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Katama Home Beautifully Landscaped Close to Beach/Edgartown/Air conditioned

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,316 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms 3 full bathrooms outside shower/change room sleeps 8/air conditioned

Sprawling 88 feet from Master Bed Room to Living Room, 2316 square feet living space, 928 square feet vaulted ceilings, finished cellar, 412 square feet of decks, 64 square feet slate patio, and a bonus detached 192 square feet kids play cottage filled with kids books and toys. The right wing holds a sunken master bedroom with adjoining over sized full bathroom; up the hall and into the main home you'll pass a second bedroom and a second full bathroom; and then the open kitchen and dining rooms; continuing on, through a large mud room leads to a sunken living room.

Outside, we have hundreds of feet of gardens and a wide open yard laced with all kinds of trees (great for local birds).

Open floor plan comfortable living area sun-drenched windows; light, bright and clean; kitchen with everything you need for carefree beach vacation; private setting but very close to bike path and island trolly that both go all over our special island; just down the road are Katama Bay town boat launch(free launch service) and Katama Bay soft shell and quahog clamming (license required from town clerk); at that launch, drop your kayak or boat and venture over to barrier beach or up Katama Bay to Edgartown Harbor; surf fishing great at South Beach; also know as one of world's best beaches, South Beach has lifeguard on duty, bathrooms, change room and parking all free; at South Beach is entrance to trustee's reservation if you have a four wheel vehicle (fee for registration); or you can bike or walk north to Edgartown village for a bite, shopping, a movie or for

quick trip over to Chappaquiddick island which is a part of Edgartown.


More Details

Property Manager
Don and Kathy Welch
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2018

About Don and Kathy Welch

Welcome to our home! We have been on the Vineyard for 40 years but we now winter in Key West, Florida (where the above picture above was recently by Key West's 'parrot man'). Throughout those years we have always worked to improve the condition, appearance, cleanliness, amenities and size of our home. We truly believe that you will feel right at home and that you well have a great vacation. Our home is half way between South Beach and the Village of Edgartown. Better yet, it is located on a private and quiet road. Our mission is to let our home be your home away from home! Thanks, Don and Kathy Welch.

Why Don and Kathy Welch chose Katama

Location Summary: Beautifully landscaped with large lawn in a private quiet residential neighborhood; clean and well maintained recently renovated 4 bedroom 3 bath l cape cod style home in desirable Katama area just minutes south to public South Beach (lifeguard, restroom and free parking) and Katama Bay( boat ramp, shell fishing and kayaking) and also just minutes north to historic walkable Edgartown village, harbor, and Chappaquiddick 'on-time' ferry all of which are reachable by bike path and island run trolley. Our home offers warmth, peace and fun for young and old alike, your family, guests and friends; all points on the island easily accessible via public bus including hospital, airport, cultural activities and other island towns and

beaches.Martha's Vineyard is an island located 8 miles off the Cape Cod peninsula in Massachusetts. Once a whaling center, it has become a favorite summertime haven of many celebrities.

What makes this house unique

Accommodations and Amenities: Central vacuum; pine floors throughout and no wall to wall which we believe is key to maintaining a clean environment; window AC, window fans and oscillating fans for each bedroom ; price includes all utilities and trash removal; internet/WI FI, satellite TV with music stations, DVD and radio; a no pets and no smoking policy are central to keeping our house a clean, “beachy” home; outside water hose next to parking

