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Adorable, Affordable, and Best Location -- walk to town, bike to beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Fully outfitted, 1/2 mile from downtown and 3/4 mile to the beach, loft bedroom

Built in 2000, all wood and tile floors, central air-condition/heat, private deck facing yard, full kitchen, bathroom with modern tub/shower, new front-load washer/dryer, and WiFi. Very well located -- less than 15 minute walk to the heart of Edgartown's village with shops, restaurants, cinema, Captain's Houses, and harbor; and just up the street (0.8 mile) on the bike path from South Beach. Go left on new bike to town; go right to the beach.

Rita Spence
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
3 June, 2018

About Rita Spence

As past longtime yearround resident and owner of residential and commercial valuation firm, I knew the many merits and value of chosing to buy and live in the Katama section of Edgartown.

Rita Spence purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Rita Spence chose Katama

I built this rental in 2000 with good components -- such as all wood and tile floors, modern bath and kitchen, many cabinets, private rear deck -- and all the amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

Cannot beat the combination of excellent linkages to town with its many restaurants, shops, movie theaters, harbor, Captain's Houses; plus proximity to South Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, and direct access to bike path. At same time, you are not having to pay the typically high tariffs for this desirable locale, since this is a one-bedroom unit, and almost impossible to find.

Yet, you are not giving up on a true retreat but with modern creature comforts: central and quiet air conditioning, full kitchen with dishwasher, separate sit-down dining, private outdoor deck with grill and outdoor dining, modern large bathroom, and a loft bedroom where I and many of my guests report enjoying some of their most restful sleeps.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • large modern bathroom, combination tub/shower, all tile floors, large vanity with mirror, closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • finished loft bedroom with air conditioning, full screened window, and separate skylight; includes queen bed, quality bedding, accessed via loft ladder. For the occasional guest, new living room couch below converts to queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Adorable, Affordable, and Best Location -- walk to town, bike to beach
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful experience. Would recommend to anyone.

  • 5 of 5

Rita was absolutely wonderful. She took time out of her schedule to visit with us. She is an genuine as you will find. Ask her for breakfast recommendations - AMAZING!! Enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakton, Virginia, USA

My happy place

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely adore this cottage in the highly desirable Katama section of Edgartown. It's compact yet includes modern, quality components (all wood and tile floors, sit-at bar plus separate conventional seating dining, dishwasher, nice closet space, AC). It has everything necessary for a fabulous getaway on the stunning, laid back island of Martha's Vineyard. We love to cook and eat in a lot so the fully stocked kitchen and outdoor grill provided all we needed to make tasty, healthy meals. The local fish market and wine shop are a quick bike ride away. The loft bedroom is accessed by a ladder which is not suitable for the elderly or persons with disabilities (which is probably why the price is so affordable). The bathroom is spacious and next to the washer and dryer, which is essential for any beach trip. The location is unbeatable as it's an easy walk into Edgartown for breakfast at Dock Street or shopping or dining in town. Head in the other direction and you can easily walk, jog or bike to South Beach. It's also an easy bike ride to Morning Glory Farms where you can pick up fresh produce and tasty baked goods. Rita is super knowledgeable about the island and was more than happy to go above and beyond to make our vacation as great as possible. I would totally recommend this cottage to a couple interested in an affordable vacation with nearby beaches and great dining. It's also great for vacationers without a car. Rita is super knowledgeable about the island and was more than happy to go above and beyond to make our vacation as great as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence, RI

Great vacation for 2!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage (& Rita in particular) far exceedd our expectations. Highly recommended location for getting around, yet being removed from the hussle. As another reviewer mentioned, this is a fantastic location for between everything. The bus will stop right in front of the cottage and take you right into town. We brought our bikes to the island; no car all week. Rita gave us great directions on how to use the bus system when we didn't want to bike. She was extremely accomodating and helpful with any questions we had. She gave recommendations for restaurants, bike rentals/repair, etc. It was way more than you'd ever anticipate from a rental owner. The cottage had more supplies and amenities than we were expecting ... we were able to stay in for a number of meals, sit around and watch movies, play games, etc. There's a deck on the side of the cottage with a grill. We can't say enough good about this rental; it was simply a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Lovely accommodation, amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at this cottage, which has perfect living space for 2 people. The bed is in the loft, which involves coming up and down a ladder, but we didn't find that a problem. The cottage is comfortable with good amenities. However, the best part is certainly the location. We hired bikes in Edgartown and thoroughly enjoyed cycling around the island. The cottage is ideally suited for a short cycle ride into town or to the the beach, and there is the lovely Katama General Store a very short walk away. I'd recommend this place to any couple looking for a comfortable, affordable, and well-located place to stay on the Island.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York City

Excellent stay in cute little house

  • 4 of 5

The house was very cute and well furnished.

There were a few spider webs because this is a country house after all but the house was clean.

The house has of a lot of charm and all the amenities were great. Edgardtown is 5 minutes away biking and Long beach 15 minutes away.

Rita was very helpful and very welcoming.

Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this place, just amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage just a few days in advance, and the owner was really flexible and helpful with such short notice! The cottage is super cozy, and actually bigger than we expected! Since we love to cook, we were happy to see that the kitchen was really well equipped and that the outdoor seating area (which is really really nice!!) had a grill. The cottage is perfectly located in a calm and quiet area with green and lush surroundings, and it's close to both Edgartown and several pretty beaches. I went running to South Beach in the mornings, just amazing!!

The only thing that I think could improve (although this is a very minor complaint!); is being able to pay online with my credit card instead of dealing with checks/bank deposits, but the owner mentioned that she was going to set this up in the near future, which is great!

Overall, we had a fantastic stay, and we'd love to come back!! Martha's Vineyard is amazing, and I'd definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Main airport Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Downtown Edgartown
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
SSA: Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven:
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Edgartown Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Edgartown
Nearest Beach
0.9 Miles
South Beach
Car: not necessary

take a left fron the driveway, short walk along bike path to downtown Edgartown just 15 minutes to shop, eat gelatto or dine at a number of great restaurants, watch the boats at the harbor, or fish for eels off the dock. Turn right from house to walk or take bike down the bike path to South Beach (about 0.9 miles). Eat breakfast outside en route at grassfield Katama Airport, one of airports Charles Lindburgh flew in and still includes bi-planes. You can take off for a casual bike ride to the beach or to town directly from the house or, If venturesome, you can bike from foot of driveway for forty miles on mix of bike paths and rural roads.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Katama, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial/Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late June
23 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late July-early August
29 Jul 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
August Aggie Fair Week
12 Aug 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
August 19-25 week
19 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late August-Labor Day
26 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Fall
4 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - regular AU$162.61 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$474.28

additional standard cleaning fee, reimbursable security deposit (less any damage fee), 3.5% tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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