5 out of 5
Perfect waterfront vacation getaway on Martha's VIneyard
This is a beautiful, new waterfront home that easily accommodated our extended family (total of 8 people). We thoroughly enjoyed the waterfront location.....beautiful views across the back of the home, outdoor dining, small beach area, kayaking, clamming and mooring for our rented boat. Truly, the waterfront location was the highlight of our vacation.
The home is a short bike ride or walk into the town of Oak Bluffs, which makes it convenient to avoid having to drive in and park. We rented bikes from Anderson's and they delivered/picked up and were great to work with.
The house still feels brand new and has a few neat features. The kitchen is a cook's delight....top of the line appliances, cooktop and cookware (did I mention the water view while cooking?). The lower deck has an outdoor (warm/cold water) shower, which we LOVED. The upper deck has a retractable awning allowing use all day. The bathrooms were beautifully done. The only things lacking were ceiling fans in the bedrooms and a mattress in one room that should be replaced. We did make an assumption that the house was pet free based upon the pet restriction listed, however, the owners had a cat in the home before the summer rental season. That did limit our use of one bedroom for our children who are allergic to cats, but they were very gracious about it once we realized it (offered us allergy medicine).
Richard and Pia were delightful to work with, and ensured everything was just right for our family's vacation. They provided suggestions for dining, sightseeing, bike and boat rentals, and booking the ferry. Pia even gave us "clamming lessons" and showed us how to enjoy fresh clams right out of the water! Those personal touches made us feel well taken care of.
I do suggest checking ferry availability before booking, as we had to adjust our rental dates based upon when we could get ferry reservations, but that is likely just during high season.
Overall, this was the perfect house for our first visit to Martha's Vineyard and if we have the pleasure to return to the island, it's the only place we'd want to stay.
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