check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Mary DiCicco

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Large sunny house on Nashawena Park in Oak Bluffs, short walk to beach and town

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Martha's Vineyard House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 8

Walk to the beach! Walk to restaurants and shopping! Walk the kids to the arcade, Flying Horses Carousel, and lots of ice cream!

Stay at a beautiful and bright home in the Historic Copeland District in Oak Bluffs. This 1928 home is mere minutes from dining and shopping on Circuit Avenue and the lovely local Inkwell beach and about a 15 minute walk from the ferry. The house sits on a large corner lot so there is plenty of space for kids to play as well as quiet spots to read and relax.

With porches on three sides of the house, there is a perfect spot for anytime of the day - coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon. Bring your book and relax on the hammock in the shade or enjoy dinner out on the screened in porch, the possibilities are endless!

Inside the house is bright and airy with lots of natural light and breezes. Its decorated in vintage island furniture blended with contemporary pieces to retain that authentic Vineyard feeling. Downstairs there is a traditional living room with original artwork. A separate dining room has seating for eight. Both rooms are right off the front porch so there is a great indoor/outdoor living vibe. An additional TV room has comfortable seating for movie nights. The kitchen opens onto a back patio and a screened in porch both looking over a large back yard .

Upstairs are four bedrooms arranged around a central hallway and a half bath. The master bedroom with the queen bed also has an attached 1/2 bath. Each room has multiple windows to allow in the breeze, or if needed there are box fans for each bedroom. The bedrooms are ideal for families with children or a gathering of friends.

Enjoy an outdoor shower in a secluded, large shower.

With town and the ferry just a short walk away, there is no need for a car, but the house does have a driveway and garage (complete with a basketball hoop) if you do drive over.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary DiCicco (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Mary DiCicco

You will be renting from Chris, Mark, and Mary Culliton. In the picture Chris is on the left, and Mark and Mary are the two on the right (shown here with some close cousins). Mary and Mark live close by in the Boston area (Dorchester and Wellesley) and Chris is all the way out in LA. We always try and make at least one trip a year with all our families together at the house and otherwise sneak down whenever we can to enjoy the home we are so fortunate to own.

Mary DiCicco purchased this house in 1986

Why Mary DiCicco chose Martha's Vineyard

Our father bought this place in 1986 because he loved the Vineyard and loved spending time down there. He planned to retire there, but unfortunately he passed away before that and left the place to the three of us in 1996. My father was an outgoing and fun loving administrator at MIT where he not only led but also was active on the rugby club until the day he died. His spirit of welcome and joy is alive and well at the house. We all carry with us the belief that making time for friends and family is paramount and that a house is only truly alive if there are sounds of laughter and activity from dawn until well past dusk. The three of us have managed the rental of the property as a team since we took it over and love to share it with others.

What makes this house unique

The best thing about the house is how close it is to everything while absolutely feeling like it is tucked away from all the crowds. Walking or driving up to the house from Oak Bluffs, the first thing you see if the hammock swaying on the wrap around front porch and it is indicative of the feeling that comes over you. You know that you have put away your cares for the weekend or week or longer and that freedom awaits.

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Large sunny house on Nashawena Park in Oak Bluffs, short walk to beach and town
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Lovely Vineyard home

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful. We love renting in Oak Bluffs because of easy accessibility to both town and beaches. Renting this house had the advantage of being away from traffic and noise, but being only a short walk from town and beaches. The house itself was clean, well-maintained, and perfect for our extended family. The outdoor spaces, both porches and yard, as well as the green space of Nashawena Park, were perfect for our active toddler. The owner was very helpful, responding in a timely manner to all inquiries. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Best location; Awesome for early fall

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a few days in early fall; easy walk from the ferry to the home. Location is so close to everything yet nestled very nicely in a quiet area. Home is large enough for several families, but doesn't feel overwhelming with just a few people. Owners are responsive and very easy to work with. Key features:

- great porch with hammock

- outdoor shower

- large backyard

- easy walk to ferry

- close to beach, restaurants, local attractions

- washer/dryer

You will not regret your stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at this house for several seasons for many years. You can feel the love and family when you stay at this lovely home. It has three full bedrooms upstairs and room to expand downstairs in the TV room. The outside shower make sure stay in Martha's Vineyard even more ideal. The house is located perfectly walking distance to the beach in Oakbluff's. To downtown Oak Bluffs and the ferry landing. So you really don't need a car when you stay there. It even has a washer and dryer so you feel truly at home. The wraparound porches are great to sit on in the mornings and in the afternoons before or after your beach events. Sit and watch the birds fly by. The street the house is located on has little to no traffic whatsoever so it's completely kid friendly and there's lots of fun to be had on the open green spaces that the street Nashuawena provides.

