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

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Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Siasconset House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert G. Atkins
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian, Possibly Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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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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Summer as it Should Be: Beautiful, Calm, and Steps from Beaches and Restaurants
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 14 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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Unacceptable House

  • 1 of 5

The following items were in need of service, repair or cleaning when we arrived. Upon entering the house we detected a strong smell of cigarette smoke. The outside grills (2) were very dirty with leftover food, upholstery in downstairs sitting room on chair was torn, living room chairs smelled, TV in sitting room not working, area rugs in living room and dining room were soiled, ice maker not working, microwave broken, dishes and cups chipped, master bathroom sink stopped up, lavatory fitting in twin bedroom bathroom loose, tile missing and towel holder broken. A number of roof shingles were in the yard. Needless-to-say we were very disappointed in the bad condition of this house and would not recommend it to anyone.

Should have stayed at the Wauwinet Inn.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing home! We had a fabulous summer vacation in this perfect setting. Great for all ages. The pictures don't fully do justice to the size of this spacious home. We vacationed with adult children and there was plenty of room. The owners are amazing to work with and take care in making sure their renters enjoy themselves. It has everything you could hope for. I fully recommend this house and I hope we return very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It means a lot to us that our guests have a great time at the house. I hope you will be able to join us again next year.
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An Island Within An Island

  • 5 of 5

Our eighth year staying on Nantucket, our fifth year renting this house and every summer it's less like going away and more like coming home. We are always surprised by the little upgrades the owners do each year and how evident it is they love this home. We have four kids ages 15 to 8 and there is something for everyone: Surf School, a short walk to the Sconset Store for cinnamon rolls, fishing from the shores. We have enjoyed so much family time grilling in the yard or officiating badminton games from the porch. The house is tucked away for complete privacy--an island within an island--and yet right on the bike path and shuttle route when you feel like getting to town. We never think of staying anywhere else. Ever. Thank you Seven Mile Lane for being one of our favorite family traditions.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy to imagine our guests enjoying the house--thank you very much for the review.
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Beautiful home with a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We recently celebrated the holidays on Nantucket at 7 Mile Lane and it was magical. We've stayed at this property several times and have never been disappointed. The house is wonderful, with everything you could ask for, and the owner is great to work with. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Property Just a Walk from Sconset Shore

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous new house Seven Mile Way was a little slice of heaven. Just a short walk from the center of Sconset and its famous bluff walks, I awoke every morning to go running on Sconset's charming paths and along the seashore.

At the end of the day, I loved returning in the evening to turn down my private long shell driveway and see the beautifully lit house at the end welcoming me back. The kitchen was a dream, fully equipped with everything I needed for gourmet cooking or enjoying pizza from Pi or lobster from Sail's in the comfort of my own dining room. Sleeping was wonderful, with comfortable beds, lovely linens, and windows that let in beautiful morning light. Laundry, wifi, tv's, and anything else you might get in a hotel was right here at my fingertips. I would recommend this highly to any family or group of friends looking for the perfect Nantucket getaway! Thank you to Bob for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
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 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 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 - Sep 16 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

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

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.

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Siasconset House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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