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Summer as it Should Be: Beautiful, Calm, and Steps from Beaches and Restaurants

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


About the property

3 bedrooms, 4 full baths, plus daybed; Sleeps 6-8 with AC and Heat

At the end of its own private shell lane, our house is a short walk from the beach, golf and Sconset village. It sleeps 6-8 in three bedrooms and a Sun Room, all with their own bathroom with tub or shower. The House has wide-plank antique pine floors, a large open-plan dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen with black honed-granite counters. The living room is spacious and sunny with a working fireplace. The Sun Room has a 32 inch flat screen HDTV, working fireplace and daybed with trundle. The windows have beautiful, unobstructed sunset views over the moors and distant ocean. The house, porch, brick patio and large lawns offer ample space for entertaining or for kids to play. Amenities include: central AC, broadband, wireless network, cable TV, 280 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, gas grill, outdoor furniture (including umbrella), beach towels, surf-casting rod, covered porch and brick patio. Available weekly from May through December. Perfect for fall weddings.

Garden Visitors: We have regular visitors to our garden.

There are many rabbits, who enjoy snacking on the lawn. A very large large ring tailed hawk that likes to sit in a nearby tree, and a family of deer come by for morning coffee and a few mouthfuls of hydrangeas. Last spring, the two fawns were still waist high and had their spots. They munched happily on the flowers while we watched from the sun room.

May and June in Nantucket: The weather warms up in May and especially in June. Until late May, you are welcome to play golf at Sankaty, a truly beautiful private course running through the moors, up to the ocean's edge, and past Sankaty lighthouse. Miacomet Golf Club is also open to all comers (and stays that way through the season).

Fishing in May and June can be spectacular. Stripers of all sizes come right into the harbor, where they can be caught from kayaks, the shore on Coatue, or the Jetties. They also roam the surf-side of the island and Great Point (four wheel drive required). Blues arrive in late May or early June and can be caught from the beach or boats around the entire island. The tackle shops are glad to give advice on where to fish and supply guides as well. I am also glad to consult on the local fishing (much more useful than my golf tips).

Town and Sconset are still tranquil and the shops are welcoming as they warm up for the season. Restaurants are almost all open and uncrowded.

September and October in Nantucket: September and October are the most beautiful months in Nantucket. The weather is usually crystal clear and warm. The beaches are empty, but the restaurants are open and the surf is warm.

It is perfect weather for golf, fishing, running, walking the moors, or sitting on the beach with a book. In September, the 9-hole public course across the street is still open and greens fees are under $50. On October 12th, the beautiful private 18 golf course at Sankaty opens to the public,

Through mid-October Nantucket hosts some of the best sport fishing in the world. Stripers, Blues, False Albacore, and Spanish Mackerel are all available from the beach--especially if you have four wheel drive. Offshore, yellow and blue-fin tuna roam the waters and are chased by local charter boats.

Best of all, our rent is a fraction of peak season rates!

More Details

Robert G. Atkins
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian, Possibly Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Robert G. Atkins

We are long-time summer visitors to Nantucket and look forward staying in our house for the of these days.

Robert G. Atkins purchased this house in 2005

Why Robert G. Atkins chose Nantucket

It is in Sconset, which is Nantucket as it was 50 years ago. Safe, beautiful, not too crowded, but full of kids and life in the summer.

What makes this house unique

We are surrounded by moors, birds, and quiet, but only short stroll to Claudette's for a breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee, the Sconset Market for ice cream, and of course, the Sconset beach. In the evening you can walk to three restaurants, including the Chanticleer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I hope you're doing well and enjoying the Holiday craziness. My parents said they spoke with you a few days after our wedding in September before they left the island. As I'm sure they expressed to you, they - as are we - are so appreciative of everything you did for us. Our day was absolutely perfect.

So you don't just take my word for it, I wanted to send this along to you as well - our wedding video - since it really captures what a beautiful day it was and what an amazing location your home made for our reception. It really was everything we had hoped for.
Sep 2009
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Siasconset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to sun room
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower
  • Master Bath has a spa-like feel, with terracotta tile, stone tile shower, and English claw-foot tub--perfect for a good soak after a long day at the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory Foam Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The Master Bedroom is a sunny, spacious haven on the second floor with views of the moors and distant ocean. It has a sumptuous bed with memory-foam mattress and exceptional linens. There is copious closet space for all your vacation needs. It too has wide plank antique pine floors, elegant blue and white furnishings--and air conditioning.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower with view of the Moors.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Summer as it Should Be: Beautiful, Calm, and Steps from Beaches and Restaurants
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 19 reviews
Fairfield, CT United States

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home 3 times with our young son. It is exactly as pictured in the photos. A lovely home, spacious, well furnished, and quiet. The location is convenient to everything and it is very nice to have the village of 'sconset down the street to pick up some wine, ice cream, whatever. We think the 'sconset beach is one of he best and has typically been fairly quiet when we have been there (slightly off season). We would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a safe spot for kids--with a large yard, well away from the street. Easy for older kids to be independent and ride their bikes into Sconset for an ice cream. Only a ten minute walk to the Sconset beach.
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Beautiful, close to the village and the beach

  • 5 of 5

A very well-kept house. Spacious and gracious, with everything we needed for our vacation, from kitchen utensils to Adirondack chairs to sit in the sun.

Even though it is short walk to the center of Sconset, the house is surrouned by moors and very private--including your own private lane.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Search is Over...

  • 5 of 5

After deciding to visit Nantucket with my family, I wish I would have stumbled upon this property earlier in my search. It would have saved myself hours of frustration running into walls and countless inquires that fell on deaf ears.

Bob and Ellen were extremely responsive to the needs of my family. They promptly answered all of my questions and even provided me with accurate directions to the property. We did have a minor issue (to be expected) during our week long visit, but a quick note to Bob resulted in a caretaker resolving our issue in no time. I cannot thank them enough for helping my family create memories we will not soon forget.

Everything (TVs, spacious yard, comfy beds, LOCATION, and kitchen) were exactly what I expected.

When my family comes back to Nantucket, I know where we are staying and I will be directing my friends and family to this property. Thanks again for all of your help.

P.S. The outdoor shower was my favorite.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Wonderful Nantucket Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from a wonderful holiday in Sconset. The house is a gem, that sits back from the road and has plenty of room for young children to run around without being concerned. The house itself is lovely, and offers a great amount of space to spread out and make yourself at home. We were able to fix a full Thanksgiving meal without lacking any pots/pans and utensils as everything was provided. We took beautiful and quiet walks through Sconset to the ocean. It was truly the perfect place to relax with family and get away from it all. We are already planning and looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always a pleasure to hear about the pleasure our house gives guests and their families.
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Beautiful, calm and private

  • 5 of 5

This house had the space, bedrooms, and baths to handle our group of six in style. It has comfortable furniture, lots of TVs, and everything else we needed to cook on the stove or the grill. It is light, bright, and cheerful inside. Best of all, it is just a short walk to Sconset center, the beach, and the restaurants and bars at the Chanticleer and the Summerhouse.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Gracious, spacious & delightful find on Nantucket!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience! I stayed in May, 2015 for 4 days/3 nights. This home was a delight, with light-filled rooms and perfectly decorated for its setting in Nantucket. Our stay was for a business retreat and the house worked well; I also thought it would be perfect for a family vacation. With its generously sized rooms, a large dining area and a cook's kitchen it was a pleasure to stay there. The amazing front porch and back patio areas were great for sitting, BBQing and just relaxing. There is lots of grass to play on and plenty of room for a quick game of just-for-fun football. The house is located in a private, quiet area and is only a short walk to the beach and Sconset center. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Nantucket boasts a whaling museum, marina, antique stores, art galleries, designer clothing and gourmet restaurants. The island has miles of publicly accessible sand beaches and warm surf. It also has a large harbor for sailing. There are two public golf courses, tennis clubs, and a stable. The fishing is wonderful (call for details).

We are in Sconset, a true getaway that has changed little since whaling captains vacationed here in the 1800s. It is still a village of rose-covered shingle cottages on a bluff by the sea. It is small, safe and a wonderful place to walk and bike, especially for kids. There is a surf beach (which the harbor seals visit), a sandwich shop, and several excellent restaurants with bars where friends gather on the weekend. The village has three golf courses, including a public, nine-hole course that welcomes kids and is just across the road from our house.

Please join us for a morning walk to the village for a cup of coffee and a muffin.

Other Activities: Building sand castles, bird watching, scalloping

Golf: There is nine-hole public course about a mile from the house--very inexpensive, no tee times required, beginners welcome, and the wait isn't too bad. There is a very good 18 hole public course in Miacomet, about a fifteen minute drive away.

Sankaty, a private club, is open to the public in April and May and again in October. It is well worth the trip.


Rates & Availability

Siasconset House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 30 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late May/Early June
May 21 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid June
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $250
Property Damage Protection $99

We welcome weddings, especially in the fall when our weeks start and end on Monday. We do charge an additional $500 for weddings, to cover the cost of preparation and clean up after the party.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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