The Petunia Patch on Martha's Vineyard

Guest Book

Balcony Suite Guest Reviews 2015



Marie-Laure Velay Long Island City, NY May 22-258

The weather was still chilly but we had a wonderful stay on Martha's Vineyard. Early in the season the island is still quiet, except for house-owners who spend their weekends furiously fixing everything for the summer vacation. The Petunia Patch was an integral part of the loveliness: the location is ideal, within walking distance of the ferry landing, so close to the main thoroughfare but already in a charming residential area, surrounded by pretty, freshly painted Victorian cottages, 2 blocks from the sea and the bike path to Edgartown. Then the apartment: quaint and not as tiny as one might think, it was perfect for 3 friends, would be perfect for 4 people. Light flows into all the rooms, all the rooms have windows, and the living room has a sweet balcony that invites you to watch neighbors passing by. It was a little early in the year to enjoy the exterior part of the house, but they're all there ready to be used, the porch, the grill, the outdoor shower - speaking of which, I must add that the indoor bath has an excellent shower head. We enjoyed Petunia Patch so much that we're making plans to be back. Thanks Carol for the good communication. Everything went smoothly from beginning to end.


Meagan Maguire and James Richert Middle Island, NY 5/25-5/308

This was our first trip to MV and we loved it! The Petunia Patch was the perfect place for our little getaway! We loved being able to walk to the beach, shopping, and much more! Can’t wait til next time!


Gary, Gab, Holly, Jack 6/188

Hi, thanks for letting us stay here – we had a blast! We loved this beautiful old cottage and being right in the center of Oak Bluffs!


Allison Hinds 6/218

What an absolutely great stay! It was wonderful staying here. We loved eating at the Red Cat Kitchen in Oak Bluffs – the food is ‘the bomb’!


Delores Flamer 7/18 to 7/25 NY, NY8

Carol and Roger, thank you so much for making it easy to enjoy the best Vineyard vacation ever! The Balcony Suite is superb and I will most definitely return. Our neighbors were great! Love, love, love The Petunia Patch!


Sally Millwood Milton, MA 7/25-8/18

The Petunia Patch is a great location for teens. We all had a blast at South Beach in Edgartown – GO!! The Balcony Suite was perfect for our family and we hope to make a return visit!


Jim and Amanda Gillooley, Middlefield, CT 8/8- 8/15 8

Thank you for another great stay at The Petunia Patch! We love the cottage and the ease of being able to walk to restaurants, shops, and the beach. We visited lots of other beaches on the island and the wild life sanctuary at Felix Neck. At Island Alpaca, we saw a newborn alpaca! We can’t wait to return again next year!


Heather and Andrew Ruben NY, NY 8/15-8/228

Carol and Roger, thank you so much for the wonderful, adorable accommodations at The Petunia Patch! We had a great time and traveled all over the island. This was the perfect place to celebrate Andrew’s birthday! Wish we could have stayed longer but we have to head back to busy NYC today. Until next year… 


Paula, Scott, Bella, and Olivia Newburyport, MA 8/22-298

We had a fantastic time on the Vineyard and couldn’t have asked for better weather. The location of The Petunia Patch is so perfect and we enjoyed walking around Oak Bluffs. The kids loved the Arcade and Olivia was the lucky one who got the brass ring for a free ride on the Flying Horses Carousel! We rented a car at the end of the week to enjoy other areas of the island and we even got over to Chappy! Hope to come back soon! Thanks again!


John and Sandra 8/15 to 8/22 Dartmouth, MA8

Thanks for a wonderful week of relaxation and sunshine- the best weather anyone could have asked for! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Perfect place and hospitality. Hope to return again next year.


Vicki and Bela, CB and Suz Milford, CT 10/9-10/118

The Balcony Suite is the best of all worlds! Plenty of room and we love the high ceilings. Awesome weather for October and a perfect day for the wedding we attended. This was a long weekend trip that we’ll never forget. We love your home – thanks for sharing it with us!


Garden Suite Reviews, 2015



Keith and Alysse Tewksbury, MA May 15-17

We had a wonderful, romantic time! Thanks for sharing your cottage with you. We’ll be back!


