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Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beaches & Fantastic Views

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Vineyard Haven - Shearwater

4 BR, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 10-12

This spacious waterfront home offers impressive 180 degree views, two private beaches, a dock, a mooring and boasts all the amenities of Martha's Vineyard just minutes away. So whether you like to walk on the beach, swim, sunbathe, boat, hike, fish, shop, dine and/or just relax this waterfront home is the perfect getaway. Something for everyone. Located on a private drive and nestled in a pine forest this home offers quiet seclusion with incredible waterfront views. Vineyard Haven is only ten minutes away for easy access to the Vineyard Haven ferry boat terminal, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, family entertainment, rental cars, boats, etc.

Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Tashmoo which opens out into Vineyard Sound this home offers exclusive waterfront vistas and stunning sunrise and sunsets. The two large sun decks complete with Weber gas grill is ideal for hosting family and friends. The private dock with ample seating is the perfect perch with an impressive vantage point for all things Tashmoo. The sandy tidal beach out front is protected and shallow making it perfect for small children. The deeded private beach on Vineyard Sound offers spectacular views of Cape Cod, the Sister Islands and stunning sunsets.

With 10 rooms and 3,000 there is plenty of room to share with guests or to escape for a while with your own private space. Choose from one of three sitting rooms including a screened-in porch or living room with a dramatic stone fireplace. The large open kitchen and dining area offer panoramic views through the full length bay windows. The second story master bedroom offers incredible views of Vineyard Sound. It also includes a king-sized bed, private reading deck, and Jacuzzi bath. Bedroom two, includes sliding door to large deck leading to dock and king-sized bed, and it is located next to bathroom with shower and laundry. Bedroom three has private bathroom with shower and queen-sized bed. Bedroom four, has one twin-sized bunk bed, and an individual twin bed perfect for families. There is also a queen-sized sleeper sofa and two fold away beds available for additional guests.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Curt Carpenter
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Curt Carpenter

Martha's Vineyard is an Island that I consider my second home. It offers the beauty of the beach, magnificent vistas, crystal clear waters, consistent sea breezes and the pleasures of Island living. As a an avid sailor, leisurely swimmer, happy angler and one who enjoys sharing the beauty that is Tashmoo I find myself extremely blessed.

Curt Carpenter purchased this house in 2000

Why Curt Carpenter chose Martha's Vineyard

Welcome to our home on Lake Tashmoo! Our home was originally a summer cottage that was purchased by our grandparents Curt and Carol Booth in 1957. Our grandparents and mother Nancy Booth Carpenter spent many summers enjoying the tranquility of the Lake Tashmoo and its many accoutrements. The family home was renovated in 1990 and after our mother’s passing, Carolyn and Curt inherited the home to share with family and friends for generations to come. So take pleasure in Lake Tashmoo’s serene sunrises, blazing sunsets, refreshing swims, and wonderful silence.

What makes this house unique

The house was built for family and friend entertaining. Like it outdoors? Your in the right place; we have two beaches, two bodies of water (Tashmoo and Vineyard Sound), a private dock, two huge sun decks, an outdoor shower, large front yard, private patio and gardens throughout. Prefer to be indoors? No problem; we have three TV, DVD and Blue-Ray players, PC, wireless high speed internet, huge sectional couch in the den with a massive field stone fireplace, back family room with two couches and a large overstuffed chair and a screened in porch with windows that can be closed. Want to stretch your legs? The property is located on a private road and surrounded by woods and reserve land with hiking trails through out.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beaches & Fantastic Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

An absolutely wonderful property with stunning views and direct water access.

  • 5 of 5

Mine was a last minute rental and I was incredibly fortunate to find this property. We were a group of three families including five young children and this property was absolutely perfect for everyone. I have lived year round on Martha's Vineyard for the past 24 years but never knew how beautiful Lake Tashmoo is. Steps down to the water and to a dock allowed for wading, swimming, jumping off the dock and kayaking. We particularly loved low tides when you could easily navigate to the middle of the lake and settle into beach chairs on the sand bar. We were so lucky to be there for a full moon which rose directly across the lake from us and we watched the Oak Bluffs fireworks from the upper deck. The house itself is wonderful. Plenty of space for everyone to sleep comfortably and relax and socialize together and separately in multiple spaces. Great open kitchen with a large rustic dining table. We spent most of our nights chatting away in the screened in porch. Most of our time was spent outside on the two large decks on either side of the house or down at the water. Wonderful location not too far from Vineyard Haven, but we felt far, far away from the maddening crowds! The owner, Curt, was wonderful and super responsive. I can't say enough about our entire experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope to have you back on Tashmoo again! Have a wonderful balance of your summer.
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Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

