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Spectacular waterfront with private dock/beach, A/C. Ferry tix for July 7-14

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 10

Great home for entertaining friends and family. Private 4+ acre retreat, secluded waterfront property on Sengekontacket Pond with a private dock and mooring - perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking, waterboarding or small powerboats. Your own private beach and sitting area next to your own 125 foot dock lets you enjoy the wonderful waterfowl and serenity of the water. You are right across from "big bridge", and an easy kayak to State Beach. The morning sun rises over spectacular Nantucket Sound and Sengy to begin your day.

Please note that the house may not be rented for functions such as weddings, receptions, family reunions, or any other like gathering.

Contact the owner directly, and see many more views of this distinctive home property. The owner will provide you with more details on the house, and information on activities and restaurants on Martha's Vineyard.

Explore your private boardwalk and island on a beautiful saltwater pond of 745 acres (2 1/2 miles in length) with connections to Nantucket Sound. From a large patio (great for entertaining) you look down over an expansive lawn to the boardwalk and lawn chairs. You can eat outside on the open deck or in a large screened-in porch overlooking the water. Also, there is a picnic table on your own island where you can enjoy a picnic and water activities. An expansive outside shower is off the porch.

The house is newly renovated by one of the Island's top architects. The interior is bright and beautifully furnished with a tasteful, beachy feel. Design of this fully air conditioned 3,500sq ft home takes full advantage of sparkling water views from almost every window.

A great room overlooks the patio with a wall of windows and a gas fireplace for chilly nights. An entertainment area provides a large screen, high definition TV and wireless Internet, which can be reached throughout the house. The modern gourmet eat-in kitchen has granite counters, brand-new top of the line dishwasher and refrigerator, double ovens, 5 burner cook top and is fully equipped for the discerning chef. Williams Sonoma dishes and glassware, and All-Clad pots and pans are at your fingertips in this well-laid-out kitchen.

On the deck, a new Weber stainless steel Genesis gas grill makes barbequeing a snap. A lovely bar area, located in the center of the open first floor, has a side-by-side red / white wine refrigerator, drink glassware and lovely dishes for serving hors d'oeuvres. In addition, the first floor has a formal dining room for 10, and separate den with a queen sofa bed, flat screen TV and games. A full bath with a large shower and a large airy entryway completes the first floor.

Three en suite bedrooms (one king and two queens) provide great privacy for three couples, one of which is a large master bedroom with a seating area, flat screen hi-def TV and a large private balcony. An additional bedroom (entered from either the king or a queen bedroom) has twin beds and is decorated for the little pirates in your family.

The property is adjacent to the Martha's Vineyard Rod and Gun Club, and within an easy walk to the Felix Neck Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary and hiking trails. We are also within walking distance of miles of walking trails in the MV Land Bank Conservation Land. It is also near bike paths connecting Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven town centers. Bikes can be rented from the Edgartown Bike shop by the day or week, making it easy to enjoy the miles of safe bike trails on the island.

Top quality linens and towels are provided. Beach towels and bags, coolers, toys, umbrellas and 8 beach chairs are provided. Equipment for a variety of outdoor games is provided for your use, stored in the adjacent utility barn.

You can kayak (rental kayaks can be delivered and picked up from the house) from your own beach - this allows you to be at bend-in-the-road beach and big bridge in less than 10 minutes. You can also kayak around Flex Neck Preserve and enjoy the wide variety of water fowl that live on the almost 900 acre salt water pond. You can also rent small motor boats that can be delivered to the pond - this is fun for a quick run to Edgartown harbor.

Fishing on the pond is great fun. Striped bass are present from early May to November. Bonito are present in peak numbers in July and August. Albacore show up in mid August and stay into October. You can fish from our dock or in a kayak or motor boat.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

What makes this house unique

We chose this property because of the lovely location. To have 4.5 acres on the water is very hard to come by on Martha's Vineyard, and the added seclusion is a great benefit. Docks are no longer allowed on the pond, thus we were thrilled that the property came with an excellent dock.

The house is very inviting and provides an open light feel, which is great for entertaining. Our friends with small children love the large lawn for games.

Even though the house is located next to the 90 year old Edgartown Rod and Gun Club we have never had a renter complain. The shooting is very limited and the noise does not bother anyone. People are so taken by being near the water, hiking trails and bike paths that they come back year after year. Also, it does not take you long to drive into the 3 towns where you can do all your shopping - this is a big advantage vs. being out in Chilmark.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An amazing vacation house and what can I say about the location. Beautiful views, a swinging hammock, great yard and deck. We had an amazing time from running around outside with the kids, to kayaking or just sitting and admiring the view.
Sep 2011
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Edgartown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large frameless glass shower with a bench seat, double sinks
    Exterior - outdoor shower , new large shower with changing area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new tile and tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , new frameless shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , new frameless shower on first floor
  • Three baths have large showers with frameless glass shower doors. One bedroom has a new tub for ease in bathing children. New tile, fixtures and double shower sprays with 2 large hot water tanks provides a lovely experience. High quality, new towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Full bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lovely view of the water
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lovely view of the water, and full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very large ensuite bath, private deck overlooking the water
  • The 3 bedrooms with en suite baths are well sized, and nicely furnished - great for three couples. All bedrooms and baths have recently been remodeled with new wood floors, windows and tiled baths. The master bedroom is very large with a flat screen TV. A spacious deck offers a tranquil place to relax with coffee or a glass of wine. New, high quality sheets and towels are provided. All bedding is designer quality, and provides a bright décor in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large patio lends itself to family entertaining. Large lawn with hammock and plenty of room for games. Gourmet kitchen has granite counters, fridge with ice maker, double ovens, 5 burner cook top and is fully equipped for the discerning cook. The island has a private dock, and there is a boat mooring buoy off the dock. Island also has a large picnic table with benches. Sengy is excellent for kayaking and swimming. You are very close to the island bike path system, which connects up virtually the entire island.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful property for active families

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been returning to The Johnson's home for almost a decade, As our grandchildren get older, they continue to enjoy all this beautiful property has to offer.

