A Wonderful Summer Week in Nantucket
My girlfriend and I, plus another couple, stayed at this property in the late summer of 2010 for about a week. The home and its location made for an absolutely great week. Our days generally consisted of a group prepared breakfast in the eat-in kitchen; followed by a 2 minute walk to the beach for swimming, sun soaking and eventual lunch; an afternoon bike excursion to explore and pick up what we wanted for the day's dinner; a late afternoon cocktail on the front patio; and an evening of talking, cards, and games.
The house is as described and pictured. The bedrooms and living areas are both comfortable and decorated with items from what looks like a long history on the island. There are two separate bathrooms, plus an outdoor shower that adds charm to the summer experience.
As mentioned, there is a full kitchen which allowed us to prepare fresh fish bought from the local seafood shops. This house was also the location of my first lobster boil. We also used the gas grill for several meals.
For our bike excursions, we rented bikes from a place just down the road. With them, we were able to pick up fresh pies (which we creatively tied to the back of our bikes), the fresh seafood, and other groceries. They also allowed us to ride "downtown" to Nantucket's main shopping and dining area.
The highlight of everything was definitely the beach access. You can see the beach from the house and your feet are only a matter of steps from the beach's sand. We found that the particular location was directly in between two more popular beach entrances, which meant our beach plot was free of cars and shared by only a handful of others. If you want a busier section of the beach, you can just walk down the shore for about 5 minutes. (Final tip--take a flashlight and walk out to the beach at night. The sound of the tide and the stars are really nice.)
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: The reviewer captures perfectly the feeling of the cottage and of the vacation delights it offers. The grill is old fashioned charcoal, however, not gas.
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