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Home on Hill with Views of 18th-Century Working Windmill and Town

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Windswept sits high on Mill Hill facing a quiet, working windmill built in 1746.

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Last updated: 09/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nantucket Town house description

Windswept--aptly named--sits atop Mill Hill in Nantucket Town's Residential Old Historic District on one acre facing a quiet, 18th-Century working windmill. Air-conditioned Windswept is a 10-minute delightful walk--only two turns--to shops, restaurants, theaters, beaches and a two-minute walk to the Island-wide shuttle bus stop and bike paths. With Windswept's superb location, no car is necessary but Windswept has two off-street parking spaces.
Windswept is available weekly, bimonthly, and monthly. Families can enjoy Windswept alone or with the nearby air-conditioned, secluded, romantic, and cheery one-bedroom house (see # 105380) for multigenerational reunions. This family compound sleeps 12.
Windswept, at the end of a long, winding driveway with blackberry bushes, has a wraparound porch with teak Adirondack chairs and ottomans, two picnic tables and benches, an eat-in kitchen, separate dining room, gigantic living room, mammoth master bedroom with sitting area, wireless Internet, spacious yards to play games and hold family sports tournaments, charcoal grill, stereo system, fireplace, Oriental rugs, outdoor shower and hardwood floors.
Windswept also has complimentary Internet (Wi-Fi), fresh flowers, an enclosed outdoor hot/cold after-swim shower with a spacious dressing area; beach chairs which can be worn on your back to hold a cooler and your belongings for a day at the beach; beach towels; beach coolers (three sizes); microwave oven; toaster; Cuisinart; blender; Crock-pot; lobster pot; fish poacher; three cable flat-screeen HDTVs; DVD player; VCR; 10-CD changer/tape/radio system; books; croquet, badminton, and volleyball; board games; and five hair dryers.

Caretaker: The caretaker lives nearby and responds quickly to tenants' requests, thereby ensuring guests' comfort and enjoyment. For a small fee, the caretaker will buy groceries and supplies to stock the refrigerator before the tenants arrive. Windswept's owner can recommend a responsible, experienced babysitter.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                Views of Old Mill, ocean, harbor...moreless

              • Yellow Room: 2 twin/ single

                Views of ocean, trees, church steeples...moreless

              • Green Room: 2 twin/ single

                Views of trees...moreless

              • Lower Level: 2 twin/ single

                Well-lighted, above ground with own bathroom, entrance/exit...moreless

              • Three air-conditioned bedrooms of varying sizes are on the second floor, each with comforting views of nature and each is painted lovely, cheery colors. The fourth bedroom is in the well-lighted and well-ventilated, aboveground lower level, which has wall-to-wall carpeting, its own entrance/exit, a full bathroom, loveseat and large cable flat-screen TV. Bright Nantucket-themed pictures and wooden boat and framed knots cover the walls. Children vie with each other to stay in this cheery room....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Homeowner has return boat tickets from Hyannis for guests' cars for August 2, August 9 and August 16. Superb location to all attractions in town and around the Island; wraparound porch, partially enclosed; four teak Adirondack chairs, three picnic tables and benches. Marvelous views of a quiet, historic working windmill (built in 1746) that grinds corn; off-street parking for two cars; complimentary Internet WiFi service; plump blackberries on long, winding driveway to pick for cooking or eating. Windswept sits on one of Nantucket's highest points with views no other Island home has of the windmill, the harbor, ocean, bay, the town's church steeples and small forests on two sides. Tall windows make Windswept a light-filled, comfortable home. Butterflies and rabbits scamper about in large front and backyards....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games:

                    Board and outdoor games. ...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Water toys. ...moreless

                  • Video Game Console
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Windswept has three flat-screen cable TVs. They are in the living room, master bedroom and the lower level....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    10-CD changer. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Television:

                    Windswept has three flat-screen TVs, one on each floor....moreless

                  • VCR
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Video Games
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Audio Tape Player

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Nude Beach
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Synagogues

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Windswept has views of the ocean, Nantucket Harbor and the bay from two upstairs bedrooms....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Town
                  • Monument View:

