I raised my children in this house for many years, and am now one of the publishers of the MVTimes, a local community newspaper. I've been on MV for at least part of the last 35 years and think there's no better place on earth.
What is special about this property?
The views are just amazing. From your pillow, or from the sofa, or while you cook, or grill, or sit by the fireplace, (or soak in the tub), you can stare at birds (we have Osprey, Great Blue Herons, egrets, ducks, etc), an occasional otter in the pond, and beyond to Harthaven, Chappaquiddick's North Neck and Cape Pogue, and Nantucket Sound.
I love the fact that you can walk out the back door and be in town in ten minutes, or at the beach in less than five, (walking or paddling a kayak or canoe) but it's so quiet here, you'll think you are up-Island. Easy bike to several bike paths, through the woods or along the beach, stroll to galleries, bbq, bowling, ferries, shops, restaurants, etc., or just never leave and stay on the porch and stare at the water, or read some of the hundreds of great books we have. For rainy days, there's a pingpong table in the basement.
The house has all the modern amenities you'll want- brand new stainless appliances (great gas range, quiet laundry and dishwasher), but is a classic OB Victorian with beaded board walls, high raftered ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, painted wood floors. The back half of the house was once a Campground ''gingerbread house'', then became a tea room on Circuit Ave., before being moved to join the front part of the house, on one of the original Copeland plan lots. It was moved to the pondside property 100 years ago.
I have really friendly, quiet neighbors and many of my tenants return each year.
What is special about your town?
Oak Bluffs is the best! There's excellent restaurants, lively harbor bar and restaurant scene, miles of trails and great fishing, biking, walking. Colorful gingerbread cottage community (400 tiny houses!). Great fishing and miles and miles and miles of white sandy beaches, with gentle entry for little kids. Lots of really unique shopping, and even a very cool bowling alley.