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Nantucket Cisco Beach - Charming Summer Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

What is truly unique about this charming cottage is its location close to the ocean - you can walk, bike on the new Cisco bike path or drive to the ocean in minutes - with a four wheel drive you are permitted on the beach, some restrictions apply. The three bedroom cottage is reminiscent of the Sconset Cottages in its H shaped design - allowing private wings on both sides of the house along with private baths. The master bedroom with king-size bed has a large walk in closet and French doors open to your private deck and backyard. The master bath has been completely renovated to include an old fashion claw foot tub for soaking and a separate, walk-in shower using fixtures that are exquisitely made by Perins & Rowe of England.

The cottage is comfortable and relaxed and easy since it is on one level. Cathedral ceiling encompasses living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with French doors to private deck. Wide pine floors and brick fireplace complete this Nantucket cottage. The back deck has outside furniture and a enclosed shower when you come back from the beach. Cottage is completely furnished, just bring your bathing suits. There are beach chairs and a cooler for the beach and sundry other beach items for your use. There is a shed for storage of bikes, beach chairs, etc.

The families that have rented in the past keep coming back year after year because it is their home away from home. They and their children leave boogie boards, fishing poles,coolers, etc. here for their return the following year. I have developed a special relationship with them and treat them like family. Rental rates are per week; Saturday to Saturday rentals starting mid-June.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

About The Owner

I bought this cottage because it was a short walking distance to the Atlantic Ocean surf beaches. The cottages is year round and tucked away with pine trees, hydrangeas and rose rugosa bushes. There is a large private side & back yard on a half-acre lot. Within one mile is Bartlett's Farm - the largest vegetable farm on the island with groceries, bakery, deli, nursery, etc.; Cisco Brewery/Winery/Distiller; a fabulous fresh fish market; and only 2.5 miles to Main St. Yet it is very quiet out here in Cisco on the south shore facing the Atlantic Ocean. The walk to the beach takes you through unspoiled conservation land to some of the best beaches on Nantucket if not the world!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1994

Why The Owner chose Nantucket

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION If your going to be staying on this beautiful, pristine island with over 50 miles of beaches, you want to get as close to the beaches as possible. The cottage is one level and very easy to live in - it is typical Nantucket with pine wood floor, fireplace and cathedral ceilings and full of island charm.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the benefits aside from the great beaches down the street, is that you are a short distance to Nantucket Center - about 2.5 miles - it is a short bike ride on the new bike path just off our road and a shorter trip by car. Another benefit of this location is having the largest pond on the island across a street from the cottage. There is a public access to Hummock Pond across the street from you - permitting sail boats, kayaks, canoes, etc.. on its scenic waterway. It connects with the ocean to the south. There are shore birds galore on this south side of the island. Beautiful ocean sunsets from this vantage point.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We absolutely loved the cottage - it turns out that following the dirt road directly to the beach landed us at the beach we always went to when I was growing up. I instantly fell in love w/ the house and the feel. We had many fun dinners and lots of hang time on the deck when we weren't at the beach.

Thanks for making it so comfortable!

Jul 2010
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Nantucket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes inside. Barefeet & slippers only please.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size Bed in Master bedroom (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) in the other two bedrooms
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveler reviews)

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Nantucket Cisco Beach - Charming Summer Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect if you want beach, town AND be away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. The layout is great if you have kids, because the two twin rooms and a bath are in a wing to the left of the common areas, and the master suite and bath are in their own wing to the right of the common area. Would also be perfect for a couple with 1 or 2 children (the twin bdrms suite) , and grandparents (the master suite). The location is perfect - you are a 5-15 minute bike ride from everything you could want: town, beach, Bartlett's Farm (groceries), fish/meat store, Cisco Brewery and acres of incredible preservation land perfect for biking, runs, walks, bird watching. Mary Ellen and her husband (the proprietors) are the perfect blend of invisible and available. My dealings with Mary Ellen were flawless and efficient, yet also warm and personal. The only thing I can think of that i would have liked to be different is the 9am check out. I can only imagine how tricky it is to clean and prep a whole house for an new family, but it was stressful making that 9am deadline with a young child. 10am would have been perfect. But that's a very small thing!! We loved it and hope to go back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family and dog, Bailey, enjoyed every minute of our stay on the island. The house was in perfect condition, and the plantings and new front entry are lovely. Our days were spent swimming at our favorite beaches, fishing, buying marbles at the Toy Box, checking out the Sunken Ship, and of course, buying lots of Nantucket Bread from Something Natural and fresh tomatoes from the farm. My son cooked some delicious dinners on the grill and we enjoyed them on the deck. Bailey couldn't wait to run down the dirt road to Cicso and jump over the waves. At the end of the day we could take a relaxing shower, and look for shooting stars while sitting out back. Thank you so much! Can't wait until next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for two weeks in July and it was wonderful!! - the cottage is enchanted and very comfortable - it had everything I needed just like home and very clean. The ocean was a short walk from the cottage - what a wonderful beach = clean and uncrowded - I've made my reservations for next year already!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2005
  • Stayed: December 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cisco Brewery & Winery
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Cisco Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ahab Drive
Car: recommended

Kayaking, surfing, boat fishing, seal and whale watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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