Superb fields-to-ocean-to-islands views from this charming guesthouse, on a historic Chilmark property. You'll enjoy a wealth of beach options. Squibnocket beach is only 3-minutes away. Below the house is our private, child-safe (no surf) beach on lake-like Menemsha Pond. Or enjoy key access to our 2nd private beach -- a spectacular site on the South Shore, offering both ocean surf and pond swimming.
Large bay windows bring the 10-mile view right into the house -- or savor it first-hand from deep chairs on the quiet, sunny front porch. Upstairs: watch sailboat races on the inland ponds from two bright, comfortable bedrooms (one king, one double twin/king), and spot rabbits or deer on the estate lawn from the upstairs study (daybed). Downstairs: the sofa pulls out to a bed in the living area (and adjacent handicap-access bathroom/shower room) to accommodate a wheelchair-bound guest. Efficient kitchen, washer/dryer, internet, cable TV, music, games and library promote easy relaxation at home! In fall and winter the house is a snuggery, with warm bedding, central heat.
[Please note: our small, historic but efficient staircase may prove a bit steep for the elderly, or those with infirmities].
Make your own memories in this historic property!: Lovey's Cottage guesthouse is part of the hilltop Tower House estate, an up-island landmark for its Queen Anne, yellow-painted main house with red roof, and ball-topped tower. The property has changed hands only once since beginning as a multi-acre farm in the early 1800's. It has been in our family for over 50 years now -- and is being cared for by a third generation for whom the estate property was their great summertime home.
Be private -- or part of your own larger group. Lovey's Cottage has its own parking and front entrance through a small walled garden that gives onto the beautiful view. Carefully designed to work as a completely independent and private residence, Lovey's can also be rented together with the Tower House* (which sleeps 10, in 5 bedrooms) -- an arrangement which works very well for weddings, or large groups of friends, or a family with varying needs and ages. Lovey's can be a wonderful solution for grandparents needing separate and quiet time, for in-laws valuing their personal space, or even for a young family with children's nap-time or early-bedtime requirements.
(*Note: Find Tower House rental details at HomeAway #293370)
Enjoy the fall, or spring: Lovey's Cottage, with its central heat, is a wonderful spot to spend an off-season week, holiday, or get-away break. The rolling up-island landscape affords splendid open views, town beaches are accessible for long seaside walks, and island staffers at restaurants, attractions, and boutiques can take more time to welcome and converse with you than in their busier months. Many stores and services stay open into late fall, and re-open in early spring, so there's a 'buzz' to savor in these non-summer months!