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Beautiful cabin, away from it all on TIsbury Great Pond

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bathroom + Outdoor Shower, Sleeps 4

THE PERFECT RETREAT on Tisbury Great Pond. Our beautifully designed and maintained gem of a cabin offers one bedroom (plus convertible couch), full kitchen and bathroom, outdoor shower & more.

The cabin nestles peacefully in a secluded spot on Deep Bottom Cove, one of the finger coves of Tisbury Great Pond, in West Tisbury. The surroundings are unspoiled, with extraordinary views, birds, sunsets, vegetation, walks and boating. There are only a couple of houses in distant view.

The water is thirty seconds from the house where you can swim, sail, canoe and kayak. Sail or kayak to South Beach.

The cabin has gas lights as well as a electric lamps, but no TV or other gadgets. The kitchen is small but fully equipped. There is a full bathroom with tub plus an outdoor shower. There are electrical outlets throughout so you can plug in anything you bring.

The cabin gives you access to the 'quiet' side of the island, but is also a great base for visiting the wonderful galleries, restaurants, and stores in the island towns.

Off-season: It is particularly nice to visit the cabin in the off-season. The cabin is on the road that is the winter entrance to the Trustees of the Reservation Long Point Wildlife Refuge. Before June 15 and after September 15 the winter entrance gate to the refuge is open, so you can walk or drive out there in just a few minutes from the cabin. This gives you easier access to South Beach. The cabin is beautiful in any weather, and the huckleberry scrub is particularly lovely in spring and fall. The snug cabin has a wood stove for heat and warms up very nicely!

Reduced rates for longer rentals: If you are looking for a place for spring or fall, contact us to discuss reduced rates for a longer stay.

Also, our family owns a larger house next door with 4 bedrooms (Homeaway Property # 285157). Call or email to inquire about the 'camp'.

More Details

Mia Lewis
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mia Lewis

I own the cabin with my brother and sister. Although we live for most of the year in Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta and Boston respectively, we all and our families yearn for the few weeks during the year when we can be on the island. When we cannot be there, we rent to tenants--most of whom have been coming back year after year for practically decades.

Mia Lewis purchased this cabin in 1980

Why Mia Lewis chose West Tisbury

Our grandparents built this house in 1980 to be nearby our slightly larger place next door (Homeaway Property # 285157). FYI, although they are next door, you can't see one house from the other--total privacy. My grandfather started life as a civil engineer, but ended up as an architect. He designed the cabin with tons of love and care, for himself, and for his family. There are lots of unique touches he built in.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is particularly wonderful in the spring and fall, April-June and September October. First of all, the whole island is quieter and less crowded then. Secondly, the cabin is on the road that is the winter entrance to the Trustees of the Reservation Long Point Wildlife Refuge. Between September 15 and June 15 the winter entrance gate to the refuge is open, so you can walk or drive out there in just a few minutes from the cabin. This gives you easier access to South Beach. The cabin is beautiful in any weather, and the huckleberry scrub is particularly lovely in spring and fall. The snug cabin has a wood stove for heat and warms up very nicely!

In summer, the outdoor shower is not to be missed. The only creatures who will see you are the osprey.


West Tisbury Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin or 1 king
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Fold out couch
  • 2 twin beds or a king in the single bedroom. Fold out couch or blow up mattress for additional guests.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sailboat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • coin laundry
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
If you have Verizon Wireless Internet access on your laptop, you can get Internet at the cabin (or our other house next door). Some other wireless services may be available, but check with your service provider's coverage map. The Vineyard is not great for coverage! The libraries have wireless access and computers, plus there is wireless access in many coffee shops etc all over the island. Of course, you can do dialup from the cabin if you download what you need on your computer before you arrive.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful cabin, away from it all on TIsbury Great Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

This spot was a perfect retreat for our family:)

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this cabin an had an incredible week. For us, this location struck the perfect balance of being remote and connected. We had no wifi--and liked it that way. We could walk down to a sandy spot by on the pond where our kids could swim and play and we could park beach chairs and read, or pile into the canoe for an adventure. It was also nice to drive into town once a day for dinners out, shopping, walks or visits to public beaches. The cabin is rustic, the view of the pond is amazing and peace surrounded by those woods is just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location of this home is truly beautiful. It is peaceful, quiet, scenic, private. The cabin itself is just as described--comfortable, simple. The owners were terrific. I was able to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, birdwatching and hiking. I also did bicycling, although the sandy road made it challenging to start right at the house. All in all--it was a perfect place for a retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spot!

