Windwalker Rentals Blog - Nantucket Lifestyles

Beautiful evening at Cisco.

Beautiful evening at Cisco.

The fall months are a wonderful time to visit in Nantucket, the leaves are changing and the air is crisp. Columbus Day Weekend is upon us and a great time for a long weekend getaway to the Island. Whether you enjoy fine dining and shopping or an outdoor excursion, Nantucket is the perfect place. Upon your arrival to the Island take a stroll up Main Street and enjoy some of the best shopping offered anywhere; whether you you are looking for a new fall ensemble or the perfect gift for any occasion. Hepburn’s has great women’s clothing whether you are in the market for a cozy cashmere sweater or a great pair of Paige Denim jeans to put together a great weekend look. You can always count on “The Lovely”,  located on Washington Street, for the latest styles to compliment any occasion. Enjoy popping in and out of the shops along the cobblestone streets to discover some great accessories.

Once you finalize your fall wardrobe, take a trip out to Cisco  for an afternoon of Pumple Drumkin (their signature pumpkin beer) and Live Music at Cisco Brewers.  Enjoy the fall air while sipping on a beverage in a laid back atmosphere. This weekend enjoy live Music from “Earth Got The Blues,” a local Jazz and Blues Band. While you are there you can take a tour with the Master Brewer to see how they create their signature libations.

Harbor views from 2 Old North Wharf.

Harbor views from 2 Old North Wharf.

Many of our local restaurants in Town offer a variety of fall menus utilizing the local fare. Check out the menus at American Seasons and The Boarding House for their unique and contemporary dishes. Nantucket offers some of the most unique and creative cuisine employing our local farms and fishermen. Fall on Nantucket is great time of year for Scallops, enjoy a Nantucket Bay signature Nantucket Bay scallop creation with each restaurant having its own twist.

Looking for a place to stay for the long weekend check out some of our cozy in town Rentals available for Columbus Day and through October. 2 Old North is a signature property located in the heart of Town with views of the Harbor.

For additional rental information and other properties please contact us at rentals@windwalkerrealestate.com.

 

Nantucket Dolphins swimmers Gianna and Bella Quin with Olympic swimmer Kate Zeigler

Nantucket Dolphins swimmers Gianna and Bella Quinn with Olympic swimmer Kate Zeigler

Recently the Nantucket Dolphins Swim Team had the incredible opportunity to bring two Olympic swimmers to Nantucket for a clinic. The morning session featured a four hour swim stroke technique clinic in the pool for swimmers from ages 8 to 18.  In the afternoon, swimmers Ian Crocker and Kate Zeigler shared their inspirations followed by in-water instruction on technique and swimming strokes and a chance to challenge the Olympians to a race.  At the end of the clinic the Dolphins had the chance to have photographs taken with Kate and Ian and to get their autographs.

The Mutual of Omaha Breakout Swim Clinic visits over 90 cities each year offering an experience that inspires and motivates young swimmers. Mutual of Omaha is an official sponsor of US Swimming and supports US swimming on all levels.

The Nantucket Dolphins enjoyed the clinic as well as the experience of hosting the swimming champions with host families.

The Dolphins goal is to develop strong, safe, confident and successful swimmers while instilling attributes such as self-esteem, integrity, teamwork, sportsmanship in each swimmer through positive reinforcement and discipline.  It is their hope that the life lessons learned from the sport of swimming will transfer to the swimmer’s life outside of the pool.

The Nantucket Dolphins team began with twenty swimmers in 1990 and had only two swim meets. They  are now entering the beginning of their 24th season with 150 swimmers participating in their program last year.  They compete in the Southeastern Massachusetts Swim League (SEMSL) and are also affiliated with and are registered with United States Swimming.

 

Nantucket Fall Rental

16 Pleasant St. Nantucket 02554

This  beautifully appointed Nantucket vacation home, located just a block from Main Street shopping and world class restaurants could be yours  for a fantastic fall stay. This property maintains the traditional features of an historic  Nantucket cottage built in 1790 while maintaining  modern amenities. Spacious rooms and comfortable living spaces are complemented by antique wooden floors and fireplaces throughout. A beautifully landscaped garden and patio offer a wonderful spot for dining al fresco or relaxing with a book.

