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Your Own Private EDEN *** !!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


West Tisbury House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 bth (Sleeps 6)

From this nice deck, commune with birds, bunnies and butterflies!

The Red Hat’s spacious yard, surrounded by trees, is located in the rural center of the Island. Easily accessible to all Island beaches, a vacation here is restful and easy.

Your Stay includes an exclusive pass for the stunning white sand beach at Lambert’s Cove. Lambert’s Cove is a beach for young families as well as a quiet beach where adults can sit and read. A swimmer’s paradise on the bay. West Tisbury’s ocean waves are at Long Point on the Atlantic Ocean side of town. Young children play in the large pond there.

The Red Hat is just steps from a very fun General Store, The Farmers Market, the Bike Path and much more. Privacy like this is hard to find so conveniently located. All Island beaches are within a ten minute drive. A short ten-minute walk finds the sleepy town center of historic West Tisbury.

West Tisbury enjoys a relaxed and rural quality with great bike paths, many lovely conservation areas, a fitness center, a coffee shop, grocery store, the Island's best pizza – and even a nightclub tucked away among old growth trees and greenery.

Comfortable yet artful furnishings add to the ease of this home. The Red Hat is fully equipped with linens and towels, AC and all supplies.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Harriet Bernstein
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
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August 27, 2016
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About Harriet Bernstein

The Vineyard was our family vacation every summer of my childhood. The island drew me back for a visit and I never left!

I started The Red Hat Bed and Breakfast, which was soon a popular success. After 12 happy years as an inn keeper, I decided to get myself out of the house a bit. And so, The Red Hat is now available for weekly summer rental.

During winter months, I dance with an improvisational modern dance troupe here on the Island and put my feet into ballroom shoes as much as possible.

Harriet Bernstein purchased this house in 2000

Why Harriet Bernstein chose Martha's Vineyard

The Red Hat has the most delightful deck and backyard of peace and quiet, and easy-on-the-eyes greenery. The house is welcoming and comfortable.

West Tisbury is the beginning of 'Up Island' which is the more rural part of the island. It is close enough to the action of 'Down Island' but more green and more restful. West Tisbury is like the Berkshires surrounded by beach. This town is convenient to everything on the island, and has the most diverse swimming options.

Known for its rich farmland, West Tisbury is also where most of the island writers and artists live. For this it is called the 'Athens' of the island.

What makes this house unique

I love being up-island, the more rural part of the island. And i love having so much open yard around me. My property is surrounded by gorgeous tall trees. It's very soothing, quiet and visually restful. It's also very near the eclectic island icon, alley's general store where you can find almost anything. Most convenient!!


4.8/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Your Own Private EDEN *** !!!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
South Hadley mass

This is a lovely house in a terrific location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and my brother's family rented this house together. We had three children between us. This house is perfect if you have children ( or if you don't). While you are not right on a beach, you are more or less equal driving distances from many great beaches. There are great restaurants and delis as well as farmer's markets right around the corner. The house is charming but not over the top fancy... A fact that we loved. The yard is huge. There is a great fire pit and hammock.

It is the perfect spot if you want peace and quiet and a little distance from the tourist business and traffic. Our host was helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice of you to send such a rave review! I very much look forward to having you as guests next year. Best regards, Harriet.
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Litchfield County, CT

Wonderful, Relaxing Vacation in West Tisbury

  • 5 of 5

This is the tenth year we have chosen this home in West Tisbury for our annual summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard because Harriet the owner is so wonderful and welcoming. From the beginning, she has made us feel like Vineyard insiders, giving us the scoop on the best beaches, music concerts and art openings.

The house is open and clean, and far enough off the road that traffic noise is not an issue, even when President Obama's motorcade passes by. We have small children who accompany us and there is a half acre back yard that is private and safe for them to play.

Best of all, the property is within walking distance of our favorite hiking trail: Sepiessa Point; our favorite market: Alley's General Store; and our favorite source of fresh vegetables and baked goods: the weekly West Tisbury Farmers Market.

We have found that the price is more than reasonable, so we highly recommend this warm home for your next visit to Martha's Vineyard.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

great place

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at The Red Hat! The beautiful grounds/gardens are so relaxing -- perfect for small children or quiet R&R after a day at the beach. The central location in West Tisbury is very convenient, whether you want to enjoy the picturesque up-island towns/beaches or head down island for shopping, restaurants and the like. The house was very clean and well maintained. Stocked with all the necessities in good working order. We would absolutely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Lovely Grounds, Nice House

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are lovely. I like curling up with a book on a lounger in the backyard. Bunnies and Butterflies! I REALLY love being up island and so close to the best beaches. The house has always been clean, layed out well and well organized. It's a very relaxing to vacation here.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Thanks for the thumbs-up review! Hope to have you back soon. Give my love to Anne -- Harriet
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
MV Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
State Road Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lamberts Cove
Car: recommended

West Tisbury has many conservation areas of merit. Sepiessa near the house has 173 acres of prime coastal forest and meadow that opens onto The Tisbury Great Pond, just behind the Atlantic Ocean. Martha's Vineyard has world-class beaches on the ocean and on the bay where children enjoy the calm water. Lambert's Cove, one of the nicest beaches on the entire island is only accessible for West Tisbury residents and renters. It's on the bay, with no waves, and provides wonderful and safe swimming for all ages. Ice House Pond, also in West Tisbury, has pristine water for a memorable swim.

Gallery openings, benefits, loads of varying activities from children's dance-a-rama to lectures, concerts and films fill the calendar all summer long.


Rates & Availability

West Tisbury House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $250

Please add $200 Cleaning Fee and $250 Security Deposit to weekly rates.

The Red Hat has rooms available in June and September for $110/night double occupancy.
In July and August, The Red Hat is available only by the week.

Full payment in advance secures a booking.
For summer bookings made before January 1, 10% is due on signing; the is balance due March 1.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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West Tisbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are showers in both bathrooms. One bathroom also has a bathtub. But you will LOVE the outdoor shower on the deck. Everyone RAVES about it!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Office - A 3/4 mattress can be used on the carpeted floor.
  • The master bedroom is a large, sunny room with a really comfortable queen-size bed and room for a crib. There is a smaller bedroom with a double bed and one with two single beds. All mattresses are really fine quality and comfortable.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A wonderfully sunny, private yard covers an acre around the house. There is a hammock at the far end of the yard for luxurious country naps. And the outdoor hot shower on the deck?... It's the best of Vineyard living! Guests love it. Mature trees create lots of privacy and 'chill'. Walk to town, bike path and the best Farmer's Market on the Island.

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