This four bedroom cottage offers guests a quiet escape in Sconset. Located a half mile from the village and beach, all the best that Nantucket has to offer is steps away.
2 floors of living space with 2 bedrooms and a full bath on each floor. The main floor has an open living/dining room and a kitchen that opens out into a small private yard for outdoor dining. A spiral staircase leads to a finished basement , 2 bedrooms, laundry, a living room and bathroom. Pull out couches on both floors.
The cottage is located at the end of a private road. Very quiet, yet close enough to walk and ride bikes to everything. The house has plenty of indoor and outdoor space for families to enjoy.
To see a video of 44 Sankaty Road and 8 Meetinghouse Lane, go to https://www.greatpointproperties.com/real-estate/nantucket/ma/sconset-house-and-cottage/
Sconset village is a charming hub of activity with art and clothing shops, cafes, provision market, ice cream and east facing ocean beach.
Homeowners, Sarah and Tim Schwarz: cell: (203) 253-2945 or cell:(203) 253-8540
Garbage collection: Santos Rubbish, (508) 228-4395, comes on Monday and Thursdays. Nantucket has strict recycling program. Household trash and paper can go into the garbage can in the kitchen. Glass and Plastics/tins are separated. Receptacles for sorting are provided in the kitchen. The trash bins are located in a wooden receptacle on the back of the garage.
Nantucket can experience quick climate changes and occasional high winds. Please put down the outdoor umbrellas when they are not in use.
Light bulbs, a vacuum, mop, recycling bins, clear trash bags and other supplies are located in the pantry closet (located near the kitchen).
Beach chairs and beach umbrellas are available for your use. They are in the mud room. Beach towels are available.
Cleaners were at the house before you arrived and will come after you leave. We hope that you find everything to your satisfaction. If you do not, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Landscapers will arrive once per week, usually on a Wednesday, to cut the grass and keep the landscaping tidy.
Getting to know ‘Sconset:
Siasconset (‘Sconset to the locals) is a fairytale village located on the eastern most part of the island. Accessed from either Milestone Road or Polpis Road, visitors are captivated by its charm the minute they round the rotary in the center of the village. Stop at Claudette’s Sandwich Shop for one of the best sandwiches on the island or schedule lunch with friends oceanside at the Summer House pool (one of very few places you can dine oceanside on Nantucket). For other dining delights in ‘Sconset, try the Summer House, the Chanticleer or the ‘Sconset Café…all absolutely delicious and unique. Don’t forget to stop at the ‘Sconset Market for provisions and an ice cream! Visitors love to amble up and down the quiet tree lined streets and gaze at the rose covered cottages or take a stroll on the ‘Sconset Bluff Path.
The ‘Sconset Market, 4 Main Street, ‘Sconset: http://sconsetmarket.com The ‘Sconset Market is a delightfully eclectic fancy grocery, bakery, and ice cream store centrally located in Siasconset, Nantucket. Open seasonally. Check the board that’s posted outside of the market for posts on available babysitters, yoga classes and other community related events/offers.
‘Sconset Beach and Low Beach: Sconset beach has a lifeguard, Low Beach does not. We enjoy walks/runs along the beach and evening cookouts on the beach. You can either park at Sconset beach entrance, or go down Low Beach Rd and there’s another parking lot further down the beach that’s more remote. Be on the lookout for seals!
The ‘Sconset Playground, 7 Gully Rd: ‘Sconset has a newly renovated playground near the Sconset Beach entrance. Parking not available at the playground, so we suggest walking or biking there, and you can park at the beach entrance. It is partially ADA accessible.
‘Sconset Bluff Walk: From the market, locate Front Street and follow the shell road left. Then before it bends back onto Broadway, you may notice a dated patch of pavement leading you right. This will direct you to the beginning of the ‘Sconset footpath along the edge of the bluff. As deeded by Mr. William Flagg in 1892, this path remains open to the public from sunrise to sunset. Villagers, farmers, and fishermen had used this path along the bluff for years, and Flagg wanted to allow the path to remain accessible to all. Approaching the end of the path, erosion has sadly cut this endeavor short. You are able to backtrack a bit and find the few marked access points leading you to Baxter Road in order to continue on to the Sankaty Head Lighthouse or simply take the path back to the start. This is not a running, biking, or stroller friendly path, but leashed dogs are permitted. The ‘Sconset Bluff walk provides you with a little glimpse into the worlds of others with breathtaking views and peace of mind.
Sankaty Lighthouse, take Baxter Rd and go North. https://www.sconsettrust.org/stewardship/sankaty-head. This is a great walk or bike ride excursion.
The Siasconset Casino, 10 New Street. http://www.sconsetcasino.com is a private tennis club on New Street, but they offer movies to the public. Check the schedule that’s posted outside on their board. Non-members are also allowed to play on the courts in the afternoon. Check in at the desk there to get more information.
