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Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Vineyard Haven country cottage


This country-style cottage sits right on the edge of the quaint hustle and bustle of Vineyard Haven. You’ll be close to everything you’ll need – from groceries to the movie rental store to the hardware store to great restaurants and the charm of Main Street. But, you’ll also be steps away from beautiful conservation lands maintained by the Land Bank commission. Wonderful trails loop for miles and miles through huckleberry and oak forests.

Meanwhile, the inside of the house is cozy and beautiful. Dark wood, beamed and sometimes slanted ceilings accent quilts, a brick fireplace and comfy furnishings. Also, unlike many of the houses that I showcase here that accommodate 8, 10 or even 12 people, this house is made for six with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Don’t forget about the beach! When you stay here, ‘your’ beach is Lambert’s Cove. You’ll get a West Tisbury sticker that gives you access, and you’ll follow a windy sand-filled path up over a dune and onto this stunning beach that overlooks Martha’s Vineyard Sound. Being on the Sound/North side, the waves are usually calm, not really ocean surf, and coca-cola creek (a constant inlet) offers a fantastic place for kids to play, dig and explore.

The beach is 3.5 miles from the house, but it’s one of the most beautiful (though there are so many!) stretches of road on the island – Lambert’s Cove Road. So beautiful, that the short drive to the beach will feel just as pleasurable as the beach itself! Well, close to it anyway!

Please contact me for information and booking details for this Vineyard Haven vacation rental!

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Chilmark Contemporary on Abel’s Hill


This extraordinary and contemporary home is situated on five private wooded acres on North Abel’s Hill adjoining Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation conservation land. Abel’s Hill was named for a member of the Wampanoag Tribe in the early 1700’s and I can only guess that the landscape is just as beautiful, lush and quiet as it was back then.


Besides the privacy that this house affords with the surrounding woods, it also features a spacious master bedroom suite with its own private deck and fireplace for those cool Vineyard nights. The gourmet kitchen boasts marble countertops and premium appliances. But my favorite part of the house is the beautiful screened-in porch. I would actually just live out on the porch if I rented this house, isn’t it just gorgeous?


You know I don’t usually show bathrooms when I show rental house pics, but I just love these. They’re so pristine and the colors are so Vineyard. All four bedrooms (the house sleeps 10) have their own private bathroom plus a half-bath in the general living space.


The woods and Abel Hill surely invite hiking, but this house, of course, comes complete with access to Abel’s Hill Association Beach – nice and private, only 1.5 miles away…oh, and stunningly beautiful.


Contact me for more information about this Chilmark vacation rental home!