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Dana Bowers

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Contact us Today for Special 2016 Rates- "Eventide" Cottage Rental

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Oak Bluffs House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms comfortably sleep 9

Welcome to "Eventide". Our home nestled in Oak Bluffs- Martha's Vineyard. Our home is a charming antique cottage on a sprawling lawn perfectly positioned for outdoor activities, lazy afternoons on the porch or a 5 minute drive into town for local dining fare, shopping and site-seeing.

Our home features 5 Bedrooms furnished as follows: First Floor Bedroom with a Twin bed. Second Floor: 4 bedrooms. Our Nautical themed bedroom has a full-size bed. Our beachy twins bedroom offers 2 twin beds. A third bedroom consists of a full size bed and the last bedroom offers a full size bed. This last bedroom connects through a bathroom with a private entrance up a small stairway off the kitchen. Walk just 10 minutes to the saltwater beaches at Eastville Point and Lagoon pond.


As you approach EVENTIDE, watch for a small, white trellis (archway) centered on the Temahigan Ave. hedge. There's also a white, decorative chain outside of the hedge.


The house is near East Chop, halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven at 1.7 miles to either. Your family or group will enjoy the shade of the porch and the sunny yard bordered by hedges and a solid white fence. There are two picnic tables seating 9 and 4, respectively, and there are plenty of outdoor chairs to arrange to your liking.


The fully-furnished home has a well-equipped kitchen. Everything needed for cooking and serving meals is provided. Just add your favorite foods or enjoy a variety of 'take-out.' There's also a charcoal grill.


The dining room, living room, 2 baths, 3 showers and 5 inviting bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 9, make the house a home. The family room has a large, flat-screen Cable TV, VCR-DVD player, WiFi (includes High-Speed Internet), couch, chairs, cushions, etc. There's also a 2nd flat-screen cable TV upstairs.


Playing cards, games, puzzles and many books are provided for your enjoyment. Look in the dining room closet for games.


Across the breezeway from the kitchen is the laundry room with a washer, dryer, charcoal grill, yard games and a shower.


Bringing A Car With You?: We provide an excellent Island map for our guests. A great, inexpensive bus system ($1.25 per-town travelled) connects with the airport, ferry terminals, our house and most points on the Island. 1-, 3- and 7-day passes are available for purchase on board any bus at deep discounts. Cars, bikes and Mopeds may be rented near both ferry terminals. Please note that mopeds are not permitted on the bike paths.


A ferry reservation is required to bring a car to Martha's Vineyard Island They operate between Woods Hole on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.


Check-in time at 'Eventide' is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is by 10:00 a.m. If you choose to leave your car on the mainland, there is a calendar-day charge of $10 to $16 at most ferry ports. Passenger-only ferries operate from Woods Hole, Falmouth and New Bedford, MA and Quonset Point, RI. You may also fly to the Vineyard: Go to the CapeAir website for schedules and reservations. Some of the larger airlines, may also serve The Vineyard. The MV Airport is 7 miles from the house and is also served by bus.


BIKE TRAILS: One of the many bike paths, goes by the house, continuing several miles to the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road. From there, another bike trail follows the road to Vineyard Haven to the right and Edgartown to the left. There are also bike trails through the State Forest, so you really can 'get away from it all.'


Public Transportation makes a car less necessary. We use the local bus system, ourselves, with a stop close to the house. This is the route of the No.13 bus which runs the most frequently of any line. It serves Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown and will stop on signal, except near intersections and terminals. Fares are simple to understand. Based upon 2016, they are $1.25 per town traveled. Discounted passes are sold on-board all buses and are valid for 1, 3 or 7 days (exact change or bills, please). One example of the savings is a round-trip to Aquinnah and the famous clay cliffs, costing $12.50, while a 1-full-day pass is just $8. A 3-day pass is $18 and a 7-day is just $30.


Do you want to have a car with you, but can't get a car-ferry reservation? On-Island car rental agencies include Hertz and Avis, along with some local brands. Contact them at their websites or toll-free numbers. Car rental rates on the Vineyard are understandably higher than on the Mainland.


More Vineyard Info: The Martha's Vineyard Chambers of Commerce are located within 1 block of both ferry terminals: Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (Tisbury). We can also recommend the Vineyard Gazette and Martha's Vineyard Times newspapers, available at the Vineyard Haven Cumberland Farms, pharmacies and general stores throughout the Island. Also check near the ferry terminals for newspaper vending machines.


There are several free publications about Island happenings, which you may pick up on the ferries, at their terminals and in various stores on The Vineyard.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dana Bowers (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

About Dana Bowers

I (Dana) am retired after 34 years on the railroad with Penn Central, ConRail and Metro-North Commuter Railroads.


