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Mary Jane Cooper

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

3 Private Oceanfront Acres on NTK's Best Beach; Large House & Cottage; Pets OK

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Madequecham House Rental Photos and Description

Beds for 16; 5 + bths; 2 out shs; porch/deck/lawn/beach furn; Xtra well equip'd

GrandTucket is 3 private acres on magical Madequecham Beach, repeatedly voted one of the best beaches on Nantucket. Rent this property and you can just walk out your door, across your lush lawn (suitable for provided games like croquet, volley ball, etc. or just lounging in one of the many chaises or adirondack chairs) to one of your private paths: either to the beach or to the bluff seating overlook of the beach.

This property is unusual in that combines the wildness of Madequecham with beautifully maintained gardens and flower boxes and pots. It is rimmed with pines, high tide bushes , and tall grasses providing a natural privacy barrier. You will feel like you are on your private estate.

The sweet bunnies that share the property provide entertainment and are so used to guests that you may find them on the porch or staring back at you.

From the property, you can see sun rises and sets, moon rises and sets, and so many stars, you will want to stay awake all night. If you happen to catch a shower, it will likely be followed by a full rainbow dropping into the ocean. If you are there for a meteor shower, this will be the best place to watch it.

If being on the spectacular property is not enough, the property has a 6,600 sq.ft. house and a 2,900sq.ft. cottage that sleep 16 (not counting the crib and Pack'N'Gos. The House and Cottage have very well equipped kitchens so you never have to go into Town to eat if you don't want to leave this relaxing beautiful place. No restaurant can match the ambiance.

There are many indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy with your whole group or to get away for some quiet time.

Don't miss the photos of the huge fenced in area for dogs in case your pet s a runner, or you have to let the dog out at a time when you don't want to go along. There are a couple of crates in the garage too (one large and one small. A bag of demoted Dog towels are under the back stairway.

The garage is loaded with more than 16 beach chairs, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, beach toys, coolers and a couple of beach wagons to get your equipment to the beach with ease. You will also find croquet, bocce, badminton, and other outdoor games plus our fishing equipment that we have left for your use. Dog dishes and some Duraflame fireplace logs are in the garage as well.

There is a laundry off the garage where you will find more that 32 beach towels (more than 2 per person). Easy to use when when you are leavingfor the beach or returning and want to toss your equipment in the garage and towels in the washer, jump into the outdoor shower, and get ready for the late afternoon activities on the bluff, lawn, etc.

Although you may not spend much time inside, you should know that we have spent much effort making it lovely and comfortable for you and your group but easy to care for without worry. We supply all linens, paper and soap products, and kitchen items.

The house has a gourmet kitchen with a double oven (new in 2015); and there are two gas grills and two refrigerators, a 9' dining table, and a wood burning fireplace. There are several cooking and serving utensils; multiples of glass, flat, and dishware.

The wrap-around porch & decks boast 4 teak tables and many chairs. Use one,two or all on the porch or the lawn for whatever set-up suits you for breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, dinner.

There is a full and half bath downstairs, plus an outdoor shower, and two full baths upstairs. There are hair dryers in every room and flat irons. The bathrooms have multiples of new fluffy white bath, hand, and face towels. You can use as many as you need and there are at least two terry robes in each closet.

Each bedroom has a TV with premium channels and there is a large screen TV in the family room off the kitchen. Shows can be recorded and watched later on another TV. There are a couple of popcorn makers.

The Cottage: sleeps 4. It has 2 full baths, kitchen, laundry, 9' granite bar, 2 large sitting areas, 55' Smart TV with internet capabilities, 2 fireplaces, large deck w/ ocean & moor views; pool table, a second large screen TV, a dart board. and lots of other games.

Bring clothes food, drink, even your dog & plan on relaxing with your family and friends in this magical place.

By the way, the property is perfect for beach weddings. There have been several held there. The huge front lawn can accommodate the largest tent used on Nantucket. There is ample space for guest parking.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Jane Cooper (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Mary Jane Cooper

We started coming to Nantucket in the early 1990's for fishing off the beaches. We rented a variety of beach houses before we realized that we would like to have a place of our own on the beach. We found a small cottage on Madequecham Beach, which was a dream come true. It is so beautiful and peaceful. When 46 came on the market, we fell in love with this house and moved down the road from the first small cottage.

We have enjoyed improving the property and the house for family and friends and guests who can take advantage of the wonderful place when we can't be here.

We feel that everyone who stays at GrandTucket enjoys it so much, they leave great memories within the walls. Every time I return, I feel the great karma left by our guests. This is especially true of our guests who celebrate special events here, such as weddings, anniversaries, and significant birthday parties.

I love reading the comments in our reviews and guest book. Everyone treats the property as if it is their own, including the many return guests who actually add to the amenities by purchasing their favorite cooking utensil to leave here. It has become a shared beach house.

Mary Jane Cooper purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary Jane Cooper chose Nantucket

We have traveled and stayed at various parts of Nantucket. This 3 acre oceanfront property offers the true beauty of Nantucket: natural vegetation, a wide, flat beach, both dunes and a bluff, where you can see the moon and sun rise and set without anything blocking your view.

The structures are so well built and are lovely. The rooms are large with ceilings, just high enough. Everything seems to be just where it should be.

you can find space to be together or alone. It is so well thought out and designed.

What makes this house unique

Being on the beach and ocean is an incomprehensible gift whether you are able to be here for days or weeks. It soothes your heart, mind and soul. While we have tried to landscape the property to make it welcoming, the real design feature is that you can see the ocean from the houses, porches, decks, the lawn, the bluff, and the ocean and beach are so easily accessed by you own private path. It is never more than a few yards away. You can have morning coffee on the deck, the bluff, while walking on the beach, and that is just the beginning of your day. Sunset cocktails, fishing, dinner Al fresco or in the large dining area with a fire burning is all there for you outshining any restaurant. The sunsets are different every day, and you can select your vantage point. You don't have to travel to see full rainbows and meteor showers. The unique benefits of this property are endless.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are a large 3 generation family who came to Nantucket for my son's wedding. We loved this property! The house is gorgeous, comfortable, inviting and very well equipped. The sleeping arrangements were terrific and the the children were very excited to be able to sleep together in the "dormitory". The kitchen had a terrific assortment of cooking wares and beautiful serving platters so it made meal preparation very enjoyable. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and we loved sitting out on the covered porch with our morning coffee watching the children run around with their new pocket kites. Since we were right on the beach, we could enjoy it between wedding events and even had time to swim and take a long walk along the sandy shore. The garage was filled with an assortment of beach chairs, toys, and other equipment. My one regret is that we did not book more time at this wonderful place and are hoping to return for an extended family vacation in the very near future.
Sep 2016
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3 Private Oceanfront Acres on NTK's Best Beach; Large House & Cottage; Pets OK
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Westchester, NY

Amazing fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing weekend at this wonderful home. This home is so comfortable, it is completely well equipped. Great towels, linens, cookware, dishes, glasses, flatware - everything! The children's dorm is not only adorable but stocked with games and toys. It's very private and so relaxing. The owners have made you feel at home. The landscaping is beautiful even in the fall. We loved going down to the beach see the seals. We could only image how great it must be in the summer.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to know that this large family had such a wonderful time and enjoyed our Nantucket home so much. We work to make the house, cottage and property the perfect Nantucket vacation destination for adults and children, and it is gratifying to hear that those efforts are enjoyed. We especially want our guests to feel at home and hearing that they do is the best compliment of all.
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The Perfect Weekend Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 friends who stayed here in June, and the house was terrific. Plenty of space for the whole party without feeling cramped, great beachfront yard with a lot of room for yard games, and a great patch of Nantucket Beach. I would recommend this place for any group trip or for a family looking for space. Mary Jane was a great host and will look to rent here again next Nantucket trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make GrandTucket a wonderful vacation spot for our guests, keeping it in great condition and making improvements every year. It is so rewarding to hear that they have enjoyed their stay. The best compliment is their wish to return.
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Simply put... AMAZING!! Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5


Couldn't have asked for a more accommodating owner with a more spectacular home! Mary Jane was more than a pleasure to work with and her home was immaculate with everything you could possibly need and then some.

