Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.


Dana or Tina Bowers

Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Contact the Owner

Dana or Tina Bowers

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2014
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Oak Bluffs House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms comfortably sleep 9. 2 baths, 3 showers, washer, dryer, dishwasher

5 Bedrooms are furnished as follows: 1 double bed, 1 twin, 2 twin beds, 1 Queen and 1 Queen. Walk just 10 minutes to the saltwater beaches at Eastville Point and Lagoon pond.


As you approach EVENTIDE, watch for a small, white trellis (archway) centered on the Temahigan Ave. hedge. There's also a white, decorative chain outside of the hedge.


The house is near East Chop, halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven at 1.7 miles to either. Your family or group will enjoy the shade of the porch and the sunny yard bordered by hedges and a solid white fence. There are two picnic tables seating 9 and 4, respectively, and there are plenty of outdoor chairs to arrange to your liking.


The fully-furnished home has a well-equipped kitchen. Everything needed for cooking and serving meals is provided. Just add your favorite foods or enjoy a variety of 'take-out.' There's also a charcoal grill.


The dining room, living room, 2 baths, 3 showers and 5 inviting bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 9, make the house a home. The living room has a large, flat-screen Cable TV, VCR-DVD player, WiFi (includes High-Speed Internet), couch, chairs, cushions, etc. There's also a 2nd flat-screen cable TV upstairs.


Playing cards, games, puzzles and many books are provided for your enjoyment.


Across the breezeway from the kitchen is the laundry room with a washer, dryer, charcoal grill, yard games and a shower.


Bringing A Car With You?: We provide an excellent Island map to our guests. A great, inexpensive bus system connects with the airport, ferry terminals, our house and most points on the Island. 1-, 3- and 7-day passes are available for purchase on board any bus at deep discounts. Cars, bikes and Mopeds may be rented near both ferry terminals. Please note that mopeds are not permitted on the bike paths.


A ferry reservation is required to bring a car to Martha's Vineyard Island. The ferries begin accepting car reservations in early January, so that's when a reservation should be made. They operate between Woods Hole on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.


Check-in time at 'Eventide' is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is by 10:00 a.m. If you choose to leave your car on the mainland, there is a calendar-day charge of $10 to $16 at most ferry ports. Passenger-only ferries operate from Woods Hole, Falmouth and New Bedford, MA and Quonset Point, RI. You may also fly to the Vineyard: Contact or go to their website for schedules and reservations. Some of the larger airlines, may also serve The Vineyard. The MV Airport is 7 miles from the house and is also served by bus.


BIKE TRAILS: One of the many bike paths, goes by the house, continuing several miles to the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road. From there, another bike trail follows the road to Vineyard Haven to the right and Edgartown to the left. There are also bike trails through the State Forest, so you really can 'get away from it all.'


Public Transportation makes a car less necessary. We use the local bus system, ourselves, with a stop close to the house. This is the route of the No.13 bus which runs the most frequent;y of any other line. It serves Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. It will stop on signal, except near intersections and terminals. Fares are simple to understand. Based upon 2014, they are $1 per town traveled. Deeply-discounted passes are sold on-board any bus and are valid for 1, 3 or 7 days (exact change or bills, please). One example of the savings is a round-trip to Aquinnah and the famous clay cliffs, costing $10, while a 1-full-day pass is less. A 3-day pass is $15 and a 7-day is just $25.


Do you want to have a car with you, but can't get a car-ferry reservation? On-Island car rental agencies include Hertz and Avis, along with some local brands. Contact them at their websites or toll-free numbers. Car rental rates on the Vineyard are understandably higher than on the Mainland.


More Vineyard Info: The Martha's Vineyard Chambers of Commerce are located within 2 blocks of both ferry terminals: Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (Tisbury). We can also recommend the Vineyard Gazette and Martha's Vineyard Times newspapers, available at the Vineyard Haven Cumberland Farms, pharmacies and general stores throughout the Island.


There are several free publications about Island happenings, which you may pick up on the ferries, at their terminals and in various stores on The Vineyard.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dana or Tina Bowers (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2014

About Dana or Tina Bowers

I (Dana) am retired after 34 years on the railroad with Penn Central, ConRail and finally Metro-North Commuter Railroad.


I have also volunteered at The Shore Line Trolley Museum since 1968, located just outside of New Haven, CT. We restore and operate full sized trolley cars that run on real tracks, drawing power from an overhead wire. Our average trolley was built 103 years ago. It is our goal to make at least two different trolleys available for rides each day. One ticket allows you to ride all day. The trolleys operate every 30--45 mins. dependent upon the number of volunteer operators and visitors. After your visit, please consider joining our group. We will train you to run a trolley including all aspects of the visitor experience. I can send you written info if you'd like to have it.


