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Charming Light Filed Home on Bike Path and Close to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

This 3 bedroom 2 bath Cape style house has an open living-kitchen-dining area, one bedroom and bath on first floor, and 2 bedrooms with skylights separated by a landing and a shared bath with tub on second floor. The amazing part of this adorable house is the light! Light pours in from every angle/every window and the newly constructed entrance with cathedral ceiling even has three windows in it to maximize light.

The living room has new chairs and couch, a flat screen TV and DVD and CD player, and WIFI is available (other than on your phone) at a cost. Cell phones and smart phones work reliably in this home! Art galore. Never a mildew smell! Updated appliances within past few years. Includes d/w in kitchen and all appliances, as well as w/d in the full basement. All flooring is oak, and bedrooms are carpeted with additional Mexican throw rugs.

A long oyster/clam shell driveway (about 100 feet) between mature trees allows for privacy and peacefulness with the house not visible from the road. On the side of the house is a wood-burning, beautiful sauna - easy access. In summer and spring the property has flowered trees, bushes and flowers. The property is set on a 1/2 acre and is surrounded by mature trees, flowering bushes and backed by a forested area. A wood deck off the kitchen is accessed by sliding glass doors. Very private, peaceful, relaxing setting.

The house has always had one owner and a few renters in 2013 It was built in the mid-90's with some renovations in 2010 and more in 2012. This is a lovely, well kept, well-loved house that would be perfect for a couple or a small family or good friends. ...Well stocked, art filled, interesting throw rugs. Tidy and easy upkeep. A delightful place to hang out in or just use as a home base for island adventures.

On a peaceful street and an easy walk or bike to Eastville Beach on the Sound. Across the street from the Lagoon- warm, shallow,good for little kids.The bike path is right in front of the house! We are located mid way between Oak Bluffs Center and Vineyard Haven, a mile+ in either direction. Easy to walk, bike or bus to the towns and all the fabulous beaches and sites on the island. Great central location!

More Details

Jill Herbert
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Jill Herbert

New Yorker fell in love with the vineyard years ago as a visitor and renter.

Jill Herbert purchased this house in 2011

Why Jill Herbert chose Martha's Vineyard

Having looked at many homes which had the 3BR, 2BA configuration I needed through a number of years, I fell in love with the long lovely oyster-shell driveway nestled between full trees, especially the gigantic holly tree at the end of the driveway. House was tidy and contained and as I walked through the light filled rooms to the deck and amazing vegetable garden in the large yard, I said 'this is MY house.' and so it was

What makes this house unique

It was the light! the ease and dollhouse quality of what seemed like a perfect 'no project' house for me and for my grown kids. And the piece de resistance was the totally charming stand-alone sauna at a tiny distance from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for all of the notes and suggestions. We had a nice time in MV at your house. I believe we left things as we found them, though I didn't have time to get to the dump on Monday before leaving, and I believe I may have left some garbage in the barrel. Your plants got plenty of water as we seemed to get rain nearly every other day.

When we went to Aquinnah we stopped at Homeport ($10 Lobster roll back door special) in Menemsha. I recommend that for you and your future guests. Also good was Artcliff's food truck on the weekends.

Thanks for all your recommendations--they all worked out. We used some plastic cups, but left some plasticware and paper goods behind. If you're like me, washing dishes on vacation is not the move.

You have the best reclining beach chairs, by the way. Very useful during my time on State Beach.

We had a great time--even with the spiders.
Aug 2013
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Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , UPSTAIRS BATHROOM SHARED BY TWO BEDROOMS
  • Each bathroom has a hand crafted medicine cabinet above sink and a lighted sconce to the left of sinks. Linen closets on both levels next door to bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , UPSTAIRS BEDROOM
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , MASTER BEDROOM
  • In addition to the beds, there is also a double futon which could accommodate a guest as well as a queen size air bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Everything you might need is available for rent or sale on the vineyard - bikes, kayaks, water skis and all water toys and equipment. You have your choice of lakes, ponds, ocean, sound- water to suit every taste and need. Lessons and tours of all kinds available. Many child sized activities/lessons/trips also easily found. Great nature walks and well marked trails for hikers and bikers. Local Sound beach (Eastville) is gentle and shallow for up to ten feet (usually!). Lots of kids playing at water's edge and on beach for friendly play with each other. Inkwell and State Beach within a mile, easily reached by car, bus, bike and walking. House professionally cleaned before and after your visit.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Light Filed Home on Bike Path and Close to Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 9 reviews

