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4/4 Beach House - Create Your Favorite Memories

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4/3.5 Designer Decorated House Just Up From The Beach Sleeps 8

This is 4/3.5 2 story house where you and your family will feel right at home. Just a short walk up from the beach, the house offers everything your idyllic beach vacation requires, including sun, sand, sea and ocean breezes.

Well-built house with an excellent floor plan, central air conditioning, wood roof, cedar trim and gutters and copper downspounts, in idyllic Nantucket design.

Well landscaped with crushed shell driveway, evergreen screening for privacy and a new outdoor cedar shower. Close to beautiful Madaket beaches, bile path and bus to Town.

First Floor: Welcoming front porch leads to an open floor plan with beautiful oak floors throughout. The living room is open to the dining room with french doors to the deck, yard and outdoor shower. Kitchen with vaulted ceiling and stainless appliances. Master bedroom with ample closets and master bathroom. Half bath and laundry.

Second Floor: Second mater bedroom wiht private bath. Third bedroom, with two twin beds, and fourth bedroom, with trundle-style two twin beds, share hall bathroom.

Enjoy your morning coffee on one of three porches, a family barbecue or be amazed by the expanse of stars in the night sky.

The kitchen has all the cooking supplies and utensils you will need, including a lobster pot for the quintessential New England dinner.

The deck offers outdoor eating, as well as a barbecue. An outdoor shower is perfect for washing the sand off after a day at the beach, and lounge chairs draw sun-worshippers and star-gazers alike.

The house is set back from the road and offers privacy and quiet comfort, if that is what you are looking for (except, of course, for the sound of the surf that carries up from the beach). Rabbits are frequent visitors to the yard and Nantucket deer regularly pass through.

Nantucket roses perfume the air, while a variety of blue and purple hydrangea decorate the front of the house.

Linens are supplied for you so all you will have to bring are your beach towels and clothes. If you take the ferry to the island, you might want to bring bicycles, though they can be rented in town for the duration of your stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim and Kathie Sullivan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Tim and Kathie Sullivan

Tim has been coming to Nantucket since he was a kid. His parents purchased a Madaket timeshare in the 70's (before timeshares were banned on the island) and many of his earliest, best memories were made here.

Tim and I (this is Kathie writing) met in 1982 at Tufts University. We dated all four years through college and were planning to marry after graduation but a small disagreement led to a big break-up (the way I remember it, it was Tim's fault).

That, however, wasn't the end of our story.

Some twenty years later, after a lot of searching for one another, we met up again. By then, Tim had two kids and I had a son. Within a year of re-connecting, we did what we were always meant to do - we married - on Madaket Beach.

Nantucket is a special place for us, Madaket especially. So much so, in fact, that my company is named after that special place - Madaket Lane Publishers. Even our puppy, Millie, takes her name from the place (you should visit Millie's restaurant while you are in Madaket - it, and our dog, is named after 'Madaket Millie,' a wonderful local salt-of-the-earth fisher-woman of years gone by, whose small cottage is just around the corner from the restaurant).

We love the island so much, in fact, that we've purchased this year-round home in Madaket. While we loved our other timeshare cottage, this house provides the flexibility of visiting every chance we can get.

Tim and Kathie Sullivan purchased this house in 2013

Why Tim and Kathie Sullivan chose Nantucket Island

Apart from being just a short walk from the beach and a somewhat longer, but still short, drive or bike ride into Town, this house offers all the amenities you would want in a beach rental. You truly just need to bring your clothes - and beach towels if you like something larger than the bath towels in the house. Everything else is provided for you.

What makes this house unique

Sun, sand, surf, ocean breezes...

The house is large enough to hold 8 (more if you want to use the air mattresses), which makes it perfect for a large family, or for bringing friends along. It is cozy and comfortable and the perfect place to come home to after a day at the beach or in Town.

It is a family-friendly home, a place where laughter lives and memories are made.


