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New, Craftsman Built, Post And Beam Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) Close To North Shore, South Shore & Menemsha Pond

New post and beam timber peg house in Aquinnah with beautiful custom fir built-ins, large stone fire place, concrete counter tops with wampum inlays, double steam shower, mahogany decks and much more all set on six acres of woodlands perfect for exploring or relaxing. Your lease will provide you will access to all of the private beaches of Aquinnah including breathtaking Philbin Beach, lobsterville, west basin and menemsha pond!

Close access to both north shore and south shore beaches.

1 king bed, 2 queens. .

Jacuzzi tub in master bath

Two person tile shower in guest bath

outdoor shower


small yard, porch, deck w/ gas grill.

TV/DVD/Wireless internet

Close to Aquinnah shops, Outermost Inn Restaurant, clay cliffs and Menemsha fishing village.

Walk to famous Orange Peel Bakery for morning pastries bread and Wednesday pizza night!

Flexible dates available.

More Details

Richard Hart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Aquinnah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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New, Craftsman Built, Post And Beam Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Awesome family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the Vineyard. House was perfect for our young family with plenty of open space. Super clean, nice size rooms and a great home base for all the different beaches and parts of the island we visited. Easy access to the best beach on the island. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay in Aquinnah!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Aquinnah! The house was great, and the décor was simple and perfect for our relaxing vacation. It was very clean, and all the appliances up to date, so we were able to avoid any of the headaches of vacationing. The house is in a great location, close to the beaches, and within walking distance to Orange Peel bakery. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family house

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family (six of us) stayed here in August 2015, and if you are looking for the epitome of quiet, up-Island life, this is it. The room has a big, open common area and there are pleasant spaces to sit outside or on a screen porch. It's a bit close to State Road, though you would never know it when you are in the house and it wasn't an issue for us. (The road is quiet and our kids are older - but in any case there is a big, beautiful back yard where younger kids could play.) There is a wonderful bakery two doors down, and from the house it's just a quick drive or bike ride to the Aquinnah beaches. If you like running or long walks, the Moshup Trail is just about perfect. We liked watching the sunset from the beach, and also from Menemsha, which is about 10 minutes away and where you can pick up freshly steamed lobster to eat sitting on the sand. The owners were super helpful, accommodating a late change in the size of our party, and full of suggestions for things to do and see. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Describing the house as a "retreat" is very appropriate. The natural post and beam woodwork, the open layout, and the ample windows opening out to the wooded property on all sides creates a secluded, stress-free environment that can be either relaxing or invigorating, depending on your mood. The location completes the sense of a retreat. The property is located in the less developed, quiet end of the island. This doesn't mean, though, that there is nothing to do. The "must see" Gay Head lighthouse and cliffs are just two miles to the west. You can't ask for a more beautiful setting for watching the sunset. Just to the south is the uncrowded and seemingly untouched Philbin Beach facing the Atlantic ocean. Lobsterville Beach is a quick bike ride to the north and a bike ferry ride from the quaint fishing village of Menemsha. You will definitely want to go there for the shops, food and overall experience. The sun doesn't just set over Menemsha - it's an event! People from all over head to the beach as sunset approaches with their families, coolers of food, and bottles of wine to watch and applaud the sun as it goes over the horizon. A description of the location would not be complete without mention of the Orange Peel Bakery just two doors down. If you like to wake up and enjoy fresh-out-of-the-oven baked goods and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, there isn't a better location on the island. The bakery operates on the honor system; you just put your money in the bucket on the counter. You may be the only person there (truly) or have the opportunity to chat the the owner as she prepares her next treat.

As nice as the property is, the owners are even nicer. They accommodated us with the dates we needed, they answered our questions about the area and what to do in wonderful detail, and they're eager to help out however they can. They were very gracious when a minor problem arose, something you can't always expect these days.

To balance this review, the owners bought the house two years ago and are gradually working through a list of improvements. Some of this work is not done yet, but may be by the time you read this review or rent the property. In any case, it had no impact on our enjoyment of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was beautiful and Aquinnah was perfect for our family. The owners were very helpful and accomodating. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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