STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF KATAMA

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Don and Kathy Welch

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 365 nights
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STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN THE HEART OF KATAMA

Katama House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms 1 full bathroom 1 half bathroom 1 outside shower/change room sleeps 8

Open floor plan comfortable living area sun-drenched windows; light, bright and clean; kitchen with everything you need for carefree beach vacation; private setting but very close to bike path and island trolly that both go all over our special island; just down the road are Katama Bay town boat launch (free launch service) and Katama Bay soft shell and quahog clamming (license required from town clerk); at that launch, drop your kayak or boat and venture over to barrier beach or up Katama Bay to Edgartown Harbor; surf fishing great at South Beach; also know as one of world's best beaches, South Beach has lifeguard on duty, bathrooms, change room and parking all free; at South Beach is entrance to trustee's reservation if you have a four wheel vehicle (fee for registration); or you can bike or walk north to Edgartown village for a bite, shopping, a movie or for quick trip over to Chappaquiddick island which is a part of Edgartown. See our full site at www.vacationrentalmarthasvineyard.com.

Accommodations and Amenities: Central vacuum; pine floors throughout and no wall to wall which we believe is key to maintaining a clean environment; window fans and oscillating fans for each room; price includes all utilities and trash removal; internet/WI FI, satellite TV with music stations, DVD and radio; a no pets and no smoking policy are central to keeping our house a clean, “beachy” home; outside water hose next to parking area so you can wash down your car, beach or fishing gear ( or let the kids have a water fight !); kids play yard and tree hut in front; outside swing set and clothes line are both in the back yard; outside post lights and flood lights for nighttime events; picnic table is conveniently located of a grass patio just outside the kitchen door and barbeque deck (you can use our large rustic brick BBQ or one of our gas grills); there’s plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy the sunset from the vantage or the front lawn; and for bikers, we can show you how to use inside bike storage, but most folks just leave their bikes outside.

Location Summary: Beautifully landscaped with large lawn in a private quiet residential neighborhood; clean and well maintained recently renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath gambrel cape cod style home in desirable Katama area just minutes south to public South Beach (lifeguard, restroom and free parking) and Katama Bay( boat ramp, shell fishing and kayaking) and also just minutes north to historic walkable Edgartown village, harbor, and Chappaquiddick 'on-time' ferry all of which are reachable by bike path and island run trolley. Our home offers warmth, peace and fun for young and old alike, your family, guests and friends; all points on the island easily accessible via public bus including hospital, airport, cultural activities and other island towns and beaches.Martha's Vineyard is an island located 8 miles off the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts. Once a whaling center, it has become a favorite summertime haven of many celebrities.

Martha's Vineyard is an island located 8 miles off Cape Cod.

Directions: From Edgartown village, go south towards South Beach, turn onto Crocker Drive and then turn onto Waller Way (look for white post with black letters).

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Don and Kathy Welch

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

Welcome to our family home! We have been on the Vineyard for over 40 years where we enjoy not only the entire island but also visits from our children and grandchildren. Recently we started wintering in Key West, Florida (where the above picture was taken by Key West's 'parrot man'), but we still spend late Spring, the Summer and late Fall on the Vineyard. Throughout the years we have worked to improve the condition, appearance, cleanliness, amenities of our home with equal emphasis on landscaping which is our passion. We truly believe that you will feel right at home and that you will have a great vacation. Our mission is to let our home be your home away from home! Thanks, Don and Kathy Welch.

Katama is one of the most desirable areas on Martha's Vineyard.The word 'Katama' comes from a Wampanoag word meaning 'crab-fishing place.' The terrain is a flat out-wash plain, characterized by sandy soil and few trees. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Great Plains.' Katama has been a popular summer resort since the late 1800s. Our Katama home is strategically located close to South Beach/Katama Bay and the Village of Edgartown. Better yet, it is located on a private and quiet road, just a short walk to 1) the island-wide biking trails, 2) a trolley stop which will connects in the Village of Edgartown to all island destinations and 3) the Katama Airfield. Just down the road are South Beach ( public beach with summer lifeguards, restrooms and free parking) and Katama Bay, protected by a barrier beach, which is great spot for shell fishing and launching kayaks. It also has a public landing and boat ramp. Or you may want to visit the close by Katama Farm which is owned by the Town of Edgartown and leased to The Farm Institute a nonprofit teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm by providing year-round educational programs offering learning experiences in: Farming (field crops, produce, fruit, hay); Land preservation; The culture and history of Martha's Vineyard farming; Nutritional awareness; and Humane livestock management (cattle, poultry, swine, sheep, goats). Forgot to mentionRight Fork Diner 508-627-5522 (Summer only) at 12 Mattakesett Way (right at Katama Field Airport). Food is served inside or on their deck right in the middle of Katama Airfield so you can watch the private planes take off and land.The bi-plane tours of the island are fun too.

