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A Sunny, Happy House- Filled with Original Artwork

8 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Massachusetts House Rental Photos and Description

House, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Welcome to our ''happy'' family retreat. This upside down house is filled with sunshine and lots of original artwork. The living room/dining room, with its paddle fan, is adjacent to the open kitchen--for easy, informal entertaining. The kitchen is well equipped with a food processor, blender, mixer, double ovens, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, and an abundance of cookbooks. The stocked play loft is over the kitchen in view of the living room. There is room in the loft for sleeping bags, if need be. The dining area is surrounded by windows overlooking the wraparound deck. The upper deck provides viewing of the beautiful sunsets and the distant Atlantic Ocean, while the lower deck has a suspended porch swing for quiet reading time.

Five of the six bedrooms have their own doors to the outside decks for cool summer breezes. The sixth bedroom has windows on three of its four sides. Three bedrooms have queen beds and three bedrooms have two twins per room. There are plenty of portable fans in the house, if needed. Beach towels and beach chairs await your arrival.

There is a gas grill on the property.

Keywords: An Upside Down, Nantucket Shingled House, with Upper and Lower Decks.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

The house is owned by three sisters who inherited it from their parents-who built it. We gather from all over the country for our yearly family reunions. Two of the three sisters are interior designers, and we think the house has some charming, unique features.

The Owner purchased this house in 1986

Why The Owner chose Massachusetts

My parents came from Ohio, and were first drawn to Nantucket by its charm and its access to water. With its quaint, shingled architecture to the ever-blooming hydrangeas, to the gorgeous window boxes displayed in abundance-there is beauty everywhere. The restaurants are world class, the beaches are pristine, and the shopping is fun. One step off the plane or ferry and your daily stresses evaporate in the breezy ocean air. We love it here.

What makes this house unique

We find that being in the Nantucket house, with its close proximity to the bike path (across the street) for walkers, joggers and cyclists, makes it easy to stay in shape. The house is just a few doors away from the shuttle stop, so if one family member takes the car, another can hop the shuttle for lunch in town. Moors End Farm is just a half mile down the road, and has an array of their own fresh cut flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables for purchase. We're just far enough out of town to find it quiet, but close enough to get there fast. The grocery is 5 minutes away. The beaches are 10-15+ minutes away, depending on location chosen. Perfect spot!

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

A Sunny, Happy House- Filled with Original Artwork
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

A Wonderful Vacation House!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our annual family reunion at this wonderful house. It was fantastic. The house was tastefully decorated, comfortable, spacious, quiet, well equipped,and accessible to many beautiful quiet beaches. The sunsets were spectacular as were the views from the dining room. Although the town and stop and shop were close by, we didn't experience the heavy traffic that you'd find elsewhere on the island. This is the second home that we have rented on Nantucket and Polpis is by far our favorite area. An amazing and wonderful week in a beautiful spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treasure Island, Florida
5

Fantastic Rental Property!

  • 5 of 5

My business colleagues and I stayed at this property for a week for offsite meetings and getaway. We used all 6 bedrooms, but we never felt crowded. The living area is spacious and comfortable. We rented bikes for the week, and every place we needed to go was accessible by bike. The owner was very accommodating and was available in the event we had any questions. I would highly recommend this house for either large or small groups. This is a 5-star property and owner!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston
5

Great Nantucket Rental!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this place for the week over the 4th of july and it was perfect for us. It comfortably slept 12 of us but most of our time was spent on the amazing back porch- it wraps around the family room (which is big open and surrounded by windows, a great place to hang out) and we had unreal sunset views every night. We utilized the full kitchen and grill almost every night as well. It is right on the bike path and a quick ride into the center of town.

I would highly recommend this rental for a large group or big family- it has everything you could need/want plus a back porch with views you will not get anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a wonderful stay and we appreciate the great review! We're happy that you got to take advantage of the amazing sunsets from the deck. They are one our favorite things about the house, as well. Hope to see you again! "The Three Gulls"
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Chester, CT
5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is bright and spacious in an excellent location. Easy bike ride to town or beach. We're a large family of who've been vacationing in Nantucket for 20+ years and this is one of the nicest homes we've rented. Great layout for cooking big dinners and entertaining. Dealing with the owners was a pleasure. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy that you loved our home and that it worked out so well for your extended family. We knew that you would love the kitchen and the open floor plan. It would be our pleasure to have you return next summer. You were amazing guests. Thanks again from "The Three Gulls".
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glen ellyn, illinois
5

Perfect house for family and friends, Amazing Sunsets, Great location....

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting on the island for several years. this house was my favorite. I would definitely rent it again and recommend it to others. The view was absolutely spectacular. We loved sitting out on the balcony with our coffee in the morning and equally enjoyed watching the sun set in the evening. The location was great; easy access to everything. I love to cook and found the kitchen to be fully equipped. The charming Moor's Farm stand is right down the road. The owners and caretakers were really nice and very responsive to us during our stay. The house has lots of room for family and friends and is great for entertaining. The whole experience was fantastic and we can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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westport, ct
5

Best Kitchen, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Best house I have rented on the island. The kitchen has every thing you might ever need. Located next to farm stand with awesome sunset views. Very clean with several private, quite bedrooms. Caretaker is very responsive if there is any problems. Bike path across the street is best on Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5-8 minutes to town, closer ones at rotary
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
at the rotary halfway to town
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing,Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

Shimmo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$3,600
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Massachusetts House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (6)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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