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rental in Chilmark

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rental in Chilmark

I'm planning on renting a place in Chilmark around July 4th for 2 weeks.

I amazed that I can find one at this late date and wonder why this house is available...is this an undesirable time to be there...are there

green flies or red tide or some thing like that. Also what can I expect,

never have been to Vineyard. We would like to spend some time on beach but more interested in exploring whole island. Are the beaches in Chilmark nice? Is traffic a problem and also is it a dry town.

What could we expect for July 4th. Thanks

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1. Re: rental in Chilmark

I recently snagged a house in Katama for the week of July 10. There wasn't much left that wasn't in bad need of renovation. Depends what you are looking for and how much you want to spend.

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2. Re: rental in Chilmark

I have owned a rental house here on the island for 12 years. Historically, I can rent out August without missing a week, but during the month of July, I always have a week or two open. If the house you found is open and it looks good, I wouldn't read too much into it. July just isn't as popular for house rentals as August and you're bound to find a few open rental weeks.

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3. Re: rental in Chilmark

1. It's a fine time to be there, just a little more rain than August. No red tide. Some mosquitoes but that's about it.

2. Beaches are beautiful but there are only a few PUBLIC beaches. Check with the people who are renting the house. Ask what kind of beach access will you have.

3. Traffic is normally only a problem in downtown areas (Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown).

4. Chilmark is dry. Bars are only in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, and now in Vineyard Haven as well.

5. There's lots of fun stuff going on July 4th. Parades, fireworks, etc.

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