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Madaket house description
'Sand Palace' is a wonderful place for a family or two to enjoy a kid friendly vacation. Relax on the open deck enjoying the Madaket Harbor view and sunsets while the kids play in the large backyard. The nearest beach with a life guard in season is a five minute bike ride or ten minute walk, and there are numerous other beaches easily available by bike, car, or shuttle bus. The frequent shuttle stops across the street from the back yard.
Since the entire island is a beach you wake up and decide whether you want surf or calm for the day. Upon returning from a beach, museum, or exploring kind of day you wash off in the enclosed outdoor shower or clean your sandy feet on the back deck, and drop your towels in the mudroom/laundry room.
From there you enter the spacious new eat in kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and wood floor. The living room has a view of Madaket Harbor and ocean beyond and lets onto the front deck. Downstairs the master bedroom has a queen bed and TV. The downstairs guest room has a queen and single bed.
The open stairway leads upstairs to three rooms and a bathroom. The 'bunk room' has two extra long singles and a water view, while the guest room has a queen and a single also with a water view. There is also a children's play or sleep area known as 'the cloud room.'
In the evening there are games to be played on the lawn, ping-pong in the basement, sunsets to be enjoyed, beach picnics, numerous restaurants for dinner or cocktails, two movie theaters, or just board games and reading at home.
Located a ten minute drive or 20 minute bike ride on a protected bike path from 'downtown,' the house is approached from the Madaket Road but fronts on Washington Avenue which in spite of its grand name is a dirt road largely occupied by the resident rabbits.
Keywords: House, water view, large yard, WiFi, beaches nearby, child friendly
- 2800 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Wood Stove:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Linens provided for summer rentals
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Live Theater
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Thank You So Much!!
Thank You So Much!!
Thank you Larry and Nancy for all your hospitality during our visit. Your house is perfect and the island is perfect. It was a vacation that my family will never forget!! The house has everything you will need for your vacation. You actually don't even need a vehicle! The bus stop is right outside and you can also walk to the beach, harbor, and Millie's resturant very easily. There is a bike/walking path that you can use to access the whole island. I recommend using the bus to go into town. Parking is very limited in town. The bus stop in town is one block from the ferry terminal, right in the middle of the town. For 2 bucks a person (one way) it is a no brainer. The house also has a HUGE back yard. Our kids ran around, played croquet, and simply enjoyed themselves there. You simply can't go wrong with Sand Castle. (Also, be sure to change the flag everyday and try the outdoor shower, it is really great!)
- Guest Marvin M. (Canon, GA)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Best of funGuest comment entered by owner
Best of fun
You are the consumate hosts. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed not only this beautiful island but great fun and conversation with the best people.
- Guest Margaret (copied from the Sand Palace guest book)
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/12/12
Wonderful place to vacation.
Wonderful place to vacation.
Sand Castle is an easy 1/2 mile walk to Madaket beach-one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. You can walk for miles along the shoreline. The house is great. It has an airy, well-stocked kitchen, lots of games and books, and an easy flow for visiting. We loved the view off the porch where we would eat breakfast in the morning watching Hither creek and Madaket harbor, and then gathered there again to toast lovely sunsets and another glorious day on Nantucket. Larry is a great host and made sure we had everything we needed to make the stay pleasant. The bus stops right at the corner by the house, so it was easy for people to get in & out of town. We used our bikes on the bike path that runs right past the house to get into town or go off exploring. Sand Castle has a great location and is well-appointed for a comfortable stay. We hope to return soon.
- Guest Laura K.
- Date of stay 07/31/11
- Review Submitted 09/04/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Hi Larry, We had a really nice time as always. You can plan on us again next year..... you need to promise you won't ever sell... or stop renting... deal?
- Guest Susan F.
- Date of stay 07/10/11
- Review Submitted 07/30/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Our stay at Sand Palace was special for a number of reasons. First, the house was very comfortable and everything one would want for a vacation was supplied by the considerate owners, Larry and Nancy. The attention to detail and concern for your enjoyment was most appreciated. The location of the house was not only convenient to the beach, but we so enjoyed the lovely views from the front deck looking out towards the water and wildlife. The week provided us with many wonderful memories with family and friends.It was truly a wonderful week and we look forward to returning one day. Thank you to our most considerate hosts, Larry and Nancy.
