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Richard Behr

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Luxury home, Downtown Edgartown, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Ocean View, Private Beach

1 Review
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Edgartown Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bathroom, 2 king beds, 1 double, 3 single

23 Pierce Lane is located 3 blocks from downtown Edgartown on a safe dead-end lane overlooking Sheriff's Meadow Bird Sanctuary. The house has 4 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, dining room, large living area with huge windows, entertainment center with TV/DVD/VCR, fully equipped wet bar, and an outdoor shower. There are 2 master bedrooms. One has a king sized bed, entertainment center, private large master bathroom and a balcony that overlooks Sheriff's Meadow and Nantucket Sound. The second master bedroom has a king sized bed and a full bath in the hall. An upstairs bedroom has 3 single beds and a 1/2 bath. The studio has a double bed and full bathroom. The new addition and all the bedrooms are fully air-conditioned. There is large outdoor stone patio, with a gas grill and a beautiful lawn. All outdoor furniture, on the balcony and patio is Brown Jordon. There is a large parking area.

Included in the rent is the use of Black Point in Chilmark, one of the most beautiful private beaches on Martha's Vineyard. Black Point is a 30 minute drive from the house and you will be given a key that will give you access to this property. The nearest beach to the house is Fuller Street Beach, next to the lighthouse, a 15 minute walk. The original part of this house has been in my family for 75 years. The addition was built 10 years ago. PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Richard Behr (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Richard Behr

My name is Rick Behr and the original part of this house has been in my family for 80 years. It was totally renovated 12 years ago and the addition was built 10 years ago. I have been coming to the Vineyard all of my 68 years and was one of the luckiest people in the world to spend all of my summers there during my youth. My two great passions during that time were fishing and horses and I was only one of two boys that had a horse on the island. My mother was the first Edgartown summer person, that I know of, to winterize our other house (long gone ) and move to to the Vineyard full time. I have lots of relatives that have lived on the island for many many years. I have been a full time Professional Balloonist for the last 46 years, the last 36 at The Boar's Head Inn in Charlottesville virginia.

Why Richard Behr chose Edgartown Area

We are on the closest dead end street to the village, so very little traffic. The house abuts Sherriffs Meadow Sancuary and there is a path from the back yard that leads right to it. This is where, our neighbor Henry Beetle Hough, founded the conservation movement on Martha's Vineyard and remains one of the most beautiful walking destinations on the island.The original part of this house was a boathouse that was located right next to where the Chappy Ferry is and was brought to Pierce Lane by horses. It is a very, very special place that many people have loved

What makes this cottage unique

BLACK POINT BEACH in Chilmark. My mom was one of the original investors and this truly is a treasure. You will see it on the video.

Reviews

1 traveler review

Luxury home, Downtown Edgartown, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Ocean View, Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Vienna, VA
5

Best Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been coming to Edgertown for seven years now and every year we stay at this fabulous house. It has such a great combination of antique charm from the original part of the house (the old Edgartown boathouse) to the sophistication of the beautiful, spacious, private, quiet master bedroom, master bath, and two story living room. The kitchen is better equiped than my own kitchen and we always make great use of all of the lobster cooking pots and utencils. Its location is IDEAL. It is near the end of a cul-de-sac lane. It overlooks a pond, has views of the Ocean, and is totally private. And yet two blocks away are all the downtown Edgartown restaurants and shops.

My favorite part of this vacation is that it brings our family closer together. We don't bring our car. We fly into Providence, take the 20 minute shuttle to the Rhode Island fast ferry and in a couple of hours we're landing in Oaks Bluff. We take the van to Edgartown. I generally call ahead and one of the many great bikes places will have bikes and one bike with an attached child cart (great for toting towels, boogie boards, and lunches to the beaches) waiting for us on the front lawn, helmets and all. So, we walk and bike everywhere. The kids racing ahead and laughing. If we want to visit another town on the island, we take the great transit system (they even have racks for our bikes if we wish to bring them).

We love the variety of the beaches...from perfectly calm on the bay side to some fairly intense waves on the Atlantic side. The rental even comes with a key to a beautiful private beach, although a car would be advised if you want to go. The restaurants have great variety and are quite good. My kids love to discuss which of the many restaurants we should go to that night. A tradition has become going to the Flowers Cafe during one afternoon to get one of their incredible brownie sundaes (big enough for three or four people to share). Trust me and try it with the raspberry sorbet.

The graciousness of the owners is evident in the detailed directions, quality of amenities, entries in the guest book, and call during the stay to make sure everything is satisfactory.

I have brought friends and family and everyone agrees, it is a gem of a place.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY)
Nearest Ferry
6.5 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Vineyard Gulf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Espresso Love
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Fuller Street Beach

This cottage is perfect for children and for events such as Spring and Fall weddings. It is a nice retreat anytime of the year. It has been winterized, so it is usable all year long.

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Rates & Availability

Edgartown Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July & August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,000
 
 
Aug 29-Sept 11
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Sept 12 - Oct 30
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250

November, Thanksgiving, Christmas and winter rentals by quote

Please Note: A cleaning fee ($300.00) is not included in rate.

Change over date is Sunday through Sunday.

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Amenities

Edgartown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom 1 includes a separate shower and a beautiful over-sized tub that easily fits two.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Sleeps 9 throughout the year.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 kings, 1 double, 3 twins. Outdoor shower. Access to Sheriff's Meadow sanctuary and scenic path surrounding Sheriff's Meadow Pond located right behind house. Access via key to private beach in Chilmark (Black Point Beach).

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