We rented this house in June 2011. The house was spotless, comfortable and convenient to the ferries. You can walk to Oak Bluffs, there is a beautiful lawn in the back to play with the kids. We really liked the brand new outdoor shower. There is a nice grille with a table for 6 and chairs on the large deck for cookouts. There is a market close by, and larger grocery stores in Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. We spent a lot of days having breakfast at the Black Dog in Vineyard Haven, then we'd go to Joseph Sylvia State Beach. We'd swim, read, relax and snorkel. 4 or 5 evenings, we brought picnic dinners to Menemsha, on the west side of the island, before sunset. We'd stake out a spot on the beach, with other families, their dogs and kids, and all watch the sunsets. They were spectacular. Everyone would applaud and cheer as the sun dipped below the western horizon. We also loved having breakfast at the Katama Airpark restaurant. You can sit at a table on the deck, and watch gliders, private small planes, and bi-planes taking off and landing. My husband went up in the bi-plane; he said it was the thrill of a lifetime. We walked around Edgartown, went to the Chilmark Chocolate Shop, loved shopping in Alley's General Store in West Tisbury, enjoyed the beautiful views at Gay Head lighthouse. There is good bus service on the island. There are also lots of bike and scooter rental shops. South Beach State Park, on the southern edge of the island, has a fantastic beach with big sand dunes and large waves. We saw lots of surfers having a great time.
We had a wonderful time. The house was perfect for us, on the main road from Vineyard Haven to Edgartown. We are going back this June, and counting the days till we go. We have vacationed all over the world, but I honestly think this was my favorite spot. I think we have found the spot we will happily go back to every summer.