Gwenn

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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GRACIOUS LIVING BY THE SEA

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REMODELED DURING THE SUMMER OF 2013, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Gracious and spacious Katama 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home. Located less than one mile from South Beach and near the Farm Institute.

Our home sits on two acres of flat lawn, great for outdoor games and sports.

The open house plan is a plus for entertaining. The large fully equipped gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar is any cook's dream. The washer and dryer are off the kitchen. Ten can comfortably sit in dining room that overlooks the fields toward South Beach. In the Great Room you have a 65 inch flat screen TV with surround sound, cable, HD, and Blue Ray DVD player,and a stereo system. The sofa pulls out to a queen bed. This room also overlooks the fields toward South Beach. There is a bedroom with a large closet and bath on the first floor. The Master bedroom is large and has a walk-in closet. Master bath has dual sinks and dual showerheads. There is a Loft on the second floor with a large flat screen television and a queen size sleep sofa. A large patio in the rear of the house with a gas grill can accommodate 10 comfortably.

The outdoor shower is great after a day at the beach.

The Master Bedroom has a king size bed and has room for a bassinette, crib or toddler bed. The upstairs middle room has a queen size bed. The end room upstairs has two twin beds. The loft upstairs has a pull out queen sofa. Downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed. There is a bar off the living room area, complete with barware. The patio has a portable firepit for chilly evenings and roasting marsh mellows. The dual hammocks off the patio are inviting for a rest after a long day at the beach. Take one of the eight bicycles for a ride after dinner, play a game of horse shoes, volleyball or fly kites. We have mulitple outside games as well as baseball bats and balls, frisbees, wiffle bats and balls. There are many indoor board games available also. There is a second full size refrigerator in the garage.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Gwenn

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I am a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room, my husband is a Civil Engineer. We both lead very full professional lives, and welcome the quiet time we have on Martha's Vineyard. We have a little Brittany named Toffee who is the love of our lives, she is very sweet. We enjoy people and want to share our home and experiences of Martha's Vineyard with all our guests.

Gwenn purchased this house in 1986

We are close to the beach, yet far enough away from the crowds.

Tranquility, Relaxation, and Stress free are the three words that come to mind when describing our home.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Gracious Living by the Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Gracious Living by the Sea
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Katama Edgartown Area
5

WONDERFUL WEEK OF ADVENTURE AND RELAXATION!

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolute blast during our week of vacation from NC. The house was very clean and provided anything you could imagine. Especially the kitchen. If you came to Martha's Vineyard with the idea of cooking at least a few nights at home, then you'll be in for a treat! Gwenn, the owner, has every conceivable kitchen appliance provided. Not to mention a freshly baked pound cake and a couple bottles of wine awaiting our arrival. What property does that?! Hopefully, you'll be fortunate enough to meet her and her husband during your stay. They are truly a couple of the nicest and most gracious people you'll get to meet!
The house itself is situated on a couple acres right across the road from the sustainable farm institute. It was great seeing all the farm animals every morning while sipping my coffee. If you'd rather have a coffee in town, then take one of the several bikes provided by the owners and ride a couple miles into town. No need to worry about traffic either since there are miles upon miles of bike paths that wind throughout the island.
We had a house of 9 people at one point and we never felt like we were on top of each other thanks to the house's open floor plan design. The massive 60+ inch HDTV with it's Bose surround sound had us all engrossed in whatever we happened to be watching. As luck would have it, the World Cup Soccer matches were airing during our stay and thanks to this setup we all felt like we were in Brazil alongside all the other Hooligans!
Overall, I'd make the 19 hour drive just to do it all over again. In fact, I might start looking at next summer's availability right now!

Steve
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Gracious Living by the Sea
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p371234
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Katama Edgartown Area
5

DELIGHTFULLY DECADENT!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation on Martha's Vineyard. This was my first trip to the area and I have fallen in love with the people, the summer weather, shops and restaurants. One of the BEST parts of the vacation was the beautiful home we were staying in, Gracious Living by the Sea. Gwenn, the homeowner, was so accommodating, she literally has anything and everything you could possibly need while on vacation. I work in the hospitality industry as a property manager in NC and we rent homes on the beach but I can say that her personalized attention to every detail makes a huge difference in the quality that you receive as her guest- ABSOLUTELY SUPERB. The kitchen has every appliance, gadget, dinnerware and spice that you could possibly imagine, the living room was comfortable and well organized. The décor was very tasteful and serene, the house was one of the cleanest most well designed homes I have ever had the honor of staying in. Gwenn goes out of her way to make you feel welcome and at “home” while on vacation…
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your heart warming response. My top priority is to have my guests feel welcome, be available to answer any questions, and provide any service I am able to make your vacation memorable.
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Gracious Living by the Sea
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Katama Edgartown Area
5

ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived to a beautiful spacious home, immaculately clean. Gwen baked us a yummy pound cake and bottles of wine to get us started off right. The house has an open floor plan. Our party of nine fit comfortably. The house has a gourmet kitchen, partially stocked pantry, excellent entertainment system. The amenities are all up to date and first class. You only have to bring your clothes and personnel items. Gwen has stocked the house with bikes, beach chairs, coolers and so much more. The house is located in a perfect part of the island. You can ride the bikes into Edgartown or to the beach. Just light a fire in the firepit, lay in the hammocks and star gaze.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure having you here for the week.
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Katama Edgartown Area
New Fairfield, CT
5

