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A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard

A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
4BR Lambert's Cove home in large private field West Tisbury, Massachusetts USA

5 minute walk to Lambert's Cove Beach or Uncle Seth's Pond (both perfect for children) from this charming cottage nestled at the end of a meadow-- in the quiet, up-island countryside of Martha's Vineyard.

This four-bedroom/ 2.5-bath cottage features a living room with a fireplace, and a screened porch with a lovely pastoral view. There are three bedrooms and 1.5 baths on the ground floor. The second floor has a private outside entrance, a king or twin beds, a bath, and a private deck.

You'll enjoy privacy, quiet, and easy access to one of the island's premier beaches.

Supermarket, drug store , post office, bank and good coffee are a one mile bike or jog away

Beach Access: Lamberts Cove Beach is restricted to residents of West Tisbury. A walk-on pass is provided to renters of the cottage. The beach is a short 5 min. walk from the house.

Uncle Seth's Pond: Long popular with young families and their small children and for those who prefer warmer fresh water, Uncle Seths's Pond is also a 5 min. walk from the house.

Adult bikes and single or tandom kayaks are provided

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I started coming to the Vineyard from Virginia as a small child in the 1950's. We are now a multi generational Vineyard summer family and know the Island intimately. We come with our children and grand child every year.

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A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard
-+1 8046933042
West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard

Wonderful family vacation to this lovely home

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful family vacation here at this house! With 6 adults we each had our own space and enough room to feel comfortable. The house and lawn were well taken care of, and we founded everything we needed provided by Mary and Breck, the owners. The kitchen was stocked with all the pans/dishes that we needed to cook our big meals. We spent our evenings out on the porch having dinner with candle lights and often cooking on the grill. The nights were spent with walks to the beach, and cards and wine at the table. The breeze throughout the house with the windows open was perfect to make us all comfortable during the night. There were many books on Martha's Vineyard and novels provided for anyone looking to snuggle in to the couch and read about the island.

We all took turns taking naps out in the hammock during the week as the weather was beautiful. The walk to the beach is close enough that we walked to and from multiple times a day without difficulty and while feeling safe. The owners were very easy to get in touch with when checking in, made themselves available to us with their cell phone numbers at any time, and made our experience a wonderful family vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard
-+1 8046933042
West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard
Thornhill - Ontario ( near Toronto)

Comfortable, well located property that feelhome

  • 5 of 5
This is a great property to base your stay in Martha's Vineyard ! Far enough away from the traffic and clutter of Edgartown ( but easily accessible to the great waves at South Beach ) and a convenient drive to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. Close by to well- stocked grocery and specialty stores and a shorter drive to the west end ( Chilmark and Menemsha) of the Island. A VERY short walk through the sand dunes to Lambert's Cove Beach -New York Times' rated one of the best beaches in Cape Cod ( in an article by a dedicated swimmer - for its calm waters, a week after we got home from vacation !) and close to two great ponds , one for young children (Seth's Pond) that is one big warm wading pool and one deep and serene that only the "locals" know about ( Old House Pond) - for the big kids and grown ups to enjoy an exercising swim or just float around in silence....The property is spacious , the house quaint and well- appointed - convenient for two families with children - my 4 year old grandson called the yard " his meadow" and spent time in the sandbox, the blow up pool , the triple hammock and the swing hanging from a large tree branch....the eight month old had a great time as well...the owners were great to deal with and kept in touch with helpful advice before the trip. A great intro to MV and a laid back vacation in all respects ! Harold G
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard
-+1 8046933042
West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard

Truly a Home Away From Home!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I converged upon this perfect Home Away From Home to celebrate our mother's 70th birthday. Our experience was exceptional...the location is perfect, the setting is lovely and the owners felt like family with the gracious and nurturing way they looked out for us. My 2 year old nephew keeps asking when he can go back to Granny and Auntie's house at the beach (if only!). This home in Lambert's Cove provided a wonderful, family-friendly place for us to enjoy each other and to create priceless memories. We are so grateful for our time there, and hope to return!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Mary & Breck!!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard
-+1 8046933042
West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard

A wonderful getaway - comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic visit to this house. It was comfortably appointed, convenient to Vineyard Haven and up island and provided a relaxing atmosphere. Whether relaxing on the screen porch, sitting on the upper deck, lounging in the hammock, or heading to the wonderful Lambert's Cove beach, we were relaxed and happy. The owners were very accommodating, responsive and gracious. The house was clean and well maintained. The owners provided lots of brochures and clear, comprehensive notes about things to do on the island. We enjoyed grilling out on the lawn and eating on the screen porch. There was information about local venues for purchasing fresh sea food and produce.

