Martha’s Vineyard has a history of conservation and put some good regulations in early so that development did not occur on our South Shore beaches. The dunes have been kept intact and you’ll see lots of beach grasses with rosa rugosa in your travels. That being said, we do not have many rental options on the South Shore that are beach front. There are many pond front rentals that have access to the barrier beach via boat which can be a fun adventure for your family. Therefore, it is not unusual to have a short drive to the beach or share an association beach with many of our rentals.
With the 4th of July, just over a week away, I can’t help but to start to get excited! There is so many things happening on island, and it’s never too late to start making your plans. Whether it is a big family bbq, a day spent lazily on the beach, or taking part in the traditional 4th of july activities, there’s something for everyone. Below you’ll find some information on two of the biggest events on Martha’s Vineyard.
4TH OF JULY IN EDGARTOWN A tradition that has lasted several decades, the annual 4th of July parade starts promptly at 5 pm. The parade begins at the intersection of West Tisbury Road and Pinehurst Road. Next it takes a right onto Main Street and then a left onto Pease’s Point Way (next to the monument). It follows Pease’s Point Way and then takes a right onto Morse Street, a left onto Fuller Street and a right onto Thayer Street. At the end of Thayer it takes a right onto North Water Street. Next it takes a right up Main Street and pauses in front of the reviewing stand (in front of the Whaling Church). It continues up Main Street and then takes a left onto the West Tisbury Road and finishes at the Edgartown School. The fireworks typically start as soon as it is dark (typically 9 pm)
STARS AND STRIPES FESTIVAL Considered one of the most exciting shows of the summer, the 4th annual Stars and Stripes Festival is a rocking music festival that takes place at Flatbread Company near the airport. Tickets are $30 In advance / $35 Day of Show, 21+ Show ID. First 100 guests to arrive receive a door prize! All Proceeds Benefit the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard
This Stunning Chilmark property in Abel’s Hill is in a convenient location with great proximity to association beach and tennis, yet not far from Chilmark and West Tisbury town centers. Surrounded by open rolling hills with Japanese gardens and fire pit, this home offers great privacy to lose longing for it. Just steps to wonderful walking trails this truly is an excellent Martha’s Vineyard rental offering. With the week of 4th of July, AND the week of the Ag fair available, you can’t afford not to miss out on these specials! Rent two weeks for the price of $8,000 (usually $10,000) or stay just one for the price of $4,500 (usually $5,000).