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Magical and Memorable Vacation on the PRIVATE ISLAND of TUCKERNUCK!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Loft + Office, 1 Bath + Outside shower (Sleeps 6)


.The opportunity to visit is rare and unique.Extremely exclusive listing. This is the only rental property available on the magical island of Tuckernuck. For more information about this private island, see the link below:

Location: Tuckernuck Island, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA (Tuckernuck Island is a small island off of Nantucket)

Accommodations: Cottage, 1 Bedroom +Sleeping Loft + 1 Bath +outside shower + kitchenette & dining area + sitting area (Sleeps 6)

Non-smoking only, please.

Eat breakfast on the deck and watch the sunrise. Spend the day swimming, cycling, hiking or picnicking, or just sit back and enjoy the silence. This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. At the end of the day watch the sunset and listen to the tides turn and at night watch the shooting stars in a clear and beautiful sky. As a visitor here one can be inspired to be an artist, go to the surf to fish, play board games into the night.... etc.

To get to Tuckernuck from Nantucket, you can hire our caretaker to bring you over in his boat and ride up to the house with your belongings. The boat ride to Tuckernuck from Nantucket takes 20-40 minutes. The cottage on Tuckernuck is a 10-15 minute walk from where the caretaker lands his boat.

You should bring all food, paper goods, bedding, everything you need to eat, drink, sleep, bathe and be comfortable for your stay.

There are no stores, no services, no public support; there is some cell phone reception with your own personal cell phone.

The house is remote and situated on 10 acres of land and not even shouting distance to the next house. If you would like to be checked on throughout your vacation, perhaps you could arrange something with the caretaker.

The cottage is a post and beam structure. There is a fully equipped kitchen (gas refrigerator, gas stove, pots and pans etc.) An octagon-shaped table in the dining area seats six. A small sitting area/living room has a wood stove. Inside the cottage is a full bath with shower. A bedroom downstairs sleeps 2 in twin beds. Upstairs, an open loft with queen and double beds sleeps 4. There is an outside shower as well.


Keywords: 180 degree water views. Post and Beam structure with attached decks. Great vistas of nature surrounding. Views of Nantucket to the east. House runs on generator. Hot and cold water. Gas cooking. Gas fridge. Outdoor grill. Biking, Climbing, arrowhead hunting, fishing, hiking, picnicking, reading, games, painting, peace and quiet.

More Details

Suzanne Harris and Marie Burk
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Suzanne Harris and Marie Burk

We have a love for the outdoors and adventure. We treasure this unique spot of heaven on earth. Every time we go to the cottage on Tuckernuck Island we really deeply feel as though we have been somewhere special.

Suzanne Harris and Marie Burk purchased this cottage in 1983

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded and natural environment. Peace and relaxation. Rejuvination. Excercise. Creative awareness. Manuscript writing. Bird watching. Simplicity. Quiet. A place for young and old to explore and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are returning to a magical house called Far Out on Tuckernuck. My husband and I had so much fun last summer that we're going back for more. Hopefully our son and new daughter-in-law will join us. We want to share with those we love. I'm going to start collecting my reading material and work on a menu for the week. My bicycle legs are ready for the sandy roads, so now we just need to get there, from California! Our domino game is awaiting us, and I can see the beautiful sunsets already!
Aug 2012
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Nantucket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • Inside bathroom with shower/tub, sink, toilet. Outside shower, enclosed (private!)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Stove, refrigerator and hot water are on propane; a gas generator can be used for brief times during the day and night.


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Magical and Memorable Vacation on the PRIVATE ISLAND of TUCKERNUCK!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at far out this past August and were so sad to leave. The peace and quiet here is unequaled. The bikes provided had a good workout all over the island as we explored every day. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Loved the outdoor shower, don't think we used the inside one! Our favorite daily ritual was sitting on the deck reading while the kids were out exploring as the sun set, divine! A true get-away from it all vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwell, MA

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd trip to Far Out with our boys we were greeted at the house by a nest of baby barn swallows. Day and night the parents attended to the needs of the chicks.

