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Antique Restored Home On A Scenic Pond With Water Access

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Chilmark Retreat, Sleeps 8, Restored With Charm And Attention To Detail

This house was built in 1812; it is one of the earliest homes in Chilmark. In 2001 it was completely restored and in 2014 a large deck was added facing the lily ponds. Large master bedroom and bath on the first floor, three bedrooms and two baths upstairs, one very private with its own staircase. Excellent linens, full laundry.Media/pool/playroom downstairs. Fully stocked kitchen for the serous cook, eating porch just outside. The house is beautifully landscaped, and tenants have access to Quitsa Pond for swimming and kayaking.

diana barrett
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2016

About diana barrett

We live on the property in a smaller house on the top of the hill and spend alot of time kayaking and swimming in the pond. Our adult children come often so Gaymark is only available for a few weeks each summer.

diana barrett purchased this house in 2001

Why diana barrett chose Chilmark

We spent many years coming to the vineyard; working our way from the busier west end to Chilmark. It is an exceptional property with a beach across the street, Lucy Vincent, considered by many to be one of the best beaches on the Vineyard, 2.5 miles away, room to spread out, with two exceptional ponds full of water lillies that bloom all summer. When we saw this property, we knew we had found the ideal summer house.

What makes this house unique

The combination of an antique house, including a hearth that is said to have been rescued from an early ship that was almost lost nearby, antique details and furniture collected by my family from the 1950's. Yet it has a cook's kitchen, space to eat outside as well as inside, a lovely garden with a perennial border, outdoor shower. Amenities have all been upgraded in 2014, sheets, towels etc. It's a unique home


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Chilmark Tavern
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chilmark Tavern
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The house shares property with the owners home higher on the hill. The house is surrounded by two ponds, covered in pink and yellow water lillies. The area is scenic and has many walking and hiking trails, biking, boating in both Quitsa Pond and the adjoining Menemsha Pond, with access to the Atlantic Ocean


Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Three full bathrooms One half bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King convertible to twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • first floor: queen sized bed second floor; two bedrooms with Queen beds, one with twins and one with twins convertible to a King.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $100

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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