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Historic Summer Cottage + Car + Lucy Vincent Beach! Oh my!
Oak Bluffs Vacation Rental - ID 19750

3 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 6
Beds: 3 BRs: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins
Beach: 2 min to boat landing, 3min to sandy sunset point
Guest Reviews: 10 reviews
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Off-season 2016/17
 
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Off-season 2016/17
$1,000 - $1,200
Summer 2017
$1,200 - $2,200
Off-season 2017/18
$1,000 - $2,200
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Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
 
Contact Laurisa and Tim - ID 19750
Time active: 3 years, 3 months
Phone(s): (508) 395-6985 (Cell)

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Rest and relax down to your most authentic self. Indulge in back-in-time delights - hang out your clothes, bathe in the great outdoors, listen to birdsong on the large treetop deck.

This fun, spacious, doll-house of a cottage is cloaked in privacy, but steps away from spectacular beach sunset over the Lagoon. It is well appointed with 40's/50's everything, but with comfy, updated beds and linens.

'Red Roof' Cottage has a charming interior, vintage decor and historic feel. It has been in my family since 1919, the year it was built as a Sears and Roebuck Kit House and filled with well-loved antiques, delightful original art and sits on a large lot completely surrounded by trees.

The bead-board lined living room is light and airy with a ceiling fan, large library and comfortable seating. There is a double bed and a private single bed on the screened sun porch, a queen bed in the interior bedroom, and a single bed in the loft bedroom, all with fans and comfortable beds.

The super charming dining-in kitchen is very well-equipped and includes all the basic appliances except dishwasher. A blender, citrus juicer, Revereware, coffee grinder and lobster pot are some kitchen amenities. The large private deck has an eating table with umbrella, lounge chairs, a gas grill and wonderful night lighting.

The bathroom is downstairs with a shower stall. Here you'll also find the washing machine - (the Solar dryer, a clothesline, is outside.) A spacious outdoor shower and claw-foot bathtub are great for a post-beach rinse or a long luxurious soak.

Head off to the shore with our deluxe beach chairs, coolers, a portable charcoal grill, picnic gear, 2 beach umbrellas and water toys.....

The cottage sits in a 'sea of green.' The landscaping is a wild-scape featuring a ''Vineyard Lawn'' replete with native grasses, mosses and ground cover, with summer fruiting beach plum and huckleberry bushes and mature native trees. Cheery flower beds are sprinkled around. The property's uniquely private and quiet location abuts protected wooded lots, yet is close to town, beach, bike path, public transportation and a great dog park. The nearby Lagoon is great for swimming, clamming, sailing and kayaking - a 3-minute walk takes you to a sandy point where you can sunbathe, swim, picnic and enjoy an island sunset. The Town of Oak Bluffs is 2 miles away with world-class restaurants, art galleries, the historic ''Campground,'' waterfront parks, harbors and beaches.

Note: The property and structures are maintained and cleaned using non-toxic products. I ask that the guests use personal aerosols outside and be conscientious about recycling during their stay. - an easy 3-bin system is in place for your convenience.

Car Note: A complimentary 2000 Suburu Outback with manual transmission and beach sticker to a well-loved Chilmark beach is available for your use.
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Calendar Last Updated: July 29, 2016

Additional availability info: This is a Sunday to Sunday vacation rental.

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): This is a summer cottage and is available for rent May - October with a Rinai heater for the cooler months.  The cottage is drained and shuttered November - April.

Additional pricing info: $100 discount for additional consecutive weeks June thru September (see Calendar)

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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    4 nights
  • Summer 2017
    7 nights
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    4 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Handicap Accessibility
  • NOTE: Red Roof Cottage is not well-suited to the very tall, large, toddlers or elderly. In places the ceilings are low (<6 ft) and deck doorway is 5'9"; the upstairs loft is open; the one bathroom is located down a narrow set of stairs. You'll enjoy ha
Location

Location - Oak Bluffs

Nearest beach: 2 min to boat landing, 3min to sandy sunset point

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Charming, nostalgic cottage

Step back in time when you stay in this precious cottage. This cottage brought me back to my years spent on the Vineyard many years ago. The home is an untouched vintage cottage that reflects back to a simpler time. It is a true treasure! We loved sitting on the deck for morning coffee followed by a walk to the lagoon each morning. The deck was also great for evening meals and enjoying our wine. The home is very comfortable and welcoming. The owner is wonderful and very helpful with island information. We hope to get back there again soon. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
Norwell, MA
Member since Jun 2013
Unforgettable

