This is brand new in 2013 right in town 6 bedroom 3 full bathroom plus day bed in upstairs foyer, central air, jetted bathtubs and an outdoor shower right in town that sleeps 6 to 23 people, big open floor layout on first floor. There's 6 bedrooms (17 beds total when including the slide out trundle beds). Large sectional sofa in the living room. Seating for 16-18 at meal time, 10 - 14 at dining room table, 5-6 more at kitchen bar, and seating for 12+ on living room sofas, kitchen also has an island for food prep and serving, hanging wine rack above kitchen seating bar area.
House is ideally located to take advantage of town restaurants and bars as well as the Chicken Box, grocery store, pharmacy, and is on the bus route for the beach. Only .4 mile to Boarding House, Pearl, 21 Federal Ventuno and .4 mile in the other direction to Chicken Box, grocery store, liquor store, and .7 mile from the ferry. The Boys & Girls Club play field is a few blocks away as is the school's playground.
House just completed in 2013, all new including refinished original extra wide pumpkin pine floors from the 1800s, new hardwood flooring, carpets, stainless steel appliances including wine fridge, refrigerator with ice maker and water, professional chef extra large 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, all the kitchenware, towels, beds, mattresses, bedding, furniture, outdoor grill, paint inside and out, outdoor shower, etc. 50' plasma TV in living room with cable and internet access, central AC / internal air conditioning - no window AC units needed :) Decorated in cute beach theme, Hammocks, nice outdoor brick patio with French door access off the dining room to open for summer breeze, private 2nd floor deck for sunbathing with French doors, clam shell driveway, two picnic tables to seat 12-14 people, kids toys in lawn box, large coolers, boogie boards, etc.
Lots of parking, there's room for parking for multiple cars in the driveway (in addition to ours that we leave there) as well as parking on the street that's about a block from the house on York St. House is located a few doors down from the area nicknamed '5 Corners'.
Terrific new house in FANTASTIC In TOWN location. House is 3 levels with the bedrooms on top and bottom floors, middle main entrace floor is spacious open floorplan layout with kitchen, bathroom, dining area, and living room on first floor.
Top floor has 2 bedrooms, master bathroom, and a hidden deck for private sunbathing with French doors from master bedroom and oversized hallway / day room. Bedroom layout is master bedroom can sleep 1-3 people with a queen bed with a slide out trubdle bed under it. The other bedroom can sleep 1-4 people as it has custom bunk bed where each custom bunk bed is oversized with a full size (sleeps 2 people on the full size as it's just a few inches smaller than a queen bed) on bottom and then a twin bunk over half of it, trundle pull out bed underneath. There's also a day bed in the upstairs extra large hall way / day room with a trundle slide out bed too that can sleep 1-2 people.
Middle/Main floor is one big open area for the living room with seating for 10-12' with big plasma TV, dining area with seating for 10-12 at the grand old fashioned 108' (9' with extra leaf) dining table, plus the chefs kitchen with a pantry and wine fridge which also has an island prep station and a breakfast bar with seating for 5-6 (16-18 total seating for dinner between breakfast bar and dining table behind it), there's an enclosed laundry room and full bathroom on the main level. All bathtubs are jetted jacuzzi tubs. The outdoor shower is off of this level out the big double / French doors onto the brick patio - open the French doors for the cool island breeze.
Bottom floor has 4 bedrooms and bathroom. All bathrooms are tiled. Bedroom layouts are: 2 of the bedrooms can sleep 2-3 people as they have queen beds and each has a twin trundle pull out bed underneath it. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms can sleep 3-4 people as one bedroom has a full size bed (sleeps 2 people comfortably as it's just a few inches smaller than a queen size) and a bunk bed on the other side of the room that are twin size beds and the last bedroom has a custom bunk bed with full on the bottom (just a few inches smaller than a queen bed) and a twin bed above it, there's also a trundle twin bed that slides out from under it.
