You have to see this property to believe it. We have been vacationing in MV for many years at different properties and this one tops them all. The house itself it extremely spacious allowing all guest to spread out and never feel crowded. It is up to date with the latest technology and so much to do we spent many days on the property just enjoying ourselves. The exterior landscaping, flowers and plantings are impeccable and the privacy of the property makes you feel like there is no one around for miles. The owner is more attentive than any owner we have ever dealt with checking in via text a few times during the week just to make sure all was ok and always asking if we needed anything and insuring that our stay was up to his own high expectations. I highly recommend this house for larger groups, families with children and anyone looking for a vacation house you won't forget. We've stayed here 3 years in a row and already have our plans booked for 2018. Your stay in MV will be one to remember if you stay in this house!!!!
My family has stayed at the Stoney Hill Road house for four years in a row. It is an exceptional property. Darren is an exceptional owner who is always available to answer any questions we have. Years ago, we stayed elsewhere on the island but nothing compares to this house. Sitting outside on the deck the first morning, I listened to the birds chirp, roosters crowing, and watched a horse rider gracefully walk the trail around the house. This property is secluded which makes for a wonderfully relaxing stay. But it is also accessible to everything within a few minutes - Vineyard Haven, the beaches, Oak Bluffs. My family started vacationing on the vineyard over 25 years ago when there was just one granchild in the picture and we fit into a smaller house. As those grandchildren kept being born and have grown into adults, we needed the larger space of this home so all could have their privacy. This home has become especially important to us as my father ages and needs the accessibility that this home provides, including an elevator so he can get to all parts of the house. This year we did all the usual things - Gay Head, Black Dog, Bunch of Grapes bookstore, Lola's for Buck-a-Shuck - and lots of homemade dinners using that fabulous kitchen. All of the grandkids and their significant others would head downstairs for a movie night or shuffleboard action. Because of the perfect design of this house, not a peep was heard by the older generation upstairs while the kids had great time together. The memories formed at this home will last forever. And we have already booked and can't wait to go back for 2018!
We really enjoyed our time here. Darren was an excellent host; he was very prompt, responsive and helpful. He gave us tips and suggestions of things to do (we actually did all of them- they were great suggestions). The house is terrific. We had 3 families staying there and we had plenty of room, including enough room outside to have a great game of kick ball. In particular, the kitchen and pantry are really big so large group dinners are very easy. The house is centrally located so it's easy to get everywhere on the island. I highly recommend staying here. We had a great time and would love to stay there again.
We just returned from a wonderful week at the Stoney Hill Road House. I can't imagine a more perfect place for celebrating with our family. We were a group of 14 and all had tons of room. The house and grounds are spectacular -- lots of space for the kids to run around and play and the most relaxing site for those of us who wanted to enjoy family dinners, read, watch movies and gather together in the gorgeous great room. I was in awe of the home's beauty as well as its functionality. Darren was extremely responsive to our questions. The whole experience was magical!
First and foremost: the property and home are magnificent. It's easy to see that the owner, Darren ,has put time, money and energy into building and maintaining it. We got married there two weeks ago and stayed there with our families for the wedding week. Lush, well kept gardens, a lovingly crafted home and a beautiful barn were all ours to enjoy and boy did we! Darren was easily accessible during the year long process of planning and his father was extremely helpful in making us feel at home and that he was available during our wedding week. Our guests were as enthralled as we were by the location and spent time with us there for both rehearsal dinner and wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding/vacation experience and are already planning on making our way back in the upcoming years. Thank you Darren!
