About This Listing
2014 marked the close of five years of hosting for Airbnb. This summer at the Cottage was a flow of remarkable, wonderful and interesting guests creating a community that I would not have imagined -- friends, collaborators and breakfast conversationalists. Thank you. Old friends and new acquaintances have booked and space is filling up. Hurry up and plan your visit!
I am unable to host children under 14 years of age and can not have additional dogs or pets in my home. Sorry!
2-night minimum stay is requested.
Having a rough year or just want to experience the island? Spend a few affordable days on the Vineyard, relaxing and laughing over a home-cooked breakfast!
My home is the perfect spot for people who come to enjoy the beaches, towns and biking afforded by the Vineyard.
-- GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION/EASY ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
-- COMFORTABLE GUEST ROOMS AND BATHROOMS
-- FULL FRESHLY MADE BREAKFAST DAILY
-- DECK AND TRANQUIL GARDEN FOR RELAXATION
-- HOT/COLD WATER, FULLY-STOCKED ENCLOSED OUTDOOR SHOWER
-- WIFI AND AMPLE PARKING FOR GUESTS
-- EXPERIENCED HOST READY TO HELP HER GUESTS!
The Cottage is a charming Cape Cod-style home on Martha's Vineyard and has two B&B rooms available for single or double occupancy for minimum 2-night stay. Located between Edgartown and Vineyard Haven it is right on the main bus route and bike path connecting you to the ferry or the two town centers. The quiet neighborhood and completely private beautiful cottage garden offer a chance to relax in the hammock after a day of sight-seeing and the large deck is perfect for a glass of wine before going off to dinner or just hanging out, whether for breakfast or during the day and evening. It is minutes away from Sengekontacket Pond where you can launch your kayaks! It is a 15 minute bike ride to State Beach and Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and the State Forest are easily reachable along the beautiful bike path between my house and the towns, The main bus line runs right past my street! By late June, the gardens are up and blooming -- in 2012, a new butterfly bed has been added! The garden is designed as a haven for a variety of birds (including hummingbirds!) which you can enjoy watching from the deck or hammock. Each year, new additions are made to enhance its tranquillity and beauty. Fresh herbs are grown and used in breakfast dishes. Breakfast with guests is always a treat as interesting conversation spontaneously arises!
Wifi throughout the Cottage is available. Parking is readily available at my home.
Accommodations include TWO SUNNY ROOMS, a ground floor bed/bath with a queen-size bed ($110.00/night). The downstairs bed/bath have been refurbished and updated for guests! Maximum number of guests downstairs is two. The UPSTAIRS TWIN ROOM will accommodate a third person. The spacious upstairs room/twin beds/shared bath ($95.00/night) has a sunny bathroom which is lightly shared with me. THE COTTAGE IS PERFECTLY MAINTAINED with daily cleaning and beds prepared at each change-over with freshly ironed sheets. A FULL BREAKFAST is included each morning which includes a variety of fruit, juice, homemade breads, specially prepared eggs if desired, and tea/coffee. WIRELESS INTERNET AND AMPLE PARKING ARE INCLUDED. And, don't forget to try the fully-enclosed hot/cold water outdoor shower, a Vineyard tradition! It features hot and cold water and is fully stocked for your convenience with body washes and shampoo.
A FEW NOTES
Check-in: from 2:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10.30 a.m.
Please note that the kitchen is not opened for cooking but certainly, you can leave drinks or snacks in the 'fridge!
Please note that you must be 22 years or older to book. Beginning in 2013, I'm unable to host children under 14 years of age. I'm sorry but I am unable to host guests' dogs. I have two already in my home. Two night stay is requested.
THE COTTAGE WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2013. IT WILL CLOSE FOR THE SEASON AFTER THIS DATE.
AND, I HOST IN VENICE, ITALY AS WELL!
The Cottage will close September 10, 2014 this year but come to visit me in Venice, Italy. My beautiful apartment has a comfortable twin room and a lightly shared wonderful newly renovated bathroom available from October 1, 2012. It is centrally located in the heart of the city close to all services and on the beautiful Fondamenta San Felice, close to the spectacular areas of the Miseracordia, Rialto, Ghetto and public transportation -- all within comfortable walking distance. Breakfast is included as at the Cottage (allowing of course, for an Italian twist!). Please visit the listing, "Spectacular Affordable Venice!" for further details and reviews.
Guests are welcomed to use the deck, garden and sitting room during their visit.
Interaction with Guests
Breakfast is usually a time for guests to visit together while I serve! Guests are welcomed to visit but I do try to leave you to as much privacy as possible.
Public transportation is an excellent way to get all over the island. From the end of my street, you can grab Line #1 to Edgartown or to Vineyard Haven and from either place, transfer to buses to other destinations. There are numerous bike shops where you can rent by the day or longer and of course, you can also do a car rental or bring your car if you prefer. I am about 15 minutes from the airport via taxi; public transportation is available with a transfer in Edgartown to Line #1.
Guests must be 22 or older. No excessive drinking is allowed and no smoking.
Please note the following:
We do try to practice environmentally positive habits. We hope it will not inconvenience you if we ask you to limit your showers to 10 minutes. We understand that it might be necessary to take even two showers a day after beach and outdoor activities and want you to be as comfortable as possible. Thanks for helping us in this endeavor! And please! try the outdoor shower -- fully enclosed with hot/cold water.
No food or drinks (except of course, water!) are allowed in the bedrooms. Please feel free to snack outside on the deck or at the kitchen table.
We ask that you put personal things away when you are out and to please hang wet towels and clothing in the bathrooms or downstairs in the dehumidified basement -- great for quick drying of wet clothes and towels! -- to reduce mold and mildew during the summer season.
Strict cancellation policy
Nancy was a great host! A classy, elegent lady with little charming home only a few miles from downtown Edgartown. She was very accommodating and made us breakfast every morning (imports great Italian coffee!) Would defintely go back
Nancy Rose was very responsive and helpful with all our email contact planning our trip.
She was very welcoming and the accommodation was exactly as described.
We really enjoyed our wide ranging discussions with Nancy Rose over her excellent breakfasts and felt we really got to know her.
Her outdoor shower is well worth trying.
Thanks for a great stay and we hope to see you in Venice !
Nancy Rose was wonderful and the best host anyone could imagine. She made us a marvelous breakfast every morning and always made us feel as treasured guests. Her location is fantastic, the house is very neat and tidy, and the landscaping very well done. We would agree with what others have said here. All true!!
We escaped for 48 hours to MV for a late summer getaway and Nancy's cottage was a little slice of heaven. Everything was as described: cozy room, gorgeous backyard to relax in, fantastic outdoor shower, lovely host. No ferry availability so we took our chances and left the car on the mainland - bus stop is 2 minute walk from cottage and we were impressed by the ease of using the MV public transit system. (Added bonus: cottage is less than 5 minute ride (25 minute walk) from Felix Neck Audubon sanctuary - we enjoyed a morning kayak around the salt marsh and Sengekontacket Pond.) We hated to leave and hope our next visit will be longer!
I and my boyfriend had a great time at Nancy's house! She was welcoming and charming! She cooked us delicious breakfast in the morning and gave us a good advise on where to go and what to do on the island. Great host! Definitely will be back next summer!
Nous avons adoré avoir une petite conversation avec Nancy et de prendre notre douche à l'extérieur valait le détour. Les restaurants à quelques pas de la maison était très plaisant aussi. On y retournerait!
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About the Host, Nancy Rose
I am an American-trained speech/language pathologist who worked for many years as a specialist for hard-to-diagnose learning disabled children in New York. Currently,I am the creator and director of Inglese Dinamico, an English teaching project located in Venice, Italy and President and co-founder of Partnerships for Learning and Teaching (non-profit), an educational project dedicated to research and development of best teaching practices with special emphasis on challenged learners and dyslexia and also cross-cultural/multi-lingual integration across multiple subjects. Begun in 2012, I am spear-heading a project, The Collaborative Learning Center Initiative, Venice, Italy, to bring private funds, social activism and educational practices together to provide a dynamic learning community for privileged and disenfranchised children and adults. Visit the (email hidden) to learn more about my work. The project is developing "The Generation Rising" -- young, Italians who are learning the value of social activism and community organizing as they strive to use a global language to be a part of a global community.
Our home on the Vineyard is a special place for guests who wish to enjoy the beauty and vitality of this incredible island. Instead of just 'the playground for the rich and famous," the Vineyard is a microcosm of America -- its strengths and weaknesses. Come and be a part of it! Until 2011, I hosted international students through my project. But, having enjoyed the guests who brought the world to my doorstep since 2010, I am now only hosting Airbnb guests as I enter my 5th year of hosting. And now, I'm able to share my beautiful home in an historic area of Venice with you! Please visit Spectacular Affordable Venice! Please come to this magical, historically significant city!