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This contemporary post & beam home features a vast open floor plan containing all modern day amenities. Yet the home maintains its Cape heritage and cozy characteristics. The Swanson Island House, a 3-bedroom/3-bathroom gem located one mile from Edgartown village & harbor, is available for vacation rentals throughout the year. The bike path to South Beach is about ½-mile from the house, and both South Beach and State Beach are approximately three miles away.

The living room's open floorplan features two skylights in a vaulted ceiling, with a ceiling fan to cool off the room. The entertainment unit has one 31” color TV with basic cable, a DVD player and one stereo system with CD player. There are also plenty of board games for family fun in case of rain. This room has one couch, one loveseat and one chair.

The family room features a gas fireplace -- great for warming up during fall & winter visits. There is one loveseat and one queen sleep sofa. This room is open to the living room.

The dining room is open to the kitchen and living room. The butcher block maple table (a former baker's bench) seats 10 people comfortably.

A fully equipped kitchen features a microwave/convection oven, gas range, dishwasher, and refrigerator with icemaker. Kitchen appliances include a coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, Kitchen-Aid mixer, salad spinner, pizza stone, cookie sheets and baking pans, huge lobster pot and plenty of pots/pans, dishes and bowls.

The master bedroom suite is on the second floor, and features a king-size bed and private full bathroom. It has plenty of windows to let in the ocean breezes. The ceiling is vaulted with a fan. This bedroom has a walk-in closet and a 27” color TV with basic cable.

The master bathroom has a full tub/shower and a skylight to let in the sunshine.

A second bedroom suite upstairs has a queen-size bed and a private bathroom. This bedroom also has lots of windows to let in the ocean breezes. The ceiling is vaulted with a fan. There is one 19” color TV with basic cable and one closet.

The second upstairs bathroom features an oversized shower stall and double-sink vanity. Like the master bathroom, it also has a skylight to let in the sunshine.

The third bedroom is on the main floor and has one twin bed and one full-sizebed with a wheel-out trundle twin bed underneath. It has a ceiling fan to cool off the room and one closet. This room is ideal for the kids.

The third bathroom is also a full bathroom with tub and shower, and is next to the third bedroom.

Sheets are supplied for each bedroom. All bedrooms feature wall-to-wall grey berber carpeting. All bathrooms have tile floors. All other rooms feature hardwood floors.

A screened porch on the side of the house has lighting for nighttime use and patio furniture to seat up to five adults.

The brick patio behind the house has an outdoor table & chairs to seat six. There is also one lounge chair with side table. There's a gas grill for outdoor cooking. For those who love the real charcoal, there is also a charcoal grill in the basement. At the corner of the house is an outside shower stall.

There is a five-person hot tub located next to the patio. All children should be supervised while in or near the tub. There are plastic mugs in the kitchen should you choose to have a beverage while enjoying the hot tub.

The basement has laundry facilities for use during your stay -- a washing machine (with laundry detergent) and a dryer.


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