Madaket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom -1st floor - toilet , shower
    Master Bath 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , double vanity
    half bath - 1st floor - toilet
    Bathroom, 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , has separate changing area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bathroom, ample closet space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , trundle bed
    Second Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , private full bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

4/4 Beach House - Create Your Favorite Memories
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property exceeded our expectations. It was extremely clean, recently updated, and very well equipped. The lay-out is awesome. This home is in close proximity to bike/walking/running paths, the WAVE (bus), and beaches. The owner was very helpful and promptly answered all of our questions. We've rented on the Island for 21 years, and this was a family favorite. Our only complaint is we should've rented the home for more than a week! We will definitely be renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would Come Again!

  • 5 of 5

This spot is absolutely beautiful! The house was clean, modern, and spacious with plenty of windows allowing a wonderful breeze to flow through. There are 4 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths leaving plenty of space for a large family or two small ones. The bed I slept in was quite comfortable It is close to the walking/biking trails which we used daily.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would Come Again

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with plenty of space - 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The house was clean. The beds were comfortable. Lots of windows to let the breeze flow through. Spent many mornings on the front porch reading with a coffee and many afternoons on the back porch in the beautiful sun with other beverages. The location is near biking/walking/running paths which we used daily. Can walk to several beaches but bikes are available if you would prefer. Came for a week of work with colleagues - had too much fun and not a lot of work was done...but we could have as the internet worked well. I do hesitate in recommending this house to others and I would not hesitate to rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than advertised! Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed in this house on Nantucket Island and would highly recommend it. It appeared new or almost new with up to date fixtures and appliances. The bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of sunlight. The central AC worked well (although we really did not need it- the weather was 70's during the day and 60's at night). The house is about .8 mile from the private beach- but it is a pleasant walk down sandy lanes. The house is about 200 yards from the shuttle bus that runs into town (5 miles away). The shuttle passes by every 30 minutes. We also used the bikes at the house to ride to the beach and the local restaurant (Millie's) with is about .9 miles away. The bike path is also about 200 yards from the house and can be taken the whole way into town. The house had plenty of beach chairs and beach toys.

In summary I would highly recommend this house to a larger family or two smaller ones (sleeps eight) and would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House in a Fantastic Location.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week on the island, and couldn't be happier with our choice of houses! The entire process of renting this house, was seamless. The owner, Tim, was more than helpful and responded immediately to my (many) questions prior to renting, providing valuable information on the house, the area, the ferry, activities, everything! Tim was more than accommodating to meet our needs on more than one occasion, and we are greatly appreciative of that. The house couldn't be in a more perfect location on the island, and was spacious enough to accommodate our 4 children, aged 8 months - 6 years! We never felt cramped or crowded. All of the bedrooms were much larger than expected. The open layout of the first floor was perfect, not to mention the perfectly appointed decoration! The kitchen was well equipped, and there were many games, for the kids to enjoy. The outdoor shower was spacious and just amazing. I successfully managed to not shower indoors once the whole week, even in a rainstorm :-). If you are renting with young children, there was a full size crib with a perfectly firm mattress available as well. I can't say enough kind things about Tim or the house. It was perfect. We plan on renting this same house again next year, and can't wait to return! Thank you for your hospitality Tim, and for opening up your gorgeous house to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect vacation at this wonderful house! The pictures don't do the interior of the house justice - the first floor living space is open, spacious and modern, and the bedrooms are gorgeous, especially the master suites. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed for a fantastic vacation including beach chairs and a fully stocked kitchen. We loved having coffee on the front porch in the mornings and cocktails on the back deck in the evenings while the kids played in the yard. Also, the house was in a nice private spot but so close to the bike path, perfect for riding or walking to Millie's or the beach. The owners, Tim and Kathy, were incredibly responsive, kind and helpful. Overall, we couldn't have had a better vacation in this gorgeous home. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nantucket ACK Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Miacomet Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Madaket Beach
Car: recommended

Nantucket is known as the 'faraway land', so called by the Wampanoag people who first inhabited the island. In the 1600's, English settlers came to the island and began turning it into a community of farmers,sheep herders and fishermen (Cape Cod, where you will catch the ferry to the island, is named after the prized cod fish). Early settlers included the Macys, the Folgers and the Starbucks.

