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Nine Acres Secluded Escape

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Happily isolated from the bustle of Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, this tranquil residence a 15 minute walk from the cliffs of Aquinnah offers simple, unpretentious comforts of old Martha's Vineyard. The raised decks at the front of the house face westward onto fields, the sea and Aquinnah's shimmering sunsets. The grounds are flanked by old stone walls that bestow a seasonal bounty of blackberries, honeysuckle, salt spray roses and the occasional tiger lily. Nestled in the soft slope of a hill, the house combines shared social areas and private sleeping modules with baths and outside showers. Each of these areas connects to the others via a continuous wooden deck with steps down to the lawns. The roof of one unit doubles as a sturdy treetop porch, ideal for cocktails, star viewing, and yoga at dawn. The secluded pool is on the hill at the property's eastern edge; down across the front field, a rustic shack surrounded by scrub oaks provides a perfect retreat from activities in the main house. On sunny days, Aquinnah's public beaches beckon, a 7-minute drive from the house -- or you can drive in the opposite direction and sample the quiet, sheltered beaches of Lobsterville. Both towns preserve the relaxed sensibility and unhurried pace of Martha's Vineyard set apart and far back in time and space.

Keywords: Summer rental, Beach, Martha's Vineyard, Private, Pool, Sleeps 12, Pastoral,

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Adam Gross
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Adam Gross

I live in Los Angeles with my wife and three children, and we are fortunate to spend part of every summer in Aquinnah. My parents bought the land and built the house in the late 1960s, and still visit when they can make the journey. The house is now the shared legacy of a large extended family: my sister and brother, their spouses and children, our cousins and closest friends. This home holds a centrifugal power over my family: hearth to shared meals, stage for music and rites of passage, setting for sunsets too many to recall, maker of memories too sweet to let go.

Adam Gross purchased this house in 1965

Why Adam Gross chose Aquinnah

In the 1950s, my father and mother rented summer houses in many towns of Martha's Vineyard. It was Aquinnah -- then called Gay Head -- that won their hearts. The land, which is home to the Vinyard's Wampanoag tribe, is less manicured than in some of the other towns. Maybe that's why you sometimes find families of deer or wild turkeys roaming the property at dusk or dawn. My parents treasured the untamed spirit of the place, benevolent and sometimes wild. Loving the land, my parents passed this esteem to their children, and we to ours -- and now to you.

What makes this house unique

Where to begin...mornings by the garden out back, with guitars and mandolins if they're handy. Porches and decks on all sides of the house, so you can always be in the sun or shade. Ivy climbs high on the fence around the pool, for privacy and occasional freedom from salt. Close enough to Aquinnah's beaches to hear the waves roar when the wind is high; far enough from State Road never to hear a passing car. No traffic or crowds on the roads of Aquinnah and Lobsterville, though the towns are second-to-none for swimming, sailing, fishing, catching clams, walking until you're weary, singing until you're sated.


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Main House Hallway Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Guest House Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Main House - 1 king , Own full bath
    Main House - 2 twin/ single , Full bath in hallway of main house
    Guest House - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Attached to Main House by deck - Own full bath & kitchenett
    Studio - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Attached to Main House by deck - Full bath in Main House
    Rustic Shack - 2 twin/ single , Located at edge of woods - Electricity but now water
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
3 out door showers


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average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

We had a great vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a terrific vacation with friends and family in this open and comfortable Aquinnah house. The house had comfortable spots for us all to be together, and many cozy nooks to be alone with a book or a daydream. The kitchen was well-stocked, the views were great, the owners were very responsive to anything we needed, and it was a perfect location.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
21 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Vineyard Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Aquinnah Shop
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Philbin Beach
Car: necessary

Shellfishing, yoga, children's day camp, evening activities at community center,




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund