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Don Margolis

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Late cancellation! Sept 3-10 just opened!

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Aquinnah Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 full bath, accommodates 6 comfortably.

Private beach! This Cape is a classic Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head) beach house with gorgeous view of the Vineyard Sound and Elizabeth Islands. Wraparound deck furnished with Adirondack chairs faces Sound and Menemsha Bight. 150-yard path to private beach access with gentle waves and sandbar, perfect for tots. Steps to Dog Fish bar fishing. Two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds. Two bedrooms upstairs (one with a queen and a fulls, the other with two twins). Dishwasher, washer/dryer, high-speed wireless cable internet,, cable TV, LCD HDTV, wood stove. Share private driveway with one family. Outdoor shower in addition to full bath. Minutes to Philbin Beach, the wavy alternative to our private beach - one of the best ocean beaches on the east coast. Famous Gay Head Cliffs are one mile up the road. Perfect for jogging, swimming, and bicycling. Chilmark/Menemsha, with its wonderful fish markets, a restaurant, groceries, and a surprisingly well-stocked library, is minutes away by bike-ferry .

Family Website and Blog: 65 Lighthouse Road: Please click on the link under Further Details to view our website for more details.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Don Margolis (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish


based on 18 traveler reviews

Late cancellation! Sept 3-10 just opened!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Perfect Aquinnah vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th year at this wonderfully equipped house in an ideal location. Brings back the simpler times. House has everything you would need for cooking, beach going, views, access to beach. Excellent customer service. We will return.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Perfect! All the amenties of home.

  • 5 of 5

My first vacation in 5 years. This home was extremely comfortable. Very clean and comfortable. All the comforts of home. The beach is extremely private and a one minute walk from the house. Less than a mile from the lighthouse, which was amazing for sunsets. The owner sent a very detailed outline of all there was to do and it was very helpful. I look forward to returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Philadelphia, PA

Perfect rustic getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a positively adorable and comfortable rustic beach house in a fabulous location with devastatingly beautiful water views and access to some of the Island's best beaches. I have rented all over the Island for a decade now, and stayed in some lovely places, but none have felt as purely restful as this quiet getaway at the farthest, most beautiful end of the Vineyard. The place was very well equipped, from linens and towels to cleaning materials (nothing irritates me more than paying up for a house and showing up to find one half roll of toilet paper in 2 bathrooms). High speed wifi, a Bluetooth speaker, a nice flatscreen and comfortable furnishings made us all feel happy to be there. The neighborhood is quiet for biking, and in fact the delightful Menemsha bike ferry is an easy ride away. Lobster for lunch? Don't mind if I do. Every day we got up thrilled at the view. If you are the type who needs or prefers granite counters and a separate office for your vacation property, this might not be for you. Or if you need the stimulation and shopping of the towns like Edgartown and Vineyard Haven, you may find the comparatively long ride daunting (Chilmark, which I previously considered the end of where I could be, is a 10-12 minute car ride away). But if, like us, you just are happy to walk the less than 1 mile to the Gay Head Cliffs, bike, eat and read on a beautiful beach a short walk from the door, then this is your place. I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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New York, NY

Peace, Sunsets, Privacy, Beauty, Rustic

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 teen-aged sons, one grandmother, two parents) had a relaxing, fulfilling and memorable week stay. The house, simple and clean, has everything we needed and no excess. Woke daily to outdoor shower beside the black raspberry bushes, took two mile walks along the private beach that leads to Aquinnah Cliffs (arguably the most stunning beach on the East Coast). Rode bikes to Menemsha and the lighthouse as well as beaches. Up island is much quieter and sleepier than rest of island, and we loved it that way. Our sons got bus passes and went to noisier parts of the island (and to jump bridge at State Beach) for the day. Enjoyed grilling fresh catches from Menemsha and spectacular nightly sunsets. Views of beaches from upstairs rooms gorgeous. Owner was warm, friendly and accommodating with our request for odd dates. Hope very much to return. Cannot recommend it more highly!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Idyllic summer beach escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a such a great family holiday here!This is a wonderful, relaxed beach property, tucked far away from any crowds, surrounded by trees and overlooking the sea, just a short path to its own private beach with lovely golden sand and gentle waves, perfect for all ages. We loved the location best, super quiet with just birdsong and the soft sound of waves, fresh sea air and a deck with BBQ to enjoy a summer escape. The house is simple, well-appointed and comfortable, and the Owner is friendly, easy to contact and extremely helpful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Great stay in charming Aquinnah house!

  • 5 of 5

We got married June 14th and needed a house for the groom and groomsmen. This house was perfect with plenty of beds and rooms to accomodate a large group. There is only one indoor bathroom/shower, but there is a second shower outside, which is great for warm days. It's a short walk from a beautiful, quiet beach. The house was simple but perfect for our weekend needs. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Dogfish Bar
Car: recommended

This cozy 4 bdrm. family beach home was built in 1963 and is a classic up-island Cape beach house. Walking distance to the Gay Head cliffs and Dogfish Bar make it a dream come true for the serious angler. Sleeps up to 9. The house is 150 yards from the beach on the Vineyard Sound, with a private beach shared by only a few other families. Often you'll have the beach to yourself. This is a rare opportunity for those seeking the classic up-island Vineyard experience! A paradise for kids. Cable HDTV with DVD player: Wi-Fi throughout. Visit our private web photo gallery by clicking on the link below.


Rates & Availability

Aquinnah Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 3 2016 - Jul 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

$150- cleaning fee.

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Aquinnah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Upstairs Master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Guest Room - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Guest - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
NEWSFLASH: Entire property is Wi-Fi enabled!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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