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4 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 8
Beds: 4 BRs: 1 king, 1 queen, 4 twins
Beach: Under 1/2 mile to private beach
Guest Reviews: 25 reviews
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Contact Elizabeth - ID 1815
Time active: 20 years, 3 months
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Phone: (781) 237-5292 (Home)
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Description

This charming and informal house offers the feel of up-Island with the of Edgartown. Just a 1/2 mile walk, bike or drive to the top of Lower Main Street, it rests on a private, dirt road on the prestigious north side of town. Wander down the dirt road in the other direction under a 1/2 mile, and enjoy your own private beach on Nantucket Sound!

The house is situated on a 4 1/2 acre, wooded lot, offering total quiet and privacy. It's tucked on the edge of a pine forest but overlooks wetlands with Nantucket Sound in the distance. Views of the water are available from both the master bedroom on the first floor as well as from 2 bedrooms and the huge open deck above.

The house is campy/informal but also has some nice antiques - and, of course, all the amenities necessary for a successful vacation such as hot/cold outside shower, screened-in porch, high-speed internet with WIFI, gas grill, washer/dryer, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The first floor master bedroom has a queen bed and a day/twin bed as well as its own bathroom. There is another small bedroom on the first floor near the master with a twin bed, and one of the 2 upstairs bedrooms has a king and one has twins. There is a half bath upstairs. There is also a full bath downstairs off the kitchen and living room.

This is a truly unique property.

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Calendar Last Updated: September 07, 2018

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

Payment Methods: Zelle, Venmo, TransferWise (no transaction fees); PayPal (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional pricing info: Both cleaning fees and linens are incluced in the rent

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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    7 nights
  • Summer 2019
    7 nights
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    7 nights
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Amenities

Amenities

Proximity to water and beach
  • view of salt water
  • walk to a salt water beach
Interior
  • A/C Unit(s)
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Linens Included
  • 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
  • One step to access en suite master bedroom, and 2 full baths on the first floor. Two steps to enter house.
Location

Location - Edgartown

Nearest beach: Under 1/2 mile to private beach

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Reviews

Guest Reviews

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Beautiful location..stressful week

Please read the entire review! The A frame is a funky, charming property. The location is great...within walking distance to Edgartown and to the private beach. It is a paradise. However, we had an unfortunate experience during the week we were there. The septic system backed up which left us sleeping in the master bedroom amongst raw sewage odors..the owners were wonderful and had it taken care of immediately. However, we had to relocate to the upstairs bedrooms and did not have the use of the downstairs 2 bedrooms. In the clean up process, the septic folks used a strong smelling cleaner which permeated throughout the home (this was Sat-Tuesday). On Tuesday evening, the washing machine leaked, resulting in a flood in the bathroom where it was located and the basement. Once again, the owners responded immediately having a plumber come the next morning to correct owner's installation error. The owner's daughter told us we could have a free dinner at her boyfriend's restaurant, which we did. The above incidents resulted in a very stressful time for all..not what one would hope for during a much anticipated vacation! The owners offered to compensate us for the problems that came up. However, we were unable to come to a satisfactory agreement in the amount of the refund. We felt that they were rigid in their decision making..and kept referring to how much it cost them to repair everything which was not our problem. Beautiful location....very stressful week! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2018
Date Submitted: August 2018
Owner Response:

Thank you for your kind words about the A-Frame and its setting. We’re so glad you enjoyed them! As you know, we felt horrible about what happened affecting the downstairs bedroom. We were so grateful, though, that Maciel Septic was able to rectify the situation within a couple of hours of your notifying us - and on a Sunday afternoon no less. And thankfully, that bedroom is removed from the rest of the house.

We also regret that the hose for the new washing machine that was installed the day of your arrival had not been clamped down properly and fell out when you used it. Again, it’s fortunate though that the fix was simple and very quick (you called us at 10:30 PM and it was fixed by 8 the next morning).

