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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eel Point, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget Islands!

Still Waters is a traditional Nantucket beach cottage, with a ~100 foot private beach on Madaket Harbor and an unobstructed view of the village of Madaket, Smith Point, Madaket Harbor, Eel Point, and Tuckernuck Island. On a clear day, you can even see Muskeget Island from the porch off the large attic.

Our cottage is very private and quiet - tucked in a grove of tall pines, bordering on about 15 acres of conservation land to the south, and with 123 acres of conservation land (Eel Point) just about 1/4 mile up the beach to the north. Eel Point is a refuge to American oyster catchers, piping plovers, and countless herons, egrets, sandpipers, terns, and seagulls.

After a day of swimming, biking, or hiking, watch the sun set from the porch or the balcony off the attic, and curl up by the fireplace with a good book, or play one of our many 'vintage' board games with your loved ones. You can also check your email (Wi-fi access to Internet), watch a DVD or your favorite program on TV.

And at bedtime, you can fall asleep, lulled by the gentle sound of the surf on Madaket beach about 2 miles away. You can sleep downstairs in a queen bed or one of four twin beds, or climb the steps to the attic with a double bed, 3 more twin beds, and a crib (if you are very small).

Keywords: cottage, waterfront, private, quiet, pet-friendly, sunset view, saltwater beach, abutting conservation land

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We allow dogs only, a maximum of two. Dog owners are expected to pick up all droppings in the yard....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 11-13

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Loft

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) This bed is in the attic., Twin or Single Beds (8) 2 in bedroom downstairs
 2 on sun porch downstairs
 3 in attic
 1 cot in the attic , Baby Cribs (1) Fold-up crib in attic...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our 100-ft. beach is part of the Madaket Harbor shoreline. If you are facing the water, Eel Point is to your right and Smith Point is to your left....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is just for this cottage...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance is only for calls within the U.S.A....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is a large uncovered area in the back yard, at the end of the driveway, just before the cottage...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer is just for this cottage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The balcony (or "Widow's Walk" as it is called on Nantucket) is just off the attic....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$430
$3,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

For anyone who rents multiple weeks, the rent is reduced by $100/week.

Travelers pay 50% of their rent + the $400 damage deposit when making their reservation, in 2 separate checks; they pay the rental balance by check 3 weeks before the start of their rental period.


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Location

On the back porch is an outdoor hot water shower (not screened, but good for a family).

Just off the back porch is an absolutely wonderful rope hammock.

Fishing: surf casting (in the harbor and off of the surf beaches) and fly fishing off of Eel Point;

Bird watching: ospreys, American oyster catchers, snowy egrets, etc.;

Spectacular sunset viewing

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1947

About: I am a teacher at Middlesex Community College, and grew up coming to our beloved Still Waters cottage in the summer with my parents, brothers, grandparents, cousins, and assorted family dogs. Now my husband and I come each year in early June with to open up the cottage, and enjoy the early season roses and the peace and quiet.

Why Eel Point, Nantucket, MA, USA:
Our cottage was bought in 1947 by my grandparents who had been renting on Cuttyhunk Island and then Nantucket in the 1930's and early 40's. When they saw our cottage, they fell in love with it instantly, managed to scrape the money together to buy it, and named it 'Still Waters'. Now the property is owned and much loved by their grandchildren as a family partnership, so it has been in same family for almost 70 years.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Each morning we walk up the beach to fish, collect new shells washed up by the night tide, and watch the birds on the Eel Point conservation land, which seems to get more beautiful each year. Our dog Jessie loves to join the seagulls for a swim.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Back of cottage facing harbor

    Back of cottage facing harbor

  • Approaching the cottage through the pines

    Approaching the cottage through the pines

  • A fire in the fireplace: perfect for a damp or chilly evening!

    A fire in the fireplace: perfect for a damp or chilly evening!

  • Great view of the harbor from the dining area!

    Great view of the harbor from the dining area!

  • Harbor view from sun porch

    Harbor view from sun porch

  • Day Bed on Sun Porch with View of Smith's Pt.

    Day Bed on Sun Porch with View of Smith's Pt.

  • Twin Beds Downstairs

    Twin Beds Downstairs

  • Hammock off back porch

    Hammock off back porch

  • Sunset over Madaket Harbor

    Sunset over Madaket Harbor

  • Sunset over Eel Pt.

    Sunset over Eel Pt.

  • View of our cottage from the water

    View of our cottage from the water

  • Living room with fireplace, looking out onto sun porch with harbor view

    Living room with fireplace, looking out onto sun porch with harbor view

  • Kitchen & dining area with door to back porch overlooking harbor.

    Kitchen & dining area with door to back porch overlooking harbor.

  • Harbor reflected in the panes of the china cabinet

    Harbor reflected in the panes of the china cabinet

  • Sun porch and other day bed with view of Eel Pt. Harbor

    Sun porch and other day bed with view of Eel Pt. Harbor

  • Queen bed downstairs

    Queen bed downstairs

  • Double bed and settee in the attic

    Double bed and settee in the attic

  • Fishing with a devoted friend in our "front yard"

    Fishing with a devoted friend in our "front yard"

  • Red sunset (no filters!)

    Red sunset (no filters!)

  • View of sunset over Eel Pt. from cottage

    View of sunset over Eel Pt. from cottage

VRBO #364717

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 08, 2016

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Classic Nantucket Beach Cottage

Eel Point, Nantucket, MA, USA #364717

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