Rooms with a View on Nantucket

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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Catydid' is an upside-down house completed in 1989. The second floor includes the original cottage built by my wife's father in 1967. We had it moved aside by a crane, while a full basement and brand-new first floor were constructed. Afterward, it was hoisted atop the new construction and enclosed. We expanded and renovated it again in 1999.

Thus, the house is a blend of old and new, as are the mix of contemporary furnishings and antiques.

From the western balcony, you can see most of Madaket Harbor as well as glimpses of Eel Point and Tuckernuck. A quarter mile to the south lies the Atlantic, where surf-lovers can enjoy one of the longest and most uncrowded beaches on Nantucket.

Keywords: beach house, vacation property, vacation rental

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • iPod speaker system, fans for all bedrooms, outdoor shower, beach chairs for 6, beach towels, food processor, lobster pot, All-Clad cookware...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included

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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Last updated: 08/31/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: My wife grew up on Nantucket and insisted her two daughters spend as much time as possible enjoying life near the water, just as she did in Madaket as a young girl. That's why 'Catydid' isn't just a vacation house--it's our second home.

Why the Owner Chose Madaket, Nantucket, MA, USA:
My wife inherited the original cottage now known as 'Catydid' from her father, Mike Todd, former marine contractor, town selectman, and well-known island figure. They can trace their lineage back to the whaling era.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Madaket for Nantucketers means access to the water, either by swimming and fishing in the nearby surf or boating on Madaket Harbor and points beyond via Hither Creek Marina. It has some of the most picturesque and uncrowded beaches on the island, all accessible from our house by walking or at most a short car ride. If you love the water, and spectacular sunsets from the beach, give us a call.

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Speaks: english



VRBO #308257

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Madaket, Nantucket, MA, USA #308257

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