Oak Bluffs House Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms (2 are bunk beds), 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8
The Pond House on Martha's Vineyard
The Pond House is located in an exclusive (but definitely not stodgy) community - Harthaven - with two miles of community private beach (a two minute walk), a private harbor and a community tennis court. Sandy roads and walking paths are bordered by Farm Neck golf course and conservation land. The Pond House is a contemporary ranch-style home designed by a well-known island architect. The design is crisp, light and - best of all - a fun architectural statement from the sixties. It overlooks Farm Pond, one of the island's great ponds, with its own dock for launching kayaks or just daydreaming. An ample curved deck and a screened-in porch overlook the pond and the ocean beyond. It was built for enjoying the casual Vineyard style of life. The house is perfect for two couples with children. There is ample space for children and adults to mix or find cozy nooks to do their own thing in private. The house has been repainted June 2007
The Community: The Pond House is located in a wonderful long-standing neighborhood created beginning in 1914 when the Hart family purchased about 150 acres of farm land and invited friends and relatives to build their homes. Harthaven Harbor is the only private harbor on Martha's Vineyard and a perfect place for tots to learn to swim. There are about two miles of private beach for your enjoyment.
Farm Pond: Farm Pond is one of the island's great ponds, providing lovely views of the ocean and the town of Oak Bluffs beyond.
Farm Pond House: The house is in some ways a time capsule from an earlier era with clever built-ins and flying saucer lamp shades and a curving deck looking out over the pond. The dining area is connected to an ample kitchen by a serving bar and opens to the living room for a free flowing convivial sense of space. This is a true 'machine for living' - just right for effortless socializing and island-style relaxation.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Sam Low
I am a writer, photographer, filmmaker, former college professor. My recent book is Hawaiki Rising - the story of building and sailing a replica of an anceint Polynesian voyaging canoe. Please see http://www.samlow.com/
Sam Low purchased this house in 1998
Why Sam Low chose Oak Bluffs
The Pond House is located within walking distance of Oak Bluffs, 300 yards from a private community beach, and overlooks a great pond and the ocean.
What makes this house unique
The Pond House is located in a unique neighborhood - Harthaven - founded 103 years ago by the owners great-grandfather. It is quiet and friendly - with many walking paths and a secure sandy road for children to bike upon. Please see http://harthavencommunity.com/