I have also volunteered at The Shore Line Trolley Museum since 1968, located just east of New Haven, CT. We restore and operate full sized trolley cars that run on real tracks, drawing power from an overhead wire.

Dana Bowers purchased this house in 1919

Why Dana Bowers chose Oak Bluffs

The house is centrally located between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven with easy access to all Island points. Privacy: the yard is bordered on 3 sides by hedges and dense forest beyond 2 of them. The 4th side has a solid white fence and the house faces Temahigan Ave. and the saltwater of Vineyard Haven harbor.

What makes this house unique

Your Vineyard yard has enough room for 2 or 3 yard games to be played at the same time on a lush green lawn. The house has a large, wrap-around porch with many chairs that can be moved to your liking. A round picnic table on the porch, seating 9, can be used for a meal even if it is raining. A smaller table which seats 4, may be moved to the lawn or porch. It can be assigned to the children as the 'kids' table.' Adding the one in the dining room, makes 3 tables for playing cards, other games and working on puzzles.


There are 'back stairs' in the house between the kitchen and queen bedroom above it. See if the children can figure out which staircase has more steps. How 'bout which one is steeper? Adults: watch your heads on the back stairway, whether going up or down it.


New for 2016 is a hot and cold Outdoor Shower with enclosure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My sister and I enjoyed our stay very much. We left our personal electronic devices [at] home. Told our families to call the police if they needed to get a hold of us. Cell phones for emergencies only." We "never felt safer. You are lucky to own such a treasure."


When asked if the would stay at our home again and if they would recommend it to others, they answered YES to both questions.
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Contact us Today for Special 2016 Rates- "Eventide" Cottage Rental
average rating of 4.75 based on 27 reviews

Great Vacation Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Dana's cape cod home was a great stay for our group of 8! Since we had a car, the location (between vineyard haven and oak bluffs) was super convenient.

The house comes with all the amenities needed for a relaxing and family-fun stay including full kitchen, cable, and wifi.

Dana was also super easy to communicate with and readily available for any questions or concerns about the house.

Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a place to stay with family in cape cod!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memorial Day Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Working with Dana at Eventide provided a seamless booking experience; he was always available to answer any questions we had, and provided excellent instructions for getting to/into the house.

We booked Eventide for Memorial Day Weekend as a group of 9 girls. We had no complaints all weekend, and the home provided a great central point for us to come home to after going off and doing our own thing. There was plenty of space to spread out and find privacy if we needed it, and great communal areas for meals and games.

There was only 1 shower, but it never presented a problem, even with a group of 9 women! The ammenities provided were enough so that we never even needed to leave the house if we didn't want to. The location was excellent; 15 minute walk to OB and 20 minute walk to VH. It is also on the bus line for the 13, so getting anywhere from VH all the way to Edgartown is very easy. The taxi's were also able to find it easily, so we had no problem getting to the house off the ferry in the dark.

It rained all weekend, but the front porch offered enough room to hang out and play games without getting rained on. There is plenty of yard space, and it is secluded by a nice row of trees and a fence.

We would all highly recommend Eventide, especially for a girls weekend or family getaway, and are very much looking forward to returning next year! A great weekend spent on the Vineyard! Thanks, Dana!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are two (2) indoor showers: one in the first floor bathroom, the other in the laundry room. There's also a 3rd shower, outdoors. .
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Huntsville, Texas

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and especially the library!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your positive review and you are welcome to visit Eventide, again....Dana & Tina.
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Braintree, Massachusetts

For A Classic Vineyard Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel the Vineyard, this is the place for you. My family and I have been going to Maarthas Vineyard for many years, but this was the best, and most comfortable stay we have had.

The ad said walk to beaches, which we did not readily see, but we drive to our favorite beach anyway.

The house was spotless on arrival, with a spacious living room and a beautiful wrap around porch on which we ate all our meals other than eating out.

(Giordanos in Oak Bluffs is a standard favorite of ours and we found a new place that just opened called Danny Quinns. It has a small and not a Vineyard tradition menu, but Danny himself sang. I highly recommend it.)

The dining room was spacious enough as well for company to come by and play a board game and cards.

The kitchen is as fully stocked as my kitchen at home and the large pantry held all the supplies anyone could need and then some. The upstairs bedrooms were large and airy with beautiful breezes. The downstairs shower was a little tricky to get in and out of in the deep bathtub, but the shower in the laundry room was perfect with plenty of privacy.

Eventide has character all her own. All the doors have latch handles and some light switches are push button like in your grandmas house. Outlets are limited, but that's what you find in a place with this much history, which is reminded to you with some of the pictures.

