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Private West Tisbury Retreat Near Long Point Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,315 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Merry Martha Hideaway

Abundant space and privacy await your family and friends in this centrally located West Tisbury home on Martha's Vineyard. The well maintained property is only minutes from The Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach on the south side of the island. In addition, the home's central island location provides the perfect opportunity to explore all of Martha's Vineyard with a short drive or bike ride along the island's paths that cross nearby.

This 2300 square foot home sits at the end of a long driveway on 2.7 acres. Visitors are met with a well landscaped circle drive and welcoming front porch complete with a swing and rocking chairs. In addition to the circle drive, an attached two car garage and parking area provide plenty of space for storage and family activities. The most exciting surprise will be the 9000 square foot lawn that wraps around the rear and side of the home. This space is perfect for family games, sports, or just absorbing copious sunshine. The full back deck and outdoor shower also provide the opportunity to regroup and relax after a day at the beach. The back deck is complete with a gas grill, lobster pot, and dining table. The home is situated far back from the road providing an ample buffer for children to play without concern over people or traffic.

The home's interior is built and designed with large families in mind. The first floor consists of a large master bedroom complete with a king bed, walk-in closet (large enough to sleep your baby or toddler in a pack and play provided) and separate patio out the french doors. The master's on suite bathroom contains a walk-in shower and large jacuzzi bathtub. Another first floor bedroom with a queen bed awaits additional guests down the hall alongside a half bath and separate laundry room.

Your family and friends will enjoy the first floor common area which consists of a spacious kitchen that opens up to a bar area and large dining table that can accommodate 6-8 people for meals or nightly games and puzzles. The kitchen is complete with all modern amenities. A living room seating area and cable TV offer the option of winding down with a movie or one of the many books you can borrow from the home's book cabinet.

With four young children of their own, the homeowners have designed the 2nd floor as a retreat for kids and adults alike. The newly carpeted stairs open up immediately to a reading nook and fold out sleeper sofa. The long hallway leads past a full bathroom, bedroom with two twin beds, and a 2nd bedroom with a king bed. At the end of the hallway is a large play room with TV and play area complete with two double beds.

The home is an 8 minute drive down gravel roads to the 600 acre Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach. This is a wonderfully maintained natural habitat that provides access to both a seaside beach and quiet pond for swimmers. In addition to Long Point Beach, guests will be a short drive to other beaches including South Beach and Lambert's Cove. The home is centrally located to make travel to any point on the island relatively short. This includes 10-15 minute drives to Edgartown, Menemsha, Aquinnah, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven. In addition to the privacy at home, you can enjoy the many wonderful local restaurants on the island. We've included our favorites in a binder you will find on the kitchen counter.

More Details

Meredith Dunn
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


West Tisbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2315 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower
    2nd Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st floor bathroom - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Master King
    1st floor queen bedroom - 1 queen , 1st floor bedroom
    2nd floor king bed - 1 king , 2nd floor guest room
    2nd floor twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor twin bedroom
    2nd floor family room - 2 double , Family Room Beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Private West Tisbury Retreat Near Long Point Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Property was comfortable, clean, inviting and the decor was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, Danielle! We are hopeful you will return next year. It is a delight to have renters like you. Blessings, Meredith and Aaron
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Ithaca, NY

Nice, private home with lots of space

  • 4 of 5

My family planned to visit for a wedding on Martha's Vineyard. Unfortunately, our visit was marred by Hurricane Jose, which parked off MV for 2 days, cancelling the ferries and preventing a lot of my family from making the trip. So the weather was bad and we were unable to take advantage of the huge backyard, nice deck, bike trails, beaches, etc. Meredith was very proactive in dealing with all the issues she could control -- she had all the outdoor furniture moved to safety before we arrived and she checked in regularly to make sure I had arrived and that everyone was safe. While we did not need to call on her caretaker for help, it was comforting to know that someone was available if necessary.

So my trip was not all that it could have been; however, the house and its owner were not the problem! I would not hesitate to book again, and I am sure all 8 members of my family would enjoy the property, assuming they didn't visit during a hurricane. Note to others: think twice about scheduling your wedding on an island during hurricane season....

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry the weather didn’t cooperate for you. We would love to welcome you and your family another time! Best, Meredith
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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay clean nice yard warm and welcoming

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent two weeks in this lovely home. We have a 15 and 25 y/o daughters. We've been coming to MV for about 10 years and it's the best so far. There is a lot of space and we had friends and family visit off and on - at one point we had 4 cars and the large driveway/parking meant it was no hassle. The two king beds make things very easy for adults and every room/area seems to have another bed. The large dining table and easy access to the front and back porches made our family never want to leave. It's very easy to be together, but have your own space. The kitchen is well-appointed, there's a big laundry room and the outdoor shower is great (but like most of MV, not big city water pressure). Being in West Tisbury allows sticker access to Lambert's Cove (favorite) and being so close to Long Beach meant we didn't have to wake up early to get a parking spot there. The location is central to all parts of the island and if you like to do Edgartown, go up island and visit Vineyard Haven, each will only take about 15 min. You can access the bike/walking path that runs along Edgartown Road by walking a block or two. Did I mention air conditioning? I didn't think we'd want/need it, but it makes things so much easier. The landlords are extremely helpful and accommodating - really went the extra mile to make our stay enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer and family, Thank you for your kind review! We hope you will come stay at The Merry Martha again. We would love to welcome you. Have a wonderful fall. With gratitude, Meredith and Aaron
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Private Oasis Close to It All

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a long weekend with our three kids and another family. It has plenty of space for two families and more, and the layout of the bedrooms was perfect for each family to have their own space. The yard is very private, the front porch swing and rocking chairs were a peaceful place to relax with a glass of wine and the backyard is perfect for a cookout. In the summer, the access to Long Point beach would be perfect and the location is also a quick drive over to Edgartown or Chilmark depending on which direction you want to go. Thank you for a lovely stay, we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We are glad the house was comfortable for you and your friends! Please come back and stay again.
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What a lovely stay my husband and I enjoyed with c

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely stay my husband and I enjoyed with close friends. We love the Vineyard, but had never visited in the fall. It was just beautiful! The house has several quiet areas to retreat and curl up with a good book. We loved spending time on the deck and appreciated the large back yard. Luckily our 2 young grandchildren visited us a couple days while we were on the island and went crazy over the kids books and games. They didn't want to leave!

The homeowners were most helpful in making sure we had everything lined up for our trip. We loved catching the glorious sunset at Menemsha and delicious meals at restaurants recommended. The house sits at a very central location on the south shore so we were able to take many afternoon trips around the island every day. What a nice bonus having the bike path just 5 minutes from the house! We are thankful we found this home to rent and hope to return in the near future! Thank you, Meredith!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We hope you will come stay at our home again! We loved the special artwork your grandkids left for us. Happy New Year! Meredith
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Long Point Wildlife Refuge Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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