area so you can wash down your car, beach or fishing gear ( or let the kids have a water fight !); kids play yard and tree hut in front; outside swing set and clothes line are both in the back yard; outside post lights and flood lights for nighttime events; picnic table is conveniently located of a grass patio just outside the kitchen door and barbeque deck (you can use our large rustic brick BBQ or one of our gas grills); there’s plenty of lawn furniture to enjoy the sunset from the vantage or the front lawn; and for bikers, we can show you how to use the Vineyard's extensive biking trails.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2316 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • For more house rules and policies INCLUDING CANCELLATION POLICY please refer to the Rental Rental.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , First floor main home
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Second floor main home
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outside hot shower change room
  • The master bedroom has a dedicated over sized full bathroom. The downstairs full bathroom is in the downstairs hallway. And outside, is a hot shower change room. The upstairs full bathroom off of a hallway which connects to each of the upstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , second floor main home; air conditioned; wi-fi
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , first floor main home; wi-fi; air conditioned
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master Bed first floor west wing; air conditioned; wi-fi; TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , second floor - crib to remain in this room; air conditoned
  • All bedrooms air conditioned. The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and boasts 400 square feet of living space, including a dedicated over sized full bathroom, a large work desk, lounge chairs and frenchwood doors that lead to dedicated and private slate patio. Each bedroom has full closets and both window fans and oscillating fans. The first floor ceiling is fully insulated, thus providing a sound barrier for the upstairs bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Cos Cob, Connecticut

Great compound! Great owners. Katama's best.

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to the Vineyard as a family for over 20 years (and some of us, for closer to 50 years, egads). Don and Kathy's cozy Katama compound is the only place we have returned year after year, most years with friends joining us in one building or the other. The Cape is the larger of the two. Nestled privately about a mile from South Beach, the home has everything you'd want - clean bright bedrooms for adults including a huge master, bedrooms for kids, a compact but well appointed kitchen a lovely deck and grilling area, various play areas outside, and a giant great-room living room with comfortable seating, a big TV and board games for the occasional rainy day. It was quite comfortable without AC for the first few years we used it, and is even better with the AC. Everything is always clean and working, and if there's a problem, Don is usually around and ready with an answer or a screwdriver. However you feel about the real Red Sox, the included "Fenway" converted garage is a great feature, playroom rec room, space for silly talent shows and games. The Gambrel across the fence is the smaller building, and has much to recommend it as well - nice eat-in kitchen area, a cozy reading and TV space, smaller but totally adequate bedrooms. We used to stay there then "moved up" to the Cape as our kids grew, and friends take the Gambrel the same weeks, providing a nice balance of community and privacy. We always have cars and go to OB, VH and up island and back all the time and it's easy, but you can also take a five minute walk and go eat at The Right Fork Diner, or ten the other way at Katama General which recently about doubled in size and offerings. If you're looking for a warm host, well-kept dwellings gorgeous grounds and a Katama location owned by real people, we'd say 11 stars.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Vineyard and renting in Katama for 17 years. Over that time period we've rented many homes in Katama and have also stayed at the Mattakesett town homes by South Beach. We loved Don and Kathy's house for many reasons. First of all, Don is so welcoming and kind and he lives right around the corner and can be available to help or answer questions at any time. We brought our two daughters (12 and 16) and their two friends and there was more than enough space for all. The backyard was great for the 12 year olds - they loved the hammock and swing. We were very close to the bus stop, which meant our older girls could grab the bus to town or the beach at any time. We were also a very short walk to the Right Fork Diner and this is one of our favorite places on island! We loved the master suite and how removed it was - very private and quiet. There were also lots of perks for families with small children that we wished we'd had when our girls were small. We are already booked for next summer and look forward to coming back. Hopefully this time my younger daughter can take Don up on his kind offer to sail or kayak since we couldn't fit it in this year!

  • Review Submitted: 18/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property hits a Home Run!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting for a week every summer on the Vineyard since 2000. Over the years our lives and needs have changed. In addition to our two children and their spouses, we now have 2 active grandsons. We went looking for a place that would provide the right family accommodations for getting together and catching up with each other along with privacy for everyone. This property scored 100% in every department.

