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Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Vineyard Haven’s Tashmoo

As you head down State Road out of the center of Vineyard Haven, your car rolls easily down a curving road. Big, old island trees line the road, and then something catches your eye. Off to the left, the trees clear, opening up first to a rolling field of grass and wildflowers and then to a bluer than blue expanse of water. You see two stone jetties closing the loop of rolling blue and then the ocean opens out and free. The view is of Tashmoo Pond a gorgeous loop of water surrounded by private beaches and soft, pale sand.

This week’s featured property sits near Tashmoo and is part of the Tashmoo Wood Condos located just away from the water in a beautiful wooded area with a pool, tennis courts and a private beach. The condo has beds and places around the dinner table for 6 with 3 bedrooms (2 queen beds, 2 twin beds) and 3 full bathrooms. Full of light on the inside, the condo also boasts a spacious deck for lazing in the sun and long, delicious meals in the Vineyard Sun.

For location, it’s hard to beat Tashmoo. You are certainly off the beaten path, surrounded by woods and water. It’s quiet, feels isolated and nature is everywhere you look. However, drive down the long winding dirt road, and you find yourself on State Road – literally two minutes from the Cronig’s grocery store, the movie rental store, miniature golf, and, of course, Main Street in Vineyard Haven and Bunch of Grapes bookstore, the movie theater, the best boutique shopping and incredible food (Zephrus for local, organic vittles and Sweet E’s for real, honest to goodness cupcakes – to name a couple!)

Contact me to learn more about this Tashmoo Woods Condo and other Tashmoo and Vineyard Haven vacation rentals on Martha’s Vineyard.

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Private in Oak Bluffs

If there’s one question that I hear from every potential vacation house renter, it’s, “How far is it to the beach?” This Oak Bluffs, restored Victorian cottage makes my part in this conversation easy! The beach is 30 feet from the house, literally at the bottom of the stairs. And the beach is private!

This house is called ‘The Main Deck’ as it is one of three houses in a family compound that includes 150 feet of this coveted private beach. The other two houses can be rented as well – perfect for a big family gathering, a friend celebration or a wedding. Or you can just rent The Main Deck on its own. With five bedrooms and two and half baths, the cottage sleeps eleven.

Of course, if you tire of the beach or just need a little more action, you’re close to town and Oak Bluff’s main drag, Circuit Ave. There you’ll find great shopping, arcades, the flying horses, movies and tons of food. It’s a bit of an international mecca with Thai, Mexican, French and Caribbean food. And you can easily grab pizza for the crew or make it a special night out at island favorites, Deon’s (Caribbean) or The Sweet Life Cafe (French) – where the Obama’s dined this summer.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for information about this seaside cottage or any of our Oak Bluffs vacation rental houses!

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals: Chilmark Victorian


Chilmark’s south shore offers some of the best the Vineyard has to offer: gorgeous beaches, dazzling sunsets, tantalizing quiet…and grand summer houses. This Victorian house sits atop a hill, offering 270-degree views over meadows, ponds and ocean. With access to both Menemsha Pond and private Hancock Beach, this house that sleeps 10 and feeds 12, is perfect for big family gatherings. Spread out into two sprawling living rooms, a new kitchen wing loaded with sun-filled windows and five bedrooms complete with water views.

hancock beach

The front porch is covered and the back deck is perfect for lazing around in the sun. And the colors, art and furniture of the house compliments the Victorian stylings with a classic Vineyard look. The property also includes an historic barn and a two bedroom guest house which is also available for rent, but not included. The surrounding land is perfect for evening strolls or a pick-up Frisbee game before dinner – a wonderful place for children to run around and enjoy the glorious Vineyard sea air!

porch view

The inside of the house is just as glorious as the outside with open, bright colors, clean lines and all the nooks and crannies that Victorian’s offer. The circular turret and the bump outs allow for cozy spots within and gorgeous architecture from without.


Important to note: The entire first floor is wheelchair accessible and includes a first floor king/double-twin bedroom and a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom.

I look forward to booking this house for you! Contact me for details on this or any of our properties here.