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A Sunny, Happy House- Filled with Original Artwork

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to our ''happy'' family retreat. This upside down house is filled with sunshine and lots of original artwork. The living room/dining room, with its paddle fan, is adjacent to the open kitchen--for easy, informal entertaining. The kitchen is well equipped with a food processor, blender, mixer, double ovens, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, and an abundance of cookbooks. The stocked play loft is over the kitchen in view of the living room. There is room in the loft for sleeping bags, if need be. The dining area is surrounded by windows overlooking the wraparound deck. The upper deck provides viewing of the beautiful sunsets and the distant Atlantic Ocean, while the lower deck has a suspended porch swing for quiet reading time.

Five of the six bedrooms have their own doors to the outside decks for cool summer breezes. The sixth bedroom has windows on three of its four sides. Three bedrooms have queen beds and three bedrooms have two twins per room. There are plenty of portable fans in the house, if needed. Beach towels and beach chairs await your arrival.

There is a gas grill on the property.

Keywords: An Upside Down, Nantucket Shingled House, with Upper and Lower Decks.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About lisa

The house is owned by three sisters who inherited it from their parents-who built it. We gather from all over the country for our yearly family reunions. Two of the three sisters are interior designers, and we think the house has some charming, unique features.

lisa purchased this house in 1986

Why lisa chose Nantucket

My parents came from Ohio, and were first drawn to Nantucket by its charm and its access to water. With its quaint, shingled architecture to the ever-blooming hydrangeas, to the gorgeous window boxes displayed in abundance-there is beauty everywhere. The restaurants are world class, the beaches are pristine, and the shopping is fun. One step off the plane or ferry and your daily stresses evaporate in the breezy ocean air. We love it here.

What makes this house unique

We find that being in the Nantucket house, with its close proximity to the bike path (across the street) for walkers, joggers and cyclists, makes it easy to stay in shape. The house is just a few doors away from the shuttle stop, so if one family member takes the car, another can hop the shuttle for lunch in town. Moors End Farm is just a half mile down the road, and has an array of their own fresh cut flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables for purchase. We're just far enough out of town to find it quiet, but close enough to get there fast. The grocery is 5 minutes away. The beaches are 10-15+ minutes away, depending on location chosen. Perfect spot!


Nantucket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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A Sunny, Happy House- Filled with Original Artwork
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Great beach house for a larg group

  • 5 of 5

Excellent beach house - very comfortable for 12. Easy bike rides into Town and many beaches, as well as shopping. Great distant views of yachts on the Harbor and amazing sunsets from the deck. Great stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that our home was perfect for your group. We, also, love the sunsets from the deck and watching the boats come and go in the harbor. Hope to see you next year! Best regards, Susan and Lisa
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Perfect House for a Happy Vacation:)

  • 5 of 5

Happy House.

On the car ride home, I polled my 3 kids (13,14 and 17) and their 4 friends: based on your week on Nantucket, what rating would you give, 1-100 on the following criteria:

House/location, food, group activities, beaches, town and most importantly-how everyone got along?

Answer: average an enthusiastic 99%. Find me other parents who can claim such success for their week long Nantucket vacation, with that mix of kids ? I doubt it. The home is large enough where everyone has space, a critical ingredient.

The owner’s of the Happy House, Lisa and Sue, could not have been more accommodating (we had a little scheduling snafu and they we’re exceedingly diligent at making it right). The home itself exceeded our expectations. I grew-up on Nantucket, it’s ‘home’ to me and I was careful when looking for the right fit; house, location, privacy.

Looking off the back deck of the HH is all you need to compliment your vacation: looking over the moors, towards the harbor beyond, you can’t see any other houses. That’s a special, happy house.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We've rented on Nantucket for over twenty years. This house was one of the nicest. Great location and plenty of room for our two families. I would definitely rent this home again

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ilisa. We are so glad you had such a great stay and that our home worked out so well for you. You were wonderful tenants and we would love to have you back. Warm Regards, Lisa
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A Wonderful Vacation House!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our annual family reunion at this wonderful house. It was fantastic. The house was tastefully decorated, comfortable, spacious, quiet, well equipped,and accessible to many beautiful quiet beaches. The sunsets were spectacular as were the views from the dining room. Although the town and stop and shop were close by, we didn't experience the heavy traffic that you'd find elsewhere on the island. This is the second home that we have rented on Nantucket and Polpis is by far our favorite area. An amazing and wonderful week in a beautiful spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Rental Property!

  • 5 of 5

My business colleagues and I stayed at this property for a week for offsite meetings and getaway. We used all 6 bedrooms, but we never felt crowded. The living area is spacious and comfortable. We rented bikes for the week, and every place we needed to go was accessible by bike. The owner was very accommodating and was available in the event we had any questions. I would highly recommend this house for either large or small groups. This is a 5-star property and owner!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Nantucket Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this place for the week over the 4th of july and it was perfect for us. It comfortably slept 12 of us but most of our time was spent on the amazing back porch- it wraps around the family room (which is big open and surrounded by windows, a great place to hang out) and we had unreal sunset views every night. We utilized the full kitchen and grill almost every night as well. It is right on the bike path and a quick ride into the center of town.

I would highly recommend this rental for a large group or big family- it has everything you could need/want plus a back porch with views you will not get anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful stay and we appreciate the great review! We're happy that you got to take advantage of the amazing sunsets from the deck. They are one our favorite things about the house, as well. Hope to see you again! "The Three Gulls"
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5-8 minutes to town, closer ones at rotary
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
at the rotary halfway to town
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing,Health/Beauty Spa




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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