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Beautiful Historic Hilltop Haven -Walk to Town & Water

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 BR's + 1 Sunroom w/sofabed, plus LR with sofabed , 3 Baths, (Sleep8-12)

Gorgeous and spacious (2800 sq. ft.) 4 bedroom historic house on hill near town. Great, elegant and open spaces for entertaining, enjoying. Lovely living and dining areas with 10 foot ceilings and fabulous breezes through large windows. Delightful 3 season porch, large deck, fenced in yard for pups. Large and beautifully appointed master bedroom upstairs. Beautiful bedding and furniture throughout.

Close proximity to everything- town, shops & restaurants, playground, sports fields, beaches. A three minute walk down the hill to the Lagoon and boat rentals where you can rent kayaks and learn to windsurf. Only 1 mile to Owen Little Park Beach, and 1 1/2 miles to Eastville Beach. A true pleasure.

For children, walk to the park and play ball, swing or fly a kite. For the adults, walk to the lagoon and kayak, or walk downtown to great shops and restaurants, the beach or catch a movie.

There is an additional vacation rental on the property. It is a small and newly renovated 1.5 bedroom cottage. Tastefully decorated, well equipped kitchen, concrete counter tops. 1 single bed, 1 double bed, and 1 queen sleep sofa. (Sleeps 5). For additional information and photos please contact Sharon via email.

Keywords: Historic, Victorian, Large, Walk to water, In-town, Downtown, by Park, walk to shopping, restaurants, Captain's House

More Details

Property Manager
Sharon Strimling
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

Why Sharon Strimling chose Vineyard Haven

This property is perfect for families and friends to rest, relax, and entertain in a stress free comfortable setting.

What makes this house unique

My favorite time to walk down to the lagoon (a 3 minute walk down a hill) is in the late afternoon when all the birds are flying low above the beach grasses, and lighting upon the pilings. The sun at that time of day is spectacular over the water. Walking out Hines Point (around the lagoon) is a total pleasure, and renting kayaks from there is as fun and peaceful as life gets. Of course, the short walk to town, the restaurants and shops is perfect any time of day, and is great for kids, as you can cut right through the playground and park on the way if you don't walk by the lagoon.

The house itself is one of the rare Vineyard homes that is elevated on hill, and the breezes through all the large windows are wonderful! The house is beautifully decorated and the furniture is meant for fully relaxing in comfort. The back porch is perfect for gathering and grilling, and the house as a whole is perfectly hospitable for entertaining dinner guests if you care to have company!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great week here at the island! Its been very relaxing and enjoyable. So glad we happened upon your sweet house instead of a hotel. This has been much more like home. Everything has gone very smoothly. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again!
Sep 2008
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Vineyard Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full bathroom (two with shower only, one with tub) plus an outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large w/ bay window, beautiful sitting area and sleigh bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Has attached full bath (shower only) and private entrance
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Has attached full bath (shower only)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Charming bunkbed. Lower bunk full size, upper bunk is a twin
  • King size Bed (1) Sleigh king bed in second floor master bedroom. Queen size bed (1) in second floor bedroom #4, with a private full bath (shower only), Double Beds (1) beautiful Jenny Lind bed in the downstairs bedroom located just off of the living room. This bedroom also has a small full bath (shower only) and separate private entrance, Bunk bed with lower bunk being full size (double) and upper bunk being twin (2) Pottery Barn cottage style bunk beds in the 3rd second floor bedroom. Great for children or adults who like bunkbeds! Baby Cribs (1) Available through MV Baby Equipment rental. Can be arranged upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a large sectional sofa in the living room which has very comfortable, queen size, pillow-top air mattress available for additional guests. There is also a queen size brand new pull-out sofa in the sunroom, also with an airbed inflatable surface on top of the mattress. Central Air
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit. Tree Swing. Seperate 1.5 bedroom (sleeps 5) newly renovated cottage also available for weekly rentals. Please inquire for photos and more information.


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Beautiful Historic Hilltop Haven -Walk to Town & Water
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Great location, wonderful Island loved the setting

  • 4 of 5

This is a 4 bedroomed house, which we rented for a family celebration with people coming from the UK and different parts of the USA, so it needed to accommodate adults and a baby with varying interests. The weather was not great all of the time, but the Apple TV, places to read or a stroll into town was possible when the rain comes in. The only problem we encountered then was one shower and communal bathroom which needed some organisation; when weather good, the outside shower comes into its own, whilst it states it sleeps 12 I would not recommend that and keep to 8. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds comfortable, enough places to sit in the evening and outside too. I loved the Island, this place offered comfortable living and a great place to explore the Island. It proved to be a memorable location for us all.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our return trip to Hilltop Haven was even better than year's!