Dealing with the owner was a pleasure. He was in touch quite often to see that we were comfortable and if we had any questions. He said that we should make Eventide our home for the week, which we did. And I highly recommend others to do the same.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Ocean View Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge Oak Bluffs
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs 1.7 mi. to either
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Farm Neck (public) Golf Course, Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Art Cliff Diner, Vineyard Haven: breakfast & lunch
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Saltwater: Eastville Point Beach and Lagoon Pond
Car: recommended

YOUR VINEYARD VACATION HOME is halfway between the downtowns of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. It has a large, wrap-around porch and white lattice with hedges on 3 sides. There's a solid white fence along the 4th side.

A white trellis (arch) welcomes you in the front hedge and leads to a stone walkway to the house.


Easy access to downtown Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) is 5 minutes by car or bus and about 10-15 minutes on a bicycle. Trips to points of interest on the island, are best reached by bus or car.


Newcomers to Martha's Vineyard will appreciate a 'Martha's Vineyard 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 the Steamship Authority ferry terminals in Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs.


Need a car? It is less expensive to bring your car over from the mainland than it is to rent one on the island. Hertz, Avis and local rental agencies are all represented. A car-ferry reservation is required to have a vehicle on the island. Reserve early, as summer space fills quickly.


Other Activities: Oldest carousel in the US; golf, mini golf, hiking, kayaking, video/pinball arcades, shopping, restored movie theaters, night clubs, health clubs.


For the best in restaurant variety, visit Oak Bluffs. Most are on or near the main street: Circuit Avenue. Both American and ethnic foods are offered.


We highly recommend Linda Jean's Restaurant on Circuit Avenue 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, especially on a weekend. The Strand movie theater has been restored. Take a look; see a movie. Maybe catch one you missed on the mainland.


Downtown Vineyard Haven has a working, restored movie theater as well as restaurants, cafes, clothing and souvenir shops.


Island-made ice cream is plentiful in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.


If you take a ride to Aquinnah (Gay Head) 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 Island 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.


Call us when you have questions.


~ Dana K. Bowers and family, homeowners.

...(203) 453-2961 home

...(203) 605-5631 cell



Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
7th Night FREE: 6/10
Jun 4 2016 - Jun 10 2016
6 night minimum stay
7th Night FREE: 6/17
Jun 11 2016 - Jun 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
FREE 7th Night - 6/24
Jun 18 2016 - Jun 24 2016
6 night minimum stay
7th Night FREE - 7/1
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 1 2016
6 night minimum stay
FREE Night After Staying for 6
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 22 2016
6 night minimum stay
FREE Night After Staying For 6
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 12 2016
6 night minimum stay
6th Night FREE: 8/26
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
7th Night FREE 9/2
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
FREE: 7th Night of 9/9
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
6 night minimum stay
SPECIAL, One Couple $250/night
Sep 24 2016 - Sep 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

2016: $1400-$3000/week. Cleaning is at our actual cost of $150. Half of the rent is due upon booking. HOMEAWAY IS NOW ADDING A BOOKING FEE OF 4%-10%, which must be passed on to you. We are working to eliminate this fee, as we consider it unfair. Make our house ''Your Vineyard Vacation Home'' for a week or more. INCLUDED: Island-wide calling, utilities, furnishings, dishes, silverware, picnic tables, chairs, benches, washer & dryer and 2 bathrooms. See DETAILS page. TWO flat-screen TVs, cable, WiFi, DVD/VCR Player, High-speed cable internet, indoor & outdoor games, books. The large, wrap-around porch is great for the kids to run around even when it's raining and there's a large picnic table for meals in any weather.

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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Floorboards
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - toilet , tub
    Laundry Room - shower
  • In addition to the claw- foot tub & shower in the downstairs bathroom, there is an old-fashioned 1950's claw-foot soaking tub on the 2nd floor for that bubble bath or soak you've long promised yourself, or for giving the little ones a bath. The laundry room has a stall-style shower. As well as an enclosed outdoor shower for rinsing away the sandy beaches.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • ''East Chop' - 1 queen , 2nd Floor, North
    'West Chop' - 1 queen , 2nd FL, NorthWest
    'Southwest' - 2 twin/ single , 2nd FL, SouthWest
    'Vineyard Harbor' - 1 twin/ single , 1st Floor, Front, West
    'Eastville' - 1 double , 2nd Floor, South
  • Each of the 5 bedrooms has been personally decorated by a Bowers family member to have its own unique character.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Suggested access for the elderly or infirm: The usual entry door to the house is 2 steps up from the breezeway into the kitchen, 1st floor. On that level, there is one bedroom with a single bed. The nearest bathroom is one step up from the 1st floor. The other 4 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor with another bathroom.

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