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Welcome to our home. Flowers abound--especially in July.

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Last updated: 11/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This has been our family vacation home for over 20 summers, and now you, too, can enjoy the special place that is Nantucket. The house is a salt box, set on a large lot with a pond in the back yard. It's located 1.5 miles from town and 2 miles from Surfside Beach. It is fully equipped for cooking at home (gas grill on the deck, Cuisinart, microwave, lobster pot, etc in the open kitchen area), but you may end up sampling the numerous restaurants on the island. Or maybe you will take a lobster picnic to one of the beaches, all of which are open to the public on Nantucket, and many of which are accessible from the bike paths that criss-cross the island. If you stay at home, make yourself comfortable on the wrap-around deck, play the piano in the living room, use your computer (wireless internet works throughout) or the DVD player. The full basement has a washer and dryer. Beach towels, beach chairs, and all linens are there for your use. Haven't you always wanted to come here?


Golf and Tennis and Lecture Series: There are several private and public places to play golf or tennis on Nantucket. Some are available to the public, and some require being invited. Miacomet Golf Course and Nantucket Tennis and Swim Club (both open to the public) are our favorites. Equipment can be rented or your own. You can walk the golf course, which offers 18 holes of links-type sandy play. The views are stunning from many holes.

If you've had enough fun in the sun, you'll be amazed at the variety of lecture topics and famous people who come to speak on Nantucket. On almost any day during the summer months, you can find interesting programs, including musical and theatrical performances. And the venues are interesting, too: old churches and meeting houses, restored homes from centuries ago.

Water Activities: Nantucket's beaches are justifiably renowned. First, they are available to everyone--no beach is restricted on Nantucket. Second, the whole island is a beach--360 degrees of sand around you. And third, they are some of the prettiest dunes in the world. Think of a beach photo with rosa ragosas and blowing grasses and maybe a dune fence, and it was probably taken on Nantucket, especially if it has a harbor or ferry boat or lighthouse in the background. That's why you'll see families having portrait photos taken so often on the beaches.

If you leave the beach for the water, you can fish (blue fish and swordfish are famous here), wind surf, kayak, sail (laser to 12 meter), water ski, or go whale watching. Or you can take the kids to the beach play areas at Children's Beach or Jetties Beach, and laze away the hours at a calm Nantucket Sound beach. Your teens will prefer the waves and snack bar at Surfside Beach on the Atlantic side of the island, where the action is hipper.

Culture, History, and Food: It is hard to over-state what Nantucket has to offer. The Whaling Museum, show-casing artifacts and educational displays about the island's whaling history is among the finest in the world. Scrimshaw and Melville artifacts are second to none. The Atheneum (library) hosted Frederick Douglas (Black Abolitionist) in one of his first speeches, and that's where Maria Mitchell (first female astronomer) worked. You can see the offices of the shipping company that owned the Boston Tea--before it was dumped into the Bay during a famous party.... Lucretia Mott, feminist who promoted women's suffrage, and Benjamin Franklin's mother, were born and lived here.

The restaurants are so numerous it would take more than a full summer to sample them all, and the quality is exceedingly high. Most take reservations. The only real problem is deciding which ones you'll go to! When you want to stay home, there are several wonderful seafood stores where you can purchase fresh fish and lobster.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    occasional use...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Both the master bedroom and the twin bedroom are upstairs off the main hall. The master bed has a new queen-size mattress. There is a color TV, dresser, full closet, telephone, and reading lamps. The twin room is suitable for two young people or another couple. It has a dresser and bookcase, as well as a full closet. Both rooms are light and airy, with views across to town conservation land and a distant pond. The street and neighborhood are quiet, the lights are few. It is good for star-gazing (the Milky Way is very visible right overhead in summer) and also for sleeping. The study is on the first floor across from the half-bath; it has a closet, dresser, and a queen-size sofa-bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    The half-bath has a toilet and a sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower

    Entirely enclosed for outdoor privacy....moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Brightly-lit mirror over the sink area....moreless

  • There is a full bathroom on the second floor, off the hallway and shared by the two bedrooms. It has a new sink and mirror, and is well lit. It has a full tub/shower. On the first floor there is a powder room off the central hall. On the deck in the back of the house is a fully-enclosed shower. The outdoor shower is certainly one of the finest features of the house: it is located on the back deck, is enclosed all around but open to the sky, and provides a place to wash off the children's beach sand as well as a place to end the day and see the stars come out....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is our home away from home, and we trust you will treat it as such. We love being able to spend time on Nantucket, and we enjoy sharing it with others. Please note that we do not allow pets or smoking. Our place is not fancy, but it is comfortable and well situated. It is perfect for two couples, or for a family with children and perhaps a babysitter. We will be happy to help you with restaurant, beach, and activity recommendations. A car is not absolutely necessary, but it is recommended. You can rent a car (most chains have representatives at the airport), or bring your own car over on the ferry from Hyannis. It is advisable to have car reservations, but not necessary to have passenger reservations. Airlines serving Nantucket (ACK) include USAirways, Cape Air, and Continental (sometimes this changes). You can bring your own bicycles or rent them on the island. Also available for rent are sailboats, kayaks, motor boats, water skis, ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots in the bookcase on the staircase landing. Many are about the sea or Quakers, etc....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Children's toys and equipment in the hall closet and on the landing going upstairs. There are also adult puzzles and games....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is Cable--not all channels, but a lot....moreless

  • Television:

