|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This spacious, contemporary townhouse with expansive deck, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and central air conditioning is part of a development (60 homes on 108 acres) which includes a heated pool, 6 tennis courts, duck pond, and private access to Lake Tashmoo and ocean beaches. It abuts a public golf course and is a short walk to downtown and West Chop lighthouse. First floor includes a living room with 20 foot cathedral ceiling, fireplace, bleached oak hardwood floors and multiple large windows that create an inviting light, open and airy feel. French doors open onto a private deck with lounge chairs, picnic table, and gas and charcoal grills. A formal dining room boasts a window seat, built-in lighted display cabinetry, and large French country pine table. Eat-in tiled kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher/disposal, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, lobster and steamer pots, and refrigerator with icemaker/water dispenser. Den has futon, desk and high speed Internet access.
We rented this property through a realtor. When we arrived, the rusted out garage door/storage area greeted us. We did not have access to this area, so it did not impact our stay, but it was an eyesore. The front door lock sticks, so we had to go around the back to get in. The property manager indicated that this was not a new problem and that the owner was aware of this. However, we had to fight with the lock the whole week every time we returned. The condo was very nice, the kitchen was bright and clean, the rooms on the main floor and second level were spacious. The basement, however, was musty, dark, and full of nasty looking spiders, and the door to the 3rd bedroom, located there, was off its hinges and in the furnace room. We also caught many carpenter ants in the master bedroom. The real problems came when we tried to use the advertised hot tub in the master bathroom. First, the stopper did not work, then we found out that the jets did not work. The property manager did her best to help--got a plumber out very quickly, but he was only able to fix the stopper. The jets needed an electrician, and they could not get one there before the end of our stay. Then, we tried to do laundry on Wednesday with the advertised washer/dryer and discovered that the dryer did not work. We spent our whole morning at the Laundromat at the airport paying to dry our laundry instead of enjoying the beautiful day. It took several days to get in touch with the owner, but she did call us at the condo on Friday to say that a new dryer would be delivered the next day. True to her word, it was delivered, but it was left unplugged and unconnected in the basement, and we were unable to use it. We left the next day. It's highly unlikely that the hot tub and dryer both broke in the few hours between the last guest and us. The realtor was wonderful, always responding to our calls, and trying to get in touch with the owner to resolve these problems. They indicated that the owner should compensate us for the lack of hot tub and dryer--two of the amenities that made us choose this property for our vacation, but when they asked her, she refused. All in all, we thought that for the price, the property could have been maintained better, and that the owner did not provide two of the amenities advertised. Because they really cared about our business, the realtor ended up refunding our $100 renters fee. Would rent through them again, but not this property.
Located in Tashmoo Woods, one mile north of Vineyard Haven, home of The Bunch of Grapes Bookstore and The Black Dog Tavern. Walk to West Chop Lighthouse, Lake Tashmoo, and beach.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
discounts for 2 weeks or more rental
Security deposit $ 500
Changeover day: FRIDAY
50% at time of reservation, balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival