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WATERFRONT EAST CHOP COTTAGE, OAK BLUFFS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Kate Meleney

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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WATERFRONT EAST CHOP COTTAGE, OAK BLUFFS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kate Meleney (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Waterfront East Chop Cottage, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5
This well-appointed, private cottage is situated on a small lake that separates the property from Vineyard Sound. Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs are easily accessible and we explored each on bicycle. Mornings and evenings on the deck were serene, colored by nature and in the company of several species of birds who asserted gentle ownership of the property. Cottage decor is tastefully retro themed and all facilities are up-to-date. While the outdoor shower is a pleasant communing with nature, the indoor shower is an absolute treat. We cooked most meals at the cottage and the kitchen provided each and every piece of equipment a cook could hope for. Overall, this property is serene, private, with beautiful water views, close to town, small but very cozy, clean and comfortable. A gem!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Just Right

  • 5 of 5
This well-appointed private cottage is situated on a small lake that separates the property from Vineyard Sound. Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs are easily accessible and we explored each on bicycle. Mornings and evenings on the deck were serene, colored by nature and in the company of many species of birds who asserted gentle ownership of the property. The decor is tastefully retro themed and while the outdoor shower is a pleasant communing with nature, the indoor shower is a real treat. Although small, two of us had plenty of space. We cooked most of our evening meals at the cottage in the well-stocked, sensible kitchen. Overall this cottage and environs were quiet, serene, private, close to town, with beautiful water views, cozy, clean, comfortable - a gem!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your first visit to the cottage, Jackie, and delighted that you'll be returning next season!
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Charm and Comfort

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is every bit as charming as the pictures. The yard is huge and surrounded by forest on three sides, giving you complete privacy. I spent hours on the deck, reading and watching the sailboats go by.

I used the handy bus service to get around the island, there is a bus stop 2 or 3 blocks from the house.
It was fun to explore the towns early in the day, eat lunch out and pick up something for dinner at the grocery store. The house has everything you need for cooking. In the evening I walked to town and back via the harbor road, enjoying the beautiful sunsets.
Kate takes good care of her guests. My flight arrived in the evening and she graciously offered to get some groceries for me since I wouldn't have time to shop.

You can't go wrong with this property for your vacation.
It felt cozy and safe for me as a single person and would be ideal for a couple's getaway.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage, Lorann!
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Time to Relax, this is the place

  • 5 of 5
You never know what to expect when you arrive at a cottage away from home. The petite cottage was a home away from home. Everything i needed was there. The waterview was spectacular and changing day to day, depending on the weather. Mother nature provided some guests along the way . Turtles, geese, butterflies, ducks, deer, and birds were all around the lake and the cottage.

Charming birdhouses can be found as you look around the property, hidden in the trees, around a corner, or among the beautiful patches of flower. When you come to the cottage, give yourself time to look around and enjoy your surroundings. I have recommended it to friends for next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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  • 5 of 5
We spend the most delightful 3 days at the cottage the past weekend. The seclusion and the view are priceless. Even though we were in Martha's Vinyard, we struggled to peel ourselves off the deck! The little rabbit, ducks, geese, deer, birds in the numerous bird houses scattered around the property -- all added to the charm. My husband is convinced that he even heard the hoots of an owl. I loved the sun-room effect of the living/masterbedroom area. We fell asleep looking at the stars and woke up to the bright sun of the morning. The sunsets were of fairytale dreams, we spend hours looking at the cottage across the lake as the sun set on both nights. I loved the kitchen, anything I needed was there in this tiny little kitchen carefully coordinated and tucked away. I felt like putting on high heels and red lipstick, throw on an apron and cook for the family Mad Men-style. We will definitely come back soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay, Sabrina! My grandfather knew a special spot when he found it!
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Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5
This cottage exceeded expectations. It is small, but there is actually plenty of room and the deck overlooking the ocean makes it feel spacious. The view is fabulous and the location is right in between "downtown" Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, so an easy drive to either destination. Easy walk to East Chop lighthouse. The owner is lovely and extremely helpful. She answered email questions quickly and provides a notebook in the cottage with all kinds of information a visitor might need. She obviously cares that you enjoy your stay. The talking microwave and the mint green refrigerator are a hoot!! Beautiful, vintage cottage in excellent condition.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Music to our ears!

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ocean View - famiy restaurant and bar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jetty Beach

Our waterfront cottage is located on Crystal Lake, with views of Vineyard Haven Harbor, West Chop, and Vineyard Sound. Off a quiet street, surrounded by ¾’s of an acre of cedar trees, this private setting is a bike ride away from both Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (about 2 miles each). Put in a kayak on the lake or ride your bike to the public beach, about a mile away. Take a stroll to the East Chop lighthouse for a Sunday view of Nantucket Sound from atop the light. Great restaurants and shopping in both towns, public transportation just a block away.

Other Activities: kayaking, flea markets, shopping

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Rates & Availability

From $1,610 Per week

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Amenities

Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • The bathroom has updated toilet and sink, with storage under the sink. The Victorian tub has new fixtures and a shower head. Floor is new hexagonal tile with ambient heat when needed. There is an outside shower. Plenty of on-demand propane-heated hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , King is trundle that can be separated into two singles
  • There is one small private single bedroom off the kitchen. The front living room has a single trundle bed that can pop up into a king or two twins. The front room has a door that will close to separate the living room from the kitchen for complete privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Cottage has one bedroom (single), and front living room that doubles as master bedroom. Both rooms have ample bureau storage, living room has two closets for hanging clothes. Hooks in kitchen for hanging jackets. Mattress pads, pillows and bedspreads are provided, linens and towels are to be provided by guests or can be rented and delivered to the house on the morning of check-in. Cottage has been newly renovated, with fresh paint, new tile floors and rugs, ambient and propane heat. Both bedrooms have fans.

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