Love, love, LOVE this exquisite Nantucket cottage. I’ve stayed there for four consecutive years and it is a magical place. First off, Valerie, the warm and welcoming owner, takes so much great pride in the cozy, historic cottage and keeps it tended with care. She lives across the yard in the main house but is never intrusive, yet accommodating if you have a question or if she can meet a special need. The cottage is always immaculate when I arrive and the beds are so, so comfortable. Just picture returning from a beautiful day at the beach, refreshing with a rinse in the private outdoor shower, relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine or cocktail, and then firing up the gas grill for a delectable dinner. You can travel light because Valerie has provided every amenity you need for an incredible Nantucket getaway, including WiFi, cable TV, stereo, linens and towels, toiletries, beach chairs and beach towels, plenty of fans, iron and ironing board (which I never use :), washer/dryer in the basement, outdoor dining area, and so much more. The neighborhood is quiet with great streets for walking or jogging if you’re so inclined. It’s only a 10-minute drive to town and five minutes to Sconset. The island has extensive bike paths and a good public bus system to get all over the island but you may want a car if you really want to explore and experience all that Nantucket has to offer. Be sure to book early because so many people love this cottage and, like me, return year after year.