WALK TO EASTVILLE BEACH. LARGE COVERED PORCH. PRIVATE YARD. STRIKING SUNSETS

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WALK TO EASTVILLE BEACH. LARGE COVERED PORCH. PRIVATE YARD. STRIKING SUNSETS

Oak Bluffs House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms comfortably sleep 9. 2 baths, 3 showers, washer, dryer, dishwasher

5 Bedrooms are furnished as follows: 1 double bed, 1 twin, 2 twin beds, 1 Queen and 1 Queen. Walk just 10 minutes to the saltwater beaches at Eastville Point and Lagoon pond.

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As you approach EVENTIDE, watch for a small, white trellis (archway) centered on the Temahigan Ave. hedge.

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The house is near East Chop, halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven at 1.7 miles to either. Your family or group will enjoy the shade of the porch and the sunny yard bordered by hedges and a solid white fence. Two picnic tables seat 9 and 4, respectively, and there are plenty of outdoor chairs to arrange to your liking.

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The furnished home has a well-equipped kitchen. Everything needed for cooking and serving meals is provided. Just add your favorite foods or enjoy a variety of 'take-out.' There's also a charcoal grill.

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The dining room, living room, 2 baths and 5 inviting bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 9, make the house a home. The living room has a flat-screen Cable TV, VCR-DVD player, WiFi (includes High-Speed Internet), couch, chairs, cushions, etc. There's also a 2nd flat-screen cable TV upstairs.

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Playing cards, games, puzzles and many books are provided for your enjoyment.

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Across the breezeway from the kitchen is the laundry room with a washer, dryer, charcoal grill, yard games and a shower.

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Bringing A Car With You?: We provide an excellent Island map to our guests. A great, inexpensive bus system connects with the airport, ferry terminals, our house and most points on the Island. 1-, 3- and 7-day passes are available for purchase on board any bus at deep discounts. Mopeds and bikes may be rented near both ferry terminals. Please note that mopeds are not permitted on the bike paths.

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A ferry reservation is required to bring a car to Martha's Vineyard Island. The SteamshipAuthority.com ferries begin accepting car reservations in early January, so that's when a reservation should be made. They operate between Woods Hole on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.

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Check-in time at 'Eventide' is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is by 10 a.m. on your last day. If you choose to leave your car on the mainland, there is a calendar-day charge of $10 to $16 at most ferry ports. Passenger-only ferries operate from Woods Hole, Falmouth and New Bedford, MA and Quonset Point, RI. You may also fly to the Vineyard: Contact CapeAir.com or go to their website for schedules and reservations. Some of the larger airlines, may also serve The Vineyard. The MV Airport is 7 miles from the house and is served by bus.

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BIKE TRAILS: One of the many bike paths, goes by the house, continuing several miles to the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road. From there, another bike path follows the road to Vineyard Haven to the right and Edgartown to the left. There are also bike trails through the State Forest, so you really can 'get away from it all.'

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Public Transportation makes a car less necessary. We use the local bus system, ourselves, with a stop close to the house. This is the route of the No.13 bus which runs the most frequent of any other line. It serves Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. It will stop on signal, except near intersections and terminals. Fares are simple to understand. Based upon 2013, they are $1 per town traveled. Deeply-discounted passes are sold on-board any bus. (exact change or bills, please). One example of the savings is a round-trip to Aquinnah and the famous clay cliffs, costing $10, while a 1-full-day pass is only $7. A 3-day pass is $15 and a 7-day is just $25.

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Do you want to have a car with you, but can't get a car-ferry reservation? On-Island car rental agencies include Hertz and Avis, along with some local brands. Contact them at their websites or toll-free numbers. Car rental rates on the Vineyard are higher than on the Mainland.

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More Vineyard Info: The Martha's Vineyard Chambers of Commerce are located within 2 blocks of both ferry terminals: Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (Tisbury). We can also recommend the Vineyard Gazette and Martha's Vineyard Times newspapers, available at the Vineyard Haven Cumberland Farms, pharmacies and general stores throughout the Island.

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There are several free publications about Island happenings, which you may pick up on the ferries, at their terminals and in various stores on The Vineyard.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dana Bowers

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I (Dana) am retired after 34 years on the railroad with Penn Central, ConRail and finally Metro-North Commuter Railroads.

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I have also volunteered at The Shore Line Trolley Museum since 1968, located just outside of New Haven, CT. We restore and operate full sized trolley cars that run on real tracks, drawing power from an overhead wire. Our average trolley was built 102 years ago. It is our goal to make at least two different trolleys available for rides each day. One ticket allows you to ride all day through 4:30 p.m. The trolleys operate every 30--45 mins. dependent upon the number of volunteer operators and visitors. After your visit, please consider joining our group. We will train you to run a trolley including all aspects of the visitor experience. I can send you written info if you'd like to have it.

