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Island Towns


Consisting of roughly 100 sq. mi., the island of Martha’s Vineyard has six classic New England towns, each with its own unique and unforgettable charm.


Established as an English settlement in 1642, Edgartown first rose to prominence during the golden age of whaling. To this day, stately captain’s manors – aproned by rose-entwined, white picket fences – stand in serene contrast to the energy and vibrance of North Water and Main Streets, where residents and visitors alike browse the town’s bistros and boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, curio shops and more.


Famous for the vibrant colors of its Gay Head Cliffs – as well as the iconic lighthouse perched atop them – Aquinnah is situated on the westernmost tip of Martha’s Vineyard. To this day, it serves as the centuries-old home of an indigenous tribe known as the Wampanoag.


Stone walls. Rolling hills. Stunning coastlines and a nature preserve. Welcome to Chillmark, where trademark sunsets cast a honey-rose hue across this historic region, including the quaint fishing village of Menemsha – where tourists and locals alike explore an eclectic array of curio shops, fashion boutiques and authentic New England eateries.

Oak Bluffs

World renown for its vibrantly-colored gingerbread cottages and imposing, open-air Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs served for decades as a major center for summer religious retreats. Still a vibrant community with miles of public beaches and a verdant central park, this utterly charming town serves as one of only two ferry ports on the island; it also possesses another quite enviable distinction – it serves alcohol, which is not permitted in any other Vineyard community but one (Edgartown). Cheers!

Vineyard Haven

Also commonly known as Tisbury, Vineyard Haven serves as the island’s main port of entry. But there’s more to this historic burg than the beauty of its harbor; just a block from the ferry, Main Street’s vibrant and eclectic shopping district awaits, brimming with an avant-garde, bohemian vibe perfect for those who seek a relaxed island experience.

West Tisbury

Having faithfully preserved much of its 19th-century rural charm, West Tisbury is a nostalgic reminder that the independent spirit of “the stubborn New Englander” is alive and well. A small but quaint downtown is anchored by a “don’t-miss-it” general store known as Alley’s; across the way, there’s the Field Gallery, featuring large, whimsical dancing figures; and don’t forget to pay a visit to Grange Hall, a historic landmark built by the Vineyard Agricultural Society, which today serves as a gathering place for farmers, artisans, and local residents.

Upcoming Events

Apr 18

28th Annual Earth Day Beach Clean Up

Saturday, Apr 18th

Help us to keep our beaches clean during earth day! The Harbor View Hotel team participates yearly along with the Vineyard Conservation Society to help clean up Lighthouse Beach. More information to come.  



May 10

Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 10th

Our Mother's Day Brunch is a signature Pink & Green Weekend experience. Chef Patrice and team have created an incredible menu in celebration of the moms we will be welcoming.

Reservations strongly recommended, please call 508-627-3761.
Harbor View Hotel and Rosewater have partnered together to cosponsor the Island Wide Mother of the Year Essay Contest. The three winners will read their essays at 11a.m. during Sunday Brunch.





Jun 1

Martha's Vineyard Restaurant Week

Jun 1 - 7

To all the food lovers, Bettini Restaurant will be participating this year in the island wide restaurant week, which showcases our best dishes and our most delicious menu items for you to try! 

Jun 11

Taste of the Vineyard

Thursday, Jun 11th

Kick off to the summer is the annual Taste of the Vineyard, the island's most anticipated party each June. This grand event features local and off island restaurants and purveyors, breweries, wineries, and more for an evening of food, drinks, music, dancing and fun. The event raises money for the MV Preservation Trust to keep the Island's historic landmarks open for the enjoyment of your children and grandchildren and for all future generations to come.

Jul 4

Fourth of July in Edgartown

Saturday, Jul 4th

By staying at the Harbor View Hotel, you will be near all the 4th of July festivities. Edgartown 4th of July parade and spectacular Edgartown Harbor fireworks are the highlights the island's favorite holiday! More information to come. 


Those who book a suite with us in December through May 16th deserves a substantial savings – and we’re happy to oblige, with a 40% Suite Savings. 

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Babymoon Package

Enjoy time, just the two of you before you welcome your newborn to the family!

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