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Ocean Views: Every Room - Walk to Ocean Beach -200/nt : Nov. Dec. March only.

Aquinnah, MA, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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.

Keywords: Home


Kathleen Cameron

Member Since 2004
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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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, This bedroom has its own bath and is downstairs.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, This bedroom is downstairs and has a bath across the hall.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, This bedroom is upstairs and has a bath across the hall.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 double, This bedroom is upstairs and can double as a family room.
      • King Bed (1), Queen Bed (1), Full size futon beds (2) Single Beds (2).


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs- tub shower combination. Fully tiled.
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Downstairs, easy access.
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs. Fully tiled.
      • Outdoor Shower
        outdoor shower, Large walkin shower- maze style entrance.

        Location Type

          • Beach
            This beach is one of the most beautiful in the world. It has soft lovely sand, dunes, cliffs and marvelous beach sculptures that come and then go with the tides.
          • Beach View
          • Lake View
            Little Occooch Pond is on our property at the bottom of our field.
          • Near The Ocean
            This home is a short walk to a beautiful ocean beach used only by the folks living in the town.
          • Ocean View
            View of the Atlantic from every room and Noman's Land Island as well.
          • Water View
          • Waterfront
            Natural pond on the property- view otters, frogs, deer etc.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Maps
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Three bedrooms are air conditioned. Ocean breezes conditions air as well.
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                        High Speed Cable and Wifi - Bring your own lap top, iPad etc.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Free Long Distance
                        All America- so no long distance charges for US.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Eight heat zones- gas furnace. Fully insulated, heated year round home.
                      • Internet
                        Cable- high speed uploads and downloads.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        We also provide beach towels, umbrella, and beach chairs.
                      • Living Room
                        Looks out over Atlantic and Noman's Island, as does our family upstairs family room.
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Plenty of space for several cars.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                        All America so no US charges.
                      • Telescope
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath towels and beach towels.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        High speed Wifi available throughout the house.


                          • Ice Maker
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            New in 2017 GE
                          • Grill
                          • Catering Available
                            There are many catering services on the island.
                          • Kitchen
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            Side by side doors. Ice. 2015.
                          • Stove
                            Electric. 2015.
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                The dining room looks out to the ocean and toward our pond. Seats 8.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    We also have cable high speed internet and wifi.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen, HD...
                                  • Toys
                                    Games and puzzles.
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                        Second floor deck also overlooks the ocean, our pond and Noman's Land Island. Adirondack Chairs ottomans.
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Deck off the livingroom overlooks the ocean, Noman's Land Island and our pond. Furniture: 2 Chaise, 3 chairs, picnic and smaller table, large umbrella.
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Expansive lawn about 3 acres around the house and right down to the pond.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • jetted tub
                                            Double size


                                              • cinemas
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • pond
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • hospital
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Walk to Ocean Beach and then along the beach under the Gay Head Cliffs. Bird watching. Biking. Drift wood and shell collecting. Body surfing. Surfing. Building sand castles. Miles of walking trails throughout the island. Driving around the scenic roads of the island. Wonderful restaurants. Several old style movie theaters. Events of all kinds, especially in season. Summer community center for adults with programs and day camps for children.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                11 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                You can see and hear the ocean from the house.

                                                                Laura R.

                                                                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.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                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

                                                                Johnna C.Massachusetts

                                                                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.

                                                                Susan C.Bethesda, MD

                                                                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

                                                                Susan H.

                                                                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!

                                                                Julie F.

                                                                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!

                                                                Magical home!

                                                                LIsbeth S.

                                                                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!


                                                                Aquinnah, MA, USA

                                                                Three acres, sweeping lawn, large natural pond, frogs, ducks, deer, natural water lilies, turtles, occasional otter, stargazing, incredible birding, Privacy.

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                                                                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.

                                                                11 Reviews
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