UPDATED & ELEGANT, IN-TOWN WATERVIEW VICTORIAN. 1 BLOCK FROM BEACH. BIG PORCH.

Nina Carter Hitchen

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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UPDATED & ELEGANT, IN-TOWN WATERVIEW VICTORIAN. 1 BLOCK FROM BEACH. BIG PORCH.

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower, sleeps 13.

*1800+ sq. ft of living space (fully renovated and freshly painted)

*2 NEWLY REBUILT BEDROOM-BALCONIES, 1 w/ a water-view

*400 sq. ft wrap-around front porch with water view and comfortable seating for 11+ (4 rocking chairs, dining table w/ seating for 6, 1 lounge chair & 2 benches)

*Outdoor back patio w/ propane grill

*Spacious outdoor shower, adjacent to back patio

*Off-street parking for 2 cars

*Side yard

*Updated and well-stocked kitchen with charming built-in “breakfast nook” seating (makes a great “kids’ table” while the adults congregate at the large dining table in the next room)

*Dining room table that can comfortably seat 11+

*10’ high ceilings on the 1st floor give a sense of airy spaciousness and help keep the house cool

*Fan in each bedroom & living room

*All new windows throughout

*Upstairs back bedroom with private staircase to kitchen

*The house is partially winterized, with insulated windows and a furnace

*Charming Victorian details: an ornate living room mantle, hall columns with built-in bookshelves, a front interior staircase with carved “gingerbread” balusters, a built-in dining room china cabinet and kitchen ironing board, an arched kitchen breakfast nook, a bay-window seat and a very rare light (white oak) and dark (walnut) striped hardwood dining room floor

*Free wireless internet, 3 cable televisions (1 w/DVD), stereo and phone

*On top of being a brilliant house in the ultimate location, our guests often comment that the house is “spotless”. Tidiness is a top priority, and our outstanding cleaning crew uses an organic line of cleaning products to ensure that the house is sanitized and sparkling for your arrival.

*Our wonderful caretaker, Wayne, provides our guess with a customized and thoughtful trash and recycling service. No dragging a smelly bin to the curb for pick-up, or being woken up at the crack of dawn by a noisy trash truck!

*For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: Toilet paper, liquid hand soap, liquid dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Once again our annual (6th year) Columbus Day visit has been the best!! The weather was better than predicted. Your home is so perfect for us all. It is our MV home!! Thank you. Kelly
Oct 2012
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Nina Carter Hitchen

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Speaks english
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141191
Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
Waltham, MA
5

It's all about the front porch!

It's all about the front porch!
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have a close group of friends that we have been traveling with for the past 12 years. We have rented private homes from coast to coast in places like Tahoe, Jackson Hole, Telluride, and Whistler. We unanimously decided that this house was one of our favorites. A summer vacation in Oak Bluffs is all about the front porch and this home has a great one. It has plenty of space to line up the chairs along the front rail so everyone can kick back and relax during the hottest times of the day. But, it also has a large open area to the side with a comfortable outdoor dining table that is perfect for building a puzzle with your morning coffee or playing cards if it decides to rain.

The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious with new and easy-opening windows to allow the breeze to flow through on a warm day (last season the windows of our rental were all painted shut). The kitchen is nicely laid out with a second full size refrigerator in an adjoining pantry space (a very welcome addition for large groups) and the indoor dining room comfortably seats 10 people.

As much as we loved the house we were even happier with the location. You can see the beach from the front porch which is only a 2 minute walk away. You are also an easy 5 minute walk to either the ferry or downtown Oak Bluffs where you have many options for dining, shopping, supplies, or just a morning latte and bagel.

The only downside is that our group is now second guessing our plans to go to Italy next summer instead of the Vineyard because we had such a great time. But that is a good thing isn't it?
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

Another wonderful stay at the Narragansett Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at the cottage, having rented it two summers ago. We love this cottage! It is bright and airy, with the layout and # bedrooms quite suitable for the members of our extended family (9 adults and 2 children). The kitchen is rather small, but as long as there are only one or two people cooking it is sufficient. The bedrooms and kitchen get very stuffy during hot weather, but the owners provided enough standing fans to increase airflow. Location cannot be better! We plan to rent the cottage again next summer.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you were able to keep cool Vicki, and that you enjoyed the house! We are hoping to add some bedroom ceiling fans, so that should make the house even more comfortable in the future. We were so happy to have you back this year. . .please come again!
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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141191
Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
New York CIty
5

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5
I booked this house for the family members in my wedding party, plus myself and my fiance. It was so thoughtfully decorated, with charming details, one room was prettier than the next. Very newly renovated, plus a beautiful wrap-around porch, less than a block from the beach. My family was thrilled, and we would absolutely stay here again. We cannot say enough nice things about it. Plus the owners are quite responsive. Thanks again for renting to us!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Lisa, and congrats on your wedding!!
Please do come again.
Thanks & best wishes,
Nina
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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141191
Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