  • 5 of 5

The location is wonderful and private, and the cabin has everything necessary to prepare and cook meals. If you are looking for remote bare bones living this is it. For myself, I can do without TV, but lack of internet was tough. Also, visiting in late August I thought it would be cooler at night, but some nights were warm and I was thankful that I brought a fan. The paddle to the beach is a great workout and kayaks and canoes are provided. Mia is great and always responded immediately to answer any concerns. Otherwise had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Discovered Best Getaway Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to plan a peaceful and relaxing week away in the off season and could not have found a more incredible place.

The reviews and pictures enticed us, but we had to pinch ourselves when we finally arrived. One of the reviews mentions that the pictures don't fully do it justice. And it's true! It's simply the most beautiful, secluded and charming cottage.

It has everything we need. We never minded having no TV, limited electrical lights and a wood-burning stove. It actually made for an incredibly relaxing and romantic vacation. Such a special thing to make dinner by candlelight (with a few small lamps), read books by the fire on a crisp autumn afternoon, and enjoy the island in the fall.

The wood-burning stove heated the house beautifully - we were cozy all day and night. The kayaks were so much fun - we took them out into Deep Bottom Cove and to Long Point Beach. The location is ideal, easy to get to all points on the Vineyard, but you almost feel like you have the entire island to yourself at the cottage. It was clean, the bed was comfy, the kitchen well-stocked. The view from the windows, deck (and shower!) were absolutely breathtaking.

We cannot recommend this cottage enough! We hope and plan to return every year.

Such a gem!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review! The best is when people love the cabin the way we do. I like your plan to be there every year! Mia
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Central Massachusetts

"Something for Everyone"

  • 5 of 5

"Let me begin by saying I am no stranger to the Vineyard-I’ve been coming here to visit family for over 55 years. But it wasn’t until the summer I rented the writer’s cabin that I once again found the Vineyard I remembered as a child. Gone were the noise, the traffic and the crowded beaches. For the nature lover, beachcomber, kayaker, sailor or someone who just likes to get away from it all, the cabin on the Cove has something for everyone. You’ll start to feel like you own a little piece of this “heaven on earth” as you return again and again.

The cabin has everything you need for your vacation-even includes use of kayaks, sailboats and a canoe. You'll find everything clean when you arrive and I hope you get to meet the owners as they'll make you feel right at home. I love the outside shower, the woodstove on a cool summer night, and the king size bed that’s as comfortable as a four star hotel.

I’ve recommended the cabin to several friends and now they too come back year after year. Visitor’s kids especially love the surf and are especially thrilled when the “cut’ is open between the pond and the ocean. For younger children there is even a fresh water pond right next to the ocean.

It's fun to go out to dinner once or twice but I prefer barbecuing swordfish on the grill provided and eating on the deck, watching the sunset over the cove. I also like to take in a concert and have seen some well-known performers each summer.

Animal life abounds on this peaceful salt-water pond. Bring your camera to photograph the osprey, swans and if you're very fortunate, you may even meet the sea otters in the cove as a friend of mine did early one morning.

When I walk in the door of the cabin, I shout out, “I’m home”! Enjoy your stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Exquisite, Private, Martha's Vineyard Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I've been renting this cabin every summer for the past ten years.

The location is perfect. Several miles down a dirt road, with no neighbors, on a private pond which opens up to the ocean, if you don't mind doing some rowing to get there. We make the kayak trip to the ocean one of our special day-long annual outings. Early morning pond swims as well as sundown swims are a daily ritual. There is no TV, thank goodness, and the cabin is very rustic with some electric lights but mostly gas lamps, and we wouldn't want it any other way. The newly built back deck which looks out onto the pond is our favorite place to eat meals and we sometimes even sleep out there. Last year while I was swimming one early morning, there wasn't a sound, and I was all alone, I looked up to find three otters climbing over themselves to watch me.

If you want to be in the Vineyard and not have to deal with any crowds, this is the place for you. If you want all of the luxuries -- TV, AC, internet access, washer dryer, etc. this is not where you want to be. I wouldn't ever go anywhere else. "

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $200

10% discount for multiple weeks.
10% off for multiple weeks. 10% off for returning tenants.
Weeks bridging two rental rate periods will be pro-rated.
Small pets considered on an individual basis.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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