Vineyard Retreat: An All Season/Pet Friendly House

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Entire residential home hosted by Fran And Ken

8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 2.5 baths
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This is a 3 bedroom "upside-down" house one mile from Vineyard Haven, close to town but with a country feel. The house is unique for its great room where a group can enjoy the large open kitchen, living and dining space.

The space
A welcoming, happy house surrounded by a lovely yard, colorful gardens and natural, quiet woodlands. Rents Sat. to Sat. in summer or any two consecutive nights in spring, winter, and fall. Dogs welcome.

Why is this the best rental?

- A great location: one mile from the town of Vineyard Haven but in a country-like setting; a 0.6 mile walk to Owen Little Way Beach

- Dogs love it here!

- An “upside-down” floor plan unique for its great room overlooking the yard and preservation woodlands where a group can enjoy the large open kitchen, living and dining space

- A modern, well-equipped, stocked kitchen

- Fully air conditioned with dual heat pumps, mini-split system

- A magnificent outdoor shower. Dogs like it, too.

- Beach towels, large and small cooler, beach umbrella, beach chairs

- Two large outdoor decks, lots of outdoor seating, easy-to-use grill

- A walk-out basement which is a perfect “garage” for bikes and outdoor gear

- HDTVs, DVD players (one Blu-ray), superb cable TV/sound system, Netflix, excellent Wi-Fi, sound system

- Near 10A bus route, Uber/Lyft/taxis available, car/bike rental agencies close by

- The property is located at the end of a cut-de-sac with little traffic; children ride their bikes on our street; great for walking the dog

- We are 11 min (2 miles) to Tashmoo Beach; 15 min.(0.6 Mile) walk to Owen Little Way Beach; 25 min. (12 miles) to South Beach; 20 min. (9 miles) to Long Point; 25 min. (13 miles) to Menemsha Beach; 15 min (5.5 miles) to Lambert's Cove Beach

This is an open, sunny, spacious house, so bright even on a cloudy day. Sit a while in one of the lower deck rocking chairs and enjoy the peaceful quiet of West Chop. The layout of the house consists of three bedrooms on the ground floor with the living area and kitchen upstairs. The master bedroom features a king bed. Another bedroom has a lovely queen bed and another has two twin size (single) beds. Upstairs in the living area is a pull-out sleeper sofa that sleeps two. Each bedroom and the living area have HDTVs with cable TV. Three of the TVs have DVD players. The house has two large decks overlooking a lovely yard and woodlands. A propane grill, a large table and ample seating make the upper deck a perfect place for an outdoor cookout. The lower deck features seating, a large table, and a couple of rocking chairs. Outdoors is a wonderful h/c outdoor shower. Also, the slider door entrance to the basement is a perfect place to store bicycles. The basement of the house is unfinished and is the home of the furnace and water heater as well as beach chairs, cooler, and beach umbrella. A portion of the basement is set off as a locked area for lawn and garden tools and storage.

This house's two owners maintain a guest house on the property. Much of the time the owners stay there. The guest house is never rented to anyone. When the owners stay on the premises, they keep a very low profile. They do much of the yard work and maintenance on the place but do so with minimal intrusion to guests staying in the main house. Many guests like having the owners close by.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Tisbury, Massachusetts, United States

It is a small residential neighborhood but houses are not too close together. The house is located close to town-maintained tennis courts. Guests are welcome to use them but they are sometimes booked to tennis academies in the summertime. The wonderful Vineyard Haven library is about a 15 minute walk. You can also walk to the upper harbor, the shoreline near the Yacht Club, and Owen Park, our closest beach. Some of our guests like to walk or bike (or even drive) to Lake Tashmoo, which is about 1.5 miles from the house down a really cool dirt road. Awesome beach there.

It is a mile into town. Most can walk it in about 25-30 minutes. At least there are no hills to climb! It's an easy bike ride, too.

We are located at the end of a cul-de-sac. Little traffic on our flat paved street makes it a safe and enjoyable place for children to ride bikes. At the tennis courts there is a slight turn onto a nice dirt road, which invites walking and biking. This road leads to Lake Tashmoo and Lake Street Landing (turn right at the blue rock), such nice places to visit.

Also we are near West Chop Woods, a Sheriff's Meadow Preservation property free and open to all. It's 90 acres with about a mile and a half of flat trails. You can take trails almost to the tip of West Chop and to the lighthouse. Dogs love this place. We take ours off leash and she runs the trails! Just walk to the end of Boxberry Avenue, turn left onto Franklin, and walk up to just past Holly Tree Lane. There is also a parking area at the beginning of the tail if you want to drive to it from the house.

Hosted by Fran And Ken

  1. Joined in June 2013
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We are a retired couple living on Martha's Vineyard. This is a special island and we feel blessed to to be able to spend part of our lives here. Every year we are amazed to experience the changes of the seasons, the wrath of the weather, and the joys of living in a natural and unspoiled setting. Martha's Vineyard is also a community of warm and gracious people. We love being a part of it.
We are a retired couple living on Martha's Vineyard. This is a special island and we feel blessed to to be able to spend part of our lives here. Every year we are amazed to experie…

During your stay

There is a small "guest" house located right next door where we live much of the time. So we are usually available to assist with any issue. If we do plan to be away, we will tell you. You will always have someone to contact in an emergency. Guests come and go to the house without a lot of assistance and we ordinarily keep a low profile. A key to the house is kept in an easy-to-use combination lock box. If we do not plan to meet you in person we will email you the combination before check-in.
There is a small "guest" house located right next door where we live much of the time. So we are usually available to assist with any issue. If we do plan to be away, we will tell…

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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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