You’re planning a magical vacation to Martha’s Vineyard and have a range of lodging options. Should you book East Chop Harbor Front Vacation Rentals or stay in one of the Edgartown Luxury Hotels? Each offers a uniquely wonderful experience.
In this article, we share insights to East Chop and Edgartown, suggest the best things to do, and compare the best lodging options. Then, you’ll be able to select accommodations on Martha’s Vineyard to suit you to a T.
Discovering East Chop, Oak Bluffs
Perhaps you’ve heard of the three main towns of Martha’s Vineyard: Oaks Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, and Edgartown. But have you heard of East Chop?
It’s a beautiful residential area within Oak Bluffs you may not know about unless you’re more intimate with the Vineyard.
Aside from the private yacht and beach club, East Chop is void of obvious commercial businesses and stores. Therefore, it’s a perfect escape for couples or a family vacation.
If you’re thinking of a Martha’s Vineyard wedding, East Coast Beach Club weddings take place right on the water in a gorgeous post and beam clubhouse with a rustic stone fireplace. This lovely venue set within rolling pastures overlooks Nantucket Sound and will make any bride (and her photographer) happy.
Best Things to Do In East Chop
East Chop is tranquil, but there are plenty of things to do. Plus, it’s a short drive, bike ride, or walk to both the upscale Vineyard Haven (2.4 mi.) or more lively Oak Bluffs (7.4 mi.).
This incredibly scenic area is home to the bluffs for which Oak Bluffs was named. The East Chop Coastal Drive, flanked by water views and beautiful homes, leads all the way to Oak Bluffs Harbor. That’s a great place to check out the yachts.
Along the drive, look for East Chop Light, or as it’s known by the locals, Telegraph Hill Light. This picturesque iron beacon overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor is one of Martha’s Vineyard’s five historic lighthouses.
If you’re out for an early run or looking for morning photo opportunities, East Chop Light is picture-perfect at sunrise. It’s also a great place to sit on the benches and watch the ferries driving to and from the island.
If you want to stay near East Chop Lighthouse, look for private rental properties like the East Chop Harbor Front Rentals.
East Chop Harbor Front Rentals
East Chop Harbor Front Rentals is an ideal lodging option for several reasons. When you vacation in a private rental property overlooking the water, you and your family have plenty of space and privacy. Booking these Oak Bluffs accommodations feels like a home away from home, complete with all the amenities.
Enjoy a spacious yard and a full-service kitchen at your disposal, just steps from the beach where you can make memories with a campfire and a lobster bake. A harbor front rental will be the perfect backdrop for the relaxing Martha’s Vineyard vacation you envision.
Plus, it’s just a few minutes to downtown Oak Bluffs for dinner and some nightlife. East Chop Harbor Front Rentals are also 5 miles from Mink Meadows VIneyard Haven seaside golf resort in West Chop.
These private rentals on the harbor in East Chop will run you on average $x,xxx/week during the high season, and $x,xxx in the shoulder seasons. Depending on budget, you can choose a suitable property - from waterfront apartments to private beachfront homes with panoramic water views and a cozy fireplace.
Visiting Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Edgartown is a popular tourist destination on the southeastern side of Martha’s Vineyard. It’s a much bigger—and busier—town when compared to the residential area of East Chop.
What to Do in Edgartown MV
Elegant boutiques, historic whaling captains’ homes, and the luxury inns of Edgartown are just a few of the attractions in this upscale community.
As you might imagine, there’s a lot going on in Edgartown. World class shopping and excellent dining options permeate this charming town on the harbor.
The two lighthouses in Edgartown are the Edgartown Lighthouse on Katama Bay and The Cape Poge Lighthouse, which is the most remote of Martha’s Vineyard’s five lighthouses.
Staying in Edgartown Luxury Hotels
You’ll find several Edgartown Luxury Hotels suited to the most discriminating tastes. Two great options are the Harborview Hotel an Winnelu Oceanside Resort.
When you book a room at one of these better resorts, you’ll be just steps from everything Edgartown offers, including shopping, dining, and the beautiful waterfront.
Expect to pay between $xxx and $xxx per night during the high-season for exceptional service and comfortable luxury getaways with pools!
Conclusion | Staying in East Chop or Edgartown
Regardless of whether you see yourself enjoying an East Chop Harbor Front vacation property or booking a room at one of the Edgartown Luxury Hotels, don’t be surprised if you fall in love with island life.
In fact, while you’re visiting, book a tour of the luxury homes for sale in Martha's Vineyard. Then you can dream about what life might be like if you called the island home.