Situated on a sandy barrier beach between Vineyard Sound and Lake Tashmoo, this historic cottage offers a true — and truly rare — beachfront living experience. The Herring Creek Cottage was built in 1920 and embodies an economical coastal Vineyard style. The home features two adequately sized bedrooms with both ocean and lakefront views, as well as an open, loft-style kitchen and living room with vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. A compact, modern kitchen includes an under-counter Sub Zero refrigerator, oven and gas range, and butcher block countertops. But the real value of this cottage lies beyond the walls. Two sets of French doors open out onto a waterfront deck, where you can watch the sun set over Vineyard Sound, the Elizabeth Islands and Woods Hole. Early risers might prefer to catch the sun rising over Lake Tashmoo, or walk the winding path through the dunes to kayak, canoe or swim in the placid water of Smith Cove. The property includes 65 feet of private beach on boath waterfronts, as well as a pergola, an outdoor shower and a large, protective rock revetement. A long, sandy road separates you from downtown Vineyard Haven, just two miles away.
Address: 655 Herring Creek Road, Vineyard Haven
Acreage: 1.26 acres
Year built: 1920, renovated in 1980
Listing Agent: Wendy Harman and Donna Souza at Point B Realty LLC. To inquire about this property, send an email to the listing agent, or call 508-627-4567.