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New home with Screened Porch, Gourmet Kitchen, Central Air, and more!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Victorian charm with modern conveniences

Our home is approximate 2200sf and has 4 bedrooms including 3 2nd floor bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and a first floor bedroom (not ensuite) and a first floor powder bathroom. It is within walking distance to downtown Oak Bluffs (.7 miles). The home features 2 zone central air system, an oversized screened-in porch, beautiful outside shower with a high quality shower head and dressing space, and an on-demand hot water heater.

First Floor

The main floor includes a spacious, fully equipped, kitchen with a large island, stainless steel appliances and Quartz counters. The kitchen is open to the dining room, which has a large table with seating for 8 (plus 4 additional stools at the kitchen island). Off the kitchen is a large (26x8) screened-in porch as well as a deck with a gas grill. The screened porch has two ceiling fans for added comfort and 4 porch rockers. There is a picnic table in the back yard that comfortably seats 8.

The living room is off of the dining room and has a 50" Smart TV with large sectional couch. There is a bedroom with a Queen bed off the living room and a first floor powder room.

Second Floor

Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom, as well as a washer and dryer and linen closet. The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and a large bathroom with a walk-in shower, double sinks, and claw foot bathtub. The Master also features a private balcony with seating for two. The second bedroom has a Queen bed and a private bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The third bedroom has a full bed with a twin trundle, a twin bed, and a private bathroom with large walk-in shower (this bathroom also has a door to the main hallway).


Master (2nd floor), Queen Bed, Private Bath, Private Balcony

Second Bedroom (2nd floor), Queen Bed, Private Bath

Third Bedroom (2nd floor), Full bed, twin trundle, twin bed, Private Bath

Fourth Bedroom (1st floor), Queen Bed

****IMPORTANT NOTE*****We do not advertise our home on any other sites including craigslist, or other vacation sites. We do not ask for bank transfer or exchange of rent by other methods outside VRBO/HomeAway. Our home has been used in scams so please contact us directly through VRBO if you have any concerns or have seen our home elsewhere.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Liz

We are a family of four who love the island more than anything in the world. I was raised as a year round resident of the island, but am raising my family in the Boston area. We split our time between Boston and the Island and are thrilled to have built a home for our friends, family, and guests!

Liz purchased this house in 2016

Why Liz chose Oak Bluffs

The land on which this home was built was purchased in 1966 by Dorothy House, the great-grandmother of the current homeowner. Dorothy was an Oak Bluffs businesswoman who owned Dot’s Restaurant (now the Mad Martha’s location) and later Dot’s Snacks (now the Edgartown National Bank branch next to the Flying Horses). She lived for many years in a Gingerbread cottage at the end of Circuit Ave (now Cousin Rose Art Gallery). Her great-granddaughter remembers her fondly and is thrilled to have had the opportunity to turn the land purchased a half-century ago into a home shared by friends and family. In her memory, we have named this home Dot’s House.

What makes this house unique

This home has all the modern conveniences one would want in a vacation rental, while still honoring the charm of victorian architecture. We built this home with multiple groups in mind, which means there is plenty of room for everyone to be together, while still having private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms for everyone's enjoyment and relaxation.

The home is in the perfect location: You can walk or bike to town and enjoy the hustle and bustle of OB, but return to the serenity of this home, which is nestled on a quiet street. The screened in porch provides a quiet enjoyment into the evening.


Oak Bluffs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite
    First Floor powder room - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , ensuite
  • There is also a large, private outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , First floor, off living room
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Second Floor, Private Bath, Private Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second Floor, Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Second Floor, Private Bath
  • Two of the beds in bedroom 3 can accommodate children, but would not be appropriate for adults. One is a trundle bed and one is a small framed twin bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Shower


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New home with Screened Porch, Gourmet Kitchen, Central Air, and more!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Liz has thought of everything. Needed a griddle for pancakes, it was there, a blender for smoothies, she had a Ninja. The home is so well appointed and the inclusion of beach towels and linens is a true bonus!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well kept home.

  • 5 of 5

The homeowner is responsive and the facility is lovely. If there is an issue, she immediately takes care of it .

I recommend this home to all.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation thanks in large part to our stay at Dot’s House! Nothing but good things to say about the house and the owners! Thank you again Liz!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA USA

we already booked for next year!

  • 5 of 5

this house is absolutely fantastic! i have rented multiple properties over the years and this is definitely among the top. the house is as beautiful as the pictures (if not moreso). it was perfect for a family getaway. extremely well equipped. perfect location. i can't say enough about the owner, Liz. She was incredibly responsive and helpful before and during our stay. check-in was a breeze. this is definitely a gem! book now (not for when i want to go, of coure ;) ).

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed our home - looking forward to having you back again next year!
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Perfect Home For a Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dot's House! The home is beautiful. Perfect spot for our annual getaway with 7 adults and 1 little guy (who loved the trundle!). Everything is brand new, clean, and super comfortable. The location is super convenient to town, but has a nice amount of privacy. Particularly loved the screened in porch and the SUPER fun, comfortable, giant beanbags. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Rochelle

Gorgeous modern property close to town with wonderful, helpful owners

  • 5 of 5

I'm grateful to have found this gem so close to Oak Bluffs town central. It's truly a pleasure to stay here and I love that the place comes with all you need for laundry, the beach and bike riding. The owners are always reachable by text for ANYTHING you need. Wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Town Beach

Our home is located .7 miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Oak Bluffs. What makes this location unique is that you are a short walk or bike ride away from all that Oak Bluffs has to offer, yet far enough away to experience island peace and tranquility. During the day you can enjoy shopping on Circuit Ave, or jumping into the ocean at Inkwell beach, and then retreat back to the quite solitude of our screened in porch for an evening beverage. To get to town on foot, you will travel down a quiet residential dirt road and then across a park. No need to walk or bike on any major roads, which is great if you are with kids!  Our house is also down a short dirt road to the County Road bike path, which connects to miles of island bike paths.  

We are situated 2 miles from the Vineyard Haven Steamship Authority Terminal and 1 mile from the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority Terminal and the Island Queen /Hyline Ferry Dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $350

We require out guests to sign a short-term lease for the dates of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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