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Oak Bluffs, MA Martha's Vineyard Sold on Thursday Dec 18, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the new owners of this wonderful property in Oak Bluffs, Tower Ridge!

Sold for $950,000 8 Puritan Drive by Marilyn Moses !

Oak Bluffs: Move right into this custom built home in PRISTINE CONDITION! Offering 5 bedrooms 4.5 baths!  GAMBREL STYLE HOME LOCATED IN TOWER RIDGE ON A 1.20 ACRE LOT SHORT BIKE RIDE TO TOWN!  Home is amazingly SPACIOUS THROUGHOUT! Gourmet kitchen with granite counters ..  Bright airy open floor plan, great room with gas fireplace .. First floor Master suite.. The second floor offers 4 comfortable bedrooms, full tiled bathroom and a 1 bedroom studio apartment! Incredible finished basement offering an additional 1446 sq ft..Plus a 784 square foot workshop under the 2 car garage! INVESTMENT POTENTIAL FOR RENTALS & large families ! MATURE PLANTINGS AND LUSH LANDSCAPING THROUGHOUT! GORGEOUS THROUGHOUT! MUST SEE!

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    Christmas in Edgartown Saturday December 13,2014..Deck the Halls, Eggnog, Finger Foods, Ocean Park Realty in Edgartown...Cheers!

    “Deck the Halls and Celebrate the Holiday Season at

    Ocean Park Realty

    In Edgartown!

    Open House
    Saturday December 13, 2014
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM…

    Eggnog, Wine & Spirits, finger foods, hot chocolate and cookies! 

    For more information Call Marilyn Moses   617-462-0381

    or  email marilynmoses@oceanparkmv.com

    Office Address:

    Mariner’s Landing

    256A Unit #1

    PO Box 1222

    Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road

    Live the Lifestyle...Live on the Vineyard!

    Live the Lifestyle...Live on the Vineyard: By Leslie Kidwell, Realtor at Ocean Park Realty,.

    Live the Lifestyle

    A lifestyle unique and all its own is just off the coast of Massachusetts, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Vineyard Sound. It offers everything from private waterfront retreats, the serenity of coastal living, sprawling farms, and the seclusion of up island heath land. All with arguably the most beautiful beaches and superb yachting on the East Coast. Island living offers its homeowners an upscale idyllic environment. Live on the water, live in one of our historic towns or live a rustic rural lifestyle. They are all the life on the Vineyard.

    Live on the Vineyard

    Martha's Vineyard is well known for its historic past, as well as the structures and institutions found around the island. Nestled in Edgartown harbor, are whaling captains' white homes in Greek revival and Federal styles. Arts and Culture thrive on Martha's Vineyard. Authors, painters, sculptors, dancers, and filmmakers infuse the Island communities with a vibrant cultural life. More than a dozen public galleries display an eclectic mix of work by internationally renowned and island artist. Sail, bike, golf, kayak and hike on "the Vineyard". Then dine at some of the finest restaurants on the east coast. Live the lifestyle...live on the Vineyard.

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      Real Estate & Weddings on the Vineyard

      Real Estate & Weddings on the Vineyard

      By Joanna Fairchild, Sales Agent Ocean Park Realty & Wedding Planner, JF Weddings & Events

      Next week is the busiest week of the summer between the Agricultural Fair in West Tibsury and Illumination night to the annual Fireworks Display in Oak Bluffs. It's a time most of us who live and work here begin to take a sigh of relief and know that we can return to business at hand. Not to take a back seat to summer but September, October and November are just as busy in the real estate market and the wedxding industry as the heat of summer. While, everyone is aware of the active real estate market on the Island not everyone knows that allegedly Marthas Vineyard is the second largest wedding destination next to Las Vegas. As a real estate sales agent with Ocean Park Realty and an independent wedding planner I can speak to both markets. There actually is a segue between the two. Many of the weddings book rental homes in Oak Bluffs where some of the vacation homes can sleep anywhere between 8-16 guests it is less expensive option then hotels rooms. One of the reasons the weddings take place mostly in the Spring and Fall is due to the fact that it is not only easier to get here sans the summer crowds but often the room rates and rentals are more reasonable. Oak Bluffs has over over a hundred rooms to offer with Inns such as the Wesley Inn, Madison Inn, Oak Bluffs Inn, Narragansett House, Admiral Benbow Inn (listed with Ocean Park for sale) for guests to book in addition to our many rental listings for vacation homes. While Island wide there are many venues to choose from Brides do not have to look further then Oak Bluffs for exceptional ceremony and reception locations. The East Chop Lighthouse overlooking the Nantucket Sound has been the site for more then 25  wedding ceremonies this year alone. The Tabernacle and Union Chapel plus the availability of six more churches of all denominations are possible as well.  Couples who prefer an elopement or more intimate wedding can book a charter ton the Sea Witch a floating B&B Dreamland and Lolas are all amazing wedding venues and have the unique distinction of a late night curfew due to entertainment licenses that allow them to play music until 1am as opposed to 8-10pm curfew Island wide. The Sailing Camp and Farm Neck are also popular reception choices for those who dont mind an earlier evening. Whether it is real estate or wedding planning both require precise attention to details and we specialize in making those visions come true.

