"This stay was our first in this house, but not our first on the Vineyard, having previously stayed in Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury. This house was by far the best yet and perfect for my husband, 2 young boys and I. As we finished up our 2015 vacation, we started compiling a list of requirements we wanted the next year (Central AC, bedrooms on the same floor, 2 baths, internet, walking distance to downtown...) and this house had them all.
This house was extremely family friendly. The "family" room was large enough for the kids to play and the house had coloring books, crayons, puzzles and movies for the kids as well. There are two couches and a large chair, which provided ample space for all to relax after a day at the beach. The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, of which we used one, but the room had plenty of room for our Pack n Play for our 2 year old. The yard is large and the neighborhood very quiet and minimal vehicular traffic to worry about with the kids. Some permanent resident neighborhood kids even came by one day to play with our boys.
The house is in perfect location to walk downtown, which we did for the 4th of July Fireworks and dinners. The walk was approximately 12-15 minutes, walking at the speed of a 4.5 year old. The 4th of July parade is only a few minute walk away as well. And despite being on the island for a holiday week, we had no trouble getting into restaurants for dinner or even finding parking in downtown Edgartown and Oak Bluffs with our large vehicle.
House is equipped with anything you could need and new(er) appliances. The gas grill was a good shape, the washer dryer are new, kitchen had everything we needed and there were more than enough bath towels and linens. The only thing that could make the house even better would be if there were beach chairs that renters could use.
Joe (the owner) is super responsive and helpful. He promptly responded to all inquiries and emails. I only had one suggestion for him, which he said he would gladly do - to put a small step stool in the main bath for kids, as the counter height it a little high.
Overall, this house was perfect for us and we will consider staying here again if it is just our family traveling as it was this year. In the past we have traveled with friends and required a house with 4+ bedrooms."
Guest: Christina R.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: November 12, 2016