The Property, the cooperation, the atmosphere, the amenities were without a doubt the best experience ever. The Stoney Hill property helped make this wedding event something that will be remembered by every guest. The house provided us the opportunity for our entire family w/ Grandchildren to stay comfortably under one Awesome roof. The central location made every attraction only a 10-15 minute commute. Darren the owner is also very familiar with several vendors /caterers/tent companies etc. that really helped out tremendously. Very relaxing, very classy. Besides a great Wedding or Vacation venue, I am considering renting for an executive brainstorming retreat in the upcoming years. Arthur Papazian & Family
We are long-time summer residents on the Vineyard, and our daughter always wanted to have the island as the location for her wedding. The Stoney Hill Road House provided the perfect setting. As lovely as the pictures are on the Home Away website, they do not adequately convey the beauty, serenity and privacy of the house and grounds. The house is exceptional – spacious and appointed with comfortable and luxurious furnishings. Family members had privacy but enjoyed being together throughout the house especially in the enormous downstairs recreation room and the several dens/television rooms. The master bedroom consists of a suite of rooms that provided the space and light for the bridal party to prepare for the wedding. The special features of the property made it especially suited to meeting the vision my daughter and her fiancé had for their wedding of one location that could be the center of all the activities – from the cocktail hour, through the reception and a brunch the morning after the wedding. The barn provided a magical setting for the reception including a plated dinner and an evening that had all the guests on the dance floor. The wedding guests used words like “enchanted” and “wonderful” to describe the events. We worked with a number of excellent island vendors starting with our incredible wedding planners, Plan It MV, and Jaime Hamlin catering. The newlyweds live in California but the Vineyard vendors made it possible to plan a wedding with all the details the couple wanted. We also can’t say enough about how helpful Darren, the owner, is from the beginning of the process until after the celebrations are over. We met with him over a year before the wedding, and he was always prompt in responding to questions and so helpful. Darren can also assist with a list of vendors who are experienced with Vineyard weddings and know his property. Stoney Hill Road House is a special place to have the perfect Vineyard wedding or for an exceptional, memorable vacation.
My now husband and I were looking for a venue to host an intimate wedding. We had stopped here to look at the property as a potential venue during one of our vacations and immediately fell in love. The house is secluded and the property is immaculate. Being able to rent the property from Wednesday to Wednesday was perfect. It allowed us to take our time setting up for the wedding and also gave us time to relax after the festivities were over. We invited our bridal party to stay the week with us as a thank you. We had a full house the whole week but never felt overcrowded. The house is gorgeous and I would have been content if we never left the property. We were able to bring in our own vendors which was important to us because we wanted to personalize our wedding as much as we could. We received so many compliments about the wedding and the picturesque location. We had no issues and the owner was very quick to answer any questions we had. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway or a venue that will allow you to make your wedding special, this place is it.
We had such an amazing time at the Stoney Hill Road House. We had our wedding there in early September and our entire bridal party stayed at the house with us. One of the reasons we chose this place is because you can bring in all your own vendors. It was totally DIY, and we were able to customize our entire wedding day to our liking. We brought in a tent for dinner, had our favorite band play in the barn, and set up all the decorations ourselves. All those personal touches made the day that much more special. The house and grounds are simply amazing. Right away, it felt like home to us, and our family and friends have not stopped talking about how perfect the house, lawn, grounds, scenery etc are. It was really special. Darren was helpful and attentive and was the perfect host. He was quick to respond to any questions we had leading up to and during our stay. Do yourself a favor and book a stay here. Especially if you're looking for an epic DIY wedding.
Absolutely, unbelievably incredible. That's the only way to describe the Stoney Hill Road House. We stayed at the house the second week of September and had our wedding on the lawn and in the barn. It was simply perfect in every way. The sprawling green lawn (ceremony and cocktail hour), the awesome barn (live music & dance party), the gorgeous forest surrounding the property. The house is incredible and we were so sad to leave. But the memories from that week will stay with us forever. Our family and friends still haven't stopped talking about how beautiful the grounds were. Darren was a very attentive and gracious host. He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us and our guests. We had some technical problems with the projection TV and Darren had a repair guy in the house immediately to get it taken care of. We can't say enough good things about Darren and the house. We are already thinking about returning next summer. If you want the best wedding week ever, at the best wedding venue ever, do yourself a favor and book this place ASAP.
