Discover a selection of 57 vacation rentals in Madaket, Nantucket that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $300 per night, and houses and bungalows are popular options for a stay in Madaket. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Get away from it all in Madaket

Located just off Nantucket's unspoiled southwest coast, the fishing and farming community of Madaket is an alluring option for vacationers in search of a tranquil New England getaway. This small but perfectly formed village boasts a charmingly old-school general store, a much-loved independent restaurant serving hearty home-cooked fare and direct access to an expansive beach, which happens to be one of the best spots on the island for marveling at spectacular summer sunsets. Madaket vacation rentals range from beautifully renovated fisherman's cottages to modern family-size summer houses, so you're bound to find something that's just right for you.

Things to do

Immersive local history lessons around Madaket

Within easy reach of your Madaket vacation rental you'll find an array of attractions to captivate the whole family. If you're hankering to learn about the island's seafaring history, make a beeline for the Nantucket Whaling Museum. Housed in a restored 19th-century candle factory, its enthralling exhibits include the complete skeleton of a 46-foot sperm whale, and a presentation about the ill-fated Essex whaleship, which inspired the classic novel Moby Dick. The Jethro Coffin House is another must see. Built in 1686 and restored in the 1920s, this National Historic Landmark is the only surviving building from the island's initial English settlement.


Get the adrenalin flowing in Madaket

Many visitors to Madaket are perfectly content to while away their days lounging around on soft, white sands, taking aimless strolls along the oceanfront and feasting on freshly caught local seafood. But those of a more active disposition are equally well catered for. Nantucket is a joy to explore by bicycle, with over 30 miles of pristine bike paths to race along. The island's crashing waves are a dream for surfers, with long-established surf schools offering expert tuition for all ages and abilities. Or perhaps you'd rather try your hand at adrenalin-pumping pursuits like wakeboarding, kitesurfing or parasailing.


Sunny summer days in Madaket

Nantucket is at its loveliest between June and August, when days are long and the weather is generally warm and sunny. Naturally, Madaket vacation rentals are in high demand during peak season, so be sure to book well in advance if you're planning a high summer getaway. May and September are also great months to visit, with agreeably mild weather and fewer out-of-towners competing for a spot on the beach. Winters, by contrast, usually bring sub-zero temperatures and a little snow.

Natural features

Animal encounters in Madaket

Madaket and its surrounding waters are home to all manner of mesmerizing creatures. For an unforgettable family day out, join a boat trip in search of local marine life. The star attractions are the magnificent finback, humpback and minke whales, but you might catch sight of sleek dolphins, stately sea turtles or impossibly cute seals over the course of your voyage. Nantucket is also a haven for birdwatchers, with 100s of species making their home here, including brilliant-white snowy egrets, majestic osprey and stealthy Cooper's hawks.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Madaket

Fly into Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial), the closest airport, located 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), which is 23.3 mi (37.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Madaket?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Madaket:

  • "Exceptional - Waterfront Home" is popular with guests. Around 25 miles from Madaket, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of useful amenities, including water sports equipment and a garden.
  • Another great choice is "Luxurious Estate Includes - Tennis Court", which is around 30 miles from Madaket. With 6 bedrooms, a microwave oven and a boat, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Madaket vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Madaket?

You need only take a peek inside Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Madaket to recognize that awesome things really do come in tiny packages. Expertly designed to make use of every inch of space, these pint-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Marion Village's Very Best Cottage - Tiny Home Living Close To The Town Beach". Amenities at this getaway in Marion Center include a nearby hospital, a boat and more.
  • "Stay In A Tiny House 0. 4mi To Beach Village Restaurants Pet Friendly 2 Bikes" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as WiFi and a nearby laundromat. Located in Dennis Port, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Madaket?

You sure can! From simple retreats to lavish escapes, we've got a wide range of log cabins to rent in or around Madaket. If you're the adventurous type, you'll love these options:

  • "Spacious Wellfleet Tree Top Log Cabin Great For Families And Reunions": Enjoy a week or so resting and relaxing at this awesome cabin nestled in nature. When you've recharged, enjoy golf or sailing, which are some of the fun activities in this area.
  • "Rustic Cozy Log Cabin": After a fun day of trying out some local activities, such as cross-country skiing and kayaking, put your feet up at this top-rated property.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Madaket?

Forget about those household chores — weekends were made for fun. Settle into one of these weekend getaways in and around Madaket and make the most of all the terrific things to do nearby:

  • Located 30 miles to the northeast of the center of Madaket, "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered" is a favorite among adventurous types and nature lovers. Find your way to nearby outdoor attractions, including Salt Pond Visitor Center and Head of the Meadow Beach. If it's activities you're interested in, try kayaking or surfing and boogie boarding.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Chatham Seaside Cottage - Oceanfront Beach Cottage". About 30 miles north of Madaket, activities around here include horse riding and parasailing. Rather go sightseeing? Make a beeline for Ellisville Harbor State Park and Skaket Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Madaket?

Generally small, affordable and well located, it's difficult not to be charmed by a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these options and get acquainted with Madaket up close:

  • Make "Luxurious Harbor View “eliza” Cottage Next To White Elephant" your home for a few days or more. This fantastic vacation rental features amenities including a nearby marina and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Cape Cod/oceanfront On Nantucket Sound W" is another appealing choice. Get cozy and take advantage of a nearby marina, golf and more.

There are plenty of highlights around Madaket to add to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture by visiting Lyric Stage Company of Boston and Theater III.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Madaket?

Just because you only have one or two days to spare doesn't mean you need to spend it in a soulless hotel. Head off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Madaket:

  • Close to the center of Madaket, "Located Steps Away To Main Street And. 7 Miles From Surf Drive Beach" is perfect for a whirlwind break. While you're around, make sure you get to leading sights like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
  • "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered" is another enticing option. Don't forget to add Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center to your itinerary when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Madaket?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Madaket that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some soothing music and slow dance the nights away at "Exceptional - Waterfront Home". Around 25 miles from Madaket, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including beauty services and a nearby bay.
  • "Located Steps Away To Main Street And. 7 Miles From Surf Drive Beach" is another terrific option that'll impress. It's about 30 miles from Madaket and comes with a fireplace and a sauna.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Madaket?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to a truly unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in and around Madaket:

  • Style, charm and character — "East Wing Of Captain's Mansion" has it all, and then some. Around 19 miles northwest of Madaket and offering a fireplace and golf, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch and spend a week at "Luxurious Captain's Mansion - Waterfront". It's situated 19 miles to the northwest of Madaket and comes with beauty services, a fireplace and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Madaket?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Madaket and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • A range of amenities including a water view and a fireplace make "Water View - Walk Town/beach, Pets Considered" a group favorite. This sizable property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From Madaket's center, it's around 30 miles away to the northeast.
  • Nothing's more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Ready For A Great Summer Of ‘22" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 2 miles to the east of Madaket, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 8 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a garden are among the many amenities you'll have at hand.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Madaket?

From games of sharks and minnows to refreshing morning dips, a pool promises hours of fun for both adults and kids. Earn brownie points with family or friends by renting a house with a place to swim in or near Madaket:

  • First on our list of cool pool escapes is "New House, Steps To Beaches, Main St". Traveling families will feel at home here, with amenities like a garden and outdoor furniture also at hand.
  • Alternatively, stay at "Hóll Adventure House - Perfect For Groups" and spend lazy days poolside. A separate dining area and a dishwasher are other things your crew will love about this property.