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Charming quiet "walk to beach" Sconset cottage with working fireplace

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

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 upgraded this winter 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


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Jeff Drazen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 Nantucket Island

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.


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Charming quiet "walk to beach" Sconset cottage with working fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

idyllic getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a peaceful area

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Everyone!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Jewel on Dead End Street in Siasconset

  • 5 of 5

We've come to Low Salt (the property) many times and have enjoyed it each time, sun, clouds, rain, hurricane, you name it. The location is within walking distance of many beautiful sights, namely Siasconset Center, the ocean, Tom Nevers pond, the Cliff Walk ('sconset Bluff Walk), Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Sankaty Head Golf Course, and Milestone Road. Of course, the NRTA bus service can take you anywhere on the island. Low Salt is clean, well-furnished, comfortable, and a joy to stay in. Two full bathrooms plus an outside shower means families and groups can be easily accomodated. We'd recommend it wholeheartedly to prospective renters, and our repeated visits testify to how much we love staying at Low Salt.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Setting for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for our family vacation, and accurately depicted by the listing. We traveled with our three young children (ages 4, 2, and an infant), and brought my in-laws as well, and the house accommodated everyone very well. The upstairs bedroom has a beautiful huge view onto the ocean. The family room is a good size and has a door and a futon. There are countless interesting books and toys/games for children and adults that we took advantage of, and we enjoyed spending time in the yard, playing, as well. The kitchen is well equipped with all of the tools we needed. The house is clean and comfortable, and there are televisions in both the living room and family room. And of course, the location of this house, in my opinion, can not be better. It is across the street from the beach, with a beach access path right across the street. It is close enough to Sconset center to walk or ride bicycles, but far enough that it's nice and quiet. And the owner was very prompt in responding to all questions/emails about the property and the stay, both before, during and after the vacation. For us, it is the perfect beach cottage, and we would love to return to Low Salt Cottage for another vacation next summer! We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Summer House
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nantucket town
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Siasconset Public
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Summer House
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Siasconset Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Rent is paid directly to property trustee. Upon agreement a contract is sent. $500 non-refundable deposit. Balance 1 week before occupancy.

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.
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Siasconset Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full tile bathrooms with tub and shower. Bathrooms were recently redone. Fully enclosed outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , or 2 twin beds
    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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
Large yard with picnic tables; beach chairs and boogie boards, croquet set

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