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'Lesser Light'~ Private Cottage ~ Near Shuttle & Biking, Dog-Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 queen, 1 futon sofa (double bed). 1 full bath. Sleeps 2-4.

VIDEO TOUR: 'Lesser Light' is a charming cottage surrounded by brush & flower gardens, with cathedral ceilings, a fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer & a large, private deck with patio furniture, outdoor shower & gas grill. It has one queen bedroom, and a separate sleeping area (behind pocket doors) off the main living area with a futon (double pullout bed). There is a spacious full bathroom with a tub/shower. The cottage will comfortably sleep up to two couples, but is even more perfect for a couple alone or with 1-2 small children. Good dogs allowed with owner approval (extra fee). 'Lesser Light' is an idyllic getaway with easy access to all the attractions of the Island by car, bike, or shuttle bus (bike path and bus stop are 1 block away). 'Lesser Light' can be rented separately or together with our 5BR house 'Incandescence,' listing # 299894. Both are set on the same 3 acre property but are privately sited over 300' away from each other, separated by a meandering stone path & screened by thick brush.

$150 cleaning fee for stays shorter than 7 nights; otherwise cleaning is included in rental rate.

$500 security deposit for all stays (refundable).

Dog fee generally $100/dog.


More Details

Lauren Klein
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, ACCEPTS CREDIT CARDS.
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Lauren Klein

We welcome you to 'Lesser Light,' a lovely cottage that makes a perfect get-away destination. A builder on the island for over 20 years, Ron built this cottage for himself. The love he put into it shows in all the details.

Why Lauren Klein chose Tom Nevers

Ron chose this property because it is a lush, beautiful, 3 acre parcel, affording privacy and at the same time easy access to everything Nantucket has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

I love to spend an afternoon in 'Sconset, which is less than five minutes away. There, you can park your chair on the beach, catch some rays, read a good book, and when you get hungry, leave everything there and walk up the stairs from the beach right into the middle of the quaintest, most charming village. There's a general store with all kinds of good things, including the most delicious coconut and ginger ice creams! Then take a stroll around and look at some of the rose-covered cottages -- all framed by the sparkling blue sea.

'Sconset offers five restaurants (besides the general store): a cute sandwich shop (Claudette's); the beach-side bistro at the Summer House; the upstairs bar and restaurant at the Summer House; The Sconset Cafe, which has a really nice breakfast, offers lunch and a BYOB dinner (the liquor/wine shop is adjacent to it); and The Chanticleer which offers an upscale dinning room and a more casual bar dining area (lunch in season).

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Lesser Light" was a fantastic place to stay! It had all the amenities you could want and a beautiful deck outside, perfect for grilling and enjoying the summer evenings. Ron and Lauren made themselves totally available. I plan on staying there again. It was nice and private as well. The perfect cottage for our Nantucket stay. I highly recommend it!
Aug 2012
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Tom Nevers Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is in alcove off the main living area w/privacy doors.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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'Lesser Light'~ Private Cottage ~ Near Shuttle & Biking, Dog-Friendly
average rating of 4.95 based on 22 reviews

Great cottage with lots of privacy and charm!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here and the owners were fantastic! Was everything we had hoped it would be and more. Loved the owner recommendations for restaurants/activities around the island too. Would highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glen Ridge, NJ

A Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, thank you, thank you for opening up your home to our family to help us kick off our 2017 summer vacation! What a fabulous time we had. And we could not have been any luckier to have rented from such wonderful people!

From the initial booking to the safe return of our deposit--you both made every detail of our experience so delightfully seamless!

Your cottage is so quaint, cozy, quiet and surrounded by nature! Even our children enjoyed a peaceful nap in the hammock amongst the singing birds!

