This roomy contemporary Cape with distinct Vineyard feel is walking distance to downtown Edgartown and a bike ride to South Beach, but situated on quiet street, on a large, wooded lot. Lawn to play ball or frisbee out front. House has a brand new kitchen, and an expansive deck right off kitchen. It comfortably accommodates 2 couples with children. Large, newly finished basement with home entertainment center/game room and ''bunk room'' great for kids -- especially on rainy days. Large HD TV. High speed Internet connection.
Beach Details: Two miles from South Beach for nice surf. A quieter calmer beach in town, about a mile away. There's also state beach about five miles away, with always calm surf, which is great for smaller children. Swimming also at Edgartown Great Pond, but bring water shoes. Near bike paths to beach, town and West Tisbury. Bike to the supermarket, fish store or Morning Glory farm stand.
Transferable ferry ticket and reservation available (at cost) to get your car across for certain peak weaks
Bike Trails: Bike trails are nearby and go to South Beach or to town, or to the state forest where there is a great trail for both biking and roller blading. Can also bike to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven on bike paths.
Ferry Tickets: .
Ferry reservations for car available some weeks for cost
I am a published author and journalist currently writing about health for The Boston Globe and working on a historical mystery partly set in Martha's Vineyard.
I used to sail to the vineyard in my early twenties. Just as we were about to close on our first house in West Tisbury, we saw a PBS special proclaiming there was something 'magic' about the Vineyard. I don't normally believe in magic, but in this case it's true.
We had a great vacation home in West Tisbury but we had to drive everywhere. When our two kids got to be eight and ten, we wanted them to be able to walk to Edgartown and feel some autonomy. However, we were used to the privacy and wooded, rural feel of West Tisbury, so this house was a perfect combination of both.
The house is very bright and sunny. When we finished the basement, we had perfect place for the kids on rainy days and later, a great place for them to bring their friends. Three years ago, we put in a new kitchen - and only because my husband made me, a high-def large screen TV.