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Charming House and Studio at Surfside Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House and Studio: 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, Sleeps 10-12

Fourdeck and Aft are a house and studio combined complex. During the off-season Fourdeck is available to be rented separately. Fourdeck comprises three bedrooms and two full baths with fully equipped kitchen/dining facilities, and cathedral ceiling seating area with fireplace, large flatscreen TV, and loft. Aft, the studio, has a large great room/seating space, flat screen TV, wet bar, sleeping space for up to six people, and large bathroom with double sink, two showers, and a single toilet.

The complex features a 1.5 acre secluded setting, with large yard and spacious wrap-around deck, ideal for entertaining and outdoor activities (our favorite is croquet!). One of Island's most desirable beaches, Surfside's Fisherman's beach is a 5 minute walk down the footpath from the house.

Fourdeck: 'Sunset Cove' is the master suite with a queen bed, private access to the deck, and bathroom with shower. The 'Honeymoon Suite' is the junior suite with a queen bed and private access to the deck and full bathroom. The 'Nursery' is the third bedroom, with two twin beds. The full bathroom has a combination shower/tub. The kitchen is well-stocked with expansive bar/seating area. The living area is cozy yet spacious with a fireplace, entertainment center, and plenty of books and games.

Aft: New for the 2014 season is an adjacent studio dwelling. It is equipped with 2 twin over queen built-in bunk beds, a large bathroom space (2 showers, large double sink, 1 toilet), large living area with cozy seating for 6, wall mounted TV, and wet bar (with sink, small refrigerator) and stools, and its own deck.

All linens, even beach towels, are included in the rental. Fourdeck and Aft both come equipped with full-size washers and dryers. Additionally, there is an outdoor shower, gas grill, and beach chairs. The property is easily accessible via the bike path, car or public shuttle. View gorgeous sunsets from the decks.

More Details

Judith Jarmer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Judith Jarmer

The Jarmer Family has been enjoying Nantucket and Surfside since 1972, and is happy to share it with you!

Judith Jarmer purchased this house in 1981

Why Judith Jarmer chose Nantucket

Surfside is one of the most beautiful beach locations on Nantucket and in all Massachusetts.

What makes this house unique

Unique shopping and dining destinations, plus convenience to our beautiful beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved Four Deck!Thank you for sharing it with us! We loved staying here. We've rented several other homes on Nantucket-even another on Pochick Ave. This was by far our favorite-its absolutely charming! We're sad to leave, but hope to come back soon.

Thank you!
Aug 2012
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Nantucket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: ALL DEPOSITS and FEES will be refunded only upon re-rental of property.
  • All dirty linens should be placed in front of washing machines. Tenants must start first load of wash. No bedding may be used outside of the houses.
  • House should be picked up. Observe mandatory trash and recycling regulations.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Sink, TWO showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Studio - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming House and Studio at Surfside Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Newburyport, MA

Cozy and easy walk to beach for kids

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice now and hope to come back a third time. The owner is very gracious and house is kept in great condition. The sizable yard is fun for the kids and completely private. The walk to the beach begins on a wooded path - very pretty. Quick enough walk to run home from the beach for lunch or retrieve forgotten items.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Privacy, close to Surfside Beach

  • 5 of 5

This property is equipped with everything you could ask for rain or shine. There are plenty of nice beach chairs and towels and fun board games to play. There is a great flat yard for sports and wrap around deck with comfortable chairs. The beautiful woodland path leads to Fisherman's Beach, a short walk to Surfside. Four Deck is full of charm and Aft fells like a sunlit nautical cottage. There is a bike rental and coffee shop 1/2 away on Surfside road. This beautiful, quiet spot is full of nature and a great place to make family memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dorset, Vermont, USA

