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Great Waterviews, Walk to beach, Avail May 2017; Birding, Biking, Fishing

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8; Avail. Wed. to Wed. in peak season

Great water views, beaches and fishing off Dog Fish Bar are yours with our contemporary house in Aquinnah on Martha's Vineyard. Only a short 5 -10 minute walk to uncrowded beach on Vineyard Sound. Lots of birds visit the feeders near the front deck facing Vineyard Sound. Enjoy a 180 degree panoramic view of Vineyard Sound, the Elizabeth Islands and Menemsha from the downstairs kitchen, dining room, and living room and upstairs from the master and guest bedrooms. The spacious upstairs bedrooms each have their own full bathrooms. The modern kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet meals. A short walk to the Aquinnah town beach on Vineyard Sound, our house also comes with access to Philbin Beach on the ocean adjacent to the Gay Head cliffs, less than two miles away. The best stripped bass fishing on the island is yours with short walk to Dogfish Bar on Vineyard Sound. Bike on paved, rural roads with little traffic. Take a 7 mile loop around Aquinnah or a short 2 mile extension to the end of West Basin Road and the bike ferry to the fishing village of Menemsha. Enjoy comfortable accommodations for a family vacation in a tranquil setting. Use Wi-Fi at no additional charge. We will consider pets.

Watch a continuous stream of birds attracted to feeders off the deck facing Vineyard Sound (visible from dinning room, kitchen and living room). Track daily activities of osprey (on nest off Lobsterville Road near Lighthouse Road). Observe shore birds on nearby Vineyard Sound, Menemsha Pond and Philbin beaches.

Ferry reservations: Car ferry reservations on the Steamship Authority ferries from Woods Hole are required (no standby) Friday to Monday during the peak summer season beginning June 23, 2017 and ending Labor Day weekend. During the peak season car reservations on Tuesday to Thursday are generally available and standby is permitted mid-week.

More Details

Robert Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight
    Upstairs Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Skylight
    First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , private bath
    West - first floor - 2 twin/ single , shared bath in hall
    East - first floor - 2 twin/ single , shared bath in hall
    Upstairs Guest with king (or two twins) - 1 king , private bath in hall - can convert king to two twin beds
  • Lots of closet space. Cable TV in master bedroom. Fantastic water views from the first floor and from Master and Guest bedrooms on the second floor.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House is fully insulated and centrally heated with a propane-gas furnace.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Great Waterviews, Walk to beach, Avail May 2017; Birding, Biking, Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Philadelphia suburbs

Peaceful and Secluded Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I must begin this review by stating communications with the owner were Four Seasons-quality. Bob was endlessly thoughtful as he prepared for our arrival, made travel suggestions, & fielded questions. We have explored the island in previous visits so this trip was purely about R&R & wonderfully secluded Aquinnah was our top choice. The home itself is quintessential Vineyard. Situated on a large forested lot you have plenty of privacy despite the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows. The lower level looks out over the flora (& fauna!) & from the upper level you have sweeping views of the sea. It was perfect laying in bed watching the stars by night & the breaking waves by day. The house was properly reflected in the pictures & had everything we needed, in all regards, for our 5 night stay. Cleaning materials in the closet allowed us to tidy up a bit. Though you have access to several beaches in the area we always chose the short walk to Dogfish Bar and had it to ourselves every day. We drove into town for dinner once and were quickly reminded why we chose peaceful secluded Aquinnah-we stayed at the house the remainder of our time (:

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this house! I was a short ride to wonderful. Philbin Beach and a short walk to Lobsterville beach. The house itself was clean, spacious and had plenty of room. We enjoyed many beach walks and nightly sunsets at West Basin Beach. Staying in Aquinnah you definitely feel like you are a world away from the rest of the island. I loved Aquinnah and I loved this house:)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great vacation home. Great design for a fairly sizable group of friends and family. Beautiful views, very close to some of the best fishing on the island at Dogfish bar, as well as a very private, sandy beach for us and the kids. Loved that we were on a more secluded area of the island, only a pretty short and scenic drive to Edgartown and right around the corner from the Gayhead cliffs. Easy landlords. Would reccommend this house very highly. Hope to visit there again.

The Moscartolo's

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Amherst, MA, United States

Ahhhh - Aquinnah!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this great house without complaint! It was clean, spacious, well-equipped and casual, with more than enough space for our two families (8 total). Wonderful nearby private ocean beach access, walk to the sound side beach. Excellent spot for a totally relaxing family vacation. This is the quiet end of the island, so if you're looking for a lot of activity/action/nightlife, this might not be the place for you. For us, the slow pace is perfect. We'd definitely go to this house again, and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
MV Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Vineyard Sound
Car: necessary

Short walk to quiet, pristine beach on Vineyard Sound. Drive 1.5 miles to sandy ocean beach near the Gay Head Cliffs. Enjoy the full-service restaurant with panoramic views at the Gay Head Cliffs. Bicycle, walk or drive 1.5 miles to Bike/Pedestrian ferry to Menemsha – marina, fish markets, general store, restaurants.

Other Activities: bird watching, hiking, bicycling on low volume, local paved roads


Rates & Availability

Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early - mid-May
May 3 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late May-early June
May 31 2017 - Jun 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2017 - Jun 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 21 2017 - Jun 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
End of June-mid July
Jun 28 2017 - Jul 25 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
Late July-late August
Jul 26 2017 - Aug 29 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid-Sept - October
Sep 13 2017 - Oct 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Fully-refundable security deposit of $300 required when lease is signed. Cleaning fee of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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