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Charming & spacious home directly on Oak Bluffs Harbor with a deep water dock

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 9, enclosed sun porch and covered porch

'The Red House' is perfectly located - very quiet, yet only a 10 minute walk to town. This beautiful home is directly on Oak Bluffs Harbor. You can relax on the back porch and watch all the harbor activity. There is a deep water dock, if you want to bring your boat along (, with water but NO ELECTRIC). Four of the five bedrooms, as well as the dining room, living room and sun porch, have a view of the harbor. Four of the bedrooms have window AC units. (there is no central AC in the remainder of the house - not needed with the great sea breeze!) The town of Oak Bluffs is only a short walk away. There are many restaurants, pubs, movie theaters, ice cream and coffee shops, a food market and post office located both around the harbor and on the main street of town. Public transportation is available, as well as bicycle, scooter and car rentals. You can take a bus tour of the island, rent boats and jet skis, or take a local fishing trip. There is a public beach within walking distance.

Carla Kearns
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This guest couldn't get the review to submit to HomeAway. She sent me a copy in an email which I posted below:


I copied and pasted this from the review which I don't think went through when I tried to submit it.

We sent a deposit check to you for next year's rental of the Red House.

My best regards.

Joan H.


Location, location, have it. The harbor views and walk to town location are ideal.

The property has been steadily improved over three years of our two week rentals.

The photos are fair and show the house accurately.

The owner and caretaker are very available to step in when help is needed.

We would recommend the property, and will be renting again next summer.

Joan H.

Juptier, FL
Aug 2011
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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please bring your own beach towels. All linens we provide must remain in the house.
  • If you need to cancel your reservation, I will attempt to fill the dates with another tenant. There will be no refund if I cannot fill the dates.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bathroom (downstairs) is newly renovated with a glassed in shower, tile floor, new sink and toilet. There is wainscot paneling with a chair rail on the walls.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master / harbor front - with antique vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , has 2 antique dressers and a loveseat
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs - has a dresser, a seating area and a pedistal sink
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs - with a dresser, overlooks the harbor.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs - with a dresser and a pedistal sink.
  • Two of the upstairs bedrooms have a pedestal sink in them. The King upstairs bedroom has a seating area with an upholstered chaise lounge and a table. There is a window AC unit in this bedroom. The downstairs master bedroom has a nice, antique vanity and a window AC unit. The 'pink room' king bed room has a love seat at one end, an antique full length mirror and window AC unit. The three bedrooms with the queen and king beds are very large and roomy and have window AC units in them. The bedroom with two twin beds also has a window AC unit. The bedroom with one double bed is the only one with no AC unit, but there is a window overlooking the harbor which usually has a great breeze!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We will provide start-up paper towels and toilet paper. Telephone has unlimited long distance within the continental US ONLY. There are window AC units in the 3 bedrooms with the queen and king beds and also the two twins bed room. There are no AC units in the common areas of the house. There is space for 2 or 3 boats to tie up at the deep water dock, however, THERE IS NOT ANY ELECTRIC SVC - only water. There is a table on the porch which can seat 4-5 people for dining. There is seating on the sun porch for 10 + in addition to the living room seating mentioned above. Most people spend their time on the sun porch and the open porch. For cool weather, there is electric heat on the sunporch and 2 oil circulating space heaters, but NO central heat. Parking is allowed on the street 24 hours. There is room in the garage to store any bicycles you may rent.


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Charming & spacious home directly on Oak Bluffs Harbor with a deep water dock
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The "Red House" was perfect for our long weekend stay. The location, house and scenery are amazing. House is exactly as pictured...spacious, comfortable and perfect for a large group! The views from the back deck are breathtaking especially at sunrise & sunset. The location is key, walking distance to beach and downtown Oaks Bluff/Ferry. I can't say enough great things about this rental!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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We Loved the Red House and Location

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming, comfortable and fit two families and friends with ease. We loved the setting on the harbor and the ability to walk into town to all of the restaurants. We picked up several meals to go because our view on the porch was wonderful and we could relax and eat. Parking was easy and Oak Bluffs was a great spot for visits to other parts of the island. We enjoyed sightseeing, but were always extremely happy to return to the Red House.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Spacious Home and Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the house and stunning views - what a location! Our children and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed their summer vacation at this lovely home. The front lawn offered so much room for the grandchildren to run around, play games, feed the ducks and best of all, to walk down the dock to visit their grandparents on our sailboat. The house has a great layout, spacious bedrooms and a large porch for dining, playing cards and watching the sights in the harbor. We walked into town to enjoy the Lookout Tavern, Nancy's, Linda Jean's, the carousel, arcade and of course, the Black Dog. We had a wonderful week and look forward to our return stay next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Setting, space and location are excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, older home perfect for a family vacation. It is set on a quiet street yet so close to all the Oak Bluffs activity. The owners were always available for questions and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We had another amazing week at the Red House! We have been vacationing at the Red House on the Vineyard for the past 5 years with our children and it is perfect for us. The location, dock for fishing, jumping, swimming not to mention being able to dock your boat steps away, tons of space and we love the homes old island charm. The owners have made many improvements over the years that have even added to our perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property with a wonderful location and view.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the use of your lovely home on Martha’s Vineyard. We have returned from a great week with friends and family. The home has a beautiful view and a great location. We were comfortable and had plenty of space for everyone. Providing sheets and towels made it easy for us to pack. We look forward to hopefully renting again next summer.

Tanya Lumpkins

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
'Ocean View' restaurant and bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
MVI Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
'Ocean View' restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Jetty Beach
Car: not necessary

Our property is located within a half mile of downtown Oak Bluffs with numerous shops, restaurants and pubs. Also available are bicycle, scooter & car rentals, sightseeing bus tours, the 'Flying Horses' (the oldest working carousel in the country), movie theaters, ice cream and coffee shops, beaches and parks. There are ferries to and from Woods Hole, Falmouth, Hyannis, New Bedford, Rhode Island and Nantucket Island. There is a food market and a post office downtown and a liquor / convenience store only a block from the house. Numerous restaurants nearby to satisfy everyone's tastes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250

$6000 - $8500 / wk
Weekly rentals are from Sunday to Sunday. Check in 3:00 pm and check out @ 10:00 am.
A 50% deposit is required along with a signed rental agreement at the time of booking.. The balance plus a $600 refundable security deposit & $250 cleaning fee is due 6 wks before arrival. Any damage or excessive cleaning needed will be deducted from the security deposit. If the damage exceeds $600, the tenant is responsible tp pay the balance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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