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Katama Home Beautifully Landscaped Close to Beach/Edgartown

Don and Kathy Welch

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Don and Kathy Welch

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Speaks: english
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Katama Home Beautifully Landscaped Close to Beach/Edgartown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Katama House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms 1 outside shower/change room sleeps 8

Sprawling 88 feet from Master Bed Room to Living Room, 2316 square feet living space, 928 square feet vaulted ceilings, finished cellar, 412 square feet of decks, 64 square feet slate patio, and a bonus detached 192 square feet kids play cottage filled with kids books and toys. The right wing holds a sunken master bedroom with adjoining over sized full bathroom; up the hall and into the main home you'll pass a second bedroom and a second full bathroom; and then the open kitchen and dining rooms; continuing on, through a large mud room leads to a sunken living room.

Outside, we have hundreds of feet of gardens and a wide open yard laced with all kinds of trees (great for local birds).

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. We have more pictures at


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Don and Kathy Welch (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

About Don and Kathy Welch

Welcome to our home! We have been on the Vineyard for 40 years but we now winter in Key West, Florida (where the above picture above was recently by Key West's 'parrot man'). Throughout those years we have always worked to improve the condition, appearance, cleanliness, amenities and size of our home. We truly believe that you will feel right at home and that you well have a great vacation. Our home is half way between South Beach and the Village of Edgartown. Better yet, it is located on a private and quiet road. Our mission is to let our home be your home away from home! Thanks, Don and Kathy Welch.

Why Don and Kathy Welch chose Katama

Location Summary: Beautifully landscaped with large lawn in a private quiet residential neighborhood; clean and well maintained recently renovated 4 bedroom 3 bath l 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.

What makes this house unique

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 the Vineyard's extensive biking trails.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Katama Home Beautifully Landscaped Close to Beach/Edgartown
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

This property hits a Home Run!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting for a week every summer on the Vineyard since 2000. Over the years our lives and needs have changed. In addition to our two children and their spouses, we now have 2 active grandsons. We went looking for a place that would provide the right family accommodations for getting together and catching up with each other along with privacy for everyone. This property scored 100% in every department.

The house has a great setting with a house layout that nicely separates the sleeping areas from the “great room”. The property has numerous amenities that worked perfectly for everyone; the backyard is very private with a great deck for cooking on the grill or catching up with the kids; a beautiful yard to let the kids run around and play ball; a two car garage that the owner turned into a “Green Monster” Fenway Park and “Sophie’s playhouse for the grandsons. We had two days of rain. The Green Monster and playhouse were a welcome haven to entertain the grandchildren. The house is easy access to South Beach, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs. Going to South Beach is effortless. If you want to dine out in Edgartown, it is minutes away. We go to Menemsha at least twice during our stay to see the sunset. The property is meticulously maintained. Don and Kathy are great to deal with. We cannot wait to go back to the Vineyard and this property in August. The Vineyard and this property is a slice of heaven.

Stayed: August 2014

Submitted: January 2015

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Everything we hoped for and more. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

When you rent a vacation place on line you're never quite sure what you will get, but this home exceeded the description in every way. Close enough to enjoy all the fun in town and the beaches, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and relax.

When an owner cares about a place it shows in the little things and Don has packed a lot of quality, craftsmanship and imagination into his home. In fact he's still doing it. The master bedroom and family room, at opposite ends of the house, are HUGE. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the other beds and baths won approval from my three 29 year old girls.

Don himself is just a great guy. He checked in numerous times during the week to see if there was anything he could do for us. Any questions about the house or the island were answered with a smile and usually a joke. He couldn't have done more.

I would recommend this to anyone. My wife and I, 3 daughters and 2 sons-in law for seven days in the same house, ( 3 of which rained), and nary a cross word was spoken. Heaven.

An enjoyable bike ride to town is easy from this home in the daylight or for a little more adventure, after dark as well. Down the road from the famous South Beach with an expansive beach area that never felt crowded even during the July 4th week. Just prior to South Beach is the MV Farm Institute where you can shop for grass fed local meats. Go back to the house and cook on the Weber grille and enjoy the wonderful deck and landscapes. Eating out is a cinch in Edgartown w/many restaurants to choose from.

Thanks very much for everything Don. We'll still be thinking about this when the snow flies.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

The perfect MV house! Every amenity you want

  • 5 of 5

This rental could not have been better! It was absolutely fantastic. Our group consisted of me, my sister and her husband and 2 kids (7 and 4) and an overnight visit from our parents. The house is incredibly well appointed, spacious and comfortable. The kids absolutely LOVED Fenway park and Sophie's shed.

We had more than enough room with spare bedroom but the spaciousness was just what we were looking for -- and you often don't get in a vacation rental.

We enjoyed the nearby beach -- south beach -- about mile but found the calmer waters of state beach to be a better option for the kids.

For meals We enjoyed burgers on the grill and lobster another night and loved taking the kids to the right fork diner near the little airport down the street.

Our landlords Kathy and Don were fantastic from booking the rental and throughout our stay. They clearly bring attention to the details that can make a home away from home truly great.

Our experience could not have been better

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed our home. This was our first year renting our home and our aim was to provide a clean, comfortable, convenient, and friendly home to return to whether from town, beach or for another season. We look forward to having you back for your next vacation.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Katama Airfield (.2 miles) and Main Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Edgartown Village
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Edgartown/Falmouth (1 mile); Steamship
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Edgartown Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Trolley intersection Crocker/Herring Creek Rd.
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Crocker Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Katama Airfield
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach down the road
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, airplane rides at Katama Airfield, kayaking and surf fishing.


Rates & Availability

From $1,950 Per week

Katama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00
Notes Unless otherwise agreed, price and payment are in US dollars.

$300 refundable security deposit $100 non refundable cleaning fee.
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Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2316 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor main home
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor main home
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outside hot shower change room
  • The master bedroom has a dedicated over sized full bathroom. The downstairs full bathroom is in the downstairs hallway. And outside, is a hot shower change room. The upstairs full bathroom off of a hallway which connects to each of the upstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom first floor west wing
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , first floor main home
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , second floor main home
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , second floor main home
  • The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and boasts 400 square feet of living space, including a dedicated over sized full bathroom, a large work desk, lounge chairs and frenchwood doors that lead to dedicated and private slate patio. Each bedroom has full closets and both window fans and oscillating fans. The first floor ceiling is fully insulated, thus providing a sound barrier for the upstairs bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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