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About Harriet Bernstein
I am a retired writer/author from New York. I have been coming here summers all my life. Now I live here full time.
Harriet Bernstein purchased this House in 2015
Why Harriet Bernstein chose Chilmark
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. 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 Mid Century 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 to everything special that Up Island living has to offer.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Excellent house, well-appointed, great location
The house is spacious and very well-appointed. Perfect for a family vacation. The pool, even though only 4 feet deep, really made a big difference, especially for the grandkids. Nearby beaches were lovely. Chilmark is the best part of the Vineyard. Harriet was charming and available for any needs we might have which were minimal.
So glad the house worked for you!
We think Chilmark is the best part of the Island too --
World-class beaches -- huh!
A fantastic house and vacation!
We all commented about how great Harriet’s home was for our family vacation. The house is well appointed for vacationers, the pool a blast with the kids, and the location perfect for exploring the island. Will definitely be back!
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!
Gorgeous house, secluded setting
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.
I hope you danced in the moonlight up there!
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.
Chilmark is hidden away from the bustling towns on the Vineyard and offers rural New England charm and several spectacular private beaches that you can enjoy as a renter of our home. The fishing village of Menemsha is in Chilmark where you will find several great restaurants including the Homeport and The Bite. You will also find 2 fish markets, 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.