Editor’s Review of Winnetu Oceanside Resort
The Winnetu Oceanside Resort is situated along the dunes of Martha's Vineyard's South Beach and just outside the bustling yet small New England island town of Edgartown. The turn-of-the-century-styled inn topped with weatherworn shingles is set on 11 acres of landscaping that includes a great lawn, picturesque pond and waterfall. Select from the inn's 53 suites, complete with living/dining areas and kitchens, or two family cottages, as well as one of the Mattakesett Properties' 80 private homes and townhomes rentals.
Opened in 2000, the inn is the newest member of the Mattakesett area and takes its name from the island's native Wampanoag tribe's tongue: "winnetu," meaning "beautiful." Mattakesett Properties was developed in 1968
by Stanley and Mary Ann Snider, with Winnetu Inn developed by their son Mark, and his wife Gwenn, and the entire Snider family instilling a sense of family at the traditional New England seaside resort. The inn and homes are spread out over 40 acres and is the only resort located along the 21-mile South Beach, a quiet portion of Martha's Vineyard southeast corner.
The resort features two heated, outdoor swimming pools, day and evening supervised programs for children, tennis, island tours and adventures, and family BBQs and clambakes. A library and board game pavilion also provides activities in the event a rainy day keeps your family off the beach, located just 250 yards away through a dune brush trail. less
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- Daily kids' programs
- Beachfront location
- Rooms to accommodate large families
- DVD Player
- Laundry Service
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The Winnetu Inn offers 53 suites that include studios and one- to four-bedroom suites with living and dining areas, full kitchens or kitchenettes with full refrigerator, two-burner stove, sink, microwave and coffeemaker. The hotel also features two private two-bedroom cottages with full kitchens, living and dining rooms, patios and grills. The Cape Pogue Cottage also features a hot tub, while the Plum Point Cottage has a fireplace.
The resort also operates single-family home and townhome rentals of 80 properties through its Mattakesett Properties. Homes vary from three to five bedrooms with two to four bathrooms. Daily housekeeping service is provided in home rentals, so you can have the feeling of home sweet home without all the chores. Some homes also allow pets.
The resort's rooms and homes include flat-screen TVs, DVD or VCR players, high-speed Internet access, iron and ironing boards, and hair dryers. The entire resort is non-smoking.
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