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

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 10 nights


Oak Bluffs House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, sleeps 10, 2.5 bathrooms, private outdoor shower

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

*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.

Trash: Trash is picked up on Mondays and Thursdays from the three large bins on the west side of the house.

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.

Avoid Scams: Please call to confirm your reservation before you send any money. I will never ask for a wire transfer.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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 Martha's Vineyard

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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Walk to beach, town and park from gorgeous Martha's Vineyard home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews

We enjoyed our stay at Penacook House.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our week at 71Penacook Avenue. The house is clean, well equipped and conveniently located, walking distance to the beach.

We enjoyed our walks on the beach in the morning as well as just sitting on the porch enjoying the night's breeze. Our favorite room was the kitchen as it was quite spacious as we sipped our coffee in the mornings and our drinks at night. Would definitely go back to Penacook House.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Pennacook Home, Martha's Vineyard

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay on Martha's Vineyard. The Pennacook home was spacious and charming. We rented the home for a week- for most of the stay, there were 10 of us. Plenty of room for everyone. The home was located in a wonderful neighborhood (with nice and very friendly neighbors!). It was convenient to the wonderful gingerbread homes in the Camp Meeting Association- a must see, to the town of Oak Bluffs and to the beaches. We were able to easily walk to all of these places. I would definitely recommend it to others. It was clean. The owners responded to all of my questions and concerns very promptly. If we ever return, we would not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Rebecca, the owner, was great to deal with, very prompt in returning communication and just an overall pleasure to work with.

The house, awesome, what a great location, walk to the center of town, plenty of bedrooms, living space and a nice little yard. We rented linens which made it super easy and the home was a great overall value and location. There were 9 of us and we would stay her again.

Thank you Pennacook / Rebecca

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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The Pennacook House was everything we expected!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth family vacation and the third in Oak Bluffs. The house was light and airy, just as advertised. The kitchen was a great hang out spot for game playing and puzzling. The front porch was wonderful for afternoon relaxation and quiet morning coffee drinking. A very short walk to town made it convenient for groceries, shopping and ice cream, of course! A great area for walking and close to bike paths. My family loved staying at the Pennacook House and we look forward to returning next year!

Martha Wheeler & Family

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Excellent Rental Property

  • 5 of 5

The Pennacook House is a wonderful, well maintained property. The location is excellent. Both town and the beach are within walking distance. Public transportation to other towns is close and readily available. We were able to enjoy shopping, restaurants and the beach as well as quality family time at the house. We enjoyed grilling in the back yard and sitting on the large front porch in the evening.The rooms are large and the house has a light and airy feel. We were easily able to accommodate our family members and had a fabulous time. The owners were very helpful and professional. We would highly recommend The Pennacook House as a rental property.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Very well keep historical home

  • 5 of 5

Very well keep historical home, close to town, easy to set up reservations

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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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

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
10 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
End of August 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
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 10
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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