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Walk to Town & Water from your PERFECT SUMMER COTTAGE

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Vineyard Haven Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Guest cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Lovely, newly renovated and tastefully decorated summer guest cottage on hill top near town. Open kitchen and living areas, bedroom with double bed, sweet twin bedroom off main bedroom, convertible queen sofa in living room, private patio and fenced in yard for pups.

Cottage is in close to everything - town, shops & restaurants, playground, sports fields, beaches. A three minute walk down the hill to the Lagoon and boat rentals where you can rent kayaks and learn to windsurf. Only 1 mile to Owen Little Park Beach, and 1 1/2 miles to Eastville Beach. A true pleasure.

For children, walk to the park and play ball, swing or fly a kite. For the adults, walk to the lagoon and kayak, or walk downtown to great shops and restaurants, the beach or catch a movie.

There is an additional vacation rental on the property. A beautiful 4 bedroom historic house. The two houses are off the same driveway, but can be rented separately or together.

Keywords: Historic, Victorian, Large, Walk to water, In-town, Downtown, by Park, walk to shopping, restuarants, Captain's House

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Sharon Strimling
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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Why Sharon Strimling chose Martha's Vineyard

This property is perfect for families and friends to rest, relax, and entertain in a stress free comfortable setting.

What makes this cottage unique

My favorite time to walk down to the lagoon (a 3 minute walk down a hill) is in the late afternoon when all the birds are flying low above the beach grasses, and lighting upon the pilings. The sun at that time of day is spectacular over the water. Walking out Hines Point (around the lagoon) is a total pleasure, and renting kayaks from there is as fun and peaceful as life gets. Of course, the short walk to town, the restaurants and shops is perfect any time of day, and is great for kids, as you can cut right through the playground and park on the way if you don't walk by the lagoon.

The house and cottage are some of the rare Vineyard homes that are elevated on hill, and the breezes are wonderful! The cottage is decorated in a light and summery perfectly relaxing way!


based on 5 traveler reviews

Walk to Town & Water from your PERFECT SUMMER COTTAGE
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Very clean and well stocked with the basic essentials.

  • 4 of 5

Adorable cottage. Owner very accommodating and easy to work with. One recommendation for improvement, would be a new mattress and preferable a queen size. The mattress is saggy and we often found ourselves being forced into the middle because it has loss its support.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, quiet and very comfortable- adorable setup!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely! Sharon makes sure her properties are well maintained - everything you need is provided. Sharon is a great hostess and makes sure you are welcomed! We had such a great time last year that we decided to try this property in Vineyard Haven. It was quiet and very comfortable. We were close to restaurants, shopping and beaches. We look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vineyard Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Hilltop Cottage. The Cottage itself is smartly designed and provided enough room to accommodate our party of 4 adults, a baby, and 25lb dog. Conveniently located to Main Street Vineyard Haven, the cottage was a 10-min walk to restaurants, shops, and the beach. More property highlights include a fenced-in yard, patio space and grill, outdoor shower, and a fire pit. In addition to the cottage itself, the owner, Sharon, is wonderful to rent from. She is responsive, organized, and absolutely lovely. We highly recommend the Hilltop Cottage for your next trip to the Vineyard, and hope to return ourselves next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was a true pleasure having you! Please come back again anytime. :)
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Gorgeous Cottage for a perfection vaca on MV

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 stayed in this cottage for our first trip for Martha's Vineyard and I have to say it exceeded all of our expectations. We have a 4 yo and an almost 2 yo. The 4 yo slept in the twin bed and we brought a pack n play for the little one. The cottage has all the amenities you would hope for (minus a microwave) and it is all gorgeous and new. Great out door space and close to everything. We were able to bike to many places and were only a short drive from all the gorgeous beaches. Can't wait to come back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, Cozy spot close to sights and sounds

  • 5 of 5

Cozy little place, wonderfully appointed. Easy access to Vineyard Haven, too about a 12 minute walk to get breakfast and to the Stop and Shop for snacks. Everything you could want in a neat little package. From free wifi to a fire pit, could not have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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This beautiful hilltop cottage is on a lovely residential street a short walk to town (Main Street in Vineyard Haven). You can walk either through a park and playground or along the lagoon to go into town, to restaurants or shops, or to the ferry.

To get to beaches from this cottage you can walk down the hill to the lagoon, where you can rent kayaks and paddle out. Or you can walk into town which is about 10 minutes through the park, and walk another 5 minutes to Owen Little Park which has a small beach, or about 5-10 more minutes to the public beach next to the yacht club.

There is also a more secluded beach a short drive away where Lake Tashmoo meets the ocean. It one of my favorites, down a beautiful dirt road with water on both sides. The lake side of the beach is dreamy peaceful and perfect for young children, and the ocean side is a perfect, small classic beach.

Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful island off of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Vineyard Haven is the primary port, with historic homes, lovely beaches, fabulous shopping and delicious restaurants. Our house is just outside the center of Vineyard Haven and the ferry.

You can see the house location on google maps at 141A Skiff Ave.


Rates & Availability

Vineyard Haven Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 17 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Pet Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cleaning Fee for Feb -Jun 13 May is $100, April School Vaca week is $130
Optional- A non-refundable Property Damage Insurance for $49 is available in lieu of the $500 refundable Security Deposit.

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Vineyard Haven Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , To get to this sweet but tiny BR, you go thru the double BR
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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