Category Archives: Wednesday Wonderings

Wednesday Wonderings #WW: Conservation on Martha’s Vineyard


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.

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Wednesday Wonderings #WW: Tips when Planning to Rent on Martha’s Vineyard

Chilmak Town Line Road Sign
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Think about what you and your family like to do when on vacation before deciding what location you would like to rent in.

This island has a lot to offer. If you like to cook in, have privacy, and take time to bond, then you might like the more rural parts of the island.  If you like to go out to eat, visit shops and not have to travel far to do so then renting close to a town center will be more for you.  Many people think our island is small and don’t realize the variety of rental options. Up-island (West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah) tends to be more rural while the three down island towns (Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown) offer larger town centers with more activity.  It is about a 30-40 minute drive from one end of the island to the other.

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