      Summer Fun on Martha's Vineyard!

      Happy Fourth of July!

      Wow! Today is July 2 , 2014 and it is about 81 degrees in Oak Bluffs and very windy. State Beach is definitely showing signs that summer is here on Martha's Vineyard! There are many cars, SUVs, trucks with licenses plates from all over CT, NY, Maryland, Florida, Texas and Florida!  I love the Fourth of July because every year my sister Martha and brother in law David visit the island... we go to State Beach, boutique shopping in Edgartown... then back to Oak Bluffs and visit Nancy's on the Oak Bluffs Harbor for some seafood and a sunset cocktail!  Of course all the people watching along the harbor and campground cottages is always intriguing! This year is extra special since my entire family is celebrating Martha and David's 30th wedding anniversary! My folks also known as Mimi and Poppi have been preparing food for the special barbecue celebration! Wishing everyone and their families a safe, healthy and Happy fourth of July! If Tropical storm Arthur travels up the coast on Friday please feel free to stop by Ocean Park Realty located at 69 Circuit Avenue to see many affordable homes! There are 2 super terrific move in ready homes under $420,000!  Stop by or contact Marilyn for a private showing! Check out our homes for sale on Martha's Vineyard here. Enjoy everyone! Marilyn Moses 617-462-0381 marilynmoses@oceanparkmv.com [gallery ids="109,110"]

      TOP 15 Things to do on Martha's Vineyard (Photo credit, author, Malerie Yolen-Cohen)

      One summer, in the early 1970s, my brother and I were biking from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard when we came upon a very strange sight. Hundreds of people were on the beach, screaming and splashing in the water in an almost comical way. It seemed like mayhem for no apparent reason. A toothy, wide-mouth mechanical shark sat on a trailer on the sand, and Klieg lights illuminated the already sunlit scene. What the hell was going on, we asked our waitress later that night. "Oh, they're making a movie about a shark," she replied. Of course, that "movie about a shark" was Jaws -- Steven Spielberg's breakout film -- and visitor's can now dip their toes in the water at "Jaw's Beach." But, honestly, the making of Jaws isn't even among the top reasons to visit this appropriately shark-shaped chunk of land just eight miles from Cape Cod. Here's a list of some of the coolest, insider things to do on Martha's Vineyard based on years of personal visits and recommendations from the folks who live here. (For more in-depth recommendations about MV and other Northeast destinations, visit GetawayMavens.com).

       

      1. Check out Martha's Vineyard Playhouse in Vineyard Haven on summer Monday nights at 7:30. New play readings sometimes draw your average Hollywood stars, who show up to support their friends. 

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      2. Peruse the boutiques and shops in Vineyard Haven. Midnight Farm is co-owned by Carly Simon who has deep roots on the island, and Night Heron Gallery features one-of-a-kind goods made by local artists. Pick up a bestseller at indie Bunch of Grapes Bookstore where Barak and Michelle Obama publicly purchased their daughters' summer reading list last year. 

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      3. Everyone does it, so go for the brass ring -- on the Oldest Carousel in the World -- the Flying Horses in Oak Bluffs., just $2.50 per ride. 

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      4. Figure on a Photog-Foray to the fairytale enclave of Gingerbread Cottages in Oak Bluffs. These delightful mini-homes replaced tents pitched for Methodist summer revivals in the 1700s and were collectively declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978. 

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      5. After a night of partying, grab a mouthwatering Back Door Donut in Oak Bluffs. Co-Owner, Rita Brown, presides over Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery by day, but at night, a "crew of 10 keeps making the donuts until 1am" and sells them at the back door. 

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      6. Zen out in Mytoi in Chappaquiddick, an enchanting 14-acre Japanese garden with walkways, drooping Cherry trees, wooden bridges and the most vocal (some would assume, happy) birds on earth. You need to take the 3-car-3-minute "Chappy Ferry" from Edgartown -- a quaint joy in itself. 

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      7.Tour Chappaquiddick with the Trustees of Reservations. Ride in a jeep or paddle in kayaks to the Cape Poge Lighthouse and other sections of the island, a migratory stop for over a hundred species of birds. 

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      8. Two miles from Vineyard Haven, it's a quick ride to the lush-lash big-eyed stares of 78 alpacas atIsland Alpaca. With necks like swaying stalks, they are both ungainly and delicate after shearing, and sweet enough to cuddle. Island Alpaca has one of the most well stocked alpaca woolens store on the East Coast.

