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Jennifer or Steve

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Polpis Harbor Sunsets And Sailors' Delight

4 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Nantucket House Rental Photos and Description

Views, Harbor Acess, Mooring, Boats, 6 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Baths

The Polpis Farmhouse is a sprawling home and cottage that sits on 3 acres of lawns and meadows across from the Bike Path and attached to Land Bank Trails. A gem for families who desire proximity to both town and beautiful beaches, the house affords active Nantucket living, miles of Polpis Harbor walks, and stunning Nantucket sunsets.

All of the modern conveniences: Wi-Fi, 3 flat screen TVs, Sonos Sound System, 4 zones of central A/C, and outdoor shower. Five bedroom house with a first floor master and a second floor master suite and office, a family favorite queen bedroom with large, private balcony, another king bedroom with twin, and a double bedroom complete the second floor, and then a cottage attached by a breezeway offering a queen bedroom suite and a 2nd kitchen/living area making a perfect location for nanny or in-laws or a few relatives who wish to be separate from the main house. Large well stocked kitchen/family room in main house opening onto a screened in porch and deck is wonderful for cooking, entertaining,relaxing at the end of a long day at the beach, and savoring sunsets over the water. French doors lead from the porch into a spacious livingroom/diningroom/library area featuring 3 large fireplaces, high ceilings, and more room to relax and entertain. All new mattresses, beautiful bedding, and island air ensure a wonderful night’s sleep.

Watch distant views of the ferry passing by Coatue from the comfort of your bedroom or venture out with our 4 kayaks in search of mussels and fish. Better still bring/ rent a larger boat and keep it at our mooring. We are a perfect spot from which to launch your trips to Great Point, Coatue, and wildlife refuge beaches. Bikes and boogies are also here for your pleasure. Sailing school is a walk up harbor.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer or Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jennifer or Steve

Steve and Jennifer are married with 3 grown children. Steve worked as an endodontist for 37 years in Baltimore, and Jennifer taught first grade for 25 years in Baltimore County Public Schools. We now live on Nantucket and in Bozeman, Montana. We spend our winter days skiing and our summer days hiking mountains. We are equally active fishing, biking, and boating on Nantucket. We are deeply bonded to our friends, family, and love of nature. Watching seals frolic in the ocean, identifying a beautiful bird or favorite plant, and seeing a herd of elk cross our land brings us tremendous joy.

Jennifer or Steve purchased this house in 2010

Why Jennifer or Steve chose Massachusetts

The Polpis Farmhouse was purchased by Jennifer's family in 1968. They maintained the house for over 40 years. During that time, the house saw multiple weddings, births of grandchildren, large family gatherings, and summer fun with neighbors and friends.It was the place where everyone learned to swim, water ski, sail, and to play flashlight tag at night. Our first jobs were here on Nantucket, and our best memories were here in this house. In 2010 Jennifer and Steve purchased the Polpis Farmhouse from her family.

What makes this house unique

The house has a unique history. It was built in 1804 as a tavern for Nantucket whaling men. Later it became a hay and dairy farm, and the dining room section was added. When Jennifer and Steve purchased the house, it was in need of TLC. We completely gutted the house down to the studs and increased the size of the house in 2011. We worked very hard to preserve the historical charm of the house as we brought the Polpis Farmhouse up to estate level. The house has a modern feel and is decorated with a combination of early American antiques blended with modern comfortable furniture. It is stocked with beautiful china as well as everyday summer china. It has everything you could possibly want because it is our treasured home, and we like to live in a comfortable manner. We know that you will enjoy this essentially brand new home. You will probably not want to leave. So, come back.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your beautiful house and property! This summer is our third renting a house together, and your house is head and shoulders above the others. We made use of your kayaks and had an awesome time paddling around the harbor. The beaches were also a favorite, especially Madequecham! Overall, this week on Nantucket could not have been better, and this house made our vacation that much more special! Thanks again!
Aug 2013
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Polpis Harbor Sunsets And Sailors' Delight
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

What a house! What a location! This historically renovated home is furnished with the best beds, the most comfortable furniture, the best linens and towels, and beautiful knickknacks and trappings everywhere. The central kitchen is large and wonderfully equipped. It will probably be the gathering place for anyone who visits, even though there are beautiful sitting rooms and living rooms throughout.

