Tom Nevers House Rental Rates
- $2700 per week June, $2800/week July, $2800 per week in August, other dates negotiable.
- Fall 2010: Sept 11 - Oct 30, 2,200/wk.
Miamoor sits on one of the high points of the island near Siasconset for commanding views of the surrounding moors, ocean and Sankaty Head Lighthouse, from the second story, and even more panoramic views on the Widows Walk. From there you can see the ocean near Siasconset and around the entire eastern curve of the island. Tom Nevers beach is only about a mile away - an easy walk or bike ride. Far enough away from the crowds in Nantucket Town for amazing peace and quiet, and yet an easy bike ride will get you there when you want to go shopping. An even shorter bike ride takes you into beautiful, historic Siasconset, the second largest town on the island.
The quality of air, sunlight and quiet makes for hours of wholesome relaxation on the deck. Take an outdoor shower in the midday sun. The sunsets and stars, especially from the widow's walk, are incredible. Night life, shopping, and museums are a short drive, shuttle or bike ride away. The island offers quite a show on July 4th!
Quiet and Relaxing: This property is part of the nicest development in Tome Nevers: Tom Nevers East. The houses are all very nice by Nantucket standards and the residents and development association keep everything clean, the roads in good shape and respect the privacy of others. It is usually so quiet you might think you are the only inhabitants on the island. That means you can appreciate the activity of wildlife, the sounds of the wind and surf, the gentle tinkling of the wind chimes. The sun, wind and wildlife dominate as you sit out on the deck. For more dramatic views that include the ocean and Sankaty lighthouse. you can go out on the widow's walk -a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine at dusk.
You will find that time slows considerably around the cottage. You will find it immensely restorative to fall easily into a nap.
Plenty to Do: When you are ready to get active, take our bikes out for a ride to Nantucket Town or Siasconset or around the bike trails that encircle the entire island. Go surf fishing off the near shore, swim, play on the beach. If you like kites you will love Nantucket! Go to any shore and launch even the biggest, fanciest kites on just about any day. Play golf at the local public course in Sisaconset. Play tennis on the Tom Nevers East courts just down the road from us -the court key is under the phone in the kitchen.
The best place for all sorts of shopping is Nantucket Town. THere are a number of great museums in town, too. The old architecture there is like one giant museum, just stroll around town. Nantucket allows no traffic lights, neon signs or billboards. You will feel like you walked back in time! There is even an observatory in town with public lectures. Or you can take oour telescope out on the widows walk and do your own exploring.
My name is Don Bursch and I am the trustee of our family owned property we four siblings inherited in 2003. I am a physical therapist and avid woodworker and basketmaker living n Nashville, married to Gail with 2 daughters who love the island. Nancy, in Dallas with husband Claude and one daughter, loves to decorate and improve the cottage. Dan, in California with 4 children, is an ex NASA astronaut who spent over 6 months on the international space station and made miniature Nantucket baskets while floating in zero gravity (now in display at the airport). Jon, in South Carolina with wife Brenda and 2 children, is a physical therapist and the original cheerleader/advocate for rebuilding on Nantucket (see below). Both Jon and I spent a few years painting houses on the island during our college years.
Don Bursch purchased this house in 1979
My greatgrandparents, Albert and Emma Davis, bought the historic 'Sconset property, Casa Marina, in 1902. Their daughter, Mary, had fallen off a horse on their farm in Great Barrington, MA and needed a place to convalesce. Ever since then my family has been on the island. Regrettably, we sold Casa Marina in 1973 because my father and his brother were inheriting it, needed money at the time for our college educations, and they could not agree on sharing the workload. A few years later my father, Dudley, deeply regretted not having a place on the island so decided to build Miamoor, our current Nantucket cottage, in the more peaceful, less touristy area of Tom Nevers. My mother, Betsy, named the cottage: a spanish sounding name, like Casa Marina (a nod to the past), which sounds like 'my love' in spanish, with a spelling that invokes the moor oaks of the surrounding countryside. After they retired they lived for 6+ months at Miamoor every year (during the warm months, of course!) They loved their island home and we had some great family reunions here! The next generation (myself, sister Nancy, and brothers Jon and Dan) inherited the cottage in 2003 and have made it available for summer rentals ever since. We like to come in May-June or Sept-October and some or all of us make the pilgrimage every year in spite of living in California, Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina.
So Miamoor has a lot of family history and love put into it. We just did some major improvements, too, in 2014. We hope you will find the peace, charm and simplicity as alluring as we do, year after year.
Miamoor is our home away from home, so many of the furnishings and decor are unique and not just plain rental vanilla. We are at or near one of the highest points on the island, so we can see Sankaty lighthouse, the ocean and much of the southeast end of the island from our widows walk and second floor bedrooms. We have an outside shower that is delightful. Our recreational shed is filled with bikes, beach equipment, rackets and other useful items. We are a quick bike ride from SIasconset, the most beautiful town on the island. Tom Nevers beach can be easily reached by foot or on a bike.
Go surf casting for Bluefish at the near shore, or just have a picnic or fly kites in the steady ocean breezes. Miamoor is part of the Tom Never East community, with paved but quiet private roads, limited access points, a great variety of well-maintained and lovely homes, and tennis courts for the exclusive use of residents and their guests.
Other Activities: great kite flynig, shopping, museums
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