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Island Graciousness with Majestic Views of Katama Bay
Chappaquiddick, Edgartown Vacation Rental - ID 12723

6 BR
4 baths
Sleeps 14
Beds: 6 BRs: 2 kings, 1 double, 8 twins, one cot and one futon
Beach: Less than 200 yards to private beach on Katama Bay
Guest Reviews: 4 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2017/18
$750 - $950
Summer 2018
 
Off-season 2018/19
$750 - $900
Summer 2019
 
Off-season 2017/18
$5,500
Summer 2018
$5,500 - $8,000
Off-season 2018/19
$5,500
Summer 2019
 
Off-season 2017/18
$20,000 - $22,000
Summer 2018
$25,500 - $35,000
Off-season 2018/19
$20,000 - $22,000
Summer 2019
 
Contact Karen Stephens - ID 12723
Time active: 11 years, 4 months
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Phone: (917) 463-0087 (home), (917) 991-3730 (mobile)
Phone: (917) 463-0087 (home), (917) 991-3730 (mobile)

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Description

Description

Built over 100 years ago, this beautiful colonial home has been remodeled to provide all the amenities for contemporary vacation living while retaining its original island charm. Two separate bedroom wings help create an air of spaciousness while a generous kitchen and dining area offer the perfect gathering spot for large families. Gracefully poised on 5 exclusive acres and abutted by an additional 30+undeveloped acres, the property boasts 625 feet of private beach on Katama Bay with boating access to Edgartown Harbor and Chappaquiddick's southern shore. Within walking distance from the house, the beach is ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and long walks. With its tranquil location and close proximity to two of Martha's Vineyard's finest beaches for surf-East Beach and Wasque Reservation - each under 2 miles away - Maqua Downs offers ample outdoor space and plenty of room to be the perfect home for a family vacation or reunion. The house is located just a short drive to Edgartown, one of the Vineyard's most historical towns with shopping at some of the islands best boutiques, antique and art galleries as well as restaurants for family and fine dining. Appreciate all the Vineyard has to offer while enjoying the privacy of your own island retreat!

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Calendar Last Updated: February 19, 2018

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

Additional pricing info: In addition there is a $450 cleaning fee/week.

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2017/18
    4 nights
  • Summer 2018
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2018/19
    4 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • on a salt water beach
Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Screened Porch
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Handicap Accessibility
  • Kitchen/dining, living room, two bedrooms, three baths and shower, family/TV room and screened porches are located on an accessible first floor.
Location

Location - Chappaquiddick, Edgartown

Nearest beach: Less than 200 yards to private beach on Katama Bay

41.3616650 -70.4710720 0
Reviews

Guest Reviews

Appreciated the layout of the house-early risers and nocturnal members could relax according to their "vacation druthers" without keeping others awake-or waking others too soon. We all liked the open kitchen with dining and we loved the range. We relaxed and enjoyed our Chappy time! Also, our grandchildren loved the "new" toys and books!

Date of Stay: August 2010
Date Submitted: December 2010
Artie T
Middletown Springs, VT
(Homeowner Entered)

This is our third summer here and as usual we had a wonderful time! We love the house, the view, the beaches... the house is perfect for our large family and the beach at Norton Point is our favorite on the Vineyard!

Date of Stay: July 2010
Date Submitted: December 2010
Phyllis W
Canton, MA
(Homeowner Entered)

We don't want to leave! We had a magical week here-the best Chappy vacation ever! Your home is conducive to relaxation, fun, great conversation and those forever remembered "ahhh moments!" This is what it is all about. Thank you! (4 adults and 5 very happy cousins)

Date of Stay: July 2010
Date Submitted: December 2010
Robbie S
Northampton, MA
(Homeowner Entered)

A fabulous vacation was had by all! A chance to really enjoy the grandkids and kids. We loved the house and grounds. We even tried our hand at fishing in the bay! Loved the beach-the bay is probably the best place for the kids. My favorite place in the house is the screened porch. Sitting and reading with the breeze is something that has to be experienced! And the kitchen! Wow! We had three 5-star cooks with us and we enjoyed family dinners that were delish! And that master bedroom- a great to get away from it all once in a while! All in all, a great experience! Thank you! show more show less

Date of Stay: August 2009
Date Submitted: December 2010
Joe B
Nyack, NY
(Homeowner Entered)

About Karen Stephens

Member since:
12/1/2006
Reviews:
4 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
2/19/2018
Our family has owned Maqua Downs and its 5 acres for four generations. Each generation has spent lovely family summer vacations on Chappaquiddick. Although there have been many changes to the island, we have tried to preserve in our home many of the qualities that vacationers look for in a Vineyard summer. We have carefully maintained the property and have a Caretaker available for any sudden emergency. We try to be as responsive as possible to our renter's expectations. In this light, we have sprayed the exterior of the house for several years with an environmentally friendly product to keep the mosquitoes (and ticks) at bay as much as possible. For the past ten years we have rented during the summer months, spending the off-season at the house, often with our grown children. Many families who found us through We Need a Vacation.com return each summer. We're delighted when they tell us that their vacation on Chappy was among their best family vacations since we have similar memories of our summers as a family at Maqua.

What is special about this property?
Maqua Downs combines the best attributes of Martha's Vineyard - spectacular views from the house across Katama Bay toward the Vineyard southern shore along with open fields and a private beach. The house is spacious, quiet and serene. Guests often comment that the layout of the house allows for family gatherings as well as quiet spots for a relaxing moment. We are a four mile car or bike ride to Edgartown along Chappaquiddick Road which still has its tree lined country road appeal. The property is bordered by a nature preserve; an osprey nest overlooks Katama Bay whose calm waters are perfect for swimming, kayaking, and sailing. For more adventurous activities, two of the Vineyard's most beautiful beaches are nearby: Wasque Reservation, one mile up the road with beautiful surf and East Beach, only two miles away on Chappy with kayaking through Pocha Pond and over sand access to Chappy lighthouse. Both beaches are managed by the Trustees of Reservation and offer excellent spots for fishing and shore casting. The Chappaquiddick Community Center, just down the road from us, offers activities, concerts, pot-luck dinners, and access to tennis and basketball courts.

What is special about your town?
Edgartown is perhaps the Vineyard's prettiest town with its Old Whaling Church, sea captains' homes, and charming harbor. We feel privileged on Chappy since we are just the other side of the harbor from Edgartown's shops, restaurants, movie theater and ice cream and candy stores. We can avoid the hassle of parking by leaving our car on the Chappy side of the harbor and taking the Chappy Ferry to Dock Street and strolling through town up Main Street. Of course, there is the famous Vineyard Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, both of which are easily reached from Chappy. When the Vineyard beaches and roads begin to feel jammed with summer crowds, a retreat to Chappy, close as it is, restores a sense of tranquility and calm, leaving the hustle bustle behind. On Chappy, we are close to all the activity while still feeling we are ''getting away from it all.''