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Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views

Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views


Property Details

Updated: May 26, 2015
4 BR, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 10-12

This spacious waterfront home offers impressive 180 degree views, two private beaches, a dock, a mooring and boasts all the amenities of Martha's Vineyard just minutes away. So whether you like to walk on the beach, swim, sunbathe, boat, hike, fish, shop, dine and/or just relax this waterfront home is the perfect getaway. Something for everyone. Located on a private drive and nestled in a pine forest this home offers quiet seclusion with incredible waterfront views. Vineyard Haven is only ten minutes away for easy access to the Vineyard Haven ferry boat terminal, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, family entertainment, rental cars, boats, etc.

Overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Tashmoo which opens out into Vineyard Sound this home offers exclusive waterfront vistas and stunning sunrise and sunsets. The two large sun decks complete with a entertainment sized stainless steel grill is ideal for hosting family and friends.

With 10 rooms and 3,000 sq.ft. there is plenty of room to share with guests or to escape for a while with your own private space. Choose from one of three sitting rooms including a screened-in porch or living room with a dramatic stone fireplace. The large open kitchen and dining area offer panoramic views through the full length bay windows. The second story master bedroom offers incredible views of Vineyard Sound. It also includes a king-sized bed, private reading deck, and Jacuzzi bath. Bedroom two, includes sliding door to large deck leading to dock and king-sized bed, and it is located next to bathroom with shower and laundry. Bedroom three has private bathroom with shower and queen-sized bed. Bedroom four, has one twin-sized bunk bed, and an individual twin bed perfect for families. There is also a queen-sized sleeper sofa and two fold away beds available for additional guests.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Martha's Vineyard is an Island that I consider my second home. It offers the beauty of the beach, magnificent vistas, crystal clear waters, consistent sea breezes and the pleasures of Island living. As a an avid sailor, leisurely swimmer, happy angler and one who enjoys sharing the beauty that is Tashmoo I find myself extremely blessed.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We would like to welcome you to our home and hope that you enjoy your stay as much as we have for the past 50 plus years. Lake Tashmoo is like no other body of water on Martha's Vineyard and we are fortunate enough to have one of the best views on Island with its dramatic sunrises. Tashmoo has been our home away from home and we hope you make it yours.
Apr 2005
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23 Reviews

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Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views
-+ 1-617-680-3394
Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard

The Quintessential Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5
This is a beautifully situated, well-equipped home for a relaxing, picture-perfect vacation. We enjoyed the lake, the dock, the beach, the house--all of it. Plenty of room. Plenty of privacy. Kitchen is fantastic. Views are beyond compare. Our host was attentive, responsive but unobtrusive. The quintessential vacation experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your rental and kind words. We look forward to having you back!
Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views
-+ 1-617-680-3394
Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard
Braintree, Massachusetts

Two Weeks in Heaven

  • 5 of 5
Location, location, location!!!This property has to be seen to truly appreciate it. The pictures do present a spectacular preview of this property, however you have to stay here to enjoy all this house has to offer.
This is our second year staying here and we had such a great time last year that we rented for two weeks this summer!!! The listing describes this property accurately and the home is clean and well maintained. The owner consistently provides great customer service and answers any questions you have promptly. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience Martha's Vineyard at its best. We are a family of six and our kids (11-18 years old) love staying here. They especially like fishing off the dock or swimming/paddle boarding/kayaking feet from where they stay. My wife and I really enjoyed sitting on the bench at the end of the dock watching all of the numerous boats pass by. Again, I can't express how much we enjoyed ourselves at this home. We have vacationed in a lot of places and this property is at the top of the list.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate the review and thank you for your continued rentals. You're a great Guest! We hope to have you back on Tashmoo again soon!
Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views
-+ 1-617-680-3394
Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard

Wouldn't change a thing!