      9. Pay your respects to John Belushi. Many of the original SNL cast members have homes on Martha's Vineyard, but only one is buried here. Visit John Belushi's grave in Abel's Hill Cemetery, Chilmark. 

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      10. Capture the grandeur of a Martha's Vineyard sunset from either the endangered red brick Gay Head Lighthouse, or the spectacular terra cotta colored clay Gay Head Cliffs overlook -- both on the Western end of MV in Aquinnah (formerly Gay Head). 11. Purchase purple and white "wampum" jewelry, sculpted from Quahog shells, at Stony Creek Gifts on the walkway to the Gay Head Cliffs overlook. Simply beautiful, these adornments are the real deal. 

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      12. In the postcard-perfect fishing village of Menemsha, pick up freshly steamed lobster, brothy chowder or stuffed clams from Larsen's Fish Market, then picnic right on the working docks made famous in the movie Jaws

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      13. Order the Crabmeat Guacamole appetizer from Atlantic Restaurant in Edgartown. It's one delicious way to savor the nautical comings and goings of Edgartown harbor. 14. Kimchee Burger at Henry's at the Harbor View Hotel. 'Nuff said. 

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      15. Ask for a beachy-chic waterview room at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, wake up at 5am and watch the Edgartown Lighthouse, right outside your window, turn pink with the sunrise. All will be right with the world. Photo credit, author, Malerie Yolen-Cohen

      Spring & Summer Rentals Oak Bluffs, Edgartown & Tisbury!

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      So you havent booked your vacation rental yet If you are one of the many procrastinators out there who dragged their snowy feet and didnt book their vacation home yet and are NOW wondering What am I going to do Dont worry you are not alone. Just call Ocean Park Rentals 508 696-RENT or visit us at www.oceanparkrentals.com and we will take care of you. It is late in the season so your first choices may be taken but we have a lot of very nice rentals still available in Oak Bluffs, East Chop. Edgartown, Vineyard Haven as well as up-island. Try another town on the Island who knows you may like it better- Now is your chance to experience another part of the Island So dont delay and CALL US TODAY.

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      Ocean Park Realty is Actively Seeking Homes to List in Downtown Oak Bluffs!

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      Daylight savings is here and Spring will be official in 10 days! With that said it is a perfect time to list your home! The inventory in certain markets is somewhat depleted, there are very few homes for sale in downtown Oak Bluffs...The lowest price home in the Copeland district is $440,000 and under agreement...next home for sale is significantly higher $699,000...then to $799,000 and up! This is an indicator that the market is slowly shifting more towards a sellers market...where the inventory of homes is low..! Ocean Park Realty, Inc..is actively looking to market and list in town Victorians, Campground Cottages, year round Colonials, Cape Cod Style homes...all homes ! We need inventory product homes to list & market! There are many qualified active buyers looking...let us help you! We sell the most homes in Oak Bluffs and are located on Circuit Avenue...we have a full service rental department and sales team! For immediate attention please contact us ! For a Free Market Analysis..contact  Marilyn Moses 617-462-0381 today...Mention this Blog! You will receive an AD in the MV TIMES! Email: marilynmoses@oceanparkmv.com...Visit website and view all properties for sale island wide! www.oceanparkmv.com

      Martha's Vineyard Waterfront Inventory

      Where have all the houses gone? Inventory is plummeting as we speak! According to leading governmental indicators, residential home prices in 2013 posted their largest gain since 2005. And, more recently, sales of newly built homes surged by 9.6% in January from the previous month. Most of this activity has taken place in the Northeast sector of the country. The resultinventory is disappearing; especially with quality properties that offer special amenities..like docks, water front etc. In Oak Bluffs there are just 2 properties with deep water docks! Dock

      Oak Bluffs Open House 8 Puritan Drive 2-1-14 ...Tower Ridge 12pm to 2pm!

      8 Puritan Drive  1.20 Acre!

      8 Puritan Drive 1.20 Acre!

      The days are getting longer and Spring is getting closer! Come take a look at this Beautiful Custom Built home " Shows like a BRAND NEW HOME" 5 Bedroom, 4.5 baths, wood floors, Central AC, Irrigation, 2 car garage, apartment above garage, finished basement w/media and recreation room! Separate utility rooms, storage rooms.........oh a waterfall ! Year Round waterfall!! GORGEOUS LANDSCAPING ! AND MUCH MORE!! Offered at $995,000Bright & Open Floor Plan! DIRECTIONS: 8 PURITAN DRIVE IN OAK BLUFFS, OFF COUNTY ROAD FIRST RIGHT AFTER FARM NECK GOLF COURSE ON RIGHT...Look for Tower Ridge Rock ..follow straight Tower Ridge Road! left and 2nd house on left..look for Open House Signs! Call Marilyn Moses for more info! 617-462-0381 or email at marilynmoses@oceanparkmv.com