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Renter Policies

At Sandpiper Rentals, Inc., we pride ourselves on the quality of service we provide to our tenants and landlords by offering 30 years of combined experience as well as offering access to over 600 Martha's Vineyard property listings island wide.

All agents of Sandpiper Rentals, Inc. are REALTORS and are committed to the strict adherence of the REALTOR Code of Ethics which dictates ethical practices by its members and includes, but is not limited to the adherence of Equal Housing Discrimination Laws.

Terms of Booking

Once you have chosen a rental property an agent will immediately send a lease with rental terms to you.  Please read the lease carefully for this is a legally binding contract.  If not understood, seek competent advice.

During the summer season, our properties require a seven (7) night minimum stay.  Many of our properties are available in the off season at which time a three (3) night minimum stay is required.

Payment Schedule

Once you have received the lease, sign and return it to us within 10 days with the required deposit in order to guarantee your rental.  There is also a $40.00 administrative fee due at this time.

The balance of the rent, plus the security deposit, will be due thirty (30) days prior to occupancy.  Payments may be made by personal or bank check.  Wired funds are also acceptable but we do not accept credit cards.

Security deposits will be returned to you no later than sixty (60) days after vacating the premises provided the property is left clean, undamaged, there are no missing items and no toll calls have been charged to the phone.


The majority of rental properties do not supply linens or towels.  In the event linens are not supplied, you may bring your own or rent through Takemmy Linen Rental (508.693.2788 / They will deliver and pick up provided you have made prior arrangements with them.

Re-Rental Policy

A lease is a binding contract between you and the landlord.  Your obligations under a lease are binding and are set forth in an effort to insure that your vacation plans are secure.


We do understand that serious illness or other unforeseen circumstances can occur which can change your plans.  If this happens, notify us as soon as possible and we will attempt to find a replacement tenant to assume your responsibilities under the lease.  If we are successful in doing so, we will refund all payments made by you less the administrative fee and commission.

Your Arrival

You will need to make arrangements to get to the island either by ferry or air.  On our Island Information page there are links that may be helpful to you when making travel arrangements.  Please note, if you plan to bring a car to the Island, you will need to make your ferry reservations well in advance.  The Steamship Authority ( begins taking reservations early in February.

Your rental packet, including key and directions, will be waiting at our office and available to you after 2:00pm on the first day of your occupancy (unless a different check in time is indication on your lease).


On vacating, we ask that you leave the house clean and tidy for the persons following you.  This includes removal of all food stuffs from the refrigerator and cabinets and placing all debris and rubbish in trash barrels.  (If you have non-perishable, unopened food items left over that you do not with to take home, Cronig’s Market offers a food bank box where you can donate your items).  As you depart, close all windows, lock the house and return the key to our office.

We want you to enjoy your Vineyard vacation and welcome you to contact us for more information about renting a home on Martha's Vineyard.