What is special about this property?
We're lucky that most of the people near us have mostly left their land alone. Most of it is the way it was. Many of us, when building, mimicked the earlier building scene which was mostly fishing or hunting shacks or just small get away places.
We built our house in 1977 strictly as a summer house, up on piers, no heating system, and we've never had electricity. we began exploring solar in the late 70's and, with propane, it's been fine. In the summer months, other than the fridge you really don't need much electricity. Lighting these days with LEDs requires so little energy.
There are paths running down the property you can see in the aerial photo. The boats are to the right at the end of the straight which goes by the house. We have 4 kayaks, a canoe and a rowboat -11'6'' which can take up to a 5 hp outboard, (not included) Rental places will bring boats to the pond and pick them after your time.
There's a herb / vegetable garden we try to keep going, anyone can harvest whatever's currently ready. There's a solar shower which provides hot water any sunny day for many beach returners.
What is special about your town?
The 3 acre zoning in West Tisbury has allowed for a lot of open land. It's rare now to have private homes in places which in most other places would be state or national parks. This is a place where nature takes you in, the wildlife, the sound of the ocean, the big sky and sunsets. The pond, with 2+ mile long fingers to explore, the sand flats created by the tidal flow between the pond and ocean, and the ocean itself, always changing. The beach is perfect balance between too hot sun and cooling breezes and if it's too hot you jump in. People fish, crab, clam, swim, kayak, wind surf, kite sail, paddle board, and sail a variety of boats, probably 15 sunfish on the pond and lasers and catamarans.
The Island itself is like a small town that the big box stores haven't reached, there's no Rt 1. with strip malls. It's amazing how engaged you become with the landscape because there's so little man made visual obstruction. It's relaxing!