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Jim Wallen

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

Home Overlooking Vineyard Sound.

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Aquinnah House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, Studio, 3 BA, Sleeps 9.

This new contemporary farm house sits on 5 acres. Mature oaks provide privacy on three sides, views of Vineyard Sound grace the fourth. It is a short walk to Menemsha Pond, a shallow and warm swimming area for small children, and to Lobsterville Beach, an uncrowded expanse of sea shore for swimming and a renowned spot for bass and bluefish. 2 miles from Gay Head Cliffs and ocean beaches. A one mile ride takes you to the bike ferry to the picturesque fishing village of Menemsha, its shops, restaurants and grocery store.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jim Wallen (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

About Jim Wallen

I spent my child hood summers in Aquinnah, moved here in the 70s and returned to the island full time in 2001 after 20 years of living in the Caribbean

Jim Wallen purchased this house in 2005

Why Jim Wallen chose Martha's Vineyard

This house combines up to date comfort, central AC,a great venue for families and entertaining, privacy, beautiful views and convenient access to Aquinnah beaches.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Home Overlooking Vineyard Sound.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

spacious, well-equipped house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This property stands out as one of the best we have rented in 20 years of vacationing in the US and Europe.

The house is in excellent condition. Throughout, the rooms are bright, clean,and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is large and exceptionally well equipped. The large, open-plan ground floor is notable for its wooden flooring, many windows, comfortable furniture, and large living room with high ceilings and both a stone fireplace and wood-burning stove.

The house is located on 5 acres of secluded woodland offering privacy and tranquility. Two cedar decks offer lovely views of the Menemsha bight. Lobsterville beach, Menemsha pond, Philbin beach and Gayhead are a short drive or bike ride away. The area is one of best on the island for cycling.

Our party consisted of 3 children and 3 adults, with ages ranging from 11 to 87. Without exception, we enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. In our 2 weeks, we were never bored, uncomfortable, or at a loss for something to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southeastern MA

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home that offers peace and tranquility here it is. We stayed at this beautiful home for an extended Memorial Day weekend. It was a wonderful house to relish some much needed R&R time and share the beauty of this place with friends. The home is well appointed and equipped, nicely furnished, and decorated with lovely, interesting art. There is easily plenty of space to accommodate a family, group of friends, or 3 couples more than comfortably. The owners were accessible, friendly, and a pleasure to deal with. This home offers a quiet, peaceful setting with a large deck perfect for yoga, sunning, outdoor dining, and just enjoying the view. Oh, the view! You have such a wonderful vista overlooking Menemsha with mesmerizing sunrises. The master bedroom has it's own good sized private deck with the same breathtaking view. The house is clean, open and airy, new appliances, (washer and dryer are a big plus) cable TV, gas grill, and central air conditioning.

This end of the island is much less crowded and just as beautiful. There are 3 or 4 beaches fairly close to the house (beach parking pass included) and every one that we visited were virtually empty except for us. (Memorial Day weekend, early in the season but none the less still a holiday.)

I highly recommend this home and can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maui, Hawaii

Wonderful Home with Ocean Views

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this spectacular house several times over the last 4 years.The views over the Sound from this home and property are gorgeous.There is a large outdoor deck and bonus deck off the master bedroom with wonderful views over the water. The house is comfortably elegant with all ammentities. The collection of art decorating the home is another plus. I appreciated the privacy the large property with lovely lawns and oak trees offered. I enjoyed taking the path from the house for a short nature hike to the pond and beaches.This is a perfect house for entertaining, a private get-away and a base while exploring the island.

I look forward to a return stay to this special island retreat sanctuary.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Great house with a great view

  • 5 of 5

We've rented this house several times because of its open floor plan, wonderful views, and great size. It's nicely furnished and very comfortable. The decks (main one is off the back, smaller one is off the master BR) are fabulous, offering great views of Menemsha. We love this location and home!!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
West Tisbury
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Farm Neck
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gay Head Cliffs
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Martha's Vineyard is 100 square miles of pasture, woods and miles of beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Vineyard Sound. Great fishing, boating and beach combing are at your doorstep. Excursions are available to nearby Cuttyhunk Island and Nantucket. There are numerous hiking trails nearby. The island offers horseback riding and golf, the shops and restaurants of Oak Bluffs and the old whaling port of Edgartown. Gay Head/Aquinnah, where the house is located, is home to Wampanoag Tribe and its craftsmen and cultural center.


Rates & Availability

Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

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Cleaning $250
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Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower
  • Two bathtubs including clawfoot in master. Spacious tiled showers. Out door shower also.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Roof Deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Studio - 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has private bath with claw foot tub and marble shower, roof deck, ocean view. One queen bedroom has private bath. Other queen and twin bedroom share a bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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