Magical up-island week
We had a storybook Vineyard vacation in this Chilmark property. It's location is terrific- central to everything you want to do up island, while offering complete privacy. The photos don't show the outstanding flower gardens bursting with Queen if the Meadow, hybiscus, coral bells, butterfly bushes, a wisteria-covered arbor over the entrance. The sunny deck was our home for grilling, sunning, dining, reading, and birdwatching. Birdfeeders attract cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, etc., and a family of refrained hawks lives nearby- we heard them calling. Inside, the house is spacious and breezy. We kept the windows open- air is so cool and fresh, and we woke every morning to birds chattering. We didn't miss an opportunity for an outdoor shower (there is one on each side of the house) every time we came back from the beach. The boys loved the pool table, and we loved the great selection of novels and suggestions for restaurants, beaches, hikes, etc. We had so many wonderful adventures based on these recommendations- Lucy Vincent beach; a beautiful walk (we went on mountain bikes) to Great Rock Bight where we saw ospreys and comerants fishing; sunset at Aquinnah (wow); afternoon in menemsha (the Bite has some fabulous fried scallops); the Great Illumination and dinner on the sparkling terrace of Sweet life cafe in Oak Bluffs; sunrise at Squibnocket beach; kayaking across Menemsha pond; delicious dinner at Beach Plum Inn; and our favorite, Long Point reserve. Saturday morning 'the Flea', as in market, on North road- lots of talented artists. Loved riding my bike to the farmstand at the end of the dirt road for flowers and fresh eggs in the morning. In short, fantastic place, very nice and helpful owners. What a privilege.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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