Meet one of the most expensive summer rentals on Martha's Vineyard. Designed in 2008 by architect Patrick Ahearn, notable for this year's HGTV Dream Home, with interior design and architecture by David Lentz Design, this waterfront estate at Herring Creek Farm is one of the most tricked-out island listings we've come across. Case in point, the 8,400 square foot main residence and carriage house wing can sleep 12 very, very comfortably.
In a house full of exquisite, thoughtful design, perhaps one of the most unique features is found in the five Bedroom Suites. In addition to fireplaces, lounge areas, deluxe media centers, bathrooms with steam bath rain showers and double vanities, all the suites have their own private, walled gardens with outdoor showers and lounge areas. Some even have outdoor soaking tubs. In addition to deluxe shuteye, the Katama 7BR, 7.5BA offers nine televisions, "dramatic artwork" to ponder, walls of glass galore, and at least 50 shades of "monochromatic shading of greys, whites and browns." Naturally, built-in digital movie and music systems can be found both indoors and out. Speaking of the great outdoors, there's "a 25x50-foot, heated, black Pebble Tec pool, with a raised black granite infinity edge on all four sides" and an ankle-deep platform in one corner for non-swimmers and/or loungers. Beyond the cement pond sits "a 12-foot spa, extensive stone patio, multiple lounge and dining areas, plus a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen with grill, cooktops, refrigerators, dishwashers, ice-maker, and pergola." Of course. Per the listing, Crackatuxet Cove sits at the water's edge of the property and will apparently have kayakers rejoicing. As for ocean lovers, there's a "private association sandy beach on the south shore is nearby and can be reached by bike or the included golf cart." Not surprisingly, the stunning spread rents for an equally stunning $50,000 a week in July and August.
· Listing: Grand Estate At Herring Creek Farm With Pool And Private Beach [Point B Realty]
· 5 Things to Know About The Vineyard's HGTV Dream Home [Curbed Cape Cod]