"We have been to Martha's Vinyard with a large group several times over the last 8 years and we finally found the retreat we were looking for. This place truly is beautiful. From the ride down the long gravel road, which is a little dusty, you arrive to a lush green lawn with fruit trees and a circular driveway. Most likely you will see the resident turkeys frolicking around when you pull up. The outside is perfect with several seating enclaves and plenty of flat lawn for activities. We set up various yard games (volleyball, whiffle ball, Kan Jam, Corn Hole, Bocce Ball, etc...) and they stayed in place all week. The property does have a basketball court but the backboard and rim were removed. Not a big deal but I am sure we would have utilized it had it been up. The pool is also pristine and was used all week. It was a great feature especially with a large group of children (8 all together from the ages of 9-13). It made the days effortless as we just eased in to every day with the kids hanging around the pool or enjoying the grounds without nagging to get somewhere. The house is a close drive (12-15 minutes) to South Beach, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs. So relatively convenient to most areas. The kitchen really made it hard to eat out, but we did manage to get out a few nights. The pictures do not do this kitchen justice, it is enormous and absolutely awesome. For the most part it had everything we needed for cooking. It could use a little more organizing but we managed. Bedrooms were all well proportioned and with a total of 16 people it was not cramped at all. We spent nights around the outdoor fire pit as well as the many other sitting areas inside just reflecting what a great time we were having. The property is very private but there is a small cottage at the entrance the looks like it gets rented out. It is far enough that it doesn't really interfere with anything but it is does take away from some of the exclusivity that the property exhibits. The owner, Diedre was very responsive on the small items/issues we did have. Which really are irrelevant. So the next time we are in The Vinyard we no longer have to search for our oasis. Really was a great place and a superb time. 5 Stars!!"
Guest: Joseph T.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 22, 2016