WELCOME TO THE ISLAND GRACE HOUSE
Take a tour through our home with HGTV's Island Life show; Season 10, Episode 2, originally airing Oct 15, 2017!
MASSACHUSETTS NOW CHARGES 5.7% STATE TAX ON SHORT TERM RENTALS:
Massachusetts House bill H4841 was sent to Gov Baker's desk on Dec 20, 2018 and signed on Dec 28, 2018. It went into effect on January 1, 2019 for all rentals starting July 1, 2019 or later. It consists of two parts. The new state tax rate is 5.7% and in addition, each town or city’s existing hotel lodging tax will be added on. On Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown and Chilmark, will both have a short-term vacation rental tax rate of 9.7%, while the new tax rate in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs will be 11.7%. Those rates could change, but that is what is currently expected (town taxes will not be added to your quote until the towns formally vote-in their tax rates, expected sometime in Feb 2019 and not applicable to reservations booked before the towns voted). That means our Island Grace House and ALL OTHER EDGARTOWN HOMES ARE IMMEDIATE SUBJECT TO A 5.7% STATE TAX ON TOP OF RENTAL FEES. VRBO WILL INCLUDE AND COLLECT THE 5.7% MA STATE TAX AS A SEPARATE LINE ITEM AS PART OF YOUR BOOKING RESERVATION. If/when Edgartown votes in additional town taxes in Feb 2019, those town taxes will also be applied and collected by VRBO to reservations made after the laws go into effect.
SUMMER 2019 FERRY TICKETS:
For our summer renters we offer the option of having us purchase ferry tickets during the early homeowner booking window that opens a week earlier on January 8th than it does to the general public. We will do our best to purchase a ferry ticket for your date & time of choice and if successful we will handle ferry-ticket cost reimbursement privately afterwards.
LIVING ROOM & FAMILY ROOM:
The living room's open floor plan features two skylights in a vaulted ceiling, with a ceiling fan to cool off the room. There is a large sofa that extends to Queen sleeper sofa and two accent chairs around a large coffee table. The living room faces southern exposure and overlooks the beautiful lawn and is drenched by the large backyard windows and sliding screen doors.
Off the living room is the family room, anchored by a central auto-ignite gas fireplace that works at the flip of a switch - great for warming up during fall & winter visits! There is a HD Smart TV hanging over the fireplace. Enjoy any entertainment you can stream with Comcast's fastest 200MB broadband connection and an in-home Roku and chromecast. There is also a subscription to YouTube TV for your live TV watching needs while staying at the house. The large sofa in the family room also extends to a second Queen size sofa bed.
KITCHEN & DINING ROOM:
A fully equipped kitchen features a microwave/convection oven, gas range, dishwasher, and refrigerator with icemaker. Kitchen appliances include a coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, Kitchen-Aid mixer, salad spinner, cookie sheets and baking pans, huge lobster pot and plenty of pots/pans, dishes and bowls.
The dining room is open to the kitchen and living room. The butcher block maple table (a former baker's bench) seats 10 people comfortably.
1ST UPSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM:
The master bedroom suite is on the second floor, and features a king-size bed and private full bathroom. It has plenty of windows to let in the ocean breezes. The ceiling is vaulted with a fan. This bedroom has a walk-in closet and an HD TV with a Roku. The master bathroom has a full tub/shower and a skylight to let in the sunshine.
2ND UPSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM:
A second bedroom suite upstairs has a king-size bed and a private bathroom. This bedroom also has lots of windows to let in the ocean breezes. The ceiling is vaulted with a fan. There is one HD TV with a Roku and one closet.
The second upstairs bathroom features an oversized shower stall and double-sink vanity. Like the master bathroom, it also has a skylight to let in the sunshine.
DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM & BATHROOM:
The third bedroom is on the main floor and has one twin bed and one full-size bed with a pull-out trundle twin bed underneath. It has a good size closet and short dresser. This room is ideal for the kids.
The third bathroom has a tub and shower and it's next to the third bedroom and acts as the downstairs guest bathroom as well.
Sheets are supplied for each bedroom and one sofa-bed. All bedrooms feature wall-to-wall grey berber carpeting. All bathrooms have tile floors. All other rooms feature hardwood floors.
THREE SEASON PORCH & OUTDOOR BRICK PATIO:
A screened porch off the kitchen and dining area has lighting for nighttime use and patio furniture to seat up to five adults.
The brick patio behind the house has an outdoor table & chairs to seat six. At the corner of the house is an outside shower stall. There is a five-person hot tub located next to the patio. All children should be supervised while in or near the tub.
The basement has laundry facilities for use during your stay -- a washing machine (with laundry detergent) and a dryer.
Enjoy all the amenities the home has to offer, including:
- Bed linens for 2 Kings, 1 Full, 2 Twins are INCLUDED
- Bath towels for 3 full baths are INCLUDED (beach towels are not provided)
- Hot Tub
- Central Air Conditioning (very rare on island)
- Auto-ignite gas fireplace in living room
- HD TV in 2 master bedrooms with chromecasts
- Roku & Chromecast in main living room
- YouTube TV subscription (live TV viewing for 30+ channels)
- 200MB WiFi connection
- Outdoor Shower
- Driveway parking for 4+ cars
- Outdoor propane gas grill
- Pack n' Play, high-chair, kids plates, bibs & utensils
- Boogie boards
- Beach chairs
- Beach umbrellas
Interaction with guests
There is an on-island caretaker who is a phone call away for any problems or issues that arise.
The highly desirable Katama area of Edgartown is Martha's Vineyards' biggest draws - with a bike or a car you're close to everything! You can walk to downtown Edgartown in under 15 minutes - turn right out of the driveway and continue walking straight until you hit town. It's exactly 1.0 miles away!
- .5 miles to the bike path
- 1.0 miles to Main Street Edgartown
- 1.1 miles to Morning Glory Farms
- 1.8 miles to Katama airfield (Right Fork Diner)
- 2.6 miles to South Beach
Other things to note
- No smoking on premises
- No large private parties, gatherings, or weddings
- No pets
- Please respect that this is a quiet neighborhood and there should not be loud noises after 10 p.m.