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Classic Katama Retreat - Near South Beach, Pool, Water-View, Private, A/C

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,112 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ocean Views, Pool, A/C, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, Sleeps up to 8

Freshly updated and delightfully decorated Katama home with three bedrooms and a fun bunk room with play area plus three full baths. This fun family beach home has unobstructed ocean and pastoral views, multiple living areas for everyone to spread out plus a 20' X 40' in-ground pool sited on a south-facing lot abutting open meadows and conservation land with distant ocean views of the Atlantic. The first floor master has its own bath and slider out to the deck facing the pool. In addition the first floor has a bar area with full fridge and dishwasher for entertaining by the pool, a full bath and the two first floor bedrooms have their own sliders out to the mahogany deck which provide a perfect spot for relaxing and reading a book. The lower level has a family room and bunk room plus an additional sitting room. The spacious second floor is where the kitchen and dining room are as well as the living room and a quiet loft area to sneak away for an afternoon nap or to read a book plus another full bath. Relax and enjoy this peaceful location while over-looking acres of conservation land, sitting on the front deck one can watch the fishing boats on the Atlantic, the activities of a beautiful seaside farm and the comings and goings of small single engine aircraft in the distant grass runways of the Historic Katama Airpark. This unique private neighborhood is considered by many to be the “hidden gem” of Katama; a dead-end dirt road with only five homes with unobstructed views assuring privacy and relaxation. A great place for families with children to frolic and play without concerns for traffic or street noise at nap time just the gentle breezes and sounds of distant waves. Four private decks totaling nearly 1,800 square feet.

A short walk to the Field Club and a block away from the HGTV Dream Home. In addition there is a generous outdoor shower to refresh after a day at the beach or anytime. ***Please Note - This is a NO SMOKING & NO PET HOME***

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Owner

We are a family of five with two teenage daughters and a seven year old son. My wife and I bought the home before we had children and have loved our time on the island watching our family grow. We enjoy everything Katama has to offer; close proximity to town, relaxation, clamming, boating, biking, the beach and fishing.

Owner purchased this house in 1996

Why Owner chose Katama

We love the area and when it became available we jumped at the chance to buy it. The home has everything we wanted; private neighborhood, wide open unobstructed views out to the ocean and a flat lot. It is a comfortable home with four bedrooms and three full baths. In addition the location is superb, an easy bike ride to beach or town. There is a 20' X 40' In-ground pool for fun and relaxation.

What makes this house unique

It has a terrific Vineyard vacation 'feel.' The neighborhood is considered by many to be the 'secret gem' of Katama. It is located in the heart of Katama, has wide open unobstructed pastoral and ocean views. It is a small private neighborhood with only five homes on a well maintained dead-end dirt road with easy access to the bike path. With all the hustle and bustle in town and around the island during the summer it is nice to come back to the peace and serenity of the neighborhood. The 20' X 40' In-ground pool is a terrific spot to relax any time of day.


Katama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom
  • There are 3 full bathrooms on the property all with tile floors and elongated comfort height toilets; The master has its own full bath with comfortable shower stall, the other first floor bath has a tub/shower unit and the second floor bath has a walk-in shower stall. Two of the baths are on the first floor and the other one is on the second floor. Outside there is a large hot & cold shower for rinsing off after the beach or enjoying a refreshing shower anytime of day or night.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds in lower level bunk room
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen futon in lower level sitting room
  • Four bedroom family home; the master has a king-size bed with its own full bath and a slider to the new mahogany deck overlooking the pool, two queen bedrooms both with sliders out to the front lower deck and the finished lower level has two twin beds, in addition there is a sitting room in the lower level with a queen futon for overflow guests. Three of the bedrooms are on the first floor making moving in and out very easy. Linens and towels are not provided. Guests should bring their own however if you like there is a linen service on the island that is great. The linen company delivers the day of your arrival and picks them back up when you leave. The linens are fresh, clean and packaged nicely. If you are interested we will be happy to provide their contact information.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There are four deck areas; three lower decks and one upper deck, one is to the rear that overlooks the pool and back yard, there is a side deck where the outdoor shower is located and there is a front deck which overlooks the conservation land. There is plenty of outdoor seating for relaxing and enjoying. The upper deck provides a relaxing spot to capture the open pastoral setting and lovely views out to the Atlantic. It is a great spot for a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine while relaxing and watching the sun set. The in-ground pool is a great place for family time and to relax and unwind.


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Classic Katama Retreat - Near South Beach, Pool, Water-View, Private, A/C
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Katama Gem

  • 5 of 5

We are longtime summer renters on the Vineyard but discovered this gem of a property just last summer (July 2016). Seth and Mei are wonderfully responsive homeowners, and the house was clean and very well-appointed. The Katama location is absolutely perfect - close to town and to South Beach, with fantastic sunset views and the sounds of sheep in the distance at the Farm Institute. Our favorite part of the house was the spacious back deck overlooking the pool, which was enjoyed by all during a hot week. Highly recommend and looking forward to our return trip next summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing home-Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have rented from Seth and Mei for several years and have made wonderful family memories here. They are so responsive and make some sort of wonderful improvement to the house each year. The house is incredibly beautiful and so comfortable. The views from the deck are just majestic, beginning with morning coffee overlooking the farm and ending with unparalleled stargazing. The home is beautifully appointed with everything you need. My children love riding their bikes to the Katama Farm and we all love the proximity to the beach and the Right Fork for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Spectacular Island Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay on the Vineyard. The owners were delightful to work with, very nice and responsive to all our questions. The house is clean and comfortable with everything you need to feel right at home. The setting is gorgeous, quiet and private with a swimming pool, amazing views and glorious sunsets - what more could you ask for while on vacation. There are multiple large decks at the home to relax and spread out on; we couldn't decide which one was our favorite, there is a terrific one on lower level by the pool and another favorite is the balcony on the second floor, perfect for relaxing while looking out over the peaceful, open conservation land with a glass of wine. It's a great location for the beach or a great home base to come back to for a dip in the pool after exploring all of the island's treasures. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so happy to hear you folks enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to having you as guests again this year. Cheers...!!! Seth & Mei
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Incredible Location and Views

  • 5 of 5

The view from the deck is unbelievable and the location is very peaceful and relaxing. The house was the perfect spot our family vacation. The property is on a quiet dead-end dirt road with no traffic at all just a few bikes from time to time, which is what a Katama vacation is all about. Our younger children had a great time playing in the large level yard and our older ones felt comfortable enough to ride their bikes back and forth from the beach alone. The home is comfortably decorated and laid out with all prerequisites and amenities – it was ideal – the perfect Vineyard vacation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review of our property - We love the view as well and are always amazed how we never get tired of looking out over the conservation land and seeing the beautiful Katama sunsets. We are so happy to hear how much you've enjoyed our home and hope to have you visit for many summers of family enjoyment. Cheers!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Right Fork Diner, The Dunes
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended

Located in the heart of Katama at the head of the great sand plain. We are close to South Beach on a private dead-end dirt road great for families and children. The bike path to town and the beach is at the end of our road, quiet yet convenient.

Other Activities: Charter Boat Fishing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $300

Off-season rates available. Please call or email with any questions you may have regarding our rates and availability. Cleaning Fee: $300 per week, additional cleaning $35/hour, Security Deposit: $1,000, Checkin: 3 PM, Checkout: 10 AM, Owner Policies: No Pets and No Smoking

50% deposit is made at time of reservation confirmation - the balance is due along with the cleaning fee and security deposit 30 to 45 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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