Our home has hundreds of feet of gardens and is surrounded by a manicured lawn surrounding the entire home. It is situated in a private quiet residential neighborhood We take great pride in keeping our home clean and healthy. We have an absolute no pet no smoking rule. Having pine floors throughout and no wall to wall helps maintain a healthy environment; and the basement has a dehumidifier. ; window fans and oscillating fans for each room; price includes all utilities and trash removal; WI FI, satellite TV with music stations, DVD and radio; an outside water hose next to parking area is available so you can wash down your car, beach or fishing gear ( or let the kids have a water fight !); kids play yard and special detached kids cottage; outside swing set in the back yard; outside post lights and flood lights for nighttime events; picnic table is conveniently located outside the kitchen door and barbeque deck; and there’s plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 365 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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

Property Reviews

Strategically located in the heart of Katama
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
business
Strategically located in the heart of Katama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277131
Katama Edgartown Area
5

Perfection in Katama

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Our family has been vacationing on Martha"s Vineyard for thirteen years and this is by far the best house we have rented. Let me start out by stressing how immaculate this house is, which is of utmost importance to me. This is truly a warm, comfortable home which is lovingly taken care of by the owners. The property is beautifully maintained and perfect for families with small children. My four year old had so much fun on the see saw and swing and was thrilled with the tree house. As for location, you can bike so many places including the Right Fork Diner for breakfast, which is just a few minutes away. I can't say enough about this beautiful, clean home away from home. We did not feel like we were staying in a rental property; it was more like being a guest in someone's home.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It is very important to us that our visitors like and enjoy our home and have a wonderful vacation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Strategically located in the heart of Katama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277131
Katama Edgartown Area
5

Beautiful Setting, Cozy Home, Fabulous Hosts

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
The benefits extend well beyond the wonderful amenities, cleanliness, coziness, and beauty offered in the home. The owners manage the property - they are amazing hosts, finding whatever extras we needed to ensure a great time was had by all, including our young child. Lots of yard space in which to run and play. The proximity to the beaches and town by bike is awesome (via bile trails - even better!). The grounds are filled with beautiful gardens, birds, and other wildlife. It's the best of both worlds - easy access to the beach and town events; privacy and comfort to support the need for a respite. We highly recommend this property for your stay - a great deal and definitely will fill your experience with great memories.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed our home and location. We strive to make our vacation home one that visitors want to return to whether from town or the beach or for another season.
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Strategically located in the heart of Katama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277131
Katama Edgartown Area
4

Lovely Beach Home

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
My family enjoyed our stay last summer at the Welch home on Martha's Vineyard. We especially like the location in Katama and enjoyed biking to the beach which is nearby. The location is also close to one of our favorite spots the Katama Airfield, where we got morning coffee. The house was neat and clean and had all the amenities needed. The Welches were very courteous and wanted to make sure our needs were met during our stay. We would definitely recommend their home for your summer vacation! The Millers
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our home and the location and had a good Vineyard vacation. Thank you for recommending our home for future renters and hope to see you again should you plan to vacation on the Vineyard.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Strategically located in the heart of Katama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277131
Katama Edgartown Area
4

Wonderful stay in katama

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
we stayed at the cottage during our usual week on the vineyard, the end of august through labor day. The cottage is clean, cozy, and stays comfortable even in the heat of the day. Great location for getting to south beach, either by car or bicycle. This was important so our young daughter could nap in the middle of the day. The upstairs bedrooms were quiet and cool, she slept better on the vineyard than at home! Also a good location for quick drives to edgartown and OB. Very cheerful setting, with flowers and cheerful birds. Don't miss the outdoor shower- no need for the inside one!!
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great Vineyard vacation and you found our home was clean, comfortable and a good location to access all your vacation activities. Also glad your young daughter slept well--that makes it a good vacation for the parents.
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Strategically located in the heart of Katama
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p277131
Katama Edgartown Area
5

Katama Gambrel

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Great house and perfect hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your place and our stay on the Vineyard. Our next trip back east will definitely include your house. Our only regret is we only got out to South Beach for an hour. Too many other things to do.

We still believe the Black Dog has the best chowder we've had and my son-in-law says Skinny Fat was the best sandwich he's ever had. The grandkids loved Flying Horses.

Thanks.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great Vineyard vacation!
Helpful votes: 4/4

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Katama Airfield (.2) and Main Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Edgartown (1) and Steamship Authorith
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Trolley intersection Crocker/Herring Creek Rd.
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Crocker Drive
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach and Katama Bay
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Edgartown
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Edgartown Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Katama Airfield
Car: recommended

One of the most sought after areas on the Martha's Vineyard, Katama is a great area for family oriented visitors. Katama is not only close to the village of Edgartown, it is also close to fabulous South Beach. Two large, safe and convenient bike paths go to the beach and to town. In addition, just down the road from our house, an island run trolly passes going to the beach and back to town where you can connect to all points on island. (Oak Bluffs,Vineyard Haven, Tisbury,West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah).

Other Activities: shell fishing, lighthouses, playground, Katama Farm Institute, kayaking, boating.

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Availability & Rates

Katama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
May
May 3 2014 - May 30 2014
$1,500
7 nights
 
Notes: Memorial Day Weekend Friday May 23 to Monday May 26 $900   
 
June
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$1,900
7 nights
 
Notes: Inquire about partial week rental in early June   
 
July
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 25 2014
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
August
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
Early September
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$2,000
7 nights
 
 
September
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
Notes: Inquire about partial week rental in late September    
 
October
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$1,500
7 nights
 
Notes: Inquire about partial week rental    
 
Year lease
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 1 2015
$2,800
365 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Notes

  • We rent Saturday to Saturday unless otherwise agreed; check in 3 PM, check out 10 AM
  • Unless otherwise agree, price and payments are in US dollars.

    $300 refundable security deposit and $100 nonrefundable cleaning fee.

    By special arrangement, we can provide 2 single seat kayaks (one 8' the 12'). Contact owner.

Amenities

Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1472 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Garage
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs
    Bathroom3 - outdoor shower , Outside
  • Down stairs bathroom has a tub shower combination with an all new sink and commode and vanity and tile floor and mirror. We provide a hair dryer and a basic first aide kit. And please note that we have a full service hospital on the island. The upstairs bathroom also has an all new sink and commode and vanity mirror and tile floor and linen storage closet. Your will find, that all folks old and young alike, use the Outside hot shower in the backyard; it is very private and also serves as a change room. Most people returning from their day adventure hang their towels on the conveniently located back yard clothes line and then shower up before going in side. One mom called the process “Beach sand management – the fun way.” --- After all, mom and dad, we know you want your stay to be truly a vacation.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , MB Downstairs: king bed, TV, large closet
  • Downstairs: master bed1: king bed, TV and large closet with downstairs bathroom just down the hall. Upstairs: 3 colorful bedrooms with upstairs bathroom just down the hall. For privacy and a quiet sleep, the upstairs floor can be conveniently isolated by a special entrance door at the top of the stairwell. Our mission: Family fun and relaxation and our rental to be your home away from home!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Central vacuum; pine floors throughout (no wall to wall which we believe is key to maintaining a mold free clean environment; window fans and oscillating fans for each room; price includes all utilities and trash removal; radio, DVD, satellite TV and WI FI; no pets and no smoking policy are central to keeping our house a clean “beachy” home; outside water hose next to parking area so you can wash down your car, beach or fishing gear ( or let the kids have a water fight !); outside swing set and clothes line; outside post lights and flood lights for nighttime events; picnic table is conveniently located of a grass patio just outside the kitchen door and barbeque deck (you can use our large rustic brick BBQ or one of our gas grills); plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy the sunset from the vantage or the front lawn; and for bikers, we can show you how to store your bikes inside, but most folks just leave their bikes outside.