Comfortable and easy

  • 5 of 5

I love the location of this property on the island, close to the best beach and tucked away on a private lot with beautiful ocean breezes and big sky (no power lines in sight). The house is a one story house which makes for easy living. The kitchen is very organized and everything in the house feels well taken care of. The decor is comfortable Nantucket-cottage style. There is a big deck right outside the living room where we spent a lot of time which feels almost as good as being right on the beach. The bunk house also on the property is called Aft and is brand new and beautiful. It is bright and cheerful and adds to the flexibility of sleeping arrangements and having a larger group stay at the property. This is a great place!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We visited in August 2014 for a week, two families with 4 adults and 6 kids (ages 4-10). We had an amazing week and can't say enough about this property. The six kids slept in the studio house (with an overflow bedroom for those needing extra sleep in the main house), and the adult couples each had a bedroom in the main house. The bedrooms are large and well-appointed, and the studio house was great for our kids. They were able to wake up and play and socialize while the adults had a little time to sleep and wake up before being inundated by little people! The kitchen is incredibly well-appointed, with every conceivable pot, pan, utensil, and with full sets of matching dishes and glasses. The yard is really big, we had family soccer and kickball games in the backyard and the sunset is beautiful. There is a beautiful path to Fisherman's Beach, between Surfside and Nobadeer, and our kids (and adults) loved the beach...some days the waves were big and boogie boarding was great, others a little calmer the the little ones could play in the surf. It was an easy drive down to Nobadeer for the drive-on experience. We rode bikes to town and Siasconset, the Surfside bike path is very close by. The location is incredibly quiet and peaceful, and Pochick road is a dead end with no through traffic.

Our favorite activities for families: Driving on for a day at Smith Point, dinner at Millies and sunset at Madaket, biking to Siasconset for a beach picnic, biking to town for Downy Flake donuts, dinner at Jetties beach restaurant on the sand, and the kids really enjoyed the whaling museum. And the short (5 min) walk to the beach was perfect for us.

The owner was really helpful, patient, and daughter left her prized stuffed animal when we left and the owner contacted the cleaning company, located the stuffed elephant, and had it shipped to us!

This was the best family vacation we've had in a long time, and we will definitely return to this special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westport, CT


  • 5 of 5

I have been a visitor at Fourdeck for several years.

The location is terrific. A short walk down a path leads to the best beach in the world: uncrowded; beautiful sand; wonderful for long walks at dawn, picnics and swimming during the day and surfcasting at dusk. Fourdeck is also close to town (by car or bike) with its fabulous restaurants, shopping, and immersion in the island's whaling history. A visit to the Whaling museum is a must as is the reading of N. Philbrick's book, "In the Heart of the Sea." The island itself has maintained much of its charming historic character, and it is a great pleasure to explore the streets with the wonderful homes and cottages.

Although there are numerous activities for all ages and interests, the cottage itself offers a great deal of privacy. Some of the most memorable experiences at Fourdeck have been the simplest--the mist is rising over the heath at dawn or the clearest night sky imaginable. On a more practical note: the cottage is very clean and is well equipped. It is a perfect place for a terrific family vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wellesley, Massachusetts

Charming Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I have enjoyed staying at this charming beach cottage for several summers. For my family one of the highlights of this property is its large back deck and lawn where we play badminton, croquet, enjoy BBQs and lobster dinners. We spend hours out there playing, sunning ourselves, reading and eating. It is extremely private (a few rooftops in the far distance is your only hint of neighbors) and we love listening to the sound of the nearby beach surf throughout our days and evenings. The location of this house is superb! There is a small trail on the left hand side of the house that you access from the backyard that leads you on a lovely five minute walk to what we think is the BEST beach on the island! The house is cozy and charming and has all the amenities one would need for a comfortable beach vacation. We like to bike when we are on the island and this house is nicely located to bike paths and scenic trails and is less than a ten minute drive into town. We look forward to enjoying more stays at Fourdeck in summers to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Surfside, FIsherman's Beach
Car: recommended

Walk the beach, swimming, biking.

One mile to town.

Other Activities: shopping, fine dining


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $400

Weekly rentals are Friday to Friday.
Fourdeck (sleeps 6) is available as a stand alone rental during the early-, late-, and off-season at reduced rates. Contact owner if interested in prices.
50% due upon booking. At that time, the owner will send a lease. Please provided preferred method of lease delivery (electronic or regular mail address).
Remainder of fees due 90 days prior to occupancy.
If cleaning fees EXCEED 400.00, the difference will be deducted from your damage deposit.
ALL FEES WILL BE REFUNDED only upon re-rental of property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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