For two glorious weeks in July my family and friends enjoyed the peaceful retreat of the Deckhouse and all of its delightful amenities! We particularly enjoyed the spacious wrap-around deck which provided us both sun and shade, morning coffee/breakfast, evening meals of fresh fish on the grill, lobster dinners, corn hole tournaments, quiet reading and conversation on the comfy deck furniture, evening cocktails under the stars and solar lighting, summer flowers blooming everywhere, generous seating, child’s table/chairs/umbrella, and a lovely manicured lawn with two hammocks and bountiful hydrangeas! The highlight was the amazing private outdoor shower complete with two rainfall shower heads, bench and flower tendrils poking through the slats! Luxurious after a hot day at the beach!
Now to the inside…. very clean, ample room for eight adults and a three year old, comfy beds, two full indoor bathrooms with showers, kitchen with large table and seating for six or more, all the kitchen utensils you would ever need, large comfy sectional sofa, cable TV and excellent internet access, cheerful and tasteful décor, sunlit rooms, air-conditioning, and a large washer and dryer (and outdoor clothesline). Also available for use were beach chairs and beach towels!
The house location is only fifteen minutes from Edgartown, OB, and Vineyard Haven and most of the beaches. Moshup Beach and Menemsha are up island but so worth the beautiful drive!
Be sure to visit the Artisans Fair and Farmer’s Market in West Tisbury, Chilmark Pottery, Rainy Day, LeRoux, Morning Glory Farm and Bunch of Grapes . Check out a Vineyard Sound concert. Our favorite restaurants are the Red Cat, Beach Restaurant, Larsen’s Fish Market, Chesca’s, The Port Hunter, Nancy’s, The Bite, State Road restaurant, The Dunes, Lookout Tavern, Artcliff, and The Black Dog for breakfast.
The Deckhouse owners Don and Laura are wonderful! They welcomed us with Deckhouse t-shirts for the family! They are easy with which to communicate and work hard to make their renter’s stay a pleasant one! They returned our security deposit promptly. Deborah Eggars, the Deckhouse rental agent, was a pleasure to work with, communicated promptly and made the rental process go smoothly.
We have been vacationing on the island every summer for over thirty years. The Deckhouse is one of our top favorite rentals and we look forward to returning! Thank you Don and Laura!