Private Ocean Front Compound---Marvel in Madaket on the Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Madaket house description
AFTERGLOW---the ultimate beach home in Madaket,the best of the west and the best of Nantucket.This beach house was designed for privacy, comfort and entertaining and relaxation. Watch the sunrise from the hammock on the covered front porch or drink your morning coffee while sitting in a wicker chair watching the boats going out of Madaket Harbor or just gaze lazily at the most serene side of Nantucket Sound.
Decks wrap around the house---from the covered front porch facing east around the west side to the glass doors on the south or back side of the house. This allows you sun or no sun, breeze or no breeze and a chance to be alone at home.
Inside the home you'll find the large Living and dining area with lots of glass, lots of light and beautiful views of the Ocean and the Sound. Comfortable couches for reading and relaxing and a large dining table with plenty of chairs and space for family or friends gatherings. Glass doors off the dining area open to the ocean. A fireplace and oil heat make this cozy even in the cooler months. Cathedral ceilings and a beautiful wooden spiral staircase lead to two more bedrooms one with a private balcony looking at the ocean, and second bath.The porch wraps around to the back of the house where you see and hear the Atlantic. There is nothing between you and the Ocean except some flora and fauna. Down the deck stairs is your very private outdoor shower and dressing room a fenced backyard and charcoal grill.
Private paths lead to the beach. Afterglow is somewhat hidden from Madaket Road, down a long driveway, within a private compound.The home is lovingly maintained and cared for by the owner who lives nearby and takes great care of the property. Everything you might need is in place and constantly updated for your pleasure.
There is a little private path that leads to your own section of beach and also to our little dock in Hither Creek. We store one kayak and one rowboat and will arrange for rentals to be delivered. Bikes of all styles, sizes and types can be delivered to the house and picked up when you leave. Nantucket has phenomenal bike paths that crisscross the island and are safe as well as scenic.
Keywords: Ocean Front Beach House steps to the ocean from the back door and Hither Creek and Madaket Harbor from the front porch.
- Vacation Rental
We request that owners pick up after their dogs---which most owners do automatically. We charge an additional fee for housekeepers to spend the time extra-vacuuming ($180.) This insures that any other guests with allergies will not be affected. We do prefer smaller dogs but will discuss all inquiries....moreless
Madaket and Nantucket is fabulous for kids. I grew up every summer there and my daughters, now 21 and 17, can't imagine life without Nantucket during the summer. Great for little kids and teenagers and everyone....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful Master bedroom on the first level with a deluxe pillow top mattress on risers. New linens supplied each season., Twin or Single Beds (4) New twin mattresses are in the two upstairs bedrooms--both rooms have two twins. We have a converter kit which allows guests to move the twins together to create a King, if desired. King sheets are also available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Extra sleeping for a guest--sleeper sofa and aerobeds....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Catering Available:
Luxury Linens--400 to 600 thread count. Fluffy new bath and hand towels plus oversized beach towels. New Bedding--sheets pillowcases, comforters, duvet covers, mattress toppers--either foam toppers or synthetic (allergen-free)featherbeds. Updated annually....moreless
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- Wood Fireplace:
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- Excellent New Cookware, Glassware,and other necessary items for your eating pleasure. Table linens as well as Quality Bed Linens and Towels are included. The Afterglow will be equipped with basic condiments, paper towels,detergents, cleaning supplies and a seasonal welcoming basket for your arrival. Basics Stocked for Your Convenience--Paper Towels, All the Soaps for Washing Humans/Clothes/Dishes, Toilet Paper, Cleaning Supplies, Trash Bags and Charcoal and Lighter Fluid, We Request That You Replace Anything exhausted during your stay when departing....moreless
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- Video Library
- CD Player
- DVD Player
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- Wireless Internet:
- Broadband Access
Deck / Patio:
Afterglow has one of the most romantic and perfect decks ever built. The front porch is sheltered and faces East---Nantucket Sound, Hither Creek and Madaket Marina. There is a hammock for lolling and wicker chairs to enjoy morning coffee. Our houses are protected from the street-(within a private compound). The deck wraps around the house and the back faces the Ocean and West----perfect for drinks and dinner during one of the greatest shows on earth----magnificent sunsets right into the ocean/...moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Afterglow is within a private compound with a private path to a private section of the beach at Madaket. The public beach is located further South. Lifeguards are now located a bit West--toward Smith's Point for families with children seeking other children. Privacy is yours if you prefer....moreless
- Ocean View:
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Shelling and every other kind of fun you can dream about, seigning for fish, crabbing off our private dock. Taking the kayaks up the creek and around the sound, exploring Smith's Point, a wildlife preserve with no one around for as many miles as you want, great bike paths traverse the entire island and are very safe, shuttle bus goes all over the island as well--stops about two minutes down the road at The West End Restaurant and General Store.This is the only business in Madaket. Great bar and simple food with Great Pizzas. Enjoy the famous Madaket Mystery. The store offers newspapers, candy, soda and all the last minute needs---milk, toothpaste, garlic, t-shirts and boogie boards plus magazines, newspapers and tobacco....moreless
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Available April through November. Minimum one week. Preference given to two weeks. 2013 to 2014 April to May 24....2500./week May 24 to June 14......3500./week June 14 to September 13.....5000./week September 13 to whenever....$3500/week. Housekeepers Fee $180. Additional Fee for pets.