Everything about this house and property was amazing. Darren was a gracious host, helpful and facilitative in the wedding planning process and also there to make sure things went right with the set up during the days prior. The house itself was immaculate and super clean, gorgeous interior and exterior making it the ideal place to stay. If we had any questions about anything Darren was quick to respond. Our wedding was beautiful and so much of that is because we had such a picturesque venue (the ceremony was on the lawn and reception up at the barn). The house is also a great location on the Vineyard, very central. Close to the ferries in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven and a 10 minute drive to Edgartown. Very convenient for my guests and for us to get around the island. Since it's tucked away in the woods you won't hear a car or passer-byers at all. Highly recommend this home for anyone looking to have a more intimate wedding, or just to spend a week in a very tranquil and pretty spot! HUGE thanks to Darren for all of his help and making this amazing place available to us for our special day.
We had an amazing stay at the house! We rented it for our family to stay in during our wedding weekend, and we hosted a rehearsal dinner/picnic at the house. Everything was perfect, the house was immaculate, plenty of space for a large family to spread out and have their different areas to hang out. The lower level with the movie theater and shuffleboard were so much fun! My mother in law was in a wheelchair so the accessibility of the house was paramount to us and everything functioned perfectly for her. From the roll-in bathrooms to the elevator, and the spacious hallways and kitchen area. Darren, the host, was also very helpful and friendly, easy to reach in case we had any questions and very responsive if we needed help with anything. I can't wait to come back and stay here again!
Stoneyhill is the ideal place to have a wedding, period. It offers the perfect trifecta of wedding services: the ceremony, the reception and the housing accommodations. From our perspective, this simplifies the planning considerably. We found the accommodations to be awesome. The house is airy and spacious. It also has a number of goodies for the techie types like AirPlay speakers and a theater room that made one of our guests relive the Star Wars saga. The hammock, or as we called it, the magic hammock was a terrific surprise. It's magic because it only takes five minutes to put anyone to sleep. The property is very private and the barn is a big differentiator as far as wedding venues are concerned. Our guests loved the rustic appeal, the caters found it to be very accommodative and the band loved the acoustics. A number of our guests said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. Part of this credit goes to the memorable food prepared by Chef Deon, the Boston band we hired (Encore) and of course the venue that put people in very spirited mood. Our only recommendation to someone wanting to plan this event is to give yourself a year and a half lead time for the perfect event like we had.
We rented Stoney Hill Road House from July 30 through August 6, 2016. Our party included four couples and my doggie. This was our first visit to Martha's Vineyard. After months of searching for the perfect property, we selected Stoney Hill Road House because it was spacious, airy, boasted a gourmet kitchen, and accommodated several adult couples. As we drove up and around the graveled path leading to the house, we were blown away by the property's unique architectural details and perfectly manicured grounds. Once inside the house, we continued to be impressed by the state-of-the-art technology features throughout, the clean and comfortable furnishings, the well-equipped gourmet kitchen (which includes a butler's pantry), the oversized bedrooms and bathrooms, and the amazing theater room. Darren (the super cool owner) gave us an extensive tour of the house, describing in detail its many features and amenities. As a person who enjoys luxury, Stoney Hill Road House definitely fit the bill. Darren remained readily available throughout the week to address any questions we had about the house or navigating the Vineyard. Stoney Hill Road House is conveniently located a short distance (about a 10-minute drive) from the heart of both Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. We so enjoyed ourselves that we have already reserved Stoney Hill Road House for next year. In fact, I intend to establish an annual tradition of renting Stoney Hill Road House to celebrate my birthday!!! Cheryl Marie
This was my family's fourth year staying at the Stoney Hill Road house, and every time is better than the last. The house is large, spacious, but still very comfortable and well appointed. In addition, the owners think of everything, they are very responsive to every question, and they even provide great tips on what to do to maximize your enjoyment of the island.