                    Views of a quiet, working windmill built in 1746.It is the country's oldest, continuously operating windmill. ...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hunting
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Room
                      • Dining:

                        Nantucket pictures adorn the walls, Nantucket scallop prints decorate the chairs and French doors lead to the encosed, lighted porch. ...moreless

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      General

                      • Telephone:

                        Two telephones and an answering machine....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        The living room has a fireplace, ...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Lovely fireplace is in the mammoth living room....moreless

                      • Heating
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Two off-street parking spaces at the end of the long winding driveway....moreless

                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Linens Provided:

                        All linens and beach towels provided....moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        New front-loading...moreless

                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        New front-loading...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        WiFi is complimentary....moreless

                      • Backpack
                      • Thermos Bottle
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Air Conditioning

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Stove
                          • Grill
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Microwave oven, small toaster oven, blender, Cuisinart, lobster pot, fish poacher, bagel toaster, large and smaller slow cookers, 10-cup coffee maker, cookie sheets....moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishwasher:

                            Quiet Bosch....moreless

                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Kitchen:

                            Kitchen has a large pantry. The kitchen is well-supplied. It lacks nothing....moreless

                          • Catering Available:

                            Guests should ask homeowner and caretaker....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Barbecue
                          • Beach Umbrellas
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Charcoal. ...moreless

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Lighted, private wraparound porch is partially enclosed with picnic table and benches, Adirondack chairs, ottomans, and rocking chairs. They overlook a quiet, working windmill built in 1746....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Lawn furniture in the front and backyards invites guests to relax....moreless

                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          August 2014
                          Aug 3 - Aug 30
                          7 night min stay

                          $7,100 $28,400

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          Labor Day Week
                          Aug 31 - Sep 6
                          7 night min stay

                          $5,100

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          2014 Summer Rates:

                          August 2 -- August 30, 2014 $7,100/week 8 Guests

                          Aug. 30 -- Sept. 6, 2014 (Labor Day week) $5,100 8 Guests

                          Security Deposit: $1,000. Sat.-Sat. rentals. Check-in: 3 p.m. Checkout: 10 am

                          Homeowner has transferable boat tickets for tenants.

                          Rent Windswept alone or w/1BR-house (see 22625). Compound sleeps 12.


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                          Location

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                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Nantucket Memorial Airport
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Steamship Authority
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Jetties Beach
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Miacomet Golf Course
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Arnos's

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Natural history/museum tours, biking, family/fishing boating, sailing, surfing, tennis, golf, kayaking, snorkeling, bird watching, seal/whale/lobster cruises, crabbing trips, aquarium/observatory viewing, wildflower and ghost walks, laning, kiting, art classes, theater productions, beach combing (for shells, beach glass, and 'mermaid purses, outdoor family concerts (Boston Pops plays every August at Children's Beach), visual arts displays, auctions, tie-dying clinics, soccer/baseball/field hockey/basketball/lacrosse camps, lectures, scalloping and musseling.

                          Other Activities: auctions, winery tours, sports camps, moor walking, bird watching, star gazing, nature studies, fine dining, crabbing, seal/whale-watching cruises.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1965

                          About the owner: I taught English as a Second Language in Japan (1968-1970), volunteered with Peace Corps in Morocco (1972-1974), taught fourth grade on Long Island, taught seventh and eighth grade English in Baltimore, substitute taught in Boston, and my favorite of all my jobs: I wrote newspaper and magazine stories 1980-2011 in Washington, D.C. I moved to Windswept September 2011. Like my parents and our tenants, I love Windswept. It lacks nothing and is as comfortable as a home should be.

                          Why the Owner Chose Nantucket Town:
                          My mother fell in love with Windswept as soon as she walked through the front door. My father wanted to live on the 'Sconset Bluff. Thankfully Mom won. They both loved Windswept and Nantucket so much that they retired in Windswept when Dad retired at age 70 as a Boston Globe editorial writer.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Windswept is close to several beaches and is in Nantucket Town where tenants will want to shop, dine, attend theatrical performances and movies. Because it is on one of Nantucket's highest points, Windswept enjoys refreshing summertime breezes throughout the day and night. In one of Nantucket Town's largest yards--an acre--guests can safely play croquet, badminton, volleyball, soccer and football far from the street. No house on Nantucket has better views of The Old Mill. Tenants love relaxing on the wraparound porch, reading, eating conversing with each other and gazing at the quiet windmill which grinds corn. The large wraparound porch has Adirondack chairs and ottomans, rocking chairs, picnic tables and teak chairs. Lawn chairs and picnic tables lie throughout the large front and back yards.


