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Here are 5 Martha’s Vineyard vacation houses you can still rent this summer

This five bedroom, two bath in East Chop, Martha’s Vineyard, has a large backyard and outdoor shower.

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If you’re still looking for a summer escape, you might want to consider Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Summer rentals are still available, and restaurants, shops, and beaches are open for the season (with social distancing rules in effect).

There’s a mix of smaller cottages and larger, traditional New England-style summer houses available for rent through Labor Day near destinations like Joseph Sylvia State Beach, East Beach, and Ocean Park. If you’re a real estate buff, you can check out the iconic gingerbread houses and the area’s historic homes. For foodies, there’s Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company and The Black Dog Tavern.

To help you get one step closer to vacation, Brick Underground has found five rentals with availability throughout the summer in the West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs areas. Keep in mind that nightly rates vary by date and the number of guests, and most have minimum stays.

Front of the house from Tiah's Cove Road

West Tisbury 

This three bedroom, two bath is asking an average of $300 a night with a five-night minimum. The traditional New England-style house has cherry hardwood floors, lots of windows, a decorative brick fireplace, washer/dryer, brick patio, outdoor shower, and a Viking stove. It sleeps up to six and pets are welcome. A beach pass is available for Lambert's Cove Beach, which is nearby. Other local attractions include Pond View Farm, Long Point Wildlife Refuge, and State Road Restaurant. 

Oak Bluffs

This three bedroom, one bath is asking an average of $474 a night. It has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, wraparound porch, outdoor shower, and large backyard equipped with a grill, tables, and chairs. It sleeps up to seven people. Oak Bluffs Harbor and Inkwell Beach are less than a mile away. You can walk to downtown Oak Bluffs, where you’ll find spots like Lookout Tavern and The Barn Bowl & Bistro—plus Oak Bluffs’ famous gingerbread houses

Lagoon Heights, Oak Bluffs

This three bedroom, two bath is asking an average of $638 a night with a four-night minimum. The waterfront house overlooks the Nantucket Sound and has a private beach and dock. There’s a rustic riverstone fireplace, hardwood floors, hot tub, patio, landscaped backyard with lots of seating, outdoor shower, and the master bedroom has a private deck with 180-degree views. It sleeps up to six people. Oak Bluffs Harbor and Inkwell beach are just over a mile away. Martha’s Vineyard Museum and Cottage Museum are also nearby.

East Chop, Oak Bluffs

This five bedroom, two bath is asking an average of $714 a night with a four-night minimum. The house has central air conditioning, hardwood floors, many windows, screened-in porch with a dining and seating area, deck, private backyard, and an outdoor shower. It sleeps up to 12 people. The rental comes with four beach cruiser bikes, beach chairs, and a wagon. Jetty Beach is an eight-minute walk away and East Chop Lighthouse is nearby. Downtown is an 18-minute walk to restaurants like Ocean View and Nancy’s.

West Tisbury

This two bedroom, two bath is asking an average of $975 a night with a three-night minimum. Built in 1846, this house was once the oldest Methodist Church in Martha’s Vineyard. Renovated in 2009, there’s two seperate buildings that sleep up to six people. There’s a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, vaulted ceilings, and original details like a pressed tin ceiling, wide plank hardwood floors, and the original light fixtures remain in the church building. There’s an outdoor shower, patio with seating, firepit, and a grill. Lambert’s Cove Beach is nearby and local spots include Black Dog Tavern and Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.