#MeetTheAgentsMonday The Barn Bowling Alley Martha’s Vineyard

New Bowling Alley, The Barn, on Martha’s Vineyard

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Winter months are long and cold on Martha’s Vineyard.  There are not many activities going on to occupy one’s time. It gives you a good break from the chaos of the summer and a time to relax with family and friends you may have missed during that time. You meet at local, year-round bars and restaurants to discuss any and all changes that may have happened to about to take place on the island.  

Then I heard The Barn, Bowl and Bistro, a new bowling alley, bar and restaurant on Uncas Avenue in Oak Bluffs is opening up in the spring of 2015. To say I’m excited is an understatement. We’ve all experienced changes to that island, some good and some bad, but this is a change that seems to be unanimously a positive one. We have another entertainment center for adults and children alike. Especially with the closing of Flatbread a.k.a. the Hot Tin Roof, The Barn has renewed our excitement for summer to come.

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Follow the building process on:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bowling-Center-on-Marthas-Vineyard/1424960034431794

I hope to see you there!

 

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#WednesdayWondering: WHAT FERRY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE?

Ferry Tickets Sold Out

 

If you missed our blog post about vacation rentals that come with ferry tickets, this is a HUGE reminder. If you’re trying to travel during the peak season, especially August, you may find that the dates you’d like to travel are completely,  unequivocally,  comprehensively SOLD OUT.

Now, don’t panic! We have over 30 beautiful vacation rentals with very thoughtful owners. Many are a part of Steamship Authority‘s Head Start program where they can make summer reservations before the general public. The owners know that there are experienced renters that wait with bated breath for the moment it turns 12AM January 13th to book their ferry tickets. These owners have done the work for you. They have transferable round trip ferry tickets that you can use when you book with them.

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Search the complete list: Rentals with Ferry Tickets

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#FeatureFriday: #1256 Weekend Getaway from Boston

Weekend Getaway from Boston
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When the sun finally starts to peak from behind the snow clouds, I can’t wait to plan a trip away. The snow loses its charm and turns dirty grey. You want to get away for a short time with your someone special to relax and rejuvenate. When you deal with the 9-5 bustle during the week, sometimes you need a change of scenery to make it to the next week.1256

Massachusetts is one of those unique places where you can be away from it all and not too far away. Sometimes you just need a weekend getaway from Boston. Martha’s Vineyard is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Boston–also known as about an hour’s drive from the ferry.1256

The Steamship Authority allows you many ways to get you across the ocean. You’re able to park in one of their many lots and take a shuttle to the ferry. Or you can schedule a reservation and drive right on and off. If you would rather forget about driving all together, Peter Pan Bus offers a trip from South Station to  the ferry. Just pack a bag and go!1256

This perfect two bedroom, two bathroom retreat overlooks Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven. The charming living room makes for a welcome area to relax after a day at the beach. This is  such a wonderful retreat for a couple or two looking to get away from the hustle and bustle from the city. A perfect setting to nurture the mind, body, and spirit.         1256Really, just an adorable, well maintained, immaculate waterfront cottage with an upper and lower deck, outdoor grilling, lovely side and back yards, enclosed outdoor shower, with plenty of parking. And for those that chose to either park on the other side or take the Peter Pan, this rental is a short distance to both the ferry and town.

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Inside you will find a retro, yet efficient kitchen, first floor bedroom and private bathroom with access to the back porch. Also an adorable eat in area of the cozy living space which has a serene view of the pond. Upstairs is the king master suite with its own sitting area, deck and bathroom.1256Truly a comfortable Vineyard Haven treasure for a single family or two couples waiting to spend one weekend during the off season, a week during the summer, or the entire summer.1256

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#WednesdayWondering: HGTV Dream Home Countdown

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2015 HGTV DREAM HOME CONTEST

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HGTV DREAM HOMEBy now, the buzz has been generating all over the island about the HGTV Dream Home Contest. We’re all rooting for a local to scoop up the place, but it’ll be exciting for whomever the winner may be. Expect to be in the local paper for weeks to come and for you to become an instant island celebrity. Might seem a bit extreme, but word travels fast here and we tend to remember faces. Also, expect all friends and family to immediately want to spend more time with you in your new home.

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#FeatureFriday: #7205 NEW CONSTRUCTION in Katama

NEW CONSTRUCTION

#7205 Katama Sandpiper Rentals

Fabulous Katama Vacation rental close to completion!  This four bedroom all en-suite (some even with jacuzzi tubs) luxurious centrally air-conditioned home is equipped with 6 flat screened TV’s throughout, plenty of living space inside and out and an easy floor plan of first floor master, living, dining, kitchen all flow to the back deck steps to the heated in ground pool.

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An added feature along with the other two second floor bedrooms is a second master suite up over the kitchen with its own stair case, private upper deck and view of the expansive swimming pool.

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Inside you will find the finest of amenities such as stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, marble throughout every bathroom, gorgeous dark wood flooring, comfortable furniture and high-end bed linens.

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A spacious backyard focuses on the heated in ground pool, gas gill and plenty of outdoor seating. Perfect summer get away, especially for the south beach lovers, since it is just minutes away along the bike path or a quick drive with all your gear. 

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#FeatureFriday: #105 One Month Special Pricing in Edgartown

SPECIAL PRICING!

RENT #105 FOR A MONTH AND WEEKLY RATE REDUCES FROM 8500/WK TO 6500/WK

#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).

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#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

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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

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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…

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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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BEST OF THE VINEYARD 2015

BEST OF THE VINEYARD 2015

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

 

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