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A Quick Guide To Boating On Martha’s Vineyard


 “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.” – E.E. Cummings

With the weather finally turning towards the better, it seems like more and more boats are slowly trickling into the harbors. People are prepping for the season, and I can’t wait to get my boat ready as well. Boating is a large part of the lifestyle here on Martha’s Vineyard, and luckily you don’t have to know someone in order to take advantage of that. There are so many different programs & businesses on Martha’s Vineyard, that finding a way to get out on the water is a breeze.

If you’re looking for some excitement on the high seas, sport fishing is the way to go. We recommend Smokin Eel Charters, or Larry’s Tackle Shop Charters. These two Captains have been fishing these waters for 30+ years, and know the island’s best fishing spots.

If you’re looking for a family day out on the water sailing, call the people over on the schooner Ishmael at 617-355-8610.

Would you like your children to learn how to sail? Check out Sail MV. They have an amazing sailing program for sailors at every level of sailing.


If you are looking for something else out on the water, please give us a call. With so many connections throughout the Island, we can help make your summer dreams a reality.


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Inexpensive And Easy Ideas To Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space

A popular trend here on Martha’s Vineyard is to have a comfortable, yet functional outdoor living space. There’s nothing better than having family and friends together for food and quality time from spring all the way into fall. Here are some astonishingly easy ideas to bring new life into your outdoor living space.

Mason Jar Votives

1) Mason Jar Votives

This simple update will bring a serene feeling to your outdoor space. All you need is 3 Mason Jars, thick twine, sand from the beach, and your favorite votive candles.

1)Fill the mason jars with sand at varying levels. this will give the candles different heights.
2) Next wrap the top of the mason jar twice with the twine, tying it off in a simple bow.
3) Finally place the votice candles in the sand and arrange them to your liking on your outdoor table.


Foundation decoration

2) Hide Your Boring Foundation

Tired of looking at that brick or concrete slab at the base of your house? Head to your favorite home improvement store and pick up your favorite faux stone siding, and install it along your foundation. This subtle change will make a huge difference. 





Outdoor dog bowl ideas

3) Easily Made Fancy Dog Bowls


Style doesn’t just have to be for humans. Head to the Home Goods and pick up some inexpensive planters, and some dog bowls. Once home, place the in a spot next to either a garden or a statue, just make sure they blend in within your design motif. Once the planters are situated place the dog bowls within the planters. This way fido has a source of water that is discrete and decorative.



Solar Chandilier

4) Make Your Own Cordless Outdoor Chandelier

There’s something fun and romantic about having a chandelier outside. This Chandelier is perfect for hanging over a table outside. You don’t even need a power cord.

Find an old chandelier you’re fond of at a thrift or antique store, take out the bulbs, and replace them with outdoor solar lights, then hang it from your favorite spot or tree, and enjoy! 




These quick subtle changes will make a world of difference to your outdoor space. Adding lighting that will illuminate the outdoor living space during the evening will extend the use of your outdoor space well past sunset. And hiding the foundation will create a more appealing look to your outdoor space, as well as improve the resale value should you ever choose to sell. For a property enrichment evaluation, please feel free to contact us. Sandpiper would love to help take your home to the next level in vacation rentals.

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Experience Martha’s Vineyard Like A President, or Famous Actor

It’s no secret that Martha’s Vineyard is a favorite vacation destination for at past and present Presidents, many notable political dignitaries (both local and foreign), and countless famous actors, musicians, and artists alike. So what draws them here? Once affectionately known as “Hollywood of the East”, Martha’s Vineyard has been portrayed in many a novel and movie for its picturesque landscapes, pristine beaches, and its privacy. They say ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’; well the same can be said for Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re traveling to Martha’s Vineyard and want to experience it like the President, or your favorite actor we have got some great tips for you.

First, rent a home “up-island”, what the locals call Chilmark, Aquinnah, and certain areas of West Tisbury; or rent a home on Chappaquiddick. These areas provide you with the sought after privacy you need. You’ll want something with a large yard, a lot of privacy, an ocean view, or even right on the water with a private beach. Explore some examples below.



Property #7754 is magnificent 5 b/r home located  right on Squibnocket Pond. Amenities include a steam room, infinity pool, hot tub, professional grade kitchen, exquisite linens, and much more.



Property #2060 is a striking contemporary home set high on a bluff in Chilmark overlooking the ocean. Amenities include sumptuous beddings, a home office, and 180 degree views throughout the home.


Before you even get to the Island you’re going to want to connect with  Deepwater Estate Services, an all-encompassing property management and concierge company, offering unparalleled care of your home and your lifestyle. They will provide you with a fully stocked kitchen, set up an evening with a private chef at your home, and anything else you may need or want during your stay.

Once you’re all settled into your posh home, you’re going to want to get out and explore. But you can’t just walk through town, or lay on the beach. You’re going to explore in style. To really see the island from a perspective many haven’t, look into a private tour of the island through Martha’s Vineyard Tour’s and Excursions. They will take you through the island in a custom tour specific to what you want to do and see.


What’s a trip to Martha’s Vineyard without a little yachting? Spend a day lounging on the deck of Sea Witch as she sails through the Vineyard Sound, or sunbathe on the bow of a yacht while the men fish from the stern.

After all that sun you’ll want to have dinner at one of the many glamorous restaurants we have here on Martha’s Vineyard. Alchemy has always been a spot to see and be seen; enjoy French fine dining surrounded by elegant decor. The Sweet Life is a favorite of  President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama for their date night. If you’re looking for something more laid back, the entire Obama family loves eating at Nancy’s on the Oak Bluffs Harbor.



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