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Chilmark Vacation Rental home in Martha's Vineyard MA | ID 13169

On Upper Chilmark Pond overlooking Lucy Vincent Beach
Chilmark, off South Rd. adjace Vacation Rental - ID 13169

2 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 4
Beds: 1 queen, 2 twins
Beach: See below. Lucy Vincent Beach and 100 yards to dock, 6 min. paddle to beach.
Guest Reviews: 11 reviews 11 reviews
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Listed by John and Caroline Moore.
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15+ years
Property ID 13169
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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.

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

Also provided are linens, paper goods, soaps and kitchen supplies. It really is fully equipped.

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 about 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, except the downstairs room Please Note: You have to go outside to gain access to the downstairs room and laundry facilities. We do not advertise that room as a bedroom.

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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Location

Location - Chilmark, off South Rd. adjace

Nearest beach: See below. Lucy Vincent Beach and 100 yards to dock, 6 min. paddle to beach.

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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

Long-Term Rental (1 month or more): Available in Town of Chilmark.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: Includes utilities, trash pick-up and long distance toll calls within the U.S. Cleaning additional. State and local taxes of 9.7% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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  • Summer 2023
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Calendar Last Updated: September 24, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • On salt water On salt water

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • Pets considered Pets considered

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • TV TV

  • Cable/satellite TV Cable/satellite TV

  • Clubhouse Clubhouse

  • Tennis Tennis



    Green Amenities

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    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • Recycling Recycling

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    About our green amenities: Our water source is a well which taps into the same aquifer that provides water for the Vineyard Water commercial business, i.e., no need to bring bottled water.

    New gas stove (2017), new drier (2019)

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    11 reviews
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    Vineyard at its finest

    This sweet cottage is all one needs to have the most amazing respite on island. John and Caroline are delightful and communicative hosts. The place was immaculate upon arrival. There are no better views on island. Beach access a breeze via kayak or car. Lovely yard and gorgeous outdoor shower with another prized view. Easy bike ride or drive to stores and markets. Super fireplace on chilly evening. The cottage is incredibly well appointed. We want for nothing. Easy living—all day long. Lovely breezes and ceiling fans for slightly warmer days. We will be back! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2020
    Date Submitted: June 2020
    Wayland, MA
    Member since Jun 2020
    Magical Beach Cottage

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at this classic beach cottage in a near perfect setting. With tons of privacy and ambiance all the way around, it far exceeded our expectations. Alex the house keeper, and the owners John and Caroline could not have been easier to work with and went out of their way to be sure all was great!

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    Date of Stay: June 2018
    Date Submitted: June 2018
    Owner Response:

    Thank you, Tom. We're so glad you both enjoyed your stay at this very special spot. Thanks also for leaving it so neat and clean. Do come back!

    Westlake Village, CA
    Member since Jun 2018
    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
    About

    About John and Caroline Moore.

    Member since:
    2/19/2007
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    11 reviews
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    Originally from Connecticut, we have been coming to the Vineyard since we were children. We met here and spent our honeymoon on Upper Chilmark Pond. We love this island and brought our children here any time John could get a 30 day leave during his 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 overlook the meadow and centuries old stone walls. It is fully winterized and therefore nice and cozy in the early spring and late fall.

    It was Caroline's father and his two brothers who essentially contributed the 49 acre conservation land that borders our property on three sides. The Martha's Vineyard Land Bank now administers the property and its several miles of trails.

    We own other property on Upper Chilmark Pond adjacent to the Allen Sheep Farm where we keep a canoe for our renter's, i.e., your, use to get over to Lucy Vincent Beach.

    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.

    The lovely fishing port of Menemsha is only about three miles away.

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