We stayed for 1 week at this cottage and had a wonderful time. It was the first time we had ever spent more than 1/2 day at Marthas Vineyard. We didn't bring a car (just 4 bikes plus luggage) and it worked out great. The cottage is about a 10 minute walk from Oak Bluffs and is directly across from the ocean. There is plenty of parking though if you do bring a car.
A swimmable beach is a 3 minute walk up the road or you can take the Edgartown bus 3 miles to another beach, or take the bus all the way to Edgartown and then take another short bus ride to the beautiful South Beach. We liked the beach right near the cottage the best as the water was very calm and it was so convenient.
Not having a car, getting off the ferry & being able to walk to the cottage was a huge benefit for us. It's also an awesome walk along the ocean. We did it many times while we were there. Oak Bluffs has plenty of good restaurants as well.
The cottage itself was great. We had 4 people, 2 adults and 2 kids. There is Air Conditioning in each of the bedrooms and the main living area, which was awesome. We mainly used the AC in the bedrooms at night. We weren't in the main living area much, but when we were it was cool enough that we didn't need the AC, an oy yeah the AC units all have remote control.
The house was very comfortable, though going up the stairs you have to be careful as the ceiling is low in 1 spot & it's easy to hit your head if your not paying attention. The kitchen is amply supplied so if you like to cook you'll be very happy. We mostly ate cereal in the A.M and either cooked out or ate out at night. The deck is awesome, very comfortable chairs, etc.... There's a gas grille as well which we used that worked great.
We mainly used the outdoor shower, but did use the indoor shower a few times. Both worked fine.
The view from the cottage to the ocean is spectacular, as were the sunsets. A few times late at night I'd just walk out the front door over to the beach & just sit & people watch or just relax on the front porch with a book.
The house was well stocked with linens, books to read, etc... There's a flat screen cable t.v. in the main living area. There is also separate dining area as well.
All in all, we had a wonderful stay on Marthas Vineyard. So easy to get around the island due the Marthas Vineyard transit. We went & saw the M.V. Sharks baseball team play (by bus) & biked to Edgartown 3 or 4 times, and yes, the bike path is right outside the cottage.
For our family, worked out great, a very comfortable cottage, easily acccessible from Oak Bluffs (where the Ferry comes into). One suggestion is if you don't have a car & traverse the island a few times, you'd be better off getting a transit pass for the week, which is more convenient & cheaper as well.
Finally, I had a bunch of questions as I wasn't very familiar with Marthas Vineyard & the owners Ralph & Pat) could not have been more helpful. They responded very quickly & all the suggestions they gave us were great. If you want a comfortable stay on Marthas Vineyard, this cottage is a great choice.
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