New full grown hydrangeas around the house and fence. Beautiful house and setting. :)
*Rates are initial season special discounted rates for 2013 season. Please write for current rates. Rates subject to change without notice. Rates are not final until a standard lease is agreed upon, signed, and executed with described payment terms, etc. Security deposit is not included in rent. Typically takes the cleaners / staff a couple weeks to get us their check out reports, can take longer is they're swamped to catch up on paperwork of houses need extra cleaning, have damage, etc. Just depends on how things are left and how busy they are. If renters clean the house and leave it nice usually takes the cleaners 7-8 hours to make it truly ready for the next group as it's a large home. If renters don't clean takes longer. A professional 3rd party cleaning company does the cleaning and they're meticulous to make sure our renters arrive to have a great first impression of the home. :) Please plan accordingly and pre-book the time needed for cleaning and budget for it as we don't include cleaning in our rent to keep it fair to everyone (those who clean well ahead of time get a smaller bill, those who don't get one for over the usual 7-8 hours). We usually travel during the week for work and will try to cut back a deposit return the weekend after we get their reports when we're home. Keep it simple. :) This site offers electronic booking, to date we don't use it as the fees they charge our renters to do so are high, instead we ask for checks to be overnighted to save them a lot of money and to solidify a booking. Also saves them from having to pay more in rent to pay for the credit card fees/percentages we'd have to increase the rent by to cover those fees, saves our renters money that way too. ) We're also not a full time agency, just homeowners with other full time jobs who rent out the house out ourselves at a discount to keep charges down for everyone. Thanks for considering our property! :)
***DO NOT CALL TO SOLICIT BUSINESS OR SERVICES, ONLY USE PHONE NUMBER FOR RENTING PROPERTY. Thank you. Was getting annoying telemarketing calls so had to put that in there. Sorry to my potential renters who had to read that. :) If you're still reading, yes that's me with the lions in South Africa at a rescue I volunteered at, now have a yellow lab, she doesn't eat as much or think I'm lunch, always a bonus.
Keywords: In town, chicken box, boarding house, Nantucket, walking distance, near ocean, near main streeet
Bought this house in 2010 and renovated / upgraded it in 2012 and beginning of 2013. I live in Boston but spend time during the different seasons either on Nantucket, NYC, or VT.
The Owner purchased this house in 2010
Perfect location, open floor layout, and ability to have multiple families in it is why I bought the house. It's in town and close to the best night life and restaurants, island breeze, shaded area for a couple hammocks, grocery store and liquor store right nearby too. Also on the bus line to go to the beach and elsewhere. Plus I've always wanted a place on Nantucket as the island is just fantastic.
Location, location, location. Harbor is about 3 blocks away. Close to everything in town, you and your friends won't get lost trying to find it. Couple of hammocks, very beachy feel. We want everyone to have a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed. Instead of the thin cheap mattresses our trundle beds have normal large mattresses on them, just like the rest of our beds. To accommodate their height we raised the beds so everyone has a nice comfortable mattress to sleep on. :) Private deck on 2nd floor off the master bedroom, French doors upstairs and main level for island breezes. Beach bus / town bus goes right by the house. Walking distance to town / Main Street restaurants, shops, bars, pharmacy, Chicken Box, and grocery stores. Close to everything! :)
This house is a quick walk to town and was perfect for our group. 6 families all with young children (infant to 4 yrs). The common area served our group perfectly. We never once felt like we were running into each other. We hung both inside and outside with our group grilling and eating mostly at home b/c of our children's bed-time. The house is equipped with plenty of bath & beach towels, beach chairs so leave these extra items at home! Bill was very accommodating & responsive when it came to reaching out to him while we were there with questions. When it came to check out our group striped all the beds, ran loads of laundry and re-made all the beds to keep the cleaning cost down. We will be back next year!
