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Serene, ULTRA PRIVATE Cottage/ Close to Private Philbin Beach

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Aquinnah Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Tucked away off the beaten path, this quaint cottage provides a quiet and relaxing Vineyard vacation up island. Enjoy peaceful summer nights out on the wrap around porch overlooking a large yard completely surrounded with magnificent trees and sprawling grapes vines. Minutes away from Philbin Beach (1.2 mi) and the Lighthouse at the Clay Cliffs. You can enjoy access to one of the best stretches of beach Martha's Vineyard has to offer.

The house provides an eat-in kitchen & dining area flooded with light. Amenities include: gas range/oven, microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, Keurig Coffee maker, and ample dishes/utensils.

While, this is a great place to unplug, the living room has a small flat screen TV with cable. WiFi is available throughout the house. The living room has a super comfy couch with queen size pullout bed & a privacy door.

There is a washer/dryer in the basement.

The house has one bathroom, just outside is spacious outdoor shower enclosed in cedar.

Charcoal BBQ

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

John & Dawn Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 31, 2016
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About John & Dawn Miller

John & Dawn Miller

originally from Webster, Ma & Brunswick, NY, and together the North Shore of residing in South Grafton, MA

John & Dawn Miller purchased this cottage in 2012

Why John & Dawn Miller chose Martha's Vineyard

Vacationed on Vineyard since children, rented up the road last year & fell in love with the beach & town. Decided to buy on Old South Road as an opportunity to build memories with our family.

What makes this cottage unique

What made us fall in love with this house was the quiet, serene quality of the property. Sometimes you just want to get away, read, enjoy the beach & listen to the birds & waves crashing & unplug for the week...this is definitely the PERFECT place for that!


based on 3 traveler reviews

Serene, ULTRA PRIVATE Cottage/ Close to Private Philbin Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for a couple or those who want to be away from the crowds. We had a great stay. Property was very clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed for cooking meals. Property was just as described. We will definitely consider for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Summer Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I craved a peaceful summer retreat to celebrate our anniversary, and this adorable, well-kept cottage was the perfect find! It is located in the best part of the Vineyard (in my opinion), away from the crowds and close to the best beaches. It was well worth purchasing the $50 parking pass to Philbin Beach, as the public beach gets crowded. We spent many mornings walking the beach, and enjoyed some breath-taking sunsets as well. I highly recommend the Aquinnah Shop for breakfast overlooking the cliffs (just a 10 minute drive), and the Chilmark Store for a great deli lunch or some quick groceries (a 15 minute drive). We rode our bikes to Menemsha and bought fresh fish to grill at the cottage, which we enjoyed on the outside deck in wooded seclusion. We saw families of deer running through the woods daily!

Some tips: you definitely need a car to access the cottage. Like many of the houses in Aquinnah, the cottage is located 2 or 3 miles down a dirt road. You cannot easily walk or bike to Philbin Beach (or anywhere) from the cottage. We brought our road bikes, thinking we could easily explore the island and beaches on bike. Instead, we had to throw our bikes on our car and park (often at Philbin Beach) in order to get out for the day. For those of you who also like to bike - we learned the HARD way after a 20 mile ride in 90 degree summer heat that most of the beaches on the Vineyard require a walk-on pass as well! That was a big disappointment because it is one of our favorite things to explore off-the-beaten paths on our bikes. The public beaches are your best bet on foot/bike/car without a pass, which is why I highly recommend purchasing the private Philbin Beach pass and just sticking with that one. (Unless you like crowds!)

Overall, it was the perfect retreat, and we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Serene cannot describe this amazing little cottage! It is very private and secluded. If you're looking for a vacation experience, you've found the place for sure! The cottage is very clean, well kept and freshly done. It was perfect for my family stay. One of my favorite features was the outdoor cedar shower. What is better than taking a hot shower at the end of your day under the stars! This was by far one of my favorite trips. Martha's Vineyard is remarkably beautiful and to be able to spend it in a beautiful town in a sweet little cottage topped it off. Thank you for opening your home to our family and making this one of our most memorable trips! Happy cannot begin to describe our experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Martha's Vineyard
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Steamship Authority (Vineyard Haven)
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
Philbin Beach
Car: necessary

Short walk to breathtaking, (white sand) Philbin Beach (w/ private beach parking access) Magnificent Gay Head Cliffs just a short walk down beach.


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Aquinnah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleep Sofa - 1 queen
  • Large Master Bedroom located upstairs. Furnished with a queen bed, TV, DVD/VCR. Flooded w/ light by 5' window across from bed/staircase.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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