Southlight Properties.

– Real Estate Agency, Boston, MA.

Southlight Property is a private residence company that specializes in providing luxurious residences and beach houses on Martha’s Vineyard.

Our exclusive collection of properties are perfect for smaller families, couples, and groups of friends looking for a relaxing and upscale experience.

Our properties are located in the best areas of the island and feature amenities such as private beaches, swimming pools, and breathtaking views of the oceanside.

We strive to provide our guests with the highest level of service, from the moment they book their stay to the day they depart, ensuring that their vacation is nothing short of perfect.

 With our commitment to quality and attention to detail, we guarantee that our guests will have an unforgettable experience on Martha’s Vineyard.

Luxurious homes, condos and private beach houses on Martha’s Vineyard are just what you need to forget all the stress of everyday life.

The moment you step into our residences, you can feel the weight of the world just slip away. It’s like walking into a dream.

I recently had the pleasure of staying at one of Southlight Property's beach houses on Martha's Vineyard and I have to say, it was an absolutely incredible and awesome experience. It started the moment I arrived. I knew I was in for something special. The house was absolutely stunning, with breathtaking views of the ocean.
Lindsay Margles

The Business of Flipping Fire Damaged Houses

Flipping fire damaged houses can be a real rollercoaster ride. But when it’s done right, the payoff can be huge. In this article, we dig into the risk, rewards and challenges of flipping fire damaged houses.

The Risk and Reward

When it comes to flipping properties, it’s all about taking calculated risks. You’re dealing with a lot of unknown variables when you’re flipping a house that’s been through a fire. But if you can get in there, assess the damage, and figure out what needs to be done to bring the place back to life, the potential ROI is great.


  • Dealing with unknowns when assessing the damage
  • The potential for extensive structural damage to the foundation and framing
  • The acrid, burning smell that can seep into everything
  • Emotional toll of dealing with someone’s loss and memories
  • Safety risks during the renovation process


  • Potential for high profit margins and ROI
  • The satisfaction of taking a damaged property and restoring it to its former glory
  • Creating a new, beautiful living space for a new homeowner
  • The potential to acquire properties at a discounted price
  • The opportunity to use creativity and problem-solving skills in the renovation process
The Challenges

Of course, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. There are some real challenges you have to face when flipping a fire-damaged house or rehabbing a house in Phoenix AZ.

For starters, the smell. It’s like nothing else on earth. It’s this acrid, burning smell that seems to seep into everything, from the roof, the walls, even the floors. And it’s not something you can just cover up with a can of Febreeze. You gotta get in there and really clean it out. A professional cleaning company that is specialized in fire damage is probably your best bet to get the smell out.

Then there’s the structural damage of the property. Fire can do a real number on a house’s foundation and framing.

You may decide to do an assessment yourself, but you gotta be careful not to take on more than you can handle, I’ve seen people bite off more than they can chew, and it’s not pretty. So instead, you should consider to hire a pro to check the structural integrity of the house and frame.

The Emotional Toll

Lastly, let’s not forget the emotional toll. It’s one thing to flip a house that’s just in need of a little cosmetic work. But when you’re dealing with a house that’s been through a fire, you’re dealing with someone’s loss. Their home, their memories, all gone up in smoke. It can be heavy stuff.

I remember one time, I was working on a house that belonged to an older couple. They’d lived there for decades, and they’d lost everything in the fire. They were just heartbroken. And as I was working on the house, I couldn’t help but think about all the happy times they must have had there. All the Christmases and birthdays and family dinners. And it was just… sad.

When you decide to flip fire damaged homes, you need to keep a rational mindset, otherwise, you can get lost in the past memories that the house holds.

The Conclusion

But even with all these challenges, I can’t help but love flipping fire-damaged houses.  Figuring out how to put it all back together is incredible rewarding.. and I don’t mean just financially.

But, it’s not for everyone. It takes a certain kind of person to be able to handle the risk and the emotional toll. But if you’re up for it, the ROI can be great and you can turn it into a real, lucrative business.  Just be careful, and always remember: safety first.

Exploring Martha’s Vineyard: A local’s guide

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard!

I’m here to give you a few pointers on what to do on our beautiful island.

First things first, let me tell you, this place is magical.

It’s not just the vast nature, the beaches, the food, no, it’s something else. You can’t describe it, but once you’ve been there, you’ll know what i mean.  You’ll understand why people keep coming back year after year and why they fall in love with MV.

But let’s dig into a few things you can do here:

Aquinnah Cliffs

Let’s start with the infamous Aquinnah Cliffs.  The cliffs are different, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s just … breathtaking, the colors, the textures. It’s a sight to behold and words can’t do it justice, you have to see it for yourself. 

If you dare, you can go straight to the edge, feel the wind in your hair, and just soak the view in. It’s one of those moments where you feel like you’re on top of the world (almost literally).

South Beach

Next, is the beautiful South Beach. A huge beach with sand thatt is soft and white, the water is crystal clear, and the views are just…wow.

I remember once going there with my friends and simply lying on the beach for hours, basking in the sun and listening to the waves crashing on the shore.  It was one of those days where it just seemed like time was standing still. It was just so perfect.

Edgartown Lighthouse

You’ll love the Edgartown Lighthouse if you’re a history fan.  This lighthouse is way over 150 years old, and it’s been guiding ships safely into the harbor for generations and generations.

The view from the top is incredible, and it’s a beautiful and well-kept piece of history.  You can see the whole city, the harbor, and the ocean from up there. It’s a great place to walk around and get a feel for the island’s past.

Gay Head

Don’t miss Gay Head while you’re still in Edgartown.

The clay cliffs are unique and beautiful with bright orange, red, and yellow accents. You’ll never forget the view from the top, and it’s a great place for a romantic sunset hike.


Head to Chappaquiddick (quite the tongue breaker, right?) if you’re looking for more adventure – it’s a whole different world and just a short ferry ride from Edgartown.  It’s a peaceful, unspoilt island where you can cycle, hike and take in all that nature has to offer.

Vineyard Haven Harbor

And for a real treat, you can take a sailing tour of the Vineyard Haven harbor. The views are breathtaking and you’ll see the island from a whole new perspective. It’s a great way to relax and take in the island’s natural beauty.


Last but not least, be sure to check out the Martha’s Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA). This is a beautiful, historic district of Victorian cottages and it’s a must-see. Here you can walk around and feel the island’s past. Don’t miss this opportunity.

In conclusion, Martha’s Vineyard is a very special place. There’s so much to see and do. I hope that you will enjoy your time here, and that you will fall in love with this Island as much as I have.