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House Hunt: Where Can I Live on the Vineyard?

Your new Patch editor is living in a borrowed house and running out of time. Is there a year-round rental out there somewhere on Martha's Vineyard for a hard-working journalist, a handyman and a very good cat?

I've been back on the Island for less than a week, but I'm already starting to get nervous about finding a place to live when June rolls around.

For now, the boyfriend, cat and I are cozily ensconced in a kerosene-heated summer house, thanks to the kindness of family members.

But come summer, this little cottage is rented and we can't afford another in the neighborhood where I grew up.

Paul and I don't need beach access, a pool, a gourmet kitchen or a place to tie up a boat. We're just looking for a modest home to live in while we search for a house of our own to buy.

If you know of such a place anywhere on the Island, I'm all ears. The boyfriend is a handyman and former licensed contractor, if that helps.

Have you had to look for a year-round rental in this summer paradise? Do you have any tips to share? Please leave a comment if you do. We'll be grateful.

For more about Patch editor Louisa Hufstader, please see:

  • What Do You Love About the Vineyard?
  • Vineyard to Vineyard: Patch Editor Comes Home with the Storm
  • Vineyard to Vineyard: Of All the Gin Joints ... 

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Ewell Hopkins February 15, 2013 at 10:01 PM
http://www.mvcommission.org/doc.php/Martha's%20Vineyard%20Housing%20Needs%20Assessment%20Study%20v4%201_7_13.pdf?id=4509
Fallon Aiello February 15, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Hi Louisa, just sent you am email with rental information. Good luck!
Louisa Hufstader February 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Thank you so much, Fallon, I sent a message. Hope your move is a happy one.
Louisa Hufstader February 16, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Many, many thanks for this. Digesting now.
Lori Nelson February 27, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Hi Louisa..! How are you ? I came across your page while searching for a year round rental on Marthas vineyard. .. My x husband and I have shared custody of our 15 year old Son We lived 5 minutes apart in Acton for 6 years and did a great job of co-parent ing our Son Last April , my Son's Father moved to Edgartown for work. .and is now staying there permanently This has put me in a very bad position , as my Son wants to be around his father and I ! I don't want him to go and live with his Dad and me stay behind , so I'm making a plea to you or anyone else that may have a year round rental to please consider the importance of my Son being raised by both parents and contact me asap I'd really appreciate any help/advice you could give me. . Thanks so much for your time Sincerely , Lori I can be reached at 978. 807. 9111

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