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Coronavirus

Covid Testing Tips   People travelling to Martha’s Vineyard should test 3 days before your trip. That way you can arrive on island and not have the hassle of a trip to the high school.  If this is impossible you can get tested here on island. Getting a test...

A Perfect Winters Day

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Insurance

In the vacation rental business it is customary for a guest to take the risk of not being able to come and enjoy their rental. A guest is purchasing a certain period of time in the future. With a large house like ours, guests need months to coordinate their plans. It...

Cancellation

SPECIAL COVID CANCELLATION POLICY Effective for all new reservations New Lease Language to give you confidence in Booking24. COVID Clause:  The parties recognize that the worldwide COVID-19 virus pandemic has substantially interfered and may continue to interfere with...

Early Check In

We get asked about early check-ins or late check-outs all the time and especially when people have ferry times that are not optimal. Unfortunately, when we have a back to back turnovers this is probably impossible. Enhanced cleaning for COVID also takes time. Once you...

Rainy Day Activities

Good ideas for what to do while waiting for your check-in or ferry. Our favorite thing to do while waiting for a house check-in is to drop the bags at the house (please do not go inside) and grab some of our beach chairs and umbrellas and hit the beach. It’s the...

Swimming Pools

Since 2008, when I started renting out the Captain Morse House, we have had requests for a pool. The realtors all said that I would make 30% to 50% more in rent. So my August rates would rise from $27,000 (in a normal year) to $40,000 and even less people would be...

Ferry Reservations

Making ferry reservations usually happens when the Steamship Authority opens up its booking system early in the year. We encourage you to make your ferry reservations as soon as you can. This year that is      5:00 AM on January 19th, 2021 Click Here to view...

Covid-19 Mass. Short Term May 4th Order

Latest News See the post Coronavirus for up to date information   Massachusetts Governor Limits Short Term Rentals Due to expire May 18, 2020 (Extended from May 4th) This applies to rentals of 31 days or less and was copied pretty much verdatum from a VRBO email...

Food Tourism

There are several companies that are specializing in food tourism on Martha’s Vineyard. The Cottage City Oyster Farm, will take you out onto the water where you can learn all about these incredible bivalves. The tour includes a tasting from right out of the...