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

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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6; 2 Baths , A/C, WI-FI; Smart TV; 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/ bedroom 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 Smart TV.

Seasonal Bus Service: Beginning May 22, 2017, 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 18 2017, it departs every 60 minutes on the half hour from Madaket. From June 19-Sept 4 2017, 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). Sept 5-10 2017, service returns to once an hour. Visit 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. Please take the time to read our many reviews. We have families who have been staying with us for 3, 5, and yes, 10 years. Visit our home once, and you too, may become a regular. "Views to Sea" gives you the experience you are hoping to find when you come to the beautiful island of Nantucket.

I update the website and my calendar daily, so if a date shows available or unavailable, it should be accurate. Please note that our preferred payment is E Check. We do not accept credit cards.

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Madaket Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A signed rental agreement is required with the initial deposit.
  • Payment option is E Check. We do not accept credit or debit cards.
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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom/ 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!


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Madaket Waterfront: On the Beach with Endless Views and Captivating Sunsets
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
Katonah, New York

Amazing Madaket Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Madaket has been an ideal Nantucket vacation locale for our family for years and the rental we have had at 3 Little Neck Way during this time has been the most contributing factor to our incredible experience.

The house is a gem! Wonderfully kept and maintained. Incredible upstairs family room with beautiful bay views and astounding sunsets. Bay access allows for various calm water boating/water sport activity opportunities. Minutes from bicycle paths, island shuttle transportation and beautiful dune swept beaches.

Interaction with the landlord/home owner throughout the pre-rental/rental process is first class. The home owner goes the extra mile to ensure that the renter has a top notch experience at their house. We began renting the house at 3 Little Neck Way in 2007 and have returned every summer since! Year after year, a terrific value for a memorable Nantucket experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home situated in just the right spot.

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first stay in this home and we cannot say enough great things about the home. From the accommodations, to the locations right on the water, everything and anything we could ask for was taken care of during our stay on the Island. It's also worth adding that the home owners are extremely friendly and very responsive to questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our location on the water speaks for itself, it truly is a magical spot. I aim to be as responsive as I can to my guests with any questions they may have. I'm glad I achieved that and that you appreciated that. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again sometime.
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A Beautiful Home and Wonderful Beachfront Setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been vacationing on Nantucket for over 15 years. My wife and kids rented this Madaket home the second week of August 2017. The home and location was the best we ever stayed in Nantucket. The property owner Kathy was very kind and hospitable. The first day she checked in with us to make sure we were all settled in and that everything was OK. The home was very clean and well decorated. The house looks much better in person and we were very pleased on its appearance and condition when we arrived. The two decks on the second floor are a great option to see the water and sunset every day! The Sunsets are breathtaking!!! The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook any meal. The space behind the hose is nice enough for kids to run around and play. Just through the short path is the beach with great sand to enjoy time in the sun. Our kids and I liked having the beach right in our backyard so we could come back for a quick drink or get something to eat whenever we wanted to. The water is crystal clear and calm to Paddle Board, Kayak or just take a nice swim. We will definitely be back to stay at this amazing gem in Madaket! Thank you Kathy for sharing your home with us!!!

Bill & Ginger

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To be the best house that you've stayed in for 15 years of travels to Nantucket speaks volumes to me and anyone reading your review. Thank you for your kind words.
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  • 5 of 5

Words can't truly describe how wonderful and magical our Madaket vacation was this Summer. This home is perfect in every way! Pictures do not do it justice. We started each day with morning coffee on the private beach while our girls searched for shells and ended each day watching the majestic sunset from our porch or beach! The location was perfectly situated between Millie's (our favorite restaurant) and a hop skip and a jump to town. A true BEACH vacation - this beautiful home was serene. We are counting down the days until we can return!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our home on the water makes for a vacation that is truly special. Being able to walk to the water's edge, be it for morning coffee or a stellar sunset at the end of the day is what being on the water is all about. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Amazing as always!

  • 5 of 5

There is nothing better than returning to your own beach on the quiet harbor for the sunset after a day anywhere on the island. We love this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nantucket and all it's beauty is something every visitor needs to see. Knowing you have a tranquil spot on the water to return to after a busy day....priceless. We look forward to seeing you for your fourth visit in 2018.
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Location, location, location.

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem.

The location can't be beat, and the house is comfortable and charming.

Kathy is attentive to every detail and is a great communicator.

I can't say enough good things about our week in Madaket.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our quiet location right on the beach is truly special, as is the western end of the island. Town is close and easily accessible, but returning to the solitude of Madaket and our home makes for a very relaxing and memorable vacation. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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Kathy or Dave
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

2018 Rental Rates
May 12, 2018-June 22, 2018...$3700/week or $550/night with three night minimum stay
June 23, 2018-August 31, 2018...$4700/week
Sept 1, 2018-Oct 31, 2018...$3700/week or $550/night with three night minimum stay

A cleaning fee of $200 will be charged for rentals of less than one week.

Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of signed rental agreement and initial deposit. Payment accepted is E Check; we do not accept credit cards.

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**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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