Thanks to its sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, and local seafood restaurants, Martha’s Vineyard has long been known as a summertime destination. But in the past year, it’s seen an increase in people taking up full-time residency so they can enjoy the area’s vibrant scenery year round.
Just south of Cape Cod, the island is made up of six towns: Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Aquinnah. Across the island, there are many places to enjoy nature: You can head to Katama Beach and Lucy Vincent Beach; the Aquinnah Cliffs; historic lighthouses including Gay Head Lighthouse; and nature reserves like Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and Long Point Wildlife Refuge.
For a bite (or a drink), you can check out popular bars and eateries like Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company, Offshore Ale, State Road, The Seafood Shanty, and Lookout Tavern. And for a bit of culture, you can head to Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Vincent House Museum & Gardens, check out the Oak Bluffs’ famous gingerbread houses, and visit the many local art galleries.
When it comes to buying a house here, you can find charming cottage-style houses for summer getaways and also larger spreads. There are waterfront houses, places within walking distance of both beaches and main streets, and those more secluded and surrounded by woods, all on the market now.
Sound appealing? Check out these five houses for sale on Martha’s Vineyard.
19 Butler Ave., Oak Bluffs
This two bedroom, one bath is listed for $605,000. The 1870 cottage has wood-paneled walls, hardwood floors, high ceilings, new air conditioning, ceiling fans, on-site parking, a shed, front porch, and backyard. Trinity Park and Cousen Rose Gallery are nearby.
25 Old South Rd., Aquinnah
This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $799,000. It sits on 2.2 acres and features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, built-ins, sliding doors, a washer and dryer, and a deck. Orange Peel Bakery and Sargent Gallery are nearby.
110 Clover Hill Dr., Vineyard Haven
This three bedroom, four bath is listed for $1,395,000. The renovated house has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, moldings, stainless steel appliances, a fireplace, balcony, three-car garage, new windows, patio, deck, and legal studio apartment in the lower level. Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground and John G. Rogers Dog Park are nearby.
312 East Chop Dr., Oak Bluffs
This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $1,695,000. The waterfront house features high ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a stone fireplace, sunporch, shed, guest house, outdoor shower, one-car garage, and art studio. East Chop Lighthouse and Martha’s Vineyard Resort are nearby.
65 Road to the Plains, Edgartown
This four bedroom, five bath is listed for $2,500,000. The Cape has hardwood floors, high vaulted ceilings, skylights, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, central air, a three-car garage, heated pool, one-bedroom guest house, and partially-covered patio. Waller Farm is nearby.
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