This is our new, large, fully air-conditioned 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath upscale home located in a quiet, child safe development 3 blocks from town. It has a gourmet kitchen with upscale appliances easily serving 10 people in the adjacent dining room with fireplace, which opens onto a private deck with seating and outdoor grills. There are custom oak hardwood floors throughout with area rugs. The first floor living/family room has a fireplace and an entertainment center with a 50' Plasma HDTV, digital cable and wireless broadband. There is both a first floor master suite, which opens onto the deck, and a second floor master suite, each with Jacuzzis. The second floor queen bedroom has its own deck and shares a full bathroom with the second floor twin bedroom. The finished third floor has a twin bedroom with an adjacent entertainment room and full bathroom great for children or an au pair. The house is one block from the bike paths and an easy drive to any of the island's excellent beaches
We just got back from a week at this house. We were 7 adults and 2 toddlers. The house was a great size for all of us. It was well stocked and comfortable. You can tell this is a real home and not just a rental unit. The house has a great back yard with a hammock and a large weber grill. Its fully stocked with beach equipment (towels, chairs, umbrellas and toys). It has a large TV with full cable (a real treat for us mothers of toddlers) and DVDs. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and fully intend to stay here again!
It was about a 10 minute walk from the center of town with strollers and was quite comfortable, which was really nice since parking in town can be a challenge. Its a short drive to Jetties beach and a short drive to the island Stop and Shop.
We rented this house last summer and couldn't have been happier. We've rented several past summers and always found the homes to be poorly equipped and, generally, in mediocre shape. Not the case with "Tea Time". It's pretty clear the owners take great pride! We had ample room, there were plenty of clean, comfortable linens and imagine our surprise when we decided to cook in and entertain friends and found just about anything one might want in a kitchen to prepare foods. They even stocked toilet paper and laundry detergent - a very nice touch. Electronic toys were great as well; 50" plasma TV with Digital cable and a good supply of DVDs; it took all of my reserve to avoid signing on to my email with the wireless broadband in the house.
The location was key. While it was just a short 2 1/2 block walk into Town it was towards the end of a fairly private community of beautiful homes so we were away from any of the louder parties nearby and our children could sleep comfortably. Most say you don't need A/C but our family is accustomed to it and I can't imagine how hot the house would have been without it; it was hot that week which made the beach going wonderful.
For afternoon recreation we were one block from the protected Madaket bike path which was great for my 12 y/o to pursue on her own and comfortable for my 4 y/o on training wheels - I even got a great jog in each morning.
In summary, great house, nice landlord (they were readily available for questions), special location and we had a fabulous time. Highly Recommended - in fact we're thinking about 2 weeks next year!
Choose from any of Nantucket's beautiful beaches, each with its own style and flair. Bicycle or roller blade along the nearby bike paths to the beaches or out to Sconset. Plan the sunset at Madaket beach or, if you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, drive out to Smith's Point for a secluded moment. Charter a fishing excursion or perhaps just a sightseeing trip. Dine out at any of the island's excellent restaurants or just walk into town for theatre, shopping, crafts and history.