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Tranquil Woodsy Escape; Calm Shore, Efficient home
Tranquil Woodsy Escape; Calm Shore, Efficient home

Entire home/apt

9 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

9 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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9 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Due to construction projects in 2015, we have an entirely new interior, well insulated, airy home but with central AC for the few hot days. Two new Queens, two new twins and new futon and couches. Our getaway home is a 3 BR modified Cape with tree level views from the large bright living room and master bedroom. There is a den in the finished basement with a futon and couch. Gas kitchen, WiFi, all new up to date systems.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $180
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly Discount: 5%


The space

FERRY TICKETS AVAILABLE (Expire 30 days before 1st passage). Lovely calm beach just over half mile away.

Cleverly modified Cape on 2.2 acres featuring cozy furnishings, large bay windows on three levels, bright views amidst native beech-oak woodland, and a babbling brook to lull you to restful sleep on superbly comfy beds. Walk or drive to Lambert's Cove beach (3/4 mile, child-friendly, great fishing) or Seth's Pond (a toddler's swimming paradise).

*5 night minimum for July & August. Sunday to Sunday rental only*

Enjoy hiking? A large trail network extends from The Nature Conservancy's Hoft Farm & Duarte Pond a tenth of a mile away, just around the corner. This chain of former cranberry lakes makes a delightful morning walk while others sleep in. We will guide you to many other island hiking gems suitable for any season, any weather.

The placid north island setting belies its convenient location, 3.5 miles from the Vineyard Haven ferry and 2+ miles to grocery, drug, video stores. The property's remote woodsy ambiance will help you escape the busy world beyond. Fully stocked, updated kitchen ('08) features gas stove, Birdseye Maple floor, ample storage & new dishwasher ('09).

Everything is provided, including linens and bath towels for 9 guests, a well appointed kitchen, dining room, outdoor dining, Wi-Fi Cable Internet & TV, home entertainment center, 3 TVs (LR, MBR, & den), gas grill, large wooden deck with bench seating built in, beach and yard chairs & recreational amenities, toddler's gates, booster seat, etc. Fans and an AC in each bedroom. Sleeps 3 couples and 4 children comfortably.

Seasonal raspberries, peaches, and wild blueberries may be found on the property for the picking.

Energy Efficient Vacation! Our commitment to reducing the house carbon footprint continues. We took a big step in 2009, replacing our oil heat/hot water system with propane and a 96% efficient condensing boiler. This allowed us to switch to gas cooking at the same time! Sun shades in front (east) bay windows keep the house cool & comfy. We have added cool, dimmable LED ceiling lights, attic insulation and air sealing. We have purchased 100% renewable New England electricity from our utility since 2010. More information available upon request.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Family friendly; Casual fun is expected, big parties are not. Smoking not allowed inside the house. There are fine furnishings, kitchenware, and supplies at the house so we hope our guests will treat the house with the same respect that we do. In the unlikely event that you use up paper towels, a favorite spice, cooking gas (for BBQ grill), or other supplies, we hope that you will replace that item for the next visitor's convenience just as you would wish others to do for you. We would reimburse you for cooking gas refill.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

4 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

2 Reviews

Corey User Profile
July 2013
Our stay at David's was great. He made the entire process simple and we couldn't ask for a better, more comfortable house. Having access to a private beach half a mile away was definitely a nice perk. I would certainly repeat my stay.
David User Profile
Response from David:
Great review is appreciated but need to clarify that beach is a town beach, not private. One needs a pass from the town to get on it during season 10am-6pm. We provide a pass. - David L (Owner)
July 2013

Vivian User Profile
June 2013
This was a terrific place - clean, peaceful, spacious, up-to-date. David was incredibly helpful and informative, and easy going. I'd recommend it to anyone -- beautiful location, great swimming and biking, or just hanging out.

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States · Joined in June 2013
David User Profile

We live in the Boston area, hailing originally from New York (David) and St. Louis (Susan). Susan has been visiting Martha's Vineyard religiously since the 1980s so is a great guide. We were down for her birthday when we found this amazing house in 2003. We love kayaking, biking, playing tennis in season and hiking hidden treasures at all times of the year. We also enjoy grilling fresh fish and preparing local produce, relaxing away from daily hassles of home and have outfitted the house for our comforts as well as yours.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a day