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Brand New Home: Walk to town, AC, 4 beds/4bath, Screened Porch & Gourmet Kitchen

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

****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.*****


Our home is approximate 2200sf and has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It is within walking distance to downtown Oak Bluffs (.7 miles). The home features AC, and oversized screened-in porch, and an on-demand hot water heater. There is also a large, private outdoor shower.

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.

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

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

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 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 2015

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
  • 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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Brand New Home: Walk to town, AC, 4 beds/4bath, Screened Porch & Gourmet Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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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Amazing host, amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

My only reluctance in writing this review is that I don't want everyone to find out about it! Liz is an amazing host. She helped confirm our linens, left a welcome gift, and was available for any problems...but there weren't any. The house is in a convenient location and everything was spotless. Can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful MV vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week here. A maintenance issue came up, and Liz immediately responded and addressed it. Porch great for evening cocktails.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful "5 Star" House. Wonderful Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house over the 4th of July week for a fun family vacation with our adult children and grands. We were pleasantly amazed at this house. The decor is modern and functional. The house was stocked with more items than we expected or imagined. Not only were there all the necessary paper products, but also, beach towels, toiletries, and all sorts of nice kitchen supplies. The screened-in porch was heavenly for that early morning cup of coffee. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The basement was an oasis of fun for the "little ones", with yogibo pillows, toys, bikes for all ages, and all manner of beach items. We have rented family houses many times in the past, from NC to VA. This house is by far one of the best. You can tell that there was a lot of thought put into making this house extremely comfortable and relaxing for guests of all ages. I must add a plug for the owner, Liz. She is immediately responsive to whatever you need. We had a situation when we arrived, that she helped resolved as soon as we contacted her. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone going to the area.

Yvonne B

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 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.