In your own words, we were immediately responsive to both incidents. We did everything in our power to not only remedy the situations quickly and effectively, but we were extremely sensitive to the impact it had on you during your vacation: in addition to treating you and your family to a fine seafood dinner in Edgartown, we offered you a 4 digit refund in compensation for what happened. When you complained that that wasn’t enough and you thought we should refund HALF of the rental amount, we did increase our offer by another 50%, and, in return, you offered to come down $50 from your request.
In the over 40 years of renting our home, we have always treated our renters like guests and have gone out of our way to compensate them generously for any unexpected inconveniences. We’re sorry that you didn’t feel the same.
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Stony Point, NY
Member since Jan 2015
Great home in the woods

We had a lovely stay in the A frame over the week of the 4th. Our hosts were super responsive and the location could not have been better. The beach was a gem and we would go back in a heartbeat.

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Date of Stay: June 2018
Date Submitted: July 2018
Pittsford, NY
Member since Aug 2017
Total Relaxing Vacation

My husband and I returned to this lovely setting for our third year in a row this year. We so enjoy this lovely home and the beautiful private beach. It fits us to a "T" or should I say "A-Frame"!! The house is so cute and comfortable. We even bring our little dog. Since it is not close to traffic, we are able to let her run around in the yard and play .. she loved the beach .. her first time ever. The private beach is so exclusive, and we enjoy swimming and the beauty of it. We usually have guests to stay a few days out of our two week stay, and they so enjoy it and look forward to coming and staying with us. We are hoping to return next year. The owners are so very nice and attentive. We look forward to seeing them each time we stay. My husband and I enjoy the "total relaxation" we get when we visit this lovely place. So enjoy being able to walk into Edgartown. The shopping is fun, but the restaurants are especially good. Especially, the new one we tried several times --- 19 Raw Oyster Bar, on Church Street (great oysters and Bloody Martha's!!) --- so looking forward to returning there. Thanks again, Elizabeth and Sandy, for everything. show more show less

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Date of Stay: August 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Mattaponi, VA
Member since Oct 2014
The "A" Frame

We were wanting to stay at the A-Frame home for years and so glad we finally made it. This is your Away from it All vacation! The house is comfortable and cool, tucked away for privacy, but not isolated. Their private beach spot is tranquil and great for the little ones. Our grandson was nicely contained with beautiful, tame waters.

Daily walks for miles around Edgartown with our dog made for great sightseeing and exercise, but being able to retreat from the crowds downtown was perfect. For more challenging surf, South Beach was a quick ride down the road. My daughter and her husband loved riding the bikes into town to dine without concern for parking.

Elizabeth was gracious and attentive to our needs, and suggested our favorite Dining Spot, 19 Raw for wonderful oysters and lobster tacos and more. Creative Chef Joe, along with his enthusiastic staff, made the dining experience even better!

A great place with perfect weather and hospitable hostess made for a great two week vacation. Thank you, Elizabeth. We will be back :)
Dan and Maureen
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Merrimack, NH
Member since Aug 2015
Our new favorite spot!

My family goes to Martha's Vineyard every year, and it's one of our favorite places in the world so we don't take looking for a house lightly. This A-Frame house is the quintessential MV home away from home. Everything you need, and nothing you don't. It's got a beautiful sun deck, private beach, 4 bedrooms, and was very clean and inviting. We rarely watched TV but there is great internet and cable as well.

Another highlight of the trip was the owners! Elizabeth and Sandy really made sure we were comfortable at the home and gave us tips to make our trip even better (letting us know where the best tennis courts were, restaurant recommendations, even a lift to the airport after a little bicycle incident).

All in all, this house is the perfect MV retreat. It's tucked away on a private road, in the best little town, and the private beach was a wonderful bonus. Bring bikes and enjoy the outdoors from this great spot.
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Date of Stay: August 2016
Date Submitted: September 2016
New York, NY
Member since Sep 2016
Wonderful Week!

What a great week we had at the A Frame!!!! My husband and I traveled with our 2 year old son, in-laws, and had our extended family visit throughout the week. My family and I have been coming to the island for many years, and this was our first time in this part of Edgartown. The property has the feel of seclusion like you are staying on Chappy, tucked away in the woods with so much privacy, but yet such a quick walk to Main St. Edgartown.

