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'Incandescence' ~ Award-Winning Home ~ 3 Private Acres ~ Near Bike Path, Shuttle

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 En-suite BRs, 5 full 2 half baths, sleeps 12, Private Cottage rents separately

Don't miss our video! (On VRBO, click on the video tab above the main photo. On Homeaway, scroll all the way down, below "Amenities" to the blue links.) The moment you drive up the circular shell driveway and see the stonework, gardens and wrap-around farmers’ porches, you're going to feel all the comfort and delight of being at your own dream home. From sunrise flooding the breakfast area until the last rays of the sun set over the moors, the house glows with the beauty of Nantucket’s ever-changing light. Custom built and brimming with unique architectural details and appointments of the highest quality, it is a house sophisticated enough for entertaining but comfortable enough to just kick off your flip flops, put on some music and relax after a tough day at the beach. “Incandescence” is decorated in a warm English country style with plenty of antique pine and chintz and a collection of vintage Ralph Lauren linens. And although this large (4,800 square foot) house comfortably sleeps 12, it is chock full of unpretentious places, intimate spaces, and the quirky little hideaways that make a classic Nantucket home linger forever in your memory ... [click More Details]

The Bedrooms and Baths: 'Incandescence' is spacious enough for two or even three families to vacation together. Each of the five bedrooms has its own beautifully tiled en suite bath, and there are two half baths off the 'public' rooms.

The huge master bedroom on the second floor boasts a private covered balcony and a spa-sized, luxurious, tumbled-marble bath with a jacuzzi tub, from which there are beautiful views across Tom Nevers and out to sea. The master bath also has his & her sinks and a large two-person, glass-enclosed shower with double shower-heads and multiple wall jets.

Two of the bedrooms on the first floor - one with a king bed, and one with a full bed and futon -are off a large, private hallway. Both rooms are large (particularly the king), and could easily serve as second 'masters' when two or three families vacation together. Another bedroom - with two twins (that can be converted to a king) - is off the living area. Bedroom #5 has a queen bed and is on the second floor.

The 'Living' Areas: The living room features cathedral ceilings, high gable windows, a wood burning fireplace, and French doors out to the deck, which is equipped with table, chairs, umbrella, gas grill and an outdoor shower. A wonderful gourmet kitchen with butter-yellow glazed cabinetry, limestone counters and stainless steel appliances awaits your culinary flair; an open floor plan to the large dining area allows hosts and guests to feel equally at home. Off the kitchen is a charming, inviting family room with stereo, TV and games for the whole family, plus a gas-fired fireplace to take the chill off those late summer/early Fall nights. Air conditioning, cable, high speed Internet, and WiFi allow you to remain comfortable and stay in touch, even on the “Far Away Land.”

Sorry, no pets. But we invite you to consider 'Lesser Light' ~ our dog-friendly cottage. Click here for details: HomeAway 936025

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Bedroom Breakdown

Bedroom # Bed Type On Floor

(1) King Floor 1

(2) Queen Floor 2 (Master BR)

(3) Queen Floor 2

(4) Full +Futon Floor 1

(5) 2 Singles Floor 1 (can be made up as a King)

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• Available year-round, including THANKSGIVING, STROLL, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S, the DAFFODIL and WINE FESTIVALS in the Spring, and RESTAURANT WEEKS in the Spring and Fall. For dates not specifically posted, please inquire.


$1,000 Refundable Security Deposit

$400 Cleaning Fee applies to less than full week stays.

Check in at 4 pm, check-out at 10 am.

Multi-generational groups might consider renting 'Lesser Light' (Listing #936025) along with 'Incandescence.' 'Lesser Light' is a separate COTTAGE, privately set about 300' down a meandering stone path bordered by wildflowers, screened from view from the house by thick brush. Charming (in a different, more countrified way than the house) w/ cathedral ceilings and stained pine details. Fully-equipped kitchen (including DW), washer/dryer, main room w/ eating area, 1 BR w/ queen bed, separate sleeping area w/ full-size futon off the main room (behind pocket doors) (child's bed avail. if needed), full bathroom w/ tub/shower, & large, private deck w/ patio furniture, grill, hammock & outdoor shower. Sleeps 4. ('Incandescence' and 'Lesser Light' together sleep 16). Dog permitted with owner approval. (Extra fees apply.)

