USA Massachusetts Martha's Vineyard Vineyard Haven Listing #2988

The CAVU Mansion on Bellevue - Vineyard Haven, MA

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Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 5 bathrooms No pets 
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Beautiful Estate with Large Lawn Made for Socializing and Kids' Playroom

The sky is the limit in this upscale Martha's Vineyard vacation rental. With a large lawn and spacious accommodations, this beautiful estate is luxurious and yet homey, welcoming all for a relaxing East Coast retreat.

Located in the neighborhood of Tisbury, and close to the shores of Lagoon Pond, this charming home is close to the action yet tucked away in a quiet residential area filled with families and locals. Guests can enjoy a leisurely walk to the shores of Lagoon Pond with a book and a picnic, or launch a water craft off of one of the nearby docks.

Visitors will be quick to notice the size of this home's stately lawn - a sprawling patch of green ringed by trees with a fountain planter in the center. The house itself is all cottage on the outside with white trim, traditional clapboard siding, and a brick chimney.

Once inside, however, you will find a historical home filled with antiques and retro decor filled with the stories and laughter of past generations. Named for the perfect flying conditions - 'ceiling and visibility unlimited', CAVU - this home is an excellent canvas on which to create your dream vacation.

Entertainment is endless in this home. Besides the classic WiFi and cable, this home's electronic fun includes a Blu-ray DVD player, a VCR, a CD player, and plenty of board games to keep the fun going late into the night. Forgot your Kindle or your novel? This home has several libraries scattered throughout the home for you to browse.

Don't leave the small guests out! This home comes with a tree house-inspired play loft, where kiddos can play their own board games, put together puzzles, color in coloring books, or read children's books. Kids will love the fun, triangular shape of the room and the ample windows, where kids can watch movies or read in the bean bag chair. Toys and stuffed animals are ready for snuggles, and the curtains can be drawn for afternoon movies.

This home has plenty of space to gather as a group with several different sitting areas. The more formal sitting area with period-style furniture is a great place to sip on wine while listening to a CD, or catch the latest sports game on the flatscreen. A more intimate sitting space with homey furniture and a DVD/VCR player creates a more causal setting. Take reading, board games, or lively conversation out onto the covered sun porch.

Enjoy an outdoor affair with a grill and several sun chairs on your own porch, made private by the tall trees and shrubs surrounding the deck. While the adults sip beverages and grill, let the youngsters play a game of kiddie badminton, frisbee, or catch on the lawn.

This home comes equipped with a full kitchen done all in white for family-style dining, plus two dining rooms in which to enjoy your meals. The kitchen is particularly spacious, allowing for many cooks to help each other create a feast, or clean up after it. Extras like a blender, a slow cooker, a mixer, and a dishwasher add to the cooking experience.

When darkness falls and it's time for sleep, five bedrooms and five full bathrooms welcome all guests to close their eyes and catch some z's. A total of 10 guests (eight adults maximum) will sleep comfortably here, making it a great home for groups of adults or mixed-age groups.

Two bedrooms have king-size beds - one is upstairs and the other on the ground floor. A third bedroom attached to the kids' playroom has a queen bed and a private bathroom, perfect for a couple to share. A fourth bedroom has two single twin beds for older children, and the fifth bedroom has a set of twin bunk beds for your guests. The master wing of this house has brand new hardwood floors!

Fun awaits you here in Martha's Vineyard. Start at the shores of the Lagoon Pond with a kayak, a stand up paddle board, or a small sailing boat. Bring your buckets and your clamming gear for a trip to Norton Point Beach, or simply stroll the paths while watching for local birds. Any time of year you can take a sail on the tall ships, though if you're here in August, be sure to check out the wonderful Agricultural Fair.

For even more excitement, take the ferry to vibrant, bustling Cape Cod for a day of shopping and dining, or to the sister island of Nantucket. Hike to various lighthouses for a dash of history with your relaxation, or take the kids to visit the Flying Horses Carousel or Oaks Bluffs.

Perfect for a family escapade, this charming Massachusetts vacation rental offers a relaxing backdrop for your fun-filled vacation.

Other tax number: C0117672960

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Comcast


Cable : Comcast

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player


Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private



Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

47 reviews

Jan S. May 2022
Perfect for a large family to be together yet separate suite rooms for privacy was awesome
Jessica S. Aug 2021
Beautiful yard, plenty of space
Chien Ming G. Aug 2021
Location is perfect, but one of the double bunk bed is not so much a room, there is no ac or fan in that room. All the Window AC unit needs updating. Toilet by the entrance is broken, I’m surprised it’s not being fixed after the last reviewer’s comment. My friends daughter got stuck inside. House is relatively clean but there’s leftover food on the floor, spiders throughout the house. Owner definitely needs to look into these few things to refresh the house.
Manager response:
Thank you for telling us about your stay. We do apologize for the difficulties with the bathroom door. This will be repaired as soon as the part we need arrives. Housekeeping will be addressed. We hope to see you again!
Lindsay B. Jul 2021
The house has plenty of space and beds for a large group. The location is well situated for easy access to all of the towns. The house is a bit dated, but overall fine for sleeping and meals which is all we really needed.
Gary S. Jul 2021
Enough room for everyone(10 adults) Close to Vineyard Haven .
April B. Jul 2021
There were a lot of things to love about this place and a few minor inconveniences that were bothersome enough to write about them. Firstly, the main positive is that Gianna from Vacasa was super responsive and I am very happy about that. That level of customer service will definitely keep me booking with Vacasa.

Now the not so good things:
1) Flies, flies and more flies! These things entered the house through every crack and crevice(by the a/c units I am assuming) in droves. I don't think we would have been able to tolerate another day of it
2) My sister got stuck in the downstairs bathroom. The door track completely fell apart and at one point, we thought we were going to have to contact the fire department. We spent over 30 minutes trying to get her out. All of that to say, there are a quite a few things within the home that need to be updated

