"This was a great place for my wife and I to stay for a week. Rita was fantastic in communicating with us as we made the reservation, prepared for, and arrived for our visit. The cottage's location is fantastic - it's less than a mile from downtown Edgartown (walkable), and about 1.5 miles from South Beach, right on the bike/walking path. Despite being on a semi-thoroughfare, the light Martha's Vineyard traffic meant it was still very quiet, and being set back from the road, it was also quite private.
The cottage is small and has the basics.... While it has the essentials (kitchen with stove, microwave, coffeemaker, fridge, etc.....), most of the furnishings in the cottage are dated and could use updating. Everything worked, but it felt like a bit of a time machine in using the microwave and other items. Along that theme, while there is a television in the living room, it is small (I didn't measure it, but it is probably in the 22" - 26" screen size range), and doesn't have HD capability (or receive many basic cable networks, such as ESPN). We happened to visit during the Olympics and are sports buffs, so we were able to get by with basic channels, but people who are looking for more or better options might be disappointed. Similarly, most of the doors in the cottage (aside from the front door) either squeak or are ill-fitting at this point, so it's hard to get a good seal on any of them. The yard was similar to the interior - while the grass wasn't long, the bushes and trees were overgrown, particularly near the entrance to the property. The top of our Jeep Wrangler touched low-hanging branches every time we entered and exited the driveway, and it hindered visibility as we exited the driveway.
One thing that works, fantastically well, is the air conditioning. We were fortunate, as it was pretty hot during the week we visited. The control is simple and the system is quiet.
The rental rate was very fair, considering the fantastic location. We had friends staying about 3/4 of a mile away who were in a much newer, more modern accommodation, but their rental rate was also significantly higher (almost 2x). Despite what might seem like complaints about the accommodations, we were quite pleased with the overall value, and would consider staying here again if we come back to Martha's Vineyard."
Guest: Chuck D.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 23, 2016