See Homeaway LISTING for rates for 'Lesser Light': HomeAway 936025


The Availability calendar on this page applies ONLY to 'Incandescence,' the main house, not the cottage. Go to homeaway link to see cottage availability calendar. HomeAway 936025

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Tom Nevers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - Ensuite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    King BR - Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Queen BR - Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Full Bedroom - Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Twins Bedroom - Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Off Living Room - toilet
    Off Laundry Room - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • The huge master bath is tiled in luxurious tumbled-marble, and has a jacuzzi tub with beautiful views, his & her sinks, a separate toilet room, and a large two-person, glass-enclosed shower with double shower-heads and multiple wall jets. All the other bathrooms also feature beautiful tiling (mostly tumbled-marble). For additional PHOTOS of the HOUSE, including the bathrooms, please visit:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Second Floor, Dressing Room, Seating Area
    King Suite - 1 king , First Floor, Seating Area, Walk-in-Closet
    Full Suite - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , First Floor, Seating Area
    Queen Suite - 1 queen , Second Floor, Seating Area, Windowseat
    Suite with Two Twins - 2 twin/ single , First Floor, Dressing Room, Windowseat
  • Well-suited for two or even three families taking a vacation together, the house offers two queen bedrooms, one king bedroom, one full (double) bedroom (with an additional futon), and a bedroom with two twin beds that can be converted, on request, to a king. And since every bedroom has its own private bathroom (and there are two additional half baths), there is plenty of space and privacy for everyone. For larger crowds (up to 16 total), consider also renting 'Lesser Light,' our 2BR cottage (Listing # 936025).
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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'Incandescence' ~ Award-Winning Home ~ 3 Private Acres ~ Near Bike Path, Shuttle
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Weston, Massachusetts

Everything you'd want!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in Incandescence -- we've stayed in many houses on Nantucket over the years and this one is at the top of our list. Spacious, well maintained, everything you'd want or need, and in a great location right near the Milestone Road bike path and a 3 minute drive from the beach. It's particularly good for 2 families sharing, because two of the bedrooms are separated from the rest in their own area of the house, so you can have some privacy if needed.

The only issue we had was the variability of the internet connection, but Lauren and Ron will be upgrading it this winter. Cell coverage is good so if you can use your phone as a wifi hotspot that solves the problem (that's what we did).

We'll be going back next year, and hopefully for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great Nantucket home!

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Nantucket for several years now and this was our first year staying at Incandesence. We were a party of 12- 8 adults and 4 kids. This house was perfect for our group. We had enough space to comfortably gather while at the same time we never felt on top of each other. We had a great time cooking dinners, lounging in the hammock, and the kids loved running around and chasing the bunnies in the yard! It was the perfect mid island location. Away from the hustle and bustle but very convenient to the store, restaurants and beaches. Lauren and Ron were great hosts! We had a great time mACKing memories at Incandescence

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, Perfect Oasis for Large Groups & Families

  • 5 of 5

We rented Incandescence for 4th of July week with our group of friends and had the greatest time. Ron and Lauren were beyond accommodating and were quick to fix any issues we had. The house is spacious, private, and beautiful - absolutely perfect for a bigger group or large families. So nice to not be on top of each other in a rental home, and we also loved that it was a little secluded, especially with how crazy the town gets during the 4th! About a 20-30 minute bike ride into both the town or the nearby Tom Nevers beach (probably one of my favorites in Nantucket!). This house will hold a very special place in our hearts and we highly recommend to anyone looking for a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely words... and thanks for visiting! It seemed to us that you and your crew really enjoyed an amazing amout of 'Island Life' over one short week - and you all left looking as tanned, healthy and happpy as if you'd been on a tropical cruise. But, of course, what really stands out for us is that while over the years the property has been the base camp for many weddings, reunions, anniversaries, bachelorette parties and more - the surprise engagement is a first for the house! We just hope that somewhere in the 'happily ever afters' we'll see some of you folks back again. Congratulations - and thanks for being such great guests.
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of old friends, with a couple kids, on the island for a wedding, and we wanted to find a big house to accommodate everyone in a true and relaxed way, and Incandescence did that and more. The fact that all bedrooms have full baths, and the way the house flows, means that everyone felt like they had a luxurious amount of space and privacy. We cooked big feasts, spent a lot of time in the house, walked to the gorgeous beach, and slept peacefully. Ron and Lauren were exceptional hosts in all ways, and we highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on a wonderful island!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Incandescence over Labor Day Weekend! The home was beautiful and extremely well maintained. We had 11 people (4 "couples" and 3 "singles") sleep very comfortably. For having so much space, the home is still full of charm! For example, there is an "widow's watch" on the roof providing a gorgeous 360 degree view of the island.

There is a bike path entrance very close by, so we were able to rent bikes and bike 15 minutes down to the quaint town & beaches in Sconset. We didn't have a car on the island, but there is a WAVE bus stop right outside the house which takes you into town.

