You enter a friends’ home–more like McMansion–and wonder it is what they do to afford the Viking range and SubZero fridge. Their rec room is half the size of your entire house.
But you know what?
Sometimes the biggest property on the block isn’t the best, as proven by the Martha’s Vineyard vacation rentals on our site, and the above Vineyard Haven rental in particular.
The two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage has your name on it for a low-key getaway with friends, romantic weekend or family vacation with young children. And how’s this to kick off summer? From June 26 to July 3, it goes on special for $1,000 a week.
The A-frame house “makes up for in charm what it lacks in size,” writes a former renter from Sherman, Texas. Inside, find two wicker arm chairs, a teal dining table and a full kitchen. Outside, enjoy room for the kids to run and a swing set. After a day at the beach, refresh and rejuvenate in the outdoor shower.
Vineyard Haven swells with equal charm, where the preferred method of transport is foot or bike. Reminders of the nautical past are everywhere, from the ferries shuttling to and from the harbor to the the West Chop Lighthouse. There’s even a Main Street and General Store–yes, the endangered species–for grabbing summer essentials like ice cream, kites, fishing lures and postcards.
And lest you think sitting on the porch is exclusive to Southerners, there would be a whole town arguing against you. Locals have been known to linger on the benches.
So stay awhile. Sit. Before you know it, it will be Labor Day again.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.