About the property
- House2315 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
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.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Property was comfortable, clean, inviting and the decor was perfect.
Thanks for the kind review, Danielle! We are hopeful you will return next year. It is a delight to have renters like you.
Meredith and Aaron
Nice, private home with lots of space
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....
We are sorry the weather didn’t cooperate for you. We would love to welcome you and your family another time!
Great place to stay clean nice yard warm and welcoming
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.
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.
Meredith and Aaron
Private Oasis Close to It All
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!
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad the house was comfortable for you and your friends! Please come back and stay again.
What a lovely stay my husband and I enjoyed with c
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!
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