Large, Classic Renovated 5 bedroom Farmhouse, sleeps 10
I grew up on Long Island Sound and spent summers on Fire Island and the Hamptons. To me, the Vineyard is even more special than those places. Development has been kept to a minimum and so there is not the sense of ostentatiousness that you might see elsewhere. While there are magnificent homes on the Vineyard, the objective is to be low key, rather than show off. Everywhere, you see people smiling....kids, young people, parents, seniors, all having a good time..walking, shopping, swimming, resting, biking. The place has a timeless quality of life one rarely sees in today's bustling resorts. Around each corner, there are meadows and fields, farms and forests, manicured and cottage gardens and beaches and vistas everywhere. As I say to all our visitors...'The Vineyard is not necessarily easy to get to, but once you are there, it's worth it.
Michele purchased this House in 2012
Why Michele chose Edgartown
Once I fell in love with the place, I searched for a long time for a house in Edgartown, the most desireable and prestigious location, that had a genuine character and was large enough to accommodate all of our different interests. Our house is very spacious and one can find privacy or companionship depending on your mood. The house has a fine sense about it and makes all who visit welcome, comfortable and happy to be there.
What makes this House unique
Being close to the main center of Edgartown is hugely beneficial. There are no parking or driving issues. The bike is the most preferred form of transportation. Everyone rides on the off road safe bikepaths. It's fun and makes everybody feel like a kid. Edgartown is also the most sophisticated of the three towns with fine dining, waterfront restaurants and marinas. Chappaquidick is a short barge ferry ride across the channel. Cappaquidick is a world unto itself. The Trustees beach is one of the most pristinely beautiful beaches you will see anywhere in the world. Looking left or right you will see not one man made structure. Oak Bluffs is close, funky and fun to visit. It offers nightlife and endless activities and concerts in the waterfront park or in the Victorian 'Campgrounds'. In the 'Tabernacle' thousands gather at Illumination Night to sing old fashioned American songs at tour the gingerbread houses lit up especially for that night.
Rental is Sunday to Sunday in summer month
No extended families in August.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely and spacious!
We enjoyed this home during our family reunion weekend. Wished we had more time to enjoy the space as we were enjoying our reconnection with family. Beautiful and comfortable home.
excellent family house
We had a fabulous holiday. The booking was very easy - Michele was always on the end of the email with quick responses. A lovely family house - child friendly! The house was spotless and we loved the availability of towels, blankets, chairs and umbrella for the beach. The bikes were very useful. We were a party of 8 adults and a 2.5 year old and we had plenty of room with 5 double bedrooms. I would highly recommend the house - it was in an ideal location very close to Edgartown and Fuller St and Lighthouses beaches. The neighbourhood is very quiet and the neighbours very friendly.
Perfect location, roomy, comfortable, and lovely in all ways.
Beautiful, great location!
We had a wonderful stay at this Edgartown home. House was much larger than we anticipated and we never even used the formal dining room or the more formal living room. Grill, back porch and yard were all beautiful and so welcoming. We spent a lot of time outside! They had tons of extras of everything - necessities, towels, picnic supplies and so on. Bedrooms were all comfortable and enjoyable. Even on the hottest day the house stayed cool enough without air conditioning. We hardly even took a shower inside as we used the outdoor shower the most! It was an easy 10 minute walk/bike to town and closer to grocery/beer/gas. We used the bikes that were there - they weren't anything special (a bit old and rusty) but worked well enough. We couldn't attach our bike trailer to them bc they are a bit outdated but rented one locally which was very easy. The kitchen was spacious - but calling it a "foodie" kitchen was a stretch. Both the Keurig and regular coffee maker were very low quality and difficult to use. Kitchen did have some coffee and other condiments. House is beautiful as in pictures. Beautiful flowers and yard. Easy parking; nice neighbors. Would definitely stay here again. Michele was great at communicating and flexible with our needs. It was a wonderful first stay in Martha's Vineyard for us.
Best vacation ever!
The house is fantastic...large, very comfortable, immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, fully equipped, perfectly located close to town....everything we could hope for and more.
Post-Labor Day Long Weekend!
Our group rented this house for a three day weekend in September, and we were so pleased with our stay! The house was even more roomy and accommodating than it looked in the pictures, with plenty of privacy as well as spacious communal areas for socializing. The back porch and yard with outdoor shower were a few highlights. We found everything we needed in the kitchen and pantry, and the house was well-stocked with cleaning supplies and cooking apparatus.
We also loved the proximity to Edgartown - the house is walking distance to Fuller Street Beach, Lighthouse Beach, and all the coffee shops and restaurants town has to offer while still being removed from the chaos of Main Street. We found the lack of air conditioning to be a non-issue, we just opened the windows and allowed the island breezes to cool the house down.
The owner was very responsive and helpful, and the whole weekend came together seamlessly. I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a great place to stay in town.
Tucked away on top of a hill at the end of a private road. The high elevation creates a cool afternoon breeze that sweeps through the house. (Those farmers knew how to locate a house!) A short easy walk or bike ride to Edgartown center with all of the shops, sightseeing, harbor, restaurants, bars, and galleries available. Walking to town is convenient since parking in town is scarce and crowded. Without your car, you can also walk or ride to the supermarket, liquor store, pharmacy, etc. The bike ride to the ocean at South Beach is flat, offroad and beautiful, passing by interesting homes and gardens. A bike ride to State Beach takes less than 10 minutes and is a welcome respite for a quick swim or book read. One of the most spectacular bike rides is along Beach Road to Oak Bluffs where you can ride the carousel, eat a meal, have an ice cream, attend a concert or just people watch. Afternoon trips to Aquinnah (Gay Head) and sunset dinners at Menemsha are easily accessible whether planned or impromptu. Upon returning, you have a quiet, peaceful retreat in a lovely garden setting.