VICTORIAN CHARM. STEPS TO BEACH, TOWN & FERRY

Claudio

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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VICTORIAN CHARM. STEPS TO BEACH, TOWN & FERRY

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Waterviews, 5 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, Big Porch & Yard - Sleeps 9

Old vineyard rustic cottage charm. Across from the Inkwell beach and situated in the heart of the historic district. The classic 1851 Victorian beach cottage has 4+ bedrooms and ideally sleeps 8. The porch has ocean/inkwell beach views. Our lawn is perfect for family and friends to gather, grill and relax. The renowned inkwell beach is steps away and charming oak bluffs harbour, ferry and quaint main street is a 5-7 minute stroll way. A central location with the public park with tennis courts, playground and basketball courts right down the street. Waban park behind the house perfect for flying kites on the ocean breeze or kicking around a soccer/football. The spacious house has 4+ bedrooms with high speed internet, DVD and Cable TV. In addition, for larger parties, there is a guest cottage on the property next door available for rental that has a separate high-speed wi-fi, shower, kitchen, laundry and outdoor seating. Video of interior available. House web: www.joyeuxonthevine.com

Outside Dining & Porch: If your family and friends love living outside and walking to the beach then look no further. The house is literally 50 steps away from Inkwell beach - and for those who dont prefer the sand we have an ample lawn that includes a large picnic table, a private cafe table, a breakfast table with morning sun, porch rockers, beach chairs, beach towels and comfy adirondack chairs. The large porch wraps around to allow shade seekers on the porch to easily converse with sunbathers in the garden. There are beds of roses, hydrangeas and rhodendrums for you and your guests to enjoy. In addition, there is a gas grill and an outside clothing line. TV, DVD and Wi-Fi on the property.

Sleeping Well: While we believe it is the ocean breeze that gives you such a good nights sleep here, we also have new mattresses, pillows, blankets and linens in all the bedrooms in May 2011. In the two master bedrooms, the pillow-top mattress are covered in 600-1000 count cotton sheets for maximum comfort. In addition, each master bedroom has an iPOD/iPHONE music docking station and a digital alarm clock for those of you who want to get up early to watch those stunning ocean sunrises.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Claudio

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We are a family of four with two young children. I grew up in New England, and the vineyard was always a magical summer place. My husband grew in the mountains of Italy, but once he came to the vineyard he also fell in love with the special nature of the place. We bought this house so our children would have the memories of the beach and family. This is our family vacation home and we are pleased to share the laid-back charm the vineyard has to offer. It is a friendly old neighborhood, with families that have been there for generations. It is a family house and best suited for families or close groups of friends looking to join beach vineyard living.

Claudio purchased this house in 2011

We were looking for many years to find a house that had retained it's original victorian charm. The moment we walked into this house, we knew it was the right place for us. It has maintained it's original charm and you could feel the warmth and the summers of joyful beach days over many generations.

It is not modern, and it is not at all like the home live in our normal life. We look at the island as a retreat from the conveniences and stresses of modern life, a slower time and pace when we found the time to connect with each other and to nature.

The house has only been in a few families since it was built. We feel a deep responsibility as care takers of a very special place that will be around for many more generations to come. It is quintessential rustic vineyard cottage living and we love it.

We could wake up and see the ocean from the master bedroom, the porch was big and welcoming and the yard big enough for big BBQ with family and friends. We loved the idea of walking a few minutes through the historic district or along the beach road to get handmade ice-cream after dinner. The water is an important element of the perfect beach house for us but so is the outdoor space as we live outside when we are on holiday. We eat, we read, we talk, we spend basically the whole day under the blue skies. The location allows for a morning stroll to the harbor along the beach, or a 10K bike ride in between the sand dunes, or a quiet moment to sit on the big rock and watch the horizon. For us, it is the hard to find, perfect in-town location, friendly neighbors and right at the beach. It is quite simply - our favorite place to be.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Victorian Charm. Steps to Beach, Town & Ferry
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
Oak Park, IL
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Great location, however...

  • 4 of 5
The home is in a perfect location. You really don't need a car since everything is a 2 -10 minute walk. The beach, bike paths, restaurants and shopping right at your doorstep! I thought the home could stand to be given a little TLC. The house was clean, the beds were clean & quite comfortable and there was ample room for the 5 in my party. The stairways have narrow treads & risers which may not be great for the elderly or small children. Small, inexpensive repairs or just attention to detail would dramatically improve the overall guest experience. Here are two examples, there is a wonderful glide rocker in the living room which squeaks very loudly every time you glide or rock. A $3.50 can of WD-40 could easily alleviate this issue. The noise created by the chair is annoying when you're trying to have a conversation or just watching a bit of television. If you like to cook or like to cook while on vacation, don't make any grand plans to do so while renting this home. The pots & pans and prep ware are not so good. Anyone who considered themselves a "real cook" would be very disappointed. I attempted to use a garlic press that looks like it was manufactured in the 1940's!! That didn't work out so well. Once again, a quick trip to TJMaxx or Marshalls for a decent set of pots, pans & cooking utensils, would have improved my guest experience. Despite these situations, I really enjoyed my vacation. It's really a wonderful house, I just wish the owners / care takers maximized the potential of such a lovely space in such a great location.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the your feedback, we have passed it on and will get that rocker sorted out quickly. We are very happy you enjoyed your vacation at our home. We are undergoing major TLC updates this fall and winter, as we do every year. The house does have some vintage pieces of cutlery and tools (lobster pot is probably 30 years old;) that we find charming and can't bear to toss out. However, we do buy new appliances, pots and pans every year for our guests to use. This year we had a new fridge, new stove, new blender, new coffee machine, new table cloths, glasses and silverware. I will make sure we add a garlic press to the list for next season, and we hope to have you back again.

