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The firm of Kendall & Kendall, a leading real estate office known for its excellent service in the sale and rental of distinctive Island properties, has been in the real estate and land planning business for over 45 years, under the leadership of Rob Kendall and his wife Patty Kendall. Kendall & Kendall have been representing properties for sale and for rent throughout the Island with a record of sales from year-round homes for under $1 million to large waterfront estates as high as $23 million+.

Robert R. Kendall, Principal Broker
Rob Kendall has been a full time Island broker for 40 years and provides services in real estate sales, rentals and consulting. He has extensive experience in land planning and open space conservation. One of his projects was the Farm Neck Golf Club. Charles Harff wrote on page 59 of his book, A Dream Fulfilled - Farm Neck Golf Club, "There was never any motive for profit, neither was there any experience in land design or development. For that, the partners relied upon Robert Kendall for the plotting of the property."

Rob Kendall learning to golf at age 12 in Sumatra.

He was the planner and consultant for the Allen Farm in Chilmark over its 20+ year transition into a model of sustainable farming and scenic roadside vista protection. He helped to create Pilot Hill Farm on the north shore of Tisbury and loved the land so much he still lives there today with his wife and business partner Patty Kendall.

Over the years he has done consulting work for many private individuals, the Land Bank, the Island Towns and conservation organizations and has served on the board of directors of many Island organizations. His volunteer community work includes helping to found the Energy Resource Group and create the Solar Shellfish Hatchery in Tisbury and the Community Solar Greenhouse in Oak Bluffs.

Rob graduated with top honors in economics from Washington College in 1969 and has been taking courses in real estate and environmental design ever since. Rob was born in Ipoh, Malaya, and has lived in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, California and New England, and has made the Island his permanent home.

Patty Kendall, Broker & Partner
Patty Kendall graduated from Dyke Business College in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Martha’s Vineyard in the 70s, commuting daily by ferry to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, where she worked in the Directorate for the President, Associate Director, and Development office, and where she learned a lot about erosion, marine pollution and water quality. To this day she continues her love and enjoyment of the marine environment and living on Martha's Vineyard.

A year after her marriage to Rob Kendall, she joined his real estate business and has been working with both sales and rentals for 30 years. Patty links her art and photography hobbies with the real estate business where she oversees the advertising and photography of properties for rent and for sale. Patty has many years of experience and a good eye in helping to match people with a property to rent or to purchase. She can be reached at 508-693-0829, 508-560-0344, or by e-mail at

Menemsha in my Dreams, painting by Patty Kendall