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October on Nantucket

Fall is arguably one of the best seasons to experience Nantucket. The trees are changing color and the air is crisp.  Take a peek at some of Great Point Properties' favorite things to during the month of October. Cranberry Festival, October 7th, 11:00am - 4:00pm Come out to the Festival grounds and watch the berries being harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming on Nantucket, participate in the family activities or relax and enjoy the music. Take in the autumn landscape of one of the most beautiful places on Nantucket. Take some cranberries home to enjoy throughout... Read more

Setting the Table for Autumn on Nantucket

An interview with Gabriel Frasca of Straight Wharf Restaurant Photo Credit: Straight Wharf Restaurant This past weekend, when the sun shone as if it were August, and football fans migrated to The Gazebo, Gabriel Frasca, head chef and one of the owners of Straight Wharf Restaurant, and I sat down to talk about the changing of the seasons and its relation to food. Quintessentially, spring is the season of rebirth, but as she often does, Nantucket follows her own path.  While spring hints at warmth and the coming of the island’s busy season, fall brings its own resurgence of life.... Read more

Opera House Cup Race Recap

A cherished tradition, the Opera House Cup Regatta, is held on the third Sunday of every August on Nantucket. The Opera House Cup Regatta was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and it attracts some of the finest sailboats in the country. Past participants include former America's Cup winners (Intrepid, Weatherly, Columbia), well-known competitors (Ticonderoga, Wild Horses, Blackwatch) and such other notable yachts as the Mystic Seaport schooner Brilliant and General Patton's When and If. On the smaller side, prestigious boats in the Dragon class and... Read more

Fourth of July on Nantucket

How are you spending the 4th on Nantucket? We have a line up of some of our favorite activities to help you make the most of your holiday! Nantucket Fireworks People flock from all over the island to Jetties Beach to enjoy a fireworks show on the beach. What better way to watch the show than with your toes in the sand. If you haven't been to the fireworks on Nantucket it is a must for tonight, pack a picnic and some drinks and set up your spot on the beach. The show kicks off at 9pm. Pro Tip: Get there early to stake out your spot! Reading of The Declaration of Independence Join... Read more

The Nantucket Weekend Line Up!

Film Festival weekend is here and there is a great line up to choose from, take a peak at some of our favorites. Spend Friday night at the movies, with Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton, showing at 6:15pm. This film is a breathtaking portrait, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam, NFF 2014) takes on the legendary Laird Hamilton (Riding Giants, NFF 2004), a maverick who has redefined big wave surfing over the past four decades. This visually resplendent film follows the movie-star handsome Hamilton in Hawaii, as he eagerly awaits El Niño-powered... Read more

Experience June on Nantucket

As we kickoff the weekend with blue skies and sunshine, there is plenty to enjoy on Island this month. Whether you are visiting for the day, a long weekend, or opening up your home for the summer, June is one of the best months to experience Nantucket. We have put together some of our favorite things to do on Nantucket in June. Take a walk, with the sun shining for the first time this week we love every opportunity to spend time outdoors. One of our favorite spots to walk, run or jog is Sanford Farm & Ram Pasture. We are lucky to have nearly 1/3 of Land on Nantucket dedicated to... Read more

Nantucket Food & Wine Festival Weekend Is Here!

The Nantucket Food and Wine festival is favorite amongst locals, summer residents and food lovers who flock to the Island for a weekend of culinary experiences, wines from 154 vineyards, and 50 + events over 4 days. Vintners, restauranteurs, and world class chefs gather as the  White Elephant transforms for the weekend to house events and tastings. We have picked out some of our favorite events and restaurants to visit this weekend. Straight Wharf Restaurant | 6 Harbor Square | Nantucket | 508.228.4499 Opening this week for their 42nd Season, Straight Wharf Restaurant integrates the... Read more

Coastal Living: Nantucket Rental

Fantastic Coastal Living style family home located a walk away from the center of Nantucket's heart of town. The spacious home features three finished floors of living space and is suited for a group looking for multiple areas and comforts. The house was beautifully updated, including new furniture and decor. The main floor has a large kitchen with modern appliances offering plenty of space to prep while entertaining. The formal dining area features ample seating for friends and family to gather. The dining room flows in the large living area complimented by a fireplace an ideal spot... Read more

Mother’s Day Weekend on Nantucket

What are you doing to pamper Mom this weekend? There are plenty of on island options available as much of the Island has come alive for the Season. Pick up some last minute gifts The Lovely, located at 11 Washington Street, is full of bight colors, cozy summer sweaters, and florals to compliment anyones wardrobe. They are also carrying a new line of perfume, which is a must have. Milly & Grace offers clothing and accessories to suit every occasion, treasures for your home and gifts for someone who has everything. A perfect stop to pick up something perfect for... Read more

Nantucket Cliff Vacation Rental

Ideally located on Cliff Road, this 1920's Craftsman style home has been tastefully restored to today's modern standards including a gourmet kitchen while still maintaining architectural charm and details. Enter this property from the spacious covered porch, which wraps around the front and side of the home into the living room spanning the width of the house with a decorative fireplace and built-in bookshelves. A well appointed kitchen with vaulted ceilings, and top of the line appliances opens to the dining room. There is seating for up to 10 guests and allows for seamless... Read more

