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Vineyard Beaches ~ State Beach

Island Map - State Beach

One of the things I love about State Beach is that any given moment you could see people tubing, kite surfing, jumping off second “Jaws” bridge, kayaking, wading in the calm shallow water, boats rafting up together,  a friendly game of paddle ball, and much more. State Beach is known for its calm, shallow waters that makes it ideal for water sports and families with small children. On the other side of the three mile long beach is Sengekontacket Pond (pronounced Singe-a-con-tack-it Pond) where you can swim, kayak, kite surf, and even go clamming if you purchase a permit by going to the town hall of either Oak Bluffs or Edgartown depending on what side of the pond you are (Insider factoid: “Jaws Bridge” is the dividing line between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown).

Insider Tips:

  • Get here early in the day because parking is hard to find, especially near the coveted Jaws bridge. Parking spots fill up around 10:30 am, so plan on getting there before that.
  • Can’t make it early? Try coming after three pm; people tend to  leave the beach between three and four to get ready for their evening activities. you still get in a couple of hours of beach time.
  • Check the tide schedule. The island has had a lot of erosion this year due to storms. Time your arrival for the end of high tide. This gives you plenty of time with a lot more space on the beach then if you came at the end of low tide.
  • Don’t be afraid to set up camp on Sengekontacket pond. You’ll have a lot more space, and easy access to the state beach as well.
  • Pack your own food and drinks. There is a food stand, but if you’re not right next to second bridge it’s a bit of a walk to reach it.




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Oak Bluffs Rental: Not your everyday island cottage!


I have a bounty of beautiful, classic Martha’s Vineyard houses available for summer vacation rentals…and I also have some rare gems. This house right on the Lagoon in Oak Bluffs is not a dime-a-dozen! Here are the  highlights:


Original. For starters, there’s a triceratops skull in the foyer! The owner of the house found it on an archaelogical dig. There’s also a very cool swing in the living room. And the design elements throughout make this house one of a kind.


Water, water everywhere. This contemporary house sits right on the Lagoon in Oak Bluffs, giving you 500 feet of private beach. It also has a gorgeous pool in the back yard and a hot tub. Of course, being in Oak Bluffs, you’re never far from the ocean – it’s just a short drive away.


Sunlight. Someone once told me they just wanted to rent land and not a house because they didn’t want to miss a second of Vineyard sunshine. Well, this is the house for you sun worshipers. There are almost as many windows as there are walls! The whole house is light, bright and vibrant.


Contact me for full information on this incredible rental!

Martha’s Vineyard Rental Pick of the Week 3-18-09

What a great new rental listing in Oak Bluffs.  Not only is the owner a lovely person, she is a very talented professional interior decorator.

Living Room, Oak Bluffs Rental

This is one of the best rental options in town with great proximity to the center of town, located in the center of the arts district and best of all you don’t NEED  to bring your car! (although parking is available)

King Bedroom, Oak Bluffs Rental

The stunning interior is perfect if you are looking for a quiet romantic getaway or just need to feel like you are in the most ideal island atmosphere.  Just minutes to the beach, shops, restaurants, harbor and galleries!

Courtyard in Arts Districe, Oak Bluffs

Isn’t this the most appealing patio setting to enjoy the warm summer evenings?

Kitchen Dining area, Oak Bluffs Rental Apartment

Please feel free to contact me with any questions: annemayhew@gmail.com