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Stylish Family Home in 'Sconset

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Last updated: 05/09/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, sauna, sun room, porch, sleeps 8-10

The Light House is a beautiful family home which has just been completely refurbished and enlarged. We have decorated it in a relaxed New England style with comfortable linen-covered sofas and French-style tables and chairs mixed with decorative accents from our travels.

All furniture, fittings and equipment are new. Amenities include: central AC, hi-speed broadband and wi-fi, satellite/internet TV with DVD, Weber gas grill, comfortable outdoor furniture on both upper deck and the very spacious lower porch, sun room with 15' day bed, beach towels and chairs, outdoor shower, wood-fired oven in garden.

Unusually, the open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting room are all on the upper floor with incredible amounts of light and open-sky views across the island. The attractive garden has also been freshly re-designed and re-planted. The house sleeps 8 comfortably in four bedrooms – a master bedroom with ensuite bath and dressing area on the second floor, two doubles that share a large shower room, and a large twin-bed room with ensuite shower and sauna – but this can extend to 10 if the sofabed in the twin room is used and an extra roll-out bed is also available.

The property is on Burnell Street in Siaconset village, the photogenic enclave on the east end of Nantucket island with its famous Sankaty Lighthouse. ‘Sconset has some of the most attractive architecture on the island and a true ‘village’ feel, with everything in easy walking distance. There is a great General Store supplying all food needs, a small wine and gift store, Claudette's sandwich shop and three good restaurants serving food all day (The Chanticleer, The Summer House and The Sconset Café). It is a completely safe environment for all ages and even young children happily bike around the village by themselves. The old Casino tennis club in the middle of ‘Sconset welcomes guests at certain times of the day and shows the latest films 3 nights a week. There is a beach within a few hundred yards with a lifeguard and great walks all around, particularly the famous cliff-top Bluff Walk, which passes along the front of many fascinating houses.

It is only a 10-minute drive to Nantucket Town (7 miles down the famous Milestone Road) where there is excellent shopping, and numerous fabulous restaurants and entertainment opportunities, including a great theatre, cinema and museums. There is also a shuttle bus service running every 15 minutes. An easy bike path also provides a direct route to Town – bikes can easily be hired and be ready and waiting for you at the house.

Nantucket Town gets busy in high summer but ‘Sconset sets its own more relaxed pace of life, centred around bikes and beaches. You can get to all the most popular beaches in a normal car but a 4x4 is useful for venturing into the Moors (the wilder central part of the island) and for expeditions to places like Great Point lighthouse. If you are into fishing there are all kinds available, from surf-casting to deep-sea, big game day trips, as well as incredible whale-watching. There are plenty of experienced charter boats but sail, motor boats and kayaks can also be rented by the day. There are several golf courses including two in ‘Sconset itself.

There really is something for everyone.

Accommodation - upper floor
- Master bedroom suite with dressing area and secluded deck
- Sitting area with super-comfortable 20' Restoration Hardware sectional sofa
- Well-equipped modern kitchen with breakfast bar
- Dining area with table that can seat up to 16 with an extension
- Sun porch with extra-long 15-foot daybed
- Large upper deck with table and chairs and Weber gas grill. Also twin sun loungers on a secluded deck outside the master bedroom

Accommodation - ground floor
- 3 guest bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
- Sauna
- Large porch with hammock, tables and chairs
- Outdoor shower
- Wood-fired brick oven in garden
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Village:

    Sconset is the charming village on the eastern shore of Nantucket... the most attractive part of the island...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:



  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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  • Taxes Not included


For two-week rental entry date is negotiable.

50% non-refundable deposit on booking, 50% 30 days before rental starts, payment by bank transfer to local US bank account

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Skinners Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sconset Beach

Car: Recommended

Siasconset is known as the most attractive village on Nantucket. It is a wonderful location for families.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are a British family based in Scotland who have been coming to Nantucket for 25 years – and finally we got our own place!

Why the Owner Chose Siasconset, Nantucket, MA, USA:
The house was perfect for us and we fell in love with the open-plan, top floor layout, with its great natural light. We love the upper deck and use it all the time for eating, grilling, sunbathing, and having drinks with friends as the sun sets across the island. The property is about 25 years old so is in good shape but it needed updating. We gave it a complete overhaul and added the master bedroom suite. Everything in it has been carefully chosen to make staying there a real pleasure, always with comfort and style in mind.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our home is in a very quiet spot on the edge of the village, with great second-floor views out across the island. It is also in a slightly elevated position which means that there are always cooling breezes when it gets hot – in fact we never need to use the available AC! We love our garden and there are nice little touches such as a hammock to swing in and – if you feel the urge – even a small wood-fired brick oven in the garden! It is a short walk or quick bike ride into the heart of the village with its great old-style General Store, wine store, sandwich deli and Post Office, and the village beach (with a Lifeguard) is just beyond.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2016

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  • West side of house

    West side of house

  • Towards the front gate

    Towards the front gate

  • Upper deck

    Upper deck

  • Open plan second floor

    Open plan second floor

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Guest room double 1

    Guest room double 1

  • Stairs to upper floor

    Stairs to upper floor

  • Sconset bridge

    Sconset bridge

  • Sunset from Sconset

    Sunset from Sconset

  • Towards the back gate

    Towards the back gate

  • Hammock on lower porch

    Hammock on lower porch

  • Second floor sitting area

    Second floor sitting area

  • Second floor sitting area

    Second floor sitting area

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Sun room

    Sun room

  • Master bed french windows

    Master bed french windows

  • Guest room twin

    Guest room twin

  • Guest room double 2

    Guest room double 2

  • One of the garden borders

    One of the garden borders

  • Sankaty Lighthouse

    Sankaty Lighthouse

  • Window in Sconset General Store

    Window in Sconset General Store

VRBO #512901

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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