About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Incredible views, privacy and a natural pond- 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Magnificent ocean views from every room. Privacy. Short walk to spectacular, sandy Philbin Beach on the Gay Head Beach. This beach is not at all crowded, open only to people staying in our small town. You can freely take long strolls in both directions including under the Gay Head Cliffs. (August 25-September 1, 2018- last week of summer still available, ferry reservations available.)
Renovated, two-story home. Three acres with sweeping lawn to large natural pond: frogs, ducks, deer, natural water lilies, turtles, and an occasional otter.
FERRY RESERVATIONS: 6/16 - 6/23 and 8/25 - 9/1. 2018 Season.
Upstairs and downstairs decks. Separate dining room seats eight and fully a equipped kitchen. On the first floor there is a bedroom with King bed and one bedroom with two Twins. Upstairs there is one bedroom with a Queen bed and one with two double futons, that room can double as a family room. The house is post and beam construction with plaster walls. Three tiled full baths. One with a two person whirlpool tub, one with a tub/shower and one with a stand alone shower for easy access. Large walk-in outdoor shower. High-speed Comcast cable Wi-Fi, Air-conditioners.
Beaches: Short walk (eight minutes) to Gay Head Beach. Philbin Beach is the entrance, a long stretch of sandy beautiful ocean beach - just for the town residents of this tiny town. Gay Head one of the beautiful beaches of the world. You can walk for miles. Menemsha pond beach, at Lobsterville, is a five minute drive - a wonderful all natural flat-water beach for children and swimmers. Also five minutes away is the West Basin Beach on the Vineyard Sound, miles of sand and dunes, all on the Vineyard Sound overlooking the Elizabeth Islands.
Our property has wonderful privacy, no house is visible from ours. We have three acres, a sweeping lawn that leads down to our natural pond. One week minimum.
Martha's Vineyard has an extraordinary number of long walking trails and nature preserves, golf courses, movie theaters, restaurants, book stores, beaches, and riding trails. There is every kind of swimming opportunity, kayaking, body surfing, surfing, biking, birding, fishing, and boating.
FERRY RESERVATIONS: 6/16 - 6/23 and 8/25 - 9/1.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 05, 2018
About Kathleen Cameron
My husband and I live on the island in Chilmark. I am a retired art teacher. I taught in the Chilmark School and the West Tisbury School. My husband and son run the Parry Windows and Doors, in Chilmark. We raised our son and daughter on Martha's Vineyard. We live about 8 miles from the house.
Kathleen Cameron purchased this House in 1998
Why Kathleen Cameron chose Aquinnah
I inherited the land with a small summer cottage from my parents, who bought it in 1963. We knew that a location like that would be almost impossible to purchase. We renovated and expanded it into a year round home because it was in such a magnificent location. My husband and I already owned a home on Martha's Vineyard so we decided to maintain this house as a vacation rental. RATES VARY WITH SEASONS.
What makes this House unique
While the house is a well heated year round house it always feels like a beach house - the bedrooms have painted wooden floors, perfect for bare feet. You can see the waves, hear the sea and feel the ocean breeze. The large windows were designed to take advantage of the view from every location. On the first floor and on the second floor our huge mahogany windows look out toward the ocean and across the expansive lawn toward our pond. The birding is amazing as the islands are on a migration path and our own pond attracts many species of birds. Aquinnah is so natural that birds have wild vineyard grapes and every kind of berry to feast upon. We try to keep binoculars and birding books and a feeder at the house. We are at the end of the little road on three acres, so there is a wonderful sense of privacy. Walking from our house to the ocean is just a wonderful experience.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
You can see and hear the ocean from the house.
This home is in a quiet and secluded spot. Wildlife abounds and it's a short beach walk to the breath taking Gay Head Cliffs. The layout of the home allows for a large family to be together but also have privacy if they choose. This location allows for the perfect magical upisland experience.
It's so good to hear that you enjoyed the beach walk to the Gay Head Cliffs, my favorite walk on the island.
I am glad the house and location worked so well for you and your family.
Retreat at the beach
The home is lovely; Cozy Vineyard style, modern appliances, well appointed kitchen, comfortable furniture and linens, quiet secluded up island location, beautiful views of the ocean. We watched the sunset from the living room every night. And enjoyed fresh seafood from the nearby Menemsha Fish Market.
The pictures don't convey how nice this property is. An easy walk to Philbin beach and the Gay Head cliffs. You can hear the waves from the house. We had a very relaxing week. The worst part of it all was leaving this retreat!
Kathleen, the owner, was attentive and very responsive to any of our questions. One of the nicest rental homes I've stayed in. I would definitely rent this home again.
Lovely, comfortable house in a breathtaking setting.
Loved it! Ocean and/or pond views from every room plus comfy furniture to loll & enjoy. We had weather of all kinds, and the house is so well built we were perfectly cozy even in the gale. Good kitchen, good wi-fi. Easy walk to the beach, beautiful drives into any of the charming towns. Truly a dream vacation.
Wonderful Getaway on Martha's Vineyard
We had a wonderful time this past week at this peaceful and secluded house in Aquinnah. The location couldn't have been better for a restful week. Fabulous ocean views from the house and just a short walk to a beautiful beach. The house is full of character and charm and has a great layout with an open kitchen, living room and dining room layout. The extra large master bedroom and bath is just down a step from the dining room/kitchen. It was only my husband, our dog and myself but the home felt cozy and very comfortable. Kathleen was super responsive with answers to questions and the house had everything we needed and more. We would absolutely rent there again on our next trip to Martha's Vineyard!
Peaceful get-away in lovely home!
This is the perfect home to relax and have your stresses melt away. The pictures don't do the home justice. Very clean, updated, comfortable. It is located well off the main road and offers complete privacy with plenty of lawn space and beautiful views of the ocean and pond. We enjoyed seeing all the wildlife and hearing the frogs at night. We all commented every morning how great we slept. So peaceful!
Philbin beach takes less than 10 minutes to walk to - and Lobsterville beach (dog friendly) is less than a 10 minute drive. Since this is the quieter side of the island, you practically have the beaches to yourselves. You can also walk to the lighthouse, cliffs, and the Aquinnah shops.
Kathleen is very attentive and so thoughtful (reminded us to get our ferry tickets back in January, left us the most delicious box of Chilmark chocolates to enjoy) and pays attention to detail. She truly wants you to enjoy your stay. We downloaded the Homeaway app where she put all the home details, so we had access right from our phone.
We highly recommend it and look forward to renting here again. This time, we will make sure we bring home a box of those crazy good Chilmark chocolates!
Our stay at the Cameron home was absolutely wonderful. The views are incredible, the walks to the ocean and the lighthouse and the cliffs were fantastic. The property is so quiet and peaceful that every last bit of tension drained out of us by the second day. A family of deer visited every morning, the bunny rabbits visited throughout the day, and birds everywhere. Truly magical!
Three acres, sweeping lawn, large natural pond, frogs, ducks, deer, natural water lilies, turtles, occasional otter, stargazing, incredible birding, Privacy.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
PLEASE BE AWARE OF SCAMMERS. . I accept personal checks made out to me, sent to my address and payments made directly through the HomeAway/VRBO direct payment. I do not accept Western Union type payments. FERRY RESERVATIONS: available for 6/16-23 and 8/25 - 9/1.