Our days were spent at the beaches on the island. First day east pond for some wading and shelling on the long secluded beach. Day 2 was to north pond to build sand castles. Lastly a couple of days spent swimming in the deep water harbor.

I'd dig clams for dinner in the late afternoon in north pond before soccer games in the yard with the boys each evening. We hiked the island and took in the beauty of a very special place.

When we awoke the last day of our stay the nest was empty....the birds had taken flight. It was time for us to leave as well. A great get away from it all vacation we didn't want to have come to an end.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to home…yet so "Far Out"

  • 5 of 5

"Far Out" was the ideal spot for a girls' getaway in early fall. We wanted to stay close to home (we all live on Nantucket) but get away from it all and this house and setting provided the perfect spot for us. The house is clean, simple and very cozy. We enjoyed several nights sitting around the table eating, drinking wine and playing games. The house is equipped with everything we needed for our four day stay. During the day, we hung out on the outside deck in the chairs and loungers and took in the abundant sunshine, vast blue skies and the incredible colors of the surrounding vegetation. We used the bikes provided to explore Tuckernuck and all the natural beauty this wonderful island offers. David, the caretaker and our new friend, made the trip over to Tuckernuck on his boat an adventure and set us up for a wonderful weekend. Suzanne made sure we were all set before our weekend away and checked in afterwards to be sure we had enjoyed our stay at her property. We decided a girls' trip to Tuckernuck after the hectic summer on Nantucket will be an annual event for us!

Thank you Suzanne and thank you David - looking forward to our next trip "Far Out"!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A quiet peaceful unplugged destination

  • 5 of 5

Far Out is a beautiful natural place to quietly enjoy friends and family completely getting away from our normal hectic life schedules. The house is simple and very cozy with views of the moors and ocean in all directions.

The outside shower was fantastic. We had our meals either at the family table on the deck enjoying the incredible views or by soft candle light in the evening.

We took long walks and especially loved walking out on the sand bars at low tide at East Pond. Swimming was wonderful everywhere including East Pond or in the surf along the many beaches.

We saw osprey, harriers and the tree swallows were gathering in preparation for migration.

This was a very special vacation with family and wonderful friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and know well how special a place is Far Out to gather with beloved family and friends. You seem, also, to be a group that appreciates the abundant bird life that inhabits and migrates through Tuckernuck and we are glad you had so many sightings. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Los Angeles, CA

Reunion with long time friend and her family

  • 5 of 5

The island welcomed us with sunshine, and warm breezes. The cottage was spotless upon arrival. East pond had delicious waters to wade in, and North pond had several swans. We also saw a Harrier Hawk, a deer, and some plovers. The electric storm one night was exciting, and the rain welcoming. Most importantly was the visit I had with my friend. A special place to reconnect.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your special visit. This is the first time I have heard of swans in North Pond! The miracles never cease. And I am especially glad you had such a meaningful visit with your dear friend.
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Norwell, MA

A True Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to get away from every day life, slow down and enjoy a true vacation. Where you wake up and decide if you should go to east pond to swim, north pond to dig clams, swim in the deep water harbor, walk the southern beaches or go explore the rest of the island (all the while you might pass 2 other people all day)...let's decide after another cup of coffee on the deck as we look at the waves break on the southern shoals.

The kids loved exploring the island, swimming all day, playing soccer, frisbee & tag in the yard. Mom and dad enjoyed some quiet time in the late afternoon, as worn out kids napped, time for a cold refreshment on the deck and a clam appetizer with the fresh raked clams. Grill on the deck in the evening and watch the moon come up.

In the morning: decide if you should go to east pond to swim, north pond to dig clams, swim in the deep water harbor, walk the southern beaches or go explore the rest of the island....let's decide after another cup of coffee on the deck as we look at the waves break on the southern shoals.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From your lovely description, it is clear that you have discovered Tuckernuck. And what a wonderful place for children to experience themselves in nature! Thank you for sharing your appreciation.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Additional information about rental rates

$400 + signed lease required to hold reservation. Weekly rental is from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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