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Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Edgartown’s Crème de la Crème

Every Vineyard town has a certain flavor – as distinct as the easy rolling hills of West Tisbury, the seaside charm of Vineyard Haven, the sparkling nightlife of Oak Bluffs and, of course, the New England beauty, manicured streets and vibrant roses of Edgartown. Today’s featured vacation home, defines this old world gentility with it’s decor, gardens and location. In fact, this historic home was once owned by Emily Post!

We simply must start with the garden – famous for more than 25 species of Dahlias, some descended from the original plantings dating from the 1920’s. And though the house is tucked in close to town, it boasts an expansive front yard and a separate enclosed side yard. Up top, a roof-top Captain’s Walk offers views of Nantucket Sound and a front row seat for one of Edgartown’s summer highlights – the annual 4th of July parade.


The interior of the house is elegant, but comfortable with bright colors and plenty of room to spread out. Five bedrooms provide room for ten to sleep easily. Of course, you might want to take advantage of the ocean breeze coming in from the beach and harbor, but you also have the option of air-conditioning as the house is outfitted with a brand new system. And don’t forget about the kids! This house has a wonderful playroom just for them.

Of course, location is tres importante! This property is conveniently and quietly located between Fuller Beach and Main Street and some of the best boutique shopping and eating on the east coast.I highly recommend treating yourself to a luxurious dinner at Alchemy, found right on Main Street.

The FARM Institute: Corn Maze and Local Food

corn maze

Fall means back to school, Halloween, cool nights and, around here, the Corn Maze as one of the best family and kid activities around!

If you’ve never been to a corn maze, it’s a very cool. Here’s how it works:

  1. Let the corn grow super tall – as in at least 6 or 7 feet.
  2. Drive the tractor through cutting a path in the corn.
  3. Create a maze with these paths complete with dead-ends, spirals, forks in the road and just one or a few paths to freedom!

The maze is open 7 days a week from 10 am – 7 pm at the Farm Institute, Edgartown. The Admission Fee of $5/$10 and benefits the FARM Institute.

Of course, buying pumpkins, apples and fresh apple cider round out the experience of cool crisp air and the sound of waves crashing from nearby South Beach. And don’t forget to wander around the FARM – beautiful animals and a store complete with FARM grown vegetables and meats are available. My favorite is the sausage made from their own, naturally-raised pork, salt, pepper and fennel. The flavor is divine!

Image credit: hassan abdel-rahman

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rental: Chappaquiddick Compound


If you have a great big family or a huge group of friends, then this is the rental property for you. It sleeps 19! The main house has seven bedroom and two guest cottages have three additional bedrooms. Five bathrooms and, not one, but two outdoor showers round out the accommodations.


This beautifully renovated Victorian summer cottage is minutes from Wasque Point at the southeastern end of Chappy. A nature reserve with picnic tables and endless beach, swimming is prohibited, but surfcasting is fantastic in these waters – so you’ll see lots of off-road vehicles pulling up to fish. And the property itself has tennis and water access – it’s only a 1/2 mile for Katama Bay beach.


In the house itself, you’ll find a big, gorgeous kitchen and plenty of room to spread out, most sun-drenched on the cozy, comfy wrap-around porch. Perfect for relaxing after a ‘strenuous’ day at the beach or having cocktails before a big lobster dinner. Either way, it’ll be you and eighteen of your most beloved friends and family, surrounded by the waters of Chappaquiddick.

Contact me for more information about this or any other rental that catches your eye!