Charming Cottage in Chilmark with Free Ferry Reservations

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Last updated: 06/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This lovely cottage gives you access to the best island beaches-Lucy Vincent's, Squibnocket & Menemsha.. Come back to the outdoor shower & hammock.
Turnover dates are on Saturdays and are available with ferry tickets

Dates for 2017 have not yet been set, but let us know if you're interested and we'll see if we can meet your needs.

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.
Chilmark is considered the most desirable town on the island because of its glorious beaches, restricted to the use of town residents and guests. It also has a wonderful Community Center, which provides camps and activities for kids as well as movies and other activities for adults. In near-by Menemsha, you'll find fish caught the same day that you can have cooked to order or bring back to make on the grill. Great restaurants include Home Port, the Chilmark Tavern, and State Road Restaurant. Be sure to stop at Chilmark Chocolates for mouthwatering treats!
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!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside or outside!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs considered....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books:

    We have lots of books--fiction, non-fiction, and kids' books!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Bose radios can use phone or ipod and can play cd's....moreless

  • Television:

    Small television usually has good reception but can have problems after a storm. Try doing a jigsaw puzzle or playing a game instead!...moreless

  • Toys:

    We have a basket of toys, puzzles, and games for a range of ages....moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table seats 6 comfortably or 8 with less elbow room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Full house air conditioning, although you'll rarely need it!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    The wood stove will not be usable for summer tenants....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    We love good coffee--choose from automatic, Chemex, or espresso!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen contains small microwave and toaster oven, lobster pots, immersion blender, plenty of pots and pans. There is no dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Bicycles:

    Ask us about borrowing our bicycles....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2-burner Weber propane grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available in the neighborhood for an extra fee....moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,750 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • housecleaning $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79


Turnover dates are available with ferry tickets on Saturdays for weeks starting on these dates:

July 16, 23, 30

August 6

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 06/20/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Martha's Vineyard Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Oak Bluffs
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamship Authority
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Farm Neck Golf Club
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
State Road Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lucy Vincents Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, limited Spanish and German



  • Our secluded country cottage

    Our secluded country cottage

  • Work space

    Work space

  • Master bedroom downstairs.

    Master bedroom downstairs.

  • Loft sleeping space

    Loft sleeping space

  • There are two desks and space to read or work upstairs.

    There are two desks and space to read or work upstairs.

  • View from upstairs dormer window

    View from upstairs dormer window

  • Upstairs bathroom in the dormer window and under the eaves!

    Upstairs bathroom in the dormer window and under the eaves!

  • Great Rock Bight--a beautiful hike and swim!

    Great Rock Bight--a beautiful hike and swim!

  • Walk over the dunes at Lucy Vincent Beach

    Walk over the dunes at Lucy Vincent Beach

  • Sunset at Menemsha

    Sunset at Menemsha

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room area with large pine table

    Dining room area with large pine table

  • Kithen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Living/dining room

    Living/dining room

  • Queen bed upstairs

    Queen bed upstairs

  • Single bed in the upstairs sleeping loft.

    Single bed in the upstairs sleeping loft.

  • Outdoor eating space

    Outdoor eating space

  • Wonderful small local beaches abound

    Wonderful small local beaches abound

  • Lucy Vincent Beach

    Lucy Vincent Beach

  • Bring your fresh fish from Larson's and watch the sunset!

    Bring your fresh fish from Larson's and watch the sunset!

VRBO #580958

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Chilmark, MA, USA #580958

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