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New Construction Homes Listed With Ocean Park Realty

While building a home on Martha's Vineyard is very exciting, it also comes with some important questions and the correct answer to these questions varies from buyer to buyer.

Questions to ask when buying new construction on Martha's Vineyard:

  • How much does it cost to build a home on Martha’s Vineyard?
  • Should I build a new home or buy a new home?
  • How do I find the right lot location for my Island home?
  • What is really involved in the building process?
  • Should I design my new home?
  • Should I work with a local architect or hire a local builder with existing building plans?
  • What do I need to know about septic design?
  • How many bedrooms?
  • What are the zoning laws on Martha's Vineyard?
  • What are the most common setbacks when building on the Vineyard?

Currently, there are many building options and new construction homes in progress and will be ready in time for spring. Inventory is increasing and we offer private new construction tour on most weekends and by appointment. 

For answers to these questions and more, contact Ocean Park Realty!

New Construction Homes Currently Available:

16 Prospect Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA

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42 Paddock Road, Oak Bluffs, MA

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46 Border Road

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28 Beach Road

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3 Fantastic Listings in Historic Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association

The Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association (or simply, “The Campground”) is the setting of many colorful, iconic gingerbread-style homes in the heart of Oak Bluffs. Homes for sale in The Campground are in high demand thanks to their ideal location just off of Circuit Ave near Ocean Park. With great restaurants and galleries on a short walk away, as well as the nearby beaches of East Chop and Inkwell, it's no wonder The Campground is so popular. Ocean Park Realty knows this area better than anyone – our office is neighbors this area and has been selling real estate here for over 45 years!

The flagship event each year in The Campground is the Grand Illumination Night, a tradition that originated over a century ago. On Grand Illumination Night, hundreds of colorful lanterns are hung from the lovely gingerbread-style homes in The Campground. In addition to the beautiful light displays, this popular event includes several live music performances, a community sing-a-long, and more.

(Photos by Fernanda Downs)

View 3 Homes For Sale In The Campground:

76 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA

This lovely two bedroom, one bathroom cottage in The Campground is has a porch overlooking Trinity Park and The Tabernacle. Gorgeous wood flooring and convenient location near Circuit Ave with onsite parking.

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8 Rural Circle, Oak Bluffs, MA

This insulated, quaint cottage has cathedral ceilings with tall windows throughout. Originally built in 1870, this home was completely rebuilt in the 1980’s and has a stylish kitchen with tile floor and hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms.

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9 Victorian Park, Oak Bluffs, MA

9 Victorian Park is a gorgeous Victorian home that has been carefully maintained by the same family for over 50 years. This home is larger than most other cottages in the area, with four bedrooms and a spacious wrap-around porch.

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5 Best Restaurants On Martha's Vineyard

Nancy's RestaurantNancy's
29 Lake Avenue Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Nancy's Restaurant is a family-oriented seafood spot on the water in Oak Bluffs Harbor. Famous for lobster rolls and fried clams, Nancy's has two menus - one for the snack bar which is great for a quick bite or cheap meal and another menu for the contemporary, full-service dining room upstairs.

Farm Neck Café
1 Farm Neck Way Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

The Farm Neck Cafe is a hidden gem on the Farm Neck Golf Course in Oak Bluffs. This upscale cafe offers lunch options like fresh fish tacos and marinated chicken breast, and a dinner menu that features glazed duck, beef tenderloin and more.


22 North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539

L'etoile is an amazing, chef-owned restaurant in a magical setting in Edgartown. The seasonal menus feature farm-fresh ingredients and locally sourced meats. L'etoile also has an excellent wine menu.


71 Main St., Edgartown, MA

Alchemy is a high-end bistro and bar in Edgartown, MA, with a dazzling selection of fresh, local meat and seafood dishes. The cocktail menu is one of the best in town.

Little House Cafe

339 State Road Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

Little House Cafe is an adorable restaurant in Vineyard Haven serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From the Little House Breakfast to the hand selected wine menu, you can't go wrong here no matter the time of day.

113 Dukes County Avenue - Amazing Oak Bluffs Multifamily Property!

This Oak Bluffs Multifamily property is an excellent opportunity to invest in Martha's Vineyard's thriving real estate market. 113 Dukes County Avenue has 3 newly constructed units - one has 2 bedrooms and the others have 1 bedroom+..Energy efficient throughout! These units are ideal for renting to visitors of Martha's Vineyard thanks to the property's excellent location within walking distance to Oak Bluffs Harbor and beautiful beaches.

Contact Listing Agent Marilyn Moses for more information

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2 Popular Listings: New Construction In Oak Bluffs & Historic Home In Edgartown

3 Sengekontacket Road, Oak Bluffs, MA

This spacious new construction home in Oak Bluffs is located in the Sengekontacket Community which gives residents access to a private salt water docking area, tennis courts, and a fresh water beach. With 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this home has plenty of room for the whole family. As you walk through this house, the large rooms, oak flooring and granite and marble counters are sure to impress.

This brand new home is going to provide residents with joy for years to come! Contact Alan Schweikert to set up a showing.

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40 Peases Point Way, Edgartown, MA

This historic home in downtown Edgartown is bursting with Martha's Vineyard charm. 40 Peases Point Way is conveniently located only a block from the galleries, restaurants, and shops on Main Street. With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this home has plenty of space to entertain guests all summer long. The yard is beautifully landscaped and there is off-street parking.

Listings like this don't come around often! Contact Marilyn Moses to set up a showing.