STUPENDOUS PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
What a GREAT home to vacation in on Martha's Vineyard. Walking in the front door, the cleanliness and luxurious decor is the first impression one gets. The modern gourmet kitchen has every appliance one could ever imagine. The pantry was stocked with spices, oils and vinegars. It was great not to have to run to the supermarket for all the little incidentals. The owner left pancake mix (3 kinds) and REAL maple syrup, eggs, orange juice and milk for breakfast. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers, grapes and a homemade old fashion pound cake made by Gwenn. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated with upscale linens. The bathrooms were spacious decorated with bright towels and all the toiletries one would need for a weeks stay. The hammocks in the back yard were delightful after a day at the beach and a fantastic outdoor shower, coupled with a roaring fire in the fire pit. Bicycles, helmets and locks, beach towels,coolers, beach chairs, beach umbrella's x 2 are just a few of the surprise amenities we came across. Gwenn has thought of every possible amenity for a family to enjoy a luxurious and carefree vacation. We have already booked our vacation for next year at this wonderful paradise.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. I always try to have my guests feel at home and welcome. You and your family are welcome back at any time.You were a pleasure to have as guests. I am looking forward to your return next summer. Gwenn
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Katama Edgartown Area
N.C
5

THIS WAS TRULY "GRACIOUS LIVING BY THE SEA"

This was truly "Gracious Living by the Sea"
  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a FANTASTIC week on Martha's Vineyard. It was chilly, but that didn't stop us from enjoying our stay at "Gracious Living by the Sea."The vast yard was great for the children to run and play. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with every imaginable kitchen item you could possibly ever want. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated with Ralph Lauren bed linens. You sink into the beds and are cover by fluffy quilts. The towels and linens are of the best quality. There are an abundance of beach towels, coolers, chairs and beach blankets. The fire pit on the back patio was a welcome amenity, we did build a fire one night during our stay. We were traveling with two young children,( 1& 4), there was every type of baby equipment I needed, great not to have to bring all that with us! We had our pick of board games, books, and movies, even for the children. We never got board.
The house was SPOTLESS!!
The open floor plan was great I could talk to my husband in the living room while I was preparing dinner.
We road bicycles one afternoon( they had a small enough one so our 4 year old could ride and a seat on the back of my husbands so the baby could come along) helmets included. We took the children to the farm everyday to see the animals, only a short walk, great for a 4 year old. The nights were very quiet and relaxing, one night it was cooler than the rest and we built a roaring fire in the wood stove, romantic and relaxing
Gwenn was very pleasant and couldn't do enough for us. Homemade treats by Gwenn were on the counter when we walked in. She even left small gifts (sand pail and shovel) for each one of the children with their names on them.
We had a wonderful time and have already made arrangements to come back next year for two weeks. We would strongly recommend this beautiful rental to any of our friends or relatives.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We do our best to provide all amenities for our vacationing families. I am so happy you liked the little welcoming gifts that we left for everyone in the family. We try very hard to make you feel welcome, in your home away from home. I do pride myself in keeping an extremely immaculate home. I am so happy you had such a great time. Thank you again for the wonderful review, see you again next year.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard (MVY)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Wharf Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
'The Right Fork'
Car: recommended

A vacation that will take you back to the simple ways of life without forgoing all the modern luxuries this great home has to offer, The Katama Farm and the Katama Airpark are located at the end of the street. Fresh vegetables are available at the farm stand. Downtown Edgartown is 2.5 miles and South Beach is 3/4 of a mile from the house, both are an easy bicycle ride. A walk in the evenings to visit the farm animals is always a treat, some evening you can just walk to the end of the driveway to see the animals. For those looking for adventure, the bi-plane rides are always a thrill.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Biplane sightseeing, Clamming, Carousel rides, Farm Institute, Lighthouses, Gingerbread Cottages. Bird watching, The Spa at the Mansion House for great massages, facials, manicures and pedicures is a 20 minute ride in Vineyard Haven.

Golf: Farm Neck Golf Course is a 10 minute drive from the house.

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Availability & Rates

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Katama House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 17 2014 - Sep 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Nov 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,000
 
 
Holidays
Nov 15 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 4 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 400
Notes $7,000.00 per week
Security Deposit $1,000.00 per stay.
Cleaning fee $400.00 per stay
Rates include all linens, bicycles, beach equipment and baby equipment.
Check in time is 4pm.
Check out time is 10am.
Please call or e-mail for more information.
The cleaning fee will be deducted from the $1,000.00 security deposit.
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Amenities

Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Firewood
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Free Local Calls
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , Dual Shower Heads
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoors - outdoor shower
  • The Master bath has two sinks and dual shower heads. There are sliding tub enclosures on all the tubs and showers. The outdoor shower is enclosed.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Baby crib, full size or portable or Bassinet can be added.
    Upstairs Middle Bedroom - 1 queen , Toddler bed, portable crib or bassinette can be added.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Toddler bed, crib, or bassinette can be added.
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out Queen size sleep sofa
    The Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out queen size sleep sofa
    Upstairs End Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bed rails available for both beds
  • We have a bassinet, full size crib, a porta crib and a toddler bed that can be set up in any of the bedrooms. I also have side rails that can be used on any of the beds for a toddler.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • ice skating
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The kitchen has a 5 ring glass cook top. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with small appliances, as well as 'start up' paper supplies, spices, oils, vinegars etc. We also have baby/toddler equipment.
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