The 1720 House

PO Box 1193 , Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 USA (Show map)


Located in the Historic District of Vineyard Haven, a few minutes walk to ferry, town and beach, The 1720 House is an ideal year-round retreat for guests who seek an intimate atmosphere in the spirit and style of the best of Martha's Vineyard. This National Register of Historic Homes structure was built in 1720 and placed in its present location in 1735. Its unique pre-1750 Gunstock Style architecture, layout and amenities are of a grace and character of a bygone era, improved for modern convenience and comfort. The 1720 House is also available as an exclusively-yours house rental. The owner is on premise to facilitate guest's needs, an optional continental breakfast can be served, and daily housekeeper is included.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

1720 House is the best

5 on April 26, 2015

I've stayed at 1720 House a few times now and it is simply most peaceful, beautiful and wonderful place to stay on the Island. You can feel the history, Vineyard Haven is a serene gem of a town, and I would never want to be anywhere else. A true home away from home!!

Happy, Happier, Happiest!

4.2 on November 14, 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!


5 on November 11, 2013

I have stayed in B&B's in many places and countries and was so pleased to have booked into The 1720 House. Its attractive, historic, comfortable and the owner and her staff were endlessly helpful in every way possible. They made our trip a great adventure,sending us to best restaurants, hiking trails, fine art gallerys and of the track places tourists might never find. Owner is a great conversationalist and other guests there were quite interesting/


5 on November 10, 2013

we recently spent 5 days at The 1720 House. We had booked 3 days and loved it so much we extended our stay. Our room was lovely, immaculate and had a glorious mattress and real down comforter. The house smelled of gardenias and lavender, not overpowering but perfect. Breakfast ...continental was very good; homemade breads,fresh fruit, quality yogurts and 1st rate jams. The staff took excellent care or us. will return soon

A Quiet Pick Me Up

5 on October 01, 2013

The convenience of the 1720 House just blocks away from the ferry. the atmosphere is excellent in the guest rooms and the homey in the shared areas. Variety of local guide books, cook books and daily newspapers. Great breakfasts (most importantly great coffee). An extraordinarily kind innkeeper with great ideas for day walks, trips and dinner. We loved our stay!!

Clean, comfortable, great location, historic house

5 on September 26, 2013

This is like coming home that is if you lived in a house built in 1720! The owner, Abby and the house manager, Lucinda are like family and go the extra mile to make your visit enjoyable. The house, including the common areas, living room, sitting room, screened in porch, and dining room are warm, inviting and clean as are the guest rooms and bathrooms. The sitting area under the large shade tree on the side of the house is most relaxing. The house set amongst flowers and green lawns is a picture of serenity. If you want to explore Vineyard Have you are just steps away from the old town with it's shops and other places to explore. Want something off the tourist trail just ask Abby or Lucinda who have lived on the island to know all those special spots and the activities of the season. What more could you ask for!

Our very favorite Inn

5 on September 17, 2013

We love The 1720 House for its beautiful look, fantastic service and location/ The staff is first rate, informative and friendly and have great ideas on where to go. We recently had a small wedding party booked in and the owner made certain that everything went smoothly, even helping us find a great caterer to do the rehearsal dinner. Wish they had been our event planners


5 on August 31, 2013

This was our second stay at The 1720 House. We love everything about the Inn: the location is a block from a lovely calm harbor beach great swimming and beach walking with views of boats and mansions along the water, a few blocks from the town which has really good restaurants and classy stores and the best independent book store I have been to. Its a walk from the ferry. The 1720 House is beautifully furnished, feels spaacious and airy and the rooms are comfortable...esp the beds. Organic fruits, home baked breads and many other treats for breakfast. The staff is outstanding and always willing to do anything to make staying there a great pleasure. They help plan my daughts 2014 wedding and put flowers and a card in our room for a birthday we were celebrating

Excellent home away from home!

5 on August 28, 2013

The 1720 House is an excellent home away from home. Abby, the owner, and Lucinda, the house manager are exceptionally friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The 1720 house is in an excellent location and has beautiful rooms. They provide a delightful breakfast that includes coffee, tea, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, and the most delightful bread you will ever taste. Our 11 days spent here were nothing short of fantastic. Thanks so much to both of you!

First B&B experience

5 on August 13, 2013

Wonderful hospitality and service. Warm and homelike. Fitting of the Island.

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Location Type

Airport, Island, Oceanfront, Small town


Martha's Vineyard, MA (MVY-Dukes County) 4 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Whaling village, Gingerbread cottages, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Desk, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 10 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night weekends, in season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Three nights or less paid in full at time of booking. 
Four nights or longer, half payment due at time of reservation. Remainder due 15 days prior to arrival. 
Reservation made within 14 days arrival, full deposit required.
  • Cancellations: One night penalty for any cancellation.



Abby Hirsch

Languages spoken

English, French

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Garden, Breakfast/dining area