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18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Edgartown House Rental Photos and Description


Location... Location... Location!!! This is a privately owned and managed, gracious and spotless contemporary home in a reverse design - popular on Martha's Vineyard for water-view homes. The bedrooms are on the first floor and the main living area (for maximum views) -kitchen, living room, dining room and den, are on the second floor. Located on the tip of Chappaquiddick Island our ' Bayview' faces both the Atlantic Ocean and Katama Bay separating Martha's Vineyard and Chappaquiddick Island. Ocean views and wonderful western Bay views are our uniquically beautiful offering. We abut much water! We also are steps from the natural, Wasque Conservation center.

This non-Smoking home has a cathedral ceiling, glassed in 25'X30' living room, a totally equipped gourmet open kitchen with snack bar. sky light dining area with a slider to the large private cable system, 2nd floor wraparound deck providing occupants with large round glass table, chairs and lounges. The home has two and a half baths, 3 lovely bedrooms, a den with sleep sofa, an outside enclosed hot and cold shower, and sleeps eight. Every possible amenity is at the home. Truly unusual in comfort and generosity. Short walk to the wonderful nearby bay and ocean beaches and a short ride to other quiet Chappy beaches.

We have an exciting new 'view proof' cable system wrap-around deck on the second floor which is larger than our old deck and offers totally unobstructed and fabulous views. At sunset we see the sun fall over the water. This home is a View-person's paradise.

There are 3 bedrooms--the master bedroom is 32 feet long and has a sitting area and private T.V. and queen size bed with master bath with both shower and jetted tub. Another bedroom also has a queen size bed. The third bedroom has 2 lovely twin beds and T.V.for DVD's. Upstairs in the sun-room there is a quality queen size sofa bed and the third T.V. We also have high speed wireless internet service.

You will not find a better home. It is in a beautiful private location yet not far from beaches or town (Edgartown). For fishermen- and gals, we are near good surf fishing at Wasque reservation. Fishing rods can be rented in Edgartown. For those interested in clamming, we have rakes and can guide you to our favorite clamming spots right near our home on the tip of Katama Bay. Wasque conservation area also has canoe and kayak rentals plus 'over the sand' tours of this island.

**Choice Auto Ferry tickets are be offered to in-season renters at prime travel times (late June to the end of August).

*Call or e-mail for more information and personal considerations and requests. We try to work closely with our renters to insure a happy vacation experience.

Renting our home will make you say you are "HAPPY ON CHAPPY"!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Cynthia or Tom Lally
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Cynthia or Tom Lally

We designed and built this wonderful home. It is our dream home. Tom, my husband, owned an insurance agency. I, Cynthia, taught high school and college mathematics in the Hartford, Connecticut area. We have 2 grown sons with their own special families and 5 grand children (4 girls and 1 boy). We personally manage this home and take pride in it. We do all our own renting, speaking with potential renters and getting to know their special needs and concerns. Each year new, exciting improvements are added to make our home a wonderful place to share with our great renters.

Cynthia or Tom Lally purchased this house in 1995

Why Cynthia or Tom Lally chose Edgartown Area

We wanted something 'very special' and this home is 'very special'. The location is so fabulous! We watch sunsets each evening from either our great cable system deck or while eating dinner in our dining room. The setting is amazing! We border Katama Bay at it's tip and is parallel to the south beach of the Atlantic Ocean. It is just a short walk to the water. Plus being on Chappaquiddick Island is like being in one of the world's most beautiful and incredible islands.

What makes this house unique

This home offers total privacy, peace and quiet escape. You will not find a more wonderful place to relax and enjoy Views... Views and more Views. Far from crowds.* Read our past renters' reviews and then decide if this home offers everything you want for your lovely vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciate the kind words of our guest. They rented for the first week in July as a family vacation. We are so lucky to share our home with such wonderful people. The new deck was a huge hit since it provides an unobstructive water view, complete privacy and total peace. Sitting on the deck at sunset is a treat. The best part of the vacation is the beauty that Chappaquiddick Island offers all those who are fortunate enough to spend time there.
Jun 2012
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Lexington, MA

Unbeatable view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed in this wonderful home in August 2012. Cynthia was kind enough to arrange for our ferry tickets in advance, which saved us much worry. We had visited Chappy last year during our trip to MV, and decide that we would try a week there. We were definitely off the beaten path with this house, and were admittedly a little nervous when the pavement ended and we had to drive on a dirt road. We were so pleased when we saw the house! It is very spacious and the view is spectacular- just like the pictures! The deck was beautiful! Everything was perfect and clean. The owner, Cynthia, helped us figure out an issue we had with the DirecTV immediately. The beach is just a short walk or even shorter bike ride from the house. Wasque Beach (closed when we were there due to erosion) and East Beach are also just a bike ride (or short car ride) away. We loved the remoteness of the home, yet the proximity to Edgartown provided us with everything we needed. We also took advantage of the offerings at the Chappaquiddick Community Center- my husband and I took a yoga class, and my kids took sailing and tennis lessons. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a great place on MV.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, tranquil spot

  • 5 of 5

I spent 2+ weeks at this fabulous house in the fall. What a wonderful, relaxing experience. The view over Katama Bay is spectacular and changes every day an throughout the day. The the fabulous deck and comfortable deck furniture is the perfect place to watch the colors change, read a book, watch the birds over the marsh, or take a nap. The location is great for taking long walks on the beach or walking on the Trustee land or the lanes of Chappy. The property is very private and very quiet -- especially in the off season! The house is beautifully appointed, very comfortable (great mattress in Master bedroom!) and has anything you need for a short or extended stay. The owners were the best! They were great with communicating details and making arrangements. I would come back here in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near Boston

