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Your Own Private Beach on Lambert's Cove! Summer Vacation Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Relax in a private Cape Code style home on three private acres. The home abuts 8 acres of conservancy land with not another soul or house in sight. Walk 50 yards to a private beach overlooking Lambert's Cove and the Vineyard sound. Perfect for family sharing, easily sleeps up to ten!


Renovation completed in Spring 2009

New kitchen with new cabinets and granite countertops

All new appliances including refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, cooktop, washer, dryer

Completely updated bathrooms including all new fixtures

Completely renovated guest apartment

New guest bathroom

Spiral stairs to second floor

New deck

Outside shower

Comfortably sleep 10, room for a few more

Separate studio/den/playroom

The floors are concrete for easy maintenance.

Private beach -- access through shared stairs

Sandy white beaches all along Lambert's Cove

Other amenities include:

Flat screen television

Blue-ray/DVD player

Charcoal grill


Vacuum Cleaner


Internet access

Stow-away box at the beach



Dishware and silverware

NOTE: We do not take day reservations. Minimum of one week per rental period.

Keywords: beachfront, private, martha's vineyard, Lambert's Cove, north shore, vineyard sound, beach access, beach

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2017

About The Owner

The property upon which this house is located was originally owned by the Cottle family and was settled in Tisbury in 1670 after their home outside Boston was burned down by local Native-Americans. You may find the family lumber yard, owned by ancestors of Edward Cottle, just a stone's throw down Lambert's Cove Road from our entrance.

In the 1930s, a later Cottle sold a portion of the land to two island vacationers who had known each other as children in Panama where their fathers had been lead army engineers on the building of the Canal. One of the children grew up to be a well-respected doctor and the other went on to become an army intelligence officer during the second world war. The doctor's property included the original Cottle homestead which still stands today -- over 340 years later. The army general built a home on the bluff directly overlooking Vineyard Sound.

Two decades later, the general gave each of his three children a parcel of land and created a 'family' compound. The 56 Boghouse Road rental home was built in 1954 by the general's second son, also a career army officer and Episcopal priest in retirement. For the next 54 years, the house was his family summer home. Upon his death in 2007, his children decided the time had come to completely renovate. The renovation work was completed in 2009 and includes the many upgrades and features described above. Many of the watercolors in the house were painted by The house is located on three very private wooded acres and is adjacent to the Sheriff's meadow land conservancy.

The Owner purchased this house in 1954

Why The Owner chose West Tisbury

Martha's Vineyard is one of the most special islands in the world. Natural beauty, warm hospitality, early American charm, and friendly surroundings make it a wonderful vacation destination.

What makes this house unique

The privacy of the home and beachfront give you the option of snuggling up to a good book in peace and quiet, or taking long walks on the beach at any time of day or night. The proximity of nearby towns allow you the opportunity to explore, sightsee, shop and carouse with easy distances.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time on the Vineyard! ... Wanted to let you know that your home was just perfect for us. The location is incredible, right on Lambert's Cove beach. We would love to return again, hopefully next summer.
Aug 2012
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West Tisbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (8)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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