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Nina Carter Hitchen

Member since: 2005
Speaks english

Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.

31 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Oak Bluffs holiday cottage

6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms + outdoor shower, sleeps 13.

*1800+ sq. ft of living space (fully renovated and freshly painted)

*2 NEWLY REBUILT BEDROOM-BALCONIES, 1 w/ a water-view

*400 sq. ft wrap-around front porch with water view and comfortable seating for 11+ (4 rocking chairs, dining table w/ seating for 6, 1 lounge chair & 2 benches)

*Outdoor back patio w/ propane grill

*Spacious outdoor shower, adjacent to back patio

*Off-street parking for 2 cars

*Side yard

*Updated and well-stocked kitchen with charming built-in “breakfast nook” seating (makes a great “kids’ table” while the adults congregate at the large dining table in the next room)

*Dining room table that can comfortably seat 11+

*10’ high ceilings on the 1st floor give a sense of airy spaciousness and help keep the house cool

*Fan in each bedroom & living room

*All new windows throughout

*Upstairs back bedroom with private staircase to kitchen

*The house is partially winterized, with insulated windows and a furnace

*Charming Victorian details: an ornate living room mantle, hall columns with built-in bookshelves, a front interior staircase with carved “gingerbread” balusters, a built-in dining room china cabinet and kitchen ironing board, an arched kitchen breakfast nook, a bay-window seat and a very rare light (white oak) and dark (walnut) striped hardwood dining room floor

*Free wireless internet, 3 cable televisions (1 w/DVD), stereo and phone

*On top of being a brilliant house in the ultimate location, our guests often comment that the house is “spotless”. Tidiness is a top priority, and our outstanding cleaning crew uses an organic line of cleaning products to ensure that the house is sanitized and sparkling for your arrival.

*Our wonderful caretaker, Wayne, provides our guess with a customized and thoughtful trash and recycling service. No dragging a smelly bin to the curb for pick-up, or being woken up at the crack of dawn by a noisy trash truck!

*For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: Toilet paper, liquid hand soap, liquid dish soap, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nina Carter Hitchen (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again our annual (6th year) Columbus Day visit has been the best!! The weather was better than predicted. Your home is so perfect for us all. It is our MV home!! Thank you. Kelly
Oct 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveller reviews

Updated & Elegant, in-town WATERVIEW Victorian. 1 block from beach. BIG porch.
average rating of 4.903226 based on 42 reviews
5

Beautiful, great location, cozy

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with lots of space and bedrooms. Only a block from the ocean and two blocks from restaurants and anything else you'd need in town. The owner was so helpful and accommodating during our stay. Couldn't recommend it more! We loved Martha's Vineyard and Oak Bluffs.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perkasie, PA
5

Such a great house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved that our family could stay together at this beautiful house as we gathered to celebrate a family wedding!

The location was perfect...easy walk to the ocean or into town! We had a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect House for Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This house works: togetherness comes naturally with the big dining table and spacious porch, yet no one felt on top of each other. We had a mixture of family ( some had not seen each other for years) and friends. When things got boisterous at the table, one friend was able to go upstairs and read quietly. Owner was available and helpful with issue re linens.

A couple things about the house--not to complain but to answer your request for things that could improve the experience: TV in upstairs balcony room was not working, perhaps loose wiring;

Hot water temperature is set too high (we think could be dangerous);

Also somewhat dangerous: handling hot liquids from microwave on top of fridge (we moved it down to countertop.

Some people didn't notice the stop down into the pantry, at first;

The wind really blew into the upstairs front balcony room, making it very cold for sleeping, even with the heat on.

Maybe mention ahead of time that there are very helpful instructions posted in the laundry room that we didn't notice right away...but I guess we were 8 somewhat distracted and ditsy people.

But really the house is wonderful and we want to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing! So clean and a great location. We could not have asked for a better rental. Nina was so wonderful and accommodating to work with leading up to the weekend. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington
5

Narragansett Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Narragansett Cottage is a very comfortable space, big wide front porch with rocking chairs, new washer dryer and wonderful outside shower. It's 2 blocks to the beach and a few blocks to downtown Oak Bluffs' many stores and restaurants. Great for a family reunion. We had a prime week with Illumination Night, Fair and Fireworks and hopefully we will return for many years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Better than we hoped for...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 arrived late - about 9 p.m. and we were tired from traveling for 2 days from Ohio.

As soon as we unlocked the door and turned on the lights, we were thrilled by what we saw. Clean rooms that were different and inviting. It was almost like Christmas while opening gifts. Each of us picked a room that was perfect for us.

