HILLSIDE COTTAGE—SERENE, VIEWS, KAYAKS, PRIVATE POND/OCEAN ACCESS

Gardner or Victoria Brown

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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HILLSIDE COTTAGE—SERENE, VIEWS, KAYAKS, PRIVATE POND/OCEAN ACCESS

Gay Head - Aquinnah House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Charming Hillside Cottage is a 6-year-old, custom-built family home. Fine workmanship and materials throughout, 9-foot ceilings, deck and screened porch. This house is sun-drenched and has panoramic views of surrounding area with glimpses of Menemsha and Squibnocket ponds, plus the ocean. Quiet, private, secluded setting.

Enjoy a stroll to Menemsha pond beach (5 minutes by foot) or use your key to a shared private beach on the south shore (5 minute drive & no Philbin town beach parking hassle or expense). Three sea kayaks (1 double & 2 singles) and bicycles are included in the rental.

The open living room/dining/kitchen area has a wood-burning fireplace, as well as handsome built-in bookshelves and desk. The kitchen is well-equipped and a pleasure to work in.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own full bath and opens onto a private balcony. The lower bedroom is furnished with lovely antique Danish beds that we can set up as two twins or a queen, according to your needs. A comfortable convertible couch turns the study/den into a separate bedroom, next to the main floor bathroom. The living room, too, has a sofa-bed for extra sleeping spaces. Ample storage throughout.

Added features include: gas grill, a large screened porch with eating and lounging areas, a spacious upper deck, and a roomy outdoor shower.

Keywords: light and airy house, private (shared) access to ocean beach and to Menemsha Pond beach, country and water views, seclusion, kayaks/bikes included in rental

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible

Gardner or Victoria Brown

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Gardner Brown is a semi-retired environmental economist, and Victoria Farr Brown is a writer of fiction and blogger for Whim W'Him dance company in Seattle (whimwhim.org/blog). They live in Seattle when not in Martha's Vineyard. Gardner has been coming to Martha's Vineyard all his life, as have our sons. Victoria first visited the island in 1964. While in Aquinnah in the summer, we stay in our old unwinterized cottage or 'camp,' built in 1954. It is 60 yards away from the new house (of this ad) and screened by trees and shrubs. In other seasons we stay in the new house.

We built the house we are renting because our family was growing, we wanted to be able to visit Aquinnah off-season when our old summer cottage is not habitable, and we had always wanted to particiate in the design of a house and life on the island year-round.

Seclusion, being part of the unique community life of Aquinnah, swimming in the ocean and Menemsha pond, sailing, kayaking, eating fresh seafood, enjoying the beauty, amenities and quirks of island life.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174495vb
(206)522-8241 (Washington State, USA)
Gay Head - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard
Vancouver, BC
5

Fantastic winter getaway

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from an excellent winter stay at the Hillside cottage, and it exceeded our expectations in every way! The house is beautiful inside and out, and is very comfortable even in the middle of winter. It's off the beaten path on a very quiet part of the island, and the views (especially sunrise!) from the master bedroom are spectacular (it's like sleeping in a cupola!). We would love to come back in the future!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174495vb
(206)522-8241 (Washington State, USA)
Gay Head - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard
United States
5

Modern, peaceful home with private access to beautiful tidal pond (and kayaks!) and beach

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a 4 day stay at the Hillside Cottage in Aquinnah and had a wonderful time. The cottage is "Up-Island" on Martha's Vineyard, which is a beautiful, peaceful section of the island. Something about the area also seemed to make people really friendly. We met lots of nice people on our walks around the beaches. We even ended up with a dinner invitation. The biggest plus about the house is the 3 kayaks and access to Menemsha Pond. You take a short walk down a beautiful dirt lane and suddenly the world opens to an incredible tidal salt pond. The house also comes with access to a private beach.

The house was recently built, so it is very clean and modern. Beautiful kitchen with nice natural light. The kitchen was well stocked, offering everything you need to concoct a seafood feast (pick up some seafood from Larsen's in Menemsha). The house has a nice screened in porch, perfect for lazing away the afternoon, reading one of the books from the bookshelf or watching goldfinches play in the echinacea bushes. The house also has a fireplace for chilly nights.

