One of the island’s preeminent craftsmen built this house for his own family and spared no effort or expense in creating a lovely in-town oasis. The combination of hand crafted architectural detail and reclaimed wood, along with the highest quality materials and systems, creates a distinctly European flair.
The house was designed with many living possibilities in mind, as there are two separate living areas, each with their own kitchens, perfect for extended family or rental income.
The front part of the house contains an open kitchen and dining area, living room with rumford fireplace, wood paneled study and three bedroom suites. The back of the house features a large kitchen and dining area, bedroom with his and hers baths, expansive third floor bonus space and a media room. Completing the package is an 800 square foot garage/shop/office with its own private entrance from Martin Road, perfect for an in-home business.
Baby Lamb at Allen Farm
Finally, the calendar says it’s spring! Warm weather, daffodils, pinkletinks and then, glorious summer are right around the corner. It’s also time to prepare your rental property for the upcoming season. We have had a snowy and windy winter on the island that has taken a toll on the island. Here are some ideas for spring cleanup at your property:
- Clean up the yard, any downed branches, blown leaves, damage done by plows, etc.
- Wash windows (paying attention to the sill between the open window and screens), screens, outdoor furniture, porch ceilings and decks
- Freshen up paint both inside and out
- Wash mattress pads, pillow protectors, dust ruffles and comforters or coverlets
- Thoroughly clean inside, cobwebs, behind furniture, inside drawers and cabinets, clean rugs, carpets and flooring
- Ensure appliances are in good working condition and clean
- Stock essentials such as dishwasher and laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, light bulbs, kitchen storage items, etc.
Picture yourself paying a premium for a vacation rental and present the house the way you would appreciate having it. Tenants are almost always incredibly respectful and careful with your property if they feel you really care about their comfort. Your investment will pay off by having happy tenants that will leave your property in great condition and want to return again!
Breathtaking Waterviews and So Much More
This beautiful Martha’s Vineyard waterfront home was built to replicate the original 1905 structure. This thoughtfully designed beach house exudes the casual and understated vernacular of the West Chop homes of the early 20th century.
Every modern amenity is seamlessly incorporated, yet the 5 BR, sprawling cape style home looks like it has presided over the outer harbor for many years. Spectacular views of all the harbor activity, ferries, East Chop and the Cape can be enjoyed from 3 living levels and the sandy beach is perfect for sunning and swimming.
For more information on this stunning property, visit our listing, or give us a call at 508-693-6626.
The 2014 Martha’s Vineyard rental season is off to a very strong start, having actually started bookings back in Aug 2013. Most repeat tenants are aware the best properties and weeks book first and therefore the 4,000-10,000 range properties and Aug are pretty well locked in. There are a wide variety of options open to families who are a bit more flexible with their dates and locations.
Katama in Edgartown is a very sought after location as is East Chop in Oak Bluffs and of course in-town properties are always first to be secured. There’s a wide range of areas to choose from outside these locations, from more remote locations in Aquinnah and West Tisbury to properties closer to the down island towns just a short bike ride out of town or to the beaches.
Ferry tickets are often a concern for many new tenants as right now the Steamship Authority has limited availability showing and we all know the “Waitlist” does seem to work out for almost all of our visitors and certainly not a reason to hold off on booking a rental property later in the season as the ones they will want will be taken.
There are still lots of great rentals that are available for your summer vacation. Give us a call for more information or visit our website to see our expansive inventory of lovely homes.
This spacious three bedroom, two and a half bath home in the Island Grove neighborhood of Edgartown has a large master bedroom on the first floor with a queen bed and private bathroom.
Bright, open living room, dining room and kitchen that leads out the the back deck. Upstairs there’s two large bedrooms and a shared bath. Open TV area, great for the kids with pull-out couch. The location is ideal – just a 1/2 mile walk to Morning Glory Farm (or drive 7/10 of a mile). 2 miles takes you to the heart of Edgartown Village and the beach is about 4 miles, with association tennis courts available.
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This lovely house has four large bedrooms and is close to all down island towns. To add to it’s appeal, it has been recently updated with new kitchen cabinets, appliances and granite counter-tops! The first floor features an open kitchen/dining area, living room, a home office/den as well as a large, bright three season room.
The large deck wraps around the side of the house to the back, where there is a nice private yard. Enjoy this prime location that is close to all three down island towns! For more information, you can view the Edgartown vacation rental listing, or give us a call! 508-693-6626.
You can’t beat the location of this East Chop five bedroom rental home. With room for the entire extended family, you can enjoy the convenience of this summer vacation rental. It’s just a short stroll and you will be enjoying the panoramic ocean view and public beach. The downtown area of Oak Bluffs is just five minutes away with shopping, restaurants and loads of kid and family friendly activities.
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details, or call us for assistance in planning
your Martha’s Vineyard vacation.
For the first time in several years, we are experiencing really low inventory in certain prices ranges, especially between $500,000 and $1 million, which represents a whopping 35% of all sales every year on the island. This price range has the largest market, as some islanders may be able to afford homes in the lower range, while it also attracts a large second home market. The high-end sales get a lot of media attention, but in reality only represent a small percentage of yearly sales. We are pleased to present our newest listing, priced at $699,000 in the popular upscale neighborhood of Hidden Cove. Convenient to all down-island towns, the development is neatly maintained with covenants that ensure a pleasant homogeneity among the homes. Association amenities include two tennis courts, a boat storage area and access to Sengekontacket Pond, as well as protected common lands, a fresh water pond and paved roads. Many homes have water views or are water front on Sengy, which bolsters the property values in the entire neighborhood. You can view more details about this property by visiting our website at http://www.lighthousemv.com/marthas-vineyard-featured-sales-82.html.
This bright, contemporary cape is tucked in to a private cul-de-sac with views of a pretty duck pond.
A crackling fire can be enjoyed from the living room and dining rooms to create a cozy ambiance in the shoulder seasons.
The living room has a wall of windows that overlook the duck pond and warm, wood cathedral ceilings.
The dining area has large windows and the kitchen has been newly renovated with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
The large master bedroom also has large windows overlooking the woods and duck pond.
The private, shady deck has nice views of the fresh water duck pond.