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Covid-19 and Summer Vacation 2020 Questions and Answers

The staff of Sandpiper Rentals hopes you and your family are safe and healthy during these uncertain times of COVID-19. Now that States and Cities are beginning to reopen, many of our tenants previous and new, have questions regarding their Martha’s Vineyard summer vacation. Below you will find answers to some of the most important questions you may have regarding your upcoming summer vacation.

As new questions and answers become available we will update this list so please bookmark and check back regularly.

Will The Ferries Be Operating This Summer?

 Yes, the ferries will be running, but it is possible that there will be changes to the schedule. We suggest that you visit the Steamship Authority website for detailed information regarding the ferry schedule.

What Cleaning Protocols Are In Place To Ensure My Family’s Safety During Our Stay On Martha’s Vineyard?

We are working closely with rental owners to create a comprehensive set of cleaning and hygiene protocols that comply with the standards set forth by the Center for Disease Control. These protocols apply to:

Cleaning Products

Personal Protective Gear for Housekeepers

High Touch and Hard Surfaces

Soft Surfaces


Will Restaurant’s And Beaches Be Open? 

At this time we do not know for certain what the status and/or protocols will be for beaches and restaurants. We will keep you informed.

Will We Get A Refund If We Are Not Able To Travel Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic?  

Sandpiper Rentals offers a cancellation addendum allowing for a full refund should you need to cancel your reservation due to Covid-19. The aforementioned addendum does not apply to commissions or processing fees paid to date.

Please keep in mind that this addendum applies only to newly booked rentals and is not applicable to previously booked rentals. Previously booked rentals have a cancellation clause that remains in effect.

Best of The Vineyard 2020

It’s “Best of the Vineyard” time again!

The 2020 Best of the Vineyard contest is well underway, giving you the chance to vote for all your island favorites and show support for local businesses – dining, shopping, entertainment… and yes, even real estate!

All of us here at Sandpiper Realty and Sandpiper Rentals would appreciate your support in helping us earn the title of Best Real Estate Company. So, if you feel we deserve it, please take a few minutes to cast your vote for us under “Services” at!

To vote, click here.

50 Weeks of Giving: Week 50

In celebration of Sandpiper Realty and Sandpiper Rental’s 50th Anniversary, we will be making $200 donations each week throughout the year to local non-profits. The 50th donation of our 50 Weeks of Giving initiative is going to Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands.

Each year, Elder Services delivers over 200,000 meals to elders in each town of the Cape and Islands. In addition, they serve over 40,000 meals at their 16 Senior Dining Centers. They provide in-home services to over 2,300 frail seniors,  investigate over 700 reports of elder abuse, answer over 9,000 phone calls to Information and Referral Department…and much more!

Thanks for following us during our 50 Weeks of Giving initiative! Here’s a list of all the wonderful organizations that we donated to over this past year:

  • Houses of Grace Winter Shelter Program
  • Island Food Pantry
  • Vineyard House
  • Second Chance Animal Rescue
  • YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Vineyard Family Tennis
  • MV Cancer Support
  • Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Island Autism Group
  • WMVY
  • Camp Jabberwocky
  • MV Skate Park
  • Featherstone Center for the Arts
  • Camp Sassafras
  • Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Dukes County Veterans Service
  • MV Fishermans Preservation Trust
  • Island Grown Initiative
  • MV Little League Baseball
  • Rising Tide Equestrian Center
  • Sheriffs Meadow
  • Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society
  • Sail Martha’s Vineyard
  • Boys and Girls Club of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Vineyard Conservation Society
  • Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
  • Martha’s Vineyard Youth Soccer
  • Biodiversity Works
  • MV Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby
  • ACE MV
  • MV Youth Hockey
  • Martha’s Vineyard Museum
  • Trustees of Reservations
  • MV Theater Foundation
  • Angel Flight Northeast
  • Permanent Endowment Fund
  • MV Community Services
  • Vineyard Committee on Hunger
  • Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Edgartown Patrolman’s Association
  • Plastic Free MV
  • Sandy Paws Rescue
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Edgartown Free Public Library
  • Options in Education
  • The Anchors
  • Red Stocking Fund
  • Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena
  • Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands