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Relax & Rejuvenate in Ideal Cottage Setting
Chilmark Vacation Rental - ID 2470

1 BR
1 bath
Sleeps 2
Beds: 1 BR: 1 queen
Beach: 5 miles to Lucy Vincent, the Island's best beach
Guest Reviews: 30 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Summer 2017
 
Off-season 2017/18
$125 - $200
Summer 2018
 
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$125 - $200
Summer 2017
$1,800
Off-season 2017/18
$600 - $1,700
Summer 2018
 
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Summer 2017
 
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Contact Mary - ID 2470
Time active: 17 years, 8 months
Phone(s): (617) 519-9455 Phone(s): (617) 519-9455

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This is a delightful escape, offering privacy, convenience and all the creature comforts. Nestled in a six-acre private estate in exclusive Chilmark, this 700 SF, one-bedroom cottage has many special touches including a deck with outside shower; wide, hand-nailed oak floors peppered with oriental rugs; a gorgeous gas fireplace; hand-made cabinetry and soap stone kitchen island. WIFI & flat-screen, HD TV in living room. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and custom-made, built-in queen bed, nightstands and dressers. It is furnished with a mix of antique and contemporary with an eye on maximum comfort and style. Plus everything needed for cooking or grilling, including a Weber gas grill. Welcoming and accommodating, the cottage enjoys many guests who return every year.

An ideal retreat for one, or a romantic getaway for two. Hit 200 acres of walking trails just outside the door, or take a nap in the hammock overlooking the perennial gardens. With the lease comes access to Lucy Vincent Beach & Squibnocket -- the Island's most...sought-after beaches.

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Calendar Last Updated: August 07, 2017

Additional availability info: Take a Fall week -- best time here -- and get $100 off!. This is a Saturday to Saturday vacation rental.

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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Amenities

Amenities

Interior
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • Cable TV
  • DVD or VCR
  • Wireless or wired internet
  • No Smoking
Exterior
  • Deck/Porch/Patio
  • BBQ-Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
Other
  • Pets considered
Community Amenities
  • Tennis
Location

Location - Chilmark

Nearest beach: 5 miles to Lucy Vincent, the Island's best beach

41.3883080 -70.700932 0
Reviews

Guest Reviews

30 reviews
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Magical!

We love Mary's place and plan our Vineyard trip around its availability. The cottage is lovely, peaceful and wonderfully maintained. We have been vacationing on the island for many years and have, unfortunately, encountered some of the older, more "worn" variations. By contrast, Mary's place is spotless, beautifully appointed, and ideally located near fabulous Lucy Vincent Beach. From the moment we stepped through the door, we knew that we had found "our place." Mary is a great host and someone we now consider a friend. A truly magical spot! show more show less

Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Ithaca, NY
Member since Oct 2014
Our Home Away From Home

Mary’s guest cottage is like coming to our island home. As guests of the cottage for nearly 17 years, we look forward to returning each year to our up-island retreat. The cottage is quintessential Vineyard. The property and the gardens provide privacy and serenity we seek out on island. The cottage is perfectly maintained and each visit we anticipate any new amenities that have been added for our enjoyment. We appreciate Mary’s attention to detail to provide everything you might need to make your stay comfortable. Her care and consideration of her guests is unparalleled.
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Allendale, NJ
Member since Jul 2012
Quaint guest house

This property is very well appointed. The grounds are meticulously maintained. There's incredible hiking nearby. However, I would hesitate to call the cottage private. The driveway is shared with the main house. The groundskeeping equipment is stored under the guest cottage and regularly used by the homeowner. The garden behind the cottage requires a fair share of maintenance throughout the week. There is rarely a day you don't hear a mower or see a sprinkler turned on in the backyard. Overall, this is a gorgeous, well maintained house. But if you're looking for a romantic, undisturbed week in the woods where you can take an outdoor shower without possibly running into the homeowner mowing or watering the lawn, you may want to stay elsewhere. show more show less

