After staying in several houses on the Vineyard for the past 13 years, we found ourselves in a position of starting from scratch to search for the vacation house that we could return to for the coming years. We were looking for an upisland location at this point, and this house was the perfect location just three minutes from Gayhead beach and on a sleepy road.
I was there with my three children, my husband, my parents, and sister and her partner. There were plenty of rooms, beds, and bathrooms to accommodate everyone, including a separate living room and kitchen area in the basement to offer a little more privacy for part of the family. This included a separate entrance with private patio.
The master suite was large with skylights and gorgeous tub with jets that my kids fought over after returning from the beach! The master bathroom also featured a heat lamp on the ceiling to step out under once done showering.
Of course, one of our many requirements when looking for our perfect place is an outdoor shower! To give you a sense of the attention to detail, citrus scented body soap and lotion were provided. It's the little things that count, and Doris has thought of them all.
This is a quick run down of what separates it from the pack:
great DVD movies to choose from for all ages
many games, puzzles, and a book exchange shelf!
quality pots and pans for cooking, along with all other utensils you would ever need
paper products, plastic wraps, towels, beach towels and sheets all provided (very nice after a long trip there to not have to make up all the beds upon arrival!)
sturdy patio furniture with a working umbrella for shade
fans (we usually have to find a way to pack these, which is quite awkward typically with space!)
plenty of seating for meals both at island countertop and kitchen table
living room furniture that is home worthy-not camp worthy
spare propane tank at grill
storage area housing beach chairs, boogie boards, beach umbrellas, beach toys
easy parking for three cars
clothes line to dry towels from the beach
washer and dryer (with laundry soap provided)
town resident pass (which is not always provided and is often left up to the tenants to find the appropriate town hall, etc, to allow for free parking and access to resident beaches)
guest book with every question you may have answered
Doris was very quick to respond to any questions I had while preparing for our trip. A pleasure to work with. Can't say enough!