My husband and I just had a lovely stay at this B&B. We stayed in room 6 which has a double bed and small bathroom with shower/tub. This room is very small, but it came with a lower price tag. The bed was very comfortable, the pillows were heavenly and the room decorated very tastefully. It had a nice ceiling fan and A/C control. We left our windows open and it was so nice. The shower/tub was standard, but very clean. The water pressure and high temp was incredible!!! The house is very nice and the grounds are beautifully. The enormous oak in the yard is amazing! Upon arriving at the house we were greeted by the owners sweet dog Lexi. She is precious and I honestly miss seeing her. The outdoor cat was also very friendly. Juliana, the Innkeeper was also very nice. No, she is not the hovering over the top friendly innkeeper that the past reviewers have mentioned. She is honestly a breath of fresh air. I really felt like I have known her for years. She is very honest and offers assistance upon request. She recommended an excellent restaurant (Moxie) to us and always provided us with assistance when asked. She is not going to seek you out. If you need assistance it is best to reach her before noon and she is will happily assist you. She does leave later in the day and returns later in the evening. However, the house becomes your own and you will not feel her presence. We did not see her in the evening. However, we appreciated the privacy greatly, but some folks may prefer someone who is more accessible. Personally, if you need this much assistance than a B&B may not be the right place for you to stay. B&B's do not have a concierge. Juliana provides a well furnished house, a homemade breakfast and comfortable relaxing clean rooms. If you need more than that go elsewhere.
The house is decorated very tastefully and it is very clean. The main rooms are relaxing and airy. The dining area is very welcoming. I loved that she had more than one table to eat at. My husband and I like dining at our own table and she has two small tables and a large 6 top inside and then small bistro tables on the outdoor porch. We ate outside and it was awesome. We had a view of the large oak tree and all her gorgeous flower boxes aligning the porch. Lexi the dog always sat with us and we loved every minute of her company.Breakfast was great! The coffee is delicious and she overs 5 homemade choices for breakfast ie. eggs benedict, eggs and bacon, yogurt parfait, crossiant french toast. The meal also comes with a choice of muffins and scones and a fruit platter. We ate the egg benedict 3 days in a row. Yes, it was that good! Juliana's daughter assisted her this weekend and she was lovely. Excellent waitress and Juliana prepared all the food. Our last morning Juliana even waited on us and was so nice.
The house is located only 5 minutes from Vineyard Haven on a very quiet charming street. We loved strolling back and forth to town. There were two bikes that we were able to use free of charge at our leisure and we used them the entire weekend.
I think the only tip I would suggest for this Inn is to have a small refrigerator available for the guests to share. It would have been great to be able to chill a bottle of wine and/or store leftovers at our conveinance. I am sure if I asked Juliana she would have happily chilled wine for us in her kitchen, but it just would be nice to have an area that guest could access at their conveinence. The keurig coffee maker was available, but unfortunately the last two days mugs were not left out. I honestly think this was just an oversight. Basically to sum it up a small fridge near the coffee maker with mugs, xtra wine glasses and some wine openers would be a nice touch. Clearly this is not a deal breaker for me, just a suggestion.
Thank you Juliana for such a lovely stay. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. It was an absolute pleasure.
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