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Charming Quiet "Walk to Beach" in 'Sconset on the Eastern Shore of Nantucket

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Low Salt Cottage- a salt box on Low Beach in Siasconset, Nantucket


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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This charming three bedroom cottage is a a short walk (less than 1/4 mile) to the beach down a private access path. 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
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Toys for kids 0 to teens!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Sleeping Porch


  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    or 2 twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Twin beds (2) that can be converted into a single king sized bed, Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

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


  • Books:

    Lots of good beach books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A large selection of board games such as Clue, Monopoly, Cand Land......moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Lot's of cable TV channels!...moreless

  • Television:

    2 televisions one with a DVD/Blu Ray player and access to Netflix or Amazon video....moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of toys for kids from 6 months to 10 years+...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean:

    We are 1/4 mile from the ocean down a footpath. ...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    3 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....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace wood in shed-you are asked to replace the wood you burn from local merchants....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free calls in US and Canada....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat in all rooms...moreless

  • Internet:

    Can plug in or use wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two living spaces-so the kids can watch cartoons and you can watch something else!...moreless

  • Parking:

    For two cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach, bath, hand, and dish towels. Washcloths....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed via cable modem...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Old fashioned hand operated coffee mill in the kitchen. Basket type coffee maker in kitchen....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots (including lobster cooker) fry pans and saucepans. Lots of utensils. This is a kitchen that you can cook in!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8-10...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove....moreless

  • Oven:

    Self cleaning oven is part of range....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spice rack in kitchen....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard size refrigerator-freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    30" electric range with 4 burners and self cleaning oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Your bicycles can be stored in a shed. Rental bikes are available and most companies will deliver and pick up from our cottage....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with 2 tables (and umbrellas) and chairs. We can seat 12 for dinner outside....moreless

  • Golf:

    Public and private courses within two miles....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    'Sconset Casino tennis is available when members do not use courts. This is 0.8 miles away....moreless



from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2017
3 night min stay
Early July
Jul 2 - Jul 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Late summer
Sep 3 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


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:

Cars are also available to rent on the island-reservations required for car rentals.

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: 05/24/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Summer House
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Nantucket town
1.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Siasconset Public
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Summer House
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Siasconset, Nantucket, MA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Low Salt Cottage- a salt box on Low Beach in Siasconset, Nantucket

    Low Salt Cottage- a salt box on Low Beach in Siasconset, Nantucket

  • Family room.  Blue futon folds out to a double bed.  TV and DVD player here.

    Family room. Blue futon folds out to a double bed. TV and DVD player here.

  • Downstairs bedroom #1

    Downstairs bedroom #1

  • Deck with table set for dinner.  Up to 8 people can be seated at the table.

    Deck with table set for dinner. Up to 8 people can be seated at the table.

  • Living and dining area with kitchen in back

    Living and dining area with kitchen in back

  • Upstairs bedroom with view of sea with bath next door. Closet has Pack-n-Play

    Upstairs bedroom with view of sea with bath next door. Closet has Pack-n-Play

  • Downstairs bedroom #2.  These beds can be "joined" to form a king size bed.

    Downstairs bedroom #2. These beds can be "joined" to form a king size bed.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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