Category Archives: Families

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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Wednesday Wonderings #WW Quality Bookings

First Time Vacation Renters on Martha’s Vineyard


Finding your perfect vacation rental property on Martha’s Vineyard may seem like a daunting task if you have never been to the island before.  Even though we are considered a small island, we have five towns with some very different flavors to each.  There are also many different booking opportunities out there for vacation rentals.  There may be something to be said for being able to go online and book your house in a few easy steps but it is important to have confidence in the services available upon arrival to the house.  We, at Sandpiper Rentals, are proud of the fact that we are here and available should there be an issue at the house or questions to be answered upon arrival.

Our agents are familiar with all of the houses in our inventory and truly love what they do.  They take great pride in matching a family with the right vacation home as that is often the vehicle for a fantastic time on the island and creates memories for a lifetime.   The best way to determine the perfect vacation rental is to have discussions regarding what you and your family would like to do while you are here.  Do you enjoy eating out regularly or would you prefer cooking in?  Is a state of the art kitchen important to you?  Would you prefer an “old Vineyard” style home in the woods with great walking paths or bike paths nearby?  How important is beach access and its proximity?  Do you want to be able to walk into town?  Knowing your family’s needs allows us to introduce you to the perfect rental option creating the perfect stepping stone to the perfect Martha’s Vineyard vacation.


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Halloween on Martha’s Vineyard



There’s really nothing in the world like the charm and sense of community on Martha’s Vineyard. During the Autumn months, holidays give everyone a chance to reconnect after our busy summer vacation rental season. Holidays like Halloween are a fun and delicious time to meet up with friends at events like the following:

Halloween Puppet Parade

Today from 3 to 4PM, there’s a Halloween puppet parade on Main Street in Vineyard Haven. Bring your puppets to the party, beginning at the Mansion House corner with a musical puppet show, weather permitting. Great for those young ones with a great imagination. And don’t forget to go Trick-or-Treating while there, thanks to the Tisbury Business Association.

Halloween Party at Ag Hall

Make sure to end your night with the kids at Ag Hall where they will have games, prizes, refreshments, and a spooky hayride.  All ages are welcome. Sponsored by West Tisbury Parks and Recreation.

YMCA Halloween Dance Party

For that age group that wants to party without the parents (while reassuring your parents you’ll be fine) we have something for you. For middle schoolers in grades 6-8, the YMCA is holding a DJ dance party, light show, with snacks, more. Admission is $5. 7:00PM to 10:00PM

The Ritz Halloween Party

So after the children have had their fun, The Ritz Cafe hosts its annual Halloween party. Rock your costumes for a chance at a $500 cash prize! 21 +

The Atlantic End of the Season Halloween Bash

So if you didn’t have enough on Halloween with all of the events, Saturday, the Atlantic Fish & Chop House ends their season with their annual Halloween bash on November 1st. 21+ only


Have a happy, thrill-filled, safe Halloween from Sandpiper Rentals!

Sandpiper Final Outlines With Green New

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