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Oak Bluffs Vacation Rental home in Martha's Vineyard MA, Inkwell Beach is 1 short block away | ID 22456

Solera - Ocean Views, Steps to Inkwell Beach
Oak Bluffs, Copeland Historic Vacation Rental - ID 22456

4 BR
3 baths
Sleeps 9
Beds: 1 king, 3 queens, 1 twin
Beach: Inkwell Beach is 1 short block away
Guest Reviews: 19 reviews 19 reviews
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2022/23
$700 - $960
Summer 2023
 
Off-season 2023/24
$785 - $1,150
Off-season 2022/23
$4,750 - $8,250
Summer 2023
$8,250 - $14,000
Off-season 2023/24
$5,500 - $7,800
Off-season 2022/23
 
Summer 2023
 
Off-season 2023/24
 
State and local taxes of 11.7% will apply
Listed by Rick & Chris Schwartz
Active
9+ years
Property ID 22456
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Description

Description

This fabulous Victorian cottage has been lovingly restored and updated. Sitting on a large double lot just steps from Inkwell beach, Solera offers the perfect balance of privacy, comfort, ambiance and vintage charm.

The large gourmet kitchen has been featured in This Old House magazine twice. The adjoining dining area with handcrafted table and chairs seats 10 and there are counter seats for an additional 3 guests. Every kitchen amenity is provided including a 40 bottle wine fridge. The bright living room has comfortable furniture and a beautiful beach stone fireplace.

Escape to the luxurious master suite with a king bed, private balcony and a private en-suite bathroom complete with a clawfoot tub authentic to Solera’s Victorian history. The balcony offers ocean views and is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day and enjoy the cool breeze and evening sunsets. All four spacious bedrooms are fitted with vintage brass and iron beds, Ralph Lauren bedding, and luxury pillow top mattresses. There is a bedroom on the main floor with adjoining bath.

The three updated full baths all have showers and hand showers and are decorated with period tile and fixtures.

The art and decor of Solera enhances the experience of the Marthas Vineyard lifestyle for our guests to enjoy. There is an extensive whaling collection, original artworks, sculptures and antique pieces throughout the home.

The outdoor spaces of Solera are second to none! In 2022 a full outdoor kitchen was added with an XO grill, side burner, and drinks cooler. The expansive mahogany back deck is perfect for relaxing and entertaining and includes a fully retractable awning to provide shade and comfort during the day. The lovely front porch with antique white wicker furniture offers a comfortable gathering place to enjoy a morning coffee. FANTASTIC!

Solera is fully insulated and has 6 zones of A/C plus ceiling fans in many rooms, allowing guests to control the temperature for their own comfort.

There is a fully restored carriage shed where all of the beach chairs, umbrellas, fishing poles and bikes are stored. The shed locks so your personal bikes and sports equipment can be safely stored. We supply adult bikes for use by our guests.

Solera is within easy walking distance to Inkwell beach, town, shopping, ferry and bike path. If you are a morning person, stroll to the seawall and enjoy an amazing sunrise or even do some fishing.

A Solera vacation will bring a 'Lifetime of Memories' to the discerning clients for which it was created.

Featured amenities include:

HDTV and high speed 5G wi-fi/internet updated in 2021
All bed linens, towels and beach towels are provided so there is no need to rent
Private off road parking for 2 cars
Full outdoor kitchen - XO grill, side burner and drinks cooler. There is a pizza stone for the BBQ.
All BBQ utensils, lobster pot, wok, griddle, pizza peel and pizza cutter
6 zones of central air conditioning with separate controls in each BR.
Ceiling fans in LR, MBR and first floor BR.
Upstairs laundry room with sink available to guests
Gas range, convection microwave, wine fridge
2 full sets of dishes, cutlery and wine glasses to minimize washing
Hairdryers in all bathrooms
Locking garage
2 beach wagons to carry coolers, beach chairs and umbrellas
Drink coolers, thermal bags and ice packs
6 adult bicycles
1 set RH golf clubs
Fishing poles
Beach toys and games
Extensive Blue-ray video collection
Board games and books
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Location

