Oak Bluffs cottage rental - East Chop Waterview Victorian near beach and town
East Chop Waterview Victorian near beach and town
 
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps10
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Photos and Description
6 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 10.

Our East Chop Waterview Victorian Cottage is in an excellent location to enjoy all that Martha's Vineyard has to offer. It is outside of town on a quiet dirt road, but close enough to everything to either walk or ride your bike.

The house overlooks a pine and oak forest to the West and Nantucket Sound to the East where the sun rises out of the water in the summer. Wake up with your coffee and walk 5 minutes to Jetty Beach, Oak Bluffs harbor or the East Chop Beach Club for an early morning swim.

Walk around the harbor from either Jetty Beach or along East Chop Drive to Oak Bluffs, passing the town's public boat ramp and waterfront houses. Pass the moored sailboats in the harbor and walk along the quayway into town where motorboats and charter fishing boats rest in their slips.

Pass newspaper and coffee shops, restaurants, bicycle rental stores, movie theatres and the Flying Horse Carrousel on the way to Circuit Avenue & Ocean Park, all before breakfast. Life is good!

There have been many upgrades in the last several years, including; a new roof and windows, new downstairs bathroom with warm floor tiles, a rebuilt porch, shingling, painting and an updated kitchen with all the conveniences to help make it as warm and comfortable in the spring and fall (with the fireplace's Vermont Casting propane stove) as it is in the summer. Many guests return year after year in the summer or for off-season weeks. Others come back intermittently for weddings, romantic weekends, and family gatherings. Everyone seems to race to his or her favorite bedroom upon arrival!

In the most recent update in the fall of 2013, the deck was rebuilt and raised to provide a more comfortable and attractive location for sunning and barbecues. Old fencing was also replace with new. We can't wait for spring to enjoy it!

History: Our former Methodist Campground cottage was moved from downtown Oak Bluffs by horse and cart, around the harbor and up the hill to East Chop Highlands sometime before 1896. Photos of the house in 1896 and 1910 offer a historic perspective.

The house has been added onto extensively since its move. The photograph from 1896 shows the house with old gingerbread trim on a gabled end, a balcony that no longer exists, as well as an older woman sitting in a rocker on the porch. Her age in the picture and the age of the photo indicate that she may have been born around the time of Jefferson's presidency. An extensive description of the house and how it has been renovated over the decades appears in the back of the 'Guide to East Chop Families'' written by Jane Meleney Coe.

The house is fully equipped in the kitchen, in the dining room, on the porches and for beach picnics, as well as on the deck where barbecuing and dinner under the stars is a favorite activity. The house is ready for your laptop with wireless broadband service. The living room has a flat screen TV with cable.

Outside furniture, beach chairs are available in the basement, which is near the hot and cold water outside shower and changing area. Trips to town are easy for walkers or bikers, and local restaurants, like the Ocean View, and convenient newspaper, food and liquor stores like Our Market and Tony's Market are close at hand. The house has a lawn with an underground sprinkler system. A hammock and Adirondack furniture are hidden in the woods, and bird feeders and innovative ''yard art'' sculptures grace the gentle setting.

Please contact the owner via email for questions you may have. We hope you plan a visit to our summer home this year.

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Ted and Kate have been coming to Martha's Vineyard all their lives and met on the Vineyard.

Ted Meleney purchased this cottage in 1972

Our house is in a wonderful location, away from traffic and the noise of downtown Oak Bluffs, but close enough to enjoy its benefits. Fully equipped and close to the beach and harbor, guests can enjoy the best of all worlds; the beach, walks, boating, birding, fishing, biking, the woods, and an upstairs water view. Older children can walk to the beaches by themselves.

With or without a vehicle, our house is convenient to ferries arriving in Oak Bluffs. You can walk from the boat to our house in about 15 minutes. Ride your bike in about 10 minutes, or drive in about 5 minutes. The house is a wonderful mix of modern and antique, comfortable for everyone and a return destination for generations of families. We hope you will love it.

57 Reviews of Property 105316 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Charming Six Bedroom Waterview East Chop Victorian in Excellent Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
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Charming Six Bedroom Waterview East Chop Victorian in Excellent Location
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Oak Bluffs Martha's Vineyard
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5

Tranquil environment close to Town

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
Our family has been staying at this home away from home for eight summers. We love the seclusion of the house - yet the closeness to town and just steps from East Chop beach. Great location for walks along the bluffs in the morning and then back to the house for coffee on the sprawling back porch. Plenty of room for great dinners in the dinning room and a warming atmosphere by the fireplace on late Augusts cool evenings. Accomodations are great for friends and family to entertain. Mornings on the back porch and evening on the front porch. Just minutes to walk into Oak Bluffs - you won't miss a beat!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks your the review. We love the spot, too! Some things new for this year are a rowboat and a sunfish available down by the harbor. You need to bring your own PFDs (personal floatation devices), and boating and swimming skills.
Ted
Helpful votes: 10/11
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Surprise 30th Anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We couldn't have asked for a more hospitable landlord. A great house, a great location, a perfect place for just the 2 of us and also for the surprise 30th anniversary celebration with friends and family this last weekend.
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We got married!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
What a wonderful week to be married! Our wedding was at the MV Sailing Camp and the house was the perfect place to prepare and relax. Thanks so much! So charming!
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50th Anniversary!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had a wonderful 50th anniversary week with our whole family here. All enjoyed your quaint cottage and we don't want to leave yet either!
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Peaceful and Relaxing

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thanks again for such a wonderful stay! We enjoyed the beach every day! Long Point was so peaceful and relaxing every morning. Aquinnah was beautiful as always! This house has many family memories and we love it. Thanks so much!
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Came for a Wedding

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We were here for a wedding. Stayed in your home for one wonderful week. Great accommodations, great location, great family vacation!
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Good to Be Back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thank you for a wonderful time again! Missed being here the last few years.
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Awesome Time

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
We had an awesome time again here with our family and friends! Can' wait to come back next year.
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The Perfect Cottage Getaway

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2013
Thanks so much foe a wonderful time/place! It brought back many childhood memories.
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Loved the House!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Thanks so much! We loved the house. Wish we could stay all week!
Helpful votes: 0/1