On the lake, dock with deck for sunsets, pet friendly, screened porch, water views, decks off of house, access to a neighborhood sandy beach, clamming nearby (get permit from town), lovely landscaping and woods surrounding the house, and a gracious, attentive, accommodating owner are what we liked best about this rental. The interior was comfortable, lots of rooms and bathrooms, with a private office area to sneak in some work or be on a conference call here and there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous review. We enjoyed having you as a Guest in our home. We hope to have you back on Tashmoo again soon.
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Wonderful family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully clean and maintained home was a wonderful summer rental. The location is perfect..secluded but close to town, plenty of room for lots of family and visitors, and the waterfront and dock are excellent for swimming and water sports. It's really shallow and calm so little kids can have a great time. We absolutely hope to come back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. It was a sincere pleasure having you and your family at our home. Tashmoo is a special place that my family has been lucky enough to enjoy for over 60 years. We're glad you were able to witness its beauty and hope to have you back again next year.
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Another Magical Tashmoo vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Tashmoo home for 2 weeks, celebrating our Mom's 90th birthday and a grandchild's 16th. The weather was perfect and once again the house was a terrific gathering point for collaborative dinners and meet ups with friends from other parts of the Vineyard. This is our second time renting the house and it is just a terrific place to be on the water with kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding at the end of the dock. The owner is very responsive to any question or concern and the entire family enjoyed their stay. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy sharing our home with families that enjoy it as much as we do. We appreciate your return visit and hope to have you back again next year! Have a great balance of your summer.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Lovely and Relaxing Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This year, our family decided to vacation on the Vineyard, and we were lucky enough to find this property! We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for our family (diverse ages and interests) with enough rooms, nooks, and porches to allow everyone to have some space or gather together, depending on the time of day! The house was very clean and well-maintained. The kitchen and dining table were large, which allowed for easy, collaborative meals together. Additionally, with lake access, we could kayak, fish (with a license), or simply dangle our feet in the water for hours. Also, most importantly in my mind, our host was very kind and responsive when we had a question. I would highly recommend this property to a large family or group. This trip made our summer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Sharing our home with Guests such as your family makes it all worth while. We hope you'll consider our home again in the future. Have a wonderful July 4th weekend and enjoy the balance of your summer. The Carpenter's
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Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

I visit Martha's Vineyard frequently, but this is the first time we stayed at this property. It definitely exceeded our expectations. The location is what makes it so great. The sound of the water, mother nature's creatures at their finest (geese, fish, frogs, etc) was so relaxing. I'd definitely recommend this property to my friends and family - and strangers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were a pleasure to host and we hope to do so again soon. Have a wonderful balance of your summer and keep us in mind when you're planning your next summer getaway!
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Nearest Airport
8.1 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.6 Miles
Off Shore Ale Brewery
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Mink Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Black Dog Cafe
Nearest Beach
Private Deeded Beach on Vineyard Sound
Car: recommended

Martha's Vineyard offers beauty, relaxation and fun all in one. Outdoor entertainment includes swimming, sunbathing, boating, sailing, hiking, fishing, clamming, etc. Lake Tashmoo is protected, exceptionally clean and substantially warmer than the ocean offering excellent swimming conditions. Sunbathe on one of several large sundecks, spacious lawn and/or the dock. There are hiking trails throughout the surrounding property with scenic walks leading to the private beach, neighboring farms and waterfront vistas. Children and adults alike will love the nearby working farms with their goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, horses, etc.

Indoor entertainment includes 3 televisions including a 40' HD flat screen with cable access, DVD and Blu-Ray players, 600 watt stereo system with connection for iPod, 100 CD disk player, tape deck and speakers throughout. The home also has a new PC with flat screen display, Windows Vista, high-speed internet access and a long range WiFi wireless router.


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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
13 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,229
Pet Fee £287

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vineyard Haven in Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom One - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Includes a Washer and Dryer.
    Bathroom Two - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Powder Room - Toilet
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Private Outdoor Hot & Cold Water Shower.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Master Bath includes stand up shower and a full size jacuzzi tub for two. Bedroom Two's adjoining bathroom has a handicap handrail next to toilet and in the shower and is ideal for guests who require additional assistance.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Bedroom Two - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjoining bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom Three - 3 Single Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Adjoining master bathroom with jacuzzi and shower.
    Family/TV Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sleeper sofa.
    Loft - 1 Single Bed
    Guest Bedroom One - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom next door with shower and laundry.
  • Linens are included in the rental.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 kings, 1 queen, 4 twins, 1 queen size sleeper sofa. Private beach, dock and mooring in front of the property. Additional deeded private beach on Vineyard Sound. Two large sun decks with family size stainless steel gas grill. Master Bedroom overlooks Tashmoo with private deck and Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath. 40 inch HD flat screen television with cable and DVD/Blu-Ray player. A Bose stereo system throughout home. New Windows PC with high-speed internet & long range WiFi router. Kitchen is fully furnished for entertaining a large number of guests. Includes stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, griddle, large refrigerator with ice maker, pots, pans, cooking tools and much more. Additional cleaning service available.

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