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Nantucket, MA, USA
  • House3300 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

4 bd/3.5 bath, sleeps 10, private, water views, bike path, gorgeous, walk to sea

LOST-AT-SEA: your home-away-from-home on Nantucket.

Hydrangea-lined driveway, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, sleeps 10, "Children" and "Adult" O/D showers, front porch and two back decks totaling 160' of outdoor lounging.

During the peak season of summer we have Thursday turnovers which our guests have loved. Firstly, you can book ferry reservations more handily, most importantly you avoid the insane Cape Cod weekend traffic, and most enjoyably, Friday, Saturday and Sunday you are sitting pretty on the beach with your dinner reservations secured while downtown is teeming with daytrippers and boatloads of people coming and going!

Over 2 acre property with large gracious lawn, gardens, climbing roses and dozens of hydrangeas.

This home was designed with your needs in mind. Two master suites make it perfect for two families or one family with in-laws or two couples.

LOST AT SEA has an upside-down layout with water views through the trees from the open kitchen/dining/living area and 48' mahogany deck on the second floor...

The first floor opens to a foyer with sliding glass door to the den. The den includes large sectional sofa and built-in wall cabinets housing 42' flat-screen TV and VCR/DVD player. The adjacent hallway leads to 3 bedrooms including master suite w/king, 1 bedroom w/queen and 1 bedroom with 2 twins. There are also two full baths(one tub/shower and one shower only) and a laundry with access to the back deck.

The lower back deck provides two large outdoor showers with changing areas and sitting areas looking out to lawn, garden and neighboring conservation land. The exterior offers over 1300 square feet of mahogany porch and decking.

The 64' front porch is furnished with a porch swing and two sets of wicker. This porch captures the late day sun and is a favorite gathering spot after a day at the beach and outdoor showers.

The lawn area around the house is extensive, bordered by gardens and woodlands,and the front and back yards are ideal for kids to play.

The second floor is washed in sunshine with an open kitchen, dining and livingroom facing south toward conservation land and the shoreline...which can be seen and heard.

Two pairs of French doors lead to a 48' mahogany deck designed for dining/entertaining...built-in gas grill, 8' dining table with benches, red cedar glider, and large chaise lounges.

The second floor master suite with king bed and master bath with jacuzzi are off the living room.

The second floor also includes a powder room and home office with 32' flat-screen and wi-fi throughout the house.

The third floor is a large open space with lots of dormers and window seats along with twin beds. The captain's ladder leads to the roof walk with fabulous 360 degree views and 180 degrees of the South shore. The roof walk has a large cocktail table and four comfortable Adirondack chairs- perfect for coffee or cocktails, reading, sunbathing and sunrises and sunsets.

LOST AT SEA is located at the end of S Shore Rd on over two wooded acres. Facing South, the property is bordered by Land Bank land with wooded trails opening to moors to the beach. Facing north, there are views of horse stables and beautifully landscaped homes. There are two different walks to the beach (10 minutes vs 15 minutes) and it is just over two miles to the heart of downtown. A bike path on S Shore Rd, across the street, connects to the island-wide bike path system.

Lost at Sea is landscaped with dozens of flowering hydrangeas and lots of climbing roses on the west and southern elevations. The property also has a large, beautiful lawn great for throwing a ball or frisbee.

September and October are beautiful months in Nantucket. The weather is usually peerless and the surf is warm. The beaches are empty , but those hard-to-get-into restaurants during summer are open and relaxed.

It is perfect weather for golf, fishing, running, walking the moors, or sitting on the beach with a book. On October 12th, the beautiful private 18 golf course at Sankaty opens to the public.

Through mid-October Nantucket has some of the best sport fishing in the world! Stripers, Blues, False Albacore, and Spanish Mackerel are all accessible from the beach if you have four wheel drive. Offshore, Yellow and Blue-fin tuna are fished from the waters by local charter boats.

We believe you, too, will find LOST AT SEA a luxurious oasis on the south shore that could be your Nantucket home away from home.

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About Annie

My husband and I, originally from northern Michigan, fell in love with Nantucket upon our first visit in 1993...the hydrangeas and climbing roses, those grey-shingled houses, the amazing whaling history and the beautiful beaches. We even loved the fog! We have been coming to the island with our 3 boys ever since. My husband is a Landscape Architect and I am a custom home and interior designer. Designing this house, with you the renter in mind, was one of the most gratifying projects we had done to date. What fun we have toiling during our always-too-brief visits to the island but we always leave time for the beach, biking, snooping around the island with our boys, a glass of wine on the upper deck or front porch, and the mandatory lobster dinner!

