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Beach, Town, and Tennis -- Huge Renovated Home

Oak Bluffs Vacation Rental - ID 11056
6 BR
2 ½ baths
Sleeps 15
Beds: 4 queens, 8 twins, daybed in den.
Beach: 3/10 mi to beach near Oak Bluffs Harbor
Guest Reviews: 11 reviews
Time active: 6 years, 5 months
11 reviews
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Amazing home for families

We had the best time at this perfect home for our family of 5 and another family of 5. Everything you could ask for in terms of location and amenities in the home. Our 14 yr old was able to walk to town in under 5 minutes. Our younger kids enjoyed the fantastic park that is directly across the street. The owner was incredibly responsive and very easy to deal with, thank you, Joe! We enjoyed dinner on the patio and the huge grill. Parking was easy and off street. We had drinks on the front porch each night. AC worked great and there was ample room for each family to section off when we needed to, the way the home is divided is perfect for privacy. We would rent this home again and again and again.

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Date of Stay: September 2020
Date Submitted: November 2020
Member since Aug 2020
Family Vacation 2019

Great Family Vacation!!

My family has been doing group vacations for years and are not new to the islands. We needed a home to fit our growing needs (14 people) and age ranges (18 mos-77 yrs) and were fortunate enough to find this beautiful home in Oak Bluffs. It had an amazing central air system, enough bedrooms in three distinct wings to afford privacy when needed, double refrigerators, washers and dryers and ample space to spread out indoors or out! Other things we loved was the fact that It sits right across the street from a park with an amazing children's playground and is within walking distance to all shopping, dining and State Beach.

Our family will definitely be vacationing here again!!

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Date of Stay: July 2019
Date Submitted: August 2019
Member since Jul 2014

Truly Our Home Away from Home
My family has been vacationing on the Vineyard for over 20 years. We found this home around 10 years ago and fell in love with it. The home is well suited for our large group of up to 15 . Over the years the owner has completed many updates including a complete renovation in the last few years including central air and a new kitchen and bathroom! Those renovations have made the home even more enjoyable and comfortable. The home is right across the street from the newly and beautifully renovated Niantic Park, 2 min. walk to Circuit Ave., 5 min. walk to the beach, and the new bowling alley is right around the corner. We love the Vineyard and this home and look forward to returning for years to come.

Date of Stay: July 2016
Date Submitted: June 2017
Jonathan G
(Homeowner Entered)

We LOVED this house!! Can't wait to return to our Vineyard home!
This house was meant to be for my group of 14 and it was the perfect fit!

This was not my first time to MVY, but my first time renting a house through VRBO and I was nervous to say the least! I had planned a trip for 18-20 people and our first house was a no go due to drop off. It is hard to find an affordable house for an unusual number of people (13-14) only a week or two away from travel. Luckily, I saw the great reviews for this beautiful blue house and reached out to the owner, who was so accommodating and prompt with responses. Joe was definitely a delight to work with from start to finish, giving helpful suggestions for travel and once I received the contract I knew that I had made the right choice!

I cannot express enough how perfectly this house is located. Circuit Avenue, with all of the shops, nightlife and restaurants, is literally at the corner and one short block into the scene, but the house is tucked away on its block so you still have peace and quiet. The house is also a five minute walk to the water/beach and maybe a short 10 minute walk to the Ferry. We didn't need a car to get around. My group rented bikes to visit Vineyard Haven and Edgartown and simply walked into town for shopping.

The pictures do not do this house justice at all!! It is absolutely beautiful and well laid out. The huge porch has enough seating for 10 people. We watched the Blood Moon rising on the porch with wine and dinner and a beautiful view. There is a grassy park across from the house as well as a tennis and basketball court. The side of the house has a high quality gas grill and picnic table perfect for a bbq.

There are three different staircases from the main floor leading to the comfortable bedrooms and it is such a pleasant surprise. All the rooms in this house are tastefully decorated with inviting colors. The bedroom on the main floor is my fav. It truly felt like home.

