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Family Friendly. Watch the Sunset from the Deck Overlooking the Water!

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Bring your own family flag! Rabbits all over the place at twilight.


Last updated: 04/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9 (Film Festival 6/21-26)

'Sand Palace' is a wonderful place for a family or two to enjoy a kid friendly vacation. Relax on the open deck enjoying the Madaket Harbor view and sunsets while the kids play in the large backyard. The nearest beach with a life guard in season is a five minute bike ride or ten minute walk, and there are numerous other beaches easily available by bike, car, or shuttle bus. The frequent shuttle stops across the street from the back yard.

Since the entire island is a beach you wake up and decide whether you want surf or calm for the day. Upon returning from a beach, museum, or exploring kind of day you wash off in the enclosed outdoor shower or clean your sandy feet on the back deck, and drop your towels in the mudroom/laundry room.

From there you enter the spacious new eat in kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and wood floor. The living room has a view of Madaket Harbor and ocean beyond and lets onto the front deck. Downstairs the master bedroom has a queen bed and TV. The downstairs guest room has a queen and single bed.

The open stairway leads upstairs to three rooms and a bathroom. The 'bunk room' has two extra long singles and a water view, while the guest room has a queen and a single also with a water view. There is also a children's play or sleep area known as 'the cloud room.'

In the evening there are games to be played on the lawn, ping-pong in the basement, sunsets to be enjoyed, beach picnics, numerous restaurants for dinner or cocktails, two movie theaters, or just board games and reading at home.

Located a ten minute drive or 20 minute bike ride on a protected bike path from 'downtown,' the house is approached from the Madaket Road but fronts on Washington Avenue which in spite of its grand name is a dirt road largely occupied by the resident rabbits.

Keywords: House, water view, large yard, WiFi, beaches nearby, child friendly
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome:

    Large semi-fenced yard, ping pong table, flags and kites to fly...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, our youngest son is allergic...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Master : 1 queen

    SW corner of the house...moreless

  • Downstairs guest room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    NW corner overlooking distant water...moreless

  • Upstairs guest room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    NE corner of the house overlooking the water...moreless

  • Upstairs kids' room: 2 twin/ single

    Overlooks water, beds are extra long...moreless

  • Cloud Room: 1 twin/ single

    Interior room on second floor next to the guest room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4) The upstairs guest room singles are extra long for teenagers, Child Beds (1) The Cloud Room (interior sleeping/play room) is good for one little person...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Linens provided for summer rentals


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Kiddy games in the living room, grown up (or at least teenage) ones in the top part of a kitchen cabinet. ...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    It's all there, but wouldn't you rather be on the beach with one of the charcoal grills you'll find in the basement doing a cookout? After dark?...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of beach stuff in the basement...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Hither Creek and the Madaket outer harbor are visible from the front deck and first floor...moreless

  • Water View:

    The front deck is the place to have a drink and watch the sunset...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Can see the water from the dining area in the kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Upstairs guest rooms are air-conditioned...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil heat with plenty of hot water...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi via password...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Cable TV and movies, DVD, games, radio, two sofas, several chairs, small desk, cozy...moreless

  • Parking:

    Three spots on site...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Free unlimited domestic long distance phone calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure WiFi. Password provided....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood available in the trash enclosure...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and perk and a grinder too...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Again... everything you could think of...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you could think of...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Yep... and there's an extra one in the basement if you need it to keep those humongous lobsters...moreless

  • Stove:

    Yep... got one of those although most people prefer using the telephone to make reservations...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck overlooking the large play area with two chairs, larger deck with table, chairs, chaise lounge, umbrella for adult hour at sunset...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn on the water side, large yard on the Madaket Rd. side...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 17 - June 4
May 17 - Jun 4, 2017
7 night min stay

June 25 - July 15
Jun 25 - Jul 15, 2017
7 night min stay

July 16 - July 29
Jul 16 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

July 30 - August 12
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

August 13 - 26
Aug 13 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

August 27 - October 31
Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/10/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nantucket (ACK)
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Steamship Authority or HyLine Cruises
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Madaket Millie's
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Sand Palace is on the western end of the island. Transportation is via your car, a bike path, or island shuttle bus.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: My husband and I call the house 'Sand Palace' named after a movie theatre in the British Virgin Islands. This is the kind of place children and grandchildren love. Lots to do, good location, water view.

Why the Owner Chose Madaket, Nantucket, MA, USA:
There's so much to do for all ages... we like biking and sunset watching from our deck, guests like to hike to the views from nearby open land, little kids like to catch turtles, bigger ones enjoy riding the shuttle bus or bike into town, and everyone loves the beaches. Being an island surrounded by beaches you can pretty much use any beach you can get to.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Water view, large yard for games, bike path to beach or town just across the street, shuttle to town ditto. Large unfinished basement with a ping pong table and card table available for the odd rainy day.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/10/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Bring your own family flag! Rabbits all over the place at twilight.

    Bring your own family flag! Rabbits all over the place at twilight.

  • Water view of Madaket Harbor

    Water view of Madaket Harbor

  • More spacious than pictures show

    More spacious than pictures show

  • Big enough for backyard games! Croquet is fun for all ages

    Big enough for backyard games! Croquet is fun for all ages

  • Living room - out of sight are the TV, computer/game table, wood burning stove

    Living room - out of sight are the TV, computer/game table, wood burning stove

  • Equipped and modern kitchen and inside dining area.

    Equipped and modern kitchen and inside dining area.

VRBO #67121

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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