Antique wide pine floors and custom woodwork adorn the interior of our rambling classically Vineyard home. 2 staircases lead to 3 upstairs bedrooms. The master bedroom has it's own antique vanity sink, and the bathroom features a claw foot tub, separate shower and basin vanity and stained glass door. The downstairs bathroom has a 6 foot soaking tub and shower unit for use of the fourth bedroom and general access.
The kitchen with state of the art Bosch appliances has a farmhouse table seating 8. and doors to both front and back decks. A separate dining room also seating 8 adjoins a restful parlor.
A large sunken living room with brick fireplace and flat screen TV offers another gathering place,( with a slate bed 8'-0' pool table also ) and access to the rear deck and lawn.
Walk across the street to Fiddlehead Farm for coffee, pastries, Island grown vegetables and meats. State Road Restaurant, rated #1on the Island, is also only a short walk away. Lawn and gardens abut farms where ponies graze at our fence, a sunny deck with gas grill, separate covered porch and large outdoor shower complete the setting. Centrally located near Lambert's Cove, Cedar Tree Neck and Long Point Beaches, with bike and walking trails out the front door, make it ideal for exploring all that this glorious island has to offer..
Top things to do in Martha's Vineyard:: West Tisbury Farmers Market;
Up-island beaches and shorelands;
Fine dining at country restaurants;
County Fair in Mid - August .
Indoor and outdoor theater.
Top things to do on a budget:: County Fair in August;
Central location for events;
Gay head beach;
Art and sculpture Galleries;
Cedar tree neck and country walks nearby.
Reading and, of course, sleep.
Top things to do with a family:: County Fair in August;
North shore beaches;
Neil and Deb Withers, met on the Vineyard, married here a year later and purchased this 'old' house from revolutionary restaurateur
Louise Tate King that same year. The aroma of French cuisine took month's to fade. Now it's fresh as a bunch of daisies.
Once the first French style restaurant on the island,.'The Island Epicure' immortalized by the indefatigable Ms. King, this house has settled into a residential afterlife where we raised our family and enjoyed all that this lovely island has to offer. Old houses have a story to tell, walls that recall all who have passed by, and this house has led an interesting life. Before it was a restaurant it was, in the 50's, home to a family with thirteen children.
Before that a singular man lived here, palm reader, psychic, plate photographer, raconteur, village muse, possibly village 'idiot'
Ed Luce. His mother Saphronia had lived her whole life here also.
It's origins lie further back still before decent records exist...Ante-
The central island location, village feeling and simple access both up, down and cross island all contribute to the house's unique benefits.
Our house is perfectly located for enjoying all the beauties of 'Up Island' while remaining within range of the action in the island's three main towns. We have galleries, gourmet delis and fine dining just a short walk away, and one of the islands best small supermarkets less than 1/2 a mile away. Seth's freshwater pond is less than a mile, great for small children or endurance swimmers who favor fresh calm waters. Then a short distance further is Lamberts Cove beach, a serene crescent of sunset facing sand and wave free swimming. Cycle paths lead off to the State forest from our front yard, West Tisbury town, home of the County Fair in August and all stations west as far as Gay head.
The delightful fishing village of Menemsha lies a few miles up peaceful North Road with its stellar seafood and legendary sunsets. Many epic beaches adorn the western end of Marthas Vineyard all easily accessible to the early bird who claims a parking spot. You will be well ahead of the crowd.
Other Activities: ' Historically referred to as Middletown, the intersection of State and North Roads was home to one of the earliest European settlements on the Vineyard - predating even the town of Tisbury. According to Gazette archives, Middletown was a business center, with blacksmiths, weavers and cabinetmakers plying their trades. A post office stood near the intersection in the 19th century, in its time a central Vineyard location where horse-drawn mail carriers would stop to rest on their way up-Island.' Extracted from The Vineyard Gazette. 2006
Here are the websites of a few nearby points of interest.
As villages go, North Tisbury (formerly Middletown) has a lot
going on in it's own quiet, unpretentious way.
www.fiddleheadfarmstand.com ... across the street
www.mvglassworks.com ... up the road a few.
www.stateroadrestaurant.com ... across from the Glassworks
www.granarygallery.com ... down Old Courthouse and beyond
www.middletownnursery.com ... up the road apace
Golf: Public courses on West Chop ( Mink Meadows ) and Oak Bluffs ( Farm Neck )
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 26 2014
Jul 27 2014 - Sep 6 2014
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|500 deposit secures reservation for one week until 50% payment
received. Balance due by May 15th
Can be paid by credit card.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.