Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beautiful Post and Beam

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)

Come relax and unwind in this house where old meets new. Tucked in the woods this nice old post and beam cottage has all new amenities. Fireplace, big claw-foot tub, antique wood floors and doors. Open living space downstairs with well equipped kitchen, dining table expands to seat eight.

Loft like upstairs living room has a comfortable fold out couch, flat screen TV with cable and DVD player.

Perfect spot to hide out and read, write, take quiet walks and gather with family.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About Sue

Sue and Karl have been homesteading on Nantucket for the past decade. Karl has been coming to the island since he was born, to visit and work with family. He is an accomplished builder and wood worker. Sue is an artist and home maker and together they have created a rental house that has been called "human", "cozy", and "delightful" by its many happy visitors. The house is characterized by its warmth and unpretentious style.

Sue purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Sue chose Nantucket Island

When we found this spot on Nantucket it stood out. Aside from the fact that it provided a little "elbow room", the property is flanked on two sides by horse paddocks (we have found the horses to be very agreeable neighbors). Set into a hill, the house sits comfortably in its wooded surroundings and yet is only three miles from downtown Nantucket.

What makes this cottage unique

A short walk down a wooded dirt road and across the dunes to watch the sun set. A quick bike ride to Surfside Beach on paved bike paths. A four minute drive to downtown shops and restaurants.


Nantucket Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large claw foot tub with shower upstairs, 1/2 bath downstairs. Also, an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A short walk (10-15 minutes) to the beach down private wooded road.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautiful Post and Beam
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week for a wedding and vacation. It's a quiet, relaxed, cool spot compared to the summer heat and crowds downtown. The vintage wood and beautiful craftsmanship make this a very cozy place. The owners are super nice and helpful. We will definitely make this our go to place on Nantucket

It's a perfect escape.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here Labor Day weekend, 2013. This home was perfect for us (4 20/30 somethings).

I particularly loved the refreshing smell & serenity of the greenery- trees & flowers etc, that surrounding the property. And with one of Nantuckets most beautiful beaches just a short walk away.

I absolutely loved it, and hope I am able to revisit.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

relaxing vacation in a charming setting

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this lovely home in a quiet, secluded setting on the Island. We loved the house, expecially the beautiful wood and attention to detail in the home. The house is situated in a peaceful environment bordered by horse farms. The backyard is large and private making it an ideal place to grill, socialize and relax. The house is a short walk on a wooded path, over the dunes to a spectacular beach. We look forward to our next vacation at this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Hopkinton, MA

Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A great family retreat! We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful post and beam cottage. It is quiet, private, and in a perfect location! Close to Surfside beach and an easy ride to town! The yard was large enough for many family yard games and our children LOVED the neighbor's bantam hens! The home is well cared for, clean and cheery. The location was private and we definitely felt that we were away from the tourist scene. This is a great house for those who love the south side of the island. I highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Alexandria, Virginia

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We visit Nantucket every summer but this was our first stay at the Post and Beam cottage. It was the most relaxing vacation. The house is at the end of a road and very quiet in a wooded area. You are close enough to town to not feel out of touch. We walked to the beach each morning, spent the day doing things around the island and every night ended up cooking on the grill, relaxing on the back porch. We are definitely going to be staying here from now on! It is a beautiful home with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

You might like these similar properties