We've rented houses both large and small for 15+ years on the Vineyard. This house and entire property cannot be beaten for larger groups and multiple family trips. It offers privacy both inside and out. The property is nestled back away from any other houses and roads. The views from the patio and exterior of the beautifully landscaped grounds are incredible. The horses and the nearby barn also give an added touch. Yet when you are outside anywhere on the property you feel like you are in a world of your own. The interior offers spaciousness to accommodate large groups for socializing as well as enough bedrooms to give everyone their own private space. It could not be more up to date with high tech. lighting and wifi, a theater room that you have to see to believe and flat screen TV's in almost every room. I could go on and on but suffice to say there was no hesitation when our group decided to return to this house for our last 2 summer vacations. And don't be fooled by the location, we have stayed in Edgartown for many years but the bang for your buck at this property makes it well worth the extra few minutes it takes you to get to South Beach, State Beach and any of the downtown areas. Stay hear once and you will be hard pressed to look elsewhere for your next trip to MV.
This is our third year in the Stoney Hill Road home and each year it just gets better. We use the house as a family vacation/family reunion and ages range from 14 to 84, with three generations sharing this home. The home has incredible architecture, is immaculately maintained, and has an outstanding layout which allows all of us to have our own private spaces while having ample gathering space for everyone. We use every square inch of this home - the massive lawns are perfect for playing ultimate frisbee or whiffle ball, the hammock is my perfect getaway for a quiet time listening to the birds - and nothing else (ok, I did hear the clip clop of a horse and rider who were on the trails near the house....how great is that??)! After breakfast, we head out to the beaches - this year we hit Aquinnah, Bend in the Road Beach, and South Beach. The home is so nicely located that any beach is a short drive away. After a quick rinse in the outdoor shower, we head to the outdoor patio to gather for cocktails before dinner. We cook fabulous dinners in the gourmet kitchen - from Larson's outstanding swordfish to homemade pizzas. Nights are spent playing cards or Scrabble on the screened in patio. Then the adults go to bed and the younger generation heads downstairs to play shuffle board and watch movies in the home theater. I cannot say enough about this house or the owner. Darren is there to greet us every year and make sure everything is set. He checks in to make sure all is well during the week. This house has everything a vacationing family could ever want. It is truly an outstanding property that makes the vacation the best it can be.
We were told by our son and future daughter in law, what a perfect location this property was for a vacation home and wedding. Everything about Malabar Farm exceeded our expectations. With the magnificently crafted barn, the elegant tented reception area and the sprawling grounds full of meticulously cared for landscape design, it was like a day in Camelot. The spacious home on the property had every amenity imaginable. Beautifully decorated and immaculately maintained. The landlord was gracious, informative and available if needed. Aside from our son’s wedding, our favorite memory during our stay, was relaxing on the front patio on a cloudless breezy night watching the full strawberry moon cross the sky overhead on the summer solstice. We highly recommend a stay at Malabar Farm!
It was love and first sight for us -- we knew this would be the perfect property to host our wedding and mini-moon afterwards. And it was! The house is impeccable and furnished with state of the art luxury amenities, including a spectacular theater room (and shuffle board!). It also comfortably slept all of our best people, which was extremely helpful since we did most of the rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, and brunch organization and execution ourselves with their help. Prior to and during our stay, the owner, Darren ensured that we were set up for success on every front. He is a perfectionist and took pride in making sure the property was in perfect order (no blade of grass out of place) for our big day, including the biggest star of the show, the gorgeous boat barn. Darren also recommended Plan-It MV to help us coordinate and they were wonderful from start to finish! For a wedding, event, or vacation, this property offers up all you need to create a magical experience...including the great room in the house, the barn and massive space for lawn games (we brought KanJam, cornhole and whiffle ball from home). The location is also very central to all the best spots on island and is also extremely helpful when hosting folks from out of town -- we had friends & family staying in Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, and West Tisbury and they all found themselves able to get to the house in 10-15 minutes by taxi. Word to the wise, the road to the house can be a little confusing, so it's helpful to put up signs. We can't wait to return in the future to relive what was easily the best day of our lives.