Hao Hong Newton, MA May 26-28

I want you to know that we loved your place. It was very big and it had everything we needed or more. Thank you for providing a clean and beautiful place for us. We hope that, if we do visit the island again, your place will still be available.


Katherine White June 23-30 Dartmouth, MA

We had a great time- there is a lot to do and see! We hope to come again next summer or spring. The time spent on the porch was very relaxing!


Ronald and Inez Henderson Upper Marlboro, Maryland July 25-Aug 8

Two WONDERFUL weeks in a very comfortable cottage with lots of character! The owners, Carol and Roger, are great! To top it off, the LOCATION is wonderful – everything is just minutes away. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!!


Al-Tony and Beryl Gilmore Bethesda, MD Aug 8-15

Again, we loved our stay. Thanks for sharing!


Chloe and Alban Letremoliere Brookline, MA August 22-29

We had a great time at The Petunia Patch! The cottage was perfect, very welcoming, and charming. We were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed the many beaches of the island. We loved ice cream sundaes from Mad Martha’s, a joyful dinner at Offshore Ale, paddleboarding on Sengekontacket, and strolling in Oak Bluffs. It was our second stay at The Petunia Patch and we have a hunch it won’t be our last! Thank you for your hospitality!


Neil Blumstein, Sophie and Ariana NYC August 29- Sepetember 5

Dad says: Great vacation again at The Petunia Patch. The perfect weather helped. I found time to sit and rock on the porch. So happy to have time to spend with my two girls here – where I came often as a kid. Can’t wait to come back…
The girls say: We love The Petunia Patch. We had so much fun at the Flying Horses (Sophie caught the brass ring twice!), Backdoor Donuts, Ben and Bill’s ice cream, and so much more!


Beth and Brian Assonet, MA Columbus Day weekend

Thank you Roger and Carol. We had a great time and felt so much at home. We will long remember this time on a beautiful island.


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From Our Guest Book:
Joyce, Kayla, and Tara, Waltham, MA, July, 2014

We’re loving our annual trip to Oak Bluffs and our annual stay at The Petunia Patch! Some favorites: Back Door Donuts, Giordanno’s pizza, and eating dockside at Nancy’s restaurant – we walk to all of them. We wouldn’t miss the sunsets in Menemsha!


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Cathy and Rich, St Petersburg, FL, July, 2014

Once again, we had a great week here at The Petunia Patch! We took a trip to Acquinnah, went to the alpaca farm, and saw some theatre improve! Staying at The Petunia Patch is so relaxing and easy – we had perfect weather too! Hope to be back again soon!


From Our Guest Book:
Jeff and Eva, Walton Beach, FL, September, 2014

Thank you for letting us stay at your adorable place! Sitting on the porch was so relaxing and it was nice to be able to walk everywhere in town. We went to Back Door Donuts and Chilmark Chocolates – a low-cal vacation for sure! Your house is beautiful!


From Our Guest Book:
Pat and Jenny, Albany, NY, July 2014

We came back to The Petunia Patch and had a fun time! We rented bikes and toured Chappaquiddick – 15 miles! We jumped off the “Jaws Bridge” and loved it! Another great vacation in Oak Bluffs!


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Jim and Amanda, Middlefield, CT, August, 2014

Thank your for another great stay at The Petunia Patch! We visited many of the beaches and took at sail on The Alabama. Our son had his first ride on the Flying Horses Carousel. We loved walking around Oak Bluffs and eat dinner down at Dockside. The Petunia Patch is great for our family – it’s close to everything. Can’t wait to come back again next summer!


From Our Guest Book:
Tony and Beryl, Bethesda, MD, August, 2014

We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary at The Petunia Patch! We were so glad to be able to celebrate on Martha’s Vineyard. We love The Petunia Patch . Thanks so much – your home is fabulous!

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From Our Guest Book:
Richard and Jessica Kansas City, MO April 4-7

Sweet Pea is the perfect location for walking to the shops and restaurants. The walking tour of Oak Bluffs was great. We hope you enjoy Sweet Pea as much as we did!



From Our Guest Book:
Al, Katie, and Walt Reed Jamaica Plain, MA May 23-25

After many years of coming to the Vineyard, this is our first time staying in Oak Bluffs in the spring. What a wonderful time to explore the island and what a lovely home to do it from! We love the proximity to the main street of town and especially Back Door Donuts and the bike paths. Thanks for a comfortable, lovely stay!



