Vineyard Haven House Rental Photos and Description
3 Bedrooms - 3 full baths, Huge Decks, Screened Porch, Property sleeps up to 10
Very sunny, secluded 3500 sq ft modern Victorian on 3 private, wooded acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in exclusive Pilot Hill Farm. Walk, drive or bike to private, calm, half-mile salt water beach facing the Elizabeth Islands. Pilot Hill has a working farm producing fresh eggs, cut flowers, & vegetables, The home has three bedrooms, including a tower-shaped master bedroom suite with 18 ft cathedral ceiling, and private, screened-in sleeping porch. Wide Open & Spacious first floor includes kitchen, dining room, and living room opening onto a huge mahogany outdoor deck. High quality cherry kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appl and unique architectural features such as 8 ft walnut doors, natural maple floors, tile baths, 10 ft high ceilings, skylights, and quiet ceiling fans throughout. Tastefully decorated, with a private lawn and sunning area surrounded by unique ornamental beach grasses
A wonderful, private and oversized Outdoor Shower with Dressing room is fun to use after a day at the beach or in the morning to hear birdsongs from nearby woods.
We only rent a couple of weeks a year, so our home is personal and includes all the amenities of modern HD TV's througout, WI-FI throughout the house and on the decks, a local computer and printer for business or pleasure, and new sheets, pillows and bedding for all rooms.
History of Pilot Hill Farm: Pilot Hill Farm was formerly the old Iselin Dairy Farm which last operated in the 1950’s – it was bought by the Vineyard Open Lands Foundation and made into a non-profit development of high end homes, each sitting on 3-5 acres of land – there are protective covenants and the house density if very low – there are 21 houses built on 90 acres of forest and fields with about 70 acres of common lands including a 1/2 mile private beach, parking areas, grazing fields and farm buildings. The farm and barns are located a 1/2 mile away from our house - the farm is clean and well kept with a couple belted Galloway cows, some chickens, pigs, and two friendly goats – the main crops are hay, cut flowers, table vegetables and eggs. It is not a commercial farm, but rather is run by a young couple who like living at Pilot Hill. The roads are well-kept unpaved country lanes that wind through the farm and fields to the beach. Good for walking and jogging and slow cruising.
Testament from Prior Guest in 2006 & 2007: 'Just wanted to drop a note and thank you for renting your beautiful house on the Vineyard to us. This summer 2008 will be our third summer at your home. Since vacationing on the Vineyard since 1996, your home truly matches our family’s needs. With Meghan age six and Jack age four, we really need a place that has the amenities to fit our active family. Your home fits that. With the well stocked kitchen and comfortably-furnished family room, it’s ok to be “stuck home” on a rainy day!
The kids love running around the yard and walking to the beach. The walk along the farm - and last year being followed by the run-away billy goat - adds to their summer memories. Seeing cows walking through the woods was also quite the sight!
My morning runs along the scenic roads and stopping for a cup of coffee at the Black Dog Café keeps me coming back. Looking forward to adding another year of memories.'
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Glenn & Karen Herosian
We occasionally rent our home to those who also enjoy the quiet beauty of Martha's Vineyard but do not want to leave behind the conveniences of a modern up-scale home.
Glenn & Karen Herosian purchased this house in 2004
Why Glenn & Karen Herosian chose Vineyard Haven
Pilot Hill Farm is a unique example of the uncrowded past of the Vineyard with a quiet, uncrowded private beach and the benefit of a thoroughly modern home that has exceptional comfort and space. The high ceilings and unique architecture of the home are very welcoming
What makes this house unique
Pilot Hill Farm affords guests a way to have ultimate privacy on country roads, but also to enjoy the organic produce of our small farm and the quiet relaxation of our north shore beach. We offer our guests a way to experience the uncrowded, natural setting of the Vineyard as it was when we first came out as children. When the Island is filled with Traffic Jams, Mopeds and thousands of people everywhere, we seek the refuge of our Osprey House and enjoy the undisturbed quiet of our deck and watch the birds come and sing their songs.
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was a difficult task to find a new place for our family to vacation…our children had grown up taking summer vacations in Vineyard Haven and their childhood memories would be hard to match in their now adult eyes. On top of it we now were grandparents and had a 2 year old to entertain.
Osprey House was the perfect home base for the whole family to discover and rediscover all the delights Martha’s Vineyard has to offer! Osprey House offered tasteful decorating and all the comforts of home for my demanding family- large rooms, enough bathrooms, cozy couches, and a gourmet kitchen and grill for my children to cook fresh fish and steam fresh dug clams. Down the road, we bought fresh eggs from the farm, found berries to pick, and Black Dog Bakery and other wonderful restaurants are just a 5-minute drive for those other times!
Our old favorite places and activities including biking, touring the sculpture garden and farmers market were given competition by our new favorites at the Osprey House property - the glimpses of turkeys, peacocks, and deer, the ease of having easy access and the calm of the private beach, and peaceful and joyfully silly times on the deck and in the spacious yard. The afternoon three ospreys circled over the house and dove across the deck thrillingly demonstrated the appropriateness of the name of this beautiful home! We started planning our return to Osprey House as soon as we drove onto the ferry to go home and all of us-even the now 3 year old-are counting the days until we can return!