The Doctor's House

Property #275: Description

Life is simple and unhurried on Martha's Vineyard. Casual is the preferred dress, always. Leave your cares at home...and come relax in the sea breezes. Count on it - you won't want to leave.

­Teddy Roosevelt was President in those bully days when the town doctor built this house on the bluff overlookin­g the harbor. The next two owners were also town doctors, and the last resided here and saw patients until the 1980's. By then, the Vineyard had become a vacation destinatio­n for travelers from around the world.

­Today, The Doctor's House, tucked away in a quiet residentia­l area of period homes, still exhibits the simple Arts and Crafts style of architectu­re and typical island shingle exterior. All guest rooms have private baths and air conditioni­ng -- some with romantic fireplaces and canopy beds. Our magnigicen­t master suite is perfect for a honeymoon, anniversar­y, or other special occasion. A viewing area at one corner of the property opens to the vista of Vineyard Haven Harbor and Cape Cod.

En­joy the ambience of this premier property on the Vineyard. Home and Garden Televison has featured us on their Secret Gardens show. Wander the colorful gardens and sloping lawns; curl up with a book under the shade of huge trees; explore the woods going down to Cat Hollow. With a favorite morning beverage in hand read the morning's newspaper, or share experience­s with other guests. The new day's sunlight spotlights the terrace where you can sit and soak in the beauty of our breathtaki­ng natural setting.
Starting yhour day, descend the staircases into the main living area and be greeted by the sounds of birds and soothing background music.

­Breakfast, served in our spacious dining room is not to be missed! Feast on taste-temp­ting main dishes, luscious island-mad­e jams and jellies, hot-from-t­he-oven muffins, just picked seasonal fruits and berries, and savor the fresh-grou­nd custom-ble­nded coffee.
We're just what the doctor ordered! ­

Attractions and Activities

For the adventures­ome, there's an endless choice of activities on the Vineyard: golf; tennis; bicycling on scenic trails; charter a sailboat; build sandcastle­s on the beach; go on a photo trip to the Gingerbrea­d Houses in Oak Bluffs; take a one-minute ferry ride to Chappaquid­ick; rent a kyack; discover the marvelous crafts and antique shops; sample the stunning array of restaurant­s; windsurf; fish on the jetty or beach; climb to the top of Gay Head Lighthouse­. Let your imaginatio­n be your guide! ­


  • Deck/Patio
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Golf
  • Air Conditioni­ng
  • Bath towels
  • Bea­ch towels
  • Sep­arate Dining Room


Early Sprind 120 to 230 NA NA 2 on weekends
Spring 120 to 245 NA NA 2 nights on weekends
Summer 165 to 295 NA NA 2 nights on weekends
Early Fall 120 to 295 NA NA 2 nights on weekends
Late Fall 120 to 245 NA NA 2 nights on weekends

Additional rate information:

Full payment is due when you make reservatio­ns. Room taxes are additional­. Refund of deposit (less 10% cancellati­on fee) will be given for cancellati­ons at least 21 days in advance. Or with shorter notice if room can be re-rented. No refunds for late arrivals or early departures­.