Large 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath House With Large Porch. Great Family Gathering Spot!
About Nancy Ferguson
We are attorneys who live most of the year in New Albany, Ohio and have vacationed on Martha's Vineyard regularly since 1980. We have travelled many places, but believe Martha's Vineyard is one of the best places on earth! We purchased our home in Vineyard Haven in 2008 as a gathering place for our extended family. We love it and hope your family will as well.
Nancy Ferguson purchased this House in 2008
Why Nancy Ferguson chose Tisbury
The house is one block from the beach and 2 blocks from downtown Vineyard Haven. Vineyard Haven has great shopping, restaurants, and proximity to the ferry and island-wide bus service. It is home to the island's best bookstore, home decor stores, galleries, coffee shops, public tennis courts and 4 theaters! Unlike the other towns on Martha's Vineyard, most of the Vineyard Haven stores and restaurants remain open in the off-season. This is the eleventh year that we have made this home available to the rental market. During those years, we have had only one open week, we have never deducted any amount from a rental deposit, and we have had many, many repeat renters. Many re-book for the following year at the conclusion of their stay. Accordingly, there are only a few weeks during the summer that this property is available. We have many more reviews that we can share from a competing rental website. If you would like to see them just let us know! Our shingle style house was built in 1898 by William Barry Owen, a local businessman, real estate developer and owner of the Martha's Vineyard Bank. The park and beach, one block from our home, was named in his honor. The home was later sold to Captain Henry Stevenson, and his family members were the first occupants in 1898. Captain Stevenson owned a freight boat, the Eben A. Thatcher, which was a fixture in Vineyard Haven harbor for many years. The house remained in Captain Stevenson's family until we purchased it from his granddaughter in January of 2008.
What makes this House unique
The location of this property, near both the beach and downtown, is an unbeatable and unique combination. You will find yourself walking everywhere. The house's character, in-town location, expansive porch, view of Vineyard Haven harbor, and proximity to Owen Park Beach (one block), sold us instantly.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is the 2nd year that we have rented this house.
Love the location (5 minute walk to downtown Vineyard Haven and the ferry).
Perfect vineyard home!
Perfect Location for Exploring Martha's Vineyard
We recently stayed at this rental for our first visit to Martha's Vineyard. What a wonderful location! As stated, it is within walking distance to all of the unique shops and restaurants of Vineyard Haven. The charming house is beautifully decorated, the rooms are spacious, and the house is well maintained. Our favorite spot was the back porch where we spent numerous hours relaxing and enjoying the view of the harbor. Perfect for morning breakfast, reading, enjoying a cocktail, or a lobster bake in the evening. Since this was our first time on Martha's Vineyard, Nancy was a wealth of information on restaurants, grocery stores, sightseeing and things not to miss on the Vineyard! Having a place to park the car was especially important as parking is limited and it was nice to be able to take our car and explore the rest of the island. We would definitely recommend this property for your visit to Martha's Vineyard. It's a wonderful place to stay!!
Beautiful rental in Vineyard Haven
This rental was every that was promised. The house is a beautiful island home in the heart of Vineyard Haven. The house is within walking distance to the town. There are wonderful galleries, restaurants, clothing stores and shops to explore in town. The house is comfortable, charming, and beautifully decorated. The beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are spacious. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking apparatus and serving ware. All the necessary appliances needed to cook wonderful meals are available. The best part of the house is the beautiful porch that overlooks the harbor. The swing on the porch brought back many wonderful memories of our childhoods. It is a very relaxing space to read, nap, have conversations, and just relax. Nancy and Jerry were extremely helpful with information about places to eat, sight to see, and things that were fun to do on the island. I would recommend this rental to anyone wanting to visit Martha's Vineyard!
Make sure you check out the location of this property on Google Maps! One block to the beach and 3 short blocks to the ferry, shops, dining, bookstore, coffee shops, galleries, theaters and public transportation--in the heart of Vineyard Haven and all it has to offer. The excellent public library is across the street. No need to bring a car since you can walk to the ferry terminal, which also serves as the hub of MV's excellent bus transportation system to all other Island towns. Off street parking for up to 5 cars is provided if you choose to bring your vehicle. Perfect for teenagers who can walk to all of Vineyard Haven's amenities on their own.