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Martha's Vineyard Beachfront Cottage in Oak Bluffs but closer to Vineyard Haven

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Cottage In Row Of Cottages. Lapping Water At Night, Swim And Walk,sunsets

Small beachfront cottage is feet from the water and feet from Beach Rd. where you can flag down a bus or ride or walk to Vineyard Haven (1 mile) or Oak Bluffs (2 miles). Unbelieveable sunsets. Piano. Games. 3 bedrooms upstairs, 2 with doubles and one with two twins. You don't even need to bring a car! If a family member can't do stairs, the couch opens up and the full bath is on the first floor. Watch parasailers and ferries and fishermen, walk up the beach to the jetty, rent bikes, explore the island. Or just stay home and read on the porch. Wifi, grill, TV. Some of the pictures are before we moved the stairs to the beach. And I can't get them to be vertical, sorry! So relaxing at the house. In the family for many years and we rent it out when we are not there. There's a great new Film Society less than a mile away with nightly good movies.

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Russian, Mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Franny

Photo, top left is my father who owns the house. My NY-based maternal grandfather used to summer in the cottage and do his plaster-to-bronze sculptures on the porch. In 1975, my family added a second floor with three bedrooms. Our family has squeezed many of us in for laughter-filled weekends of games and swimming, sunsets, meals on the porch. Right now we rent it most of the summer. We live in various parts of the Boston area and Amherst, MA. Photo is from Dad's house.

Franny purchased this cottage in 1950

Why Franny chose Oak Bluffs

Lifelong memories. My family first rented this cottage in the1940's and then bought it back in the 1950's. I love that everything is right there, from views to fun water play right outside, to public buses, to hospital, to villages and film society and theatre. People flock to Eastville Beach and we are right there!

What makes this cottage unique

Cute house, right on the water. It is hard to find houses that are literally 15 feet from the water. Convenient to everything--ferries and fun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in East Chop in Oak Bluffs

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Martha's Vineyard Beachfront Cottage in Oak Bluffs but closer to Vineyard Haven
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Spectacular Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time just sitting on the deck, which was just steps to the water, watching the ferry boats come and go, not to mention the sea gulls and occasional fish jumping out of the water. The sunsets were beautiful too. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Right on the water and perfect view for beautiful sunsets. This cottage is central to both Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. The shuttle bus will stop right in front of the cottage when asked. I would suggest bringing a car. Even though the bus is convenient for most travel, it does take extra time to get from place to place. The cottage was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were greeted with a very welcoming vase full of beautiful flowers on the table. Very thoughtful!

Franny was great to correspond with and very attentive to my endless questions. A weekend was not enough time to see everything this island has to share.

Thanks Franny for a wonderful opportunity to kick back and enjoy a relaxing weekend with my family. We all enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, a weekend is not long enough. I am so glad you enjoyed your time. Great to have you! -Franny
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Absolutely PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little cottage in a perfect location! I've wanted to visit MV for most of my life and finally did in my 40s. It was everything I had always dreamed!!! Loved this cottage! Very easy walk, bike ride or bus ride into Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs for shopping or dining. However, the cottage is wonderful to just stay in and has all the amenities for cooking and grilling. Cottage was clean, well-maintained, and accurately described. Franny, the lessor was wonderful to work with and has a VERY quick response time. Two of the bedrooms face the cove with beautiful views to wake up too. Particularly enjoyed waking to the sound of waves each morning. The back porch is spacious and perfect to enjoy the sunsets. I will definitely return and stay here again! Thank you Franny!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounded like you had such a fun adventure on your first trip! You were also easy to work with and communicate with. Thanks!!
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Warerfront retreat on the Vineyard

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing getaway on the Oak Bluffs-Vineyard Haven line allowing for ocean vistas steps from the back door, run to town followed by breakfast at Art Cliff Diner. Great to hear the ocean while sleeping at night!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our cottage, Jason. I am so glad you and your wife enjoyed it. Yeah, Art Cliff Diner! -Franny
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Right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

You can hardly get much closer to the water than by staying in this Vineyard home. The house is small and old-fashioned, but that makes it all the more charming. Bring your water shoes for the rocky beach and enjoy the beautiful water morning, noon, and night! Fall asleep and wake up to the sounds of the lapping waves right outside your window. The house is conveniently located near both Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. We definitely want to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the lapping waves and small and old fashioned!
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Great location in a cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice house right on the water with views of boats, ferry, and and sunset.

Walk up and down the beach, watch the gulls, and hear the waves from your bedroom.

Owner was quite responsive through the entire rental process.

Had a great time- thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure working with you as well, as you, too, were very helpful and responsive. I am glad you could enjoy the gulls and sunsets as we do. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Bus can be flagged outside door.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Vineyard Haven, Net Result Fish, Pizza, etc
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Car: not necessary

You can flag the public bus right at the door, or be dropped off right there. To all parts of the island. 'Near hospital' is good way to describe location. Biking and walking galore.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in East Chop, Martha's Vineyard

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
September 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 2 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
October 2017
3 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148.1
Damage Deposit £296.2

Cleaning fee charged separately--$175 in spring and fall. Higher in summer. We can make discounted rates if you go during the week during the fall.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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