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Charming quiet "walk to beach" in 'Sconset on the eastern shore of Nantucket

Siasconset, Nantucket, MA, USA
  • Cottage1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom and outdoor shower. Sleeps 8 people


We have transferable boat tickets for your car from Saturday-Saturday in July and August at the rates charged by the Steamship Authority.

This charming three bedroom cottage is a a short walk (less than 1/4 mile) to the beach down a foot path through the dunes. We built the cottage in 1978 and have kept the unit updated because our children and grandchildren use it. The kitchen was just upgraded with new appliances, new counters, new counters and new floor. We rent it only for short periods of the year.

It is immaculately kept with butternut tree wood panelling, two living areas, an upstairs bedroom with a wonderful view of the sea from the front window; there is a full bath next to the bedroom. There is one bedroom with twin beds and another bedroom that can be configured as two twin beds or a king size bed on the first floor; there is a full bath on the first floor.

There is a huge deck behind the house with table and chairs-perfect for any meal but special for evenings as you watch the sunset. The home is in a quiet part of 'Sconset a short walk or bike ride from 'Sconset center where there is a general store (ice cream a specialty), four restaurants, and a post office.

There is a cozy fireplaced family room and an adjacent living room with a vaulted ceiling and another TV. Two full tile baths were recently redone. Comes with lots of beach books,puzzles and games. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or for family and friends to gather.

Nantucket has lots of activities, from beaching and biking to fishing, golf and tennis, Within a mile, there is a public golf course, a lifeguarded beach, and the start of two long bike paths for safe riding. In the city of Nantucket, there are museums and specialty shops.

Keywords: Beach


Family vacation


Jeff Drazen

Member Since 2012
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Apr 14, 2018
About Jeff Drazen

I am a physician and Professor at Harvard Medical School. My wife and I first came to Nantucket in 1972 and we have been back every summer since. I worked in the hospital for 5 years and then we bought the land and built this house. Our children and grandchildren consider Nantucket their summer home. This is easy living. There are a huge variety of summer activities available on the island including outdoor activities such as fishing, tennis, golf, biking, hiking, beach walking and the like. I enjoy making Nantucket Lightship baskets and there are many classs that one can take to learn this unique island art form.

Jeff Drazen purchased this Cottage in 1978

Why Jeff Drazen chose Siasconset

Our location is on Nantucket, a busy summer resort, but it is in a very quiet part of the island. Many people with houses in the Town of Nantucket come to 'Sconset for the summer because of its cool ocean breezes and relaxed pace of life. The area near our house is safe for little children to play, while there are lots of activities very close by so you or your older children never wonder-what to do.

What makes this Cottage unique

Our location is always cool. In the summer the prevailing wind is from the southwest and we are on the southwest shore. As you listen to the ocean washing up on the beach you feel the cool sea breezes and can enjoy being outside. The beach is a short walk away, so you can stroll down before dinner and collect shells or just sit and watch the waves. We have accumulated books and games for all ages and leave them for you to use during your visit.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bunk Room
        4 bunk bed, We have a "pack n' play" for an infant if needed
      • Front Bedroom
        1 king, or 2 twin beds
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen, This bedroom is up 1 flight - a full bath is on the balcony.
      • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk beds (4), Twin beds (2) that can be converted into a single king sized bed, Baby Cribs (1)


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3
        shower, Fully enclosed outdoor shower
      • 2 full tile bathrooms with tub and shower. Bathrooms were recently redone. In addition there is a fully enclosed outdoor shower-great for washing the beach off your body and clothes!

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          You have a view of the water from the second floor bedroom and balcony.
        • Near The Ocean
          We are 1/4 mile from the ocean down a footpath.
        • Ocean View


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Two living spaces-so the kids can watch cartoons and you can watch something else!
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Dryer near washer
                    • Free Long Distance
                      Free calls in US and Canada.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Electric heat in all rooms
                    • Internet
                      Can plug in or use wireless.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Fireplace
                      Fireplace wood in shed-you are asked to replace the wood you burn from local merchants.
                    • Parking
                      For two cars
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Beach, bath, hand, and dish towels. Washcloths.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size washer
                    • Wireless Internet
                      High speed via cable modem
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Microwave
                          Over the stove.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Old fashioned hand operated coffee mill in the kitchen. Basket type coffee maker in kitchen.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 8-10
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full size very quiet dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Newly redone kitchen with stone counters. Full size stove, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, blender, coffee grinder and maker, microwave, pots and pans including pots for cooking lobsters.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Pots (including lobster cooker) fry pans and saucepans. Lots of utensils. This is a kitchen that you can cook in!
                        • Oven
                          Self cleaning oven is part of range.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spice rack in kitchen.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Standard size refrigerator-freezer
                        • Stove
                          30" electric range with 4 burners and self cleaning oven.
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster oven