From Our Guest Book:
Giana and Nick Hartford, CT

Sweet Pea is the ideal place to stay! It’s just two minutes from the beach and Circuit Ave and Back Door Donuts (get the apple fritter!). We enjoyed walking by the water at sunset and had lots of laughs at the arcade (you’re never too old!). We love this island!



From Our Guest Book:
Michelle and Steve Salem, MA June 12-15

We’re so grateful for the chance to experience Sweet Pea which is the perfect hideaway for two on our honeymoon. Some of our favorites: sleeping in the comfy bed in the bright breezy loft and waking to birdsong, enjoying relaxed mornings with coffee and the paper, Dinner and reading time on the leafy deck, grilling fresh scallops on the deck, the charming Narragansett Ave. neighborhood, and renting bikes and riding to the beach and art galleries. Thank you!! We’ll be back!



From Our Guest Book:
Jack, Jenny, and Sam Chicago, IL June, 2014

This was our first time in Martha’s Vineyard and we will certainly be back! We couldn’t be more pleased with this sweet little cottage! Can’t beat the location! We enjoyed morning runs along the beach and Back Door Donuts at night. Our 10 year old son enjoyed the arcade and jumping off the famous “Jaws Bridge” – such fun. We enjoyed the many close by restaurants and Ben and Bill’s for ice cream. The shopping is great too! Thank you for a great vacation and wonderful memories!



From Our Guest Book:
Jim and Marcia Alton, IL June, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Sweet Pea Cottage. This was our first visit to Martha’s Vineyard and nothing disappointed! The cottage is exactly as presented and could not have been more charming – an excellent use of space and so pleasingly decorated. We enjoyed strolling through the Methodist Campground and seeing all the beautiful Victorian cottages and they’re just steps away from Sweet Pea. Great restaurants close by – we enjoyed Slice of Life for breakfast and the local craft beer at Offshore Ale. It doesn’t get any better than this! Thank you!



From Our Guest Book:
Debi and Tim Pasadena, MD July, 2014

We had a fabulous time at Sweet Pea and in Oak Bluffs! We rode our bikes for 20 miles each day (easy access to the bike path). We had dinner at the Lookout Tavern in OB and discovered Blue Canoe in Vineyard Haven. We plan to come back sometime with our family in the future. Sweet Pea was so SWEET. Thanks so much!



From Our Guest Book:
Helen and Matt Portsmouth, NH August, 2014

We had another delightful stay at Sweet Pea! This year we enjoyed the Agricultural Fair, dinner at State Road restaurant, many beach days, and of course, all our old favorites right in Oak Bluffs. We love Sweet Pea!



From Our Guest Book:
Valerie Boston, MA September, 2014

I had such a fabulous time here at Sweet Pea! It was everything I hoped it would be and even more! The accessibility to everything – restaurants, shops, beach – is spectacular. I enjoyed myself greatly. Will I come back? ABSOLUTELY! This was the ideal place and a very inviting place to stay when visiting the Vineyard!



From Our Guest Book:
Jane and Lisa Arlington, TX November, 2014

We had a great time and so enjoyed staying at Sweet Pea. Thank you for your kindness in helping us to plan our stay. We’re ready to move from the mainland and purchase this cottage from you! It’s adorable and had everything we needed. It was a wonderful getaway.



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Heidi and Peter Boston, MA November, 2014

What a wonderful time of year to visit the Vineyard! This was the perfect cottage for our getaway. We saw the island “off season” and enjoyed sunrises and sunsets on the quiet beaches. This is the ideal cottage and we look forward to renting Sweet Pea or The Petunia Patch next summer! Thank you!



Arnie and Mary , June 2013, Massachusetts

We love “Sweet Pea”! We enjoyed our weekend in Oak Bluffs, celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary – so relaxing. We’ll be back next June. Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your secret paradise!

Helen and Matt Portsmouth, June 2013, New Hampshire

We came to Sweet Pea to celebrate our first anniversary and we enjoyed every minute of our stay! We were pleasantly surprised at just how quaint and comfortable this adorable cottage is – and what a great location! We walked to and enjoyed the restaurants: Red Cat, Offshore Ale (get the baked brie!) and had afternoon pina coladas at Nancy’s on the harbor. We had a wonderful experience and hope to return year after year to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you, Carol and Roger!


