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“Idyllic Martha's Vineyard retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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10 Duck Pond Lane, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Aquinnah B&B and Inns
Acton, MA
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“Idyllic Martha's Vineyard retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Charming rooms, delicious organic breakfast fresh from the garden, short walk on a wooded path to the beach and the best view of the stars at night. Gorgeous ocean views and a warm, friendly innkeeper. Low key and completely relaxing. Pretty close to perfect.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

We arrived to a surprise. Not in a good way for the Vineyard. toy ducks on the way in?
The sheets were unkept and unclean. We found a hair in the bed. I'm sorry but not what you expect. If you're looking for rustic this is not your getaway B&B. We left without evening staying the night even though we PRE-paid.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed at the Duck Inn while visiting family on Martha's Vineyard over the 2011 holidays. We could not have been happier with the experience. The owner Elise was helpful in every way and her breakfast was spectacular, The house is beautiful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. We will certainly stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darien CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Stayed on Thanksgiving weekend. Great location and setting for charming B & B on five acres of property with beautiful ocean views. Cozy rooms and ours had a deck with views of the Gay Head lighthouse and ocean. Outstanding breakfast, possibly the best on MV, provided by a wonderful host, Elise.

Fun birdhouse outside the dining area, that had over a dozen blue jays and cardinals battling for position. Short walk to beach. Will be back!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

I've been to The Duck Inn many times will probably always keep going back there. It's the entire experience that does it for me. You're made to feel like a good old friend, (that's better than family!!) The breakfasts are wonderful home cooked meals, the muffins are delicious & different every day, and the juice freshly squeezed every morning. The serenity there is overwhelming. There's wildlife everywhere and if you take a short walk to the beach, the clay cliffs are amazing! I have stayed in all of the rooms and can't really pick a favorite one as they all have their own charm. The owner makes you feel welcome yet gives you all the privacy that you go there for. The grounds have a rustic landscaping that you see throughout the island and is very quaint. I highly recomend The Duck Inn!

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2005

We just returned from a weekend at the Duck Inn. This was our first visit to Marthas Vineyard, heck, it was our first north of Tennessee (Florida natives).

We we very impressed with the rustic charm of the Duck Inn. We stayed in two of the three rooms in the second floor, both facing the beach. The rooms were very clean, and had a country charm. My wife enjoyed the claw-foot tub in our bathroom. I enjoyed the balcony that overlooked the beach and lighthouse. We left the windows open and enjoyed the cool breeze and the sound of the surf at night.

In the morning, Virginia made us a great breakfast. We tried the omelettes, and the wifes favorite was the portugese French Toast. The fruits and toast were good too. The orange/grapefruit juice was fresh squeezed by our lively host Virginia.

I thought the beach might be a little too far to walk, but the wooded path was very nice. Wildflowers and notive foliage were interesting. It took us less than 5 minutes to walk down to the beach. We walked north to the cliffs and balanced rocks.

The next morning, we awoke to find 3 large whitetail deer munching on a few of the trees just below our balcony. They didn't seem bothered by us. My niece walked right up to a rabbit, that had different colored eyes.


I can't say enough about the place. The atmosphere is what really struck me about the Duck Inn. It was laid-back. I just wished we would have spent more time at the Duck Inn instead of driviing around the Vineyard. I would highly recommend this B+B if you're into casual, country living.

Stayed September 2005
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2005

NOt sure where the previous reviewer from Boston was, but their head was clearly someplace else. Other than a few spiders webs and some sand on the deck outside, our room was clean & sunny. It was an upstairs room with deck & ocean view and gorgeous poster bed with curtains. Even the bathroom has a view! I peeked in at all the rooms, and they all were unique and charming. Only the downstairs suite had no ocean view, but it's own yard area and fireplace, and the closest to the hot tub.
Any area of the East coast is going to be humid, especially right after a rain, and beach towels don't even dry overnight sometimes. There is no AC, but really there are only 10 days out of the summer that get that hot up-island. Oh and the "frog" is actually a cricket, there are lots in the country. To say the whole island is snobby is just ignorant, and there is LOTS of great food, just ask around. Breakfast at the Duck is GREAT! Different muffins every morning, I loved the pesto & goat cheese omelette, the fruit crepes, and the salmon scramblers.

If you like being in a generic hotel in the city, don't come here, but if you want country charm & a quiet soulful beauty, this is IT!

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Duck Pond Lane, Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02535
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Aquinnah
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Aquinnah
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Number of rooms: 4

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