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Oceanfront on Surfside Beach, a true beach cottage, quintessential Nantucket

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6 max., 1st floor master bedroom

Come and enjoy a truely quintessential Nantucket vacation. 'Escape Hatch', our oceanfront 'cottage of yesteryear' has been a family treasure for 75 years. The southern exposure combined with the 180 degree unobstructed panoramic view of dunes & ocean is truely tonic for the year. Let the sounds of the surf wash your troubles away. Meticulously maintained but with modern conveniences, this 1920's 'Beach Cottage' will transport you back to old Nantucket.

The 'studio finish' cottage consists of 1st floor living room with fireplace, cathedral ceiling and view of ocean. Formal dining room with seating for 6-8. Oceanfront enclosed sun porch with fabulous view. Working kitchen with ample counter space. Master bedroom with full bed, ocean view & private bath with shower over tub. Laundry area with full size W & D and ample linens. Plus hall bath with shower over tub.

Off the second floor balcony, overlooking the living room, are two bedrooms each with two twin bed.

A red brick walkway leads from the street through a white picket fence with arbor to the irrigated lawn with assorted flower beds with lily of the valley, daffidils, blue hydrangeas, black eyed susans, scotch broom, and pink roses on trellis. The ocean side of the cottage has a ground level deck with teak table and chairs plus a red brick patio with BBQ and outside shower. Follow the private boardwalk path from the yard through the dunes to the beach 800' in front. No need to get in your car and drive to the beach! Lifeguards are only 500' up the beach. Seasonal shuttle bus and bike path to town are only a three minute walk away, with the heart of town only 2.5 miles away by; car, bus, taxi, bike or foot. ENJOY!!!

We have beach chairs & beach towels, local phone service, TV / DVD, A/C units and Wi-Fi.

Sorry but absolutely no pets and no smoking. We sleep six max. Weekly rentals only, Saturday to Saturday, June through October. For quickest response please call cell # 215-439-7165 (EST). See link to our private web site at very bottom of this page.

More Details

James Mullen
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Nantucket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental Agreement/Lease to be signed by tenant within 10 days of booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Mater Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom # 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom # 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
1 full, 4 twin beds. Sorry no sofa beds. Outside 'after swim' shower, fabulous sunsets.


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Oceanfront on Surfside Beach, a true beach cottage, quintessential Nantucket
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

An authentic Nantucket beach cottage- perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect- this great house is the backdrop for what ranks as one of the most beautiful views in the world. While simply furnished, the home was impeccably cleaned and appointed- with the bonus that various cleaning supplies were available, making the transition to vacation mode very easy. The owner is thorough and extremely helpful. We biked to town daily (a moderate ride yet a very pleasant way to get around). The beach itself is stunning- an easy 1-2 minute walk across simple board pathway. We appreciated that the owner has retained the old school Nantucket character - it felt a bit like a step back in time- in all the right ways.... we cannot thank James enough for his hospitality and accommodation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is our favorite rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed on Nantucket many times, and this year's rental is definitely our favorite.

We loved eating our meals on the large oceanfront deck, enjoying the ocean views, and having direct access to the beach from our own beach path.

The house has the charm of a Victorian cottage plus all of the modern conveniences and supplies that we needed for a great vacation.

The owner was was available and helpful when needed, and the cottage was clean and well cared-for.

Also, it is so close to the Surfside bike path and bus route that we won't bring our car next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Escape Hatch cottage is truely 'on the beach' it is not across the street or down the road from the beach. Walk on private boardwalk through the dunes to the ocean 800' in front of cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

$2,750.-$3,800./week June
$5,200./week July
$5,400./week August
$2,600.-$4,400./week September

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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