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Charming & Historic 'Abigale'

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming 2 bedroom seaside cottage in Madaket which is perfect for a couple or small family.

This classic Nantucket bungalow is located steps to Madaket Beach, one of the best beaches on the Island. The NRTA shuttle stop is located very close to the house. There are water views from almost every window in this charming house.

The cottage has two bedrooms (Queen, 2 Twins) and one full bath (Shower) as well as an outside shower. The house is freshly painted and newly decorated. There is a small breakfast area in the kitchen to enjoy your morning coffee. There is a comfortable living room with cable TV, DVD, surround sound and stereo system. Have a leisurely meal in the dining room and take in the sunsets. There is also a dining table on the private deck as well as a gas grill. The property is surrounded by mature hydrangeas.

Madaket is a quaint village approximately 7 miles from Nantucket Town. You can cast your reel at Smith’s Point for some of the best fishing. Miles and miles of quiet dirt roads are behind the house to enjoy a long peaceful walk or to train for your next marathon. You will have the best seat in the house to experience the famous Madaket sunsets and the amazing starlit skies.

Other amenities include wireless hi-speed internet, stereo, surround sound, washer, dryer, beach chairs, cooler and beach towels.

We do welcome well behaved pets.

Also available for rent is the 3 bedroom main house on the property. Both homes would be ideal for two families traveling together or a larger family. Please click on 'All My Rental Listings' to view this stunning home.

Keywords: cottage, beach

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

About Owner/Manager

My husband is a 'native' Nantucketer and I am a 'washashore'. We love living on the west end of the Island.

Why Owner/Manager chose Smith Point

My husband inherited this charming house from his Aunt Helen. Helen Chapel lived in the home for 40 years until her passing in the late 1980's. At the time of her passing the television show 'Wings' was being developed. The writers of the show borrowed names from the local Nantucket obituaries for the characters on the TV show. Everyone remembers pretty Helen Chapel who ran the snack counter at the airport on the sitcom Wings!

What makes this house unique

We love to walk out the back door and be at Madaket Beach in less than one minute. We hear the surf and also enjoy amazing sunsets. The bike path and shuttle bus into Town are right outside the front door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved staying at Abigale. The house is very charming and such easy access to Madaket Beach, shuttle bus, market and Millies. Looking forward to returning next summer.
Jul 2011
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Smith Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor shower also
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • luxurious linens and down duvet.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming & Historic 'Abigale'
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfectly Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

There aren't enough amazing things to say about Abi-Gale! Comfortable, adorable, clean and cozy! It was paradise on the beach. Also, what made it so special were the owners, they were just the nicest couple and so gracious. If you are looking to rent on Nantucket, you really don't need to look any further! The location is second to none and the sunsets are glorious. The proximity to "Millie's Restaurant" is perfect for a happy hour cocktail or a great meal. You really can't beat Abi-Gale. My husband and I will be headed back next summer!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute Gem of a Madaket Beach Cottage! Nantucket Summertime Perfection!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow!! Having spent a number of summers on Nantucket, but never before at the beach in Madaket, I can now say I know exactly what all of the insiders have long known; Madaket IS Nantucket summertime perfection! It is exactly why people flock to the island. And "Abigale' is the most perfect location to be. Stunning sunsets, steps to the beach, and sleeping to the cool sea breezes. A traditional beach cottage, with the amenities but without the pretense, it is cheerfully decorated, comfortable, and has really comfortable beds!

We spent the days kayaking, clamming out at Esther's Point, swimming in the ocean and the harbor, taking long walks, and just relaxing on the front yard Adirondacks, watching the beachgoers walk by, and BBQ-ing the day's fresh catch. It is such an incredible atmosphere; laid back and with a pace that begs for relaxation.

And if you happen to not feel like beating down the summer traffic in town, you can either procure the evening's meal next door at the mini-Millie's Market, or just pop in to Millie's for some excellent fresh fish tacos and 'Madaket Mysteries'. Also convenient is the island bus and bike path, right out front. You needn't even bring your car.

The owners are wonderful people, and right in the neighborhood, should you need anything. They know everything there is to know about the island....a great source of local info for the tourists. (Neal even took us out fishing for a day)!!

All in all, it was probably the best week we've ever spent on Nantucket.....and that's going back quite a long time! We give this beach cottage a perfect '10' and highly recommend it to anyone looking for that authentic Nantucket beach experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time renting a home on Nantucket and we will keep the tradition going at the Abigale! What a place! Great views! Steps to the beach! Great running paths! We will do this every summer! Sara & Justin

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $300

Sunday Turnover. Exit cleaning charges will be deducted from the security deposit.

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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