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An Early Fall Retreat! Walk to Town, Ferry, Beach

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
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Vineyard Haven House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4 full ensuite baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 11

Recently Renovated, Walk Town and Beach. Central AC. Linens. Quiet Side Street.

Recently updated/renovated, 2, 4000 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 4 full bath (all ensuite), family friendly home on quite side street in central Vineyard Haven. 8 minute walk to town, beaches and ferry. Central heat and AC. All Linens included. BR 1 Upstairs: Queen en suite; BR 2 Upstairs: Double and Twin en suite; BR 3 Ground floor: Queen Bed; BR4 Basement: Queen with full bath, also secondary living room and play area here. Main floor layout includes Kitchen, Living, Dining, Bedroom, Full Bath, Mudroom, Deck. Covered deck includes teak table and chair set, new gas grill and outdoor shower. Well appointed kitchen with new appliances, gas stove. Flat-screen plasma with full cable and DVD, plus secure broadband WiFi. New front loading clothes washer and dryer. Additional amenities: Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Tissues, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Soap, Dish Sponge, Laundry Soap, Cleaning Supplies. Kids equipment (pack and play, high chair etc.) and cooler available upon request. Quiet neighborhood perfect for families and those looking to relax and take it easy.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jeremiah McCarthy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2016

About Jeremiah McCarthy

We rent our family home in the Summer as we own and operate a business in Oak Bluffs (another Island town) that we need to be present for during the Summer months. We leave our furnishings and artwork and in our case you are renting a HOME and not an income property. We hope you will enjoy our space and to become a part of your vacation memories.

Jeremiah McCarthy purchased this house in 2009


based on 9 traveler reviews

An Early Fall Retreat! Walk to Town, Ferry, Beach
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful island getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is clean, beautifully renovated and decorated, very spacious with a great location. Unlike your typical "cottage," it was spectacular to return from the beach and step into the outdoor shower and enter a nice air conditioned environment. All the entertainment amenities were available at our disposal.

Couldn't ask for a better location (walking distance to Mad Martha's). The owner was immediately excisable, kind and courteous. The neighbors were great and friendly too.

Much fun had on that back deck. Can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home August 2016 and We truly enjoyed our stay!! The accommodations were lovely and clean. The house is centrally located and family friendly. Katherine and Jeremiah were readily accessible for questions and assistance. We would highly recommend staying at this great getaway home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasantly surprised

  • 5 of 5

The house is much larger than the exterior photos suggest and fully justifies its billing as something suitable for up to 9 people. The kids loved the basement.

The house was immaculate.

There's a charming local beach just 15 minutes' walk away.

I would happily rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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We were very happy with our stay at this property.

  • 5 of 5

Our group was very pleased with the accommodations. We had all of the conveniences of home making for a very pleasant stay.

The one note for improvement would be communicating sooner with the details of the rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

That was a great experience, the house, was very clean, organized, the place is a paradise, I wish I could come back every year. Thank you McCarthy family for make me feel like I was in my own house.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience!! We are happy we could share our little slice with your family. Jeremiah
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Spoiled Vineyard Experience

  • 1 of 5

We rented this home for a week in September for a family vacation with our 2 year old and our Boston Terrier. The house itself is nice, but there is no yard at all and absolutely no privacy... more like a cottage community than a neighborhood. This was still okay and we had a great week. While staying in the house, our 2 year old broke an old TV entertainment unit. The door came right off when she backed into it (all 20 lbs of her, not a big kid). We felt horrible and went into town and told the owner as we knew where he worked. When we told him about the door, he immediately knew which side it was and said his son had run into it several times so it had been "compromised" (his words). This was not a new or fancy piece of furniture. Two weeks after returning we got an email stating that he would be keeping our entire deposit to replace the item as well as 2 smaller things (a fridge can caddy that we never even used and a picture frame that we were unaware that broke). We agreed that we would take financial responsibility for broken items, but thought $500 seemed excessive. When given a breakdown of the costs, he was charging us the cost of the TV Stand “brand new”, plus the cost of taking his car on the ferry (and gas & time) to go get a new one. We debated that we did not agree with his assessment and we should be charged for a “like Item” not brand new considering that this was not a new item and he himself said it was already damaged. His responses were cold, uncaring, and infuriating. I wouldn’t trust this person if I were you. Go elsewhere to a more experienced landlord… the house is definitely not worth the extra $500. Pretty much spoiled our memories of an otherwise wonderful vacation. We rent on the islands or the Cape every year and have never had a bad experience. Just take warning before considering this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While I empathize with our renters, and I understand her frustration and disappointment, the fact is that the damages she and her family did to our home and furnishings far exceeded the deposit she left and we honestly felt we where cutting them a break not asking them to make us whole. While her review is well written, it contains multiple misrepresentations as to what I said, the extent of the damage and the costs it will take to fix what they did. Without going back and forth about the list of damages done I do want to address the "big ticket" item. The entertainment center that they destroyed was bought new less than a year before they rented our home and was in pristine condition. When we returned home the door was torn in half and splintered. While I did quote her costs for replacement, I DID NOT, include time and gas. This was only one of several items damaged beyond repair. She is correct in her assertion that this was our first year renting our family home, but as you can see from our other reviews we were professional and attentive in how we treat our guests.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Mink Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Waterside Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Owen Park
Car: not necessary

Downtown. Beach. Grocery store. Pond. Hiking. Biking. Art Galleries. Shopping.


Rates & Availability

Vineyard Haven House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning/Linens/Trash/Re $185
Property Damage Protection $79

Supplies - Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, beach towels, bed linens, toilet paper, paper towels and laundry soap, dish soap, new sponge are provided. Additional cleaning supplies include hand vac and vacuum.

Beach supplies include: 2 chairs, 2 coolers and an umbrella.

Porch equipped with gas grill and outside dining table.

Trash and recycling are included and picked up right at the house

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Vineyard Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs ensuite 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Firstfloor - toilet , shower
    Basement Level - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Off Deck
  • All remodeled 4 years ago. Tile floors. Each upstairs bedroom has en suite with tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    First Floor Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First Floor Bedroom
    Basement Level-Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , area has dresser, living area, closet & bath
  • Bedroom 3 is a fully finished basement with full bath and separate sitting/TV area and new inner spring futon.
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Central AC and Heat. Freshly remodeled in 2010 included all new appliances.

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