There is a home for sale on Martha’s Vineyard which is a naturalist’s dream, a bird watcher’s paradise, a secluded retreat. It’s close to everything the Vineyard has to offer, but feels a million miles away. Located on Deep Bottom Cove (Tisbury Great Pond) with 500 feet of pond frontage in a natural and serene setting, this move-in ready, air conditioned, 4 bedroom 3 bath home is flooded with light which fills the open living dining kitchen area.
Everyone has been talking about “The Derby” lately (the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby). The jetties are crowded with fishermen of all ages, fishing boats are out in full force and every truck on the road has a selection of rods lined up on the rack. But surf is another great thing about this time of year on the island! Fall is traditionally the season to surf on the Vineyard. The tropical storms and hurricanes blowing up the coast bring swell to the island’s south shore and beyond.
September and early October are treasured time on Martha’s Vineyard as everyone tries to hold on to summer and log in as much beach time as possible before the season disappears completely. There is a lot of denial about the days getting shorter, the wind direction coming out of the north again, and need to swap out flip flops for something more substantial. Outdoor showers are still in full use. Cottage windows are still open (in the middle of the day anyway). Leaves are still green, mostly.
In 2015, there have been six transactions over $10mm on the island, this is the most of any year since we started tracking this figure in 2003 and is currently tied with 2006 which was the height of the market over this time period. These six sales ranged from $10,850,000 for waterfront property in West Tisbury to $24,750,000 for a waterfront home and compound on the south shore of Edgartown (this was the highest price ever paid for a private residence on the island).
There is Five bedroom treasure on Stonewall Pond in Chilmark with beach access and stunning views. The beauty and peace of this place is undeniable - one experiences the sights/sounds/smell of seagrass, pond, dunes, ocean, sky. This was a writer's cottage for many years and offers an abundance of serenity but, at the same time, one can fish, paddleboard, or kayak right off of your deck, over to the ocean beach a short distance away or under the bridge to connect to a series of waterways for hours of exploring.
SOLD: May 16th 2016 for $3,150,000
The annual summer benefit for Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation took place Monday July 20th. Set on the beautiful Borggaard Farm on Indian Hill Road in West Tisbury, it was a wonderful location for people from all over the Island to get together and celebrate the foundation’s accomplishments. President Chris Alley, and Executive Director Adam Moore each spoke to a captivated audience.
Anyone who has spent time in Chilmark knows the magic of Menemsha Pond - its activities, wildlife, beauty. To live on the pond is a highly sought after position. Now, a cherished family estate at 267 State Road in Chilmark is available.
The 17th annual Evening of Discovery took place in Vineyard Haven Saturday evening June 27th. Guests were asked to wear black and white to celebrate the theme based on the Museum’s exhibit of Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photographs of Islanders.
Edgartown Board of Trade hosted a terrific evening of hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the Dunes, last Tuesday. The Dunes, formerly Lure, is the new beautiful restaurant at Winnetu Oceanside Resort. The interior is sleek and welcoming with so many different spots to enjoy, many with water views... The bar is substantial as are the various dining areas, but now with the extensive deck and poolside service, it really feels like a modern escape by the Atlantic.