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Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: West Tisbury Water View

West Tisbury is a real treasure on Martha’s Vineyard. Officially, it’s part of the slower, less-crowded half of the island known as up-island. But, it’s not all the way out on the west end of the Vineyard, it’s right next to Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. As a result, you truly get the best of both worlds – the quiet, paradise and the easy access to the hustle and bustle of downtown.

This West Tisbury vacation rentals sits off a classic Vineyard dirt road off of the beautiful Lambert’s Cove Road – known for its towering trees, winding curves and access to Lambert’s Cove Beach and Uncle Seth’s Pond (super kid friendly). Like most water view homes, this one has two stories, built in reverse with the living areas – kitchen, living room, deck – all upstairs so you can spend your waking hours looking out across Vineyard Sound. Of course, the all important deck, is perfect for sitting outside for breakfast, lunch and dinner, reading a book off your summer reading list, or just staring up at the Vineyard night sky.

Inside, the house boasts vaulted ceilings, a large fireplace and a contemporary kitchen. Two master bedrooms downstairs have their own private baths, as does a TV room with a sleeper sofa. Bunk beds are perfect for the kids in your crew – or those that feel like kids when they’re on the island!

Lower Makonikey Beach is just a five minute walk from the house, and the front yard is perfect for a game of catch or hide and seek among the stone wall. I highly recommend having dinner right around the corner at the Lambert’s Cove Inn. The food is exquisite and so is the mood (no children under 16 to preserve the romantic atmosphere!)

Please contact me for details about this ideal house set in idyllic West Tis!

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!

Best Kid-Friendly Beaches on Martha’s Vineyard

Beaches are certainly the main attraction on Martha’s Vineyard in the summer. Some of them have big waves, some don’t. Some of them are pure sand, some are rocky where the waves break. This is your guide to the best kid beaches on the Vineyard. Don’t forget sunscreen, drinks, umbrella or tent, chairs, towels, toys and boogie boards! Here are my favorite kid beaches:

  • Lambert’s Cove Beach is located in West Tisbury. You need a sticker to park your car here or a walk-on pass to enter. Lambert’s Cove  is located on the Vineyard Sound so the water is warm and calm and there’s lots of great rock and shell hunting! Dogs are allowed on the beach in the morning and evening and life guards are on duty until 5 pm.
  • State Beach is found along the border of Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, this picturesque public beach is a wonderful place for swimming, building sandcastles and making new friends. Parking is plentiful and it’s an easy walk over the dunes and onto the beach. Your kids will want to stay here all day!
  • Menemsha Beach rests at the end of the main road in Menemsha, one of the last working fishing villages in New England, this stretch of public beach is a favorite for families. No fee or stickers are required and the water is calm and clear. There are also many great spots to grab lunch so leave the picnic baskets at home.
  • Long Point is in West Tisbury on a beautiful wildlife refuge, Long Point is a wonderful experience for the whole family. Arrive early during the height of the season as parking lots fill up quickly.
  • South Beach is the happening beach in Edgartown with some big Atlantic swells, beach volleyball and tons of families. The walk isn’t too bad from the car with various entry points along the road, and the beach is public so you’ll have easy access. There’s a great bike path from town through Katama to the beach.