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Isabelle's Beach House
Ranked #4 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Off Season stay for discgolf tournament”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

For 11 years I've been going to MV on St Patty's day weekend to play in a discgolf tournament. Many of us have stayed in the past at the hotel that is open all year in Oak Bluffs. It was a decent place to stay but we've had some challenges there in the past. I believe there are only 3 places open all year round on the Vineyard. One thing it was lacking at the hotel was a common place for us to socialize in.

This year we stumbled upon Isabelle's Beach house. We rented out the entire place. Without a doubt we will be back. For less money you get a nicer room (it is smaller), breakfast each morning and a common area for all of us to eat and socialize. You walk out the front door to a porch that faces directly East and has only the road between you and the beach. On Sunday morning, I watched the sun come over the horizon from one of the many chairs provided. It's still within walking distance to all the main stores and restaurants in Oak Bluffs. At most it's a little over a quarter mile.

Most importantly, what you get here is Isabelle!! She cares!! She wants to be sure you have a good time and want to come back. Can things go wrong in the hospitality business? Yes they can, and many times they do. Isabelle and her staff were OVERLY apologetic to even the smallest issue like running out of Strawberries during off season for waffles. Big Deal,.I'll have blueberries. We told her that everybody had to leave around 8:15 on Saturday and 8:00AM would be too late for breakfast what did she do? She offered to come in at 7:30 instead. We had an engagement on the boat on the way over. Isabelle was right there with the champagne. Yup she cares!!

If you want total peace and quiet then know what you are coming into and go somewhere else. I read some reviews complaining about the fact it not quiet enough in the rooms. This is not the Ritz Carlton. This is a 100 year old house with small close together rooms. Most reviews seem like they really enjoyed it. For us,..we couldn't say enough nice things about it. Only thing missing was we left on Sunday when Isabelle was gone so we couldn't say goodbye! Be ready for us Isabelle,..we are coming back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Owner at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
I just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment. I am very happy you and your group enjoyed your stay. Thank you for teaching me about Disc Golf.....I already have your rooms reserved for you for 2015!!!!!!
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

we were 3 weeks away from being married on October 25th 2013 and we didn't know where to go. we were together for 10 years and just wanted to be married but without the stress of a big expensive wedding and at the last minute we were just going to make the best of our big day and go to Atlantic city.....good thing my brother-in-law knocked some sense into me! He Recommended Martha's vineyard. we never went there and it was in our budget. We always passed up enjoying ourselves because of life and its unexpected obstacles, we said screw it, you only live once!
the drive up to Martha's vineyard was beautiful! you don't realize how beautiful the eastern seaboard is until you have driven through it, which was welcomed. being on the water on the ferry was great! lots of pictures! when we arrived at Isabelle's beach house it was quaint and homely. the beach was beautiful next to the house. we got there earlier than expected. Isabelle was not there at the time, but her kind and professional staff were there to greet us. we were able to leave our luggage there and sight see around the island. we came back and met Isabelle she was a lively person and very welcoming, straight to the point, genuine. we went up to our room. it had a medium refrigerator. that was very useful, especially if you wanted to just walk around the beach and make a couple of sandwiches. Isabelle provided us with a bottle of champagne and glasses since we told her we just got married the day before. since it was breast cancer awareness month, splashes of pink where around the house, great cause! room was warm on the cold nights, the temperature was a nice 40-60 degrees outside from midday to evening. there where plenty of warm blankets to cuddle up to! once we settled in we went down stairs and had fresh baked cookies Isabelle made an hour ago, watched some TV and had a nice cup of coffee! first night was pleasant and a great way to end the 1st day.
next day we woke up to Belgian waffles, cereal, hard boiled eggs, homemade granola. you name it, she had it! everyone else staying there was kind and shared stories of how they found this place. many people hold this place near and dear to there heart. the house keeping was great! Renee is a spicy character! love her! she had us laughing! both these women make this house what it is. this will be a yearly tradition in October! see you soon Isabelle!