Annie purchased this House in 2004

Why Annie chose Nantucket Island

We bought this 2.25 parcel of land in 2000 because it abutted preserved Land Bank Land, was so close to the beach and yet was just a few miles to town. We rented a 'high-low' to site the house and confirm our suspicion that there were lovely water views from the second floor! Finally, in 2004 we were able to build Lost at Sea. The first time we ascended up to the widow's walk and stood looking at the 180 degree shoreline it was proclaimed that 'this was the reason for this house'! Lost at Sea was sited to give you the most direct view to the shoreline and maximize privacy. The house itself was designed to flow for our renters. Two outdoor showers lead into the laundry room, which is opposite a bathroom-minimizing the sand and maximizing the convenience. All of the rooms have windows opposite their hallway door and neighbor's door to provide wonderful cross-ventilation. The kitchen windows over the sink open to a potting table doubling as a 'buffet station', to ease the flow of food and drinks inside and out. The gas grill is connected to a buried tank so that no one has the inconvenience of running out of gas or lugging gas tanks. I could go on and on...all of these things were designed with our guests in mind. Enjoy!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Other (See Description)
        Finished 3rd floor with additional twins
      • King size beds (2), Queen size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), Pack-n-play (1)


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 4

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            You can see the waves through the trees from the kitchen/dining and living room and 2nd floor deck. Go up to the 'roof walk' for a 180 degree view of the shoreline.
          • Ocean View


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Gas Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                          • Catering Available
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                4 additional stools at island peninsula
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Miacomet Golf Club is very close by...
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • jetted tub


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • shelling
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • wind-surfing


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                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    13 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful and Spacious Nantucket Home

                                                                    Chris L.

                                                                    The owner couldn't have been more accommodating for our trip to Nantucket. House was in pristine condition when we arrived. Perfect for a family vacation- 3 floors of living provide space and privacy for everyone.

                                                                    Gorgeous Living Space with Every Detail Covered

                                                                    maureen f.

                                                                    This property is wonderful both inside and out. Each room is beautifully appointed and so inviting - After a day at the beach, or walking through town, it's great to sink into one of the overstuffed couches and enjoy the views and listen to the ocean. The space is full of natural light with endless windows and doors leading to the deck. if you cook, you'll also fully appreciate the kitchen stocked with all things culinary! Traveling can have some stressful moments, but this property is a wonderful sanctuary that feels like "home." Enjoy!!

                                                                    Private, Great Location, Just Right for a Family

                                                                    Nat C.Marblehead, MA

                                                                    We like the Surfside area because of the convenience to town and beaches. This house is at the end of a dead end road and hidden from view - total privacy. There is a lot of lawn space, there are outdoor decks facing both north and south, and the "upside down" layout is perfect because the living area is filled with sun. We and our young children stayed on the first floor and my parents stayed on the second floor, which worked out well. They had privacy and were out of the fray. Unlike many rentals, this house feels lived in and has everything you need. The kitchen was particularly "un-rental" in that it was stocked with all the things you'd need and everything was of good quality. We would absolutely stay here again.

                                                                    Comfortable, functional, close to perfection

                                                                    Stephen R.Mill Valley, CA

                                                                    My family and I (four in total, including two children under seven) just spent two amazing weeks on Nantucket at "Lost at Sea." We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and were incredibly appreciative of the attention to detail that the owners of this house appear to have shown. From the front and back lawns, to the two outdoor showers and the fantastic second floor porch and amazing kitchen, as well as the very comfortable bedrooms, "Lost at Sea" is truly one of the more relaxing beach homes we have ever rented. The location is a short ride to Town but also a stones throw from the beach. We will definitely consider staying here again.

                                                                    New Year's Week Lost at Sea

                                                                    Meg G.

                                                                    My husband and I arrived at the Lost at Sea house the day after Christmas and were lucky enough to be there through New Year's. We were extremely fortunate with the mild temperatures on Nantucket which made for some great walks to the beach. The house met our every expectation; the pictures depict the house exactly as it is. The kitchen provides every kind of pot, pan, utensil or appliance you would need to make great meals. Naturally the island was not as hopping as in the summer season, but there were enough restaurants and shops open to still get a good flavor of life on Nantucket. The only improvement we could recommend is possibly adding a BluRay player that could play both BluRays and DVDs. (Certainly not essential...)

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    BluRay you want? Consider it done!

                                                                    "Lost At Sea" = Absolute Perfection!

                                                                    We found this home to be exquisite, inside and out! As stated in previous reviews, the grounds of this property are beautiful and PRIVATE, with breathtaking views, atop the "crows nest", of the ocean and surrounding areas. The close proximity of the Surfside beach access was an added convenience, making our daily trips to the beach ones of leisure...as everyone could come and go as they pleased.

                                                                    Stepping inside, we found "Lost At Sea" extremely comfortable, bright, and well appointed. We especially enjoyed the lay-out of the home...Plenty of open expanse for gathering of family and friends, but also private areas to retreat to. The deck was perfect for "Alfresco" dining or just enjoying a glass of wine...listening to the sounds of the sea.

                                                                    The owner is a delight, and wonderful with supplying you with plenty of information about the property, as well as info about enjoying your time on Nantucket. We've been renting on Nantucket for several years now, always renting Saturday to Saturday. Not only did we find this property to be exceptional, we also loved the Thursday to Thursday rental...MUCH LESS ferry traffic! We hope to return...soon!


                                                                    Nantucket, MA, USA

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                                                                    13 Reviews
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