Enjoy all that Nantucket Town has to offer during our best kept secret-Fall on Nantucket.  For more information follow this link 

 

The Boston Pops comes to Nantucket to perform on Saturday, August 9th.  Enjoy an evening of music and fireworks on the beach under the stars to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital hosted by David Gregory. For more information

The gates open on Jetties beach at 4:30. Concert from 7:30 to 9:30 and Fireworks at 9 pm. PopsLogo_graybackground

 

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Jennifer Shalley & Justin Quinn (missing from photo Leone Collins)

Windwalker Real Estate was well represented this weekend at the 2014 Triathlon on Nantucket.  Participating in the sprint distance Triathlon on Saturday were Justin Quinn, Jennifer Shalley and Leone Collins. In the last three  years, the Nantucket Triathlon has donated $100,000.00 to the Town of Nantucket Scholarship Fund to provide scholarship opportunities for Nantucket students.

Jenny Paradis

Jenny Paradis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special kudos go to Windwalker’s Jenny Paradis who participated in the Olympic distance Hero Triathlon on Sunday! The primary purpose and drive behind the HERO TRIATHLON SERIES is to help the  people who fight for our freedom and to support and raise funds for the Women’s Veterans Network of Massachusetts.

 

Avoid the emergency room by taking advantage of the the new walk in care clinic at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. The clinic is located at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital at 57 Prospect St. in the Anderson building. Please see below for walk-in care dates and times.

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With Tropical Storm Arthur poised to potentially bring bad weather to Nantucket on July 4th, the Town has postponed fourth of July activities to July 5th.  Please see the press release below for further information.fourthofjuly2014prstorm


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This extraordinary ocean and harbor front Nantucket beach home features panoramic water views from every window. Situated on a pristine beach, steps to sand dunes and water. Enjoy outdoor sunning, stargazing and majestic sunsets from ample deck space. Proximity to Millie’s restaurant and country store. This home sleeps six and has a modern style and is very comfortably furnished. Due to the location of this beach front property a four wheel drive vehicle is needed to access the property.

45 Mass Ave - Vacation Property Nantucket (4)

45 Mass Ave - Vacation Property Nantucket (2)

Enjoy your  Nantucket vacation on this quite lane in Brant Point.   This four bedroom Nantucket vacation summer home  is just minutes to town and the beach. An abundance of natural light, wonderful outdoor living space perfect for outdoor dining or lawn games.  Outdoor shower. Availability for July and August.

Nantucket Summer Rental

54 North Beach - Nanctucket Vacation

 

Jetties Beach is located in the Brant Point neighborhood near Town and is a great attraction year-round on Nantucket. The beach is most obviously named for the jetties that mark the opening of Nantucket Harbor.  The jetties were constructed in the late 1800′s out of New England Granite.  To see the full history, visit the Nantucket Historical Association.

One of the reasons this Nantucket  beach is so popular, is that it boasts the only public tennis courts on island, as well as a family friendly restaurant, beach store, restrooms, playgrounds, parking and a lifeguarded beach. At Jetties Beach you can watch the ferries round Brant Point and come into Nantucket Harbor, and get in your afternoon tennis game. Jetties is also special because it is one of the more handicap accessible of the beaches as it has a boardwalk leading most of the way down to the water.

Since Jetties is a harbor beach, the water is warmer and calm, with little to no waves – except when the tide changes (a word of caution – when the tides are changing the undertow can be quite forceful).

Jetties Beach can easily be accessed by bike, foot or WAVE shuttle .   If you choose to drive and you arrive early in the day, you should have no trouble parking.

Jetties is located just a short distance from Town, The Cliff and Brant Point, all ideal spots for a summer home.  If you are contemplating a purchase or searching for a summer rental, please contact one of our associates for expert advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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