Kristin Zern

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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3 plus bedrooms, 2 full luxury baths, 1 Half Bath, sleeps 8+

The Soul of the Vineyard in heart of West Tisbury. A Great Value in Today's Vacation Market!

Wonderful, upscale, charming, sun drenched, 1 level home, LR w FPL, CAC, luxurious master suite/new deluxe bath, Hall bth with Jacuzzi & sep Shower, PR, large charming Eat in Kitchen overlooking huge private backyard, front and rear decks for glorious outdoor living, Downstairs FR with lrg HD TV. The perfect base for biking, birding, horses, fishing, swimming.

WIFI, Fax, 4 large flat screen HD TV's, Prem TV Channels, 1st floor W & D, Weber Genesis Gas Grill,, luxury hotel amenities.

Mix of antiques & Pottery Barn furniture & linens for look and feel of casual country elegance but kid friendly.

A bargain luxury vacation at one of the worlds more glamorous hot spots. Floor plan perfect for multi-generational family or 2 families such as 2 couples and up to 4 kids.

This is also a perfect house to stage a VINEYARD WEDDING! Hold a reception under a tent in huge backyard.

Perfect MV getaway!

Go Antiqueing, Go Biking, Go Swimming: Our house is in the perfect location to use as command central. Its a 5-10 minute drive to all the towns of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven where you can shop, antigue, go to the movies, buy ice cream and fudge. The three towns are where the many restaurant options are located. Seafood, continental, French, Italian, Thai, Chinese abound. Sushi is available at the Net Result Fish Market and Seasons in Oak Bluffs 10 minutes away is the famous Homeport Restaurant (reservations needed) in the fishing village of Menemsha.

And if you prefer to stay at home and have a wonderful family gathering, this is the place. The Weber, Genesis Grill with all the bells and whistles will provide special meals. Fresh fish caught that day can be purchased from several wonderful fish markets. And if you don't want to cook a lobster, Larsen's, and the Net Result will do this for you for an nominal extra charge per pound. Farmer's market abound with delicious home grown organic produce.

The PERFECT SUMMER, SPRING, OR FALL GETAWAY!: Martha's Vineyard is one of the most glamorous hot spots for the rich and famous and your family can experience a luxurious and relaxing vacation at a great value. For far less than a hotel, you can experience the best of what the Vineyard has to offer. Relaxation, Relaxation, Relaxation! You'll love this luxurious home that offers a cozy and comfortable feel. If you come in fall imagine sitting by the fire with family and friends.

We also recommend that you gather with your family and loved ones for a traditional New England Thanksgiving week. All the pots and pans needed for a full family turkey dinner are in the kitchen along with china and wine glasses for the celebration. The house is perfectly set up for multi-generational families with split bedrooms or 2 families.

The house is perfect for a Vineyard wedding! The big backyard easily accommodates a tent for 50-100-150. There are nearby houses and inns to accommodate your guests.

Enjoy long weekends, long holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas weeks, etc in our warm and comfy House.

If you live in the Boston area, Providence and NH areas this could be a perfect way to enjoy a home away from home more often than just for one week per year.

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  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kristin Zern (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Kristin Zern

We met when we were teens on the beach at Menemsha way back in 1957. We've been together since then always returning to the Vineyard for vacations and holidays. When we had kids they too fell in love the MV. We always wanted to live here full time but earning a living got in the way as we were both in the publishing industry in New York. But finally in 2007 we decided like many of our friends who were now living here full time to do the same. Its a great place to live in retirement (well we will never retire) because there are so many interesting people who live here year round and so many fantastic events and things to do that are interesting and keep one learning new things. The arts community is big here, there are many writers, actors, artists, university professors, political and policy makers living here that makes the atmosphere very stimulating. We remain throughout the winter and really love of Off Season the most.

Kristin Zern purchased this house in 2007

Why Kristin Zern chose West Tisbury

We had always rented vacation homes but over the years looked at many houses to buy. But somehow we didn't take the plunge when we should have. But in 2007 it felt like it was time to do it and my husband Brook said for our wedding anniversary we will go to the Vineyard and buy a house. It was August 6th and we had only 2 days but we managed to see 36 houses in 2 days. When we saw this house we knew it was the one. Of course it was more expensive than our budget but it had the most land, was in the beautiful town of West Tisbury. It only had 2 bedrooms and 1/1/2 baths when we bought it but it had a finished lower level, real cherry cabinets in the kitchen, a huge garage with potential space above. It also had central air and had been built by a contractor who used the best materials to build his home. The house is constructed with steel beams, something you don't usually see on the Vineyard or in any house I've owned. We later added a big master bedroom and ensuite bath to the house making the house officially 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.

What makes this house unique

The location is ideal so central and equidistant to all points on the Vineyard. The floor plan of split bedrooms is conducive to privacy for adults and children. Teenagers love to hang in the family room downstairs. The front deck is a perfect place to have a morning cup of coffee and the large back deck is perfect to enjoy a leisurely dinner that you have cooked on the Weber Genesis grill. The huge backyard is a wonderful place for kids and grownups alike to hang out reading a book, playing ball or Bocce or crochet. And the 4 large flat screen TV's provide fun entertainment during the evenings.

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Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Martha's Vineyard Marvel, Sensational, Beautiful, Luxurious, Relaxing
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Martha's Vineyard Marvel, Sensational, Beautiful, Luxurious, Relaxing
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West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard
Melrose, MA

Come Home to Martha's Vineyard!

