Gay Head - Aquinnah House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, open kitchen, ocean view, very private
Wake up on one of the highest elevations in Aquinnah (marked as Molasha Hill in mid 1800’s coastal surveys), and watch the sun rise over the panoramic Atlantic view which extends from Squibnocket Point in the East to the Gay Head Cliffs (West) and overlooks Nomans Island. All this is visible without leaving the bedroom, living room sofas or the breakfast table.
Rest and take in the sun from the living room decks during the day or walk or drive to pristine Philbin Beach, the Aquinnah Cliffs or Lobsterville and West Basin beaches where world class fishing for Striped Bass and Blue Fish along Dogfish Bar or Devil's Bridge is legendary.
Take the On-call Ferry on foot or by bike from the West Basin docks to Menemsha for everything from fish & chips, ribs, grilled chicken and ice cream at the restaurants and fish markets to fine alfresco dining at the Beach Plum Inn.
Or cook in the home's gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, convection oven, gas burners, butcher block counters and center island, and watch the sun set over the Atlantic.
During late June and early July, the near full moon rises over the ocean and is breathtaking. Many Island rentals claim ''160 degree oceans views'' but this is the real thing. Under the starlit sky of the Milky Way, there is not another manmade light to be seen except the faint beacon of the Aquinnah Lighthouse and the commercial fishing trawlers that pass by in full view through the telescope in the living room.
Charming and tastefully decorated, 1600 sqft (+/-), two floor ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, open kitchen to living room, downstairs den, laundry room, hardwood floors and ample parking is situated on 2 very private acres. It is a sanctuary setting with open fields and mowed areas to enjoy the outdoors.
Includes a private, deep water mooring in Menemsha Outer Harbor (West Basin - details available upon request), outdoor, multi-head shower, 47” Sony HDTV flat screen with Sony Surround Sound, Digital Cable, High Speed Wireless Internet, and ample outdoor furniture, towels and linens provided. Please see the following local links for a preview or send us an email for more suggestions and or concierge services if desired.
The Vineyard Transportation Authority (VTA) buses will pick you up at the driveway's entrance on the hour during the summer with routes to Edgartown, Katama's South Beach or Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs along with all other Island destinations.
- Menemsha Harbor
- Boat rentals (Wendy the owner is the best
- Charter Fishing (Chip Vanderhoop is the Aquinnah Harbor Master and a great guy)
- Fine Dining
- Menemsha Galley Restaurant
- Sushi at the Aquinnah Cliffs
- The Best Steaks (BYOB)
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible