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'Incandescence' ~Award-Winning Vacation Home, Sweet Dog-Friendly Cottage or Both

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Seashell drive past stonework and gardens to front of house

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Don't miss our 'Incandescence' VIDEO TOUR (See link below or copy and paste this link: https://vimeo.com/28339834)

The moment you drive up the circular shell driveway and see the stonework, gardens and wrap-around farmers’ porches, you're going to feel all the comfort and delight of being at your own dream home. From sunrise flooding the breakfast area until the last rays of the sun set over the moors, the house glows with the beauty of Nantucket’s ever-changing light. Custom built and brimming with unique architectural details and appointments of the highest quality, it is a house sophisticated enough for entertaining but comfortable enough to just kick off your flip flops, put on some music and relax after a tough day at the beach. “Incandescence” is decorated in a warm English country style with plenty of antique pine and chintz and a collection of vintage Ralph Lauren linens. And although this large (4,800 square foot) house comfortably sleeps 12, it is chock full of unpretentious places, intimate spaces, and the quirky little hideaways that make a classic Nantucket home linger forever in your memory ... [click More Details]

The Bedrooms and Baths: 'Incandescence' is spacious enough for two or even three families to vacation together. Each of the five bedrooms has its own beautifully tiled en suite bath, and there are two half baths off the 'public' rooms.

The huge master bedroom on the second floor boasts a private covered balcony and a spa-sized, luxurious, tumbled-marble bath with a jacuzzi tub, from which there are beautiful views across Tom Nevers and out to sea. The master bath also has his & her sinks and a large two-person, glass-enclosed shower with double shower-heads and multiple wall jets.

Two of the bedrooms on the first floor - one with a king bed, and one with a full bed and futon -are off a large, private hallway. Both rooms are large (particularly the king), and could easily serve as second 'masters' when two or three families vacation together. Another bedroom - with two twins (that can be converted to a king) - is off the living area. Bedroom #5 has a queen bed and is on the second floor.

The 'Living' Areas: The living room features cathedral ceilings, high gable windows, a wood burning fireplace, and French doors out to the deck, which is equipped with table, chairs, umbrella, gas grill and an outdoor shower. A wonderful gourmet kitchen with butter-yellow glazed cabinetry, limestone counters and stainless steel appliances awaits your culinary flair; an open floor plan to the large dining area allows hosts and guests to feel equally at home. Off the kitchen is a charming, inviting family room with stereo, TV and games for the whole family, plus a gas-fired fireplace to take the chill off those late summer/early Fall nights. Air conditioning, cable, high speed Internet, and WiFi allow you to remain comfortable and stay in touch, even on the “Far Away Land.”

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ftvdrfkmg2jmclf/AAAEdyVKfO2g_-FDKdq7PlnKa?dl=0

Please read our Guest Reviews and (if you're curious) see photos of the actual comments left in our guest book here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l28o4idelncb0kc/62tzWk5jij/Guest%20Book%20-%20REVIEWS

Sorry, no pets. But we invite you to consider 'Lesser Light' ~ our dog-friendly cottage. Click here for details: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936025

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Bedroom Breakdown
Bedroom # Bed Type On Floor
(1) King Floor 1
(2) Queen Floor 2 (Master BR)
(3) Queen Floor 2
(4) Full +Futon Floor 1
(5) 2 Singles Floor 1 (can be made up as a King)

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• Available year-round, including THANKSGIVING, STROLL, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S, the DAFFODIL and WINE FESTIVALS in the Spring, and RESTAURANT WEEKS in the Spring and Fall. For dates not specifically posted, please inquire.

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$1,000 Refundable Security Deposit
$350 Cleaning Fee applies to less than full week stays.
Check in at 4 pm, check-out at 10 am.

Multi-generational groups might consider renting 'Lesser Light' (Listing #936025) along with 'Incandescence.' 'Lesser Light' is a separate COTTAGE, privately set about 300' down a meandering stone path bordered by wildflowers, screened from view from the house by thick brush. Charming (in a different, more countrified way than the house) w/ cathedral ceilings and stained pine details. Fully-equipped kitchen (including DW), washer/dryer, main room w/ eating area, 1 BR w/ queen bed, separate sleeping area w/ full-size futon off the main room (behind pocket doors) (child's bed avail. if needed), full bathroom w/ tub/shower, & large, private deck w/ patio furniture, grill, hammock & outdoor shower. Sleeps 4. ('Incandescence' and 'Lesser Light' together sleep 16). Dog permitted with owner approval. (Extra fees apply.)

