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Nina Carter Hitchen

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Charming cottage w/ WATERVIEW, 0.2 miles off Circuit Ave but quiet & private

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Martha's Vineyard Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 BR, 1.5 BA + luxurious outdoor shower, sleeps 9 *FERRY TIX AVAIL 7/16-7/23/16*


*1500+ sq. ft of fully renovated living space

*200 sq. ft front porch with water view and comfortable seating for 7 (two-seater swing, love seat, chair and 2 cushioned ottomans)

*Off-street parking for 2 cars

*Beautifully furnished living room, just updated in Spring 2014 - w/ 6-seater sectional sofa, shutter-style blinds, a 40” wall-mounted flat-screen smart (HD)TV and an entertainment console w/ blu-ray DVD player

*Side sun-porch w/ chalkboard wall & new (2015) sleeper sofa

*Shaded blue-stone back patio with table, seating for 8 and propane grill

*Spacious outdoor shower, just outside the back door and adjacent to back patio

*Side yard

*Updated and well-stocked kitchen that is open to the dining room

*Dining room table seats 8, plus breakfast bar stool seating for 3

*Fan in each bedroom and living room

*All new windows throughout

*Fully winterized

*Wireless internet, 2 cable televisions (1 w/DVD), stereo and phone

*On top of being a brilliant house in the ultimate location, our guests often comment that the house is “spotless”. Tidiness is a top priority, and our outstanding cleaning crew uses an organic line of cleaning products to ensure that the house is sanitized and sparkling for your arrival.

*Our wonderful caretaker, Wayne, provides our guess with a customized and thoughtful trash and recycling service. No dragging a smelly bin to the curb for pick-up, or being woken up at the crack of dawn by a noisy trash truck!

*For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: Toilet paper, liquid hand soap, liquid dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nina Carter Hitchen (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us! Your careful restoration and meticulous attention to comfort details does not go unnoticed! We have had quite a father/daughter adventure on the island! Mahalo nui loa/A hui hou! Erika 9/12
Sep 2012
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Charming cottage w/ WATERVIEW, 0.2 miles off Circuit Ave but quiet & private
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is in a perfect location - close enough to Oak Bluffs center for easy walk and far enough away from the congestion to relax. Love the porch and the swing with view of the water, and lovely neighborhood. Neat, clean home with easy flow. While only 1 1/2 baths, there is a wonderful outdoor shower. The back patio area is private and enjoyable for outdoor dining. Owners were terrific with communication. We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a more perfect place to have our 4th annual family Martha's Vineyard vacation. This cottage was perfectly located, Comforably designed, clean and well maintained and what an extraordinary outdoor shower, spa quality.

Nina and Peter are the models of graciousness. You couldn't find better customer service. The coffee maker broke down midway through the week. The care taker came the next day with a new machine. And Nina reimbursed us for our coffee expenses. You don't find that kind of hospitality very often.

I would highly recommend this charming cottage for your next vacation. It is a house full of love!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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We loved it here!!

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a wonderful week spent vacationing with family in beautiful Nashawena cottage. We loved having our morning coffee on the porch swing with water view. We already miss the outdoor shower. We enjoyed many great meals prepared in the nicely equipped kitchen. The open concept gave room for multiple activities between the breakfast bar, dining room table, sun room and the living room with couch and TV. Owners take great pride in their home and were very attentive to any needs we had. We would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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A glorious week in a lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this lovely cottage and it was absolutely perfect! We had 7 people and there was ample room for everyone. The kitchen was well appointed, the beds and furnishings were comfortable and very clean, and the location was excellent. We didn't have a car, but it was an easy walk into Oak Bluffs and to the beach, and we were able to explore the Vineyard via the bus and occasional cab rides. We can't thank Nina and Peter enough for their care and attention to our visit. A wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owners pride in their property is evident.

  • 5 of 5

Property was just as described. Clean and quiet. Myself and three adult daughters had a wonderful time exploring,shopping and dining. The beach and all the attractions were within walking distance. The owners were very helpful and responded immediately to all questions and concerns. We have many happy memories and pictures to last for a long time. Definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in a clean comforting environment. I can't say enough, had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Best rental yet

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in various houses over the years and found this rental to be the best by far. It was clean and the location was perfect. The owners of this home take great pride in maintaining the quality of their home and we will certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review – so glad to hear that you had a good stay and enjoyed the house – and your kind words are very much appreciated. We love the house, as it is our home in the off-season. We also put a lot into it, and take great pride in it, as a rental. We work hard in the hope that our guests will be happy. . .so its always nice to hear that they were! We appreciate your thoughtful tenancy and care for the house during your stay. Please come again.
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Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Offshore Ale Company
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Club
Nearest Train
83.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
37 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Sweet Life Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Inkwell Beach
Car: not necessary

*3 blocks from the popular INKWELL BEACH

*(0.3 mi) 5 minute walk from OCEAN PARK, which overlooks Vineyard Sound, is surrounded by turreted Victorian mansions, and is the site of the pictorial Ocean Park Gazebo and many local celebrations

*(0.2 mi) 5 minute walk from CIRCUIT AVENUE (Oak Bluffs’ “Main Street”), with its shops, family concerts, restaurants, festivals, art galleries, antique shops, carousel and arcade

*1 block from WABAN PARK, a large open park perfect for kite flying, soccer and other games

*1 block from Niantic Park - with a PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL & TENNIS courts

*(0.2 mi) 5 minute walk from Viera Park BASEBALL FIELD

*(0.5 mi) 10 minute walk from the OAK BLUFFS HARBOR, with open-air restaurants, visiting yachts from around the world, a small fleet of local charter fishing boats, and jet skis and parasailing rides for hire

*(0.2 mi) 5 minute walk from the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association “Camp Ground”, with its historic central “TABERNACLE”, site of many concerts & lectures, and charming Victorian “GINGERBREAD COTTAGES” and museum

*(0.5 mi) 10 minute walk from the FLYING HORSES CAROUSEL, America’s oldest operating carousel

*(0.5 mi) 10 minute walk from the Oak Bluffs STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY dock (to/from Woodshole)

*(0.5-0.8 mi) 10-12 minute walk to the ISLAND QUEEN (to/from Falmouth), HY-LINE (to/from Hyannis and/or Nantucket), SEASTREAK (to/from NJ/NY/New Bedford) ferries

*3 blocks from a scenic bike path that leads to State Beach, Sengekontacket Pond, and Edgartown beyond.


Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Rates

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July 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
August 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
1st week of September 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

**VEHICLE FERRY RESERVATION AVAILABLE (for reimbursement of $157 ticket price) FOR WEEK OF JULY 16-23, 2016**

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Martha's Vineyard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bathroom - toilet , (there is an Outdoor Shower too)
  • Both bathrooms have been completely renovated. Just outside the half bath, through the back door, is a luxurious outdoor shower. With a roof, overhead lighting, an arched doorway with hooks and a mirror, and a built-in bench. The shower is luxurious and spacious. With a bluestone and mahogany floor and a stone tile wall, the shower also offers a foot rinse for sandy feet!. Not your usual outdoor shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each colorful bedroom features a quality mattress and plenty of pillows, encased in (non-vinyl!) water and allergen proof protectors. All bedrooms are freshly painted, bright, airy and well ventilated with big new windows and a fan in each. 1 Bedroom has a cable TV.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: *Toilet paper *Liquid hand soap *Liquid dish soap *Dishwasher detergent *Laundry detergent

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