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Modern, Near Ferry & Beach, A/C, ScreenedIn Porch, Pet Friendly, Outdoor Shower

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Walk to ferry, bus stops at house, lux kit & baths, laundry, BBQ, porch, linens

Modern and comfortable 3 bedroom 2 Bath house near the Vineyard Haven ferry and beach.

NEW! We've finished our basement and added an large, bright bedroom with a full size window and another luxury bathroom with a jetted tub.

Modern, comfortable design with lots of light. Each bedroom has a comfortable king size bed. We can add a twin size bed to the third bedroom. There are two pullout queen size beds in the living room. Airy, open concept layout with a spacious eat in kitchen. It's full of amenities like dishwasher, laundry, ice machine, flat screen television and more. The first bathroom is large and luxurious with a deep soaking tub and a huge walk in shower. The second bathroom has a deep jetted tub, shower and double sink. The kitchen is user friendly with everything you need to cook up a feast. Stainless appliances, wall over, gas stovetop and quartz countertops or you can BBQ on the screened back porch. We designed an arbor in the front of the house with benches to wait for the bus if you want to leave your car behind. It's all custom designed to be functional and beautiful. We're on a busy street so we've fully fenced the yard for seclusion and the insulated windows block most of the noise.

Clean luxury sheets, bedding and towels provided.

More Details

Julie Nathanson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Julie Nathanson

I'm an artist and designer with a background in public art. For many years I lived in Brooklyn and made all kinds of glass sculpture and several glass tile murals in the subway.

I wanted to buy and renovate a house with my art and design skills.

My boyfriend Todd can build anything under the sun, including motorcycles, and we did the renovation together.

Julie Nathanson purchased this house in 2012

Why Julie Nathanson chose Vineyard Haven

Martha's Vineyard is such a special place with unrivaled natural beauty, world class art and music scene and cultural diversity. After living in NYC I didn't want to move to a stuffy New England town but I wanted to be closer to my family. People on the Vineyard are from all over the world.

When the opportunity to buy a home here I jumped feet first. I loved that you could walk from the ferry since I don't always want to bring my car. One cool thing is that you can flag down the buses here, like taxi cabs, and the #1 bus goes right by our house. They also can carry bikes.

What makes this house unique

It was important to me to try to sustainable but luxurious and modern. The house needed to be completely gutted and we used recycled materials as much as we could. Some of the materials people discard are of higher quality than what's available today. It's a lot more tedious and time consuming but worth it. If you look around the house you can see some of the reclaimed materials.

- Bathroom tiles are cut from discarded slate roof.

- We reclaimed the floors from an old house that was being demolished. They're made in the US over 75 years ago and the planks are much longer than what's available today but they had to be pried up with a crowbar, nails removed

- Reclaimed fir barn boards from a barn that was torn down in southern RI. We used it to make all the baseboards, trim around the windows, around the tub, mirrors and vanity and the ceiling of the back porch.

- One of the headboards is made from a discarded pool table base.

- The outdoor shower floor is made from the same pool table top.

- The fences are made from left over cedar boards from a log cabin.

- We used old greenheart, which was used to make marine pilings, to make the gate doors outside, the raised planting bed and some furniture. It all had to be re-cut and planed.

- My boyfriend made the TV stand from fallen tree limbs and the bathroom vanity from reclaimed fir.

Another design goal was to feel pampered. The appliances are all new and energy efficient. The bathroom has a large walk in shower and a deep soaking tub, two sinks and granite counters. The kitchen is filled with stainless appliances, a gas cooktop, wall oven, dishwasher, quartz countertops and cherry cabinets. The washer and dryer are on ground floor.

It had to feel light and feel airy so we added a ton of windows.

The backyard is fenced to feel private and we added an herb garden for easy gourmet meals. We have a gas fire pit to relax around.

