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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.”
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
* * * * * 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)
* * * * * • 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.
*** $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
************** 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
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
5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
Master Bathroom - Ensuite: toilet, shower, jetted tub
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
EARLY SPRING Apr 27 - May 20, 2015 2 night min stay
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND May 21 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
EARLY SUMMER May 26 - Jun 19, 2015 2 night min stay
$1,000 Fri, Sat, Sun
EARLY SUMMER II Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
JULY 4th WEEK Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
AUGUST THROUGH LABOR DAY Aug 8 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
FALL 2015 Sep 5 - Nov 1, 2015 3 night min stay
LATE FALL-WINTER Nov 2 - Mar 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
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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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.
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.