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How to Plan a Boston to Martha’s Vineyard Getaway

David Berkowitz / Martha's Vineyard - Massachusetts / Flickr
David Berkowitz / Martha’s Vineyard – Massachusetts / Flickr

Martha’s Vineyard is a spectacular place to visit and can be a great weekend or vacation destination. If you’re in Boston, it’s easy to make a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Whether by ferry or plane, head over to Martha’s Vineyard for a great stay! Here are several suggestions to plan a Boston to Martha’s Vineyard getaway.

There are a few different ways that you can reach Martha’s Vineyard from Boston. Year-round flights are provided by Cape Air to and from Boston’s Logan Airport, which is a convenient way to get to Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re looking to reach the island by ferry, the Steamship Authority provides year-round passenger and auto transportation. It’s the only ferry service that will transport cars to Martha’s Vineyard.

The trip takes around 40 minutes and reservations are needed for cars but passengers can take a transport with no reservation. The ferry service heads from Woods Hole on Cape Cod to Martha’s Vineyard.

Once you get to Martha’s Vineyard, there are plenty of things to do, so check our calendar of events to see what is happening on the island!

Take a look at our wonderful rental properties in Vineyard Haven, which is close to the ferry landing. There are many options to choose from, including some that are a walk from the ferry landing.

One way to travel around the island is to rent a bike to ride. Wheel Happy rents a variety of bikes and will deliver them to your rental house on the island. If you’re looking for maps and places to ride, Wheel Happy will provide you with information on where to ride and everything you’ll need. This is a great way to travel around Martha’s Vineyard.

If you’re looking for a car to rent while you’re on Martha’s Vineyard, Sun n’ Fun rents cars, convertibles, Jeeps and vans so you can get anywhere you want on the island. Located in Oak Bluffs, Sun n’ Fun will pick you up in the car of your choice and even offers child seats. The staff will also provide you with knowledge and information on where to go.

There are several restaurants that are great to try after you arrive. Copper Wok in Vineyard Haven is a popular choice on the island. A Chinese restaurant, Copper Wok is known throughout the island and is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. Blue Canoe and Little House Café are also good choices to try while Artcliff Diner is a big draw, especially for breakfast.

When heading out on Martha’s Vineyard, Chappaquidick has the most spectacular beaches. There are also walking trails, especially up island. Cedar Tree Neck is a great spot for hiking.

We hope you have a great stay on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s easy to plan a great getaway from Boston to Martha’s Vineyard. Check out Sandpiper Rentals and let us help you find your dream vacation home to complete your getaway. We can help you find a place to stay all throughout Martha’s Vineyard.

#FeatureFriday: #1256 Weekend Getaway from Boston

Weekend Getaway from Boston

When the sun finally starts to peak from behind the snow clouds, I can’t wait to plan a trip away. The snow loses its charm and turns dirty grey. You want to get away for a short time with your someone special to relax and rejuvenate. When you deal with the 9-5 bustle during the week, sometimes you need a change of scenery to make it to the next week.1256

Massachusetts is one of those unique places where you can be away from it all and not too far away. Sometimes you just need a weekend getaway from Boston. Martha’s Vineyard is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Boston–also known as about an hour’s drive from the ferry.1256

The Steamship Authority allows you many ways to get you across the ocean. You’re able to park in one of their many lots and take a shuttle to the ferry. Or you can schedule a reservation and drive right on and off. If you would rather forget about driving all together, Peter Pan Bus offers a trip from South Station to  the ferry. Just pack a bag and go!1256

This perfect two bedroom, two bathroom retreat overlooks Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven. The charming living room makes for a welcome area to relax after a day at the beach. This is  such a wonderful retreat for a couple or two looking to get away from the hustle and bustle from the city. A perfect setting to nurture the mind, body, and spirit.         1256Really, just an adorable, well maintained, immaculate waterfront cottage with an upper and lower deck, outdoor grilling, lovely side and back yards, enclosed outdoor shower, with plenty of parking. And for those that chose to either park on the other side or take the Peter Pan, this rental is a short distance to both the ferry and town.

Inside you will find a retro, yet efficient kitchen, first floor bedroom and private bathroom with access to the back porch. Also an adorable eat in area of the cozy living space which has a serene view of the pond. Upstairs is the king master suite with its own sitting area, deck and bathroom.1256Truly a comfortable Vineyard Haven treasure for a single family or two couples waiting to spend one weekend during the off season, a week during the summer, or the entire summer.1256




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Sandpiper Rentals & Vacation Rental Education

Sandpiper Rentals makes it a point to continually educate ourselves in our business and industry.  Anne Mayhew, Owner/Broker had the opportunity to attend the New England Vacation Rental Managers Association meeting last week and gained a great amount of information.  This group provided great speakers that have expertise in vacation rentals and promoting growth in marketing and customer service for both our tenants and owners.  The opportunities abound and we find ourselves on the fast track as technology provides so many ways to improve our systems.


Keep an eye out for future posts promoting the installation of some of these great new systems!

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