The home is a beautiful older home and the more antique feel of it all was to be expected; again, with a few minor tweaks, the potential is endless.
Manager response:
Hi, April! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and wish you had called about the flies and bathroom door. The door track has been fixed, and we will check on the state of the flies to determine what needs to be done. Thank you!
Tomasz N. Jul 2021
Nice location. The house requires renovation, kitchen was outdated. Looked better in the pictures unfortunately.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Tomasz. We sincerely apologize for your disappointment. We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded this information to the local staff for consideration. We hope for the opportunity to better serve you in the future!
Elizabeth S. Jul 2021
Just got back from our weekend in the Vineyard and it was AMAZING. We had 10 adults stay comfortably in this home with everything we needed! There were 5 full baths and plenty of room! The kitchen had everything we needed in it and it was perfectly located close to all the activities of the island! Would 100% recommend and hope to return!
Vanessa Y. Sep 2020
We really enjoyed the space, the kitchen and the general warmth of the place. We loved the dinnerware, flatware and wine glasses which allowed us to eat a lovely dinner together. There was ample space for all of us!
Bruce S. Aug 2020
Spacious, great yard and kid’s space, plenty of parking room. The house is well separated for quiet times.
Nancy A. Aug 2020
The property is park like and beautiful. The house has an antique, old time feel with plenty of room for our party of ten.
Matt M. Aug 2020
The house was very dated and no central air which is tricky in the summer, but ultimately served our needs and we really enjoyed the outdoor area along with the front yard. Biggest down sides were the AC situation and the outside grill is unusable (neglected and no brush). Upsides were the property itself which is beautiful, the trails in the back of the house which are great for morning walks and the management team was very responsive and happy to help along the way.
Laura V. Jul 2020
Very roomy and can accommodate large groups. Quite neighborhood.
Janet P. Oct 2019
lots of space and rooms are in 3 different spaces so you don't feel on top of each other. Living room large for gathering everyone. beautiful grounds.
karen R. Sep 2019
Amazing porch and patio!
Thomas S. Sep 2019
Very clean home! Went for a peaceful walk down to the water down a dirt lane. On the walk we ran into a family of Turkeys that let us share the road with them, (my kids loved it).
Location was excellent, very easy short drive to Vineyard Haven.
Some of the furniture could use a little updating, not saying the furniture was dirty, it was clean, just maybe needs so updating. Overall great home I would highly recommend!
Kelvin O. Aug 2019
Spacious and convenient location to ALL... beautiful ground.. We enjoyed walking down to the private lake, a few morning trail hike, as well as driving to the public beach. Also to mention, back road access to the new MV museum. However.. having a 4X4 helped, else the backroad to access the house was a bit bumpy, nevertheless, the CAVU home had everything we needed and more...!
Jose M. Aug 2019
The furniture, kitchen, the yard, everything is very nice
mahesh n. Aug 2019
Excellent, spacious, comfortable home for the complete family. Location was perfect, with well-maintained lawn.
Bedrooms were big enough. We loved this place.
Linda B W. Oct 2018
Lots of room, homey gathering areas, easy access.
We enjoyed our stay very much
Mandy Y. Sep 2018
We loved this house for Labor Day Vacation. It meets all we needs.
Robert R. Aug 2018
Spacious; Not on top of each other; Lovely nooks and crannies
Pamela H. Aug 2018
The outdoor space was lovely and the perfect sitting and play area for kids. Inside sleeping, bathrooms and eating areas were great for our large family.
Daniel D. Jun 2018
The place was spacious, accommodating, private, and air conditioned - works well for a large group. We had a couple small issues, and they were fixed within a couple of hours - phenomenal service! The yard is really nice too. I agree that the house is a bit dated, but it didn’t phase us at all. My one complaint is that the pictures imply there is a path that is within walking distance to the beach, and that just isn’t true. Overall, I’d recommend it, especially for larger groups.
Xintao L. May 2018
House was lovely and warm-hearted. Seems have long history and fit for three families vacation.
Joanna C. Sep 2017
Spacious home with enough bathrooms and bedrooms to go around. It’s cozy too!!
Leslie F. Sep 2017
The house is a nice house, but the property is personalized and dated. It needs a through top to bottom cleaning. It was a fine house, but seems like family vacation house offered up for rental. We knew we were getting a dated house and it would be fine and given similar choices we'd pick again. A deep cleaning would do WONDERS for the home. The porch and serenity were great.
Jen S. Aug 2017
We stayed here on our first trip to the island for 2 nights. The pictures of this house verses the actual house are different. Very dated and not the most taken care of. This house would be good for large groups or multi family getaway. Not great for small children. The playroom had no toys, only empty boxes. The cribs legs are very uneven and unsafe. I would not stay here again.
Manager response:
We are very sorry the guests were less than satisfied with the property. The majority of our guests have loved the home's decor and beautiful charm. The crib has been removed. Thank you.
Robert R. Aug 2017
The team was freindly and provided impeccable customer service. Don especially was very helpful and responded immediately when called
Jason H. Aug 2017
great yard
Charlene M. May 2017
Great spot/house for more than one family.

There were 10 adults and 2 babies. Each family had their own separate sleeping area and bathroom so you could go hide from others or stay and join in the fun depending on your preference at the moment.

The screened in porch added lounging area from the living room, which was well used.

Setting is quiet and pretty.

Joseph B. Nov 2016
We were working on a late Fall project in Tisbury and stayed here on buisness.This is a beautiful property. There was a deer on the lawn on our first night. The staff was extremely helpful when a couple of logistical questions came up. We would stay here again
James C. Sep 2016
This was our lodging for an island wedding we were attending. Worked well for us. Located near the weekend wedding activities, it was a great place to stay. Lots of room for everyone.
Carolyne F. Aug 2016
Plenty of room
Good location
Barbara R. Aug 2016
Stayed here for a week with girlfriends. House was spacious and clean. Air conditioning and TV's in good working condition. Would stay here again!
Amal T. Aug 2016
We were so happy especially for renting the last minute, everything went good and we will do it again
Laureen M. Aug 2016
House is very nice. Great bedrooms and bathrooms. Perfect for a large family.
Benjamin C. Aug 2015
I don't believe I could write a review that would do this property justice. The 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths was more than needed for the 8 adults that stayed the weekend. Each had our own room and private bath. The yard is enormous itself, nearly 200 feet of open front lawn.
I assure you that the description of the house is accurate, but at the same time does not detail the beauty of this house. I will definitely be looking to rent this house again next year.
Connie J. Aug 2015
It was a good house for short notice rental, but honestly, I would look for something closer to the water in the future