PRIVATE BEACH - As the Ferry rounds West Chop, slowing as it enters the harbor, you spot the distinctive trim of this Dutch Colonial perched high on the bluff, and at this moment, you know you are home. Cherished by the same family since 1955, this five-bedroom property offers dramatic and dynamic views of Vineyard Haven Harbor, East Chop, and Vineyard Sound. Thoughtful maintenance over the years has preserved the original character of this gracious home, and enhanced the relaxed, easy lifestyle possible at your own Vineyard beach house. Spend the endless days of summer enjoying the private sandy beach with swim dock and welcome twilight from the patio, counting stars and mast lights while planning the next day's adventures. Enjoy the tranquil setting, which is still within walking distance to the ferry, shopping, restaurants, theaters, and all that downtown Vineyard Haven has to offer.
FIRST FLOOR DESCRIPTION
A charming covered porch leads to the renovated kitchen with honed granite counters, refinished cabinets and quality appliances including a Capital range, and double Thermador wall ovens. A dutch door at the front entrance, opens into a central hall with views to the sparkling ocean beyond. East facing windows frame the panoramic ocean views from each of the main living areas. To the left the dining room features china cabinet and buffet with sliding doors to the patio and outdoor entertaining. To the right, the living room highlights breathtaking water views with a custom 7 foot window seat, a wood burning fireplace with brick hearth and original wood mantle, and plenty of room to gather friends and family to enjoy. Just beyond, is the sunroom with its distinctive windows and grand harbor views, wall to ceiling bookcases, and two built-in daybed bunks for a comfortable guest space or fifth bedroom. Beautiful hardwood floors, a half bath, access to the basement and a separate entrance for easy access to the beach, gardens and stone fireplace outside complete the first floor.
SECOND FLOOR DESCRIPTION
A grand central staircase leads to the second floor. The large master bedroom suite includes a full bath with granite counters and double vanity plus enormous east facing windows with extensive views from Vineyard Sound to Vineyard Haven Harbor. The day begins watching the sun rise over the water. A second ocean facing bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms, one with water views, share a full tile bath. There are hardwood floors throughout and a stairway to the attic at the end of the hall.
THIRD FLOOR DESCRIPTION
Unfinished attic with finished storage closet.
Walk out basement fully equipped for active living offers convenient access from inside or out. Equipped with washer and dryer, vintage utility sink, storage areas, a workbench and oil burning furnace. A large tile shower and separate WC designed for after beach use.
Detached one car garage, a private stairway that leads to the beach and access to your private dock.
1 car garage and extra spaces