Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury Woods

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Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.


Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This centrally located glassed-in house in the woods is a 15 minute drive or less to nearly anywhere on Martha's Vineyard. It is located in the middle of our 2 acres of woods on a paved road. Permits to two beautiful beaches are available: Lambert's Cove Beach on the north side of the island and Long Beach on the south side. There are many public beaches all within 15 minutes drive as well, including Owen Park, Eastville Beach, and State Beach, which is a popular 'wave' beach. Or drive up-island to the beautiful clay cliff beach of Aquinnah or the fishing village of Menemsha.

The house is designed so that the summer sun is kept out despite having a two story wall of glass in the main sitting area of the house. The effect is that your eyes naturally drift off into the woods, where you come to recognize various birds and squirrels and where they live. It is very peaceful. The screened-in porch is a favorite for reading and bird watching. Two patios, a table on the porch, a breakfast bar, and a regular sit-down table in the house provide many dining options. There is a fully equipped, full-sized kitchen, 1.5 bathrooms, and an additional private semi-outdoor shower.

The house is less than five minute's walk to the 3000 acre State Forest with bike paths connecting to all other bike paths on the island. Nearby places to bike (mostly on paths) include the State Forest, Tiah's Cove, the YMCA, Vineyard Youth Tennis, West Tisbury school playground and town tennis courts, Alley's and the Field Gallery, and just a bit further along are Long Beach, Lambert's Cove Beach and the town of Vineyard Haven. A 2 minute walk takes the kids to a terrific neighborhood baseball diamond, and a 10 minute bike ride gets you to a frisbie golf course in the State Forest. Various kids' games and some outdoor toys.

The owner has chickens and a rooster at the far edge of the property and you will hear, among the various neighborhood animal noises, the distant crowing of a rooster starting good and early. The pay off: fresh eggs that you yourself collect direct from the nest, so long as you promise to close the chicken coop door!

We may allow a dog. The area is perfect for it, with the State Forest next door. Please inquire.

We provide 100% cotton linens.

We will be living aboard our sailboat 'Aurora' in Vineyard Haven Harbor during the summer and will be usually available by cell phone should the renter require anything. Or, what might be more fun, come find us by water taxi and say hello!

Keywords: Centrally located home in woods along bike path, with passes for purchase (from the town of West Tisbury) to Lambert's Cove beach and Long Beach. Ball diamond & State Forest bike paths just yards away.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a terrific kids house with lots of outdoor space. Located three houses from end of long, paved, quiet road, making bicycling safe for children. Ball park just yards away. Woods as well as grassy yard and wooden walkways to play outdoors on. Some toys too. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We may conditionally permit certain dogs. Two months Frontline prior to visit required. We do not allow cats....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    First Floor, private....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4 children or two adults (on bottom bunks)...moreless

  • Bedroom on first floor offers added privacy with first floor bathroom. Double Bed upstairs is perfect for a couple, and room is very bright sunny. The upstairs kids room has TWO sets of bunk beds, easily sleeping four kids. Adults comfortably sleep in the lower bunks only. A playpen is available for an infant to sleep in, if needed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    First floor....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Upstairs. Second shower located in 'outdoor' changing room....moreless

  • Outdoor Shower Room: shower

    This 'outdoor shower' is an enclosed room with changing area...moreless

  • Upstairs half bathroom, first floor full bathroom, and attached outdoor room with shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Good cell phone reception for AT&T and Verizon. Piano (for piano players only)....moreless


  • Books:

    A wide range of pleasure reading, including lots of children's books....moreless

  • Games:

    Scrabble, Monoply, Chess and Checkers, Cards, and other games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable provided....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat Screen 'Smart' TV connected to Netflix (free to renters). Netflix provides a large selection of TV shows, movies, and specialty shows. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Stuffed animals and a small selection of outdoor children's toys....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix provided....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seat six at the antique mission oak table, 3 or 4 at the kitchen bar. Also, there is a table in the screened in porch that seats six. Please let us know if you require a high chair....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:

    Broadband supplied through Comcast....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat if needed. Fans in every room for cooling....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets are 100% cotton. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cathedral ceilings. Three-person couch and one large upholstered chair, one country chair with ottoman, children's chair. Piano (for piano players only please). Continuous with dining area....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of off street parking is provided in driveway. No garage....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Plenty of off-street parking is provided. No garage....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels, bathroom towels, and kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless supplied through Comcast. Completely reliable....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Not in use during Spring, Summer and Fall....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Regular drip coffee maker. Also a plunger pot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Setting for 8 and then some....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with everything a cook could want, including blender, Cuisinart, cutting boards, good knives, good array of pots and pans. Renovation underway this winter!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Regular oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:



  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb Garden. New lawn, just planted this Spring....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new grill....moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Cleaning fee is for a normal cleaning. Extra cleaning time is charged at $35/hour. (Very rare)

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Peaceful and Quiet. Filled with wildlife. Toward end of paved road. Less than 5 minute walk to 3000 acres of State Forest with a huge network of bicycle paths, frisbee golf course, and hiking trails. Access to residents only Lambert's Cove Beach and Long Beach with purchase of private pass. Short drive to all public beaches. Baseball diamond around corner. Perfect central location.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Brad is from Wisconsin and is the newest partner at Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway, the wooden boat and schooner builders on the island. Alice teaches philosophy at a University and is the owner of The Center for New Learning Martha's Vineyard, a local Vineyard tutoring business. Our family lives aboard our yawl 'Aurora' in Vineyard Haven Harbor during the summers and returns to land in the Fall.

Why the Owner Chose West Tisbury, MA, USA:
We like peace and quiet and we like the outdoors. In this house we can get to know the wildlife we watch through the large glass windows and we can take daily walks in the nearby State Forest. We also appreciate having access to Lambert's Cove Beach, one of the nicest beaches on the island.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Access to Lambert's Cove beach, one of the nicest beaches on Martha's Vineyard. Fresh eggs, gathered by you direct from the nest. Easy access to a house in the woods that offers privacy and immersion in nature.

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Speaks: english



  • Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.

    Watch birds, explore state forest, from 'up-island' feeling home on paved road.

  • Fully equipped kitchen.

    Fully equipped kitchen.

  • Living room, with screened porch in background.

    Living room, with screened porch in background.

  • 1st floor bathroom.  (2nd floor half bath not shown.)

    1st floor bathroom. (2nd floor half bath not shown.)

  • Full Bedroom, 2nd floor. Two sets of windows for a bright cheery room.

    Full Bedroom, 2nd floor. Two sets of windows for a bright cheery room.

  • Front patio with excellent grill.

    Front patio with excellent grill.

  • Outdoor walkway to back patio.

    Outdoor walkway to back patio.

  • Yard (part shade, part sun)

    Yard (part shade, part sun)

  • Dining room table easily seats 6.

    Dining room table easily seats 6.

  • Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury!

    Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury!

  • Kitchen, with breakfast bar.

    Kitchen, with breakfast bar.

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Queen Bedroom, first floor. Plenty of light!

    Queen Bedroom, first floor. Plenty of light!

  • Two sets of bunk beds, 2nd floor. Easily sleeps 4 kids (or two adults).

    Two sets of bunk beds, 2nd floor. Easily sleeps 4 kids (or two adults).

  • Outdoor shower and changing room.

    Outdoor shower and changing room.

  • Another outdoor sitting area.

    Another outdoor sitting area.

  • Swing chair.

    Swing chair.

  • View of living room from bedroom area above (over stairway railing).

    View of living room from bedroom area above (over stairway railing).

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Peace and Quiet in West Tisbury Woods

West Tisbury, MA, USA #404888

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