Open floor plan comfortable living area sun-drenched windows; light, bright and clean; kitchen with everything you need for carefree beach vacation; private setting but very close to bike path and island trolly that both go all over our special island; just down the road are Katama Bay town boat launch (free launch service) and Katama Bay soft shell and quahog clamming (license required from town clerk); at that launch, drop your kayak or boat and venture over to barrier beach or up Katama Bay to Edgartown Harbor; surf fishing great at South Beach; also know as one of world's best beaches, South Beach has lifeguard on duty, bathrooms, change room and parking all free; at South Beach is entrance to trustee's reservation if you have a four wheel vehicle (fee for registration); or you can bike or walk north to Edgartown village for a bite, shopping, a movie or for quick trip over to Chappaquiddick island which is a part of Edgartown. See our full site at www.vacationrentalmarthasvineyard.com.
Accommodations and Amenities: Central vacuum; pine floors throughout and no wall to wall which we believe is key to maintaining a clean environment; window fans and oscillating fans for each room; price includes all utilities and trash removal; internet/WI FI, satellite TV with music stations, DVD and radio; a no pets and no smoking policy are central to keeping our house a clean, “beachy” home; outside water hose next to parking area so you can wash down your car, beach or fishing gear ( or let the kids have a water fight !); kids play yard and tree hut in front; outside swing set and clothes line are both in the back yard; outside post lights and flood lights for nighttime events; picnic table is conveniently located of a grass patio just outside the kitchen door and barbeque deck (you can use our large rustic brick BBQ or one of our gas grills); there’s plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy the sunset from the vantage or the front lawn; and for bikers, we can show you how to use inside bike storage, but most folks just leave their bikes outside.
Location Summary: Beautifully landscaped with large lawn in a private quiet residential neighborhood; clean and well maintained recently renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath gambrel cape cod style home in desirable Katama area just minutes south to public South Beach (lifeguard, restroom and free parking) and Katama Bay( boat ramp, shell fishing and kayaking) and also just minutes north to historic walkable Edgartown village, harbor, and Chappaquiddick 'on-time' ferry all of which are reachable by bike path and island run trolley. Our home offers warmth, peace and fun for young and old alike, your family, guests and friends; all points on the island easily accessible via public bus including hospital, airport, cultural activities and other island towns and beaches.Martha's Vineyard is an island located 8 miles off the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts. Once a whaling center, it has become a favorite summertime haven of many celebrities.
Martha's Vineyard is an island located 8 miles off Cape Cod.
Directions: From Edgartown village, go south towards South Beach, turn onto Crocker Drive and then turn onto Waller Way (look for white post with black letters).
Welcome to our family home! We have been on the Vineyard for over 40 years where we enjoy not only the entire island but also visits from our children and grandchildren. Recently we started wintering in Key West, Florida (where the above picture was taken by Key West's 'parrot man'), but we still spend late Spring, the Summer and late Fall on the Vineyard. Throughout the years we have worked to improve the condition, appearance, cleanliness, amenities of our home with equal emphasis on landscaping which is our passion. We truly believe that you will feel right at home and that you will have a great vacation. Our mission is to let our home be your home away from home! Thanks, Don and Kathy Welch.
Katama is one of the most desirable areas on Martha's Vineyard.The word 'Katama' comes from a Wampanoag word meaning 'crab-fishing place.' The terrain is a flat out-wash plain, characterized by sandy soil and few trees. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Great Plains.' Katama has been a popular summer resort since the late 1800s. Our Katama home is strategically located close to South Beach/Katama Bay and the Village of Edgartown. Better yet, it is located on a private and quiet road, just a short walk to 1) the island-wide biking trails, 2) a trolley stop which will connects in the Village of Edgartown to all island destinations and 3) the Katama Airfield. Just down the road are South Beach ( public beach with summer lifeguards, restrooms and free parking) and Katama Bay, protected by a barrier beach, which is great spot for shell fishing and launching kayaks. It also has a public landing and boat ramp. Or you may want to visit the close by Katama Farm which is owned by the Town of Edgartown and leased to The Farm Institute a nonprofit teaching farm that educates and engages children and adults in sustainable agriculture through the diverse operations of a working farm by providing year-round educational programs offering learning experiences in: Farming (field crops, produce, fruit, hay); Land preservation; The culture and history of Martha's Vineyard farming; Nutritional awareness; and Humane livestock management (cattle, poultry, swine, sheep, goats). Forgot to mentionRight Fork Diner 508-627-5522 (Summer only) at 12 Mattakesett Way (right at Katama Field Airport). Food is served inside or on their deck right in the middle of Katama Airfield so you can watch the private planes take off and land.The bi-plane tours of the island are fun too.
Our home has hundreds of feet of gardens and is surrounded by a manicured lawn surrounding the entire home. It is situated in a private quiet residential neighborhood We take great pride in keeping our home clean and healthy. We have an absolute no pet no smoking rule. Having pine floors throughout and no wall to wall helps maintain a healthy environment; and the basement has a dehumidifier. ; window fans and oscillating fans for each room; price includes all utilities and trash removal; WI FI, satellite TV with music stations, DVD and radio; an outside water hose next to parking area is available so you can wash down your car, beach or fishing gear ( or let the kids have a water fight !); kids play yard and special detached kids cottage; outside swing set in the back yard; outside post lights and flood lights for nighttime events; picnic table is conveniently located outside the kitchen door and barbeque deck; and there’s plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy.