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Walk to beach, town and park from gorgeous Martha's Vineyard home

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, sleeps 11, 2.5 bathrooms, private outdoor shower

Gorgeous home in great location!

Special offer: Rent July 7 - 14 and get free round trip auto ferry reservation for your car.

*Saturday - Saturday rentals during Summer, but flexible during off peak season.

*multi-week discount available.

The Pennacook house in Oak Bluffs on the charming island of Martha's Vineyard is beautifully maintained, bright and sunny, with a large eat-in kitchen, living room, dining room, and library with WIFI. Play outside on the large lawn, relax in the hammock, watch sunset from the front porch and enjoy cookouts at the huge picnic table. 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a fantastic outdoor shower.

No car needed! Walk just a few blocks to beach, town, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground, bike paths and bus stop.

Fully renovated with updated kitchen, baths and windows yet fully restored period details, this historic home is well built and is wonderful for holiday gatherings in every season.

Linens: Please bring your own sheets for 4 queens and 3 twins, pillow cases, and towels, or rent them.

Linen rental is available from Takemmy Linen Rental. They will deliver and pick up.

We value your feed back: We try our hardest to make The Pennacook a wonderful vacation home. Please let us know your suggestions for improving this home or the rental experience.

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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Traveler must make their own Auto Ferry reservations.
  • Traveler must provide their own sheets and towels.
  • Traveler must return both sets of keys or a fee will be charged.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Lovely private outdoor shower is great for washing off the beach sand. Please bring your own towels.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor w/ crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Third floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Third floor
  • Bedrooms 1-4 are on second floor and bedrooms 5-6 are on third floor. Pillows, blankets and comforters are provided but bring your own linens or rent them from Takemmy linen rental.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wifi. Huge picnic table with umbrella. Lovely hammock. Car not necessary because town and beach are within easy walking distance. The rest of the island is easily accessed via bike, bus or taxi. If you choose to bring a car, there are 2 off street spaces available and you will need to make ferry reservations with the Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority to book passage from Wood's Hole, MA to either Oak Bluffs or Vineyard Haven on the island of Martha's Vineyard.


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Walk to beach, town and park from gorgeous Martha's Vineyard home
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Residential workshop space

  • 5 of 5

We held a small workshop at Pennacook. The space in the home was perfectly wonderful and suited us all very well for community meals, comfortable sleeping, and learning. The location is a close proximity to the ocean, shopping and offers wonderful pedestrian friendly fresh air walks! The house had everything we needed for the comfort of all. The only drawback, as it is mid-November, the heating system didn't provide a great deal of heat to the third floor bedroom space. Overall, everyone was happy with what was provided.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely older home...3 floors so rare for the Vineyard. Great for all of the family to spread out!

  • 4 of 5

We were here for a family wedding and had more than enough room for everyone. The kitchen and dining room are spacious and well equipped and came in handy for the impromptu meals for visiting friends and family. Nice backyard and great outdoor shower, personally my favorite. Also a very short walk to Circuit Ave and all the shops and eateries and Ocean Park! Don't usually need this big a place when visiting but if I ever do again I would certainly rebook here. Only one negative comment was that we rented toward the end of the season, when most yard work is at an end. The Island had just had a storm before we came and the walkways and the yard were a bit littered with sticks and such had to clear those away for some of our elderly visitors to prevent falls.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed my home. I am sorry about the leaves and sticks on the walkway after the storm. I live out of state and so did not know about it. I wish you had contacted me or my caretaker, we would have had it cleaned up for you right away.
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Big house, fantastic location close to town.

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a terrific location, within walking distance to all the Oak Bluffs attractions. It's style and condition are consistent with other houses in the area, which is to say charming and full of old-school character, if a little quirky and not pristine. We rented the house in connection with a 40 something guys college reunion weekend and it was a great fit. Probably a good fit for families, too. Outdoor shower comes in handy, and the kitchen was very bright and open and inviting.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Ample space and close to town. Great vacation home for family and friends. Wish it had just one more full bathroom as we sometimes had to wait to use the shower but otherwise perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peak Week 2017

  • 5 of 5

Great rental property for a family vacation. Plenty of space for our family. Nice amenities in this lovely home in a great location- close to evrerythiing that matters to us. Worked well for our young grandchildren. All good!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great! Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The property was perfect for our group size and located within walking distance to central Oak Bluffs. Listed in amenities are a patio and deck, which technically there was, but the deck consisted of stairs to the backyard and the patio was only big enough for the picnic table. The front porch was great to sit and enjoy the outside, which we did. I would rent again but also hope that some updates would be made to the half bath sink.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andre, We are so glad you enjoyed our home and had a great vacation. We will be sure to double check the condition of the 1/2 bath sink right away. Thanks for letting me know it need attention. We always try our best to have the house in perfect condition for our guests. Rebecca
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About Rebecca

The Pennacook House is a wonderful place for family gatherings, play and relaxation, with island activities for all ages right near by.

Here I am collecting shells at the beach with my twins.

Rebecca purchased this house in 1994

Why Rebecca chose Oak Bluffs

My husband and I visited Martha's Vineyard in the spring of 1994 and fell in love with the island and the town of Oak Bluffs. We found the Pennacook House for sale, bought it and spent the next year completely renovating it. We love the island in winter, too! It's peaceful and ideal for long walks or cozying up on the couch with a Latte from Espresso Love.

What makes this house unique

Ideal location.

This house is just a special place - it has a great feel:

Gorgeous period details.

Modern conveniences.

Lots of light.

Excellent lay-out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Rebecca,

Just wanted to let you know how much my family enjoyed our stay at your home for the week of our daughter Natalie’s wedding. It truly was Home Sweet Home for us for that week. We loved having our morning coffee and evening glasses of wine on the front porch. We shared several family meals in the beautiful kitchen. Enjoyed grilling in the backyard. Your cozy, clean, comfortable home added to the joy celebrated by our family that week. We look forward to staying at the Pennacook House again.

Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard airport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
MV steamship authority
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Sweet Life
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ink Well
Car: not necessary

Martha's Vineyard Island has wonderful activities from biking to beaches to dining and shopping. Our house is close to all the activities offered in Oak Bluffs. It is an easy bike ride (miles of bike paths), bus ride (the bus stop is close) or drive to the rest of the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $250

4pm Saturday - 10am Saturday rental period,
I can often offer some scheduling flexibility in the off-peak season.
Multi week discounts offered.
50% deposit due at signing to reserve your week.
$500 refundable damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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