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Beach House on Smith's Point with Beautiful Water Views, New Kitchen

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanfront Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Scallop is a beautifully furnished 3-bedroom oceanfront cottage on Smith's Point, at the western tip of Nantucket. The kitchen was renovated this year with quartz countertops (with seating for three at the island), new appliances, cabinets, lighting and paintwork.

Smith's Point is prized for its tranquility, easy access to the water and amazing sunsets. The cottage faces the ocean to the west and faces the head of Hither Creek, a salt water inlet, to the south. It is about 300 feet from a beautiful surf beach and about three blocks from the calm Madaket Harbor beach. The cottage's website is

The living room has a beautiful ocean view and opens onto a second-story deck with the same great view. Outside, on ground level, overlooking Hither Creek, there is a patio with a teak table and chairs and a deck with outdoor chairs. The cottage also features a nice large flat lawn and an outdoor shower.

The cottage is within walking distance of Millie's, a casual restaurant and convenience store, and a stop for the shuttle bus to town. The cottage is also close to the Madaket bike path, part of Nantucket's excellent network of bike paths.

Nantucket offers world-class dining, shopping, golf, fishing and outdoor adventures. For kids, the island offers great day camps, sports lessons and other activities. You will love it!

Upon booking, half the rent is due. The balance of the rent and the security deposit are due in April.

Keywords: House, Smith's Point, beach, oceanfront, water views

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Tom Hutton
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Tom Hutton

We bought The Scallop in 2004, after selling a cottage in Surfside, on the south shore of the island. We have two young boys who love their visits to the cottage and the chance to explore the island.

Tom Hutton purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Tom Hutton chose Nantucket

We chose the location due to its wonderful access to beaches and boating opportunities, as well as lack of traffic (both car and air traffic). Crossing over the bridge to Smith Point is like taking a step back in time. We find it incredibly relaxing.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage offers easy, quick access to both the surf beach and the harbor beach. You can go downtown and explore the shops and restaurants, or just stay out in our peaceful part of the island. We are a short walk from Millie's restaurant and convenience shop. Nantucket also offers a great network of bike trails and a great shuttle bus system, including a stop near the cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My favorite place to stay. It has a wonderful beachy feel, colors are great, views are phenomenal. . . . I love Madaket and would not consider staying anywhere else.
Sep 2009
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Smith Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom has its own heater, in case of a chilly morning. Bathrooms have nice tile/paint/fixtures. One has a shower stall, one has a tub with shower attachment. There is also an outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, umbrella, coolers and cart provided


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Beach House on Smith's Point with Beautiful Water Views, New Kitchen
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Minnetonka, MN

Simply lovely

  • 5 of 5

The Scallop is perfectly located in my favorite part of Nantucket...Madaket. The new kitchen is great and wonderfully equipped and the upstairs living area is comfy and inviting. The house is set up so that every door or window gives you ocean or creek views - deck is really nice and the bedrooms are comfy with a lot of places for your personal belongings. But one of the best things is the owners. There is nothing worse than trying to get all of your business done around a rental with unresponsive, crabby people. Year after year, we have enjoyed working with the Huttons and continue to be very thankful for their willingness to share their special place and for being gracious and helpful. Thank you!! We will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madaket Serenity

  • 5 of 5

I've been going Nantucket for over 30 years and have stayed many different places throughout the island. The natural beauty of Madaket is unmatched and The Scallop is right in the middle of it. The house is perfect for taking in all that Madaket and Smith's Point has to offer. The views and proximity to the beach and ocean are perfect. Beautiful surroundings and peaceful with the best sunrises and sunsets anywhere. We found the house well equipment and very clean. I look forward to returning there again on future trips to the island. The Scallop will be my first choice for beauty and serenity on Nantucket!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at The Scallop and were very happy. This house and location definitely exceeded expectations. The views from the deck and house were amazing. There is so much to do on Nantucket, yet it is so relaxing at The Scallop that we never wanted to leave. The house has all the amenities, and the newly renovated kitchen/living room has a fresh feel to it, with amazing views. Large yard for games is a plus, too.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome in October

  • 5 of 5

I rented "The Scallop" for family that was visiting for a long weekend this October and I can't say enough good things about our experience! The cottage was a perfect fit for a family of six, small enough to feel intimate yet large enough to not be cramped. The cottage's location is near perfect within yards of Madaket beach, views of Millie's bridge and the harbor, and short walking distance to Smith's Point and Jackson Point. In October Madaket's only restaurant, Millie's, is closed, but the house is equipped with everything you might need for cooking at home. There is even a rake and basket if you'd like to try your hand a scalloping in Madaket Harbor, which we did and loved(with a shellfish permit from the Town of course). Another huge perk are the modern accessories provided for your use. The kids were thrilled to find a Google Chromecast and a bluetooth sound system. The sound system makes it easy to stream music from your phone without having to plug in and the Chromecast allows you to stream video, Netflix or HBOgo, from your phone or laptop. Having lived on Nantucket for awhile now, I've come to find myself loving the serenity of Madaket over the other areas of the island. If you're looking for the same, this rental is right for you.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weston, MA

Summer of 2014

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at his beach house this summer and it was great. The top floor is completely open with a living, dinning and kitchen areas that look out at the ocean. Plus there is a walk-out deck. The three bedrooms work well on the ground floor. Easy walk to the beach with the wagon and beach chairs and toys that are available. Would recommend this property. Jonathan Herlihy

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Milford

Marvelous in Madaket

  • 5 of 5

Great ocean and sunset views! The house is in a quiet setting and has all the necessary amenities for a great beach vacation. Having stayed in town for many trips to Nantucket, the serenity of 'The Scallop' was a welcome change In addition to being close to beach, the house is a short walk to the shuttle bus and bike trails for trips around the island. Property was clean, well maintained and the owners were very helpful and quick to respond to questions. Our group loved it so much we are already looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.