HARTHAVEN WATERFRONT WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS

Sam Low

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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HARTHAVEN WATERFRONT WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS

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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.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Sam Low (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks spanish, english

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/

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Harthaven Waterfront with Gorgeous Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
New Milford, CT
5

Idyllic, home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
The Pond House provided an absolutely perfect vacation home for my family. It is set in an ideal location - across the street from a private beach with nesting sea birds, right on the bike path and within walking distance to Oak Bluffs.

The house itself is artsy, funky and very comfortable. Large deck, outside shower and kayaks to use in the salt water pond.

I wish my family had found this idyllis Vineyard vacation home years ago!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: We can't add anything to this review. They nailed it in our view. We are really pleased that this tenant so much liked our house, especially because we liked them so much. They were ideal tenants - 5/5 on our rating. And we are happy they are coming back in '08.
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

Heaven in Hart Haven!

  • 5 of 5
what an amazing place! we stayed for three weeks and would have stayed longer if it was available -- Pond House is a very special place on the island...cool decor, well equipped kitchen and amenities all on an unbeatable property overlooking both the pond and the ocean beyond. Our time there was really magical -- our days started with early morning kayaking and canoeing and ended with wonderful cookouts on the spacious, comfortable patio. The kids loved watching all the birds that visit the feeders as well as the private beach (with a raft) -- we all look back so fondly on that time in the Pond House and will definitely be back again and again! Sam, the owner, is a gem -- attentive to renter's needs and a wealth of information on the island (and many other things)...i wish we could give it 6 stars!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: wonderful tenants - fun to visit with - and great gusto for the Vineyard... aloha
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

Sweet Sunrises and Siestas!

  • 5 of 5
The Pond House offers so many beautiful opportunities to be in touch with the water, the land, the birds and some gorgeous sunrises and satisfying siestas!

We just returned from a 2-week vacation in this Harthaven gem. Whether just the two of us or a crew that filled the house, we were comfortable and happy to be in this home filled with comfy furniture and every book we've meant to read. Just choose one or a handful of art or Vineyard magazines to enjoy on the spacious deck under the canopy of trees. We loved to "stay home" to read, kayak, cook and play "Lord of the Rings" Monopoly!

When we wanted to be out we hiked around the pond, walked into town or to the private beach, or took a quick drive to gorgeous Farm Neck Golf Course for a quick 9. Tip#1: We went out about 7:30AM to do the back 9 and we had the course to ourselves.

The location of this home is great for anything you'd like to do on the island, yet very private and quiet...a Harthaven specialty.

Tip #2: You can walk (no more than 10minutes) to Hooked Restaurant for $1.00 oysters at 4PM for cocktails, and play ping pong after a great dinner there.

The house is well maintained and easy to live in....not fussy, but has everything you need to be comfortable. Dishwashwer/Washer/Dryer and yes a hair dryer!!

The screened porch became our favorite place to have candlelight dinners and afternoon games. There are virtually no bugs!!

And Tip#3: The outdoor shower is a amazing!

If you choose The Pond House, please say hello for us!

Susan and Ed
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and Ed were great guests and I can't add anything to their review. It was a pleasure to share cocktails and stories with them during their stay at the Pond House...
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
Scituate, MA
5

This is it!

  • 5 of 5
If you're looking for a well-designed and low key place to spend a week on the Vineyard, this is it. Location is perfect. Views are amazing. And Harthaven (just outside of Oak Bluffs) is a really special place.

In fact, we'll be going back this summer for our 4th time. That's a first for us but tells you how great a spot this is. The house is a home with really liveable space and perfect for a family or small group. The wrap around porch is great for the evening barbecue or just relaxing outside with a beer. And we always eat our breakfast in the screened in porch in the morning. So you can be inside and outside at the same time. Kids love it.

There are private beaches within walking distance and many amazing stretches of sand a short bike ride away. The salt pond out back is a great place for our kids to play. We love that we can be in a quiet and secluded neighborhood but only minutes from the fun summer hustle and bustle of OB just a mile or two away. And a 10 minute car ride gets you to Edgartown or Vineyard Haven.

Sam, the owner, is a fantastic host. with long family ties to the neighborhood. So he is a wealth of information and insight into the community and it's history. Which may not be important to your vacation, but it adds to the ambiance of this 60s contemporary house.

Can't say enough good things about the place or the owner. And if you're lucky enough to find an open slot in the calendar. Better grab it now!