Nantucket is amazing – we enjoyed Cisco Brewery, Tom Nevers Beach, Sconset walking path, and dinners downtown. We unfortunately had a bit of bad weather at the end of the trip, but the homeowners were very accommodating and let us rent for another day (since the ferries were cancelled).

Overall, we loved our stay and would highly recommend it to a group of girlfriends, a family, or a few couples looking for a nice place to stay on the island. Hopefully we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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born in boston, Ma

lovely family home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 3 married children and grandchildren spent a week in this beautiful home. It was roomy and very clean. The grounds are beautiful and it is very close to beautiful bike paths. If the weather is not good it is a delightful and immaculate home to spend your time. Lauren & Ron are a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is hard to say which we love more: when families like yours come three or four generations strong and everyone has a great time, or when we talk to the great-grandfolks who tell tales about when they first visited the Island eight decades back. Nantucket is a place that can get into your heart and stay there forever. It's lovely to see young children catching the magic from their grandfolks. I hope we'll be seeing them - and the grandchildren soon-to-come - sometime again. It's a great summer ritual.
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Lauren Klein
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, ACCEPTS CREDIT CARDS.
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Lauren Klein

We welcome you to 'Incandescence,' a lovely and spacious house that Ron and I designed, built and decorated, and completed in 2010.

Why Lauren Klein chose Tom Nevers

Ron chose this property because it is a lush, beautiful, 3 acre parcel with distant ocean views, affording privacy and at the same time easy access to everything Nantucket has to offer. A builder on the island for 20 years, this is the fourth (and largest) house that Ron has built in Tom Nevers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed all that Nantucket has to offer. Most of all this beautiful house which had all the amenities to make or stay even more comfortable."

"We enjoyed your beautiful home. Didn't get to meet you. Wish you all the best, and thank you for having us here."
Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Nantucket Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
The Summer House
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nantucket Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
The Chanticleeer
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tom Nevers
Car: recommended

Located in the quiet Tom Nevers East section of the island, this lovely home allows easy access to all the pleasures of Nantucket summers even while sitting serenely on three lush, private acres, surrounded by gardens, up a long, private winding driveway. Since the part of Tom Nevers we are in is all zoned for 3 acre lots, there is a lot of privacy -- few houses and a lot of vegetation. There are lovely distant ocean views from the second and third floors. From the easily accessed widow’s walk, enjoy views of the South Shore, the Cranberry Bogs, Low Beach and Sankaty Lighthouse. After returning from the beach or your adventures in town or hiking through the nearby Middle Moors, enjoy outdoor games in the spacious backyard, pull up a chaise lounge or curl up on the wicker furniture on the sprawling front porch, grill the day’s catch on the back deck's gas grill, take a nap in the hammock, watch the incredible night sky just outside your door - without the lights of town interfering - and delight in the best of Nantucket!

We are only minutes from the bike path, and a WAVE (shuttle bus) stop into town (which is about a 12 minute drive), about a 7 minute drive to 'mid-island' -- where you'll find a Stop & Shop and several pharmacies, and about a 4 minute drive to the village of Siasconset ('Sconset), where you can park your chair on the gorgeous beach, catch some rays, read a good book, and when you get hungry, leave everything there and walk up the stairs from the beach right into the middle of the quaintest, most charming village. There's a general store with all kinds of good things, including the most delicious coconut and ginger ice creams. Then take a stroll around and look at some of the famous rose-covered cottages -- all framed by the sparkling blue sea. 'Sconset offers five restaurants (besides the general store): a cute sandwich shop (Claudette's); the beach-side bistro at the Summer House; the upstairs bar and restaurant at the Summer House; The Sconset Cafe, which has a really nice breakfast, offers lunch and a BYOB dinner (the liquor/wine shop is adjacent to it); and The Chanticleer which offers an upscale dinning room and a more casual bar dining area (lunch in season).

We are about a mile and a half walk to the closest beach (Tom Nevers Beach). This summer, two sets of our guests simply raved about Tom Nevers Beach, saying they couldn't understand why it was so uncrowded but that it was beautiful and they felt like they were on their own private island. You get there by just walking straight down the road until you come to the sea. Probably about 15 or 20 minutes by foot.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Short-Stay Exit Cleaning $400

Available year-round, including THANKSGIVING, STROLL WEEKEND, CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR'S and the DAFFODIL and WINE FESTIVALS in the Spring. For dates not specifically posted, please inquire.

Cleaning fee included in stays of 7 nights or longer. A $400 Cleaning Fee will be added to shorter stays.
Check in at 4 pm, check-out at 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.