Charming and Architectural Cottages on Secluded Private Pond
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Everyone's favorite rental! We recently completed a significant renovation of the house with many improvements and updates. Charming, quintessential Martha's Vineyard house situated on a spectacular private pond on 8.5 secluded acres in Lambert's Cove. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservation lands (Land Bank, Nature Conservancy, and Vineyard Open Land Foundation properties). Close to north shore beach (walk-on beach access included with rental) and Seth's Pond - approximately one mile down Lambert's Cove Road. Three miles to shopping in both Vineyard Haven center and West Tisbury center. Three bedroom main house and two one-bedroom studio cottages available. Ferry reservations available for some summer weeks - early bookings are a must. Please see our personal website (see link at bottom of page).
Conservation Lands: The house is literally surrounded by extensive conservation lands that are wonderful for hiking, walking, and even some fishing. The Land Bank's Ripley's Field is on our street and is approximately 60 acres of a mixture of woodland trails and open fields. It connects to two more Land Bank properties - Tisbury Meadown Preserve and Wompesket, both with extensive acreage. The house is part of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation's Cranberry Acres which includes a 25-acre series of kettle ponds (which include Flat Bottom Pond behind the house, Duarte's Ponds, and Seth's Pond) and cranberry bogs. The VOLF is in the process of rehabilitating the old cranberry bogs and had its first harvest in the fall of 2005. Connecting to Cranberry Acres is the Hoft Farm, a very large (more than 100 acres) working farm owned by The Nature Conservancy which has large fields and ponds that are great for wandering. The Land Bank's Duarte's Pond is also in walking distance and has a stocked pond for fishing.
A Brief History : The house was built almost single-handedly by an artist and his family. Dubbed 'Woods House' because of its seclusion in the beautiful woodlands of Lambert's Cove, the central part of the house was built in 1965. The family was among a group of talented Vineyard artisans, craftsmen, and musicians, who came to the island in the '60's. He is an accomplished sculptor and, inspired by the work of Wharton Esherick, took great pleasure in imagining and creating the house in his own studio (a barn also on the property). The style can best be described as Craftsman. Particularly interesting details include the handmade doors, door fixtures, kitchen, cabinets, woodshed, decks, and numerous interior details. The barn and two cottages on the property were built in the '70's to house a growing family and creative output. To preserve his legacy, we have found a carpenter who worked with the artist in the '60's. He has worked on the house both refurbishing existing features and creating new ones.
The artist was influenced by Japanese art, which is evident in the house and the many unique trees planted 40 years ago which have grown into a mature grove. According to an experienced island arborist, the quality and variety of the trees are second only to the Polly Hill Arboretum in West Tisbury. In 2003, we acquired 2.2 acres of vacant land which was once part of Duarte's Campground and is now part of the Vineyard Open Land Foundation's Cranberry Acres and includes 25 acres of common land, 3 ponds, and a cranberry bog. In 2006, we acquired the 3.5 acre lot adjacent to the main house which includes most of Flat Bottom Pond and extensive woodlands in order to preserve our privacy and to expand the arboretum of unique and beautiful trees and plants. Our guests have universally remarked upon the terrific feel of the house - the comfortable yet simple layout, the bright and cozy rooms, the wonderful outdoor spaces overlooking the pond, and the incredible collection of trees.
For larger groups that need a second house, our next-door neighbors rent their house too. See the 'Links' page for their Homeaway lising (#3484385).
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Member since: 2004
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- There is a large Activity Barn on the property that is available to guests. It is particularly useful on rainy days for children. It is a single large room with high ceilings and about 1,000 square feet. It has a ping pong table, TV with cable (including HBO and Showtime) and VCR, and basic furniture. We also have a mooring on Lake Tashmoo which we can make available to you if desired. ...moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Filtered Water
- Free Long Distance
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Deck / Patio:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
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3 night min stay
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- Taxes Not included
We never use wire transfers. Please be aware that there have been attempted scams involving intercepted emails and requests to wire money to the perpetrator. If you ever have any concerns, please call the phone numbers listed to speak with the property owner (Ben) directly.
50% due upon booking the rental
Balance due 60 days prior to start date of rental
Security/Cleaning deposit due 60 days prior to start date of rental
$500 fee for canceling within 60 days of rental
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Extensive walking trails
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: Ben and Georgia are physicians in private practice in Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties specializing in Urology and Gastroenterology.
Why the Owner Chose Vineyard Haven, MA, USA:
I visited the island as a kid many times, spent summers during college working on the island, and when I found myself in Boston for my medical residency during the 1990's, I had the opportunity of pursuing my dream of having a Vineyard retreat of my own. To us, the house and property represent all that makes the Vineyard so special: hand-built house is a piece of artwork itself, gorgeous physical setting, close proximity to conservation lands with ponds and beaches, and an overall otherwordly feeling make one feel transported from our more hectic lives at home.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Gorgeous setting, Land Bank properties and conservation lands in walking distance, Seth's Pond, multiple outbuildings allow for expanding to larger groups, each with their own private and quiet spot.
- Primary: + (917) 608-4112 Cell
Links to more information:
View of deck overlooking Flat Bottom Pond.
Living room. Flat screen TV and woodburning stove on left (not seen).
View from kitchen toward living room and bedrooms.
Master bedroom is bright and quiet.
Third bedroom is upstairs. Second twin bed in foreground not seen.
Writer's Studio directly on Flat Bottom Pond.
The living room is bright and sunny.
The sunny kitchen is clean, modern, and very well equipped for cooking.
Master bedroom with beachstone fireplace, Mission-style writing desk.
Second downstairs bedroom.
View of back of house with wisteria and Adirondack chairs overlook the pond.
Backyard with Rietveld Adirondack chairs.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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