#FeatureFriday: #105 One Month Special Pricing in Edgartown



#105 Edgartown Morse Street

This centrally air conditioned, 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, beautiful colonial home was originally built in 1780 and has been completely updated since. It’s located in the heart of the Edgartown Village.

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It continues to be extremely well maintained with many modern amenities such as a well equipped open kitchen with a sitting room which spills out on to the back deck, a central dining room, and an inviting living/family room with flat screened TV (sitting room off the kitchen also has a flat screen TV).

#105 Morse Street

#105 Morse StreetA wonderful back yard and deck is for lounging, dining, grilling or an outdoor game with the entire family. This house’s prime location allows for an easy stroll to the beach as well as to Edgartown harbor and all of the in town activities, shops and restaurants. It truly is a lovely home to spend just a week or the entire summer. Here is where the old and the new are blended with style and elegance to create long lasting memories on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.#105 Morse Street

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#WednesdayWonderings: Rentals with Ferry Tickets

Steamship Authority

With the booking season in full swing, many people are looking to find the perfect rental. What happens when you find the perfect rental but it’s at the worst time?! You find out the Steamship Authority is booked solid during the dates you’d like to rent, and you’re stuck! Well you’re in luck! On the Sandpiper Rentals site, you can search by “Ferry Tickets.”

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We have 30 listings that include Transferable ferry tickets to the tenants that rent with them. The dates and times of the tickets vary by owner, so please contact us for more information.

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#MeetTheAgentMonday: Darlene O’Neill Steamship Authority

Steamship Authority

January has always been a time of hibernation, resolutions, snow, icy temps and usually a time of slowing down…not so on Martha’s Vineyard. It is fast and furious especially with the current rental market!!!

The catalyst for this hype is that every year in mid-January our Steamship Authority released online vehicle reservations to the general public. Some may ask…what should I book first; my rental property or reserve my vehicle on the steamship authority? A bit of a catch 22…

Steamship Authority

Great questions! In my opinion; booking the rental property is a priority. Once you know your dates, it is important to lock in your property. Upon booking your vehicle and if you are unable to obtain your ideal day and time with the steamship authority; there is a “wait listing” process that really does work. By putting in a date and time closest to your desired time; the computer filters your request continuously and notifies you of the change. You can continue to do this as often as you like – for a slight fee of course.

It is important to be patient with this system. As you get closer to your day of arrival; time slots open up due to cancellations and owners re-depositing unused tickets that were previously purchased.

That being said, I welcome your rental request to help you explore and enjoy your much needed vacation on Martha’s Vineyard.

Looking forward to your visit!

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BOV Voting 2015

Happy New Year from the ladies at Sandpiper Rentals! We had a tremendous year, according to our Market Report, and we thank you for your continued support. For seven years running, we’ve managed to provide the best service on the island. Sandpiper is always trying to advance and grow to better serve you.

We would appreciate your continued support for this year by voting us MV Magazine’s Best of the Vineyard 2015 under “Best Real Estate Company” as Sandpiper Realty!

Some of 2014’s Highlights include:

 We wish you a prosperous and fun filled year!


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#MeetTheAgentMonday: Annie’s DIY Project

What happens on a cold Sunday on Martha’s Vineyard…. (Other then football) DIY projects!

This weekend, I was looking to give a few pieces of furniture a facelift. One of which was a great piece I got at the local Boys and Girls Club Second Hand store in Edgartown. An amazing organization dedicated to children that I love to support.  I found a great low table with drop leave sides. It looked like someone started to paint, but left the legs with streaks of black paint, maybe covering up green paint. SO I wanted to try a metallic!

I love Rustoleum paint. It’s easy to use, had a flawless finish and requires NO prep. http://www.rustoleum.com/

I used the hammered silver metallic. Check it out.

DIY Project

DIY Project


Stay tuned for for the refinishing of the top!


Also check out the boys and girls club site for information and always donations. http://www.mvbgclub.org


#FeatureFriday: #590 Colonial Home in Edgartown

Colonial Home Edgartown

Terrific rental colonial home located on Martha’s Vineyard just a short distance to desirable South Beach.Painted pine floors, beautiful furnishings, and French doors opening out to private deck make this property a perfect summer retreat! Just a short distance to the bike path three miles +/-into downtown Edgartown village.

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#WednesdayWonderings Martha’s Vineyard Rental Market Report

With the start of a New Year it is time to reflect back and review the successes of 2014 in order to plan forward in 2015.   The addition of a new agent and continued success of our seasoned agents has increased production while maintaining, if not exceeding, our customer/client services.

The graphs below give a good snapshot of the current rental market on Martha’s Vineyard.  It is exciting to see that the overall bookings in 2014 were up 18% from 2013.

2014 Sandpiper Rentals Report

Leases Rates


Length of stay has been a point of interest so we decided to start tracking these numbers and present the following pie chart with the percentages of those bookings for 2014.


The high end market has been stronger over the last few years .    They tend to book fairly consistently throughout the year with the exception of June, July and December seeing decreases.  Many factors can be attributed to this trend.  Most importantly, there is high demand for the high end house and we have been seeing a growing inventory.  These numbers are based on a rental rate of $8000/wk and higher and occupancy in July and August.



Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join our monthly market update mailing.


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Feature Friday #FF: #1247 Greek Revival Home


STUNNING! Completely renovated Greek Revival Home also known as The Berkshire House on historic William Street with a walking path one block from Main Street in the village of Vineyard Haven. Every inch of this home has been thoughtfully redone while maintaining much of the original detail and character.


Small rooms have been enlarged for spacious living with lots of natural light and central air conditioning throughout.


A gourmet kitchen is adjacent to the multiple living rooms with enormous, historic french doors leading to one of the two mahogany decks which overlook the backyard with established plantings adding a relaxing glimpse of the harbor and ferry crossings.


Large master suite with one of the six working fireplaces, a large en suite bathroom and enhanced by glorious glass doors leading to a private second story deck.


This home is full of beautiful touches and intricate placement of uniquely restored doors throughout. Plenty of room for inside and outside living. Centrally located to walk up from the ferry landing, local beaches and all of the shops and restaurants.

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Meet the Agent Monday: #MAM Happy New Years w/ Anne Mayhew

Ringing in the New Year on Martha’s Vineyard


Like most of you, we are now falling back into our routines after a lovely holiday season. It felt good to clear out the decorations and get my living room back to normal, call it quits early last night and have an early start this morning. I love heading into a New Year and organizing my goals and dreams for the months ahead!

I have to admit that I fell into the old cliche and spent three days in a row at the gym and tennis center after the 1st of the year.  It is one of my saving graces for the winter as the temperatures outside don’t have the same appeal they used to!  The indoor tennis center is a great source of exercise with a social bonus for the quiet winter months on the island.

We also have a YMCA on the island and it is great for my kids as it is just across the street from the High School.  We are very fortunate to have it so accessible and with great activities for all ages.


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Feature Friday #FF: #1255 Country Style Home


This 5 bedroom country style home features a wonderfully heated, in-ground pool, expansive deck, and delightfully landscaped yard is nestled at the end of the historical area of William Street in Vineyard Haven.


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As you tuck into the shared driveway you have entered a sanctuary of privacy, yet you are within a short distance to Main Street, Owen Park beach, the library, and also the convenience of the Steamship Authority.



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