: Martha's Vineyard Airport
: Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs 1.7 mi. to either
: Saltwater: Eastville Point Beach and Lagoon Pond
: Ocean View Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Oak Bluffs
: Farm Neck (public) Golf Course, Oak Bluffs
: Art Cliff Diner, Vineyard Haven: breakfast & lunch
YOUR VINEYARD VACATION HOME is halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. It is easily recognized by its large, wrap-around porch and white lattice.
The yard is bordered on 2 sides by hedges with dense forest beyond. A solid white fence runs along the third side and the house faces Temahigan Ave and the ocean. Easy access to town 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 an MV 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. Need a car? It is less expensive to bring your car over from the mainland than it is to rent one on the island. On-Island rental cars range from $300 to $1000 per week; a ferry reservation costs about $140, round-trip. SteamshipAuthority.com accepts reservation beginning on January 15, 2013. Reserve early, as spaces quickly fill.
Other Activities: Oldest carousel in US; golf, mini golf, hiking, kayaking, video/pinball arcades, shopping, movie theaters, night clubs.
Oak Bluffs has the most restaurants, serving both American and ethnic foods. There's always a nice variety for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is something for everyone in terms of food and entertainment. We highly recommend Linda Jean's Restaurant on Circuit Avenue (the 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.
Downtown Vineyard Haven has a restored movie theater as well as restaurants, cafes, clothing, souvenir shops.
Island-made candy and ice cream are plentiful in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.
If you take a ride to Aquinnah 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 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.