How Does the Vacation Rental Process Work?

The process of securing your Martha’s Vineyard vacation rental should be fairly straightforward. Your vacation planning, just like your vacation, should not be stressful.

1. Email or call a vacation rental agent. An agency that specializes in rentals or has a rentals department will likely have the biggest and best rental inventory. During the phone call, your agent will gather all of your basic information:

  • Vacation dates
  • Number of people
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Type of house
  • Ideal location
  • Price range

2. The agent will then search through their listings and send you pictures (via email or mail) of several choices that best match your criteria.

3. You will choose the two or three houses you like the most and your agent should be available to answer any specific questions about the properties.

4. Once you’ve made your decision, the agent will confirm the rental with the owner and create a lease for you to sign.

5. You will send the signed lease and the required deposit back to the agent and your house will be ready for you when you arrive on the Vineyard.

Have a great vacation!

Baby Equipment Rentals on Martha’s Vineyard

Baby Bear Equipment Rentals is making sure that your vacation on Martha’s Vineyard is stress-free and under-burdened and that your vacation rental is fully stocked. Offering a complete line of top baby equipment for eating, traveling, fun on the beach, sleeping, playing and staying safe, they’ve got you covered. They carry high chairs, baby gates, baby monitors, playpens, cribs, bassinets, swings, tents, rocking chairs, crib sheets, bumpers and more.

All equipment is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association and guaranteed to be in clean, complete and perfect working condition. Baby Bear takes rental reservations by phone, fax or online and they are open all year. They work to accommodate your travel plans whether you have a late or early arrival by delivering items before you arrive for free.

I recommend Baby Bear to all of my rental clients. Check out their website,, to view their product catalog and call them at 877-342-2229 for pricing information and to coordinate your family’s needs perfectly with your Martha’s Vineyard summer rental plans.

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Chilmark Escape

Nestled in Chilmark, this gem is a perfect family retreat. Here are my top 3 highlights:

1. Luxury. From top to bottom. From the construction to the woodwork to the appliances to the furniture to the Jacuzzi in the Master Bedroom…The whole house is beautiful and full of understated, yet high-end, charm.

2. Get Outside. With a spacious backyard, rolling meadows, stone walls, walking trails and tennis court access, how can you not? Also, two of the most cherished beaches on the island are close by, Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket.

3. The Kitchen. It begs for island dinners that take all day to make and moments to devour or take minutes to make and hours to linger over. The warmth of the custom cabinetry and the overall coziness of the room almost guarantees that whatever you create will taste incredible – lobster, corn on the cob and strawberry rhubarb pie anyone?

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