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“Perfect Martha's Vineyard Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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The Christopher
Ranked #3 of 11 Edgartown B&B and Inns
Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect Martha's Vineyard Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Victorian Inn. My wife and I have only good things to say about this place. I have never written a review for Tripadvisor, but felt must share our experience. This B&B is close to the Chappaquiddick Ferry landing, shops, and restaurants. Even so, we were surprised at how little traffic came by the lodge. We had very quiet mornings; great for sleeping late. This place is very clean and well maintained. I have been in old B&B's that were dark, musty, and had creaking floors. None of these things are a problem here. Thanks for your hard work Steve and Karyn. Your dedication to giving guests an exceptional experience payed off for us.

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Owego, New York, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were in Edgartown for a wedding. We stayed two nights at this inn and loved it. It was spotlessly clean, first. After that, the owners were very friendly and provided every comfort in both our room and in the common rooms. Breakfast was excellent, and the service was impossible to beat. It is in the perfect location for all the shops and restaurants. We slept well because the room was comfortable, and the inn was quiet. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the street have a better view but are noisier.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We just returned from staying 6 days at the Victorian Inn. It’s an incredible place that we didn’t want to leave and will definitely return to. The Inn is a step back in time in reflecting the Victorian Era. Every room is beautifully appointed with period wall paper, canopy beds, antique furniture and elegant furnishings. In the room, sherry and fresh flowers compliment the décor. Many rooms have access to a lovely terrace, porch or balcony. The entire Inn is impeccably clean and orderly. The staff is friendly and accommodating. But the Victorian Inn is so much more than this; it’s hospitality at its finest. Within our first night’s stay, we felt and were treated like extended family; not just guests. The Inn’s owners, Steve and Karyn, go over the top to make their guests feel warm and welcomed. Steve is an encyclopedia about Martha’s Vineyard knowledge and is eager to share this with his guests so we can make the most of our stay. Whether it be about where to rent a car, a restaurant recommendation for a particular type of food or a map for the perfect day trip (which he highlights himself with many interesting stops), Steve is the “go to” man. Lovely Karyn makes the most wonderful gourmet breakfasts which are so filling we could skip lunch. In addition, her delicious, warm, home baked cookies are served with iced lemonade or iced tea daily at Tea Time. It’s a delight to come “home” to after a busy day. In speaking with other guests, we learned that many returned to The Victorian Inn annually. Some were celebrating an anniversary or honeymoon. We are already looking forward to our return trip to The Victorian Inn. It just doesn't get any better.

Room Tip: The towels, linens, and bath amenities are high quality. The stairs to Room 15 (3rd floor) are steep...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

In my mind, heaven has wonderful people, (fantastically) sinful food, elegant decor, plenty of privacy, comfortable beds, long, hot showers, and a very good dog.

So does The Victorian Inn - and you don't even have to be good to get there. Just make reservations.

We've stayed in Rooms 7 & 9 and can't decide which we like best, but the balcony in 7 is sweet.

Ask for recommendations on nearby restaurants, watering holes and fun things to do. (The 4-wheel drive tour of Chappy is well worth it for fans of history, ecology and wild life - or just for a wild ride on the beach.)

Karyn, Stephen and Higgins are warm, welcoming hosts, and their staff set the bar high - for service with flair and personality. We'll be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have been coming here for years. This place gets prettier and prettier! They keep it just so! We stay in room #7 with a spacious covered porch overlooking a charming back garden. Ideal location. Amazing breakfast with wonderful choices. The service could not be better. The girls are so sweet! Afternoon tea and cookies are to die for. Steve has so many great stories he should be a writer! Karin is lovely and a fabulous cook! We love coming here and hope it's around for a long time.

Room Tip: There are no bad choices! Really! Room #7 is our favorite!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location a block off the Main Street in Edgartown.

The food is above and beyond what you typically get at a bed and breakfast. There was fresh cornbread and raspberry butter at breakfast! The savory tomato Benedict was ok.

The afternoon cookies changed daily and were soft and warm!

Point off since there were several tiny ants in our room/bathroom.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed here for two days in August and had two rooms: 2 and 14. 14 is an AMAZING room with king bed and a fantastic terrace overlooking the garden and South Water Street. Our room wasn't as spectacular (ground floor) but we mostly hung out in the other room with our friends. Love the idea of sherry in a decanter in your room (but one small hint to the inn- buy Spanish sherry, not cheap sherry from CA -- that's not really sherry and real sherry isn't much more $). The service was beyond amazing - they did EVERYTHING for us and really cared that we were happy and cared for. Breakfast outside in the garden is lovely, food was great (we loved the Mexican eggs) and the staff is fantastic and will help you with anything you need. It's nice to be in a place where they care deeply about their guests. Room service/cleaning was first rate.
We really couldn't be happier with our choice - you are a two minute or less walk from the shops in Edgartown, right next to a bike rental shop and the inn is beautiful and well appointed!
What a great stay! Don't stay anywhere else. Afternoon tea was great too and they even provide umbrellas which came in handy as it was raining!

Room Tip: 14 if you want a king bed
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Christopher

Property: The Christopher
Address: 24 S Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8138 (Formerly Victorian Inn)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Edgartown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Edgartown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Christopher 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated for a grand re-opening for the 2016 season... Unwind and soak in an island vibe at The Christopher (formerly The Victorian), a fully remodeled 15-room boutique Edgartown hotel. A back courtyard features both sunny and shady spots to lounge and enjoy our BYOB mixer bar. Guest rooms feature plush beds and modern amenities, such as USB ports and Apple TV. Some rooms feature private balconies. Edgartown Harbor, the shops and galleries of Main and Water streets, and world-class restaurants are just outside the front door. Chic yet unpretentious. Luxe yet welcoming. You can't help but relax and enjoy yourself amidst the stylishly laid-back design! ... more   less 
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Victorian Hotel Edgartown
The Christopher Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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