Charming Cottage in Chilmark with Free Ferry Reservations(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a charming cottage with nearby gorgeous beaches.
Turnover dates are on Saturdays and are available with ferry ticket, which we have purchased and which are transferable once you reserve with us!
Please note: since we have already purchased ferry tickets for 2017, we will not be able to accommodate any other turnover dates.
Dates for 2017 are:
July 26-August 5
August 5-August 12
August 12-August 19
This traditional Cape-style home can be your perfect secluded getaway, tucked in the woods.
Drive 5 miles to our wonderful Chilmark beaches--then eat lobster and watch the sunset over the ocean at Menemsha. Come back to our outdoor shower and relax in the hammock Or you can cook dinner on the Weber propane grill and eat outdoors while you watch the birds and the sunset. .
Downstairs, the kitchen windows look out on the sunset, you can open the curtains in the bedroom if you like the sunrise. Downstairs there's a bedroom, full bathroom, and a charming living/dining room with a wide board floor and large fireplace. The newly remodeled upstairs includes a bedroom, sleeping loft, and a delightful bathroom with its sink in a dormer window.
This part of the island, called 'Up Island,' is known for its beauty, its great beaches, and its seclusion. If you like uncrowded beaches and enjoy seeing vast numbers of stars at night rather than lights, this is the place you're looking for!
Our house is on a dirt road which is well maintained but can get bumpy, especially after storms. We do not recommend cars that have especially low clearance.
Tennis courts are available in the neighborhood for a small extra charge.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM Saturday and check-out time is 10:00 AM Saturday. This is essential in order to have time for the house to be cleaned before each guest arrives!
Member since: 2015
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 5
Children love to come here to enjoy the wonderful beaches, the hammock, and the comfortable house. However, the house is not childproof. It was built before the codes for railings and stairways were updated, the winding staircase can not be gated, and the fields have no fence around them. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
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Jul 29 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- housecleaning $250
- Property Damage Protection $79
If you cancel any time after booking, we will return your deposit only if we are able to rent that week. The ferry tickets we transfer to you are not transferable to another party, so it becomes very difficult to re-rent our property in August if you are unable to come.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: Our family built this house 40 years ago and lived in it year-round. We moved in full time two yearsago, but will be renting it for the month of August, when we travel and visit our grown children. We are both retired teachers and work part time in the education field. Jane is a writer and speaks at conferences for early childhood educators. Jed teaches math for children who are both needing extra help and who want extra challenge. We are happy to be able to share our love of our 'Up Island' home with others who will enjoy being in a quiet part of the island where the deer, birds, and trails for walking abound, along with access to Chilmark's pristine beaches.
Why the Owner Chose Chilmark, MA, USA:
Jane's family first came to the Vineyard in the '50's by bicycle and stayed at the Youth Hostel. Her father had ordered two of the first bicycle child seats anyone had ever seen--people would stop and stare as they biked by! Her parents bought this property and built the house in 1970 and lived here year round. Now we are following in that tradition--we love the quiet winter here as well as the beautiful summer!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Walking into our living/dining room space, with its big fireplace, with its mantle that my parents built from driftwood they found on the beach, guests say, 'This is so warm and comfortable!' This year we completely renovated the upstairs, which now has a bedroom area and an open sleeping loft (the area does not have doors but there is a more private bedroom space and a more open loft space.) It also has a charming bathroom, with the sink in the dormer window opposite a shower and the toilet under the eaves! The kitchen and bathroom downstairs will be our next big renovation project-- they are not yet updated but are clean and comfortable.
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Our secluded country cottage
Master bedroom downstairs.
Loft sleeping space
There are two desks and space to read or work upstairs.
View from upstairs dormer window
Upstairs bathroom in the dormer window and under the eaves!
Great Rock Bight--a beautiful hike and swim!
Walk over the dunes at Lucy Vincent Beach
Sunset at Menemsha
Dining room area with large pine table
Queen bed upstairs
Single bed in the upstairs sleeping loft.
Outdoor eating space
Wonderful small local beaches abound
Lucy Vincent Beach
Bring your fresh fish from Larson's and watch the sunset!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, May 15, 2017
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