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Chilmark House and Guest House

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 222 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming House with Included Guest House

This two-house property is situated about 100 yards up a country lane off the South Road in Chilmark. Alley’s General Store is one mile to the east and Beetlebung Corner and The Chilmark Store are four miles to the west. You can continue out State Road to Squibnocket Beach, or head up to Menemsha to watch the sunset, perhaps while enjoying a freshly boiled lobster from Larsen’s. We’re about a mile from the farmer’s markets and crafts shows in West Tisbury.

The main house is about 40 years old and we renovated it in 2002. We built the Guest House in 2004. The wood paneling in both houses give a warm, inviting ambiance.

We ask that you supply your own bed linens and towels, but most everything else you need is supplied, including beach chairs, well-equipped kitchen, hair dryer, etc.

Please note there is a $200 per rental cleaning fee when renting main and guest houses together.

More Details

Owner
Jeremy Driesen
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Jeremy Driesen

We are Jennie and Jeremy Driesen and we live in Pelham, NY with two children, a black dog, and supposedly a cat, too. Jeremy is an events producer/drummer/photographer and Jennie is a model and actress. Jennie and Molly, our black dog, have appeared a number of times in the Black Dog catalog.

Jeremy Driesen purchased this house in 2002

Why Jeremy Driesen chose Martha's Vineyard

We stayed with friends in Chilmark and fell in love with Lucy Vincent Beach and the whole feel of Chilmark. While we were there, 8 Swans Way came on the market. It seemed a bit impulsive at the time, but we bought it. One of the best things we ever did. We have spent a number of full summers on the island and forgot to go home one September (we enrolled the kids in The Chilmark School and stayed for 14 months).

What makes this house unique

Note that it may be possible to rent only one of the two houses in months other than July and August. Please contact owners if you're interested. During July and August, we do only two-house rentals.

We love so many things in Chilmark and the Vineyard in general, including, in no particular order, Lucy Vincent Beach, Menemsha, The Chilmark Store, Chilmark Chocolates, The Chilmark School, The Chilmark Library, the MV Fair, The Ritz, Sharky's, Offshore Ale, biking, last-minute pot luck dinners with friends, etc etc etc.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 222 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest House Full Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main House Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , This bath is within a bedroom.
    Main House Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower enclosure
    Main House Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Guest House Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Guest House Futon Sleeper Sofa - 1 sofa bed/futon , Good for a child or two.
    Main House Open Bedroom - 3 single bed , Upstairs, no door, open room, good for a few kids.
    Main House Downstairs Bedroom - 2 single bed
    Guest House Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Bedroom with full bath.
    Main House 2nd Floor Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Bedroom with half bath.
  • Our property tends to work well for extended families. Mom, dad, and the kids are in the main house. Grandma and grandpa are in the guest house, or it could be a second small family there.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
RENTER MUST PROVIDE ALL SHEETS, PILLOWCASES AND TOWELS. WE PROVIDE BLANKETS AND PILLOWS.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

Relaxing and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Chilmark house. The house met all of our needs and the owners were wonderful to work with. We fell in love with Chilmark and Lucy Vincent beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sara! Hope you'll come stay at our place again!
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5

Perfect for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Very Quiet area. The house and guest house were a good fit for our needs. We had our daughter's family (husband and grandson) and our mother (mother in law). They used the main house and we used the guest house. Very nice having a bath and a half bath in the main house and a full bath in the guest house. Gas grill was good to use to offset the high cost of eating out. Only issue (which was not a problem for our use) is to access the second floor's 2 bedrooms you need to climb a spiral staircase. This maybe a problem for small toddlers or people with limited mobility. For us we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. Hope you'll stay with us again!
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4

Roomy rental

  • 4 of 5

Great yard, Quiet. room for outdoor games. Small house awesome Bigger than looks in pictures! Main house roomy. Nice showers outside

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you'll come stay with us again!
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4

Property was great! Exceeded expectations.

  • 4 of 5

House, cottage and property were perfect for our group. One family with 6yr and 6mth old stayed in cottage and other family with teens in main house. Loved the big outdoor shower with foliage and hummingbirds in the middle of the yard. Big dining table on deck was perfect for our large group. Good proximity to Lucy Vincent beach and Menemsha. Mid 70's and sunny everyday. One of our best Vineyard vacations ever!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and we're delighted you had a great vacation. We'd be delighted to have you back next year.
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5

Away from it all, but close enough to see it all!

  • 5 of 5

Great tranquil property! Outdoor showers were awesome. Yard was big enough for the kids to play in. You feel completely secluded yet the road is only 100 yards away. It reminded me of my childhood. Book it if you can!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Great to have you!
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5

Fantastic Visit

  • 5 of 5

Jeremy is a class act and his home is wonderful. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at his lovely home. My entire family thanks you for your hospitality.

Respectfully,

The Limbergers

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words and delighted you had a good time!
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Car: recommended

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING RENTAL. Renter must provide all sheets, towels, and pillowcases.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Chilmark, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September/October
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,395
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$380
 
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$380
 
 
June
3 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,523
 
 
July
24 Jun 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,548
 
 
August
29 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
A$3,802
 
 
September
4 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,523
 
 
Fall
30 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$216
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$380.79
Cleaning fee A$253.86

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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