Real Estate Confidential is a weekly chit-chat about new listings, sales, or other insider info on the Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate market, by Fred Roven, Martha’s Vineyard Buyer Agents. It appears each Friday in The Minute.
I recently returned from a trip where many nights, close to the time of a full moon, I watched the sun set into the Caribbean and the moon rise out of the ocean. The only spot I have had that experience on the Vineyard was on North Neck; an experience I will never forget. I cannot promise you that dual view once a month, but I can promise to find you a water view or waterfront home in your price range providing a beautiful sunset most days of the year.
On your journey to homeownership, you will encounter a variety of professionals who can help you save time and money while eliminating stress from the buying process. Of all these real estate professionals, an exclusive buyer’s agent will offer you the highest level of service without costing you a dime more. Although you have the option to work with the seller’s agent, a dedicated agent of your own will diligently work on your behalf without the risk of a conflict of interest.
The variety of sunset views on the Vineyard are legendary and endless. They range from a bright round orb settling into Vineyard Sound on a clear night to the sky erupting in color in the haze over the Elizabeth Islands.
78 Hines Point is a walk-to-town and boat location yet has the feel of an up-Island estate with water views from every room. Its 2,800 sq. ft. of living space was designed by Breese Architects and built in 2008 by Holmes Hole Construction. A screened porch with wood-burning fireplace provides the perfect spot to watch the sunset over Vineyard Sound. And a dock at waters edge allows for launching of kayaks, paddle boards, or small watercraft with ease.
The substantial 3 Eliot Ave. Tom Tate built home in Chilmark was designed to maximize the spectacular water views from every window. You will experience the most amazing sunsets and sunrises from the panoramic view over Nashaquitsa and Menemsha Ponds and the Elizabeth Islands, and enjoy the ocean views over Menemsha and Stonewall Ponds out to the Atlantic.
With a 100 miles of shoreline you might be surprised how few homes Martha’s Vineyard has built into the dunes and right on the water’s edge. You can have that romantic image and experience true relaxation with the beachfront cottage at 655 Herring Creek Rd. in Vineyard Haven. You are surrounded by conservation land with its 550 ft. of beach on Vineyard Sound plus 800 ft. of waterfront on Lake Tashmoo. Enjoy one of Martha’s Vineyards’ famous sunsets from the waterfront deck or watch the activity in the harbor over your own sandy beach.
Summer can be easy when you just walk onto the beach from your door at 1 Driftwood Lane in Aquinnah. The home is sited closer to the water’s edge than current regulations would allow, with a private path to Lobsterville Beach where you can enjoy one of the best (and secret) fly fishing spots on the Vineyard. You can experience a Martha’s Vineyard famous sunset from your deck overlooking Vineyard Sound or have a relaxing evening picnic on the beach. At night you can experience the stars through the skylight over your bathtub, and in the morning you can take a one-mile stroll to the Cliffs.
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