This was my first trip to Martha’s Vineyard and I couldn’t have found a more wonderful place to stay. The cottage is absolute perfection. From the moment I arrived, I instantly I felt at home. The interior is beautifully decorated and one feels the love and caring that went into the selection of furniture and furnishings that all contribute to a warm homey vibe. The rooms are charming, cozy, and spacious. No detail has been overlooked.
Practical worries were banished as the cottage has a comfortable queen-size bed, excellent water pressure, a full-size washer/dryer, and plentiful outlets, new and grounded, so no worries about plugging in electronics. The cottage has central heat and air conditioning along with a working gas fireplace, making it ideal for all seasons. The full bathroom has a bathtub/shower. All fixtures are modern and there is excellent lighting (with dimmers) in every room. The sun streams in through the windows on all four sides during the day. There is also a wood-enclosed, hot water outdoor shower along a flagstone path from the back door of the bedroom. The cottage was built as a year-round destination.
The exterior is private, situated on beautifully landscaped grounds and in the last week of August, during my stay, the trees and flowers were in full bloom. There is a lovely front porch where I spent a lot of time, as well as large well-tended lawns surrounding the back and sides extending to the tree lines of the property. Other areas are filled with plants, flowers, and gardens.
The cottage is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, as well as for a single seeking a personal retreat with all the creature comforts. I was traveling solo and wanted quiet, nature and solitude, without feeling like I was in an “alone in the woods slasher film.” The peace and serenity I experienced during my stay was unparalleled. It was the perfect antidote to too much city life.
The cottage is within walking distance to several natural habitats and town and one can easily get around on foot, by bike, or car. Cabs were plentiful, prompt, and inexpensive as I didn’t always want to walk to town.
Lynne and Rich (gracious lovely people) checked in on me without being intrusive and had prepped the cottage immaculately in advance.
I am looking forward to a return trip as I already miss the mornings spent sitting on the front porch with my coffee, reading, writing, thinking, and watching nature.