The Cottages on Flat Bottom Pond are a wonderful escape on the spectacular island of Martha's Vineyard. These architectural cottages are located in the Lambert's Cove area of the Vineyard. The unique hand-made quality of the main house's construction 50 years ago has been recently updated with a more minimalist and clean design. The spaces are open and light with a focus on the outdoors and views of the vernal pond behind the house. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and an outdoor shower. There is a beachstone fireplace in the master bedroom and a wood-burning stove in the living room. The kitchen is clean and well stocked. The deck is a terrific place for a summer dinner overlooking the pond. The 3 outdoor showers are a great place to enjoy the outdoors after a day at the beach. The Pond Camp is an additional outbuilding on the shore of Flat Bottom Pond with a single bedroom with a queen bed, and a bathroom with a composting toilet, sink and outdoor shower. The Pond Camp is located approximately 50 yards from the main house and provides a private space away from the main house and close-up views of the pond and its wildlife (ducks, pinkletinks). The Hill Camp is another studio cottage up the hill from the main house with nice views of Flat Bottom Pond. It was completely renovated last year and contains 2 twin beds and a sink and outdoor shower. We are applying for a permit to build a toilet also, but is not currently installed. The Hill Camp is approximately 25 yards from the main house and provides a great escape for 2 people. The main house and both camps have flat-screen TV's with cable TV and high-speed wireless internet. Finally, the Activity Barn is a 1,000 square foot open, lofty space that provides a large play space for kids with a ping-pong table and cable TV. This space has hosted an annual art retreat with 10 painters every September.
The north shore with its spectacular beaches is one mile north of the house. Seth's Pond, the best swimming pond on the island, is one mile down Lambert's Cove Road. Ice House Pond, part of the Land Bank's Manaquayak Preserve, is another stunning swimming pond near the house. Numerous conservation areas totaling more than 500 acres (Ripley's Field, Hoft Farm Preserve, Cranberry Acres, Duarte's Pond, Blackwater Pond Reservation, Vineyard Meadow, Wompesket Preserve, and John Presbury Norton Farm) are within a short walk of the house.
Our guests have universally remarked upon the terrific feel of the house - the comfortable yet simple layout, the bright and cozy rooms, the wonderful outdoor spaces overlooking the pond, and the incredible collection of trees. It's an equally wonderful place to spend a week in the summer or a weekend in the fall or winter. We have enjoyed having others share our home on Martha's Vineyard which we consider to be one of the most beautiful and interesting islands in the world.