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Home Overlooking Vineyard Sound. Boat reservations available for August weeks

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Jim Wallen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

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.


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • 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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(8 traveler reviews)

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Home Overlooking Vineyard Sound. Boat reservations available for August weeks
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing and fun vacation at this house. It is comfortable and well stocked. There are some town beaches within walking distance, and there is a beautiful beach (Philbin) that you can buy a weekly pass to go to. The area nearby is scenic and is great for walking, biking and running because of low traffic.

Jim owns the house but lives nearby in the summer. He was very responsive to any questions. We were on the Vineyard because my daughter who is an author was reading at the Vineyard Haven bookstore. Jim and his wife Kathleen even came to the reading!

The house is clean and airy and the grounds are well maintained. There are beautiful views of Menemsha from the decks.

What a paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back again.
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Wonderful house with great ocean views

  • 5 of 5

A lovely home in a peaceful location with wonderful views. The house was extremely clean, and well stocked. The a/c came in handy a few days, but most of the time we had a great ocean breeze to match the views. A great place to stay.

Jim was also terrific to work with; very helpful and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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FABULOUS home, beautiful location, gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect vacation spot. We love Aquinnah and this is perfectly located. Remote and yet accessible to all beaches. the home itself is SO comfortable and spacious and beautiful and invites a wonderful group feeling. The views are fabulous and the feel of the surrounding yard is comfy and we also so so value that it welcomes our dogs, who LOVE the house and surrounding area too! It is a PERFECT vacation home and we feel so lucky to be able to enjoy it year after year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And hopefully you will continue to enjoy it for many more years
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Fantastic!! Gorgeous house, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at this house . Jim is a great landlord and we look forward to coming back every year . The views are fantastic, the location is excellent and we miss it the second we leave Each year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm looking forward to your return in May
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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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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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
winter holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
late spring
May 19 2018 - Jun 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
August 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
labor day
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation policy. 75% of total rental amount will be refunded if property is rerented for the same period at the same rate. If rerented at a lower rate the difference will be deucted from the refund. If the property is not rerented refunds are at the lessor's discretion

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund