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'Topside' - Nantucket Waterfront, Great West-End Location, Spectacular Sunsets

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Enjoy beautiful Nantucket at the water's edge. Perfect for family and friends, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage is located at the end of a private lane and directly on Hither Creek in Madaket, at the west end of the island. The house is a five-minute walk from one of the island's best surf and fishing beaches. (Madaket Beach was ranked a top ten beach in Massachusetts by the Boston Globe in 2011: 'The remoteness can sometimes make you feel as though you know a secret kept from other islanders.') The second-floor living area and deck offer incredible water views and spectacular sunsets. The master bedroom, kitchen, and dining area are located upstairs, too. Two bedrooms with twin beds and a full bathroom are on the ground floor. The house comes with a rowboat for exploring Hither Creek.

An outdoor shower provides easy clean-up after a day at the beach or a run on the nearby bike path that leads to the town of Nantucket. Electric heat is available for those early spring and late fall days. There is a washer/dryer on-site and a rowboat for exploring the waterfront. Island bus service operates a Madaket route from late June to early September and has a convenient stop a short walk up the road, near Millie's restaurant -- a favorite for fresh seafood, a cocktail, or a sandwich for the beach.

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you that Topside was amazing, and we had a WONDERFUL week in Nantucket!
Jul 2009
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Smith Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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'Topside' - Nantucket Waterfront, Great West-End Location, Spectacular Sunsets
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews
Bedford, NH

comfortable cottage with beautiful views.

  • 4 of 5

Great rental to enjoy with girlfriends. You can hear the waves at Madaket as you fall asleep!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toms River, New Jersey

Spectacular views !

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and well maintained. The fantastic water views are from every window in the house. The location is so peaceful but also very close to bus and Millies. We sat on the deck for hours watching boats ,wildlife and sunsets! Loved our vacation at Topside!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A True Gem

  • 5 of 5

There truly isn't enough to say about this place. If you're looking for a perfect place to stay out in Madaket, look no further. My boyfriend and I decided to stay at topside because we absolutely love Madaket for the laid back feel it has, the beach/sunsets are amazing, we love to fish and staying at a home on Hither Creek was just a no brainer for us. We jumped on it as soon as we found it. Little did I know my boyfriend had other plans in mind

It was our ideal Nantucket home- simple, but giving you the gift of everything (that we personally love about Nantucket). The unique, natural beauty, the ability to step outside and be completely blown away by the sights and even the peaceful sounds.

The house is just wonderful. and it accommodates a large family, but since it was just the two of us, we only used the second floor which consisted of the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom/bathroom and the two beautiful double doors which led out to the spacious deck. We could not get away from that deck! We could sit there for hours not even speaking to each other- just in awe of the view.

On this trip to Nantucket, in this lovely house, overlooking Hither Creek, the most perfect thing happened. Whenever we weren't out exploring the island, if we were back at Topside, we were planted on the deck. After our second day there, we took our places out on the Topside deck to watch the infamous Madaket sunset. My boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed to me right then and there, sun going down over the water, from the best place in the world. It was the most perfect moment of our lives. He later told me that when we had found this house to rent, he instantly knew this would be the place where he'd propose. We've been to many places and although Nantucket is our favorite place, this is the exact spot he chose for something so important. To me, that says a lot about this home! Topside is now a very special place to us.

Thank you so much for such a great experience! My fiance and I enjoyed our stay and look forward to vacationing at Topside again!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Virginia, USA

Topside a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Topside for a lovely week in August 2011, the property was clean and well furnished, and right on Hither Creek. Chris, the owner answered all our pre-arrival questions and gave us great suggestions for island activities. The house is walking and biking distance to the perfect family beach of Madaket, a small General Store and a fun restaurant, Millie's. But the best part of Topside is the amazing view of Hither Creek from the deck! We spent hours out there watching the water birds, the wildlife and the various boats quietly entering and leaving the creek for fishing excursions. And sunset from that deck is every bit as special as the owner states on the website. Since the Master bedroom/bathroom and living room/kitchen area is up a flight of stairs, this would not be a good house for senior citizens I think. I would especially recommend this simple cottage for a family that enjoys fishing or going out to explore the creek or anyone like me who just has to have a "water view" on vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cisco Brewers
Madaket Beach
Whaling Museum
Oran Mor Bistro
Sayle's Seafood
Black-Eyed Susan's
The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream
Something Natural
Slip 14
Steps Beach
Nantucket Life Saving Museum
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Steamboat Wharf/Straight Wharf -- Nantucket
Car: recommended

The house sits at the end of a private drive, directly on the water. Madaket is located at the quiet, west end of the island of Nantucket. There are popular fishing, surf, and bathing beaches within a short walk from the house. The WAVE bus to the town of Nantucket takes about 15 minutes and picks up every half hour at Millie's Market and Millie's restaurant -- a two-minute walk from Topside. (Bus service to Madaket runs from late June to early September.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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