Our family travels from all different parts of the country to convene here at this house in Oak Bluffs. It provides many long-term memories for both young and old and I can't wait to get back there every year. There is no other place that I would rather stay on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
Rockaway, NJ, USA
5

NO stress..No mess...a true family vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Location! Location! Location! We can not say enough about our time spend on the island. Our pictures, as beautiful as they are, did not capture all the laughs, all the fun, and all the quality time we got to spend together. There were 7 of us--from age 11 to 83. We were in awe of the beauty that surrounded us from the cliffs at Gay Head to the sunset in Menemsha (honestly, our 3 children--16,14,&11 yrs. old sat so quietly as the last bit of light escaped the island that night. I will never forget it) We wanted to explore everyday and visit every light house. And our saving grace was that we had a "HOME" to rest in every night. This home sits on a corner lot, with a beautiful front porch and it is just a short walk to the ocean. My mother and mother-in-law enjoyed the walk thru the Methodist community of unique & pretty little Gingerbread Houses right in Oak Bluffs. The kids also jumped off the "Jaws" bridge which wasn't too far away and they even took in a fishing trip aboard The Skipper. The captain was awesome and the fresh catch was delicious! We took the fish home and made quite a meal out of it. We could not have done all we did if we stayed somewhere else--I TRULY BELIEVE THAT! You have to keep the kids busy and entertained while making sure the senior citizens have what they need and get rest as well. We would get up early, make a nice breakfast at home, head out for a bit and rest on the porch in the afternoon before going back out for fun and sight seeing. The house was plenty big--4 bedrooms (what we used as the master has a half bath which was so convenient). There is a huge dinning room table which we ate 90% of our meals at and a cozy den so Grandma could catch the news at night. There is also a screened in porch with a table for board game fun..but many games were played in the dinning room as well! The kitchen was FULLY LOADED AND THE HOUSE WAS VERY CLEAN!! With the 7 of us going, we just couldn't see spending the added money on eating out! We took advantage of everything that home had to offer. Our kids all play sports and our "normal" life is BUSY! We enjoyed the home and just being together. That's what made this vacation sooo special. It was kind of like "stop the world, I want to get off"... life is a busy roller coaster ride for many families. I am so appreciative that this family opened their home up to our family so we could have one of the best vacations ever--just relaxing!!! Thank you!! We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
4

Great Location-No Car Required

  • 4 of 5

Location is perfect. Great house for active family. Limited perks in house. Walk and bike access to everything. Owners are very easygoing.

Love Farm Neck golf course and lobster rolls, hot and cold.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Los Angeles,CA
5

Real Vineyard!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house if you are looking for a real Martha's Vineyard experience, especially if you have kids. My family and I go every summer to the Vineyard and this is our favorite place to stay. It is centrally located, cool, realxed/funky in a good way, and big enough to hold a big group or large extended family. The house is in a great location for walking either to the little main street in Oak Bluffs (dinner, ice cream, shops) or the beach (the Ink Well is just down about three blocks). There is also a cute little tot-lot park about a block away. The house itself is a traditional old Vineyard house with wood floors and a big wrap around porch with rocking chairs that was perfect for afternoon drinks while the kids played in the yard. The back yard also had plenty of room to BBQ, play (they have bocci balls and stuff available), and relax in the shade (looks like the picture was taken in the winter as there was lots of trees and flowers in the garden when I've been there.) There is also a sweet outdoor shower. It is hard to beat this place. Honestly, if I hadn't already booked my dates, I wouldn't even want to let anyone else in on this place!

We have never had any problems with the house; it is always clean when we get there. Mary is very friendly and helpful with any questions we have had.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
MV Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Inkwell and Town beach
Car: not necessary

House is on a quiet street with little traffic even at the height of the season, but you can get downtown or to the beach into the action in a 5 minute walk. Oak bluffs is known for its fine restaurants, historic carousel and night ife.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
Fall
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180

2,000-3,900

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Martha's Vineyard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Outdoor - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , 2nd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Partner Offers

Other Vacation Properties