|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This light-filled home is situated on a large private lot in the Katama neighborhood, one of the most popular locations on the island, close to south beach (1 mile), and historic Edgartown (1.5 miles). Edgartown Great Pond is also close by, and perfect for launching a kayak. A 40 ft. deck overlooks the yard, expansive patio and beautiful 15 X 30 ft in ground (unheated, 5.5 ft at deepest) swimming pool. The 2000 sq. ft. house is beautifully decorated to fit its contemporary style. Upstairs, a cathedral ceiling and sky lights brighten the fireplaced great room and kitchen. Two bedrooms (queen beds in each) and a full bath are also upstairs. Downstairs is kid-friendly and includes: a bedroom (double bed); full bathroom; front room (queen pull out and twin bed) with satellite TV, DVD; and a rec room with games and books. Wireless high speed Internet throughout the house.
Uniquely comfortable, friendly home: You'll see that I've received very positive reviews from renters. They agree that the house is unique on the rental market, not only for the pool and close proximity to South Beach and town, but for the comfortable and easy atmosphere I've created. From the hammock and Adirondack chairs in the large, private back yard, to the well stocked kitchen and comfortable seating areas and open, clean design indoors my most frequent comments were about the relaxing, friendly, inviting spaces.
Recent renovations, In the winter of 2010 I remodeled the kitchen, downstairs bathroom, and put in hardwood floors throughout the house. So everything is a bit lighter, more modern and updated.
This is my home part of the year, I also live in Los Angeles part of the year. My work allows me flexibility in where I live, and I feel so lucky to experience the beauty of the off-season Vineyard. This is why I just rent it out in the summer season.
Karyn Franzen purchased this house in 2005
I've always loved islands and didn't actually know too much about Martha's Vineyard when I bought here in 2005. For me the whole island was the lure when I bought it, but now the outdoor living spaces seem like the biggest treat: a big private backyard, pool and deck to enjoy, feeling completely separate from the world. But then, get up and walk about a mile and you are on one of the best beaches MV has to offer... can't beat it.
I love the light of this house, its not a 'typical' Vineyard house. The upstairs living areas means so much light and cross breezes... I've tried to furnish the indoors and outdoors for comfort and relaxation, big comfortable furnishings, lots of spaces to stretch out and relax, an ever growing library of interesting summer reads and games for adults and kids. Renters tell me they like the separation of spaces, with adult spaces upstairs and kid spaces downstairs everyone gets a bit of what they want.
We had a wonderful time on Martha's vineyard and enjoyed your house very much. It was a life saver having the pool, it was great.
The Katama neighborhood is one of the island's most popular. South Beach is only 1 mile from the house, and features excellent waves, long beaches and beautiful sunsets. Edgartown is about 1.5 miles from the house, and is the historic base of island whalers. You'll find beautiful colonial homes, churches and gardens winding down quaint narrow streets filled with wonderful shops, restaurants and attractions. Edgartown Great Pond is also close by, with access for kayaks and small boats. Finally, Oak Bluffs and State Beach are less than 10 minutes away, for more tranquil beaches and another quaint historic town.
Other Activities: kayaking
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||No additional fees or add ons.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.