Idyllic summer retreat
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We booked this property this particular week as our West Coast children, one with a toddler in tow, were coming East for a wedding in NYC. Being Vineyard regulars, I worried about the traffic and the President being on island. All my worries were for nothing! This is a wonderful location, near to Edgartown & Morning Glory farm for shopping, which my daughter and fiance did on bikes (which they rented on a morning jog), and easily accessible to go Up Island too. But why would anyone want to leave? The home and property are exactly as illustrated: new, clean, attractive, comfortable with views, a large yard for fun and access to the warm water of Sengey for swimming and kayaking (just around or over to State Beach) complete with picnic table for lunch, a wonderful new screened porch for dining and a large deck and a great outdoor shower! Communication with the owner was excellent and helpful! Next year we will leave behind the sand toys and extra beach towels as the house was well stocked. There were indoor toys and games too. We were 8 adults and a toddler; one couple used the downstairs den as a bedroom: the pullout queen was most comfortable and the large full bath had plenty of storage. The kitchen is indeed well stocked as described, with excellent pots and pans, dishes, even Tervis tumblers. We brought in cooked lobsters from Larsen's one night and there were stainless butter cups, bowls for shells and crackers and pics for all. How much did we love staying here? We have already booked for next year!
Places we used? Soigne for a special order for dinner; they and the food are fantastic. Rosewater Cafe/Market, new this year was a morning favorite for the bicyclers.
One last note: The Rod & Gun club is indeed next door. We did hear some target practice around noon a few of the days. It didn't bother our toddler and did not last very long and was easy to ignore. Not an issue for us!