A secluded cottage on Chappaquiddick Island near beaches, Chappy ferry and all the attractions of Martha's Vineyard.
The Cottage is a 1 story Cape on a side road just past Caleb Pond. It is surrounded by a modest yard and trees and no other houses are visible from the property.
Bedroom 1 has a queen bed and bedroom 2 has two twins; both are the same size. Each bedroom has its own private bath, and the vanity sits outside the shower/toilet area.
The kitchen/dining/living area are one great room with access to a screened porch which sits 6 to 8 people comfortably.
The A/V system is in the process of being upgraded to a large HD TV, an AVR, a 5.1 surround system, and a Blueray disk player. Comcast runs at 150 and the new phone will be internet and free. WiFi is available.
Chappaquiddick Island is a small island off the eastern end of the larger island of Martha’s Vineyard, and is part of the town of Edgartown MA. Until the winter of 2007 the two islands were connected by a narrow two-mile strip of beach (Katama Beach), which from time to time would become breached due to weather. After the storm of April , the two entities were not connected, and are separated by a breach that runs from Katama into the Vineyard Sound. The southeastern point of this beach is called Wasque Point—a popular fishing spot for catching bluefish and striped bass.
The “On-Time” ferry (named for the fact that there is no schedule, so it is always “on time”) shuttles pedestrians, bicycles, and up to three cars at a time between Chappaquiddick and downtown Edgartown on the main island. This quiet island has just one business, a general store which is only open in the summer.
Chappy has miles of beaches to explore -- the Point, North Neck, Cape Poge, East Beach, and Wasque. The historic Cape Poge lighthouse sits at the tip of the island on Cape Pogue. The serene MyToi Gardens, a Japanese garden run by the Trustees of Reservations, is a relaxing place to visit after a day at the beach on Chappaquiddick.
Martha's Vineyard (Dukes County) consists of 6 towns all with different personalities. Edgartown, of which Chappy is a part, is an old whaling and fishing village with plenty of shops and restaurants. The same is true of Vineyard Haven (Tisbury). Along with the third town, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven is a major port for the mainland ferry. Oak Bluffs is kind of honkey-tonk and is where you find Cottage City, once a religious retreat made up of gingerbread like houses. Up island from these three, Chilmark and West Tilbury are small, rural towns and offer sightseeing more so than shopping. On the western most end of the island is Aquinna, home of the Wampanoag Indian Tribe and the Gay Head lighthouse. Along with country roads, theses towns are connected by public buses.
Check out the links below, there's 2 that describe the what-fors on the Vineyard, the Vineyard Gazette (the stodgy Yankee paper in Edgartown), and the Steam Ship Authority which runs the ferries from the mainland to the Vineyard. Also, there's another good news paper, The MV Times ( the upstart paper published in Vineyard Haven.
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