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Martha's Vineyard Up Island Summer Sanctuary/Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,540 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6/Private Beach Access

Escape to this enchanting summer sanctuary located half a mile from the breath taking Aquinnah Cliffs. Avoid the crowded public beaches and Enjoy access to Philbin Beach; Martha's Vineyard most sought after private beaches located just one mile up the road. This antique farmhouse is the perfect blend of old and new. The large back deck overlooks 3+ acres of plush foliage surrounded by beautiful landscaping.

Amy Hyland
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Private resident only beach access provides renters access to the Islands most sought after private beach. No crowds and parking available.


Aquinnah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1540 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Martha's Vineyard Up Island Summer Sanctuary/Private Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Georgeous peaceful place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely house with our two school age daughters, and a family friend and her young son. The house was bright and comfortable, in perfect surroundings (lush green plantings, lots of blooming flowers), and a 4 minute drive/15 minute bike to Philbin beach. We spent our afternoons and evenings enjoying the deck, as miraculously there were very few bugs. The owners were very friendly and responsive. A perfect spot that we hope to return to!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage. My family and I enjoyed everything about this house - from the hammock enclosure to the yard to the outdoor shower and more! The house had everything we needed, and the deck was a great place to relax with coffee and enjoy the yard wildlife (which included a rabbit, a deer and many birds). My daughter named all the animal visitors that she saw. We were walking distance from the Gay Head lighthouse and Philbin beach was a great beach with the right amount of surf. The owners were really responsive when I thought the dishwasher was not working (it turns out it was fine and I had not turned it on properly). Thank you so much for letting us use this cottage. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

An amazing house in Aquinnah. Host was very helpful. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

we feel so lucky to have the joy of staying in this beautiful renovated farm house. the love and care put into the restoration makes for a unique and blissful vineyard experience.

the proximity to the beaches in aquinnah is wonderful. sunsets on the patio. reading on the hammock in the screened in porch. the outdoor shower. all spectacular.

thank you amy!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest and Relax!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay here! It was tranquil, close to private beach, and plenty of yard space for our 3 children to play. We drove to different parts of the island every day and did lots of sightseeing. The house is so quaint and we loved it. The girls enjoyed the outdoor shower after the beach! A lovely family vacation house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true gem

  • 5 of 5

We also brought our family of 5 and loved this house! So charming and a beautiful setting with a great yard and awesome hammock and plenty of room for our three children to run around! Loved the outdoor shower, the beautiful garden and the master bath. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Philbin Private Beach
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79

Refund of deposits will be made only if premises are re-rented for the term of lease per “Re-Rental Policy”.

Re-Rental Policy: This lease is a binding contract between TENANT and LANDLORD. If you have questions please consider legal counsel. Your obligations under this lease are binding and are set forth in an effort to insure that your vacation plans are secure.
We do understand that serious illness or other unforeseen circumstances can occur which can change your plans. If this happens to you please notify us as soon as possible and we will attempt to find a replacement tenant to assume your responsibilities under this lease. If we are unable to do so TENANT forfeits 100% of Rental Monies minus the $250 cleaning fee. If we are successful in finding a replacement renter we will refund all payments made by TENANT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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