We were a little late in deciding to do so but found what we were looking for in Woods Hole.
The home had been built in the 20's and was still owned by the same family! It was on a private estate with other (same) family homes and had a very old world character which totally suited us!
It had access to a private part of a public beach
and even had its own bath house.... which allowed us to leave beach items at the beach.
At the other end of the beach there was Nobska lighthouse.........
The area and the town of Woods Hole was delightful. The small town was an easy 10 to 15 minute walk from the house and had several restaurants and cafes.
We found Shuckers very pleasant and of course indulged in oysters and lobster!
and the place to be in town seemed to be Pie in the Sky judging by the buzz there each morning!
Woods Hole has a ferry to Martha's Vineyard and of course we had to go over....
We went to Oak Bluffs...........whose claim to fame is the very large Methodist Tabernacle
and the quaint cottages which surround it.