Laura and Marci Chicago, July 2013, Illinois

We had an amazing time at Sweet Pea cottage! It’s such an adorable home and has a great locstion. This is our second visit to the Vineyard and we will definitely be back to Sweet Pea again!  We enjoyed many restaurants in Oak Bluffs but especially Slice of Life (get the fried green tomato BLT!) and we love the pizza at Giordano’s. At Nancy’s by the harbor, we drank Dirty Monkeys! We rented a car and drove around the island for a day – worth it. Thanks Carol and Roger – it was awesome!

Chloe and Alban, August 2013, Massachusetts

We had an amazing time on Martha’s Vineyard and at Sweet Pea cottage. So charming! So relaxing! We will definitely be back again. Thank you Carol and Roger!

Scott and Mulyssa, June 2012, Massachusetts

Every September we try to get away from our busy working summer and Sweet Pea and the Vineyard offer respite. Did the usual - walked Circuit Ave, went to the beach, to Chappaquidick, and did a lot of biking. Sharky's Cantina is awesome and we tried the Red Cat Kitchen and the food was fantastic! Went for a late night drive in our convertible and marveled at the stars. As always, we shopped for fresh foods at Morning Glory Farm and greatly enjoyed preparing our meals at Sweet Pea.  At home, we don't have the luxury of cooking since our schedules are so hectic.  We visited Menemsha for a last sunset and everyone applauded as the last golden-salmon coloured sliver sunk into the violet ocean. Had such a fantastic time -we had time to catch our breath and savour all the experiences the island has to offer. I'll miss the rolling countryside by the sea that reminds me of England and Scotland and will miss the peace and kindness of the neighbors here. This has been our best visit to Sweet Pea yet. Thank you so much for the opportunity and we look forward to our next journey here. Much love...

Mike and Erica, July 2012, New York

Sweet Pea gave us a relaxing vacation that was long overdue!  We walked, biked, went to the beach, did lots of reading, ate and drank, and explored. We enjoyed Offshore Ale and The Black Dog restaurant.  Loved the cottages in the Methodist Campground in Oak Bluffs and the endless stretch of beach between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. We biked to Edgartown and took the ferry to Chappaquidick. Loved the island and Sweet Pea too!

Greg and Caitrin, July 2012, Massachusetts
We spent a very special honeymoon at Sweet Pea Cottage.  We will always have memories of our time there and the things we enjoyed doing on the Vineyard - walking, kayaking, shopping and more. Loved the tour we took on Chappaquidick. We met Bruce Willis's personal chef at the Red Cat restaurant!  We had a great time staying at Sweet Pea and hope to return for our first anniversary!

Jason and Wendy, August 2012, New York

We celebrated our first anniversary at Sweet Pea Cottage and it was Perfect! We enjoyed the neighbors near Sweet Pea and loved the cottage. There are so many activities nearby and we especially enjoyed the Gay Head overlook and beach, Island Alpaca, and the Featherstone Gallery.  All in all, it was a great week!

Lev and Sonja, May 2011

Carol and Roger, Thanks for letting us stay at Sweet Pea for our honeymoon. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for and the location was ideal. We loved sitting on the porch and balcony and walking around the neighborhood. We didn't want to leave!
Thank you for everything.

Shawn and Merinda , July 2011

Thank you Roger and Carol for another wonderful stay at Sweet Pea! As always, the Vineyard is the place to be in the summer. See you next time!

Maja , August, 2011

Thank you Roger and Carol for another wonderful stay at Sweet Pea! As always, the Vineyard is the place to be in the summer. See you next time!

Rob and Rita, August 2011

Carol and Roger, Thank you so much for letting us stay at Sweet Pea. The neighborhood is wonderful and the location was ideal - we walked to dinner every night and we all had a great time this week. Thanks!

Tom and Lynn, September 2011

We loved it here! The cottage was perfect. The bedroom was bright and airy and beautiful! Looking forward to staying here again and maybe at The Petunia Patch if we bring our kids. Was PERFECT! Thank you!