My wife and I rented this property for a week and had our wedding during our stay. We put our entire wedding party in the house and even had our rehearsal dinner there. I could write a long essay about why this was the perfect venue for every aspect of our trip, our rehearsal dinner, our wedding, our reception. From what I understand a lot of people use barn for any of the above activities but with the perfect fall MV weather we did not want a roof over our head. With prior permission we used the expansive yard. We used the small green opening to the right of the house (when looking towards it from the circle drive) with a wooded backdrop for our pre-ceremony cocktail our and our ceremony. We used the patio and grassy area to the left of the house for our cocktail hour (complete with raw bar) and we used the large flat grassy area behind (and to the left) of the home for the dinner/reception. It was perfect and amazing. The expansive and diverse grounds give you plenty of photo ops and our photographers were floored by everything - we made their "best of" post and constantly got compliments on how great the venue was. Can't say enough great things. Of course, last but not least, Darren was really wonderful to work with and really went above and beyond. Thank you very much! Chris & Crystal
Words cannot express how incredible our stay was here... I booked this property for our wedding without being able to see it (I live in Los Angeles) and showed up to a cozy palace. Not only was the home incredibly beautiful, it was comfortable--with plenty of linens, towels, plates, even drinks in the fridge and food in the cabinets! The master bedroom is so incredible that you'll never want to get out of bed and the family screening room is remarkable with a large projector screen--the kids were glued to the couch every night watching Netflix. The wedding ceremony and dinner was outside on the lawn in a tent and dancing was inside the barn... The boat barn is such a fabulous addition to this property... We hung up some lights and threw up some sheers and that's all you need to make it a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding. Finally, Darren and his family are so incredibly helpful and accommodating -- if there was anything we ever needed, they were at the door in 5 minutes--rain or shine. If I could, I would move into this home permanently! I will always have wonderful wedding memories and truly cannot wait to come back here again with my family. Naomi & Adam Paul Studio City, CA
This summer was my family's third at the Stoney Hill Road house. The first thing we did when we got home? Confirm for next summer too! This house is amazing. It has everything we need for family fun, combined with a peacefulness that you don't always find. We are 10-20 mins from everything we want to do on the island, but with a "homey" feel that you can't get from one of the hotels or even a B&B. Every year my immediate family invites 2-3 guests to join us, and everyone has plenty of space and privacy. And my sons (ages 4 & 7) couldn't be more thrilled with their summer vacation. We highly highly highly recommend this as a vacation spot for an extended family.
We had visited Stoney Hill Road House before as guests and loved everything about this magnificent home so we were especially excited to host our daughter's wedding here. We stayed here in late September with 9 other guests. From the lush landscaping, private grounds, impeccably clean, comfortable and organized house, this was a dream vacation. This home was clearly designed with love and a perfect melding of form and function. Darren, the owner, answered all our questions, made practical suggestions, and was available via text if needed. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare and serve a bridal brunch. The great room provided an elegant space to relax and enjoy meals and conversation. The theater was the room that left most guests speechless! The 10' projection TV and shuffleboard appealed to the youth in all of us. The wedding ceremony was held on the front lawn. Guests then walked over to the tent and barn where the reception and dancing took place. Everywhere one looked, it was beautiful, elegant, perfect!
We got married at the Stoney Hill Road House and Boat Barn on September 26. I cannot imagine a more serene, perfect, idyllic place to have a wedding. The house is meticulously crafted. There is always something beautiful to look at while you relax in this quiet, sun-filled home. There is plenty of space to spread out, a fantastic kitchen and outside grill for cooking, comfortable furniture, and the most awesome basement (we called it "The Man Cave")-- equipped with big leather sofas, a massive TV, bar area, and shuffleboard table. It was great for watching movies or football! For the wedding, the owner, Darren, was incredibly helpful in providing recommendations for local vendors, restaurants, etc... He is easy to work with and communicate with in the planning process. We had an outdoor ceremony in the meadow, then brought in a tent to have dinner and opened up the barn for dancing. Unlike many more traditional wedding venues that provide limited options, we loved being able to outfit our wedding exactly how we wanted. The Stoney Hill Road House/Boat Barn provided a stunning backdrop for our big day. I would not hesitate to recommend this property for a vacation rental or a wedding!
Terrific setting for a 100 guest wedding. The house was exquisite and held most of the wedding party for the weekend. The grounds were wonderfully manicured and provided a spacious, beautiful venue for an outdoor ceremony. The barn, used for the reception, was functionally perfect for a country-style celebration. The nicest part of the whole event was the ability to have the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception all onsite. In addition, the owners were gracious, respectful of our privacy and were wonderful to deal with. If you like what you hear in this review, rent this venue for your wedding! You will not be disappointed.
This house has served as a location for a family reunion for the past two years and we have already signed up again next year. This house is truly a masterpiece but it was designed and decorated very warmly and everyone who stays here is in awe of the space and how much privacy it affords. It is a tranquil property that abuts Malabar farm - and if you happen to be enjoying one of the many wonderful outdoor spaces on the property, you might see a rider on a trail that circles the property! It is quiet, peaceful, and immaculately landscaped. This house has everything - from the movie theater that we'd watch at night, to the shucking knife that we needed when preparing raw oysters and clams for the family. We are a family that loves to cook so we spent many nights enjoying the chef's kitchen and preparing wonderful meals. Beaches and town centers are just a short ride away. I cannot say enough about this wonderful property and how we truly feel at home and relaxed when we are there. It is an exceptional place and the memories will last us a lifetime. Darren is a wonderful host who is accessible, but not hovering. We cannot wait for summer 2016!!
We have rented many homes over the years during our summer vacations.....none of them have come close to matching the amenities this house includes for the price. No stone was left unturned when this house was designed it has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing vacation on the Vineyard. From the surround sound systems, to the airplay system, wifi, appliances, kitchen set up, etc. this house literally has it all. The owner Darren went above and beyond what I have ever seen an owner do in MV.....meeting our entire group on day 1 at the house for a personal tour of the property. He also checked in with us via text as needed during our stay to make sure the house was meeting our expectations. We had a big crew with 8 adults plus 8 kids and the spaciousness of the house literally "ate us all up". The kids lived in the basement theater room enjoying the incredible entertainment system. When they weren't there they were battling for who could read a book while on the hammock. The adults spent every evening on the patio enjoying the serenity of the grounds which are landscaped meticulously. When all 16 of us wanted to hang out the great room easily handled us all at once. The screen porch, den, office and lower level sitting area also allowed anyone who wanted some alone time to themselves. Everyone enjoyed the vast trail system around the property for biking, hiking and jogging. Conveniently located to all the downtown areas on MV as well as State & South Beach the pictures on the website do not do this home justice as there is much more to the home than shown. I would highly recommend this home our group will definitely be back in 2016.
We stayed in the Stoney Hill Road House for our family reunion - all 14 of us. I have to say that the pictures on HomeAway don't do this amazing home justice! It's obvious when you walk through the door that the owner put a lot of love into building it - every finish is upscale and the architecture is unique and stunning. The house is perfect for large groups - enough space to spread out and get away if you want to. The kitchen is well stocked and each of the bedrooms had comfortable beds and pillows. The theater room is crazy... the projection TV is HUGE and with the cool sound system, it really felt like we were in a movie theater. If you have a NetFlix account you can sign in to watch your movies. Our kids enjoyed using the outdoor shower after long days at the beach. The hammock out back is comfortable too - a perfect place to make a call on your cell phone since that appeared to be the only place you can get cell phone reception - that never bothered us though because there's a house phone and also VERY FAST wifi. The house is off the beaten path - very private. Kids enjoyed seeing the horses at Malabar Farm which is right next to the property and also visiting the alpacas at the farm down the road. You really do need a car if you're staying here, as the house is a very long 20-30 minute walk from Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd, where the buses run. Our favorite restaurant on the island was the Net Result - great seafood at reasonable prices. Place your order at the counter, then go grab a seat at one of the picnic tables outside. The owner exceeded our expectations and is a really nice guy. He answered all emails quickly, met us at the house when we arrived, and was available during our stay via text. If you're thinking about staying here and see that it's available - BOOK IT - you'll have a stay you'll never forget.