Thank you for your wonderful island recommendations and your incredibly generous hospitality. We’re so happy to have discovered “Lesser Light” and look forward to returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for such a very lovely note about 'Lesser Light'. We particularly liked that you put in a good word for the birds - who are such an unadvertised delight of any stay there. Even after decades on the Island, it can still astound to be sitting outside, reading a book on a lazy summer afternoon and to look up and notice a dozen goldfinch, thrush, chikadee, hummingbird and sparrow darting merrily from the brush to the feeder. And, of course, in early spring it's always a relief (and promise of summer coming) to see the jaunty red neck pheasants come strutting over to see if they too can enjoy a bit of Nantucket hospitality at 'Lesser Light'.
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Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We went for a family trip to have fun and relax and thats exactly what we did! We had the best time! It was a great location to explore all parts of the island. We would take our nightly walks with our dogs to the cranberry bogs which was amazing and convenient. Then we would head to another part of the island and come back and make a big dinner. Lesser light had everything we needed and more....... We will be back! Thanks for the wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your note! The 'Windswept' cranberry bogs - and the larger 'Serengeti' moors - sometimes feel like a well-kept secret. You traipse just across the old Milestone Road to enter them and can then spend 10 minutes or spend a whole day walking around, exploring the paths, ponds, bogs and picking wild berries. Even though it's smack in the middle of the Island it is silent and feels almost like it's yours alone to enjoy. Often you can walk for 20 minutes and - except for the two telltale water towers on the horizon - you don't see anything that wasn't there when grazing sheep roamed this spot in the 1860s. Though the Island has its modern reputation of being cosmopolitan and charming/sophisticated, the truth is that almost 40% of the Island is protected from any development and destined to remain "forever wild." So: Come for the Gucci and world class restaurants - but it's the wonders of the wilds and the wide open beaches that will have you wanting to come back.
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  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful relaxing stay the the Lesser Light. Kitchen was fabulous, house was toasty and the hosts were awesome. I would gladly recommend this little place for another couple looking for a getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyone loves Nantucket in the summer... but you seem to have caught the special charms of the Island when it's a bit cooler, a lot quieter and in many ways more enchanting. Sit by a warm embered fire and have a cup of hearty chowder in the old wood panel saloon on Broad Street and then ride your bike along the near empty paths to experience an entirely different side of the 'Old Gray Lady of the Sea'. There's great excitement to be on Island for July 4th or the August concert of the Boston Pops on Jetty's Beach, but it's the still quiet beauty of Autumn that can make you really fall in love with the place.
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Relaxing and just what we needed after our wedding

  • 5 of 5

After all the stress and work from getting ready for our wedding what we both wanted was a quiet and relaxing honeymoon. (we also really wanted to bring our dog) Lesser Light was exactly what we needed....a charming cottage 1 mile from a great beach. Lauren and Ron were great to rent from. They made awesome dinner recommendations and told us about the Bluff Walk in Sconset which was gorgeous.

Thank you! We had a blast calling Lesser Light and Nantucket our home for a week.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We love to hear that Nantucket (and 'Lesser Light') worked for you as a place to relax, have fun, and get ready to face the world as "Mr. and Mrs." That Bluff Walk is truly an amazing trek! And it's a fun detail that, for no charge at all, you get to share the exact views over the Cliff and to the Atlantic beyond that the billionaires who bought those fancy houses paid so many millions to ''own." Just like the 50+ miles of public beach on the Island, these are delights that we all get to share in.
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a peaceful weekend.

Highly recommend for couples or very small family. Quiet part of the island but close enough to bike trails and quick drive to town and into Sconset. Wonderful owners. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We"re so happy your family had fun! We always think that it's never too soon to let Nantucket work its magic on the next generation. So many people come to visit with their children and still speak fondly of the visits they made with their own parents when they were the 'little ones'. Hope we'll see you folks back again.
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Nantucket Memoral
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
The Summer House
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Hyline or Steamship
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nantucket Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Tom Nevers
Car: recommended

*** Located in Tom Nevers East, minutes from the Ocean, the bike path into town, and a WAVE (shuttle bus) stop, and a five minute drive into Siasconset ('Sconset), this adorable cottage allows easy access to all the pleasures of Nantucket summers even while sitting serenely, surrounded by gardens, up a long, private driveway. Pull up a chaise lounge on the large wood deck, grill the day’s catch on the gas grill, take a nap in the hammock, watch the incredible night sky just outside your door - without the lights of town interfering - and delight in the best of Nantucket!

In nearby 'Sconset, there are five restaurants: a cute sandwich shop (Claudette's); the beach-side bistro at the Summer House; the upstairs bar and restaurant at the Summer House; The Sconset Cafe, which has a really nice breakfast, offers lunch and a BYOB dinner (the liquor/wine shop is adjacent to it); and The Chanticleer which offers an upscale dinning room and a more casual bar dining area (lunch in season).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100

**Weekly rental rates include cleaning. For rentals shorter than 7 nights guests will be charged a $150 cleaning fee.** 'Lesser Light' is available only by the week from June 18 to Labor Day weekend. In the Spring and Fall, it is available for shorter stays, including for the Book, Wine and Film Festivals, Spring and Fall Restaurant Weeks, Columbus Day Weekend and the Cranberry Harvest.' 'Lesser Light' is available as a winter rental from late October to early May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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