Places & Spaces to Stay

The choice of where to stay on Martha’s Vineyard is as diverse as the Island itself.

Take your pick: five star resort, rambling Victorian hotel by the sea, secluded hideaway with a view, bed and breakfast, funky motel on the harbor, rental estate, private bungalow, international youth hostel, campground and more.

If you want to be close to ferries, shopping, and nightlife, you’ll want to stay in one of the three “down-Island” towns: Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, or Edgartown. Should you prefer a more pastoral setting, winding roads, and fewer crowds, head “up-Island” to West Tisbury, Chilmark (including Menemsha), or Aquinnah.

Hotels, Inns, and B&Bs

Five Star? Got it. Rambling Victorian hotel by the sea? Got it. Secluded hideaway with a view? Got that too. Bed and Breakfast? Oh yeah, in spades. And more. It’s all here.

Vacation Rentals

Need help finding the perfect pad? Get in touch with a local real estate agency.

 Local Secrets:

How to Run a B & B (and the secrets of a baked bean supper)

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The Cleaveland House B & B is at 620 West Tisbury Road in West Tisbury, and has been welcoming guests — mostly poets, writers, and other creative people — for…

Bob Carroll, the Harbor View Hotel, and big movie money

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The summer of 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the filming of the movie “Jaws,” and the 90th birthday of the former owner of the Harbor View, Bob Carroll.

Martha’s Vineyard history with some surprises

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There’s a lot of history packed into this little Island, beginning with a glacial moraine and the Wampanoag name of Noepe, “the island amidst the streams.”

What about Fido? Dog-friendly lodging on Martha’s Vineyard

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Fortunately for your furry pal, more and more inns, hotels, and B&Bs on the Island are accepting four-legged guests. Policies differ (and change), but there’s options.