|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Charming waterfront cottage on the North Shore of Aquinnah overlooking the Elizabeth Islands with panoramic water views. Completely renovated with vintage charm intact. Short walk to a private beach below the house. Great for swimming and easy for children. The Gay Head Cliffs are a ten minute walk along the shoreline. Additionally, the property has gated parking access on Moshup’s Trail leading to a wide, sandy beach, one of the finest on the island. Wonderful deck and great out-door shower under the trees. The house is perfect for a couple or small family. Non-smoking only. Pets considered.
washer / dryer, dishwasher, microwave, well equipped kitchen, linen, towels, cable, dvd, and wi-fi.
We were so excited for our vacation to Aquinnah, dreaming about it for months and months, and our trip exceeded our expectations on every level! We arrived and were greeted with a short drive along winding, lush roads with ocean views and quaint shops and were delighted as the road led us to the "end of the island" as our kids remarked. The cottage, which was so inviting and clean, was tucked away down unpaved roads hidden on a bluff. We felt as though we were the only ones on the island. The cottage is perfectly furnished and equipped for a family, not missing a detail for a dreamy ocean retreat. Breath taking views from the kitchen and living room/sunroom with windows providing near panoramic views. The deck.... well I would have been happy sitting there all day and night.
The short walk to the calm "sound" beach was magical, almost meandering and secretive until the water comes into view. A short walk down the beach and you find the clay cliffs and pure awesome views. The sunsets over this beach can be enjoyed from the house or beach, and we were delighted by each one.
A very short drive to the private ocean beach and we again felt that we were the only ones on the island. A breathtaking walk up through the dunes then drops you onto a beach that we found near deserted. Picture perfect, there is no other way to describe the pristine water, sand and views from this beach.
Anne and Andrew were so welcoming and lovely. They provided us just the right amount of direction and history about the island, answering our kid's incessant questions with smiles and welcoming our young golden retriever without reservation.
We have traveled a great deal and we can not say enough about our magical trip to this VERY special spot, one that we hope to return to again and again.
This is one of those very special places that you're hesitant to write about because you don't want the secret to get out. Aquinnah is a beautiful part of Martha's Vineyard, and Anne and Andy's spot is truly magical. It's located on a dirt road, near the Western tip of the island, surrounded by trees, with a commanding view of the Sound - I can't imagine a better location. The house itself is simple in the best possible meaning of that word. It has a classic beach house feel, and is more spacious than the pictures imply.
I could go on about the lovely house, the spectacular location and the gracious owners, but you get the idea. Just go, and be prepared to feel sorry for everyone in the world who isn't you.
We spent a magical week on Martha's vineyard mid September. Our first time to the island. By chance we chose to stay in Aquinnah which is the most untouched and (in our mind) the most beautiful part of the island. The house with private beach access is a hidden gem. From the porch and the living room all you see is vegetation, the ocean and the sky. No other house, no street. A little foot path leads down the hill to the beach in less than 5 min. From the beach in front of "our" house, one can walk around the cliffs and then continue along the south west shore of the island for miles (tide permitting). The interior of the house welcomes you with tasteful simplicity and is equipped as if the owners themselves intended to live in it. When we arrived there were flowers on the table… The rental comes with the privilege to use another private parking lot that gives you access to a beautiful beach off of Moshup trail on the south west shore of the island. Yet, we only went there once because you can reach the most beautiful spots by walking along the shore right from your house. The owners Andy and Ann were always available to answer questions and share insider tips about the island. Were have already looked at the calendar when we can come back...
Aquinnah is the most remote and one of the most beautiful areas of Martha's Vineyard with some of the finest beaches. It is known for it's quiet natural serenity.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Trash collection is included.