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Ocean View, Walk to Lobsterville Beach, Aquinnah Beauty

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,784 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private 3 Bedroom, Huge Yard, A/C, Walk to Beach, 2.5+ Acres, 2nd Floor View

New Ocean Facing Deck 2016! Friday to Friday rental:

12 Lobsterville Rd, Aquinnah is a private 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath with a huge yard set on 2.5+ acres of lush grounds, A/C, 5 min walk to Lobsterville Beach, 2nd floor ocean views of vineyard sound. Uniquely designed, contemporary home, privacy enhanced with large tracts of conservation land nearby and close proximity to Lobsterville Beach. A beach pass for Town of Aquinnah beaches is included for weekly guest use. Beaches included are Lobsterville Beach, West Basin Beach, Red Beach, At the Cliffs Beach and Herring Creek Beach.

If you are planning to bring a vehicle to the Island for your vacation, please make reservations for your car as soon as possible.

Our normal change over day is Friday, we may be able to work with you if you have special circumstances, more likely if it is the shoulder season.

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Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1784 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Heated Shower - outdoor shower
    Master Private Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Half Bath - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 2. Two Twins - 2 twin/ single
    1. Master w/Private Bath & Flat Panel TV - 1 queen
    3. King w/Flat Panel TV (2 Twns) - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beach pass included for Town of Aquinnah Beaches. Beaches included are Lobsterville Beach, West Basin Beach, Red Beach, At the Cliffs Beach and Herring Creek Beach. Be sure to book auto reservations on the ferry as soon as possible. No Pets and No Smoking.


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Ocean View, Walk to Lobsterville Beach, Aquinnah Beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A Great Week Up Island!

  • 5 of 5

The house (and property) were nothing less than perfect. We enjoyed a great week and look forward to returning again. The house is specious and fully equipped, the parking permit makes exploring the area a snap, and the beach is a very short walk away. We really couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you had a great time. Keep us in mind for your future vacation needs. We love our repeaters!!
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lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

we had a great stay on Lobsterville Rd. The house was very comfortable and the view amazing! We would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

House is well equipped Excellent view above the tree line...plenty of peace and quiet. Car needed to get provisions...water shoes needed for beach and bug repellant for evening walks.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Lobsterville. This home we rented could not have been better. It was immaculate and well stocked. Beautifully decorated and so spacious,. The view was to die for. We will be back.

Being in Aquinnah was just what we needed to be away from the craziness . I highly recommend to anyone... Menemsha, Gay Head will cure your blues....perfect location. Lobsterville beach is fabulous and minutes away. Thank you ...we just loved it so much

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in an awesome location...

  • 5 of 5

Loved it & we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great property - very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this property to others. Will definitely be back next year for a week!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Property Manager

Jay Menesale, Property Manager for Nuovo Riche, LLC
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Jay Menesale, Property Manager for Nuovo Riche, LLC

Jay Menesale, Property Manager

Jay Menesale, Property Manager for Nuovo Riche, LLC purchased this house in 1986

Why Jay Menesale, Property Manager for Nuovo Riche, LLC chose Aquinnah

This property has been held in the Nuovo Family since the late 80s. In 2013, This property was transferred from Father to Daughters. It is managed by Jay Menesale. It was been looked after on the Island by the same caretaker for over 20 years, who has fond memories of times spent with the Father who so enjoyed his time hunting and relaxing in Aquinnah.This property has been passed down through generations, and has a few renters who have been coming to this same house for more than 20 years. That speaks volumes for the home, the owners, the location, and the care they receive while enjoying their vacation. You won't be disappointed.

