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Madaket Waterfront: On the Beach with Endless Views and Breathtaking Sunsets

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms & Loft,Sleeps 6; 2 Baths , A/C, WI-FI; HDTV; No Pets/Smoking

Location is everything and 'Views to Sea' has a truly unique spot on Nantucket. If you long to unwind and get away from it all, travel to the quieter, western end of the island known as Madaket. Our home sits beachfront on Madaket Harbor with views of Smith Point, Tuckernuck Island, Eel Point and on a clear day, Muskeget Island. The water is calm and perfect for those traveling with young children. Facing west, we are famous for our sunsets. After sunset, the views continue when you look to the sky. Being away from Town's lights, you will experience some of the best stargazing you have ever seen. Shooting stars are frequent and early August is highlighted by the Perseids Meteor showers. Day or night, our home offers views not to be missed.

Our air conditioned home has two floors. The 1st floor has an open concept with kitchen, dining and living areas all flowing into one another. There are two bedrooms on the main level, one with a queen and the other, 2 twins. There is a full bath with tub and shower. Outside, find another enclosed shower which is a great experience if you've never had one! There is a large deck with wrap around bench seating as well as two Adirondack chairs. A dining table for six completes the lower deck. Enjoy beautiful, waterfront dining by just stepping outside.

Upstairs, the loft has its own private deck with great harbor views. There is a table for dining that can accommodate up to four people. Views and sunset are included. A twin daybed with pullout trundle bed can accomodate two people. There is a second bathroom with an oversized tile shower and rainshower fixtures for a spa like experience.

The upstairs family room with deck is the highlight of the house and a great place to end your day after exploring Nantucket. Relax on the deck with a refreshing beverage from the wet bar, enjoy the panoramic views, or watch a movie on the HDTV.

Seasonal Bus Service: Beginning May 22, 2016, there is a bus service that stops five minutes from the house that takes you into Nantucket Town. We find it to be a great service and very convenient. From May 22-June 19 2016, it departs every 60 minutes on the half hour from Madaket. From June 20-Sept 15 2016, it goes to town every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour. For those with teens that do not drive yet, it affords them the independence to go into Town on their own (our two children loved that). Visits for more info.

Fall into Nantucket

Don't overlook the months of September and October. Indian summer days and fewer crowds make these two months some of the best on the island. Fall restaurant week is in September and is a great time to try something new or visit some of your favorites. Cranberry Festival is in early October and is a wonderful event. The crimson bogs are a sight to behold and is a must see at least once on your travels to Nantucket.

Thank you for your interest in our home. I update the website and my calendar daily, so if a date shows available or unavailable, it should be accurate.

More Details

Kathy or Dave
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Madaket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Oversized Tiled Stall Shower
    Other - outdoor shower , Great for an after beach rinse or regular shower.
  • Bath and Beach Towels provided. Bath Soap, Hand Soap, Toilet Paper, and Tissues provided. The upstairs bath has a beautiful oversized tile shower with a Corian bench done in colors of sand, sea, and sky. There is a rain show head as well as a hand held shower that give you a spa-like experience. For chilly nights, the tiled floor is heated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , daybed with pullout trundle and private deck
  • Linens, pillows, and blankets provided. All bedrooms have fans.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen has gas cook top and convection oven. Basic spices, salt & pepper, paper towels and napkins provided. Keurig coffeemaker available by upstairs wet bar...bring your favorite K cups!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Madaket Waterfront: On the Beach with Endless Views and Breathtaking Sunsets
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What a special place! The home was beautiful with everything you need! Beach was steps away with amazing views! Sunset is gorgeous!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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My happy place

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to find your happy place - this is it! From starting your day with a cup of coffee on the deck with a view of the ocean.. and ending it with a beautiful sunset at madaket beach just minutes down the road. I have been going to Nantucket for years and its the best! This house is in a great location too. It's away from town but I was able to hop on the bus right at the end of the street to get there easily ! If you're looking for a relaxing place to stay I would highly recommend this! I'll definitely be coming back :-)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Starting your day with the water views and ending with the sun setting at Madaket Beach (or right in front of the house!), does indeed, make for one's happy place. Town is close enough to enjoy all that it offers, but the escape to Madaket and our home on the water...well, it's as good as it gets...and my happy place, too! 😎
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Thank You

