By Kellie Speed
Jun 6, 2023
Known as The Pink House, for its bubblegum-hued exterior, the aesthetically unique residence is one of 312 Victorian cottages on Martha’s Vineyard. The brightly colored cottage was built in 1870 and comes with a storied history.
It’s part of what’s known as The Campground, a collection of homes originally created as a summer retreat with campsites for the Methodist Church. Over the years, the camping tents were removed and cottages were constructed around The Tabernacle. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Tabernacle now hosts religious services and year-round cultural events.
“Everyone who lives there loves it,” says listing agent Kyle Neyer, of Tea Lane Associates. “The home is located in the most iconic fairytale campground, and I think its pink color really sets it apart. It’s been painted various colors of pink since after the Depression.”
The home’s distinctly pink exterior and Gothic front door give way to a cozy, 697-square-foot interior that drips with charm.
From the lacy wood details to exposed-beam ceilings, the home’s history echoes throughout the all-white space.
“Most of the cottages are truly summer cottages, but this one is a year-round home,” Neyer says. “I would describe this home as a fairytale mixed with modern amenities.”
The home is bound by a ground lease, so a buyer rents the land from the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association. The buyer will own the home but not the land beneath it.
“An association fee includes trash and snow removal as well as maintenance of the communal gardens,” Neyer explains. “There are some rental restrictions. You can only rent it out six weeks in the summer, from June to September. It’s a real thriving summer colony, and they want it to stay owner occupied.”
The main floor features a bright and open floor plan, including a living room with preserved-hardwood floors and an oversized picture window that overlooks the pink deck.
Just past the living room is an adorable dining area with a second Gothic door for outside access.
The nearby galley kitchen has arched ceilings, a Gothic window, and a few pink countertop appliances to offer flourishes of color and contrast to the all-white interior.
Two spacious bedrooms with sloped ceilings are found upstairs. The primary bedroom has a dormer window and another Gothic door that opens to a private terrace.
A guest bedroom features a stained-glass window with balcony access.
And a brick patio and garden out back make for the ideal spot to host summer barbecues.
Located just blocks from Oak Bluffs Harbor and Nantucket Sound, the property is a delightful retreat for anyone in the mood to embrace year-round vacation living.
“It’s pretty much turnkey and is being offered fully furnished, but it doesn’t have a TV,” Neyer notes. “There is so much going on there in the summer, from religious functions to music and art festivals. The history of the home is just so amazing. It’s a very special, magical place.”
For more photos and details, check out the full listing.
Homes for sale in Oak Bluffs, MA
Learn more about Oak Bluffs, MA