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Long Weekend Vineyard Getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Very comfortable cottage for 2 people. One-bedroom, 900 square foot, freestanding cottage with a private driveway. It has a new kitchen and bathroom and beautifully restored hardwood floors.

One queen-size bed in the carpeted upstairs bedroom, and a pull-out sofa bed downstairs. The bathroom is upstairs as well. Air-conditioned (as well as a powerful ceiling fan over the bed.) Originally an artist's studio, it has four northern-light skylights (which open, with screens.) Propane stove and oven; coffeemaker, microwave, dishes, cookware, etc.

Centrally located on Martha's Vineyard in the town of Oak Bluffs. Near the bike path. Walking access to the Southern Woodlands preservation land and the State Forest.

More Details

Chris and Janice Baer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Chris and Janice Baer

We are Chris and Janice Baer. Chris is a Art and Technology teacher at the local high school and Janice is a psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor. We live with our son Jack who is 8 and our dog Ben and BooBoo the hamster. Chris is from a 10th generation island family and Janice is a wash ashore who has lived here 14 years. So between us we should be able to answer any questions you may have.

We love living here!!

Chris and Janice Baer purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Chris and Janice Baer chose Oak Bluffs

We chose this house because of its central location, quiet neighborhood and proximity to Chris' work.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Aveda tolietries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Additional pullout sofa bed downstairs sleeps one or two additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Long Weekend Vineyard Getaway!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Richmond, VA

Away From the Crowds

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just what we were looking for. There was just the right amount of space for us (2), it was away for the crowds yet everything was easy to get to. We used the local bus system to explore the towns and rented a car for a day to explore the moral rural areas of the island. Our hosts were very nice and helpful but not bothersome. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 4-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for submitting your review! Enjoy the rest of summer!! The Baers
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a good location, pretty central to the towns, as it is in between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs. It is not very far to the beaches either and there is a bike path right across the street. Chris let us put our bikes in the shed which was nice. It was very quiet and set back, so no traffic noises. It was very clean and perfect for our stay! The only suggestion, I would say, that it would have been nice to have a tv in the downstairs. I am not much of a tv person, but my husband and daughter are, and it would have been nice to not have to watch tv in the bedroom all together. The hosts, Chris and Janice were very helpful and very nice. I would definitely recommend this property to my friends and family

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! It was our pleasure having you and we hope you had a great time on the Vineyard! We take your words to heart and it is always helpful to hear what people liked and what changes they would suggest! Have a nice summer!! Best, Janice
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Parker, CO

Excellent time, excellent owners, excellent place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We scheduled a 5 day stay on Martha's Vineyard for our anniversary. Chris and Janice Baer's 1 bed room place was the perfect fit. Although the house is not on the ocean, it is actually in the perfect spot on the island to be able to get away from the crowds or easily see all of Martha's Vineyard. The main bus route goes right by end of the driveway and multiple stops are within easy walking distance. Most of the bus drivers were personal and we were able to talk many of them into dropping us off at Gamba road right next to the Baers' driveway.

Chris and Janice were fantastic hosts. We asked questions before the trip about the up coming Wine and Food Festival that was happening during the dates of our stay and Janice came right back with responses and recommendations. Once we got to the island, they offered up there assistance anytime we needed anything, including checking in with us via text about how things were going and whether we needed anything. However, the information sheets, island books, recommendations, and bus route information they provided did everything we needed. The best part...the Baers' ability to control the weather. It looked like hurricane Mathew might come up the coast and hit the island as a tropical storm on the dates we planned to be there. Janice had that changed to 5 days of perfect sunny weather. Can't beat that service.

The house has a nice size living/sitting room, dining area (if needed), and a small functional kitchenette if you want to cook meals at home. There is a gas oven, full refrigerator, and Kerrig coffee maker (my favorite tool). The upstairs is a wonderful, large bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Cleanliness....absolutely! Excellent for a couple's get away....absolutely! Great location on the island if you want to get away from the crowds or, see all of MV...absolutely!

We'll be back some day.

John & Stephanie

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Stephanie, We are so happy you had a good time on the Vineyard and that you enjoyed our cottage! Thank you for your review and your kind words. As for the weather we try our hardest to make sure our guests are comfortable :) We were glad Hurricane Mathew turned and the weather was cooperative. We would love to have you both stay with us in the future if you find yourself on the island. Best, Janice and Chris
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New York, NY

Great cottage, terrific owners

  • 5 of 5

Would give this more than 5 stars if I could. The property was clean, conveniently located, and absolutely perfect for a couple. Janice and Chris were kind and incredibly thoughtful, checking in throughout our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The cottage's location is in the middle of the island; if it's your first time visiting, I'd recommend renting a car to get to the various points of interest. We'd recommend this property to any friend looking for a great vacation rental. We had a blast, and look forward to visiting the cottage again.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you thank you!! It was our pleasure having you and would love it if you came to visit again! We are so glad you had a great weekend! Thanks again for your kind words!
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Super Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of the cottage - close to bus line and right in between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Safe area and owners were friendly and warm. They left us with loads of ideas of things to explore on the island. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you kind words! It was our pleasure having you and hope to see you soon!!
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Property as advertised, welcoming renters

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised. Clean. Convenient location for trips to Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. A key bonus for us - the beach chairs and towels given that we were coming from out of state.

The Baers were very welcoming. Mostly interacted with Janice, who provided friendly reminders and logistics for our upcoming visit to the property. Once on site, we were given recommendations and travel guides. No unexpected intrusions during our visit. Helpful renters.

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the cottage. We would recommend the property to others.

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kit! We are so happy you had a good time on the Vineyard! It is really sweet of you to write such a thoughtful review! Have a great rest of your summer and maybe we will meet again on the island. Best, Janice
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Offshore Ale
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Park Corner Bistro
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
State Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Beginning Summer
May 16 2018 - Jun 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
off season
Nov 1 2018 - May 14 2019
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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