The Complete Island Retreat(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
With 2 houses and pool on 3+ acres: relax, lose the stress and decompress!
At the top of the driveway circle, a large, Cedar shingled shed shelters bikes and gear from the elements. A stone path leads to the Main House kitchen door, providing easy access for carrying groceries and the like. The generous, well-shaded side lawn provides ample space for badminton or croquet or a game of ball with your favorite canine friend.
The Main House has three bedrooms and offers comfortable gathering spaces in its fireplaced combined living & dining room and the adjoining den. The long pine dining table seats ten in comfort. The country kitchen is well equipped with updated stainless steel appliances, and a high-efficiency washer and dryer. A full bath off the den completes the first floor. Upstairs, a full hall bathroom serves the twin and triple bedrooms; the grand master bedroom with cathedral ceiling has its own en suite full bath and spa tub. Every bedroom has cross-ventilation, a ceiling fan and louvered blinds.
Summertime offers numerous outdoor sitting and relaxation areas. The Main House stone terrace with its shady pergola overlooks a side yard and a fully fenced, in-ground pool. The pool area is otherwise secluded from outside view by mature Rhododendron, and chaise lounges and grassy areas provide comfort for sunbathers. A low deck at the rear of the Main House faces a tranquil Japanese garden with waterfall bounded by a stand of tall, leafy bamboo - a perfect place for a leisurely breakfast or coffee. A sunny stone patio and another large deck with built-in seating serves the Guest House. All outdoor spaces are equipped with chairs and tables, and, in some instances, lounges. The green between the main house and guest house is shaded by three mature Kousa Dogwoods, which flower in June.
The single level Cape Cod style Guest Cottage is steps away - light and airy with cathedral ceilings, yet a private little world of its own shielded from the Main House by Bamboo and other plantings. This cottage includes a newly renovated living room area with stylish, custom kitchenette, a large master bedroom and en suite, renovated full bathroom with high efficiency, stacked full-sized washer and dryer.
Adjacent to the Guest Cottage is the spacious, enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water, where you can fully shower or just rinse off from the pool, a run or the beach. Guests tend to linger here, so If a member of your party goes missing, look for him here first! The hammock on the generous shaded side lawn provides another quiet place to enjoy a nap or read a good book.
For the golf enthusiast, Mink Meadows Golf Club is 4 minutes by car or a ten minute walk and offers a friendly atmosphere and a challenging but playable nine hole course - always in great playing condition. Vineyard Haven is about a 7 minute drive and offers shops, restaurants, and ferry. Local West Chop beaches and piers are privately owned and accessible only to West Chop Club members and their accompanied guests. The Tisbury Town Beach on Vineyard Sound (Tashmoo) is about 7 minutes away; the Atlantic beaches, such as Katama, are on the south side of the Island about 30 minutes drive. There is a VTA bus stop on the West Chop Loop just before Franklin St., and the VTA system provides transport around the entire island.
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Member since: 2014
- Max. occupancy 10
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Record Renter must be 25 or more years old, be in residence for entire rental period & chaperon children, teens & young adults staying at property. No frats/sororities or other college age groups....moreless
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
One or two well behaved Dogs considered at owner's discretion and only with owner's prior written approval - property has fenced dog run, walking paths in woods, and we are equipped with medium/large crates, dog beds, water and food bowls. Pet fee and extra security deposit required. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 9-10
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Sound/Bay Fishing
Main House: dining table w/ dimmable chandelier; ten chairs seat a crowd comfortably. W/ banquet tables from the shed, you can entertain a crowd or dine al fresco. Guest house: small dining table....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
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- Clothes Dryer:
NO GARAGE but the spacious shed next to parking area on driveway. Shed houses beach chairs and umbrella. Shed, with wide ramp, offers a place to store your bicycles & gear protected from rain....moreless
- Hair Dryer
Wi-fi network w/ high speed, broadband Internet connection via Comcast & two range extenders. Wireless Networked Fax/printer/copier & computer. Large, enclosed outdoor shower w/ hot & cold water....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Main House: spacious living room/dining room combo. French doors open onto pergola. Rear mahogany deck offers dappled sun for breakfast and lunch. Guest cottage - nice living room w/ bay area & deck...moreless
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Dishes & Utensils:
Royal Doulton attractive melamine plates for everyday and outdoor use; polycarbonate glasses for outdoors; 13 red wine & 18 white wine glasses; full set 12 china dinner, lunch, butter, soup, cereals...moreless
Main house: Galley style cook's kitchen well equipped w/ stainless appliances, double oven, china to serve 24+. Guest house - new kitchen area w/ induction cooktop, microwave, Breville quartz oven....moreless
Main House ovens with convection, special functions (e.g., top oven can make twelve pieces of toast at one time). Guest Cottage: induction cook top & Breville table top quartz element oven/toaster....moreless
Panini maker; waffler; full baking items, pots, pans, colander, salad spinner, salad bowl, 12 glass salad dishes, 12 glass cereal & dessert plates, corn pot, lobster pot, BBQ tools, charcoal grill....moreless
Main House: Ceran top electric stove with double oven. Guest House - dual induction cook top and Breville table top quartz convection.toaster/oven allow staying at home and cooking a full meal....moreless
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Lawn / Garden:
Lovely and interesting plantings and a Japanese Garden add ambience and atmosphere to the compound. A rope hammock between two large Oaks offers another cool, breezy secluded reading/napping spot....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - May 22, 2017
5 night min stay
May 23 - Jun 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 9 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 17, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Pet Fee $300
- Post visit Cleaning $400
- Pet Fees per dog/week $0
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
- Taxes Not included
More favorable rates available for multi-week rentals.