More Beautiful and Comfortable than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5
This house was incredible. The house was very spacious, beautifully yet comfortably decorated and fully equipped. The couch might have been the most comfortable couch I've ever sat on!
We had 11 adults in the house for the weekend. The location was perfect, 2 blocks to town, short drive from ferry, so that everyone could do their own thing from shopping and lunch in Oak Bluffs, walks on the beach, short bike rides and a few of us did the 60 mile MS Charity Bike Ride.
We cooked all our own meals and had everything we needed, the bonus second fridge was helpful for keeping food for 11. The dining room sat everyone comfortably with room to spare. Many chose to eat breakfast on the fabulous wrap around porch that had a new 6 person, table with very comfortable seats. The porch rockers were a great place to sit and relax after a long bike ride.
Everyone was impressed with the feeling of relaxation we got from this house, it really felt like a vacation getaway. The beds were very comfortable and the house was so clean! The summer enclosed porch with the bunk beds was a bonus find. Even though they were bunk beds they were large, not the type you have to crawl into. The balconies off the bedrooms were also a nice little surprise. Plenty of space for people to spread out and get privacy if they wanted it!
The only minor inconvenience was the 10am check out time on Sunday. It doesn't quite allow enough time to cook breakfast for a large group, eat without rushing and clean-up/pack and do the dishes. Also nothing in town opened until 11 or 12, so we didn't really have anything to do with ourselves for an hour. Other than that, the house was perfect!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Lisa! We appreciate your feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the house and found it comfortable & convenient. I can imagine that the 10am checkout could be rushed and a bit stressful. . .though we’ve never actually gotten that direct feedback from anyone. We have, in the past, discussed the possibility of a later check-out with our cleaners, but decided against it because they felt that, should the house be left a mess, a later check-out might not leave them enough time to ready the house for the next guest’s 3pm arrival. However, based on your feedback, I will revisit the issue with our cleaning staff.

Congrats on completing the MS charity bike ride. . .we hope to have you back next May!
Nina
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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141191
Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

Loved every minute of our stay

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect house for our family reunion/wedding weekend. While the place looks nice in the photographs, It is even nicer in person. It is super clean and meticulously maintained. And the beds were so comfortable, unlike many beds in rental properties. The location is very convenient to the beach and a short walk to the shops and restaurants on Circuit Avenue. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. The owner is pleasant, responsive and easy to work with. Our security deposit was returned extremely quickly. Thanks so much for a wonderful time.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141191
Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
4

CHARMING!

  • 4 of 5
The perfect authentic Vineyard Victorian vacation home. Seven girlfriends enjoyed the comfort of this thoroughly equipped pristine cottage. You can easily stroll through the lovely tree lined neighborhood of gingerbread houses to the beach, park, town, shops and ferries. The real gem of the house is the porch. You'll be transported back in time.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Train
83 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
I-495
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Inkwell Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sharky's Cantina
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Offshore Ale Company
Car: not necessary

*1 block from the popular INKWELL BEACH

*2 blocks from OCEAN PARK, which overlooks Vineyard Sound, is surrounded by turreted Victorian mansions, and is the site of the pictorial Ocean Park Gazebo and many local celebrations

*3 blocks from CIRCUIT AVENUE (Oak Bluffs’ “Main Street”), with its shops, family concerts, restaurants, festivals, art galleries, antique shops, carousel and arcade

*3 blocks from WABAN PARK, a large open park perfect for kite flying, soccer and other games

*4 blocks from Niantic Park - with a PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL & TENNIS courts

*½ mile from Viera Park BASEBALL FIELD

*5 minute walk from the OAK BLUFFS HARBOR, with open-air restaurants, visiting yachts from around the world, a small fleet of local charter fishing boats, and jet skis and parasailing rides for hire

*5 minute walk from the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association “Camp Ground”, with its historic central “TABERNACLE”, site of many concerts & lectures, and charming Victorian “GINGERBREAD COTTAGES” and museum

*5 minute walk from the FLYING HORSES CAROUSEL, America’s oldest operating carousel

*5 minute walk from the Oak Bluffs STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY dock (to/from Woodshole)

*5 minute walk to the ISLAND QUEEN (to/from Falmouth), HY-LINE (to/from Hyannis and/or Nantucket), SEASTREAK (to/from NJ/NY/New Bedford) ferries

*1 block from a scenic bike path that leads to State Beach, Sengekontacket Pond, and Edgartown beyond.

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Availability & Rates

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Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last week of August 2014
Aug 24 2014 - Aug 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
September 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
October & November 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
April & May 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
1st week of June 2015
May 31 2015 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
2nd week of June 2015
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
3rd week of June 2015
Jun 14 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Last week of June 2015
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
July 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
August 2015
Jul 26 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
1st 2 weeks of September 2015
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
2nd 2 weeks of September 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Sep 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,500
 
 
October & November 2015
Sep 27 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Services Fee (basic cleaning & trash pick-up) $200
Notes In October, November, March, April & May we offer the following *NIGHTLY RATE BREAKS* (the longer you stay, the less you pay per night!):

1st night: $400
2nd night: $400
3rd night: $375
4th night: $325
5th night: $250
6th night: $175
7th night: $75

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Exterior - outdoor shower , @ back of house, off back patio
  • Both bathrooms have been recently updated. The 1st floor bathroom is painted a gray-blue and features a sand-colored stone tiled floor, glass-doored shower stall with an adjustable arm shower head, and a white vanity and sink. The upstairs bathroom is painted a soft aqua and features a white tiled floor, vintage claw foot tub with shower and a white porcelain basin sink-stand with turned legs and marble counter.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor. 'Sleeping Porch' w/ bunk & blackout curtains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor. Flat screen cable TV. Private water-view balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd floor. Private balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2nd floor. Cable TV w/ DVD
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor. Private staircase down to kitchen
  • Each colorful bedroom features a comfortable bed with plenty of pillows, with both mattress and pillows encased in (non-vinyl!) water and allergen proof protectors. All bedrooms are freshly painted, bright, airy and well ventilated with big new windows and a fan in each. 2 Bedrooms have cable TVs, one with DVD. 2 bedrooms (on the 2nd floor) each have a newly rebuilt (in 2013) private balcony, 1 with a water-view. The upstairs back bedroom has its own private staircase leading down to the kitchen. The seasonal (ie unheated) 'Sleeping Porch' features a bunk bed and black-out curtains.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
Notes:
For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: *Toilet paper *Liquid hand soap *Liquid dish soap *Dishwasher detergent *Laundry detergent

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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