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Location! Location! Location! Vintage Vineyard Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This quintessential New England cottage offers the best of both worlds - PRIVACY in its 'off the beaten track' location and unrivaled CONVENIENCE in its tree shrouded setting; a three minute walk to scenic Oak Bluffs Harbor, the historic Campgrounds or downtown Circuit Avenue. Relax on the wrap-around front porch, grill on the backyard patio or walk to the Tabernacle for concerts and entertainment. The unique beauty and amazing history of Oak Bluffs has made this a vacation attraction for movie stars, politicians and Presidents Clinton and Obama chose Martha's Vineyard for their family vacations. Welcome to 'OB' - New England's largest island resort!

Keywords: PRIVACY, CONVENIENCE, LOCATION!!!, Cottage, Secluded, Newly renovated, New England quaint...

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About The Owner

I manage this historic family home for my Kenney Family. I am an author and publisher who wrote a book based on my grandfather's life. He visited this family cottage during the the mid-1900's and chose Oak Bluffs as his summer home. Much of the research material for the book was discovered underneath the house in the storm had been there for decades and was in a state of ruin when it was found just in time!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1913

Why The Owner chose Oak Bluffs

This cottage has been in the Kenney family since 1913. Historically it has been the family vacation home for several generations.

What makes this cottage unique

The private but central location is one of the most gratifying benefits. You will not need a car to get around Oak Bluffs and the bus route to Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, Chilmark or Gay Head is a few minutes away...or explore the island on your bicycle or motor bikes.


Oak Bluffs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , Claw-foot tub with hand held shower
    Off Kitchen Bathroom - toilet , shower , Small but convenient
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Bench seating and hand held shower option.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lavender Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs with air conditioner
    Aqua Bedroom - 1 king , Upstairs with air conditioner
    Peach Bedroom - 1 double , Upstairs with fan
    Apple Room - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom with ceiling fan
  • King size beds (2) King sheet sets required w/ king pillowcases, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The backyard is what makes this a unique property... seating for 8 underneath a stunning pergola. It is shielded from the normal Vineyard traffic because of its location... secluded, private and off the beaten path.A gorgeuos water feature accentuates a heavily wooded background. You havre both a gas grill and a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking. The wrap around front porch has more than ample seating for you and your guests.


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Location! Location! Location! Vintage Vineyard Cottage
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Kenny Kottage is Absolutely Lovely!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd time visiting Oak Bluffs and the 1st time for the others joining me. Everyone absolutely loved the house and location. The house was very clean, well-maintained, nicely appointed & well stocked with nice cookware and kitchen amenities (Yes! I love to cook and Kenny Kottage had everything needed). The house was very comfortable & provided ample space to "get away" and enjoy time alone if desired. The location is great -- quaint & quiet, yet walking distance to Circuit Ave, restaurants, shopping, beach, ferry terminal, the "gingerbread houses", etc. The backyard is also very nice and tranquil. Outdoor shower was enjoyed by ALL. The manager was helpful in making suggestions for enjoying the area and was easily accessible if needed. I would highly recommend a stay at Kenny Kottage. This location allows you to genuinely experience the beauty and culture of Martha's Vineyard. Hope to Return Soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Our family really looks forward to staying at the Kenney Kottage and we travel from Texas, Oregon & New Hampshire for a chance at a little bit of heaven on earth. Quiet neighborhood with friendly people around. The quiet is misleading because we are still within walking distance of Oak Bluffs night life and the beach. Love this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I currently live in Philadelphia, PA.

