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Great Beach House - Private Sandy Beach! Swim & Relax!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a fantastic beach house - perfect for a family that loves the water! You have your own private sandy beach complete with a swimming float. Take a dip before breakfast and enjoy your coffee looking out over the Nantucket Sound. The house is relaxing and comfortable with ample room.

Our house is a beach cottage at the southern end of Harthaven, a community located south of the town of Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Our own private beach, located on protected Nantucket Sound, is ideal for a before breakfast swim. The terrace overlooks the beach and offers views of Cape Pogue to the East, Cape Cod to the Northeast and Edgartown and Chappaquidick to the South.

The cottage offers lovely water views from virtually every room. The master bedroom, situated above the living room, offers a panoramic ocean view. The south wing of the cottage has a large master bedroom, with a double and a single bed, with full bath en suite and windows facing East over the beach and windows South and West to capture summer breezes. On the ground floor in this wing are two bedrooms, one with a full bed, one with two twins, and a bath with large walk-in shower.

This wing is connected to the main part of the house by a breezeway with an outside shower on the ocean side. The breezeway door on the garden side provides the primary entrance to the house. Even before entering, one sees the ocean and beach beyond the house.

The Main house has a large living room overlooking the beach and the door opening onto the terrace where we usually breakfast and enjoy participating in or just watching beach activities during the day. On the interior wall is a beautiful, large brick fireplace. The dining room and completely equipped kitchen are entered from doors at either end of the living room and are on the west side of the house. This section of the house may be heated (almost surely not necessary in August) by an oil furnace located in a small cellar beneath the living room that is accessed by an outside bulkhead.

The entire second floor of the Main house comprises another master bedroom with a double and a single bed and with a small sitting area housing the television/VCR with satellite feed. This bedroom also has a full bath en suite with large tile shower. This area has dormers on the ocean and garden sides of the room. Each dormer has half a dozen awning type windows and the North wall has two standard windows so this room has terrific cross ventilation.

The kitchen and dining room overlook the water garden and the landscaped area with a patio where we have an outside grill. There is seating where we often have cocktails if we don't have them on the ocean terrace. A circle of scrub oak and additional plantings screens this area from the road. Should the wind be from the East or Northeast, this area is nicely protected.

The North Wing of the house, accessed by a hall from the kitchen, is a working area with the washer and dryer and a stall shower, a separate half-bath and a comfortable bedroom with a double bed. It is ideal for an au pair or teenager seeking privacy, as it may be entered directly from the outside without going into the Main part of the house.

The house has a modern kitchen, gas stove, dishwasher, butcher block counters, automatic coffee maker, coffee grinder and also a French press, full range of pans and cookware, lobster pot, and heavy gauge chowder pots. Small electric appliances include a blender, food processor, toaster oven and microwave.

Additional recreational facilities include private tennis courts and a private beach owned by the Harthaven Association. These facilities are for use only by members of the Association, their guests and renters. The Association also has a private harbor and with sufficient prior notice, I may be able to arrange slip space for a small boat, but this is not guaranteed.

Golfers can play at Farm Neck Golf Club, a private/public course that is close-by, and Mink Meadow in Vineyard Haven, a public course. The 14th green of Farm Neck is directly across the road, but completely screened from view or sound from our cottage by distance and native plantings.

Keywords: private sandy beach

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Jones
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
9 May, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Great Beach House - Private Sandy Beach! Swim & Relax!
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews

NOT GREAT Beach House !!!

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July 23, 2017

Cc: VRBO, Town of Oak Bluffs Health Department, Town of Oak Bluffs Building Department

As you know, we rented your Martha’s Vineyard home from July 7th thru July 21st and left Tuesday July 18th . Old really is not an issue for us but clean and bug free is.

When we arrived Friday the 7th the ceiling and breezeway were leaking and the living room had an inch of water on the floor. The rugs were underwater, all cushions on furniture were soaked and unusable. After we notified you of the condition you sent your caretaker down. Their solution was to take all cushions outside and said the sun will dry them in a few days and put a jar under one corner of the rug and said this will help it dry. He told us this has been happening for years and it is an upstairs window issue. Needless to say it took several days for the cushions to dry with no seating in the living room. The rugs did not dry with the humidity and began to smell. We rolled one up it nwas so wet and smelly.

We paid a lot of money to rent the place for two weeks and we expect a certain minimum comfort level based on what was advertised on VRBA.com.

- Second Floor Bedroom/bathroom

o Bathroom infested with bugs at night coming out of wall light.

o I sprayed several times and shut bathroom door to keep contained

o Occupants used bathroom and shower in Master bedroom

o Spider nest under bed

o Bugs out in force at night

- First Floor bedroom/bath – south wing

o Shower head clogged and not usable

o Occupants had to use master bath shower

- Master bathroom

o Master bath shower leaks onto dining room table

 This is an issue since there is only two chairs in kitchen we would eat at dining room table.

- Kitchen (video attached)

o Microwave had not been cleaned in a long time -really dirty.

o Microwave had mold and dirt buildup

o Many places on floor, front of dish washer had visible dirt and mold buildup

o We used plastic plates, cups, knives, forks and spoons rather than use compromised flatware.

o Toaster dirty

o Roaches in kitchen

o Ice machine not working as advertised in VRBO

o Inadequate amount of dishes, glassware and flatware

- Living Room

o No seating for 3 days

o Open wiring in floor

o Tree growing thru wall at ceiling eave

o Had to rollup rug

- Miscellaneous

o No smoke detectors (two in two rooms no batteries Picture attached)

o No carbon monoxide detectors

o No fire ext.

As you know, we rented your Martha’s Vineyard home from July 7th thru July 21st and left Tuesday JUL

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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