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On Upper Chilmark Pond overlooking Lucy Vincent Beach
Chilmark Vacation Rental - ID 13169

2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 6
Beds: 2 BRs: 1 queen, 2 twins, Sofabed in rec room below.
Beach: 100 yards to dock, 6 min. paddle to beach.
Guest Reviews: 9 reviews
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Off-season 2016/17
$2,250 - $3,250
Summer 2017
$3,250 - $5,250
Off-season 2017/18
$2,250 - $4,250
Off-season 2016/17
 
Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
 
Contact John and Caroline Moore. - ID 13169
Time active: 9 years, 9 months
Phone(s): (970) 925-9416

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Description

Description

Premier location if you desire privacy, views and easy access to a beautiful beach. Inviting cottage with spacious deck and a lawn for croquet, etc. One hundred yard walk to our dock where a canoe and two kayaks are available for a short paddle across Upper Chilmark Pond to the ever popular Lucy Vincent Beach.

Note: For 2016 we have changed rental periods to Saturday to Saturday! ALSO, by now ferry reservations for those weeks still available can be impossible to obtain. If this is a problem, we can make our Jeep Grand Cherokee available at a nominal charge during your stay!

The expansive pastures of the Allen Sheep Farm lie adjacent to the west.

Also provided are linens, paper goods, soaps and kitchen supplies.

Built in 2001. It was designed to ''capture'' that original Vineyard camp or shack look and feeling with exposed interior posts and beaded pine paneling.

It's less than three miles to the charming, picturesque fishing harbor at Menemsha with its restaurants and sea food market (Larsen's...our favorite!). A terrific place to view sunsets!

There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and living room and all have good cross ventilation.

Especially attractive if you just want to get away for some quality time with your family; only two bedrooms means you have a ready excuse for turning down friends who want to come for a ''visit''.

Possible joint rental of a house with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths approximately 200 yards away. See ID #12106.

It is also perfect for the shoulder seasons as there is a real fireplace and a monitor heater that keeps the cottage warm and cozy on those cold spring or fall days and nights. Firewood is provided.
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Calendar Last Updated: December 10, 2016

Additional availability info: From May through October only. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Additional pricing info: Includes utilities and long distance toll calls within the U.S. except trash-pick-up.

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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on fresh water
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Location

Location - Chilmark

Nearest beach: 100 yards to dock, 6 min. paddle to beach.

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

9 reviews
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The Only Way to do Martha's Vineyard

My wife & I had such a wonderful, relaxing & rejuvenating time at the Chilmark Cottage. The photos posted on line don't do justice to the beautiful location & view that the house enjoys (not that it's the owner's fault - I'm not sure anyone could really take a picture that does it justice). Our trip was a bit last-minute, and we didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into with a trip to MV, but we will definitely be returning in the near future. The owner was extremely kind and helpful, quick to respond to questions and concerns. If you're looking for a place with easy access to the beach, a great view, and seclusion away from the "crowds," this this the place! We'll definitely be returning next year. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
Member since Jun 2016
Great Spot

Perfect location. House is wonderfully maintained and perfect for a family of four. The owners John and Caroline were excellent hosts and wonderful to deal with in every way.

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Date of Stay: June 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Member since Mar 2008
Perfect getaway on the Vineyard

This guest house is a perfect spot to get away. Ideal for a couple. It's down island so you're 20 minutes away from the towns. But it feels much more remote. You have a beautiful pond and ocean beyond to look out on. Easy beach access. There were 50 swans in the pond when we arrived. There are several great restaurants nearby in season. It's a comfortable, clean, neat and relaxing spot to get away. We've stayed here 4 or 5 times and never tire of it.

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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
Owner Response:

Thank you, Roy....but a slight correction. The house is UP island. We look forward to your return.

John and Caroline Moore

Atlanta, GA
Member since Jul 2016
A Hidden Gem

I am somewhat reluctant to let others know about this wonderful cottage. It has everything one could want for a relaxing vacation. Its views of the tidal pond and the ocean beyond provide a beautiful view with gorgeous sunsets furthering the beauty of the setting. There is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than sitting on the deck watching the ocean as the sun sets. As others have mentioned, the cottage is well designed and beautifully constructed with attention to detail and the wood burning fireplace takes the chill off in the evening. John and Caroline are wonderful hosts and make you immediately feel at home. They have provided everything you could possibly need. We look forward to returning. show more show less

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Date of Stay: October 2015
Date Submitted: March 2016
Member since Sep 2015
At peace with nature

We wish we could own the property--that's how much we like it. If you love Lucy Vincent Beach and if you have mobility issues, this is the only place to stay. The pond is at your doorstep, and you are guaranteed a kayak any time you want. The paddle is just a few minutes, and you are *right there* without all of the parking and dragging of items...it eliminates so much walking that my elder husband is game for the beach, suddenly.

As to the accommodations: ample deck. Ample yard. Outdoor shower (and indoor). Full kitchen. Extra bedroom for guests. Laundry. And a great, easy living space that features one the greatest views on the island (IMHO).

