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Jan Brogan

Member since: 2007
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Speaks english, french, rudimentary French

Roomy cape, country feel but near town, with game room. Ferry Tx avail some week

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Katama holiday house

Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, sleeps eight+ comfortably with extra sleeping

This roomy contemporary Cape with distinct Vineyard feel is walking distance to downtown Edgartown and a bike ride to South Beach, but situated on quiet street, on a large, wooded lot. Lawn to play ball or frisbee out front. House has a brand new kitchen, and an expansive deck right off kitchen. It comfortably accommodates 2 couples with children. Large, newly finished basement with home entertainment center/game room and ''bunk room'' great for kids -- especially on rainy days. Large HD TV. High speed Internet connection.

Beach Details: Two miles from South Beach for nice surf. A quieter calmer beach in town, about a mile away. There's also state beach about five miles away, with always calm surf, which is great for smaller children. Swimming also at Edgartown Great Pond, but bring water shoes. Near bike paths to beach, town and West Tisbury. Bike to the supermarket, fish store or Morning Glory farm stand.

Transferable ferry ticket and reservation available (at cost) to get your car across for certain peak weaks

Bike Trails: Bike trails are nearby and go to South Beach or to town, or to the state forest where there is a great trail for both biking and roller blading. Can also bike to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven on bike paths.

Ferry Tickets: .

Ferry reservations for car available some weeks for cost

More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jan Brogan (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, rudimentary French

About Jan Brogan

I am a published author and journalist cworking on a historical mystery partly set in Martha's Vineyard.

I used to sail to the vineyard in my early twenties. Just as we were about to close on our first house in West Tisbury, we saw a PBS special proclaiming there was something 'magic' about the Vineyard. I don't normally believe in magic, but in this case it's true.

Jan Brogan purchased this house in 1998

Why Jan Brogan chose Edgartown Area

We had a great vacation home in West Tisbury but we had to drive everywhere. When our two kids got to be eight and ten, we wanted them to be able to walk to Edgartown and feel some autonomy. However, we were used to the privacy and wooded, rural feel of West Tisbury, so this house was a perfect combination of both. We've just purchased a second, larger Katama home 5-bed home that sleeps 12 and has a hot tub for rentals.

What makes this house unique

This house is very bright and sunny. When we finished the basement, we had perfect place for the kids on rainy days and later, a great place for them to bring their friends. Three years ago, we put in a new kitchen - and only because my husband made me, a high-def large screen TV.


based on 5 traveller reviews

Roomy cape, country feel but near town, with game room. Ferry Tx avail some week
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Perfect family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We arrived in the morning and had to wait for the house. The cleaning crew was late but it was a turnover day for many houses. The owner was right on top of it. The house was in the perfect location. It was close to the the kids favorite beach on the island (South Beach) and a bike ride away to Edgartown. Jan was great giving us notes on the best places to eat and where to take the kids as we had never been to the vineyard. We had great family time and relaxed...a true vacation. The kids loved the beaches, loved the bike riding around the island and the outdoor shower was a favorite after our daily treks to the beach. The deck was our afternoon hang out while the kids played in the gameroom but the gameroom was also our nightly family competition after our downtown sampling of homemade ice cream. We are definitely making the vineyard our yearly end of the summer family week!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our recent stay at Jan's property. The location is perfect. The house is a very short bike ride to town and a short bike ride to South Beach. It's also literally right around the corner from Edgartown Great Pond where we took our kids blue crabbing. The house is big enough for two families to go in on together if they wanted to. The deck and kitchen are great for gathering/entertaining. The basement is great and we had many epic late night ping pong and fusball games. Jan was very easy to work with. This house will receive strong consideration for our future Vineyard vacations. Thank you! The Kerr family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay on Martha's Vineyard

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a great visit. Jan was more than accommodating and was responsive and courteous. The house is in a great location a short drive from South and State beach and a short stroll from town to catch a movie, live music on the harbor, or great food at Newes, Wharf Pub, or the Seafood Shanty.

Perfect for a quiet getaway, the house also has a nice kitchen and great porch for lounging, grilling, and family-style meals.

IF only teleportation were available so I could visit more often!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this home for the last 2 years, and have had wonderful experiences both times. the home is very roomy, well stocked and in a great location. The owner is very accessible for any questions and checked in to ensure everything met our expectations.

The game room downstairs was perfect for keeping the kids entertained.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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Perfect family vacation home

  • 4 of 5

This was my Third year staying in this house. Jan is very easy to deal with, responsive and pleasant in every interaction. The house is located perfectly on a paved road ( but not on a crazy main road) with quick access to the bike path, South Beach, Edgartown pond, and Edgartown. I have to say my favorite part of the house is the large deck which has 3 sliding doors directly into the kitchen/dining room. The deck is delightful at all times of day, there is a big umbrella to shade the afternoon sun which is welcomed after a day at the beach. The house is very clean and has a well equiped kitchen. There is ALOT of sleeping space. The upstairs has an attic room which is entered through another bedroom so it is really one big room with 4 twin beds, plus there is another bunk room in the basement. I am very impressed with how dry the basement living areas are, Jan has a dehumidifier which works wonderfully and there was absolutely no musty smell so it is truely an area which can be used for sleeping. I would recommend this house to anyone who wants a beach vacation. We will be back for more family fun in this wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Katama Road and Clevelandtown road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Port Hunter
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
South Beach
Car: recommended

This house is in Katama, but only a mile from town on a private wooded lot, with a large yard and rural feel. About a mile bikeride to town beach and two miles to South Beach and a mile to Edgartown Great Pond. Near bike paths.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Katama, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$658
Cleaning Fee A$197

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Katama, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Shower - outdoor shower
  • There is an outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Other - 3 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Bunkroom in basement
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • One master bedroom with full bath, downstairs. Upstairs a room with a king.. Second full bathroom. Then a kids room which sleeps three. Directly off of the kids room is an small attic room with two single beds. There is also a bunkroom in the basement and a pull out queen in the first floor living room..
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 4 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen is brand new, bright and sunny. Big screen, HD TV. in living room. Separate TV and DVD in finished basement for kids. The original almost historic NINTENDO with games in finished basement as well as Foosball table and other games.