The Alison Boylston Piazza House
The Alison Boylston Piazza House
3 voyageurs
2 chambres
2 lits
1 salle de bain privée
3 voyageurs
2 chambres
2 lits
1 salle de bain privée
Vous ne serez débité que si vous confirmez

Welcome to my home, a 200 year-old former whaling captain's home in the heart of historic Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard (not Nantucket). From here, every amenity - shops, beaches, harbor, restaurants, and night life - is accessible by foot or bicycle. No car needed.
***IMPORTANT***the price listed is for the main double guest room that has one queen-sized bed. There is an additional charge for the second, single room ($75). To book two separate beds you must specify 3 people in your party.

Le logement

This house is my childhood home, to which I returned to live full time in 2012. I have spent the past four years lovingly restoring this old house - painting and repairing every room with my own hands. The house was built in the early 1800s, about two miles out of town, by Captain Alexander Palmer Weeks. It was moved to its in-town location in the mid 1930s by a team of forty yoke of oxen.
Here is the story of the house move:
May Snowstorm That Took an Unkind Turn (from a 1948 edition of the Vineyard Gazette)

The cold May storm, a proverbial part of the Vineyard spring, took an especially unkind turn about a century ago, on May 26th, the date being recalled because it coincided with moving day for an old house which found a haven on Main Street, Edgartown.

The house, then owned by Capt. Alexander Weeks, once stood at Ocean Heights, but yielding to that irresistible urge which seemed to overtake both houses and their owners in the olden days, it was decreed that it should become a town dweller. Propelled by forty yoke of oxen and a large force of men, the house made its slow and stately way over the sandy roads until it reached its present site, on the corner of Green Lane, where it is now the home of Mrs. Herbert M. Boylston.

"The usual barrel of New England liquid refreshments as was the custom in those halcyon days," the Gazette recalled wistfully a quarter of a century ago, "flowed freely and when spirits rose to the point that when the new location was reached it was decided to hold a dance then and there. A fiddler was procured, fair ladies recruited, and the evening passed all too swiftly, the home-going guests finding to their surprise that a heavy snow had fallen while they were celebrating and that many of the weary and hungry oxen had dispersed, leading to a chilly chase on the night of the great snow, before the beasts were stabled and their masters housed."

(More information about Captain Alexander Palmer Weeks, from my mother's files, includes the facts that he was born on May 18, 1804 and died on August 29 or 30, 1856, lost at sea in a hurricane, and that in 1835 Captain Weeks was skipper of the ship Leader whose home port was New Bedford. I have also learned - from the National Maritime Digital Library - that Leader, a whaling bark, with Captain Weeks listed as its master, departed New Bedford for the Pacific Ocean in May of 1835, and returned in April of 1838, reporting 480 sperm, and 138 whale. Leader is listed as having been built in 1815 in Fairhaven, and that she broke up in 1851.)

Accès des voyageurs

Guests have access to my living room, bathroom, outdoor shower, dining room, large back yard, and front porch, along with light kitchen privileges. I provide breakfast basics (coffee, juice, fruit, and cold cereal), and you are welcome to store items in my refrigerator. I have parking for one car but I strongly urge you not to bring a car - it's not necessary in this location and the island already has too many cars here in the summer.
***IMPORTANT*** the price listed is for the main double guest room that has one queen-sized bed. There is an additional charge for the second, single room ($75). To book two separate beds you must specify 3 people in your party.

Échanges avec les voyageurs

I am either at home or nearby most of the time. I am a native Edgartonian and can give you insider's advice, history, and point of view of the town.
***IMPORTANT*** the price listed is for the main double guest room that has one queen-sized bed. There is an additional charge for the second, single room ($75). To book two separate beds you must specify 3 people in your party.

Autres remarques

***IMPORTANT*** the price listed is for the main double guest room that has one queen-sized bed. There is an additional charge for the second, single room ($75). To book two separate beds you must specify 3 people in your party.
This house is also home to a small photo gallery and is the setting for occasional music and song jams. Guests are always invited to attend and/or participate in these gatherings. I have five young grandchildren and they are often on the premises, so if young children are not your cup of tea, this is probably not the place for you (on the other hand, if you are traveling with children, please do ask about my overflow options as this is a very child-friendly home).
Also, as noted, this is a 200 year-old house. If you are expecting modern, fancy, and fluffy, you will be disappointed - clean, orderly, friendly, convenient, historic, and interesting, yes - but by no means, fancy.


