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Welcome, From the Snider Family

Season 2020

Welcome, from Mark & Gwenn Snider - Owners of Winnetu Oceanside Resort

My wife, Gwenn, and I are often asked about the history, culture and traditions of the Vineyard and why Katama and The Winnetu are so special, not only to us, but to our many returning guests, year after year. Sharing with you the answers to these questions is really the story of how I started out to create a resort experience that captures what, I believe, makes the Vineyard so special – its innocence.

The essence of the Vineyard today harkens back to a sepia tone experience that exudes nostalgia, playfulness and timelessness.  Families who know and love the Vineyard appreciate the simplicity of Island life and respect its traditions and lore.  There’s a wholesome innocence on the Island for those who wish to find it.  Children are enabled more independence and, therefore, more self-confidence.  Families can spend more quality time together playing games, doing things,…hokey things…such as hermit crab races on the beach, or enjoying scrabble matches, bike rides into town, and going to the movies together and then walking down Main Street for an ice cream. These are experiences that just don’t happen for many of us except in a place like the Vineyard!

When being on the Island becomes a state of mind.  Psychologically separated from the mainland, the ebb and flow of arrival and departures circulating around boat schedules, and rituals, with little room for impromptu planning make the Island experience.  Cell phones don’t always work.  The Internet can be erratic.  The fog can delay the morning newspaper boat.  Pizza isn’t delivered.

Everything is just a little bit different than the mainland, a little slower, a little simpler.

So as you rest at our resort and experience some of the island’s innocence, we hope you have a wonderful stay with us and that you’ll make it an annual family tradition or couples getaway as it has been for me since the summer of ’68 and with my wife, our three children, Oliver, Annie and Matthew, since the summer of ’84. 

Mark, Gwenn, Oliver, Annie, and Matthew Snider

Owners of Winnetu Oceanside Resort

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Introducing a new member of our family, @lovangoresort. Our newest sister resort is situated on a lush private island in the #USVI, just a short ride from St. John + St. Thomas. Featuring a beach club, a waterfront restaurant, and a villa for rent, Lovango will open for the season on December 23rd. Tap the link in our bio to browse Lovango’s new website. We’ll see you at the dock!
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Loved finishing off our season with this intimate wedding ceremony in the Winnetu library. Congrats to these two 📸: @winnetuweddings
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There are still perfect fall Vineyard days ahead- savor them while they’re still here. Tap the link in our bio to learn about what we’re offering in the final days of our season 📸: @luolivile
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Golden season is all around us in Katama 📸: @caitlinhoustonblog
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Stop by The Dunes this week and soak up the season’s flavors from exec. Chef Colin Coyle’s fall menu. Tues - Sat. (and, weather pending, the deck and it’s glorious views is still open!)
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Spectacular autumn nights are on the way. Savor the season on the @thedunesmv’s deck, Tues - Sat 📸: @bygeorgiagrace
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Looking at you, October 🍁🍂📸: @bygeorgiagrace
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Wading into the weekend 📸: @bosfashionista
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Local beer with a local view. Come join us on the @thedunesmv deck for our fall menu and views over South Beach, Tues-Sat.
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Sailing into fall. Happy first day of autumn from Martha’s Vineyard 📸: @theryanpatrick
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Those who know, know that September is glorious on Martha’s Vineyard. Come explore with us in #Katama this fall 📸: @bosfashionista
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September views from the Winnetu 📸: @dania_alyse
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Summer lingers on with oysters plucked right from Katama Bay by @signatureoysterfarm. Book a BYOB Oyster tour with Signature Oysters when you’re with us next 📸: @shorelinesillustrated
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September doesn’t mean that summer is over! Tap the link in our bio to learn about our summer offerings offered this September 📸: @topflightfamily
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Now serving: @thewhisperingangel & fresh Katama Bay oysters from our friends at @signatureoysterfarm. Stop by @thedunesmv and experience a little Katama luxury
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Looking to explore the island by Jeep? Ask about our on-site rentals through @mvautorental. Enjoy pick up and drop off your rental right at the Winnetu 📸: @whatsupmv
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Summer later with us this September. Tap the link in our bio to learn about what’s happening around the hotel during this spectacular month on-island
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Book an Arrive & Drive package and we’ll arrange to have your rental vehicle waiting for you at the ferry dock. Tap the link in our bio to learn more 📸: @homewiththewileys
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Being the only hotel on Katama Bay, we’re neighbors with some of the finest oyster farming in the world. Our partnership with @signatureoysterfarm provides us with fresh oysters farmed by husband and wife team Ryan and Julia Smith, straight out of Katama Bay and delivered right to our back door and onto your plate (or cocktail!) at @thedunesmv.
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Congrats to @mpappag, the latest winner of our #MyVintageSummer series! Her vintage summer photo stirred our Timeless Summer heartstrings and captured the essence of a day of adventures under the sun. If you have a vintage family photo that you think will do the same, share it with us and you might win a Winnetu vacation (or one with our sister resort, @thenantucket). Tap the link in our bio to learn more, and happy summering!
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