There are two living rooms/living room and den with open space layout and french doors for privacy. The living room is very cozy, with smart tv, cable and dvd player. The den has a built in book case with games and such. We often fell asleep in these rooms and the house is so relaxing that our group of thirty somethings were falling asleep before 10pm! The dining room easily seats 15 people we spent a lot of time enjoying meals at the tables and cooking in the grand kitchen. All in all, we LOVED it and will rent again!

Date of Stay: September 2015
Date Submitted: June 2017
Michelle C
(Homeowner Entered)

We will DEFINITELY rent here again!
Just finished a three night stay at this home with 12 people (10 adults - 40's-50's, and 2 tweens). I would have to work hard to come up with a complaint! This group has rented many homes on the island over the past 20 years and this one has risen the ranks of absolute favorites.

Things I loved:
- multiple "wings" for sleeping; people really could have a little bit of privacy away from the big group.
- dining set up totally accommodated our big group
- 2 fridges: One for food, one for adult beverages! Brilliant!
- off street parking for our 3 cars, very safe
- the home is decorated beautifully, great colors on the wall, feels very homey. This house really LOOKS like the pictures!
- the house was clean, well taken care of, and the owner obviously spends the off season investing money and elbow grease to get it in shape.
- the location is great -- very close to circuit ave and all the great shopping and eating that OB has to offer, the beach, and, of course, to Back Door Donuts. You really don't need a car to enjoy a great weekend here.

I'd point out that the bathrooms are a bit small; if you're a larger-bodied crowd, one or two of the toilets may feel a bit closed in for you. I'd also mention that there is a cool bedroom in the back with 3 twin beds, but you wouldn't put little kids in that space, unless you were confident in their ability to navigate tricky stairs. (You might also not put drunk adults in there, for the same reason :-) )

Finally, the owner was very collaborative with communication as the trip came upon us, and was SUPER responsive to any of my questions. He was a real joy to work with!

I would not hesitate to rent this place again!

Date of Stay: April 2015
Date Submitted: June 2017
Kathy L
Melrose, MA
(Homeowner Entered)

Perfect House, Perfect Location!
Just returned from a fantastic one-week vacation on the vineyard at this beautiful house. The location is absolutely perfect—less than one block from Circuit Ave. (restaurants, arcade, ice cream, boutique stores, grocery store), a minute away from a playground, basketball and tennis courts and a few blocks away from the beach. We rented this house with another family (six kids under 7) and loved the convenience of walking everywhere.

The unique layout of the house is perfect for large groups. There are three separate staircases: first leading to two spacious rooms; second leading to two other spacious rooms and the third (off of the kitchen) leading to one very large room with three twin beds. There is also an additional room on the ground floor. At first, we thought the layout would be difficult with the kids and the stairs, but it turned out to be perfect. Each family took the staircases with the two rooms each and our two nieces (babysitters for the week) took the one larger room with three twin beds. It was so easy to put the kids to bed and enjoy dinner outside or inside without worrying that the kids would wake up. We loved the wrap-around porch, having the two refrigerators, outside shower and more than ample dining space indoor or outdoors. We were worried about how hot it would be at night and were pleasantly surprised to find up to two fans in every room (even though it got cool in the mornings).

As great as the house was, we were so impressed with the owner of the home. From the minute we inquired about the house he has been nothing but wonderfully responsive. The days leading up to the rental date, he emailed us a long list of restaurant recommendations. We arrived a bit earlier than expected and called him and he picked up right away and told us we could probably check in a bit earlier. Two days into our vacation, one of our kids decided to press all the buttons on the remote control and messed up the television. I emailed the owner and he responded within minutes and explained what we should do.

In all, a fantastic vacation at a wonderful home!

