While the number of vacation home rentals has exploded on Martha’s Vineyard since Covid, the proportion of lodging tax revenue from hotels grew sharply in the last two years, now accounting for about a third of lodging tax receipts Islandwide.

Owners of the proposed Four Sisters Inn on Narragansett avenue in Oak Bluffs have received unanimous approval from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a development of regional impact (DRI).


Neighbors took issue with a plan to build a three-story, four-room inn on a vacant lot at 14 Narragansett avenue in Oak Bluffs during a public hearing Thursday.


Owners of the Edgar Hotel are looking to convert a large, unoccupied residential house on Edgartown’s Upper Main street into a 19-room inn.

The Harbor Landing Hotel in Vineyard Haven had to be evacuated Thursday night after a fuse short-circuited and filled the lobby of the building with smoke.


It’s been a bust-and-boom year for the summer rental, hotel and lodging business on the Island, after an early wave of mass cancellations.