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Rooms with a View on Nantucket

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'Catydid' is an upside-down house completed in 1989. The second floor includes the original cottage built by my wife's father in 1967. We had it moved aside by a crane, while a full basement and brand-new first floor were constructed. Afterward, it was hoisted atop the new construction and enclosed. We expanded and renovated it again in 1999.

Thus, the house is a blend of old and new, as are the mix of contemporary furnishings and antiques.

From the western balcony, you can see most of Madaket Harbor as well as glimpses of Eel Point and Tuckernuck. A quarter mile to the south lies the Atlantic, where surf-lovers can enjoy one of the longest and most uncrowded beaches on Nantucket.

Keywords: beach house, vacation property, vacation rental

More Details

Rich Kozar
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2016

About Rich Kozar

My wife grew up on Nantucket and insisted her two daughters spend as much time as possible enjoying life near the water, just as she did in Madaket as a young girl. That's why 'Catydid' isn't just a vacation house--it's our second home.

Rich Kozar purchased this house in 1989

Why Rich Kozar chose Nantucket

My wife inherited the original cottage now known as 'Catydid' from her father, Mike Todd, former marine contractor, town selectman, and well-known island figure. They can trace their lineage back to the whaling era.

What makes this house unique

Madaket for Nantucketers means access to the water, either by swimming and fishing in the nearby surf or boating on Madaket Harbor and points beyond via Hither Creek Marina. It has some of the most picturesque and uncrowded beaches on the island, all accessible from our house by walking or at most a short car ride. If you love the water, and spectacular sunsets from the beach, give us a call.


Madaket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
iPod speaker system, fans for all bedrooms, outdoor shower, beach chairs for 6, beach towels, food processor, lobster pot, All-Clad cookware


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Rooms with a View on Nantucket
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Norfolk, VA

Ideal Island Get Away

  • 5 of 5

I have been enjoying my summers at this property for over two decades now and will never stay anywhere else. The location is perfect for those looking to retreat to a quiet get away while still having quick access to the livelihood of town. The home is also wonderful because of its ability to facilitate outdoor living in good weather and to provide a cozy nest on foggy days. Being one of the tallest homes in the neighborhood, it offers uninterrupted 360 degree views of Madaket harbor and the surf, with a generous deck to enjoy lobster dinners and the most magnificent sunsets imaginable. So many warm and wonderful memories were made in this house I cannot say enough remarkable things about it.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Madaket House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

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.
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