Just a note for families with small children. We have two year old twins, and it is true you need to be careful with the children on the stairs, especially the back stairs. There is a baby gate in the laundry room for guests to use. We have many families with small children who love the house, and we have two high-chairs and baby-cots that we leave for guests to use. It is a family-friendly beach home, meant for sandy feet and evening chats on the porch.

We appreciate the time you took to give us feedback. We hope you will visit us again. We will continue to invest in the house each season, as it grows with us and our family. We are happy to share our family beach home with you and all our guests.
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
Beach house had everything to make our stay comfortable. Loved that this house had linens and plenty of towels/beach towels. A nice surprise was the A/C in all the upstairs bedrooms. Quick walk to town, beach was right out the front door. Nice side yard , clean, manicured, we brought an inflatable pool and had plenty of room! The house could use some TLC - bathrooms, screens, exterior doors,laundry room- but one of the better rentals for the price.
Pictures accurate, homeowners great to deal with. Close to everything- many great restaurants! Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Donna, thanks so much for your review and kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time, and look forward to welcoming you back to the island. Look out this fall for a major TLC project which will make the house even more comfortable for your next visit. Happy summer and hope we have made a true Inkwell Beach / Copeland Historic district fan. See you soon!
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

Perfect house, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed at this beautiful home at the beginning of July. The house is close to everything. The beach was never crowded, the water was clear and the house was less than two minutes away.
The house itself was very cozy. The porch was a perfect spot enjoy the ocean breeze and the spirit of the Vineyard. The beds were very comfortable and all the bedrooms had a great cross breeze.
We also enjoyed walking to the town of Oak Bluff and enjoying the many variety of ice cream!!
We will be back to visit this wonderful house for many years to cone.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
5

Perfect house, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed at this beautiful home at the beginning of July. The house is close to everything. The beach was never crowded, the water was clear and the house was less than two minutes away.
The house itself was very cozy. The porch was a perfect spot enjoy the ocean breeze and the spirit of the Vineyard. The beds were very comfortable and all the bedrooms had a great cross breeze.
We also enjoyed walking to the town of Oak Bluff and enjoying the many variety of ice cream!!
We will be back to visit this wonderful house for many years to cone.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
Somerville, MA
5

A lovely beach home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here during the Memorial Day weekend and simply loved it. The house is spacious and has that Vineyard feel (at least we think it did). They are CLOSE to the water, 2 minutes walk and you're not just on sand, your feet are wet.

It's an easy walk to everywhere, (5 minutes to the Oak Bluffs ferry, 5 minutes to Circuit Street, 2 minutes to some nice beaches) and we did enjoy exploring however most evenings were spent grilling and sitting on the porch, enjoying the neighborhood and the sea breezes.

The bedrooms are updated and comfortable with good cross breezes so we slept excellently. The house has all the amenities we could have asked for, the kitchen was well stocked, etc.

Just a wonderful place to spend some time on Martha's Vineyard!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Woods Hole / Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Inkwell
Car: not necessary

Old Victorian Seaside Charm - Sit on the big porch and gaze at the famous inkwell beach (just steps away!) Wake up in the Master Bedroom with direct ocean views from your bed or private balcony. Nestled in the heart of the historic district and just a few minutes walk to town, shops, harbor or the ferry. There are five newly decorated bedrooms in the Main House with a full bath and half bath. There is a studio cottage next door available for an additional weekly rental fee and has a private outdoor seating, separate grill, full bath and kitchen. The beach bike path starts right at our doorstep - with windsurfing, kayaking, clamming all nearby. Just up the street are the neighborhood tennis courts, basketball court and playground. High speed Wi-FI for both properties, as well as extensive book library, DVD and family board games. We welcome you into our home to truly enjoy life at a different pace.

Golf: Golf the links while overlooking the Nantucket sound. Challenge your swings with the ocean breezes and the incomparable beauty of the the island.

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Availability & Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250
Notes Studio Beach Cottage available next door to main house for larger parties. Please ask owner/manager for availability if you are interested in renting both properties.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Downtown
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Washroom w/Shower - toilet , shower , Downstairs in back of house past kitchen and laundry room
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Large family size outdoor shower to wash off sand & sports
    Upstairs 1/2 Bath - toilet , Upstairs a toilet only in the middle of the house
  • A full bathroom downstairs off of a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. A half bathroom upstairs serves the upstairs bedrooms. There is an additional full bath with a shower in the guest cottages and additional laundry facilities.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom w/Balcony - 1 queen , Oceanviews from Bed and Balcony
    Garden Sunrise Bedroom - 1 queen , Delightful cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans
    The Loft Room - 2 twin/ single , In the middle of the house perfect for kids
    Low Garden View - 2 twin/ single , A direct garden view, just off the dining area downstairs
    Nantucket Park View - 1 twin/ single , Quiet hideaway in the back, with back stairs to kitchen
  • Main House - 3 Bedrooms upstairs, 1 Bedroom downstairs. The large master bedroom benefits from a queen size bed, private balcony with ocean views, rocking chair, bookshelf, iPOD docking station, walk in closet, alarm clock and 26' TV with DVD player. The garden bedroom room upstairs has cathedral ceilings, a full closet, iPOD docking station and a ceiling fan. The 3rd bedroom upstairs has bunk beds suitable for young adults. The 4th bedroom downstairs has two twin beds, with a ceiling fan and dresser. The studio beach cottage on the property is available for an additional charge. The studio cottage also has a private, fenced in seating area with a gas grill. The house library has a wide selection of children and adult books and DVDs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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