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Modern Farmhouse: Rustic Luxury On Private, Wooded 2 Acres

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathroom Home Located In Exclusive West Tisbury Wooded Enclave

Lovely, immaculate 4 BR, 3BA home situated on private 2 acre property abutting acres of forested land bank property. Walking trails lead from property to Blackwater Pond Reservation and Wompesket Preserve, and Lambert's Cove beach is only 2 miles away. Fully-equipped, recently renovated, modern kitchen, with high-end appliances, granite counter tops, and island offer the comforts of home. A private, screened-in porch lets you enjoy cool island evenings, while the upper deck provides fantastic star-gazing opportunities. Modern baths, cable TV, high-speed internet (and a separate office), a gaming table with board games, and a Wii U (if all else fails) offer amusements.

Property also has a small, 3rd floor observation tower and a separate 2 bedroom, 1BA guest house (on property), with fully functioning kitchen and living area, for larger groups - the guest property can be rented for an additional charge or rented separately from the main house for an intimate getaway.

This is the first summer following renovations and new ownership that the property has been offered for rental.

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David Graff
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2017

About David Graff

My wife and I are both 'recovering lawyers'. I work as a consultant and adviser to digital media and internet companies, and my wife is an independent film and television producer. We have two energetic, active, enthusiastic, frequently maddening but overall wonderful boys (ages 11 and 9), and try to steal away to the island (we live in the NY area) whenever we can.

We've been coming to the island for almost 25 years. Probably an understatement to say we love it; we really feel at home and relaxed when we are on MV. We know a lot about the island, and believe West Tisbury is one of the best, and most fun, places to stay. Happy to suggest things to do, restaurants, beaches to visit, activities for kids, things to see, and etc.

David Graff purchased this house in 2011

Why David Graff chose Martha's Vineyard

This is our dream place. We've rented and vacationed all over the island, and can say without a doubt that this location is our favorite. The house is secluded and private; it sits on two acres, and abuts acres of land bank property. Trails lead to Blackwater Pond Reservation, the Hoft Field House, and Wompesket Preserve, which offer great, scenic hikes (and awesome trail runs) and fishing. The house is a very short drive (less than 3 miles) to Lambert's Cove beach (a perfect family beach, as the waves are mild). Its also close to Vineyard Haven, making grocery shopping or last minute errands easy to accomplish.

We think of it as a modern farmhouse: private, wooded, a bit of a rustic feel, but with modern amenities, including a renovated kitchen with a high-end stove, floating island, granite counter tops and plenty of entertainment space. Plenty of room to spread out, 3 full Bathrooms make visits by larger groups comfortable, and modern conveniences like cable and high-speed internet let you keep in touch with the outside world.

Staying in West Tisbury provides a unique island experience. Enjoy nature, a sense of farm living, easy access to the beach, and all the modern conveniences.

Fun fact: John Hoft Road (the road leading to the house) is an 'ancient way', the legal definition of which is a “[w]ay used as such from time immemorial, and no record of their origin was known to exist” (told you I was a lawyer). This means it was cleared sometime before 1846, most likely by the original owner of the surrounding land, farmer John Hoft. The surrounding paths were likely used by Hoft and, before that, the indigenous Wampanoag tribe, as far back as the early 17th century.

What makes this house unique

* Modern, fully-equipped, recently renovated kitchen with high-end stove, floating island, granite counter tops and modern appliances.

* Master Suite with office nook, 3rd floor observation deck, skylight, oversize windows and private master bath.

* Upstairs den and downstairs living areas.

* Screened-in porch, and upper deck for nighttime star-gazing.

* Separate office for work or internet surfing

* Two rooms with bunk beds -- ideal for families

* Front porch and mudroom

* Outdoor shower (hot & cold water)

* Washer/Dryer

* Large yard backing up to miles of hiking trails on Reservation property; close to Lambert's Cove beach

* Large screen TV, Cable, high-speed internet

* Separate 2 BR, 1 BA guesthouse (with fully equipped kitchen and living room) for larger groups (rented separately).


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Modern Farmhouse: Rustic Luxury On Private, Wooded 2 Acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at David's place in July 2014 and had a fantastic time. It's a very private property, but is still 5 minutes from the grocery store and 10 minutes from Vineyard Haven. The house itself was plenty big and was in great shape, except for a few burned out light bulbs here and there. Overall, I would definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay -- would love to host you and your family again.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Marthas Vineyard
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lamberts Cove
Car: necessary

Visitors never tire of the natural beauty of the island of Marthas Vineyard. From bustling Oak Bluffs to the pristine beaches of Aquinnah, there is truly something for everyone on this relaxed island. Miles of bike trails provide a perfect spot for the beginning rider or the adventure cyclist. In busy August, bring a blanket and a picnic and catch a film, or an outdoor concert. Try your luck at the county fair or just spend the hours away from it all. This is an ideal family vacation or perfect romantic get away. Bring a book and a towel and spend your time deciding which beach is truly your favorite.


Rates & Availability

West Tisbury House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500

There is an additional cleaning fee of $150 per stay during the June-September season. If your stay is for two weeks or longer, and you would like to schedule a mid-stay cleaning, please contact us and we will arrange. Thanks!

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West Tisbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2750 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (Upstairs Master) - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 (Upstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 (Downstairs) - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sunny master bedroom with private bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , kids room with bunks and private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , guest room with bunks.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , guest room with trundle beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This comfortable home is the perfect getaway. Located at the end of a long road and backing into a protected wooded area, the 2 acre property is private and quiet. Sit and watch the stars from the upper balcony, or enjoy the screened porch. Close to beaches and town and yet away from crowds and noise, this lovely home is inviting and welcoming.

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