The Martha’s Vineyard Surfside Hotel is pet friendly welcomes well trained and house broken dogs and cats along with their responsible pet owners. We are one of the few pet-friendly places on Marthas Vineyard and one of the only hotels where pets can stay in any and all rooms!


Guests must provide the Front Desk with a cell phone number when their dog is left alone in a room as we need to be able to reach guests in case of excessive barking. Guests must immediately return to the motel to calm their dog if they are contacted by our staff.

We have no breed, size or weight restrictions!

All pets must be house broken and dogs must have attended obedience school.

Dogs must be kept under control and on a leash at all times.

Visiting dogs must be PEOPLE and DOG FRIENDLY.

It is at the housekeeper’s discretion whether or not to clean a room while a pet is inside. This is in order to prevent any escapes. Towels, soap, etc. are available at the Front Desk after housekeeping hours (8 AM until 3 PM).

All pets must be on a monthly anti flea and tick medication and be up to date with their shots.

There is an additional non-refundable $25.00 surcharge per night, per pet.

We do recommend that if you or another member of your party have pet allergies to stay at a non-pet friendly establishment.

Most taxis and public buses do allow dogs, though it is at the discretion of the driver. Call our Front Desk for a list of restaurants that have pet-friendly outdoor seating.


Dogs are allowed on area beaches under the following restrictions:

January 1 – March 31: No restrictions

April 1 – May 14: All dogs & pets must stay at least 100 yards of protected & posted nesting habitats.

May 15 – August 30: All pets are prohibited on all beaches from 9 AM – 5 PM. All dogs must stay at least 100 yards of protected & posted nesting habitats.

September 1 – September 16: Dogs and pets are prohibited on area beaches between 9 AM – 5 PM.

September 16 – December 31: No restrictions

All excrement must be removed and properly disposed. Violating these restrictions is an offense ($50).

Land Banks & Reservations

Trade Winds Field Preserve – Oak Bluffs

Christiantown Woods Preserve – West Tisbury

Farm Pond Preserve – Oak Bluffs

Featherstone Farm – Oak Bluffs

Katama Point Preserve – Edgartown

Peaked Hill Reservation – Chilmark

Manuel F. Correllus State Forest (leashed dogs only)

Quays Corner – Oak Bluffs

Poucha Pond Reservation – Edgartown

To Support our Community Based Animal Shelter the MV Surfside Motel will MATCH any Donations Made by Our Guests to the MV Animal Shelter!

Help Animals In Need!

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click
on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated
every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute
(about 15 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box ‘fund
food for animals for free’. This doesn’t cost you a thing.

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to
donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.