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Secluded In-Town Wonder: The Best of Both Worlds

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
9
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Vineyard Haven - LOOK STREET HOUSE on MV

House, 4+ Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Wonderful contemporary passive solar home built in 1980 and designed by an incredible architect here on Martha's Vineyard who was a protege of the iconic 20th century architect, Louis Kahn. This house has 3 floors of fun to discover and explore. There are great places to gather in the house and plenty of places to find peace and solace. The living room has a 42 inch flat screen Sony TV and a Blue Ray and DVD player. Bring your Roku and access your Netflix or Hulu accounts.

There are a total of 4+ bedrooms and 2 baths, one on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor. The huge back yard feels like a rural location rather than being right in town and is an ideal place for kids to have a glorious fun and safe vacation. Walk to the beach and into the village on tree-lined streets to a good cup of coffee, a kid friendly library, several restaurants, ice cream joints and an old fashioned movie theatre as well as a live theatre where some Hollywood greats play at the theatre in summer.

15 MIN. WALK To The Beach With Life Guard.

Perfect floor plan for a wonderful family vacation. Lots of privacy, lots of room. Contemporary well designed kitchen. Unique and comfortable dining room, Family friendly living room with 42' sony TV with NetFlix, Amazon, Comcast and wifi.

There are 4+ bedrooms (3 with Queen size beds, 1

Bunk Bed for 2), 2 baths, a three story solarium, Great for two families. A large yard is surrounded by fields. A widows walk above the Roof offers sanctuary and a view out over the town steeples. The house is In-Town But Very Rural with its back yard surrounded by fields.

Within a Ten Minute Walk: Beach, Harbor, Tennis, coffee shops, movies, summer theater, a health club and half a dozen wonderful restaurants.

Dynamic and Peaceful: at the Heart of the Island - Delightful and Young at Heart.

YOU CAN MANAGE WITHOUT A CAR BECAUSE WE ARE A 5 MINUTE WALK FROM BUS LINES THAT COVER THE WHOLE ISLAND but a car willl give you more freedom.

Pets considered.

Bruce and his family loved it!

My wife and I were talking again today about our wonderful stay at your home in Vineyard Haven last August. The home is unique, truly the perfect place to stay while visiting Martha's Vineyard. We so enjoyed being within walking distance of downtown and Owen Park Beach that became our favorite beach on the island -- and we visited lots of them. Our now 2 year old granddaughter Lilah still talks about the visit and always points out the toys that we bought there and wants to see slide shows and movies of our visit, pointing our your son Nathaniel every time. The Perception Sailing Trip was also a highlight of our visit, a ride no one should miss if they have the opportunity.

If we ever decide to stay on the Vineyard again, I'm sure your home will be at the top of our list of places to stay.

Bruce

What Lisa Says:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home and absolutely loved the roof and watching the stars! The design of the home is fun, different and there was lots of sleeping space for everyone.

We have rented on the island for about 12 years now and it was nice to stay in an untraditional home; I loved the feeling of being in a boat! Walking to town and the beach in five minutes was great too.

We aren't sure of plans yet for next summer but will be in touch.

Thanks!

Lisa from summer 2008

Design Notes from the Architect:

This home gives renters a chance to experience a thoughtful Vineyard home that they never forget it. As a student of Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania , James Weisman, the owner and designer of the Look Street House learned about the power of architecture to enhance a sense of wonder through creating places of well-being. This home is one of the most exceptional homes on Martha's Vineyard. It is a place of wonder that allows many people to have a quality time with variety and privacy and joy.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Marta Camargo
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2016
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About Marta Camargo

Note: Sadly James Weisman passed away while visiting one of his daughters in Philadelphia on March 1, 2015. His widow Laura is the owner and is still renting her home in summer to vacationers who appreciate this unique home.

Below is what Jamie had written on this site explaining his home and architecture.

"I am One of The Vineyard's insightful Architects, I studied with Louis I. Kahn, subject of the movie, My Architect. Kahn was one of the greats of 20th century architecture and I was in his Master's Class and recieved many awards, grants and medals during my time at the University of Pennsylvania School of Architecture.

I live with my family in this home in the wintertime and spend the summers when the house is rented living in the harbor on 'Perception', a 50 foot gaff rigged Herressoff Schooner. I row to work in my office adjacent to the Black Dog Tavern.

Marta Camargo purchased this house in 1980

Why Marta Camargo chose Martha's Vineyard

Because it is unique, fascinating, loved by all, especially children who learn from its architecture; because it is quiet, but in town with an easy walk to the beach and a cup of coffee, the library and the playground, the harbor and the ferry.

I designed and built this house to be a passive solar home in 1980, before solar panels.