Our stay at the Stoney Hill Road House was more than I could have asked for. The house is clean and very well-maintained, and the landscaping is immaculate. We had our rehearsal dinner in the great room, the wedding ceremony on the lawn, and the reception in the barn, and I couldn't be happier that we chose to have these special events at the Stoney Hill Road House. The barn is large and clean. Our guests all commented on how beautiful the property is. They all seemed to enjoy socializing around the fireplace in the great room and playing shuffleboard in the theatre room. Darren, the owner, was quick in responding to questions and would send a text every now and again to ensure we didn't need anything. He was very thoughtful and kind, reminding us of any details to prepare for the events (turning off the irrigation system, arranging the landscaping for the ceremony). The location was perfect for us. The house is located on a quiet lot off a dirt road. It is not too difficult to get to and Darren provides directions. We found a GPS helpful because the numbers on the street can be a bit confusing. While the property feels rural and remote, it is well located- Vineyard Haven center is about 10 minutes and Edgartown is about 15 or 20. Overall, I loved our stay at the Stoney Hill Road House and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a beautiful wedding in a convenient location with great customer service.
We had a 20 year college reunion for 4 families. The house beautifully accommodated all 17 of us - 8 adults and 9 children aged 3-9. Echo all the lavish praise for the house in other comments - they are all true. Lawns and hammock are great for children to run and have fun. They also enjoyed the theater room while the adults could catch up in the great room. The house is a little off road which makes the experience more relaxing as you can find peace. Despite this the house is centrally located and we could easily get to all of our daily activities - hike Menemsha Hills/ Felix Neck, bike Chappaquidick, and hit the beach. We also enjoyed a great meal prepared by Bernadette at Herring Run Kitchens so we could eat a quality healthy meal and spend less time in the kitchen. Darren the owner has a sunny disposition and was very helpful with information about the island.
This property has it all! We rented this location for our wedding in Sept 2014. The owner was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, even helping us locate vendors on the island. The property is picturesque and made our dream wedding come true. The house is top notch as far as quality, cleanliness, and amenities. We had some family members stay with us and the size of the house provides everyone with their own space. Even on wedding morning the men and women could all get ready comfortably without the potential for seeing the groom too soon. We love this place and will definitely be back any time we come to the Vineyard.
The house was beautiful and we had an amazing week. From the beautifully landscaped yard to the expansive size of the house, which comfortably fit our 11 family and friends, this property exceeded each and every one of our expectations. We rented this home for a wedding of 80 guests and this house provided everything we could ever need. We hoped to hold the wedding outside, but we found that the barn provided a more elegant affair in a casual setting, which was perfect for us. We would love to come back in the future.
We have been fortunate enough to vacation at this incredible home for 4 years now. Just driving up the dirt road to Malabar Farm feels like we're going to a little piece of our own home:) This is not your typical Rental Property....it is clearly a Home that is maintained and built with the utmost attention.... We finally brought our close family friend this year and although she enjoys 3 beautiful homes of her own....she was BLOWN AWAY the minute she stepped foot into the front door. We'll blink and it will be Aug 2015....we ALL look forward our home away from home....even if only for one week!
If I could give this home 10 stars, I would. We rented for a week for a family reunion, topping out at 12 people from four families. We used every inch of this beautiful home. The manicured grounds were great for games of frisbee, playing catch and wiffle ball. The men played horseshoes most evenings. We'd drink our coffee on the spacious screened porch while listening to the birds sing every morning. Some would head out on the bike path after breakfast, while others lounged in the hammock. After a day at the beach, we cooked fabulous meals in the spacious kitchen and had cocktail hour out on the patio. After dinner, we'd play games of shuffleboard, or watch at scary movie in the home theatre. Tired after a full day, we'd each retire to our space, which comfortably fit us all. This house has it all and then some. The owner Darren met us upon arrival to show us everything and he was readily available when any questions came up. It could not have been a more perfect week, and we will return again next year!
