The Flying Seahorse, an Oak Bluffs Beach Cottage

Antique Cottage. 2nd Floor balcony opened back up. Many updates for 2016!
Antique Cottage. 2nd Floor balcony opened back up. Many updates for 2016!House visible under arrows, across the street from Oak Bluffs Town Beach/InkwellSide view of house.  Small side yard has seating and gas grille.Relax on the screened porch.Additional view of kitchen, showing door to 1st floor bedroomUpdated granite kitchen, now with dishwasher and disposal.Living room, at front of house. Connects to screened porch.Comfy living room, looking toward dining room. Game table in back of living roomNew living room furniture. New Window AC.Spacious Living Room, with game table in back for overflow seating. Window AC.Dining room table seats 8. Between Kitchen (thru doorway) and living room.Gorgeous Town Beach/Inkwell, just steps from the houseAlternate view of Oak Bluffs Town & Pay Beaches, just steps from the houseYellow bedroom, front of house, has private balcony. Twin and full beds, TV, AC.Yellow bedroom, 2nd floor, has private balcony. Full and twin beds, TV. AC.View from balcony into yellow bedroom.View of the beach from 2nd floor balcony.Bunk room, just right for kids. Connects to pink room. A "box car" room.Pink room, has twin and full beds, TV, Window AC.

From $400 / night

8 Pennacook Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
The Flying Seahorse, an Oak Bluffs Beach Cottage
Home
4 bedrooms
10 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $600 - $800
Per week: $2,800 - $6,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Oak Bluffs vacation home rental
Welcome to the Flying Seahorse, an updated, antique beach cottage that is steps from Oak Bluffs Town Beach, has AC (upstairs, downstairs bedroom and living room), beach views from its balcony, a modern kitchen and plenty of space for extended families. It is an easy walk to downtown (Circuit Ave) and ferries. Linens and bath towels included.

Located in the Copeland Historic District area, this classic circa 1870s beach cottage has 4 bedrooms (plus 1 boxcar room with bunk beds) and 2 full bathrooms (each with shower, one bath per floor). The cottage sleeps a party of 10.

The Oak Bluffs Town Beach (Inkwell) is both just a hop, skip and jump from the cottage. The cottage has ocean views and is across from Seaview Ave. You can sit out on 3-season porch or the private front, 2nd floor balcony and enjoy an ocean view with your morning coffee.

The cottage is wonderfully updated throughout, with a fantastic granite kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and every gadget needed to make a great meal. In the last year, we have replaced most furniture, bedding, kitchen utensils, gas grille and outdoor seating. We always include linens and bath towels. Bedrooms and living room are air-conditioned for your comfort, not very common in the beach cottages in the area. The 2nd floor boasts a relaxing balcony with ocean views.

Catch great bike routes from Sea View Ave. Downtown Oak Bluffs (Circuit Ave) is a short 5 minute walk where you can dine out or visit many retail stores. Don't miss the country's oldest carousel in downtown Oak Bluffs. No car needed, really!

Although it's nice to unplug, the cottage has free Wifi with a code for those who want to stay connected, as well as TVs with cable.

There is one, convenient downstairs bedroom that has 1 king-size bed, perfect for those who may have difficulty with the steep staircase to the 2nd floor.
Upstairs bedrooms include:
Green room: 1 queen size bed.
Purple Room: 1 Double bed, 1 twin bed
Loft Room: 1 full sized bed, (boxcar room with purple room)
Yellow Room: 1 Double bed, 1 twin bed

Comfy mattresses are on every bed with fully-encased, non-vinyl, waterproof allergy mattress covers and pillow covers. We provide linens (sheets, pillowcases, blankets) and bath towels. We also start you out with: coffee filters, garbage bags, liquid hand soap at every sink, a new and clean dish sponge at the kitchen sink, a bottle of Dawn liquid, Cascade dishwasher pods, laundry detergent, rolls of paper towels, and rolls of toilet paper.

Easy walk from Oak Bluffs Ferry, steps to Town Beach (aka Inkwell), 5 minute walk to downtown. We provide the bulky items so you don't need to haul them over from the mainland, such as: beach chairs, a cooler, linens, bath towels, (even beach towels just ask), beach toys for the kids, tennis rackets, basketballs (for local public courts).

We like to have contact with our guests to ensure that the cottage is the right fit for them. It is an antique cottage, not a party house, and located in a very quiet neighborhood. Since it is in-town, the cottages are very close together and people are respectful of noise levels. It's not that you can't have fun though. You can also email us through this site with your inquiry. Please tell us about yourself and your party.

