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Vineyard Haven Beachfront Cottage Is Now Hoping for $2.5M

The brokerbabble for this Vineyard Haven listing begins with some cold, hard facts: "A rare find on Martha's Vineyard -- true ocean and beachfront living." Indeed, either beach cottages on the island just don't come on the market very often or are actually rarer than celebrity sightings in August hen's teeth. Thus, feast your eyes on The Herring Creek Cottage, "directly on the sandy shores of Vineyard Sound with panoramic views of the entire sound, including the Elizabeth Islands and Woods Hole. In the other direction, the property stretches to Lake Tashmoo with sweeping sunrise views." Translation: this is an official beach cottage. Built in 1920, the 928 square foot shabby chic two bedroom, one bath has a vaulted ceiling in the living and dining areas, a fireplace, and french doors onto the waterfront deck. In the updated kitchen, there's an oven, gas range and a Sub-Zero under-counter fridge. The 2.13 acre lot includes not one, but two private sandy beach areas. First listed in April for $2,700,000, the rather lovely cottage is now hoping for $2,500,000.

· Listing: 655 Herring Creek Road, Vineyard Haven [Trulia]