FERRY TICKETS AVAILABLE (6/20-6/27) (7/11-7/18) (8/8-8/15) (8/22 -8/29)
Mel fell in love with the island on his first visit to Marthas Vineyard. After a few more visits, he decided he wanted his own home built to his specifications. Having worked as a manger in a hotel, owning his own services business and owning another real estate property, he felt he knew what guests would expect and deserve. The home was built to meet the needs of more than one family with all the amenities he would want for his own family. He is very proud of his consistent focus on service, maintenance, and continuous improvement of his property. Mel spent a significant amount of time interviewing caretakers and cleaning staff to ensure the house will be kept in perfect and pristine condition. Mel is always available by phone to answer any and all questions for his guests. His main goal is to ensure a great guest experience and meet all of their individual needs.
Mel purchased this House in 1998
Why Mel chose Katama
After renting in Katama for many years I chose this area for several reasons. First and foremost, I appreciated the proximity to beautiful South Beach along a walk/ bike path. Also, it is a 5-minute drive to the town of Edgartown with beautiful shops and gourmet restaurants. Katama is a quiet neighborhood that offered a beautiful property large enough to build a South facing home and large enough to accommodate a group of 10. In addition, this private property offered the opportunity to construct an in-ground pool and fire pit that fits perfectly into the landscape as well as expansive lawns for outdoor activities. Of course, the beautiful sunsets and starlet skies can’t be beat!!!
What makes this House unique
Great location - spend part of the day at the beach - return home - enjoy swimming in your private salt water pool - have dinner on the patio and after dark cook smores on the fire pit. This extraordinary home features large and open space that easily accommodates two families with its 4 bedrooms (3 are master suites) and 4.5 bathrooms.. The fabulous interior floor plan has two separate gathering areas which provide room for everyone’s interests. There is a 2nd floor large and bright Great Room with 32’ ceilings that is open to the kitchen and dining area, so whether you’re relaxing on the sofa while taking in the beautiful sunset, preparing a meal in the kitchen, or dining at the table, you’re sure to enjoy everyone’s company. There is also a first floor family room with large flat screen TV which is great for watching a movie or taking in a ball game. The expansive lawns allow for outdoor games, while the garage can store your toys, bikes, and strollers. This home is in a perfect location - within walking distance to South Beach and a 5-minute drive to Edgartown. The owner is always available and reachable by phone and there is a caretaker, maintenance person, and cleaning crew on the island. Last but not least, previous guests often remark that the house is so much more beautiful in person than it appears in the photos !
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 29
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfect, wish we could've stayed longer!
Everything was perfect, couldn't have been happier with our stay. Only wish we booked 2 weeks instead of 1. Thanks for everything, would love to do it again next year!
Great stay with friends!
What a great week in Katama! The house was exactly as pictured and perfect for our group. Everything was very clean and it was well stocked. The pool was a huge asset for our small children. Mel was easy to communicate with and very responsive. I’d definitely recommend his house!
Enchanting and peaceful
The property was everything that was in the description and more. Time you walk in the house a peaceful atmosphere surrounds you. Everything was beautiful, clean, and inviting! My family and I really enjoyed our stay. Mel and Andrea left a list of places to eat , things to see and shopping places to visit, every thing they recommended was on point! Their caretaker , Mr. Johnson was very helpful and enjoyed helping out and answering questions. When we arrived the weather was a little cool and Mel made sure the pool was comfortable for us. This is a great place with the beautiful flowers , so inviting. Great thought went in to the comfort and care of visitors and my family and I appreciated the service! This home was beautiful, enchanting and peaceful after a year of stress. My stress peeled off and happiness filled my soul! Thank You Mel!
loved it-loved it loved it
Luxurious, beautiful, spacious home.
heated pool was a plus which we used throughout the week. Great location for walks, jogging or spending time in Edgar town Brought 4 young adults (20's) who also loved this vacation
Lovely home. Spacious and clean
My family and I were very happy with the house. The description was very accurate and the house was perfect for our family of 10. It was very clean and spacious with areas for others to hang out other than the main living space. There is lots of deck space to sit and relax and the beautiful pool which was such a bonus and well maintained. Enjoyed biking around Katama and our many breakfasts at the Katama air field. I would highly recommend this home. The owners were a delight to work with and we had all the information on the home we needed for while we were there. Would rent again.
Marthas Vineyard offers several events during the season. It can be found on the Marthas Vineyard Chamber of Commerce web site. These activities include parades, fireworks, festivals, fairs, live theatre, farmers markets etc. In addition home owner sends reviews of restaurants, interesting places to see and activities for children.