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4 Ames Avenue--Nantucket House numbers are off a bit with Google maps. The house is privately located within a private oceanfront compound. Small private dock on Hither Creek.The house has a covered front porch where you can dine or lounge in the giant hammock while watching the activity in Madaket Harbor and Hither Creek. The deck wraps around the house on the western side for sunsets and the ocean....MoreCollapse
Erosion over the past four years has brought the shoreline closer. The little house to the left of this pace marker was swallowed by the sea on September 27th, 2008. The Afterglow and The Thistledew are the houses left within the compound. Throughout 2010 we have seen a major change in the beach and the shore again. The beach has been growing bigger and bigger thanks to a great sandbar off the shoreline. Surfing is the best it has been in a long time---short or long or boogie board or body alone....MoreCollapse
Year Purchased: 1974
About the owner: Our parents were generous and foresighted. Our family started coming to Nantucket in the sixties and our summers on this island are precious and continue to be so. Our parents purchased The Sea Breeze, a small beach cottage on Madaket Road and then purchased The Afterglow and the land and other houses surrounding our house to avoid over building and to keep things as natural and simple as they should be on this island. My sister and I inherited this land and houses in 1997.Now, our children have been able to enjoy the same wonders of spending time in a summer house on the beach in Madaket. I have continued the tradition of keeping it as beautiful and simple as it should be. We have lost almost four acres of land and two houses in the past ten years due to storms and erosion, but we persevere out of love and appreciation for a place that does not exist anywhere else.
Why the Owner Chose Madaket:
Our family started renting in Madaket in the 1960's and fell in love, there is no place else like it. Once you have been on Nantucket it would be difficult if not impossible to find another place with this history and natural beauty and sophistication---great museums, theatre and art galleries, lectures and phenomenal restaurants. Islands are unique.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our property location is a private compound nestled between the ocean and Hither Creek and Nantucket Sound. We are surrounded by beauty and nature. The sight and sound of the ocean and the sunrise and sunsets are unbelievable and never the same. We are at the end of the road in Madaket, the best and most natural part of this beautiful island. Relaxed, beachy, casual and fun. We can ride our bikes all over the island on the bike paths that begin at the end of our driveway. We can walk to the only retail enterprise in Madaket---The West End Restaurant and General Store. All the basics--plus beer, wine, tequila, vodka, etc. are there and its great place to meet people.There is a new restaurant in Madaket this summer called "MILLIE's" after the legendary Madaket Millie. This is the only new restaurant on the island this year and definitely one of the most popular. Great bar and fresh fabulous food (Cal-Mex). Great Frozen yogurt and a take-out window that has another great menu and open 10 AM to 10PM. Millie's has a shuttle that runs back and forth to town as well as The NRTA Shuttle. The bus departs and returns every half hour from The West End and takes you right downtown without the hassles of parking. Plus the shuttle will pick you up with your bike and/or your dog!
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Another fabulous sunset from the deck!
Kitchen with cathedral ceiling and french doors open to the ocean and decks
Afterglow new master bathroom
The living room
Dining Table opens to seat as many as 12---Ocean out the back doors off the deck
Afterglow living area, spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms and second bath.
Afterglow as seen walking home from the beach.....private path behind house.
One of two bedrooms upstairs
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3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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