CHARMING SIX BEDROOM WATERVIEW EAST CHOP VICTORIAN IN EXCELLENT LOCATION

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Ted Meleney

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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CHARMING SIX BEDROOM WATERVIEW EAST CHOP VICTORIAN IN EXCELLENT LOCATION

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 10.

Our East Chop Waterview Victorian Cottage is in an excellent location to enjoy all that Martha's Vineyard has to offer. It is outside of town on a quiet dirt road, but close enough to everything to either walk or ride your bike.

The house overlooks a pine and oak forest to the West and Nantucket Sound to the East where the sun rises out of the water in the summer. Wake up with your coffee and walk 5 minutes to Jetty Beach, Oak Bluffs harbor or the East Chop Beach Club for an early morning swim.

Walk around the harbor from either Jetty Beach or along East Chop Drive to Oak Bluffs, passing the town's public boat ramp and waterfront houses. Pass the moored sailboats in the harbor and walk along the quayway into town where motorboats and charter fishing boats rest in their slips.

Pass newspaper and coffee shops, restaurants, bicycle rental stores, movie theatres and the Flying Horse Carrousel on the way to Circuit Avenue & Ocean Park, all before breakfast. Life is good!

There have been many upgrades in the last several years, including; a new roof and windows, new downstairs bathroom with warm floor tiles, a rebuilt porch, shingling, painting and an updated kitchen with all the conveniences to help make it as warm and comfortable in the spring and fall (with the fireplace's Vermont Casting propane stove) as it is in the summer. Many guests return year after year in the summer or for off-season weeks. Others come back intermittently for weddings, romantic weekends, and family gatherings. Everyone seems to race to his or her favorite bedroom upon arrival!

In the most recent update in the fall of 2013, the deck was rebuilt and raised to provide a more comfortable and attractive location for sunning and barbecues. Old fencing was also replace with new. We can't wait for spring to enjoy it!

History: Our former Methodist Campground cottage was moved from downtown Oak Bluffs by horse and cart, around the harbor and up the hill to East Chop Highlands sometime before 1896. Photos of the house in 1896 and 1910 offer a historic perspective.

The house has been added onto extensively since its move. The photograph from 1896 shows the house with old gingerbread trim on a gabled end, a balcony that no longer exists, as well as an older woman sitting in a rocker on the porch. Her age in the picture and the age of the photo indicate that she may have been born around the time of Jefferson's presidency. An extensive description of the house and how it has been renovated over the decades appears in the back of the 'Guide to East Chop Families'' written by Jane Meleney Coe.

The house is fully equipped in the kitchen, in the dining room, on the porches and for beach picnics, as well as on the deck where barbecuing and dinner under the stars is a favorite activity. The house is ready for your laptop with wireless broadband service. The living room has a flat screen TV with cable.

Outside furniture, beach chairs are available in the basement, which is near the hot and cold water outside shower and changing area. Trips to town are easy for walkers or bikers, and local restaurants, like the Ocean View, and convenient newspaper, food and liquor stores like Our Market and Tony's Market are close at hand. The house has a lawn with an underground sprinkler system. A hammock and Adirondack furniture are hidden in the woods, and bird feeders and innovative ''yard art'' sculptures grace the gentle setting.

Please contact the owner via email for questions you may have. We hope you plan a visit to our summer home this year.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Ted Meleney

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english

Ted and Kate have been coming to Martha's Vineyard all their lives and met on the Vineyard.

Ted Meleney purchased this cottage in 1972

Our house is in a wonderful location, away from traffic and the noise of downtown Oak Bluffs, but close enough to enjoy its benefits. Fully equipped and close to the beach and harbor, guests can enjoy the best of all worlds; the beach, walks, boating, birding, fishing, biking, the woods, and an upstairs water view. Older children can walk to the beaches by themselves.

With or without a vehicle, our house is convenient to ferries arriving in Oak Bluffs. You can walk from the boat to our house in about 15 minutes. Ride your bike in about 10 minutes, or drive in about 5 minutes. The house is a wonderful mix of modern and antique, comfortable for everyone and a return destination for generations of families. We hope you will love it.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Charming Six Bedroom Waterview East Chop Victorian in Excellent Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
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Charming Six Bedroom Waterview East Chop Victorian in Excellent Location
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Tranquil environment close to Town

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
Our family has been staying at this home away from home for eight summers. We love the seclusion of the house - yet the closeness to town and just steps from East Chop beach. Great location for walks along the bluffs in the morning and then back to the house for coffee on the sprawling back porch. Plenty of room for great dinners in the dinning room and a warming atmosphere by the fireplace on late Augusts cool evenings. Accomodations are great for friends and family to entertain. Mornings on the back porch and evening on the front porch. Just minutes to walk into Oak Bluffs - you won't miss a beat!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks your the review. We love the spot, too! Some things new for this year are a rowboat and a sunfish available down by the harbor. You need to bring your own PFDs (personal floatation devices), and boating and swimming skills.
Ted
Helpful votes: 10/11
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Surprise 30th Anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We couldn't have asked for a more hospitable landlord. A great house, a great location, a perfect place for just the 2 of us and also for the surprise 30th anniversary celebration with friends and family this last weekend.
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We got married!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
What a wonderful week to be married! Our wedding was at the MV Sailing Camp and the house was the perfect place to prepare and relax. Thanks so much! So charming!
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50th Anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a wonderful 50th anniversary week with our whole family here. All enjoyed your quaint cottage and we don't want to leave yet either!
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thanks again for such a wonderful stay! We enjoyed the beach every day! Long Point was so peaceful and relaxing every morning. Aquinnah was beautiful as always! This house has many family memories and we love it. Thanks so much!
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
MV Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Oak Bluffs Steamship, Island Queen, Fast Ferries
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Jetty Beach & East Chop Beach Club
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Ocean View Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant
Car: recommended