Hard to put into words the wonderful time we had in Martha's Vineyard. Your home, your hospitality, etc., made our trip one we will never forget. We felt like locals after staying in your house and visiting all of the places you recommended. The house was perfect..... and the pond right around the corner became our morning go-to spot to check out the shells washed up overnight. I can't wait to return !!!!! Hopefully in September. But only if your house is available as it truly made our trip unforgettable!!!!!
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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
Member since Aug 2016
Charming, Cozy, Magical Cottage -- We Loved Our Stay!

Red Roof Cottage is so lovely and simple--every corner is charming and pleasing to the eye. It could easily be featured in Country Living magazine. Owner Laurisa has a great touch with vintage New England furniture and accessories. Everything you need for a relaxing week on the island is here. We stayed here with our 3 children--10 year old twin boys and a 7 year old girl. We put all 3 of them out on the sleeping porch, and that worked great. Our daughter used the upstairs loft bedroom as a play area for her stuffed animals. Even though the cottage is small, there is plenty of room for the kids and a way to keep their things out of the main sitting area and kitchen so the adults can have some peaceful space, too. Laurisa is a wonderful hostess--the house was super clean and welcoming when we arrived, and she checked in to make sure all was going great. I can honestly say our vacation was much better because of her and her awesome suggestions. We'd stay here again! show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: September 2015
Member since May 2015
Enjoyed our stay

We always enjoy our time on Martha's Vineyard, and this trip was, once again, memorable.

We stayed at the Red Roof cottage "by chance." We did not know what to expect with a cottage that was nearly 100 years old, but what we experienced was reflective of the charm and beauty the island offers. The cottage was quaint and authentic. We found ourselves admiring the unique features the home offers, including our favorite, the outdoor shower. Staying at this home (and yes, it felt like a friend's home more than a rental) brought you back to cherish the beauty the island offers. We enjoyed private mornings on the back deck with coffee, the morning breeze that enters through the windows, the flower gardens that adorn the perimeter of the home and the intimate feel of the cottage.

The homeowners were instrumental in making us feel welcome and making our stay comfortable. They remembered everything that one would need while staying at their home. They offered suggestions prior to our arrival and were available if we had questions or concerns during our stay (although we did not have any concerns). The Red Roof cottage was an enjoyable part of our family vacation.
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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: August 2015
Member since Jun 2015
I’ll never forget my blissful time under a Red Roof

From the moment I stepped into Red Roof Cottage to begin a much-need restful time, I knew it was exactly what I needed. What a special place it was, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, with an indescribable charm.

The owner’s ancestors left her this little gem and it is still has the feel of the 1940s, with white sheer curtains that move with the breeze, crisp white bed clothing, little twinkly lights and all the comforts—in fact more comforts than my own home has! The privacy does NOT come at the cost of remoteness and long drives to visit the Island’s little towns, shopping, movies, easy access beaches or restaurants. The convenient location was key to spending time at the nearby attractions, vs. navigating my way to them.

Red Roof is private, set back in the woods, away from traffic and noise. Just the songs of birds who gently awakened me every morning. In the cottage, I had no frustration about finding everything I needed, such as spatulas, vacuum sweepers, pen and paper. I was guided by inconspicuous, well placed note cards, identifying the location of everything I needed. The owner also assembled a helpful binder listing directions around the island, a lists of popular things to see and do and interesting facts about the area. Another binder tells the fascinating story of the owner’s beloved aunt, who lived a vibrant, fascinating life. A gripping read about the woman who originally owned Red Roof and left it to the current owner.

I loved the outdoor shower, also outfitted with little lights for an evening shower in the fresh air. The back porch is perfectly set up for a cookout or a hangout with family or friends. There is a soothing view from there out into a woods where the occasional deer quietly passes through. The short walk to the lagoon became a ritual for me.
The moment I stepped out to return home, I vowed to come back to Red Roof, truly a gem of a place, almost like a dream.

