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Charming Martha's Vineyard family fully equipped summer cottage Oak Bluffs-

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


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 8 maximum

This four bedroom, 2½ bath, 1870’s American-farmhouse style home is located in the Vineyard Highlands above Sunset Lake and Oak Bluffs Harbor. This fully-equipped house works very well for two families to share a vacation. Sleeps 8 people maximum and has an outdoor shower. It has a Victorian ambiance with modern kitchen, baths, and amenities with a wonderful wrap-around porch for rocking while reading your favorite book on a lazy summer afternoon. It provides limited water views, a quiet neighborhood, and is within easy walking distance of the town, harbor, and beaches.

Dining on the Porch: The porch is ideal for candlelight dining.

Nearby Attractions: The oldest platform-carousel in the country, the 'Flying Horses', is within 10 minutes walking distance as are the famed gingerbread cottages and Tabernacle of the 'Campgrounds'.

Safety factors: The top of each stairway has closable child-guard gates, and each low second floor window has child-guard grates.

Each floor is equipped with smoke alarms, CO alarms, and fire extinguishers. There is no air conditioning. Ceiling fans are in all four bedrooms, in the living room and TV room. Emergency flashlights that activate when the power goes out are on the first and second floors.

More Details

Deb Foster
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2018

About Deb Foster

My great grandmother purchased this cottage in 1931 for herself and her family to enjoy summers. Her two daughters and and their families picnicked at the beaches and sailed the Vineyard Sound summers. The cottage transferred to John Hathaway, the 3rd generation, in the 1960's and has been enjoyed by his four children, the 4th generation, to this day. The house has now been handed over to the 4th generation and its use off season continues with the inclusion of the 5th generation of children. The Hathaway family has tried hard to keep the cottage at its best and upgraded the kitchen, beds, and bathrooms over the last 20 years. We love sharing the cottage with those who will find the warmth and ease of use of the cottage inviting.

Deb Foster purchased this house in 1931

Why Deb Foster chose Oak Bluffs

Our family cottage is within walking distance of everything in Oak Bluffs and to New York Ave where you can pick up one of the buses that travels around the island. The house is comfortable and feels like you are home. The outdoor shower is one of the best around with a private changing stall attached. Beach chairs and umbrella are provided for your convenience.

What makes this house unique

You will love rocking on the front porch and having dinner and game time at the large dining table in the dining room. Many of our guests remark the most about these two areas and have returned each summer for many years building their own family memories.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oak Bluffs in Dukes County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , with sink
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , with changing stall
  • Bathmats, soap, toilet paper provided; first aid kit. Full bathrooms are on the second floor and the half bath is on the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All of the bedrooms have dressers and closets. Bedspread, blanket, and pillows provided. Bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor accessible by two stairways. Queen and one twin bedroom access one full bathroom and the other queen and twin bedroom access the second full bathroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Must provide own bed linens, bath towels, and beach towels. Beach umbrella provided. Linen rental service available through local service. Within walking distance of Oak Bluffs Harbor, downtown, and library in a quiet neighborhood. Oak Bluffs boasts the oldest platform carousel in the country - The 'Flying Horses'. It is within a 10 minute walk of the cottage as are the famed gingerbread houses of the 'Campground Association'.


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Charming Martha's Vineyard family fully equipped summer cottage Oak Bluffs-
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

great spot

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was immaculate and well located we biked or walked into oak bluffs or had a seven minute drive to. Vineyard haven. They provided beach chairs and plenty of kitchen items. It did feel a little cluttered. I would have liked more pantry or counter space but otherwise loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Marthas Vineyard
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Marthas Vineyard Steamship Authority, Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Oak Bluffs Beach
Car: recommended

Cottage is within a 5-10 minute walking distance of Oak Bluffs Harbor and downtown and about a 10 minute walk to Oak Bluffs Town beach near the entrance to the harbor.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Rental period is from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time is 3 PM and departure is 10 AM the following Saturday. Deposit is refunded 100% if cancellation is received within 1 month of deposit. After that, a 100% refund is given if another renter is found for the same period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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