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Inspired, Secluded Getaway in Martha's Vineyard Near Lucy Vincent Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 14 nights

About the property

Enjoy Total Privacy and Unique Up Island Relaxed Elegance in Chilmark

What’s to love about a beach house? How about a house that is lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean, wakes up to a symphony of birds and watches the sky all day through windows and ceiling-to-floor panels of glass.

This mid-Century beach house stands quietly among the Chilmark treetops. World-Class Lucy Vincent Beach, its white sand, dramatic dunes and soft sand, waits for you just minutes down the road to the left; the quaint fishing village of Menemsha will attend to your fresh fish needs down the road to the right. The house, bathed in sun and dramatic sky all day, is blessed by the sound of the ocean at night. Miles of conservation trails are steps outside the door. This secluded piece of nature has lots more to offer as well. Chilmark offers a wide range of activities in season from summer camp to chamber music. Rent a paddle board or kayak, or take a sunset cruise. Hire a fishing captain and his boat for some deep sea casting. Enjoy story hour or art shows or a host of lectures at the library; yoga and an occasional square dance and various cultural events at The Community Center. Fine dining at The Beach Plum Inn or Chilmark Tavern — but BYOB, it’s a dry town! Whatever your pleasure is, Chilmark can probably deliver with satisfaction.

Four bedrooms, three baths, a large living area, ample laundry room and an open kitchen/dining make up the interior of the house. Furnished and decorated with the ease and comfort of summer in mind, Relax will be your top priority . Wood floors, a fully equipped kitchen, all quality towels and sheets add to the appeal of this rental. Shower off in the roomy outdoor shower plumbed for hot and cold water, at the end of a sandy day on the beach.

A 4’ deep spa pool invites you to exercise, lounge or play in its shimmering water. Watch the colored underwater lights turn from red to blue to green at night. Starlight in Chilmark is something to behold.

And we haven’t even mentioned Chilmark Chocolates! It’s the most empowering chocolate experience in the world. Any doubters? Bring 'em on. Closed for the very height of the season. Just got to be too much to handle. How's that for integrity??? Reason enough to book in Spring and Fall. Ummmh!

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Harriet Bernstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017

About Harriet Bernstein

I am a former Time Inc reporter, New Yorker and published author. Chilmark is magic. I have been coming here summers all my life. You will build memories here that will last a lifetime.

Harriet Bernstein purchased this house in 2015

Why Harriet Bernstein chose Martha's Vineyard

This house offers resort-type elegance as well as a relaxed beachy vibe. The location is great, it is totally private and you will love the all-day shimmer of the pool. Chilmark is magic. I have been coming here summers all my life. You will build memories here that will last a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with this house for its unpretentious beauty. It has exquisite light and an airiness to it that makes it simply elegant. You will enjoy the secluded private feel, while being in close proximity everything special Up Island living has to offer.


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Inspired, Secluded Getaway in Martha's Vineyard Near Lucy Vincent Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Secluded Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful property with pool, nice layout, and private seclusion; it was perfect for our family and friends. Upon arrival we met the owner who was lovely. We needed her help one time during our stay. She was prompt with her response and fixed the issue. The house was clean and well maintained. We used the kitchen for almost every meal and it was well equipped for a family to use. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, FL

Experience Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

An airy getaway with plenty of distant ocean breezes to sooth the soul on a hot day. The pool, though not deep, was a delight, and the master bedroom and living room were especially spacious. A central perch for visiting anywhere on the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house, secluded setting

  • 5 of 5

I am a dance artist who stayed here during a residency at The Yard. The house is immaculate and the owner has beautiful taste in furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need. How wonderful to have a pool to plunge in after a day at the nearby beach! The property is quiet and far from the road, so nights are peaceful and you wake up to bird song and the wind rustling the trees. There are plenty of amenities nearby but you get peace and quiet here.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you danced in the moonlight up there!
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Magical Stay in Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This property really impressed me! My group was looking for a spacious house with a pool and this property delivered. The overall house layout is great for entertaining with two separate wings for the bedrooms. The kitchen is a wonderful hangout area inside due to all the windows - it feels like you are still outside. The pool area and yard were fantastic, offering constant sunlight through the day and more than enough area to sun by the pool, play games, etc. The best part of feel like you are doing it all on the island alone because the property is so secluded!. Also the property was very clean when we arrived.

Harriet, the owner, was so easy to deal with and did not bother us at all once on the island. She does live close by if there are any problems, but lets her guest enjoy their time alone. She was very easy on the details of the rental and provided a clear contract for rent. We felt compelled to invite her over because she was so gracious!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The multi-colored beachball looks so happy floating in the turquoise pool...
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Upstate, NY

Perfect relaxing base to enjoy the best of Up Island!

  • 5 of 5

This house provided us the best retreat during the Vineyard's busy season with great access to Lucy Vincent Beach, Allie's Store, Menemsha and Aquinnah. This a the most beautiful part of the island and Harriet's house is in a quiet natural setting apart from the crowds. The layout of the house is great for families and shares with bedrooms spread around the perimeter of the house and a bright kitchen and comfortable living room in the center. The deck and pool are great bonuses on those days you just don't want to get in the car to head to the beach but still want to enjoy the summer weather.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York, USA

Chillmark bliss

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here Sept 1-8, 2015. It was an incredibly relaxing and lovely stay. The house is secluded on a quite road but easily accessible at the same time. I loved going for a long walsk on the local nature trails nearby. We also are huge beach goers, so to be so close to Lucy Vincent was a plus. The house has a wonderful lay out with incredible light in the kitchen and porch area for meals. Also the living room has a great place for a daytime nap along the bay window. The kitchen was easy to use and quite clean. The master bedroom was spacious with tons of windows which made it wonderful for sleeping. Also it had good storage and its own bathroom. The pool is a lovely option for a quick dip in the morning or at night before bedtime beneath a huge starry sky. Chillmark is a magical place and its great because there are very few people around! I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The starry skies of Chilmark are magical -- aren't they!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cedar Neck
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chilmark Tavern
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lucy Vincent
Car: necessary

Chilmark is hidden away from the towns on the Vineyard and has rural New England charm and several spectacular beaches that you can enjoy as a renter in Chilmark. The fishing village of Menemsha is in Chilmark where you will find several great restaurants icluding the Homeport, The Galley, Beetlebung, and The Bite. You will also find 2 fish stores, Larsen's and The Menemsha Fish Market where you can get lobsters steamed for you, clams and oysters on the half shell and eat them while watching the legendary nightly sunsets over the water.


Rates & Availability

Chilmark House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May-June 10, 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 24 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer High Season
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
July Aug High Season
Jul 23 2017 - Aug 25 2017
14 night minimum stay
August Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $500

-- Ferry reservations must be secured in advance for those bringing a car onto the Island.
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-- No pets allowed on premises without written permission from owner.
-- No smoking.

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Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , handicapped accessible shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Close to a world-class ocean beach and a quaint little fishing village with a bayside beach. Get fresh fish every night. Go to sleep listening to the waves.

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