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Waterfront Cottage. Deck&water view; short walk-town&beach. Last 2wk June avail.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

About the property

3 bedroom cottage with deck & ocean view on a quiet sandy road near the beach

Legend has it that 'jingle shells' which are common on Martha's Vineyard beaches are really the scales of a friendly sea serpent named Vanessa, which has often been sighted from the water view deck of this home. Hence the name of the 'Jingle Shell Cottage'. The property is nestled among the cedar trees on the edge of a pond and within a walking distance of less than 900 feet from one of the Oak Bluffs town swimming beaches known as Inkwell Beach. The cottage is very convenient to town, yet in a peaceful location on a sandy lane. The home has 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5, with a queen in the master bedroom, 2 twins in a second upstairs bedroom, and another twin in the downstairs bedroom. Window air conditioners in all of the bedrooms and a ceiling fan in the living room. Master bedroom features two skylights and a view of pond and sea. There's a bathroom with shower downstairs, a pocket half bath with skylight upstairs, and an enclosed outdoor shower to rinse off after spending time at the beach. Laundry room with stack-up washer and dryer. There's a gas barbecue grill in the side yard and a flat screen cable TV in the living room with DVD/VCR player plus TV's in two of the bedrooms, as well as WIFI high speed internet. The open concept living and dining areas and kitchen features a wall paneled with siding from a 150 year old barn plus a sliding glass door leading to the deck. There's a view of Nantucket Sound from the master bedroom as well as from the deck and living and dining room. There's a small dock down a narrow grassy path to the edge of the shallow pond.

Frank Barvenik
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2017


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Cottage. Deck&water view; short walk-town&beach. Last 2wk June avail.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Clean, comfortable and relaxing spot!

  • 5 of 5

Jingleshell Cottage is a very nice getaway in a fantastic location. Far enough from downtown OB to offer quiet when desired, but close enough to enable walking to town to enjoy activities and amentities. The cottage was very clean and well outfitted for our stay. The owner is very responsive and attentive to requests and a pleasure to transact with. Will consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jason.. Thanks very much for your review. Let us know if you might be interested in renting next year. Regards, Frank
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Gorgeous Waterview Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic home on a beautiful pond with a private dock directly across from Nantucket Sound. The deck is large and looks out on the water and the living areas are spacious and well appointed for all your needs. The master bedroom upstairs has a spectacular view of the water. The bedrooms are all air conditioned and have plenty of closet and dresser space. The living area is large with a flat screen TV and WIFI . Two of he bedrooms even had TV's in them The kitchen is quite big with all the utensils for a family vacation and the view from the kitchen is also amazing!!!! We loved the location because we could walk to town but we were also on a private street with our own private dock on the water and Vanessa The Sea Serpant always our constant reminder of what a magical place Martha's Vineyard is and why we want to return to the same house next year. The owner was so happy to help with any of our needs and the house was exactly as he described it over the phone and in Home Away. It was the perfect vacation spot for myself and my 3 adult children. I will definitely rent from them again and recommend this house to anyone who wants a beautiful home in a relaxed gorgeous setting with lots of quiet and privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I stepped out on to the back deck and saw the view of the pond and the ocean, I felt instantly stress free! This cute little cottage has everything you need, a well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, nice sized bathrooms and outdoor shower and a large open kitchen and living area that is very comfortable and well furnished. It was also very clean and kept up well. The best part is the lovely deck in back that faces the water with tons of seating plus rocking chairs. This house is the perfect combination of being close enough to walk to bustling Oak Bluffs but also just far enough away to be quiet and peaceful.

My family are native islanders and those who came to visit while we were staying there commented how lovely this spot was. They loved seeing Vanessa the Sea Serpent up close! The Barveniks were very helpful with any questions we had and made sure we had all the information we needed for the house.

I would recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect little treat in Oak Bluffs. We are looking forward to coming back again and again! Thanks so much!

Jayna Dolby

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you next year.
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Steamship Authority/Island Queen/HyLine/Fast Ferry
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Oak Bluffs Public Beach/ Inkwell
Car: recommended

'Jingle Shell Cottage' is less than 400 feet from the sea, on the shore of Farm Pond a salt pond which is home to swans and other sea birds, and (legend has it) a friendly sea serpent named Vanessa. The well-known 'Inkwell' town swimming beach is a walk of less than 900 feet away from the cottage. It is close enough to the center of town and all the activities Oak Bluffs has to offer, yet in a peaceful location on a sandy road. There are a variety of restaurants and nightspots in town, shopping, churches and activities such as the 'Flying Horses' carousel, arcade and the historic and colorful 'Campground Cottages'. A new addition to the Oak Bluffs waterfront is a Fishing Pier near the ferry terminal. There's a children's playground, public basketball court and public tennis courts in town as well. The bike path along the beach to Edgartown starts just across the pond from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Illumination/Fireworks 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

mid-clean.(2 wk rentals) $100
cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

See attached Rental Agreement for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - upstairs pocket half bath with toilet, sink and skylight
    Bathroom 1 - downstairs bath has a shower, toilet and sink/vanity
  • In addition to 1 1/2 baths, there is an enclosed outdoor shower for washing up after a day at the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Small upstairs bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    downstairs bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has a queen sized bed, two skylights, water views, a flat screen TV, a window air conditioner, two bureaus and a closet. Small second floor bedroom has two twin beds and a skylight and an air conditioner in the window plus a closet. Downstairs bedroom has a twin bed, a TV and a window air conditioner, plus a bureau (no closet but there are hooks for hanging clothing).
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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