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Charming cottage in the best of locations on Martha's Vineyard

Menemsha, Chilmark, MA, USA
  • House800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Of all the places on Martha's Vineyard, Chilmark is the most desirable. Of all the areas in Chilmark, the fishing village of Menemsha is the most desirable. Menemsha is a postcard of New England fishing and whaling villages. Quaint shops, great food, fresh fish (raw and cooked), and of course, the one gas station that also sells fishing equipment and ice cream. Watch the fishing trawlers come in early in the morning and experience the sun set magnificently in the evening. (Menemsha harbor beach is one of the few places on the East Coast where you can see the sun set in the ocean, figure that one out). Mememsha is a quiet sound beach, perfect for small children or just relaxing. And all of this is about a 10 minute walk down the hill from the cottage. Lucy Vincent beach, which is only available to Chilmark residents and rental guest, is spectacular and only a couple of miles from the cottage.

The Cottage: The cottage is extremely cozy and tastefully decorated. It is fully furnished with plenty of cooking utensils, pots and pans, silverware and dishware. Bring your own linens, there are plenty of extra blankets and pillows. The couch is basically a twin bed and there is a queen blowup bed for an extra guest. There are plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and beach toys. There are some children toys as well as games such as scrabble, cards, Boccie Ball, croquet, etc.

There is an extensive library of books for all ages and interests as well as a video library with close to a hundred movies for the TV and DVD player. Full broadband wireless internet access and free phone use within the USA. There is a great outdoor shower for those returns from the beach in addition to the full inside bathroom. The property is nicely landscaped with flowers and bushes and a new arbor waiting for the plants to mature.

The area: Of all the places on Martha's Vineyard, Chilmark is the most desirable. Of all the areas in Chilmark, the fishing village of Menemsha is the most desirable. Menemsha is a postcard of New England fishing and whaling villages. Quaint shops, great food, fresh fish (raw and cooked), and of course, the one gas station that also sells fishing equipment and ice cream. Watch the fishing trawlers come in early in the morning and bask in the beauty of the sunset in the evening. (Menemsha harbor beach is one of the few places on the East Coast where you can see the sun set in the ocean, figure that one out). Menemsha is a quiet sound beach, perfect for small children or just relaxing. And all of this is about a 5 minute walk down the hill from the house.

Two miles away is Lucy Vincent beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with cliffs, massive boulders and fantastic swimming. If you walk to the far end of the beach, nude sunbathing is allowed, and if you have the nerve, nude volleyball. Three miles away is Squibnocket beach, a great surfing and family beach. All the beaches in Chilmark are private, you must be a renter or owner to gain access. The crowds from the towns down island cannot gain access, it is strictly enforced. The beaches have lifeguards.

Seven miles away are the beaches and cliffs of Aquinah (formerly known as Gay Head). Absolutely magnificent views, excellent swimming and walking. It is part of an Native American Reservation and available to the public. Interesting shops and food as well.

The towns (when you are tired of peace and quiet and privacy) are all about a 20 to 25 minute drive away with all the shops and restaurants you could ever want.

Owner

Susan Rabinovitch

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
87%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Oct 18, 2017

Amenities

    • Kids Welcome
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single
      • Master bedroom is large and airy, plenty of storage. Small bedroom with two twins is functional with good storage.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Outdoor
        outdoor shower
      • Bathroom is standard with shower, house also has enclosed outdoor shower in the rear

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean

          Suitability

            • wheelchair inaccessible

              Attractions

                • live theater
                • autumn foliage
                • churches
                • cinemas
                • coin laundry
                • forests
                • library
                • bay/sound
                • marina
                • nude beach
                • playground
                • pond
                • recreation center
                • restaurants
                • winery tours

                  Leisure Activities

                    • antiquing
                    • beachcombing
                    • bird watching
                    • horseback riding
                    • paddle boating
                    • scenic drives
                    • sight seeing
                    • walking
                    • whale watching

                      Local Services & Businesses

                        • ATM/bank
                        • Babysitter
                        • fitness center
                        • groceries
                        • laundromat
                        • massage therapist
                        • medical services

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                            • roller blading
                            • cycling
                            • equestrian events
                            • fishing
                            • fly fishing
                            • golf
                            • hiking
                            • jet skiing
                            • paragliding
                            • pier fishing
                            • deepsea fishing
                            • sailing
                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                            • snorkeling
                            • sound/bay fishing
                            • surf fishing
                            • surfing
                            • swimming
                            • tennis
                            • wind-surfing

                              House Rules

                              Check-in: 1:00 PM

                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                              Cancellation Policy

                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

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                              Location

                              Menemsha, Chilmark, MA, USA

                              Rates & Availability

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Cleaning Fee
                              $75
                              Damage Deposit
                              $200

                              2000 A ferry ticket is available for this week

                              $271avg/night
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                              For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                              Property # 296597

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