Chilmark House Rental Photos and Description
House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-12)
Relax in this serene setting surrounded by ancient lichen covered stone walls and overlooking a private lily pond. You will enjoy complete privacy on the 8.5 acre grounds shaded by glorious trees and filled with the intoxicating sounds of nature.
The detached Guest House and Main House create the ideal setting for a large family to spread out or for two smaller families to vacation together while maintaining privacy.
After a long day of beachgoing or hiking, lay out on the oversized deck and enjoy the twilight and cool evening breeze.
The Main House has a private master wing with a Queen size bed and a Private Deck and Bath. Upstairs 2 bedrooms with Full size beds are joined by a landing and share a Full Bathroom with clawfoot tub and handheld shower. There is a Single day bed on the first floor in the TV room for a guest or child who wants a seperate room.
The Guest House has a large Master bedroom with a King size bed, and a Private Loft with a Full size bed. There is a Full Bath with glassed in shower, and a kitchenette with electric range, dishwasher and full sized apartment refrigerator.
Keywords: guest house, historic, secluded, nature, pond, lucy vincent beach, stone walls, wildlife, hiking
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- limited accessibility
I am a builder and carpenter. I'm married and have a beautiful 3.5 year old daughter and a soon to be born boy. I vacationed on the Vineyard my whole life, but only decided to settle here 12 years ago after meeting my now wife who is an Island native. I enjoy playing tennis, practising yoga, and playing classical guitar.
I bought this property because it was a rare opportunity to own and restore an antique (c.1786) house in its original setting. It is in the town of Chilmark which offers seclusion, the best beaches, but also easy access to down-island: it is only 20 minutes from the ferry terminal and 10 minutes from the grocery store.
I fell in love with the setting and undertook a 5 year, labor-of-love restoration, trying to be as faithful as possible to the historic nature of the house. All of the mouldings were fabricated using period hand planes. The windows and doors are all period reproduction units. The post and beam repairs were performed by the master carpenter and crew from Plymouth Plantation, the living historic village.
Most of all I enyoyed being surrounded by the natural wonders that I experienced during the five years of working on this house. I experienced some of the most peaceful moments of my life watching the moon rise over the trees, listening to the birds, and watching the wildlife (river otters, rabbits, turtles, ospreys...).
Lucy Vincent Beach , with its red clay cliffs and rolling sand dunes, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and is only accessible by Chilmark residents and renters.
The house is surrounded by nature preserves, such as Menemsha Hills, and Peaked Hill, which offer the most striking views of the Island.
Enjoy restaurants, shops and sunsets at the historic fishing village of Menemsha (the setting for the movie 'Jaws') which is only 2 miles down the road.
The Chilmark Community Center is a great meeting place. (2 miles away) It has beautiful public tennis courts (3 clay, 2 hard), A world class international film festival and numerous local events. There are also activities and camps for kids.