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Curt Carpenter

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beaches & Fantastic Views

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Martha's Vineyard House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 10-12

This spacious waterfront home offers impressive 180 degree views, two private beaches, a dock, a mooring and boasts all the amenities of Martha's Vineyard just minutes away. So whether you like to walk on the beach, swim, sunbathe, boat, hike, fish, shop, dine and/or just relax this waterfront home is the perfect getaway. Something for everyone. Located on a private drive and nestled in a pine forest this home offers quiet seclusion with incredible waterfront views. Vineyard Haven is only ten minutes away for easy access to the Vineyard Haven ferry boat terminal, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, family entertainment, rental cars, boats, etc.

Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Tashmoo which opens out into Vineyard Sound this home offers exclusive waterfront vistas and stunning sunrise and sunsets. The two large sun decks complete with Weber gas grill is ideal for hosting family and friends. The private dock with ample seating is the perfect perch with an impressive vantage point for all things Tashmoo. The sandy tidal beach out front is protected and shallow making it perfect for small children. The deeded private beach on Vineyard Sound offers spectacular views of Cape Cod, the Sister Islands and stunning sunsets.

With 10 rooms and 3,000 there is plenty of room to share with guests or to escape for a while with your own private space. Choose from one of three sitting rooms including a screened-in porch or living room with a dramatic stone fireplace. The large open kitchen and dining area offer panoramic views through the full length bay windows. The second story master bedroom offers incredible views of Vineyard Sound. It also includes a king-sized bed, private reading deck, and Jacuzzi bath. Bedroom two, includes sliding door to large deck leading to dock and king-sized bed, and it is located next to bathroom with shower and laundry. Bedroom three has private bathroom with shower and queen-sized bed. Bedroom four, has one twin-sized bunk bed, and an individual twin bed perfect for families. There is also a queen-sized sleeper sofa and two fold away beds available for additional guests.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Curt Carpenter (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

About Curt Carpenter

Martha's Vineyard is an Island that I consider my second home. It offers the beauty of the beach, magnificent vistas, crystal clear waters, consistent sea breezes and the pleasures of Island living. As a an avid sailor, leisurely swimmer, happy angler and one who enjoys sharing the beauty that is Tashmoo I find myself extremely blessed.

Curt Carpenter purchased this house in 2000

Why Curt Carpenter chose Martha's Vineyard

Welcome to our home on Lake Tashmoo! Our home was originally a summer cottage that was purchased by our grandparents Curt and Carol Booth in 1957. Our grandparents and mother Nancy Booth Carpenter spent many summers enjoying the tranquility of the Lake Tashmoo and its many accoutrements. The family home was renovated in 1990 and after our mother’s passing, Carolyn and Curt inherited the home to share with family and friends for generations to come. So take pleasure in Lake Tashmoo’s serene sunrises, blazing sunsets, refreshing swims, and wonderful silence.

What makes this house unique

The house was built for family and friend entertaining. Like it outdoors? Your in the right place; we have two beaches, two bodies of water (Tashmoo and Vineyard Sound), a private dock, two huge sun decks, an outdoor shower, large front yard, private patio and gardens throughout. Prefer to be indoors? No problem; we have three TV, DVD and Blue-Ray players, PC, wireless high speed internet, huge sectional couch in the den with a massive field stone fireplace, back family room with two couches and a large overstuffed chair and a screened in porch with windows that can be closed. Want to stretch your legs? The property is located on a private road and surrounded by woods and reserve land with hiking trails through out.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beaches & Fantastic Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully clean and maintained home was a wonderful summer rental. The location is perfect..secluded but close to town, plenty of room for lots of family and visitors, and the waterfront and dock are excellent for swimming and water sports. It's really shallow and calm so little kids can have a great time. We absolutely hope to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. It was a sincere pleasure having you and your family at our home. Tashmoo is a special place that my family has been lucky enough to enjoy for over 60 years. We're glad you were able to witness its beauty and hope to have you back again next year.
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Another Magical Tashmoo vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Tashmoo home for 2 weeks, celebrating our Mom's 90th birthday and a grandchild's 16th. The weather was perfect and once again the house was a terrific gathering point for collaborative dinners and meet ups with friends from other parts of the Vineyard. This is our second time renting the house and it is just a terrific place to be on the water with kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding at the end of the dock. The owner is very responsive to any question or concern and the entire family enjoyed their stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy sharing our home with families that enjoy it as much as we do. We appreciate your return visit and hope to have you back again next year! Have a great balance of your summer.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Lovely and Relaxing Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This year, our family decided to vacation on the Vineyard, and we were lucky enough to find this property! We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for our family (diverse ages and interests) with enough rooms, nooks, and porches to allow everyone to have some space or gather together, depending on the time of day! The house was very clean and well-maintained. The kitchen and dining table were large, which allowed for easy, collaborative meals together. Additionally, with lake access, we could kayak, fish (with a license), or simply dangle our feet in the water for hours. Also, most importantly in my mind, our host was very kind and responsive when we had a question. I would highly recommend this property to a large family or group. This trip made our summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Sharing our home with Guests such as your family makes it all worth while. We hope you'll consider our home again in the future. Have a wonderful July 4th weekend and enjoy the balance of your summer. The Carpenter's
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Austin, Texas


