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Spectacular Ocean View Home W/ Private Beach & Tennis, Dogs Ok

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Gay Head House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Bring the kids and dogs for a fun relaxing week in the secluded Aquinnah end of Martha's Vineyard. Fully stocked house with all the amenities and windows all around to see 180 degree view of ocean! 4 bedrooms (2 w/ queens, 1 w/ 2 twins, 1 w/ 3 twins), 1 full bath upstairs, 1 half bath downstairs, outdoor hot shower, private tennis court, access to 'residents only' parking at Philbin Beach and Lobsterville Beach. Enjoy the private beach just a 3-minute walk down a grassy path where you can roast marshmallows on a campfire, fish for blues and stripers, and swim in the crystal clear water, or simply relax on the deck overlooking amazing sunsets over the ocean.

Keywords: Huge deck, beautiful sunsets, amazing water view, outdoor shower, private secluded beach, private tennis court, dogs encouraged!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Eleanor Osborne
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Eleanor Osborne

My siblings and I share this house and we've been bringing our children and dogs for years!

Eleanor Osborne purchased this house in 1966

Why Eleanor Osborne chose Aquinnah

My family has owned this house since 1966 and we summered here until we went off to college. We now come for 1-2 weeks with our children and dogs.

What makes this house unique

With our house comes access to 'residents only' parking at Philbin Beach (pick up your sticker at the Town Hall for a fee) and Lobsterville Beach (free). Walk to the famous Outermost Inn for dinner, cook hotdogs and s'mores on a campfire down at our private beach (just please disassemble the fire when you are done!) Play some tennis on our private court or have the kids hit against the backboard. Let your dogs roam around the property and down to the beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

With access to our own tennis court and private beach, we never wanted to leave!
Jun 2013
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2 traveler reviews

Spectacular Ocean View Home W/ Private Beach & Tennis, Dogs Ok
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Just idyllic - magical memories made here!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't believe our eyes when we arrived for our holiday - the children jumped out of the car in their excitement before we'd even parked up! The photos can't quite convey how wonderful this place is. The house is positioned in the most spectacular, idyllic location, literally surrounded by views of the ocean spread out below. Spacious wildflower gardens and orchards give the impression you are on your own country estate - an impression enhanced by the pretty winding path down to the private beach. We all loved the atmosphere of the house - it's cosy, comfortable and is both stylishly decorated and full of history - it feels well-loved by its generations of owners. The bedrooms are all fresh and bright and you just can't get over waking up to that view each morning! We explored the beaches, biked to the mouth-watering 'Orange Peel Bakery', walked into Aquinnah, went swimming and fishing, barbecued on the beach - we just didn't feel like getting into the car, and hardly needed to (although towns like Mememsha were certainly worth the short drive). In short, it was a simply magical holiday away from it all, with something for everyone. The children are pestering us to return - we don't need any persuading!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family home

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful family home with amazing views and very comfortable. The family who owns this house is obviously very proud of their house. It was perfect for our needs and I would love to go back. I absolutely do not have any complaints and the family was so helpful and easy to work with. It is also a great location in the most beautiful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Outer Most Inn
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gay Head House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $200

The rates vary by month and are somewhat negotiable given size of group and the season. Long weekends available in Spring and Fall. Rental for special events such as parties and weddings is prohibited unless approved in writing by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Gay Head House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 1 twin bed is pull-out trundle
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Twin Trundle (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our home is rustic and decorated in a "shabby-chic" style with some antiques mixed with Pottery Barn. It is located out at the far and secluded end of the island, so if rustic and quiet with an AMAZING WATER VIEW is what you are looking for, then you've found the right house!

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