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Whimsical Cottages Flat Bottom Pond

Whimsical Cottages Flat Bottom Pond

10 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
4 baths

The space

The Cottages on Flat Bottom Pond are a wonderful escape on the spectacular island of Martha's Vineyard. These architectural cottages are located in the Lambert's Cove area of the Vineyard. The unique hand-made quality of the main house's construction 50 years ago has been recently updated with a more minimalist and clean design. The spaces are open and light with a focus on the outdoors and views of the vernal pond behind the house. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and an outdoor shower. There is a beachstone fireplace in the master bedroom and a wood-burning stove in the living room. The kitchen is clean and well stocked. The deck is a terrific place for a summer dinner overlooking the pond.

The 2 outdoor showers are a great place to enjoy the outdoors after a day at the beach. The Pond Camp is an additional outbuilding on the shore of Flat Bottom Pond with a single bedroom with a queen bed, and a bathroom with a composting toilet, sink and outdoor shower. The Pond Camp is located approximately 50 yards from the main house and provides a private space away from the main house and close-up views of the pond and its wildlife (ducks, pinkletinks). The Hill Camp is another studio cottage up the hill from the main house with nice views of Flat Bottom Pond. It is currently undergoing a complete renovation and will contain 2 twin beds and a bathroom with a sink and outdoor shower. The Hill Camp is approximately 25 yards from the main house and provides a great escape for 2 people. The main house and both camps have flat-screen TV's with cable TV and high-speed wireless internet. Finally, the Activity Barn is a 1,000 square foot open, lofty space that provides a large play space for kids with a ping-pong table and cable TV. This space hosts an annual art retreat for 10 painters.

Seth's Pond, the best swimming pond on the island, is one mile down Lambert's Cove Road. Ice House Pond, part of the Land Bank's Manaquayak Preserve, is another stunning swimming pond near the house. Numerous conservation areas totaling more than 500 acres (Ripley's Field, Hoft Farm Preserve, Cranberry Acres, Duarte's Pond, Blackwater Pond Reservation, Vineyard Meadow, Wompesket Preserve, and John Presbury Norton Farm) are within a short walk of the house.

Martha's Vineyard is our favorite place in the world and it gives my wife and I great pleasure in sharing our house with you. It's a gem of a house in a beautiful woodland setting overlooking a vernal pond. We love to have family get-togethers at the house and our guests have done the same. We've hosted honeymooners, wedding parties, rehearsal dinner, and numerous family reunions.

Our guests have universally remarked upon the terrific feel of the house - the comfortable yet simple layout, the bright and cozy rooms, the wonderful outdoor spaces overlooking the pond, and the incredible collection of trees. It's an equally wonderful place to spend a week in the summer or a weekend in the fall or winter. We have enjoyed having others share our home on Martha's Vineyard which we consider to be one of the most beautiful and interesting islands in the world.

Martha's Vineyard has numerous highly Zagat-rated restaurants, ranging from lobster shacks overlooking the water to farm-to-table modern restaurants to MIchelin-rated fine dining. Vineyard Haven is approximately 1.5 miles from the house, Oak Bluffs is approximately 5 miles, and Edgartown 7 miles from the house. Public transportation is available on Lambert's Cove Road but the island is best explored with your own car and/or bicycle. We have several favorite kayaking spots to share if you are so inclined.

Wireless internet and Airplay music streaming in the living room are available.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*Strict 7 night minimum during Summer Season*
*Weekly rentals are Sunday to Sunday only*
*Pricing reflects 3 BR Main House only. Please inquire for full quote*
*Please read the House Rules. Specific rental requirements are described in detail*

Amenities

Air conditioning
Cable TV
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Heating
TV

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

4 Reviews

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Jean
June 2017
This house was better than the description. Our family of 4 adult couples had both privacy and space for wonderful social time. The kitchen is fabulous. Directions for everything were very clear. Ben was exceptionally responsive and gracious. We love this part of the island. …
Ken & Jessica User Profile
Ken & Jessica
July 2016
The Whimsical cottage property was absolutely magical. It completely exceeded all expectations, being just a short drive off the beaten path from Vineyard Haven and then also feeling very private and secluded in the woods right on the pond. The house had lots of charm and chara…
Catalina User Profile
Catalina
July 2016
The host was great and answered all the questions we had. The house is very cute and has everything you need for a weekend/week away. It's in the middle of the woods so it can certainly get buggy but nothing a good bug spray can't fix. We loved staying here and would definitely r…
Fabricia User Profile
Fabricia
June 2014
This is an enchanting place...When i arrived, I left that I had walked in a Poem. It's creative designs, give this warm and earthy Home, a feeling of mystery and Fairytale. We were a family of six, the sleeping set up and the two bathrooms, was very comfortable for All of us. The…

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Bedford, New York, United StatesJoined in May 2013
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Martha's Vineyard is our favorite place in the world and it gives my wife and I great pleasure in sharing our house with you. It's a gem of a house in a beautiful woodland setting overlooking a vernal pond. We love to have family get-togethers at the house and our guests have d…
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