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Winnetu Oceanside Resort, on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, offers several packages during its mid-April to late-October season. Besides 53 suites, studios and a private cottage, each with a kitchen and separate living areas, Winnetu has 80 townhouses and single-family homes for weekly rental. Located near natural dunes and first-class biking and walking trails in Edgartown, on South Beach, Winnetu resembles a traditional New England grand seaside resort.

School break packages

In April, Winnetu introduces children to farm life, inspired by the movie, Charlotte's Web, based on E.B. White's children's book. The FARM Institute, a non-profit working farm, located near Winnetu, encourages kids to do farm chores, look after animals, milk cows and sheer sheep. The 200-acre working farm dates back to the early 20th century.

The Charlotte's Web package includes daily breakfast and free lemonade and spider cookies every afternoon. Lure restaurant serves children's menu items in the family dining room. Each Saturday in April, there's a county fair event with pony rides, a baby animal petting zoo, popcorn, cotton candy and taffy apples. Evenings feature pajama party screenings of Charlotte's Web.

Winnetu's school break package includes a free copy of E.B. White's book for each child.

Mother's Day packages

In May, Winnetu's MommyMoon Mother's Day Weekend Package includes a buffet brunch, Vineyard Mimosas at Lure restaurant and a relaxing massage at Winnetu's Island Adventure and Workout Center. Vineyard professional photographers, Ron and Kathleen Howard, take a family portrait and give it to guests in a silver picture frame.

Summer family packages

In June and September, families with pre-schoolers can enjoy 50 per cent off summer rates. Winnetu's pre- and post-summer package includes East Chop one-bedroom suite accommodations, bike rental, jogging stroller use for a walk into Edgartown, toddler/parent activities for five-days-a-week, daily breakfasts and taxes.

From June until September, Winnetu offers free half-day children's programs, for kids three years old to pre-teens, in addition to free Pee Wee and Junior tennis clinics. Movie nights, a game pavilion, a life-size chess board and sports facilities give kids lots of things to do during evenings on Martha's Vineyard.

Winnetu's Teen Program offers biking, hiking, socials, fitness programs, tennis events and trips to Main Street in Edgartown through its Island Adventure and Workout Center.

Wedding packages

Wedding receptions for up to 145 guests can include clambakes on the lawn, bouquets tossed from a second-story deck overlooking the dunes and Atlantic Ocean, and transportation by antique vehicles on Winnetu's 11 oceanfront acre-property. Lure restaurant provides catering.

On October Sundays through Thursdays, except for Columbus Day weekend, Winnetu's Island Harvest Package includes cooking classes with Executive Chef Ed Gannon, daily breakfasts and three-course dinners at Lure, farm stand tours, wine tastings, free bicycle rentals and two massage treatments at Island Adventure and Workout Center.

Where to eat at Winnetu

The menu at Lure restaurant includes seafood and shellfish from safe waters, oysters from nearby Katama Bay, swordfish harpooned off-shore and striped bass and fluke from Nantucket Sound.

Executive Chef Mark Goldberg uses produce from his kitchen garden and from Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown, Whippoorwhil Farm in Tisbury and the FARM Institute in Katama. Chef Goldberg came from Boston, where he was Chef de Cuisine at Mistral, a Mediterranean-style bistro. Before that, he was Sous Chef at the Top of the Hub on the Prudential Center's 52nd floor.

A family dining room has a children's-height buffet, a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar, 3-D menus and child-size portions. Located next to Lure restaurant, it's open from 5:30 to 9 pm most evenings, with limited hours during the spring and late summer.

Fitness center

The 1,200 square-foot studio at Winnetu Oceanside Resort offers yoga, strength training and stretching classes and guided walks into Edgartown. Paramount™ circuit training equipment, free weights, stretching areas and cardio machines are in the gym. Massage treatment rooms are upstairs.

Boston Magazine named Winnetu Oceanside Resort "the Best Hotel on Martha's Vineyard." Child magazine called it "The Top Family-Friendly Resort in the Northeast" and WeJustGotBack.com gave it an A+ rating.