Jesse and Elizabeth , September 2011

We were on the Vineyard for a family wedding. What a great place to share and make new memories! Thanks for accommodating us at Sweet Pea and my parents and brothers at The Petunia Patch! We all had a great stay in this beautiful, quiet place!

Scott and Mulyssa, September 2010, Massachusetts

Our third stay at Sweet Pea! Thanks Carol and Roger for yet another lovely stay here. Every time I find myself having a stressful day, I often end up daydreaming about being here, relaxing in the clean and clear air and enjoying the vibe of Oak Bluffs. During our most stressful times, when we discuss "running away" together, we always look at one another and say, "I wish we could just go to Sweet Pea RIGHT NOW." Thank you again!

Amy and Josh, September 2010, Virginia

This was our first getaway without the kids in four years! Carol and Roger, thanks so much for letting us "borrow" Sweet Pea! We loved the house and the town. We will be back!

Pat and Lee, August 2010, New York

There is so much to see and do on this beautiful island and Sweet Pea cottage was the perfect place for us to stay. We toured the island, dined on smoked bluefish, went to the farmer's market, and South Beach. We had a wonderful time visiting. Thanks for a comfortable stay!

Amanda and Jim, August 2010, Connecticut

Carol and Roger, thank you once again for a great vacation! We can't wait to see you next summer at Sweet Pea!

Margaret, August 2010, California

Thank you! Excellent location, wonderful host and hostess- could not be better!

Laura and Blaze, July 2010, Pennsylvania

Talk about a picture perfect first family vacation! The island is beautiful, to say the least. It is so relaxing that we could see ourselves living here. The cottage was perfect! We had a great time! We can't wait until next year. We are hooked!

Ed and Tiffany, June 2010, New Jersey

Thanks so much for the great time. We really enjoyed ourselves, the island, and the wonderful weather. Sweet Pea is beautifull and we're planning our return. The information binder you provided was very well put together. It really helped us out!
Darlene and David, Springfield, OH
We loved Sweet Pea and feel sad to leave! Being in the center of Oak Bluffs, it was easy for us to walk all over town, including seeing the sweet cottages in the Methodist Campground. We also visited the Cottage City Museum. Rented a scooter and rode to Menemsha. Went to Chappaquidick and enjoyed Myoto, the Japanese garden there. It was a great vacation in a great little cottage!
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Chrissa and friends, May 2013, Massachusetts

A fantastic week as usual. The weather was great, as was The Petunia Patch.  I consider discovering this place among the top in my list of accomplishments! We look forward to next May and the 20 following!

Sonja and Lev, May 2013, Massachusetts

Despite a cold and rainy weekend, we had a blast! We’ve come here yearly for our anniversary and can’t wait to come back next year!


Steve, June 2013, Massachusetts

We enjoyed The Petunia Patch! This was a unique vacation with my 24 year old daughter and a special time for us to be together. We enjoyed driving all over the island, relaxing, and having dinners together.  Thanks so much and we hope to return!

MaryKate, Tom, and Family, June 2013, Massachusetts

This was our first full week vacation on the Vineyard. We really enjoyed our stay at The Petunia Patch and we look forward to coming back. The cottage is so comfortable and so close to everything! We’re sad to be leaving. The kids really enjoyed themselves. Thank you for your hospitality and we look forward to returning (Hopefully soon).


Samantha and Matt, July, New Hampshire

This was our first family vacation and we were happy to have it at The Petunia Patch. Charlie (the baby) enjoyed the beach and blowing bubbles on the porch. Sam enjoyed her morning runs, Matt enjoyed fishing and Charlie enjoyed all the treats he got this week. We hope to be back soon. Thanks again!

John, Amy  and family, July 2013, Massachusetts

BEST VACATION EVER!! We had so much fun this week! We jumped off the Jaws bridge and swam in the enormous waves at Long Point beach. My girls never had a better time on the island. Thank you!

Fei, Brice and Yan (6rs), August 2013, Massachusetts

Message from Yan: Dear Mrs. Stewart, I liked the house and my bed. I like the flowers and the the table outdoors. I collected shells and rocks. I went to the Flying Horses and I got the brass ring THREE times! I liked reading and biking. Thanks. Love Fei
Message from mom, Yan:  Morning of the second day of our vacation. Fei, our six year old daughter, woke up and the first thing she told me, “Mommy, it’s funny … I thought we were home.” That pretty sums up our stay at The Petunia Patch – feeling so “at home”. We LOVE this wonderful, relaxing, carefree vacation home and hope to come back very soon! Thank you!

