Steve or Anneliese Hrones
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Wow! Like No Other Place on Earth!
Even as a hard grader, if I could give a sixth star to Moor Vu I would. Nantucket vacation dreamers for years, we finally took the plunge in October 2015 and booked this amazing home for a multi-day escape with family. We loved it so much we booked again in October 2016 and hope to repeat this trend indefinitely. The six of us had plenty of room. We could have easily brought three or four more folks with us and remained comfortable. You can feel the love in every room from the caring owners who clearly spend time there regularly and share with guests their appreciation of fine art, literature, cuisine and local color. Outside, the gardens are a delight, as is the overall quiet, away from it all vibe which permeates not only the Moor Vu grounds themselves, but the neighborhood which surrounds it. On nearly a full three sides, you see protected conservation land extending all the way out to the ocean. For those of us demanding day job city dwellers, who appreciate the rarest of natural settings as the very best places to think, write and breathe, can't miss experiences such as short walks down to Cisco Beach to birdwatch and play among the surfers there catching waves are unforgettable. We savored our daily bike rides around the island, often to find favorite lighthouses, and we loved to pedal back to Cisco at sunset to visit the local brewery (ciscobrewers.com). Always a fun group there, with free live music, games and locally crafted beer, wine and spirits. After unwinding for an hour or two, we frequently took a growler and a hard cider to go, then return to Moor Vu to cook a homemade meal, in part made from Bartlett Farm (bartlettsfarm.com) produce, also a stone throw away. After supper and some boardgames and cards, the few of us who prefer a longer night would climb up to the roof deck and spend some quality time there with a blanket, most nights enjoying some of the most amazing shooting stars I've ever seen in this hemisphere. Morning people, sunrises at Moor Vu are exceptional, too. Though I missed most of them because I was so relaxed I slept great every night while visiting, I never missed a delicious home-cooked breakfast, enjoyed most mornings from the wraparound outdoor deck on the second floor. Choosing this spectacular Nantucket vacation oasis will be one of best decisions you make all year. For our Family, we can't wait to return...
Learn from our mistake-
I'm sure this is a beautiful home in a wonderful location, however, renters learn from our mistake... The conditions for renting this property are not listed on VRBO, and will only be sent to the renter when a 50% deposit is paid. Between the time we paid the deposit, and received the contract, outlining cancelation policy, our plans changed. Naturally, we didn't sign the contract and contacted the owner. Initially the owner agreed to refund our deposit, our booking was for 9 months in the future, however, several days later he changed his mind. All communication ended at this point, despite multiple emails from me. We never saw a penny returned, despite not signing their contract. It is sad, this is the first negative experience we have had booking on VRBO.
This is the first complaint I have received in over 28 years of renting.The party was informed that the payment of 50% of the rental fee was the contract and that a lease would be sent right after the deposit in order to inform the party of the conditions of the contract. The party admits that she understood the payment of the deposit was a contract. She uses that very word to describe the significance of the deposit --" between the time we paid the contract" The cancellation policy outlined in the written lease is that if the home is not rented by someone else the party receives none of the deposit returned. She held the lease for many days before notifying us that she wanted to break the contract. If it is rented the party receives the whole deposit back minus the 15% cancellation fee Thus if the party had waited for me to re-rent she would have received the full deposit returned minus the 15% cancellation fee. The rental period was in October. That is a difficult time to rent but but because of the nine months before the rental period there is a chance she would have received back most of her deposit. However in order to settle this matter to the satisfaction of the party and to avoid any hard feelings I'm returning the full deposit.
Nature and Privacy in a Heavenly Setting
We had a absolutely wonderful stay at “Moor-Vu” on Nantucket Island. The house is quite beautiful and the ocean can be seen from most of the windows around the house and from the double porch decks. Everything is meticulously appointed and the master bedroom is a dream come true. I know this sounds dramatic, but my entire family will back me up on this.
The house has everything one needs. It feels very private and looks out over acres of wonderful marshland and ocean. The living room and fireplace were delightful locations for reading, playing board games and enjoying the vista. Bike and car paths take you wherever you need to go.
My 10 year old daughter loved climbing the stairs to the loft (and sleeping up there), then heading up with us to the roof-deck which is safe and thrilling. A marvelous view, way up high.
We could easily walk or ride the bikes (provided for the guests of Moor-Vu) to the beach in no-time at all. What greets you there is surf and sand that seems to go on forever.
Finally, we found the owners to be friendly and reachable by phone, though we had everything we needed. This is a home one can return to and fall in love with nature all over again. We loved it!
Hannah & Mark
©2015 Edward T Johnson
If ever you should choose to visit one of the most magical places on the Island of Nantucket,
be sure to secure an early reservation to vacation at MOOR-VU located at One Austine Locke Way.
No words are sufficient to capture the joy I experienced on this my maiden voyage to MOOR-VU! So
understated in its pristine setting off an unpaved dirt road, only a short distance from Cisco Beach,
MOOR-VU commands unobstructed views over the moors to the crystal blue waters beyond!
Deliriously happy my two days there, my guest quarters appointments left nothing to be desired. My
hosts put me up in a large bedroom replete with timeless artwork adorning the walls, and a robust
My bed linen was clean, fresh, and the Ralph Lauren pillows were just the best! From my room I
drifted off to sleep, cradled in the ocean breezes wafting through my window.
I spent a fair amount of time with my hosts on the upstairs seaward deck over early morning coffee and
good conversation. My last night it rained, enveloping the moors in a cloud of mist under a dark
I hated to pack my gear to return to my home in Boston. I wondered why I had waited so many years to
experience this place I had helped to create. I finally made it. I am the architect.
Peaceful Beach retreat - Wonderful house
The house is beautiful with eveything you need. It is large enough for a group to come and each have sufficient space (large bedrooms) but also has a beautiful living room and dining area for folks to get together.
The porches look out on conservation land so you always have a view, no houses in the way. It is really peaceful and you really have the sense of being away - but still a short walk to the beach. .
A group of us have been renting the house of a long weekend every fall for many years and look forward to it each year. We almost never leave, and if we do it's only to go to Bartlett farms or a nearby fresh fish store to get provisions for our meals.
It's only a shiort bike ride or drive from Nantucket town but you might just want to hang out in the house as we do..
Picturesque, private and accessbile
This is a perfect weekend getaway from NYC. You can rent a car at the airport or even bike around since there is a brand new bike path from the house that branches to town and elsewhere on the island.
The house is located on conservation moor land with a view of Cisco Beach. The beach is a quiet 5 minute walk down a private road. It is well equipped with a private master bedroom upstairs that is separated from the other 4 bedrooms downstairs. The space is lofty, yet cozy and everything was in nice shape when we arrived.
My husband and I love cooking and getting things to eat from our surroundings so Nantucket is a paradise for this. We picked blueberries for muffins in the moors in front of the house, went crabbing and clamming so we had quite a feast as well as a fun time catching and foraging for our food. If you're not that kind of person, Cisco brewery hosts a really fun happy hour every afternoon which is 5 minutes away. There's a local farm for groceries as well as the best fish stand on Nantucket 5 minutes up the road.
Swimming, surfing, fishing and exploring 50 miles of one of America's greatest beaches. Jogging, walking, bird watching on many paths through the moors. Bartlett's farm, Cisco brewery and winery and a fish store are nearby. A 15 minute bike ride (3 miles) takes you to town for great shopping and many first class restaurants.