The house is located on Polpis Harbor, east of the main commercial area of Nantucket, but is easily accessed from anywhere on the island in just a few minutes. Within 200 yards of the house, you can kayak, sail, dig for clams and mussels, walk your dogs, play on the expansive lawn with the kids, or connect up with the island's network of bike paths. A short bike or car ride away are gorgeous sandy beaches where you can watch the seals. Or you can visit a lighthouse or walk the bluffs overlooking the ocean.

This house comes equipped with four kayaks, eight or ten bicycles and helmets, and other equipment to help you enjoy your visit.

The comfort and location make for a most enjoyable vacation on one of the world's most beautiful and interesting islands. I was enchanted by the whole experience. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Bozeman, Montana, USA
5

Relax and Rejuvenate in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Nantucket and we hit the jackpot by deciding to stay at the Polpis Farmhouse for our Nantucket family vacation. Located right at Polpis Harbor it provided a quiet retreat where we could relax and explore the island at our leisure. The views of Polpis Harbor and Nantucket sound were great, and the patio afforded wonderful sunsets in the evening.

Access to bikes and kayaks are included with the house. Polpis Harbor is well protected so kayak trips are a breeze. The sunset kayak trip we took the night we arrived was perfect and has been permanently etched in my memory. I couldn't believe the bike paths on island. It made me realize how much my hometown is lacking when it comes to being bike friendly. The bike trail is right across the street and gives you worry free access to most of the island. One day we jumped on the bikes, peddled past a cranberry bog, past Sankaty Head Lighthouse, through the quaint town of Sconset, and had our feet in the sand at a picture perfect beach in less than 30 minutes.

The house is about a 10 minute drive from the ferry terminal so you are separated from the hustle and bustle of that area. We appreciated the buffer.

For the property itself, the description and pictures were accurate. The house was clean with plenty of linens and towels. There are several areas for relaxing and dining. Despite this we still found ourselves hanging around the table closest to the kitchen most evenings. The kitchen is spacious and we were able to have several people in the kitchen helping out at the same time. The lawn is large and provides plenty of space for kids to run around. Take the time to read about the house and the reconstruction efforts in the binder. It will give you an appreciation for the character of the house.

The only negative thing I can say is we didn't spend enough time on Nantucket. I wish I had known beforehand how peaceful and relaxing the island can be if you are in the right place. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to friends or family. I just hope they invite us to stay with them at the Polpis Farmhouse when they do rent it. :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Alden Michigan
5

luxurious, private, informal out- and in-door fun

  • 5 of 5

Before we rave about the great adventures we had with the bikes and kayaks, we want to give huge thanks for the absolute comfort we found here-the beds and linens so comfortable! The kitchen-a cook's dream-so well equipped and with such beautiful serving pieces- and the outdoor living so private.

We loved coming back from the beach and having the outdoor shower- and lounging on the patio and upstairs deck with total privacy.

Thanks for letting us use your bikes and kayaks-we explored the harbor in the kayaks and rode for miles on the bikepath.

We set up 2 puzzles on the dining room table and ended up eating our meals outside or at the kitchen table - what fun to sit at that antique and wonder who else has eaten there!

We can see why National Geographic named Nantucket the #1 Island in the World- especially with the kind of charm we found here at Polpis Farm.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Alden Michigan
5

privacy with luxury, close to Polpis Harbor and beaches, pristine condition

  • 5 of 5

Re: Polpis Farm in Nantucket

Before we rave about the great adventures we had with the bikes and kayaks, we want to give huge thanks for the absolute comfort we found here-the beds and linens so comfortable! The kitchen-a cook's dream-so well equipped and with such beautiful serving pieces- and the outdoor living so private.

