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Aquinnah paradise on the beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Don Margolis
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


Aquinnah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Aquinnah paradise on the beach
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews

Relaxing and Rejuvenating!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so very perfect for a romantic retreat or a full family get away! The house is lovely and fully equip with all you will need to unwind within mere steps from the beach. A full deck to watch the sun cast it's daily spell along with a cozy living area and full kitchen made for a great week. The beach is sandy with a spattering of beautifully colored stones softened by the waters daily washing, perfect both for walking or swimming. The fact that some of the freshest fish anywhere is within a short drive was a huge plus. If you want a quiet place to settle with a sweet country drive into any of the main towns down island, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great house, location, and owner

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice in a great location; close to the lighthouse with access to a private beach. The owner was wonderful to deal with; very responsive and helpful. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Classic Cape beach house in extraordinary setting, with private beach.

  • 5 of 5

Owner is delightful and helpful. House is rustic and simple, but with all necessities, and an unequaled setting. Heavenly.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great cottage in a beautiful location by the beach

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent week at this cottage w our teenagers and a friend. The LR is not huge, but it was fine for us even with the bigger kids. The house was very clean and charmingly rustic with a well stocked kitchen. And it was perfectly situated just steps from one of MV's awesome beaches, and had a gorgeous view over the treetops to the dunes and water. There was a small hiccup with the cleaners at the start, but Don dealt with it immediately and thoroughly. I highly recommend this place if you like (as I do) the far reaches of the Vineyard where it is quiet and wild and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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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: August 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: August 2015
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

$150- cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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