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Jeffrey Okun

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Modern beach house - Walking distance to Philbin Beach - ferry tickets available

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Aquinnah House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

This recently renovated home is a ten minute walk from Philbin Beach, the town beach on the surf side of Aquinnah.

It is an “upside down” house with the kitchen living room, and deck situated upstairs to take advantage of the ocean view. A large yard surrounded by woods affords family plenty of space to play or relax in privacy.

Numerous windows and glass doors allow much sunlight in for a bright and airy beach house feel. All appliances and furniture are new (2008). The upstairs has vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. With both an upstairs living room and downstairs family room, families or large groups can spread out. A screened in porch with a large table and chairs offers an ideal spot to dine. Outdoor shower separated from house.

Ferry tickets are available for July and August.

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeffrey Okun (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Jeffrey Okun

I grew up spending summers here. I live outside of Boston, close enough to visit the property for weekends to maintain the property.

Jeffrey Okun purchased this house in 1977

Why Jeffrey Okun chose Martha's Vineyard

My family loves the unique beauty and serenity of Aquinnah. We've traveled the world and find the Aquinnah beaches to be the most beautiful and relaxing place to be. I love our particular property because it is both walking distance to the beach and secluded from the road and neighboring properties.

What makes this house unique

We chose to completely renovate and modernize the house so we could spend more time here year round.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Modern beach house - Walking distance to Philbin Beach - ferry tickets available
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house on a recurring basis for several years and we highly recommend it! There is ample space for a family, including two separate living areas - one up and one down. The house is very clean; it is in a fantastic location; it has every amenity a renter needs and more. The value is exceptional.

The main living, dining, and kitchen areas occupy most of the upper level with a spacious and open feel. The large furnished deck is on this level, for morning coffee and sunset cocktails with lovely distant ocean views. The kitchen is large and fully appointed with upscale appliances and everything a cook needs. It is open to the roomy and very comfortable family room. Natural light floods in, yet the home is cool and comfortable which can be enhanced with the central a/c and ceiling fans throughout.

The ground level contains most of the bedrooms, a smaller family room, and a very convenient laundry room and mud room right off the back entrance. This back entrance is steps from the outdoor shower – all in all the set-up is perfect for keeping that beach sand to a minimum inside the house. There is also a screened in porch on this level, furnished with a large dining table and chairs.

The lot consists of enough of a grassy area for the kids to kick a ball or toss a frisbee, yet is also wooded and private with a long driveway. Ample natural light enhances it all so you never feel closed in but you also have just the right amount of solitude – with the island’s best beach about a 15 minute walk away.

The house is supplied with everything a family needs for a fuss-free relaxing stay. The linens and towels are plentiful and clean. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, utensils, cookware and cutlery – none of which is lacking.

The owner, who is super easy to work with, clearly maintains the house. It is kept up, clean, and offers the perfect spot to relax and enjoy Aquinnah!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, D.C.

Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, beach and peacefulness of Aquinnah. It was truly a great get away, and the house had everything we could possibly have wanted. Would definitely recommend it as the perfect spot to relax!!! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Aquinnah, MV at its finest.

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled from Northern California to go to Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard. The house has wonderful amenities along with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, where you can gaze outside on the beautiful deck with comfortable Adirondack chairs sipping your coffee or wine. The house boasts a nautical beach feel, with light blue colors that make you feel relaxed as you breathe the ocean air. There is a screened in porch where my family and I found ourselves playing cards or talking about what we did on the island that day. There is also a large grass front yard where the kids played soccer or waffle ball. When we needed to do laundry there was a state of the art new Bosch washer and dryer. We also found ourselves strolling down the property road to get to the private beach. The walk is fifteen minutes at most. I would love to go back to the island and discover more adventures while staying at this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, ca

Amazing property. Perfect family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful home surpassed expectations. It was elegantly decorated, feeling like a five star property. From the covered porch to the expansive front yard and the deck off the kitchen the home felt both exclusive and comfortable. It's tucked away in the woods but close to the beach. It had plenty of room to spread out and a nice place to gather in the great room.

So many times vrbo owners make their homes feel like youre temporarily invading their space. This is one of the first homes where I really felt like it was ours and not just on loan.

If you're looking for a perfect spot for a medium to large size family, stay here ..... But not when I'm there because I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to your renting our property again in the future.
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urban DC

Beautiful home, beautifully located

  • 5 of 5

This house is more lovely than the pictures, nestled in a clearing populated with birds and other wildlife and with a view to the west out over the ocean. The property is pristine, and the owner is great. We would rent again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA (Ten minute walk from beach, one mile from Gay Head Cliffs)

Other Activities: shopping, boating, kayaking, parasailing, mini golf, basketball court, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Screened in porch, outdoor shower, hammock, cable TV

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