We loved coming back from the beach and having the outdoor shower- and lounging on the patio and upstairs deck with total privacy.

Thanks for letting us use your bikes and kayaks-we explored the harbor in the kayaks and rode for miles on the bikepath.

We set up 2 puzzles on the dining room table and ended up eating our meals outside or at the kitchen table - what fun to sit at that antique and wonder who else has eaten there!

We can see why National Geographic named Nantucket the #1 Island in the World- especially with the kind of charm we found here at Polpis Farm.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
ACK
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Toppers
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Town
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sankaty
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Hyannis
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
RT 6 Cape Cod
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Toppers at the Wauwinett House
Nearest Ski
188 Miles
Mt Snow
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Quidnet

We are close to 3 of the finest restaurants on the island: Toppers at the Wauwinett House (2 miles), and the Summer House and Chanticler in Siasconset (3 miles). When our children were little, they liked to eat lunch at the Summer House patio and swim in their pool overlooking the ocean. In the evenings we would visit the Sconset Market for an evening ice cream cone, walk down to the beach, and wait for the stars to come out.

The closest beach at 1.5 miles and a great morning run is Quidnet Beach. It has both the ocean and a safe pond for young children to swim in. Madequetcham (4miles) is a remote South Shore Beach with incredible swimming and an equally incredible drive.

We are a short bike ride to Siasconset, The Market, Rose Covered Cottages, and the lighthouse. Lock your bikes up and take the Bluff Walk along the ocean and pass some of Nantucket's most beautiful homes and gardens. We have lots of bikes for your use. The bike trail is across from the house. We have a favorite 15 mile triangular loop ride that takes you to Siasconsett, down the Miles End Road, and home by Polpis Road. Braver souls can off road up to Altar Rock.

Polpis Harbor is a boater's and shell fisherman's paradise. Take our kayaks and paddle out to the head of the harbor and to Pocomo. Mussels are ripe for the picking in the tall grass. estuaries. Borrow our clamming rakes and rake clams at low tide for chowder. You will see lots of people sailing. The town sailing school offers weekly sailing lessons for young people of all ages. It is located in our harbor, and you can also rent paddle boards on Washington Street and safely paddle around.

We have some wonderful Land Bank Trails near our house for hiking. See herds of grazing sheep at Squam Farm, discover hidden forests at Squam Swamp, or just enjoy the pasture trails around our house.

We have 2 private golf courses and a public executive course in Sconsett. The Miacomet Golf Club at 6 miles away is public, and there is talk that that the LPGA is coming there in 2014.

At 7 miles you reach Cisco Brewery and Winery. We love the owners, and it is a fabulous place to have some fun and listen to great music. At 3 miles you can purchase fresh produce at Moore's End Farm, and at 5 miles you are on Main Street, Nantucket.

On a rainy day or quiet morning visit the Whaling Museum which is Smithsonian quality and take a walk up Main Street to see the homes built by Whaling Captain's.

If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, drive to Wauwinett (2 miles), purchase a pass at the Gatehouse, take your tire pressure down to 13 lbs.,and drive out Great Point to fish for blues, picnic, and to see a seal breeding colony. Look directly out to sea. You are looking at Portugal.

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August
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$15,000
 

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Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Amenities

Nantucket House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • New with beautiful tile work.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 is master suite with bath, large walk in closet, laundry, closet and private staircase. It has water views. Bedroom 2 is on second floor and shares 2 bathrooms. Bedroom 3 is on second floor, shares 2 bathrooms, and accesses onto 24x10 balcony with water views. Bedroom 4 is on first floor with private bathroom and fireplace. Bedroom 5 is the cottage suite and shares the master office. Bedroom 6 is second floor and shares 2 bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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