In the late 1600's, the settlers decided to take small boats to sea to attempt to catch the migrating right whales - so called because their slow speed of travel made them the 'right' whales to catch. Their success led them to attempt an even greater challenge - to go after the biggest prize of all, sperm whales.

Around 1715, Nantucketers began heading to sea in search of those goliaths whose oil was a prized commodity as it provided smokeless fires, perfect for lighting homes. Within a short time, larger, factory ships were being built, which allowed the whalers to head out to sea for three or four years at a time, to eventually even reach deep into the Pacific.

Whaling first brought fame to the island. Herman Melville, he of 'Moby Dick' fame, even visited the island and based his epic on the true story of the ill-fated whale-ship Essex.

For 150 years, Nantucket ruled the oceans and much of the world's economy, but by the mid-1800's, a series of events brought its glory days to a close. Kerosene, cheaper and easier to produce, took over as the oil of choice. The Great Fire of 1846 destroyed more than 300 buildings on the island, many involved in the whale oil industry, the Gold Rush attracted many of the whalers away from the island, and the Civil War claimed the lives of more than 300 islanders.

(for more on the early years of English settlement and the whaling years, read award-winning local resident Nathaniel Philbrick's books, 'In the Heart of the Sea' and 'Away Off Shore').

For the next thirty years, Nantucket faded into the fog, but by the 1870's, it began to re-create itself as a tourist destination.

Today's Nantucket is a special place. In the summer months, known as 'the Season,' it's population more than doubles. Still, the island retains an air of quiet and calm. Days are filled with sunshine, surf and sand and the nights invite star-gazing or a special meal at one of the island's famed restaurants.

Madaket, just five miles from town, is a place removed. The beaches are some of the best on the island, inviting long walks and surf-casting. The nearby harbor offers boating and fishing and Millie's restaurant is a draw for all.

Madaket is also famous for its sunsets. Being out at sea, the island air is fresh and clean and the setting sun casts the sky in brilliant reds, oranges and purples.

Getting to Town is easy. There are buses that regularly stop one minute from the house, but many prefer the short bike ride along wide, winding bike paths.

Younger visitors always enjoy crabbing in the local ponds and a visit to Children's Beach, a quiet cove where even the youngest can wade into calm waters.

In Town, the Whaling Museum is a must for any visitor to the island. A 45-minute video introduces viewers to the rich history of the island, while artifacts from the Wampanoag days on the island, take visitors back in time.

The island is very protective of its place in history and of its reputation as a retreat from the frantic pace of the mainland. For those reasons, chain restaurants and stores are not allowed. The majority of the buildings on the island are still gray-shingled and height-restricted. This careful planning keeps the island from being over-developed and spoiled.

Even with these restrictions, there is always something happening on Nantucket. In August the Boston Pops give an outdoor concert, complete with fireworks over the water. Additionally, there are wine festivals, regattas, ghost tours, art festivals and more to keep you busy should you decide to leave sleepy Madaket and head into Town.

Cisco Brewery is a must to-do. While the older visitors can enjoy a flight of Cisco beers, there is plenty to keep the younger set occupied as well. Most days, live music is played and, either before or after your visit, you can stop by Bartlett Farm to stock up on a wide variety of artisinal vegetables.

For a very special treat, visit Great Point on the far eastern tip of the island. You will need a four-wheel drive car to get there (you can rent one on the island) as you will need to let the air out of the tires and drive on the beach. Once there, however, you will experience the best surf-fishing on the island, will meet a large family of seals, and can take a tour of the Great Point lighthouse.

Madaket offers the best of all that Nantucket offers. It is quiet and removed, but just a short drive or bike ride away from Town.

Note to groups: A second 3 BR, 2 BA (sleeps 10) cottage, a 3 minute walk away, available Aug. & Oct.


Rates & Availability

Madaket House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

bath towels/linens/clean $350

There is a mandatory $310.00 cleaning fee for all stays.

Rentals are Saturday - Saturday.
Check-in is at 3:00, Check-out by 9:00 a.m.
(early check-in may be available - call for details)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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