Come Home to Martha's Vineyard!
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week staying in this comfortable and well-appointed house, close to our favorite beaches and bike path. It was so easy to move in with a fully stocked kitchen, lots of room to eat and relax, and lovely bedrooms. Six of us (two couples + two singles) had plenty of bedroom space. We cooked most meals at home and took advantage of the kitchen full of gourmet features. We played bocce in the large yard (brought our own bocce set) and ate out on the deck. There were just so many nice features of the house, grounds and location, but all are topped by Kristin Zern's grace and welcoming attitude. This was a super experience and we will remember it fondly for years.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Martha's Vineyard Marvel, Sensational, Beautiful, Luxurious, Relaxing
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West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard
New Jersey

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Two families shared a great vacation week! The house had everything we could think of and the location allowed us to visit all areas from Katama to Aquinnah. The owners were so helpful and gracious. It's nice to have supplies available and not have to start from scratch to equip a house with every little item for just one week, so thank you for that :). The house was comfortable, spacious, and surrounded by outdoor decks and beautiful grounds. We will definitely return!!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Martha's Vineyard Marvel, Sensational, Beautiful, Luxurious, Relaxing
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West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard
Fairfield, CT

Location, location location!!!

  • 5 of 5
This house is terrific! When we arrived on Saturday, we thought we were entering a friend's house for the week. The house screams home, comfort and luxury. We couldn't ask for anything did not feel like a rental property. The owners have wonderful taste, beautiful things and have also thought of every last detail. Close to everything. There was only one beach chair that was useable tough, lucky we brought our own. We ate in and ate out. Fully equipped kitchen and pantry..... Personally I am not a fan of the Tempurpedic bed in the master bedroom, but that was just me. The friends were in the the other side of the house slept like babes. All in all memorable wonderful week again in MV!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are moving the Tempurpedic matress out of the master into one of the other bedrooms and replacing it with a mattress that more people will like. We should have thought of that ourselves. No one has mentioned this in 3 years but even if one does we want to be responsive. Thanks Joanne for the feedback. It is very appreciated. Kristin and Brook
Martha's Vineyard Marvel, Sensational, Beautiful, Luxurious, Relaxing
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West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard

Beautiful Country, relaxing time

  • 5 of 5
Wow, talk about a comfortable atmosphere, proximity to nature trails, the quaint sleepy town nearby; a warm fire and a glowing cup of hot chocolate after a relaxing soaking in the hot tub was all I needed to feel right at home. Your home was extremely well appointed; lavish by most every rental home's standard measure. Thank you ... I'll be sure to return soon.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Long Point Reservation
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Edgartown or Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
State Road, West Tisbury
Car: necessary

West Tisbury is located in peaceful rural farmland near ocean or sound beaches exclusive to West Tisbury residents and renters and is perfectly placed between picturesque Down Island towns of Vineyard Haven, Edgartown and Oak Bluffs each with their own character and Up Island more rural areas of Chilmark (home to many celebrities), the fishing village of Menemsha, and Aquinnah where the spectacular Gay Head Cliffs are located. Summer activities include: biking, horse back riding at nearby stables, swimming, fishing, antiquing, shopping, eating at great restaurants, authentic Farmer's Market, Agricultural Fair (in August), July 4th Parades, Fireworks, Illumination Night in Gingerbread Oak Bluffs in August. The Flying Horses, is a carousel that has been delighting children for many decades, events and activities at the West Tisbury Library, theatre, concerts, movies, auctions. Wonderful Chilmark Flea Market is off North Rd from June 25th through Labor Day Wed & Sat.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


West Tisbury House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 14 2014 - Oct 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2015 - Jun 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $150
Notes $200 cleaning fee, $250 Refundable Security Deposit, 50% Deposit required at Reservation, Final Payment due 60 days prior to arrival.
Re Pet Policy: We love animals too and are happy to accept dogs (maximum of 2). Only trained adult dogs will be considered. No cats (due to possible allergies of future guests). $150 pet fee per dog up to 2 dogs max.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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West Tisbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Heating ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master/Double Sinks, lg skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , deluxe kohler mulitple jet shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , + Sink
  • The large luxurious Hall Bath Kohler shower has multiple jets with seat and large jacuzzi tub that provides the perfect place for a relaxing soak. Kohler Memoirs fixtures are in the two full baths. The brand new Zen feeling Master Bath has a large ceramic/tumbled marble shower with hand held on sliding up and down bar, Enjoy the skylight in the shower. There are two sinks in the master bath. All the baths have luxury hotel amenties such as shampoo, soaps, candles, etc. Luxurious thirsty towels can be found in all 3 bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Other - perfect for teens or your au pair
    Bedroom 4 on lower level - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , perfect for teens or your au pair
  • All beds have high end mattresses with tempurpedic 2.5 inch toppers. All beds have luxury linens of 400 - 550 thread count sheeting. All beds have a yr round down comforter, plus blankets if needed. Top of the bed designs are mostly from Pottery Barn or other high end imported linens and Matelasse's from Portugal. Different types of pillows are available. Down, foam rubber and hypoallergenic polyester. There is a minimum of one good sized closet per bedroom. The design of the house with two split bedroom wings alllows for privacy for everyone making it a perfect house for two families or a multigenerational family. The 4th bedroom/office on the air conditioned lower level next to the family room allows teens to have their own space. There are TV's in 2 bedrooms with cable channels.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • winery tours
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
If you prefer to either bring your own linens or rent them once here let us know. You can rent baby/toddler equipment such as crib we have a highchair. There is filtered delicious well water, central air and separate AC unit on the lower level. The house is located on the south shore area (near Sipiessa) of West Tisbury in a small association of 16 homes (in the million dollar range), each house is on nearly 2 acres of land providing excellent separation from each other. The house is a 5 minute bike ride to Alley's General Store which sells everything you need (milk, eggs, bread, toys, magazines, newspapers). And the breakfast sandwiches at 7a next to Alley's are delicious.
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