The house is always spotless when we arrive. There have been numerous renovations over the years, each thoughtfully expanding the use of indoor and outdoor spaces. The back yard is large enough to have games of Corn Hole, Scatter, and maybe even croquet all going at once. Scavenger hunts all around the grounds are another hit. Some of them sit on the deck and paint, or on a rainy day there's the screened porch for board games. But it's the dock and pond that are the main attractions. They can swim there or paddle board and kayak under the "jumping bridge" and around to State Beach.

The location is perfect for biking in any direction -- into Oak Bluffs or or out to South Beach. You can catch a Vineyaders baseball game just down the road.

Cindy and Ken are very gracious hosts, always attending to any problem immediately, and then asking for suggestions to improve your stay.

We feel lucky to have found their property all those years ago!

Donna D.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, We always love having your family stay at our home - after so many years the children just feel like it is theirs and that is the way it should be. Thank you for taking the time to do a review - I know you are very busy, but future renters will love reading what you have said. Have a great fall and all the best, Cindy
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Beautiful home, amazing property: perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is our home away from home on Martha's Vineyard. The view is amazing but you still have privacy. The location is perfect - right between Vineyard Haven and Edgartown so you are minutes away from everything! And the home itself is actually LIKE home! The linens are nice, the furnishings are nice, and the kitchen is actually made for people who cook! So many Vineyard rentals are nothing but white walls with one garage-sale picture on the wall, linens from 1995, four spoons, and maybe a fry pan or two - but not this one. This one is just like being at home. And if you're a cook, you will not be disappointed. The kitchen is truly well-stocked with quality cookware and every tool you could use! The décor is superbly well-thought out - beachy and relaxing. It's upscale but not overly formal. The layout is also wonderful for a family with enough bathrooms (NICE, updated bathrooms with fluffy towels!) for everyone. The outside space is our favorite place. It's large and has both an open porch plus a screened in porch, and a spacious yard where the whole family plays corn-hole non-stop. We've been coming to the Vineyard for about 20 years, and we've stayed in this home for a few years now. This is truly the best home and location of anywhere, and we'll be coming here from now on. Finally, Cindy and Ken are wonderful, amazing owners who truly care about their home and their guests. We've been so lucky to find them and their property.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - we love having your family come and visit. The best is people who love your home as much as you do. We look forward to your time here next year. All the best, Cindy
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  • 5 of 5

What a great rental property! The home is immaculate, with everything you need for a stress free vacation. The location is beautiful. We especially enjoyed the dock for fishing and boating. The owners are extremely accommodating and helpful. We highly recommend this beautiful property!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patti, Thank you so much for posting a review - I believe future renters find them most helpful. I am so glad your family enjoyed the house, and we welcome you back in the future. All the best, Cindy
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Great house. Beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house with lovely grounds and a great view. The house was very well equipped and the owners were very eager to make everything perfect for us. The house was large enough for each member of our entire family to have their own privacy yet be together comfortably for group "togetherness."

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - we loved having you. So glad the house and property worked out well for your stay for the month. All the best, Cindy
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Spectacular Summer Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing on MV for 13 years, always renting a home in or near Edgartown. The entire family agreed that this was by far our best experience. This wonderful home on an absolutely stunning piece of property was a perfect setting for a great trip. Every detail to ensure comfort and convenience was carefully attended to. Cindy was an ideal host, promptly answering questions and doing everything she could to make our stay enjoyable. We have already rebooked next years trip here!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting our home - we are so happy that your family enjoyed the property. We look forward to your return next year. All the best, Cindy
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Slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, bright and well maintained. All the comforts of home and then some! Traveling with a large family, there was plenty of room for everyone to eat, sleep, play games, and still have quiet time when necessary!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - we love sharing our home with your family. We look forward to seeing you again. Cindy
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
State Beach
Car: necessary

The Edgartown area, provides easy access to bay and ocean beaches - the house is near Edgartown, a classic whaling town, and the Victorian town of Oak Bluffs. It is an easy drive out to the end of the the island and the other towns. Towns feature special events, farmers markets, artist studios, sailing trips, boating charters, etc. The Island has great dedicated bike paths that are excellent for children. The beaches are some of the best in the world with big waves at South Beach and more gentle waves for little people at State Beach. The water is warmer than Cape Cod and Long Island as the island is closer to the Gulf Stream.

There are many activites for children at Felix Neck, which is a large nature preserve very close to our house. Also the FARM Institute at Katama Farms in Edgartown is another great stop for the little ones. An educational farm that teaches children and adults about sustainable agriculture, the FARM regularly hosts morning chores, and has summer camp programs for all ages.

There are many top restaurants in the immediate vicinity - both beachy, formal and family friendly.

Convenient to rent bikes, paddle boards, kayaks and baby equipment - all will be delivered to the house.

Other Activities: boating, fishing, clamming


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $350
Cleaning $350

Security Deposit of $1,500.00 required per stay. Cleaning fee is per week, and includes provision of towels and bed linens.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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