This year-round Martha's Vineyard home was built around a converted central barn, which now contains the master bedroom and bath upstairs , and downstairs a dining room, living room complete with a fireplace, magnificent sweeping water views and a separate sitting/tv room . The two flanking wings (built in 1993) comprise a modern gourmet eat-in kitchen with a commercial range and cooking fireplace. On the other side is a bedroom wing with two large downstairs bedrooms (1 queen, 1 double) and bathroom. The upstairs bedroom has a double bed and two twins with a separate bath. The front deck has a breath taking sunset view of Menemsha Harbor, Gay Head, and the epic Atlantic Ocean beyond. Away from the water side is a a brightly colored flower garden, out buildings and a large lawn area shaded with tall oaks. Close by to Menemsha which contains a harbor bustling with boats, two fish markets, grocery store, antique and clothing shops and Menemsha Beach itself is a short walk away. You will also have access to Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket two of the most magnificent and popular surfside beaches.
Private Residence with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2800 square feet, 261 square meters
Queen, Queen, Full, and Full + Twin
10 guests maximum
15 - 20 minutes by car
Ocean View Water View
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Activities of Interest
Places of Interest
- Gay Head
- Trinity Park Tabernacle
- Menemsha Harbor
- Offshore Ale Company
- Edgartown Lighthouse
- South Beach
- Aquinnah Cliffs - These cliffs are stunning and worth every minute of the trip
- The Mod Spa - The Mod Spa offers massages, yoga and spa treatments.
- Island Cove Miniature Golf – A water theme Miniature Golf Course with outdoor climbing wall and Grill.
- Larsen’s Fish Market – Located in the fishing village of Menemsha and open seasonally. Offering locally caught fresh seafood in both the market and from the kitchen.
- Vincent House Museum – Is the islands oldest residence and depicts life on the island over the last four centuries.
- Ocean Park – Located in Oak Bluffs this park is a beautiful open space surrounded by traditional houses. It is a fantastic place to relax.
- Cottage Museum – The typical campground cottage is open to visitors allowing them to see inside one of these traditional houses.
Michael H.July 2023
The Chilmark Hideaway was the perfect location for a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Peter was incredibly helpful arranging for car ferry reservations and advising us on island information, including hiking trails, beach passes and great restaurants. The house is well-appointed with everything we needed for cooking seafood feasts as well as towels, beach chairs and a verdant garden generously offered up for use by the host. The house slept everyone comfortably and had lovely views of Menemsha Harbor. I will forever treasure drifting off to sleep with the offshore breezes bringing the soft ringing of the harbour buoy to our bedroom window. ”
Peter and Nancy D.June 2018
The Chilmark Hideaway is a lovely home, and Peter Maghee, the owner, communicated beautifully throughout the process. He could not have been more accommodating. We had an early June week which was a short time before the influx of Vineyard visitors. As a result Menemsha, a very quiet part of the island, was even quieter, and a large percentage of the very few local restaurants were not yet open for the season. The entry to the house was long and very primitive, which suited us well, but might not be everyone's "cup of tea." He personalized our arrival by having our name on a painted sign at the entrance - a very nice touch. The house itself is charming and it has a stellar chef's kitchen with all of the wares to make it very convenient for those staying. There was a charcoal Weber grill for barbecuing; however, having a small gas grill as well might provide a good alternative and eliminate the need to head off to purchase charcoal. The television was DIRECTV, which sounds great on the surface, but it doesn't have some of the cable and sports channels that we would have enjoyed when the weather was inclement. That said, the book inventory was excellent, and it was a very cozy spot to settle back and immerse ourselves in reading. The distance from the busy part of the island was a full 30 minutes away, and our feeling was that the house would be ideal for visitors who are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a taste of New England. Many thanks to Peter for making his home available. In Chilmark Hideaway, you will find a very comfortable and cozy retreat and we are sure that you will enjoy your stay, as we did. Peter Drake”
Carolyn M.June 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chilmark Hideaway, which is located on a quiet side of the island. There is a lovely walk that takes you to the beach, fish markets and a cafe where you can enjoy coffee. It is such fun to watch the busy harbor, and we went out on a fishing charter and brought home dinner. The home is well equipped and very comfortable, and the views are simply beautiful. We met the owner who graciously answered our questions, and his brother who lives in the house next door. We explored many spots on the island and were always happy to return "home" to this lovely spot. As an aside, this part of the island is "dry" so if you enjoy a glass of wine you will want to pick that up at a store near the airport or in other parts of the island. You can bring a bottle to a restaurant -- it seems to be quite the norm here. ”