Truly lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

One of the one reviewers said that she wasn't sure if she should write a review because it would let others in on this beautiful secret. I agree. From the moment we walked in the door door this house felt like a home away from home. The decor is lovely. The bedrooms are cozy and comfortable. The kitchen area is updated and well stocked for every cooking need. The outside area, including the pergola, outdoor shower and water feature are outstanding features of the property. The location provided us an opportunity to easily get to town and the beach, as well as spend some time at Sunset Lake watching the stars.It was a pleasure to work with both the owner and the caretaker. The caretaker went out of her way to make sure our needs were met at arrival and upon leaving. I could go on and on about this place but let it suffice to say we were all so pleased with the stay that it will definitely be on the repeat list for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

A true gem, excellent in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

My family, friends and I had the pleasure of vacationing and celebrating my birthday at this beautiful historic home during the first week of August 2015. We loved every aspect of this charming home, that took us back in time and era, and allowed us to escape, appreciate and enjoy the serenity and tranquility that Martha’s Vineyard, Oak Bluffs and the Kenney Kottage has to offer.

We were welcomed by the sheer beauty of the home’s architectural features, and amenities- from the lovely landscaping, inviting and relaxing wrap around front porch, to the amazing backyard entertainment area, complete with a waterfall feature and invigorating outdoor shower! The details, warmth and beauty of this property are endless and added to our overall fabulous experience.

It is obvious that this home is well loved, regularly maintained and cared for. The owners have thought of everything! The renovations are outstanding and up to date, without taking away from the characteristics and uniqueness that a 100-year home offers. All of upgrades and decor are thoughtful, tastefully done and a big plus! I loved the huge pink hydrangeas, claw foot tub, bead boards and hardwood floors. We found Kenney Kottage to be immaculate, cozy, elegant, well stocked, very comfortable and super welcoming! The home easily accommodated our multi-generational family and provided an overall great atmosphere for entertaining and relaxing day or night. In addition, the home is ideally and conveniently located on a quiet and peaceful street, amid lots of trees, lush greenery, flowers, and other charming and unique homes. This tranquil setting is a hidden gem, because it is far enough away from the heartbeat of Oak Bluffs to avoid the noise and congestion, but close enough to enjoy everything. No need for a car, because a lovely, scenic ten minute walk or bike ride will get you to the hub of all that Oak Bluffs has to offer-including, but not limited to the ferry, bus lines, Circuit Avenue, with its quaint shops, and wonderful restaurants and eateries, as well as the harbor, waterfronts, and the beach.

Finally, the owners of Kenney Kottage impressed me. They are awesome and were wonderful and easy to work with. They were very responsive and communicated well and often. We appreciated the helpful home and island hints and found them informative and useful. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us, we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec

The sweet life

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week-long stay in this ample and yet cosy cottage in walking distance of Oak Bluffs' historical gingerbread houses and commercial district. Set in a small enclave of tree-lined and flowered non-paved streets, we felt transported to sweet, mellow by-gone days and yet were so close to all of Oak Bluffs zesty distractions. A plus when you are travelling with teens. The upper bedrooms are small but nicely appointed and comfy, the kitchen is ample and very well equipped. Great washer/dryer and outside shower but the main draw here are the outside spaces: the canopied terrace out back and, my favorite, the front porch. Mornings and cocktail hour were incredibly relaxing there... We were told by a nice neighbor that the owners upgrade the house every year and the results show. Bravo ! If I may venture a suggestion for future upgrades: it would be nice to make the interiors more allergy-free by removing carpets and feathered upholstery which do not fare well in a humid sea-side environment. This is not a critique, because the house is lovely. Just a thought... Thank you for sharing your historical cottage with the rest of us, city dwellers from the mainland !

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Acton, MA

Another Wonderful Visit

  • 5 of 5

We've recently returned from another stay at Kenney Kottage and enjoyed it as much as ever. Perfect location, excellent amenities.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Steamship Authority Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Camp Grounds
Car: not necessary

Restaurants, Tennis, Flying Horses Carousel, Walk to Ferry,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170

Renters confirm the dates with a non-refundable check or money order for $600.00 (applied to the rental fee) upon receipt of the rental agreement. The first rental installment is paid by check 60 days before the rental period commences. The second rental installment is paid by check fourteen days before rental period commences. The $150.00 cleaning fee should be included in this payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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