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Meet Our Agents ~ Darlene O’Neill

... Your Vineyard Vacation Connection 508-939-6505 darlene@sandpiperrental.com
… Your Vineyard Vacation Connection

Darlene O’Neill started working with Sandpiper Rentals as a rental agent in 2010. Darlene came to Sandpiper Rentals, Inc. 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’s 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. She resides with her family in Edgartown with views of the Sengekontacket Pond and State Beach. Here, it is a quick commute to various interests in her life such as the YMCA, South Beach, Menemsha sunsets, Chilmark chocolates, the miles of bike paths for walking into town, Farm Neck Golf Club and numerous local restaurants for every type of fare.


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.


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Feature Friday ~ 18th Century Vineyard Haven Tavern Renovated Into a Remarkable Waterfront Home

Property 929

Built in 1758, this historic Vineyard Haven waterfront home was originally a tavern, until the 1850’s, with renovations in the 1920’s and 1998. From the front porch, you will enjoy expansive views of the Vineyard Haven harbor, East Chop & Vineyard Sound. The path with stairs to the shore include an outdoor shower and gives access to a harbor mooring. Inside this stunning home, you may read exciting sea stories from the library in the fireplace living room with views of the water. A formal dining room with fireplace and modern kitchen overlook the side terrace and garden. The master bedroom’s bath includes a large claw-foot tub with an ocean view. This remarkable property includes a key to sought after private Hancock Beach in Chilmark.


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Pre-trip Checklist: Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental

Pack up the Car!

Renting a house on Martha’s Vineyard for your vacation is, of course, a fantastic idea. You’ll have a whole house to spread out in and really relax – by yourself, with a loved one or surrounded by the whole family. This pre-trip checklist will help you be prepared so that you can have a wonderful and stress-free getaway.

LINENS & TOWELS. Check your lease to see if linens and towels are provided by the homeowner or tenant. Most houses do not provide beach towels, so plan to bring your own. If packing linens is a hassle you don’t want, you can rent from Takemmy Linen Rental. They’ll deliver a bag of clean linens to the house on the day of your arrival and pick up the dirty linens on your departure day.

BABY EQUIPMENT RENTAL. Don’t feel like you have to lug it all along! Baby Bear Equipment Rental will deliver and pick up whatever you need, and their equipment is kept clean and up to date.

ARRIVAL TIME. Double check your lease for the exact time of check in and try to schedule your travel plans accordingly. Your House Info Packet will be available at the rental office at this time and then, you will be able to go to your house.

CHECK-IN DIRECTIONS. Be sure you have directions for your initial point of contact on the island for check-in (usually the Rental Office). You may have directions directly to the house but most agencies require you come to their office to pick up a check-in packet with keys and directions.

FERRY TICKETS. It is best to book your ferry reservations as soon as you have secured your island rental. Summer weekend boats sell out very quickly if you are bringing your car. Summer tickets typically become available for purchase in early February. Contact The Steamship Authority or the New England Fast Ferry (remember no cars on the fast ferry!)

GROCERIES. If you can, you may want to travel with a cooler full of food staples because rental house kitchens and fridges are usually left free of any food, including condiments.

CAR RENTAL. There are cars available for rent on the island, but this is not the Hertz lot at Logan! – supplies are limited. It is best to reserve a car at the same time you book your Martha’s Vineyard house rental. Try A-A Island Auto Rental (they have Smart Cars – great for our environment!) or Budget.

BICYCLES. With miles of bike trails and beautiful roads, biking on Martha’s Vineyard is extremely popular – Bring your own or rent bikes on the Vineyard.

BEACH GEAR. Like you need a reminder! Unless your lease states otherwise, you will need: towels, chairs, sandals, boogie boards, umbrellas, coolers, tote bags, frisbees, etc.

I’ll see you soon!