I initially posted this question on the MV forum but since I have not received any responses yet, I thought I should try re-posting specifically to the Edgartown forum. I apologize if anyone is seeing this post twice.
Our family (two adults and three children ages 16, 13, 10) is looking forward to a week in Martha's Vineyard in mid to late June. We have found a few rental properties near Edgartown and cannot decide which neighborhood would serve us best as a home base. Oyster Watch Midlands, Katama, South Beach, Winnetu, Oyster Pond and Great Pond are all listed in different descriptions of various rentals under consideration. Can anyone provide advice regarding which may be the best option? We will have a car but look forward to spending time riding bikes. We would love to be able to easily bike to Edgartown on bike paths and also look forward to spending ample time at the beach.
Another important question: Is the water warm enough for swimming in mid-June? Are the beaches public or should we find a rental home with beach access? Can anyone help me understand the various ponds? Are the ponds areas for swimming & recreation as well or are they primarily scenic?
Your comments are most appreciated. Thank you!