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Sweet Cottage on Short Beach in Chilmark

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bath with sweeping waterviews, close to beaches

Light and bright with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors in every room. The views over the wetland to the pond are phenomenal. A truly magical spot to watch the glow of the menemsha sunset. A short walk to a private sandy beach for swimming, kayaking, or sunbathing. Recent improvements include new appliances, new kitchen, new bathroom vanity, paint throughout, new window treatments, flat screen tv.

Mara Linden Cohen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

About Mara Linden Cohen

We are a 4th generation family of Vineyard goers. Our parents purchased this property in 1991 and now we are taking it over, updating it, and loving it. We are from all over the country...San Francisco, DC and New York.

Mara Linden Cohen purchased this house in 1991

Why Mara Linden Cohen chose Martha's Vineyard

Our mother grew up coming to the Vineyard in the house next door, and knew she loved this exact location and jumped at this cottage when it came on the market.

What makes this house unique

About a 5 minute stroll down the path is a lovely semi-private beach that's always deserted. Perfect for young & curious shell-gatherers & clam-diggers. Water stays shallow quite a ways out. You can keep small boats on the beach, or at a mooring, swim Manemsha Pond, or just sit and watch the sail boats. For the bigger waves Squibby and Lucy Vincent are very close. Stunning view from the deck across marshland and Menemsha Pond. Wide deck is perfect for post beach BBQ's or a game of cards.


Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , private outdoor shower
  • Both bathrooms have been updated with new shower curtains and towels. Bathroom 1 has a new vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , there are 2 twins, which can be converted into a king
  • All bedrooms have new linens,pillows and coverlets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sweet Cottage on Short Beach in Chilmark
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great beach house with a beautiful view! We have three small children and loved the short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shrewsbury, NJ

Great view

  • 3 of 5

This house has a great view, in a great area. The house it self was ok but would expect better for the price. Very small. No air conditioning was a real killer because it was hot and humid. There was a couple crappy fans, but last minute I brought my own which saved us. The garbage cans are right in the carport area where you walk into the house , not pleasant. For 5k a week would have expected better.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry the house was not everything you hoped for. I will definitely address your concerns right away: Buying new fans and finding a protected place for the garbage cans away from the house.
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Charming cottage with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

An exceptional property in every way.

First, the views: you look out over marsh to Menemsha Pond, the Sound, and the Elizabeth Islands. One of the most spectacular vantage points on the island. And the house itself is designed to maximize this. It's basically a classic beach cottage (though with an updated kitchen, flat screen tv and high speed wifi) but the water facing wall is almost entirely glass. So there's a sense of being in nature even when indoors. The furnishings are all comfortable and cozy, and there's a huge wraparound deck. I was there in October, and an unusually cold October at that, so I was very glad the heat worked flawlessly.

The location is also ideal. It's on the edge of Chilmark right near the Aquinnah border, which means you're close to most spectacular ocean beaches on the Vineyard (Lucy Vincent, Philbin, and the landbank beach near the lighthouse). You're also very close to Menemsha village if you desire a touch of civilization.

The owner was a pleasure to work with, responding promptly and helpfully to any questions I had.

A great property in one of the most spectacular parts of the Vineyard. Stay here if you can!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this fabulous cottage in Chilmark. Words can't express what a great time we had! The newly updated house is perfect - adorable, great location, clean, comfortable - everything you want in a vacation home. The view of Menemsha Pond is breathtaking too. The owners are also very helpful and accommodating. I can't wait till we return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerport, NY

Well Worth It

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time vacationing on Martha's Vineyard and we were not disappointed. In any way! Mara Cohen was fantastic to work with, she and her family gave us much appreciated and critical tips on things to do and see (Larsen's, Great Rock Bight, Lucy Vincent Beach just to name a few) and this house was absolutely perfect. The views, our very own "Short Beach," the location in stunning Chilmark, all just so memorable and completely worth the trip. We could've stayed for a month! Maybe we should next time?

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Looooved It!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 4 days at the Moore House with my 3 close friends. We had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous view from the house and deck. The sunsets were spectacular. It is a 5 minute walk to the private beach on Menenemsha Pond, perfect for swimming or kayaking. I took a bike ride out to Lobsterville - the other side of the pond, which is a beach of beauty and solitude. We ordered steamed lobster from Larsen's Fish Market and enjoyed it back at the house with local corn and made some tasty salads in the new, well equipped kitchen.

This fantastic location was a perfect base to explore the shops in Edgartown and Vineyard Haven. The campground of Victorian cottages in Oak Bluffs is not to be missed. Chilmark Chocolate was close to home and definitely worth a stop. We came home to the rugged beauty of Chilmark to spend time relaxing in our lovely, comfortable cottage. That was always the best part of my day.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Vineyard Haven terminal, Oak Bluffs terminal
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chilmark and Menemsha
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Chilmark House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $500
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.