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French Country Style Farmhouse, Hot Tub, near Ocean Beaches - Chilmark

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

3 Bdrms 2 Baths sleeps 7+ 1K , 2Q, 1Twin PLUS 1Qpull out or trundle = 9max

Close to coveted Chilmark beaches but nestled on the edge of an Oak woodland ! This home is 1/2 mile past Chilmark Center with General Store and Fine Dinning. Located just up the hill from Menemsha Pond Bridge. Master Bedroom has a quality King mattress, TV, and the master bath with a 2 person Jacuzzi tub, walk in glass shower.. Master Suite has it's own office. Outside there is a 4-5 person Hot Tub, outdoor shower and deck with new gas and charcoal grill that overlook the woods. The lawn has a hammock. There is a family room right off of the kitchen with TV, as well as a small 'office/ pantry'. The large living room, at the opposite end of house has a large studio ease. The Large Dinning Room and adjacent Kitchen with all recent appliances overlook the woods.

Sleeps 7 in regular beds or also use queen pull out in dinning room for"occasional stay". Master has King, Bdrm 2 Queen, Bdrm 3 Queen and Twin,. = Max 8 people pricing is for up to 7 adults! BE SURE TO CLICK '

I take payments directly not thru the website. Website charges a booking fee which I must pay to them. I'm listed in Chilmark and have lived here for many years B. Martin.

This comfortable home has paintings done by the artist owner throughout the house.

This is a quiet and quaint neighborhood with an ancient way that goes all the way down to Menemsha Fishing Village , well situated for walking, bird watching, and within the sound of the sea if it is surfy!

I have been renting homes in Chilmark for over 25 years and have local references. Vacation time is just too important. All you need here is TIME!

More Details

Property Manager
Betty Martin
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

About Betty Martin

I'm an artist who has painted the Vineyard for almost 40 years.

Betty Martin purchased this farmhouse in 1976

Why Betty Martin chose Martha's Vineyard

This home is close to all three Chilmark beaches, and major conveniences, is not 10 miles down a dirt road yet it feels like it is. This is the best of both worlds... and this house has true Island Feel, not like any cookie cutter rental.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Surrounded by large trees and overlooking an oak woodland up the street from Hariph's Creek Bridge, a great spot to watch a sunset if you like to take pictures and have a quite moment.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This home surprised us and gave us the best of both feeling in the woods but yet close to everything without a long dirt road. We really relaxed in the hot tub and jacuzzi, and will certainly be back to do it again. The sound of the ocean at Squibnocket as we sat in the tub at night was a special experience. The ocean was amazing too. Thanks so much for a great stay, we are recharged !
Jun 2014
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Chilmark Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Newly renovated, seamless glass shower, radiant heated tile
  • There is also an outside shower off of the mud room which is off of the foyer and has a separate side entrance ( not shown). The outside shower is very close to the hot tub area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All bed linen is included as are towels and other linens. I use quality high count linens. There is also a pull out couch for occasional guests . RATES are for 7 people, extra people are charged daily fees of $50 per day.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
I have some Round Trip Ferry Tickets which are Transferable before May 15th ..All you need here is time.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

French Country Style Farmhouse, Hot Tub, near Ocean Beaches - Chilmark
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

A "Slice of Heaven" in Chilmark

  • 5 of 5

A family of 5, we stayed for 2 weeks in August and had a great experience. The house is clean and well maintained, and an excellent location- very quiet at the property while being less than a 1/4 mile from the main road. An easy ride to the 2 best beaches on Martha's Vineyard: Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket, the house is less than 10 minutes from either beach. Also conveniently located about 1/2 mile away is the iconic Chilmark Store, where you are guaranteed to make frequent visits for quick meals and snacks.

Other highlights:

-Nearby Middle Road and South Road in Chilmark are great for running and biking.

-Very close to Menemsha, for great sunsets and fried clams at "The Bite".

-Kayaking at Quitsa ocean pond.

-A 15 minute drive to Aquinnah. See the light house, dramatic cliffs, views of the Elizabeth Islands, and spend time at Moshup's Trail Beach.

-Take advantage of the Chilmark Public library for beach book selections, movie rentals, and a cool break from the Summer heat.

