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WALK 2 FERRY, BEACH.Pets ok. Brand new furn, linens, grill.

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Vineyard Haven - Shirt's Pearl, Vineyard Haven

4 bedroom, plus loft, 2 bathroom and outdoor shower, 2 decks, 2 living rooms.

sleeps 12 in beds with 2 full beds in the loft. TV in loft and living room - Living room hooked up to Cable. wifi. porch and deck with picnic table, gas grill and seating, newly renovated and decorated. house is appointed with brand new furniture and decor - a mix of eclectic and beach vibe - open concept. sony surround side upstairs and in loft. beautiful hydrangeas line the home and 20' bushes line the property for privacy. hammock on the porch in the shade.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Christine Fleming
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Christine Fleming

I grew up in a suburb of Boston and spent summers with my family renting on Martha's Vineyard, usually in Katama. I was the youngest of 6 by a landslide, so my best family memories with all of us together are in the Vineyard. It is probably the only place we were all together. It has always given me a calm, at home feeling. When my brother bought a home in Vineyard Haven, it didn't take long to adopt this area as my new love. The convenience to the ferry and accessibility to get to Edg or OB or the quick escape up-island made it a perfect spot. I moved to Santa Monica, CA 15 years ago months after graduating from UMass Amherst. The only time I ever went home was to visit the vineyard and Christmas. In the last year, I lived in NYC on a work project and while it was great to be close to family and friends and an east coast state of mind, I realized that I have made a nice life for myself in Santa Monica and that's where I want to live forever. However, it was important for me to put down roots in the Vineyard once and for all. I wasn't prepared to move back to the West Coast before I made a home here in the Vineyard.

Christine Fleming purchased this house in 2014

Why Christine Fleming chose Martha's Vineyard

This home is so inviting for vacation. beachy, open air living, tons of windows for cross breeze and very typical high ceiling vacation home of MV. It's nicely appointed without being fragile for beach wear and tear. It's a very fun, functional house where you feel like you're on vacation.

What makes this house unique

Plenty of places on the lawn to play outside, 3 indoor living areas for kids, teens and adults to have their own space, plus 2 decks. 20 foot leland cyprus' line the yard for privacy. mature hydrangeas, roses and azaleas starting to bloom now. plenty of windows make a nice cross breeze so you're never hot in the house.

Reviews

3.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

WALK 2 FERRY, BEACH.Pets ok. Brand new furn, linens, grill.
average rating of 3.5 based on 6 reviews
5

Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Christine thank you, your home was absolutely perfect for our group. Great set up with upstairs/downstairs. Kids loved the loft, the karoake machine, and watching the turkeys from your deck! Couldn't have been easier, thank you for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had great weather. The shoulder season is the best. Come back anytime!
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3

Nice Home Close to Ferry/Downtown Tisbury

  • 3 of 5

Owner was extremely helpful and communicated often before and during stay. Quickly resolved issues at the home (e.g. broken screen, stopped up toilet). Lots of space for 9 girlfriends for our summer vacation. There is no air conditioning in this home, but each room has table fans which helped a lot. The lower level shows its age more so than the rest of the house. Noticeable that pets are allowed as the house was somewhat dusty with visible pet fur/dander. Could not get the fridge ice-maker to work and the fridge leaked a little but not a big issue. Very quiet neighborhood with nice deck for evening drinks and socializing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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2

Good location, but property is not well maintained

  • 2 of 5

Pros

1. Close proximity to town

2. Potential to accommodate a group of 10 to 12

Cons

Overall the property is not well maintained. During the week that our party (6 adults, 5 kids) stayed, we noted the following:

1. There is no functional exterior lighting. There is a broken light fixture outside. The owner told us a repairman would come by to fix it, but no one came.

2. Mosquito ridden – the number of mosquitos inside and outside of the property due to the broken screen window, and the unkempt landscaping, respectively, is unbearable. Our party included 6 adults and 5 children, all of who were bitten repeatedly inside and outside of the house. We resorted to buying a citronella candle to light inside of the house.

