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Oak Bluffs Vacation Rental home in Martha's Vineyard MA, 5 minute bike ride to Sunny Jetty Beach! | ID 11709

Martha's Vineyard Memories, 1860 Sea Captain's Beach Home!
Oak Bluffs (East Chop) Vacation Rental - ID 11709

6 BR
4 baths
Sleeps 12
Beds: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double, 6 twins
Beach: 5 minute bike ride to Sunny Jetty Beach!
Guest Reviews: 9 reviews 9 reviews
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Listed by Wendy
Active
13+ years
Property ID 11709
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Description

Description

WALK TO BEACH! 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Wifi, Linens, Large Porch, Spacious Lawn, Outdoor Shower, Gas Grill, New Appliances, 6 Parking Spots and much more.

Enjoy an authentic Martha's Vineyard experience while summering at this unique 1860's Sea Captain's beach home with modern updates.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Spacious, beautiful, and romantic, this one-of-a-kind Sea Captain's Victorian summer home is located in the exclusive East Chop section of Oak Bluffs.

Offering the privacy the Vineyard is known for, in a tranquil wooded setting and yet is just minutes to sunny Jetty Beach, tennis, sailing and the town of Oak Bluffs.

Bright & airy with large rooms comfortably furnished with wicker & wood and painted with warm pastels. The amazing wrap-around porch overlooks a vast sunny lawn, perfect for summer fun!

The welcoming family room has large comfy couches and fireplace, a great spot to relax and watch a movie on the big screen. The bright Sun Room has a large window seat, the perfect spot to read, nap or watch the kids play games on the family game table.

The kitchen is fully equipped with new stainless steel appliances, linens, and Keurig. Entertaining is a fun in the large dining room seating 12; or barbecue on the Weber Grille near 2 family-friendly picnic tables.

Two of our bathrooms offer amazing oversized Claw Tubs (as well as showers) great for soaking or try our romantic Outside Shower under the stars.

*Recently, the interior of our home has been freshly painted. The hardwood floors have been refinished, along with many other renovations. Stainless Steel Appliances have been added (dishwasher, refrigerator, stove) Along with new washer, and dryer. We have also added new mattress/box springs and two memory foam mattress toppers, new pillows and comfy linens.

We hope you will appreciate the extra polish on this gem. The perfect place for creating fond summer memories.

LOCATION
Beautiful Jetty Beach is located next to the East Chop Yacht Club. The Yacht club has daily sailing lessons. The East Chop Tennis Club is a five-minute walk and boasts 8 clay tennis courts available for lessons.

East Chop is strategically nestled between the towns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. On the other side of the harbor, is the town of Oak Bluffs. Jetty Beach (5-minute bike ride)is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Oak Bluffs offers bike rentals, fishing, shopping, dining, nightlife, windsurfing, kayaking and deep sea fishing. Farm Neck golf course offers a wonderful 18 hole course, with amazing views of the ocean and a terrific golf pro. Your outside activities are only limited by your imagination.

Access to the ferry and island-wide public transportation is also available. Oak Bluffs has one of the oldest antique carousels in the nation. There are many diverse and eclectic events open to the public. Art shows abound & there are free concerts in the Tabernacle. Annual fireworks and the spectacular 'Illumination Night' are not to be missed.

Many artists find themselves overwhelmed and inspired by the beautiful Martha's Vineyard scenery. Whatever your idea of relaxation is, the Vineyard has it. We are certain you will fall in love with this magical place and come back again and again.

We do not allow smoking, pets or large groups. We cannot accommodate more than 12 people under any circumstances. Families are encouraged, children are welcomed. Our home is not baby proof, so guests with small children should plan accordingly.
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Location

Location - Oak Bluffs (East Chop)

Nearest beach: 5 minute bike ride to Sunny Jetty Beach!

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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Additional availability info: Multiple week discount.

Payment Methods: Personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: Cleaning Fee $399, State and local taxes of 11.7% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
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Amenities

Amenities

  • Walk to a salt water beach Walk to a salt water beach

  • A/C unit(s) A/C unit(s)

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • No Pets No Pets

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Bathtub Bathtub

  • Screened porch Screened porch

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • Yard Yard



    Green Amenities

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    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    9 reviews
    Have you stayed here? Write a review
    Memory Maker - Never wanted to leave

    This home was perfect for our group of 10 that spans in age from 10-75 years old. We have rented for 4 years. The rolling lawn, outdoor picnic area/grill, large open porch and family areas were great for card games, talent shows and more. The kitchen is stocked more than our own home. The home is extremely clean and well cared for. The owner greeted us upon arrival and extremely accommodating (it is all about making sure we enjoy our stay).
    We enjoyed short walks each night to the shops, marina and restaurants. Our only regret was having to leave! show more show less

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    Date of Stay: August 2021
    Date Submitted: March 2022
    Bethesda, MD
    Member since Mar 2022

    This is our second year staying at this home because we can't get enough of it! The house is very large with different types of space for everyone (group gathering on the front porch, quiet reading on the back porch, soccer/whiffle ball fields for the kids). To say this house is stocked isn't enough - fans, laundry baskets, kitchenware (pots/pans/utensils), blankets, etc. This home brings comfort and relaxation to any vacation. Location is excellent - we walked to town everyday, biked around Oaks Bluff, easy drive to other towns.

    Wendy is so wonderful to work with and your stay is #1 priority. When we head North again - this is the only place we will go (nothing but spoiled)!
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    Date of Stay: July 2016
    Date Submitted: May 2017
    Katie P
    Bethesda, Maryland
    (Homeowner Entered)
    It's like stepping into a beautiful postcard

    It's like stepping into a postcard. A fabulous home away from home! We have rented this terrific property for a total of four weeks in the summers of 2013 and 2014. The house is amazing - roomy, comfortable, welcoming and immaculately clean. The well-furnished rooms include super-comfy beds with soft linens, along with a light and airy decor that puts a beachy feel in your summer vacation. The kitchen had everything; more dishes, pots and pans, serving platters, etc. than an army needs. The house had everything, FINALLY!!!!!

    The owner knew we were having a birthday party outside for my 12 year old daughter. She left outdoor birthday tablecloths, napkins, paper plates, cups and candles. I was simply overwhelmed by her kindness and consideration.

    The indoor space is equally matched by the outdoor space – great relaxing porches, 2 picnic tables with a gas grill and a large yard.

    We had incredible fun in the sun, swimming and collecting shells at Jetty Beach, The beach is just 5 minutes away. This home is perfect for couples or families. The listing is completely accurate.

    When you only have so much family vacation time, choosing the right house is important. We finally found a place where we can relax and enjoy ourselves in comfort. The kids have enough room to run around, and they are super close to their activities and the beach.

    The owner is “guest-friendly’ and always goes out of her way to make us comfortable. After many, many years of rentals on M.V., this property has made East Chop and the “Bird Bath” (their home) my destination for the perfect vacation.

    We are returning in summer 2015. A special heartfelt thank you to the homeowners for their very gracious old-fashion hospitality.
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    Date of Stay: June 2014
    Date Submitted: January 2015
    Oak Bluffs, MA
    Member since Jan 2015

    Memories that Last
    Guest: KarenK42 (Washington, D.C.)
    The pictures of this home are great, but they do not do it justice; or tell the whole story. This was by far, the nicest rental we have stayed in since visiting the Vineyard. The owners were responsive, helpful and friendly. This was the best experience we've had renting on the Vineyard. The house was better than described. It was spacious, full of light, clean, fresh and easy to maintain; not to mention a 10 minute walk to the beach or town! Additionally the house was large enough, so there was always someplace: yard, porch, sun room, living room, screened in lanai, or reading alcove - to find privacy and solitude, even when vacationing with family and friends. The kitchen was well equipped (with two full size refrigerators') and easy to cook in. The bathrooms were lovely, especially the two old claw foot bathtubs for soaking and the outside shower was great. What can beat showering under the stars! We will definitely be returning. I have already recommended "The Bird Bath" to friends. This was truly a home away from home! Karen K.

    Recommended
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    Date of Stay: August 2012
    Date Submitted: April 2013
    Karen k
    Manhattan, NY
    (Homeowner Entered)

    WE HIT THE JACKPOT!
    Guest: Nadine H.
    Date of Stay: 07/01/12 Review Submitted: 11/21/12

    We have stayed at this amazing house for the past 6 years. Previously, we changed rental houses often, unable to find a decent place, which was reasonably priced. When we found this home, we hit the jackpot! I am hesitant to write this review, because I don't want anyone to try to take our spot! The house is terrific, enormous and spotless, even the sheets are new and fresh. The perfect location, far enough away from the crowds to enjoy our privacy, yet close enough to walk or bike everywhere. We are near everything: great restaurants, the movies, ice cream shops, shopping and fabulous JETTY BEACH. Far enough from the chaos of downtown to be relaxed, and let our children run around and ride their bikes without worry. East Chop is a great place to ride your bike (the hill on mass eve. builds stamina). The master suite is large and comfortable with large double closets (I love not having to share my closet!). The first floor "Guest Suite" is even larger, with a romantic brass bed, private bath, fireplace and comfy sofa under sunny french windows. The kitchen is stocked with more stuff than my own kitchen, which is a big plus (we don't have to constantly run the dishwasher). The two family rooms are the perfect gathering place to watch movies or play games. The front porch is unbelievable (I could sit out there forever). A tranquil and breezy space to enjoy coffee, a glass of wine or dinner. The gas grill and two picnic tables are perfect for the kids. My husband and I love the private outside shower. I could go on..... The owner's are always helpful and patient, even rescheduling their airline flight when we missed our ferry boat one year. We feel like this our home away from home I would be happy to be a reference for this wonderful home. A fabulous place for a vacation! Many thanks, Nadine. .

