Martha's Vineyard is full of breathtaking areas and remarkable views, and while it would be impossible to list them all, we're going to use our Spotlight Series to share some of our favorite places around the island. To kick it off, we're going with an easy one... Sengekontacket Pond.
When driving along Beach Road between Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, it's easy to get distracted by the picturesque view across Sengekontacket Pond...especially if the sun is setting. It doesn't matter if you're a lifelong island resident or a first time visitor, when the sun casts down on the water and you catch a glimpse of the colors reflected on the glassy surface, there's no way you're going to be able to keep your eyes on the road in front of you.
Located opposite the ever famous Joseph Sylvia State Beach, this coastal pond stretches for 2.5 miles and is known for much more than merely a great view. A popular spot for shell fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, bird watching, or simply lounging on the beach and enjoying the calm waters, Sengekontacket Pond is easily one of our favorite places on the island.
Needless to say, it's also a great area to own a home! Whether you're interested in stepping out your front door to go kayaking on a sunny day, or simply want to enjoy the remarkable views from the comfort of your living room, take a look at some of the properties that are located on (or near) Sengekontacket Pond:
6 Anthiers Lane, Oak Bluffs
At the high end of the spectrum we have a 5BR/4.5BA home located in a private enclave on the northeastern side of the Pond. Sitting on more than 2 acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, this 4,210 square foot home offers spectacular water views and luxurious living.
169 The Boulevard, Edgartown
Next we have a 2,765 square foot, custom built home with 4BR/3.5BA and sweeping views that extend across the Pond and out to Nantucket Sound. The 0.96 acre grounds extend to a private walkway leading directly to the waters of Sengekontacket, where there's a beach and boat mooring.
This 6BR/4BA property enjoys spectacular water views, breathtaking sunsets, and has a manicured lawn that stretches to the banks of the Pond. Set on 1.5 acres, this 2,940 square foot property includes a classic Bungalow style main house as well as an oversize carriage house with a two bay garage.
Perched directly on the shoreline of the Pond, this charming 3BR/2BA contemporary cottage has 1,350 square feet of living space and offers expansive water views. The 0.17 acre lot includes lush gardens, stone walls, a cobblestone courtyard, and numerous outdoor spaces.
They can't all be waterfront, and this 3BR/3BA home makes up for it with spectacular water views of the Pond. This 2,502 square foot contemporary home is located on 0.51 acres in Waterview Farms, which includes association access to a dock and beach on Sengekontacket Pond.
88 The Boulevard, Edgartown
This 3BR/3.5BA home is not only beautifully designed, but also enjoys distant water views of Sengekontacket Pond. With 2,780 square feet of living space there's plenty of space for all, and the 0.30 acre property is only a short walk away from Pond access at the public landing.
Our last property may not have water frontage or views, but the price is right and it's only 1/2 mile from Sengekontacket Pond access! In addition to being affordable, this 3BR/2.5BA home is 1,683 square feet and sits on a 0.83 acre lot set back from the road for privacy.