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Updated Beach Cottage, Steps to Beach, Easy walk to town, AC
Oak Bluffs, Copeland District Vacation Rental - ID 26070

4 BR
2 baths
Sleeps 10
Beds: 4 BRs: 1 king, 1 queen, 2 doubles, 4 twins
Beach: 150 feet to Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Inkwell)
Guest Reviews: 4 reviews
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Weekly
Monthly
Off-season 2017/18
$750
Summer 2018
$750
Off-season 2018/19
$700
Off-season 2017/18
$2,800 - $3,500
Summer 2018
$4,500 - $7,000
Off-season 2018/19
$3,000 - $3,800
Off-season 2017/18
 
Summer 2018
 
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Contact George - ID 26070
Time active: 1 year, 8 months
Phone(s): (508) 258-9840 (call 7am-11pm) Phone(s): (508) 258-9840 (call 7am-11pm)

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Welcome to The Flying Seahorse! It's an updated, antique cottage located within the historic Copeland District of Oak Bluffs. The cottage is located just steps from Oak Bluffs Town Beach (aka The Inkwell), and is an easy walk from Oak Bluffs ferries and downtown (Circuit Ave). No car needed!

Our rates include cleaning, linens and towels. No additional fees, except refundable security deposit. Window AC units in upstairs bedrooms, downstairs bedroom and living room. Stay cool!

Visit our website: www.theflyingseahorse.com

The cottage features a modern, updated granite kitchen, with dishwasher & garbage disposal, that has every gadget you need to make a great meal. The 2nd floor balcony was recently restored and opened back up to gain a better view of the beach. Recent updates in the last few years include lots of new furniture, new outside gas grill, new appliances.

The classic beach cottage has 4 bedrooms plus a loft room (aka boxcar room) and 2 full bathrooms (each with shower, one bath per floor). There is an outdoor shower on the side of the cottage. There is a new washer/dryer on the 1st floor. The cottage can comfortably sleep 10. We are happy to send you a floor plan that shows the location of bedrooms and beds.

The Oak Bluffs Town Beach/Inkwell is just a hop, skip and jump from the cottage. This cottage has ocean views and is across from Seaview Ave. You can sit out on 3-season porch or the private front, 2nd floor balcony and enjoy an ocean view with your morning coffee. Waban Park is one street over, great for kite flying and playing ball. Ocean Park is about 4 small blocks away, also a great place for hanging out and flying kites. Also the town's tennis and basketball courts (newly paved) are a short walk from the house.

No car needed. We supply the bulky items so you don't need to haul them over from the mainland, such as beach chairs, beach blankets, a cooler, linens, bath towels, beach towels, basketballs, tennis rackets, and sand toys for the kids.

Catch great bike routes from Sea View Ave. Downtown Oak Bluffs is a short 5 minute walk where you can dine out or visit many retail stores. Don't miss the country's oldest carousel in downtown Oak Bluffs.

From late June until late August, this is a SUNDAY to SUNDAY 7 night minimum rental. 3-5 night minimum stay up from mid-June and after Labor Day. Discounts for 2 week booking. Ask for a quote for 4 or more night bookings in weeks that have 3-night minimums. Discounts applied.

Cleaning and linens (sheets, blankets), bath towels, beach towels and cleaning are included in the price. Air-conditioning in upstairs bedrooms, downstairs bedroom and living room for your comfort. Many updates throughout.

Although it's nice to unplug, the house has free Wifi with a code for those who want to stay connected, as well as TVs with cable, and 2 TVs with Roku.

There is one, convenient downstairs bedroom that has 1 king-size bed, perfect for those who may have difficulty with the steep staircase to the 2nd floor.
Upstairs bedrooms include:
Green room: 1 queen size bed.
Purple Room: 1 Double bed, 1 twin bed
Loft: 1 Double bed, 1 twin bed accessible by ship ladder only (box car room), best for older kids and teens
Yellow Room: 1 Double bed, 1 twin bed

Comfy mattresses are on every bed with fully-encased, non-vinyl, waterproof allergy mattress covers and pillow covers. We also start you out with: rolls of paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters, garbage bags, liquid hand soap, a new and clean dish sponge, a bottle of Dawn liquid, Cascade dishwasher pods, and laundry detergent.

