Sweet Island Cottage, 1.5BR, Walk to Town & Water


Entire cottage hosted by Sharon

  1. 5 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Lovely 500 sq. ft. guest cottage on peaceful, residential hilltop near town & water. Open kitchen & living area; bedroom with double bed; sweet office accessed only thru BR with twin-sized couch; queen sofabed in LR.

Walkable to parks, beach and town for kids and adults! Fenced in yard w bbq, outdoor shower and a brand new fire pit.

A true pleasure.
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The space
We'd love to welcome you into our lovely 500 sq. ft. guest cottage on the outskirts of the historic town of Vineyard Haven. It's located on a peaceful, residential hilltop and features its own fenced in yard w a bbq grill, seating area, outdoor shower (an Island must-have!) and a brand new fire pit with Adirondack chairs. Relax with a book, or a meal and a bottle of wine - you can even work out there - the fast internet has great reach.

When you first walk into the cottage you are in the charming, tastefully decorated main part of the cottage, which features a living room with open kitchen, and also a bathroom off to your left. The wonderfully designed kitchen has everything you'll need for cooking all of your meals (unless you hit some of the wonderful Island restaurants!) including coffee maker (with re-washable gold filter), a full array of pots and pans, and even some pantry items like oil/vinegar, salt/pepper, and some other spices. The living room area has a brand new Crate and Barrel sofa (with queen sofa bed), a lovely comfie chair, and a large wall-mounted flat screen TV with cable and streaming channels.

Through the living room is the cozy master bedroom, which has a very comfortable full sized bed, dresser, end table, roomy closet and has a range of all brand new pillows of different feels, to suit your needs.

When you walk into that bedroom, there is a door on your left that goes to the twin room. It is a clever little room that overlooks the yard, with a built-in single daybed, shelving, desk and small stacked washer and dryer. * Please note: This twin room can only be accessed through the bedroom.

This rental includes ONE parking space in the driveway.

The cottage is situated high on a hilltop behind the main house, and is close proximity to everything- town, shops & restaurants, playground, sports fields, beaches. A 7 minute walk down the hill to the Lagoon and boat rentals where you can rent kayaks, and another 10 min farther to learn to windsurf! Only 1 mile to Owen Little Park Beach, and 1 1/2 miles to Eastville Beach. A true pleasure. The newest addition is the amazing Martha's Vineyard Museum, which is literally a 3 minute walk.

For children, walk to Veterans's Memorial Park and play ball, swing or fly a kite. For the adults, walk to the lagoon and kayak, or walk downtown to great shops and restaurants and stroll the historic homes.

*On the property is an additional 4BR home, that is also for rent. Ask us about it!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Luggage dropoff allowed

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4.90 out of 5 stars from 115 reviews


Where you’ll be

Tisbury, Massachusetts, United States

This beautiful hilltop cottage is on a lovely residential street a short walk to town (Main Street in Vineyard Haven). You can walk either through a park and playground or along the lagoon to go into town, to restaurants or shops, or to the ferry.

To get to beaches from this cottage you can walk down the hill to the lagoon, where you can rent kayaks and paddle out. Or you can walk into town which is about 10 minutes through the park, and walk another 5 minutes to Owen Little Park which has a small beach, or about 5-10 more minutes to the public beach next to the yacht club.

There is also a more secluded beach a short drive away where Lake Tashmoo meets the ocean. It one of my favorites, down a beautiful dirt road with water on both sides. The lake side of the beach is dreamy peaceful and perfect for young children, and the ocean side is a perfect, small classic beach.

Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful island off of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Vineyard Haven is the primary port, with historic homes, lovely beaches, fabulous shopping and delicious restaurants. Our cottage is just outside the center of Vineyard Haven and the ferry.

Hosted by Sharon

  1. Joined in May 2012
  • 446 Reviews
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About me:

A holistic coach and consultant and a nature and ocean enthusiast, I have lived on Martha's Vineyard full time for 30 years now - and vacationed there for a decade before as a child. In my heart, Martha's Vineyard has always been my home. I fell in love with both of these homes immediately when I found them - they were much more than houses. For decades, I had an award winning massage center in our Oak Bluffs home, and people often comment on its oasis-like feel. Our historic Vineyard Haven home was owned by a school principal and his wife and children. The energy in that one is truly special - incredibly comfortable, but also gracious with beautiful, high ceilings.

My favorite Oak Bluffs morning routine is to go for a run through the beautiful nature trails a short jog away, enjoy a smoothie in the hot tub, then mosey down the street to our local coffee shop for a wonderful cuppa and a hello to other locals and visitors gathering there.

My nieces and nephews on the other hand, get far more excited in our OB house about the late afternoon or after dinner Back Door Donuts almost across the street, or a walk down to the arcade and ice cream shop to enjoy their ice cream cones while watching the nightlife walk by on Circuit Ave.

From the Vineyard Haven house, we love to walk down to the lagoon, or the tiny beach down a dirt road from there to see early morning birds, then to to Main Street for our cuppa, or evening walks after cooking out on the deck the amazing MV Film Center in town.

Why this location?

Oak Bluffs is my home and there is no location on Martha's Vineyard like it. With its coffee shops, restaurants and shops in town, the beach just a couple of blocks away, Ocean park separating the house from the ocean, the Tabernacle a block in the other direction, the Flying Horses carousel for children, Union Chapel with its performances and the harbor just down the street, for me it just doesn't get any better than this.

But I DO love our Vineyard Haven location for its gorgeous homes, studio, hilltop breezes and peaceful expanse of green, while also being a short walk from everything wonderful - water, town, shops, restaurants. I'm constantly enjoying both towns and homes - and love the variety - and our repeat guests do too! They come to both locations and adore them both.

Our Vineyard Haven home houses transformational holistic retreats, and the property holds that energy. It's a Vineyard oasis.

Unique benefits to this rental:

Coaching consultations are available by appointment. Appointments should be booked well in advance to assure availability.

Above all, we hear regularly how truly memorable and special our guests stays are. Our hospitality is from the heart, and for the love of sharing this beauty - and that feedback means everything to us. We hope these homes can become that for you too.
About me:

A holistic coach and consultant and a nature and ocean enthusiast, I have lived on Martha's Vineyard full time for 30 years now - and vacationed there for a de…

During your stay

I will be available to you throughout your stay. That is what I am here for - to make sure you have a beautiful vacation with us.

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Pets are allowed

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