Saturday, May 18, 2013
Year-round housing, business space, summer rentals: Check out these up-to-date listings from Zillow to find out what's available now on Martha's Vineyard.
Check this interactive map from Zillow for both year-round and seasonal rentals in all of the Island's six towns: Aquinnah, Chilmark (including Menemsha), Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury (including Vineyard Haven) and West Tisbury. Click the little houses on the map to get more information about each listing. Do you have a home, apartment, condo, commercial space or land for rent or sale? Post it on Patch! For more news about Martha's Vineyard homes, land, sales and rentals, or to search for properties by ZIP code, please see our Real Estate section. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Looking to rent a home year-round? Most Martha's Vineyard real estate offices don't handle rental inquiries, but if you're diligent and persistent in networking, it's possible to find your own way to a 12-month lease.
It's a daunting prospect, made ever more urgent as summer draws near: How to find a year-round rental on this Island of summer vacations? My Mom, an Edgartown real estate agent, regularly gets calls from people who are looking for year-round homes to rent. She'd like to help — but like virtually all Island Realtors, Mom's office doesn't broker rentals. All she can do is encourage the callers to keep looking and asking around. "Ask everyone you see and know" Patch blogger Carol McManus, owner of Espresso Love and a broker with Sandpiper Realty, agrees with my mother's advice: "I would ask as many people as I can if they know anybody" with an apartment or home to rent, McManus said, because property owners don't always list their rentals in …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The listing price has been reduced on this Lagoon-area property with a main house and a freestanding guest house, each with its own driveway, septic system and rental history.
Two houses on one Vineyard Haven lot have had the price dropped, according to real estate brokers on Martha's Vineyard. 25 Central Avenue, Vineyard Haven: For more news about Martha's Vineyard homes, land, sales and rentals, or to search for homes by ZIP code, please see our Real Estate section. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
August is the priciest month, of course. At other times of the season you can rent this up-Island estate for a mere $10,000 a week, with a two-week minimum.
Summer rentals on Martha's Vineyard never come cheap: Why pinch pennies when you're on vacation? We think we've found the priciest rental on offer for the summer of 2013: The owners of an estate in Aquinnah are offering it at $85,000 for the month of August, or $25,000 a week with a two-week minimum. If you want to come in June or September, you can rent the property for just $10,000 a week (two-week minimum) or $30,000 a month. July rents for $15,000 a week (two-week minimum) or $50,000 a month. The week of Labor Day rents for $30,000 and Fourth of July week for $15,000. The 3,200-square-foot house has five bedrooms, five and a half baths and sleeps 12, according to the listing on the Vacation Rental By Owner website. Along with …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
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-…