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have rented this home in July 2015 and July 2016 for a girls trip, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. The house is set back from the road so there is plenty of privacy, it is well-kept, and the space is very functional. The home is very airy and filled with light. The location is perfect, and is an easy drive or bike ride to downtown OB, Vineyard Haven or Edgartown. The owner is very responsive and wonderful to work with - she was also kind enough to forward along information regarding fun events happening on the island during our stay. I've rented other homes on Martha's Vineyard, and this house has been our favorite - there is plenty of space (which is saying a lot for 4 ladies!), it's comfortable, and the location can't be beat. I hope to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Stay

  • 4 of 5

This was my family's second stay at this beautiful home that is at once in the middle of things and tucked away. It is close to the summer hustle in Oak Bluffs, but with a secluded, set back feel.

The place was clean, comfortable and contained all the basics we needed. While we didn't use the sauna, we went to the beach nearly every day and spent afternoons on the deck. The owner's home looks better in person than the photos and was plenty of space for the two families that shared the week together.

The owner is high touch with tips and suggestions for house and island activities and has been great to do business with.

I look forward to another visit to the Land Between the currents.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City

Fabulous Family-friendly Home

  • 5 of 5

My family, including two kids aged 8 and 11, had a wonderful week at this bright and airy, comfortable and charming home. The kids loved walking and biking to the beach or to Vineyard Haven for ice cream. We sat out on the patio where the only sounds were the many birds and the kids could sample the lettuce and herbs already growing in the garden.

The furnishings were comfortable and a bit exotic, with eye-catching art and folksy Mexican rugs. If anything, this adorable property was better than its photos! It smelled good and it was perfectly clean. Everything worked well.

The location was great, just a few minutes to Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. We were glad to see that the house was well off the road for safety issues with children. Most of our day was spent outdoors and we often grilled at night. We had a great time!

I think this house is perfect! Hoping to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home! :->

  • 5 of 5

The description of the house was accurate & the photos accurately reflected the houses appearance. The property was clean & well maintained. We came to the house during the first week of September for a ladies weekend of fun & relaxation. This was the perfect spot, sunlight played through every part of the house making it easy to enjoy the backyard & front yard views. The owner was helpful in answering questions about the house & the island. I would recommend this property to friends & relatives.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a house to accommodate an annual "Girls Week" vacation and this house was ideal! The owner was a pleasure to deal with- very accommodating and helpful with everything. The house was very cute, updated and clean. The location was perfect- situated right between Vineyard Haven & Oak Bluffs, which allowed us to take either ferry. We were able to walk to the beach (about 20 min walk) and jump in inexpensive taxis at night. The house is set off the main road, which gives it peace and quiet. The backyard is beautiful with gardens and a nice patio.

Overall- we had a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

A Friends' Vacation

  • 5 of 5

i arrived with two friends the Thursday before Memorial Day Week-End. The house was filled with light and very welcoming. It is nicely furnished with open space in the living room dinning and kitchen area. You can see the large backyard with the vegetable garden from the eating area.. the outdoor deck of the eating area is another pleasant area to dine or just hang-out and watch the birds. It felt very private and is located in a lovely area for walking biking and watching the sunsets at eh nearby beach. The house was clean and well kept with no bleach, mildew or moldy smell. We all plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.2 Miles
Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Vineyard Haven/Oak Bluffs
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Eastville Beach
Car: recommended

Half way between towns of Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs,with easy access to all beaches, Oak Bluffs Center with tabernacle, carousel, gingerbread houses, restaurants, bars, nightlife. Hiking, biking galore in the beautiful and preserved forests and gardens and along marked and paved bike paths. House is set back from road on residential street. safe for kids. bike path is in front of house going in all directions.


Rates & Availability

Oak Bluffs House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600

rental fees are refundable at 30 days befor rental beginning. After that, refund if same week is rented. If week is rented during summer at a lower rate because of late availability notice on site, the difference will be deducted. mifi hotspot use (above $25)is deducted from damage deposit since I am charged for its use. Other wifi alternatives if accessible and free will be made available to you. I accept checks and will be willing to accept wire transfers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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