Guide Book with Helpful Links – eConcierge

Our top recommendations for Martha’s Vineyard and Edgartown

Grocery Stores


If you have ever rented a house before and found it devoid of everything including salt & pepper then you will be pleasantly surprised. We aim to always have some basic kitchen staples on hand so to eliminate duplication please check the kitchen before you go shopping.

There are many farmers markets on the island. The local spots we use are listed at this link:

Stop & Shop – (suggest shop early am to avoid the crowds) 222 Upper Main Street – 508-627-9522

Edgartown Meat & Fish Market – New at the triangle with great selections – 240 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, MA 02539 508-627-6200

Edgartown Seafood Market – Good local Seafood Market – 138 Cooke St. (near 100 Main St.) 508-627-3791

Al’s Package Store – the locals shop – 258 Upper Main St , – (508) 627-4347

Great Harbor Gourmet & Spirits – 40 Main St. – (508) 627-4390

Town Provision – close to the house – 12 Mayhew Lane – (508) 627-7557

Morning Glory Farm – just out of Edgartown on the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road (508) 627-9003
Fruits and vegetables, corn, herbs, beef, eggs, pies and baked goods, plants.
Mon-Sat 9-6, Sunday 10-5.

Reliable Market Oak Bluffs– Family-owned grocery that is getting a lot of buzz for fresh island goods.
36 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02568 508-693-1102

West Tisbury Farmers’ Market
This brings the farmers and their goods to you at the Old Agricultural Hall on South Road in the center of West Tisbury, by Alley’s General.
Open seasonally Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.

Grocery Delivery
A new service in 2021 called the New England Country Mart will deliver groceries to you.



There are so many places to search online that there is hardly a reason to list them here. In any case I will list a few of my favorites.

Best Greasy Spoon – Dock Street Coffee Shop

Best Local Fine Dining & Seafood – Square Rigger

Great Coffee, a walk away – Espresso Love

Top Rated – Atria – Their Brick Cellar Bar under Atria is GREAT for Burgers, Beer and surprising Entrees.

Fine Dining and place to be seen – Alchemy Restaurant

Best Brews on Tap & Burgers – Newes From America

Out of Edgartown

State Road Restaurant (West Tisbury) – State Road

Beach Road Restaurant – oyster happy hour (Vineyard Haven) – Beach Road

Sweet Life MV (Oak Bluffs) – Sweet Life

Casual Spot (Oak Bluffs) – Offshore Brewery

Best Breakfast & Lunch (Vineyard Haven) – Art Cliff Diner

Best Seafood (Menemsha) – Larsens Lunch on a Lobster Trap – Classic MV

Best Seafood (VH) – Net Result


There are so many places to search online that there is hardly a reason to list them here. Here are a few notables

Grey Barn – Bread, Cheese & Charcuterie
Rose Water Wine & Spirits
Salt Rock Chocolates

Shopping for Her (and Him)
J. McLaughlin
CB Stark Jewelers

Shopping for Him (and Her)
Back WAter
Green Room
Boneyard Surf Co.
Vineyard Vines
Black Dog


Event Planners

For All Wedding and Event Vendors – Click Here


Enhance your visit by planning your events and activities. Need a private chef? Want to go fishing? Want to get married? Consider a concierge.

Jacalyn Kane – Brochure Link

Private Chefs

More and more guests are requesting catering and private Chefs
Here are some sources – * indicates they have worked at the house before

Julie* – Julie Chef

Little Rock Farm – Little Rock Farm

Jamie Hamlin Catering* – Jaime Hamlin*

Catherine Walthers – Catherine Walthers  774.521.8406

Reception Catering: Nomans – Oak Bluffs

Chef Canieka chefcanieka@gmail.com 

Robert “Bobby” Donahue – Live In Chef Services  Private Chef

Spring Sheldon* – Sea & Spoon Kitchen  springsheldon.com 413-695-1595

Tyler Gibson – Private Cooking – tylerfgibson@gmail.com (508) 733-6930

Barbara Gold* – gourmetbarbara@icloud.com

Shane Tank shane@premierchefservices.com  920-737-5752

Créatif – Private Chefs & Catering 617-233-0880

Tina Miller* – <tinamillermv@gmail.com> 508-561-0042

Julie Moffet* – <jwmoffet@aol.com> 508-364-8968

Island Bartenders*  – Ken Chisholm 774 327 9034

Raw Bar

Edgartown Seafood – Link

John’s Seafood – Vineyard Haven Link

Cottage City Oyster Co.

Golf & Tennis

Farm Neck – 6 Har-Tru Tennis Courts and a top rated 18 hole semi-public golf course. Farm Neck was a collaboration of three architects, Geoffrey Cornish, Bill Robinson and Patrick Mulligan. When built, the course was carved into a beautiful peninsula or “Neck” of farmland on the eastern edge of the Island abutting Vineyard Sound. As you play, you will find yourself traversing a striking variation of topography and vegetation – everything from woodlands, to open meadows, to salt marshes, to stunning overlooks and intimate brushes with the ocean’s edge. Along with its intrinsic beauty, Farm Neck enjoys a widespread reputation for championship caliber golf. Farm Neck has continually earned a 4 1⁄2 out of 5 star rating in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play,” and is considered by many to be one of the premiere golfing experiences in the Northeast, “A true test of golf in an idyllic setting.”


Edgartown Golf Club – Private small 9/18 hole golf course in Edgartown – You will need a sponsor or letter of introduction from your Golf Club. Off Season offers the best opportunity for play.

Vineyard Golf Club – Private – You will need a sponsor or letter of introduction from your Golf Club. Off Season offers the best opportunity for play.

Mink Meadows – Public 9 hole golf course. Mink Meadows was established through the visionary work of New York City banker Robert Bigelow, an avid hunting and fishing sportsman. His love of both the Vineyard and the outdoors resulted in the acquisition of property known as Mink Meadows in the West Chop area circa 1928.

Royal and Ancient Chappaquidick Links Golf Club – 9 hole course on Chappy that you will have to Google. I played it once and it was really fun. They offer several options: you can pay $50 the day of play; you may purchase day passes at a discount for 5 or more online; and we also have individual ($600) and family ($2000) memberships available as well. Email: royalchappy9@gmail.com  Or call at: 508 627-2729 and visit royalchappy.com for more info!!


Robinson Road Recreation Area – Public – 7 Marchants Path Edgartown · (508) 627-6145
Niantic Park – Public – 35 Wamsutta Ave Oak Bluffs
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School – 100 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd – (508) 693-1033



Wheel Happy Bike Rentals and Service – good basic rentals – check out the Surly Bikes for beach riding

Edgartown Bicycles – Rentals & Repairs – higher end bikes

Pools & Gyms

The best bet for both a pool and gym is the YMCA
The pool is 75 feet by 6 lanes and is kept at 83 degrees
You can get an individual week long membership for $75. A family membership is $110 for two adults and unlimited number of kids.
If you are already a member of a YMCA you can use the facility for $10 a day. Easy to get to and the closest to the house

The Mansion house in Vineyard Haven has an indoor pool and workout center.
This is a bit harder to get to in the summer due to the traffic. It is right in downtown Vineyard Haven.
The pool is 75 feet by 3 lanes and is kept at 83 degrees

The Airport workout and vineyard tennis center is just a workout center. It is near the airport.



It will depend a lot on when you come but there is great music on the island.
The best source is the bulletin boards in town and the internet at MV Online (see MVOL).

Local Nightlife – The AtlanticSeafood Shanty and Wharf Pub in Edgartown – all located near Dock Street and Main Street. Great music is also at the Port Hunter

Here are some sources I found that are not on MVOL

Classical concerts are held at the old Whaling Church on Mian street but they haven’t posted a schedule yet.
The Martha’s Vineyard Ticket and Event siteplays there.

If you want to hire a group for a in house concert these folks might do the trick

Most of the music is for a younger group but this venue has more classic music.
Live music at the Katharine Cornell Theater, VH.

The Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs has music. I saw Arlo Guthrie there.


IMP & WIMP: Improv comedy various venues, summer series at the Grange Hall Theater, WT.
Island Theater Workshop: Year-round community theater, VH.

Vineyard Playhouse: Mainstage summer productions, holiday shows, Shakespeare for the Masses, dramatic readings. Seasonal at the Amphitheater: The Fabulists for Children, Shakespeare, VH.

The Yard (seasonal): Modern & classical dance, opera and theater, CH.


MV Excursions – Private and Group tours in Vans holding up to 14 people

MV Tours – Private Tour Service

MV Tours & Transport – Private Tour Service

Trip Advisor – Listings and Ratings