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Original Pratt House built in 1866 with Ocean View of the Inkwell beach

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Oak Bluffs House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

This is an original Pratt house built in 1866 by the famed architect Pratt for whom the Pratt Institute in New York was named. It is located in the historic district across from a large park in which baseball, golf practice, kite flying, bike riding, picnics and even, on at least one occasion, horseback riding was practiced. The house has a water view which includes and is only steps from the famous Inkwell Beach. On a clear day, as most are in this location, you can see from the large porch, the beaches and down the coast all the way to Edgartown. It is also just a short 3 block walk to town and its many shops, family concerts, restaurants, festivals, art galleries, antique shops, the carousel, the arcade, as well as to the Oak Bluffs ferry. It is a shorter walk to the basketball and tennis courts.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Original Pratt House built in 1866 with Ocean View of the Inkwell beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Location. Great stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Pratt House is well maintained and displays the original character of the house with modern amenities. The location can't be beat because of the close proximity to the inkwell and Circuit avenue. Two things stand out that verify this is the right house to rent: 1) We did less driving than usual and 2) the kids never wanted to watch TV because of the great family discussion in the dining room and kitchen! The customer service was also outstanding. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that your vacation and the house worked out well, Irma, for you and your family. We trust that your winter is going to be great and please come back in the future and stay with us. Thanks.
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Great house with its original character and history. The upgrades in the kitchen along with each room ceiling fan, great furniture, cleanliness and terrific private outdoor shower made this house very comfortable. I think everyone in our group looked forward to that shower everyday. The kids fought for position in line even thought there were two other bathrooms! We enjoyed the back yard cooking on the grill and eating outside. We spent every night on the large front porch where there was a beautiful ocean breeze. We couldn't of asked for a better location since we had six to eight 12-17 year olds with us who walked to town every night and played football, Frisbee and corn hole across the street in the large park/field. The adults enjoyed the convenience of being able to walk to everything. The location allowed you to be close enough to walk but yet allowed just enough distance to bring quiet and peacefulness when returning to the house.

Greg the owner was pleasant to work with and made sure our stay was carefree and comfortable. I would highly recommend this house for your next vacation! We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks M., we really enjoyed having you and your family stay with us. We are really glad that you enjoyed the house and experienced it as our family does. Please come back as we would love to have you and your family stay with us again. Have a great winter!!
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Classic cozy Cottage by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Greg's house with several family members (adults and children) this past summer for two weeks. It is a nicely maintained older Victorian cottage. It is as bright and airy as the pictures. Inside there are comfortable living spaces and ample sized bedrooms. Cable and wifi were included.The kitchen is very functional, with newer appliances. There is an outdoor shower which we used after the beach, but also as backup to the two indoor bathrooms.

We barbecued in the back yard a few times and it was convenient to have this option. There is an inviting wraparound porch with a wonderful view of the water, ideal for relaxing on a warm day.

We found the location great for our needs. The Inkwell beach is right across the street. The house is walking distance (about 5 minutes) from Oak Bluffs ferry, in-town Oak Bluffs (10 minutes) , and tennis and basketball courts (5 minutes) , all of which we took advantage of. There is also a large park right across from the house.

Greg was pleasant to deal with, and left us a little welcoming gift. We would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Have a great winter and hope to see you next year.
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Wonderful Beach Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful house for our favorite August week in the vineyard. We have stayed several places in Oak Bluffs, and wanted a place that was "beachy"--clean with character, required minimal driving for most things and was close to the water. This house met all the criteria. Greg, the owner was great and very responsive during the entire process. The house was exactly what I envisioned for a relaxing beach vacation! It is a beautiful older house, but has upgrades in the bathrooms and kitchen. The kitchen was well stocked with not only dishware, but spices, cooking tools and paper products. The decor is delightful and tasteful. We had 3 couples and 3 children aged 4-14. The house is set up in a way that was comfortable for everyone. The bedrooms were large and airy, one with a lovely balcony from I drank my coffee and watched the Polar Bear Club in the mornings! We walked to town daily and the beach was across the street. When events occurred in the evenings- Illumination Night, fireworks on the beach- we only had to walk out the door and we were there. I could go on about the house.... we loved it. And Greg was a delight to work with. We spoke several times prior to arriving. On our way up, on a Sunday, Greg called to alert me to a problem with the water heater. The next day while we were at the beach, he had someone come and replace the entire thing. He made sure we were not inconvenienced in any way.

We will definitely stay here on our returns. It was a true pleasure.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sara, it was truly a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. We hope you have a great winter and even more, that we will see you again in the future. Thanks again, and glad we could keep the hot water flowing.-) Greg
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Beautiful home - great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this beautiful home. It was right across from an open park where our kids could walk over and play ball, fly kits and run around. Another amazing feature that we enjoyed was the large front porch where we enjoyed watching the ocean, relaxing, reading and watching the children playing in the park right out front. We liked that we could easily walk to the Inkwell beach, come back and enjoy the awesome outdoor shower. We could also walk to Oak Bluffs center in minutes and ride our bikes to almost anywhere on the island. We have been blessed with the opportunity to stay on Martha’s Vineyard many times. The location of this house was by far the best one that we have ever stayed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul, it was great having you and your family stay with us and I am very happy you enjoyed your vacation. We would gladly welcome you back at anytime in the future. Thanks.
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
oak bluffs ferry
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season JULY 4 WEEK
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season JULY 9-29
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 19-SEPTMEBER9
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Cleaning $250

$6000 to $6500 per week high season

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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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