Rental is noon to noon unless otherwise agreed between owner and renter in writing.
Cleaning is separate fee - varies between $300-500, depending on number of guests.
NIGHTLY RATE WHEN RENTALS OF LESS THAN A WEEK ARE ACCEPTED DURING PEAK AND SHOULDER SEASNS = APPLICABLE WEEKLY RATE DIVIDED BY FIVE.
PAYMENT IN FULL WITH BOOKING, UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS MADE WITH OWNER PRIOR TO BOOKING.
NO REFUNDS FOR BOOKINGS ACCEPTED BY OWNER AND CANCELED BY RENTER.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Convenient to Vineyard Haven downtown. Lake Tashmoo Town Beach, one of 12 public beaches available on island, is 5 minutes away by car, and offers both lake and Vineyard Sound swimming. Mink Meadows Golf Club, 5 minutes by car, offers well-maintained 9 holes with water views. Many conservation lands on the Island offer lovely walking trails, see Sheriff's Meadow and Nature Conservancy websites. All West Chop beaches and piers are private, owned and administered by the West Chop Trust and accessible only to West Chop Club members and their accompanied guests.
Year Purchased: 1949
About the owner: The matriarch of this family built an open frame Cape summer house (Main House) and established the original plantings in 1951. Over the years, she expanded the Main House with dormers, more bathrooms and a terrace with pergola. 1973 saw the addition of a winterized Guest Cottage, more plantings and a free-form swimming pool. The next generation renovated, insulated and fully finished the Main House interior in 2008, added the large open deck and stone patio area off the kitchen and redesigned the adjoining Japanese garden with waterfall. Dining room bay windows offer a serene view of the garden and the birds who love the waterfall area. In over 65 intervening years , oak trees have grown tall, and Rhododendron at the pool have merged to create complete privacy, moss has covered the low stone steps from the path to the front door of the Main House -mature mountain laurels and tall oaks now shade the side yard. The Guest Cottage was updated in 2008 through 2014; 2015-16 renovations and improvements to the kitchenette, living room and bath are now complete. New major appliances, kitchen equipment and furnishings make the Guest House fully functional independently of the Main House. New lawns between the houses create an intimate, compound feel. This property is magical in its privacy, opportunities for creative and imaginative play for young children and the young at heart and as a gathering place for family activities and interactions. While Summertime offers many modern amenities and communications, the unpretentious design and furnishings encourage those weary of the pace of modern life to linger and appreciate the simple pleasures of an earlier time. Summertime continues to be our family retreat and reflects the high value we place on privacy, quiet and simplicity. We enjoy the process of overseeing the gradual evolution of the property - ever mindful of the need to preserve its essential character and history.
Why the Owner Chose West Chop (Tisbury, MA, USA):
Our family has enjoyed the West Chop area of the Vineyard for three generations. The property enjoys easy access by bike or car to the restaurants and shops of Vineyard Haven, but past the West Chop flag pole and down our unpaved country lane, the area is rural in character - and the property provides unusual privacy and quiet. Again, while Summertime offers many modern amenities and communications facilities, the unpretentious design and simple furnishings encourage those weary of the pace of modern life to linger and appreciate the simple pleasures and amusements of an earlier time in a beautiful and natural setting.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Summertime offers a comfortable, simple, multi-generational family retreat with great privacy, quiet and natural beauty, located just minutes from golf, recreation, shops, restaurants and the bustle and heat of town.
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- Fax: +1 7812406446
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Summertime Main House - Front view
French doors lead from living room to terrace with pergola
Main House Living Room and Dining Bay
Dining Bay - Table set for 10 for lunch
Kitchen - another view - High efficiency washer and dryer
Master bedroom 2d view
Third bedroom, 2d floor - three twin beds and library of children's books
Free form swimming pool - near side sun-drenched most of day
Guest Cottage - Oreo, owner's sheepdog on patrol
Guest Cottage Master Bedroom - King Bed
Guest Cottage Kitchen - newly renovated 2015
Guest house patio and private outdoor shower
Summertime Main House - Side view
Pergola looking toward pool
Living room - view toward front of Main House
Kitchen - Well equipped with premium stainless appliances, double oven
Master bedroom & en suite (Half Round Window has motorized shade)
Front twin bedroom, 2d floor
Wisteria arching over Gate to pool
Japanese Garden and Path to Guest Cottage
Guest Cottage side yard, hammock, and deck
Guest Cottage Living Room - renovated 2015
Guest Cottage deck
Sunset from bluff above West Chop Big Pier
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 06, 2017
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