A beautiful, accommodating, spacious house that delivered more than expected. Our group was 18 people at a peak for 3 nights and averaged 12 for another 5. The remainder was no more than 6. The entire time we never felt crushed nor cramped. Having all of use around the dining room table for dinner was special. The living room and kitchen area more than provided for our needs. We ended up eating in more than out. The location is super. Short walks into town and simple bike rides to the beach. Also great location to get out to Miacomet Golf Club for several rounds. The backyard was perfect for games, lounging and we even had a catered lobster/clam bake that provided more than enough space using both picnic tables. All bedrooms provided more than sufficient sleeping quarters and the bathrooms are spacious, clean and modern. The house is a must stay for your Nantucket vacation.
It sounds like we had a similar experience to the renter below who gave the house 2 stars. Please notice how many of his 5 star reviews on here are from the day after a person had departed (& before they got their security back) or where he had multiple people write reviews for the same stay (5 reviews for the same Christmas Stroll in 2013). The house is really nice and it would rate a 5 however the dealings with the owner, Bill were a complete headache.
*He also asked us to draw our check out of a particular bank and overnight it.
*He gave us a discounted rate (thanksgiving time) but then requested a security deposit of more than 50% which was significant. When I questioned him about this he said it was the cost to replace the large sectional in the living area and that people often walked away from smaller security deposits. This raised a red flag for me but I hoped for the best.
*The lease had a check in time of 5pm. He said if we wanted to check in at 3pm when our ferry arrived, he would have to add another 1/2 day to our rental costs. When I indicated that we would pass he said he would allow us to checkin at 3pm if we wrote him a "glowing review" the day we checked out.
*I did a thorough cleaning of the whole house even though we did not use the whole home because the owner let us bring our dog . I appreciate that so I am obsessed with leaving homes we stay at in better condition than they were when we arrived. He stated that the cleaning people said we left the place in "nice shape" but that it took them 7 hours to clean it properly because the tubs and toilets had hair on them (I cleaned the jets of the tub even though we only showered and they appeared to have not been cleaned in awhile).
He kept asking for my glowing review before he would return my deposit. I told him that I do take the time to write reviews but only do so once the transaction is complete. He kept trying to negotiate with me over the cleaning fees as if he were giving me a break when these charges were not valid. Eventually after much back and forth he finally sent my deposit less a few hundred dollars which is his minimum cleaning fee. This guy acts like he is going you a big favor. The sad part is the place is really nice and would be great for multiple families, bigger groups and if he just gave people their deposits back and acted reasonably he would get good reviews but instead he withheld our deposit for a "glowing review" and in attempt to keep some money.
We stayed at 8 Atlantic Ave for Memorial Day Weekend, 2016. The house was gorgeous, with the top of the line accommodations. The back yard was perfect for relaxing. Additionally, we were able to walk to all of the prime spots that we hoped to venture to once on the island. Bill was a pleasure to speak with, and we would return to this home in a heart beat. Thank you so much for an amazing weekend! We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
We stayed at 8 Atlantic Avenue for the Daffodil Festival weekend. The home is impeccable and beautiful - spacious with gorgeous hardwood floors and a kitchen meant for entertaining. Close to town for shopping and restaurants. Owners were a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend this property! We loved every aspect of our stay and will definitely rent there again.
• Difficulty with contract (needing so much information, not making note of a change, later saying he did not get a copy when he acknowledged receipt of it prior to renting)
• Unreasonable response time (asked check to be drawn from a few preferred banks, needed to overnight check for Saturday delivery 2 weeks prior to check-in)
• Unreliable check-in time (was supposed to have access at 3 p.m. but did not get in until 5 p.m.). Owner was completely indifferent.
• Issue getting security deposit returned (even though owner came in following our departure, it took several requests over 3+ weeks for a response. Questioned owner on minor/fabricated charges, which then led to series of emotional e-mails). Received approximately 50% 7+ weeks after checkout, remaining approximately 12+ weeks after checkout.
• Note that cleaner charge is highly marked up, when owner was questioned about it, he unapologetically acknowledged it was part of his business model.
• Highly suspect owner clears out when he rents house, so renters need to be very sensitive to what’s his and what renters can use (sheets, towels)
• Don’t leave anything in the fridge that is yours (accused of eating unopened cheese and crackers that I left for others to enjoy)
• Pay extra attention to trash rules.