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charming air conditioned cottage close to beach, shopping and dining

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 1/2bathroom, sleeps 6

This property has something for the whole family to enjoy. A large wrap-around porch, screened in dining area on porch, outdoor seating and grill make outdoor living enjoyable, while a spacious living room, full kitchen, cable TV, DVD and game closet make indoor living fun as well. Located at the end of Oak Bluffs' main street on Penacook Ave (the website map is incorrect), there is easy access to amazing shopping and many dining options without a lot of noise and congestion. Down the street is the famous Inkwell Beach perfect for an afternoon nap, or a full day of sun and surf. Public transportation and bike paths all over the island make cars convenient but not necessary, and beautiful scenery makes walking pleasant as well. Oak Bluffs offers the best of the Island from the famous Mad Martha's Ice Cream, Black Dog Store, Giordano's Italian Restaurant, and Flying Horses Carousel. An arcade and night clubs offer many entertainment options, and water sport rentals offer fun filled days on Martha's Vineyard for everyone.

Mary Alane Downs
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About Mary Alane Downs

Our house has been in the family since 1959. We constantly seek to update without destroying the character of the original 1870's house. All the modern conveniences are included - Air conditioning, WiFi, cable internet, flat screen TV and more

Mary Alane Downs purchased this cottage in 1959

Why Mary Alane Downs chose Oak Bluffs

you can walk up the street at midnight and get freshly made donuts from back door donuts. it's a New York Times not to be missed experience.

What makes this cottage unique

walking distance to everything needed for a great beach vacation - beaches, bike paths, tennis/basketball court, play ground, movie theatre, shopping , many dining options, grocery store, liquor store, arcade and more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I thought I'd let you know that this past vacation in Martha's Vineyard (the last week of July) was easily my most fun vacation to date. I had such a great time, and there is no way I would have had half the fun had it not been for your wonderful house. This is the both my feeling, and those of my friends - we all had a most wonderful time.
Jul 2011
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Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Full bathroom upstairs recently remodeled and now has large tub and shower with drawers and side shelves for towels and soaps. Outside shower recently built and is perfect for showering off when returning from the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • In addition to three bedrooms there is a daybed and a pull out couch in the living room that sleeps three additional people. Bedrooms all come with closets, dressers, bedside tables, and ceiling fans, bedroom 2 has a vanity and bedroom 1 comes with a Flat screen tv.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New central air conditioning was installed summer 2014! Flat screen TV and wireless internet


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(3 traveler reviews)

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charming air conditioned cottage close to beach, shopping and dining
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful, convenient home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! We have been going to the Vineyard for the past 5 years, and this house was the most convenient and charming of all! We loved being steps off of Circuit Avenue, and the house is warm and comfortable. There's plenty of space for a family and the house is well taken care of by the owners. The beach is only a short walk away and the house has beach chairs and coolers for convenience. The best part is sitting on the beautiful porch and relaxing with family!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we're delighted you enjoyed the house. We're always trying to improve the experience for our renters.
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this house. We have stayed on island in Oak Bluffs before and were pleased with this location and all that the house has to offer. It is a great bonus that things like beach chairs and coolers were available for usage. Mary Alane was very responsive and easy to work with. The air conditioning was a great bonus especially on 80 degree day with a 2 month old. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We enjoy sharing our home and love for the Vineyard with renters.
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Beautiful charming house, short stroll to the town

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home made me feel at home! The description was accurate and the photos are current. The house was clean and well kept, the owner takes pride by keeping the facilities updated. I enjoyed sleeping next to the window in the single bed middle room and with the window open I heard the sounds and smells of the harbor and the restautants. The town center, or the circuit, was next-door and I enjoyed grabbing a morning coffee with a walk around the harbor followed by hours of porch sitting in the large wrap around porch with a hammock. For meals I had many options to grocery shop, eat in the large variety of restaurants, or grab carryout from the dive bar. The circuit includes a variety of shopping and the famous flying horses carousel.

I never needed a car. The ferry is a quick 5 minute walk through the beautiful park, food and shopping is a block away, and the beautiful houses of the camp ground are directly across the street.

I felt at home and will certainly return and spend much more time porch sitting and experiencing island life.

The owner was kind and responded quickly. She is well experienced as a property owner as helpful hints regarding trash pickup and amenity controls were well posted and up to date.

I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
point 1
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
point 1
Car: not necessary

Oak Bluffs is a charming little seaside town with plenty to do for the entire family. There is an arcade, two movie theatres, beautiful beaches, plentiful shopping, spacious parks, the historic Flying Horses Carousel, and dining options ranging from seafood, Mexican, American, Italian, and more. Across the street from Penacook is The Camp Grounds which is filled with colorful little cottages perfect for an afternoon walk or bike ride. There is a variety of beach options from the convenient Inkwell Beach located at the end of Penacook to South Beach which opens to the Atlantic and has large waves great for water sports. Many hiking options are available throughout the Island and as well as fishing cruises, and even biplane adventures. If you desire to explore beyond Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Tisbury, Aquinnah, and other towns offer an assortment of experiences from the Chilmark Flea market to the Aquinnah cliffs, to create an experience unlike any other vacation spot

Other Activities: arcade, carousel


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180
Refundable damage deposit $500

security deposit $250.00

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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