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Family-Friendly, Carefree, Fun House

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 11),outside shower

This unique, single-family beach house is located at the end of a dirt road and abuts the state forest. Bike path or backroads lead you to the surf beach (southside of island, near surfside beach) about one and a half miles away. Trails through the state forest are great for hiking and easy mountain biking. Awesome for children! Disc Golf in State Forest. Bring or rent bikes.

Relax on the wrap-around porch while others play on the grassy lawn. Private yard with hydranges. Landscaping of this house is spectacular. Gardens galore! This location allows easy access to the beach, town, and the airport (about ten minutes to all). Bakery, Restaurant, Organic food Market, fish market are all walking distance away (less 0.5 mile). Very convenient, yet completely private.

Inside living area remodeled with modern everything... Dishwasher, Drink refrigerator, pine floors, master bedroom opens out onto the wrap-around porch. Outside shower. Upstairs reading nook for quiet time. Warm, and peaceful getaway. Top floor has 2 bedrooms (2 twins and 2 queen beds) and two bedrooms on lower level (master king sized bed, with pullout couch in Master bedroom, and 2 twin beds in second bedroom ). Easy to keep clean for Mom's vacation too!

BOOKING: We do not use the VRBO online booking. If you wish to do this please let us know. There will be an additional fee on your rental charged by VRBO for online booking. Our reason for not using it is that we have been renting this house on VRBO for over 10 years and have never ever had a problem with overbooking, or security deposit return. We find the extra fee to you to be unnecessary.

Keywords: Home, care-free, family-friendly,summer fun, easy living

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Patricia Hardenbergh
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 27, 2016

About Patricia Hardenbergh

We are a family of 6 (with lots of relatives) and enjoy the layout of this house as it has 2 family rooms , a big kitchen, wrap around porch, and lots of outdoor space for family fun. Walk, bike or ride to the south shore beaches 15 minutes away.

Patricia Hardenbergh purchased this house in 2002

Why Patricia Hardenbergh chose Massachusetts

This location is mid-island. Very convenient, yet private setting out-of town, away from crowds and traffic, yet easy access. We love the waves on the south shore beaches a mile away.

What makes this house unique

Hear the faint harbor fog horn from the house on a foggy night, State forest protects from noise or island activity, convenient to town and bike path or back dirt roads lead to the beach. Safe for kids to play outside in big yard protected by a wrap around hedge on a quiet dirt road. Organic market 2 blocks away and fresh fish market is walking distance too, Nantucket Bake Shop walking distance, Island Bike Rental walking distance.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Family-Friendly, Carefree, Fun House
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Very Nice!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week in this wonderful house. Within biking distance to South Shore beaches and town. Very private setting with a great deck and lots of space! The house was clean, bright and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house for family of 9!

  • 5 of 5

We visited ACK in June and stayed at this home. It was perfect for our family of 9. Everything is as it looks in the photos. Great master bath and bedroom. Large kitchen for dinners at home. Biked to the beach, Cisco Brewery and town easily. Secluded but right off the main road. Enjoyed the walking paths accessible from the house each morning. Plenty of space inside and out for an unforgettable vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than it looks :)

  • 5 of 5

You know how even the worst house can be airbrushed on the Internet??? Well this place pleasantly surprised us. Very warm and inviting with private back yard and plenty of sunshine. Great kitchen / family room for entertaining and convenient to everything. Great spot and highly recommend it :)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groton, MA

Groton, MA

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Nantucket to celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary w/family. Having stayed on island for many years we were very happy with the central location--both close to downtown and beaches, as well as restaurants and the bike path. Yet it is a very quiet location, near the State Forest with many walking, and biking trails. The house was lovely--very spacious and well decorated. Pictures are very accurate.

We will definitely to returning--sooner than later.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmeadow, MA

Incredible house the best deal on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Nantucket for 20 years and have stayed at this home the past 5 summers. We were thrilled when we found this home and have been back every year since, including Christmas. The house is amazing and perfect for a family or large group. A great location, close to town and the beach, yet you still have privacy. The state forest is basically in your back yard for wonderful walks and shortcut to the beach. When we stay here we feel like we're at home vs a rental. It has that cozy feel with plenty of space. The master bedroom and bath are incredible. The huge tile master shower has 2 shower heads and a luxury sunken tub. Master bedroom has a french door to the deck and beautiful grounds where we enjoy our morning cup of coffee. Four big bedrooms that sleep 10. My favorite room is the family room with a huge stone fireplace, open to the kitchen, dining room, and large wrap around deck. It is the heart of the house. The kitchen has everything you need and I love the new fun beach look. There is also a living room for those that want to curl up with a book or separate place for the kids to hang out and watch their shows. This is the best deal on the island, a real hidden treasure. We love staying here and are happy to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Beautiful home with great spaces

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home at the end of the 2011 summer for two great weeks. The home is beautifully laid out with a spacious great room, kitchen island and dining area large enough to seat many guests staying in the 4 big bedrooms. We had great times on the porches wrapping around the house with guests after a day at the beach. The large back yard was perfect for entertaining.

Very convenient location close to town and beachs, and the house has all of the amenities you could need. We are dying to go back to this great house.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
In town
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: recommended

We love the central location within a mile of the beach, Nantucket Bakery, Organic Grocery, Nantucket Seafood Store, Island Bike Rental, Bike paths, Dirt roads to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Nantucket Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 18 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $750

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Nantucket Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) in upstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) one twin bedroom upstairs and one twin bedroom downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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