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Beach! Ocean!Summertime Your Own Little Piece of Heaven

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom home. Steps to the beach, shops, and lighthouse.

Walk To Beach!

Ocean Views From Every Room!

For those who live for the beach or just love the ocean views.

This comfortable two bedroom home is a minute walk to the Gay Head lighthouse and its shops. Walk to the most beautiful beach on Martha's Vineyard - 11 minutes door to ocean. Finish the day with dinner at home or walk to fine dining.

Enjoy sunrise over the Atlantic and sunset over the Elizabeth Sound and Cape Cod. Spectacular light.

Bike to secluded Lobsterville Beach and take the bike ferry to Menemsha with its great kayaking, locally owned shops, fresh fish markets, restaurants and world famous sunsets.

Enjoy all the lovely small towns Martha's Vineyard is known for and then come back to the loveliest of all for your own quiet evening.

More Details

Joan Goodman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Joan Goodman

We've been coming to the Vineyard since 1983 and it was love at first sight. When we questioned why we kept returning to the same beach (the same spot on the same beach!) year after year, we answered our own question with -- when you've found the BEST, why change? We hope you will feel the same way.

Why Joan Goodman chose Aquinnah

This property is particularly wonderful if you are beach lovers. The accommodations are simple, the views are beautiful and the beach is spectacular. The path to the beach is two minutes from the property. Then another 8 minutes down the beach path and you are ON THE BEACH. No hassle with having to park a car. Come and go all day, easily. Wake up and be the first one leaving your footprints in the sand. Stay and watch the sunset over the Elizabeth Islands. Easy ten minute walk back to your property. Outdoor shower, quick seafood dinner available at the nearby shops (2 minute walk), or two minute walk in the other direction for a more "formal" dinner at a restaurant. Repeat the next day!

What makes this condo unique

Martha's Vineyard is a unique vacation destination for many reasons over many years. James Taylor, Carly Simon, Jackie O, and many US presidents have found it both welcoming and peaceful. Our location allows you access to all the towns and the fun and activity they provide - day and night, for all ages - as well as a private refuge from it all.


Aquinnah Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No refunds for cancellations, unless I am able to re-book the dates. In which case I will refund in full minus 20%.
  • Sheets and towels are not supplied. Please bring your own.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One bathroom with bath tub/shower combination. There is also an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sliders to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms, each sleep two. One bedroom has a queen bed. The other bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a pull-out sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beach! Ocean!Summertime Your Own Little Piece of Heaven
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Aquinnah is our favorite part of the island due to its natural beauty. The best thing about staying at Joan's charming place is that you can walk to a beautiful beach in 10 mins. A rare occurrence on MV. Joan was extremely kind and patient with our complex travel schedule, and couldn't have been more accommodating. The cottage has a view of the sea from all windows, and is light and airy...Very comfortable indeed. Our children enjoyed running up to the lighthouse to watch magical sunsets, and digging for treasures in the local gift shops. We highly recommend Joan's cottage, it's a secret treasure!

The Addison family, Berkeley, CA

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Having the lighthouse in your backyard is breathtaking! Such a quaint place & so very peaceful!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and gorgeous property and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 4 year old son and had the best time. The house has everything you need and the 2 bedrooms were really comfortable for the 3 of us. We couldn't get over how close we were to the lighthouse and the views from both sides are stunning. It's about about 12-15 min walk to the beach (maybe faster if without a child) but we ended up driving to drop off our gear and then my husband dropped the car back at the house and walked over. We also drove over to the beach in Lobsterville for a change in scenery. Such a cute area! Joan was so responsive and a pleasure to book with. She definitely went above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable. Thank you! We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This Condo is in the perfect location if you love the ocean and spectacular sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was just right for me and my adult children. Perfect balance of coziness & space to ensure privacy for us all, clean, bright and comfortable. Only thing that was not pleasant was the water. Very high mineral content, smells like sulphur. Difficult to stomach when brushing your teeth or showering indoors. But the outdoor shower was great, so that made up for it!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We did look into your report of water quality issues and had the water professionally treated and all the pipes flushed. Current residents tell us that the situation is resolved.
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Clean and great atmosphere, near lighthouse.

  • 3 of 5

Be aware: host did not provide any sheets, towels (kitchen OR BATH) washcloths or beach towels. Told me about this only the night before my visit. I was traveling by plane from another state so did not get this email until I was at airport. When I responded they offered to provide them for $25.00. I agreed since I had no choice. When I arrived there were sheets but the towels were not there. Apparently the cleaning service had forgotten them and since it was nighttime the host asked if I could wait until 9:30 the next morning. Again I had no choice but to agree. The next morning they didn't arrive until 11:00 and there were only 2 beach towels. No wash cloths, no bath towels, no kitchen towels. Very odd to not provide these. Host apologized and waived the $25.00 fee but I won't be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect island getaway...

  • 4 of 5

Sweeping views of the ocean, watching the sunset on the ocean fromthe lighthouse nearby, and one of the most serene areas of the island. Joan was great to work with and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
19 Miles
Vineayrd Haven and Oak Bluffs
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Gayhead Cliffs
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Philbin Beach/Moshup Beach
Car: recommended

Location! Location! Location! The condo is located on a beautiful clay cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from every window. It is a short walk (11 minutes) to one of the island's most spectacular beaches, with clay cliffs as the background. Just outside the door of the condo is the Gay Head Lighthouse, as well as several small shops where souvenirs and snacks can be purchased. There is also a formal restaurant just a five minute walk in the other direction. Spend the beautiful days on this gorgeous beach, watch the sunset over the ocean, use the outdoor (or indoor) shower, and enjoy a relaxing dinner in or out. Fall asleep with the sound of ocean waves. Repeat!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $160

1. Renter agrees to provide their own sheets and towels, including kitchen towels. Vineyard rental available at

2. No pets of any kind allowed on the property.
This policy will be enforced.
Renters may be asked to leave and forfeit their payment.
Please respect this no pets policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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