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Dana An

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, vietnamese

Up-Island Treehouse with Roof Deck and Water Views

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

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Aquinnah House Rental Photos and Description

Three-level house offering privacy, birdsong and views of Vineyard Sound

One remaining open booking for 2016, 8/13-8/19. Also booking for 2017 season.

Open, light-filled and breezy multi-level house in Aquinnah with outdoor shower, hammock, lounge chairs and cook's kitchen; the perfect spot for a carefree vacation. The house is hidden in the trees and has a roof deck with water views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth islands. There are two bedrooms including a master loft with Schifman queen and quality linens. The house is biking distance to all Gay Head beaches and includes permission to access Philbin Beach. Wifi included.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Dana An (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, vietnamese

About Dana An

I live and work in Boston, Massachusetts. I like to read, hike, cook. On the island I bike and rollerblade and try to get to Philbin around 3 in the afternoon. Some of my favorite things about Martha's Vineyard are Larsen's Fish Market, Chilmark Chocolate, the farms and pasture lands and the many and varied produce stands.

Dana An purchased this house in 1998

Why Dana An chose Aquinnah

We bought this house at a time of real estate mayham on the island. There were few (or no) shared real estate listings and we were led to believe that this was the only home in Gay Head for sale in our price range. It was a headache of a purchase but we persisted. It is quiet, there are a million stars at night, Philbin Beach is beautiful.

What makes this house unique

The entire house is unique. It has a fun layout with a master bedroom loft. It has a good stove and the open kitchen/dining living area has a spacious, inviting feel. There is 2-acre zoning in the area and only 2 neighbors drive beyond our house to get to their houses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a pleasure to have booked and lived in Dana's home for a week. We had very good contacts and advices from Dana and although she could not be present during our stay, she left very good information.

The house is tall with 3 terraces, in the middle of the forest, simple but with all of the modern comforts (hi-fi, DVD, laundry, dishwasher) and some bicycles were put at my disposal. In my point of view, it's best to have a car at this part of the island.
Aug 2013
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Up-Island Treehouse with Roof Deck and Water Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Pittstown, New Jersey

Great home on quite part of the island.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Martha's Vineyard many times in the past but never on Up island.

The home is very secluded and private with a roof top deck with views of the Ocean. Walking distance to beach and a short bike ride to menemsha Bike ferry.

We stayed the week of July 4th and you would never known that there was that many people visiting the island.

Dana and Steve (owners) were very easy to work with. Home is very well stocked. They even surprised us with a gift upon our arrival.

We strongly suggest this home if visiting the island looking to just relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Springfield

Peaceful Quiet and Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable home that is true to the photos and description.

Up island is the place to be to avoid any kind of crowd. Period. We made use of the available Philbin Beach pass. I highly recommend acquiring the car pass. Fantastic beach. No crowds any day we were there. Menemsha is a 10 minute bike ride and a quick hop on the bike ferry, our favorite lunch/dinner spot. Comfy beds, a well stocked kitchen, plenty of outdoor space including the huge roof deck and a great main floor for gathering provided the perfect setting for our group. Dana was a pleasure to deal with and responded to questions re: our rental before and during our stay in a friendly and concerned manner. So glad we visited!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your group stay at the Up-Island Spot. I hope you'll return soon.
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This multi-level house is airy, modern and fun. It had everything we needed. Great location and amenities. It's called the "Aquinnah Treehouse" and it was lovely to hang out on the rooftop deck among the treetops. We especially enjoyed practicing yoga and stargazing at night on the roof. We have stayed in several houses up island and this one is our favorite. The owners are extremely nice. Very caring, attentive and appreciative of our business. It was a fabulous experience and we hope to return soon. Thank you, Dana and Steven!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Cleveland, OH

Great Location and Roof Deck!

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice, multi-level home in Aquinnah. It is just a few minutes drive to either the Gay Head beach (public) or Philbin Beach (private). In fact, Gay Head beach is only a 15 minute walk. The home is clean, comfortable and decently equipped (except for the lack of internet) and it has a large, very private roof deck with great water views. The owners are wonderful people who really care! I would give it 4.5 stars if that was possible!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review; it was a pleasure to have you stay and I hope you will choose to return. As of today it is official -- broadband internet is installed, tested, up and running!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.2 Miles
The Chilmark Tavern -- BYOB
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Steamship Authority, Vineyard Haven
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
The Outermost Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lobsterville Beach
Car: recommended

Aquinnah is located at the western-most tip of Martha's Vineyard, and is best known for its sunsets. There are four beaches: the two southern beaches are Moshup Beach and Philbin Beach. (You may be familiar with the photos of the clay cliffs at Moshup Beach.) There is one sound beach and one salt pond beach. From Lighthouse Road, it is 3.5 miles to the Chilmark store and a short bike ferry trip from Aquinnah to Menemsha. Top restaurants in the area include The Outermost Inn, The Chilmark Tavern and The Beach Plum Inn. Aquinnah's lighthouse was recently featured in a PBS documentary.


Rates & Availability

Aquinnah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August Exception DP
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
August 2016
Aug 7 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300

Aquinnah is located on the western tip of Martha's Vineyard, which is an island reached by boat and by air. Please make all transportation plans at or before time of booking. Car rental prices on Martha's Vineyard, especially at peak times, are much higher than in most of the U.S. Island-goers book ferries as far in advance as possible and peak weekends do fill up.

While there are trash services on the island, they do not come with this rental. Please do not inquire about this rental if you are not comfortable taking responsibility for your trash removal. The town dump has hours Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Full bath on the master loft level
    Half Bath - toilet , outdoor shower , Half bath on the first level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Cozy Bedroom - 1 double , First floor bedroom with comfortable double bed.
    Master Bedroom Loft - 1 queen , Queen bed with Schifman mattress, 300+ thread count linens.
  • Cozy bedroom can be musty. It is often necessary to run a de-humidifier or fan on this level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Easy carefree house with lots of outdoor living spaces, sun and shade. There is a hammock on the first floor; a dining table and canvas steamer chairs on the second level and a roof deck with two Westminster Teak lounge chairs on the roof.

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