House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Pets conditional. A $150 fee and deposit apply. Pets conditional. A $150 fee and deposit apply.
Max guests: 8
Kate and Sarah O'Sullivan
About Kate and Sarah O'Sullivan
After renting on the Vineyard every summer since 1949, Ben and Sonya O'Sullivan purchased Pastime Hall in 1965. They built the guest house to accommodate guests and their college-age children, John and Chris, who had been spending summers on the Vineyard since the ages of five and two, respectively. Ben and Sonya later expanded the main house and its deck, renovated the garage apartment, and added the dock. The property is now maintained and used by John's daughters, Sarah and Kate, who have spent part of every year of their lives here; John's wife, Susan; and Chris. We try to keep the place up-to-date without losing its old-Vineyard personality (you can't build right on the water like this any more). We hope you agree that we have struck that balance. Incidentally, Bill Clinton first came to the Vineyard in the spring of 1969, on his way home from his first year at Oxford, to attend a gathering organized by John and others of moderate anti-Vietnam war activists from the McCarthy and Kennedy 1968 presidential campaigns at this house.
Kate and Sarah O'Sullivan purchased this House in 1965
Why Kate and Sarah O'Sullivan chose West Tisbury
Our parents (and grandparents) chose this place because of the beautiful great room and its combination of relative privacy, beautiful water views, and ready water access to the wonderful, uncrowded beach together with its central location, affording convenient proximity to down-island restaurants and shopping and up-island beaches and vistas.
What makes this House unique
We tend to make only one or two (or no) trips out a day -- just to get fresh fish and vegetables and newspapers (we buy our eggs in our neighbor's barn)- and otherwise read on the deck and/or boat across to the beach. The sunsets are spectacular, and the views of herons and osprey and other water birds during the day aren't bad either.