A little corner of heaven on the Island!
Submitted: April 12, 2012
Stayed: August 2011
An avid vacationer on Martha's Vineyard, I am thrilled that my family found this wonderful historic house just a short walk from Vineyard Haven! We have been coming here for more than 10 years and look forward to our next stay almost as soon as we leave.
Although we bring a car for our week-2 week stays, this house is in a perfect location: a short walk from the ferry, and access to many areas by bike or on foot, my family enjoys the comfortable homelike atmosphere in our favorite spot.
Every bed is comfortable and the bedrooms have some unique features found only in the old houses on the island-- I often imagine the families who made this their home 100 or more years ago. The pleasures we enjoy now include a beautifully updated kitchen; a fantastic deck for relaxing, cocktails, grilling and overlooking a lovely corner lot with mature flowering trees and even a grape arbor. The yard is perfect for croquet, volleyball, or badminton! And tennis is just across the street.
The screened porch is perfect for candlelit evenings -- or a snooze in the large comfy hammock! On some nights, one of us can be found asleep there throug the night.
Perfect place for a small family or a group of friends -- it is easy to manage with its beautiful hardwood floors, no-muss kitchen & baths. If you prefer not to cook, ta number of great restaurants are nearby. A stop for homemade ice cream on Main Street is a must!
Vineyard Haven is my favorite town on Martha's Vineyard -- it is lively, has a renowned bookstore (you never know who you might meet there!), many great shoppes, and is a wonderful location from which to access all points of the island...whether you want to stay close to home or roam the whole Vineyard, this is your best bet for a true home away from home. You can even visit the Vineyard Haven beach just a 7 minute walk from the house.
Last -- but, for me, not least -- the outdoor shower is a must !!! With birds chirping, a gentle wind blowing, and superb water pressure, this is a truly zen experience.
Enjoy every minute in this lovely in-town hideaway.
Sari G., Washington, DC
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