- Guest Mary P.
- Date of stay 06/20/11
- Review Submitted 06/29/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Sand Palace in Madaket
Sand Palace in Madaket
The Sand Palace was the perfect home for our week-long three-generation family vacation. We were 10 people in four family units, housed very comfortably in this compact but spacious home. The kitchen is nicely remodeled. The furnishings all around are clean, and everything is well maintained. The basement is a gold-mine of toys, all available for use: ping pong table, beach chairs, kites, lawn games, sand toys, etc., etc. Also lots of baby equipment such as high chairs and strollers. Owners are thoughtful and generous. The shuttle was one of the great features of our stay. It stops right across the street and will take you to town, then on across the island if you want to go. We bought week-long passes and got a lot of use from them. You can also place your bike on the rack. We didn't know Nantucket when we made this reservation, but Madaket was a lucky choice. It is the "unfancy" end of the island, where homes are of reasonable size and people do their own gardening. No trophy homes out here. The beach was fabulous, and the bay also. Next time we will bring kayaks and put in at Madaket Bay. We rented bikes for the week, and could get everywhere on them (with supplement from the shuttle bus). Try the bike shop off the main drag on the way to the children's beach; they were generous and helpful. We hope to enjoy another week at the Sand Palace in the near future.
- Guest Abi S. (Cornwall, VT)
- Date of stay 07/26/09
- Review Submitted 08/18/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
2 perfect vacations at Sand Palace
2 perfect vacations at Sand Palace
We have stayed at the Sand Palace the past 2 summers and have been very pleased. The house is in excellent condition and very well supplied. The setting is excellent- immediate access to the shuttle and bikepath, but far enough back from the road to avoid any traffic noise. (For us, the shuttle is one of the great features of Madaket; it whisks you from the peace and quiet of Madaket to the activities and restaurants of the town with no hassle, through great scenery.)The large yard is nice, with rabbits always on the scene. The view from the living room of Hither Creek and Madaket Harbor is very pretty (better than the website photos suggest), with great sunset views. We were concerned to learn that Madaket Beach would be closed this summer, but things worked out fine, as Smiths Point beach is nicer than ever, and is a quick bike ride or a manageable walk. Numerous other beaches also are easily reachable as well. Finally, the owners of Sand Palace are very efficient and thoughtful. We've rented many vacation houses in many places, and at higher prices, but Sand Palace is the best!
- Guest Escapee from DC (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 08/10/08
- Review Submitted 08/27/08
Please see the calendar below for dates available. May and June $2,800/week. July $4,000/week in 2013, early August $4,400/week, August 18 $3,800/week August 25 $3,400. September 2012 $2,800/week Sunday to Sunday in July and August, other months occupancy date is negotiable Short stays are available at $450/night plus cleaning with a three night minimum
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- Nearest Airport: Nantucket (ACK) at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Steamship Authority or HyLine Cruises at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Madaket at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Madaket Millie's at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1994
About the owner: My husband and I call the house 'Sand Palace' named after a movie theatre in the British Virgin Islands. This is the kind of place children and grandchildren love. Lots to do, good location, water view.
Why the Owner Chose Madaket:
There's so much to do for all ages... we like biking and sunset watching from our deck, guests like to hike to the views from nearby open land, little kids like to catch turtles, bigger ones enjoy riding the shuttle bus or bike into town, and everyone loves the beaches. Being an island surrounded by beaches you can pretty much use any beach you can get to.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Water view, large yard for games, bike path to beach or town just across the street, shuttle to town ditto. Large unfinished basement with a ping pong table and card table available for the odd rainy day.
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Bring your own family flag! Rabbits all over the place at twilight.
Water view of Madaket Harbor
More spacious than pictures show
Big enough for backyard games! Croquet is fun for all ages
Living room - out of sight are the TV, computer/game table, wood burning stove
Equipped and modern kitchen and inside dining area.
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Date last modified - Monday, July 15, 2013
4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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