Aquinnah has a magical feel to it, and this cottage fits right in. We found our stay to be relaxing and inspiring. We plan to return!!

P.S. The house is steps away from Lobsterville Beach, where we caught numerous bluefish and striped bass. :)
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174495vb
(206)522-8241 (Washington State, USA)
Gay Head - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard
5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
Four of us had a vacation that we enjoyed immensely and hated leaving. The house was perfect, well designed with three different levels, so everyone had their private space. The woodwork throughout the house was beautiful. The kitchen, dining, and living rooms were open-concept, just right for a vacation with friends. Every evening we retreated to the upstairs deck for wine and appetizers and looked out toward the bay and ocean. The sunsets were magnificent. The screened-in porch off the kitchen was another room in which to sit and relax. The house is on a hill with views all around. Very private and quiet. The outdoor shower was a real treat. The kitchen was stocked with every type of utensil you would ever need. There were also some essentials such as balsamic vinegar, olive oil, etc. I would suggest checking in the cabinets at the house before going grocery shopping. We used the bicycles and kayaks supplied by the owners. My email exchanges with the owner were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174495vb
(206)522-8241 (Washington State, USA)
Gay Head - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard
Boulder, CO
5

Perfect family escape!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely love this house. A most perfect family vacation in every way and the house and environment completely support and encourage that. We have three young kids: ages 11 and under and they were very content here reading on the porch, running around, going to beach, simply enjoying summer life. We feel so lucky to have stayed here.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174495vb
(206)522-8241 (Washington State, USA)
Gay Head - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard
New York
5

Week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely LOVED the Hillside Cottage! House was impecable and had everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. Everything worked and was in great condition. Owners were helpful and made sure to answer any questions we had and even provided reccomendations of what to do, where to go during our stay. I would reccomend this everyone and hope to come back soon myself!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Hillside Cottage—serene, views, kayaks, private pond/ocean access
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p174495vb
(206)522-8241 (Washington State, USA)
Gay Head - Aquinnah Martha's Vineyard
Framingham, MA
5

Relaxing retreat with fabulous amenities

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Hillside Cottage, and it was just as relaxing and enjoyable as our first, in 2010. There are many things to love about this Aquinnah rental. We enjoyed the newly constructed house with high end finishes and a clever layout that makes it feel spacious and proves privacy. The towels and linens are good quality, and the house is well stocked with basics like soap, foil and wraps, and other things you don't want to have to buy for a vacation stay.

Our favorite aspect of this rental, though, is the "key beach" and the kayaks. Having access to a shared private beach is a real treat, and not having to worry about parking takes any stress out of going to the beach. The kayaks are a wonderful amenity, which we will use more each year, as our children get older.

The property's owners are accommodating and helpful but respect renters' privacy when they are in residence in the cottage across the road.

We are coming back this summer, and we hope to be able to return to Hillside cottage for many years to come.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Point of Interest
pond access

5 minute walk to private (shared) Menemsha Pond beach for sun-bathing, quahog digging, kayaking. Use of 3 kayaks (1 double, 2 single) and 3 bikes/helmets included in rental. Use of key to (shared) ocean beach also included. House is located 1/2 mile off the main road in a very quiet, secluded area. Only two houses visible from ours.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gay Head - Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2600-$3000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Jun . $2600/week
  • Jul .. $3000/week
  • Aug .. $3000/week
  • Sep .. $2000/week
  • Contact us for off-season rates

Amenities

Amenities

Gay Head - Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms, each with tub/shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen beds in master and second bedroom. Twin beds can be substituted in second bedroom. Comfortable convertible couch-bed in study/den. Living room sofa also makes into bed.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • water skiing
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
Renters have use of one double and two single kayaks, as well as access to a shared private Menemsha Pond beach and use of key to shared private Aquinnah ocean beach (south beach). There are also three bikes with helmets that can be used.

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