The Tom Nevers district where this house is located is absolutely serene with private homes and vacation rentals on large plots of land. This was our first trip to the island but I can't imagine a better place to spend it. The closest bus stop is just under a mile away so a car is handy here. Our 10 yo kids could handle the bike ride to 'Sconset and the light house just north of it (highly recommended). Tom Nevers beach is a quick drive or bike ride west. It's quiet with substantial waves but no lifeguard and can have riptides. Safer, more developed. and busier beaches can be found further west. Depends on what you are looking for. Any beach in town is no more than 15 min away by car.
The house itself has a wonderful upside-down layout. Three generous bedrooms on the ground floor have good privacy from neighbors due to the thick brush beyond the lovely well-tended yard. There are two bathrooms on this floor as well. The top floor has the rest of the living space. While there is central AC it was 60-75F with a strong breeze when we stayed so a few open windows was all we needed. The kitchen is very well stocked with quality cooking gear. Dining out in Town will break the bank quickly but a quick trip to Stop'n'Shop cured that. The deck facing the ocean is idyllic with room to eat outside or just enjoy your morning cup of coffee. For down time there was TV with good channel selection, a blu-ray player with a nice assortment of movies, and plenty of books to read.
Ample beach gear was provided: towels, lawn chairs, umbrella. There is a shower behind the house with hot and cold water to wash off the sand before you come in.
Our hosts were responsive by email before and during the stay. There is a local caretaker you can call if something comes up. Nothing did for us other than I never did find the NHA membership that is mentioned in the description. So we paid for the Whaling Museum. No big deal.
I highly recommend and we are thinking of booking again for next year.
Nantucket has been on my bucket list for 10 years... Finally made my dreams come true and it was much more than I imagined.
We rented this amazing House TOM Nevers, cozy and SO Nantucket!! very comfortable, will all the requirements.. I fell in love with the outdoor shower!!
Working with Rich was amazing, he always responded to my questions and quickly.
NOTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT THE RENTAL.... It was perfect...
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