We like that there is no A/C. The ceiling fans are perfect. Your neighbors are horses, geese and rabbits.

It is very quiet and private. It abuts the Sheep Farm and is close to the restaurants we like and the Library and the Chilmark Store and Menemsha. The
Farmer's Market and Up Island Cronigs and State Road are all quick excursions.

Most importantly, you don't spend your vacation time sitting in traffic, jostling for parking, waiting in lines or otherwise surrounded by every other vacationer costumed in logos navigating their way through the same hassles of an overwhelmed summer "hot spot." We find they are much better enjoyed on occasions we seek them out by going to one of the towns for the movies or a bar. Kind of a control freak's vacation paradise, but our time off is so short and we always arrive with much stress to shake off. It's best to get right down to it and unplug.

My husband has been extremely impressed with how responsive the owner is when any issue arises.

Our favorite thing to do at night there is to have drinks after supper and await the return of the geese to the pond. They sleep there overnight, but are elsewhere all day. When they come back to sleep en mass, it's quite an impressive production.

The landscape looms close in our memory.

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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: September 2015
Owner Response:

Many thanks for your wonderful review, Celeste, especially your coverage of why this is such a special spot on the Island.

We certainly regret cleanliness was only four stars. We did have a couple of conversations with our cleaner this summer about her being stretched too thin. The fact it continued during your stay and one other leads us to line up another cleaner for next year.

Cambridge, MA
Member since Sep 2015
Quintessential Chilmark

We have rented this house for several years now, and have grown to love the spectacular views and calming nature of the property. The porch provides an ideal setting for family dinners overlooking the pond and ocean, while the canoes and kayaks provide a quick and fun escape to the beach. The house is both well built (we've been through one hurricane there) and well-maintained, with plenty of room for our family of four, as well as an additional room (and laundry) downstairs for those with more guests.

The owners could not be more gracious, and have gone out of their way to make each our vacations special, while the close proximity to Chilmark, Menemsha and West Tisbury provides multiple options for both great food and local culture. In short, this home provides an idyllic setting for those looking for a place to relax in Chilmark, and we look forward to many more summers there in the years ahead.
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Date of Stay: August 2013
Date Submitted: November 2013
New York, NY
Member since Nov 2013
The Guest House

This is the most relaxing location on the Island. Sitting on the deck looking out at the ocean and pond with a beverage is worth coming time and time again. We have been renting for three years and enjoy it more each year. Caroline and John are great landlords.

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Date of Stay: July 2013
Date Submitted: November 2013
Duxbury, MA
Member since Nov 2012
Chilmark Paradise

We have had the pleasure of renting this property for the past four years. It is by far our family's favorite week of the year. The cottage has been perfect for our young family of five. Our favorite features are the vaulted ceilings & open floor plan, the fantastic unobstructed ocean views - including from the outdoor shower, the fantastic deck with built-in benches and large yard, and the wood burning fireplace (great for the cooler off-season evenings). It is a perfect vacation spot as its tranquil and private setting really encourages you to just relax and enjoy the beauty of Chilmark. We look forward to returning each year! show more show less

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Date of Stay: June 2013
Date Submitted: January 2014
Winchester, MA
Member since Aug 2007
quintessential Chilmark beauty

From the moment you set foot on this property, you relax and your vacation begins. From the back deck looking out across the pond to the sea, you are immersed in this amazing landscape. Sitting out here in the morning sunshine is a wonderful way to start your day, made more wonderful knowing that just footsteps down the trail from the back yard awaits your kayak/ canoe (property includes 2 Kayaks and 1 canoe) to take you across the pond to Lucy Vincent Beach.
We are returning to this house for our 6th summer with our boys 21 and 17. They have spent time every summer of their lives on MV but this property, from day one, has been the most endearing, show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2012
Date Submitted: June 2013
Brooklyn, NY
Member since Jun 2013

About John and Caroline Moore.

Member since:
2/19/2007
Reviews:
9 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
12/10/2016
Originally from Connecticut, we have been coming to the Vineyard since we were children. We met here and spent our honeymoon not far from our cottage's location. We love this island and brought our children here any time I could get a 30 day leave during my 25 year career in the U.S. Air Force.

In fact, in 1999 John wrote a history of the settlement of Harthaven, part of Oak Bluffs, reflecting six generations of our family's association with the Vineyard.

What is special about this property?
We designed this cottage purposely to reflect the Vineyard's ''shack'' feeling, like the one nearby where we spent our honeymoon.

And then we built it ourselves in 2000-01 with the expert help of one of our sons, excepting the electrical, plumbing and fireplace work. It is fully winterized and therefore nice and cozy in the early spring and late fall.

There is a large lawn for kids play, croquet, etc. The included canoe and two kayaks are perfect for not only getting to Lucy Vincent Beach but also to explore Chilmark Pond.

What is special about your town?
Chilmark is such a contrast to ''down island'' which becomes frenzied in July and August. Its old stone walls, views over lovely meadows and the ocean are so unique. There is a very active Community Center just over a mile away with all sorts of activities for children...and adults, including tennis courts.