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Family Home in Historical Summer Colony

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Siasconset House Rental Photos and Description

- 4 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 7

This house was a featured exhibit in the Nantucket Historical Association's 'Sconset Village. Hedges protect a bright, remodeled, 19th Century barn with a front lawn, gardens, and southern exposure. It's just a 2-minute walk to the ocean beach. The village includes a post office, 3 excellent restaurants, a sandwich shop, a grocery, and a liquor store. It's only one mile to a 100-year-old, 9-hole golf course and eight miles to the whaling town, with museums, galleries, shops and superb restaurants. A bicycle suffices for daytime transport; a shuttle bus serves the town & villages. The home sleeps 7 and includes a full bath, two half-baths and an outdoor shower.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Robert Clawson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, I have SOME Spanish, not always on target.
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Betsyann and Bob,We loved your home and had a wonderful vacation week in Nantucket. My wife and my oldest son believe they heard your ghost on two occassions. I thought he was quiet! He woke them up with loud banging sounds. Fortunately I slept through it! I hope we have the opportunity to rent your lovely home again. Dan McLaughlin
Sep 2005
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Family Home in Historical Summer Colony
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful Stay at Srail

  • 5 of 5

For once a beach rental that actually looks better than the pictures. This house is adorable, clean, very well stocked, and well located. Quick walk to the store, the beach, restaurants, and the shuttle bus to town. They yard is private and perfect for a BBQ, and there's a great outdoor shower. Sconset of course is one of the most beautiful spots in the country and if and when I return, I will be sure to rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great vacation home in unbelievable location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our three kids had a great stay at SRAIL, a great vacation home in an unbelievable location right in the heart of Sconset. The location is perfect...walk to beach, steps to shops, restaurants, and bus to Nantucket town, near the bike path, etc. The house itself has great history and character, and is well kept up with everything we needed for our family vacation. Beautiful Sconset beach, complete with lifeguard, is a five minute walk away. Each day we came home to a hot outdoor shower, which was terrific! The yard is outstanding, especially given the in-town location. We grilled out almost every night and then walked to get ice cream. Overall, we had a very relaxing vacation and were very happy with our choice of where to stay. Betsyann and Bob are very responsive and nice people! We highly recommend SRAIL.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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A relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful week staying at Srail. Bob and Betsy are very easy to work with and their house is very comfortable. Plus it is well stocked with all the necessitaties which is great! The outside area is nice and private. Perfect for young kids to safely run around while the adults relax. Love the Friday to Friday rental too! Much easier for traveling and ferry.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Summer in Sconset

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time during our stay at SRAIL, the house had everything we needed and is perfectly located.

The beach is barely 100 yards away, there's access to the private tennis club across the street from 1-3 daily and the house has a great front yard ideal for barbecuing. The grocery and liquor store are just down the street, there's a public golf course less than a mile away and the Sankaty lighthouse is a short walk by the beach.

Highly recommend a stay at SRAIL!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Sconset Rental

  • 5 of 5

Dear Betsyann and Bob,

Our two week Nantucket stay was delightful! We arrived to find a clean, well organized home, just as it had been described. We loved being in town and the proximity to the beach. The outdoor shower was a great treat for all. Thanks for your assistance and good cheer.

Pat and Joe

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Perfection in Sconset

  • 5 of 5

Dear Betsyann and Bob,

We had such a great time on Nantucket and being back at your house.

It was all as we remembered it—comfortable, charming and in the perfect location. It felt wonderful to get back in the routine of walking to the Sconset Market in the morning for blueberry muffins and the paper and then relaxing in the yard. Thanks for the new restaurant suggestions, too. We especially loved Millie's for sunset cocktails. We hope to be back next year!


  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nantucket International
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nantucket Steamship Wharf
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sconset Golf, daily fee
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

The Atlantic Ocean beach is the key entertainment on this beautiful island, but its history is also extraordinary, it having been a major whaling port in the 19th Century. Many homes and business buildings date to that era. It's also an artists' colony and a splendid place to sail and fish. It's got many tennis courts, two public golf courses, and miles of cycling trails. Just walking in the village and breathing the ocean air can suffice.

Other Activities: museums (whaling), library (ship's logs), sky observatory, bird watching, shell-fishing.

It has splendid restaurants featuring, of course, sea food and fine wines.


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We rent Friday through Thursday nights, departure 10:00am Friday. This makes it easier to book your car on the ferry.

By personal checks: Deposit upon signing of lease; installments arranged and stated in lease. Maximum 3 installments @ one third of total per installment. Installment option depends upon date of booking. Early bookings receive three-installments option. Later bookings receive two-installments option or payment in full. Early bookings receive previous year's rate.

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Siasconset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , w/sink
    Outdoor -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , w/sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , w/sink
  • There are three bathroom toilets and sinks, one indoor tub and shower, and one outdoor shower. The large hot water heater allows for a rush of pre-dinner ablutions.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , In Loft
    Downstairs Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Set of twin beds
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Built-in desk space
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Small single
  • Excellent mattresses and fans in each room for windless days. You can hear the ocean most nights!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Also enjoy: antique furniture, eclectic library, interesting history or lore in a marked binder. The house, Srail, was previously a club where locals and visitors told tall tales. It was famous as such and is (or was) a featured exhibit at the Nantucket Historical Society. If the exhibit is still up, it's worth the trip to town to enjoy not only the history of 'Sconset, but also the history of this house itself, including members of the club and their antics.

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