Location - Oak Bluffs, Copeland Historic

Nearest beach: Inkwell Beach is 1 short block away

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Pricing & Availability

Pricing & Availability

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

Payment Methods: Zelle, ACH/EFT (transaction fees vary); and personal checks

Additional Pricing Info: There is an additional $425 cleaning & laundry charge on all rentals starting May 2022. State and local taxes of 11.7% will apply

Minimum Stay Requirements:
  • Off-season 2022/23
    4 nights
  • Summer 2023
    7 nights
  • Off-season 2023/24
    3 nights
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Calendar Last Updated: September 09, 2022

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Amenities

Amenities

  • View of salt water View of salt water

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

  • Central air Central air

  • Outdoor shower Outdoor shower

  • Washer&dryer Washer&dryer

  • No Pets No Pets

  • Internet Internet

  • Linens provided Linens provided

  • Bathtub Bathtub

  • Deck, porch or patio Deck, porch or patio

  • BBQ-grill BBQ-grill

  • Yard Yard



    Green Amenities

    4
    • ENERGY STAR appliances ENERGY STAR appliances

    • LED lighting LED lighting

    • Eco-friendly cleaning supplies Eco-friendly cleaning supplies

    • Reusable grocery totes Reusable grocery totes

    Reviews

    Guest Reviews

    19 reviews
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    Wonderful Vacation in a Beautiful House

    We stayed in this lovely house for a vacation in late September. It was more than I expected, this house is truly meant to make you feel at home. The only thing we needed to bring was food and ourselves, they provided everything else. The kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils, coffee maker and even cooking spices! The home itself was very accommodating. For our group of six (2 couples, 2 singles), everyone had their own room and were quite comfortable. It was the perfect location in Oaks Bluff, a short walk up to the beach or into town. The home also came with very nice bikes, which was a plus for us because we love biking. We biked several days during our stay and loved biking around to see more of the island. Everyone was so nice and friendly in town. The homeowner, Rick, was extremely nice and agreed to us staying an additional night if our ferry was cancelled due to high winds on our last day. Everyone in our party had a wonderful time in Martha's Vineyard and the house just added to the vacation. We would definitely rent this home again. show more show less

    Date of Stay: September 2022
    Date Submitted: October 2022
    Owner Response:

    Kim, thanks for the kind words. We try to make the Solera experience one that everyone will remember as a fantastic and relaxing vacation. The amenities we provide are for both our guests as well as us and our friends to enjoy. You and your group are welcome back anytime! THANKS AGAIN FOR RENTING SOLERA!

    Member since Jan 2022
    Wonderful stay at Solera

    Over the years, we have rented many places on Martha's Vineyard, mostly in Oak Bluffs. Solera is the best! Rick and Chris have done a wonderful job upgrading this classic OB cottage (new bathrooms, fabulous kitchen, great back deck), while preserving the essential character of the 100+ year old cottage.

    The house is beautifully decorated, with tasteful touches everywhere.
    The beds are incredibly comfortable; with highest quality linens.
    A great collection of bicycles and beach gear in the shed.
    Lots of games and puzzles for the occasional rainy day.
    A fascinating guest book with photos of the house before and during the renovation (who knew there was an old buggy under the porch!)
    In short, everything to make your vacation effortless and delightful.

    Like other reviewers, we definitely hope to stay here again.
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    Date of Stay: September 2022
    Date Submitted: September 2022
    Owner Response:

    Thanks so much for the great review and your kind words. We take great pride in Solera and work to improve it every year. Steve please come back any time!

    Cambridge, MA, MA
    Member since Apr 2014
    Idyllic get-away

    This is the third time we have stayed at Solera, and for us, it is the perfect island location.

    We walk to Circuit Ave, Ocean Park, and Inkwell beach, and take bike rides down Seaview Ave. Even while being close to all of these things, its still so quiet and private.

    Also, the house itself is superbly kept, clean, neat, and up to date. Kitchen is spectacular! And the decor is the perfect island vibe. Not to mention drinks on the front porch, and the wonderful little balcony off the main bedroom.

    Accessible, friendly, and available hosts make it that much better.

