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Randy or Chris Essex

Member since: 2007
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Farmhouse - Walk to Oak Bluffs, Central A/C, Well Appointed

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Oak Bluffs holiday farmhouse

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 outdoor shower, sleeps 8

Well-maintained Vineyard home with wrap-around porch equipped with four rocking chairs and hammock. Property is well landscaped with mature trees and shrubs and huge hydrangeas that rim the wrap-around porch. Upscale furniture and HD TV/stereo equipment w/surround sound, central A/C. Located a short walk to marina, restaurants, shops, beaches, Tabernacle, ferry, and OB library. Roomy yet cozy living. Leave the car - walk or ride bikes (provided) to town. Sunny, bright home has 4 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and family room combo, additional french doored-family room, rear deck, and outdoor shower. Spacious master suite has king bed, full bath, vaulted ceiling w/ceiling fan, and cable TV w/ VCR. Bedroom 2 has vaulted ceiling and queen bed w/ceiling fan, and cable TV; shares full bath with Bedroom 3, which has two twin beds. Bedroom 4 has private entrance and full bath. Wall-to-wall berber carpet and area rugs upstairs, random pine plank flooring and area rugs downstairs. New paint throughout the house. It will feel like home!

Don't worry about the heat - central A/C throughout. Our Vineyard home has a level grassy yard, and a shed that contains beach chairs, lounge chairs, boogy boards, and 5 bicycles. Take a bike ride to the beach, relax with an iced tea and a book on the front porch rockers, or take a snooze in the back yard!

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Randy or Chris Essex (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks english


based on 13 traveller reviews

Farmhouse - Walk to Oak Bluffs, Central A/C, Well Appointed
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Lovely, immaculate, central location

  • 5 of 5

My family rented this lovely home for our daughter's wedding week in Oak Bluffs. The house was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need - no need to panic over a coffee pot or an iron - it was a home away from home. A short stroll from Oak Bluffs center but also central for some lovely bike rides and walks along beautiful scenery. The owners are wonderful - checked in with us to ensure a safe arrival and also checked with us towards the end of the week to see if we were happy. Prior to our arrival, they contacted us with some helpful info regarding sheet and towel rental and things to do in the area. They also graciously allowed us to have a later checkout on our last day so that we didn't have to panic the day after the wedding festivities. I would recommend this home to anyone - beautiful layout of the rooms, comfortable, great deck and a perfect yard - also very private! Thank you Randy and Chris!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Such a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Martha's Vineyard for over 10 years, and this house has been our best home rental choice ever! The home is beautifully decorated, the rooms are comfortable and it has everything you need. We started our days on the front porch having coffee in the rocking chairs, and our evenings on the spacious back deck for family dinners. You can walk to town in just 10 minutes or ride a bike in 5 mins (another house amenity). Again, we've rented several homes, but this is the only home I would strongly recommend to friends and family visiting the island. It's evident that this home is special, and all renters will want to treat it as such. A big thanks to the owners of this property - we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanks For The Memories!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a glorious week on Martha's Vineyard. Your home is beautiful, immaculate and very well maintained. We thought the house was cozy, very comfortable and beautifully appointed as well. We LOVED the outdoor shower and hammock. Many evenings were spent enjoying the back deck. Most mornings we enjoyed our coffee on the front porch. We loved the location, which is most important to our diverse interests. We walked everywhere with ease and comfort. You made everything very easy and enjoyable. Simply put, we had a blast and hope to return next year!!! Thanks for helping us make such cherished family memories!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great vacation! You enjoyed all the amenities that we enjoy with the house -- the wraparound porch, the back deck, the hammock, the outdoor shower, the convenient location, the lovely, cozy decor and the blooming hydrageas that surround the house . The central air conditioning is very important when the weather is so changeable. Most nights, sleeping with the windows open and the upstairs bedroom fans is a comfortable alternative. The goal is rest, relaxation and fun with families and friends. We look forward to adding you to our return renters list!
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Your Vineyard search ends here!