My family and i have been coming to the vineyard for the last 12 years, and this home by far has been the most comfortable place that we have stayed, with the main living and dinning area being spacious and inviting. This home is a true piece of art, with Impeccable stone work, and craftsmanship throughout. This home accommodated 12 people with ease, with everyone having there own privacy. The house has two main level which is accessible by stairs and elevator, and almost every room is equipped with its very own entertainment system. The grounds are meticulously kept with numerous types of plants and trees, which is situated on a large private lot. This home is centrally placed between vineyard heaven and oaks bluff (5-10 min to each), and 15 min from Edgartown. I would highly recommend this home to anyone that is interested in staying on the vineyard.
The Stoney Hill Road House (SHRH) is the perfect retreat for a large family getaway to MV. I cannot fully express what a peaceful, relaxing environment exist. I was initially a little concerned because it seemed to be off the beaten path but the truth is that it's central location makes it close to everything. So, it is easy to take a trip to one of the beaches or a trip to VH, Oak Bluffs or Edgartown. The house itself is beautifully understated and extremely comfortable, easily sleeps 14. The kitchen is very well equipped and makes for easy entertaining. The children, young and old, loved the media room. We hope we will be fortunate enough to return to this little slice of heaven!
A serene wedding venue. Gorgeous home, elegant and warm. Boathouse/barn for the reception, with beautifully crafted woodwork to match the home. Lovely grounds, impeccably maintained. Great location for access to all island destinations. Thoughtful, responsive landlord. A five-star experience all the way around! We recommend this landlord and location without any reservations. Enjoy!
My extended family rented this truly breathtaking home for a week in early July 2013. Prior to arriving, the owner was extremely helpful and available when we had questions about the house and questions such as where to get the best lobster roll or where to find the nicest accessible beach for my disabled father. The house is nestled in the most beautifully landscaped yard near a small horse farm. The house exceeded our expectations in every way. The master bedroom, in particular, was stunning-- enormous, open, clean and very nicely decorated. The owner was available to us, though everything was immaculate and there were no issues at all with the house. We would absolutely recommend this house to everyone- from families with small children, to families with teenagers, to disabled families who will be blown away by the modern accessibility within and around this house. The architect in our group was also very impressed by the house and boat barn. The wheel-chair user in our group was incredibly impressed with all the details that made this house so accessible. We found some amazing places, (the owner gave us many of these suggestions!): Flying Horses carousel on rainy days, followed by ice cream at Mad Martha's, Lobsters to bring home and eat on the porch from Net Result, delicious chocolates from Chillmark Chocolates, great shopping in Edgartown, great breakfast at Art Cliff Diner (in VH, go early!), delicious sandwiches from Humphrey's, and the best fried seafood at The Bite. We really loved our stay at the Stoney Hill Road House and we hope to make it a tradition and return year after year! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!!
We've been fortunate enough to stay at this property for the past two years. Its the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The WOW factor is off the chart and each year we return, we feel more at home. Our family has been vacationing in Martha's Vineyard for the past 30 summers and we normally bounce around to try new places. Now that we have this amazing home and its glorious grounds and amenities in our blood....we will be making this our tradition. We thank the owner for sharing such an incredible part of his life with our family.
This is the ultimate in tranquility. This pastoral setting is perfect for the beautiful home, very tastefully furnished, and open to a beautiful patio area overlooking an extensive yard and a horse pasture. It is spacious and accommodating. In addition to the ambience, it is very functional and a dream to cook in. It even has two ovens, two sinks, and two dishwashers. It is only a couple of miles from three different towns, each with its own character. But why leave? Just sit back and relax.
I stayed in this beautiful, peaceful house during Hurricane Sandy. At the peak of the storm, the power went off and within 15 seconds the generator went on. Voila! We could cook in the kitchen, use the internet and watch television. Lights were on throughout the house. I stayed in the downstairs bedroom, which has the most comfortable bed ever, and at midnight in the eye of the storm, I saw a herd of deer grazing under the moon. The fields are gorgeous and before the storm I loved horseback riding through the endless trails out back. The setting is incredibly private, but three towns were within 10 minutes. The location and house couldn't be better.