are two public beaches on East Chop: Eastville Beach (not on the map but
to the west near the OB-VH drawbridge, .75 mile from house), and Footpath
to the Jetty Beach (#3 on map, .5 mile from house), near the entrance
to Oak Bluffs Harbor and East Chop Beach Club. There's a small beach near
the jetty available for swimming or fishing (#2), but there is no parking.
Best sunset walk spot is #1 on the map. There are dozens of public beaches
over the 26x12 mile Vineyard. In Oak Bluffs they include Lagoon Beach,
Town Beach, the Inkwell, Sengiekontacket, Jos. Silvia State Beach, Little
Bridge, Big Bridge, and Beach Wall.
The house is within walking distance (1 mile) of the OB ferries, with
Vineyard Haven 3 miles away, Edgartown and the MV Airport approx. 6.
You cannot see the water during Summer from the house, although it is
physically 1/4 mile from Vineyard Sound.
The house is spacious, unlike a cottage. It is a full Colonial, with flowered
gardens. There is no air conditioning, but each bedroom has ceiling fans
aided by Atlantic breezes. While there are two indoor full baths, we recommend
the outdoor shower -- you'll enjoy that under a starry sky!