|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Balla Machree! A newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath peaceful summer retreat. Set on over 1.5 acres of land in quiet and serene Vineyard Haven, the home sleeps 6 in beds but can accommodate up to 7-8 guests (absolute max and additional fees may apply). My home is dog friendly, but prefer only one dog per party, due to size and upkeep of the house. Take a 15 minute scenic walk to town to visit the quaint shops and Black Dog Bakery or walk 10 minutes to the Lagoon for kayaking or water activities. The property abuts Ramble Trail Preserve and Brightwood Park which is great for peaceful hikes and relaxing nature walks!
The home itself is the perfect summer destination! Linens, towels and washer/dryer available for use. The large, spacious kitchen comes equipped with all basic cooking and dining utilities. The open floor plan upstairs allows for a bright and airy living room with lots of natural light and plenty of comfy couches and chairs to curl up with a good book. The living room also includes a 42''smart TV, dvd player, and a plethora of board games for your enjoyment! Conveniently located off the kitchen is a half bath. The living room couch includes a pull out couch with a queen mattress, where additional guests may stay.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has queen bed with large, spa bathroom, fireplace and seating area. The second bedroom houses a queen bed and lots of storage space and the third bedroom holds two twin beds. The spacious second full bathroom is also located on the first floor.
Come home from the beach and clean off in our large outdoor shower and then relax on one of the two large porches that are perfect for entertaining! There are two grills on the property and plenty of outdoor seating. Spend your summer nights roasting s'mores by our fire pit or enjoy Island nightlife in downtown Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs.
Hi, I'm Marcy! I'm a lifelong summer resident of Martha's Vineyard and now MV homeowner. I live in Rhode Island and work in Boston, MA. I absolutely love retreating to the Island on the weekends with my two daughters and would love for you to enjoy the Vineyard as much as I do. Please contact me for more information about my house!
Marcy Donnelly purchased this house in 2014
My house truly gives you the best of both worlds. We're a quick 15 minute walk into town and only 10 minutes away from the Lagoon but set on such a beautiful and secluded piece of land. I love spending days relaxing on the front porch or grilling on the upstairs deck. The open floor plan and large windows make the space so bright and airy! The large fireplace which serves as the focal point of the upstairs is perfect for those chilly summer nights when you just want to curl up with your friends and family.
My family stayed at Marcy's home during the first week of August 2016 and it was just wonderful! The house and the grounds are just setup so well for family and friends. We had four consistent residents the entire week: Me, my wife, our 11-month old son and our dog, then we had different groups of friends with their kids join us throughout the week. It's tough to find a property that can comfortably work for such an eclectic mix of people and personalities cycling in and out throughout a week, but I couldn't be more happy to report that Balla Machree exceeded all expectations.
Some of the high notes from our stay:
> All bedrooms on the ground floor, with access to the upper living area via a central stairway. Sound did not travel very well between the floors, so what was going on upstairs didn't bother anyone trying to sneak in a nap or hit the hay early downstairs. The cooking and living areas also look out onto the tree tops, which is a view much better enjoyed while hanging out than snoozing.
> Very comfortable master bedroom and en-suite master bath. This gives the property a very nice luxury touch.
> No A/C needed. We were worried about this on account of the dog and baby, but even on the the hottest days it was not an issue. Sleeping temperature each night dropped to a very comfortable temp.
> Awesome outdoor shower! It's cavernous and super helpful for preventing the beach from coming indoors with you.
> Equally awesome fire pit with lounge seating for 8. Really fun way end a day on the vineyard by gathering around an open fire.
> Hiking trail directly connected to the backyard. Our dog had a blast galloping through the woods. Bring some bug spray, but enjoy a morning walk or run through the woods. There are a bunch of trails that connect and I may have gotten myself lost a couple times after hiking all the way down to the lagoon.
> Two grills! One down by the fire pit and another up on the deck. Super convenient.
This is an excellent home: spacious, well appointed, on beautiful grounds, with an amazing outdoor shower. There is lots of room for a family to hang out, yet also find their own space for privacy when needed. It's a short drive to town, but the neighborhood feels remote and wild turkeys abound. The beds are comfortable and the linens are very good.
That said, the lack of air conditioning in this home was a problem for some members of my family during our stay. We were at the home during the last week in July. It was a hot week with the temp in the mid-80's every day, and the upstairs -- where the kitchen and common areas are located -- were very uncomfortable. Every room had a fan, but this really only helped at night. If your family plans to be out during the summer days, it shouldn't be that big a deal. But that's not the case for some people in my family. And if it weren't for that issue, this house would be 5 stars.
We were on the island for our daughter's wedding, and used this house for our home base for the bride. The house is bright, sunny, open, clean, comfortable, with everything we needed to entertain family and friends. The open concept kitchen/living room was the perfect area for wedding day preparations with comfortable couches and wonderful natural light. The house is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac, and we slept well in the comfy beds! We spent some down time on the deck and used the grill for several meals. The location is convenient to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs too. I would HIGHLY recommend this home for your summer rental, and particularly if you are planning a wedding in the area!
This house was fabulous - very organized and spotless. It had a homey, comfortable vibe and our entire family loved it. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two sitting rooms, it was spacious and open. The two decks were great for having coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.....
The location was about 2 minutes from Vineyard Haven, 5 minutes fro Oak Bluffs and 10 from Edgartown. Everything was easily accessible.
The kids and the puppy loved walking through the trail out the back door to the inlet to watch the boats and take a quick dip.
Marcy was prompt with email replies and very accommodating.
This is is a wonderful place - we would love to return!
Over 1.5 acres of land in quiet and peaceful Vineyard Haven. Great proximity to all towns on the Vineyard but set in a secluded and peaceful gated neighborhood. Take a 15 minute walk to town to visit the quaint shops and Black Dog Bakery or walk 10 minutes to the Lagoon for kayaking or water activities. Land abuts Vineyard conservation area which contains 3 popular hiking trails.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£319|