TRULY A BEACH HOUSE. RECENTLY RENOVATED. NOW BOOKING 2015!

Laura Humphrey

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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TRULY A BEACH HOUSE. RECENTLY RENOVATED. NOW BOOKING 2015!

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Four Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath open floor plan house near the beach - sleeps 8

Enjoy the sun all day from this Katama South facing house right near South Beach and the wonderful waves. Walk to the beach or stay home and enjoy the Bocce court in your private back yard or tan on the large two story deck with new furniture.

This house has four bedrooms each with new mattresses - three queen and two twin beds to comfortably sleep 8. Living room is an open floor plan that gets lots of light. Gas fireplace for an occasional cool evening or romantic ambiance.

Oversized new deck has gas grill with endless gas as the grill is connected to the house gas hookup.

New appliances in updated kitchen with granite countertops and new cabinets. Refrigerator has a special drawer just to keep the drinks cold and ice maker for the frozen adult beverages. New ultra quite dishwasher and powerful microwave.

Half bath and main bath were fully renovated in 2012 with beachy feel.

Brand new oversized outdoor shower on the second floor to shower in privacy while enjoying the afternoon sun. Second outdoor shower available. Brand new tankless hot water system allows endless hot water for multiple showers after a day at the beach.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Humphrey (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Truly a beach house. Recently Renovated. Now booking 2015!
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Truly a beach house. Recently Renovated. Now booking 2015!
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Katama Edgartown Area
5

Amazing family vacation

  • 5 of 5
We loved our time at the Whale house- it is hard to imagine a better place we could have taken our families. We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children, and found the house was perfect for our needs. It is it beautiful, sunny and well maintained, but my favorite thing was how there was always somewhere new and interesting for the kids to explore and the adults to enjoy-the large upstairs deck (with a beautiful open view), the shady downstairs deck, stone patio off the master bedroom, lawn with hammock, outdoor shower, plants to water, bird feeder to refill and watch (finches, cardinals, bluejays and a family of wild turkeys!) and, of course, the bocce court. The location was also excellent for us, a 1 minute drive to the beach, right near the bike path and very near the katama airfield and diner, and the farm institute, all really fun activities with kids. On our first day we had some problems with the hot water, but with one email to the owner a handyman was there within an hour and the water fixed. The owners throughout the renting experience were friendly and responsive and really seemed to enjoy sharing their house with other families. The only drawbacks were no tub (since we have small children) and the grill could have been a bit cleaner when we arrived, but overall a truly wonderful experience. We all agreed that vacations like these are the kind of memories you want for your children. We definitely plan to return!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Truly a beach house. Recently Renovated. Now booking 2015!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3486714
+1 (617) 640-3064
Katama Edgartown Area
5

Comfy beach house!!

  • 5 of 5
This is our second stay in this home and we just love it! It is beautiful decorator but also comfortable and relaxing. The owners, David and Laura, have carefully thought out every detail to make sure their guests fully maximize their enjoyment in the home. We appreciated the high-end appliances, well-stocked kitchen, flawless landscaping, balcony furnishings, board games...everything was in place for us to feel at home. The bathrooms are updated and the beds are so comfy. We hate going on vacation and coming home with sore backs!! We highly recommend this home and hope to return very soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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business
Truly a beach house. Recently Renovated. Now booking 2015!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3486714
+1 (617) 640-3064
Katama Edgartown Area
5

Great house, great location, responsive owners!

  • 5 of 5
There were 3 couples, 2 infants and a babysitter on our week long stay at "The Blue Whale" and the home met and exceeded all of our needs. Location is in Katama section of MV. We were a 1 minute drive from South Beach, and about 5-10 minutes from the main drag in Edgartown. Newly updated kitchen and baths, the place was beautiful on the inside. The porches were recently redone and it appears that owners David and Laura are making updates to the outside.

The highlights include the following-

- hard-plumbed gas line to a large stainless steel grill. No need to refill gas tanks, which was nice.
- two very nice decks. Upper had uninterrupted sun for tanning and great furniture including table with a large umbrella. Lower had perfect setup for watching bocce games.
- bocce court. An unexpectedly awesome feature, many days and nights were spent playing games on the large regulation court.
- Great outdoor shower.
- iPod docks and stereos in each and every bedroom.

Perceived Negatives- we had very few if any but I would not be intellectually honest if I didn't share negatives that others might perceive as such.
- Mosquitos- nature of location and wet weather, Mosquitos were bad this year on the island. I can't blame the owners and house but it was the only big negative of the trip.

- while not typically an issue, given the ocean breezes, know that this house has fans in every bedroom and main living area but does not have central air. If it did, it would have truly been the perfect house. The lack of central AC was only felt on two particularly humid evenings.

Aside from that, no real negatives for us.

Special kudos to owners Laura and Dave. When we had questions throughout the process they quickly answered them and when we had additional questions while on the island they were equally as responsive. They also were fantastic in that they allowed us to do a Thursday-Thursday rental given our obligations at a friend's wedding. They were also great in returning our deposit promptly as well as mailing back some little toys we inadvertantly left. We'd definitely rent from them again in a heartbeat and plan on doing so in the future if they let us!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Katama Airfield
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Steamship Authority - Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
South Beach

Close to the bike paths that provide miles and miles of safe family biking, walking and rollerblading.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Katama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 13 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 14 2014 - Oct 25 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
June 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
July 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
October / Nov 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
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Amenities

Amenities

Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bath - toilet , shower , Renovated 2012
    Powder Room - toilet , Renovated 2012
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Renovated 2013 - Tiled shower with glass doors
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Oversized
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Slider to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , slider to deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bath renovated in 2013
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Yard
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bocce court
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