Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Photos and Description
1 bedroom, 1 livingroom/master bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 3
This charming, newly renovated East Chop cottage is on Crystal Lake with stunning views of Vineyard Haven Harbor and West Chop – watch the ferries and square riggers cruise by and enjoy the many species of birds that call this home. Perfectly positioned to catch the sunset! The living room faces the lake and also serves as the master bedroom, with a slip-covered trundle that pops up into a king. Windows all around maximize your view. The updated kitchen in a 50’s theme has radiant heated floor tiles, and so does the bathroom. Off the kitchen is a small bedroom with a single bed. The large deck has a gas barbecue, and there is a carport with a storage room just feet away. An outdoor shower is located on the back of the cottage. Privately set on a wooded ¾’s of an acre, yet conveniently located halfway between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Cable TV and wireless Internet. Perfect for singles, honeymooners, or a family of 3. Larger families should visit our other listing #105316.
East Chop - Great Location!: This cottage is in a perfect location to enjoy the beach, the woods and the quiet. Access to the house is by a long driveway and there are no busy roads or traffic noises nearby, making it safe and peaceful, while convenient to all local amenities, by foot, bike, boat or car. There have been many upgrades in the last several years, including; new windows, a new bathroom with warm floor tiles, a rebuilt deck, shingling, painting, new living room furniture, and a renovated kitchen. To help make it as warm and comfortable in the spring and fall as it is in the summer, there is a new Rennai propane heater in the living room and heated tiles in the kitchen. This small cottage is perfect for watching nature, sailing ships, and sunsets. The wonderful place to get away from it all, enjoy solitude or a romantic getaway! For those needing more space, please visit our listing for property #105316.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Kate Meleney
Martha's Vineyard has been an important part of my family since my grandmother began coming as a girl. She, my father and I all spent our honeymoons on the island. I learned to row on Crystal Lake, worked summer jobs in Oak Bluffs, and met my husband here. Although we call Narragansett, RI, home, this is where our heart is!
Kate Meleney purchased this cottage in 1950
Why Kate Meleney chose Oak Bluffs
This dear cottage was purchased by my grandfather in 1950, probably a decade or more after it was moved to its Crystal Lake site from the Vineyard Methodist Campgrounds. It was originally a Hodgson Portable Camp House, the first 'prefab' cottage made in the US, consisting of three 12'x6' sections that made up the kitchen, small bedroom and bathroom. It still has the wing nuts (visible in the kitchen), that held everything together! When it was moved, the front room was added. If you look closely, you'll see the original clapboard siding and two windows, which are now covered.
I inherited this property in 2008, and in 2009 began a total renovation. We buttoned it up against the elements, added heating, radiant heat in two of the floors, totally redid the kitchen, bathroom, and painted inside and out.
Outside, we opened up the view to the lake and Vineyard Sound, created more lawn and have planted shrubs and flowers.
Not only is the cottage charming, but the setting is one of the best on the Island.
What makes this cottage unique
Whenever someone comes to make a delivery or pay a visit, the first comment is 'I never new this was here!' Our cottage is private, secluded from the hustle and bustle, but right on the lake and with a view of all the comings and goings in Vineyard Haven Harbor. West Chop is in the distance and on clear days, you can see the Cape. You feel like you have a spyglass on the world in your own private setting.
Entertainment during cocktail hour includes the daily sailing of the Alabama, the square rigger out of Vineyard Haven Harbor. Some days it is followed by the Shenandoah. As the day gives way to evening, our sunsets are jawdropping. Whether enjoyed on the deck or inside the living room with a panoramic view from the windows, this is the perfect setting for a Vineyard escape.