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Experience the Vineyard - a Gracious Waterfront Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,585 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Your private Lagoon Beach, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 9

Walk to Vineyard Haven. Central air-conditioned, cable TV (hi-def), WIFI, Gas BBQ grill, outdoor shower, washer/dryer, dishwasher, screened dining porch overlooking water. 150 year old classic Vineyard home with porches on 3 sides. Perfect for a family or multi-generational vacation. Located near the end of a private peninsula on Lagoon Pond with water views on both sides.

Rates: $9,500 per week & two week minimum rental July & August, 2018; 5% discount for second and subsequent weeks. 10% off for multiple weeks during shoulder season. (June & September).

History Facts: Quawk Cottage is located on Hines Point and was built by Mr. Hine as a summer home for his daughter when she got married. It was named Quawk Cottage because there was a rookery of black-crowned night herons (otherwise known as quawks) in the immediate area. Today there are none.

Suitability: Multi-generational families, 2 families sharing, Children are welcome, This is a NON smoking home, pets considered (only adult dogs), suitable for elderly (first floor ensuite master bedroom is perfect for your parents and grandparents) but do note that the house is not wheelchair accessible.

Call us: if you'd like to discuss your individual needs.

Quawk Cottage is a perfect family vacation spot. Quawk has been our family vacation cottage since 1952. It is our home, and we regard our tenants as our guests. We hope you enjoy Quawk Cottage.

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Toby Condliffe
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Toby Condliffe

I grew up in New York City spending summers at Quawk Cottage on Martha's Vineyard. I married a Canadian. We live in Toronto, have three married children and four grandchildren. We all enjoy whatever time we can spend on the Vineyard.

Toby Condliffe purchased this cottage in 1952

Why Toby Condliffe chose Vineyard Haven

I first came to the Vineyard as an eight year old when my parents rented Quawk Cottage. Since buying the house from my mother in 1996, we have updated it, adding central AC, wifi, etc.

It is a perfect house for a family. It's on a dead end street, is an easy one mile walk from Vineyard Haven and has a private beach. Built in the late 1800s by Mr. Hine, after whome, Hines Point is named, the house has character and a true Vineyard feel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are flexible regarding arrival and departure days. It does not have to be Saturday to Saturday. You can rent from Tuesday to Tuesday or, for that matter, Tuesday to Sunday provided the minimum rental period is met.
Nov 2003
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vineyard Haven in Dukes County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1585 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Nest security camera maintained in dining room.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Exterior - Outdoor Shower , private - enclosed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed , 'bunk room', two twin beds can make up as a king.
  • first floor: 1 bedroom with ensuite bathroom, king bed, first floor: living room, dining room, screened dining porch, kitchen, porch second floor: 1 bedroom with 1 king bed, porch second floor: 1 bedroom with a double bed second floor: 1 bedroom with 3 twin beds, porch second floor: 1 bathroom with a shower
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 rooms have 2 twin beds each which make up as king; 1 room has double bed; 1 room has 3 twin beds. Gas BBQ grill, hot & cold enclosed outside 'after-swim' shower. Non-smokers only please. Adult dogs are permitted.


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Experience the Vineyard - a Gracious Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Easy to book. Great place. Walk to Vineyard Haven.

  • 5 of 5

This home worked for us. Booking was easy on Homeaway. Toby Condliffe was a great host - always accessible by phone, text or email if needed. Quawk Cottage has character as the oldest house on Hines Point but Toby has upgraded it with central AC (which we did not need), all needed appliances, wifi, a great hot/cold outdoor shower, etc., not to mention the private beach. I'd recommend this home. Toby told us that starting in 2018, he is only accepting rentals of two weeks or longer.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Has everything we need incl. AC!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gracious cottage with character on a dead end road just a mile from Vineyard Haven. It has its own beach. Swimming is a bit rocky getting in for tender feet but otherwise great.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
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Beautiful water front location

  • 4 of 5

Charming home, full of things from old Cape Cod. Convenient to downtown Vineyard Haven but out of the traffic and congestion, peaceful, friendly area. Water views from 2 sides, swimming or boating is steps away. We had a great time there.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific location, comfortable & charming home

  • 5 of 5

We've vacationed at Quawk Cottage three times now. This house offers walking-distance proximity to Vineyard Haven, ready access to other points on the island, and privacy and tranquility due to its location on a dead-end street. It's an old, comfortable house (1860s), spacious, well-equipped for hanging out in and cooking. The main porch wraps around the living space and its where the group spends most of its time. The owners make allowances for dogs, which is key to us--why leave them at home when they can enjoy a stroll on Lamberts Cove Beach every morning? The owners are communicative and easy to work with. We've loved coming here over multiple seasons.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We and our extended family were here at Quawk Cottage for two weeks in June and July 2012. This is a beautiful, secluded, summer home on a quiet, peaceful street. It is close to town yet fully removed from the traffic and activity of Vineyard Haven. Water views and ocean breezes are abundant inside and out. Swim in the warm water of the Lagoon, nap in the hammock, or sit on the porch and read one of the interesting books found inside. There is lots of interesting bird activity. The house is very well equipped with everything from sand buckets to lounge chairs. You'll need to provide your own sheets and towels. The beds are very comfortable. We found all of the information here to be accurate. The owner Toby was hospitable and great to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard (MVY)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mink Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
private, on property
Car: recommended

One mile easy walk to Vineyard Haven. Boat rentals at Maciel Marine nearby. Good sailing, swimming, water skiing just off private beach. Enclosed outdoor shower (hot & cold) with view of Lagoon Pond. Enter ''139 Hines Point, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568'' into Google to view in Google Maps.

Golf: The 9-hole Mink Meadows Golf Course off Franklin Street in Vineyard Haven (tel. 508/693-0600), despite occupying a top-dollar chunk of real estate, is open to the general public. There is also the semiprivate, championship-level 18-hole Farm Neck Golf Club off Farm Neck Road in Oak Bluffs (tel. 508/693-3057). The Cafe at Farm Neck serves a wonderful lunch overlooking their manicured greens. In season, greens fees at Mink Meadows are $46 for 9 holes and $66 (including cart) for 18 holes. In season, greens fees at Farm Neck are $135 (including cart) for 18 holes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

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14 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £71.02

50% due on signing the lease. Balance and a security deposit due 60 days prior to occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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