General information on Nantucket:
Here is a link to the Nantucket beaches: http://www.nantucket-ma.gov/673/Beaches-Parks . It provides you with information related to beaches, parking, lifeguards etc.
There are so many great dining choices and they change season to season. Check Yelp or a local guide for find what you’re looking for. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Straight Wharf: Charming atmosphere and you can check out the scene at the bar on your way out.
Ventuno: Clubby and cozy and Johnny B. makes a great cocktail.
Company of the Cauldron: delicious and cozy
Nautilus: Small plates and mixology drinks. Hard to get in but worth it.
The Boarding House: A staple, great for lunch or dinner.
Black Eyed Susan’s: Great breakfasts, always a wait
Millie’s at Madaket: Terrific tacos and margaritas. Roll in right off the beach and watch the sunset. Family friendly. There’s almost always a wait, so get there early and settle in.
Sconset Cafe: Charming, BYOB (or buy it next door at the “Siasconset Bookstore”. There are 2 seatings each evening, so call ahead and make a reservation.
Jettie’s Beach: Super-casual-roll-right-off-the-beach. Bring the kids and they can play on the playground. Buck A Shuck until 5pm. A relaxing way to spend a summer night.
There are more choices, but the below are where we usually go to…
‘Sconset Market: limited selection, close to the house. Useful but expensive.
Stop N Shop: 31 Sparks Ave (7 miles from the house, near the rotary, my preferred “big shop” grocery store) or 9 Salem Street (in town)
Bartlett’s Farm: 33 Bartlett Farm Rd. Delicious, high end. It’s a drive to get there, so make it an excursion and enjoy an ice-cream while you’re there.
Nantucket Meat & Fish Market, 21 Old South Road. New and everyone is loving it. Great if you’re planning to grill out at home and need some delicious foods to get the evening started without too much forethought.
Sayles Seafood, 99 Washington St Ext, Nantucket. Where we pick up a lobster dinners. Put on your bib and dig in!
The WAVE bus. Here’s a link: http://www.nrtawave.com
The island is VERY bike friendly. Nantucket Bike Path Map: http://www.nantucket-ma.gov/985/Nantucket-Bike-Paths. Bring your bikes, or rent from one of the bike rental stores.
Taxi / Uber: Uber is on island, as are many taxi services. ‘Sconset is 7 miles from town and at night it can get very dark (great for watching the stars) and sometimes foggy, so getting a ride home makes your evening in town a lot more enjoyable. You can call any taxi company, but my favorite driver is Anthony Edwards. He’s professional, prompt, courteous and has a clean car. His number is (774) 236-1413.
Car rental: Hertz, Nantucket Windmill Auto Rental, Affordable Rentals have rental cars.
Sunny Day Activities:
Beach, beach and more beach… find a new beach to explore. Bring your picnic, umbrellas, chairs, tents, boogie boards, towels, etc and and make home each day. The beaches all have their own personality, waves, sand and views… talk to a local or summer local to find the beaches less traveled (Jetties and Cisco get very busy but have lifeguards and/or surf lessons). You need a car to go to most beaches.
Take a surfing lesson at Cisco or Nobadeer.
Fun to rent a boat (or better yet, have a friend with one) and go out to Coatue to swim and dive for clams.
BBQ and fish at Great Point – you need a beach pass which is bought at the ranger post on the way to the point, but worth it to drive out on the sand and stake your claim… just watch out for the sharks. Seriously.
Rainy day activities: unfortunately, it occasionally happens that the rain or the fog role in. But here are some ideas for you.
Board games are located inside the white ottoman in the living room.
The Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, in town: https://www.nha.org/sites/
The Nantucket Shipwreck and Life-Saving Museum, 158 Polpis Road, http://eganmaritime.org/shipwreck-lifesaving-museum/about/
Maria Mitchell offers many activities: https://www.mariamitchell.org Including an aquarium https://www.mariamitchell.org/visit/aquarium
Movie Theatres: Nantucket Dreamland https://www.nantucketdreamland.org/tickets-showtimes or Starlight Theatre and Cafe: http://www.starlightack.com
Shop and Sip: Great lunches and shopping, tuck into Mitchell’s Book Store and get a summer read, have lunch at Cru (longer, table service, yacht gazing) or Provisions, delicious (gazpacho) soups and sandwiches in town. Stroll along the wharf and all the shops in town.
Cisco Brewery: Fun on a sunny or grey day, live music, food and local beverages. Most summer days they have food trucks.
This doesn’t even begin to cover how much Nantucket has to offer, but it’s a start.
Enjoy yourself and please let us know how we can improve your stay. If you enjoyed your stay, please leave a comment on the website. If you feel that there was anything more that we can do to improve your stay, please let us know.
We hope that you have a wonderful vacation and we hope that you will return again soon!
All the best!
Sarah and Tim
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