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Charming Light Filed Home on Bike Path and Close to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This 3 bedroom 2 bath Cape style house has an open living-kitchen-dining area, one bedroom and bath on first floor, and 2 bedrooms with skylights separated by a landing and a shared bath with tub on second floor. The amazing part of this adorable house is the light! Light pours in from every angle/every window and the newly constructed entrance with cathedral ceiling even has three windows in it to maximize light. Large trees and bushes hide other homes and lovely to look at from inside.

The living room has new chairs and couch, a flat screen TV and DVD and CD player, and WIFI is available (other than on your phone) at a cost. Cell phones and smart phones work reliably in this home! Art galore. Never a mildew smell! Updated appliances within past few years. Includes d/w in kitchen and all appliances, as well as w/d in the full basement. All flooring is oak, and bedrooms are carpeted with additional Mexican throw rugs.

A long oyster/clam shell driveway (about 100 feet) between mature trees allows for privacy and peacefulness with the house not visible from the road. On the side of the house is a wood-burning, beautiful sauna - easy access. In summer and spring the property has flowered trees, bushes and flowers. The property is set on a 1/2 acre and is surrounded by mature trees, flowering bushes and backed by a forested area. A wood deck off the kitchen is accessed by sliding glass doors. Very private, peaceful, relaxing setting.

The house has always had one owner and a few renters in 2013 It was built in the mid-90's with some renovations in 2010 and more in 2012. This is a lovely, well kept, well-loved house that would be perfect for a couple or a small family or good friends. ...Well stocked, art filled, interesting throw rugs. Tidy and easy upkeep. A delightful place to hang out in or just use as a home base for island adventures.

On a peaceful street and an easy walk or bike to Eastville Beach on the Sound. Across the street from the Lagoon- warm, shallow,good for little kids.The bike path is right in front of the house! We are located mid way between Oak Bluffs Center and Vineyard Haven, a mile+ in either direction. Easy to walk, bike or bus to the towns and all the fabulous beaches and sites on the island. Great central location!

More Details

Jill Herbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Jill Herbert

New Yorker fell in love with the vineyard years ago as a visitor and renter.

Jill Herbert purchased this house in 2011

Why Jill Herbert chose Oak Bluffs

Having looked at many homes which had the 3BR, 2BA configuration I needed through a number of years, I fell in love with the long lovely oyster-shell driveway nestled between full trees, especially the gigantic holly tree at the end of the driveway. House was tidy and contained and as I walked through the light filled rooms to the deck and amazing vegetable garden in the large yard, I said 'this is MY house.' and so it was

What makes this house unique

It was the light! the ease and dollhouse quality of what seemed like a perfect 'no project' house for me and for my grown kids. And the piece de resistance was the totally charming stand-alone sauna at a tiny distance from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for all of the notes and suggestions. We had a nice time in MV at your house. I believe we left things as we found them, though I didn't have time to get to the dump on Monday before leaving, and I believe I may have left some garbage in the barrel. Your plants got plenty of water as we seemed to get rain nearly every other day.

When we went to Aquinnah we stopped at Homeport ($10 Lobster roll back door special) in Menemsha. I recommend that for you and your future guests. Also good was Artcliff's food truck on the weekends.

Thanks for all your recommendations--they all worked out. We used some plastic cups, but left some plasticware and paper goods behind. If you're like me, washing dishes on vacation is not the move.

You have the best reclining beach chairs, by the way. Very useful during my time on State Beach.

We had a great time--even with the spiders.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Oak Bluffs in Dukes County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , UPSTAIRS BATHROOM SHARED BY TWO BEDROOMS
  • Each bathroom has a hand crafted medicine cabinet above sink and a lighted sconce to the left of sinks. Linen closets on both levels next door to bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , UPSTAIRS BEDROOM
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , MASTER BEDROOM
  • In addition to the beds, there is also a double futon which could accommodate a guest as well as a queen size air bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Everything you might need is available for rent or sale on the vineyard - bikes, kayaks, water skis and all water toys and equipment. You have your choice of lakes, ponds, ocean, sound- water to suit every taste and need. Lessons and tours of all kinds available. Many child sized activities/lessons/trips also easily found. Great nature walks and well marked trails for hikers and bikers. Local Sound beach (Eastville) is gentle and shallow for up to ten feet (usually!). Lots of kids playing at water's edge and on beach for friendly play with each other. Inkwell and State Beach within a mile, easily reached by car, bus, bike and walking. House professionally cleaned before and after your visit.


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Charming Light Filed Home on Bike Path and Close to Beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews

Lovely ambience, warm, quiet and homeyy.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the ambience and the amenities were great! Kitchen well stocked with coffee, sugar and other condiments. Proximity to the beach was a little less than I expected but overall the property is lovely. The homeowner was readily available for any needs or questions.

I would gladly rent this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful home and gardens

  • 5 of 5

warm and comfirtable homey atmosphere. lagoon down the road beautiful, calm

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home - convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, attractive and well stocked. Lots of trees, landscaping and nice backyard - bikes on site. Owner very gracious. Quiet and secluded yet located on a road that puts you on your way to wherever you want to go whether by car, bike or on foot.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the house, the house was very clean and comfortable. It was also very close to both Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, we would absolitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have rented this home in July 2015 and July 2016 for a girls trip, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. The house is set back from the road so there is plenty of privacy, it is well-kept, and the space is very functional. The home is very airy and filled with light. The location is perfect, and is an easy drive or bike ride to downtown OB, Vineyard Haven or Edgartown. The owner is very responsive and wonderful to work with - she was also kind enough to forward along information regarding fun events happening on the island during our stay. I've rented other homes on Martha's Vineyard, and this house has been our favorite - there is plenty of space (which is saying a lot for 4 ladies!), it's comfortable, and the location can't be beat. I hope to come back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Stay

  • 4 of 5

This was my family's second stay at this beautiful home that is at once in the middle of things and tucked away. It is close to the summer hustle in Oak Bluffs, but with a secluded, set back feel.

The place was clean, comfortable and contained all the basics we needed. While we didn't use the sauna, we went to the beach nearly every day and spent afternoons on the deck. The owner's home looks better in person than the photos and was plenty of space for the two families that shared the week together.

The owner is high touch with tips and suggestions for house and island activities and has been great to do business with.

I look forward to another visit to the Land Between the currents.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
circuit avenue oak bluffs center
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
county road
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Eastville Beach
Car: recommended

Half way between towns of Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs,with easy access to all beaches, Oak Bluffs Center with tabernacle, carousel, gingerbread houses, restaurants, bars, nightlife. Hiking, biking galore in the beautiful and preserved forests and gardens and along marked and paved bike paths. House is set back from road on residential street. safe for kids. bike path is in front of house going in all directions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £456.84

rental fees are refundable at 30 days befor rental beginning. After that, refund if same week is rented. If week Wifi is very erratic in home. It is best to us a hotspot for wifi on your smartphone to access computer wifi. Phones are working well for texts and calls etc., with LTE.or whatever. My verizon works great. Great wifi at library on pacific street a few blocks away. For payment, if you reserve within 30 days of rental, 100% of rental is due plus $600 refundable security deposit.Feel free to call/text my cell. I will send u a lease.:)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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