This light-filled home and pool are situated on a large private lot in Katama, close to south beach (1 mile), and historic Edgartown (1.5 miles).
Reviewers (from other sites, I've just switched to AirBnB) comment that this is a uniquely comfortable, friendly home rental on Martha's Vineyard. They agree that the house is unique on the rental market, not only for the pool and close proximity to South Beach and town, but for the comfortable and easy atmosphere. From the hammock and Adirondack chairs on the large, private back deck, to the well stocked kitchen and comfortable seating areas and open, clean design indoors my most frequent comments were about the relaxing, friendly, inviting spaces.
The 2000 sq. ft. house has hardwood floors through out and is decorated to fit its contemporary style. Upstairs, a cathedral ceiling and sky lights brighten the fireplaced great room and open modern kitchen. Two bedrooms (queen beds in each) and a full bath are also upstairs. Downstairs is kid-friendly and includes a bedroom (double bed); full bathroom; a family room with games and books, and a rec room just off the pool with satellite TV, DVD; one additional ikea lie flat sofa. There is wireless high speed Internet throughout the house.
You'll be renting the whole fenced half acre property. A 40 ft. deck overlooks the yard, expansive patio and beautiful 15 X 30 ft in ground (unheated, 5.5 ft at deepest) swimming pool.
We live in this house spring and fall, so you'll see that its a real, lived in family home. But I leave during the summer. So if you have questions or problems while you are at the house you'll have direct access to me via cell phone. I have a caretaker that is available if needed, he is a great guy on island who will handle any problems that arise, but I still think it makes sense to call me first, and I can work with him to get things solved.
This is a pet free, smoke free house. We're in a residential neighborhood with neighbors so this is not a party house. The rules are based on respect for property: leave the place as you find it, it is my home. There are dehumidifiers that need to run, a pool person and landscapers will come through during the week, trash goes out on Thursday. There are lots of details to help you enjoy your stay in a packet you'll receive upon renting.
I am an avid traveler and nomad. For me life is about the connections and experiences we share and travel is the best means to expand both the experiences and the connections. I've been traveling via exchanges and home shares since I was in high school, and really believe in this model of connecting with the world. A sampling of favorite destinations: the South Pacific (Vanuatu was a highlight); Italy in all its various magical regions and neighborhoods; the incredible natural beauty of America's west (Tucson, Zion, Bryce, the Tetons...)