Beth and Akil, September 2013, New York

Your little Petunia Patch is a wonderful place…just heavenly. We all loved the hominess and cleanliness of the space. You literally had everything there that we could have needed – games, blankets, COMFY beds! In all the years that my family has visited MV, this is the closest we’ve stayed to town/beach… my son and I were in absolute heaven. I caught him a few times saying what a perfect little house you have!  My parents loved hanging out on the porch in the late afternoon and they slept so well – we all did. The weather was beautiful. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Carol!


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Lynn and Pierre, April 2013, Quebec, Canada

We enjoyed staying at The Petunia Patch. It was so quiet and you have a beautiful house and we felt like we were at home. I will recommend your lovely place to other people. We are hoping to rent next year at this time, for two weeks.

Gina and friends, July 2013, Massachusetts

We came to The Petunia Patch for a girls’ week vacation and we’re leaving relaxed and calm and with many memories to keep! We ventured all around the island, through all the towns. We went to restaurants, shops, beaches, and saw the sights. But nothing will ever compare to The Petunia Patch, which we  LOVE!  Carol and Roger, thank you for another amazing stay at The Petunia Patch. As always, we are well rested and sad to go!

Patricia and family, July 2013, Massachusetts

We had an awesome girls’ vacation again in Martha’s Vineyard. Beautiful week with marvelous weather! The Petunia Patch made us feel at home and very comfortable. We will come back soon in the fall or next summer!

Dan and Jeannine, July 2013, Massachusetts

We enjoyed a wonderful location, beautiful weather and The Petunia Patch is a home away from home. There’s plenty of activity just down the street from the cottage – shop, eat, and just people watch! We would return here in a heartbeat! Thank you Carol and Roger – we so enjoyed our visit to Martha’s Vineyard and our stay at The Petunia Patch. We hope to return.

Jane and Tom and family, August 2013, West Yorkshire, England

We had a good time on the Vineyard. We flew from England to Boston and, from there, took the Cape Flyer train to Buzzards Bay. There, we were met by the Steamship Authority bus which took us to the ferry in Woods Hole. We used the VTA buses on the island which were efficient and took us everywhere! We enjoyed Edgartown and Vineayrd Haven but most of all enjoyed walking from The Petunia Patch to Ocean Park and playing Frisbee as the sun was setting. We were able to walk to many good restaurants including Giordanno’s but Slice of Life café was our favorite. We loved strolling around the Campground and to the Flying Horses carousel. We especially enjoyed relaxing on the porch at The Petunia Patch.  Lovely stay.

Maja and daughter Nila (review by Nila, 7 yrs.), August 2013, New York

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Stewart,
Thank you for letting us stay in the Balcony Suite of The Petunia Patch! It was a lovely experience! We hope that we will be able to stay here again next year and be able to see you next year!  The week went by so fast and we really don’t want to leave! Hope you had a great summer!
Love, Nil and Maja  PS  We will miss you!


Mary and family Portland, August 2013, Oregon

We had a fabulous week – rented bikes and had nice rides to Edgartown, State Beach, and Viieayrd Haven. Enjoyed an excellent dinner at Sweet Life in Oak Bluffs, just down the street from The Petunia Patch – great seafood. We loved the easy-going, friendly folks in OB and staying at The Petunia Patch. Can’t wait to return.

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Chrissa, Mary Beth, and Heather, May 2012, Massachusetts

We are at the end of our second annual “Mommies Getaway” weekend and, as last
year, we enjoyed ourselves immensely! As usual, the Garden Suite was charming and comfortable. The whole weekend was perfect and tonight we begin the countdown to our 2013 “Mommies Weekend” – can’t wait! See you next year!

Lev and Sonja, May 2012, Massachusetts

Carol and Roger, thank you for letting us stay at The Petunia Patch. This is our second year here. We had a great time biking around the island. We visited all the little towns and took photos of lighthouses. This is a great place to be active or just sit around and people watch! We would recommend The Petunia Patch to all our friends. Thank you again!

