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'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.
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Location, location, location...you 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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$600|
$5000 - $7500 / wk
Weekly rentals are from Sunday to Sunday. Check in 3:00 pm and 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.
Send a check with the signed lease in the mail. One half of the lease amount is due at the time of signing, the remaining rent plus $600 security deposit plus $250 cleaning fee is due 6 weeks before the rental date.