Let us know what we should add next year!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Large outdoor shower, hot/cold water
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Modern finished basement bathroom, jetted tub, double sinks
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Large, jetted, extra deep tub, Large walk in shower, 2 sinks
  • 1. Large luxury bathroom - Jetted, large and extra deep soaking tub - Large separate walk in shower - Two sinks 2. Finished basement full bathroom - Jetted tub with combined shower - Double sinks 3. Large outdoor shower - Hot and Cold water - Huge shower head with separate hand shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Finished basement Bedroom with window, Queen size sofa-bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed can be added, closet, dresser, faces front yard
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Faces the back yard, closet, dresser
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
- Gas fire-pit - Pack-n-play, highchair, beach toys for kids


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Modern, Near Ferry & Beach, A/C, ScreenedIn Porch, Pet Friendly, Outdoor Shower
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? From the minute we booked to the end of our stay, Julie was a gem to work with. We arrived to an immaculately clean home that felt so welcoming. The house is warm, cozy and completely luxurious all at the same time. The location is so convenient to so many things. It's on a main road, but the way the house is set up, you don't hear any traffic. There are so many nooks and crannies to relax in, and it was a delight to see how the owners used repurposed materials to create a unique, stylish and interesting space. The backyard is fenced in, private and HUGE! My pugs were delighted! The beds are kings and comfortable. The bathrooms are super cool and spacious. There is a vast amount of towels and kitchen supplies so you don't have to bring anything extra. The kitchen was fantastic with a great space to cook in. The screened in porch is so comfy and we had some warm November days to enjoy just relaxing out there overlooking the quiet private yard. I am rambling, but really can't say enough great things about this property. We rent frequently and this is by far our favorite. We can't wait to return! Amazing, beautiful, comfortable, quiet and relaxing.... the perfect get away!

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very practical and confortable rental. The interior decor is very tasteful and it's obvious a lot of care went into design. The bathrooms are way better than any other rental we have tried, the master shower is huge and low maintenance. It's not emphasized in the description but the large back yard is securely fenced in which allowed us to relax when we let our german shepherd "out to play" on her own. The screened in back porch is very enjoyable for sitting outside without any weather related inconveniences such as bugs or rain. The dog loved lying out there. The owner Julie is immediately on top of any problem and in fact goes way beyond the call of duty. The location is very walkable to the center of Vineyard Haven/ ferry. The only slight downside is that at certain times the road outside gets very busy. We would definitely rent again if we return to Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Labor Day stay

  • 5 of 5

The entire experience was great. House layout was perfect for 4 adults and 2 young kids. Location on the island was very central. Julie was exceptionally attentive and helpful

  • Submitted: 5-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1st time to the island

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four visited MV from Texas knowing little about the island. Property is clean, updated and a very central location. Julie was phenomenal. She is quick to respond and proactive with suggestions. She provided some beach chairs that were very helpful. Great back patio to grill out and have a glass of vino. Exactly a 1 mile walk from ferry/shops. Just be aware the property is on a main artery. We rented bikes, jumped off the "Jaws" bridge, hit different beaches, did 1/2 fishing charter which all led to a memorable vacation. Thanks Julie.

  • Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location is very convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Julie provides everything that one needs to have a comfortable stay. She is always available if you have questions. The house was immaculate. Kitchen is modern and well-equipped. There's a new washer and dryer. The outdoor shower, the fenced-in yard, and screened-in porch all add to the charm of the house. Nice details with the flooring and bathrooms. Pet-friendly too!

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house has been upgraded with extraordinary attention to distinctive features

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely clean and very comfortable for my family that included 4 children under 10 and 4 adults. There is a fenced in backyard where the kids could play when they weren't at one of MV's beaches and a screened in porch perfect for relaxing with a good book. All appliances are new, including the washer and dryer that was put to good use. The house is an easy 15 minute walk to downtown Vineyard Haven and many beautiful neighborhoods. It is located directly on the bus route which will stop in both directions right in front of the house. Julie was helpful from the moment we contracted for our week last January right up to our departure at the end of the week. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport MVY
Nearest Barpub
3.3 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Steamship Authority, Vineyard Haven terminal
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Choza
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Owen's park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
june 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
1st july weekend
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
july 2018
Jul 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
july last week
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
august 2018
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest
late august
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$53 per night, per additional guest
1st sept
Aug 25 2018 - Sep 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$53 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$77.79
Cleaning C$263.68
Pet Fee C$131.84

Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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