While were picking our rooms and making our beds with the clean linens waiting for us, Julie, our birthday girl, was making pasta in your cute kitchen that had everything we could possibly need. It has more than even our own kitchen. Nina and Peter thought of everything.

It was so nice to be able to open up a bottle of wine and have clean wine glasses in the cabinet. Two refrigerators was a treat and having a washer and dryer was a dream.

Other than our first night, we spent all our time dining outside on the porch which was huge. The adults were able to sit at the table while the children had plenty of room on the benches.

Walking 2 blocks to the beach was ideal. We loved that the beach was calm - which was perfect for our children, ages 4, 5 and 6.

Having an outdoor shower was great for the children who were caked with sand each day.

To be able to walk to town and everything we needed made life so much easier for us.

Nina and Peter were very responsive when the toilet handle broke and we appreciated it.

So our vacation at Narragansett Cottage was better than we had hoped for and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This made us so happy to hear! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the house. Happy birthday to Julie! Please come again
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.2 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sharky's Cantina
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Club
Nearest Train
83 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
38 Miles
I-495
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Offshore Ale Company
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Inkwell Beach
Car: not necessary

*1 block from the popular INKWELL BEACH

*2 blocks from OCEAN PARK, which overlooks Vineyard Sound, is surrounded by turreted Victorian mansions, and is the site of the pictorial Ocean Park Gazebo and many local celebrations

*3 blocks from CIRCUIT AVENUE (Oak Bluffs’ “Main Street”), with its shops, family concerts, restaurants, festivals, art galleries, antique shops, carousel and arcade

*3 blocks from WABAN PARK, a large open park perfect for kite flying, soccer and other games

*4 blocks from Niantic Park - with a PLAYGROUND and BASKETBALL & TENNIS courts

*½ mile from Viera Park BASEBALL FIELD

*5 minute walk from the OAK BLUFFS HARBOR, with open-air restaurants, visiting yachts from around the world, a small fleet of local charter fishing boats, and jet skis and parasailing rides for hire

*5 minute walk from the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association “Camp Ground”, with its historic central “TABERNACLE”, site of many concerts & lectures, and charming Victorian “GINGERBREAD COTTAGES” and museum

*5 minute walk from the FLYING HORSES CAROUSEL, America’s oldest operating carousel

*5 minute walk from the Oak Bluffs STEAMSHIP AUTHORITY dock (to/from Woodshole)

*5 minute walk to the ISLAND QUEEN (to/from Falmouth), HY-LINE (to/from Hyannis and/or Nantucket), SEASTREAK (to/from NJ/NY/New Bedford) ferries

*1 block from a scenic bike path that leads to State Beach, Sengekontacket Pond, and Edgartown beyond.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April & May 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$671
From
A$806
Fri,Sat
A$2,954
 
 
1st week of June 2017
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,565
 
 
2nd week of June 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,833
 
 
3rd week of June 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,102
 
 
Last week of June 2017
18 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$5,370
 
 
July 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$8,727
 
 
August 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$9,398
 
 
September 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$671
From
A$806
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$671
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$671
Cleaning Fee A$269

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , 2nd floor
    Exterior - outdoor shower , @ back of house, off back patio
  • Both bathrooms have been recently updated. The 1st floor bathroom is painted a gray-blue and features a sand-colored stone tiled floor, glass-doored shower stall with an adjustable arm shower head, and a white vanity and sink. The upstairs bathroom is painted a soft aqua and features a white tiled floor, vintage claw foot tub with shower and a white porcelain basin sink-stand with turned legs and marble counter.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , 1st floor. 'Sleeping Porch' w/ bunk & blackout curtains
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , 2nd floor. Flat screen cable TV. Private water-view balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 2nd floor. Private balcony
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double bed , 2nd floor. Cable TV w/ DVD
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , 2nd floor. Private staircase down to kitchen
  • Each colorful bedroom features a comfortable bed with plenty of pillows, with both mattress and pillows encased in (non-vinyl!) water and allergen proof protectors. All bedrooms are freshly painted, bright, airy and well ventilated with big new windows and a fan in each. 2 Bedrooms have cable TVs, one with DVD. 2 bedrooms (on the 2nd floor) each have a newly rebuilt (in 2013) private balcony, 1 with a water-view. The upstairs back bedroom has its own private staircase leading down to the kitchen. The seasonal (ie unheated) 'Sleeping Porch' features a bunk bed and black-out curtains.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • conservatory
  • veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: *Toilet paper *Liquid hand soap *Liquid dish soap *Dishwasher detergent *Laundry detergent