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In-Town Certified National Historic Oak Bluffs Property -

132 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Oak Bluffs Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom Unit, Sleeps 4-5

This Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard rental is a certified National Historic Property. Ideal location for visitors in the middle of the most active, multi-cultural, charming, and fun town on Martha's Vineyard.

Step outside your door for breakfast or ice cream, a great selection of restaurants in all price ranges, or pick up groceries and wine across the street. BBQ on your porch or deck. Stroll to the ocean beach in three minutes. One of the nation's most historic brass ring carousels is just down the street. The famous gingerbread cottages are in your backyard. There are frequent concerts and other cultural events at the historic open air Tabernacle and other local venues. There is no better place on the island to fly a kite than at Ocean Park just down the street where they also have band concerts in the newly restored gazebo.

Three modern, clean, bright, units are available in this historic building right in the heart of the town of Oak Bluffs. Two apartments have a water view. Enjoy your own private deck or front porch with some of the best views in town.

Beach, park, restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, game room, historic carousel, bicycle rentals, charming gingerbread cottages, open air concerts, are all at your doorstep. The island ferries from the mainland dock just down the street. The Island shuttle buses to other Island towns operate frequently and are within a four minute walk. Superb in-town location. Ideal for friends, couples, and families with children or teenagers.

Nearby Attractions:

Lifeguard Beach, Biking, Fitness Center, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Game Room, Historic Carousel, Parks, Sightseeing, mini golf, Swimming, Boating, Jet skis, Sailing, Bi-plane tours, Churches, Historic Tabernacle Concerts.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Larry- Customer of HomeAway.com since 2004 (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Larry- Customer of HomeAway.com since 2004

I have been successfully managing seasonal vacation property on Martha's Vineyard for over 30 years. I try to provide accommodations that I would enjoy visiting myself. I do my best to be as responsive as possible to guests comfort and enjoyment during their vacation.

Why Larry- Customer of HomeAway.com since 2004 chose Martha's Vineyard

This rental is a certified national historic property by the United States Department of Interior. It is the first commercial building built in the town. It looks virtually the same on the outside today as it did in 1862 when it was built. On the inside it has been modernized but remains faithful to its historic origins. The location is unsurpassed for guests looking to be centrally located in one of the most unique towns in the country.

What makes this apartment unique

The property has three units and is one of the tallest buildings in the town. The top floor occupies the entire floor with 360 degree views over the town and the ocean. It has a wonderful covered porch in the front overlooking the main street and a more private deck on the side with a grill and table/chairs. It has a bright sunny living room, a regular bedroom, and a second loft sleeping area. The second floor unit in the front has tall ceilings, two regular bedrooms, an eat in kitchen, and an amazing large covered porch overlooking the main street providing the best people watching spot in town. The third unit is currently unavailable for summer rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're getting married here in CT on the 23rd and

heading out to your place on the 24th. It was the 1st

vacation spot we took together when we first started

dating in 1998 and then we found your place in

2001...needless to say, you have customers for life!

Thanks again,
Jul 2003
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Reviews

4.9
based on 132 traveler reviews

In-Town Certified National Historic Oak Bluffs Property -
average rating of 4.939394 based on 133 reviews
5

Hidden gem right on Circuit Avenue!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a last minute place to stay and feel grateful to discover this gem. We already had a car reservation, and Larry gave us great tips on how to get over a day earlier to take full advantage of the time available. But note- YOU DO NOT NEED A CAR for this extremely convenient apartment.( Many places say 'car not necessary' but they don't really mean it !)

Parking is on your own, but even though we were there during two big events in Oak Bluffs ( Illumination Night and the Fireworks) we were able to find free oarking the whole time.

You enter the building through a side door and face a grand staircase, a pleasant surprise . There are 2 apartments in the 2nd floor, which has a lovely landing and even a book case for summer reading. Another half flight to the 3rd floor, with a keyless entry system you can customize. There was a large party staying on the second floor but we only heard them if we were both out on our balconies, which overlook Circuit Ave. AND offer a 180* water view in the distance!

In addition to the front balcony, there is a side deck with grill and table. The apartment has a bedroom with 2 doubles as well as a loft with 2 twins. The raised ceiling gives the apartment a grand feel. It is spotless and well equipped with dishes, coffee maker, AC's, etc . You won't find previous renters ketchup or olive oil here- but then , Reliable Market is right across the street!

Larry was super responsive and helpful, even walking me through changing the code when I couldn't figure it out ( when it says 'hold the green button down, it means hold the button DOWN -LOL).