    Not a day goes by that we don't think about getting back there!
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    Date of Stay: May 2021
    Date Submitted: July 2021
    Member since Apr 2017
    Wonderful Vacation

    We spent a wonderful five weeks in this house. All our visitors loved it. The owners supplied everything we could have wanted, and the wagon, beach chairs and toys were great for the short walks to Inkwell beach. Nephews loved fishing. House is beautiful and comfortable, and relaxing on the porch is the quintessential Vineyard vacation. We'll be back.

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    Date of Stay: June 2019
    Date Submitted: September 2019
    Member since Jul 2016
    Excellent Vacation Home

    With this vacation being our first family overnight trip to Martha's Vineyard, we could not have been more pleased. This home is beautiful, full of charm and an authentic Vineyard feel. The history surrounding Solera was heart warming and it made us all feel right at home. We are a family of 6 with 4 teenagers. This location is ideal, with a short walk along the ocean to Oaks Bluff, and a simple 10-15 minute drive to Edgartown. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay and would rent again and again. Our thanks to the owners for all they have done to make this rental ideal! show more show less

    Date of Stay: July 2018
    Date Submitted: August 2018
    Westford, MA
    Member since Feb 2016
    Stunning Vineyard Home

    I cannot say enough good things about Solera. The house has been remodeled and decorated with great attention to detail, keeping the charming feel of a Vineyard cottage while providing every upgrade you could imagine. The kitchen was large and easy to use, with a grill on the back deck. Our party was 4 adults and 4 children and we had more than enough room. The beds were very comfortable and with high quality linens (something you don't always find on the Vineyard). We spent plenty of time on the front porch or back deck enjoying Vineyard mornings and evenings, with the ocean just down the block. The proximity to the beach and the town center of Oak Bluffs makes the location of this home unbeatable. One of the highlights of the property is the fully stocked shed: bikes, sand toys, boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, anything you need. What a luxury not to have to drag it all with us! I would recommend this house to anyone and hope I am able to enjoy it again in future years. show more show less

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    Date of Stay: June 2018
    Date Submitted: August 2018
    Member since Sep 2016
    Beautiful house and wonderful location

    We stayed at Rick's house in 2017. The house was unbelievable. It had everything we could ever need and was very clean and well decorated. The location was ideal. We could walk or bike to town or the beach. We hope to rent the house again next summer!

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    Date of Stay: July 2017
    Date Submitted: August 2017
    Durham, CT
    Member since Feb 2017
    Beautiful home. Perfect location.

    Solera offers all of the beauty and convenience that a family could wish for in Oak Bluffs. The home amenities are top notch. It's clear that the owners take pride in making their home very comfortable for their guests. Also, this property is located on a lovely, quiet street that is super close to the beach. What a great vacation!

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    Date of Stay: July 2017
    Date Submitted: June 2018
    Member since Jul 2014
    Best Week Ever!

    Perfect house, perfect location, perfect owners!

    When my daughter said she wanted to get married on Martha's Vineyard - I knew the house would set the tone for the week!

    We have stayed at the hostel twice, a B & B, a cottage in the campground, a house in Vineyard Haven, the Clarion and now Solera! We have worked our way up to perfection! Excellence is in the details. The attention to detail at Solera is amazing! I truly don't know what could be done to make it any better! The pictures listed don't do it justice - seeing is believing! Everything is high quality, top grade from one end of the house to the other. They outdid themselves when it came to decorating. There are not enough words...

    We had cars - but for those using the bus system, the bus will pick up/drop off at the end of the street. It is an easy walk from the ferry and downtown.

    Many amenities, including bikes, golf clubs, fishing gear and note that top quality linens are included. That is a huge plus! I loved the porch, very inviting! The upstairs balcony was great for quiet time and reflection.

    The Solera was a great place to spend with our daughter before she got married, we will always have such wonderful memories!

    Thank you, Rick & Chris, for making your beautiful home available to us! We truly enjoyed our stay! I'm ready to go back!!

    Sharon L.
    Norwalk, Ohio
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    Date of Stay: June 2017
    Date Submitted: July 2017
    Norwalk, OH
    Member since Jan 2016
    Perfect Family getaway

    Perfect home and location for our family !