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              4 tables for dining-2 inside and 2 outside. Main table-English white oak- seats 8. Table on porch near TV-great for kids-seats 4. 2 large tables with umbrellas on the deck with seating for 12.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                  Lots of good beach books.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A large selection of board games such as Clue, Monopoly, Cand Land...
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Lot's of cable TV channels!
                                • Television
                                  2 televisions one with a DVD/Blu Ray player and access to Netflix or Amazon video.
                                • Toys
                                  Lots of toys for kids from 6 months to 10 years+


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Your bicycles can be stored in a shed. Rental bikes are available and most companies will deliver and pick up from our cottage.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio with 2 tables (and umbrellas) and chairs. We can seat 12 for dinner outside.
                                    • Golf
                                      Public and private courses within two miles.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The house is surrounded by lawns and gardens. Lots of safe space for your children to run, fly kites, play catch, or just play.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      'Sconset Casino tennis is available when members do not use courts. This is 0.8 miles away.


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • shelling
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Large yard with picnic tables; beach chairs and boogie boards, croquet set

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          11 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Comfortable place, close to beach and a bit secluded. Well provisioned and helpful owner.

                                                          Michael S.

                                                          All was good and basically everything we expected. Beach access was a small issue but problem was reaolved. If the island allows, a narrow boardwalk down to the beach would have made it perfect.

                                                          Great cottage!

                                                          Tricia C.

                                                          Nice cottage close to beach- great for families.

                                                          idyllic getaway

                                                          Jennifer B.

                                                          Our week at Low Salt was everything we hoped for -- comfortable quarters, wonderful location, beautiful breezes on the back deck and throughout the house. We biked everywhere and there were many birds in the yard for the birders in the group to observe. The beach is a short walk away, as are the many restaurants and amenities in the town of Sconset. The cottage is the perfect mix of quiet, comfort, and convenience to everything. We will definitely be back!

                                                          Beautiful cottage in a peaceful area

                                                          Stuart D.

                                                          Low Salt cottage provided a perfect location for five adults seeking a quiet, relaxing stay on the island. The three bedrooms and two baths were all comfortable. The large sitting area was very congenial as was the back deck. It was a very quiet location, though only a short walk to the beach or to Sconset. You do need a car to stay here, however.

                                                          Great Place for Everyone!

                                                          Chuck K.Simsbury, CT USA

                                                          We have been vacationing on Nantucket for just over 20 years. Over the past few vacations we have migrated from in-town back to the slower and more relaxing beach areas. We bring over our car so there really is not any reason to stay in town. This property is the perfect home to enjoy all that Nantucket has to offer. My kids preferred the convenient walk across the street and down the path to the isolated beach during the sunny days, in past years we would need to drive the beach. The Summer House restaurant is conveniently located just up the street for those nights that you want to step it up but still simply walk along the ocean past the rose covered fences on your way to dinner. The area also provided an ideal backdrop for our bicycle rides and the early morning runs. We ended up cooking at the house most nights on the grill before playing the numerous board games, puzzles and cards that are available. The family was able to unwind and truly enjoyed our time together at Low Salt. This house is very nice with a living room for the adults and then a separate beach themed living space that worked out well for the kids, especially when we wanted to retire for the evening prior to the others. I looked forward to the antique hand cranked coffee bean grinder that is mounted in the kitchen; it was the perfect touch to starting your day in a place that you want the time to just stand still. Book the Low Salt house with confidence if you have toddlers, children or are all adults.

                                                          Highly Recommend!

                                                          Great Vacation


                                                          My wife and I spent wonderful 10 days. The location is quiet and peaceful with a short walk across the dunes to the ocean. Town is a pleasant 15 minute walk. The house is comfortable and has all the conveniences needed. I highly recommend Low Salt cottage for a picture perfect stay.


                                                          Siasconset, Nantucket, MA, USA

                                                          Our cottage is in the village of Siasconset on the eastern shore of Nantucket. It is a quiet summer village with lots of activities including beach-combing, kite flying, bicycle riding, golf and tennis.

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                                                          You should seriously consider taking a car to stay in this house. We are 7 miles from Nantucket Town and in the shoulder season there is bus service to the village of 'Sconset only once or twice an hour-the bus stop is 0.7 miles from the house. Taxi/Uber is available with the ride fee of about $25 (depends on the number of passengers) to our cottage from the boat docks or $20 from the airport. Although you can easily ride a bicycle to Town on a safe bike path, it is no fun in the rain. A car be driven over on the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority (you must make your own reservations as far as possible in advance at: https://www.steamshipauthority.com/visitors/nantucket). Cars are also available to rent on the island-reservations required for car rentals.

                                                          11 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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