The layout of the house is perfect for families. The upstairs suite can be a private space for parents or older children. All the rooms were very comfortable, particularly the beds!

We loved our visit to the cottage! We would recommend it to anyone looking for a great getaway with family and friends.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
A 5 minute walk to the best family beach on Martha's Vineyard
-+1 8046933042
West Tisbury Martha's Vineyard
Arlington, VA, USA

Musty and Mold

  • 1 of 5
While the pictures paint a bucolic image of what could be a lovely home, the overwhelming smell of mold and mildew will make inhabiting this rental very difficult. If you have allergies or asthma, this is not the rental for you. Though we aired the home out for a week, plus, the smell did not dissipate. There is mold on the bathroom ledge, and mold on some of the matting inside picture frames. There is not much seating in the living area or the screened-in porch, and the quality of the furniture is poor. On the plus side, it is a well located home, walkable to Lambert's Cove Beach and easy access to grocery stores, etc. These are definitely plusses.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take all guest comments seriously. We are proud of our family home on Martha's Vineyard and have a fifty year record of sharing it successfully with family, friends and tenants. We object in the strongest possible terms about these guests' characterization of our property. In fifty years of renting, the last ten with the same professional cleaning service, we have not once had complaints of the nature they are putting forward (including a long-time and frequent tenant who herself has asthma). The house is rented every summer, including 2013, with very happy tenants (save this one). We also occupy the house ourselves a portion of every summer. No one has ever said there is a smell of "mold and mildew" in our house. There is no mold on the surfaces in this house; being an island house, it is possible mildew might have developed on a bathroom window sill, an item easily addressed by our cleaning staff. The seating in the living room w/fireplace is as follows: a three-four person sofa, purchased new on-island in 2011, an upholstered lolling armchair, two "occasional" wooden arm chairs and a wicker fireplace stool. The porch has a wicker sofa and two wicker chairs, as well as two antique "ice cream parlor" chairs, a ladderback rocking chair and a full picnic table with benches. These guests did not register their complaint with us while in residence; rather, we did not hear from them until a week after their departure (we have been in e.mail contact with each other since then). Please note, prospective tenants are welcome to visit the house before renting, and we are always immediately available by telephone to our tenants. We object to this characterization of our property, and wish we might have been able to satisfy these tenants.


From the Owner

The land was given to my Mother by an old Island friend in the end of her field on Lmbert's Cove Road. The original house was built by my parents in the early 1960's and we have added and improved it over the years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Martha's Vineyard Airport at 15 Miles Nearest Ferry : Vineyard Haven at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lambert's Cove Inn at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Lambert's Cove at 0.2 Miles Car: necessary

Located Up-Island off Lambert's Cove Road 1/10th mile from the Lambert's Cove Beach parking area. A quiet country setting, yet within a mile of a family-owned supermarket, drug store, bank and post office. Being 'up-Island' the location is away from the crowds and hustle and bussle of the Island's 3 major towns.


From $2,200 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Shoulder
May 4 2015 - May 31 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 12 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00
  • Cleaning Fee $200.00

50% deposit at the time of booking with balance due prior to occupancy.

Please note, we rent from Monday-Monday in season, as this has proved helpful to guests and tenants in securing ferry tickets.

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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

Away from the crowds and hustle of the towns, the location is quiet and peaceful. The view from the screened poorch down into the dell is lovely. The beach is truly a 5 minute walk away. When you are done the outdoor shower is refreshing. The Vineyard has exceptional conservation properties that are available to the public for hiking or beach access. There is excellent public transportation and bike paths extend to most of the island.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1300 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Exterior - outdoor shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 double


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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