Wouldn't change a thing!
  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived to the moment we had to leave- perfection!! It was our daughter's college graduation celebration with grandparents, cousins, and boyfriend. The location is dreamy, the kitchen was well stocked (we are cookers), bedrooms and bathrooms were great, and the owner was extremely available on email to answer all our questions. We have rented home all over the world and we have 2 vacation rental homes of our own so we are seasoned veterans at this and we would rent this house again in a heartbeat. As a matter of fact, we hope to go back some day!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We enjoy sharing our home with people like you; who truly appreciate the beauty of Tashmoo as much as my family does. Love to have you back anytime.
Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views
-+ 1-617-680-3394
Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard
Weston, MA

Great Property

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a terrific vacation at this beautiful home. In my opinion (and having done a lot of research on the subject), this is one of the best properties in its price range on the island. You get wonderful views all the way out to Vineyard Sound where you can see the ferries come and go, lakefront with dock AND direct ocean access from the lake (great for kayaking), a high degree of privacy, easy access to beach, and yet still very close to a supermarket and other conveniences, Our kids had so much fun they didn't watch TV the entire week. The only negative I can think of is that this property has many loyal followers, and is already booked for many weeks next summer.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We really enjoyed having you and your family at our home. It's always a pleasure to share the Tashmoo experience with people who truly appreciate how special it is.
Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views
-+ 1-617-680-3394
Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard

Our Favorite Annual Tradition!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed another perfect vacation at the Carpenter home on Lake Tashmoo in June. This was our third annual vacation here, and it continues to be our favorite vacation spot.

The home is in an ideal location, right on Lake Tashmoo with plenty of privacy. It’s very comfortable here - the house has everything you could possibly need. We love the new addition of the beautiful hand carved picnic table on the deck - we enjoyed drinking our coffee here every morning as the sun come up.

We rented a kayak down the street at Winds Up and spent our days floating around the lake pretending to be working off our awesome dinners (and too much Mad Martha’s ice cream) from the night before. We also spent time on the dock watching the boats - and one night we were treated to the sound of bagpipes from across the lake. There’s a lot to see and do on the lake - we really had a lot of fun.

We enjoyed the many restaurants around the island, particularly Black Dog, Scottish Bakehouse, and Linda Jean’s Diner for breakfasts, and Chescas, MV Chowder Company, Newes, Net Result, Seafood Shanty and Nancys for lunch or dinner. There’s so many other great restaurants - we definitely enjoy trying them all :-)

We also can’t say enough about the owners - they truly want to make your stay the best it can possibly be. We’ve rented many homes over the years, and can honestly say they are the most attentive and accommodating we’ve ever experienced.

Definitely plan on continuing our annual tradition here!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and all the helpful tips for future guests. We hope to have you and your great family back again next summer!
Waterfront Property with Private Dock, Private Beach & Fantastic Views
-+ 1-617-680-3394
Vineyard Haven Martha's Vineyard

Fabulous Home with Best Tashmoo view

  • 5 of 5
WOW! This home has everything you could want in a MV rental- view, accessibility to the water, incredible sunsets, kayaking, privacy and yet close to all the action and a great owner who is responsive to any issues which might arise. I rented this house for 3 weeks for family reunions with my siblings and then children/grandchildren. It easily accommodates 10-12 but we sometimes had a few more and it was not a problem. Having summered for many years of my life down-island, I have a new love of this island due to the privacy of this home. My Midwest family was blown away by everything the island offered and yet were reluctant to leave the beauty of this home's setting. I rented a second kayak (Book a Boat in Menemsha delivers for free and reasonable cost) and we paddled all over the lake. Relaxing off the dock on the floaties was an evening requirement. We ate dinner every night on the big picnic table and wandered down each night to watch the sunset over the end of the dock. Biking was great from Oak Bluffs to Katama and Edgartown (Anderson's rental in OB has best rates) and who couldn't love getting lobster rolls and chowder at Menemsha Fish Market and watching the sunset on the beach at the end of the pier. If you're looking for a place to eat out (which we never usually do since it's always expensive and crowded in the summer) we were pleasantly surprised to find Little House Cafe right before Cronigs on State Road. We had no problem getting a reservation for a Sat. night and the food was delicious and surprisingly inexpensive. I recommend it! Lastly, the waves at Katama (South Beach) were a big hit with my kids-young and old and we had to make our own history with jumping off the bridge on State Beach. All in all this is a fabulous home rental.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your rental and your warm review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. We hope you'll return sometime very soon. Have a great balance of your summer!