I'm your contact person for all aspects of our Vineyard house. You speak directly with me or my wife, Tina, so you do not have to deal with an agent.

Dana or Tina Bowers purchased this house in 1919

Why Dana or Tina Bowers chose Oak Bluffs

The house is centrally located between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven with easy access to all Island points. Privacy: the yard is bordered on 3 sides by hedges and dense forest beyond 2 of them. The 4th side has a solid white fence and the house faces Temahigan Ave. and the saltwater of Vineyard Haven harbor.

What makes this house unique

Your Vineyard yard has enough room for 2 or 3 yard games to be played at the same time on a lush green lawn. The house has a large, wrap-around porch with many chairs that can be moved to your liking. A round picnic table on the porch, seating 9, can be used for a meal even if it is raining. A smaller table which seats 4, may be moved to the lawn or porch. It can be assigned to your children as the 'kids' table.' Adding the dining room table, there are 3 for playing cards, other games and puzzles. The dining room is best for puzzles and may be used regardless of the weather.


There are 'back stairs' in the house between the kitchen and queen bedroom above it. See if the children can figure out which staircase has more steps. How 'bout which one is steeper? Adults: watch your heads on the back stairway, whether going up or down it.


New for 2014 is a hot and cold Outdoor Shower with enclosure. This is the 3rd of 3 showers that the house has.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My sister and I enjoyed our stay very much. We left our personal electronic devices [at] home. Told our families to call the police if they needed to get a hold of us. Cell phones for emergencies only." We "never felt safer. You are lucky to own such a treasure."


When asked if the would stay at our home again and if they would recommend it to others, they answered YES to both questions.
Aug 2012
  • 1 of 23
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Write a Review
WALK to Eastville BEACH. Large Covered Porch. Private Yard. Striking Sunsets
average rating of 4.75 based on 27 reviews

Great Vacation Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Dana's cape cod home was a great stay for our group of 8! Since we had a car, the location (between vineyard haven and oak bluffs) was super convenient.

The house comes with all the amenities needed for a relaxing and family-fun stay including full kitchen, cable, and wifi.

Dana was also super easy to communicate with and readily available for any questions or concerns about the house.

Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a place to stay with family in cape cod!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Memorial Day Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Working with Dana at Eventide provided a seamless booking experience; he was always available to answer any questions we had, and provided excellent instructions for getting to/into the house.

We booked Eventide for Memorial Day Weekend as a group of 9 girls. We had no complaints all weekend, and the home provided a great central point for us to come home to after going off and doing our own thing. There was plenty of space to spread out and find privacy if we needed it, and great communal areas for meals and games.

There was only 1 shower, but it never presented a problem, even with a group of 9 women! The ammenities provided were enough so that we never even needed to leave the house if we didn't want to. The location was excellent; 15 minute walk to OB and 20 minute walk to VH. It is also on the bus line for the 13, so getting anywhere from VH all the way to Edgartown is very easy. The taxi's were also able to find it easily, so we had no problem getting to the house off the ferry in the dark.

It rained all weekend, but the front porch offered enough room to hang out and play games without getting rained on. There is plenty of yard space, and it is secluded by a nice row of trees and a fence.

We would all highly recommend Eventide, especially for a girls weekend or family getaway, and are very much looking forward to returning next year! A great weekend spent on the Vineyard! Thanks, Dana!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are two (2) indoor showers: one in the first floor bathroom, the other in the laundry room. There's also a 3rd shower, outdoors. .
Huntsville, Texas

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and especially the library!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your positive review and you are welcome to visit Eventide, again....Dana & Tina.
Braintree, Massachusetts

For A Classic Vineyard Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel the Vineyard, this is the place for you. My family and I have been going to Maarthas Vineyard for many years, but this was the best, and most comfortable stay we have had.

The ad said walk to beaches, which we did not readily see, but we drive to our favorite beach anyway.

The house was spotless on arrival, with a spacious living room and a beautiful wrap around porch on which we ate all our meals other than eating out.

(Giordanos in Oak Bluffs is a standard favorite of ours and we found a new place that just opened called Danny Quinns. It has a small and not a Vineyard tradition menu, but Danny himself sang. I highly recommend it.)

The dining room was spacious enough as well for company to come by and play a board game and cards.

The kitchen is as fully stocked as my kitchen at home and the large pantry held all the supplies anyone could need and then some. The upstairs bedrooms were large and airy with beautiful breezes. The downstairs shower was a little tricky to get in and out of in the deep bathtub, but the shower in the laundry room was perfect with plenty of privacy.

