. One of my favorite was sitting on the deck of this quiet house in the early morning and revelling in the peacefulness.
We've been traveling to the vineyard for years. We decided to rent thus property up island and it fulfilled all of our desires. Sunrise every morning was spectacular to compliment our coffeee on the spacious deck. We explored up island places to eat including the Home Port, Chilmark Tavern and the Outermost Inn. All of them were wonderful. The beach was awesome..... Peaceful, private and spectacular. This is definitely a repeat property for us
Thanks for your review. So happy you had a great time. We have just added a little more seating to the living area to comfortably accommodate more people. And though you didn't mention it, the house is ideally located for those who love hiking or cycling. I loved using the bike trails near the airport for getting back on my bike after a five-year hiatus, and the hiking here is spectacular. So happy you plan to come back next year.
Spectacular Long Weekend
A bunch of friends and I stayed at this secluded little gem in Chilmark for a long weekend. It was divine. The pictures do not do credit to its coziness and comfort. The wrap around porch was a delightful spot for dinner. The huge lawn was ideal for the many lawn games. And the beach. Did I mention the beach? We got passed the locked gate and there wasn't a soul in sight. We had the entirety of Hancock Beach to ourselves. I definitely hope to make a second trip out of it.
We are so happy you had a great time and got to experience the serenity and beauty of Hancock Beach. Would love to have you come again next year.
Great stay over Labor Day weekend
A group of eight of us adults stayed here over Labor Day weekend and had an excellent experience. When we arrived the house was clean and well stocked with towels, dishes etc. It's fairly basic, don't expect a lot of frills, but definitely did the job for a big group. The setting was secluded, quiet and pretty and we enjoyed eating breakfast on the outdoor deck and using the grill and outdoor shower. The best part? A key to a beautiful private beach (albeit with big waves) with hardly anyone else around. The best beaches are otherwise impossible and/or expensive to access on MV, so this is a major asset. My only suggestion would be to add the option of a few portable fans -- it was very humid when we were there and a bit sticky at night. Note that it's not near any of the major towns and you definitely need a car if you're staying there, but I prefer that more rural part of the island anyway (don't miss the nearby Farmers' Market on Saturdays). The owner was helpful and easy to communicate with beforehand. Thanks for a great stay, we hope to return!
Thanks for your comments Becca. The house does have fans, but we will definitely add more so sleeping is more comfortable during hot summer nights. Also considering adding a ceiling fan in the living room. After your stay, we installed a new water heater, water softener and all-house dehumidifier. We will continue to upgrade and really appreciate your comments and feedback. Please let us know if you or anyone else in your party would like to stay again.
Located within one mile of the Yoga Barn, the best spot on the Vineyard to practice yoga (with the exception of the beach). Also located within a short drive of several hiking trails, Alley's General Store and the West Tisbury Library and Farmer's Market.