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? I write this review with mixed emotions. Not because our stay was less than stellar, but because we don't want more competition for renting this home again. If you have a chance to rent this home, do yourself a favor and don't blink. It is amazing. Every detail in the home is impressive, the location is impressive, and to top it off, the owners are impressive. They genuinely care that their renters are happy. This was our 3rd trip to Nantucket and it is now an annual tradition. While we have thoroughly enjoyed each trip, this year was the best. A big huge THANK YOU to Kathy and Dave for the use of their home.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Nantucket for years but this is our first week in Madaket. The house is absolutely charming and the photos do not do it justice! The interior is perfect, the downstairs bedrooms are nice and clean and there is a family room/kitchen area with access to the deck. The upper level was such a nice surprise, there is actually a day bed with another bed beneath, basically a 3rd bedroom. Off of this room and the large spacious Play room are two fabulous little decks. The view from these decks are outstanding. The back yard is very large and there is a path that leads you to your private little beach with two chairs. We spend every night there watching the sunsets. Couples with small children would love the calm shallow waters here in the harbor for the kids to play. Even down to the clothes line to dry the towels after a long day at the beach...a perfect vacation home. Thanks so much!! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left our vacation was perfect. From the welcome gift for us and our son to every imaginable item you could need on vacation, they thought of it all. This home was so lovely and in pristine, clean condition. The listing description was spot on accurate but the pictures do not do it justice. We wanted for nothing during our stay.

Kathy and Dave were wonderful in answering all of our questions leading up to and during vacation. They were very accommodating and responsive.

Madaket is simply breathtaking. From the beaches to harbor to the magnificent sunsets, you could not ask for a better spot to take a family vacation. We took our very young son with us and it was very family friendly. The beach behind the house had no waves which was perfect for wading into the water for him. We sat on the beach and played for hours.

The location of the house was perfect, a quick drive to downtown, but very secluded and private and relaxing.

We will most definitely be back again, Kathy and Dave truly have a piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nantucket is such a wonderful place to visit and explore. I'm so glad you enjoyed your first visit to the Island and that our home had everything you needed for your stay. I try very hard to make sure our guests have all they need for a memorable stay. It sounds like I succeeded. Dave and I hope to see you back sometime in the future. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our home In Madaket. It truly is a "piece of paradise" on this beautiful island.
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Peace and quiet on the water

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location away from the crowds in town. For a relaxing beach vacation, this house can't be beat. Sunsets were unforgettable. My whole family absolutely loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nantucket Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Steamship Authority
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Miacomet Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Nantucket Island-Located 30 miles SW of Cape Cod. Once a whaling port, the island is rich in history and has been named a National Historic District. Visit the Whaling Museum & the Lifesaving Museum for a glimpse into the past.

40% of the island is protected conservation land. Walk, hike, bird, and bike the many trails. A network of bike paths throughout the island lets you see things at a leisurely pace.

The beaches are beautiful. Visit the north side for the calm waters of Nantucket Sound and the south side for the surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Surfing, kayaking, sailing, & charter fishing are all available.

Town has restaurants, galleries and shopping to suit all tastes. 7 miles from town, visit Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Vineyard, and Triple 8 Distillery for tastings and tours. For the golfer, Miacomet Golf Course is open to the public.

In all seasons, Nantucket is a beautiful place!


Rates & Availability

Madaket Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring/ Early Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

2017 Rental Rates

May 13, 2017-June 23, 2017...$3500/week or $500/night with 3 night minimum
June 24, 2017-September 8, 2017...$4600/ week
September 9, 2017-October 28, 2017...$3500/week or $500/night with 3 night minimum

Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of signed lease and initial deposit.

Check-in Saturday after 3:00 pm; Check-out Saturday by 10:00 am

**For Peak Summer Rentals, we recommend booking as early as possible. We typically sell out by February for July and August**

To hold your reservation, we require a 50% deposit made payable by personal check. Final payment is due 30 days prior to rental week. A $500 refundable security deposit is due with the final payment.
Early Spring & Late Fall, we offer stays of less than 1 week. There is a 3 night minimum stay at a rate of $500/night. A cleaning fee of $150 will be added to rentals of less than one week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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