House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)
About Eleanor Osborne
My siblings and I share this house and we've been bringing our children and dogs for years!
Eleanor Osborne purchased this House in 1966
Why Eleanor Osborne chose Aquinnah
My family has owned this house since 1966 and we summered here until we went off to college. We now come for 1-2 weeks with our children and dogs.
What makes this House unique
With our house comes access to 'residents only' parking at Philbin Beach (pick up your sticker at the Town Hall for a fee) and Lobsterville Beach (free). Walk to the famous Outermost Inn for dinner, cook hotdogs and s'mores on a campfire down at our private beach (just please disassemble the fire when you are done!) Play some tennis on our private court or have the kids hit against the backboard. Let your dogs roam around the property and down to the beach!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Welcome to our home! Dongan Manor was built in the early 1900’s by the Ginnochio’s from New Bedford. They owned and operated The Not-o-Way Inn which was up the road near the head of the Gay Head Cliffs. In case you’ve not been there before, here is a brief description… House 4 bedrooms: 2 w a queen bed, 1 w 2 twins, and 1 w 3 twins 2 bathrooms: 1 full w bath/shower upstairs, ½ bath downstairs plus enclosed outdoor hot shower. Fully equipped kitchen: fridge, electric stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender. Washer/dryer in basement Flatscreen TV w DVD player Fireplace (wood not provided) Bed linens Bath towels Beach towels Gas grill Dining table seats 6-10 Deck furniture (dining table/6 chairs and 3 Adirondack chairs) Tennis court privileges – follow path across road, white soled sneakers only please Garbage and recycling removal – see pick up schedule at house Telephone #s: Liz Johnson Owner/Property Manager 207-710-6010 Eleanor Osborne Owner/Rental Manager 802-363-0235 Charlie Thomas Caretaker 508-560-2444 Aquinnah Town Hall/Beach Permit 508-645-2304 Beaches & Beach Permits Private: there is a path from the house to our private beach…great fishing and walking. Shoreline can be somewhat rocky depending on recent storms. If you make fire pits, you must disassemble them before you depart. Please remove ALL your trash from the beach at all times. And please no loud music or party noise – we share the beach with neighbors with whom we want to maintain good relationships. Philbin Beach: the big sandy surf beach 1 mile up the road for “Residents Only”. As a renter, you can get a parking sticker for that lot by bringing a copy of your lease and your car license plate number to the Aquinnah Town Hall on State Road. Usually they are open 9-12 Sunday thru Friday, and Saturday for a one-day pass only, but their hours are subject to change. The pass costs $50 for a 1 week pass, $70 for 2 weeks, $85 for 3+ weeks (subject to change). Lobsterville Beach: to park at Lobsterville Beach or the small parking area near the Menemsha Bike Ferry, you may use the white “Johnson/Osborne Town of Aquinnah Parking Permit”. Please leave this permit on the kitchen bulletin board when you leave. Loss of this permit is $100. Tennis Court: you have free use of our multi-family tennis court across the road. Take a left out the driveway, first dirt road on right, first path on right to court. (dirt road is private property) Please refer to the tennis court chart for playing times…your times are marked with a “J”. You may play at other times if no one else is there. White soled sneakers only. Garbage & Recycling Garbage is picked up from the outside bins in wooden box (behind the outdoor shower) every Wednesday morning. Make sure all trash is in bags inside bins and that box is closed…there are skunks! Recycling is picked up every OTHER Saturday morning from the GREEN bin next to garbage box. No need to separate recyclables…PLEASE RECYCLE! House Rules - Do not use garage (upper or lower) for any reason. - Cover grill with black cover when not is use. - Do not put garbage or food down drains or toilets – septic system is FRAGILE! - Do not cut on wooden kitchen table or counter tops. - Do not use bleach on beach or bath towels. - Use ½ amount of dishwasher and laundry soap due to high mineral content of water. - Do NOT make a fire pit on the lawn for any reason; you may make a fire at our beach but please dismantle it when you depart—leave no trace. Departure - Please be completely out of the house by 10 am. - Do not lock doors - Remember to put the Town of Aquinnah parking permit on bulletin board. - If you can, strip beds and start a load of laundry. Thanks you! Enjoy the house!
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Would highly recommend
The most beautiful views on the island. House was comfortable and the space was great for a large group. We would love to stay here again
Great views and sunset
Great Family Reunion Spot!
Amazing location high on a hill overlooking the ocean. A bit windier than we expected. Our dogs loved the very large, private yard - lots of room to run without fear of getting too close to the road or invading the neighbors' yards. Great porch!
Great old Vineyard home in a spectacular location
What a treat to wake up every morning to a sweeping ocean view and to be steps from a quiet beach. We hope to be back.
Home is where the heart is
This home will always have a very special place in our hearts. Thank you so much.
Beautiful property, comfortable house
We had a lovely time on vacation. House was very comfortable and beach and property were gorgeous. Would definitely rent again!