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Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


West Tisbury Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Bright, airy studio in serene, natural setting, easy walk to beach & ponds

Traveling on a budget but looking for a private, pristine property in a natural setting? Appreciate walking to the ​ocean at one of the most beautiful sand beaches you'll ever find? Bright, airy, and secluded, our property is a contemporary​ open floor space w/ high ceilings, lots of windows, tasteful decor, an outdoor hot-water shower,and small deck overlooking 2 acres of woods. For your convenience, we have reserved round-trip ferry tickets for your vehicle as well.

You'll easily walk to exclusive Lambert's Cove Beach-described by NY Times as a ​world-clas​s​ swimming spot with 'perfect water' for those looking for summer 'magic'. [The Magic of Swimming on Martha's Vineyard, Travel, New York Times, August 10, 2014].​

Our hideaway offers an ideal location--secluded and private yet minutes away from the ocean, ponds, and all the other “good stuff” you'd expect from a Vineyard get-away.

You can not only walk to the ocean and pond, but also to gourmet dining @ Lambert's Cove Inn.

Also near our property: upscale State Road restaurant, bakeries, farmer's market/farm stands, casual eats, artisan fairs, art galleries, an arboretum, nature preserves and hiking trails, live theater, & a state- of- the- art movie center where directors are frequent hosts to new films.

Thanks to our central Island location, ​getting around the Island could not be easier. We are​ even on a bus route that takes bicycles!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Alice

My husband and I discovered the Vineyard, first as college student day-trippers, then for years as seasonal renters. We rented a house in a different part of the Island every summer and, while each had its unique charm, we simply fell in love with the natural beauty, quiet pace, and timeless feel of West Tisbury where we have since summered for the past 30 years.

We looked a long time before we found the perfect site on which to build--2 wooded acres on a small country road where we could be afforded complete quiet and privacy yet be just minutes away from everything.

As hands-on owners who use this property ourselves, we take meticulous care of both the interior and the grounds. I think you'll find from reading our reviews that the attention and care we devote to ensuring that our guests have a good experience is much appreciated.We take great pride in sharing the Island, and especially the timeless charm of West Tisbury with all our guests.

Alice purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Alice chose Martha's Vineyard

Because you can walk to the beach! Because you can be nude on your secluded deck! Because you'll be minutes from all the Island has to offer but tucked away in an area that is off-the-beaten path, free from tourists and commerce.

Our location is rare--it's centrally located on the Island yet very secluded in the wooded agricultural center of the Island. On even the busiest day of the summer, eg July 4, you will be far away from the tourists and the traffic yet minutes away from fine dining, galleries, art festivals, farmer's markets, conservation areas, and hiking/biking trails.

Our studio is in a detached building on 2 acres, with its own separate driveway and hot, built for 2, outdoor shower. If you're like me, you'll love the absolute quiet and privacy of the setting. There are no other renters who will share the space.

The interior has high ceilings & lots of windows with natural light all day long. Yet, trees keep the space quite cool and comfortable. This is not one of those mildewy, dank summer properties. We take great care in decorating and keeping everything fresh and bright.

Though we own a separate house set a distance away on the same land, we use a separate, hidden driveway, and there is no line of sight from your deck to ours. As hands-on-owners, we'll be available if it's helpful but otherwise try to stay out of sight and give you the secluded get-away you deserve.

What makes this cottage unique

The best part about our property, for us and for our guests, has been that we can ditch our car (yay!)and easily walk to Lambert's Cove Beach & Seth's Pond.. Often we go back and forth to the beach a few times a day, always ending the day with wine at sunset. It feels so freeing to walk or bike to the ocean in minutes and arrive at a beach that is glorious not just for its beauty but also for its serenity. No packed, noisy crowds here. Not ever.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

A truly terrific place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenage son and I spent a week in this clean, comfortable, and well-furnished studio in West Tisbury. There is a small deck off the kitchen that catches a nice breeze from the nearby trees. From this deck we saw deer and wild turkey one morning!

The property is in a perfect location; there are many pretty places close by. First, Lambert's Cove is a gorgeous sandy swimming beach and you can walk to it in 15 minutes. There is also nearby Ice House

Pond , which you can walk to through a lovely winding road in the woods.This pond is magical. The water is silky soft and it is surrounded by pine trees, with blue skies with fluffy clouds above. Uncle Seth's Pond is just up the road, too, and just off the road, so you park your car and jump in!

We can't speak for the restaurants, because my husband grilled every night, including meats from the Stop and Shop, and jumbo shrimp from Larsen's .

Finally, the owners Alice and Ken are kind and gracious hosts; they will help you with anything you need,

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, airy studio

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. My extended family was staying in a big place but I wanted an oasis of my own. The queen bed was super comfortable, everything was clean and airy, and Alice was very helpful. Friends came over one evening and we grilled and sat outside; other days I read in the hammock, walked to pond and/or beach, biked around the tucked-away-in-the-woods "neighborhood." A great option for a single or couple!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice to hear that our property was the "oasis" you were looking for. Many solo travelers find the tranquility and privacy of our property offers an ideal retreat. Thank you for the positive feedback. I appreciate it very much. Alice
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Affordable, peaceful, lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

As a newly divorced single woman, I was wary about traveling alone to a place I'd never been. But I am so glad I took the leap of faith. The studio is a contemporary space, with a sunny and lovely interior in a tranquil, private location away from summer commotion. I wanted an escape, with access to the ocean and the solitude to meditate. What a joy to wake up to the birds singing and the distant sound of a rooster crowing. Even better, It's just a short walk to the ocean and a gorgeous beach. I appreciated that Alice and Ken, the owners, were available but not intrusive. As a single woman traveling alone, I felt safe and secure. If you're looking for a peaceful place to recharge and commune with nature at an affordable price, I can't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We built and designed the property to afford maximum privacy for our guests who, like you, are looking to recharge and commune with nature. Since our location is pretty much a tourist-free zone, the quiet and serenity it provides is quite special.. I'm so glad that you took that "leap of faith" and had such a wonderful first-time Island experience. Alice
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Peaceful Up-Island Hideaway and Gracious Hosts

  • 5 of 5

After a five-year absence from the Vineyard I planned a week in July and am so glad to have selected this wonderfully peaceful getaway for my weeks' escape from reality.