3. There a huge hole in the hammock outside rendering it unsafe and unusable.

4. The refrigerator leaks and the icemaker didn’t work. Note, that the owner stated this was repaired in a prior review; however, this wasn’t the case.

5. The house does not have air conditioning or central air. The heat is unbearable at night. There are fans in some rooms, but they are extremely dusty and not good for inhalation.

6. The basement is damp and smells musty.

7. There was an insufficient amount of towels/linens provided for the number of people the property claims to be able to accommodate.

8. The property did not appear to be cleaned prior to our arrival (e.g., wet clothes left in the washing machine and dryer) In addition, the amount of dust on the baseboard, and nonfunctioning surround sound speakers suggest that the property had not been properly cleaned in a while.

9. One of the steps leading up to the main entrance is damaged and can cause an injury if you're not aware of it.

10. On one occasion, an unknown person came by and opened the shed to return an item to the owner. The owner gave us no prior knowledge of this and it was alarming to see a stranger enter the shed during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1. Light fixed 2. Mosquitos - It was very hot during your stay and I believe you broke the de-humidifier which would make it even more muggy. Typically never any mosquitos, but it was a heat wave and you broke the dehumidifier. Its been fixed. 3. New Hammock 4. Crain's came out to fix again - need to see if it was fixed. 5. Never said I had AC, but a new AC unit arrived today. 6. Fixed the dehumidifier that you broke. 7. There are tons of linens and just bought 10 new bath towels. 8. Fixed. 9. The small piece of wood splintered off the step does not look harmful in my opinion, but I’ll check it again. Thanks. 10. The bike the past renter had is in the shed. ALL FIXED.
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2

Good location, but property is not well maintained. Would not advise renting

  • 2 of 5

Pros

1. Close proximity to town

2. Potential to accommodate a group of 10 to 12

Cons

Overall the property is not well maintained. During the week that our party (6 adults, 5 kids) stayed, we noted the following:

1. There is no functional exterior lighting. There is a broken light fixture outside. The owner told us a repairman would come by to fix it, but no one came.

2. Mosquito ridden – the number of mosquitos inside and outside of the property due to the broken screen window, and the unkempt landscaping, respectively, is unbearable. Our party included 6 adults and 5 children, all of who were bitten repeatedly inside and outside of the house. We resorted to buying a citronella candle to light inside of the house.

3. There a huge hole in the hammock outside rendering it unsafe and unusable.

4. The refrigerator leaks and the icemaker didn’t work. Note, that the owner stated this was repaired in a prior review; however, this wasn’t the case.

5. The house does not have air conditioning or central air. The heat is unbearable at night. There are fans in some rooms, but they are extremely dusty and not good for inhalation.

6. The basement is damp and smells musty.

7. There was an insufficient amount of towels/linens provided for the number of people the property claims to be able to accommodate.

8. The property did not appear to be cleaned prior to our arrival (e.g., wet clothes left in the washing machine and dryer) In addition, the amount of dust on the baseboard, and nonfunctioning surround sound speakers suggest that the property had not been properly cleaned in a while.

