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Gay Head/Aquinnah Beautiful Walk to Beach Home, Oceanview

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

15 year new contemporary home off scenic Moshup trail. Very short walk to private town beach. Tastefully and meticulously furnished and maintained. Large open floor plan with fully equipped GE profile stainless steel custom kitchen, breakfast counter, dining for eight.

Fireplace living room with comfortable furniture. New sunbrella couches and chairs. First floor has two large bedrooms, two baths and sun room/guest bedroom, 2nd floor has full tile shower bathroom and large open family room that goes out to second floor 50 foot deck with beautiful indoor and outdoor ocean views. 3 New Motorized 16X11 ft awnings cover length of long upper deck for choices for sun or shade, Nordic's new, best hot tub, seats 6-7.

Privately situated. Decks on both levels. Ceiling fans in all rooms. Expanded, large, flat grassy back and side yard, beautiful, natural landscaping. Outdoor H/C shower, all appliances. Ethernet and Wireless broadband internet, 2 Samsung LCD HDTVs , HBO, Showtime, Starz, Netflix, Amazon Prime through two Roku streamers, free long distance phone, IPod/smartphone connections on all three stereos and radios. Also, new deck furniture on all decks. Year-round home with furnace heating for cold nights. Filtered well water for spring water quality. Many amenities.

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Please note that rental rates for summer 2018 will be posted in late fall 2017.

July and August rates are $4100.00/wk. September is $3100.00. Arrivals and departures are Saturday to Saturday in July and August. There is some flexibility in September. Full map and directions available with requests for information or reservation

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Steven Kaufman
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Steven Kaufman chose Aquinnah

The Gay Head/Aquinnah area is known as the most ecologically preserved least populated and most peaceful part of Martha's Vineyard,. It is away from the hustle, bustle and traffic of the "down island" towns of Vineyard Haven , Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. There is very little traffic and a beautiful private Atlantic beach and resident parking only bayside beach (parking pass comes with house). There are private fishing charters available with local, renowned charterers. It is close to Menemsha, a fishing village where folks often go to watch the sunset and purchase fresh fish and other seafood for grilling at home with family and friends. It is a 9 minute drive to Chilmark Center, another 9 minute drive to West Tisbury center and another 9 minute drive to the "down island" towns of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. There are several very highly rated restaurants near Aquinnah and Menemsha/Chilmark center.

What makes this house unique

The house has a fully equipped kitchen, hot tub , all linens, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas one might need. The hot tub chemicals are maintained by our caretaker, as is the outdoor mosquito magnet (buried in the backyard) for bug control. The property is maintained by Terminix, so there are no "crazy critters" running around. You might see a deer or two or some rabbits. One should keep in mind that the area is about 25-30 minutes from down island provisions, so it is worthwhile to stock up on groceries and such. The Chilmark store is a general store that is 9 minutes away. Alley's General Store, a slightly larger store is another 9 minutes. The closest full size supermarket is Cronigs, about 20 minutes away. There is private garbage pickup every Wednesday. The property is maintained by a landscaper and the yard, which is on an irrigation system, is mowed weekly.age

In addition, we resolve our guests needs quickly and professionally. The owner is always available by cell phone, text or email. The property is cared for by a full time, on call caretaker, who is very personable and highly skilled and is also available by cell phone or text


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen Beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two Twin Beds, Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib available
  • CD Player ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped home. Large GE stainless steel kitchen(not shown) Cuisinart coffee pot, food processor, coffee grinder, Saeco espresso machine, all towels, linens, several stereo, 2 HDTV/DVD/Roku streamer setups. IPod/smartphone hookups on all stereos. Nordic hot tub.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Worth it!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you need for a very comfortable stay and far more space than it appears. It is a short walk to one of the best beaches on the island, yet very private. The owner is easy to work with, friendly and responsive. The home is new and very family friendly. We would definitely go back to this lovely house!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2006
  • Stayed: June 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington, VT

Beautiful House in Aquinnah

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this very spacious, very clean, well maintained home, which is just a short walk to the most beautiful beaches on the island. We highly recommend the house for those who love Aquinnah.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
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Darien, CT

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough great things about this house. The owners are gracious and super-responsive to emails. This house feels like a home--definitely not a rental and is the perfect spot for those who are looking to get away from everything. It is a phenomenal location for biking, running and peace and quiet. Philbin Beach is our favorite spot on the island and the bonus is that it's walking distance from the house! The bedrooms are very comfortable and the house is spacious. The kitchen has everything you need plus a great grill outside. Evenings in the hot tub are a great way to end a perfect beach day. You won't be disappointed with this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2008
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Vineyard Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful vacation. It's very relaxing to be able to walk to the beach in the morning, leave the chairs and umbrellas behind to return home for lunch and then go back to the beach for the afternoon. The location is just perfect for getting away from everything. The kitchen is so well equipped that we almost never go out to eat. It's just a bike ride to the bike ferry to Larsen's in Menemsha for delicious fresh fish. We always eat on the second floor deck overlooking the ocean beyond.

The house is spacious, clean and attractively furnished in a beachy, vineyard theme. The first floor has a very open and airy layout with living room, kitchen and dining room all open to one another. In addition there are two bedrooms and a family room on the first floor. The second floor has an additional bedroom, family room and a fabulous deck. The host, Steven, is concerned for you comfort and is gracious. All in all, this house "fit the bill" for our family in every way.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
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rye, NY

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this gracious home. Very well equipped, easy stroll to beach, private and very relaxing, with very nice view of the ocean. The home is very nicely furnished and decorated with lots of expressions of the vineyard. Drive over to Menemsha late in the day, pick up some very fresh fish, watch the incredible sunset, then scoot back and grill the fish up on the very nice Weber grill. Hot tub and outdoor shower are very nice and add a nice touch. Super relaxing!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
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Needham, MA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

What a great location on the island!! Comfortable, quiet privacy. This home has been thoughtfully set up with all the essentials, making it an easy transition from hectic schedules to a relaxed enviroment instantly upon arrival.

Our family had a great time...lots of open space, yet multiple sitting areas that can be closed off for privacy. The exterior gardens become part of the living areas - the flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds are mezmerizing. We could wander over to the beach, run or bike on the roads.

It was extremely difficult to leave the island pace behind us, but we are looking forward to another stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2007
  • Stayed: August 2007
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Car: necessary

Home is located in Aquinnah, MA, also known as Gay Head, MA. Most southern and smallest town on island of Martha's Vineyard. Private, isolated, most ecologically preserved part of the island. Just steps to Philbin Beach, private town beach that is never crowded. Rental status provides for full beach access and town hall provides beach car sticker. Home is 10 years old but with recently renovated, expanded second floor. Has first and second floor decks, second floor has extensive ocean views. Amenities include Nordic's best hot tub, hammock; ceiling fans; 2 decks with new deck furniture; 2nd floor screened porch, also, 2 new motorized awnings cover entire upper deck for sun or shade. Fully adjustable by wall remotes. Beach chairs; lobster pot, espreso machine. 2 large Samsung HDTVs, HBO, Starz, Netflix , Ipod, other music hookups throughout, DVD setups, Password protected wireless N broadband internet access for laptops, tablets, unlimited long distance telephone year round. Large, flat grassy yard. Immaculate condition. Peaceful, tranquil, luxurious getaway. Please visit slide show linked on site. Google Earth link available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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