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Date of Stay: June 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
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I am sorry this young couple was ultimately unsatisfied. My goal is for guests to have a terrific, restorative week and as my reviews testify, people do fall in love with the cottage, the grounds and the location. In fact, most of my guests return year after year and I'm always happy to welcome them back. Keeping the grounds beautiful does take tending and I strive to do it all when guests are away unless they're one of my "regulars" and they want to share notes on restaurants or activities. This is a guest cottage for a main house yet the mature planting plus the careful siting of both houses afford ultimate privacy -- both for the cottage guests and for us. I have always welcomed well-behaved dogs because I love dogs and I've found that people who travel with their dogs do so because their dog is relaxed when they're off to the beach or dinner. In fact, many guests return each season with their pooch. Unfortunately, this couple's dog was not happy on his own and I did have to ask them to protect the window ledges from the dog's jumping. Otherwise, except to welcome them and thank them for coming, we had no interaction with them.show moreshow less

Auburndale, MA
Member since Jul 2017
Cozy Chilmark Cottage

On a whim and needing a break from the rat race, my husband and I were searching for a getaway. We found this lovely Chilmark cottage and read the many extraordinary reviews. We were hopeful it would all be true, and were not disappointed! The cottage could not have been more inviting. Every detail of the home makes you feel as though you've landed in the perfect place to relax and "leave your troubles behind." The cottage was stocked with everything promised and it was spotless too. The outside shower was awesome allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the vivid night sky on the Vineyard. The location was perfect. We loved the feeling of being tucked inland while still close to many beaches. We feel grateful to have found this treasure and plan to return soon. More great memories to come. Thanks, Mary!
Susan &Mike
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Date of Stay: June 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Member since May 2014
Perfect MV Getaway

I have had the pleasure of staying in Mary's perfect guest cottage each of the last three years. The property is exactly as described and makes for an exceptional getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The house is a perfect accommodation for my partner and me - it provides plenty of space for us to spread out, cook, and enjoy sunsets from the private deck. It is also very close to favorite beaches of ours, such as Great Rock Bight. My partner and I truly look forward to our time in Chilmark at the cottage year-round! show more show less

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Date of Stay: May 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
Allston, MA
Member since Jul 2017
An Incredible Week on the Vineyard!

We spent our last week of summer vacation staying in Mary's beautiful home. The setting is everything we imagined with an up-island retreat. A quiet dirt road leads you to a private location surrounded by nearby hiking, running, and dog-walking trails. In the evenings it was only a short drive to watch the sunset at Menemsha or Aquinnah. The beach at Lucy Vincent is stunning and never too overcrowded, and Chilmark Store is close enough for any items we needed.

The exterior and grounds of the cottage have everything you need to relax: flower gardens, hammock, Adirondack chairs, grill, maintained yard, clothes line for wet towels, outdoor shower, and storage for bikes, etc. The interior of the cottage is bright and spotless with every possible convenience available. The rooms are spacious and there is more than enough storage to keep your belongings organized. What stood out for us is even though this is a weekly rental property, Mary provides her guests with the quality of products that one may have at home, beautiful rugs, artwork and decor, comfortable furniture and bedding, and every possible kitchen appliance and dining necessity to relax at home with meals if desired.

Upon arriving, Mary checked to see if we needed anything and offered information on our surroundings to help us enjoy our time to the fullest. She is very caring and considerate or her guests and our family hopes to return many times!
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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: October 2016
Queensbury, NY
Member since Apr 2016
Quiet bungalow for two

We were looking for a quiet place to enjoy a relaxing vacation with our pup. Imagine our surprise when we opened the door to find a wonderful, homey, all you would need bungalow for two. It was very spacious, and the kitchen had all the amenities you would need to cook or grill. My boyfriend loved the outdoor shower.

We both enjoyed running the trails and looking at all the wildlife that was around.
The property was tucked out of the way, quiet and peaceful but convenient to everything.

We left there appreciating everything Mary does to make your stay there wonderful, and we will be returning soon.
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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: June 2016
Wilmington, DE
Member since Jun 2016
Private oasis

Stayed at this wonderful little cottage last month just as the weather warmed and the sun came out-- it was perfect. Privately located on a quiet dirt road, it reminded me of the Vineyard before it was "discovered." There are miles of walking trails nearby-- no need to get in the car. There is a small but well stocked grocery store 5 minutes away.