Beautiful in the spring

  • 5 of 5

My parents and young kids (5 and 7) enjoyed a beautiful spring break on Chappy. Though chilly, this is such a peaceful time to explore all that this location has to offer. Long walks on nearby trails and beach, bird watching, shell collecting, and sunset soaking. House was clean and very comfortable and well equipped. We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls' Long Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We girls get together at least once a year for a chance to catch up and spend time with each other. This was the perfect location for this. Beautiful sunsets, wine on the deck, walks on the beach....Cynthia was so very gracious providing information on good restaurants in Edgartown and making sure we were all situated and comfortable. Tranquil, peaceful, transported to another world. Thank you for this wonderful experience in your very lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlestown, MA

A sparkling tapestry of sunlight

  • 5 of 5

I find that experiences often become distilled in memory into the most striking vignettes. Here are mine for our wonderful trip to this home in August of 2014: Our family getting together for a meal together in the upstairs dining room against the backdrop of early evening sunshine, grilling hotdogs and hamburgers together on the grill downstairs, getting up early for a sunrise over the eastern side of Chappaquiddick, hiking around Wasque point on a beautiful day, going on the trustees of the reservation tour which leaves from the Japanese garden out to Cape Poge lighthouse (learning along the way about local plant life and the migration of local birds), the multitude of windows providing great light into the upstairs living room, taking in the sparkling tapestry of sunlight which reflects off of Katama Bay, creating a spectacular view from the upstairs deck of this house.

Chappaquiddick is a special place and this is a special house. It features a really privileged location near Wasque point. You are walking distance to Katama Bay and Wasque point. True, it is a bit of a hike into Edgartown and the Ferry fee provides a slight disincentive to making the trip into town. You have to come supplied with everything you will need by way of groceries. But it is worth it because this home offers you a quiet, nature-infused experience that I do not believe you can have in many other rental offerings.

We got very lucky with the weather while we were there (it was warm and sunny every day). That was a lucky thing. But within the realm of reliable, positive, constants for your upcoming vacation, this home will provide one.

This was the first time that we stayed on Chappaquiddick. On our last trip we stayed at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown. That was a great experience and a very different type of experience (pool, bar, hotel amenities, proximity to restaurants). If you enjoy taking hikes, getting up early, quiet walks to the ocean, you will love this special offering.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a delightful week on Chappaquiddick, having spent it at a home we have rented several times in the past but have been unable to visit for several years (we are now empty nesters!). This house is a perfect get-away: it is very comfortable, well-equipped and well-maintained, with views that are lovely, spectacular sunsets from the deck, and an easy walk to Katama Bay. The island is quiet with lots of beach and woods for walks, and a very short ferry ride, by car to explore Martha's Vineyard, or as walk-on passengers if you just want a nice dinner and some fun shopping in lovely Edgartown. You can tell the owners love their home, and we are grateful that they rent this beautiful place, allowing us to create terrific memories of our vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Edgartown Village
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Chappy ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chappy golf course-9 holes- donations for play
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Edgartown Village
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
1/2 street walk down a pretty dirt road
Car: recommended

Down a quiet dirt road in an exclusive Chappaquiddick area. Long Walks, Canoeing, Nature Trails, Total Privacy, Great fishing off nearby beach or on private charters. Also we are near good clamming areas and have equipment for our renter's use. Kyacking too. Wasque Reservation is nearby and canoes can be rented there to explore coves and Katama Bay. Wonderful location for families, honeymooners, people wanting total relaxation. Ocean view, waterfront, views plus more views! Ocean and Bay steps away.


Rates & Availability

Edgartown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End of season
Oct 11 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
APRIL 1-15,2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
APRILL 15-MAY 20,2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
MAY 20-27,2017
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
MAY 27-JUNE 3,2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 3-10,2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 10-17,2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
JUNE 17-24,2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT.2-9, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT. 9-16,2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 16-23,2017
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 23-30,2017
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
SEPT 30-OCT 7, 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
OCT. 7-14,2017
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
departure cleaning fee required $150

Departure cleaning ($150) is required since it is necessary to maintain a very special (and clean) vacation experience.
* Security deposit varies from $250 to $500 depending on the number of occupants and is refunded within 2 weeks of departure.
* Note that the rates vary from season to season*
*April and May are greatly discounted*
**Excellent ferry tickets offered from June 22 to Aug 31**
**Rentals booked less than 30 days of arrival date are required to either use a Bank wire transfer or 'over night mail' a bank check to reserve the home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Edgartown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Lux. comfortable master bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks-first floor convenient hall bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , second floor pretty 1/2 bath
  • 2.5+ Master bedroom has a private bath with shower and separate jacuzzi tub.--- Main bath with double sinks and shower/tub--- Upstairs living area has a convenient 1/2 bath--- There is an outdoor enclosed hot/cold shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is the sunroom. We have a quality queen sofa bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2) top quality bedding., there is (1) queen size sofa bed in the sunroom which is top quality and very comfortable.., Twin or Single Beds (2) Total= 2 queens in bedrooms, 2 twins in 3rd bedroom, 1 queen sofa bed in sunroom which is a totally self contained room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Sundecks, Storage room for beach equipment, Trash Pick-up, Internet WIFI, Direct TV, Cathedral Ceilings, Oak Stairways, Large Windows, Ceiling Fans, Views, Views & More Views! No Smoking, Beautifully decorated with good quality furnishings, enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower, clamming equipment,. House is near the miles of conservation nature preserve-Wasque Reservation.

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