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Charming Beach Front Cottage Seen in Country Living Magazine

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The 'Eel Skin Inn' is a historic beach front cottage on Smith's Point in the village of Madaket. This is the western tip of the island. The sunsets here are the best on Nantucket. The cottage is nestled behind a dune and you are literally steps from the beach. You are only several hundred yards from Madaket harbor with warmer calm waters that younger children can enjoy.

You can sip your morning coffee from the front deck overlooking the ocean or from the back deck that is protected from the wind. The sun/sleeping porch is another great area to enjoy a meal. The only classic bedroom with a queen bed contains a claw foot tub in room guarding the window that overlooks the ocean. The kitchen,despite all the amenities such an Aga stove and Meile dishwasher will make you think you are in another time with the no wasted space and the 4 foot door out to the front deck.

The living room off the small dining area has a wood burning stove that sits on MacKenzie-Childs original tile design inlay. The TV/sitting room has a large pull out couch and full mahogany ships bath (considered the 2nd bedroom). Both rooms open directly onto the sun/sleeping porch.

Keywords: Eel Skin Inn, Cottage, Beach, Madaket, Smith Point, Smith's Point, Smith, Smith's, Nantucket
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We need to interview pet owners before we accept pets!!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) in the yellow bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One in the LR and one in the TV/sitting room (considered the 2nd bedroom). We include a thick matress pad to make one of the two particularly comfortable....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, spring water dispenser provided, table and chairs on both decks, outdoor lounge chairs, chiminea, sun porch with table and chairs...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    One flat scrren TV in the bedroom with DVR and second flat screen TV in the TV/sitting room with a DVD player....moreless


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    You have ocean views from two sides of the cottage. You are approximately 100 feet from the dune to the beach....moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access:

    We have high speed wireless modem with a security password required. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    A Bosch dryer that requires user to follow instructions carefully...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, blankets and towels are provided...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    A sea shell parking area for 2 cars is available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A Bosch washer that requires user to follow instructions carefully...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    See above....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Located in the LR and works quite well for non seasonal use and ambiance!...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    There are numerous Nantucket catering services that can accomodate almost any meal desired. We can recommend some if requested....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Refrigerator space is limited to two pull out drawers. There is also a stand alone freezer in the pantry/laundry room. Kitchen includes a classic AGA gas stove and oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) One in the front overlooks the ocean with teak high top table and 2 chairs. Second larger deck in the back of the house with mahogany table and 6 chairs. Also three chaise lounge chairs, gas grill and chiminea....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Massachusetts family that loves Nantucket.

Why the Owner Chose Smith Point, Nantucket, MA, USA:
Because it was charming and we were so close to the beach and boating opportunities.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The sunsets are the best on Nantucket!! There is nothing better than sharing the sunsets with a good friend and a favorite cocktail!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 40%
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Eel Skin Inn

    Eel Skin Inn

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining room looking into kitchen

    Dining room looking into kitchen

  • Claw foot tub in bedroom

    Claw foot tub in bedroom

  • Sun or sleeping porch

    Sun or sleeping porch

  • Front of cottage, ocean side

    Front of cottage, ocean side

  • TV/sitting room

    TV/sitting room

  • Bedroom looking from the kitchen

    Bedroom looking from the kitchen

  • Aga in the kitchen

    Aga in the kitchen

  • Eel Skin Inn Sunset!

    Eel Skin Inn Sunset!

VRBO #259895

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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