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Aquinnah Beachfront, Tennis Court, Perfect Sunsets

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, outdoor shower, fantastic view

This exquisite and secluded waterfront property on 4.5 acres is minutes from the historic Gay Head cliffs and lighthouse and features a private path to a quiet beach. The house is spacious and modern, with 4 bedrooms opening onto large decks overlooking the water with a full view of the Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard Sound and spectacular sunsets, and a fifth bedroom with one twin bed. The large kitchen is fully equipped and the dining area comfortably seats 12. The private tennis court is shared by four families. The house is minutes away from the beautiful Philbin Beach, and from Menemsha Pond, which is ideal for clamming, sailing, and safe for toddlers and small children who delight in exploring its warm shallow water.

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017

Why Judy chose Martha's Vineyard

After spending their honeymoon on Martha's Vineyard in 1956 and falling in love with the island (in addition to each other), my parents rented various homes in Chilmark for many years. In 1968, they bought land in Aquinnah (known as Gay Head back then) together with 3 other families. They built the house, and it has been renovated and updated a number of times since then. It is a very special place.

What makes this house unique

There is nothing better than sitting on the deck in the early evening, watching the sun set over the water. Especially after a day at the beach, a bike ride to Menemsha via the bike ferry, a walk around the cliffs to the ocean side, or a trip to town. It could not be more relaxing and rejuvenating.


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Wonderful, spacious, outdoor shower!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master BR with private deck and water view, private bath
    TV Room - Large flat-screen TV and DVD, comfortable couch, and desk.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sunset and water view, with shared deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Sunset and water view, with shared deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sunset and water view, with a private covered deck
  • All linens, blankets, and towels are provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the home and premium cable is available on two flat screen television sets. Both TVs have a DVD. 1 TV is in the TV room, between the kitchen and Master BR, the other TV is in Bedroom #3. CD/MP3 player in the living room. Outdoor seating overlooking the water/sunsets, as well as on the deck in the front of the house. Spacious outdoor shower.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Aquinnah Beachfront, Tennis Court, Perfect Sunsets
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Truly Magical! Private Gem on the Water!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property! We spent 10 days here in Oct & shared the house with several couples. We picked this spot because it is on the remote end of the island with less crowds & traffic. The house is clean & the bedrooms are very spacious. The kitchen is completely functional & has everything you need. Bring/buy your food , grill/cook & take in the amazing views from the large dining room table. Lots of space in this house! We made occasional runs to the Menemsha fish markets for fresh fare (about a 15 minute drive from the house). The house location is very secluded, private & dramatic. A wide back deck affords glorious views the Vineyard Sound & Elizabeth Islands. Step off the deck, walk 30 seconds down a path & arrive at the beach staircase. Below the stairs is a beautiful rocky beach & prime, outstanding fishing. We caught stripers & bluefish directly below the house, especially around sunset. If you want to swim, walk a few minutes right to Dog Fish Bar where it is very sandy. This location showcases nature at its best! From both the deck & the beach, we spotted large seals swimming parallel to shore about 75 yards away - a special treat! The seals were curious & looking at us when they came up for air. Great bird watching too. We hiked along the beach, turning left from the stairs, past the dramatic Aquinnah cliffs to Aquinnah beach, up the paths & back home along the road. This is a wonderful 4-ish mile loop that you won't want to miss - best to walk it at low tide. We absolutely LOVED our stay & can't wait to plan a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, Maire. You are welcome back any time! Judy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Martha's Vineyard airport
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Down in front of the house
Car: necessary

This secluded property is just minutes from the Gay Head Lighthouse, Menemsha Pond, and the Atlantic Ocean. The picturesque and historic fishing village of Menemsha is less than 15 minutes away with local fresh seafood. Quaint and well stocked public libraries are in Chilmark and Aquinnah. Shopping, restaurants and movie theaters are readily accessible in all the down island towns just 30 minutes away. Island-wide bus service is available.


Rates & Availability

Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 3-17
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
June 17 - July 01
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Pet Fee $500

PLEASE NOTE: Rates are seasonal and vary by week/month. Please inquire about particular days/weeks. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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