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Classic Nantucket Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13)

Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eel Point, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget Islands!

Still Waters is a traditional Nantucket beach cottage, with a ~100 foot private beach on Madaket Harbor and an unobstructed view of the village of Madaket, Smith Point, Madaket Harbor, Eel Point, and Tuckernuck Island. On a clear day, you can even see Muskeget Island from the porch off the large attic.

Our cottage is very private and quiet - tucked in a grove of tall pines, bordering on about 15 acres of conservation land to the south, and with 123 acres of conservation land (Eel Point) just about 1/4 mile up the beach to the north. Eel Point is a refuge to American oyster catchers, piping plovers, and countless herons, egrets, sandpipers, terns, and seagulls.

After a day of swimming, biking, or hiking, watch the sun set from the porch or the balcony off the attic, and curl up by the fireplace with a good book, or play one of our many 'vintage' board games with your loved ones. You can also check your email (Wi-fi access to Internet), watch a DVD or your favorite program on TV.

And at bedtime, you can fall asleep, lulled by the gentle sound of the surf on Madaket beach about 2 miles away. You can sleep downstairs in a queen bed or one of four twin beds, or climb the steps to the attic with a double bed, 3 more twin beds, and a crib (if you are very small).

Keywords: cottage, waterfront, private, quiet, pet-friendly, sunset view, saltwater beach, abutting conservation land

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017

About The Owner

I am a teacher at Middlesex Community College, and grew up coming to our beloved Still Waters cottage in the summer with my parents, brothers, grandparents, cousins, and assorted family dogs. Now my husband and I come each year in early June with to open up the cottage, and enjoy the early season roses and the peace and quiet.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1947

Why The Owner chose Nantucket

Our cottage was bought in 1947 by my grandparents who had been renting on Cuttyhunk Island and then Nantucket in the 1930's and early 40's. When they saw our cottage, they fell in love with it instantly, managed to scrape the money together to buy it, and named it 'Still Waters'. Now the property is owned and much loved by their grandchildren as a family partnership, so it has been in same family for almost 70 years.

What makes this cottage unique

Each morning we walk up the beach to fish, collect new shells washed up by the night tide, and watch the birds on the Eel Point conservation land, which seems to get more beautiful each year. Our dog Jessie loves to join the seagulls for a swim.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for an unbelievable week. I don't think we've ever experienced a week go by so quickly. Absolutely unbelievable!
Jul 2015
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Eel Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) This bed is in the attic., Twin or Single Beds (8) 2 in bedroom downstairs 2 on sun porch downstairs 3 in attic 1 cot in the attic , Baby Cribs (1) Fold-up crib in attic
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Classic Nantucket Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Charming Cottege

  • 5 of 5

It's a rustic cottage, off-the-beaten-track, next to conservation land. What's not to love??!!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place ... and absolutely amazing sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgewater Corners, Vermont

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Still Waters was absolutely perfect, from eating breakfast while gazing out at the water to watching the incredible sunsets from the roof. It was just perfect, thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Nancy! Even though we have been visiting Still Waters all our lives, we feel exactly the same way, and share your love of those sunsets!
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On the back porch is an outdoor hot water shower (not screened, but good for a family).

Just off the back porch is an absolutely wonderful rope hammock.

Fishing: surf casting (in the harbor and off of the surf beaches) and fly fishing off of Eel Point;

Bird watching: ospreys, American oyster catchers, snowy egrets, etc.;

Spectacular sunset viewing


Rates & Availability

Eel Point Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For anyone who rents multiple weeks, the rent is reduced by $100/week.

Travelers pay 50% of their rent + the $400 damage deposit when making their reservation, in 2 separate checks; they pay the rental balance by check 3 weeks before the start of their rental period.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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