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Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals: Chilmark Victorian


Chilmark’s south shore offers some of the best the Vineyard has to offer: gorgeous beaches, dazzling sunsets, tantalizing quiet…and grand summer houses. This Victorian house sits atop a hill, offering 270-degree views over meadows, ponds and ocean. With access to both Menemsha Pond and private Hancock Beach, this house that sleeps 10 and feeds 12, is perfect for big family gatherings. Spread out into two sprawling living rooms, a new kitchen wing loaded with sun-filled windows and five bedrooms complete with water views.

hancock beach

The front porch is covered and the back deck is perfect for lazing around in the sun. And the colors, art and furniture of the house compliments the Victorian stylings with a classic Vineyard look. The property also includes an historic barn and a two bedroom guest house which is also available for rent, but not included. The surrounding land is perfect for evening strolls or a pick-up Frisbee game before dinner – a wonderful place for children to run around and enjoy the glorious Vineyard sea air!

porch view

The inside of the house is just as glorious as the outside with open, bright colors, clean lines and all the nooks and crannies that Victorian’s offer. The circular turret and the bump outs allow for cozy spots within and gorgeous architecture from without.


Important to note: The entire first floor is wheelchair accessible and includes a first floor king/double-twin bedroom and a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom.

I look forward to booking this house for you! Contact me for details on this or any of our properties here.

Obama arrives on Martha’s Vineyard

The first family arrived on Martha's Vineyard Sunday, August 23, 2009.

Whether you like him or not, it’s pretty darn exciting to have the President of the United States staying just down the road this week. The ‘summer White House’ for 2009 is a private estate in Chilmark, Blue Heron Farm. Yesterday afternoon around 3:00 several helicopters, including Marine One, flew over the island and landed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. From there, they drove up South Road and into Chilmark in the motorcade – the streets lined with people, young and old, hoping to catch a glimpse of the first family, including Bo, the first dog.

The Secret Service and news trucks (even though Obama specifically told the journalists to just have fun this week) cover the long dirt road that leads to Blue Heron Farm, and islanders and summer visitors alike are curious about where the Obamas will go and what they’ll do. Rumors abound and are debunked just as quickly. The girls didn’t go to the Ag Fair on Saturday and Obama says he won’t be playing golf with Tiger Woods on our shores. But, will they go to the Farmer’s Market or Artisan’s Fair in West Tisbury? Will they venture down to the Flying Horses in Oak Bluffs? Will their staff run out for Mad Martha’s or will Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia stroll the streets of Vineyard Haven?

The plan seems to be ‘no plan’ – so, I think we’re going to all just have to keep our eyes peeled for any sightings! In the meantime, Plum TV’s Alex Friedman put together a great video that shows Blue Heron Farm and the beauty that is up-island Martha’s Vineyard. Enjoy and let me know if you see anything in the video that you can’t resist! I know we’ll be able to find you a vacation rental close by, you know, one that will let you live the dream you envision!

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Chilmark Contemporary on Abel’s Hill


This extraordinary and contemporary home is situated on five private wooded acres on North Abel’s Hill adjoining Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation conservation land. Abel’s Hill was named for a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in the early 1700’s and I can only guess that the landscape is just as beautiful, lush and quiet as it was back then.


Besides the privacy that this house affords with the surrounding woods, it also features a spacious master bedroom suite with its own private deck and fireplace for those cool Vineyard nights. The gourmet kitchen boasts marble countertops and premium appliances. But my favorite part of the house is the beautiful screened-in porch. I would actually just live out on the porch if I rented this house, isn’t it just gorgeous?


You know I don’t usually show bathrooms when I show rental house pics, but I just love these. They’re so pristine and the colors are so Vineyard. All four bedrooms (the house sleeps 10) have their own private bathroom plus a half-bath in the general living space.


The woods and Abel Hill surely invite hiking, but this house, of course, comes complete with access to Abel’s Hill Association Beach – nice and private, only 1.5 miles away…oh, and stunningly beautiful.


Contact me for more information about this Chilmark vacation rental home!