  • 5 of 5

Sharon and her team could not be more courteous, accommodating, and genuinely interested in ensuring we had an excellent stay. The home is spacious, comfortable, and perfect for our growing family. I can't recommend staying here highly enough, and we look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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MV Vacation 2016

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in a wonderful home. It was very cozy and quite comfortable. I especially liked the front porch area where we played cards till all hours of the night.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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best family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation staying at this property. This property offered us the space we needed for 5 adults and 2 children. We enjoyed the sunporch, the spacious deck, the big dining room table and the well equipped kitchen. The kitchen offered every appliance and utensil that you could think of. Sharon also offered beach chairs, beach towels, coolers and boogie boards for the kids to use at the beach. We definitely took advantage of the outdoor shower which was refreshing. We enjoyed grilling on the big grill and sitting on the huge deck. We used the grill many times. We were also offered the use of the herb garden which we did take advantage of (thank you) for our family chopped challenge cookoff. We were within walking distance to downtown, the lagoon and the beach. We did have quite a bit of traffic up the driveway starting the 1st day we arrived. There is a rental cottage that shares the space and there was a garage being renovated while we were there. We purposely chose a residential area for privacy and space (indoor and out). We didn't know if the visitors were visiting the other renters or the contractor but they never came to the house. We did have a conversation with Sharon concerning this but it would not deter us from staying here again. It is a wonderful place and she is a warm and receptive owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vineyard getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Hilltop Haven last week. We stayed there with our 2 kids (5 and 2), my sister, brother and his wife and son (4 year old). The house was well-equipped, stocked with essentials (and more), very clean, spacious, and a great location. We were minutes from a playground for the kids, which we went to everyday, and a short walk to downtown Vineyard Haven. We made a fire in the firepit for s'mores and grilled everyday. I recommend Hilltop Haven with no reservations. Sharon was extremely courteous and responsive. You won't regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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One of my favorite vacations!

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home from a beautiful week at Hilltop Haven! The house is beautiful, well-equipped, comfortable and centrally located! It's just a short walk down to the shops on Main Street and to the waterfront, and the drives to Oak Bluffs and Edgartown are very manageable.

Sharon made it clear that we could contact her for anything that we needed, and she made us feel very welcome during our stay!

I would love to come back to Hilltop Haven next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

This beautiful hilltop house is on a lovely residential street a short walk to town (Main Street in Vineyard Haven). You can walk either through a park and playground or along the lagoon to go into town, to restaurants or shops, or to the ferry.

To get to beaches from this house you can walk down the hill to the lagoon, where you can rent kayaks and paddle out. Or you can walk into town which is about 10 minutes through the park, and walk another 5 minutes to Owen Little Park which has a small beach, or about 5-10 more minutes to the public beach next to the yacht club.

There is also a more secluded beach a short drive away where Lake Tashmoo meets the ocean. It one of my favorites, down a beautiful dirt road with water on both sides. The lake side of the beach is dreamy peaceful and perfect for young children, and the ocean side is a perfect, small classic beach.

Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful island off of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Vineyard Haven is the primary port, with historic homes, lovely beaches, fabulous shopping and delicious restaurants. Our house is just outside the center of Vineyard Haven and the ferry.

You can see the house location on google maps at 141 Skiff Ave.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $295
Pet Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $500

In the event of cancellation, any refunds will be available ONLY if premises are re-rented by LANDLORD for the reservation period for the entire term of the lease, at the same rate and terms. If LANDLORD is successful in securing a replacement for the entire term of the lease, at the same rate and terms, and if the cancellation is received at least 60 days in advance of the check-in date, the TENANT will receive a refund of the deposits paid, less 10% of the total rent due for this lease. If LANDLORD is successful in securing a replacement for the entire term of the lease, at the same rate and terms, and if the cancellation is received 30-60 days in advance of the check-in date, the TENANT will receive a refund of the deposits paid, less 20% of the total rent due for this lease. If re-rented for a lesser amount, the difference between this rental and the lesser rental amount shall not be refunded. There is no guarantee that a replacement TENANT will be secured and there is no guarantee the TENANT will receive a refund if a replacement TENANT is not secured. There will be no refunds on cancellations within 30 days of check-in date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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