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Vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard: Fun and Affordable

A rocker on a porch is often all that’s needed to enjoy a summer day.

Imagine waking up to a magnificent sunrise spreading its wings over the Atlantic Ocean, while the faint sounds of gulls traverse past your porch in stereo, and the aroma from a nearby bakery or coffee shop reminds you that you’re living that fantastic life that you’ve wanted to live for a long time.

That is what it’s like on Martha’s Vineyard.

The possibility that those sounds, scenes, and smells arouse are probably sensations that you’re experiencing just reading this. If you think that living in that moment is a far-flung dream, we’d like to show you something.

Vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard is not a life saved for only a few, but an arms-flung-wide embrace of anyone who wants to be inside of all the magic the island has to offer. And the answer to your big question is yes, vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard is affordable. Check out Vineyard vacation rentals here.

Overlooking Oak Bluffs harbor this charming cottage stands on the edge of the MV Campmeeting Assoc’s ‘Campground.’


Renting a vacation home on the Island is a great way to make the dream of your island holiday a reality.  Whether you are a couple or a larger group of friends or family you will find accommodations available to fit both your time frame and your budgetJoin us on a cyber-browse through the listings of vacation homes on Martha’s Vineyard.

Whether your plans span a week or a season you can find an assortment of possibilities in a variety of price ranges.  What is your pleasure?  Do you want to stay in one of the charming gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, just blocks from the beach and the town’s lively nightlife?  (The MV Campmeeting Association who oversee the ‘Campground’ maintains of list of rental properties within the enclave). Or do you seek solitude and privacy in a rural setting just steps from Up Island’s private beaches?  Or is historic and sophisticated Edgartown more your style?  Accommodations close to downtown will provide choices in an historic setting, just steps away from restaurants, shopping, summer events and more. Find your perfect Martha’s Vineyard rental, here…

Though amenities may vary, homes are generally vacation ready upon your arrival.  From dog-friendly and family homes to spectacular sea-side residences, renting a vacation home is a savvy way to make the most of your budget and enjoy the Island experience you’ve dreamed of.

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Day to day you can stay well within budget by shopping the Island’s many farm stands for just-picked produce and dairy.  Craving lobster and shellfish for that briny out-to-sea experience?  Visit Net Result in Vineyard Haven, Larson’s Seafood Market in Menemsha or Edgartown Meat and Fish for fresh off the boat flavor.  Not a beach day?  Enjoy a stroll through The Chilmark Flea Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays),  The Vineyard Artisans Fair in West Tisbury (Thursdays and Sundays), The West Tisbury Farmers Market (Wednesdays and Saturdays) or Featherstone Center for the Arts Flea and Fine Arts Market on Tuesdays.

Renting a home offers the added opportunity to explore the Vineyard’s hidden inlets and byways and discover the Vineyard’s own ‘Island time.’


Other artistic options include visits to Island Galleries (of which there are many) where there is a standing invitation to free openings and viewings.  In fact, two of the Island’s iconic summer events are free of charge:  The annual Fireworks over Ocean Park and Illumination Night, both in Oak Bluffs.  Other affordable and on-going free options include films, lectures and music in a variety of venues. As the scheduling of these events changes, be sure to check in with calendar listings in local newspapers and on MVOL.com for a complete listing of daily possibilities as well as more information on events listed above.

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