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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


West Tisbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Pristine & secluded, walk to ocean, pond, & conservation area. Ferry tix too!

Traveling on a budget but looking for a private, pristine property in a natural setting? Appreciate walking to the ​ocean at one of the most beautiful sand beaches you'll ever find? Bright, airy, and secluded, our property is a contemporary​ open floor space w/ high ceilings, lots of windows, tasteful decor, an outdoor hot-water shower,and small deck overlooking 2 acres of woods. For your convenience, we have reserved ferry tickets for all of July and August!

You'll easily walk to exclusive Lambert's Cove Beach-described by NY Times as a ​world-clas​s​ swimming spot with 'perfect water' for those looking for summer 'magic'. [The Magic of Swimming on Martha's Vineyard, Travel, New York Times, August 10, 2014].​

Our part of the Island is an oasis of peacefulness and natural beauty. While daytrippers pour into Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, West Tisbury is a hidden​ 'up-island'​ gem--the laid-back and charming agricultural center of the Island where the Island farmers live. Walk down our road and you'll hear a rooster crowing and fresh eggs for sale (on the honor system!). The twice-weekly West Tisbury Farmer's Market and Artisan's Fair are a draw from all over the Island.

Our hideaway offers an ideal location--secluded and private yet minutes away from the ocean, ponds, and all the other “good stuff” you'd expect from a Vineyard get-away.

You can not only walk to the ocean and ponds, but also to gourmet dining @ Lambert's Cove Inn.

Also near our property: upscale State Road restaurant, bakeries, farmer's market/farm stands, casual eats, artisan fairs, art galleries, an arboretum, nature preserves and hiking trails, live theater, & a state- of- the- art movie center where directors are frequent hosts to new films.

Thanks to our central Island location, ​getting around the Island could not be easier. We are​ even on a bus route that takes bicycles!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alice (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Alice

As hands-on owners who use this property ourselves, we take meticulous care of both the interior and the grounds. I think you'll find from reading our reviews that the attention and care we devote to ensuring that our guests have a good experience is much appreciated.We take great pride in sharing the Island, and especially the timeless charm of West Tisbury with all our guests.

Alice purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Alice chose West Tisbury

Our location is rare--it's centrally located on the Island yet very secluded in the wooded agricultural center of the Island.

On even the busiest day of the summer, eg July 4, you will be far away from the tourists and the traffic yet minutes away from fine dining, galleries, art festivals, farmer's markets, conservation areas, and hiking/biking trails.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location location! You'll be a short walk from one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere--Lambert's Cove (which is accessible only to residents and tenants of West Tisbury) as well as to a freshwater swimming ponds.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 15 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

A Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a lovely week here and can't say enough good things about this property and its owners.

For starters, it's perfectly located. A short walk or drive in one direction and you're at Lambert's Cove, one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen - Caribbean included. Its calm, clear waters are perfect for children (and adults who don't enjoy getting pummeled by waves). A few minutes in the other direction and you're at a gorgeous, deep, unspoiled pond that's part of the Land Bank Preserve. Both places are treasures.

As for the property itself, my husband and I joked that it should be on HGTV. Alice (the owner) made such great use of the space - there was a place for everything. There was ample closet and drawer space, comfy beds, and even a washing machine. Everything was spotless. Our family of 3 never felt cramped.

The kitchen had all the tools you'd need to prepare simple meals (a single electric burner, toaster oven, microwave, coffeemaker, and a grill outside). There's no oven, but trust me - you're on vacation, you'll never miss it.

Alice was a wonderful host. Because we booked a little late in the season, we had trouble getting ferry reservations. She was kind enough to work with us on arrival/departure dates to ensure our trip could happen. She also met us on arrival to give us the scoop on the week's events - things to do, places to eat, etc. We would have missed so many fun things without her advice.

Now that we've fallen in love with Lambert's Cove and this sweet "treetop" property, my family agrees it would be hard to stay anywhere else on MV. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to have you and your family be our guests. We are always so gratified when we can help our guests with "insider tips" on things to do and places to go that are nearby and off the beaten track. We do look forward to having you stay with us again! Best, Alice

Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I just returned home from our first visit to Martha's Vineyard and couldn't be happier. The property was beyond anything we could have expected. The living quarters were immaculate, bright and cheerful. Stocked with all the amenities we needed to enjoy our stay. The place just looks very well cared for. The surrounding area is gorgeous. Perfect for bike rides or strolls. Lots of nearby shops, farmers markets, antique fairs and such to wander through in West tisbury and Vineyard Haven.

We took full advantage of the beautiful lambert's cove beach which is a lovely walk from the property through lush woods and a winding country lane. At times, we had the beach almost entirely to ourselves. My daughter, (7) loved it!

It was our first time to the island and we decided to leave our car on the mainland. The bus system is more than adequate, and we were able to see the entire island. It was great to be able to experience the hustle and bustle of the busier towns on the island and head back to the tranquility of west tisbury at the end of the day. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the owners, Alice and Ken. To say they went out of their way to make our stay comfortable would be an understatement, and for that I am truly appreciative. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments Dan. The peaceful, natural setting of our property (and the town of West Tisbury) is indeed an oasis from the traffic and tourist crowds. Being in the agricultural center of the Island yet close to everything is something we love as well. We really enjoyed having you and your family as guests. Your little girl is just adorable (we miss her already!) Regards, Alice

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our first time on this magical island and most certainly not our last. Our only regret is that we didn't have an additional week to explore.