The studio cottage was just perfect for me as a solo traveler and would no doubt work well for a slightly larger group. The cottage was clean and comfortable and offered that understated class that typifies West Tisbury and the Up-Island communities.

While the cottage is on the grounds of the hosts home, they are more than gracious in their welcome and then allowed me solitude for a week. From the time we first connected online, they had one goal, that being my enjoyment of the Island. As a long-time visitor I knew many of their suggestions, but for a newcomer to the Island, and especially to Up-Island, the hosts are a virtual website of suggestions for a great visit.

And did I mention that this getaway offers the chance to get a coveted Lambert's Cove Beach sticker? That purple pass (this year) is a ticket to the most amazing beach on the Island - and that is being said by a former Lucy Vincent Beach fan.

Having rented elsewhere in the past and stayed in a few Up-Island inns, this peaceful hideaway hits it spot on. Put it at the top of your list when visiting West Tisbury.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was just delightful to have you as our guest Marshall. Your enthusiasm for the Island was gratifying. We hope to see you again in coming summers. Best, Alice
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Perfect location for any island activity!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for a full week and enjoyed our best vacation yet. It was our first true vacation to the island and the location was perfect for all of our activities. We saw every square inch of the island and it was all reasonable drives, walks or bike rides from the suite. Access to Lambert's Cove is well worth the price of admission as it's perhaps the most serene, clean and perfect beach on the island. The property, itself, was very clean, exactly as advertised and the perfect fit for my wife, 5-year-old daughter and myself. If you go (or are interested in booking :)) make sure to take full advantage of the Lambert's Cove sunset. It's breathtaking!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were awesome guests. It was so much fun meeting you and introducing you to the Island. Best, Alice
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Beautiful Studio Near Gorgeous Beach

  • 5 of 5

My 14-year old daughter and I came to Martha's Vineyard for a girls' trip, and we fell absolutely in love with this rental. It is bright and sunny and set on a wooded lot. In the morning, you can sit out on the deck and listen to the birds chirping while sipping your morning coffee. The rental itself is a sunny studio apartment with all the comforts of home. The kitchenette has an electric burner, microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot and full-size refrigerator. We ate breakfast in every day on the deck or down by the hammock where a nice set of chairs and a table are laid out. There is also a bathroom with a shower and tub, although we chose to use the wonderful outdoor shower which was equipped with hot and cold running water and felt like a spa experience. The rental is within walking distance of Lambert's Cove Beach as well as Old House Pond. Both of these are great places to swim with calm, clear water. The location is also ideal - only a ten minute drive from Vineyard Haven and 20 minutes from Oak Bluff where there are lots of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Finally, the owners are really very interested in ensuring their guests have a great stay on the island and provided lots of great advice on places to eat and things to do. It was an idyllic experience, an incredible value for the price, and we hope to be able to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to provide such a detailed review. We consistently get feedback that our reviewers do such a painstakingly accurate job of giving a feeling for our property that there are no surprises for our next guests. We are grateful to you for your kind words and so happy you had such a wonderful time. Alice
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State Road Restaurant
Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach
Martha's Vineyard Glassworks
Field Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Lambert's Cove Inn, Farm & Restaurant
Scottish Bakehouse
Polly Hill Arboretum
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary
Alley's General Store
Fella's Take Out
Fiddlehead Farm
West Tisbury Farmers Market
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society
Cronig's Markets
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
Le Grenier French Restaurant -- CLOSED
Black Dog Tavern
Artcliff Diner
The Net Result
Granary Gallery
Granary Gallery
Morning Glory Farm
Lambert's Cove Restaurant
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Vineyard Haven Terminal of Steamship Authority
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Lambert's Cove Inn
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lambert's Cove Beach
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

West Tisbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June-July 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We have round-trio ferry reservations available for your vehicle in July & August which we can transfer to you at cost.
There is a $120 cleaning fee (which is waivable if you agree to leave the rental in immaculate, move-in condition for the next guest.We provide cleaning supplies and many guests prefer this cost-saving option) .
There is a refundable $175 s/d as well.
We are happy to offer returning guests a discounted rate!

NOTE**: For the 3rd week of August we will be flexible and rent from Mon to Mon, to make it easier to book ferry tix.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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West Tisbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , hot water
  • Hot water outdoor shower is a treat--private,enclosed, w/ room for two!
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Open floor plan - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • There are 2 sleeping areas in this open floor plan. One is a large space with a queen-sized bed. The other is a trundle bed that opens up as needed to 2 twins. Our property is Ideal for a couple (we had several honeymooners) or small family.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The beach, ocean, and pond are walking distance. If you enjoy biking, it's easy to get around West Tisbury. We're also a few minutes walk from the Vineyard bus stop; the bus takes bikes, costs only a couple of dollars, and goes all over the Island (see

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