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The 1720 House
Ranked #4 of 11 Vineyard Haven B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is a great little hideaway in a fantastic, quiet location on Martha's Vineyard. Abby the Innkeeper is FANTASTIC. She went out of her way to rearrange cars so we could get a UHaul trailer in the driveway- which is very hard to accommodate on the island. She is super bright and full of stories. LuVed her. Abby's helper, Emma, is incredible, as well. Happy and wonderful to talk to. We slept great, it was very comfortable, and the simple breakfast was delicious and fresh. The rooms are small, so don't bring the whole wardrobe... but you won't need it on the island, anyway. Great trip overall, and we hope to go back.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The 1720 House is one of my favorite places . I stayed for a number of days in December and loved every minute. The island is cold but interesting...good food, great films,and art shows. We walked on the beach with windbreakers and came back to the property to find hot chocolate and cookies. Everyone was helpful, cordial and friendly. Its a really romantic place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

From the moment we stepped thru the door of The 1720 House we felt happy and knew we would be well taken care of. We loved the decor, simple and tasteful with some fine antique furniture. lovely scented pine candles provided a soothing aroma. The rooms were comfortable and the beds cozy with down comforters.
The property is a few blocks from the center of Vineyard Haven and shops with good merchandise were open and the best independent book store I've been to. Its my favorite town on the island ....quiet ...close to the ferry.
Its special. Stay there....they will make sure you get to the most interesting sites on the island. They can arrange passes to a nearby pool (heated) and health club.

Room Tip: We stayed in the blue and brown room with a shared bathroom and loved both. All the other rooms have...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Stephanieg849
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

This was my very first time ever staying in a B&B and I must admit I was apprehensive at first, being a private "hotel" kind of person. This experience has now changed me forever. I realized the charm and "homey" feeling that a well-run B&B can offer and the 1720 House has to rank as high as they go. The location is perfect, just a short walk to town, the pier and all of the great shops. Abby was a most gracious and accommodating hostess and she made sure that everything was run to perfection, helped no end by her excellent manager Lucinda. We stayed in both the Garden Room and gorgeous Lincoln Room and both were excellent. It was a wonderful way to fully enjoy all of the beauty and magic of the Vineyard and I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Start with the Lincoln Room, which is on the ground floor, has a private bath and is just beautiful.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

The 1720 House... Found it on TripAdvisor as we were looking for a quiet, pretty, place to stay while we attended a family reunion over Columbus Weekend.
Upon arriving, it was late due to a flight-delay, we found a welcome note and our room key waiting for us in the foyer. We got to the room - Garden Room (definitely ask for it! - and even my husband approved of the decor! HAPPY!
The next morning, we stumbled down to breakfast... Fresh bread (local!!), plenty of coffee, and a side yard with comfortable chairs in which to enjoy it in? HAPPIER!
The reunion was really great. The Vineyard was such the perfect place to see everyone.
We were so tired on Monday...A quick call by the owner, and a cab rolled up to the Inn and took us to the ferry. As we climbed into the cab, the owner said to make sure we called her directly to book our next stay and that she'd make sure we got the Garden Room: HAPPIEST!

Room Tip: Garden Room! So pretty!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Alicia A
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Found our keys to rooms with a polite note on table when we arrived. rooms where clean but tiny and not very comfortable a slight whiff of cigarettes throughut gave the impression of unclean, but to be honest it was s busy and cluttered with stuff you I felt constrained by it
Breakfast was a dissapintment to say the least with lts of hand written ntes saying please d this, dont do that etc. we where quite pleased t get out the house to be honest
We shall not be going back

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We've stayed in lots of B&B's based on Tripadvisor ratings and customer reviews. We've never been disappointed, until now. The 1720 House definitely does not measure up. The owner and staff were inattentive and the facility isn't all that well kept. The place smells like cigarette smoke (further digging reveals other customer complaints about the smoke odor). The breakfast was uninspired and included "fresh" fruit that was well past its useful date. We've experienced better B&B's with lower ratings.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank dalucht
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Address: 152 Main St, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5414
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Vineyard Haven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Vineyard Haven
Price Range: £113 - £113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The 1720 House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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