Pool, Location and Prime Availability

Located moments to Cisco & Miacomet beaches, the Cisco brewery, and Bartlett Farm, this luxurious property features a pool and is the ideal summer rental for those looking for location with luxury amenities. With five bedrooms, and four full bathrooms the home offers the perfect setup for friends and families to gather for their summer vacation. The open living space is seen throughout the home, the kitchen and dining room flow into the main living area offering a casual space to gather and enjoy. The outdoor living space is one of the highlights of the home, with a heated pool... Read more

Sconset Vacation Rental

"Willow Harp" is one of the most unique historical homes in the heart of Sconset Village.  Recently renovated this charming home includes a private patio with climbing roses on the exterior. Located moments from the market and beaches make this an ideal location for your summer vacation rental.  Enjoy the ocean view from the second floor master bedroom. The living room with recessed reading nook and central fireplace offer a gathering place after long days at the beach. The dining room leads out to the patio creating an indoor/outdoor for entertaining. The recently updated kitchen... Read more

New Custom Built Sconset Retreat

Escape to Sconset, in this custom built five bedroom, five bath home designed by Emeritus. Located on quiet street in one of the most sought after areas of Nantucket, this brand new home is awaiting your arrival. The craftsmanship can be seen in the meticulous attention to design detail throughout the home. As you enter the home you are met with the vaulted foyer with custom paneling. The living area is bright and open and boasts a great space for entertaining, both indoor and outdoor. The open concept kitchen flows into the bright living area, filled with colorful patterns and a... Read more

Daffodil Weekend: How to get here and bACK!

Nantucket Daffodil Festival 2017 High-speed Ferry Schedule  Traveling to Nantucket for Daffodil Weekend? Take a look at the extended Ferry schedule below, there are several additions to the normal spring schedule to accommodate all of the weekend travelers. We look forward to seeing you at the end of the Parade route at our Sconset Office this Saturday for some festive fun! April 28th, 2017 Depart Hyannis Arrive Nantucket Depart Nantucket Arrive Hyannis 6:15 AM 7:15 AM 7:40 AM 8:40 AM Hy-Line 8:15 AM 9:15 AM 9:30 AM 10:30 AM Steamship 9:05 AM 10:05 AM 10:30 AM 11:30... Read more

On the Nantucket Restaurant Scene

April on Nantucket is when the season starts to bloom and restaurants begin to re-open their doors. The Island is prepping for its Annual Daffodil festival, a colorful event held the last weekend of the month. With so many new restaurants opening each week, we want to be sure that you have all the details. Stay tuned for the inside scoop on what's new on the Nantucket Restaurant scene. Enjoy some of our favorites, as well as the newcomers we are excited to try! The Club Car expected to open in May, under new ownership, with Executive Chef Mayumi Hattori in the kitchen formerly of Straight... Read more

Views, Luxury and Privacy at this Nantucket Rental

This spacious  four bedroom luxury home is sited on a large, private 3 acre lot with expansive 180 degree views from Great Point Light to Town. The covered porch opens into the entry foyer leading into the living room with access to screened porches to the north and west. Off of the living room is an office. To the left of the foyer, is a kitchen with a dining area.A bedroom with a slider leads to a covered porch with peaks of the water. A Bunk room with built-in bunks shares the hall bath. The third bedroom on the first floor is a bedroom suite with a full bath and walk-in closet. This... Read more

Nantucket Brunch Hot Spots

Spring is in the air, the weather is getting warmer and Nantucket is beginning to come out of hibernation. Restaurants are opening their doors and the shops are stocked with new spring and summer styles. A weekend is not complete without the perfect Brunch spot, and luckily Nantucket has an array of delicious choices to choose from, below are some of our favorites open for the season. A local favorite and an option all week long is Island Kitchen, serving 7am- 2pm daily. Opening this weekend and right down the street from Great Point Properties, The Brant Point Grille at The White... Read more

Classic Nantucket Vacation Rental

Located moments from Main Street,  this Nantucket vacation rental combines old world charm with a classic style of living. Enjoy leisurely strolls up and down Main Street, with access to some of the best restaurants and shopping. This Fair Street home is the perfect retreat for your Summer vacation rental. As you walk through the front door you are meet with an open and spacious foyer that leads to a formal living space with an additional living area, more casual for entertaining. Windows and light surround the informal den and living room. The light flows into the open gourmet... Read more

Location and Style at Stone Barn

Situated in the middle of the whimsical Stone Barn, the beacon of Brant Point, this lovely home offers vacationers a chic and stylish retreat, impeccably decorated by the Nantucket Looms. Outfitted with custom furnishings, high end linens, lovely artwork and accents, this very special property delivers the very best Nantucket has to offer. Ideally situated Jetties Beach, Town and The Galley are only a short stroll away. The living area is beautifully appointed in chic nautical decor, with an inviting stone gas fireplace serving as the focal point of this stylish and inviting space.... Read more

Surfside Luxury Nantucket Rental

Luxury and privacy at this Nantucket property set on over 1.5 acres of land just moments from two of Nantucket's loveliest beaches. This custom built home was designed with entertaining and escape from the normal daily routine in mind. With seven bedrooms and over sever bathrooms this luxury compound offers location and modern amenities for those looking for the ultimate Nantucket getaway.  The attention to detail and careful thought that went into each design aspect is evident throughout the home. The open floor plan flows throughout the home and into the outdoor living space making... Read more