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Madaket Homes for Sale

This Nantucket summer rental in Madaket is the perfect romantic island-getaway for two.  Have breakfast en plein air, feasting on the ocean views that surround the property.  Enjoy your vacation in style in this imaginative, fresh and chic beach cottage rental just moments from the beach.

Madaket is the ideal island location for swimming, fishing, beach combing, biking and more.  If you love a good sunset, you will find no better location than this westernmost edge of Nantucket Island. Picture yourself winding down after a day at the beach, experiencing pure relaxation.  The details of this cottage include a bedroom with Queen sized bed, separate kitchen, living and dining areas and great bathroom where you can soak luxuriously in the claw foot tub.   This is a unique house on a unique island – come see for yourself!

For more availability click here.  To book this rental or speak with one of our agents please contact us or call 508-228-9117.Is Madaket your ideal vacation location, but this rental isn’t big enough?  Search our entire Madaket rental inventory here.

You may also browse properties for sale in Madaket.



March 15th marks yet another fun Nantucket event – the Shamrock Run.  This four mile run begins in Cisco at Cisco Brewery (5 Bartlett Road) and passes by Bartlett Farm, Miacomet Pond, and the Miacomet Golf Course before heading back to Cisco Brewery.

The Shamrock Run ends at Cisco Brewery where everyone is invited to enjoy a lite bite and St Patrick’s Day fun.

Register here.

Spring 2014 pre-season beach cleanup

WHEN:  Saturday, March 22, from 9:00 AM until Noon

WHERE:  We will meet at 8:45AM at the

Wauwinet Gatehouse

RAINDATE:  Saturday, March 29

We hope you can join the Nantucket Committee of the Trustee of the Reservations in co-operation with The Nantucket Clean Team and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation in their continuing effort to keep our beaches as clean, safe and inviting as possible for the benefit of beachgoers, anglers and the wildlife that inhabit our refuges. You are encouraged to drive your own 4WD vehicle. Limited transportation to the beaches will be provided by the Trustees’ van leaving from the Wauwinet Gatehouse.

Please dress appropriately; it can be cold and windy.

If bad weather threatens, consult and find “Announcements & Alerts” in the right column.

Organized by the Nantucket Committee ofThe Trustees of Reservations in cooperation with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and The Clean Team508-228-5646


The annual Nantucket Wine Festival will soon be upon us and it is  never too soon to begin securing your accommodations.

Brant Point Rental

Consider this featured vacation rental home in Brant Point.  This classic summer cottage offers several separate living spaces for all to find space to enjoy Nantucket their way.  It is ideal for several couples traveling to Nantucket together and is located  just a short distance to wine festival events.

The Nantucket Wine Festival is one of the first events of  the spring season as the island begins to awaken from winter quiet.  While the real estate wheels keep turning on Nantucket with rentals and early-bird buyers, the rest of the island experiences a bit of a respite over the winter months.  Downtown merchants and restauranteurs welcome the Wine Festival guests to enjoy the shopping and world-class dining our beautiful island has to offer.

There have been a record number of  Snowy Owl sightings this winter on Nantucket.   At the Annual Christmas bird count, 33 of the majestic raptors were sighted, breaking the previous record of just one single owl.  This record number of birds has sent people off in search of these beautiful visitors.  Here are a few tips we heard on NPR from Vern Laux, resident birding expert from the Linda Loring Nature Foundation.

1. Bring Binoculars

Nantucket Snowy Owl Birding Expert

Nantucket Snowy Owl Birding Expert

2. Unlike most who vacation here, they cannot be found in any luxury rental situation, and are feeding off of shore birds – so look to the beaches.

3. The most popular places on Nantucket where they have been sighted are:  Tom Nevers near the playground, Great Point in Wauwinet, Low Beach in Sconset and Cisco Beach.

4. Many of the birds will not survive the winter – so keep your distance and don’t flush them out.

There is so much to see and do all year round on Nantucket.  Nantucket has something to offer any time of year. Sometimes, it is nice to schedule a week to visit Nantucket in the fall and even winter.  Spend the day birding and the evening curled up next to a fireplace.  Have you ever considered an off-season visit?  Let us be your guide – search our vacation rental inventory here.

Snowy Owl at Great Point, Nantucket

Snowy Owl at Great Point, Nantucket

Have you seen a Snowy Owl this winter?  Please tell us where in our comments section.












The 2014 summer season will soon be upon us and if you will be traveling to Nantucket by ferry, it is important to plan ahead for your transportation to the island.

Beginning on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, reservations on the car ferry can be booked online at  Reservations for the time period from May 14 to October 13, 2014, can be made online. The 2014 Vehicle Reservation Program information and application form can be downloaded by clicking on this link.  Reservations will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Beginning on  Tuesday, January 21, 2014,  reservation requests by telephone or in-person at the ticket offices will be processed.  Up to 5 reservations (one-way or round-trip) can be requested per envelope or per call to 508-477-8600.

Whether you are renting a vacation home or you own a home on Nantucket,  Windwalker Real Estate  believes that great service is at the heart of an island welcome.  Our rental and sales experts would be happy to assist you in finding the perfect Nantucket vacation rental  or in searching for a Nantucket home to purchase.

Contact one of our agents to begin your search now.

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Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, this 2000 s.f. apartment has just been remodeled and offers two bedrooms each with an ensuite bath, large open livingroom with cathedral ceilings and waterviews overlooking North Wharf. Separate powder room with laundry. All new, open “Kitchen Aid” Kitchen, Granite Counter Tops, Gas Cooking, Convection Stove & Microwave, Stainless Steel Sink with Garbage Disposal, Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Dishwasher.

Rarely does a luxury apartment become available to rent on an annual basis in such a prime location with the added bonus of on site parking and views of Easy Street Basin and North Wharf.

For more information contact Mary Taaffe at Windwalker Real Estate 508-228-9117.


Nantucket Beach Town Rental

You can rent the historic home of Nathaniel Taylor ! This four bedroom cottage with a garage and separate guest studio is set back off of a convenient road in the heart of downtown Nantucket.  It is framed by large established trees, a tranquil garden, a large grassy lawn and stone paths.  Main Street shopping, restaurants and ferry docks are just steps away from this great in-town location.  This perfect Nantucket vacation rental boasts antiques and original art.


Nantucket Beach Cisco Rental

Picture yourself enjoying a July week or two in this spacious and light-filled Nantucket beach home.  It is tastefully appointed with high end furnishings and thoughtful accents sure to delight its guest. Large wrap around decks and upper balconies provide stunning views over conservation land to the ocean. This is a peaceful and secluded location; just a short distance down a  sandy lane leads you to a pristine Cisco Beach. Wonderfully convenient to the nearby fish market, Cisco Breweries and Bartlett Farm, this home is perfect for a large family gathering.

Call one of our rental specialists today at 508-228-9117 for further information or click here to view the rental listing -prime summer weeks still available.

To  see more Cisco listings click here.

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