See Homeaway LISTING for rates for 'Lesser Light': http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936025

VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/28341279

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The Availability calendar on this page applies ONLY to 'Incandescence,' the main house, not the cottage. Go to homeaway link to see cottage availability calendar. http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936025

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4800 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:

    Smoking allowed outside only....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    STRICT NO PET POLICY. Dogs allowed in cottage - listing http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p936025...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Master Bedroom Suite: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    Second Floor, Dressing Room, Seating Area...moreless

  • King Suite: 1 king

    First Floor, Seating Area, Walk-in-Closet...moreless

  • Full Suite: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    First Floor, Seating Area...moreless

  • Queen Suite: 1 queen

    Second Floor, Seating Area, Windowseat...moreless

  • Suite with Two Twins: 2 twin/ single

    First Floor, Dressing Room, Windowseat...moreless

  • Well-suited for two or even three families taking a vacation together, the house offers two queen bedrooms, one king bedroom, one full (double) bedroom (with an additional futon), and a bedroom with two twin beds that can be converted, on request, to a king. And since every bedroom has its own private bathroom (and there are two additional half baths), there is plenty of space and privacy for everyone. For larger crowds (up to 16 total), consider also renting 'Lesser Light,' our 2BR cottage (Listing # 936025)....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom - Ensuite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • King BR - Ensuite: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Queen BR - Ensuite: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Full Bedroom - Ensuite: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Twins Bedroom - Ensuite: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Off Living Room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Off Laundry Room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • The huge master bath is tiled in luxurious tumbled-marble, and has a jacuzzi tub with beautiful views, his & her sinks, a separate toilet room, and a large two-person, glass-enclosed shower with double shower-heads and multiple wall jets. All the other bathrooms also feature beautiful tiling (mostly tumbled-marble). For additional PHOTOS of the HOUSE, including the bathrooms, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/l28o4idelncb0kc/DTbTtEJsaw/Best%20Photos%20of%20%27Incandescence%27...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    47 inch television in the family room...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining area seats 8. Second (round) table in LR seats 4 more. Lots of room for dining on back deck and front porch, too!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front loading...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Enjoy our collection of lovely, vintage Ralph Lauren linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious, unbelievably sunny, soaring ceilings, French doors, English country comfortable sofa and club chairs...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels provided. Please bring your own BEACH towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch, Stainless steel...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Limestone counters, stainless steel appliances, lovely glazed cabinetry...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Electrolux, Stainless steel...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, two-door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electrolux, Stainless steel...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Never-ending front porch, large back deck, balcony/covered deck off the master bedroom....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge lawns for running around and playing. Hammock, chaise lounges and adirondack chairs on lawns. Tables and chairs in garden and front porch as well as on back deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
EARLY SUMMER
May 26 - Jun 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$850 $1,000
Fri, Sat, Sun
$6,000
EARLY SUMMER II
Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,000
JULY 4th WEEK
Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$7,500
AUGUST
Aug 8 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$8,000
LATE AUGUST TO LABOR DAY WKD
Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,000
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,200
FALL 2015
Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$900
$6,000
LATE FALL-WINTER
Nov 2 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Available year-round, including THANKSGIVING, STROLL WEEKEND, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S and the DAFFODIL and WINE FESTIVALS in the Spring. For dates not specifically posted, please inquire.

Cleaning fee included in stays of 7 nights or longer. A $350 Cleaning Fee will be added to shorter stays.

Check in at 4 pm, check-out at 10 am.

Guests are required to sign a lease and provide a deposit to reserve a vacation period. Balance must be paid at least 60 days prior to arrival. A refundable security deposit of $1000.00 dollars will be due at time of final payment.


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Location

3.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Airport
2.8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Summer House
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hyline
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nantucket Golf Club
2.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Chanticleeer
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tom Nevers

Car: Recommended

Located in the quiet Tom Nevers East section of the island, this lovely home allows easy access to all the pleasures of Nantucket summers even while sitting serenely on three lush, private acres, surrounded by gardens, up a long, private winding driveway. Since the part of Tom Nevers we are in is all zoned for 3 acre lots, there is a lot of privacy -- few houses and a lot of vegetation. There are lovely distant ocean views from the second and third floors. From the easily accessed widow’s walk, enjoy views of the South Shore, the Cranberry Bogs, Low Beach and Sankaty Lighthouse. After returning from the beach or your adventures in town or hiking through the nearby Middle Moors, enjoy outdoor games in the spacious backyard, pull up a chaise lounge or curl up on the wicker furniture on the sprawling front porch, grill the day’s catch on the back deck's gas grill, take a nap in the hammock, watch the incredible night sky just outside your door - without the lights of town interfering - and delight in the best of Nantucket!

We are only minutes from the bike path, and a WAVE (shuttle bus) stop into town (which is about a 12 minute drive), about a 7 minute drive to 'mid-island' -- where you'll find a Stop & Shop and several pharmacies, and about a 4 minute drive to the village of Siasconset ('Sconset), where you can park your chair on the gorgeous beach, catch some rays, read a good book, and when you get hungry, leave everything there and walk up the stairs from the beach right into the middle of the quaintest, most charming village. There's a general store with all kinds of good things, including the most delicious coconut and ginger ice creams. Then take a stroll around and look at some of the famous rose-covered cottages -- all framed by the sparkling blue sea. 'Sconset offers five restaurants (besides the general store): a cute sandwich shop (Claudette's); the beach-side bistro at the Summer House; the upstairs bar and restaurant at the Summer House; The Sconset Cafe, which has a really nice breakfast, offers lunch and a BYOB dinner (the liquor/wine shop is adjacent to it); and The Chanticleer which offers an upscale dinning room and a more casual bar dining area (lunch in season).

