This lovely home was the perfect location for our reunion consisting of 20 family members, ranging in age from 20 to 85. We arrived at the end of May and spent 10 wonderful days here. The younger cousins took over the guest house while the rest of us stayed in the main house, including my 85-year old Mom who got the bedroom with private bath on the main floor. The bedrooms are all good-sized, and there are plenty of bathrooms. The house has wireless Internet, 5 TVs (including a large plasma TV in the den) and is well stocked with kitchen essentials, towels, books and indoor and outdoor games. There’s also plenty of rafts and toys for the pool and folding chairs and coolers for the beach. We cooked most of our meals on the grill and enjoyed being able to eat together, either outside on the spacious patio or inside at the large dining room table and adjacent kitchen counter. The sunroom off the den was a wonderful place to nap, play games and work on jigsaw puzzles. It got chilly at night so the fireplace in the den was put to good use. We took lots of walks to the small private beach and deep water dock that is nearby and is owned by the neighborhood association. We also spent many enjoyable hours reading in the hammock and playing soccer, ladder toss (try it, you’ll like it!) and other games in the large, open backyard. The tennis court was a particular highlight and was the scene of some intense competitions, followed by a jump in the heated pool for a quick dip. The house is on a bike path, so we rented bikes for easy access to South Beach and Edgartown. There are bike paths along most of the island's roads which are great for runners and for biking to beautiful beaches, cliffs, lighthouses and nature preserves. Edgartown is only a half mile from the house, and it’s an easy drive to Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, all of which have great shopping and restaurants. South Beach, which is consistently voted the #1 beach on the Vineyard, is only 1.5 miles away. Pam (one of the owners) was great to work with and got back to me quickly with answers to all my questions. When she heard that some in our group played piano, she even had the lovely old Steinway piano tuned for us! My only regret is that we had to leave at the end of our 10 days. I can’t wait to return and would recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a fantastic vacation home in a beautiful location. So, load up your fishing poles, kayaks, bikes, bathing suits, wet suits and dancing/walking/running shoes and get to the Vineyard as soon as you can!
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