Alice and Ken are wonderful. The accommodations were just as advertised, only nicer. Cozy, private, convenient and immaculate. Perfect for a young couple from the city on a budget and not looking to be in the middle of a mob scene.

You both are so gracious and helpful. I have to tell you, the morning walk to the beach was a highlight along with the great shopping and memorable meal at Copper Wok.

See you next year, we will make our arrangements after the New Year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, We really enjoyed meeting you and your fiance! For us, it's just wonderful to get to know our guests who return every year. I agree that being able to walk to the beach and avoid the crowds makes our property special. Looking forward to seeing you again next summer Best, Alice

"Just right."

  • 5 of 5

Before arriving, we'd convinced ourselves that our Martha's Vineyard fantasy - to be located near to up-island, at a great biking take-off point, in a clean, well-appointed and affordable place, with a private beach, and a walk-to, swimmable, beautiful pond was not achievable. But this is exactly what we found. The apartment is very clean, thoughtfully stocked, with a wonderful bed, and Alice, who is earnest in her commitment to support the best visit possible. Foodies take note: plan for a one-burner stove top, an ample convection/toaster oven, coffee maker, microwave and a grill. We enjoyed getting creative with that configuration. We biked the island, walked to Lambert's Cove Beach and to the freshwater pond. I've stayed at many 2-person apartments at the Vineyard and this was by far the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx for your feedback Margo. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests this summer.I am gratified that you enjoyed our property so much. We agree that the location we offer is unbeatable for swimming and biking and also for just getting away from it all. Alice

Enjoyed it even more the second time!

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from staying at Alice and Ken's studio for the second year in a row and can't wait to visit again next summer. The space is lovely, light, airy and new, and the location can't be beat if you want relaxation rather than crowds. We stayed with our 4 year old daughter and the size of the studio was perfect for us. It had everything we needed. The kitchen is well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans, a full-sized fridge, microwave, burner and convection oven/toaster. The bath has a tub and shower and a washing machine. No dryer, but my daughter really enjoyed helping me hang the clothes out to dry in the fresh air. It was great fun. There's a sweet little porch with two chairs and a table, a hammock and a wonderful outdoor shower. And, as before, we loved having access to Lambert's Cove beach, which is a very beautiful and uncrowded spot. We feel as though we've discovered the perfect getaway spot for our little family and plan to return next year. If you want the noisy, crowded atmosphere of Oak Bluffs, then this isn't the place for you. But if you are looking for a peaceful little retreat that is well-located and a short drive to almost anywhere on the vineyard, you've found it!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, It was so nice having you and your little girl stay with us again this summer. We are pleased to have so many returning guests who love the charm and natural setting of West Tisbury. We feel very lucky to be able to share our tranquil part of the Island with you. Best, Alice

Peaceful. Pristine. Pretty much Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My second summer staying at what I have come to love as my "magical treehouse". Surrounded by quiet and privacy and trees this is a beautiful space above a large garage. All amenities provided; clean and modern. My favorite things: Outdoor shower, so close to Lambert's Cove Beach and Landbank owned Ice Pond which is beautiful, very nice owners yet all the privacy one would need. Truly wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deb, We were so pleased to have you and Tom be our guests again this year. Your "favorites" list was fun to hear. We do have a very special spot on the Island indeed! Thanks for taking the time to write your comments. Best, Alice


State Road Restaurant
Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach
Martha's Vineyard Glassworks
Field Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Lambert's Cove Inn & Restaurant
Scottish Bakehouse
Polly Hill Arboretum
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary
Alley's General Store
Fella's Take Out
Fiddlehead Farm
West Tisbury Farmers Market
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society
Cronig's Markets
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
Le Grenier French Restaurant
The Black Dog Tavern
Art Cliff Diner
Net Result
Granary Gallery
Granary Gallery
Morning Glory Farm
Lambert's Cove Inn
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Vineyard Haven Terminal of Steamship Authority
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lambert's Cove Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lambert's Cove Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

From $900 Per week

West Tisbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
May 24 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 2015
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 2 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Aug 3 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

There'an optional $100 cleaning fee.waivable if you prefer to clean yourself so that the rental is immaculate, move-in condition for the next tenant.Refundable security deposit is $175.
We are happy to offer returning guests a discounted rate!

NOTE**: For the 3rd week of August we will be flexible and rent from Mon to Mon, to make it easier to book ferry tix.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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West Tisbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , hot water
  • Hot water outdoor shower is a treat--private,enclosed, w/ room for two!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Open floor plan - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This is an open floor plan with 2 separate sleeping areas.
  • There are 2 sleeping areas in this open floor plan. One is a large space with a queen-sized bed. The other is a trundle bed that opens up as needed to 2 twins. Our property is Ideal for a couple (we had several honeymooners), a couple with one (or two) children, or friends to share. The sleeping areas are on opposite sides of the room to maximize privacy.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
--Having a car is not essential here. The beach, ocean, and ponds are walking distance. If you enjoy biking, it's easy to get around West Tisbury. We're also a few minutes walk from the Vineyard bus stop; the bus takes bikes, costs only a couple of dollars, and goes all over the Island (see

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