Équipements
Cuisine
Chauffage
Climatisation
Parking gratuit sur place

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire $97 CAD / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Communiquez toujours via Airbnb
Pour protéger votre paiement, ne transférez jamais d'argent et n'établissez pas de contact en dehors du site ou de l'application Airbnb.
En savoir plus

Couchages
Chambre 1
1 lit queen size
Chambre 2
1 lit simple

Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait à partir de 15:00
Départ avant 12:00

There is no television or radio on the premises but you are welcome to bring your own private listening devices and use with earphones. I would also ask respect as pertains to cell phone usage, that you take your calls away from the milieu of my household. No smoking on the premises, whatsoever. Thank you.
***IMPORTANT***the price listed is for the main double guest room that has one queen-sized bed. There is an additional charge for the second, single room ($75). To book two separate beds you must specify 3 people in your party.


Annulations

Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Détecteur de monoxyde de carbone
Kit de premiers secours
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

121 commentaires

Précision
Communication
Propreté
Emplacement
Arrivée
Qualité-prix
Profil utilisateur de Carla
octobre 2017
Sara was super friendly! Her Home was immaculate. Location was right with in walking distance to anything you needed. Would definitely stay again.

Profil utilisateur de Emily
octobre 2017
Sara was very responsive and attentive. She knows a lot about the island and has a very organized, comfortable home.

Profil utilisateur de Kerrin
octobre 2017
We had the best stay at Sara's! It was just what we needed- perfect location & town. Edgartown is beautiful! From the house you can walk to all the shops, restaurants etc or bike to the various beaches. We loved walking & biking everywhere. Sara's place felt very welcoming and comfortable.

Profil utilisateur de Michelle
septembre 2017
Sara's home was so nice and just a two minute walk from the heart of Edgartown. Sara was a wonderful host and went out of her way to help me plan my adventures while on the island. Thank you Sara!

Profil utilisateur de John
septembre 2017
Sara was extremely helpful and flexible. The house location cannot be beat and the place is really comfortable. I can't think of a better place for a short jaunt to the Vineyard.

Profil utilisateur de Ashley
septembre 2017
The location is great, it's an easy walk to everything in Edgartown. The room is a bit small and could be lit better. We had a pleasant arrival, but when leaving we found the host to be rude. She pretty much kicked us out.
Profil utilisateur de Sara
Réponse de Sara :
And here's the other side of the story. After a busy morning I arrived home at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) - and yes, I'm sure my face registered surprise to find you still in my home (check out time is 12:00). I politely said nothing right up until I found your boyfriend lying on the bed - asleep, apparently, as I had to call to him a couple of times to get his attention - with all of your luggage on the bed and your devices still plugged into the wall. It was then that I stated, please, not to be rude, but you really must be going, as I have a lot to do to get ready for my next guest. I'm sure if your boyfriend had at least given the appearance of trying to get out the door, rather than lying face down on the bed, asleep, or if you had contacted me to let me know you were running late, my reaction would have been more sympathetic. I'm sorry that you interpreted my asserting my check out time as rude and as "kicking you out." After hosting many guests over the years, with the vast majority of them being wonderful experiences, I will let the positive reviews speak for themselves. Good luck in the future.
septembre 2017

Profil utilisateur de Nancy
septembre 2017
Enjoy this vintage home in the heart of Edgartown! Best for adults, especially if you are into going out at night-- very convenient to bars & restaurants & bus routes.

Edgartown, Massachusetts, États-UnisMembre depuis février 2014
Profil utilisateur de Sara

Mother of three beautiful and talented grown offspring, grandmother of four adorable young grandchildren; musician (liturgical, children's programs, and Irish trad), photographer (events, portraits, street, and documentary), care-giver; have recently returned to my child-hood home (my grandparents' house), a magnificent, 200 year-old former sea captain's home in the historic center of Edgartown that I am having a blast with - restoring, renovating, and creating a gathering place for family, friends, music, and photography.

Happily single at this stage of the game.




Taux de réponse : 100%
Délai de réponse : Moins d'une heure

Le quartier

Logements similaires