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Comfortable Island Home, Easy Access to Beaches and Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)

Salt Box style Log Home with open floor plan built by my family with a country feel, located on a wooded lot in the down island town of Oak Bluffs. Central Air and easy walk to local beach that is used by families of the Lagoon Heights area. Beautiful town and state beaches close by. Charter fishing, golf, great restaurants and ample shopping for the occasional rainy day. Many local attractions to visit, gingerbread homes, tabernacle, oldest functioning carosel, walking/ bike trails and nature preserves to keep one busy while enjoying the the Vineyard's laid back, casual nature. First floor bedroom has queen bed, upstairs has the full bed. Loft area has three twin beds. Sceened porch off the deck has wicker funiture, two couches and two comfortable chairs. This provides a comfortable retreat for those that prefer to be away from the crowds yet only a short trip to town.

Keywords: Log home, deck, screened porch, grill, outside shower, quiet neighborhood,walk to local beach, 1 mile to town, restaurants, shopping, fishing, golf.

Check in time generally around 1pm on day of arrival. Varies according to departure of party leaving. Check out time is generally 10am to provide sufficient time for turnover(terminal cleaning) before next parties arrival.

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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) In loft area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Home is located on deadend dirt road which adds safety for small children playing outdoors. Only two homes beyond home for very limited traffic. Country setting in quiet neighborhood.


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Comfortable Island Home, Easy Access to Beaches and Town
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Eastpointe, Michigan

Best Vacation Rental Ever

  • 5 of 5

I have enjoyed vacationing on Martha's Vineyard for over 20 years and this rental was absolutely the best I have ever experienced. Extremely clean and comfortable, with all the amenities you could possibly need. As others have said, a true home away from home. As long as these lovely people offer their home, I won't stay any where else. Thanks again to John. I enjoyed our conversations and hope to see you again :)

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec


  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and we spent a week at John and Linda's house.

Everything was perfect starting with the hosts. John and Linda were there to make sure we had all we needed. The house is big and has everything a family could hope for to spend a perfect time without running around the store all the time. There was enough room for all of us and more.

A REAL HOME AWAY FROM HOME. Our kids loved exploring all the rooms(Den, living room, sitting room-porch, dining room, 2 bedrooms and mezzanine). What more can you ask for!

Also worth mentionning, it was one of the cleanest places that we've rented(and we rented a lot).

There's a beach at the end of the street but there's plenty of beach within a 15 min drive.

Oak Bluff, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven are towns that you want to see with a lot of restaurants and shopping where you can buy whatever you want to buy.

We want to say a special thank you to John and Linda and hope to see you again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review. We do make an effort to be sure our guests have sufficient knowledge of the Vineyard to make the most of their visit to the island if they are first time visitors. We try to make them as comfortable as is reasonable. We were very pleased with how well our guests cared for our home while they enjoyed the island. We thank them for the effort they made. Respectfully, John Gurney
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Austn, TX

A great place to wind down!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for almost three weeks in June and had a wonderful time. The house was all that we needed it to be and located perfectly between Oak Bluffs and Vinyard Haven. The owners were very friendly and very helpful. We hope it's available for our next trip to the Vinyard!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We do try to make our guest comfortable. J. G.
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Londonderry, NH

Excellent rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here this past July. There are 6 adults. I have been renting on the island for over 20 years and i must say, this home was the most spacious for the money. There are 3 large living areas which make this home not only spacious, but provides the ability to have privacy and quiet at any time. There is also a lovely deck to sit out on and the area is so quiet! The home has slept the 6 of us quite nicely. The owners were extremely social and helpful to us with any concerns or questions. I will rent this home again!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We do our best to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome.
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was a perfect rental for our annual summer vacation on the vineyard. It was centrally located between all the major towns and made it easy get around the island. The house was incredible clean and roomy. At times we had six people staying there plus friends dropping by and we were all comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking utensils we needed. The deck was a awesome addition as we like to spend as much time outdoors as possible. We've already booked it for next summer and I would recommend this rental to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudson Valley

Great Location, Great House

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at the house and will definitely rent it when we return to Martha's Vineyard. We love biking and could bike into town in 5 minutes or so. The house was incredibly clean with plenty of room, including a screened-in porch. Friends stopped by for a visit and said that they too are now planning to rent it on their next visit. The owners were super and were very helpful in recommending places to go. The neighborhood is nice and quiet on a side street with no traffic.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We do try to be as helpful as we can, knowing that some visitors are new to the island. Our goal is to help make the visit as pleasurable as possible. Thank you
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John/Linda Gurney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About John/Linda Gurney

I'm a retired Healthcare Administrator and my wife is a practicing Clinical Social Worker in private practice. We purchased the land in 1965 and built in "83. Additions added in 2007.

John/Linda Gurney purchased this house in 1983

Why John/Linda Gurney chose Oak Bluffs

This is a family home that we now rent. We also have a two bedroom apartment on the property that we use for ourself, primarily on weekends.

What makes this house unique

What we find attractive about the Vineyard is that the character of the island has not changed in the 51 years that we have been going there. There is more activity and certainly more homes than in the past but the feel is the same and the island remains a safe place to visit and enjoy the tranquility the Vineyard offers.


Nearest Airport
7 Miles
MV Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Center of Town
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Farm Neck Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Center of Town
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Lagoon Pond
Car: recommended

Seasonal Shell fishing requires permit which can be acquired at Town Hall off of Pacific Avenue in Oak Bluffs adjacent to the town Library.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/turnover $80
Refundable damage deposit $200

Prefer to converse with renter to go over questions and review our expectation for their visit.

Deposit required to hold booking. Generally $300. for summer week. Less for "off season" Balance due upon arrival for occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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