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Martha's Vineyard Vineyard Haven Hideaway~Down Island with an Up Island Feel

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,380 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, small Cape style house on an 1.5 acres

Set back in a sweet wooded hollow, this small modest home, ideal has an up-island feel but all the conveniences of being down island near supermarkets, restaurants, the ferry and across from the Tashmoo Overlook, down the road from Lambert's Cove. (no beach pass available for Lambert's) Our house is less than 2 miles from Oak Bluffs and less than .5 mile from West Tisbury town line.

Across from the entrance to our road is the Tashmoo Overlook, Tashmoo horse farm, and in summers there are Shakespeare plays up the way a bit.

During your stay enjoy Tashmoo beach, Land Bank beaches, Long Point beach and we especially love day trips to Sipiessa, Philbin beach, Menemsha as well as many others.

The first and ground floor has a full size bed, a small TV room, full bath w/ tub, small kitchen and dine in area that opens up to living room with a shaded deck off of the kitchen with new deck seating. The upstairs 2nd floor has two great sized bedrooms, one with a queen + twin in the same room and the other bedroom has a queen set up, as well as full bathroom between the two upstairs bedrooms with a shower, vanity sink and window overlooking the backyard.

This house is sweet but modest, the kitchen and bathrooms are functional but old. The hard wood floors are scratched, the windows old. The charm is being on the island, enjoying the island activities and beaches. The yard is rustic, a home for dozens of mature trees, with no irrigation.

The outdoor shower in back of the house is a favorite after the beach with mature trees that provide plenty of shaded privacy around the yard.

We do not* have Central Air but we do offer a window air conditioning unit for an additional *weekly fee*. The AC is set up once the fee is paid in advance.

**(I'm sorry but there are NO PETS ALLOWED allowed due to future guests pet allergies.) Also there are no pets of any kind allowed at all no matter if they are hypo-allergenic or not.

More Details

Property Manager
Vineyard Haven Hideaway
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Vineyard Haven Hideaway

I started living on the island in 1987 to save money to help pay for college. Since then I've only missed one summer on the island. Love it.

Vineyard Haven Hideaway purchased this house in 1998

Why Vineyard Haven Hideaway chose Vineyard Haven

After working and living on the Vineyard seasonally since 1987 as well as 6 years year 'round, buying a small Vineyard house helps to sustain some longtime island roots and enjoy when we get the chance, as well as share with others.

What makes this house unique

What we love most about this modest Cape style house is the natural light which gives the house a sweet warm energy as well as how its set back in the woods which lends itself a bit of an up-island feel as far as the location while also not being too far from the Vineyard Haven amenities like the Vineyard Haven ferry, the Black dog and Cronig's market, while sitting in a more rural setting. Also there are Shakespeare plays up the road across the street in July + August.

The cell phone service may be spotty, lucky you! ; ))


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vineyard Haven in Dukes County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 full bathrooms. Downstairs has shower + tub, upstairs shower only. One outdoor shower as well.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2nd floor queen bed with twin size bed in room as well
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1rst floor full/double size bed (first photo)
  • 3.5 bedrooms. There is a charge for more than 6 guests at once. This house most comfortably accommodates 5 guests.
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Martha's Vineyard Vineyard Haven Hideaway~Down Island with an Up Island Feel
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

Almost Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly located to get to anywhere on the island and found the house to be exactly what we were looking for.

The owner was great to deal with and was extremely responsive to all questions.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great Location....

Clean, plenty of room, quiet, family friendly.

Great outdoor spaces for entertaining...

Owner is friendly and helpful.

We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We rented this house for 5 days; we were so excited, first time in the island....

  • 1 of 5

We rented this house for 5 days; we were so excited, first time in the island. It is a nice small house in the woods, not in a crowded area.

Everything was going okay until I got a text message from the owner asking if "the beds were comfortable".

