5 California Avenue, Nantucket, MA
Bright and light summer cottage with wonderful water views overlooking the head of Hither Creek and the bridge by Madaket Millie’s! Madaket beach is just two houses and over the dune.
First floor: Expanded porch enclosed into new kitchen, living room opens onto deck, new bath with shower and Master Queen bedroom.
Second floor: Bedroom with two twins, and bedroom has bunk beds and twin share one new full bath with tub.
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Note: For Peak Season (June 15th to Labor Day), the minimum length of stay is 7 nights and the turnover day is Sunday.
Located at the westernmost part of Nantucket, Madaket is a quiet village with a laid-back vibe. The area is almost all residential, with only one restaurant, a small general store, and a marina. This area of the island evokes thoughts of how Nantucket was decades ago, as no major development has taken place in the area. One of the most famous islanders, Mildred Jewett, took residence in Madaket, hence the moniker Madaket Millie. Millie was a colorful character and volunteer Coast Guardsman for over 75 years. For more than a few of these decades, Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was her neighbor.
Because of its unobstructed view to the west, Madaket is well known as the best place on island to see the sunset. The end of Madaket Road gives way to soft sand – a perfect place to put down a blanket and watch the sun sink below the cresting waves of the Atlantic. Another great spot to catch the sunset is from the deck of Madaket’s only restaurant, Millie’s. Enjoy delicious Baja-style tacos, quesadillas, salads, and po’ boys. Take in the fresh ocean air as you sit, sip, and ponder: what ingredients are actually in this Madaket Mystery?
A few other favorite activities in the Madaket area are fishing, crabbing, boating, and navigating the miles of curvy bike paths that lead to town. For those looking to get out of town and enjoy the quiet charm of the West End, consider renting or buying in Madaket. The 15-minute drive into the sunset is totally worth it.