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Feature Fridays ~ Easy Summer Living In Chilmark

Property #2074

Property #2074

Savor the good life in this tranquil dwelling in Chilmark.  Easily accessible from South Road, this property offers all the amenities and a floor plan perfect for easy summer living. Enjoy perfect vineyard nights while entertaining in the open kitchen or spacious sunroom with oversized seating for those lazy days of summer and views of the pool area and lovely English garden. Laze around the pool with a good book, or surrender to the surf at any of the pristine beaches on Island.  Just a short distance to the West Tisbury town center which offers a great farmer’s market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and just a few more miles to Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket beaches.


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Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Aquinnah Experience


The first time I saw this house, I was struck by three things: the way the house blends in to the land around it, the windows and the deck! The colors of the exterior effortlessly to blend in with the sand, the stone wall and the surrounding trees. The windows reflect and become part of the sky overhead.


And the windows that are so captivating from the outside, are better from the inside with views of Vineyard Sound, sunsets and star-filled Vineyard night skies. The house sits atop a hill, making the views even more breathtaking. The floor to ceiling windows also provide an extraordinary amount of light to the interior, so you’ll never be far from the Island sun.


The deck is quite luxurious and paired with the swimming pool set behind the house and this huge kitchen, this vacation rental is a great spot to entertain. The house itself sleeps eight with four bedrooms and three full baths. And, if you need more than a pool, Philbin and Lobsterville Beaches are within 1.5 miles of the house which is located on Sandcastle Lane – how much more dreamy does it get?


Contact me for more information or to book this Martha’s Vineyard waterfront vacation rental!

Aquinnah, It’s Worth The Drive

It’s true, it’s a long haul all the way to the cliffs of Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head) on Martha’s Vineyard, but it pays off. Breathtaking views of the ocean, a tiny little island town, beaches for miles, a 212 year old lighthouse and, of course, the cliffs, swirls of red and orange clay cascading down into the beautiful Atlantic ocean.

The little town atop the cliffs is most commonly referred to as The Aquinnah Circle. In the summertime and fall the circle is full of little souvenir shops that sell adorable island treasures, especially Wampum bracelets, necklaces and earrings.

Also in the circle you can find the delicious Aquinnah Restaurant.  Operated and run by two Wampanoag families, the restaurant is open from mid-April to mid-October. A favorite breakfast is the Tomahawk special, which consists of two homemade fish cakes atop poached eggs, covered with salsa and melted cheddar cheese. They also serve lunch, a variety of sandwiches, burgers and delicious salads. Dinner entrees consist of a large array of island seafood including scallops, mussels, striped bass, shrimp, lobster and much more.

If you’re looking to stay in Aquinnah, try the Outermost Inn. Run by the island’s own Taylor family (yes, as in James)!  For more information visit their website.

Aquinnah is most popular in the summertime while it is busy and bustling, but even in the offseason a long walk on the beach in one of nature’s most beautiful island locations is dynamic.

If you choose to rent a house up-island in Aquinnah, we have many to choose from, like this:

Expect quiet, amazing sunsets and sweeping views.