We are about a mile and a half walk to the closest beach (Tom Nevers Beach). This summer, two sets of our guests simply raved about Tom Nevers Beach, saying they couldn't understand why it was so uncrowded but that it was beautiful and they felt like they were on their own private island. You get there by just walking straight down the road until you come to the sea. Probably about 15 or 20 minutes by foot.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We welcome you to 'Incandescence,' a lovely and spacious house that Ron and I designed, built and decorated, and completed in 2010.

Why the Owner Chose Tom Nevers (Tom Nevers Pond):
Ron chose this property because it is a lush, beautiful, 3 acre parcel with distant ocean views, affording privacy and at the same time easy access to everything Nantucket has to offer. A builder on the island for 20 years, this is the fourth (and largest) house that Ron has built in Tom Nevers.


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Speaks: english, ACCEPTS CREDIT CARDS.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Seashell drive past stonework and gardens to front of house

    Seashell drive past stonework and gardens to front of house

  • 'Incandescence' - Front porch rockers invite you to sit and relax . . .

    'Incandescence' - Front porch rockers invite you to sit and relax . . .

  • Sunny, Spacious Living Room w/sky-high cathedral ceilings & French doors to dec

    Sunny, Spacious Living Room w/sky-high cathedral ceilings & French doors to dec

  • Spacious Dining Area and Kitchen looking into Family Room

    Spacious Dining Area and Kitchen looking into Family Room

  • Master BR w/ Private Porch, Dressing Rm & Spa Bath w/ Jacuzzi & Views out to Sea

    Master BR w/ Private Porch, Dressing Rm & Spa Bath w/ Jacuzzi & Views out to Sea

  • Master Spa Bath - 2-Person Shower, Toilet Room, Jacuzzi Bath & Views out to Sea

    Master Spa Bath - 2-Person Shower, Toilet Room, Jacuzzi Bath & Views out to Sea

  • King Bedroom Suite with Private Bath (& luxurious Memory Foam mattress topper)

    King Bedroom Suite with Private Bath (& luxurious Memory Foam mattress topper)

  • Twin bedroom suite w/private bath (beds can be converted to a King on request)

    Twin bedroom suite w/private bath (beds can be converted to a King on request)

  • A side view - the Farmers porches go on and on ...

    A side view - the Farmers porches go on and on ...

  • 'Lesser Light' ~ Privately-Sited Dog-Friendly Cottage Homeaway property #936025

    'Lesser Light' ~ Privately-Sited Dog-Friendly Cottage Homeaway property #936025

  • Cottage Kitchen & Dining Area with Cathedral Ceilings & Second Sleeping Area

    Cottage Kitchen & Dining Area with Cathedral Ceilings & Second Sleeping Area

  • Cottage-Fully Equipped Kitchen w/DW, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Blender, Coffeepot

    Cottage-Fully Equipped Kitchen w/DW, Microwave, Toaster Oven, Blender, Coffeepot

  • Winding shell driveway past walled garden to 'Incandescence'-your private estate

    Winding shell driveway past walled garden to 'Incandescence'-your private estate

  • Sunny, Spacious Living Room with sky-high cathedral ceilings & French doors

    Sunny, Spacious Living Room with sky-high cathedral ceilings & French doors

  • Chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, limestone counters and farm sink

    Chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, limestone counters and farm sink

  • Family Room with Gas Fireplace, Now w/47' Flat-Screen TV, DVD, WiFi, CDs, Games

    Family Room with Gas Fireplace, Now w/47' Flat-Screen TV, DVD, WiFi, CDs, Games

  • Master BR w/ Private Porch, Dressing Rm & Spa Bath w/ Jacuzzi & Views out to Sea

    Master BR w/ Private Porch, Dressing Rm & Spa Bath w/ Jacuzzi & Views out to Sea

  • Private Balcony off the Master Bedroom with Views out to Sea

    Private Balcony off the Master Bedroom with Views out to Sea

  • Queen Bedroom Suite with Private Bath (2nd floor)

    Queen Bedroom Suite with Private Bath (2nd floor)

  • Back Deck with Gas Grill, Table & Chairs and Hammock on Lawn

    Back Deck with Gas Grill, Table & Chairs and Hammock on Lawn

  • View from the Widow's Walk

    View from the Widow's Walk

  • Cottage - Romantic Bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings & 32' flat-screen TV

    Cottage - Romantic Bedroom with Cathedral Ceilings & 32' flat-screen TV

  • Large Deck w/ Table/Chairs, Chaise Lounges, Hammock, Gas Grill & Outdoor Shower

    Large Deck w/ Table/Chairs, Chaise Lounges, Hammock, Gas Grill & Outdoor Shower

  • Wildflower-Bordered Stone Path to privately-sited cottage, 'Lesser Light'

    Wildflower-Bordered Stone Path to privately-sited cottage, 'Lesser Light'

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