|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
This roomy contemporary Cape with distinct Vineyard feel is walking distance to downtown Edgartown and a bike ride to South Beach, but situated on quiet street, on a large, wooded lot. Lawn to play ball or frisbee out front. House has a brand new kitchen, and an expansive deck right off kitchen. It comfortably accommodates 2 couples with children. Large, newly finished basement with home entertainment center/game room and ''bunk room'' great for kids -- especially on rainy days. Large HD TV. High speed Internet connection.
Beach Details: Two miles from South Beach for nice surf. A quieter calmer beach in town, about a mile away. There's also state beach about five miles away, with always calm surf, which is great for smaller children. Swimming also at Edgartown Great Pond, but bring water shoes. Near bike paths to beach, town and West Tisbury. Bike to the supermarket, fish store or Morning Glory farm stand.
Transferable ferry ticket and reservation available (at cost) to get your car across for certain peak weaks
Bike Trails: Bike trails are nearby and go to South Beach or to town, or to the state forest where there is a great trail for both biking and roller blading. Can also bike to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven on bike paths.
Ferry Tickets: .
Ferry reservations for car available some weeks for cost
I am a published author and journalist cworking on a historical mystery partly set in Martha's Vineyard.
I used to sail to the vineyard in my early twenties. Just as we were about to close on our first house in West Tisbury, we saw a PBS special proclaiming there was something 'magic' about the Vineyard. I don't normally believe in magic, but in this case it's true.
Jan Brogan purchased this house in 1998
We had a great vacation home in West Tisbury but we had to drive everywhere. When our two kids got to be eight and ten, we wanted them to be able to walk to Edgartown and feel some autonomy. However, we were used to the privacy and wooded, rural feel of West Tisbury, so this house was a perfect combination of both. We've just purchased a second, larger Katama home 5-bed home that sleeps 12 and has a hot tub for rentals.
This house is very bright and sunny. When we finished the basement, we had perfect place for the kids on rainy days and later, a great place for them to bring their friends. Three years ago, we put in a new kitchen - and only because my husband made me, a high-def large screen TV.
We arrived in the morning and had to wait for the house. The cleaning crew was late but it was a turnover day for many houses. The owner was right on top of it. The house was in the perfect location. It was close to the the kids favorite beach on the island (South Beach) and a bike ride away to Edgartown. Jan was great giving us notes on the best places to eat and where to take the kids as we had never been to the vineyard. We had great family time and relaxed...a true vacation. The kids loved the beaches, loved the bike riding around the island and the outdoor shower was a favorite after our daily treks to the beach. The deck was our afternoon hang out while the kids played in the gameroom but the gameroom was also our nightly family competition after our downtown sampling of homemade ice cream. We are definitely making the vineyard our yearly end of the summer family week!
We very much enjoyed our recent stay at Jan's property. The location is perfect. The house is a very short bike ride to town and a short bike ride to South Beach. It's also literally right around the corner from Edgartown Great Pond where we took our kids blue crabbing. The house is big enough for two families to go in on together if they wanted to. The deck and kitchen are great for gathering/entertaining. The basement is great and we had many epic late night ping pong and fusball games. Jan was very easy to work with. This house will receive strong consideration for our future Vineyard vacations. Thank you! The Kerr family
Wow! What a great visit. Jan was more than accommodating and was responsive and courteous. The house is in a great location a short drive from South and State beach and a short stroll from town to catch a movie, live music on the harbor, or great food at Newes, Wharf Pub, or the Seafood Shanty.
Perfect for a quiet getaway, the house also has a nice kitchen and great porch for lounging, grilling, and family-style meals.
IF only teleportation were available so I could visit more often!
We have rented this home for the last 2 years, and have had wonderful experiences both times. the home is very roomy, well stocked and in a great location. The owner is very accessible for any questions and checked in to ensure everything met our expectations.
The game room downstairs was perfect for keeping the kids entertained.
This was my Third year staying in this house. Jan is very easy to deal with, responsive and pleasant in every interaction. The house is located perfectly on a paved road ( but not on a crazy main road) with quick access to the bike path, South Beach, Edgartown pond, and Edgartown. I have to say my favorite part of the house is the large deck which has 3 sliding doors directly into the kitchen/dining room. The deck is delightful at all times of day, there is a big umbrella to shade the afternoon sun which is welcomed after a day at the beach. The house is very clean and has a well equiped kitchen. There is ALOT of sleeping space. The upstairs has an attic room which is entered through another bedroom so it is really one big room with 4 twin beds, plus there is another bunk room in the basement. I am very impressed with how dry the basement living areas are, Jan has a dehumidifier which works wonderfully and there was absolutely no musty smell so it is truely an area which can be used for sleeping. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants a beach vacation. We will be back for more family fun in this wonderful home.
This house is in Katama, but only a mile from town on a private wooded lot, with a large yard and rural feel. About a mile bikeride to town beach and two miles to South Beach and a mile to Edgartown Great Pond. Near bike paths.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|