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Nina Carter Hitchen

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Martha's Vineyard Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower, sleeps 13.

*1800+ sq. ft of living space (fully renovated and freshly painted)


*400 sq. ft wrap-around front porch with water view and comfortable seating for 11+ (4 rocking chairs, dining table w/ seating for 6, 1 lounge chair & 2 benches)

*Outdoor back patio w/ propane grill

*Spacious outdoor shower, adjacent to back patio

*Off-street parking for 2 cars

*Side yard

*Updated and well-stocked kitchen with charming built-in “breakfast nook” seating (makes a great “kids’ table” while the adults congregate at the large dining table in the next room)

*Dining room table that can comfortably seat 11+

*10’ high ceilings on the 1st floor give a sense of airy spaciousness and help keep the house cool

*Fan in each bedroom & living room

*All new windows throughout

*Upstairs back bedroom with private staircase to kitchen

*The house is partially winterized, with insulated windows and a furnace

*Charming Victorian details: an ornate living room mantle, hall columns with built-in bookshelves, a front interior staircase with carved “gingerbread” balusters, a built-in dining room china cabinet and kitchen ironing board, an arched kitchen breakfast nook, a bay-window seat and a very rare light (white oak) and dark (walnut) striped hardwood dining room floor

*Free wireless internet, 3 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nina Carter Hitchen (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again our annual (6th year) Columbus Day visit has been the best!! The weather was better than predicted. Your home is so perfect for us all. It is our MV home!! Thank you. Kelly
Oct 2012
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 37 reviews

Better than we hoped for...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 arrived late - about 9 p.m. and we were tired from traveling for 2 days from Ohio.

As soon as we unlocked the door and turned on the lights, we were thrilled by what we saw. Clean rooms that were different and inviting. It was almost like Christmas while opening gifts. Each of us picked a room that was perfect for us.

While were picking our rooms and making our beds with the clean linens waiting for us, Julie, our birthday girl, was making pasta in your cute kitchen that had everything we could possibly need. It has more than even our own kitchen. Nina and Peter thought of everything.

It was so nice to be able to open up a bottle of wine and have clean wine glasses in the cabinet. Two refrigerators was a treat and having a washer and dryer was a dream.

Other than our first night, we spent all our time dining outside on the porch which was huge. The adults were able to sit at the table while the children had plenty of room on the benches.

Walking 2 blocks to the beach was ideal. We loved that the beach was calm - which was perfect for our children, ages 4, 5 and 6.

Having an outdoor shower was great for the children who were caked with sand each day.

To be able to walk to town and everything we needed made life so much easier for us.

Nina and Peter were very responsive when the toilet handle broke and we appreciated it.

So our vacation at Narragansett Cottage was better than we had hoped for and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This made us so happy to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the house. Happy birthday to Julie! Please come again
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Wonderful stay in MV!

  • 4 of 5

My family goes to MV every June for a week and we have rented a few different houses over the years. This house ranks among the best we have stayed in. The house is very clean, spacious and well equipped. The rooms are all well decorated and the house itself is really nice. The location is great for walking to the beach or heading downtown to Circuit Ave. We had absolutely no issues at all.

The only real downsides to this house for my family was that the rental was the lack of air conditioning, we had to bring our own towels and sheets (with small kids the car is already packed) and the fact the rental was Sunday to Sunday (we prefer Saturday to Saturday). The TV in the living room is also very small which isn't a big deal when on vacation but again with small kids could be better.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, Melissa. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the house and found it clean & comfortable. Though we always regret when there are "downsides". . .they are really helpful to hear so we can work on them. Though I can completely appreciate that it would be great to offer AC and linens, most Oak Bluffs rentals don't offer them either, so its sort of "par for the course". Luckily, renting linens is a very convenient & affordable alternative to having to pack your own - especially when they can be delivered/picked-up. That's the first feedback we've gotten on the size of the TV in the living room. . .we'll definitely look into up-sizing!! Thanks! Please come again! Nina
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Lovely house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It is exactly as it looks on photos: well maintained, charming, and large enough to sleep several families. The location was perfect. We could walk everywhere in Oak Bluffs (an awesome little town), and the bus station was an easy 5-minute walk, making the whole island accessible. Would definitely recommend to anyone heading to Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester NY

Loved Narragansett Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Five friends stayed at the cottage to celebrate 60th birthdays. Going in September was a new experience for us. Even with the tail of a hurricane the place and season was perfect. Few tourist, little traffic and met more "Vineyarders". The house was inviting and clean. It immediately felt like home. As other reviewers have stated, the porch was our favorite (weather permitting). Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Narragansett 8/16-8/23

  • 5 of 5

The house was in tip top shape when we arrived. We love being able to walk a few steps to and from the beach followed by an outside shower (always the best!!!). Our week included Illumination Night, the Fair and Fireworks, plus rides on the Carrosel and shopping. This time we made the trip to Acquinnah for that beach for a change. All was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Narragansett Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cozy home well within close walking to everything including the beach, shopping, restaurants and fun. Our family of 8 found it to be a great place to gather and enjoy each others company. The owner and communication are awesome, we look forward to another visit someday!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sharky's Cantina
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Club
Nearest Train
83 Miles
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Offshore Ale Company
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Inkwell Beach
Car: not necessary

*1 block from the popular INKWELL BEACH

*2 blocks 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

*3 blocks from CIRCUIT AVENUE (Oak Bluffs’ “Main Street”), with its shops, family concerts, restaurants, festivals, art galleries, antique shops, carousel and arcade

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

*4 blocks from Niantic Park - with a PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL & TENNIS courts

*½ mile from Viera Park BASEBALL FIELD

*5 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

*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

*5 minute walk from the FLYING HORSES CAROUSEL, America’s oldest operating carousel

*5 minute walk from the Oak Bluffs STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY dock (to/from Woodshole)

*5 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

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


Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
September 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
October & November 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
April & May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
1st week of June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
2nd week of June 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
3rd week of June 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Last week of June 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Services Fee (basic cleaning & trash pick-up) $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Martha's Vineyard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Exterior - outdoor shower , @ back of house, off back patio
  • Both bathrooms have been recently updated. The 1st floor bathroom is painted a gray-blue and features a sand-colored stone tiled floor, glass-doored shower stall with an adjustable arm shower head, and a white vanity and sink. The upstairs bathroom is painted a soft aqua and features a white tiled floor, vintage claw foot tub with shower and a white porcelain basin sink-stand with turned legs and marble counter.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor. 'Sleeping Porch' w/ bunk & blackout curtains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor. Flat screen cable TV. Private water-view balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd floor. Private balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2nd floor. Cable TV w/ DVD
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor. Private staircase down to kitchen
  • Each colorful bedroom features a comfortable bed with plenty of pillows, with both mattress and 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. 2 Bedrooms have cable TVs, one with DVD. 2 bedrooms (on the 2nd floor) each have a newly rebuilt (in 2013) private balcony, 1 with a water-view. The upstairs back bedroom has its own private staircase leading down to the kitchen. The seasonal (ie unheated) 'Sleeping Porch' features a bunk bed and black-out curtains.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • 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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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