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Chickadee Cottage- Nautical Style - by Night, Week or Month

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Chickadee Cottage- Our smallest, but most popular cottage is clean, efficient, well-maintained and furnished in nautical style for rent by nights, weeks or months. Best for a couple, 2 singles, or a couple with a child.

Bedroom has a queen size bed, shelf/closet unit along 1 wall, shaker pegs and bureau for more storage. Main room has a single bed, chair, DishTV, DVD on 1 side. The other side is a kitchen with white cabinets, basic cookware and utensils, fridge, electric stove, dining table with chairs. Bathroom has shower but no tub. WIFI free.

Small deck with table and chairs outside door. Adirondack chairs on shady lawn. Parking for cars in front, indoor bike or stroller storage in garden shed.

Cottage is cleaned and beds made for every rental, pillows and blankets provided. However, no maid service, so renters should bring their own towels. (If inconvenient, towels can be supplied on arrival $10 per person additional)

Walk, bike or drive 1/2 mile to Vineyard Haven Main Street for shopping, restaurants, supermarket, banks, harbor, ferry terminal, island sightseeing tour buses, old-fashioned cinema, well-known 'Black Dog' general store, 'Bunch of Grapes' bookstore. Convenient to visit all other island towns and the many clean public beaches on the Vineyard.

Smoking is OK but outdoors ONLY. Friendly, well-behaved pet allowed with owner after Labor Day in Sept.

Easy location to find on well-known bus and bike route. Public bus service runs in front on house. 1, 3, 5-day passes can be bought for inexpensive travel all over the island.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Karen

Dana's a fine woodworker by trade, and an avid sailor, with a 34' Morgan sailboat moored in Vineyard Haven Harbor. Caron likes vegetable and flower gardening, book sales, architecture. We travel a lot ourselves and are comfortable with people all over the world.

Karen purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Karen chose Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard is a safe, old- fashioned, authentic place without highways, neon signs, fast-food restaurants, large discount stores, shopping malls, or acres of parking lots. The 45 minute ferry transports you to a simpler place where people still enjoy village shopping, local agriculture, fishing, hiking, beaches. Yes, there are billionaires doing all these things too, but on MV we all look the same.

What makes this cottage unique

Like having your own place on the Vineyard. Clean, comfortable, and you're on your own. Easy location to find and to go anywhere on the island with shuttle bus service in front. Walk downtown to the harbor, the beach, cinema and Main St shops. Lectures, events, films, gallery openings, antiques shows all over the island, listed each week in the MVTimes newspaper.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Chickadee Cottage- Nautical Style - by Night, Week or Month
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Chickadee is Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the perfect place for your first stay on island or for a return visit for someone who's more islander than washashore; Chickadee cottage is a must!

.5mi from Vineyard Haven ferry, directly on the bus and bike routes, you can easily get to town or up island from the cottage without a car. The location is ideal. I brought my car but didn't drive it when going to Net Results or Art Cliff Diner.

The owners are fantastic! They thought of everything and had it in the cottage. I forgot my glasses and they even provided me with a magnifying glass (readers are too strong)!

My only hesitation in recommending the birdhouses is that this best kept secret on island will get out and will be booked for my next rental.

You won't go wrong staying in either of the birdhouse cottages!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful excape to the vineyard.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from a weeks stay @ Chickadee Cottage, Vineyard Haven. The accommodations and location were perfect for the two of us. The bus stopped just a couple doors down, so commuting around the island was very easy. It's a 10 minute walk to the center of Vineyard Haven for shopping and restaurants. The cottage is fully equipment with everything you'd need right down to a library of maps and informative brochures. We had cable TV (didn't watch much) and great WiFi connection. Even though we were on a main route, traffic was very light after 9PM--pretty quiet and relaxing. We had our our little secluded area to enjoy the evening and a beverage. the owners are wonderful folks, most helpful and insighful for places to see and where to eat, alough we saw very little of them. We already are looking at next year for a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vineyard Haven is one of the 3 main 'down-island' towns, all of which have a Main St with restaurants, shops, grocery stores, cinema, banks, etc. The other 3 'up-island' towns are primarily rural. Vineyard Haven is the most year-round of the towns and is where the main ferry terminal is located. Sparrow Cottage is 1 mi north of the center of town in an older, wealthier area called West Chop.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Vineyard Haven, 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
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Make reservation, receive contract by email, review and sign it, return it with 1/2 due as deposit, paying the other 1/2 on arrival. If 2 nts or fewer, payment in full. Payment OK by check, money order, paypal.com or simply call with credit card information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Vineyard Haven in Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand-up shower yes, but no bath tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) In the bedroom and Single Bed (1) in the living area.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Indoor storage in garden shed next to cottage for bikes, strollers, etc.

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