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I'm your contact person for all aspects of our Vineyard house. You speak directly with me or my wife, Tina, so you do not have to deal with an agent.

Dana Bowers purchased this house in 1919

The house is centrally located between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven with easy access to all Island points. Privacy: the yard is bordered on 3 sides by hedges and dense forest beyond 2 of them. The 4th side has a solid white fence and the house faces Temahigan Ave.

Your Vineyard yard has enough room for 2 or 3 yard games to be played at the same time on a lush green lawn. The house has a large, wrap-around porch with many chairs that can be moved to your liking. A round picnic table on the porch, seating 9, can be used for a meal even if it is raining. A smaller table which seats 4, may be moved to the lawn or porch. It can be assigned to your children as the 'kids' table.' Adding the dining room table, there are 3 for playing cards, other games and puzzles. The dining room is best for puzzles and may be used regardless of the weather.

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There are 'back stairs' in the house between the kitchen and queen bedroom above it. See if the kids can figure out which staircase of the 2 has more steps. How 'bout which one is steeper? Adults: watch your heads on the back stairway, whether going up or down it.

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New for 2014 is a hot and cold Outdoor Shower with enclosure. This is the 3rd of 3 showers that the house has.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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WALK to Eastville BEACH. Large Covered Porch. Private Yard. Striking Sunsets
average rating of 4.75 based on 27 reviews
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WALK to Eastville BEACH. Large Covered Porch. Private Yard. Striking Sunsets
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Great Vacation Stay!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Dana's cape cod home was a great stay for our group of 8! Since we had a car, the location (between vineyard haven and oak bluffs) was super convenient.

The house comes with all the amenities needed for a relaxing and family-fun stay including full kitchen, cable, and wifi.

Dana was also super easy to communicate with and readily available for any questions or concerns about the house.

Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a place to stay with family in cape cod!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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WALK to Eastville BEACH. Large Covered Porch. Private Yard. Striking Sunsets
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Memorial Day Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Working with Dana at Eventide provided a seamless booking experience; he was always available to answer any questions we had, and provided excellent instructions for getting to/into the house.

We booked Eventide for Memorial Day Weekend as a group of 9 girls. We had no complaints all weekend, and the home provided a great central point for us to come home to after going off and doing our own thing. There was plenty of space to spread out and find privacy if we needed it, and great communal areas for meals and games.

There was only 1 shower, but it never presented a problem, even with a group of 9 women! The ammenities provided were enough so that we never even needed to leave the house if we didn't want to. The location was excellent; 15 minute walk to OB and 20 minute walk to VH. It is also on the bus line for the 13, so getting anywhere from VH all the way to Edgartown is very easy. The taxi's were also able to find it easily, so we had no problem getting to the house off the ferry in the dark.

It rained all weekend, but the front porch offered enough room to hang out and play games without getting rained on. There is plenty of yard space, and it is secluded by a nice row of trees and a fence.

We would all highly recommend Eventide, especially for a girls weekend or family getaway, and are very much looking forward to returning next year! A great weekend spent on the Vineyard! Thanks, Dana!
Owner's Response: There are two (2) indoor showers: one in the first floor bathroom, the other in the laundry room. There's also a 3rd shower, outdoors.
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Helpful votes: 3/3
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Overall Rating of "A," the Highest Possible Score.

Overall Rating of "A," the Highest Possible Score.
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
"My sister and I enjoyed our stay very much. We left our personal electronic devices [at] home. Told our families to call the police if they needed to get a hold of us. Cell phones for emergencies only." We "never felt safer. You are lucky to own such a treasure."
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When asked if the would stay at our home again and if they would recommend it to others, they answered YES to both questions.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Guest Gave Us an Overall Score of B+

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
"Central Location, Fantastic Yard, Large Porch; all great"
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"The pantry is so well stocked with pots / pans / dishes. We loved your home and look forward to other summers on the Vineyard in Eventide [the house]."
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When asked if they would stay in our home again and if they would recommend it to others, they answered YES to both questions.
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"Very affordable for a stay on Martha's Vineyard."

"Very affordable for a stay on Martha's Vineyard."
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
The house is "roomy and great for large families." Owner "gave us great information about the house, leaving us with [few] questions. Nice big yard. A 'plus' to have the yard games available. Nice porch and outside seating."
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When asked if they would stay at our home again and recommend it to others, they answered YES to both questions.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs 1.7 mi. to either
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Saltwater: Eastville Point Beach and Lagoon Pond
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Farm Neck (public) Golf Course, Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Art Cliff Diner, Vineyard Haven: breakfast & lunch
Car: recommended

YOUR VINEYARD VACATION HOME is halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. It has a large, wrap-around porch and white lattice with hedges on 3 sides. There's a solid white fence along the 4th side.