We like to have contact with our guests to ensure that the house is the right fit for them. It is an antique house, not a party house, and located in a very quiet neighborhood. Since it is in-town, the houses are very close together and people are respectful of noise levels. It's not that you can't have fun though. You can also email us through this site with your inquiry. Please tell us about yourself and your party.

Free Wi-fi with code. Cable, DVD. Roku streaming sticks in living room and yellow bedroom.

This house has sea views and is across from Seaview Ave. Very close to beach, downtown and OB ferries. No car needed!

Cleaning, Linens, Bath Towels, Beach Towels all INCLUDED in price.

$1,000 refundable security deposit returned within 30 days after your stay if there is no damage beyond normal wear and tear.

Check out our website: www.theflyingseahorse.com

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Calendar Last Updated: November 20, 2017

Additional availability info: 4 pm check-in, 10 am check-out. Long weekend rates are higher.

Additional pricing info: Long weekends have higher rates. 7 night minimum July and August (Sun-Sun)

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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
  • No Pets
Handicap Accessibility
  • 1st floor bedroom has king bed. 1st floor bathroom has shower stall, no tub. 4 steps to get into cottage 1st floor.
Location

Location - Oak Bluffs, Copeland District

Nearest beach: 150 feet to Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Inkwell)

41.4526437 -70.5543010 0
Reviews

Guest Reviews

4 reviews
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Don't want to share my Oak Bluffs secret...

Don’t want anyone else to discover this place, and want to keep it for myself and my family. LOL. The Flying Seahorse (love the name BTW) is great. Trust me, it’s hard to find good places near the beach in Oak Bluffs. Many places are way, way more money, and other places we’ve stayed in are total dives. Still other places say they are walking distance to everything, but that can mean a very long walk to a beach when you’re carrying a cooler and beach chairs, or a long walk to town on a busy street with no sidewalk. So when you find a great place like the Flying Seahorse, so close to the beach and you’re beach goers like we are, plus we like downtown OB, you don’t exactly want to yell it from the roof tops. This place is a gem. It’s an old cottage, yes, like the whole area, but the owners have done lots of work to it. I actually had the privilege of visiting it years ago when the grandparents were still alive. Yes, I’m that old. Now, grandson and wife are doing a great job with it. You can tell they’ve put their heart and soul into this place, keeping their grandparents' legacy. They were very invested in making sure our stay was great. Nice. show more show less

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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: August 2017
Owner Response:

Thank you so much for staying at our cottage and taking such great care of it. It was a pleasure to host you and your group!

Chantilly, VA
Member since Aug 2017
Great location! Great owners! Great house!

This was our third trip to Martha’s Vineyard, but our first time at this house. We had a great time. We felt fully relaxed and recharged at the end of our week. We’ve never stayed so close to the beach. The location of the house was perfect. We love the beach and made it to the Inkwell (aka OB's Town Beach) often, sometimes a few times a day. We also rode our bikes to State Beach one day, which was really nice and an easy bike ride. We also loved being able to walk into town at night for dinner and shopping, and not think about parking and driving. The kids loved playing at Ocean Park at night too.

While the house is old, like the rest of the houses in this area, it has been nicely updated and maintained, is clean and well organized, and had everything we needed. We loved the kitchen and used it a lot. It looks new, as do most of the appliances. Air conditioning was great too. We will never stay at another place without air conditioning. The outdoor shower came in handy. The owners were great to work with and very accommodating. Having sheets and towels was convenient too, saved us so much space in the car! Thank you so much!
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Date of Stay: July 2017
Date Submitted: July 2017
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It was a pleasure to host you and your group. Thank you for taking such great care of the cottage! We look forward to your return!