The house has a great setting with a house layout that nicely separates the sleeping areas from the “great room”. The property has numerous amenities that worked perfectly for everyone; the backyard is very private with a great deck for cooking on the grill or catching up with the kids; a beautiful yard to let the kids run around and play ball; a two car garage that the owner turned into a “Green Monster” Fenway Park and “Sophie’s playhouse for the grandsons. We had two days of rain. The Green Monster and playhouse were a welcome haven to entertain the grandchildren. The house is easy access to South Beach, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs. Going to South Beach is effortless. If you want to dine out in Edgartown, it is minutes away. We go to Menemsha at least twice during our stay to see the sunset. The property is meticulously maintained. Don and Kathy are great to deal with. We cannot wait to go back to the Vineyard and this property in August. The Vineyard and this property is a slice of heaven.

Stayed: August 2014

Submitted: January 2015

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for and more. Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

When you rent a vacation place on line you're never quite sure what you will get, but this home exceeded the description in every way. Close enough to enjoy all the fun in town and the beaches, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and relax.

When an owner cares about a place it shows in the little things and Don has packed a lot of quality, craftsmanship and imagination into his home. In fact he's still doing it. The master bedroom and family room, at opposite ends of the house, are HUGE. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the other beds and baths won approval from my three 29 year old girls.

Don himself is just a great guy. He checked in numerous times during the week to see if there was anything he could do for us. Any questions about the house or the island were answered with a smile and usually a joke. He couldn't have done more.

I would recommend this to anyone. My wife and I, 3 daughters and 2 sons-in law for seven days in the same house, ( 3 of which rained), and nary a cross word was spoken. Heaven.

An enjoyable bike ride to town is easy from this home in the daylight or for a little more adventure, after dark as well. Down the road from the famous South Beach with an expansive beach area that never felt crowded even during the July 4th week. Just prior to South Beach is the MV Farm Institute where you can shop for grass fed local meats. Go back to the house and cook on the Weber grille and enjoy the wonderful deck and landscapes. Eating out is a cinch in Edgartown w/many restaurants to choose from.

Thanks very much for everything Don. We'll still be thinking about this when the snow flies.

  • Review Submitted: 02/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect MV house! Every amenity you want

  • 5 of 5

This rental could not have been better! It was absolutely fantastic. Our group consisted of me, my sister and her husband and 2 kids (7 and 4) and an overnight visit from our parents. The house is incredibly well appointed, spacious and comfortable. The kids absolutely LOVED Fenway park and Sophie's shed.

We had more than enough room with spare bedroom but the spaciousness was just what we were looking for -- and you often don't get in a vacation rental.

We enjoyed the nearby beach -- south beach -- about mile but found the calmer waters of state beach to be a better option for the kids.

For meals We enjoyed burgers on the grill and lobster another night and loved taking the kids to the right fork diner near the little airport down the street.

Our landlords Kathy and Don were fantastic from booking the rental and throughout our stay. They clearly bring attention to the details that can make a home away from home truly great.

Our experience could not have been better

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you had a great vacation and enjoyed our home. This was our first year renting our home and our aim was to provide a clean, comfortable, convenient, and friendly home to return to whether from town, beach or for another season. We look forward to having you back for your next vacation.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Katama Airfield (.2 miles) and Main Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Edgartown Village
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Edgartown/Falmouth (1 mile); Steamship
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Edgartown Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Trolley intersection Crocker/Herring Creek Rd.
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Crocker Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Katama Airfield
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Beach down the road
Car: recommended

One of the most sought after areas on the Martha's Vineyard, Katama is a great area for family oriented visitors. Katama is not only close to the village of Edgartown, it is also close to fabulous South Beach. Two large, safe and convenient bike paths go to the beach and to town. In addition, just down the road from our house, an island run trolly passes going to the beach and back to town where you can connect to all points on island. (Oak Bluffs,Vineyard Haven, Tisbury,West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah).

Other Activities: shell fishing, lighthouses, playground, Katama Farm Institute, airplane rides at Katama Airfield, kayaking and surf fishing.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$258.84
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$647.1

Unless otherwise agreed, price and payment are in US dollars.

$300 refundable security deposit $200 non refundable cleaning fee.

By special arrangement, we can provide 2 single seat kayaks (one 8' the 12'). Contact owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made