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Best of Beach in Madaket-Book for a Great Spot in Nantucket!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A relaxing seaside vacation awaits you at Frankie Starlight, a cozy 3 bedroom cottage in Madaket!

Experience the best of the West end of Nantucket from this ideally located home. Beautiful Madaket beach is a 2 minute walk down the street, and an NRTA shuttle stop is around the corner. With serene water views over Hither Creek out to Nantucket Sound, this home rental is your perfect destination spring, summer, or fall! Away from at all, the boundless moonlit sky will amaze you at night.

Savor the famous Madaket sunset from an Adirondack chair on the back deck. At night, the calming sounds of waves crashing ashore will lull you to sleep. The kitchen opens into a cozy family room with a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for those cool Nantucket nights. There’s cable TV, DVD, and a stereo system for family enjoyment. The house has 2 spacious and sunny bedrooms featuring splendid water views. Attached to each bedroom is a private bath. There is a separate guest cottage with a Queen bed and private bathroom.

Additional amenities include wireless hi-speed internet, washer, dryer, parlor games, beach chairs. The backyard is equipped with four Adirondack chairs, a picnic table, and charcoal grill: perfect to enjoy a relaxed family dinner outside. A well-behaved pet is welcome, but no smoking, please, inside the house.

It's only a three minute walk to one of Nantucket's favorite restaruants, Madaket Millie's, offering ocean-view dining and serving some of the best food on the island. The take-out window is open late for Ice-cream and dinner, with outdoor dining. Right along side is the best little general store offering supplies, ice cream, wine and beer, ice and just about anything else you need to avoid a trip to the busy town.

Stop at the grocery store when you arrive, load up, and park your car in our driveway. Chances are you won't need to get in it until you leave!

Of all the locations on island, Madaket is known to have retained the old world feel perfect for a family that wants to relax, walk and ride bicycles to the country's best beaches and to simply be together.

Don't forget to take the beach cart, loaded with your picnic supplies and a bottle of wine, to the beach at the end of the day to watch the sunset into the water each night. The sky will be ablaze. You will see that other happy families arrive to do the same.

Quiet and simple, this cottage is a perfect home-base to explore the very best of one of the best Islands in the world.

Keywords: Beach House with Cottage!, Best island in the world, Best beach in Nantucket

More Details

Property Manager
Francis DiScala jr.
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

Why Francis DiScala jr. chose Smith Point

We had two homes on the island, one on Cliff Road and this house. We held them both so we could decide which we loved the most. After a family vote, Madaket remained. The population of Nantucket soars in the summer, something like from an off-season count of 10,000 swelling to over 60,000 in the season. In town becomes a disney world experience compounded with traffic and day trippers and shoppers. It's fun to be part of that for a day or two, but its the beach experience and quite that we wanted.

What makes this house unique

Our Madaket is the quintessential beach house close to both beach and bay, overlooking the gorgeous sunsets. We have a large family with little and big kids. We chose this house so that we would please every person in the house (not easy), and it does. The big kids head to the cottage and the little ones get the guest room across from the master bedroom in the main house. The guest room bed has two options: a california king or a twin bed set up. Kids that aren't old enough to drive can safely walk to the bus, which comes ever half hour, and ride to town for two bucks each way. They love the autonomy, and Nantucket is the safest inhabited island in America, probably in the world. The little kids love the yard and the deck, the kids beach, the ice cream and candy at what they call "down town" - the general store at Madaket Millie's. We all love the privacy of the location, the outdoor shower, the bikes, the beach cart and the sunsets. At night, the landscape transforms to a canopy of stars that fascinate the young and the old alike. We rest here and get closer to each other. And when we are close enough we can find places to be alone - a bike ride, a walk to the beach with the lab, or the front or back porch. It's not perfect, but the feeling we get while we are here is as good as it gets for us.


Smith Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not allow pets on furniture
  • Pets curb pets and avoid pets on the lawn
  • Please avoid sandy shoes in the house and wet bathing suits on furniture
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom. Option of a King Bed in the Guest Room., Queen size Beds (1) Detached Cottage features Queen Bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) Guest Room has 2 Twin Beds that can also be converted to a King Bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Had the most incredible time with my family and can't wait to go back next year! Thank you for keeping such a clean home.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2006
  • Stayed: June 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place and an incredible location!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner Is Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a little mix-up upon our arrival, but the owner went 150% (or more) out of his way to make sure that we were taken care of until it was resolved. That said, this cottage is everything that one could want for a perfect vacation. The rear deck provides a full sized chase lounge with plenty of room for an afternoon nap with my black lab! The beach is less than 5 minutes walk which we did everyday, twice a day. The beds are very comfortable as are the pillows. The linens are a good quality, very comfortable! Water pressure is also great. The kitchen is well equipped for any kind of cooking (includes a French press coffee/tea maker). It is just a perfect place for a perfect Nantucket vacation in all seasons. Thank you Frank for renting your home to us. We can't wait to come back next year and years to come.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nantucket Magic

  • 5 of 5

Frankie Starlight is quintessential Nantucket.

It offers a clean and relaxing atmosphere to take in all that this wonderful island has to offer. Wake up in the morning and hear the ocean roaring outside the window, grab a cup of coffee and a muffin at Millie's general store (a 1 minute walk) and sit on the deck and admire the views, or hop on one of the furnished bicycles and just take in the sights. If you love the beach, there are beautiful spots in every direction within five minutes by car, or just take a short stroll up to beautiful Madaket beach and settle in.

We've traveled to Nantucket for three years – this was by far the best yet, largely based on the location, the house, and everything that Madaket has to offer in terms of relaxation and old-school charm. If you want to spend some time on one of the best islands on earth, this cottage will afford you everything you need to do it with style and ease.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again. Glad you have fond memories and we hope you will be back. You took excellent care of the place and left it spotless.
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Excellent Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and it's location made our trip to Nantucket a memorable one. Between a five minute walk to the beach and a short bike ride (or bus ride) into town, I couldn't imagine staying at a more accessible location. The cottage is quaint and comfortable, boasting an incredible view off the back porch. Millies, a very good take-out and sit down restaurant & market, is only an arm's length away, making our lunch and dinners a breeze. Owner was friendly,helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norwalk, ct

Great time at a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Frankie's. The location is perfect, just a block from Madaket Beach. The sunsets are wonderful from the beach. Millie's is a great restaurant easily within walking distance!! The house was spotless and had everything we needed. ! The garage had bikes that we rode and explored the area with. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer than we did! Would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nantucket offers one of the finest golfing, and sailing experiences in the world. The Grey lady also offers unparalleled nature walks and hikes through conservation areas with scenic views of moors and cranberry bogs. The island boasts preserved historic architecture seen nowhere else in the U.S. and a wonderful collection of gourmet restaurants and fine shops. And of course, the soft sand of some of the nicest beaches in the United States! Over 100 miles of pristine sandy beaches, nearly all of which are accessible to the public! Additionally on-island, there are miles of paved bike paths, tennis courts, multiple yoga studios, a fitness center, whale watching tours, and historic tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125

Refunds for Cancellation: Our policy is to be understanding that situations outside of our control influence our plans. Equity dictates that a full refund will be provided if we are able to rent the time period reserved. Our experience has been, providing that we have enough time to open the time reserved, the house will rent and a cancellation refund in full will be provided. The house is very much in demand and for the last 10 years we have not had a single cancellation that could not be filled and all monies have been returned.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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