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Beautiful home! Great Location!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

4 bdrm, 1 bath. Sleeps 6. Outdoor shower, huge yard, centrally located!

Come and visit my sweet and comfortable home for an authentic 'Vineyarder' experience.

This property is about a 5 minute walk from the main street of Vineyard Haven, about 7 min walk from the ferry, the supermarket, AND A NICE, QUIET BEACH, and 1 min to the bus stop (flag down bus at the end of the road), making it easy to avoid bringing a car on-island and saving the hassle of making a ferry ticket reservation.

This quiet neighborhood used to be a farm and part of this house was the farmhouse. Today, ancient grapevines nestle around the outdoor shower. There is a large private back yard and a shed for storing bikes etc. The stylish landscaping accents the secluded deck which has a shaded table with chairs and grill!!

This house offers wood floors, lots of bedroom space, a useful kitchen, excellent entertainment system, lots of closet and clothing storage space, a bathtub and shower, art works from my travels around the world, and from the national parks I have visited. Conveniently located close to town/amenities and centrally to any point on island, this cute house is a great option for your island vacation.

I rent June-September and prefer Sat-Sat stays. Cleaning fee included.

More Details

Troy Silva
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Troy Silva

Born and raised on island I have traveled all over the world. Currently I live here year round and I really enjoy my job of land surveying and on my off time I equally enjoy walking my favorite trails and beaches here and when its windy you will find me kite boarding.

The house was built from a farmhouse moved to the property by my fathers parents who came from the Azore islands of Portugal back in the early 1900's . My father was actually delivered in one of the rooms upstairs. I really enjoy living here because of the sentimentality and it fits my life very well.

I hope you enjoy my home (and traveling!) as much as I do! Support Local!

Because I live on The Island year-round I am always just a phone call away and available to help in any way I can any time.

Why Troy Silva chose Martha's Vineyard

I really enjoy living in this house because of the obvious sentimental value. Furthermore the rustic, cozy, comfortable environment has really become my favorite feature. However I've also found over the years that the location is just so convenient. Growing up on island one might consider living in VH, OB or downtown EDG like living near or in a city, or more urban environment. This has obviously become very amusing after having seen so much of the rest of the world. I truly do love my house and the island its on.

What makes this house unique

The front yard and the big backyard are enclosed by dense privet hedges and shrubs. This house is so close to town, but still offers privacy!


Vineyard Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • One bathroom, with bathtub and cabinets for storage, is located on the first floor. Towels provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All 4 bedrooms have one queen-sized bed and bureaus for clothing. 2 bedrooms have a closet. Linens provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cleaning fee included.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Beautiful home! Great Location!
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed , loved the outdoor shower and the deck. Beds were comfortable, We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what this family needed!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time at Martha's Vineyard and Mr. Silva was a wonderful host. His house is comfortable and clean and in walking distance to Vineyard Haven shops and restaurants and bus stops. We didn't touch our rental car between ferry rides! The outside shower was "dreamy" and every morning we enjoyed our coffee on a deck surrounded by flowers and butterflies. Thank your Troy - we had a marvelous time. (your collection of books is eclectic - we loved looking through them!)

thanks again,

Trish, Pat, Jacob and Sam

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a stay on the island! This house is a gem: it is well maintained, close to town and central to beaches in Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and up-island. We were hoping for a restful vacation and this house is so easy to relax in and interesting-there are unique and beautiful displays of the owner's travels throughout. We were delighted with the simplicity of the house along with the charm and ability to enjoy an easy, breezy vacation.

We enjoyed breakfasts and bar-b-ques on the deck. We have rented for over 30 years and found this home to be delightful-it reflects the warmth and care the owners have for their guests.

We will definitely keep this home in mind for a return visit.

Marianne C

Monkton, MD

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Goldilocks - Just Right

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful, albeit brief, July 4th weekend stay at this house during our first-ever visit to the Vineyard. It was perfect--just the right balance of charm, location, value, privacy and comfort, all while not being too precious. The owners are thoughtful and super easy to deal with! Our dog gave them and the house 5 enthusiastic paws too. While you can certainly get by without a car given the central location, I'd recommend renting one anyway. There is so much to see and experience on this island, and it's big!

Will return with the kids!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

Great Vineyard house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Vineyard style house, plenty of room, porch, nice shady yard. Quiet street but walking distance to downtown. Owners very welcoming and accommodating. We brought our 2 dogs and everything' was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and quiet

  • 4 of 5

We have vacationed on the Vineyard 4 times in the last 10 years and just love the island. This home is a quintessential Vineyard home filled with many cool artifacts from around the world, interesting books and board games too. It has all you need to just chill and relax along with wireless internet and a full range of cable too. The owners are awesome and available if need be. I believe they are native Vineyarders and they are happy to share any info about the island and their home and can guide you to a wonderful vacation. When we opened the door, we were greeted with a nice bottle of wine, a note wishing us a great vacation and contact info. The house is convenient to the town but quiet and just steps from public transportation which goes all over the island, you do not need a car. We also brought along our dog who also loved it too, especially the yard which is well maintained. The photos of the property are accurate and it is much prettier in person. Yes, I would stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Vineyard Haven-Beer/Wine Oak Bluffs-Full Service
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Vineyard Haven
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mink Meadows
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Main Street Vineyard Haven
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary

No Car Needed!!! This house is a 12 min walk or $5 cab ride from the ferry and beach.... it's an 8 min walk to town, or 1 min stroll to the bus stop. You can walk to restaurants, shops, gardens, the water, the Black Dog Tavern and many other attractions. Convenient, cute, comfortable and clean home!

Easily everything that The Vineyard has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Vineyard Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Earliest Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

We are flexible on check-in and check-out dates but prefer Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals. Cleaning fee is included. Linens provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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