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Winnetu Oceanside Resort
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We recently stayed in a studio room while on Martha's Vineyard for a wedding. The wedding and reception where held at Winnetu so it couldn't have been more convenient. Our room had everything we could have wanted and was spotless. It was very relaxing and quiet - probably more so being it was off-season. We especially enjoyed the breakfast that was complimentary with our booking. One night a group of us shared some appetizers and drinks out by the pool at one of the large outdoor tables with umbrellas. It's a very short walk to South Beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. The entire staff couldn't have been more friendly. We only had one small problem while trying to book a room on the phone. When we asked for a room reserved for the wedding we were told they were all booked. So we went on line and booked a room at a higher price. We were then informed by the mother-of-the-bride that there WERE still reserved rooms available at the lower price so we called up again and were told that yes, there was a room available. ??
We didn't bring our car on the ferry, thinking that we wouldn't need it. We did bring our bikes though. If we had it to do over, we would bring our car so that we could shop for groceries, go out for dinner in town, or just sightsee on our own. It would have been well worth the expense.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Outstanding service and out stay was filled with many extras that we did not know were included. We used the shuttle service many times. Always on time and polite. Every hotel employee gave us great service on and off hours. We will return! :-)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a very nice property located near South Beach in Edgartown. It is located in a beautiful rural area and it is a short drive into Edgartown. We brought our car (and we are very glad we did), but they run a shuttle into Edgartown during the day and into the evening.

We loved it there. It was a very relaxing time for both of us.

Breakfast is included which was a buffet and good. Two of our three nights the restaurant was closed so we ventured off to Edgartown and Oak Bluffs for dinner.

For off season, it still seemed busy, but we did not have any problems getting dinner reservations.

Our room was very comfortable. It had all we wanted. Nicely decorated with a distant ocean view.

Great staff. They genuinely seemed interested that all was ok with us and that we were enjoying ourselves. Greg the hotel concierge was outstanding. My husband travels a lot for business, and commented that he has never dealt with a more knowledgeable, personable concierge in his travels.

It was a great trip and we are glad we finally got to Martha's Vineyard

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

What a terrific place to stay -- great facilities, super location, and a wonderful, helpful and happy staff. My wife and I just returned home from the island and we both commented that his was one of our best getaways yet. We brought our bikes and had no other transportation. I had mentioned to the concierge that we had hoped to go out to Aquinnah and wondered if there might be a bus that could take us. His response? I've got the day off tomorrow and won't be using my car; why don't you borrow it for the day. Wow! Talk about above and beyond. You can bet we'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this resort for Labor Day weekend. We arrived late on Friday evening after 11pm, everything seemed quiet and shut down. The two front desk folks were so kind to be sure we were welcomed, offered to open the general store if we needed anything. The resort was quiet and clean. There were families there, kids were well behaved and just being kids. The shuttle bus was very convenient, as we made several trips to down town Edgartown. The beach was a convenient 10 minute walk.
As a response to the previous review about breakfast. Unfortunately, the reviewer didn't enjoy a lovely breakfast in the Lure restaurant. We enjoyed prepared omelettes and full breakfast there. We also had an elegant dinner at the Lure restaurant. The restaurant was right above the lobby, how did they miss that?
My husband and I can't wait to return to Martha's Vineyard, when we do we will stay at the Winnetu!

Room Tip: Stay in the garden suites/cottages for couples.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We just returned from an amazing family vacation at the Winnetu. We stayed in the Townhouses that are across the street from (but part of) the Winnetu and this was a perfect choice for a family. We were close to the kids club, which was the best run program we have seen. Children were broken up by age into four groups (plus there was a additional toddler program), so everything was age appropriate. Also there were free tennis clinics the kids could attend each morning before the kids program (which ran 9-10). There were different activities and outings each day, which included visits to a local farm, fire station, beach (for exploring nature, not swimming), turtle ponds, etc. The kids made so many friends, and even our 3.5 year old had a blast. The big kids (I think up to 12 years), had an amazing time with the sports and activities. The counselors were warm and made the kids comfortable. Our children also did the night program a few times, where they can arrive at 5:30, do an art project, have dinner, and watch age appropriate movies with friends until 9:30.

My husband and I were able to have real dinners and quiet time, and go for walks on the beach or work out in the morning (or even have coffee and read the paper). We also were rested and able to spend real quality time with the girls on the beach or exploring the rest of the island in the afternoons. The 3 bedroom townhouse had 2.5 bathrooms and was spotless when we checked in. Parking was easy - directly in front of the townhouse. There were plenty of bath towels. Also we could watch the kids on the playground or pop over to the pool for quick swims. The homes all have different decor, but ours was very beachy, low key, and comfortable. Everything worked, and it was nice to have a washer dryer, outdoor shower, and grill.

I would visit the Stop n Shop in town to pick up necessities, and we liked making breakfast at home and saved quite a bit of money by making the kids lunch at home and could splurge on nice dinners or other things.

We did the clam bake at the hotel and it was fantastic and included a lobster, and the kids loved the dessert bar and s'mores. Also, they had an animal expert come in who was very educational and entertaining for the kids and adults. Food quality was great, and Owner and Manager greeted guests and gave advice on island outing. Our dinner at the hotel was wonderful and one of the bartenders colored with our kids so we could finish dinner. Huge open spaces by the hotel were perfect for kids running around, and my oldest had a blast playing chess with the life size pieces & chess board.

Btw, we took our car, but many people used the easy bus public bus service that runs all the time into town and said it was a breeze. You do need to either bring or rent beach towels, chairs, etc. It was very easy to get to Edgartown and we visited lots of great places in Vineyard Haven & Oaks Bluffs. The kids loved mini golf and rock climbing.

The townhouse had a nice large master suite, two smaller rooms with two twin beds in each, and all were comfy. Plenty of extra pillows and blankets.

If you are traveling with children under 12, there isn't a better place to stay. We've spent years in the Hamptons & on the NH beaches and this was by far the most relaxed and fun. It was easy for the children to be safely entertained and for us to relax as well. The staff was uniformly delightful and helpful. Not a single grumpy person on staff.

Room Tip: If you are have children, choose a townhouse close to the kids club, (C or D) if you don't have...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Best place to stay on Martha's Vineyard with a family ~ close to South Beach (rated top beach in USA) and bike trail. We biked everywhere no need for car that was left parked on mainland. My son said that we don't need cars bikes can get you everywhere you want to go !

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 31 Dunes Rd, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8600
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Edgartown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Edgartown
Price Range: $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only resort located directly at South Beach, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard. Opened in year 2000, featuring 54 air-conditioned studios and suites and one and two-bedroom cottages. Over 80 private townhouses and homes also available for rent. Offering a complimentary Children's Day Program (in season); Parent/Toddler Program; heated swimming pools; tennis; yoga and fitness classes; Fitness Center; Concierge Services; life-size, outdoor chess; putting green; and shuttle service to Edgartown. Optional activities include: Children's Evening Program; Teen Program; weekly clambakes; sunset water taxi cruise to Edgartown; and Two-Island Adventure Trip to our sister Resort on Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel. Ocean-view, family-friendly, casually upscale restaurant, The Dunes located on-site. Resort open mid-April through late October. ... more   less 
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Winnetu Oceanside Resort Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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