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#MeetTheAgentMonday: Darlene O’Neill Steamship Authority

Steamship Authority

January has always been a time of hibernation, resolutions, snow, icy temps and usually a time of slowing down…not so on Martha’s Vineyard. It is fast and furious especially with the current rental market!!!

The catalyst for this hype is that every year in mid-January our Steamship Authority released online vehicle reservations to the general public. Some may ask…what should I book first; my rental property or reserve my vehicle on the steamship authority? A bit of a catch 22…

Steamship Authority

Great questions! In my opinion; booking the rental property is a priority. Once you know your dates, it is important to lock in your property. Upon booking your vehicle and if you are unable to obtain your ideal day and time with the steamship authority; there is a “wait listing” process that really does work. By putting in a date and time closest to your desired time; the computer filters your request continuously and notifies you of the change. You can continue to do this as often as you like – for a slight fee of course.

It is important to be patient with this system. As you get closer to your day of arrival; time slots open up due to cancellations and owners re-depositing unused tickets that were previously purchased.

That being said, I welcome your rental request to help you explore and enjoy your much needed vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

Looking forward to your visit!

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Contact: rent@sandpiperrental.com




Darlene O’Neill started working with Sandpiper Rentals as a rental agent in 2010.  Darlene came to us with a great deal of business experience and a wonderful working knowledge of Martha’s Vineyard.  She previously owned and operated the Crocker House Inn located in Vineyard Haven from 1990-1999 and is glad to be back on island after ten years away.  Darlene talents are multi-facetted with an education background in Health Education and Promotion.  She stepped away from her hospitality career on the island to work in the health care field in the Boston area for ten years.  Martha’s Vineyard is an island that is difficult to get out of your system and Darlene found herself yearning to come back to live and work here.



Whether you are interested in visiting Martha’s Vineyard for a summer vacation or listing your property for vacation rentals, you will find Darlene to be extremely diligent and knowledgeable with the island and the process.  She finds great satisfaction in matching each tenant to just the right rental home ensuring a memorable and smooth rental experience.


Darlene can be reached at:

508-627-6070 x28



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