    There are two televisions: a new wall-mounted, flat screen in the living room, and a small TV in the master bedroom on the dresser....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are some in the closet and on the landing....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    We are 2 miles from Surfside Beach and 1.5 miles from Children's Beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The kitchen table can expand to accommodate 6 chairs. Outside seating can accommodate more--around the picnic table and on the benches....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In the basement....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have oil fired heat, and electric baseboards. There are two zones, upstairs and downstairs. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have strong internet service throughout the house and on the deck as well....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of linens for each bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is seating for 4-6, a new (2015) flat screen TV, and a professional upright piano....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Our driveway can accommodate 4 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 4 vehicles in the semi-circle driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell phone access is good. There is no house land line....moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels are in the linen closet, and there are beach towels, too....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Isn't all internet wireless??!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    The coffee maker sits beside the stove and near the screen door to the deck....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We like to cook, so you will find a lot of tools and gadgets....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We eat most of our meals outside on the deck. There is a table, benches, and chairs right beside the kitchen. That's where we keep the pots of herbs, too....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    We have a new microwave as of 2016!...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Water and ice are dispensed on the outside of the refrigerator....moreless

  • Stove:

    The stove is electric, and has four burners....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    The toaster is a good toaster!...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Three sides of the house for sitting and relaxing....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Our kids loved running around outside, to the pond in back, and to the fence in front. We have hydrangea bushes in the Spring, and honeysuckle in the summer. And in August, there are blackberries!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on the back deck, lots of grilling tools....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Stroll
Dec 1 - Dec 13, 2016
2 night min stay
$400
$1,650
Early Spring
Apr 1 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
$2,000 $5,000
Figawi Week
May 21 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Late Spring
May 31 - Jun 10, 2017
3 night min stay
$375
$2,100
Early Summer
Jun 11 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500
July
Jun 25 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,900
August
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
Early Fall
Aug 27 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,400
Late Fall
Oct 15 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$400
Thanksgiving/Stroll
Nov 18 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$400
$2,900 $11,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning: less than 1 wk $105
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Most bookings have a Service Fee added to the cost of the rental that falls in the range of 4-9% of rental rate. The service fee will never exceed 9% or $399. This fee is charged by Homeaway and paid by credit card from the renter directly to Homeaway.com.

Rates are slightly different depending on the season. Contact the owner for exact rates for the time you want to come. There is a cleaning fee for rentals of less than one week.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nantucket Harbor
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

We came to Nantucket quite by accident--a sailing trip that was re-routed. We were charmed by the quaint character of this town that stood unchanged for over 100 years, captivated by its Quaker and whaling roots, and drawn to the endless possibilities for family fun. In the 30 years we have made it a family vacation destination, we have never tired of the place, because there are so many, and such varied, activities. You can come here and go to a different beach every day: they are all open to the public. You can go to a different museum every day: there are 16 at last count. You can bicycle around the island in one direction one day, and make an entirely new circle the next. You can attend countless art gallery shows and antique auctions, charter a fishing trip, go on a guided wild flower walk, or just sit on the deck and watch the sun set. And this doesn't begin to touch the restaurant possibilities: you would not be able to sample them all in a full summer. Hope you can come!

Other Activities: exploring historic (16 museums), cobble-stoned, Nantucket town

 

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/25/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to our home.  Flowers abound--especially in July.

    Welcome to our home. Flowers abound--especially in July.

  • Kitchen opens onto side deck through French doors.  View of pond in back.

    Kitchen opens onto side deck through French doors. View of pond in back.

  • Gather in the comfortable living room.  Across the street: Conservation Land.

    Gather in the comfortable living room. Across the street: Conservation Land.

  • Twin-bedded room upstairs; perfect for kids or friends.

    Twin-bedded room upstairs; perfect for kids or friends.

  • Entry is easiest from the side door--right off the circular driveway.

    Entry is easiest from the side door--right off the circular driveway.

  • The side deck, where we read, eat, watch the sunsets.  Pots have fresh herbs.

    The side deck, where we read, eat, watch the sunsets. Pots have fresh herbs.

  • View of the pond in the back yard.

    View of the pond in the back yard.

  • Finding a secluded beach is not difficult in Nantucket.  This is on south shore.

    Finding a secluded beach is not difficult in Nantucket. This is on south shore.

  • Nantucket Harbor and Old South Church steeple at dusk.  You won't want to leave!

    Nantucket Harbor and Old South Church steeple at dusk. You won't want to leave!

  • August is the season for hydrangea and guinea impatiens.

    August is the season for hydrangea and guinea impatiens.

  • The table can expand to seat 6.  Kitchen is fully stocked to set a pretty table.

    The table can expand to seat 6. Kitchen is fully stocked to set a pretty table.

  • Master bedroom has a new, firm, queen-size mattress.

    Master bedroom has a new, firm, queen-size mattress.

  • Front door: blue Hydrangeas are a Nantucket tradition.

    Front door: blue Hydrangeas are a Nantucket tradition.

  • Enclosed shower, rocking chairs, gas grill, table with bench seats.

    Enclosed shower, rocking chairs, gas grill, table with bench seats.

  • Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.  Really!

    Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Really!

  • All beaches are open to the public and deservedly famous!

    All beaches are open to the public and deservedly famous!

  • The entrance to Nantucket Harbor, with Brant Point lighthouse.

    The entrance to Nantucket Harbor, with Brant Point lighthouse.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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