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William Messenger

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Airy, Quiet Vacation Rental Home, pool, tennis, FERRY TIX on MV

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Martha's Vineyard House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms plus loft, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Families and children feel right at home in this clean, comfortable, contemporary house with large living/dining area, fireplace, custom kitchen, all appliances, free high-speed internet, screened porch and deck, BBQ, enclosed outdoor shower, and free access to association pool (June 15 - Sept 15) and tennis (year round). Ferry tickets available from owner at cost.

Located in Stoney Hill Farms in West Tisbury, Martha's VIneyard, Massachusetts. Easy bike to Lambert’s Cove Beach (3 mi.), village center (4 mi.), State Forest (1 mi.), Vineyard Haven (4 mi.). Quiet rural neighborhood with large lots. Backyard opens onto conservation land. Paved bike trails nearby. Walk-on pass included for delightful Lambert’s Cove Beach on Vineyard Sound. Easy access to Long Point and other beautiful ocean beaches.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William Messenger (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great house - near bike path, beaches (Lucy Vincent was best - accessible in the off-season), was perfect for our weekend and Florida guests - even had a few meals on the porch. As usual we loved our stay.
Sep 2014
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Airy, Quiet Vacation Rental Home, pool, tennis, FERRY TIX on MV
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Relaxing, comfortable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house has everything you need, and Will was very helpful answering questions -- we had lots, since it was our first time on MV! The property is in a very quiet area next to conservation land which has walking and biking trails. Lamberts Cove Beach is a few miles away and is very beautiful. The water was warm enough in August for an enjoyable swim. It's just a short drive to Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven to shop or eat out. At night it was delightful to eat by candlelight on the screened-in porch, listening to the crickets and inhaling the sweet smell of the woods.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great week in a great house.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at this fantastic summer/vacation home. We liked it so much last year that we didn't bother looking at any other properties. The house is centrally located on the island making it easy to get to beaches and other towns. It is a classic summer set up, but the feeling of ease and relaxation that permeates the house must be felt. The screened-in porch and deck/backyard make for a perfect place to relax at anytime of the day. The washer-dryer made traveling to the island so much easier, and there is every kitchen product you might need. Our kids loved the pool across the street as they spent a few afternoons in it during our stay. Lastly, the owners are fantastic, address and issues immediately, and are a large part of why we love the house so much. If you want a truly relaxing and enjoyable Vineyard experience, rent this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Carlisle, MA, USA

Stress free location for a wonderful MV vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family (2+3 kids) passed a fantastic July 4th week at his wonderful house. Rarely have we rented anywhere that was so thoroughly equipped. We brought along the usual basics that you think you will need and never even had to unpack them! The kitchen is especially well stocked down to washing up products, bags etc.

The house was spotless, beautiful secluded location with tennis courts and pool but centrally placed to make any day trip easy.

Suffice to say, a wonderful, stress free vacation thanks to the thoughtful planning of the house owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Bedford, NH

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything and then some! We loved our stay at this exceptionally well-equiped home. The home is centrally located on Martha's Vineyard, making it convenient to all locations on the island. We enjoyed our access to Lambert's Cove, which turned out to be our favorite beach. Access to the pool right across the street was fantastic, and we also enjoyed the tennis courts. The home was clean and very well-maintained and organized. We loved grilling out and using the deck. And, the outdoor shower was perfect for rinsing off the sandy children, without tracking into the house. This will definitely be the house we rent anytime we are on the Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Monson, MA

Perfect Family Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and 2 of our adult children spent a wonderful week at this very lovely and comfortable home. The kitchen has everything and anything you might need. Our chef son made some memorable dinners, using produce from the local farm stores and what turned into a daily trip to Larson's Fish Market on the dock of Menemsha. Very clean and organized, comfortable beds, 2 full baths, large family and dining room, screened-in porch, quiet area, just perfect for a family vacation on MV. The private beach of Lambert's Cove is the most beautiful on the island and one of the best spots for sunsets. Many thanks to the home owners for thinking of everything that makes their vacation home so special and easy to live in. We loved our vacation here!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
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Cambride, MA

Fantastic Family Friendly Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week before Memorial Day Weekend - a perfect time since the weather was nice, the crowds were nonexistent and the mosquitoes were minimal.

In regards to location, the home is not in the middle of town but in a more secluded area. That said, the home is only about a 15 minute drive from the Vineyard Haven ferry and we found that we could get to a lot of places except the furthest corners of the island within 20 minutes or so by car (and you'll need a car if you have young kids).

The house itself had more than enough space for three adults and two young children. The open layout on the first floor was perfect for letting the kids spread out their stuff, work on art projects, watch TV, etc. A fun extra bonus was these cordless headphones that you could put on when you watched TV at night so that you didn't keep up the ones who had gone to bed. The home was super clean and well maintained (I wish our basement was as organized and clean as this one!). Of the two queen beds, one was soft and the other firm - take your pick. We appreciated how well stocked the kitchen was in regards to dishes, pots, pans, utensils, tableware, seasonings, etc. There is a nice open backyard with a patio that was nice to use as well. As someone who loves to BBQ, I appreciated having a charcoal grill with all the necessary equipment. The pool and tennis courts are right across the street, but since it was the off-season, they were closed. Our kids ended up playing in a mud puddle in the parking lot of the pool for about an hour so all was not lost.

The owner has a binder with lots of recommendations of things to do and places to see. All great ideas. We especially loved how close Lambert's Cove was and agree with the owner that it is an incredibly beautiful beach and a great reason to stay in this home. There are fishing nets in the closet that are perfect for catching crabs and such by the docks (we mainly caught seaweed, but that seemed to satisfy the kids).

We especially liked Oak Bluffs. The Campground Cottages are super quaint and the campground is great for a picnic. Linda Jean's is a great family friendly restaurant with very delicious food. Stop off afterward at Mad Martha's for ice cream. There is even a carousel there but it was closed since it was the off season.

All in all, a fantastic place to stay, especially with kids. We'd highly recommend this home and hope you get to enjoy all the things we did. Have fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-295 & I-495
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Beaches, bike trails, swimming, fishing, hiking, surfing, sailing, boating, America's oldest carousel, shopping, whale watching, crabbing, shellfishing, parasailing, jet skiing, music, art galleries, farmers' market, agricultural fair, camping, historical museums, lighthouses, nature parks, golf, mini-golf, tennis, restaurants, horseback riding.


Rates & Availability

West Tisbury House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
25% Off July 16-23, 2016
Jul 16 2016 - Jul 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional linens/towels $150
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Ferry (car under 17') $137

All rentals during June through September are from Saturday to Saturday.Other times of year one-week minimum, but start and end dates are flexible. Rentals for summer 2016 accepted beginning Oct. 16, 2015. Note that ferry reservations and/or towels & linens are optional (bring your own towels and linens if you opt out).

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Martha's Vineyard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Enclosed
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom is on the first floor. Others are on the second floor
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests with limited mobility are welcome. The master bedroom and bath, kitchen, dining, and living area, decks and screen porch are on the 1st floor. However, there are 3 steps from the ground to the house entrance.

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