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Ocean Park- Featured in NY Times, Renovated with Central Air

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This house, built in 1865, was featured in the New York Times article on Oak Bluffs, 'The President Was Here (Grant, That Is).' The article described the unique Victorian homes on Ocean Avenue as 'the Fifth Avenue of Oak Bluffs.' Our house was featured in the article, and photographed in the New York Times online slide show. It is a unique Victorian home, wonderful for family gatherings. The location is ideal - it sits at the heart of Ocean Park, with the closest access to Circuit Avenue of any of the homes on the Park.

The home was recently renovated, including central air with two zones. Brand new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances and a commercial oven (there's also instant hot water, and a wine cooler!); all new sinks in bathrooms with marble tops; new furniture throughout. Three flat screen TVs; Blue Ray DVD.

This house has unique charm and convenience. Walk to everything - you don't need a car. The child friendly beach is just across the road, where you can make sandcastles in the sand, or stroll along the boardwalk above the beach, and rest on a bench facing the water. Or stay at home, sit on the porch and gaze over Ocean Park with its iconic gazebo. Have your own private front seat to the concerts and fireworks in Ocean Park during the summer.

It takes about 60 seconds to walk to Circuit Avenue and access the heart of Oak Bluffs: restaurants, quaint shops, art galleries, grocery store, wine and liquor store, hair salon, movies, ice cream parlors, churches, etc. Pick up the bike path from just in front of the house and ride around the island (bike rentals just a short stroll away). Visit the Flying Horses, the oldest carousel in America dating back to the 1800s, just a couple of short blocks away. Take a stroll to the harbor, and see the beautiful yachts docked there. Fly a kite in Ocean Park.

On rainy days, walk just yards away to the movie house, or entertain the kids in the arcade on Circuit Avenue, a 90 second run in the rain! Or stay home and watch movies on the blue ray, or play a board game of Monopoly or Scrabble.

Be sure to wake up early at least one day of your vacation to catch the breathtaking sunrise over Nantucket Sound, easily visible from the master bedroom!

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More Details

Property Manager
Teresa - owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Teresa - owner

My family has enjoyed Martha's Vineyard for many years. My family came from Connecticut originally, but I was born in California, where I grew to have a love for beaches. Now living in New York, we drive past many other more convenient beach communities to reach that special place where time stands still: Martha's Vineyard.

Teresa - owner purchased this house in 2009

Why Teresa - owner chose Oak Bluffs

This location, at the heart of Oak Bluffs, is simply location, location, location. Oceanview, parkview, and walk to everything. The Oak Bluffs ferry terminal is about a block away - no need for a car.

What makes this house unique

House was purchased in 2009, and newly renovated and designer furnished. Two master bedrooms each have their own porches with views of the water. The house is on the walking tour for many tourists -- don't be surprised if you see people taking pictures of the house! See article on Ocean Park 'the Fifth Avenue of Oak Bluffs' in the New York Times - 'The President Was Here (Grant, That Is).' House is discussed in the article, and photographed in the New York Times online slide show.


Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2 - Suitable for summer only, no heat or AC
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sized futon sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1) Actually a Very Comfortable Futon on Second Floor in a Private Room with Direct Access to Bathroom. Sleeps Two; 2) Sleeper Sofa in Sun Room on First Floor
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Special Welcome Gift Upon Arrival!


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Ocean Park- Featured in NY Times, Renovated with Central Air
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Amazing home in the perfect location for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This home offers an unforgettable experience for a visit to Martha's Vineyard!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

The location is not just good...ITS PERFECT!!!

  • 4 of 5

My family from Texas enjoyed the celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary in this home for 5 days in April. We had a 12 passenger rental van and explored the island completely. This home is one block off of central Oak Bluffs, the perfect place to be on this island for just about everything.

While many attractions were on a limited schedule because it was low season, there was plenty to do even for our 6 and 4 year old grandkids. We happened to catch some challenging weather for a few be expected...there was no problem making the best of it. This old icon of Ocean Park was excellent for 6 adults and the two kids.

The only reason this is not a 5 rating...there is routine maintenance going on all over the island getting ready for the high season including this home. There were a few things that needed correcting and Dale, the property manager, dealt with those well. No doubt in the high season things are very well oiled to go perfectly.

By the way, I think low/shoulder season is a great time to be on the Vineyard. There's plenty of action to keep the best restaurants open, and traffic and parking isn't a problem. I imagine its an entirely different experience when the population here least! Being essentially ocean/park front and in town is a huge plus.

Thanks Teresa for being so helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time had by all (14) ! :)

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 adults for a surprise for my husbands 50th-It was magnificent-plenty of room for all of us-we had great weather for early April and spent lots of time on the porch-The carousel house was well equipped with everything we needed-all the rooms worked out great-We all highly recommend this home for a large group as it accommodated all our needs-Lovely home-:)

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls weekend a success

  • 5 of 5

Spent lots of time on the porch. Stayed with 8 women, lots of space, three full baths a plus, comfy beds. Oak Bluffs great town,friendly people. Will definitely come back and stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maureen, I am so pleased you had a good visit. We hope to host you again. Kind regards, Teresa
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Del Mar, California

carosual house

  • 5 of 5

Well maintian, beautiful views and plenty of room

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen. Glad the house was a good place for your family during your daughter's wedding. Appreciate your kind words. Teresa
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San Francisco, CA

The Reviews are Spot On

  • 5 of 5

We read the reviews before we booked. They are spot on. The best part of this house is the location. If you want to be in the country - book elsewhere. If you want to be in the heart of town - book this one. Our family had never been to Martha's Vineyard before, and we couldn't have chosen a better place to start. Everything, and I do mean everything, is easy to get to from this house. We took the ferry that goes into Oak Bluffs and it let us off practically across the street from this house. We walked about 4 minutes to get there. We spent our time on the island mainly exploring Oak Bluffs. We walked to the beach, to Circuit Avenue (the "Main Street" of Oak Bluffs), to the Gingerbread Cottages, the harbor, and of course, the Flying Horses Carousel. When we were ready to see Edgartown, we took the bus that leaves from in front of the house, and we were there in 20 minutes. The house is great too. It is the old 1800s Victorian - but made to be comfortable for modern living. My wife left her Prada sunglasses there (a major crisis!) and the honest house cleaners found them, and owner (Teresa) made arrangements for them to be returned by courier overnight. Would book again. Great for families.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Thank you for the kind words. We hope to have you visit again. Regards, Teresa
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Car: not necessary

Oldest Carousel in the USA Dating Back to the Late 1800s is Just a Couple of Blocks Away - the Flying Horses


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $395

As is the custom for house rentals in Martha's Vineyard, linens (sheets, pillowcases, towels & beach towels) are not included. Arrange your own linens or visit to place an order for your linen rental.

During June, July and August, minimum rental period is one week.

Please contact owner for special rates offered, including weekends, in Spring (April and May) and Fall (September and October).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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