|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Outstanding house: The Captain Henry Stevenson house has been completely remodeled with new kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (gas stove), carrera marble bathrooms, 2 flat screen TVs and central air. Enjoy water views of Vineyard Haven harbor from most rooms and the expansive porch. The house has 5 large bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, pantry/bar, office and a living room with a flat screen TV over the fireplace. The round dining room table seats 8 people. A second round, gateleg table is provided and can seat an additional 8 in the dining room. Our guests adore our 40 foot long porch with outdoor dining (table seats 10), stainless steel grill, porch swing, and lots of additional seating and lounging. Walk out basement has plenty of space to store your bikes and beach toys, and a large laundry room. Other amenities: hardwood floors, fenced yard, outdoor shower, cable TV (Infinity), wireless internet and DVD player. The property has a parking area that will accommodate 5 vehicles.
We are attorneys who live most of the year in New Albany, Ohio and have vacationed on Martha's Vineyard regularly since 1980. We have travelled many places, but believe Martha's Vineyard is one of the best places on earth!
We purchased our home in Vineyard Haven in 2008 as a gathering place for our extended family. We love it and hope your family will as well.
Nancy Ferguson purchased this house in 2008
The house is two blocks from the beach and downtown Vineyard Haven. Vineyard Haven has great shopping, restaurants, and proximity to the ferry and island-wide bus service. It is home to the island's best bookstore, home decor stores, galleries, coffee shops and 4 theaters! Unlike the other towns on Martha's Vineyard, most of the Vineyard Haven stores and restaurants remain open in the off-season.
This is the ninth year that we have made this home available to the rental market. During those eight years, we have never had an open week; we have never deducted any amount from a rental deposit; and we have had many, many repeat rentals. Many people re-book for next year at the conclusion of their stay. Accordingly, there are only a few weeks during the summer that this property is available. We have many more reviews that we can share from a competing rental website, if you would like to see them just let us know!
Our shingle style house was built in 1898 by William Barry Owen, a local businessman, real estate developer and owner of the Martha's Vineyard Bank. The park and beach, one block from our home, was named in his honor. The home was sold to Captain Henry Stevenson, it's first occupant, in 1898. Captain Stevenson owned a freight boat, the Eben A. Thatcher, which was a fixture in Vineyard Haven harbor for many years. The house remained in Captain Stevenson's family until we purchased it from his granddaughter in 2008.
The location of this property, near both the beach and downtown, is an unbeatable combination. You will find yourself walking everywhere. The house's character, in-town location, expansive porch, view of Vineyard Haven harbor, and proximity to Owen Park Beach (one block), sold us instantly. It is rare to find a property that allows the occupants to easily enjoy both the beach and a downtown atmosphere.
This rental was every that was promised. The house is a beautiful island home in the heart of Vineyard Haven. The house is within walking distance to the town. There are wonderful galleries, restaurants, clothing stores and shops to explore in town. The house is comfortable, charming, and beautifully decorated. The beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are spacious. The kitchen is well equipped with cooking apparatus and serving ware. All the necessary appliances needed to cook wonderful meals are available. The best part of the house is the beautiful porch that overlooks the harbor. The swing on the porch brought back many wonderful memories of our childhoods. It is a very relaxing space to read, nap, have conversations, and just relax. Nancy and Jerry were extremely helpful with information about places to eat, sight to see, and things that were fun to do on the island. I would recommend this rental to anyone wanting to visit Martha's Vineyard!
We recently stayed at this rental for our first visit to Martha's Vineyard. What a wonderful location! As stated, it is within walking distance to all of the unique shops and restaurants of Vineyard Haven. The charming house is beautifully decorated, the rooms are spacious, and the house is well maintained. Our favorite spot was the back porch where we spent numerous hours relaxing and enjoying the view of the harbor. Perfect for morning breakfast, reading, enjoying a cocktail, or a lobster bake in the evening. Since this was our first time on Martha's Vineyard, Nancy was a wealth of information on restaurants, grocery stores, sightseeing and things not to miss on the Vineyard! Having a place to park the car was especially important as parking is limited and it was nice to be able to take our car and explore the rest of the island. We would definitely recommend this property for your visit to Martha's Vineyard. It's a wonderful place to stay!!
Make sure you check out the location of this property on Google Maps! One block to the beach and 3 short blocks to the ferry, shops, dining, bookstore, coffee shops, galleries, theaters and public transportation--in the heart of Vineyard Haven and all it has to offer. The excellent public library is across the street. No need to bring a car since you can walk to the ferry terminal, which also serves as the hub of MV's excellent bus transportation system to all other Island towns. Off street parking for up to 5 cars is provided if you choose to bring your vehicle. Perfect for teenagers who can walk to all of Vineyard Haven's amenities on their own.