We rented this property to house a large crew of field techs, while doing some work in Siasconset. Mary Jane's home was the perfect place to stay. It housed all of our guys famously!

Some of the comments I received as feedback were, "the nicest home I've ever been in." and "you should see this house, I have a Jacuzzi in my bathroom!"

The amenities were plentiful and kept everyone entertained on the off hours. They were more than happy with their stay.

Mary Jane, I can't thank you enough for all you did for us on such short notice. I hope to be able to work with you again in the very near future! You were the nicest home owner I have EVER dealt with and we look forward to being able to occupy your astounding home again soon.

Very sincerely,

Reanna and the Green Mountain Team!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We maintain our property in excellent condition with many amenities so that all of our guests feel welcome, comfortable, and enjoy their stay. It is really gratifying when a guest takes the time to write a review letting us know that they appreciate our efforts.
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Fantastic multi-generational compound

  • 5 of 5

We are a three generation family who just spent two memory making weeks at Grand Tucket. This family compound exceeded our expectations! Our eight grandchildren, ages 10-20, thoroughly enjoyed their time there as did all the older generations. The cottage became the “Man Cottage”. Our five grandsons reveled in having their own space. Our three granddaughters delighted in having a living space that had everything they could want, including “window beds”.

The house has every conceivable amenity. There were more than ample beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, etc. to enjoy the beautiful quiet beach. Morning coffee and evening cocktails at the bluff were incredible! The outdoor seating on the wrap around porch was used for family meals, games and conversation. Daily games of soccer and football were played on the large lawn area. We had need of nothing... there were books to read, puzzles and games to play, outdoor sporting equipment. The owners have provided everything you might need. PERFECT!

Mary Jane thank-you for your wonderful hospitality. Your attentive concern that all of our needs were met made us feel like part of your family. We are looking forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just delighted that our efforts to make GrandTucket the perfect Nantucket vacation spot are successful. We know how important vacation time is. We will continue to do all that we can to make GrandTucket a wonderful experience for all of guests.
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Dallas, TX


  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at GrantTucket for a week in May. This property is absolutely beautiful - beachfront with a lovely spot on cliffs overlooking the water. We got together for a family birthday for 14 people - 3 generations - and everyone loved their time there. Beautiful bedrooms, a great kids dorm, and lots of space in the garage/apt area. All sorts of appliances, utensils, and anything you'd need to have a great time with family or friends. And finally the proprietor was most gracious and helpful in every way.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that these guests (from grandparents to toddler) enjoyed our oceanfront home and our continuing efforts to make it the perfect Nantucket vacation location. We try to anticipate everything a guest could want in a Nantucket luxury beach house and more. Every guest is important to us and we do try to be responsive to their needs. This is especially important as many of our guests travel a long distance as these guests did (Texas, CA, OK, Canada, WV, VA, PA) and our home is perfect for extended families and large groups gathering together for reunions and other memorable events.
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Dallas, TX

Awesome beachfront home.

