Many Castles Nantucket Island Ocean View Home
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Madaquecham house description
FOR 2014 WE WILL HAVE TRANSFERABLE AUTO FERRY RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE, AT COST, FOR ALL JULY AND AUGUST GUESTS. Please contact Nancy for details.
Many Castles is a completely furnished and equipped, 'upside-down' house located on the south side of Nantucket Island. Access to Many Castles is provided by a privately maintained road which winds through more than a mile of conservation land in beautiful Madaquecham Valley. This exclusive area of the Island is protected by Nantucket law and consists of only a dozen or so homes nestled among several thousand acres of moors, meadows, and beaches. Yet you are only several minutes by car from the shopping and excitement of Nantucket Town.
Built in 1983 in a style reminiscent of the Federal Period with its hipped roof and ornamental widow's walk, Many Castles is situated to take maximum advantage of 180 degree ocean views from the expansive second level walk-out deck. A broad, sandy, ocean beach, well known by island natives for its privacy, beauty, and excellent fishing is just a ten minute walk down an idyllic path through unspoiled heartland and meadows. Or enjoy volleyball at our backyard court.
Keywords: Upside-Down House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Non Smoking Only:
We prefer no smoking at Many Castles. Please, if you must smoke, do so in the yard or on the 2nd floor deck. Dispose of butts property by putting out fully and placing in garbage container. ...moreless
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
William Sonoma dish ware, glassware including wine and beer glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, pots, pans and lobster pot. 12 Cup drip coffee maker, knife block with full range of kitchen knives ...moreless
- Catering Available:
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Living Room seats 6:
Entertainment area with full sofa, coffee table, TV, DVD library, books and games. Plus, additional, sofa, love seat, coffee table and end tables for visiting, relaxing or looking out at water view....moreless
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- For July & August Guests: TRANSFERABLE AUTOMOBILE FERRY RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE OF THE FIRST DATE OF TRAVEL! Excellent Saturday to Saturday reservations for one auto, per week available, at cost. Contact Nancy for details. We rent July & August weeks at $3,800 per week plus $400 security deposit. June and September weeks range from $2,800 per week. ...moreless
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- Outdoor Grill:
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
Unobstructed 180 degree ocean views. Nothing between Many Castles and the water but moorland. Walk to the beach in approx. 10 minutes, drive to the beach in approx. 3 minutes. Very much a 'get away' setting....moreless
- Fitness Center
- Basketball Court
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Ice Skating
- Roller Blading
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
Most Relaxing Week at Many CastlesGuest comment entered by owner
Most Relaxing Week at Many Castles
Hi Nancy, Here is the review, for you to enter onto the VRBO site. We had the most relaxing week staying at Many Castles. The house is slightly off the beaten track, making it a real escape and the perfect place to wind-down. We loved having breakfast on the balcony with fabulous views out to sea. The kitchen is really well-equipped and there's a great DVD collection to dip into on quiet evenings. The outdoor shower is a real highlight and the outdoor grill is great for cooking up any fish caught locally. Only criticism is that the sun-beds could do with some cushions! Other than that, we had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend Many Castles. All the best, Emily Owner Comment: We take guest suggestions seriously. For 2014 we will have lounge chair cushions and also, a 2013 guest requested a salad spinner. A new salad spinner will be in the kitchen for the 2014 season. Thanks for your thoughtful suggestions. Nancy
- Guest Emily F
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/21/13
Most Relaxing Week!Guest comment entered by owner
Most Relaxing Week!
Hi Nancy, Just to say how much we loved staying at Many Castles - we had the most relaxing week and very much enjoyed staying there -I shall miss those views out to sea over breakfast in the morning! Emily
- Guest Emily F.
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 09/14/13
Well Equipped and Enjoyable!Guest comment entered by owner
Well Equipped and Enjoyable!
Nancy Another wonderful vacation for our family at Many Castles in Nantucket. The new kitchen appliances were a hit. And the meals were even better given the new grill. Cannot imagine any changes/improvements needed! Thank you for making Many Castles such a well -equipped and enjoyable “cottage”. We would like to return next year for a week starting August 2nd Just 49 weeks away! Liz & Dan (Thoughtful of you to have the bottle of Pinot Grigio waiting for us)fr
- Guest Liz & Dan
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Perfect Stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Great. Thanks Nancy. We had a perfect stay - great weather. Pls hold same weeks next year. Lynn
- Guest Lynn & Family
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Wonderful Time/Lovey HomeGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Time/Lovey Home
Wonderful Time/Lovey Home Dear Nancy, Nancy, thank you, we had a wonderful time. If we're heading Nantucket direction again next year we'll definitely be in touch. Thanks for letting us rent your lovely house. Ruth, Marco and Family
- Guest Ruth & Marco
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Fantastic!Guest comment entered by owner
Hi Nancy, We're having a great time. You're place is fantastic.