A white trellis centers the front hedge and leads to a stone walkway to the house.

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Easy access to downtown Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) is 5 minutes by car or bus and about 10-15 minutes on a bike. Trips to the farther points on the island are best reached by bus or car.

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Newcomers to Martha's Vineyard will appreciate a 'Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing' tour as an introduction to the Island. Their buses meet most of the daytime ferries in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Rent bikes and visit the Chambers of Commerce near both ferry terminals in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.

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Need a car? It is less expensive to bring your car over from the mainland than it is to rent one on the island. Hertz, Avis and some lesser-known, Island rental agencies. A car-ferry reservation costs about $140, round-trip, but you must book early to get the dates you want. SteamshipAuthority.com accepts reservations beginning in early January of each year. Reserve early, as summer spaces quickly fill.

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Other Activities: Oldest carousel in the US; golf, mini golf, hiking, kayaking, video/pinball arcades, shopping, movie theaters, night clubs, health clubs.

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Oak Bluffs has the best variety of restaurants, serving both American and ethnic foods.

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We highly recommend Linda Jean's Restaurant on Circuit Avenue (Oak Bluffs' main street) for family dining or just a cup of tea or 'coffee and....' They are open all day and their prices are reasonable. We suggest you get there by 5:00 p.m. for an evening meal, especially on a weekend.

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Downtown Vineyard Haven has a working, restored movie theater as well as restaurants, cafes, clothing and souvenir shops.

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Island-made ice cream is plentiful in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.

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If you take a ride to Aquinnah (Gay Head) to see the famous clay cliffs, be sure to stop by Alley's General Store in Chilmark. It really does have a little of everything including a working Post Office.

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Have fun at the mini-golf in Vineyard Haven. They also have Island ice cream for after the game.

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Golf: Public golf courses are located in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. The nearest, Farm Neck, is less than a mile from the house. Vineyard Haven also has miniature golf with home-made ice cream on the premises.

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Call us when you have questions.

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~ Dana K. Bowers and family, homeowners.

...(203) 453-2961 home

...(203) 605-5631 cell

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Availability & Rates

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
2014 - Spring
May 17 2014 - May 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$600
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Memorial Day
May 24 2014 - May 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$800
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Spring
May 31 2014 - Jun 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,000
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Late Spring
Jun 7 2014 - Jun 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,200
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Late Spring
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,400
7 nights
 
 
2014 - 4th of July
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 4 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,200
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Summer
Jul 5 2014 - Jul 11 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,900
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Summer
Jul 12 2014 - Jul 18 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,900
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Summer
Jul 19 2014 - Jul 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,900
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Summer
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,900
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Summer
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,900
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Summer
Aug 9 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,900
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Late Summer
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,400
7 nights
 
 
2014 - Labor Day
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,600
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes 2014: $700 to $3200 / week. Cleaning is at cost. Make our house ''Your Vineyard Vacation Home'' for a week or more. INCLUDED: Island-wide calling, utilities, furnishings, dishes, silverware, picnic tables, chairs, benches, washer & dryer. 2 baths, 3 showers, 1 claw-foot tub. See DETAILS page. 2 flat-screen TVs, cable, WiFi, DVD/VCR Player, High-speed cable internet, indoor & outdoor games, books.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Floorboards
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Free Local Calls
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Maps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , tub
    Laundry Room - shower , Outdoor Shower 'inside'
  • In addition to the showers in the downstairs bathroom and laundry room and outdoors, there is an old-fashioned 1950 'claw-foot' tub on the 2nd floor for that bubble bath or soak you've long promised yourself, or for giving the little ones a bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • ''East Chop' - 1 queen , 2nd Floor, North
    'West Chop' - 1 queen , 2nd FL, NorthWest
    'Vineyard Harbor' - 1 double , 1st Floor, Front
    'Southwest' - 2 twin/ single , 2nd FL, SouthWest
    'Eastville' - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor, South
  • Each of the 5 bedrooms has been personally decorated by a Bowers family member to have its own unique character. Bed mattresses are 'just right,' giving good support without being hard. Phones are located in the 'Southwest' Bedroom and the living room. There is no charge for calls to any point on the Island.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • ruins
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • library
  • museums
  • live theater
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • forests
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • water tubing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • ice skating
Notes:
Suggested access for the elderly or infirm: The usual entry door to the house is 2 steps up from the breezeway into the kitchen, 1st floor. On that level, there is one bedroom with a double bed. The nearest bathroom is one step up from the 1st floor. The other 4 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor with another bathroom.
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