|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Renovated 1840’s farmhouse on extraordinary Herring Creek Farm. 3000 square foot house on 4 acres with private beach rights to South Beach and Edgartown Great Pond. 5 bedroom/3 bath house with multiple living and dining areas. Only a short walk on a country road to private beach. Enjoy the views across 40 acres of conservation land or a peaceful stroll around country roads. Pick your own vegetables from large garden. Large yard for children to play.
Owner has two horses. Property also has large pasture, outdoor ring and cross country jumping course. The owners of the house have a dog and cat.
Change over - Fridays.
Welcome to the Great Plains House. Our family has enjoyed this home and farm since 1947 (at least my grand parents). I hope your visit is relaxing and fun. The original section of the house was built in 1840 and the big room was added in 1970. I hope you love the farm and our house as much as we do.
My grandfather purchased Herring Creek Farm which included this property in 1937. While he sold the majority of the farm in 1969, his children, and subsequently his grandchildren and beyond, have always considered 'The Farm' a place where we can relax and reinvigorate themselves. Our family has opened up the opportunity to your family to enjoy everything we have enjoyed for over 60 years.
Herring Creek Farm, located on a peninsula surrounded by Edgartown Great Pond to the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean on the south and Crackatuxet Pond on the east, has a rich agricultural history dating back nearly 300 years. It was once a portion of the Great Plains Farm, assembled by Ronold Wild in 1942. Wild sold a sailboat, which he and his wife Dorothy had used to reach the Island, to buy a portion of the land from Jack Weihl. Over a two year period, Ronold and Dorothy purchased additional acreage to complete the final property of 250 acres, 80 of which they had under cultivation. The Wilds grew potatoes for the summer market and hay for the winter market. The story goes that they purchased their first cow from Macy's.
The farm was sold to Benjamin Harrison Cohan, a wool merchant, in 1947. He acquired additional acreage, expanded the barns and raised Holstein cattle for milk production. Mr. Cohan started the Martha's Vineyard Dairy Cooperative on the island during that time. During the 1950s the Great Plains Farm was the largest dairy farm on the Vineyard, and in 1956 it led the state in Holstein Friesian lactaction averages. Also in the mid-1950s the farm was the recipient of the top county award for outstanding agricultural achievement and practice in soil conservation.
Once again the farm was sold, this time to the Wallace Brothers in 1969. During their tenure, the farm's focus was beef cattle. Donald McGuire, who ran the operation for many years, stated the farm raised up to 200 head of Hereford cattle, grew corn, oats and hay, and some vegetables. It was the Wallace brothers who re-named the property Herring Creek Farm - the Great Plains had, with the passage of time, largely filled in with trees and modest development.
Worst experience ever in MV. The house is overly lived in and has a smell of cat urine and the furniture has many rips tears and holes from cat claws. The patio "furniture" considts of broken rusted old neglected mismatched pieces. The ceilings upstairs are very low and the bathrooms are rank. The entire home needs updating throughout and really should not be rented. Unfortunately the people that live on the land can't develop the baluable patcel because it is a landmark. This is why they need to rent this old ramshackle farm out , while they live above a garage that is spitting ddistance to the front door of the house. The grounds are pretty enough but beeare the tall grasses shield millions of ticks which my kids came home with every day clinging to their skin. Worst waste of $7000 ever and really made me very wary of ever booking again without a thorough inspection prior. Stay far away folks.
We thought the house was the perfect vacation home for such a large extended family. Not only was there enough room for everyone and to meet everyone’s sleeping needs (e.g., snoring), but there was ample recreational area both inside and outside of the house. The farm and general outside land was amazing – the views, tranquility and fun (I especially loved being able to watch fireworks from a distance so the kids could enjoy it without fear of the sound, but still enjoy the festivities!!) it provided were unmatched in any other house I’ve rented. Having the private area on the beach/pond were also a bonus.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|