Meet Patty Leland, Owner and Principal Broker - REALTOR ®
Patty purchased what is now Martha's Vineyard Vacation Rentals & Sales Inc, in 1985 when it was a small central booking agency for Martha's Vineyard inns and hotels. Shortly thereafter, it became evident that the home rental market was in need of an independent booking agency devoted solely to the promotion of rental homes. The rest is a history that spans 29 years. Martha's Vineyard Vacation Rentals is still run and operated as a boutique vacation home rental company with all the benefits and technology of much larger international companies.
Devoted to hospitality and details with guests, and an expert in marketing vacation homes for her owners, Patty has successfully developed Martha's Vineyard Vacation Rentals Sales into the most recognized and successful vacation rental agency on Martha's Vineyard. Patty will tell you that throughout the decades of service to renters and owners alike, she owes much of her success to the professional staff with whom she is surrounded.
Meet Karen Brown, Managing Broker - Sales, REALTOR ®, ABR
Karen moved from Central NY (too much snow!) to Martha’s Vineyard 20 years ago with her husband and 2 children. It has been a love affair since day one. The draw of the ocean and the beauty of the landscape captured her heart. She began her real estate career in 2005. Her love of the Vineyard has made selling and renting Island homes her passion. Nothing makes her smile more than knowing she has helped a family begin a journey that will enrich their lives forever. She has successfully sold over $25,000,000 in real estate and has placed thousands of travelers in rental homes.
Prior to moving to the Vineyard, Karen worked in the corporate world for 20 years. While working at National Grid, she won several awards for computer innovations in the area of training. This background has helped her stay on top of new and emerging technologies in the real estate field.
“I think I have chosen the prettiest place in the world to land and would love to share this experience with everyone I know. A feeling of safety and calm is one of the most compelling reasons for living on the Vineyard.”
Meet Wendy Wheeler, Rental Agent, REALTOR ®
Wendy was raised in Michigan, and grew up with a love of the water. While vacationing on the Vineyard she soon realized the Island was a perfect fit for her and her thirteen year old son. She moved to Martha's Vineyard in 2001 and quickly fell in love with the beautiful beaches and quiet serenity the Island is known for. Her passion for houses and people led her to Martha's Vineyard Vacation Rentals where she began her real estate rental career in 2008.
She specializes in finding the best possible rental property for her clients ensuring they will have lasting memories for years to come. Her attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile for her customers makes her one of the top rental agents on the Island and a great asset to MVVR. In her free time she enjoys beach combing for treasures, biking, painting, live music, catching the sunset and the wings at Coop De Ville.
Meet Lisa Silvia, Rental Agent, REALTOR ®
Lisa grew up in Maine and moved to the Vineyard in 2002 after graduating high school. She received her Real Estate license in 2005. After working at an Edgartown agency for five years, she joined the MVVR team in 2010 as a rental agent manager and is a REALTOR member.
She loves assisting clients to come and experience this picturesque island she feels lucky enough to call home. Lisa lives in Oak Bluffs with her husband and young daughter.
She spends time hiking the tribal lands in Aquinnah with her husband and daughter who are members of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head.
Meet Rebecca Beeson, Web Administrator
A graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, Becky returned to the island after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree at St. Lawrence University in 1998. She has been working in the real estate field for the last 15 years and has been the web administrator at Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals for the last 10 years.
Becky is an expert in her field and enjoys working closely with homeowners.
Becky lives in Edgartown with her husband and two young boys. In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, and of course, spending time at the beach.
Meet Jane Taylor, Customer Services - Summer Season
Jane Taylor is a native to Martha's Vineyard and is excited for her 16th summer working at MV Vacation Rentals. MVVR Owner, Patty Leland, hired Jane the summer she finished high school and she hasn’t missed a summer since.
During the winter, Jane teaches 8th grade at the Tisbury Elementary School and coaches figure skating. She loves the hustle & bustle of summer and being able to share her love of her home with the summer community. When she’s not in the classroom, at the rink, or in the MVVR office, Jane can be found with her English Mastiff, Louie, or training for her next marathon. She looks forward to a fun and exciting 2014 rental season.
Debbie Luce, Bookkeeping Manager