During High season (last week in June through August), this is a Sunday to Sunday 7 or 14 night rental.

We DO NOT accept any pets from mid-June until September. If a pet is accepted, there is an additional $300 pet fee. Flexible stays in the spring & fall, with the exception of long holiday weekends (flat rates for long weekends).
Area Information
Downtown Oak Bluffs has something for everyone. Easy access to two town beaches (Town Beach/Inkwell and Pay Beach), great restaurants, shops, Gingerbread Cottages, Waban Park, Ocean Park. This cottage is an easy walk to Oak Bluffs Ferry (1/4 mile), 30 second walk to Oak Bluffs Town Beach (aka Inkwell beach), located in Copeland Historic District, 5 min walk to downtown, historic Oak Bluffs.
Attractions within Walking Distance
All of downtown Oak Bluffs, Circuit Ave, Flying Horses, Ocean Park, Waban Park. Town Beach/Inkwell is across the street.
Nearby Restaurants
a multitude of great restaurants in downtown Oak Bluffs, quick walk from the house.
Transportation
There is an excellent bus system on the island.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
May - October rentals

About the owner

Owner Profile

George Lawrence

George Lawrence

George Lawrence

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    This beach cottage has been owned by our family since 1965. We love Oak Bluffs and everything about the Island. We have more than 30 years experience renting out the property....
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May 26 2017 May 29 2017 $800 $800 $2,800 - 3 Nights
May 30 2017 Jun 17 2017 $650 $650 $2,900 - 3 Nights
Jun 18 2017 Jun 24 2017 $700 $700 $3,300 - 4 Nights
Jun 25 2017 Jul 01 2017 $650 $650 $4,000 - 6 Nights
Jul 02 2017 Jul 09 2017 - - $5,000 - 1 Week
Jul 09 2017 Jul 16 2017 - - $4,000 - 1 Week
Jul 16 2017 Aug 06 2017 - - $4,500 - 1 Week
Aug 06 2017 Aug 13 2017 - - $4,800 - 1 Week
Aug 13 2017 Aug 20 2017 - - $6,000 - 1 Week
Aug 20 2017 Aug 27 2017 - - $4,800 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2017 Sep 04 2017 $700 - $4,000 - 5 Nights
Sep 04 2017 Oct 04 2017 $600 $600 $2,900 - 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: None, included in price
Deposits: 50% due at signing of rental agreement and to block off dates in our calendar. We mail the rental agreement to you. In addition, you must sign rental rules, short term rental lead paint exemption form (state requirement on all older homes in Massachusetts). Deposit is non-refundable unless re-rented. Rest of payment is due 90 days before check in date. We MAY accept 1 adult dog for an additional $300 pet fee, but only in low season. There is a mandatory $300 cleaning fee per stay.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal
Other Fees: $300 Cleaning Fee per stay regardless of length of stay. Refundable $750 security deposit. No Pets allowed in high season (mid-June through Labor Day). A non-refundable $300 Pet fee may be charged if a dog is accepted win low season and Pet Addendum signed.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Double Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Short walk to the country's oldest carousel, The Flying Horses. Lots of restaurants, bars and shopping in downtown Oak Bluffs. In Copeland Historic District, in-town location yet across from beach. Catch bike routes from the house. Steps to the beach.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you supply linens and towels?
A: Yes! We provide linens (sheets and pillowcases) and bath towels. Saves you room in your car (not having to bring your own) and saves you money from renting from a linen service on the Island (about $200 savings).
Q: Do you have air-conditioning?
A: Yes! We have all AC units in the 2nd floor rooms, as well as a window AC unit for the 1st floor bedroom and living room. AC is a must in these antique cottages with tongue and groove walls. The 2nd floor is unbearable without AC in the summer!
Q: What amenities are in the kitchen?
A: The kitchen has microwave, dishwasher, disposal, stove/oven, toaster, blender, lobster pot and all the usual kitchenware. It has everything you need to make a great meal.
Q: Do you accept pets?
A: We MAY accept one adult dog in the off season. You must seek owner approval first. Dog must be adult (over 18 months old, spayed/neutered and licensed in his/her hometown). Pet fee of $300 is required. This is in addition to the standard cleaning fee of $300 as we double-up the cleaning team. No pets accepted in July and August (high season).

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George Lawrence

George Lawrence

508-258-9840

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    This beach cottage has been owned by our family since 1965. We love Oak Bluffs and everything about the Island. We have more than 30 years experience renting out the property....
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