Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Secluded & romantic with spectacular 160 degree views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, open kitchen, ocean view, very private

Wake up on one of the highest elevations in Aquinnah (marked as Molasha Hill in mid 1800’s coastal surveys), and watch the sun rise over the panoramic Atlantic view which extends from Squibnocket Point in the East to the Gay Head Cliffs (West) and overlooks Nomans Island. All this is visible without leaving the bedroom, living room sofas or the breakfast table.

Rest and take in the sun from the living room decks during the day or walk or drive to pristine Philbin Beach, the Aquinnah Cliffs or Lobsterville and West Basin beaches where world class fishing for Striped Bass and Blue Fish along Dogfish Bar or Devil's Bridge is legendary.

Take the On-call Ferry on foot or by bike from the West Basin docks to Menemsha for everything from fish & chips, ribs, grilled chicken and ice cream at the restaurants and fish markets to fine alfresco dining at the Beach Plum Inn.

Or cook in the home's gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, convection oven, gas burners, butcher block counters and center island, and watch the sun set over the Atlantic.

During late June and early July, the near full moon rises over the ocean and is breathtaking. Many Island rentals claim ''160 degree oceans views'' but this is the real thing. Under the starlit sky of the Milky Way, there is not another manmade light to be seen except the faint beacon of the Aquinnah Lighthouse and the commercial fishing trawlers that pass by in full view through the telescope in the living room.

Charming and tastefully decorated, 1600 sqft (+/-), two floor ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, open kitchen to living room, downstairs den, laundry room, hardwood floors and ample parking is situated on 2 very private acres. It is a sanctuary setting with open fields and mowed areas to enjoy the outdoors.

Includes a private, deep water mooring in Menemsha Outer Harbor (West Basin - details available upon request), outdoor, multi-head shower, 47” Sony HDTV flat screen with Sony Surround Sound, Digital Cable, High Speed Wireless Internet, and ample outdoor furniture, towels and linens provided. Please see the following local links for a preview or send us an email for more suggestions and or concierge services if desired.

The Vineyard Transportation Authority (VTA) buses will pick you up at the driveway's entrance on the hour during the summer with routes to Edgartown, Katama's South Beach or Circuit Ave in Oak Bluffs along with all other Island destinations.

- Menemsha Harbor

- Boat rentals (Wendy the owner is the best

- Charter Fishing (Chip Vanderhoop is the Aquinnah Harbor Master and a great guy)

- Fine Dining

- Menemsha Galley Restaurant

- Sushi at the Aquinnah Cliffs

- The Best Steaks (BYOB)

More Details

Susan Reinhardt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , 8ft x 8ft, large, multi-head outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Deep water mooring in outer Menemsha Harbor (West Basin) included.


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Secluded & romantic with spectacular 160 degree views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Ann Arbor, MI

Fantastic vacation home-- we never wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a wonderful two weeks at this exceptional home. We were incredibly sad to leave! The views are beautiful, the up-island location is unbeatable, and the house is beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, comfortable, and welcoming. We felt like we were staying in a dear friend's much-loved and cared for home. We traveled with our two children,and found that everyone had enough room to spread out and relax. We especially appreciated the well-equipped kitchen--which lacked nothing. Bed linens, bath towels and beach towels were great quality. Perhaps best of all, we found the owners to be extremely friendly, helpful and responsive. We've been traveling to the Vineyard for nearly 16 years, and this was our favorite home rental thus far. Thank you, Susan!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Could not ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Still basking in the memories of an absolutely marvelous stay at Windy Knoll. A long day of traveling from the midwest was immediately soothed when we drove up the private drive and stepped into this fabulous retreat. The quality and comfort of this lovely home is only surpassed by its' breathtaking panoramic view!! Our expectations were high, and consistently exceeded in every way. Loved the privacy and seclusion, as well as the close proximity to the Aquinnah Cliffs, Menemsha, and the beaches. Thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower! The only way our stay could have been better is if it had been longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

The perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on Martha's Vineyard for years and after staying at this Aquinnah home, we feel we have finally found our spot. This rental is cared for like none other. Everything was up to date (including good sheets!), so we could enjoy the comforts of home while feeling very far away. The location was perfect, the home itself tastefully decorated, and secluded for optimal privacy. We enjoyed having access to the beautiful - and private - Philbin Beach, and loved the quick morning drives to coffee at the Chilmark store, and in the afternoon to get fresh fish in Menemsha. Although the deck and ocean view made us quite comfortable staying put! The homeowners have put great thought and care into their home, plus they were accommodating and easy to work with. If you stay in this home, you must give them the respect they give you, as they have many beautiful decorative home accents to be mindful of, particularly if you have children. We will be back to enjoy another week of relaxation at this Aquinnah gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A Charming and Gorgeous Getaway--Great find!

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of staying at this property last summer. It is secluded and comfortable--I could not have asked for a better escape. The home offers breathtaking panoramic water views and the large deck offers plenty of space to see it from! Although the house is small, the space is well-utilized. We never felt cramped. The chimenea outside was great too. I always wondered how they managed to put it together. Philbin beach and the Aquinnah Cliffs are an easy bike ride (or slightly longer walk) away. Perhaps the most unique feature of the home is the enormous, multi-fauceted, outdoor shower with ocean view. What a treat after a trip to the beach!

It's also worth noting that the renters are very friendly and helpful too!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport (West Tisbury, MA)
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Steamship Authority, Vineyard FastFerry, Seastreak
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Philben Beach or Lobsterville Beach

Deep water mooring in outer Menemsha Harbor (West Basin) included.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties