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“Isabelle's Beach House on Martha's Vinyard”

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Isabelle's Beach House
Ranked #4 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
“Isabelle's Beach House on Martha's Vinyard”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

My family and I have been staying at Isabelle's Beach House since 2008. We have also tried staying at other spots on MV and you just can't beat Isabelle's for its ocean view, its proximity to the beach, downtown shopping and restaurants, and the friendliness and hospitality of the proprietor and staff. This B&B is cozy, with a large front porch for relaxing while overlooking the ocean. Breakfast is perfect everyday, and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies add a warm and tasty touch to every afternoon. No doubt we'll be returning for years to come.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Manager at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you Matt for writing a review. We are glad you keep coming back. Nancy
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Recently brought my family here for a wonderful weekend vacation on Martha's Vineyard and the the reviews of Isabelle's Beach House did not disappoint. Excellent overall experience.

The location is hard to beat, especially if you are without a car and don't mind walking a bit. It is a very easy, 5-10 minutes walk to the ferries, downtown restaurants and shops, bus stop, and right across the street from a decent part of State Beach.

The common areas of the Inn are very quaint and well appointed. The breakfast was very good with plenty of fresh fruit, juices, coffee, cereal, home-baked muffins, granola, yogurt, and even made-to-order waffles which were quite good! Cookies in the late afternoon too! There were also board games and plenty of reading material. The porch was a great place to hang out and take in the views and sounds of the ocean.

Our room was a decent size and we enjoyed a nice little outdoor sitting area by our room. The bed was a little firm for our liking but not terribly bad. The change I would suggest is to add more shelf space in the bathroom as with a pedestal sink there are limited areas to put toletries. Outdoor shower was a nice option especially when coming in from the beach.

The staff was very pleasant and helpful. They offered good suggestions on places to eat and things to see and all had a very friendly attitude. I would highly recommend staying here for any type of trip!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you very much for writing a review. We will work on adding more shelves. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have a fall special 2 nights third night free Sunday though Thursday. Please come again. Nancy
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This place located a short walk from the ferry. It is located right across from the beach. The views from the porch is wonderful I loved sitting out there. They provide coffee, hot cocoa, hot tea and water 24 hours which is good. The breakfast is from 8:00am to 10:30 where they serve yogurt, fruit, granola, oj, milk, muffins, bagels, hard boil eggs, and fresh hot waffles. The rooms are nice and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The prices are very affordable. I am definitely coming back.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Melissa217
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for writing a review Melissa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have a fall special 2 night third night free during the week. Please come again. Nancy
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Warm and welcoming - Isabelle, her staff and her beautiful beach front home! Easy walk from ferry and the adorable town of Oak Bluffs with its many excellent shops and restaurants. Beach is steps away and can be enjoyed using the beach chairs provided or from the spacious front porch featuring ample seating areas for all. Breakfast is tasty and relaxed. Rooms are airy, clean and well appointed. Will absolutely stay @ Isabelle's again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The location is superb with the beach just steps front your porch, the town center a couple blocks over so no need for a car with everything in walking distance and Isabelle's hospitality made you feel right at home. This was our first time to MV. We would definitely go back and stay at Isabelle's B&B again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Manager at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
Thank you for writing a review we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. Nancy
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Woodmere, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Peaceful and perfect... Steps away from the beach and perfectly central to all
Isabelle runs the house amazing ... Sitting on he beautiful porch is our favorite , just watching the sun go down with a glass of wine
Also, you can fish right in font as well so bring your pole!

Room Tip: I would only choose a beach front room ,, due to amazing views
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Manager at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you for choosing Isabelle’s Beach House. Thank you for comment, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to having you come stay with us again. We have specials in the fall, (check our website).
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Manchester, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This week my 4 siblings and I decided we needed a "family getaway". Just us, no spouses or children and we couldn't have chosen a better place to relax and reconnect. Isabelle was the perfect hostess/innkeeper. The Inkwell Suite had 2 rooms with air conditioners in each room, was exceptionally clean, slept all 5 of us [although it's perfect for 6 people] and her staff was friendly and accommodating. The best part [besides the delicious breakfast] was the convenient location, bus stop in front, the beach across the street, walking distance to the ferry, shops and restaurants. Don't miss this absolutely charming B&B and meet the equally charming "Isabelle" to make you visit to Martha's Vineyard perfection. note: the homemade granola, muffins, waffles and cookies are to die for. My family WILL be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Manager at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you for making Isabelle’s Beach House your place of choice for your vacation. We do try to make our entire guest feel our warmth and family friendly atmosphere. Our staff is always equipped with a friendly smile and ready to assist you with all your needs. Please come again.
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Property: Isabelle's Beach House
Address: 83 Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Isabelle's Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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