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CHILMARK. CLEAN 6BR, 2BA, new K and bath. Lucy Vincent Beach.

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 2 baths; deck; outdoor shower; NEW kitchen, baths; WiFi, smart TV

CHILMARK. Spacious 6 BR, 2 bath, well-located, clean house with access to LUCY VINCENT and SQUIBNOCKET beaches. Big sunny deck. NEW eat-in kitchen with slate counters and wooden floor. NEW downstairs bath. Upstairs bath reno 2013. Dining room, living room, deck, cable, WiFi, NEW HDTV Smart TV, full-sized washer and dryer, full kitchen and beach equipment. Private but not isolated on nearly three acres, convenient to anywhere on the Island. Just 1.5 miles to Alley's General Store and West Tisbury Library. No smoking. CHECK OUT 5-STAR REVIEWS!

Ava Plakins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Ava Plakins

Our family purchased this house in 1966, and we have loved it ever since, updating it over the years. It may look like an antique farmhouse, but it is updated in all the ways that matter -- new kitchen (2015), new baths (2015 and 2013), full-sized washer and dryer and other appliances, and cable, WiFi, and a new smart HDTV.

Ava Plakins purchased this house in 1966

Why Ava Plakins chose Chilmark

1) CHILMARK LOCATION. Access to Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket beaches. All the advantages of up Island quiet, but convenient to down Island towns. Only 1.5 miles from Alley's.

2) SPACE TO RELAX IN. Six bedrooms, sleeps 12. Big sunny deck. Eat-in country kitchen. On almost 3 acres of land. Plenty of room for everything and everyone.

3) WELL EQUIPPED. Full-sized washer and dryer, all kitchen appliances, blender, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, etc.

4) CLEANLINESS. We are fanatics.

5) FIVE-STAR REVIEWS. We have many return tenants year after year. Check out our great reviews!

What makes this house unique

Check out my five-star reviews from previous tenants!


Chilmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor shower - shower , Fully enclosed. Heavenly under the stars!
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Retro renovation 2013. New tub, sink, commode, flooring.
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Complete renovation 2015. New shower, sink, commode, floor.
  • Downstairs bathroom completely renovated 2015. New shower, sink, commode, floors. Upstairs bathroom retro renovation 2013. New bathtub, sink, commode.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 double
    Upstairs bedroom 1 - front - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Upstairs bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , skylights; rollaway beds
    Upstairs bedroom 5 - 1 double , skylights; rollaway beds
  • Each bedroom has a fan. There are also several roll-away cots.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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CHILMARK. CLEAN 6BR, 2BA, new K and bath. Lucy Vincent Beach.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

4.5 out of 5

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice week+ on MV. Home is very conveniently located on beautiful Middle Rd just over the Chilmark line. Really easy bike ride to Alley's/7A and the West Tis Farmer's Market. Home with plenty of bed rooms and beds for lots of people. Kitchen is large enough to not bump into each other. Chilmark means access to LVB - hard to beat that...simply amazing.

House is private - it's woods - but just off Middle Rd - no long dirt driveway. It's an older home so a bit musty/dusty on arrival but all the rooms have big fans and it didn't take long to air out the house.

Biker Tip: Great location for more serious riders with a gorgeous 25 mi trek up island to Aquinnah light house and back on Moshup to Alley's.


Location/LVB access/up island but not too far up

Tons of beds

Nice older home with plenty of places to hang out

Tons of beach chairs

Great owners - super responsive that respect your privacy


Outdoor hang space/grill, etc. just ok

Not deep woods but a bit woodsy

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your family had a great time at our house! Thanks for the list of Pros -- we work hard for our tenants. I will ask the housekeeper to clean the day before tenants arrive, and to leave the windows open, so the house is nice and airy on arrival. Thanks again, and all the best!
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Charming Island Home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Tavanage. Beautiful home, lots of room, tons of character and very comfortable. The owner was fabulous to deal with, the kitchen was a great common area as was the dinning and living rooms. The setting was gorgeous - large yard, beautiful trees and a wonderful outdoor shower. We would book Tavanage again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Brad! So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. Please come on back! All best.
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Tranquil stay at Tavanage!