I did reply with my honest feedback, thinking that she would take it as a constructive feedback. But she sent me an angry text message, calling me a liar and asking me to leave the property in the middle of our family vacation. Also she said that she was coming to the house immediately to discuss my feedback. She never showed up.

From that point on we did not feel comfortable in the house, she ruined our family vacation.

We decided to leave the house one day early.

In our many years of taking vacations, going to so many places in the world, we never had an issue, always being treated with respect as a customer and always provided a true feedback about the services received.

This was the worse vacation ever.

Here other issues with the house:

1. The stairway going to second floor has no banister. Extremely dangerous, especially if there are children.

2. The house is not properly sealed. Bugs keep on coming in.

3. Light bulbs were burnt in many locations throughout the house. She never bothered having them replaced after I notified her.

Also, I have been trying to get my damage deposit back for almost 2 weeks and for some reason Rachel is just taking her time, she said that will be processing the refund last week and nothing happened, and so far the refund has not been processed, still waiting.

Hope other people have better luck dealing with Rachel.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed cottage with deck and outdoor space in heart of Vineyard Haven

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this lovely home for over a week this summer. Everyone got their own bedroom (although my 3 year old wanted to stay close to Daddy) and we all had room to spread out - in the kitchen, front sitting room and TV room. There's a refreshing outdoor shower in the garden which we used after returning from the beaches, and a bathtub for the little one. My third-grade son was happy to see Netflix on the TV and we were happy to be close to iced coffee and pastries at the Bakehouse and sundries at Cronig's market on State. There were no beach passes available but we spent nearly all of our time at the pond and beach at Long Point. Overall, a terrific central place from which to explore the island, and a beautiful interior to relax in.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, NJ

Cute, Clean and centrally located!!

  • 4 of 5

We're a family of four with kids 18 and 15 years old. We booked the house for 10 nights. With that much time someone can REALLY get a feel for a place. The house worked out great for us.

We cooked more then half our meals. The appliances all worked well and we also took advantage of the grill. There's a washer and dryer in the basement and a clothesline outside.

As for sleeping, the beds were all very comfortable. There's 2 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs on the main floor. We opted, for an additional fee, to have an AC "window" installled for our stay. That was a good call and let me tell ya what we did. We placed it upstairs in the bedroom w 2 beds where our kids slept. The unit kept both rooms cool for a good nights sleep :) The WiFi worked well throughout the house. There's a TV room but truth be told we didnt turn the TV on, not once in 10 days.We opted to hit the beach everyday, imagine that!

The house is centrally located. I rode my bike every morning to the little house cafe for coffee and picked up fresh Baggets from the small grocery store across the street. We basically went to a different beach everyday. Really explored the island. The only beach trip we repeated was "Katama" which is just east of south beach.

We regularly rode our bikes to Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. We even rode our bikes to Menemsha, got on the bike ferry "very cool" and continued to Aquinnah.

The bottom line is that the house worked out great for us and Rachel was really very helpful. We had one small issue during our stay and she had it taken care of in a flash! What more can u ask for from a owner. I'd recommend the house to my closest friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Very nice little house.

  • 5 of 5

It is a nice little house on a nice little road on a nice little island off the coast of a great big country. All of the bedding and furniture and accoutrements appeared to be brand new. Very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mink Meadows in West Chop or Farm Neck OB
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
The Black Dog on State Rd
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tashmoo or State, Owen Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £148.52
Damage Deposit £445.56

***June bookings: June 1rst thru 15th pricing; $275. for 3 or less people including children (and guests) OR $325. for more than 3 people/guests at once.

cleaning fee $200. for any stay. /2 weeks or longer $375.

*****AC air conditioning (window installation) is available only with 7 days notice for an additional $150. per week.

*****No Central AC. This property has no Central AC. It offers a window unit as well as new high powered fans in 2 of the bedrooms.

JULY, AUGUST: 6 night minimum EXCEPT a few in between days/nights that might be available between other bookings

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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