9. One of the steps leading up to the main entrance is damaged and can cause an injury if you're not aware of it.

10. On one occasion, an unknown person came by and opened the shed to return an item to the owner. The owner gave us no prior knowledge of this and it was alarming to see a stranger enter the shed during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wanted to address your comments about the home. 1. Broken light - When I asked if it was up or down stairs and that a repairman would come by, you said you’d look for a light bulb to replace it yourself. I advised that the extra lightbulbs are in the shed to the left. I didn’t hear anything else on that matter, so I didn’t have my repairman go over. 2. Mosquitos - This is very alarming since I’ve never seen a mosquito in the house. It was very hot during your stay and I believe you broke the de-humidifier which would make it even more muggy. Sticky counters, kids leaving the doors open, muggy conditions all contribute to bugs. The lawn was cut before your stay, so I’m not sure what is unkempt landscaping, unless you’re talking about ground cover to side of the driveway. I’m sorry you had to “resort” to buying a candle. 3. A renter broke through the hammock and mended it. I was able to sit in it with no problem, so figured others could do the same. A hammock is a nice-to-have, not listed in the rental. I’ll take it down. 4. This is true. Crain’s appliance has come out to “fix” this now 3 times to no avail. Will replace it. 5. The house doesn’t have AC, not is AC listed. There are enough fans for every room. If they were dusty, I apologize and will have the cleaners add this to their routine. 6. The 1st floor typically is not musty. You cleaned the air filter to the dehumidifier and after that, it didn’t work after months of operating 24/7 with no problems. 7. This is simply NOT true. There’s an abundance of beach towels, bed linens and bath towels unless you don’t expect to launder towels. 8. Wet clothes in the dryer - I try to accommodate ferry schedules with check-in/check-out times, which left the cleaners with less time to finish the laundry. On the dust on the surround sound speakers and baseboards, I’ve added this to the cleaners’ regular schedule. Plus I will be on island in a week to give it a thorough cleaning. 9. The small piece of wood splintered off the step does not look harmful in my opinion, but I’ll check it again. Thanks. 10. A past renter was returning a bike to the shed for renters to use. She came during daylight and didn’t knock on the house door as to not bother you. I apologize if this was alarming. I wish you had brought these concerns to me personally and during your stay. You were nothing but nice and worry free. I wish you were this forthcoming during your stay and it all would have been addressed. Than
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We had great time at MV. The house is perfect for 10 of us. Christine is a very nice landlord. She answers question very quick. she tried hard to make our stay smooth and wonderful. I would defiantly go backs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Comfortable & convenient

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 6 adults (3 couples) stayed for a long weekend and found it very comfortable. The location is good, reasonably convenient to town on foot and very easy if you have a car. The house is clearly a family home, with a little more personality and style than the typical rental. Clearly still in the process of being fixed up, so a little rough around the edges, but only cosmetic things. Well equipped kitchen. Seemed like it would be a great place for a group with both adults & kids as there are 2 completely separate living areas, and bedrooms on 2 floors. Owner is very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Melissa! Fridge is getting replaced on October 7th. Good thing I have left the photos outdated Thank you for bearing with me before everything is done.
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Mvy
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
In town
Nearest Ferry
1.4 Miles
Steamship authority
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Mink meadows
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
28
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Miles
In town
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tashmoo
Car: recommended

walking distance to town, ferry and beach. shopping, dining, gym, spa, hotels, the black dog, west chop club all within 1 mile. just a few miles more is oak bluffs' bustling strip for families and young adults alike. up island just a bit is the chilmark general store, lamberts cove and cross island roads.

Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 3 nights
From
£255
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £236 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Renting to families and responsible adults.
I kindly ask that renters keep noise down after 10pm on the porch or deck.
If you request to have a party or event at my house, we need to figure out details in advance and let neighbors know.
If the police come for noise or havoc, there is a non-refundable $500 fine.
There is a damage deposit required at booking. Send a check or we can go through this site. The amount and terms are to be determined by us.
I've always rented homes over hotels and I want you to create memories AND traditions. Please be respectful of the home, the neighbors and the island. It's a magical place.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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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:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor shower - Outdoor Shower
  • towels provided. usually shampoo/conditioner, soap also on hand. each shower has a battery powered self cleaner that can be used everyday.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Coop (Loft) - 2 Double Bed
    Downstairs West - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , pack n play
    Downstairs East - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs East - 1 Double Bed
    Upstairs West (twins) - 2 Single Bed
  • beds are new, mattress pads, bedding, pillows new. extra bedding and mattress pads available if needed. duvet inserts and pillows are all non-comedigenic, alternative goose down. Additionally a raised queen air mattress is in the house. Little kids love being all together in the loft. air mattress is great as well. put on a movie and let them fall asleep after the giggles are out. The house actually sleeps 12 in beds, but ideally I'd like to keep the occupancy lower. It's a case by case basis.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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