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent our fourth vacation at this wonderful house on Middle Road. It's an easy hop to all of our favorite beaches, little shops and great food and the fish market we love, as well as restaurants.

This house is always calm and soothing, with a great amount of space for everyone, community space, beautiful deck and landscaping, outdoor grilling with ease. This year the kitchen and downstairs bathroom were completely renovated so now we love it even more. The Plakins are very thorough yet easy going people to rent from, and we all feel we wouldn't want to go anywhere else. Entertaining or just gathering together in the kitchen, dining room, living room or deck feels so luxurious, and yet the great escape to one's own room is just as wonderful. We love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay again!
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Great big wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have just had our third wonderful summer stay at Tavanage. It continues to be a perfectly magical house for us. We cook cook cook in the spacious kitchen, lounge on the ever-so-peaceful back porch, and sleep cozily in all six bedrooms - we are a big brood and it's so great to have all that room to spread out. Our stay at Tavanage always feels like coming home, even the first year. It has the history and heritage of the island, as well as the modern amenities we can't seem to do without. Grilling out back is easy and relaxing, as is company for cocktails on the porch.

And, as in past years, we have found that the location turns out to be ideal. Peaceful on Middle Road, and a short ride to either Alley's, the beaches, the docks at Menemsha. Everything within reach. We love our "home" at Tavanage and hope to return for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay at Tavanage!

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful week at this magical home. We love that it is spacious yet cozy. We love that it feels like home. it is a beautifully stocked kitchen, all the lounge-y amenities in the living room, a cozy bedroom for each family member - we bring a lot of folks!. A house in a somewhat wooded area, but sunny out there on the beautiful porch. We've been coming to the vineyard our entire lives, and tried every kind of house, and this one just has that magic. The location turns out to be quite great - in the middle so not too far to anything, and a fun little farm just down the road and a really short drive or bike ride to Alley's for morning coffee and paper and The Hang. The owners keep the place beautiful and clean, lovely flower boxes and landscaping. I love hanging outside barbecuing and enjoying this family friendly vibe. Can't say enough great things about Tavanage!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janie, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself again this year!
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We had a GREAT Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Martha's Vineyard a few times, but this was the first time we stayed in Chilmark... and what a WONDERFUL stay it was! We were so impressed by the history and beauty of Tavange and felt like we were in on a secret that only a few people shared. The house was spacious and warm all at the same time. My husband and I took our three kids plus our daughter's best friend and were later joined for a couple of days by my neice and nephew. There was MORE than enough space for all of us without ever feeling crowded.

I searched for a LONG time to find a home that not only could accomodate us humans but a home that was pet-friendly too. Some may know, but not many on the island rent their homes to dog-owners. Our sincere thanks to Ava, Naomi, and Tamara because it was truly special for us to be able to take our dog, Lola. The kids loved exploring the grounds with her and she felt perfectly at home.

One of the best perks in renting Tavange was access to Lucy Vincent's Beach! It is truly a gem - one of the lovliest beaches I've ever been to! We went every day and never felt like we were competing with anyone else for prime beach space since it's only accessible to the town residents. The other perk was access to ferry tickets. We all know how tough it is in prime season to get ferry tickets and we were grateful to make use of them with our rental.

Thank you again to the Plakins. We had one of the best Family Vacations in years! - The Incollingo Family

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Car: recommended

As Chilmark renters, tenants have right of access to Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket beaches. The house is conveniently located to everything on the Island. It's only about a mile and a half from Alley's General Store and the public library in West Tisbury, making Egartown, Vineyard Haven, and Oak Bluffs easy to get to. Beetlebung corner, Lucy Vincent, and Squibnocket are three to four miles away. It's an easy trip to Menemsha and Aquinnah. The house also adjoins the conservation land walking trail to South Road. The property, which is almost three acres, is private but not isolated.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $500
Housekeeping $400
Garbage removal/week $100

I have some ferry tickets, which I transfer at cost.

Payment of one half rent plus refundable deposit due at signing of contract.

Payment of remaining half rent, plus garbage pickup and housekeeping, due one month before tenancy to begin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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