Eventide has character all her own. All the doors have latch handles and some light switches are push button like in your grandmas house. Outlets are limited, but that's what you find in a place with this much history, which is reminded to you with some of the pictures.

Dealing with the owner was a pleasure. He was in touch quite often to see that we were comfortable and if we had any questions. He said that we should make Eventide our home for the week, which we did. And I highly recommend others to do the same.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Oak Bluffs
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs 1.7 mi. to either
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Farm Neck (public) Golf Course, Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Art Cliff Diner, Vineyard Haven: breakfast & lunch
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Saltwater: Eastville Point Beach and Lagoon Pond
Car: recommended

YOUR VINEYARD VACATION HOME is halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. It has a large, wrap-around porch and white lattice with hedges on 3 sides. There's a solid white fence along the 4th side.

A white trellis centers the front hedge and leads to a stone walkway to the house.


Easy access to downtown Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) is 5 minutes by car or bus and about 10-15 minutes on a bike. Trips to the farther points on the island are best reached by bus or car.


Newcomers to Martha's Vineyard will appreciate a 'Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing' tour as an introduction to the Island. Their buses meet most of the daytime ferries in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Rent bikes and visit the Chambers of Commerce near both ferry terminals in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.


Need a car? It is less expensive to bring your car over from the mainland than it is to rent one on the island. Hertz, Avis and some lesser-known, Island rental agencies are all represented. A car-ferry reservation costs about $140, round-trip, but you must book early to get the dates you want. accepts reservations beginning in early January of each year. Reserve early, as summer spaces quickly fill.


Other Activities: Oldest carousel in the US; golf, mini golf, hiking, kayaking, video/pinball arcades, shopping, movie theaters, night clubs, health clubs.


Oak Bluffs has the best variety of restaurants, serving both American and ethnic foods.


We highly recommend Linda Jean's Restaurant on Circuit Avenue (Oak Bluffs' main street) for family dining or just a cup of tea or 'coffee and....' They are open all day and their prices are reasonable. We suggest you get there by 5:00 p.m. for an evening meal, especially on a weekend.


Downtown Vineyard Haven has a working, restored movie theater as well as restaurants, cafes, clothing and souvenir shops.


Island-made ice cream is plentiful in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.


If you take a ride to Aquinnah (Gay Head) to see the famous clay cliffs, be sure to stop by Alley's General Store in Chilmark. It really does have a little of everything including a working Post Office.


Have fun at the mini-golf in Vineyard Haven. They also have Island ice cream for after the game.


Golf: Public golf courses are located in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. The nearest, Farm Neck, is less than a mile from the house. Vineyard Haven also has miniature golf with home-made ice cream on the premises.


Call us when you have questions.


~ Dana K. Bowers and family, homeowners.

...(203) 453-2961 home

...(203) 605-5631 cell



Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2014 - Summer
Jul 26 - Aug 1
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes 2014: $600-$2900/week. Normal CLEANING INCLUDED. Make our house ''Your Vineyard Vacation Home'' for a week or more. INCLUDED: Island-wide calling, utilities, furnishings, dishes, silverware, picnic tables, chairs, benches, washer & dryer. 2 bathrooms, 3 showers. See DETAILS page. 2 flat-screen TVs, cable, WiFi, DVD/VCR Player, High-speed cable internet, indoor & outdoor games, books.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Enter dates to see total
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Book It Now or updated calendars.


Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Floorboards
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , tub
    Laundry Room - shower
  • In addition to the showers in the downstairs bathroom, laundry room and outdoors, there is an old-fashioned 1950's 'claw-foot' tub on the 2nd floor for that bubble bath or soak you've long promised yourself, or for giving the little ones a bath.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • ''East Chop' - 1 queen , 2nd Floor, North
    'West Chop' - 1 queen , 2nd FL, NorthWest
    'Southwest' - 2 twin/ single , 2nd FL, SouthWest
    'Eastville' - 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor, South
    'Vineyard Harbor' - 1 double , 1st Floor, Front, West
  • Each of the 5 bedrooms has been personally decorated by a Bowers family member to have its own unique character. Bed mattresses are 'just right,' giving good support without being hard. Phones are located in the 'Southwest' Bedroom and the living room. There is no charge for calls to any point on the Island.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Suggested access for the elderly or infirm: The usual entry door to the house is 2 steps up from the breezeway into the kitchen, 1st floor. On that level, there is one bedroom with a double bed. The nearest bathroom is one step up from the 1st floor. The other 4 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor with another bathroom.

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote