A short walk or bike to the beach (10 - 15 minutes at a leisurely pace... you want to be leisurely on your vacation!), we offer privacy and seclusion, facing South toward the breezes and the sound of the surf. Although true to Colonial architectural detail on the outside, the downstairs has an open plan, centering on a wall of glass that opens out onto a porch and steps down onto a brick terrace. The two bedrooms upstairs each have a skylight through which to hear the waves and watch the stars. The cottage has recently been repainted and the floors refinished and we built the most fabu outdoor shower ever!
The owners live on the property, in the adjacent Garage apt. The properties are totally separate = orientation,parking, outdoor living spaces etc... enhanced with fenced screening and lush natural plantings.
Nantucket, a preserved historic town: Nantucket was once the center for whaling in all the world. Hence the fortunes the Ship Captains amassed allowed them to build a beautiful town centered around the harbor and wharves. That town and its buildings remain intact today as they were then thanks to The Historic District Commission. What a beautiful and thriving village... a walk back in time along cobblestone streets.
Nantucket also has a shuttle bus system for travelers and locals alike. The Town shuttle (which runs until 11pm) stop is 1 mile, a fifteen minute walk, from the house... all along the bike path except for the last few hundred yards. The Surfside Beach shuttle is only a few hundred yards from the house, but only runs until 6pm. And you can bike to the shuttle stop if you want to shuttle and bike at other parts of the island...and if you get tired, the bus will bring you and your bike home!
Surfside: Surfside gets its name from the waves and wide beaches along the South shore, perfect for fishing, swimming and sunning. Our house is but a short walk or bike from the beach. There is a pavilion there with showers and restrooms if you desire, and Life Guards are present, as the surf can be big. IF you are adventurous, you can stroll down the beach to a more remote area or even (1/2 mi. down the beach and around toward the west) a nude beach!
Biking: Nantucket has created a wonderful bike path system that one may ride in safety. The Surfside bikepath is only 200 yards from the house and takes one either to the beach, to town, or connects to the Siasconset and Polpis bike paths for trips around the island. Great for strollers, bikes, horses, walking, dogs... anything that is unmotorized. Wide and well maintained.
Let me introduce you to my family. I am Patty. I married Mike in 1990 after meeting here on the island. We bought our land in 1991 and Mike designed and built Dalliance for us the following year.
We fell in love with the property the moment we saw it. The location is so perfect - close to the beach, to town, to mid island shopping and to the bike path, yet tucked away on the culdesac and totally private.
One of the unique benefits of our home is that it is near to everything but secluded at the same time. The house is perfectly oriented North/ South, with the outdoor living space to the sunny, breezy south shore. There are lush natural plantings all around it, and no one can see you from the back yard. You can hear the waves pounding and Fiera whinney for breakfast and the faraway summer sound of voices of children playing wafting on the breeze.