The annual Best of the Vineyard voting campaign is in full swing! This is the chance for YOU to vote for all your favorite Vineyard things, places, and more. Luckily, there is still time — voting ends on April 2nd, 11:59 p.m. There are even more categories, more entrants, and a 10 or more category vote. Whether you vote for 10 or in every category, it’s great to celebrate the things you love about the Vineyard. Need some guidance? Our On Point MV blog is a good place to start. So here are the Point B Realty Picks For Best Of The Vineyard 2022
Food & Dining is one of our favorites! It has a number of categories and encompasses so many things we love, it’s hard to choose. Here are some of our favorites.
Best Lobster Roll – Some of our favorites include Grace Church, The Lookout Tavern, 19 Raw, and The Menemsha Fish Market. The bigger question is do you like your lobster roll hot or cold?
Best Bar/Pub – When we’re ready for a drink after work, here are some of our favorite haunts: The Atlantic, Alchemy, The Seafood Shanty, 19 Raw, Coop da Ville, Rockfish, Nancy’s, Beach Road, and Fish MV (new for 2021) – click here to learn more about Fish MV.
Best Breakfast – This is a tough category. There are some really good breakfast spots on the Vineyard. We are big fans of 7a, Rosewater, Little House Cafe, Art Cliff, Waterside, and the Black Dog Tavern.
There are a number of options under food and dining! Have fun with these! It’s the hardest because of all the great choices and it can change each year! For me, I already miss Pelican Club!
Martha’s Vineyard is renowned for its natural beauty, and the Great Outdoors category let’s some of your favorite outdoor spots have a chance to shine.
Best Beach – People are very particular about their beaches. Some people are either Up-Island or Down-Island, and some love all beaches. A couple of our favorites include Lucy Vincent, Lambert’s Cove, North Bluff Beach, Norton Point Beach, and Philbin.
Best Nature Walk – There are so many incredible hikes and trails all throughout the Island. From bucolic windy trails mid-island to trails that lead you to some of the most stunning beaches, the Vineyard has it all. Here are some of our favorites: the newest addition – Brickyard, and classics like Cedar Tree Neck; Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary; Black Water Pond Reservation; and Fulling Mill Brook Preserve. To learn more about the Brickyard, click here.
Best Sailing Charter – If you can, we highly recommend that you see the Vineyard from the water. Whether you motor past the Cliffs or sail past Lambert’s Cove or through Edgartown Harbor, there is nothing else like it. We have had really wonderful experiences with Island Girl Excursions. Here we are getting ready to get on the Island Girl to head to Cuttyhunk. What a wonderful adventure! My children still talk about it! To learn more about Island Girl Excursions, click here.
There is nothing like a little retail therapy on the island. Here, you will find some shops that are so full of character and special items that you can only find here. A number of places have been around for years, but there are some great newcomers too.
Best New Store Business – This is my favorite category. It’s so nice to see the new businesses that have opened since last year. It’s exciting to find a new favorite. One of the newest to open is Botanical Beauty. The space is just lovely, and Botanical Beauty is all about clean, healthy beauty. Owner Rachel Soknic is a wholistic aesthetician. She offers treatments that are unique to the individual. Since everyone’s skin is different, so are the treatments that will be most beneficial to their skin. To learn more about Botanical Beauty, click here.
Best Art Gallery – Art is so abundant on Martha’s Vineyard, and the galleries on the Island are wonderful places to shop. From traditional New England scenes to modern art to larger than life sculptures, the galleries here have it. Some of our favorites include North Water Street, Eisenhauer Gallery, Crossroads Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks, and the Field Gallery.
Best Gift Shop – This is a tough category to choose one winner. There are a number of places that are my go-to shops on-Island for gifts and fun things for me too. Here are a couple of our favorites – Juniper, Rainy Day, Portobello Road, and Middletown Nursery.
This is it – we’ve finally made it to the Services category. Why is this so exciting? You can vote for Point B Realty here.
Best Real Estate Company – The island has a number of great real estate companies, but they don’t have the Point B Realty Difference. From our commitment to supporting community businesses to our dedication and professionalism that we provide our clients in all aspects of real estate, to our support of Island non-profits through philanthropic endeavors, Point B Realty is committed to making a difference on and for Martha’s Vineyard.
As an independent boutique real estate brokerage, Point B Realty has been honored to be named Best Real Estate Company on the Vineyard for the past seven years. It’s recognition that has really made a difference for us and we would be so grateful for your support this year. Vote here.
In Best of the Vineyard Services, you can also vote for architects, builders, electricians, interior designers and more.
In 2020 and even 2021, the event scene looked a lot different than in previous years. However, a number of organizations were able to pivot and still have a presence on the Vineyard.
Best Off-Season Event or Best Charity Event – Point B Realty’s annual holiday fundraiser, the Martha’s Vineyard Teddy Bear Suite was enjoyed through the Teddies Around Town experience again this year. Keeping the event outdoors helped people feel safe and we had even more supporters this year! The fundraiser is nominated for Best Charity Event and Best Off-Season Event. In 2021, we had our best fundraising drive yet, raising over $52,000 for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club, bringing our 12-year total to more than $318,400 to help fight childhood hunger and food insecurity on Martha’s Vineyard, click here to learn more.
Best Family Activity – The Island offers a diverse selection of family-friendly activities. Some of our favorites include Island Alpaca, kayaking at Felix Neck and walking the grounds there as well, and The Cove mini-golf. We hope that more activities are back and available this year.
Best Radio Station – You would be surprised just how many radio stations are listed in this category. But for us, the station that is synonymous with the Vineyard is WMVY Radio, channel 88.7. Now in its new home, this listener-supported radio has more opportunities to be a part of the Vineyard Community – to learn more, click here.
We would be honored to have your vote for Best of Vineyard Best Real Estate Company 2022! Also, thank you for reading about some of the things we love about Martha’s Vineyard in On Point MV. We hope you are staying safe during these times. Please don’t forget to “Like” Point B Realty on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest, Youtube and Instagram.