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Luminous rural retreat with spectacular ocean views.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Five bedrooms/Three bathrooms/ Two outside showers Sleeps 9-11

Tucked into the woods, this elegant house offers a panoramic view of the full sweep of the Vineyard Sound from Woods Hole to Cuttyhunk -- by day, sailboats and the Elizabeth Islands and beyond, followed by magnificent sunsets and then the mainland coast sparkling with lights at night. A short walk brings you to one of the island’s most beautiful private beaches, the historic Brickyard where the original kiln chimney-tower stands as a landmark. One can drive part way down or walk (10-15 minutes).

The house overlooks and provides easy access to the extensive trails on the 200 acre Menemsha Hills Reservation, including resplendent views from the top of Prospect Hill (the highest point on the island), which affords a glorious vista of the western end of the Vineyard.

With your lease you are able to purchase beach stickers to both private town beaches - Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket.

More Details

Susanna Linfield
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018


Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In addition there are two outdoor showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-size Sofa/Bed
  • Two comfortable inflatable beds are also available, but there will be additional charges and prior permission must be sought.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a high deck on the north side of the house with a steep set of stairs, and a lily pool set into the deck on the south side so toddlers are discouraged.


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Luminous rural retreat with spectacular ocean views.
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

this is our second year at the house. we love it. beautiful comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

fit our entire family. looking ro come back next year

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and relaxing week in a secluded retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our parents, and our two dogs spent an amazing week at Susanna's place. The house is extremely comfortable and we spent much of our time sitting on the deck sunning and reading. The private beach is about a ten minute walk away and while it is rocky, you can walk to the left to a sandier part. There are also beautiful trails in the Menemesha hills, great for walks or runs. The location cannot be beat. The kitchen is well stocked and we cooking amazing meals on the grill. Susanna quickly responded to the few issues we had. I'm so glad she opened her house to us and we definitely plan to return next summer. As for the wifi, it was sufficient for both me and my husband to do a little bit of work, maybe not enough to stream Netflix in 4K, but with such nature around you it doesn't really matter.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect place

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family. We went with our 5 adult children and their spouses or friends and our dog. We were totally comfortable and had a great week. The Brickyard beach was perfect. If the house is up for rental we will hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A splendid visual experience

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful property, setting and view.

The home could use some updating. The internet service must be upgraded. I couldn't get any work done in the two weeks I was there. I would return next year, but only if the internet service is upgraded.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will try again to get Verizon to improve the quality of their service, but even our neighbor who is a professor of computer science has been unsuccessful. I recommend coming for the other delights that this reviewer mentions: the beautiful property, setting, and view. Try to leave your work at home; however, if you cannot, be assured that you will be able to access e-mails and use search options. I find I can get work done efficiently, but if your work depends on the exchange and downloading of high volume data files and a super-fast WIFI connection, you may be better off elsewhere or making use of the WIFI connection at the Chilmark Library which is only a few minutes away. Come to a lovely, quiet, secluded spot and disconnect for a while.
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Heaven on earth.....

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent abode with stupendous view! Would recommend to all.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, private retreat with beautiful views; well-appointed, spacious house

  • 4 of 5

The house has a great deck with a beautiful view and a nice open flow and living room/dining room. It's set on a very quiet and secluded piece of property with no background noise or direct neighbors. The owner's artwork collection is impressive and adds an unexpected visual dimension to your stay. The kitchen is very open and well-appointed with everything one could need--very conducive to family cooking. It was helpful to have DirecTV, as well as a great sound system, though the wifi and cell service were spotty and weak (probably fault of the services and beyond the control of the owner). The private beach is a nice bonus, but you probably won't use it as your primary beach, as it's a 25 minute hike and a very rocky beach. The back deck with grill and coi pond is a relaxing retreat, too. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely consider this house for future Vineyard visits.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate this lovely review and all the ones posted here. I will look into boosting the WiFi, but it is an on-going issue with Verizon. I use AT&T for my cell-phone service, and it has been generally reliable. When the President stayed in the house below us during the last three summers, Verizon put up a supplementary antenna. It sounds like we need one permanently to improve reception. The beautiful Brickyard Beach is accessible by car [5 minutes], or a fifteen minute walk down the path below the house will lead you through the woods to the beach. No doubt the walk is longer for some, perhaps I trot. Yes, the beach has many gorgeous rocks; it is terminal glacier moraine and the variety is stunning. But the beach also has sand on which to recline and there is much to explore. I like to swim long distance and the generally calm water of the Vineyard Sound is ideal for that and complements my other delight, which is riding the waves on the south side of the island, so come and enjoy our beautiful habitat. When I was on island in the early summer, a splendid buck grazing by the house greeted me each dawn.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Beach Plum Inn /Home Port
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Private Brickyard Beach (Access with Rental)
Car: necessary

Chilmark is known for its beautiful beaches and gorgeous views of ponds, woods, pastures and ocean. There are easily accessed nature walks, flea markets (featuring antiques and the work of island artisans), and local farmers' markets which sell everything from fresh flowers to a wide variety of local produce. The Chilmark Community Center offers a children's camp, sailing, tennis, exercise classes, and evening lectures, movies, concerts and dances for kids and adults. Also nearby are the Chilmark Library, Chilmark General Store, and picturesque Menemsha Village with its docks, fish markets, small shops, and the Home Port restaurant, one of several excellent restaurants in the neighborhood. You can also drive 20-25 minutes either up island to the spectacular Aquinnah clay cliffs, lighthouse, and beaches where you can enjoy the famed Outermost Inn restaurant - or down island to the charming towns of West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, or Edgartown - each with its own distinct personality, shops, and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

The Security deposit will be refunded within 14 days of your departure from the property after charges for cleaning and trash services are deducted. *
[*Cleaning and trash charges vary depending on the renters, but usually amount to about $300.00 total]

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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