From the Owner

Welcome to our home on Lake Tashmoo! Our home was originally a summer cottage that was purchased by our grandparents Curt and Carol Booth in 1957. Our grandparents and mother Nancy Booth Carpenter spent many summers enjoying the tranquility of the Lake Tashmoo and its many accoutrements. The family home was renovated in 1990 and after our mother’s passing, Carolyn and Curt inherited the home to share with family and friends for generations to come. So take pleasure in Lake Tashmoo’s serene sunrises, blazing sunsets, refreshing swims, and wonderful silence.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Martha's Vineyard Airport at 8.1 Miles Nearest Barpub : Off Shore Ale Brewery at 6.6 Miles Nearest Ferry : Vineyard Haven at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Mink Meadows at 4.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Black Dog Cafe at 1.8 Miles Nearest Beach : Vineyard Sound Car: recommended

Martha's Vineyard offers beauty, relaxation and fun all in one. Outdoor entertainment includes swimming, sunbathing, boating, sailing, hiking, fishing, clamming, etc. Lake Tashmoo is protected, exceptionally clean and substantially warmer than the ocean offering excellent swimming conditions. Sunbathe on one of several large sundecks, spacious lawn and/or the dock. There are hiking trails throughout the surrounding property with scenic walks leading to the private beach, neighboring farms and waterfront vistas. Children and adults alike will love the nearby working farms with their goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, horses, etc.

Indoor entertainment includes 3 televisions including a 40' HD flat screen with cable access, DVD and Blu-Ray players, 600 watt stereo system with connection for iPod, 100 CD disk player, tape deck and speakers throughout. The home also has a new PC with flat screen display, Windows Vista, high-speed internet access and a long range WiFi wireless router.


From $4,500 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 12 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Wedding/Fall Foliage
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Event Fee (Optional) $1,000.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
  • Pet Fee $350.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 26, 2015


From the Owner

The house was built for family and friend entertaining. Like it outdoors? Your in the right place; we have two beaches, two bodies of water (Tashmoo and Vineyard Sound), a private dock, two huge sun decks, an outdoor shower, large front yard, private patio and gardens throughout. Prefer to be indoors? No problem; we have three TV, DVD and Blue-Ray players, new PC, wireless high speed internet, huge sectional couch in the den with a massive field stone fireplace, back family room with two coaches and a large overstuffed chair and a screened in porch with windows that can be closed. Want to stretch your legs? The property is located on a private road and surrounded by woods and reserve land with hiking trails through out. Collapse

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3000 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom One - toilet, shower, Includes a Washer and Dryer.
  • Bathroom Two - toilet, shower
  • Powder Room - toilet
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower, Private Outdoor Hot & Cold Water Shower.
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub
  • Master Bath includes stand up shower and a full size jacuzzi tub for two. Bedroom Two's adjoining bathroom has a handicap handrail next to toilet and in the shower and is ideal for guests who require additional assistance.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Bedroom Two - 1 queen, Adjoining bathroom.
  • Guest Bedroom Three - 3 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king, Adjoining master bathroom with jacuzzi and shower.
  • Family/TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size sleeper sofa.
  • Loft - 1 twin/ single
  • Guest Bedroom One - 1 king, Bathroom next door with shower and laundry.
  • In addition to the regular beds available there are two fold away beds and two Aero (air) mattresses with pillows and linens.


  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 2 kings, 1 queen, 4 twins, 1 queen size sleeper sofa. Private beach, dock and mooring in front of the property. Additional deeded private beach on Vineyard Sound. Two large sun decks with family size stainless steel gas grill. Master Bedroom overlooks Tashmoo with private deck and Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath. 40 inch HD flat screen television with cable and DVD/Blu-Ray player. A Bose stereo system throughout home. New Windows PC with high-speed internet & long range WiFi router. Kitchen is fully furnished for entertaining a large number of guests. Includes stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, griddle, large refrigerator with ice maker, pots, pans, cooking tools and much more. Additional cleaning service available.

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