A rare, unspoiled property fronting an expansive and remote stretch of the south shore in West Tisbury was placed on the market Thursday with an asking price of $92 million.
The 266-acre property, one of the largest contiguous landholdings on the Vineyard, is owned by Gerald DeBlois, a longtime resident of West Tisbury. The property that has been placed on the market does not include Mr. DeBlois’s residence which sits on a separate parcel of about 50 acres and is not for sale.
The 266 acres include Big Homer’s Pond, a secluded, pristine Great Pond that lies along the Atlantic-facing shoreline in the rural reaches of West Tisbury. The property has more than 1,000 feet of beachfront and abuts Long Point Wildlife Reservation, a 500-acre property owned by The Trustees of Reservations with another 2,900 feet of beachfront. The Big Homer’s Pond property is largely undeveloped land that includes five parcels. Mr. DeBlois bought the property in the early 1990s. A conservation restriction has been placed on much of the northern portion of the land; the restriction is held by The Nature Conservancy, an international land trust devoted to researching and protecting rare and endangered ecosystems. Click here to read the complete arrticle in the Vineyard Gazette.