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- Entire rental unit
Martha's Vineyard Pied-á-terre # 2 Vineyard Haven is but a short stroll from the ferry. Found in the heart of Vineyard Haven, this beautiful apartment is in the center of our village and it's mix of restaurants, shops, galleries and theaters. A seamless blend of comfort and convenience! If your dates are not available you can check our neighboring property Martha's Vineyard Pied-á-terre #1 Tisbury
- Entire guest suite
- Oak Bluffs
This apartment is next to an art studio on the first floor of a shared house where owners and toddler live upstairs. It’s bright, newly renovated, and completely private (no shared spaces) There are 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom, a kitchenette, and parking. It is exactly 1 mile from Oak Bluffs Center, a half mile from The Cottages and Farm Neck Golf Course, and a block from Tradewinds walking trails. Across the street is the bike path, & the bus stop is on the corner for easy island transportation
- Private room
Welcome to my home, a 200 year-old former whaling captain's home in the heart of historic Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard (not Nantucket). From here, every amenity - shops, beaches, harbor, restaurants, and night life - is accessible by foot or bicycle. No car needed. ***IMPORTANT***the price listed is for the main double guest room that has one queen-sized bed. There is an additional charge for the second, single room ($75). To book two separate beds you must specify 3 people in your party.
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Your guide to Martha's Vineyard
All About Martha’s Vineyard
A 45-minute ferry trip from Cape Cod, this Massachusetts island was named after the daughter of Bartholomew Gosnold, a British sailor. The term vineyard is a nod to the vine-like vegetation that’s visible on the island’s coast, however, there’s very little wine-making here. Martha’s Vineyard’s almost 125 miles of shorelines play host to a wide range of leisure activities all year round. Not only are its impressive waves a big hit with thrill-seeking surfers, but its beaches also make for great fishing spots if you’re looking for something a little more low key. Then, there are the hiking trails. A third of all the island’s land is officially protected meaning visitors can bask in unspoiled, picture-perfect landscapes with no modern development in sight. The result? A tranquil escape from reality.
How do I get around Martha's Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard is commonly accessed by ferry. That said, the island does have its own airport, Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY), with direct flights to Boston and New York. For those wanting to make the most of their time in their Martha’s Vineyard rental, hiring a car is highly recommended. The great news is you can drive it straight onto the ferry. But if you’re tired of driving and want to relax then you can easily get around using public buses, which run regularly and will take you to all of the island’s best spots.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard welcomes hikers and nature seekers all year long, though the island experiences high winds in June and November. Swimming and surfing are best done in July and August, when the water in the Atlantic Ocean is pleasantly warm but the waves are still rolling in. There’s also a famously tranquil spell between Labor Day and Columbus Day when you can steal some warm weather without the summer holiday crowds.
What are the top things to do in Martha's Vineyard?
This is one of the quieter stretches of surf and sand on the island. This two- mile-long, dog-friendly beach is a great place to brush up on your snorkeling skills or cast a fly rod for striped bass. You’re also likely to see seagulls dropping their eggs off at nearby nests as they fly ashore. Be warned that non-resident parking is limited, especially on weekends.
What started out as a 19th-century Methodist campground now attracts the attention of island visitors from across the world. The storybook design of these 300 houses in the Oak Bluffs neighborhood comprises bright colors and candy-like architectural features. Don’t forget to have your camera app ready as photo ops are everywhere.
Sampling some of the local produce is an absolute must during your time on the island, and there’s no better place to do it than at one of the local fish markets. There you can find high-quality lobster rolls for a fraction of restaurant prices. And if you’re into cheese then head to a dairy farm to sample some award-winning formulas made using the milk produced by local dairy cows.