    Our 3 sons and daughters in law and 3 granddaughters enjoyed our time at Solera ! Perfect comfortable home ! Decorating perfect ! Kitchen outstanding! Bedding comfortable and lovely! Porches perfect morning for morning coffee or evening wine ! Bicycles , beach access and Oak Bluffs such an inviting quaint town ! Donuts , carousel, shops , restaurants, beach .... wonderful ! Edgartown so close ... shopping , eating , girls spa day!
    />Thank you so much for a perfect home and family place to retreat and call home!
    John and Cathy
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    Date of Stay: June 2017
    Date Submitted: July 2017
    Saint Charles, MO
    Member since Jul 2017
    About

    About Rick & Chris Schwartz

    Member since:
    1/6/2013
    Reviews:
    19 reviews
    Response Time:
    Within two days
    Response Rate:
    79%
    Chris and I love to travel and we like to stay in places that are a bit special. What is most appealing is to get an opportunity to have an experience that gives us a taste of the local lifestyle - location, food and overall ambience. Our comfort is paramount and we want no real big negative surprises with any aspect of our accommodations.

    We didn't set out to become hosts of a rental property. Solera is our home and as such reflects our personal taste, style and needs. The decor was all hand picked as was the art and antiques. I got into the island experience and began collecting whaling antiques which are all on display at Solera. We have owned it since 2011.

    While it may seem strange, we so enjoyed the renovating and decorating of Solera that we decided to take on a second property. In 2013 we bought Blue Whale and began the journey all over again. Blue Whale proved to be a bigger project but was also an outstanding success. When we stay here we always enjoy the large decks and great ocean views. Again, everything at Blue Whale was picked specifically for that location.

    We have had a great experience with renting both of our homes. Our guests treat them well and we strive to give everyone that same no surprise experience. It has been fun meeting such great people and we will continue to share our homes with guests that are looking for a getaway with all the comforts of their own home.


    What is special about this property?
    Solera was originally a campground cottage built in 1876. It has moved twice by wagon from the campground to East Chop and from East Chop to Canonicus. We bought Solera in 2011 from a family that had owned it for 100 years. Our goal when we began the restoration was to keep it looking as if you are walking into a turn of the century cottage. That was no small feat as we added 5 zones of heating & AC, all modern amenities, a gourmet kitchen and completely rearranged the floor plans to suit our own taste. The end product is absolutely beautiful with large bedrooms and bathrooms, a spacious dining area and Solera's wonderful front porch. The craftsmanship in the home to keep it as a vintage gem is outstanding.

    Blue Whale is also unique. Built in 1920 during the depression, the interior of the house was in need of a total facelift. We applied the same philosophy and completely restored the property to give it that early MV feel. People comment on how they are blown away by the little hidden gems in the house. The master bath is a spa and was designed as such. The outside spaces were specifically created to take advantage of the views of the ocean from the hilltop where Blue Whale sits. The downstairs gives kids a place to get away and just relax. Again a large private property assures our guests of a comfortable stay.

    We just love both properties and we know you will too.

    For more on Solera's history you can visit: http://www.soleramv.com/







    What is special about your town?
    We were lucky to find two houses of this caliber in Oak Bluffs. Properties like this with such great potential just don't come available all that often.

    Solera is steps from Inkwell beach, the bike path and an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. We bring our car less than 50% of the time. The house sits on a large double lot surrounded by trees. It is in the historic Copeland district of OB which in itself is a very desirable feature. From the master bedroom balcony you can sit and enjoy the sunrise over the ocean.

    Blue Whale is in East Chop and also has a double lot with private parking. It is close to the East Chop beach and an easy bike ride to either OB or Vineyard Haven. We often go to Net Result to pick up seafood for the BBQ. From the deck you can see both Crystal Lake and the ocean all the way to the Cape.

    You are welcome to kick back, relax and just enjoy life while you are our guest. We know you will love the time spent with friends and family sitting on the antique wicker furniture and just chatting while you enjoy your favorite beverages!

    Chris and Rick

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