Not only is the owner a wonderful human, she’s re-created the Red Roof experiences she had as a child there. Everything is so meticulously done to create this cozy environment, easy access to things
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Date of Stay: September 2014
Date Submitted: June 2015
Greenwich, CT
Member since Jun 2015
Couldn't be more charming!

We have stayed at Red Roof Cottage at least 3-4 times, and could not love it more. It is beyond quaint, full of beautiful personal artifacts that make it feel like home. All of these personal touches represent not only the family's history, but that of the island as a whole as well. When we think of the Vineyard, we think of this lovely home. Laurisa and Tim are perfect hosts, always making sure we are comfortable and have whatever we need, while giving us plenty of personal space. />
The cottage is in a magical spot, a short walk from a little local beach, 5 minutes by car into Oak Bluffs, etc., yet it feels like you are on your own private island, so quiet, beautiful, and well maintained.

Our children - now 8 and 10 - think of this cottage as the Vineyard. There have been times we've had to stay elsewhere because of scheduling, and we always sadly miss Red Roof Cottage. Our children complain, because the cottage really epitomizes the feel of the Vineyard for us. We never feel as at home or well taken care of as we do here. At this point we plan our trips around availability here, because it just doesn't feel right to stay elsewhere.
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Date of Stay: September 2014
Date Submitted: February 2015
Bedford, MA
Member since Feb 2015
Charming Cottage - you'll love it!

I was delighted to find a summer rental that would accommodate my family so comfortably. Upon arrival we oohed and aahhed at all the hand-made items and antiques in this quaint cottage that make it so unique. It has all the old-time appeal, like the outdoor clothes line and the vintage furniture, yet we lacked nothing. The beds were comfortable. It has a fully equipped kitchen, and my family loved to eat out on the deck. We took daily bike rides to the nearby beach and town of Oak Bluffs, my favorite place on the island. It is rich with history and fun to explore. We can't wait to go back and create more memories at Red Roof Cottage. "Thank You" to our hosts Tim & Laurisa. It was everything you said it was... and so much more... We'll be back!
- Doug & Sunday
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Date of Stay: June 2014
Date Submitted: June 2015
Federal Way, WA
Member since Jun 2015

This cute cottage is old and quaint and comfortable and welcoming. It's location is very secluded while being a 15 minute walk from downtown, the best of both worlds. It is so quiet there. It gives you the feeling that you are staying in your grandmother's home. It is just plain cozy. Everything is well-maintained and the owner is just as charming as the cottage would indicate. She was more than helpful. If I were to revisit Martha's Vineyard, it would be the only place I would want to stay. show more show less

Date of Stay: September 2011
Date Submitted: February 2012
Santa Ynez, California
Member since Feb 2012

Imagine you have friends on Marthas Vineyard who invite you to use their home while they are away - "Just make yourself at home!". That is what this place feels like - a friendly, gentle home that was mine for a week. Everything is as described, plus a difficult-to-describe sense of welcome. Comfortable, that's the word: it was supremely comfortable. I felt at home. Can't wait to return!

Date of Stay: August 2011
Date Submitted: February 2012
Phoenix, AZ
Member since Feb 2012

This is the epitome of charming, and I felt very fortunate to be able to stay at Red Roof Cottage and discover some more about Martha's Vineyard's past. The lovely house has a very vintage feel and is full of personal antiques and memorabilia from the island's sailing history. I enjoyed the artwork, crafts, and bits of beauty tucked away here and there without feeling like I was walking in on someone's private house--it's very inviting, comfortable, simple...and gave me the feeling that I could easily connect to sun-filled, family-focused, fun times of the past century. You don't find any hotels like this, and few inns or private houses that are so quaint yet comfortable, bright yet cozy, and quirky yet beautiful. Every time I walk in, I take a deep breath, and smile. The homeowner is a personal friend of mine who has been so gracious as to host me on mini-vacations, and I know her as a reliable, conscientious, talented, and honest woman who enjoys building connections with people and sharing her love of the Vineyard with them. I love staying here and hope to again and again. show more show less

Date of Stay: July 2011
Date Submitted: February 2012
West Tisbury, MA
Member since Feb 2012

About Laurisa and Tim

Member since:
1/24/2011
Reviews:
10 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
7/29/2016