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Charming and Convenient, Quiet and Close to Town

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Our vacation home-style is Nantucket Saltbox. Rosa Ragosas cover the island.

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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Nantucket Town house description

This has been our family vacation home for over 20 summers, and now you, too, can enjoy the special place that is Nantucket. The house is a salt box, set on a large lot with a pond in the back yard. It is located 1.5 miles from town and 2 miles from Surfside Beach. It is fully equipped for cooking at home (gas grill on the deck, Cuisinart, microwave, lobster pot, etc. in the open kitchen area), but you may end up sampling the numerous restaurants on the island. Or maybe you will take a lobster picnic to one of the beaches, all of which are open to the public on Nantucket, and many of which are accessible from the bike paths that crisscross the island. If you stay at home, make yourself comfortable on the wrap-around deck, or play the piano in the living room, or use your computer (internet is connected) or the DVD player. The full basement has a washer and dryer. Beach towels, beach chairs, and all linens are there for your use. Haven't you always wanted to come here?

We came to Nantucket quite by accident--a sailing trip that was re-routed. We were charmed by the quaint character of this town that stood unchanged for over 100 years, captivated by its Quaker and whaling roots, and drawn to the endless possibilities for family fun. In the 30 years we have made it a family vacation destination, we have never tired of the place, because there are so many, and such varied, activities. You can come here and go to a different beach every day: they are all open to the public. You can go to a different museum every day: there are 16 at last count. You can bicycle around the island in one direction one day, and make an entirely new circle the next. You can attend countless art gallery shows and antique auctions, charter a fishing trip, go on a guided wild flower walk, or just sit on the deck and watch the sun set. And this doesn't begin to touch the restaurant possibilities: you would not be able to sample them all in a full summer. Hope you can come!

This is our home away from home, and we trust you will treat it as such. We love being able to spend time on Nantucket, and we enjoy sharing it with others. Please note that we do not allow pets or smoking. Our place is not fancy, but it is comfortable and well situated. It is perfect for two couples, or for a family with children and perhaps a babysitter. We will be happy to help you with restaurant, beach, and activity recommendations. A car is not absolutely necessary, but it is recommended. You can rent a car (most chains have representatives at the airport), or bring your own car over on the ferry from Hyannis. It is advisable to have car reservations, but not necessary to have passenger reservations. Airlines serving Nantucket (ACK) include USAirways, Cape Air, and Continental (sometimes this changes).

Golf and Tennis and Lecture Series: There are several private and public places to play golf or tennis on Nantucket. Some are available to the public, and some require being invited. Miacomet Golf Course and Nantucket Tennis and Swim Club (both open to the public) are our favorites. Equipment can be rented or your own. You can walk the golf course, which offers 18 holes of links-type sandy play. The views are stunning from many holes. If you've had enough fun in the sun, you'll be amazed at the variety of lecture topics and famous people who come to speak on Nantucket. On almost any day during the summer months, you can find interesting programs, including musical and theatrical performances. And the venues are interesting, too: old churches and meeting houses, restored homes from centuries ago.

Water Activities: Nantucket's beaches are justifiably renowned. First, they are available to everyone--no beach is restricted on Nantucket. Second, the whole island is a beach--360 degrees of sand around you. And third, they are some of the prettiest dunes in the world. Think of a beach photo with rosa ragosas and blowing grasses and maybe a dune fence, and it was probably taken on Nantucket, especially if it has a harbor or ferry boat or lighthouse in the background. That's why you'll see families having portrait photos taken so often on the beaches. If you leave the beach for the water, you can fish (blue fish and swordfish are famous here), wind surf, kayak, sail (laser to 12 meter), water ski, or go whale watching. Or you can take the kids to the beach play areas at Children's Beach or Jetties Beach, and laze away the hours at a calm Nantucket Sound beach. Your teens will prefer the waves and snack bar at Surfside Beach on the Atlantic side of the island, where the action is hipper.

