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Chilmark Vacation Rental home in Martha's Vineyard MA, Walk or drive to South Beach or Tisbury Great Pond | ID 10393

Hard to find locked gate beach 1 mile from ocean
Chilmark, Walk to private QBA beach Vacation Rental - ID 10393

2 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 5
Beds: 2 queens, 1 twin, Queen foam with aerobed & twin fold
Beach: Walk or drive to South Beach or Tisbury Great Pond
Guest Reviews: 7 reviews 7 reviews
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$4,000
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State and local taxes of 9.7% will apply
Listed by Claire DeVore
Active
6+ years
Property ID 10393
Description

Description

If you've ever wondered why people are so keen to go to Martha's Vineyard but they travel by ferry to just another ''version of Cape Cod'' this is the home for you! Go to Facebook page 90 Quansoo for tons of photos &videos!
Custom Built upcycled home on very private 3 acres abutting conservation land. Living, dining and kitchen with two bedrooms on upper level, to capture the crashing waves. You'll dine even higher up on the spacious deck among 200 year old oaks.
The kitchen and much of the house is stocked : paper goods, base medical, spices, on and on. We want you on the beach, or in the Jacuzzi bathtub, not searching for odds and ends. Beach chairs, kayak, umbrellas, all linens provided.
This is a nature lovers paradise. Directly across from Sheriff's Meadow Quansoo Farm conservation land where you can walk trails to one of the original locked gate associations. Far away from any new housing.
A juliet balcony off the living room for birds and stars & coffee with Gray Barn pastries.
No dining table inside on second floor, instead a kitchen peninsula with high stools
The available beds in addition to the 2 queens upstairs are a downstairs queen foam fold out (no vicious bars) that we place a thick aerobed on top, well held in place by loveseat arms. No wiggle. There is also an LL Bean fold out (think thick foam futon) suitable more for children I think. Both floor look out on the 3 acre meadow with wandering deer. The field is conserved to mimic the old farming and natural ecosystem. Lady slippers, fungi, lichens, fireflies in abundance without entering the woods.

The house is built ''upside down'' so the main living room and even higher large deck look down on the ocean stunted 200 year old oaks & above to the planets & constellations.
This is considered a cottage by some, but because of the extra space out of doors, it feels bigger than it is. If you're looking house that reminds you of home in the city this isn't it. This is an immersion into nature meditation and curiosity. Perfect for those who wish to pick up books from our nature library and learn or teach children what the world was. The Luna moths dancing on the deck. The mother deer with two fawns and osprey over head. The Gray tufted titmice, cardinals, all 3 New England woodpeckers, gold finch, Phoebes, Towhees, mourning Doves, hummingbirds...

Built from reclaimed wood from a Yankee Barn plan, the very high ceilings compliment the acres of nature outside.

The downstairs were built after the upper floor and can be used as a stand-alone semi-apartment, especially for older knees to avoid the stairs. However there is no closed door bedroom. A large table seating 5 can easily be pulled out to seat 8 but is used as a work space by most people; a bucolic spot looking out a picture window that includes a printer.
The wet bar features a mini fridge and a long L shaped couch faces the TV for movie nights in front of the Gas fireplace.
To be perfectly honest, you can park your children down here with the games and books and get adult time above.
This is not a good house if you really want to be in the big towns. It's closer to Menemsha and the Chilmark general store than to the tourist part of the Island.

You pass Alley's store and the library, then The Gray Barn, for the international award winning Prufrock cheese and soon turn down the dirt road. Farmers market is where you go to shop!
Enjoy life in peaceful Chilmark.
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Location

Location - Chilmark, Walk to private QBA beach

Nearest beach: Walk or drive to South Beach or Tisbury Great Pond

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Additional availability info: Rentals can start on odd days, however ferries work!!.

Payment Methods: PayPal (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: key and security deposits, willing to alter start or end date, State and local taxes of 9.7% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2022/23
    14 nights
  • Summer 2023
    14 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: July 26, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • Walk to a salt water beach and walk to a fresh water beach Walk to a salt water beach and walk to a fresh water beach

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Jacuzzi tub Jacuzzi tub

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • TV TV

  • Cable/satellite TV Cable/satellite TV

  • Coffee maker Coffee maker



    Green Amenities

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    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • Power from renewable sources Power from renewable sources

    • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    About our green amenities: This is a house built from upcycled lumber, you can see the original markings from the boat it was brought over on.
    Pure well water, interior furnishings are all carpentry made from sustainable wood or carefully harvested. Low chemical environment. No pesticides used Anywhere!!

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    7 reviews
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    What we love best

    This was our second three week stay at this home with plans for a third during summer 2022. It is exactly what we thought it would be and how the host advertises it. We are two adults and three teenage children with two dogs and have been spending summers on the island since 2006 (pretty much every summer since then). We found a home that provided everything we needed for a trip that focuses on the island itself.

    We love LVB and Quansoo Beach, and our walks through Quansoo Preserve which essentially abuts the house are magical — different every day and changing depending upon the time of day. This is total privacy and a focus on the birdsong and trees and rabbits and deer. Standing on the deck and looking at the night sky is terrific. There were chairs and umbrellas and boogie boards for beach days. Anything we needed was there to cook. We explored the games and books left behind. Totally stocked with food and sundries.

    The host has been consistently responsive before, during, and after our stay. Thank you.
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    Date of Stay: August 2021
    Date Submitted: March 2022
    Philadelphia, PA
    Member since Dec 2019
    House has seen better days....

    Cinder blocks to prop open screen doors. Rust on a very loud fridge. Visible mold on walls (and the smell to go with it). Last communication before arrival was that place was clean; turned out it had not been cleaned (but no warning of that from owner). Listing said 4 beds (subsequently changed)--but two of the four were air mattresses. We've rented for 10 years on Martha's Vineyard. Never had anything like this happen.

    Life is too short. Find a more straightforward and truthful landlord. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2021
    Date Submitted: September 2021
    Owner Response:

    I'm terribly sorry that you, your wife, and two little girls were unhappy. Vacation is meant to be a time of relaxation and family memories.

    In addition to the 2 queen bed bedrooms (sleep 4 guests) the other options are clearly stated in the description. They aren't "air mattresses" -- they are a L.L. Bean thick foam fold-out "futons" topped with self-inflating Aerobeds. Very comfy but you said you didn't try one.

    When you were unhappy with the cleanliness. I offered to send a cleaner the next day, but you insisted on choosing your own.

    My returning renters secured the balcony storm door with the cinder blocks ahead of what was to be a hurricane. We also had a nearly record-breaking rain -- a difficult time for humidity.

    I'm sorry we didn't speak prior to your renting. I sent you a link to interior photographs and a complete inventory of what our home provides.
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    Member since Apr 2021
    Incredible everything -- nature, beach, access to trails

    We spent three weeks here during August, and everything was wonderful. The amazing birds, walking distance to Quansoo Pond and gorgeous Quansoo Beach. Trails with unlimited natural beauty. The home itself had everything one could need or want, and the homeowners were terrific, responsive to any and all questions. We can't wait to return.

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    Date of Stay: August 2020
    Date Submitted: October 2020
    Philadelphia, PA
    Member since Dec 2019
    Perfect beach vacation

    If you love the beach and nature, this is the rental for you! The best part of this house is the beach key for the private beach and the location. The house sits on a beautiful piece of property very close to Quansoo Beach. The beds are very comfortable and you start to feel relaxed the moment the dirt drive opens up and you see the house. The outdoor shower is perfect after a day at the beach. The deck is also beautiful. You can see the milky way on a clear night. Lots of fun and relaxation. The house has lots of stuff and the owners are very helpful. Enjoy! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2018
    Date Submitted: March 2019
    Melrose, MA
    Member since Mar 2019
    Little Slice of Heaven!

    Our stay on Quansoo could not have been more perfect! We walked (easily) to the beach everyday. Quansoo Beach is the most amazing beach you will ever see. Pristine and expansive, it is truly one of nature's masterpieces.

    The cottage is wonderfully equipped with everything and anything you could possibly need. We loved not having to run out constantly and buy things that you take for granted at home -- they were there!

    The land is amazing. Beautiful trees all over that provide welcome shade on a sunny afternoon. We can't wait to go back! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: July 2017
    Date Submitted: June 2018
    Milton, MA
    Member since Aug 2016
    A sweet cottage in the woods

    We enjoyed our stay at this rustic cottage. Seeing the goldfinches and hummingbirds at the feeders off the second floor porch was most satisfying. The Quansoo beach has always been my favorite beach on the Vineyard. The cottage was well equipped with pots, pans, steamers, and spices for food preparation. I liked the charcoal grill as opposed to a gas grill. We enjoyed the use of the kayak provided with the rental. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The cable television was easily operated. The view of the heavens from the top deck was exquisite. We also enjoyed the deer on the property that awaited us on our return to the house. I enjoyed the outside shower with no walls immensely. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: September 2016
    Date Submitted: May 2017
    W Hartford, CT
    Member since May 2008
    Nirvana

    We have been renting this property for over 6 years. The house is set in a 3 acre field , totally remote, not a house to be seen from the property. The house is fully stocked with EVERYTHING for the kitchen, including an ice cream machine, should you desire to get fresh Milk from the close by organic Grey Barn Farm! The best extra with the house is a key to Qunasoo beach...a short drive you get access to Tisbury Great Pond, Crab Creek(catch your own dinner) and the spectacular, private, remote Quansoo Beach. This house is for total relaxing..the true getaway...remote , private, with nature abounding, special beyond description. The house itself is fully stocked for all your needs, including a luxury Bathroom with a lovely Jacuzzi tube that has a large window looking out on the yard/field with 150 year old gorgeous oak trees....in a word :SPECIAL! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2013
    Date Submitted: June 2014
    Marblehead, MA
    Member since Apr 2008
    About

    About Claire DeVore

    Member since:
    6/18/2005
    Reviews:
    7 reviews
    Response Time:
    Within a day
    Response Rate:
    100%
    My father was a Harvard Anthropologist who planned the tree house lay out, up with the stars but not mosquitoes. Perfect to have couples upstairs, with children or in-laws below, or any configuration that suits. Fridge and microwave downstairs creates a private oasis for play or work.

    Totally private, no neighbors to see, only birds, deer and gorgeous grounds. Abuts Sheriff's Meadow conservation land and trails to South Beach or drive/bike.

    This is our only house, we don't live here year round, nor do we use realtors. We seek people who wish to return year after year and create memories of a lifetime.

    Imagine a summer home that's just as if you owned it. Everything is ready for you: All linens, crab nets, beach toys and chairs, towels umbrella, kayak, just bring your swimsuit!

    It's not for you if you want to eat out every night and go shopping all day, despite Alley's Store and many farms close by.
    WE ARE FLEXIBLE ON DATES AND TIMES! We let our guests come and go when it works for them, not us. Ferries always work out in the end on wait lists.

    Weneedavacation forces us to have a start day but we're open to your needs, if that's 10 days or 16, just ask.
    It's best to go to our Facebook page ''90 Quansoo'' to see far more, including our renters' comments and photographs!

    Quansoo has access to the huge Great Tisbury pond where you'll sail swim and find oysters and crabs easily.
    Come stay. You have little time to relax so don't rent a hassle. Rent a dream. Claire

    What is special about this property?
    Three very Private acres! No other houses in sight. 400 feet from the Quansoo Farm trailhead to the private locked Gate Beach!!
    Jacuzzi bathtub with a view of wandering deer. The main living area is literally Up in the Trees!
    Grab the kayak and head to the warmer waters of Great Tisbury Pond. Ocean fish on the warmest side of the Vineyard then bring it home and grill it. Make ice cream, Belgian waffles, cotton candy..a fully stocked kitchen and then some.
    When people come the first thing they text me is ''paradise!'' I smile because it's so true. No moldy, musty old typical Vineyard rental just soaring cathedral ceilings and tasteful everything. No chintz or itchy bedspread, all made to wrap you up in ease and pleasure. No bored children with 20 games and a literate library. Dvds provided but also free at the nearby West Tisbury library.
    Wonderful gas fireplace in sumptuous downstairs. TV on both floors, stereo downstairs with media hookups. Hard wired phone and mobile with free local and US long distance for your protection and ease.
    SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK AT 90 QUANSOO


    What is special about your town?
    Chilmark, Alley's store. Up island is frankly the non touristy elite part of the Island, and Chilmark is THE zip code to have.
    West Tisbury, the closest town has a new library that Rocks!
    Menemsha is a gem, with shopping and restaurants. It also has a calm beach wonderful for children and the freshest fish on the Island. Don't miss world famous Chilmark chocolates!!
    Look, you can always drive into ''the city'' as in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. But do you really want to be swamped by crowds and day trippers? Doesn't the idea of walking along a pristine beach, with the warm Gulf current appeal? Ask yourself, why did the Obama's stay 1 mile from our house on Great Tisbury Pond? Because, there's simply nothing anywhere like the Quansoo Beach Association and Chilmark. You deserve this, don't do it half way.

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