As vacationers to Martha's Vineyard for 25 years, we highly recommend this property (as long as it's not during the weeks we want to stay there...). You will have plenty of time to visit the other interesting towns on the island for shopping and other fun activities, then come back to the serenity of Chilmark.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review! I love happy tenants! The house is actually shown on Google Maps to be 1.6 miles from Squibnocket Beach and as a 4 min drive and Lucy Vincent is shown as 1.7 miles and 5 mins. so I just wanted to clarify that it's even a bit closer than less than 10 mins.
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New York, NY, USA

Quiet and pleasant

  • 4 of 5

This is a very pleasant house and a quiet setting even being right off State Road. The photos give a good feel for what it is. It has plenty of room for a family or several people even though it was just two of us. Very convenient to Chilmark and Menemsha, beaches, and Aquinnah (by bike even). It's heavily shaded which makes it a bit dark inside during the day but keeps it from getting hot.

Betty is great to deal with and lives next door if anything ever goes wrong. She is incredibly helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: this house is less shaded than it was as we have recently done more tree work, but the huge oaks do keep it cool during the hotter weather !
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful stay at "Deer Run" in Chilmark. This is a very roomy home and great for a family. We especially enjoyed the upstairs master bath, the outdoor deck, hammock and hot tub. The house is a very short drive from both Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket, and close to the Chilmark Store. When we arrived, Betty had put flowers everywhere which we really appreciated. She was an unobtrusive but helpful host, and available when we needed her. Otherwise we had total privacy. The house is in a wooded area so sitting outside we were surrounded by trees and welcome shade in the hot weather. We really felt "part of" the Vineyard here. My only warning would be that a few of the rooms downstairs are dark due to the woods, but if you are prepared for that, and not expecting a "beach" house, we cannot say enough. What was especially nice was how we could spread out as there are two living rooms. We ended up pretty much "living" on the outside deck, hammock, etc. The house is well supplied and has modern appliances. We would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A cozy family stay

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a very relax vacation in this country style house that gave us a family home feel outside of our home. The house is surround by green trees with beautiful wood logs inside. It has big kitchen with a lot of utensils and big diner room table can fit 8 people comfortable. The TV room has two sofa that my kids loves to spend overnight there.

The house is not far (15 min) from Menemsha beach and Aquinnah on the Cliffs that are the good spot for sunset.

Betty is very helpful. We had a problem on the TV remote control and I sent her an mail and she came to fix it right away. She also gave us suggestion to buy grocery on the way from ferry that save us time to going out again. There is a close by small general store but has limit stuffs.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in our hand carved post and beam home and that your family enjoyed it as well!
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Montreal, Quebec

Chimark escape, grewat home

  • 5 of 5

The location and ambiance are wonderful.

This is a home with space, amenities, and lovely touches that reflect the owners warm personality.

A fully equipped kitchen for the gourmet chef, with spices, sea salt, all the cookware one could imagine. Delightful plates and serving dishes complete the dinner experience.

The dining room table sat ten ( we had visitors from Edgartown) with room for more!

The hot tub outside, along with the hammock, left us relaxed and refreshed.

Just down the road from Chilmark Chocolates ... what more could one ask!

Surprise ... a couple of air conditioners! Plus plenty of fans to keep everyone comfortable.

Plenty of nooks and super comfy couches to read, relax, watch TV, or just chat.

Would we come a heart beat!

Thank you for a wonderful Up Island escape to this little slice of heaven on the Vineyard.

Bravo et merci!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chilmark Chocolates
Chilmark General Store
State Road Restaurant
West Tisbury Farmers Market
Martha's Vineyard Glassworks
Lucy Vincent Beach
"Immerse your self into the Atlantic Ocean amidst the ever-changing colors, coastline, cliffs..."
Squibnocket Beach
Chilmark Tavern
"Fine Dining 1/2 mile away from Deer Run"
Gay Head Town Beach
"Park for a moderate price for the day... great sunset spot not to be missed.."
Hariphs Creek Bridge
"Chilmark Boat Landing and a good place to Kayak from or view the Sunset"
The Beach Plum Restaurant
Beetlebung Farm
"great veggies, flowers and more!"
Mermaid Farm
"Great organic produce, yogurt and more"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Edgartown, Oak Bluffs
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Boston, or Providence R.I
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chilmark Tavern
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Squibnocket, Lucy Vincent Beach
Car: necessary

Close to both of Chilmark's coveted beaches, Menemshah Pond and Chilmark Center which has a General Store with take out, Fine Dinning and Community center all 1/2 mile away. It's also a very short drive to Menemsha Fishing Village with it's quaint harbor, shops, fish markets with fresh fish and multiple places selling take out to bring to the beach for sunset ! Be sure to include your phone number with inquiry! Book now for Free RT Ferry Tix. Sat to Sat only..!


Rates & Availability

Chilmark Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $150

I accept checks 50% down upon signing lease and balance due 45 days prior to occupancy plus security deposit at 2nd payment. The final cleaning is deducted from the security deposit ( usually approx 200)

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