Architect Designed, Tastefully Furnished And Appointed, Exquisitely Detailed.
When visiting Martha's Vineyard don't miss Chilmark's world-renowned private south shore beaches! About me? I began coming to MV as a child more than 40 years ago and today cherish the memories of time spent riding the waves, catching blue crabs and building sand castles with my late parents. In 1990, we bought our first tiny bungalow in Edgartown and gradually worked our way up to buying our dream home, Gray Oaks in 2012! Our family compound has allowed us to host a fantastic family reunion, house friends from England and New York City for summer weeks of fun and sun! Entertaining here is easy and breezy. The homes are elegant, tastefully furnished and appointed, with unequaled sunset views across open expansive meadows.
Linda purchased this House in 2012
Why Linda chose Chilmark
I am privileged to provide wonderful accommodations for folks to enjoy one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
What makes this House unique
***PRIME FERRY TICKETS AVAILABLE*** This property is elegant and architecturally designed. It abuts Gray Barn which is 69+ acres of conservation land, and is now an organic gentleman's farm. The Tree House offers some of the most magic light on Martha's Vineyard. It is a fantastic spot with easy access to all, especially Chilmark's world-class south shore beaches!
Pets Allowed with additional fee and deposit.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Comfortable, private getaway in rural Martha' s Vineyard
October in New England and the Vineyard is all about change - if you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes- wind, rain and sunshine in good portions every day. We enjoyed all that weather while we were visiting friends for a long weekend of celebration and relaxation. The cottage was a perfect base, nestled in the woods with a pasture of cows in the backdrop. Well, we are Vermonters. Very comfortable, attractive decor, and private, which very much suited our taste and plans for off season activities. We were surprised by the rural beauty of much of the Island, perhaps more evident off season without the distraction of the crowds. The central location of the cottage was ideal for outings and activities with our friends - shore/refuge hikes, art galleries in towns, and fine dining, which was a special highlight for our crowd. We will be back again to enjoy these off season, simple pleasures.
P.S., Our host, Linda, was easy to connect and communicate with and accommodating to our special needs- much appreciated.
Great spot but needs some maintenance
Lovely house and a lovely location. However it could use a bit of maintenance. The air conditioning/heat units had quite a bit of mold/mildew and it needed a de-humidifier to make it less damp. Otherwise it had everything we needed and the owners were very accommodating.
Lovely, quiet and perfect for cyclists
This little gray house in the woods is set about half mile via dirt road from a main road. The location is tranquil and exactly what we were looking for. We did not want to stay in the hustle and bustle of Edgartown but wanted to be close enough that we could drive in for a quick bite to eat. Having cows abutting the property was a plus. :)
The house can easily sleep 6 people but for this trip it was just me my husband and our dogs. Our goal was to spend two days cycling around the island. We found that the general location the house was perfect for cycling. We were able to hop on the main road, cycle around the island, join up onto bike paths and had a great time overall. Getting into the busier parts of Martha's Vineyard wasn't too bad from the house. Dinner in Edgartown one night and dinner at the closer State Road the second night.
We did not make much use of the kitchen but it was stocked with all the necessary components to cook a meal.
After such a great weekend, we are hoping to make this an annual trip. Thank you for the dog-friendly accommodations! Loved the house and location!!! Definitely would recommend to my friends!
Lovely Island Hideaway
A cozy, peaceful, hideaway with all the necessary amenities. Loved the backyard hammock! Did not anticipate having to pay for beach access but ended up going to the public beach at Memensha & also were able to use a private beach owned by friends. WiFi could have been better. Wish we could have stayed longer. Would highly recommend this property.
Renting this charming house was super easy with no unwelcomed surprises.
I rented this house with 5 friends while attending a wedding in Martha's Vineyard. The experience overall was perfect. Linda, the owner, was so sweet and a pleasure to deal with. Quick response time to any questions I had. She even went out her way to let us enter the house when we arrived earlier than expected. The house itself had everything you could need for the stay besides food of course. Plenty of privacy but not to the extent you feel like your in the middle of nowhere. Very clean and just what you would expect of a charming Martha's Vineyard home. Located not far from a general store where you can purchase any last minute personal needs and even food.