Room Tip: our room had sunset and sunrise! it was great for pictures!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Owner at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Well so glad your brother had the idea of Martha's Vineyard!!!!!! Isabelle's Beach House loves to host weddings and newlyweds!!!! Always fun to be part of someones love story!!!!
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This really is a lovely Beach House, full of typically Martha's Vineyard character. We've stayed in two different rooms over the years (the Squibnocket and Menemsha Beach) and they have both been charming, very clean and very comfortable with amazing views. Isabelle is warm, welcoming, relaxed and helpful. There are some interesting places to walk around Oak Bluffs and some great places to eat without having to get in the car. Martha's Vineyard has many delights to offer and this is one of them! We had a lovely time staying here and will defintely visit again. Judy L

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Owner at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Thank You Judy!!!!! Come Back Soon!!!!
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Lubbock, Texas
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

You can look long and hard like we did but you won't find a better B&B on Martha's Vineyard. The house itself is incredibly charming. We had a 3rd floor room with an unbelievable view, comfortable old fashioned bed and wonderful bathroom. The hostess Isabelle was genuinely warm and welcoming. The young lady that showed us around when we first arrived was such a sweet girl that I instantly loved her. The breakfast was a fabulous Continental breakfast served from 8:00-10:00, which allowed for flexibility. There were boiled brown eggs, bagels, croissants, fruit, as well as a fresh hot waffle topped with strawberries and whipped cream. The yogurt with homemade granola was fantastic! The location was within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Beach straight across the street. We loved it and plan to return!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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IsabellesBeachHouse, Owner at Isabelle's Beach House, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Jen from Texas!!! Well we are so glad you enjoyed your stay !!!! Isabelle's Beach House is very fortunate to have a staff that truly loves the guest .....
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Newbury, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We were tired and ready for vacation after our son's wedding. We knew we wanted to vacation on Martha's Vineyard so we searched the internet and randomly picked Isabelle's beach house. Well that was the best decision ever!! The house is absolutely charming. Isabelle is the nicest hostess and makes you feel totally welcome from the minute you arrive. The atmosphere is relaxed and calm and you can see the ocean from the lovely front porch.

We stayed in room 11 and it was perfect. You enter from this bright sunny room from the front porch. It was very clean and cozy. The bathroom was spacious and spotless. The view was perfect!

Just when we thought it couldn't get better we were treated to homemade chocolate chip cookies (everyday)!! Breakfast was really nice as well with homemade granola, fruit, waffles, and muffins.
Truly, we wish we could have stayed longer.

In addition Isabelle was informative and kind. She let us use her trail map and she answered our many questions thoughtfully and with patience. She is a gem and so is this house. We highly recommend this accommodation to couples and families alike. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We too took this trip to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with a couple of friends who also celebrated a birthday whilst staying with Isabelle. She also gave us champagne! I rang ahead as I am disabled and unable to climb more than a few stairs so she suggested room 11 just off the front porch which was ideal. The front rooms are amazing with sea views of the beach and the porch has wonderful swing chairs and rocking chairs to relax in. Breakfast was a real experience and we were served with wonderful fresh waffles, fresh fruit, granola along with home made muffins. This with tea and cookies in the afternoon. I also had to visit with a doctor during our stay and Isabelle rang ahead to ensure the times to visit were correct. Do ensure you are clear regarding the rates as there are different rates for different countries at different times however which can cause some confusion and misunderstandings. However, I would highly recommend this place to friends.

Room Tip: Room 11 serves as an excellent family room or for disabled. However there would still be steps up to...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 November 2013 via mobile

The house is really nice, the place is perfect to visit the island and the host is very welcoming ! Perfect.
There is also a Great breakfast (you must try the home made granola...).
Really nice view from the room. The deck is very nice and it's a pleasure to sit on the swing...

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Isabelle's Beach House
Address: 83 Seaview Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
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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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