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,