Cos Cob, CT
Member since Feb 2017
Location! Location! Location!

We had a great time at the house and can't wait to return. Owners were simply awesome to deal with and thought of everything for our family. We don't like the anonymity with some sites that require you to put in your credit card info to inquire or book, before having any human contact. Call us old fashioned. We prefer to have contact with an actual owner. We just called the owners when we saw the listing and had great personal, yet professional, service throughout.

The house was very clean, always a worry with any rental. My kids had a blast. And I was actually able to relax. Our kids are old enough that they could walk into town and we could just sit back and relax on the porch. Spending all day at the beach was a dream and so nice to be able to run back to the house as needed. Effortless. We walked into town every night and always left the car in front of the house. Parking in downtown OB is to be avoided at all costs!

We loved the kitchen and used everything in it. AC was a lifesaver. Never will I ever stay in one of these OB houses without AC! Made that mistake before. Enjoyed having sheets and towels provided as well, that was a first. Cable TV, wifi and board games were much appreciated on our rainy day. Truly a great vacation. Thank you for everything.
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Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: August 2016
White Plains, NY
Member since Aug 2016
Will definitely be back! Lovely kitchen, perfect location!

This was our first time staying here, although we've been to Oak Bluffs and Martha's Vineyard many times before. I was familiar with the location. The owners said they did work to the place in the last year. I don't know what it looked like before but it's amazing now! Apparently, it's now being maintained by the 3rd generation of this family.

We loved all of the rooms and especially the kitchen. Most vacation rentals we've stayed in have lame kitchens and it's a pain to cook in them. I love to cook and this kitchen had everything. It was also great to save the money from eating out all of the time. And of course we had to make a traditional steamed dinner! And there were lobster pots, crackers and the little forks for the claw meat, and everything we needed.

The air conditioning was nice on some hot afternoons, but we were out at the beach most days. The downstairs bedroom was great for my parents who can't do stairs.

Owners were great to work with and answered all of our many questions. Information provided at the house was also a help. And almost forgot, having sheets and towels included was so nice! This is the first time we didn't have to pay to have linens delivered from a company, or bring them over ourselves and make up the beds. It's always a hidden expense or headache that you don't always think about and takes up so much room in the car.

The owners provided a cooler, beach chairs, balls, games. We walked everywhere and hardly drove. We could easily walk to town and Ocean Park. Next time I won't worry so much about bringing a car!
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Date of Stay: June 2016
Date Submitted: July 2016
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About George

Member since:
2/21/2016
Reviews:
4 reviews
Calendar Last Updated:
11/20/2017
This beloved cottage has been in our family since 1965, but dates back to the 1870s. We have more than 30 years experience renting to our guests who choose to visit not only beautiful Martha's Vineyard, but know that Oak Bluffs has so much to offer. This cottage is now carefully and meticulously maintained and managed by the 3rd generation.

Please see our website: www.theflyingseahorse.com

What is special about this property?
The location of this cottage is ideal for its proximity to the Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Inkwell) (50 steps and you're there). We include many creature comforts during your stay, as well as AC in the bedrooms and living room. We include linens (sheets, pillowcases), as well as towels, because we know it's a complete pain to cram more into your car or your luggage, and it's also very expensive and inconvenient to rent them on the island.

It is an easy 5 minute stroll to downtown. Leave the car at the cottage and don't worry about the hassle of parking downtown. But if you don't bring a car at all, everything is so easy and accessible. Walk to the Flying Horses, and all of the great restaurants in downtown OB. There is also an excellent bus system on the Island if you want to venture to other towns and areas. State Beach is a very nice bike ride from the cottage.

What is special about your town?
Copeland Historic District of Oak Bluffs is central to so many attractions. Town beaches, bike paths, town tennis and basketball courts, parks. 5 minute walk and you are at the Oak Bluffs ferry. Also in five minutes you can walk to downtown Oak Bluffs for dining out, window shopping and the world's oldest carousel.