  • 5 of 5

I have been vacationing with my family for many years through our vacation time share and decided to try for the first time, this wonderful looking home we found featured on Homeaway. All I can say is wow! We sure lucked out big time! This home was truly our home away from home, with everything that we needed to have a terrific time on the Vineyard. We were so appreciative that the homeowners left their outdoor shed stocked with six bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, buggy boards, just everything we needed to make our excursions on the vineyard hassle free. The house is in immaculate condition, new, modern and beautifully decorated. We shared the house with another family and the second family room made for the perfect spot for the kids to hang out. The large deck, with ample seating, made for a wonderful evening barbeque with friends. The outdoor shower was certainly a treat and the large wrap around deck surely made our ritual morning cups of coffee very special. Can’t wait to return again.

Judith from New Jersey.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Judith. Since your visit, we continue to make more improvements including some beautiful art and continued landscaping additions! The wrap around porch and hammock are our favorite places to hang out with family and friends! We look forward to your next visit!
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Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have dreamed a better vacation home. The house is a short walk to restaurants and the harbor and has all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay – spacious rooms, well-maintained, fully stocked kitchen with great appliances and a lovely décor. We will be back!!

Z. Scott and R. Allen

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal is for you to have a great vacation and it sounds like you did! We chose our home for the great location! A returning party is the best compliment! Chris and Randy
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Pure Relaxation & Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the PERFECT vacation rental for a multi-generational family, groups of friends who have children, or a group of couples. I hesitate to describe it as a rental because it feels exactly like home. It's beautifully and meticulously decorated (with art that you'll want to take home)!! From the moment we approached the circular drive and entered the brightly, and freshly painted home we knew we were in for a treat. Light streams in from all directions (including from the sky light in the master bath), and the open kitchen/dining room lends itself to impromptu gatherings with drinks and snacks. The sun-filled deck is hard to resist. You'll want to lounge there with a book and cold drink at least once a day. With close proximity to the library (especially nice if you have children), Circuit Ave and the Flying Horses Merry Go Round, the beach and only 15 minutes from Edgartown and South Beach, I cannot think of a better place to choose as home base when you take a trip to Martha's Vineyard. The owners provide everything you need for the perfect beach vacay - bikes, beach chairs, beach toys... This is the only vacation that's ever caused me to shed a tear as I departed and took a last look at the lovely red door that welcomed my family every day for seven days. This home is pure relaxation and heaven on earth!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with prospective renters who want a quality vacation experience. We are so glad you appreciate what we appreciate about our home. It sounds like you made great island memories with your family!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marthas Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.75 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Ocean View
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Harbor Beach
Car: not necessary

House is located a short walk to/from Oak Bluffs, full of interesting shops, the best collection of restaurants on the Vineyard, Victorian charm, several beaches, and the boat harbor. Also a short walk away are the town's tennis courts, the new library, a food/wine/beverage market, and the Ocean View restaurant.

Other Activities: shopping, hiking, fishing, boating


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
29 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid-Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-2018
28 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly rates range seasonally from $3,000 to $5,000.

Rates include cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , skylight, blow dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , ground floor
    Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , vaulted ceiling, fan, 4-post king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , black iron queen bed, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , white iron twin singles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , separate entrance, full bed, full bath
  • Spacious master suite has four post king bed, full bath, vaulted ceiling w/ceiling fan, and cable TV. Bedroom 2 has queen bed w/ceiling fan and cable TV, and shares full bath with Bedroom 3. Bedroom 3 has two twin beds. Bedroom 4 (ground floor) has separate entrance and full bath. Wall-to-wall berber carpet upstairs, and pine flooring downstairs.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • wooden decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great room features 40-inch HD TV, 5.1 surround sound stereo system, CD/DVD player, IPOD jack, and MP3 player input jack and cord. Additional 27-inch TV in second family room with CD/DVD stereo. Additional TVs in master bedroom (with DVD player), and second bedroom. Kitchen is equipped with stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances, including gas range and oven, dishwasher, and side-by-side refrigerator with dispenser for water, cubes or crushed ice. Mahogany wrap-around front porch is equipped with four white rocking chairs and a hammock - great for reading, relaxing, or snoozing. Mahogany rear wood deck is equipped with built-in benches, gas barbecue, picnic table and chairs, umbrella, and adjoining outside shower with flagstone patio. High efficiency washer and dryer located in basement.