Cheers -- Mark
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
Fairfax, VA
5

Summer Camp

  • 5 of 5
There are many homes available for rent on The Vineyard – most with prices far greater than the delightful Pond House. Few will give you the quintessential Vineyard experience you seek.

This place just works. First, it’s mid-century-modern architecture, which is not everybody’s cup o’joe, but which I happen to love. Plus, it has what I value in a summer house: It’s not too precious. The sign on the wooden screened door reads: “ESSUYEZ VDS PIEDS S.V.P.” This suggestion is not necessarily a requirement, but if you follow it, you won’t have to sweep the linoleum frequently – or vacuum the sheets.

The house has a fantastic, massive deck out back with expansive views to Farm Pond and Nantucket Sound. It’s a beautiful spot where wine is served ever so slightly before 5pm and the golden retriever (insert your Black Lab here) relaxes and hopes for a few morsels to drop.

This idyllic scenario is repeated each morning -- but on the adjacent screened porch. For us, breakfast was taken here daily, with coffee and the Vineyard Gazzette. It’s hard to read, though, because you’ll find yourself planning your day -- and your mind will inevitably wander to the boundless opportunities. I don’t slow down quickly, but this place sure helped. It made me want to.

After a full -- or not-so-full day, the kids will shower in the outdoor shower and settle peacefully in to their built-in bunks – so amazingly designed by an architect who understood the beauty of simplicity and practicality – and enjoy, briefly, before drifting off, the beauty of an open window and a summer breeze wafting in from the Sound.

The Pond House has many attributes – among them, easy beach and bike-path access, but it also has a most attentive owner who made us feel as though we were the first-ever renters. Sam probably treats everyone this way, and then swears them to secrecy. Honestly, by the week’s end, this man, who in my mind seems as though he OWNS the island, had made us feel like long-time friends. He’ll offer you, as he did us, amazing hospitality – and much island information – either through personal stories, books he has written, or through the magic of his exceptional photography. Or, he’ll just leave you alone. Your choice.

Grasp at the opportunity to make some memories of your own this summer and rent The Pond House. Enjoy making your summer memories in this delightful, unpretentious house with its equally unassuming owner.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
charlotte,nc
5

PERFECT LOCATION/GREAT HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
This house is a well hidden gem on marthas vineyard. we have stayed there at least 2 maybe three summers and love it. it is great for kids as it is right on the bike path and just a short bike trip down to the beach. the house is perfect for one of two families (up to 8 pple) with a very open floor plan and a beautiful view of the pond. just a short walk down the dirt road, you will find a lovely shaded tennis court and down a meandering path there is an old abandoned airfield that is a canines dream. our dog (in the photo) loved it. harthaven is a great place to be and so convenient to everything yet away from everything all in the same place.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Car: recommended

The property looks out over Farm Pond and the ocean with the Victorian turrets of Oak Bluffs visible in the distance. As you can see on Google Maps, we are a short distance to the beach which extends on either side of the word 'Harthaven' on the map. Farm Neck golf course is to the southwest in the area of the map with no roads.

Golf: Enjoy the nearby Farm Neck Golf Club or play tennis on the community court located in a private forested lot nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

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Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 6 2014
14 night minimum stay
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Notes Cleaning 125.00
Damage Deposit 500.00
Renters pay 1/2 in advance and 1/2 one month prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
  • Firewood
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are new
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
  • The house is perfect for two couples with children. It sleeps eight in four bedrooms, one with a king size bed overlooking the pond, one with two twin beds, and two with custom designed built-in bunk beds. It is a spacious residence with 2500 square feet of living and deck space.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Adequate linens are provided but tenants are asked to wash them before leaving - or to at least begin the process because turnaround time is short. Two kayaks are provided for the pond. The Pond House features neat design touches from the modernist sixties - unabashed use of color; drawers that pull out both ways - from kitchen and from dining room; fold-out ironing board and fold-up table in kitchen hidden in wall compartments; drawer pulls in bunk rooms that serve as steps to upper bunk; glass brick window treatment in both bathrooms with skylights; large cinderblock fireplace in living room with another fireplace on reverse side in screened porch; curving deck with built-in seats; bullet and modernist lamps - to create a playful ambiance. Bring your hula hoops and favorite martini vodka. More photos available via email. Nearby private (communal) beach, walking trails and conservation land for walking dogs.

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

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