I would not hesitate in recommending this rental to any friends and family. My friends and I a wonderful weekend and great/easy rental experience overall.
Comfortable home with an enviable Chilmark address, but proceed with caution
My family and I stayed here in Aug. 2016. Things that are great: It is quiet and bucolic; the back looks out onto a serene farm. It has a Chilmark address, which grants you access to beautiful Lucy Vincent Beach. A few watch-outs: This is a guesthouse, near the main home. While it has it's own driveway and entrance, it is a little weird to be in the shadow of the main home considering the rate paid (and I didn't know it was a guesthouse until we got there). And it's certainly comfortable, but is also pretty small. The Master fits a queen bed and a dresser - that's it. The 2nd bedroom is also cozy with bunkbeds. And the main living space is all condensed. Kitchen/livingroom/den all are kind of a common shared space. A little bit of privacy can be found upstairs in the loft - my teenage daughter made a bee-line to claim that :-) Finally, we unfortunately ran into a hiccup with the owner, per below: When we arrived, the first thing my wife said to me is "hey, I thought you said this place was supposed to come with beach towels." She was right, but I didn't want to bother the owner, so we made due with 4 small towels to shower for the week - luckily we had brought our own to use at the beach. Fast forward to a month after our stay. We had left an alarm clock in the loft. My wife had been asking me to try to get it back. So, I finally emailed the owner to ask if she could return it when possible (& please feel free to deduct the postage from our security deposit). She replied that there was no security deposit to return because towels and a beach bag were missing. I was SHOCKED to hear this, but assured her that we didn't have or see such items. Indeed: 1) Why would I email and ask for something to be returned (my clock) if we had stolen items? 2) Why would I pay a full rate for a home and then try to sneak out towels and a beach bag? 3) Why hadn't the owner emailed me earlier to say that these items were missing, so we could have addressed the issue straight away? Assuming the owner posts her version of the story (fair enough), it then becomes a case for the reader of the review to decide whom to believe. There's not much I can do about that especially since VRBO policy prevents me from leaving personal info. All I can do is state that my family has rented houses in MVY for 20 years and never had any problem with any of them. Forfeiting the deposit $ doesn't matter to me. But, I resent being labeled as a thief.
I have never had a single incident where I've had to take a guest's security deposit. I agreed to take only $150 security deposit, not $1,000. As an owner, I walked in shortly after the tenant left. Rotting food and garbage in the kitchen and living room (no trash had not been removed the entire week). Wet towels scattered all over the wood floors, filth and mess everywhere. An additional 6 hours of cleaning time required + visit from exterminator to treat for resulting ants.
Unfortunately, this guest talked me into dropping the security deposit down from the standard $1000 to $150. In addition to the extra cleaning, all the new high-end beach towels were gone, coordinating beach bag as well as a set of luxury sheets and bedding to name a few items.
This guest is upset because he was caught and is being held accountable for his actions. I shared with him my cleaners written document of the condition he left my home. My caretaker, the cleaners supervisor, is a police officer. Both have worked for me for years. The cost of the missing items alone is well in excess of the $150 security deposit, not to mention the extra cleaning and exterminating.
This complaint contradicts his earlier note received praising my lovely home prior to my challenging him on the mess and missing items. Attached below is his note.
I meant to send you this email earlier, but somehow never pushed it out from my drafts folder, so apologies for the lateness.
In any event, as I’m sure you know, you have a lovely home. My family and I enjoyed staying there very much.
Finally, I’m not sure if you or others may have seen, but my daughter left her sound machine / alarm clock in the loft upstairs. If there is anyway that someone could mail/fedex etc. that to us at some point, I’d greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to deduct any costs to do so from the security deposit.
Thanks very much again -
***Prime Ferry Tickets Available***
Spectacular Property located south of South Road in sought-after Chilmark, world famous for its beaches! Access to Chilmark beachs are restricted to residents only. Walking/biking distance to Quansoo, Black Point. Lease permits Lucy Vincent Beach Pass. Property surrounded by conservation land, ancient ways, ample walking trails. Stunning property, centrally located to all yet private and tranquil! Fantastic!