The Scallop is a beautifully furnished 3-bedroom cottage on Smith Point, at the western tip of Nantucket. Smith Point is prized for its tranquility, easy access to the water and amazing sunsets. The cottage is located on Hither Creek, a salt water inlet. It is about 300 feet from a beautiful surf beach and about three blocks from the calm Madaket Harbor beach.
The living room has a beautiful ocean view and opens onto a second-story deck with the same great view. Outside, on ground level, overlooking Hither Creek, there is a patio with a teak table and chairs and a deck with outdoor chairs. The cottage also features a nice large flat lawn and an outdoor shower.
The cottage is within walking distance of a casual restaurant and convenience store and a stop for the shuttle bus to town.
Nantucket offers world-class dining, shopping, golf, fishing and outdoor adventures. For kids, the island offers great day camps, sports lessons and other activities. You will love it!
Keywords: House, Smith Point, beach, water views
My favorite place to stay. It has a wonderful beachy feel, colors are great, views are phenomenal. . . . I love Madaket and would not consider staying anywhere else.
We bought The Scallop in 2004, after selling a cottage in Surfside, on the south shore of the island. We have two young boys who love their visits to the cottage and the chance to explore the island.
We chose the location due to its wonderful access to beaches and boating opportunities, as well as lack of traffic (both car and air traffic). Crossing over the bridge to Smith Point is like taking a step back in time. We find it incredibly relaxing.
The cottage offers easy, quick access to both the surf beach and the harbor beach. You can go downtown and explore the shops and restaurants, or just stay out in our peaceful part of the island. Nantucket also offers a great network of bike trails and a great shuttle bus system, including a stop near the cottage.