Charming and Convenient, Quiet and Close to Town
You sent a message to this owner.
- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
Build your best vacation ever
From over 1 million rentals worldwide
Escape the confines of a hotel
Enjoy the freedom of a vacation rental
Book with confidence
Relax and enjoy your stay
From online to on vacation
- 2 story
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- The outdoor shower is on the back deck; everyone wants to use it!
- CD Player
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
$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.
Travel with Confidence
Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
The property's calendar has not been updated in over 2 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability
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.
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.
Enclosed outdoor shower, cushioned rocking chairs, gas grill, table & chairs
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.
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, November 08, 2015
- Property typeHouse
- Response time Within 2 days
- Response rate 90%
- Calendar last updated 09/09/2015
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.