Okay, so I am one of those people that when I come across something in life that is truly exceptional, I try my best to keep my cards close to my chest. The BLT House is the perfect example of something truly exceptional, due to many contributing factors, but mainly the combination of the owners loving maintenance, care thoughtfulness (they thought of everything, more on that in a bit) and the things that are more circumstantial, like the awesome proximity to the shops and restaurants, a walk to the steamship ferry, to some of the beaches, a walk to the bowling alley (for rainy days), etc. The two story house is bright, cheerful and charming. The living room, family room, kitchen and all bedrooms equipped with ceiling fans to keep you cool in the warm summer nights. They offer a parking space if you bring a car, how convenient is that? While the location is so close to everything (including beaches—5 min walk) it is so peaceful and serene. Another major bonus, there is enough room for everyone! It was only two adults renting the house, but we had guests down throughout our two week stay—just give the landlord a heads up. We had five adults in the house and it didn’t feel cramped at all. In fact, there were two additional beds. We hosted a fabulous little summer dinner party, using the grill on the back porch.
This was my first stay here, and when I say the homeowners thought of everything, I mean everything. There was unopened hand soap in the dishes, plenty of kitchen supplies (plastic bags, tinfoil, dishwasher detergent, etc), there were beach chairs, board games, additional blankets and pillows. An added bonus is that the beds have sheets, apparently this is a thing. There was also a manual that helped us navigate everything, EVERYTHING, how to logon the WiFi, how to deal with trash/recycling/composting, checkin/checkout helpful hints, where restaurants are...it was so intuitive and user friendly that we felt right at home. Oh, did I forget to mention they have an awesome washer and dryer?
Again, I hate sharing my secrets, but this home is the best kept secret on Martha’s Vineyard, and the owners deserve the best guests—this home is sooo worth checking out. Just don’t take my rental weeks!!