  • 5 of 5

I visit Martha's Vineyard frequently, but this is the first time we stayed at this property. It definitely exceeded our expectations. The location is what makes it so great. The sound of the water, mother nature's creatures at their finest (geese, fish, frogs, etc) was so relaxing. I'd definitely recommend this property to my friends and family - and strangers.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family were a pleasure to host and we hope to do so again soon. Have a wonderful balance of your summer and keep us in mind when you're planning your next summer getaway!
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  • 5 of 5

I've been on vacation with family members on the Vineyard several times in the past and this by far was the most relaxing of all. The view of the lake was breath taking! You have a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review. We enjoyed having you at our home and hope to have you back sometime very soon. Have a great balance of your summer.
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The Quintessential Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully situated, well-equipped home for a relaxing, picture-perfect vacation. We enjoyed the lake, the dock, the beach, the house--all of it. Plenty of room. Plenty of privacy. Kitchen is fantastic. Views are beyond compare. Our host was attentive, responsive but unobtrusive. The quintessential vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your rental and kind words. We look forward to having you back!
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Nearest Airport
8.1 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.6 Miles
Off Shore Ale Brewery
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Mink Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Black Dog Cafe
Nearest Beach
Private Deeded Beach on Vineyard Sound
Car: recommended

Martha's Vineyard offers beauty, relaxation and fun all in one. Outdoor entertainment includes swimming, sunbathing, boating, sailing, hiking, fishing, clamming, etc. Lake Tashmoo is protected, exceptionally clean and substantially warmer than the ocean offering excellent swimming conditions. Sunbathe on one of several large sundecks, spacious lawn and/or the dock. There are hiking trails throughout the surrounding property with scenic walks leading to the private beach, neighboring farms and waterfront vistas. Children and adults alike will love the nearby working farms with their goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, horses, etc.

Indoor entertainment includes 3 televisions including a 40' HD flat screen with cable access, DVD and Blu-Ray players, 600 watt stereo system with connection for iPod, 100 CD disk player, tape deck and speakers throughout. The home also has a new PC with flat screen display, Windows Vista, high-speed internet access and a long range WiFi wireless router.


Rates & Availability

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Spring Season
May 7 2016 - Jun 24 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 6 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

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Martha's Vineyard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom One - toilet , shower , Includes a Washer and Dryer.
    Bathroom Two - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Private Outdoor Hot & Cold Water Shower.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
  • Master Bath includes stand up shower and a full size jacuzzi tub for two. Bedroom Two's adjoining bathroom has a handicap handrail next to toilet and in the shower and is ideal for guests who require additional assistance.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Bedroom Two - 1 queen , Adjoining bathroom.
    Guest Bedroom Three - 3 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Adjoining master bathroom with jacuzzi and shower.
    Family/TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa.
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
    Guest Bedroom One - 1 king , Bathroom next door with shower and laundry.
  • Linens are included in the rental.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 kings, 1 queen, 4 twins, 1 queen size sleeper sofa. Private beach, dock and mooring in front of the property. Additional deeded private beach on Vineyard Sound. Two large sun decks with family size stainless steel gas grill. Master Bedroom overlooks Tashmoo with private deck and Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath. 40 inch HD flat screen television with cable and DVD/Blu-Ray player. A Bose stereo system throughout home. New Windows PC with high-speed internet & long range WiFi router. Kitchen is fully furnished for entertaining a large number of guests. Includes stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, griddle, large refrigerator with ice maker, pots, pans, cooking tools and much more. Additional cleaning service available.

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