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay at GrantTucket for a week in late May. This property is absolutely beautiful - beachfront with a lovely spot on cliffs overlooking the water. We got together for a family birthday for 14 people - 3 generations - and everyone loved their time there. Beautiful bedrooms, a great kids dorm, and lots of space in the garage/apt area. All sorts of appliances, utensils, and anything you'd need to have a great time with family or friends. And finally the proprietor was most gracious and helpful in every way.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nantucket Memorial Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
VFW at the entrance to M,V. Rd., Sconset or Town
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Steamship Authority and Hy Line
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sconset (Milestone Rd.)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
New South Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Sconset or Town
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Wine week, 'Figawi', Film, wine, daffodil, Comedy weeks,Fourth of July fireworks and other events; Ironperson Challenge; Boston Pops, great restaurants/shops; museums; library, children's activities


Rates & Availability

Madequecham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept./Winter 2016
Sep 14 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
April-May 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Daffodil/Memorial Day wkd
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late June 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early September
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late September
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall-winter 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500

Credit card payments require 2% additional fee to offset CC company charges.
Stays less than one week require payment of exit cleaning deducted from security deposit before refund.
Oceanfront setting for weddings & events. Lawn accommodates tent for up to 450 guests Premium payment added for these events varies. Events w/ tent up to $25,000 for full week includes house, cottage & property.

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Madequecham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , house MBR Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , house
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , house
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , cottage
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , cottage
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , house
    Other - outdoor shower , house
    Other - outdoor shower , cottage
  • When you arrive, baths are crisp clean white, with corian counters. Refreshing when you return from a day at the beach. All bathrooms have 1 or 2 hair dryers, stacks of new matching fluffy bath towels, bath sheets, hand towels, wash cloths, ample soaps & toilet paper, bath robes, lots of storage, large, & mag. mirrors, bright lighting. House: Master BR bath w/ jacuzzi tub, separate large stall shower, double wash basins, large mirror, ample lighting. Conveniently located powder room off house family room has adorable fish decorated sink. 2d floor bath has full length mirror; other 2d floor bath has kid amentities (step stool; toilet seat insert). Cottage has 2 full bathrooms, 1 each floor. Large outdoor shower conveniently located off back deck & back stairway to the second floor for a refreshing ourdoor shower after day at the beach In addition, ample (30) colorful aborbent beach towels waiting for you by the door. Refresh them in the laundry for the next outing.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main House
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Main House
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Cottage House
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Main House can be king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Main Housecan be king
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Main House
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Cottage House
  • Bedrooms feature interior white shutters, light blocking shades, tasteful new linens, summer & winter quilts, artwork, telephones, clock radios,TVs, large closets, bureaus, mirrors, comfortable seating, reading lights, sounds of surf. First floor bedroom suite (white & indigo). Large walk-in closet, shelves, full length mirror; jacuzzi bath. Upper Queen Bedroom (white & cranberry) balcony with ocean/moor views for quiet morning coffee, late afternoon or sunset drinks. Romantic setting before retiring. 2 Twin rooms each with 2 twins (twins can be converted to kings, let us know before you arrive). Adorable kids 'Dorm': 4 twins, TV, crib, game table, 6 chairs, small table, 4 chairs; shelf w/ books, games, puzzles. Infant toddler equip: PackNGo, bedsides, boosters,ExerDish, swing, etc. in closets. Many ceiling fans; always a breeze, but window air conditioners will be installed if you wish. Cottage:1st fl: Queen wicker. 2nd fl: twin day bed & trundle, wake to ocean view
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free US phone in House: fully equipped gourmet kitchen, double oven; refrigerator/ice maker/cold water dispenser; microwave; hot water dispenser; dishwasher; several sets of china, glasses; flatware; cookware; steak & cutting knives; food processor; blenders; toasters; coffee grinder/pots; serving pieces; table linens, candles, paper products for dining inside or out on wrap around porch, decks, picnics on bluff or beach. Dining room is perfect for intimate or family dinners with friends: table extends to 9', french doors, fire places, cozy lighting. Ample storage. Powder room. Service Bar, wine rack. 2 stairways. Fully supplied laundry room, iron & board. In attached 2car garage: 2nd frig/freezer; beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, croquet set, badminton net, surf rods, lures, waders, for your use, extra full tanks for 2 grills. Lots of outdoor furniture: telescope lounges, chairs; Smith/Hawkins teak tables/chairs/cushions; hammock/hammock chairs; adirondacks. Large outdoor lit shower

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