USA Massachusetts Martha's Vineyard Vineyard Haven Listing #26382

Lily Hill - Vineyard Haven, MA

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Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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Secluded waterfront oasis w/private beach and mooring, dock, patio - 1 dog OK

Step back into a more peaceful time at this special home on the western shore of Lagoon Pond. Poised on a knoll overlooking the water, Lily Hill offers both serenity and sweeping views from impeccably maintained grounds. Enjoy a swim at your private beach morning, noon or night; rinse off in a hot water outdoor shower on the patio. Tie your sailboat or cruiser to the longest dock on the freshwater/saltwater lagoon, which opens to Vineyard Haven harbor; use the private, deep water mooring for your yacht. From the house, you watch the sunrise across the lagoon. From the end of the dock, with water lapping underneath, you can watch both the sunrise and sunset through the trees! Choose a unique spot to propose or hold an intimate wedding: Lily Hill's elegant gazebo overlooks the water; a classic arbor is set beneath the sweeping branches of one of the largest maple trees on the Island.

Surrounded by a variety of trees and flowering plants, this classic Vineyard shingle-and-stone home is within easy walking distance of town yet invisible from the road. Depending on the season, you’ll be greeted by pink hydrangeas, white-blossom Kousa dogwoods, or flashy orange Tiger lilies - the home’s namesake flower. The interior, with modern conveniences, is historic and elegant with large, curving windows in the wood-paneled great room, dining room, and downstairs master bedroom all overlooking the lagoon.

The bed in the primary suite has a luxury-rated DreamCloud mattress; the main bath includes a recently renovated and retiled shower. There are three Roku sets (44” in the main bedroom, 55” in the great room, and 32” in the dining room), and a new HVAC system. The upstairs sitting room was completely renovated in April 2022, with new awning windows and skylights. The great room has an entirely new furniture ensemble chosen by Lily Hill’s artist-owner for comfort, support and pleasing, lively colors and patterns. The kitchen features a new, top-rated wall oven and French door refrigerator. On the patio is a table for six near the grill overlooking the lagoon.

For many years, Lily Hill was the personal project of a locally renowned master gardener. The coffee-table book, Martha’s Vineyard Gardens and Houses, (Simon & Schuster), featured Lily Hill on the cover and in a 10-page spread. The text begins, “On the shore of Lagoon Pond sits this lovely rambling house… It is both rich and warm as well as light and airy.” Now, leave your everyday world behind and enjoy this remarkable retreat yourself.

What's nearby:
Vineyard Haven and the ferry terminal are less than a mile away. The Martha's Vineyard Museum is closer still and warrants a visit to learn about the island and its history. The harbor is full of boats – crowned by the offshore-moored, iconic topsail schooner, Shenandoah. Rent mopeds, bicycles, and even a center console power boat from 17’ to 22’. Take sailing lessons at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club, spend an afternoon at Owen Park Beach, or head to the links at the Farm Neck Golf Club four miles southeast. Enjoy rolling along on rented bicycles for miles and miles of mostly flat terrain at the Manuel F. Corellus State Forest. (Interesting note: as a teenager, Lily Hill’s owner, an avid biker himself, was a volunteer who helped build these bike paths through the forest.) You can even rent a Jeep, long preferred as a mode of Vineyard locomotion by locals, at Sun ’n’ Fun, in nearby Oak Bluffs. Sample the many excellent Vineyard Haven dining options, including La Soffitta, Salvatore’s Ristorante Italiano, Rocco’s Pizzeria, Bobby B’s, the Little House Cafe - and, of course, the famous Black Dog Cafe, Bakery and Tavern. You might even spot a celebrity (or two or three) enjoying morning coffee at Mocha Mott’s, ice cream at Mad Martha’s, or perusing the latest releases at everyone’s favorite independent bookstore, Bunch of Grapes.

