I rented this house for one week in mid-June with my family of 3 (and my mother and Aunt also joined us, so we were 5 total -- 4 adults and 1 child, age 9). I was a bit nervous about renting a house with no reviews... Upon arrival, I was elated to find this treasure of a house. The house is located just off State Road offering plenty of privacy and quiet. The house is huge and much nicer than depicted in the photos. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. In addition to being very clean, the house is thoughtfully furnished and well stocked. The beds were very comfortable with nice quality bedding and towels. The house layout is lovely for sunlight and breezes. There is a very nice gas grill on the deck that is well maintained and easy to use. We did not get to use the pizza oven, as it will make the house too hot during the summer months.
I would especially recommend this property for an extended family. The house offers bedrooms across three floors (daylight basement offers a large apartment that sleeps 4 -- with a kitchen and bathroom, the first floor offers a master bedroom suite and a sitting room that can be used as a bedroom, and the 2nd floor offers a bedroom, bathroom and loft area with a twin bed that overlooks the sitting room). The back deck overlooks the woods facing East -- lovely morning sun makes this a great place to drink coffee.
We appreciated the close proximity to Aquinnah beaches and lighthouse and Chilmark and Menemsha were just a short drive away. The house has lots of games, beach toys, bikes, umbrellas, and sand chairs -- everything you need to enjoy the area. If you plan to spend most of your time Up-Island, and you want a peaceful and quiet setting, this house will exceed your expectations.
We look forward to spending lots of time here in years to come!