....Located in the heart of Oak Bluffs on the famous Ocean Park. The "Carousel House" named for the intricate detail of a carousel horse on the trim is a jewel. 6 BR 3 Baths with AC. Directly in the center of Ocean Park. Steps to Circuit Avenue with shops and restaurants and right across the street from the beach. Beautifully decorated with a designer's touch. Wrap around porch and sun room with great views of the ocean makes this a perfect vacation home. This house, built in 1865, was featured in the New York Times article on Oak Bluffs, 'The President Was Here (Grant, That Is).' The article described the unique Victorian homes on Ocean Avenue as 'the Fifth Avenue of Oak Bluffs.' Our house was featured in the article, and photographed in the New York Times online slide show. It is a unique Victorian home, wonderful for family gatherings. The location is ideal - it sits at the heart of Ocean Park, with the closest access to Circuit Avenue of any of the homes on the Park.
The home has been completely renovated, including central air with two zones. Chef's kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, a six burner commercial oven and a wine fridge. Bathroom sinks have marble tops. Three flat screen TVs. New bedding throughout the house.
Have your own private front seat to the concerts and fireworks in Ocean Park during the summer.
It takes about 60 seconds to walk to Circuit Avenue and access the heart of Oak Bluffs: restaurants, quaint shops, art galleries, grocery store, wine and liquor store, hair salon, movies, ice cream parlors, churches, etc. Pick up the bike path from just in front of the house and ride around the island (bike rentals just a short stroll away). Visit the Flying Horses, the oldest carousel in America dating back to the 1800s, just a couple of short blocks away. Take a stroll to the harbor, and see the beautiful yachts docked there. Fly a kite in Ocean Park.
On rainy days, walk just yards away to the movie house, or entertain the kids in the arcade on Circuit Avenue, a 90 second run in the rain! Or stay home and watch movies on the big TV in the living room, or play a board game of Monopoly or Scrabble. Or lose yourself in a book from our small library.
Entire downstairs has hard wired speaker system that you can connect to your phone or tablet, and play your own music.
Be sure to wake up early at least one day of your vacation to catch the breathtaking sunrise over Nantucket Sound, easily visible from the two master bedrooms!
Fun Fact: The Emperor of Ocean Park, the New York Times best seller murder mystery, was written about this house. Read the book before you come, or on the porch while you are here, to relive this home's iconic history. There are a couple of copies of the book in our bookcase for you to check out while you are with us.
Bedroom #1:King- view, private porch Bedroom #2:King -view Bedroom #3: Double Bedroom #4: Queen Bedroom #5: Double Bedroom #6: 2 twins Sunroom: Double
Tenant Brings Own Linens/Towels
Full / Double Bed(s): 2
King Bed(s): 2
Queen Bed(s): 1
Trundle / Rollaway Bed(s): 1
Twin / Single Bed(s): 2
Walk To Beach
Large Groups (10+)
Tenant Brings Own Linens & Towels
Blender / Mixer
Dishes / Utensils
Pots / Pans
Stove / Oven
Fans - Ceiling/Portable
Internet / Wi-Fi
Iron / Ironing Board
Washer / Dryer
Services / Comps
Towels / Linens Not Provided
- Unknown / Unavailable
|-||Weekly rate||Min Stay||Changeover|
|Rate summary|| $10,900 - $20,000|| 1 Night(s)|| -|
| 04-May-2024 - 21-May-2024 ||$10,900||7 Night(s)||Sat - Sat|
| 22-May-2024 - 31-May-2024 ||$10,900||7 Night(s)||Sat - Sat|
| 01-Jun-2024 - 28-Jun-2024 ||$12,900||7 Night(s)||-|
| 29-Jun-2024 - 05-Jul-2024 ||$19,900||7 Night(s)||Sat - Sat|
| 06-Jul-2024 - 02-Aug-2024 ||$18,900||7 Night(s)||Sat - Sat|
| 25-Aug-2024 - 31-Aug-2024 ||$15,900||7 Night(s)||Sun - Sun|
| 01-Sep-2024 - 12-Sep-2024 ||$12,025||7 Night(s)||-|
Fees & Security Deposit
|Cleaning Fee|| $550|
|MA + Oak Bluffs Short-Term Rental Tax|| 11.7%|
|Refundable Security Deposit|| $1,500|
Payment Schedule/Cancellation Policy
Pet friendly: No
Smoke: No smoking
Children: Yes, great for kids
Long term rental: No
Handicap access: Please inquire
Wheelchair Accessible: No