What makes this house unique

Being part of the year round community of Vineyard Haven gives you a unique ability to participate in a wonderful way with the Island. You can walk on tree shaded village sidewalks everywhere from beach to an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee or the library to an old fashioned movie theatre with one screen and popcorn. A playground is a few hundred feet away. The home is secluded with fields around the yard in back but just open the front gate in the picket fence, go down the steps and walk down to mainstreet and Owne Park Beach. There are buses nearby that go everywhere on the island and you have the option of just wandering in a magnificent New England town. Owners Speak: English, French, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us come and stay and enjoy your wonderful house! It was such a treat to get out of the urban jungle heat and relax in such a peaceful home. The Vineyard is such a special place to get to spend a week especially in such a convenient and fascinating place.
Jul 2010
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Secluded In-Town Wonder: The Best of Both Worlds
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful house and Superb location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable time staying in this uniquely and lovingly designed, magically personable house. There were so many delightful and brilliant features to this house - it is truly one of a kind. The house was comfortable and roomy for our two families to work, lounge, read, and gather. The airy, light-filled solarium that soared from ground floor to the third floor - with balconies, a shower, eucalyptus, and fig trees - was enchanting; and we enjoyed the "widow's walk" view from the top of the house. We all agreed that the convenience of being able to walk to shops, ferry, beaches, restaurants in ten minutes was a huge plus. The process of rental was easy, accommodating, helpful, and welcoming. This was our fourth summer rental on MV and it was the best experience.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay in a Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the house immensely. It is like no other place we've ever been and has a truly unique feel, yet also built with practicality in mind. The second floor "outdoor" shower in the solarium is great, as are the little details designed by Jamie who clearly had a love of sailing. Many nautical influences. Love that there are eucalypti trees growing in the solarium and the sun just pours in. Our only complaint is that there is no bathroom on the ground floor, but that wouldn't stop us from renting again. Under 10 minute walk to town, which made everything easier. We would recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the 2 families, each with young kids, had a wonderful experience at our home in Vineyard Haven. There are so many facets to this home that kids enjoy. It is a lot like a big puzzle or lego project for kids. And adults see the value in the design and the practicality in each room.
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5

A wonderful house that everyone in our family enjoyed.

  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful thing about this house is the rural feel, yet its in the middle of Vineyard Haven close to the Library, Main Street restaurants, entertainment and shopping. You couldn't have a better location. The house itself was interesting and clearly a labor of love by the architect. The kitchen was well designed and easy to cook in, there was a charcoal grill in the backyard along with tables and chairs. The house has three floors, the first has an open floor plan with LR, DR and Kitchen, The bedrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Each floor having a full bath. Our family was very comfortable here and amazed how cool the house was even without AC. The owner/architect told us that he keeps the house cool with the design which allows hot air to rise up and create cool breezes. We never needed to use the fans that were in each bedroom. The Weisman's were wonderful to deal with regarding our rental details. Our family plans to make our annual pilgrimage to the Vineyard to this house.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Little House
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Owen Park Beach
Car: recommended

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard

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7 night minimum stay
£2,715
for 7 nights
£2,715
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £157
Pet Fee £118
Refundable Damage Deposit £393

Rentals are Sunday to Sunday. There is a 5% discount for multiple weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom and laundry on 2nd floor. There is a shower and a clawfoot tub. The toilet is in its own room off the bathroom. On the third floor there is the second bath with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Two comfy futons can be placed in rooms for kids
  • Queen size Beds (3), , Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Sleep Sofa /Futon, a small cubby off one bedroom with door and window. There are 3 single futons for kids. Bedroom 2 has an extra small room with window that is ideal for an infant or a child. bedroom 1 is the largest bedroom bedroom 3 and 4 are on the third floor with cathedral ceilings. All bedrooms have cross ventilation. There is a window AC on the main bedroom on the 2nd and 3rd floors. There is a fan in every room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
5 minute Walk through a New England village to beach, dock and harbor, stop on the way at the bookstore or at a coffee shop. 4 bedrooms plus a cubby: 3 queens, 2 twins, plus 3 single futons to use as you wish. Widows Walk roof deck above the roof. go a movie at our renovated old fashioned movie theater or take in a play at the Vineyard Playhouse or work out in the extensive gym at the Mansion House. Take your kids to the playground at the old elementary school around the corner, play tennis on the public clay courts, shop to your hearts content or fish off the pier or beach. Rent a sailboat or watch the sunset over the boats in the harbor, all within a 10 minute walk through tree lined streets of our quaint New England Town. Or stay at home in the bucolic back yard, surronded with fields and trees. Get in your car or walk to the bus that will take you anywhere on our enchanted island.

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