Exquisite cottage compound on Martha's Vineyard’s exclusive E. Chop Dr. directly on Crystal Lake and across from the ocean. For YouTube video: 'Tour of the Doll House' - please ask us. The sun rises over E. Chop Light and sets over W. Chop from a yard perfect for entertaining. Less than 2 miles from Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven restaurants, shopping, beaches & ferries. Fully appointed and totally remodeled eat-in kitchen with lovely lake views. Sunny living room with summer breezes and views of the ferries and sailboats on Vineyard Haven harbor. Living room with island charm, beach stone fireplace and exposed beams. Light and sunny master bedroom looks out onto the lake, as does the eat-in kitchen. The wrap-around porch has a fairly private sleeping area with sofa bed with views of the ocean. Charming guest house has two bedsrooms, a full bath and outdoor, mahogany shower with window with lake view. The little 'boat house' with 360-degree water views has been converted to a delightful room for romantic meals or for quitet writing. Owner uses the property a lot.
Improvements & Repairs since 2008: Both a one-person and two-person kayak are available
Added Internet service with wireless access
Added Cable TV to guest house and wireless access point
New dining table and chairs
New couches and furniture in living room
Completely renovated main bathroom
Added baseboard heat for all bedrooms (spring and fall usage only)
Installed 3 new windows in master bedroom for complete water views
Added outdoor lighting for yard and outdoor shower
Installed new and larger hot water heater
Replaced windows in kitchen and bath
Installed new French doors in kitchen
Replaced most of roof
History of the Dollhouse - Part I: It turns out that 312 East Chop Drive is one of the more widely known homes on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s traditionally been called the “Dollhouse” or the “Tom Thumb House.” (Don't worry - it's a fully sized house - I'm 6' and don't remotely have a problem!) It’s actually quite famous. The story is that Sarah and Lucy Adams, two little people who were sisters and had a home in Oak Bluffs and Chilmark, lived here. They were in the Barnum and Bailey circus with Tom Thumb.
While they did not actually live at 312 East Chop Drive, the story is widely believed because tour buses used to stop outside the house and tell the passengers that it was so. Many people on the island believe the story. In fact, from what I’ve been able to learn, the people who actually lived there (it was in the same family for almost a century), used to get down on their knees on the outside porch and wave at the buses as if they were little people.