Breathe in the briny air, stroll the manicured beaches and enjoy the sense of community on Martha's Vineyard. Just seven miles from the mainland of Massachusetts, this island filled with upscale homes and the worlds well-to-do is a retreat for those looking to find the best in a New England vacation. 87 square miles make up Martha's Vineyard, and there are many rental homes, cabins and cottages from which to choose for your stay. Enjoy the sites, scents and sound of the harbor in a Greek revival home along the coast. Martha's Vineyard rental homes, condos and cottages are the way to go if you plan on staying for a week on this gem of an island. All Martha's Vineyard vacation rentals come fully furnished, with complete kitchens and linen service. As for location, there are six distinct beach resort towns from which to choose: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown and Chappaquiddick, Oak Bluff, Tisbury and West Tisbury. This won't be an inexpensive venture; Martha's Vineyard property value and cost of living are considerably higher than the national average. You will find however, that the Greek revival design, with origins more than a century in the making are well preserved, and the amenities and activities in the area suit the tastes of those with a larger pocketbook. You may choose a colonial style home, or a quaint cottage that carries with it the aroma of New England sea salt and the quaint lifestyle you desire. Amenities include high speed internet, private yards and beachfront views, gourmet kitchens and designer decor, private hot tubs and personal masseuses. Look to a reputable rental management company such as the ones listing on this site to help guide you right to that perfect rental home on Martha's Vineyard.
It's all like a picture post card here: waves crashing on the rocks, sunny beaches, yachts and sailboats cruise the harbors, fishing boats docking with their catch. You could really spend your entire vacation just soaking up the salty, friendly atmosphere. For a bit of adventure, bike or walk along numerous trails, stop watching and hop on one of those sailboats, or get yourself invited onto a yacht for some hob-knobbing. Enjoy a great meal at one of many fine dining establishments, especially in Edgartown or Aquinnah. Film festivals, lectures and theater are all abundant. Check out a farmer's market, an art gallery and the wildlife refuge all in one day. Take a yoga class in the morning and dance the night away later on. Golf, tennis, fishing, horseback riding, kayaking and canoeing all make for a good time. For a special treat, allow yourself a go-around on the Flying Horse Carousels in Oak Bluffs. While Martha's Vineyard is special on its own, make it a point to visit all the surrounding communities for a true sense of this New England gem. Make the most of it with a rental home, cottage or condo and discover the real meaning of New England style and personality.