COUNTRY HOUSE ON HORSE FARM WITH PRIVATE BEACH (SOUTH BEACH AND EDG GREAT POND)

Tjark Aldeborgh

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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COUNTRY HOUSE ON HORSE FARM WITH PRIVATE BEACH (SOUTH BEACH AND EDG GREAT POND)

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Situated on Herring Creek Farm - a 285 acre estate with 1/4 of private beach

Renovated 1840’s farmhouse on extraordinary Herring Creek Farm. 3000 square foot house on 4 acres with private beach rights to South Beach and Edgartown Great Pond. Only a short 1/8 mile walk to beach. Enjoy the views across a 40 acres of conservation land or a peaceful stroll around country roads. Pick your own vegetables from large garden. Large yard for children to play.

Bring your horse on vacation with you. Owner has two horses and there is an extra stall available for guest to bring their horse. Property also has large pasture, outdoor ring and cross country jumping course. Friendly dogs welcome. The owners of the house have a dog and cat.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Tjark Aldeborgh (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Tjark Aldeborgh

My grandfather purchased Herring Creek Farm which included this property in 1947. While he sold the majority of the farm in 1969, his children, and subsequently his grandchildren and beyond, have always considered 'The Farm' a place where we can relax and reinvigorate themselves. Our family has opened up the opportunity to your family to enjoy everything we have enjoyed for over 60 years.

Why Tjark Aldeborgh chose Katama

visit www.herringcreekfarm.com/ to gain a better understanding about what makes this location one of the most extraordinary locations on Martha's Vineyard - if not the east coast.

History:

Herring Creek Farm, located on a peninsula surrounded by Edgartown Great Pond to the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean on the south and Crackatuxet Pond on the east, has a rich agricultural history dating back nearly 300 years. It was once a portion of the Great Plains Farm, assembled by Ronold Wild in 1942. Wild sold a sailboat, which he and his wife Dorothy had used to reach the Island, to buy a portion of the land from Jack Weihl. Over a two year period, Ronold and Dorothy purchased additional acreage to complete the final property of 250 acres, 80 of which they had under cultivation. The Wilds grew potatoes for the summer market and hay for the winter market. The story goes that they purchased their first cow from Macy's.

The farm was sold to Benjamin Harrison Cohan, a wool merchant, in 1947. He acquired additional acreage, expanded the barns and raised Holstein cattle for milk production. Mr. Cohan started the Martha's Vineyard Dairy Cooperative on the island during that time. During the 1950s the Great Plains Farm was the largest dairy farm on the Vineyard, and in 1956 it led the state in Holstein Friesian lactaction averages. Also in the mid-1950s the farm was the recipient of the top county award for outstanding agricultural achievement and practice in soil conservation.

Once again the farm was sold, this time to the Wallace Brothers in 1969. During their tenure, the farm's focus was beef cattle. Donald McGuire, who ran the operation for many years, stated the farm raised up to 200 head of Hereford cattle, grew corn, oats and hay, and some vegetables. It was the Wallace brothers who re-named the property Herring Creek Farm - the Great Plains had, with the passage of time, largely filled in with trees and modest development.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Katama Airfield
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach and Edgartown Great Pond
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Right Fork Diner
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Katama Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August
Aug 3 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
$23,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $100
Notes 50% due at time of reservation - non refundable
50% due 30 days prior to checkin.
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Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Katama Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Tub with handheld shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Renovating this fall - glass shower and radiant heat
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , tub with handheld shower. Renovating this fall
  • Outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , First floor bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Heat/AC Split - views overlooking horse and ocean.
    Master - 1 queen , Has private bathroom with tub. Heat/AC Split - heat pump
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Heat/AC Split - heat pump. Views overlooking horse pasture.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Known as the closet. Small but everyone wants it.
  • This is a 1840 farmhouse. The upstairs ceilings are lower than in modern houses. If you are taller than 6'2' tall, the ceilings upstairs may present a problem. Please call me if you have questions.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...

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