Neil, Carol, Sophie, and Ariana, July 2012, New York

Wonderful stay at The Petunia Patch – thank you. We love Oak Bluffs with the Flying Horses, beach, Backdoor Donuts, and everything else plus we had a great Fourth of July! Hope to be back again soon!

Rose, July 2012, Massachusetts

We had a great time and I loved The Petunia Patch. Loved the kitchen and spent a lot of time there. Also loved the white wicker bedroom furniture and the beds were very comfortable. I’m looking forward to coming back next year and maybe staying for two weeks.

Mark and Pam, July 2012, Massachusetts

We had a fabulous week! Love the Vineyard. Came with friends and this was their first time on the Island. They loved it too. Carol and Roger, we all love The Petunia Patch!

Kate and Joe, September 2012, New Jersey

We had an amazing two weeks. Why? Because we didn’t do anything most days but relax. We barbequed and enjoyed lovely afternoons at the beach. I love The Petunia Patch!

Mary and Ann, September 2012, Massachusetts

As always, another great stay at The Petunia Patch! The weather wasn’t great but it didn’t dampen our spirits. We relaxed, read, and strolled the streets of Oak Bluffs. Thanks again – see you next year!

Gina, July 2012, Massachusetts

We cannot thank you enough! This has been the perfect "girls week" for me and my friends filled with laughter, relaxation, and wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing The Petunia Patch with us and becoming a part of our stories to be told!

Margaret and Mark, July 2012, Massachusetts

Here we are again at The Petunia Patch! The balcony keeps us coming back - still enjoying our annual week here. Thank you as always for the special touch of flowers! We always enjoy our stay at your cottage and hope to do so again in the future.

Barbara, August 2012, Maryland

When I walked up the stairs to the Balcony Suite and opened the door, I was really impressed! Moving from room to room, the smile on my face kept increasing - I didn't know which room to settle into first! And your thoughtfulness - flowers, beach chairs, umbrellas, books, puzzles, helpful information, and more than adequate lighting to read. . .and, like others, I like the balcony outside the living room and the big porch on the front of the house. This place makes me feel as if I had come home.

Karley, August 2012, New Hampshire

What a wonderful place you have! It brings back memories of an old family home we once had, now gone. We loved the proximity to the main street (Circuit Ave.) and the quietness of the neighborhood. Our four year old daughter claimed the balcony as her own, using it to play Rapunzel! We have been coming to the Vineyard for years and feel excited to have found a great new place to stay!

Chrissa, May 2011, Granby, MA
Carol, I just wanted to let you know that my friends and I LOVED our stay at the Petunia Patch. Great house- so charming, great location, a fabulous weekend all around. We decided within the first few hours that we need to make this an annual event, so I hope to be contacting you next spring to do it again!

Michelle, June 2011, Troy, NY

Thank you for sharing your delightful Balcony Suite apartment! The "balcony" is what we came back for, not to mention the great location! Your suggestions for places to go, things to do, and restaurants were very helpful. Thank you for a lovely vacation - we hope to come back next year!

Wendy and Dennis, July 2011, Wyckoff, NJ

Thank you so much Carol and Roger for your hospitality. We had an amazing week and loved the proximity to town. Your home is beautiful! The week went so fast - we hate to leave!

Karen, July 2011, Brockton, MA

Thank you for such a nice time! We relaxed and loved the beach. The flowers are so beautiful. We also loved walking around town and seeing all the beautiful old homes. We would love to come back.

Julia, July 2011, Cambridge, MA

Another great week at The Petunia Patch! We had fantastic thunderstorms at night but perfect beach days. As always, it was a wonderful, relaxing time at The Petunia Patch. The best things are the simple things - sitting on the porch and watching the world go by!

Gina, July 2011, Freetown, MA

We are returning renters - this time for two weeks! It is because we LOVE it here! Thanks Roger and Carol for another memorable vacation! Wonderful!

