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Peaceful, comfortable family home with an easy walk to town

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath on a quiet street, close to town and Oak Bluffs Harbor

Our home is in the town of Oak Bluffs on a quiet residential street about 15 minutes easy walking distance to the town of Oak Bluffs and Oak Bluffs Harbor through the lovely historical gingerbread Cottages. The house is a very clean and well maintained ranch with 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full, 2 twin beds) and 1 1/2 baths. There is an ample open kitchen and dining area and a beautiful, spacious family room with a vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace for cozy off season enjoyment. The family room has beautiful sliding french doors that open to a mahogany deck with an out door shower, gas grill and plenty of privacy and space to have dinner al fresco!. This is a great home for summer as well as spring and fall.

Jessica Balboni Gonzalez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Jessica Balboni Gonzalez

Our parents built this as our summer home in 1988, and eventually retired here where they lived until 2012. This has been our family home since 1988 and the land and adjacent home has been in our family for four generations. We summered on the vineyard where our grandmother lived since the day we were born. It is a special place for us with many wonderful memories.

Jessica Balboni Gonzalez purchased this house in 1988

Why Jessica Balboni Gonzalez chose Oak Bluffs

We love this house and enjoy coming here all throughout the year and wish to keep this special home and all its wonderful memories in the family.

What makes this house unique

Because this is a family home, it has been treated with tender loving care and the people who come here feel welcome and comfortable as if it were their own home.


Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We kindly ask that the outdoor shower be used as much as possible to avoid back up to the septic system.
  • Park only in the driveway or on the dirt space to the left of the house. Please do not park on the neighbor's grass
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 hallway - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • There is a full and half bath and enclosed outdoor shower with hot water on the deck.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms offer window air conditioning units for the months of July and August. A Pack and Play is available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are beach chairs, beach umbrella and a cooler for your use. For your immediate convenience upon arrival, we provide a small amount of each of the following: *Toilet paper*kitchen garbage bag*paper towel *Liquid hand soap *Liquid dish soap *Dishwasher detergent *Laundry detergent* you must bring/buy these items to complete your stay. We recommend bringing your car and making ferry reservations WELL IN ADVANCE. If that is not an option, there are bike rentals in town and a very reliable bus transit system that will take you almost anywhere. Martha's Vineyard has 6 beautiful towns to explore, all very different from each other. There is something for everyone and information is easily accessible through many internet sites and brochures that can be picked up in many businesses in each of the towns.


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful, comfortable family home with an easy walk to town
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Tranquil, Clean, and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family vacation. The property was just as described, clean comfortable and peaceful. It is in a great location with an easy walk to the town tennis courts, town center and Oak Bluffs Harbor. The owner answered all our questions and was very attentive before and during our stay. You can tell that this home is cared for with TLC and is kept very clean. The back deck and outdoor shower added even more space and convenience for dinners with family and friends. We are definitely thinking of booking for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

Great affordable option for 2-3 families

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice affordable option for an Oak Bluffs house. The bedrooms were cozy but the common areas were very spacious and there's a really nice backyard that was much larger than we anticipated (and perfectly maintained). Perfect for a small quiet BBQ with friends. The owner was great throughout the process and remained super communicative throughout the process. Nice location with easy access to the major spots on the island. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful, spacious property

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, with a great kitchen, lounge and deck area to relax in. About 20 minutes pleasant walk into downtown Oak Bluffs.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Property, Location and Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Oak Bluffs and visiting many areas of Martha's Vineyard.

The location of the house was great, we came in with car on the Vineyard Haven ferry and departed on the Oak Bluffs ferry, both not too far from the house. We went to downtown Oak Bluffs several times, very convenient.

The house was perfect for our large family, exactly as pictured/advertised. It was cool and rainy but we still enjoyed the outdoor shower!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quincy, MA

Hope to come back soon!

  • 5 of 5

Jessica was an absolute pleasure to work with! She answered all of our questions, was very accommodating, and provided us a great list of recommendations of sights to see and things to do!

The house was amazing! On a quiet road, but within walking distance to Oak Bluffs and conveniently located to bop around the island! There was ample room for all of our guests; the open layout made it easy to move between the living room, dining room and kitchen.

The back deck and outdoor shower were a delight!

Also, the layout of the house makes it easy for early risers to get up and start their day while not disrupting friends & families that are sleeping-in.

We'll definitely consider staying here again during any future trips to Martha's Vineyard!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend Wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 friends stayed here for a weekend for a wedding in the "off season," September 9th-11th. All of us had nothing but wonderful things to say about this house - tons of space, clean and comfortable bedrooms, and plenty of bathrooms/ showers that were greatly appreciated when our large group was getting ready for the wedding. Jessica was very prompt with her replies to our questions and went out of her way to assist us and to make sure we were comfortable. Our first day in the house was unseasonably hot, and Jessica delivered extra fans for us to use as the AC units were already removed at the end of summer.

The house does not use a key, but a code box on the door, which actually was really useful for our large group.

In terms of location and area, our experience only reflects the "off season." It was about a 15min walk to a main street to access brunch restaurants and grocery store. Otherwise we used cabs and Uber to get around Oaks Bluffs to wedding events.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Field Gallery & Sculpture Garden
A must see on your way up island. Take pictures next to the figures.
West Tisbury Farmers Market
Black Dog Bakery Cafe
Iconic and known all over the world. The best is the bakery especially while waiting in lin...
Lambert's Cove Inn, Farm and Restaurant
Wonderful restaurant. A little far but worth it. Very romantic
Cronig's Markets
Chilmark Pottery
A nice gift to bring home for yourself.
The Flying Horses Carousel
A must for kids young and old.
Oak Bluffs Public Library
Rainy day activities
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Programs
Great for Children to learn about the animals and wildlife on the Vineyard
Scottish Bakehouse
Black Dog Restaurants
Granary Gallery
Bill Smith Catering -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Steamship Authority/Island Queen
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
State Beach
Car: recommended

Picturesque New England Town, great for family vacations, fall and spring weekends. A short walk to town and Oak Bluffs Harbor for shopping, The Flying Horses, restaurants, kite flying, beach combing, fishing, visiting the gingerbread houses and much more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellations made before 90 days prior to check in 100% refund of the $500 deposit. Cancellations within 90 days of check in are are charged full $500 deposit.

For dates off season (November - April) please contact Jessica directly 787-565-8422 or by email

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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