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    Date of Stay: July 2012
    Date Submitted: April 2013
    Nadine H
    Seattle, WA
    (Homeowner Entered)

    We love staying at this large, charming and comfortable home. We have gone to MV for years, but this is by far our first choice. We stayed all over the island, but we like East Chop and specifically this location right near the BEACH, the best! The house is great, very clean and gigantic with everything we need. It really feels like a VACATION, even for me! The owner is great, she greets us and make us feel welcome. She always makes sure we had everything we need, even installing a baby gate for our children (triplets) and leaving us stickers for our trash. Based on the pictures, we thought the house would be okay, but it far exceeded our expectations (they should take new pictures!). Every year we are anxious to see what new improvements they have made. Last year new marble countertops in the kitchen and shower in the master bath. The kitchen is always fully stocked, almost like a hotel (but with character). The bedrooms are Large and comfortable, with charm to spare! There are even two family rooms, one group can play games, while the other watches a movie. The large porch is my favorite spot.. always breezy and peaceful. We took advantage of the owners special, if you stay 2 weeks, you receive a discount. My only regret is we didn't stay longer. Next year we are planning a longer vacation. A great place to relax after an busy/active day at the Beach. WE ARE COMING BACK AGAIN! Thank you so much!! Faith Conrad

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    Date of Stay: June 2012
    Date Submitted: April 2013
    Faith C
    Atlanta, Georgia, usa
    (Homeowner Entered)

    A vacation to remember! This was our first time on the Vineyard and we could not have been more pleased with our vacation rental. We loved everything about this beach house. The house is large and roomy, lots of space to spread out and lots of places to curl up and read. Every room is charming and beautifully decorated. The house is in a great location - a short walk to the beach and to the center of Oak Bluffs. The owners went out of their way to make us feel at home. Comfortable, cozy and charming. A perfect beach retreat. Many thanks to the Whitmans from Pam J and family.
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    Date of Stay: July 2009
    Date Submitted: August 2009
    Pamela J
    Potomac, Maryland
    (Homeowner Entered)

    Martha's Vineyard Memories Delivers Robert Newport,RI Date of Stay: August, 2008 BEACH HOUSE DELIVERS We had a fantastic vacation. We were very impressed with the property; which was actually larger and more beautiful than pictured. We had plenty of room to spread out, and the kids were thrilled with their rooms. Everything that was promised was here, and more. My wife loved the screened in back porch for coffee and paper in the morning; while I loved the enormous front porch for dinner and cocktails. We both enjoyed the large dining room for family gatherings. It was especially wonderful to have such a large yard for the kids to play in. We felt we didn't have to worry about the children in such a safe environment. We could walk to the beach; or town for ice cream and movies. The kids really enjoyed the "Flying Horses" carousel. We loved the Vineyard and the Whitman's House, we will definitely be back next summer. We would like to thank the Whitman Family for their hospitality. Thank you very much, Robert show more show less

    Date of Stay: August 2008
    Date Submitted: March 2009
    Robert R
    Newport, RI
    (Homeowner Entered)

    You can Create Memories that Last, Karen, Washington, D.C. Date of Stay: July 2008 The pictures of this home are great, but they do not do it justice; or tell the whole story. This was by far, the nicest rental we have stayed in since visiting the Vineyard. The owners and their caretaker were responsive, helpful and friendly. This was the best experience we've had renting on the Vineyard. The house was better than described. It was very large, full of sunshine, clean, fresh and easy to maintain; not to mention a 10 minute walk to the beach or town! Additionally, the house was large enough, so there was always someplace: yard, porch, sun room, living room, screened in lanai, or reading alcove - to find privacy and solitude, even when vacationing with a large family or friends. The kitchen was well equipped (with two full size refrigerators') and easy to cook in. The bathrooms were lovely, especially the tall glass shower two old claw foot bathtubs for soaking and the outside shower was great. What can beat showering under the stars! We will definitely be returning. I have already recommended "The Bird Bath" to friends. This was truly a home away from home! Karen K. show more show less

    Date of Stay: July 2008
    Date Submitted: March 2009
    Karen P
    Georgetown, D.C.
    (Homeowner Entered)
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    The Whitmans 350 Massachusetts Avenue home was constructed in 1860. This beautiful stately manor home was one of the original properties in East Chop. It was built by a prominent New York industrialist to resemble a ship captains domicile. The residence became known as ''The Hastings house'' until the 1920's. Then became known as ''The Birdbath'' for its large Birdbath and fountain at the end of the property.

    Although ''The Birdbath'' has changed hands several times, the Whitman family have owned and maintained this beautiful piece of history for many years. They treat their guests as family and offer old fashioned hospitality.

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