Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard and to my home in Chilmark!! I have been coming to the Vineyard for over 40 years, and it’s my favorite place on the planet. When I bought the house in 1999, it was the fulfillment of a long-time dream.

As a renter for all those years, I have pretty much figured out what makes a vacation house attractive and comfortable. In fact, I had rented this house for my own vacation–and then ended up buying it!

Ten Reasons Why This Is A Great House:

  • It’s located on North Road, equally convenient to both Chilmark and West Tisbury centers and an easy trip to all three down island towns–Vineyard Haven, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs.
  • I can walk along North Road, and I can ride my bike to Alley’s for the paper.
  • I think that Lucy Vincent Beach is the most beautiful beach anywhere–and to use this beach, you have to be staying in Chilmark.
  • The house has everything I need all on the first floor, and when my friends come to visit, they have their own space on the second floor.
  • With four bedrooms, two baths, and a separate family room, it’s spacious and can comfortably accommodate couples, folks with kids, and even a couple of families who want to share their vacation.
  • It’s quiet and private.
  • It has the amenities that I’d just as soon not do without–a dishwasher, a coffee pot that works, dishes that match, a microwave, a gas grill, pots and pans that still have the teflon on them, a cable TV with VCR and DVD, cordless phones with answering machine, wireless Internet access, AND, it’s air conditioned!!!
  • I never liked going to the dump or cleaning the house the last night of vacation, so trash pick up and cleaning are included in the rent.
  • I can get fresh-from-the-boat fish any time I want it right down the road in Menemsha.
  • And last, but far from least–it’s just a short drive to Chilmark Chocolates!!!

Tracy Gibbons, your host