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Nantucket, Cliff Area Nr Beach,(#406560) Sleeps 6, $2000-$2500/wk

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cottage is located in beautiful Cliff neighborhood with its handsome houses, lawns, gardens and hedges, five minutes walk from

beach and 20 minutes to town with its restaurants, gift shops,

museums. Nearby is a popular lunch spot, Something Natural,

renowned for delicious sandwiches and bread. The living room

which seats up to 8, features a fireplace and cozy nook where

you can read in comfort. Two yards provide space for outdoor

dining. Upstairs is a bedroom/playroom which children love

to use in airconditioned comfort. Although the style of the house

is authentic Nantucket, the amenities are contemporary, including high speed wireless internet. The house is recently available for rent as previous renters came, one for over 40 years, and another for 20 years because they loved the place so much.

We owners take pride in providing a clean and comfortable setting for happy vacations for our renters.

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More Details

Patsy Weille
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Patsy Weille

My husband and I inherited our house from my aunt who built it. We spent some weeks in summer there with our two children who now bring their own children to enjoy the many activities available to them from swimming to nature study at the Maria Mitchell Association to horseback riding. We all enjoy biking all over the island, even the little ones.

Patsy Weille purchased this cottage in 1956

Why Patsy Weille chose Cliff

The house was inherited, but I couldn't have chosen a more beautiful place!

What makes this cottage unique

Being a New Yorker who doesn't drive, it

is very helpful to be able to bicycle to town

for errands, and there is also a good bus

service for non-bikers with a nearby stop.

I enjoy sitting in the backyard on the chaise reading when not going on nature

walks or for a sunset walk at the beach.


Cliff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
upstairs playroom, upstairs drying room, backyard, front yard, bicycles for adults and children


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Nantucket, Cliff Area Nr Beach,(#406560) Sleeps 6, $2000-$2500/wk
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Quaint and rustic beachside destination!

  • 5 of 5

A cute little cabin practically a stone's throw from two lovely child-friendly beaches- Steps Beach and Jettie's beach. Everything works, although creature comforts are (quite) limited. Just spend more time swimming and biking!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If we knew what "creature comforts" were lacking we would be very happy to see if we could provide them.
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Columbia, MD

Another year of fond memories

  • 5 of 5

We loved returning to 7 Highland Avenue this year. The location is excellent, in a beautiful neighborhood within easy walking distance of Steps Beach, a 15-min walk to town, a bus stop 2 blocks away, and the wonderful "Something Natural" sandwich shop just 4 blocks away. We explored all parts of the island using the bikes that came with the house, which have baskets for carrying beach stuff or groceries. We were fine doing without a car for the whole week. I love the multi-functional, cozy living space. The living room is the congregating area at all times of day for meals, reading, chatting, playing cards. The ingenious wicker chairs have "lap boards" so you can read, write, and eat comfortably in one spot. Or you can pull out the folding table for additional seating. Personally, I like a bath rather than a shower and the bathtub is roomy and deep in that old-fashioned bathtub-with-feet kind of way. Be aware that the 3rd bedroom is upstairs with steep wooden stairs and a low ceiling, so it's best for kids who are old enough to manage stairs safely, but not fully adult-size yet. Lots of great memories for kids to create up there. Adults can fit upstairs, too, if they are young at heart, agile, and not too picky.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience!
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Cooperstown, NY

Cottage conjures great childhood memories

  • 5 of 5

This frame cottage offers the opportunity to revisit dreamy, worry-free summer vacations of reading and swimming on the beach, biking everywhere, and eating well without fuss. It was built in the 1920s as a simple summer cottage, and it remains that today with just enough of the mod cons (a refrigerator, washer and dryer, coffee maker, and a handheld shower in the original bathtub. There is also wifi.

I do bring my own bike as I like going for long (20+ mi) rides, and the ones in the shed are more suited to going short distances (<5 mi) for groceries, beaches, etc. That kitchen, although simple, has produced many yummy meals. As for convenience of location, I doubt there is anything better on island for beaches, downtown, historic sites, and wandering on bicycle to any other part of Nantucket.

I have visited this cottage in May and October, and each time, I know this little house this is a rare survivor of an easier time, when fancy kitchen tools, TVs, and overdone bathrooms were not the measure of a happy holiday. If those are your measures, this may not be your best choice. I have not hesitated to bring friends with me, and I have recommended the cottage to others.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation of our house. Along with the other five star reviews, this will give a truer picture of the charms of 7 Highland to VRBO visitors than the one negative review from tenants who left the house in a mess.
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Perfect Trip in Historic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family has loved staying in this historic cottage during the last 2 summers. The location can't be beat and the simple charm of the home keeps us coming back. We love the simplicity of our stays, and enjoy reconnecting over games, meals, bike rides, etc. The house is free from many distractions of the modern age, there are no TVs or video games, but there are plenty of good books and toys and games for kids. This home is a perfect fit for us and we look forward to next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, terrible house

  • 1 of 5

This house is in a wonderful location- near Steps and Town. The house is listed as 3 bedrooms but the upstairs room has such low ceilings that an adult can't stand up there. The house is poorly cared for- landscaping undone, no real outdoor furniture, and a very rustic kitchen. There is no dining table except for an old card table and no outdoor dining either. The shower is handheld and there is a hot water heater in the middle of the kitchen. The outside shower is only cold water and it is not enclosed. Again, the best part of this house is the location and the bikes in the shed.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The family would have preferred a 21st century house and did not appreciate this vintage Nanucket setting. The house has all the modern conveniences as well
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Boston area, Massachusetts

Nantucket get a way

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting your house to us. We enjoyed staying in the cottage that was is a great spot - close to the beach and a short bike ride to town. We loved how we did not need a car! We thank you for letting us have use of the bikes in the garage too. We appreciate your kindness and willingness to share a place with so much history to it and one that has been in your family for so long.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As can be seen in the video on the VRBO website, this house is very well suited for families of 2 or more, and great for children of all ages. The reviewer captures the sense of history; however it is modern and easy to live in in terms of up to date conveniences.
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Nearest Airport
3.8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Miacomet Golf Course
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

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