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MV Private Katama Contemporary Cape - a little piece of Island Heaven!

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8-10, outdoor shower. Large property.

The attraction of the Katama area is the beach, the smell of the ocean and the feeling of a true Island vacation.Nearby Edgartown Village with its historic buildings and whaling captains' homes, the harbor (where Jaws was filmed!) , Fuller Street Beach and the walkability of all. The perfect fit for a family or a romantic get-away.

Spacious, bright, clean contemporary Cape on 1 1/2 acres - lots of bunnies visit the large mowed yard - less ticks with the mowed yard! Furnished with antiques and cozy contemporary furniture. Cathedral ceiling in living room with large skylight and ceiling fan. Enjoy dining on the screened-in porch or wrap-around deck. Location is extremely private near the biking & hiking path. The large outdoor shower is especially nice under the stars. Bikes, outdoor charcoal & propane grill, patio & beach furniture, and children's equipment is supplied.

We have added to our supply of baby/toddler furniture and our supply of children's bikes and toys. Our large mowed yard is excellent to play in!

More Details

Diane Lauretano - owner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, czech
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Diane Lauretano - owner

Our family of six, parents and four children are from NW Connecticut. We live on Bantam Lake, the largest natural lake in Ct. We wanted pink and green gold for our wedding bands and found Cheryl Stark on the Vineyard could make then for us and that was our first exposure to the VY. We rented until we could afford to purchase our own home with partners, mother and brother -in-law. Eventually we were able to buy them out and have been going to our own house since 1984.

Diane Lauretano - owner purchased this house in 1984

Why Diane Lauretano - owner chose Katama

This property is very secluded on a private dirt road, yet close to the town of Edgartown and the beach. Our children, as they grew, were able to go to town by walking, roller skating or biking. We felt very safe on the VY. We have a large yard - 1.1 acres!) a large part of which is mowed where all can play or do lawn games. We like to identify the numerous birds in the yard.

What makes this house unique

Our house had just been built and was perfect for our growing family. We loved the privacy and we were also a couple of minutes to the walking/bike path. My husband likes to run to the beach in the early morning.We love the brightness of the interior due to facing south and the skylights. We removed all wall-to-wall carpeting downstairs so it is dust-mite free. We have tile, bamboo floors. The water has just been tested and the results for our well water were excellent. Results given upon request. We are adding on this winter and will have 4 bedrooms and 31/2 baths. There will be two master suites.


Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , big outdoor shower nothing like taking a shower under stars!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Powder room off new kitchen
    Bathroom - outdoor shower , Private shower for one of the downstairs master bdrms
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , Full - connected to the downstairs master
  • See the stars as you shower outside...walk right on deck/screened-in porch and never get you feet dirty. We have 3 full bathrooms, powder room and an 2 outdoor showers. There is also a free standing bathtub in a downstairs bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 double
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 baby crib , Attached bath,large closet, private deck and outside shower
  • Two sets of bunks with safety railings on top bunks -adult size. Nautical theme. Two downstairs Master bedrooms with own TV and attached bathrooms. Large closets, lots of storage! Three windows overlooking north side with secluded tree area and west. All have nautical theme in the sophisticated Edgartown classic style. A large addition is being put on now and will be ready in the Spring 2017. I can share plans with you if interested.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Near the bike path and near bus routes. Downstairs is completely tiled - no wall-to-wall carpeting! Excellent for those with allergies. House is receiving a large addition during the fall and winter. Owner is renting for a less than average rental fee since I do not have pictures to show! Plans sent upon request.


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MV Private Katama Contemporary Cape - a little piece of Island Heaven!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in this house every summer since 2012, so it has become a tradition. If you are looking for a clean, airy, and spacious house in a private location, this is it. Whether it is cooking meals in a fully-equipped kitchen and then enjoying them on the screened-in porch, biking to a beach, taking outdoor showers after a dip in the ocean, playing a pick-up soccer game on the perfectly maintained lawn, taking a walk to a local farm, streaming movies, gazing at the stars on the deck, or driving to Edgartown in five minutes- life is good at Adams Way! To top it off, Diane, the owner, is responsible and responsive; over the years she has been a delight to communicate with. We are looking forward to our fifth summer vacation there.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot MV

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this lovely house and we are really looking forward to come back.

The position is perfect: peaceful, with maximum privacy, but walking distance from Edgartown and Katama. Restaurants and stores are available in less than a couple of miles.

The house is comfortable, sunny, with a nice garden. It is super clean, and we really appreciated that being with a 10 months baby. We enjoyed the outside patio and the BBQ.

Diane, the owner, has been very nice with us. She responded timely to every request and gave us a lot of tips.

Absolutely recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot between Edgartown and South Beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time in this very private, clean house. Autumn is a colorful time to be on the Vineyard. There are fewer crowds and the weather is still warm. The house has all the comforts of home: well-equipped kitchen with microwave, cable TV and DVD player, WiFi, washer and dryer, enclosed porch, deck and ample parking. The location is perfect between Edgartown and South Beach. It is an easy bike ride to the shops and restaurants as well as to the beach. Morning Glory Farm's fabulous market is just a 5 minute drive. Our family has stayed here for several years and just loves it. We look forward to going again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport and Katama Airport 1/2mi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In Edgartown there are numerous bars/restaurants
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
In Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Right Fork Airport - watch the planes fly in!
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South beach - Katama, State Beach for clamer water
Car: recommended

Very close to the 2015 HGTV Dream House!!!!

Other Activities: hiking & biking, bicycle provided for children and adults,hosreback riding nearby. You can surf, kayak, and other water activities about a mile away. Hiking/biking trails galore! Fine and casual dining. Oak Bluffs and the carrousel with brass rings in a must for all ages. Crafts fairs, agricultural fair, farmers market, fresh fish caught that day, theater, story hours. Excellent shopping for rainy days! Property is very private on a dirt road with many resident bunnies! Lawn games available.

Excellent birding - both backyard and shorebirds close by.

Golf: Golf course where President Clinton and President Obama golfed in Oak Bluffs - about 5 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Will do long weekends off-season - call for rates
Reduced rate for more than one week. Ma. lodging tax will be added.
Sunday to Sunday is an option for August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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