Kathy and Steve, August 2011, Norfolk, MA

This was our sixth year vacationing at The Petunia Patch. We love the house and love the variety of things to do on the island. This year we enjoyed nature walks at the Polly Hill Arboretum. We tried new restaurants in Oak Bluffs including SideCar and the MV Chowder Company. Linda Jean's is always a favorite for breakfast. Oak Bluffs has a great and fairly new art distict - about a 15 minute walk from The Petunia Patch. Of course we always enjoy ice cream at Ben and Bill's, right on Circuit Ave. Another great vacation!

Debby, August 2011, Cranston, RI

We did so many great things - went to Menemsha for sunset, the Agricultural Fair, and Morning Glory farm for the best corn and ginger pear jelly. At Back Door Donuts in Oak Bluffs, we even stood in line with the Obama girls! We loved the house and the neighbors were great! I guess you could say we had a fantastic time! It was such a lovely vacation. Thank you so much - you and Roger are wonderful hosts!

Caitlin and Greg, September 2011, Albany, NY

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us! We had a lovely time exploring the island. The balcony was a great place to unwind! We're looking forward to returning in the years to come!

Jane, September 2011, Charlestown, MA

This is our first September on MV and what a great time to come. The Petunia Patch is such a special place! We love the location, having our own kitchen, the porch, and the charm of the house! We got engaged on the island in August which makes MV an ever more special place for us. We hope to return to The Petunia Patch with our family in future years. Thank you!

Kay, October 2011, Fitchburg, MA

This was our first visit to The Petunia Patch! We all had a great time and we were lucky enough to have great fall weather. The cottage was perfect and we loved sitting on the front porch and relaxing. Golf at Farm Neck was enjoyed by all - a beautiful course! Hope to return again - thank you!

Jesse and Elizabeth, September 2011 

We were on the Vineyard for a family wedding. What a great place to share and make new memories! Thanks for accommodating us at Sweet Pea and my parents and brothers at The Petunia Patch! We all had a great stay in this beautiful, quiet place!

Julia, July 2010, Massachusetts

We had a wonderful two weeks here. We went to Menemsha and biked to Edgartown! Next year, we'll bike to Aquinnah (only kidding). Lovely weather and we'll miss having our morning coffee in the sunshine. Two weeks definitely does the trick. Thank you again, Carol and Roger, for a wonderful cottage to enjoy the island.

Cathy and Rich, July 2010, Florida

What a wonderful week we had! Great weather - hot, but perfect at night. We rented bikes and especially liked South Beach - big waves and soft sand. The kids loved the game Arcade and the Flying Horses Carousel. I loved the bakery (the chocolate chip cookies ROCK!). We ate breakfast on the porch and watched the people stroll by. We loved MV, loved The Petunia Patch. We hope to come again next year! Thanks Carol and Roger for making us comfortable.

Judy and Jeff, July 2010, New Hampshire

Carol and Roger, we enjoyed our stay so much! I have a lot of childhood memories of staying on the island at this house. It was fantastic to have my children get a little taste of Vineyard life. They're enchanted! The Petunia Patch is so convenient for short trips here and there and relaxing in between. The boys loved biking to the Campground, the park, and of course being able to walk to the beach! The flowers everywhere are just gorgeous. Everything was lovely! Thanks so much for sharing The Petunia Patch with us.

Cheryl, June 2010, Germany

We loved The Petunia Patch! Our family enjoyed MV so much - biking, beaches, and great food! Awesome sunsets at Menemsha and the clay cliffs at Aquinnah and the soft white sand beach. Thank you Carol and Roger for everything!

John and Gina, July 2010, Massachusetts

We mostly went to the beach at Long Point in West Tisbury and we loved it. I did a lot of walking - every morning I walked on the bike path to the Edgartown bridge, which is about 3 miles! Ben and Bill's ice cream is the best! My girls loved the game Arcade and The Flying Horses. Enjoyed eating at The Bite in Menemsha - the clams were terrific. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this old house, The Petunia Patch, and can't wait to come again next summer!

Amy and Dave, July 2010, Connecticut

Carol and Roger, thank you for sharing your quaint beach cottage with us. Oak Bluffs is a unique and special place. We had a wonderful time. We look forward to returning to The Petunia Patch some time in the future. The flowers were lovely!

Pam, July 2010, Massachusetts

We had a wonderful stay. The weather was perfect, the cottage was AMAZING...the breeze was consistent! We want to live here and don't want to go home! Carol and Roger are the best!


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