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Cool, Mid Century Beach House -- w/some ferry tix

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Unique Elegance in Chilmark

This Mid Century house offers resort-type elegance as well as a relaxed beachhouse vibe. I call it Hollywood in flip flops....The location is totally private but near world-class beaches and the much-adored Menemsha fishing village. You will love the all-day shimmer of the pool. Chilmark is magic. You will build memories here that will last a lifetime.

Four bedrooms, three baths, a large living area, large master bedroom with bath. Fully equipped kitchen/dining overlooking the pool. Quality linens.

A 4’ deep spa pool invites you to exercise, lounge or play...

The house is bathed in sun and dramatic sky all day. Miles of conservation trails are steps outside the door. Besides exclusive access to white sand beaches, this secluded end of Martha's Vineyard offers a wide range of activities from story hour to lectures and from fishing to fine dining.

Some ferry reservations available.

More Details

Harriet Bernstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Harriet Bernstein

I am a retired writer/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 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. 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 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 everything special Up Island living has to offer.


Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • It's a quiet neighborhood. Please keep it that way.
  • We are big on recycling here on the Island. Can you rinse or wash yours thoroughly and place them in the container outside?
  • I hope your last moments on the Island are beautiful, but if there is a way, please wash and dry a load or two of towels before departure. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 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 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , this room was formally a den. It lacks a door at one end.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent house, well-appointed, great location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad the house worked for you! We think Chilmark is the best part of the Island too -- World-class beaches -- huh!
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A fantastic house and vacation!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: June 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning $375
Refundable damage deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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