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Charming Rustic Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 1/2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, sleeps 5

Charming rustic cottage located a short distance off South Rd just past Abels Hill in Chilmark. Chilmark is very rual with rolling hills and stone walls. Water views from upper deck. Access to Lucy Vincent beach a mile down South Road and Squibnocket beach by purchasing stickers at town hall.The sound of sheep during the day and the ocean waves at night is very soothing. Views of the night sky can be wonderful since there is no light pollution. A short walk up our road there are scenic and wooded Landbank trails.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

Why Polly chose Chilmark

If you want to experience the rural part of the island Chilmark is for you. It is away from all the hustle and bustle of the towns but easy to get there if you want. There are lots of trails to explore and the beach near by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Polly -

No worries - we had a few beautiful days and the days that weren't beach perfect we used to explore and relax and shop. It was a good mix :)

We would love to come back next year - it's a great house for us and a perfect location and you were wonderful hosts. The girls and I LOVE Chilmark chocolates and we devoured the box you left on the first day! Thank you!
Aug 2013
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Chilmark Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • upstairs bathroom-toilet/sink downstairs bathroom-toilet/shower/sink outside shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1st floor 1queen bed 2nd floor 1 queen bed extra twin on 2nd floor in open area
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Charming Rustic Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Chilmark beauty. Location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

Absolute perfect location. Water views from the upper deck and close to Lucy Vincent beach. Craig & Polly are so nice and helpful if you need anything. One previous tenant left the gas on in the grill and Craig let us use his for the entire week. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need. This is our third year in a row we have come and hope to continue for a long time. This place is really a piece of heaven.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Centerport, NY

Restful Retreat in Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed a wonderful, and all too short, visit to Martha's Vineyard recently, when we had the great pleasure to meet Polly and Craig and stay in their cozy cottage. What you can't tell from the pictures is how light and bright the upstairs is due to the windows everywhere, the big, plate glass sliding doors to the 2nd floor deck, and high, vaulted ceilings. The cottage was very clean, well equipped with everything we needed from kitchen supplies (and appliances) to ample, high quality bath towels and boogie boards to boot! Our children, ages 11 and 12, enjoyed the hammock on the lower deck, and having a beautiful garden behind the house. We all loved having an ocean view, and the proximity to Lucy Vincent beach, our favorite. Though the fact that it was just a short drive to the Great Rock was also a huge plus, as was the beautiful walking trail in an "Enchanted Forest" type of setting that was just a short walk away! We recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a lovely retreat in a great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jersey City NJ

Chillin' in Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are happy we found this lovely Chilmark cottage. It combines "rustic" charm with all of the conveniences and comforts of a modern home thanks to owners Polly and Craig—who are most hospitable and extremely nice.

The cottage truly showcases a labor of love and craftsmanship. It is well maintained and offers many amenities—so you need only bring along clothing and food. The airy house features two decks with ocean views and lots of natural light. The house was already a great place when we rented it two years ago, but since our last visit, they have installed windows on the second level, beautiful African mahogany flooring and pine paneling, and new gardens with tall grasses and perennials. Added natural benefits include the breeze of warm summer winds; the nearby sound of crashing waves; and the crow of a neighbor rooster.

Located on the upside of South Road, it’s easy to access our favorite Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket beaches, Alley’s General Store, Larsen’s Fish Market, and Cronig’s—yet it feels very far away from the bustle of summer crowds, the busy main roadways, and the hustle of city life!

We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC

Ideal Vacation Rental in Lovely Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, two adults/two kids spent the latter half of July in this cottage. The term "cottage" doesn't really do the house justice as as had every amenity we are used to at home. Craig is a former hotelier in Florida and it shows - the house and grounds are impeccably kept, the decor inside tasteful. We basically ceded the upstairs space to the kids and slept in the cozy downstairs bedroom. We used the grill on most nights to prepare fresh fish from Menemsha and ate on either the lower or upper deck out back. There are water views from both. The Vineyard's most beautiful beaches are a short drive away as is the Chilmark library and community center where there are a range of programs for kids and adults. Chilmark is so very relaxing that you may never need to travel to other island locations during your entire trip. This house will provide you a most homey base for your Martha's Vineyard vacation, whatever you seek. We look forward to staying here again next year and to seeing Polly and Craig.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a treasure!

  • 5 of 5

I just had the most wonderful week out at this cottage with my kids. I really couldn't tell from the photos how rustic of a situation I was getting into, and was so delighted when we arrived. Polly and Craig were right nearby for anything I needed, and they took great care of us. Beautiful yard, comfy hammock, decks upstairs and down for lounging, eating, and sunsets (and moonrises). The indoor shower space is ready for an update, but the outside one was great. We will be back, and I am calling dibs on the same week again so I can breathe in the wild roses the island was wrapped in. Glorious.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We would love to have you back! Get in touch with me in January or February.
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Chilmark is located in what is know as the up-island area of the island. Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, and Oak Bluffs known as down-island, offers other amenities such as theaters, golf, shopping, restaurants, and bars.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Beach sticker fee $85

Transition day is Sunday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.