Just seven miles south of mainland Massachusetts, Martha's Vineyard is 87 square miles of sculpted beaches, preserved flora, breathing New England history, and an enriched sense of community. In the beach resorts of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, can be found a plenty of vacation rentals. There are available for rent colonial-style homes, cabins, cottages, condos, apartments or villas, all offering great lodging amenities. Six unique towns comprise the beach resorts of Martha's Vineyard's: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown (and Chappaquiddick), Oak Bluff, Tisbury, and West Tisbury. Today the wealth of Martha's Vineyard precedes it. Cost of living and value of property are considerably higher than the national average. What you will see of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, proves its value to be true. The architecture, composed in Greek Revival, has its origins from over a century. All historical societies preserve it to remain in tradition and high aesthetics. The atmosphere smells of New England salt and feels of quaint New England life, without being provincial. Joyous families and tanned bodies don't overcrowd, but swell the beaches and shores under the vibrant sun. Rocky cliffs spray waters. Biking and walking trails wind through forests and fields and along roads. Sundays, churches open their doors for those spilling in and heading to brunches. Sailboats, yachts, speedboats, fishing boats jostle in the harbor and pass in the water's distance.
Most come to the beach resorts of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, to get away, rest, relax, and enjoy lodging in comfortable vacation rentals like homes, cabins, cottages, condos, apartments or luxury villas for rent. Beside beautiful homes for rent and great lodging amenities, events, shopping and dining out vary in many ways that can round out your vacation. Whether you're in Edgartown or Aquinnah, you should check the calenders and scout out the restaurants. Film festivals, discussions and lectures on the environment, events centered around the arboretum and wildlife refuge, plays at the playhouse, agricultural and farmers' market events, comedy improv, artisans' craft and art gallery events, dance, music, and yoga events, open mics, holidays like Christmas and the Fourth of July celebrations, boating and races, fashion shows, and many more events you'll want to join in on are on-going and year-round. A vacation wouldn't be a vacation without at least dining out once. Depending on the town you are staying in, the restaurants differ. If in Aquinnah, notably a quieter side of Martha's Vineyard, you may not find to many restaurants and vacation rentals, but if you are in Edgartown or Tisbury, the types of food run the gamut: fresh lobster, clams, and shrimp or pizza and subs, coffeehouse or pub, and just about everything in between. Shopping on Martha's Vineyard will never leave you empty-handed. Browse through the latest in fashion or the updated sporting and fishing gear. See what the local artisans, antique dealers and photographers have for sale. Among other ways to make the most of your trip are walking on quiet beaches, golfing, tennis, horseback riding, biking, aerial tours of the island, fishing, sailing, cruises, kayaking, canoeing, the Flying Horse Carousels in Oak Bluffs, ice skating, kite surfing, scuba diving, swimming, and sunbathing. Begin your vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, in any community, but you simply must see all the communities. From the cliffs of Aquinnah, the harbors of Edgartown, the architecture of Tisbury, to the fields of Oak Bluff, Martha's Vineyard is a New England jewel with many sides. Any side of this resort you see, you see the beauty of its whole.