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Outstanding Location--Close to Town and Beach!

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Outstanding house: The Captain Henry Stevenson house has been completely remodeled with new kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (gas stove), carrera marble bathroom, 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. All bedrooms have been remodeled. The round dining room table seats 8 people. A second round, gateleg table is provided and can seat an additional 8. 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, large outdoor shower, cable TV, wireless internet and DVD player. The property has a parking area that will accomodate 5 vehicles.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Two twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    A single bed and a trundle bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    This room has a king bed and a single bed (daybed)....moreless

  • All bedrooms are on the second floor.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom has clawfoot tub with shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Carrera marble floor, countertop and walk-in shower...moreless


  • Books:

    Books on all topics, emphasis on Martha's Vineyard including travel guides. Books by Vineyard authors. Phone directories, maps, cookbooks and reference books pertaining to MV. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Will play both standard and BluRay. ...moreless

  • Television:

    2 flat screen TVs. One in the kitchen and one in the Living Room...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few toys for small children and some beach toys in the basement storage cabinets....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Selection includes Jaws, Planet Earth series, Rumpole of the Bailey. Others available at the library across the street (with library card) or may be rented at Island Entertainment in Vineyard Haven....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Primary round table seats 8 or 9. A second, gateleg, round table seats an additional 8. The dining room can fit both simultaneously. Another table for 10 is on the porch....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air- New HVAC system has two zones, one on each floor....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness facility (including indoor pool) is available in downtown Vineyard Haven at the Mansion House hotel, approximately 4 blocks away. Pay by the day and use all of the fitness amenities....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    We provide pillows, blankets and quilts. Bring your own sheets and pillowcases. Linen rental is available at They deliver, and pick up at the end of your stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Includes a large flat screen TV, DVD/BluRay, leather sofa and daybed. Puzzles, board games, many local books and magazines. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel off-street parking area is available next to the house and accomodates 5 cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels are NOT provided, except beach towels. Bring your own towels or rent them through This linen service delivers and picks up at the end of your stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    LOTS of dishes, serving dishes, glassware, utensils, cooking equipment and small appliances. Lobster pots. Mixer, food processor, blender, toaster, waffle maker and anything else you could need. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and cleaning supplies, hand soap and paper towels. Candles, placemats, tablecloths....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, side by side, with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas, in island...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bikes can be rented nearby in Vineyard Haven. Some bike rentals will deliver bikes to the house....moreless

  • Boat:

    Many boat rentals and charter boats are available on Martha's Vineyard. A few Charter boat rentals leave from Owen Park dock, approximately 1 block from the house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    Mink Meadows Golf Club (public) is about 1.5 miles away. Several other good courses are in the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rental is available on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced yard. Outdoor shower....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New in 2013...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis is available at the Vineyard Haven public tennis courts about 4 blocks away (on Church St). Additional public courts on Lake Street....moreless



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May 2-May 30
May 2 - May 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

September 5-October 31
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


First payment (first 1/2) is due when booking the rental. Second payment (second 1/2) plus security deposit ($400) and cleaning fee ($250) are due on May 1st. Contact owner for details.

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Martha's Vineyard Regional Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamship Authority (3 blocks)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Owen Park Beach (1 block away)

Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Vineyard Haven:
We love Vineyard Haven for its great shopping, restaurants, and proximity to the ferry. It is home to the island's best bookstore and lots of 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. Our shingle style house was built in 1898 by William Barry Owen, a local real estate developer and owner of the Martha's Vineyard Bank. When Mr. Owen bought the Martha's Vineyard Bank, he decided to move it from Edgartown to his hometown of Vineyard Haven. He hired J. Williams Beal, an architect, to design the 'Stone Bank' just down the street in Vineyard Haven. J. Williams Beal is also believed to be the architect of our home. The home was later sold to Captain Henry Stevenson, it's first occupant. Captain Stevenson owned a freight boat, the Eben A. Thatcher, which was a fixture in Vineyard Haven harbor for many years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The location of this property, near both the beach and downtown, is an unbeatable combination. The house's character, its in-town location, its expansive porch, its view of Vineyard Haven harbor, and its 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.

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  • Captain Henry Stevenson House

    Captain Henry Stevenson House

VRBO #489276

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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