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'Kestrel Moor' -Large Nantucket Home,Great View,1 Mi.from Town

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Unique to Nantucket, this home sits on 2 acres, bordered by nature conservancy and rolling moors, The spacious house is secluded from neighbors, yet a mere mile from Nantucket center. It is bright and open and allows for natural light to flow through. The large back yard provides ample space for children to fly kites or run around. Adirondack chairs welcome you to sit and read, soak up sun...or watch a breath-taking sunset

Keywords: Spacious two story home. Beautiful views from front and back. Easily accommodates two families.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018


Retired from commercial real estate, 8 children, 9 grandchildren whom we enjoy at home and in Nantucket.

CHARLES & MARY ERNST purchased this house in 1982

Why CHARLES & MARY ERNST chose Cliff

Our family has been vacationing on island since 1948. We can't imagine not vacationing here during the summer.

What makes this house unique

Informal, barefoot living! Incredible sunsets;

Comfort and ease of house. Big lawn for bocci, kite flying, lazing in Adirondack chairs.

Coming away feeling rested and re-created.


Cliff House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2ND FLOOR MASTER SUITE WITH BATHROOM
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , FIRST FLOOR; SHARES FULL BATH WITH BEDROOM 2
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , SECOND FLOOR; HAS ITS OWN BATHROOM IN HALL
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , QUEEN SLEEP SOFA; SHARES BATH WITH BDR. 2 & 3
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
View of rolling moors, conservancy property from front and back. Directly across street from bike path.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We love this place! This is our second stay at Kestrel Moor. The bedrooms are great and spaced out enough. Three DIFFERENT families (my wife's sisters and their families were able to stay here comfortably. The park across the street is a wonderful place to watch the sunset. The bike paths that go right by the house can take you all over the island. The notebook left by the owners gave great advice about things to do on the island. You could be "as busy as you want to be" when staying here... We had days where we went out on adventures, and we had days where we stayed in and enjoyed the house and the yard. Oh.. the YARD.... In our opinion, the "crown jewel" of this property is its backyard. We played in the grass yard every night. soccer, frisbee, football... just laughed and had a wonderful time with the family. The kitchen is fully stocked. We made all of our own meals. As I said, this was our second stay, and we're hoping to have a 3rd... and a 4th.... and a 12th! Love this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could give this rating 10 stars! From the time we booked over a year ago, Chuck and Mary were very responsive to any question large or small. They were also gracious enough to let us in early on check-in day, which was huge. The house is absolutely beautiful. Deceivingly large with 2 beautiful master suites, one upstairs and one down. Amazing great room/kitchen open layout. The house was meticulously kept, beds were very comfortable, every amenity/kitchen tool you could need, and the huge back yard was perfect for lawn games and for our small children to run around on.

We are already looking to book a return trip next year. Thanks again Chuck and Mary!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, roomy, well appointed, and close to everything you'll want to do while on the island.

  • 5 of 5

Kestrel Moor was everything we hoped it would be! A great house with lots of room for family.....and a fantastic property that provides great views, and privacy. The house has a well stocked kitchen, TVs in most bedrooms and lots of beach toys, bikes and games. Charles and Mary were exceptional hosts, and very communicative through the entire process. Would absolutely visit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Kestrel Moor is a real gem. A large house that can easily accommodate 10 people. Open living spaces and well appointed bedrooms. The backyard is perfectly maintained and ideal for kids to race around and enjoy the beautiful Nantucket breezes. The upstairs master bedroom always has a cool breeze. The island location was convienent to town and north shore beaches (i.e. Perfect for small children). Overall it was an excellent stay. The house was very clean, kitchen was well stocked and the outdoor living space was beautiful. My only complaint is the deck did give some nasty splinters to little feet and the outdoor shower was not enclosed. I highly recommend this rental and will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our home; we're so glad you enjoyed your stay...and appreciate your bringing the splintery deck to our attention. We will take care of that issue promptly!
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

"Kestrel Moor' was a perfect place for our family to spend the week. The house is both elegant and comfortable in a great area of the island -- convenient to town but also secluded from the traffic and crowds. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Washing Pond Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Jetties Bathing Beach
Nearest Point of Interest

In addition to the biking trail across the street, Nantucket has many other walking trails throughout the island. There is also public transportation with bike carriers, making it possible to ride to one end of the island and take the bus back!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Damage Deposit $1,400

1/2 Rent due on signing.Balance, security deposit and cleaning fee due 60 days prior to check in.
Maximum occupancy 12

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.

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