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Charming Beach Front Cottage Seen in Country Living Magazine

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

The 'Eel Skin Inn' is a historic beach front cottage on Smith's Point in the village of Madaket. This is the western tip of the island. The sunsets here are the best on Nantucket. The cottage is nestled behind a dune and you are literally steps from the beach. You are only several hundred yards from Madaket harbor with warmer calm waters that younger children can enjoy.

You can sip your morning coffee from the front deck overlooking the ocean or from the back deck that is protected from the wind. The sun/sleeping porch is another great area to enjoy a meal. The only classic bedroom with a queen bed contains a claw foot tub in room guarding the window that overlooks the ocean. The kitchen,despite all the amenities such an Aga stove and Meile dishwasher will make you think you are in another time with the no wasted space and the 4 foot door out to the front deck.

The living room off the small dining area has a wood burning stove that sits on MacKenzie-Childs original tile design inlay. The TV/sitting room has a large pull out couch and full mahogany ships bath (considered the 2nd bedroom). Both rooms open directly onto the sun/sleeping porch.

Keywords: Eel Skin Inn, Cottage, Beach, Madaket, Smith Point, Smith's Point, Smith, Smith's, Nantucket

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

About The Owner

Massachusetts family that loves Nantucket.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Nantucket

Because it was charming and we were so close to the beach and boating opportunities.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunsets are the best on Nantucket!! There is nothing better than sharing the sunsets with a good friend and a favorite cocktail!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were a little nervous visiting Nantucket in February but your cottage made the stay worthwhile. It is a step back in time with all the modern conveniences of home. We loved the "ship's bath" what a cool idea for a beach home. We loved sitting on the sun porch wathcing the waves and the wind while having our coffee. The hanging utensils in the kitchen gave us a few laughs as we searched for different items. We loved it!
Feb 2010
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Smith Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) in the yellow bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One in the LR and one in the TV/sitting room (considered the 2nd bedroom). We include a thick matress pad to make one of the two particularly comfortable.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, umbrella, beach towels, spring water dispenser provided, table and chairs on both decks, outdoor lounge chairs, chiminea, sun porch with table and chairs



Body surfing, boogie boarding


Rates & Availability

Smith Point Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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