Shearer Cottage

Welcome to Shearer Cottage, Martha's Vineyard

Covid NoticeWelcome to Shearer Cottage, family-owned and operated with pride since 1903. Shearer Cottage is nestled in a quiet, woodsy area in the Highlands of East Chop in Oak Bluffs on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Our cottage overlooks the Baptist Temple Park, where religious services once took place. Our convenient location is a hop, skip and a jump to expansive beaches, picturesque bike trails and jogging paths, public golf courses and tennis courts, restaurants, shops and the many other attractions of Oak Bluffs. It is close to, yet comfortably removed from, the hustle and bustle of downtown Oak Bluffs and is centrally located to the other Island villages.

Our guests enjoy relaxing at Shearer Cottage which has five cozy studios, wrap-around porches with antique rocking chairs and wicker furniture, spacious side yards and a large living room. Each studio is decorated in pleasant country style and provides guests with cable television, kitchenette and private bath. Smoking is confined to yards. Shearer Cottage is ideal for large gatherings and can accommodate many guests (15 to 20) at one time.

A member of the Oak Bluffs Association, Shearer Cottage personifies the rustic charm of Oak Bluffs and is reminiscent of days-gone-by. Our family dates back more than one hundred years on Martha's Vineyard. We invite you to read more about us. For more information, click on Shearer Cottage's Accommodations and History pages.

Let Shearer Cottage's comfortable, family environment be your home away from home during your stay on Martha's Vineyard. We extend a warm welcome to you, your family and friends.


Please see some of Shearer Cottage's recent publicity:

CBS Local Channel
March 2019
The Story Behind 'Green Book' And Its Massachusetts Ties - VIDEO

National Trust for Historic Preservation
January 2019
Shearer Cottage and the Rich African American Heritage of Martha’s Vineyard

Vineyard Gazette
October 2018
Vermont Doctors Celebrate 40 Years of Shearer Cottage Visits

The New York Times
August 2017
Martha’s Vineyard Has a Nourishing Magic for Black Americans

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Lee Jackson Van Allen


A Century of Shearer Cottage

Shearer Cottage celebrates 100 years


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