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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"In advance of our trip, Mary was a wonderful host. Her hospitality, responsiveness and personal touches made our family feel right at home staying as if we were going to stay with a close friend. My only regret was not being able to meet with her in person.
The home was in a private neighborhood in Madaket close to Eel Point and 40th pole beach. Surrounded by well manicured landscaping, sea shell driveway and window boxes, this house has the signature, gently weathered, Nantucket grey cedar exterior. There is a swing on the porch and chairs with plenty of space for golf clubs, fishing rods and coolers. Two double french doors in the rear open up to a north west exposure and a patio complemented with teak furnishings. The hidden gem on the exterior was a 2nd floor deck off of a rear bedroom where we could retreat and watch the best sunset on the east coast. The property borders a private wildlife sanctuary and we were happy to spend time observing the Kestrels on a nearby box that were easily viewed with some binoculars.
The interior was nicely furnished with attention to all the small details. Our first impression was to immediately go into "relax mode" because we didn't need to rush around to grab the normal odds and ends that are normally required during our stay (cooking, cleaning, charcoal for the grill, etc). We could get a sense that our host really took the time and effort to make sure their guests could just focus on enjoying their time in Nantucket. Good electronics, sound system and high speed wifi.
The location was terrific. There are only a couple "drive on" beaches left in Nantucket and 40th pole is one of them. We picked up a beach permit from the police station and could drive from the house to 40th pole in 5-10 min. Even without a permit, it is about a 10-15 min walk through the sanctuary to get to the beach which is north facing so the waves are typically smaller (and kid friendly) with plenty of shells and activities for all ages. I was able to enjoy some saltwater fly fishing each morning where I could easily wade from 40th pole all the way to Eel point almost always by myself!
No need for beach chairs, bags, towels, etc. All included.
We truly had a wonderful time in this home and will be looking forward to staying here again in the future. Thank you for making our time in Nantucket extra special."
Guest: Brian T.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
"5 stars to Honey Left! The location is terrific, very private yet so close to town. The cottage itself was exceptionally well maintained, very bright, comfortable and clean. We loved the artwork too! We hope to come back again."
Guest: LLDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 25, 2015
"Our family of 4 had a GREAT time at this place! There was more than enough room! The location could not have been any better. Our girls were able to bicycle to town, feed the ducks, Stop & Shop ... We were all able to walk to town which saves a bundle on cab fare. The house is supplied with more than enough towels/beach towels/beach chairs. Not that we needed that much. Love having a full size wsher/dryer. The outdoor shower was a plus. We were lucky enough to be in the house for 2 weeks and had a great time. The air conditioners in each room were a pleasant surprise! I do not like it - so I was able to sleep comfortably and my girls and husband love it - and they too - slept great. Bill was hands on and very detailed in the whole rental process. Although I messed up our dates - Bill was kind enough to offer us a room in his own home - who does that? We will back on the island again next year! This house may be "quaint" yet it works for a family of 4 or could work for a gang of 10 easily!"
Guest: Jacqui W.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 24, 2015
"This cottage and it's location made our trip to Nantucket a memorable one. Between a five minute walk to the beach and a short bike ride (or bus ride) into town, I couldn't imagine staying at a more accessible location. The cottage is quaint and comfortable, boasting an incredible view off the back porch. Millies, a very good take-out and sit down restaurant & market, is only an arm's length away, making our lunch and dinners a breeze. Owner was friendly,helpful and accommodating."
Guest: roseann h.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 24, 2015