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Madaket Beach wicker BR- surf, sunsets, stars
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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White wicker guest room in Madaket just 9 doors from ocean beach, across from Madaket Harbor, and on both the bike path and shuttle* to town. You're 2 blocks from waves or scenic harbor, yet can bike or hop a bus to town right from the house. Millie's, a popular restaurant/market, is also here at Madaket beach.

Madaket village is still 'old nantucket' rural, with spectacular sunsets, surf, and starry skies. Be surrounded by ocean instead of crowds!

* bus runs until Sept 10th

The space

My home is an older "upside down" house, meaning the kitchen and my bedroom are upstairs. I live on the second floor; the front door is a shared entrance.

The first floor is set up for guests. There's a snack table with coffee maker, microwave and mini-fridge. There's also a living room with internet TV, laundry nook, and full bathroom.

The white wicker bedroom is one of two on the first floor. It has white wicker furniture and a full size bed, southern yellow pine floors, sawn pine walls. I try to use high quality, crisp linen and cotton for the bed clothing.
All linens bought new in April 2017.

The second bedroom is a basic kids' bunk room which is also available via the per-extra-person charge if you select more than 2 guests during booking.

Guest access

I live & work upstairs, so guests can come and go as they please downstairs and use the whole first floor (except garage).

I provide some beach towels, umbrella & chairs if you'd like to use those at the beach.

There are paperbacks, books, and board games around for guests to use.

Interaction with guests

I'm normally home working upstairs (9 to 4) and available as needed. I try to sense and respect guests' varying preferences for interaction.

So, feel free to ask me anything. I enjoy getting to know visitors, but I do understand if you wish to make the most of your time exploring the island instead of making smalltalk!

Other things to note

Breakfast/snacks: Nice baked goods and coffee are available at Millie's market.

I don't officially offer breakfast but am experimenting by putting out some granola bars, bananas, and coffee on the microwave table.

TV: I have a Sony 40" 'smart LED TV'. The TV can accept HDMI input from laptops, chromecast, and has native apps, but it's internet, not cable TV. I also subscribe to Netflix and Amazon for content - just press Netflix on the remote and there's a user profile for AirBnB.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 bunk beds

Amenities
Internet
TV
Essentials
Shampoo

Prices
Extra people $50 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $40
Weekend Price $250 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Living so close to the beach, sand is the constant enemy! Please avoid bringing sand in the house. Hose off outside using the garden hose by the front door, if you've been at the beach.

Nantucket has mandatory recycling, please put plastic, metal, glass into grey recycling bin.

No unregistered guests allowed.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

38 Reviews

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William User Profile
September 2017
We agree with the majority of comments made by others. Mark is a welcoming host and always willing to help out with anything required. He picked up our bags from the ferry so we could bike over to his place, and gave us ideas on things to do for the day. Bedroom and bathroom were clean and had everything we needed. Comfortable bed! We would stay again. This is good value for money in an expensive place like Nantucket.
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Thanks for the encouraging words and the tips I wouldn't have thought of... will do.
September 2017

Catalina User Profile
September 2017
Mark was great! Super nice and friendly. The rooms were very clean. My mom had forgotten conditioner and he went out an bought her some.
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
I do try for 'clean' - I may frame that comment and send to an ex-GF :-) thanks!
September 2017

Lien User Profile
September 2017
Mark is great and so friendly! The place is cozy and quiet and steps away from Madaket beach with beautiful views of sunset and Millie Restaurant. You can walk to the creek, harbor for paddling and the biking trail is in front of the house. We got a great tour from Mark around Madaket and in town on my last day there! Definitely we will be back in the future!
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Thanks for the kind words, look forward to seeing you again one day!
September 2017

Andrea User Profile
September 2017
Mark's home was lovely, and just what we were looking for in terms of a weekend getaway. The house is a short walk from the beach, and in a quiet, but lovely neighborhood on the island. Mark was quick to respond to any questions I had regarding the reservation and was helpful in offering local recommendations.
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Kind words, makes me happy to hear when someone enjoys my efforts, thanks!
September 2017

Melissa User Profile
August 2017
Great place, very close to the beach. Mark is very nice and gave detailed explanations. Would stay here again!
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
thanks for the kind words and for leaving everything so easy for me!
August 2017

Lorraine User Profile
August 2017
Mark was super welcoming and friendly. His location provided privacy, easy access to the beach (don't miss the sunset), our favorite restaurant Millie's, and biking around the island (don't miss Cisco Brewery). He provided us with coffee and beach chairs/umbrella to enjoy a day at the beach. He was super accommodating and let us keep our backpacks there even after we checked out. We hope to be back soon.
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Thanks Lorraine; happy to have had you here, come back any time!
August 2017

Lora User Profile
August 2017
We had the best time here, it was such a perfect place to stay, and Mark was a wonderful and gracious host. We really appreciate all his help, he was ready to lend a hand with suggestions or espresso :) and he was simultaneously very respectful of giving us our space when it may be desired. We can't wait to come back.
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Thanks! Would love to take you guys paddleboarding at sunset on the harbor sometime.
August 2017

Nantucket, Massachusetts, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Mark User Profile

I'm a developer and trader who works from my island home in summer, and I love it here. I've made my space reflect my interests and personalty over the years I enjoy nature, and work with my doors open to the ocean breeze, sounds of waves and birds - I never tire of seeing the full Milky Way on clear nights.

I regularly entertain a diverse group of close friends, enjoy sailing, cycling and SUP and host a weekly drum circle. I do my part to protect the rural and unspoiled nature of my little corner of the world by serving on the board of the Madaket Conservation Association.

In winters I travel - most recently 3 months traveling eastern/central europe using airbnb and visiting Nantucket friends, so I got familiar with how other AirBNB hosts operate. I hope to travel in Asia soon, perhaps with my son, and visit friends in China, Thailand, India, Korea.

The main consideration I have regarding places to stay is that I'm allergic to cats! Please let me know if you normally keep a cat as a pet, as I may not be able to breathe in your house.



Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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