- Guest Eric R.
- Date of stay 08/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Relaxing on the Beach!Guest comment entered by owner
Relaxing on the Beach!
We spent most of the week relaxing on the beach at Many Castles, just what we needed after 8 hectic days in Washington and New York.
- Guest Peter T.
- Date of stay 08/18/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Yes! We will come back next year!Guest comment entered by owner
Yes! We will come back next year!
HELLO Nancy No one “on the mainland” believes us when we tell them we had seven days on the beach. Evidently Nantucket weather is different. We once took a tour of Great Pont –the leader told us to check Long Island weather to get the true forecast for Nantucket. The house and the “Improvements” were great and the early arrival works so very well. When your return in the fall, we hope the window boxes are growing as well and strong as we found them YES, we wish to come back next year---starting Saturday August 3 for one week. There will be four of us. We will sign the lease when you have time to send it--- Cheers! Liz and Dan
- Guest Dan & Liz R.
- Date of stay 08/04/12
- Review Submitted 08/15/12
Really Great Time at Many Castles!Guest comment entered by owner
Really Great Time at Many Castles!
Thank you Nancy - We had a really great time at Many Castles!
- Guest Margaret B.
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/03/12
Sparkling Clean, Perfect Place!Guest comment entered by owner
Sparkling Clean, Perfect Place!
Hi Nancy, Your home on Nantucket was fantastic. Both our children and grandchildren claim it was the best vacation ever and I agree with them. There was plenty of sleeping space for all eight of us. And the upside down layout allows us all to spend morning and evening together viewing some of the most fantastic sunrise and sunsets I have ever seen. There was plenty of activities to keep us busy during the day and the grandkids enjoyed the large selection of beaches. They really loved playing in the sand and waves. When we arrived at the cottage was it sparkling clean and ready for us. Your caretaker and cleaning women were most helpful and congenial. There was plenty of everything from towels, to linens, to toys for the kids. It was just the perfect place. Our kids and grandkids are still talking about their stay at your cottage. A surprising favorite of the girls was the outside shower. They all loved it and enjoyed evening shows under the stars. Thank you for sharing your fantastic Nantucket home with us. Larry and Carol, Mystic, CT
- Guest Larry and Carol Mercugliano
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
2014 Rates: Spring: $3,000 per week Summer: $3,900 per week* Fall: $3,000 per week Transferable automobile ferry reservations are available at cost Minimum stay is one week.
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Year Purchased: 1987
About the owner: When I am not busy managing Many Castles, I am swimming or practicing Yoga. My favorite activities include riding my bike to the beach, or junking for 'Treasure' in Thrift stores and Antique shops.
Why the Owner Chose Madaquecham:
Madaquecham Valley is incomparable to any other place on earth. For anyone desiring a pristine, tranquil location a short walk to the beach, this is the place! We immediately fell in love with the valley and so purchased Many Castles because of this unique location. In spite of that 'get away' feeling, we are just a short drive to Sconset and Nantucket Towns.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The walk to the beach, the ocean breeze, beautiful blue water and sandy beach views, red tail hawks outside our windows. Did I forget to mention the Atlantic Ocean?
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Many Castles Ocean View Cottage, Nantucket Island, MA
Quarterboard on Second Floor Deck
Living Room and Entertainment Center
View of Dining Room From Kitchen
Dining Room Hutch
View of Living Room from Dining Room/Kitchen
Master Bedroom. Queen Bed.
Front Bedroom. Queen Bed.
Pristine Madaquechem Beach on a "clear" day.
Ocean View from Second Floor Deck
View of Living Room and Dining Room. Sliders open onto Second Floor Deck
View of Dining and Living Rooms from Kitchen
Dining Room and Living Room. Second Floor bath on left.
Master Bedroom, view 2
Rear Bedroom. Queen Bed.
Madaquecham Beach on a "Foggy" Day.
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