Culture, History, and Food: It is hard to over-state what Nantucket has to offer. The Whaling Museum, show-casing artifacts and educational displays about the island's whaling history is among the finest in the world. Scrimshaw and Melville artifacts are second to none. The Atheneum (library) hosted Frederick Douglas (Black Abolitionist) in one of his first speeches, and that's where Maria Mitchell (first female astronomer) worked. You can see the offices of the shipping company that owned the Boston Tea--before it was dumped into the Bay during a famous party.... Lucretia Mott, feminist who promoted women's suffrage, and Benjamin Franklin's mother, were born and lived here. The restaurants are so numerous it would take more than a full summer to sample them all, and the quality is exceedingly high. Most take reservations. The only real problem is deciding which ones you'll go to! When you want to stay home, there are several wonderful seafood stores where you can purchase fresh fish and lobster.

Other Activities: Exploring historic (16 museums), cobble-stoned, Nantucket town.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Views across the conservation land; windows on two sides....moreless

  • Twin Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    This room has two twin beds; windows on two sides....moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1) This has a new, medium firm mattress; Twin Beds (2); The study or day-room on the first floor has a queen-size sofa bed and can be a 'guest room' for the occasional overnight or weekend visitor, or possibly for a babysitter. There is a closet and dresser in the room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    On the second floor, the same hallway with the two bedrooms....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    This is on the main floor, with large counter and mirror....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Maybe the best room in the house; large, totally enclosed....moreless

  • The outdoor shower is on the back deck; everyone wants to use it!

Other Amenities

  • A professional upright piano graces the living room. We are a musical family, and hope you will enjoy making music, too....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Adult and children's books, many appropriate to the beach or to New England....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    In the living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Two: one in the living room and one in the master bedroom....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The kitchen area seats 4. The outside deck (through the French doors) seats 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    This is a new, full size electric dryer....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet is free and easy to connect....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets are all there....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is small, but has a couch, 3 easy chairs, a TV/DVD stand, and a professional upright piano....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is enough room for 4-5 cars in the semi-circle driveway that leads to the side door....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels and beach towels are all provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washer and dryer are in the full size walk-out basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    You will be given the password along with your key to the house!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic, 8-cup....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We love to cook, and have stocked the kitchen with gadgets and tools that make it fun and easy to utilize the fresh fish and vegetables available at the market....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for a dinner party for eight....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    This is large and modern--we like convenience!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Too numerous to list. Things like lobster crackers and forks, trivets, fish platters, corn holders, etc. Set of Cosco knives....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Automatic ice maker and exterior cold water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    We spend as much time as possible here: the benches and chairs, the pots of herbs, the views of the pond and the sunset, make this the best seat in the house!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    This large yard provided many happy hours for our active kids!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas grill and tools on the back deck....moreless

 

Reviews

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$250-$350/night .. $750-$1100/weekend .. $1600-$2400/week .. $6500-$1000/month
Rates vary by season and length of stay. Please contact owner for more detail.
Dates can be flexible, although a Saturday or Sunday is preferred.
A security deposit is required. The amount is determined by the length of stay.
Rates include all utilities except long distance telephone calls.
A two-hour cleaning is scheduled for after your stay.
If additional cleaning time is required, a charge will be made to you.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Last updated: 04/17/2015
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Location

You can bring your own bicycles or rent them on the island. Do take advantage of the many bike paths, and the rather flat terrain. Also available for rent are sailboats, kayaks, motor boats, and water skis.

 

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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Our vacation home-style is Nantucket Saltbox.  Rosa Ragosas cover the island.

    Our vacation home-style is Nantucket Saltbox. Rosa Ragosas cover the island.

  • Gather together in the comfortable living room, play the piano, watch TV or DVD.

    Gather together in the comfortable living room, play the piano, watch TV or DVD.

  • Enclosed outdoor shower, cushioned rocking chairs, gas grill, table & chairs

    Enclosed outdoor shower, cushioned rocking chairs, gas grill, table & chairs

  • Kitchen opens onto deck through French doors; lobster pot, Cuisinart, Cutco, ice

    Kitchen opens onto deck through French doors; lobster pot, Cuisinart, Cutco, ice

  • Master bedroom has a new queen mattress, TV on cable, view of conservation land.

    Master bedroom has a new queen mattress, TV on cable, view of conservation land.

VRBO #226733

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, April 17, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/17/2015
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814-777-3531

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