Date of Stay: August 2012
Date Submitted: June 2017
Fabiana S
(Homeowner Entered)

Our stay at 9 Wamsutta at Oaks Bluffs
We just got back from a wonderful vacation at Martha's Vineyard. The home we rented for a week was very clean, so nicely decorated, and all the comforts of home. We were so impressed with the beautifully landscaped yard with 2 picnic tables to accommodate our large family, the very large kitchen (including 2 refrigerators), the very comfortable stylish living room with a flat screen TV, and a dining room that comfortably seated all of us. We also loved the idea of being in walking distance to the beach, to the shops, and just a walk across the street to the tennis courts.

Date of Stay: July 2012
Date Submitted: June 2017
John and Kathy M
Nashua, NH
(Homeowner Entered)

Truly a Home Away from Home!
I've stayed in this home with my family and extended family for the past 5+ years during our annual family vacations to the Vineyard. It is truly our home away from home! Its location can't be beat! If you're looking for a house close to town, beach and park all are in walking distance - town and park literally steps away! The house itself is clean, modern and spacious. Enough room for privacy when you want it and family time for meals, games, etc.! Rent this house for your stay on the Vineyard and you won't be disappointed.

Date of Stay: July 2011
Date Submitted: June 2017
Jonathan G
(Homeowner Entered)

Just Great!
We stayed in this home in early September of 09 and now we are planning out 2010 trip. This home was just great for our group of 14. Others have said it, but we really appreciate the space to spread out for our different families and yet all gather together in that great dining room, which seats about 15 or 16 people. It's a great place to just hang out. There are a lot of nice touches to this home that are really helpful for large groups: 2 coffee makers, 2 refrigerators, 5 or 6 televisions spread throughout the whole house, and the personal computer. Something else worth mentioning -- the mattresses and bedding are of a really high quality, something you don't usually think about until you arrive at your destination. The owner was very attentive and I was always impressed by how quickly he answered my emails. The location is great..,just around the corner from town and an easy walk to the beach. The park across the street with tennis and basketball, and stuff for the kids is a real place. We highly recommend this home.

Date of Stay: September 2009
Date Submitted: June 2017
Greg J
Portland, OR
(Homeowner Entered)

Wonderful house, perfect location
Celebrated my 40th birthday with friends and family in this house and everyone loved it. The house is located a block from Circuit Avenue shops and restaurant, which the adults will love. It is also adjacent to a lovely park and tennis club, which the kids will love. The beach is a short stroll away and the neighborhood is lovely. The house is nicely updated with a sweet front porch, small yard with benches and a grill. The inside of the house is very clean and well-maintained.

The layout is unique with 3 separate staircases leading to the bedrooms which is great for privacy. The bedrooms are nicely decorated and family friendly and great for kids. The living room is comfortable with a nice sofa and books and magazines. There is also a computer room with computer and high speed internet. The dining room has two tables, including a large one. The kitchen has 2 refrigerators and a new washing machine.

There is parking in both the front and back of the house. I worried that the 2.5 baths would not be enough for a large group but was pleasantly surprised that it was just fine. The owner was fantastic! Very attentive and flexible with our requests. As far as activities in the area, I would recommend Deon's for meals, C'est La Vie for shopping, the Flying Horses Carousel for the kids, and don't miss a road trip to Aquinnah to see the lighthouse and have a lobster roll at Faiths.

Date of Stay: August 2009
Date Submitted: June 2017
Autherine P
Washington, D.C.
(Homeowner Entered)

Beautiful Home
We stayed at this property with 13 people. The owner was VERY nice and informative about all the amenities of the property. The house was clean and well maintained. We were right across the street from a greenbelt that the kids played on, as well as tennis courts and a nice play structure. The house is located right on the end of Circuit Avenue, which allowed for late night dinners close to home as well as easy grocery shopping. The beach and bus stop were only a couple of blocks away. We didn't even need a car. This property is very kid friendly and great for multiple families. It was the perfect size for a big group with a very interesting bedroom layout (three different stair cases) providing lots of privacy. We had a great time and would use this property again in the future!

Date of Stay: June 2008
Date Submitted: June 2017
Susan B
San Diego
(Homeowner Entered)