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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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More Details

Jeffrey Okun
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Aquinnah

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.


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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(8 traveler reviews)

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Modern beach house - Walking distance to Philbin Beach - ferry tickets available
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

beautiful home in Aquinnah

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home within a half mile of Phibin and Aquinnah beaches on a secluded lot. We could hear the crashing waves from the spacious deck. Very clean. No mold issues which occur in so many homes near the water.

All appliances and decor top notch. Owner is easily accessible and addresses any questions/concerns promptly.

Corinne, Ashford, CT

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a very nice week at this house. The house was everything we expected and more. It looks just like the photos on the internet only the whole is greater than the sum of the parts! We loved the open concept upper level which was great for hanging out. We have been vacationing on the Vineyard for over 20 years and this is one of the nicest homes in which we have stayed. It is updated and very clean. An extra bonus is that linens and towels (including beach towels) are provided. The owner also provides dish and bathroom soap, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc.

Although we could have had better weather it did not stop us from taking a quick run down to the beach without having to commit to a whole day. The nearby beaches (less than 5 minute drive) are some of the nicest on the Vineyard. I would definitely rent this house again and have already recommended it to friends who are thinking of vacationing on the Vineyard next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts

Relaxing and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in August 2016 and loved it. Aquinnah is such a great quiet and laid back part of the island. The house itself is perfect for a large group as it has several living spaces and is very open, bright and airy, but also has central A/C. The house was meticulously cared for and a very relaxing place to spend time. It's a short walk and shorter drive to Philbin beach. After getting a renters' beach permit for the week, driving back and forth to the beach was very easy as well as the lot almost never filled up, being a resident beach. The Chilmark Store is a fantastic general store only a 12 minute drive away and we made frequent trips for groceries, coffee, ice cream, breakfast sandwiches, etc.

The owner was extremely responsive to any questions we had both before our vacation and during the week. The owner provides plenty of beach and bath towels and beach chairs and it was easy to do laundry regularly. The kitchen had all the amenities we needed to have dinner at the house every night. There is both a gas grill and a charcoal grill as well. The deck off of the living room was a great spot to enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee in the morning and stargazing at night. There's a great big yard and hammock, which is great for kids.

We would definitely return and highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Aquinnah!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: August 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: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Philbin Beach

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $160

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

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