What makes this house unique

The ocean views from the 2nd floor living room, dining area and kitchen are spectacular. Ceiling fans and AC units. Close walking access to the beach. A beach pass for Town of Aquinnah beaches is also included. Beaches included are Lobsterville Beach, West Basin Beach, Red Beach, At the Cliffs Beach and Herring Creek Beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

.....Just wanted to let you know that we were very pleased with the services provided and by your personal responsiveness, as well as with the house itself. It was indeed very comfortable and lacked of nothing essential. Happy to write up a recommendation on the HomeAway web site. Please indicate to me how I should proceed.....
Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Outermost Inn and Home Port Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Steamship Authority Ferry / Vineyard Haven
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
State Rd
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Outermost Inn and Home Port Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Lobsterville Road Beach / Red Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Privacy, ocean view, peaceful and a short walk to the beach on beautiful Martha's Vineyard. This Friday to Friday rental has celebrity homes in view, nature and wildlife spectacular right on the property - what could be better?

2.4 Miles Away, high atop the beautiful cliffs of Gay Head rests an equally magnificent lighthouse. A lighthouse has operated on this site since 1799, with the current 51-foot structure holding court since its construction in 1856. The site is generally closed to the public due to problems with erosion but tours of the lighthouse are given by the historical society by appointment. The lookout in Gay Head offers a good view of the lighthouse, and you can see the original fresnel lens at the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society in Edgartown.

The cliffs on the westernmost end of Martha's Vineyard are an amazing sight. The Wampanoag Indians appropriately named the area Aquinnah, meaning 'High Land' because of the 150-foot high, rainbow-colored cliffs. For years the town was referred to as Gay Head because of the magnificent cliffs. Then, in 1987, descendants of the native Wampanoag people were recognized as a tribe and the name officially changed back to Aquinnah. The new generation of the Wampanoag tribe owns a number of shops, restaurants and acres of surrounding land.

Menemsha Fish Market is the Owner's favorite spot for fresh catch and sunsets!

The village of Mememsha is just 6 miles away. This excerpt is from the Martha's Vineyard Magazine: 'Menemsha is in Chilmark, but it doesn’t seem of Chilmark. There is no three-acre zoning in Menemsha, no private beaches with six-figure keys, no massive estates nestled secretly in the wooded hills down rutted dirt paths passable only by Land Rovers. The drama in Menemsha plays out in full view, and is accessible by bus. There are cheap eats, a little beach, public bathrooms, piles of junk lying about, and gas station coffee. Another side of Chilmark is visible over the dunes – huge multi-million-dollar houses perched above the sea. The juxtaposition makes Menemsha so necessary, so needed. Chilmark’s past and present, the Island’s past and present, together in the frame.......

......Sitting on a bench behind Menemsha Fish Market, eating a grilled salmon teriyaki sandwich. The warm noon sun is overhead, so there is no shade. A lobsterman in jeans and rubber boots uses a pitchfork to load skate from a plastic bin on the dock into a barrel on his boat. People in shorts and flip-flops walk down the warm planks of the dock, licking soft-serve cones, and ask him about his task...................

...........What would Menemsha be without fishermen at work?........The goal: “To maintain the visual character of Menemsha as a small fishing village.” And “Assure the priority of commercial fishing boats [over] pleasure craft.”............

...... The sand and water are popular all day, but sunset is the star attraction. You can pick up a boiled lobster to take to the beach for dinner (order ahead), and sit on the cooling sand to watch the sun descend into the sea near Cuttyhunk. The wispy clouds turn fiery orange, and the boats moored offshore pose for snapshots. When the sun hits the horizon, applause, and then the place clears out.' ~Martha's Vineyard Magazine, 2012

Menemsha Hills Reservation features 211 acres of woodland, rolling hills and sand cliffs, with 150-foot high headlands overlook the sea. There are over 3 miles of foot trails that lead past ancient stone walls through blueberry woodlands to the beach. On any given day harbor seals and flocks of scoters (sea ducks) are said to come ashore, adding to the scenic mile-long trail that runs to Prospect Hill, with a spectacular view of Gay Head.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

We suggest you purchase traveler's trip insurance. We prefer check in the mail, as it is not subject to fees. If you choose to pay via credit card or epay, the 2.5% fee will be deducted from your security deposit. Refund of the security deposit shall be mailed to TENANT within sixty (60) days from the end of the rental term provided that the keys have been received.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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