The only issue was getting lost trying to bring the car to the back door to pack up! The Campground Assiciation (gingerbread houses) is right in your backyard. But what is a great place to walk is a potentially confusing place to drive!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Best Place to Stay on Marthas Vineyard

  • 5 of 5

I was incredibly impressed with the my stay at the Historic Arcade Building. The location cant be beat since its is a five minute walk from the oak bluffs ferry as well as across the street from both back door donuts and the reliable market for shopping. The apartment itself was on the top floor and provided a gorgeous view of the ocean. The whole apartment was clean and in good shape. The owner of the property supplied a full email with all the necessary items for a smooth arrival and stay in Oak Bluffs. I am already planning my next trip and will definitely be staying at the Historic Arcade Building.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Vacation review

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay it is clean with plenty of roomfor4-6 people close to beach shops restaurants bars and buses. This wasourfifth year staying here so thatsaysitall

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect little apartment in Oak Bluffs.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment for the 4 of us with a perfect downtown Oak Bluffs location. It cannot be closer to the grocery and liquor store. Night time was never noisy, the AC in the room was much needed as middle of July was steamy hot. Bathroom was a nice size and they provided shampoo and conditioner. Kitchen super clean and everything you need to cook with. Larry also provides beach chairs for his guests which was took advantage of! Cable worked great and the best deck in Oak Bluffs! We will be back.

Caitriona & Karl Spratt

1st year staying with Larry.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Best place in Oaks Bluff

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th weeks vacation in Oaks Bluff and this unit is byfar, the best! CLEAN, looked like a fresh coat of paint, updated appliances, comfy, comfy beds, air conditioned, supply linens, BIG front porch, second floor, outdoor grill, right across from the market and unfortunately also Back Door Donuts, Can't resist them once you get a whiff. If you are not planning on seeing the island, you do not need a car. I took mine and am helping MV financially via of parking tickets. There are no cons to this place. I would rent again in a heartbeat. The owner Larry is always reachable and pleasant. This was an A+ all the way.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

For the past two years I’ve stayed at this wonderful apartment and am looking forward to another stay next year. It is perfectly situated on Circuit Ave within walking distance to everything. The large balcony overlooking the street is a great place to relax any time of day or night. The apartment is large, nicely furnished, and has all amenities including a large flat screen TV with cable and internet. Although it is an historical building, it has a modern kitchen equipped with full size appliances and an array of dishes, cookware, and anything else one might need. It is clean and well maintained. The keyless door lock is easy to use and you don’t have to worry about carrying a key. There is a restaurant below the apartment, but the noise wasn’t bothersome. The hum of the A/C muffled the sounds for sleeping, otherwise, I was on vacation in the middle of Oak Bluffs and did not expect complete silence. The owner is always accessible and has staff available should there be any issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
Sharky's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Sharky's Restaurant
Car: not necessary

This Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard rental is a certified National Historic Property. Ideal location for visitors in the middle of the most active, multi-cultural, charming, and fun town on Martha's Vineyard.

Step outside your door for breakfast or ice cream, a great selection of restaurants in all price ranges, or pick up groceries and wine across the street. BBQ on your porch or deck. Stroll to the ocean beach in three minutes. One of the nation's most historic brass ring carousels is just down the street. The famous gingerbread cottages are in your backyard. There are frequent concerts and other cultural events at the historic open air Tabernacle and other local venues. There is no better place on the island to fly a kite than at Ocean Park just down the street where they also have band concerts in the newly restored gazebo.

Three modern, clean, bright, units are available in this historic building right in the heart of the town of Oak Bluffs. Two apartments have a water view. Enjoy your own private deck or front porch with some of the best views in town.

Beach, park, restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, game room, historic carousel, bicycle rentals, charming gingerbread cottages, open air concerts, are all at your doorstep. The island ferries from the mainland dock just down the street. The Island shuttle buses to other Island towns operate frequently and are within a four minute walk. Superb in-town location. Ideal for friends, couples, and families with children or teenagers.

Nearby Attractions:

Lifeguard Beach, Biking, Fitness Center, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Game Room, Historic Carousel, Parks, Sightseeing, mini golf, Swimming, Boating, Jet skis, Sailing, Bi-plane tours, Churches, Historic Tabernacle Concerts.

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Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept 11 - Oct 23
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$995
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen fee $150

3 Night Memorial Day Weekend $675
Cancellations 60 days in advance receive full refund. Cancellations less than 60 days in advance incur a minimum $200 cancellation fee up to the full amount of the rental. Please call for further information. This cancellation policy overrides the Owners' policy listed below!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Oak Bluffs Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 room with one double bed and one twin bed. 1 loft sleeping area with two twin beds. 1 double futon couch. Air conditioning. Different configurations of beds in other two units in property.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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