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The Serene Side of the Island-Waterfront...on the beach!!!... on the ocean!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Two Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4, outside deck all steps from the Sea

This bright and cheery cottage is placed directly on the dune of what many describe as the best beach on Nantucket. Like the Native American chief for which it is named, Wauwinet remains steadfast against change. It has valiantly maintained the natural beauty that has attracted visitors to Nantucket for decades and this quaint getaway sits in the center of it all. Read a Summer novel on your private beach or take an afternoon nap in one of the beautifully appointed bedrooms.Perfect for a small family or someone who simply wants to get away to the serenity of the island's east end.

The Wauwinet Inn: The Wauwinet Inn is located just steps away and offers 5 star lunches and dinners all within walking distance. The internationally acclaimed restaurant, Topper's. celebrates Nantucket's bountiful harvests from the sea and shore and features the distinct, natural flavors of seasonal foods. It has an atmosphere both sophisticated and relaxed, and boasts an award-winning wine cellar that is a long-time recipient of the coveted Wine Spectator's Grand Award.

Bike riding: Just a short distance from the front door is one of the most well maintained bike path roots in the East. Go to town or visit the Quaint village of Siasconsett---all on protected and safe paved bike paths. Or go off roading in the Moors. Just up the Wauwinet road is the famed Nantucket Moors, one of Nantuckets hidden treasures. There are hidden lakes and breathtaking landscapes that have drawn the eyes of artists from around the world.

Winding through these dramatic and picturesque landscapes are hundreds of miles of bike paths. One minute you're darting through the woods in speedy and turning paths. The next you're on top of a knoll with views of the entire island and a sunset that makes a heart ache.

Fishing: Just steps from the deck is one of the most active fishing grounds in the world. In fact, the Wauwinet village was historically a favorite of the island's Native Americans and has been considered a local surfcaster's paradise for decades. All Summer and Fall, Striped Bass make their way back and forth in the teeming Atlantic tides that run just off shore. They are well within surfcasting distance and there is no place more reliable than Wauwinet. In addition, the Wauwinet waters teem with schools of fluke and bluefish, the bluefish offering one of the best fights a fisherman could ever hope for, thrilling both locals and visitors alike.

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D. Kennedy
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017


Wauwinet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beach Towels
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, & Barbecue


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The Serene Side of the Island-Waterfront...on the beach!!!... on the ocean!!!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

A Week At The Beach From My Childhood

  • 5 of 5

Wauwinet was exactly what I was looking for when targeting a week on Nantucket. Everyone understands that Nantucket brings with it a kind of subtlety not found on it's island sister Martha.....No stop lights, cobblestone streets and very nice beach options ranging from rough to very calm with cocktail and oyster options.......

That being said and understood, there exists the ability to yoke all of what makes Nantucket great while gaining further solitude and avoidance of daily travel. Enter our little, modest beach house on the sand near the entrance to the wildlife refuge. We cooked lobsters, had campfires on the beach and played mean rounds of "Pitch" into the wee hours of the evening.

For the right group - 4 max., this place is a hidden gem!

The only small negative is that you have to keep your shower time to a minimum or else stagger them to avoid taking them cold.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nice Private Beach

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and nice cottage

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Sweet ocean-front, bare bones beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We slept four in this tiny two bedroom cottage, which is as authentic as they come. My wife and I took the queen bed while grandma and baby slept in the two twin beds.

The location is fabulous. Roll out of bed and go for walks on your very own nearly desolate beach, enjoying the views of Sankaty Head light. I would go fishing at sunset every day. We spent a couple days at the beach directly behind our house. Note that Wauwinet has a bit rougher waves than the big south facing beaches like Surfsife and Nobadeer. Swimming felt great but note there will be rougher waves and the currents on this side of the island bring some extra seaweed. We saw lots of seals and caught stripers and blue fish.

The home itself rather spartan -- and that is part of the charm. The living room is small; the only problem would be entertaining yourself on a rainy day. The kitchen served our purposes; we cooked breakfast every day, and we also cooked lobster (full clam bake including potatoes, steamers, and all the trimmings). We also used the grill to cook burgers on the rear deck.

Wauwinet is my favorite part of the island due to being far away from the madness of town. It's about a 15 minute drive to the middle of town, a very nice drive indeed.

While 15 minutes from town, the house itself is situated across the street from a handful of small cottages. You will encounter the people renting these cottages as they access the beach path, which is right next to the driveway. Obviously, as you walk up and down the beach you are surrounded by multi-million dollar beach houses.

We really, really enjoyed this house. If you are looking for an original Nantucket beach house, right on the ocean, this is definitely worth a look. You might get more amenities looking inland, but the on-beach location will make your vacation a truly special one. We really enjoyed our time here. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loveliest Authentic Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sweetest little cottage. Very well maintained.

Impeccable, fresh, joyous and cozy home.

Not a frou-frou over decorated imitation beach cottage, this is the real deal.......very rare.

Easy going pleasant owners, want their guests to be happy.

Great housekeeper.

No a speck of sand in house when we arrived.

One of the most relaxing vacation we have ever had, so quiet.

Wonderful for people who want to spend days on beach. The beach is the cottage's back yard.

Wauwinet Inn, an elegant and classic blast from the past with best hamburgers on Nantucket is walking distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 4 ½ year old twin boys, and I spent a lovely week in Nantucket. The cottage was pristine, beautifully maintained and well appointed with all of the essentials in life. The washer & dryer were a real bonus for a beach cottage! In spite of the three televisions and WiFI, we managed to keep our vow for a TV-free vacation, and the boys were not disappointed. Just steps from the beach, it was a veritable wonderland of sand castles, kite flying and chasing waves. Even our one dreadfully rainy day was magical. After baking brownies and playing games, we threw on sweatshirts and took the short cut to the harbor side. Not a single puddle between the cottage and the harbor was left untested by 4 year old feet. Our only regret was that we couldn’t stay longer!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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New Canaan, CT

Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time! It was perfect for our young children with the beach steps away and the harbor being a short walk...the best of both worlds! The owner had great restaurant recommendations. The cottage was clean and freshly painted. My only complaint was that there was not a dishwasher, but none the less we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nantucket Memorial
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Wauwinet Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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