Things to know:
Free WiFi and three Roku TVs
Full kitchen with built-in electric cooktop and wall oven
Outdoor hot-water shower
Private boat mooring sufficient for craft up to 55 feet

City/town permit number: STR-22-14

Other tax number: C0130282960

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining





Lake view


Water view


Beach access


Internet : Comcast



Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site services

Bed & breakfast


Gas grill : Private


Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

10 reviews

Hanna M. Apr 2021
I gave it 2 stars for the location, with a private beach and beautiful garden is was really a treat when the weather was nice. Lots of ticks, the garden was not sprayed and it was my biggest safety concern. The house needs a serious upgrade, we were not able to turn on lights in the living room, light was constantly flashing as there is something wrong with electrics, I also got tiny electric kick when I tried to use the switch. Master bedroom had a roof leak and washer and dryer were not working for few days but we got compensated. House is filled with a lot of broken furniture, sofas and armchairs look dirty and are full of holes, random clutter is stuck in many wardrobes so I didn’t unpack my suitcases as I didn’t have space to keep my clothes, oven in the kitchen was not working and one of the kitchen cabinet door fell off on top of me. Kitchen equipment is dated, cutlery rusty... it’s definitely not what I was expecting considering the location and price. If you don’t plan to spend much time indoors, eat out and enjoy the weather - go for it, if you travel off season I would not recommend it.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Heather. We are so glad the location worked out well for you but apologize for the details that kept you from fully enjoying your stay. Since your visit, the homeowners have completely renovated this home and included many new upgrades. Some of these include a new oven, refrigerator, and cutlery for the kitchen. All new furniture for the great room and 6 new comfortable dining room chairs. A new king bed for the master bedroom and queen for upstairs. Both with high-end mattresses designed for support and comfort. The master bath shower has also been upgraded. Two new Roku TV sets for the master bedroom and great room and a new HVAC system. The upstairs sitting room has been completely renovated with new windows and skylights. The outdoor patio has new furniture and the gas grill has been replaced. We appreciate you sharing your feedback with us and we hope you will stay with us again to enjoy all this home has to offer.
kelly b. Oct 2020
The view and location are amazing. Stepping into this house is like going back in time. After we arrived we found out there is only 1 full bathroom upstairs, no hand towels in the bathrooms or kitchen, and some other things. My father liked the house and would go back.
Renata P. Oct 2020
The house was clean but needs to be updated and there is only 1 Full bathroom for 6 ppl. Please de-clutter home ... the property is beautiful
Manager response:
Hi Renata, thank you for staying with us. We are sorry that the home decor and layout were not to your taste. We make every effort to present clear, accurate descriptions of our homes in order for guests to make informed decisions on their rental choices. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns prior to booking, as we are happy to help. We hope you'll visit again soon.
Michael S. Sep 2020
We loved Lily Hill - it had a real Vineyard feel - the antiques, the view , the history and nostalgia. It was a great location minutes to Vineyard Haven and easy access to the rest of the island. The kitchen was well stocked with a grand variety of dishes and glass wear that added to the ambience.
They were very responsive when we called with a need.
Our only disappointment was that it was marketed as having 2.5 baths but it actually only had 1 full bath with tub /shower on the 2nd floor, the 2 baths on the 1st floor had not shower or tub. Would definitely consider staying there again.
Danielle S. Sep 2020
The grounds/view/outdoor space were perfection. And the inside of the house we enjoyed too (not updated at all but everything was clean and worked), however we were surprised to find out there was only one full bathroom. Despite that I would still book this house again!
Virginie D. Aug 2020
The spot with its private beach and private dock is really beautiful. We liked the decoration and « soul » of the place as well.
However the house is dated and some furnitures/appliances need to be renewed.
Manager response:
Virginie, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the private beach and dock. We have passed along your feedback regarding the dated furniture and appliances to our local manager. They will work directly with the owner to make any needed upgrades. We hope to host you again in the future!
Laurie Jean P. Jul 2020
LIly Hill was a great location with a private beach and dock. The views were beautiful. The house was listed as having 2.5 baths, however, it only had one functioning tub/shower. It also did not have a functioning oven. I was disappointed that I was not informed of this prior to our stay and discovered it after check-in. I was informed that I would receive a $25/night/amenity for non-functioning amenities, however, I have not seen that refund in my account as of yet. I would hope that in the future, Vacasa would inform their guests of any non-working amenities prior to their stay.
Marron P. Jun 2020
The house was a museum and the settings beautiful ❤️ If you want flat screen TV, new furniture and modern upgrades, this house is not for you. If you love antiques, gorgeous grounds, a beautiful view, and relaxing in the sunshine, this house is perfect 👌We loved it! We played bocce and croquet, swam and enjoyed the view!
Pietrina A. Jun 2020
We enjoyed the privacy and the beach with our son. great spot.
Alain B. Nov 2019
The view, the house, the location, the size of the house...