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                          • Windswept sits high on Mill Hill facing a quiet, working windmill built in 1746.

                            Windswept sits high on Mill Hill facing a quiet, working windmill built in 1746.

                          • Windmill, built in 1746, seen from Windswept's large front yard.

                            Windmill, built in 1746, seen from Windswept's large front yard.

                          • Wraparound porch with Adirondack chairs overlooks The Old Mill built in 1746.

                            Wraparound porch with Adirondack chairs overlooks The Old Mill built in 1746.

                          • Greeting guests are fireplace & painting of boats & swimmers at Jetties  Beach.

                            Greeting guests are fireplace & painting of boats & swimmers at Jetties Beach.

                          • Immense living room has fireplace, Oriental rug, wall-mounted HDTV.

                            Immense living room has fireplace, Oriental rug, wall-mounted HDTV.

                          • Master bedroom has fantastic views of Old Mill and lots of light.

                            Master bedroom has fantastic views of Old Mill and lots of light.

                          • Well-supplied kitchen has Cuisinart, waffle maker, lobster pot, microwave.

                            Well-supplied kitchen has Cuisinart, waffle maker, lobster pot, microwave.

                          • Lovely yellow bedroom with red and white gingham comforters looks out at trees.

                            Lovely yellow bedroom with red and white gingham comforters looks out at trees.

                          • Bedroom with Nantucket bedspreads has views of yard and trees behind Windswept.

                            Bedroom with Nantucket bedspreads has views of yard and trees behind Windswept.

                          • The sitting area of the lower level which also has a TV, twin beds and full bath

                            The sitting area of the lower level which also has a TV, twin beds and full bath

                          • These stone steps take you to Windswept's front door, as does the driveway.

                            These stone steps take you to Windswept's front door, as does the driveway.

                          • Rent Windswept with this secluded, cheery house. These two houses sleep 12.

                            Rent Windswept with this secluded, cheery house. These two houses sleep 12.

                          • Windswept's wraparound porch. Its views are of Old Mill, a working windmill.

                            Windswept's wraparound porch. Its views are of Old Mill, a working windmill.

                          • Relax, eat, drink as you enjoy looking at the lovely working, quiet windmill.

                            Relax, eat, drink as you enjoy looking at the lovely working, quiet windmill.

                          • Eat your meals on enclosed, lighted porch surrounded by greenery for privacy.

                            Eat your meals on enclosed, lighted porch surrounded by greenery for privacy.

                          • Only a small portion of our living room. It has a fireplace & wall-mounted HDTV.

                            Only a small portion of our living room. It has a fireplace & wall-mounted HDTV.

                          • Mammoth master bedroom has sitting area, books, TV, king bed, lots of light.

                            Mammoth master bedroom has sitting area, books, TV, king bed, lots of light.

                          • Reading area with TV in immense bedroom.

                            Reading area with TV in immense bedroom.

                          • Pantry and dining room's French doors lead to enclosed, lighted porch.

                            Pantry and dining room's French doors lead to enclosed, lighted porch.

                          • Dressing table in yellow room makes preparing for the day a joy.

                            Dressing table in yellow room makes preparing for the day a joy.

                          • Well-lit, aboveground lower level has bedroom and sitting area with TV.

                            Well-lit, aboveground lower level has bedroom and sitting area with TV.

                          • Lower level bathroom has tile floor, tile shower.

                            Lower level bathroom has tile floor, tile shower.

                          • Front and back yards are large enough for family sports competitions and meals.

                            Front and back yards are large enough for family sports competitions and meals.

                          • Quiet, secluded patio w/teak table, chairs and grill behind one-bedroom house.

                            Quiet, secluded patio w/teak table, chairs and grill behind one-bedroom house.

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