Our home is in a quiet area away from all busy streets, but only a five minute walk with towel, book and beach chair to the private East Chop Beach Club, the public Jetty Beach, Oak Bluffs Harbor and a public boat ramp. The East Chop Yacht Club and marina are nearby and offer children sailing lessons in July & August. It is only a short walk or bike ride to the town of Oak Bluffs, several restaurants, ferry landings & shopping. Bike or walk from the house to the East Chop Tennis Club, the Light House for a Sunday tour, or to fresh water Crystal Lake (old ice pond) that overlooks Vineyard Haven Harbor & West Chop. (Couples should ask about a one bedroom waterfront rental cottage on Crystal Lake!)

After a day at the beach enjoy the sunny outside shower, drinks on the deck overlooking the woods, the wraparound covered porch overlooking the back yard, and a meal outside at the BBQ.

Other Activities: Bike & Nature Trails, Beaches, Charter Fishing, Shellfishing, Kayaking, Beach Picnics, Concerts, Car Shows, Fishing Tournaments, Golf, Art Galleries! There are endless interests available on Martha's Vineyard for couples or families to enjoy.

Golf: There are four golf courses & a mini-golf on the island:

Mink Meadows, Vineyard Haven - Public 9 holes;

Farm Neck, Oak Bluffs - Public 18 holes;

Edgartown Country Club, Edgartown - Private 18 holes;

Vineyard Golf Club, Edgartown; Private 18 holes;

Island Cove Mini-Golf.

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Availability & Rates

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
June 2014
May 28 2014 - Jun 6 2014
$2,500
7 nights
 
 
August 2014
Aug 24 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$3,500
7 nights
 
 
Sept 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 24 2014
$2,500
7 nights
 

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Notes Seeking monthly renters for August & 2 week renters for July 2015. Bookings are secured with the signing of a lease and receipt of one-half the rent. A security deposit is required and will be returned to the tenant following payment of cleaning costs and repair of any damage to the property. Tenants are responsible for supplying their sheets, pillowcases & towels, and paying for cleaners.
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Amenities

Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated floor tiles
    Half Bath - toilet , skylight
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot water with change area & clothes lines
  • Updated full downstairs tiled bathroom with heated ceramic floor tiles, cast iron tub and shower with Victorian cottage style. The upstairs bathroom comes with skylight and painted nature scenes, including a hoot owl. Roomy hot and cold water shower and adjacent change area with convenient clothes line for wet suits and towels awaits outdoors. Motion detection lighting makes for convenient nighttime outside showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1. Queen Downstairs - 1 queen
    2. Queen Waterview - 1 queen
    3. Twin Waterview - 1 twin/ single
    4. Double Bedroom - 1 double
    5. Blue Double Twin - 2 twin/ single
    6. Yellow Double Twin - 2 twin/ single , Roll-Away Cot
  • First Floor Queen Bedroom is perfect for a romantic couple, mom and dad, or Grandma and Grandpa, with the rest of the crowd sleeping upstairs. First Floor bedroom opens up with the original Victorian double doors to the wrap around covered porch. This room has its own entrance and is easily accessible. Second Floor: The Queen Bedroom overlooks Nantucket Sound and is bright and airy. The next door twin water-view room is great for a single child or adult. It contains a dresser and a desk that can hold a laptop computer. A double bedroom overlooks the pine and oak forested back yard and East Chop Association's Mill Square Park. Two additional double twin bedrooms round out the six bedrooms. A full laundry and a charming skylighted bathroom are also available upstairs. Beds are made up with bedspreads, pillows, blankets and mattress pads. Tenants supply sheets and towels.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Golf Clubs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • nude beach
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • museums
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fly fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hunting small game
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • roller blading
  • surf fishing
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bedrooms: 1st Floor - 1 Master Queen Bedroom with separate entrance from wrap-around porch. 2nd Floor - 1 Waterview Master Queen Bedroom, 1 Double (full-size) Bedroom, 2 Double Twin Bedrooms, 1 Water-view Single Twin Bedroom. A portable cot is available for any room. All rooms equipped with dressers, mattress pads, pillows and bedspreads and a closet or hanging area for clothes. Most bedrooms have fans. Linens and towels are to be provided by guests or can be rented and delivered to the house on the morning of check-in. Check with Takemmy Linen Rental at (508) 693-2788 or takemmycleaners.com.
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