In one direction and in the other, the beautiful fishing village of Menemsha-- the freshest fish and the best sunsets. The cottage was outfitted with everything needed for a comfortable stay-- quality appliances, gas grill on the deck-- even a gas fireplace to cozy up a cool evening. The kitchen had all the utensils one could need without the clutter of home.

This is a gem of a find -- so nicely decorated, well designed and maintained. Mary, the owner, was so pleasant to deal with and was eager to respond if something was needed. I can't say enough about this charming little place-- I'd love to return when the trees and landscaping are in full bloom.
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Date of Stay: May 2016
Date Submitted: June 2016
Cotuit, MA
Member since Jun 2016
An Idyllic Way to Start the Summer

Finding Mary’s cottage was like discovering a secret … one bedroom Chilmark cottages like hers simply do not exist. Short drive to any point on the island, yet tucked away in the ‘up island’, the cottage exudes comfort and quiet. The kitchen is ready to cook anything you could find on the island. The décor is a mix of treasures that come together and beg a closer look. There is thoughtfulness in the little touches that Mary, the owner, has provided ranging from the ice ready for a cool drink when you arrive to my favorite, a copy of the Walking Trails of Martha’s Vineyard in the kitchen drawer.

I wanted a vacation that I could spend with my dogs. We walked the trails, visited the towns and the beaches. It was a vacation dream come true. Each day on Martha’s Vineyard is different by which way you go when you leave the driveway and what you choose to find. Mary’s cottage is the perfect place to start the day and retreat to when it ends. Reserving now for next year, as there is no place on the island that I would rather stay.
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Date of Stay: May 2015
Date Submitted: July 2015
Lancaster, PA
Member since Jul 2015
Comfortable, charming and private, too!

Spent a week here in April and have already booked a week for next May. The perfect spot! Located less than 15 minutes from the VH ferry terminal, but imparts a very “up island” feel. The cottage and grounds are extremely well maintained and you will enjoy all the amenities of home: flat screen T.V., washer and dryer, gas grill… You’ll want to plan most of your meals right here: the kitchen is well-appointed and the ambiance can’t be beat! We even entertained off-island friends for the day and served a relaxed wine and cheese here before our dinner reservation. Also the most private of all the properties we’ve rented through the years on Martha’s Vineyard.

Mary, the owner, goes out of her way to insure your comfort and relaxation. Practically on the property are walking trails maintained by the land bank trust that beg to be explored, and the town beach, “Lucy Vincent” is a short drive away. This island get-a-way is perfect in every way!
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Date of Stay: April 2015
Date Submitted: July 2015
Burlington, CT
Member since Mar 2015

About Mary

Member since:
12/1/1999
Reviews:
30 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
8/7/2017
I am a long-time Chilmark homeowner and while I welcome new guests, most of my vacationers have been returning year after year. Client testimonials speak to my care and attention to the properties, both inside and out. I believe the furnishing should be welcoming and comfortable and the kitchens should be ready for a resident cook. You will find everything well stocked and if I'm missing a spatula or a wine glass, I encourage my guests to let me know immediately so I can return with a replacement. In short, I want my properties to be of the same high quality I'd want on my vacation.

What is special about this property?
Both properties -- the guest house -- and the new, larger, two-bedroom house on a separate lot next door -- offer comfort, convenience and a sense of serenity. Each offers their own charms: the cottage is a perfect getaway for a couple or single person; it immediately invites you in, with a hammock beckoning for an afternoon nap. The new house has a more updated style and the layout offers privacy for a family of four or two couples, with separate baths. Both enjoy sunny decks for morning coffee and the new house has a magnificent post-and-beam screen porch. Whatever your needs, there are now two lovely, very unique homes to return to after your Island bike ride, beach picnic or Main Street shopping. And the best part? The Island may be hopping, but once you return to these properties, you'll immediately chill and relax.

What is special about your town?
Chilmark has the best of both worlds: the most sought-after town beaches limited to residents and renters and easy access to the fish markets or super markets. Menemsha, one of the last working fishing ports on the East Coast, is just a short drive or bike ride away and sunsets there are a must-do, whatever time of year. Personally, I think folks should consider the off-season which is low key, quiet and a perfect time to refresh and recharge.