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Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard

We have a wonderful life waiting for you on island! When you think of Martha’s Vineyard, what comes to mind? Beautiful beaches? Seafood Restaurants? Sailing and Surfing? Deep Sea Fishing? Celebrity & Community events? The Arts? It’s all this and more. The island integrates it’s coastal and country feel with the artistic and magical components of a spirited place. It’s both unique and coveted by those who appreciate a casual, friendly and classic way of life for summer or year-round.




The Vineyard Life is committed to keeping you informed by sharing useful updates, valuable resources, and happy distractions via our website and social media channels, in a timely and ongoing basis.


COVID-19 Updates:

Information for Rental Property Owners: COVID – Homeowner Letter
Information for Renters about Vacation Rentals:


Vineyard Life Message Regarding COVID-19 Outbreak on Martha’s Vineyard

Dear Friends,

As our world, and our lives, continue to change in these evolving times, all of us at The Vineyard Life hope that this missive finds your family, friends and loved ones healthy and that you remain so as together we display our resilience during this public health emergency.

So much seems to have happened in the last week, however one thing remains constant: it’s important to be there for each other as a community, a resource and a trusted friend. Home has never been more important.

Whether you call Martha’s Vineyard your home year-round, live seasonally, or visit us, home is where the heart is. We understand you may have a lot of questions and concerns about what is happening on Island.

The Vineyard Life is committed to keeping you informed by sharing useful updates, valuable resources, and happy distractions via our website and social media channels, in a timely and ongoing basis. You are not alone. Please let us know what we can do to help. We are all in this together and we would love to hear from you.

“Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro

Be well and stay healthy,

The Vineyard Life Brokered by eXp Realty staff: Janet Leigh Scott; Tjark Aldeborgh; Kimberly Biggs; Emerson Christy Bishop; Kelley Connors; Joanna Fairchild; Joe Farina; Joni Jackman; and Robert”Emmett” Mullin


Short-Term Vacation Rentals Occupancy Tax

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Getting to Martha's Vineyard

The Towns of Martha’s Vineyard

Town of Aquinnah

AQUINNAH, also known by its former name Gay Head, is the site of the most dramatic natural phenomenon on Martha’s Vineyard – the Gay Head Cliffs. The western portion of Martha’s Vineyard is marked by boulders, sand and clay deposits from the glacier. But nothing is more dramatic than the colorful cliffs of clay at Aquinnah (Gay Head).

Town of Chilmark

Chilmark boasts beautiful homes set on rolling land, rambling stone walls, grazing sheep, and one of the most beautiful of all Vineyard drives: Middle Road. The ancient stone fences, undulating landscape, and soaring ocean views suggest Ireland. The town provides some of the best hiking and photography on the island.

Town of Edgartown

Edgartown, Massachusetts is a walking town on on Martha’s Vineyard with a compact village center, but the town itself is a total of 35 square miles. It contains miles of waterfront, either on the beaches, harbor or Edgartown Great Pond, with homes often tucked down dirt roads that feel especially “last century.”

Town of Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs, adjacent to Tisbury on Vineyard Sound, is renowned for its gingerbread, “carpenter Gothic” cottages. Appropriately, the town was incorporated in 1880 as Cottage City, then renamed Oak Bluffs in 1907 in recognition of its increasingly year-round character.

Town of Tisbury

Tisbury (also known as Vineyard Haven) is the most active year-round community, partly because it is the only year-round ferry port on Martha’s Vineyard. Most Vineyard Haven shops and restaurants remain open in the winter, unlike those in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, which rely more heavily on summer tourist trade.

Town of West Tisbury

The first of the up-island towns, West Tisbury provides a gradual transition from the hustle of down-island to the bucolic tranquility of up-island. Although primarily rural, it still offers a variety of retail businesses along State Road.

Martha's Vineyard - Island Resouces

Calendar of Events on Martha's Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard offers so much more than the beautiful beaches.

One of the biggest misconceptions about Martha’s Vineyard is that it takes a bundle to enjoy the Island. Don’t let a light pocket keep you from coming over to the Vineyard for a visit and joining in on the activities and events. Besides the easily accessible sandy beaches lapped by crystalline clear water, the summer offers a serious selection of free events every day of the week. We’ve collected a few of these weekly options just to get you started.

What to Do on Martha's Vineyard

There’s so much waiting for you to explore on Martha’s Vineyard!

With a wide range of sea, land and cultural activities, Martha’s Vineyard offers so much more than the beautiful beaches we are justly famous for! Boating and other watersports, camps, classes, horseback riding and fitness training are just a few of the many activities that are available on Martha’s Vineyard.  And there’s more going on indoors: take a culinary class that relies on local farms for its raw materials, explore woodcarving or pottery, hone your writing skills, visit a lighthouse or museum, watch art glass being created by Island artisan.

Whatever your age, whatever your interest, Martha’s Vineyard offers you the opportunity to enjoy each day doing what you love to do!