The private beach is what makes this property. Absolutely gorgeous, perfect for families with children. It was amazing not having to deal with the issue of finding a parking spot and having to shlep all of the gear to the beach. PRIVATE BEACH!!!! The house itself is old, cannot sugar coat that, but it is a beach house and was perfect for our needs for the week. If you love air conditioning, this would not be the house for you as there was only one window unit. There are lovely breezes in the evening and throughout the night that cool the property down, and various fans that help. The owners are lovely and attentive to anything you need throughout your stay. We look forward to another week at the A Frame in the future! show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
Scituate, MA
Member since Jan 2016
Perfect Edgartown Family Rental

My wife and our two young children stayed here in September, and it was perfect. To begin with, the house is very comfortable with all the amenities you need, a great yard, beautiful ocean view, and an easy 5 minute walk (1 minute drive) to your own private beach. There's a wonderful screened in porch off the kitchen, which is perfect for meals with kids or a cool drink at the end of the day.

Having the convenience of your own beach and access to Edgartown within easy walking distance is amazing, especially because the location feels so remote, peaceful and serene. One would assume you're at least 20 minutes from anything. We particularly appreciated the timeless nature and charm of this property, rural setting, spacious layout and thoughtful owners. Approaching the A-Frame from the tree lined dirt road of Lenssen Way is almost like driving down a country road in Alabama. As the listing mentions, you get the very best of being up-island with access to everything Edgartown has to offer in addition to your own beach - what else could you want? This was our second visit to the A-Frame, and we hope to return in 2016! show more show less

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Date of Stay: September 2015
Date Submitted: November 2015
Marshfield, MA
Member since Nov 2015
Great, Relaxing Vacation

This had to be one of the best vacations I have spent on Martha's Vineyard. Lovely A-Frame, with all the amenities you would need to have a beautiful, relaxing vacation. Lovely meals on the screened porch. The surroundings around the A-Frame are beautiful. Your own private beach comes with the rental. I even kayaked for the very first time and loved it. Lovely walks into Edgartown - yes, I said you can walk to Edgartown, where we shopped and had lovely dinners, or just drinks, in their wonderful restaurants!!

The owners are a delight and so very informative. We loved it so much we leased it again for our 2016 vacation. Two weeks is never enough, but we have to come back to reality some time:( We are definitely looking forward to next year's vacation. Thank you, Beta and Sandy.
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Date of Stay: August 2015
Date Submitted: November 2015
Mattaponi, VA
Member since Oct 2014
Perfect Getaway

My wife and I and our 2 kids (10 and 12), and our dog stayed at the A-Frame for a week this past summer. The location is unbelievable. Less then a 1/2 mile from a private beach and less than a mile from Edgartown. The house itself, while not updated, has everything you need for a great vacation (including a great view of the ocean from the deck). In addition, Elizabeth is a very gracious and helpful host.

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Date of Stay: July 2015
Date Submitted: November 2015
Chappaqua, NY
Member since Nov 2015
Tucked away from the traffic and crowds

Fantastic vacation week for our family of four with teenagers! Enjoy low key living without pretense in a home with plenty of room to relax and unwind. We loved the private beach and secluded spot, tucked away from the traffic and crowds. Owners are welcoming. We will look to come back when schedule permits.

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Date of Stay: August 2014
Date Submitted: April 2015
West Roxbury, MA
Member since Dec 2006

About Elizabeth

Member since:
2/26/1998
Reviews:
25 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
9/7/2018
I grew up summering on the Vineyard on land that was originally owned by my grandparents dating back to the 1920's and have managed the rentals for this family home since the mid-1980’s. I love connecting with our guests and sharing this special spot with them - and witnessing their enjoyment of it, too.


What is special about this property?
The A-Frame is not an ordinary Vineyard vacation rental. It's not a fancy contemporary rental home nor a charming historic Captains home. It's a bit funky and unusual, especially for Edgartown, but it's also incredibly comfortable and fun, with multiple options for relaxing and enjoying privacy inside or out. Although it's kind of ''campy'' and informal, we try very hard to make sure that it is outfitted with everything we can think of to make your vacation enjoyable, including picnic containers, beach chairs and umbrellas, inside and outside games, paper products, etc.

What is special about your town?
There's nothing like being able to enjoy the privacy of a wooded setting overlooking wetlands and the water while still being able to walk or bike into downtown Edgartown so easily! As you're probably aware, parking in the narrow streets of the Village can be very challenging, so it's so convenient to be able to leave the car in the driveway. An added bonus is being able to wend your way through Sheriff's Meadow Nature Reserve on the way to and from town! Virtually the entire 1/2 mile trip to Pease's Point Way/Lower Main Street is on a very quiet road with minimal and very slow car traffic, so it's incredibly safe for kids.