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LUXURY & VALUE! BIKE TO 5 BEACHES FROM THIS SPACIOUS, FULLY-EQUIPPED HOME

Doris Freedman

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Doris Freedman

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
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LUXURY & VALUE! BIKE TO 5 BEACHES FROM THIS SPACIOUS, FULLY-EQUIPPED HOME

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Gay Head - Aquinnah House Rental Photos and Description

4+ bedrooms on 3 levels, 3.5 baths plus outdoor shower. Sleeps10.

This 3000-square-foot post-and-beam home is less than 10 years old. Five stunning ocean and sound beaches are within biking distance or a short car ride of this beautiful three-story house, situated on 2 acres of beetlebung groves and oak trees.

The house melds modern conveniences with traditional farmhouse style: great room with flat screen tv and fireplace; fully-equipped modern kitchen with wood-fired bread and pizza oven; sprawling master bedroom suite with cathedral ceilings and cast-iron whirlpool tub embedded in a platform of hand-picked Aquinnah sea stones. French doors off the master bedroom lead to a private balcony in the trees.

In addition to two other guest bedrooms, the house features a walk-out lower level with two semi-private sleeping areas, a separate kitchen, family room, full bath and patio. A second family, guests or help can have privacy as well as room to spread out.

For ultimate convenience, the home is equipped with wireless high-speed internet service, cable with DVR, and cell reception booster.

More Features: The fully-equipped kitchen has all the modern conveniences and was designed with function in mind. Lots of counter space for preparing quick meals or elaborate dinners. A large deck off the great room overlooks a completely private yard consisting of native island trees and features Adirondack chairs and side tables, a Weber grill and an inviting lounge chair.

Cooking spices, linens, bath & beach towels, beach chairs, and laundry detergent are just a few of the things you won't need to bring, as every detail is attended to.

You can sleep up to 10 comfortably with three queen-sized and four twin beds. In addition to four bedrooms, there is a semi-private loft overlooking one of the bedrooms with a separate entrance. Each of the three levels of the house has a full bath, plus an additional half-bath powder room on the main floor and an outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

Radiant floor heating, a wood-burning stove, and two fireplaces make for a magical winter getaway as well.

Beaches: The house is just a mile and a half from exclusive Philbin Beach, one of the few places on the east coast you can see the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean. Walk from Philbin to adjoining Moshup Beach and the world-famous Gay Head Cliffs, named one of the world's best beaches by the Travel Channel. Lobsterville and West Basin beaches are on the Vineyard Sound side of Aquinnah and offer swimming, sunsets and fabulous fishing. Red Beach offers a gentle surf for kids, a kayak launching point and tide pools galore. Access to these three beaches is included with the rental. Philbin Beach is open to Aquinnah residents and renters only, with purchase of a weekly parking permit from the town (no permit needed for bikes).

Even closer: Take a stroll to the Gayhead Gallery for a wine and cheese reception, or walk to the Orange Peel Bakery for coffee, baked goods or their famed Pizza Night. The Aquinnah Public Library and town playground are also a short walk from the house.

Aquinnah: For those looking to completely escape, the night sky in Aquinnah is truly amazing. Situated on the tip of the Island, the band of the Milky Way is visible on any clear night. Aquinnah, formerly known as Gay Head of Moby Dick fame, is one of the few truly rural escapes remaining on Martha's Vineyard.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Doris Freedman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2015
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Luxury & Value! Bike to 5 beaches from this spacious, fully-equipped home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Great Week!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week in August here-- great location, and good layout for 2 families to share.

Close to beach.

House was very clean and as pictured.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Jewel in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My wife, parents, in-laws and I stayed recently at this lovely house in the woods in Aquinnah and could not have been more pleased with the house and all the wonderful touches the owner, Doris, has put into it. The house has three levels, including a basement with full apartment amenities, and can comfortably sleep up to 10 people. The kitchen is completely stocked with everything you could want and Doris has very thoughtfully included a lot of the things (beach chairs, bath towels, sheets, laundry detergent, soap, olive oil, spices, etc.) that make it seem like home when you are here. The house is beautifully deocrated, with alot of personal touches, that also make it real easy to immediately relax abd enjoy your vacation. The property is expansive and has a real "in the woods setting" that makes it incredibly peaceful and tranquil. It is located very close to the famous Gay head cliffs/lighthouse, the awesome Orange Peel bakery, and incredible Philbin beach. If you're looking to get away from it all, you will love this house and this location on the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Hope to return time and time again!

  • 5 of 5

After staying in several houses on the Vineyard for the past 13 years, we found ourselves in a position of starting from scratch to search for the vacation house that we could return to for the coming years. We were looking for an upisland location at this point, and this house was the perfect location just three minutes from Gayhead beach and on a sleepy road.