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Don't Miss These Two Open Houses in Oak Bluffs! Sat. July 1, 2017 and Sun July 2, 1017

41 & 43 Ocean Avenue Open House

Where: 41 & 43 Ocean Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA

When: 2pm - 4pm Sat. July 1, 2017 & Sun. July 2, 2017

There are two amazing properties for sale on historic Ocean Avenue in Oak Bluffs, directly across from iconic Ocean Park. These properties offer a rare opportunity to own real estate in one of the most in-demand neighborhoods in Martha's Vineyard.

Contact Marilyn Moses for more information -

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    Best Fireworks On Martha's Vineyard In Summer 2017

    Nothing says summer like watching fireworks on Martha's Vineyard. Here are two of our favorite fireworks events on the island in 2017.

    Edgartown Annual Fourth Of July Parade, BBQ, & Fireworks

    5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Edgartown is the perfect place to experience the 4th of July in New England. In addition to the traditional parade in the afternoon, there is a cookout hosted by the MV Preservation Trust on the lawn of the Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main Street. After you eat, find a place to relax on Memorial Wharf and get ready for fireworks to light up the sky over Edgartown Harbor.


    Fireworks at Ocean Park by the Sea

    8:00 pm

    This annual firework display over beautiful Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs is one of the most popular summer events on Martha's Vineyard. People love to spend the day at a local beach or on the water and then grab a bite to eat at one of Oak Bluffs' amazing restaurants. Live music begins in the iconic Ocean Park Gazebo at 8pm and the firework show starts once it is dark.

    5 Best Beaches on Martha's Vineyard

    Sunset on Martha's Vineyard beach

    The beaches of Martha’s Vineyard are some of the most beautiful in the country. These beaches attract everyone from celebrities to weekend warriors. Here are our picks for the 5 Best Beaches on Martha’s Vineyard:

    East Beach

    Sandals on Beach in Martha's VineyardLocated on the island of Chappaquiddick, this remote beach receives less traffic than many of the other beaches on the island but it is definitely worth the trip. East Beach offers gorgeous views of the Atlantic, big waves and plenty of privacy. It is also great for bird watching. This beach is accessible by car, bike or the Chappy Ferry out of Edgartown (see ferry info here). Beach admission is $5 for adults and free for ages 15 and under.

    Katama Beach (South Beach)

    South Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Martha’s Vineyard – and for good reason! This three-mile long barrier beach is about 4 miles south of downtown Edgartown at the end of Katama Road. The waves here are typically pretty large, making South Beach great for surfing. You easily can drive to South Beach and there is plenty of parking, or you can take the Vineyard Transit Authority bus from Oak Bluffs and Edgartown.

    Joseph Sylvia State Beach

    More commonly known as simply “State Beach,” this 2-mile stretch of soft sand runs along Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. State Beach is popular for families, especially with young children, thanks to its calm, warm waters and free parking. There is lifeguard coverage on the Edgartown end of the beach. This beach is famous as the setting for many of the beach scenes in Jaws.

    Menemsha Public Beach

    Gay Head Cliffs on Martha's VineyardThis north-island beach is located in the historic fishing village of Menemsha, which still receives fresh deliveries of locally caught seafood every day. Menemsha Beach faces the calm waters of Vineyard Sound, which gives beach-goers beautiful views of the Cuttyhunk and the other Elizabeth Islands. This is one of the absolute best places on the island to catch a sunset!

    Menemsha Beach has limited parking and public showers and restrooms. It is a short walk to great restaurants, shopping and fish markets.

    Moshup Public Beach

    Aquinnah’s public beach is arguably the most scenic on the island, thanks to its views of the stunning Gay Head Cliffs, a national landmark. At times, Moshup has very large waves, making this a popular surf-spot on the southern end of the island. Moshup tends to have smaller crowds because it is located “up-island,” which is more rural than the down-island towns of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.

    Spring 2017: Things To Do On Martha's Vineyard For Children

    Springtime on Martha's Vineyard is beautiful and the community is bursting with excitement for the upcoming summer season. Here are some great things to do on Martha's Vineyard for families with children. From children's movies to 5Ks, there are events for all ages and interests this spring.

    Nature Scavenger Hunt

    During the week of Massachusetts' April spring break, the Oak Bluffs Public Library will host a scavenger hunt for children of all ages. This family-friendly event takes place Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 10 am. Prizes are awarded to all who complete the hunt.

    April Vacation Family Movie

    The West Tisbury Free Public Library will host a Family Movie and Teen Movie viewing every afternoon from April 18-21 at 1 pm. This is a great way to meet other families on Martha's Vineyard.

    Pinkletink 5K Run/Walk

    The MV Hurricanes Youth Running Club will hold the Pinkletink Pace 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, April 29, 2017. This event is open to participants of all ages and proceeds will be donated to the Xuchang Orphanage in China. The race will begin at the West Chop Club on 162 Iroquois Ave, Vineyard Haven. The course winds through the lovely neighborhoods of West Chop and offers participants beautiful ocean views.

    Click here for race sign up and additional details.

    Annual Pink and Green Weekend 2017 (May 12-15)

    A weekend-long celebration of Mother's Day and Spring will once again take place in Edgartown. This event will feature a wide range of family-friendly activities including Mother's Day Brunch and tours of historic Edgartown, MA. Find out more information, here.


    Looking Back: 2016 Was A Great Year For Martha's Vineyard Real Estate

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    2016 was a spectacular year on Martha's Vineyard – the weather was beautiful and the local economy continued to flourish. Here at Ocean Park Realty, 2016 was a record year for both Sales and Rentals! Our agents have been hard at work for our clients. Contact us to see how our team can help you make the most of your next Martha's Vineyard real estate transaction.

    View the 2016 Martha's Vineyard Real Estate Sales Summary

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