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Oak Bluffs Cottage - A Short Walk to the Beach!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8, eat in kitchen and deck

Stay in this beautiful Vineyard home and enjoy a relaxing vacation back in time!

Within 5 minutes of stepping out the front door and walking down the gentle slope above Sunset Pond, you'll stroll through the enchanted Historic Campground Cottages and past the Tabernacle on your way to the bustling main street of downtown Oak Bluffs.

The historic house is lovingly crafted inside and out. Bright and airy with a skylight in the dining area and slider to a private back deck complete with outdoor shower and barbeque to rinse off and relax after a perfect day at the nearby beach.

Quick 15 minute walk to a salt water beach. Amenities include a classic porch, patio with BBQ-grill, outdoor shower, washer&dryer, microwave, coffeemaker, cable TV, VCR or DVD.

No pets / No smoking / No linens

More Details

Owner
Deborah Wilson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

Amenities

Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Bathrooms are neat and up to date.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Open Room off Kitchen
  • Bedrooms are clean and neat with bed coverings.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Oak Bluffs Cottage - A Short Walk to the Beach!
average rating of 4.071429 based on 14 reviews
5

Great property at a great location

  • 5 of 5

When I come back to MV I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to host Nicholas. I strongly recommend him as a guest. Thank you for allowing us to host you and your guests. See you next year!
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Falsely advertised and lots of problems

  • 1 of 5

Although the property does have wireless connection, and several kitchen accessories, it was falsely advertised as having "newly updated hardwood floors and new appliances", which is completely false. The appliances are not new (old), nor are the floors. We checked in to the property to find an overgrown lot with weeds and dirt spots (while the neighbors had nice green grass lawns), broken blinds on the front door window, unsanitary conditions, and storage space in only one bedroom closet because the others were either filled with headboards and screens or padlocked. Although we called the owner with our concerns and she did respond quickly by having her maintenance guys come and remove the debris and have the cleaning lady come the next day, there remained no dresser or closet available in the third bedroom (it was padlocked). We continued to run across additional problems which made us very uneasy about our stay there and we actually checked with a couple of places about moving. One was, when I pulled the covers off the bed in the main bedroom late at night to put new sheets on, the mattress cover was covered with dirt, mold and mildew. It was horrific. I had to put the covers back on and sleep with the sheets on the top of the covers for the remainder of the stay. The cleaning lady removed the mattress cover when I showed her the next day, but really the bed needs to be disinfected. In addition to this, several of the electrical sockets did not work, there was a broken lamp in one bedroom, no lock on the upstairs bathroom door, no shower in the upstairs bathroom which means you have to walk all the way down the stairs and behind the kitchen to take a shower. Also, this picture of the home must be an old one from when it was freshly painted. Property does not appear to be well maintained and would never stay here again, would not recommend. There are several much nicer rental homes in Martha's Vineyard in the same price range.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester, NY
5

Convenient Oak Bluffs Home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this cute, little home in Oak Bluffs. The location was perfect: just a short walk or bike ride into town or the Town Beach so it was very convenient. The front porch was a great place to enjoy our coffee in the morning or to hang out during the day. The street itself was relatively quiet, but we did notice that it was right on the bus line so it would be very convenient if Vineyard Transit (VTA) was to be your main means of transportation around the island. My wife and I arrived first and everything was as we had anticipated, or better. If we had any questions about the property the owners were very quick to get back to us. After a few days our daughter, her husband and their 2-1/2 year old son joined us, and we still had 2 spare sleeping areas. The backyard was handy for playing outdoor games and the pull-through parking was appreciated for avoiding blocked cars in the driveway. The public library was just down Pacific Avenue from us so our grandson enjoyed that, as well as the nearby playgrounds. We never did make it to the beach with him as the end-of-May temperatures were a little too cool for the beach. My wife and I rented bikes and loved the bike trails that Martha's Vineyard offered; it was a very short distance from the house to one of the main trails. The air conditioning in the house was great for the 90 degree day we arrived, but then the heat in the house helped with the colder days that followed; the washer and dryer were a welcome amenity, too. We really appreciated this cute house and its true Martha's Vineyard look and feel and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Too pricey for what you receive

  • 2 of 5

The home wasn't landscaped at all. Weeds and hedges overgrown. Flowers were messy. There is only one shower right next to the kitchen. I had to treat the upstairs bathroom for mini spiders everywhere. If two many things were plugged the electricity would go out in that certain room and then the tv wouldn't come back on. The ACs were very small so fans were always needed. There was only a closet in one room. Overall price should be much cheaper for what was offered. Good location tho.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you found the cottage location to be convenient and accessible to Oak Bluffs. We are very disappointed that you feel this way about your experience as the satisfaction and comfort of our guests is our #1 priority. We have numerous recent reviews for other guests just before your visit and I've spoken with each guest since to make sure they are not having similar experiences. We have never received feedback on the ACs or the electricity. As I do with all guests -- I call to check to see if everything meets their expectations and I share the telephone numbers of our caretaker and my number to provide immediate support. I wish you had reached out and we would have taken care of all concerns. Our landscaper is experiencing cancer treatment and assured us that he had coverage for yard care. Unfortunately, based on your feedback - it appears that is not the case. Immediately, upon seeing this review, we made arrangements to care for the lawn.
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3

Great Location, comfortable house, needs some cosmetic work

  • 3 of 5

This house is comfortable, well equipped, and nicely located. The beds are very comfortable. You can easily walk to the town and to the Tabernacle/Camp grounds.

You should be aware that the stairs are narrow and steep.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chicago il
4

Great location Cottage quaint and cozy

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I were very happy with our trip to Martha's vineyard. It was everything we hoped for and more! We brought another couple and they agree. We plan to make this an annual event and would definitely book this home again. Coming to the vineyard late September early October might be a little late as far as the weather is concerned. Rainy all week. We will make that adjustment next season. I'm told August early September is ideal.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our home. We take great pride in making our home as comfortable as possible for our guests. September is a beautiful time of year. I also recommend the last week of August.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Circuit Avenue
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Oak Bluffs Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping Until Your Heart is Content!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $600

$140 cleaning fee excluded in rental rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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