I was there with my three children, my husband, my parents, and sister and her partner. There were plenty of rooms, beds, and bathrooms to accommodate everyone, including a separate living room and kitchen area in the basement to offer a little more privacy for part of the family. This included a separate entrance with private patio.

The master suite was large with skylights and gorgeous tub with jets that my kids fought over after returning from the beach! The master bathroom also featured a heat lamp on the ceiling to step out under once done showering.

Of course, one of our many requirements when looking for our perfect place is an outdoor shower! To give you a sense of the attention to detail, citrus scented body soap and lotion were provided. It's the little things that count, and Doris has thought of them all.

This is a quick run down of what separates it from the pack:

great DVD movies to choose from for all ages

many games, puzzles, and a book exchange shelf!

quality pots and pans for cooking, along with all other utensils you would ever need

paper products, plastic wraps, towels, beach towels and sheets all provided (very nice after a long trip there to not have to make up all the beds upon arrival!)

sturdy patio furniture with a working umbrella for shade

fans (we usually have to find a way to pack these, which is quite awkward typically with space!)

plenty of seating for meals both at island countertop and kitchen table

living room furniture that is home worthy-not camp worthy

spare propane tank at grill

storage area housing beach chairs, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach toys

easy parking for three cars

clothes line to dry towels from the beach

washer and dryer (with laundry soap provided)

town resident pass (which is not always provided and is often left up to the tenants to find the appropriate town hall, etc, to allow for free parking and access to resident beaches)

guest book with every question you may have answered

Doris was very quick to respond to any questions I had while preparing for our trip. A pleasure to work with. Can't say enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Portland, Oregon
5

A wonderful find in Aquinnah!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for one week in mid-June with my family of 3 (and my mother and Aunt also joined us, so we were 5 total -- 4 adults and 1 child, age 9). I was a bit nervous about renting a house with no reviews... Upon arrival, I was elated to find this treasure of a house. The house is located just off State Road offering plenty of privacy and quiet. The house is huge and much nicer than depicted in the photos. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. In addition to being very clean, the house is thoughtfully furnished and well stocked. The beds were very comfortable with nice quality bedding and towels. The house layout is lovely for sunlight and breezes. There is a very nice gas grill on the deck that is well maintained and easy to use. We did not get to use the pizza oven, as it will make the house too hot during the summer months.

I would especially recommend this property for an extended family. The house offers bedrooms across three floors (daylight basement offers a large apartment that sleeps 4 -- with a kitchen and bathroom, the first floor offers a master bedroom suite and a sitting room that can be used as a bedroom, and the 2nd floor offers a bedroom, bathroom and loft area with a twin bed that overlooks the sitting room). The back deck overlooks the woods facing East -- lovely morning sun makes this a great place to drink coffee.

We appreciated the close proximity to Aquinnah beaches and lighthouse and Chilmark and Menemsha were just a short drive away. The house has lots of games, beach toys, bikes, umbrellas, and sand chairs -- everything you need to enjoy the area. If you plan to spend most of your time Up-Island, and you want a peaceful and quiet setting, this house will exceed your expectations.

We look forward to spending lots of time here in years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Aquinnah Restaurant, Outermost Inn
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Moshup, Philbin, Lobsterville, W. Basin, Red Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $390 Per night

Gay Head - Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Oct 25 2014 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$390
$1,950
$5,500
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
$5,500
 
 
Early Peak
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,975
$11,500
 
 
Prime Peak
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,450
$13,000
 
 
Shoulder Season 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$400
$2,150
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $350
Notes 50% rent deposit due at lease signing (for summer leases signed prior to 5/1). Rent balance, cleaning fee and $350 refundable security deposit due MAY 1st. Personal checks, PayPal and online credit cards/e-checks through HomeAway/VRBO accepted (renter pays payment processing fee charged by PayPal or Homeaway/VRBO).
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Amenities

Gay Head - Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bedroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st Floor - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , Hot and Cold
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory Foam
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 + loft - 2 twin/ single , Main floor bedroom has twin and loft has twin.
  • Main floor Master Bedroom has a queen memory foam mattress. Upstairs bedroom has a queen. Main floor guest bedroom has a twin bed. Loft overlooking this bedroom has separate entrance on second floor and has a twin bed. Walk-out lower-level has a large bedroom with a half-wall divider. One half has a queen and the other half has two twins. Lower level features its own kitchen, family room with tv and x-box, full bath with tub and shower, patio, fireplace and private entrance, perfect for a second family, guests or help.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking is permitted outside only. Air conditioning in Master Bedroom. Aquinnah breezes, skylights and ceiling fans keep rest of house cool. Changeover day is flexible.

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