Comfortable Marthas Vineyard West Chop Home w/A/C
Hosted by Fran And Ken
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6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
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This is a 3 bedroom "upside-down" house one mile from the center of Vineyard Haven. It is a sunny, spacious, family-friendly home complete with amenities that will make your stay fuss-free and comfortable. The West Chop area is "Classic Vineyard," quiet and less developed than some other parts of the island.

The space

This is an open, sunny, spacious house. It's so bright even on a cloudy day. Sit a spell in one of our deck rocking chairs and enjoy the peaceful quiet of West Chop. The layout of the house consists of three bedrooms on the ground floor with the living area and kitchen upstairs. The master bedroom features a king bed. Another bedroom has a lovely queen bed and another has two twin size beds. Upstairs in the living area is a pull-out sleeper sofa that sleeps two. Each bedroom and the living area have HDTVs with Direct TV. Three of the TVs have DVD players. The house has two large decks overlooking a lovely yard and woodlands.

Guest access

The house is a full, 3BR vacation rental. Kitchen is well equipped with cookware, dishes, side-by-side refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. There is a coffee maker with plenty of filters. Also a juicer and blender. We provide a high chair and a baby gate for toddler guests. For those who need to dress up for weddings or meetings, you will find an iron and ironing board. Full-size washer and dryer are conveniently located on the first floor where the bedrooms are.

Interaction with guests

We do not live on the island but are there often. Usually guests come and go to the house without a lot of assistance. A key to the house is kept in a combination lock box. We will email you the combination before check-in.

Other things to note

Keep in mind that this house is located in a small residential area but in a somewhat remote part of the island, although it is one mile to town and easy to get to. If you prefer an in-town location that is just steps from restaurants and shops, this is not the house for you.

With our super efficient heat pumps, the maximum heating is 70 degrees and minimum cooling is 70 degrees.

We ask that dogs use the driveway or woods for a bathroom. We try to keep the lawn attractive.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

In general we expect that guests will leave the house as they found it, except for surface cleaning. We ask that guests leave the microwave, refrigerator, and grill in reasonably clean condition.

Please do not erect tents of any kind on the lawn.

We have a place to put garbage waste. We ask guests to follow our instructions regarding garbage and recyclables.

We ask guests to not leave unopened, unconsumed items at the house.

The house is located in a residential area, although there is some distance from neighbors. Still, we ask guests to be respectful and keep noise down at night.

Please be aware that we do not permit smoking inside the house.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Sandra User Profile
September 2017
The West Chop Home is an excellent location to and from the Ferry and traveling into the other towns. The house is very clean and the “easy button”!! They have a nicely stocked kitchen for throwing some meals together. Ken was very easy to communicate to you regarding any questions. It is a very spacious home and very nice to have 3 bedrooms. There were 6 adults on this trip and we couldn’t have been more comfortable! There was also the couch bed that would accommodate 2 more. Highly recommend this home to anyone that would enjoy a nice open living and kitchen area, really made it nice for eating together and conversation in the evening!

Kevin User Profile
September 2017
Fran and Ken's house was perfect for our stay. It was clean and comfortable with way more space than the two of us really needed. The kitchen was stocked with all the basics as well as things like spices, condiments, and aluminum foil/plastic wrap (things that you don't normally pay attention to until you realize that you don't have them). There was a nice collection of books and dvds that covered the whole gamut of genres in addition to the nice tv setup. The decks that looked out on a private and secluded back yard were a great feature as well. However, the best part was our interaction with Fran and Ken. Check in was a breeze and Fran and Ken were out of sight but always ready with a response if we had any questions. When the ferry service was halted due to weather and we got stuck on the island for an extra day, they were very accommodating and let us extend our stay another day. It wasn't exactly the way we wanted to extend our vacation but they turned an aggravating situation into a minor inconvenience that we could laugh at later. All in all, a great stay.

Michael User Profile
August 2017
We recently stayed at Fran and Ken's place during our family vacation and we couldn't have asked for a better stay. Their house is clean, spacious and only minutes away from Vineyard Haven, and a short bus/taxi/uber ride to Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Fran and Ken were great hosts as well and provided a lot of helpful information about the island!

Prasant User Profile
August 2017
The best part of Ken & Fran's home is it's upside-down...the living room is above the bed rooms on the ground floor...guess that makes it special because you get an open spacious hall as well as a clear view to the greens outside. The deck makes a lovely place for a nice barbecue and engaging evening conversations! We were expecting it to be a home away from home and it came out to be exactly like that...everything is so well organized to the last level of detail...thanks to Ken & Fran. The island offered both sides to the experience we were looking for, on the Oak-bluff state beach side its fun crowd - with water, sand and eating joints ideal to spend time with playful children; and at the home it was quite to reflect on things that matter. Lovely combination for a trip away from home! The only thing we missed was our car since the house is a mile away from the ferry terminal and having our own transportation could have helped us explore the island better. Though we did not get a chance to meet Ken and Fran in person, Ken was always prompt in his replies and was proactive in providing information that you would need but won't ask! That made things at a new place so much more hassle-free. We had a great time and would love to be back again. Thanks to Ken and Fran for the opportunity and hope to see you in person next time :-)

Ron User Profile
August 2017
Fran and Ken's home is very spacious, clean and well appointed. This home has everything you need including extra toys for the kids and games! We enjoyed this home so much, we will be staying there every year! 5 stars!! Ron

Andy User Profile
July 2017
Fran and Ken's place was perfect for our family of four! It could have easily accommodated a few more. A nice quiet neighborhood. The three bedrooms are on the first floor and the huge living/dining/kitchen was on the second floor - felt like we were in a tree-house! Two huge decks with plenty of seating. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed, including beach chairs! It was nice to have the air conditioning on the hot humid days. TVs in the living room and every bedroom. Lots of movies and books. A great grill. A short bike ride into Vineyard Haven. Everything was perfect here. We would definitely rent this place again!

Shawn User Profile
July 2017
What a comfortable and well designed home. The bedrooms down, living space upstairs plan is ideal for gathering a family together and with decks on both levels, this home is like a treehouse. The home is in a quiet and private wooded location but close enough to the commercial district of Vineyard Haven. Very easy to get around the whole island to beaches, restaurants, shopping, hikes and biking. Ken and Fran have made the property very liveable and have thought of all the details for visitors. We absolutely recommend this home.

Brookline, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in June 2013
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We are a retired couple living in Brookline, MA. We love good literature, art and music. In our travels all over the world we enjoy staying with other Airbnb hosts.

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