3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Summer Cottage, Overlooking Sankaty Light
Liza S. Connolly
- english, italian
About Liza S. Connolly
This family summer cottage has been on the rental market for just 3 summers. It is owned by 3 generations-originally of the STEWARDSON FAMILY. Our father fell in love with Quidnet when he was working on island during college summers. He brought my mom specifically to Quidnet to buy whatever they could afford. There were 2 houses available at the time, and this was his first choice because of the amazing views and the proximity to the village. Of course it was also out of his price range. Knowing the house would disappear if he didn't act quickly, he called his father, sold him on the investment and they bought the house together. For 50 years it has been our family glue. The place where we gather every summer to go clamming, blue berrying, scalloping, fishing, sailing and surfing. We sit on the beach under an umbrella together and race into the ocean no matter what our ages. It's the place where we slow down enough to play cards and monopoly. We make huge family dinners with lobster, corn and fresh tomatoes from the local farms. Now our childhood friends from Quidnet have children and our children play with theirs. This is a dear house, a tapestry of our lives together. Our family is currently in transition with the oldest generation not being able to come to the island for an extended visit any longer, so we have decided to rent for some of the summer.
Liza S. Connolly purchased this Cottage in 1967
Why Liza S. Connolly chose Nantucket
This property is in one the most unique locations on the island. Quidnet is truly a village that has retained its old world qualities, even in the face of change on the island. Though town (which can be crowded with visitors) is only 8 miles away, Quidnet remains serene. The beauty of Quidnet is unbeatable with both the pond and the ocean. Meandering dirt roads and paths through the village and down to the beaches conjure up images and feelings of a more innocent and communal time.
What makes this Cottage unique
1. Our deck is unbeatable and makes a wonderful living space. 2. We have a new kitchen in the cottage which is well equipped thanks to the Chef in our family. 3. We have a bar in the upstairs living room ...perfect for a morning espresso or an evening glass of wine. 4. Plenty of old world charm in this cottage. You will truly feel you are away on an island.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
With permission 1 dog PROOF of flea treatment req
Minimum age of primary renter:30
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
It is NOT permissible or LEGAL to light fireworks off the deck.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Liza is so easy to deal with regarding the rental and so helpful! We enjoyed the bottle of wine with our lobster! Thanks so much. Stewpot is wonderful and great for 2 families. The beach is close by and the house is well stocked with beach supplies. We loved the kitchen and all the spices and cooking supplies. Thank you for everything!!!
Another Wonderful Stay
We enjoyed our week at Stewpot again this year. Everything was wonderful and they even made some very nice improvements since last year- new kitchen, decking and new clothes dryer! We love Stewpot.
Fabulous week ....wonderful views and property to really unplug and get away ...
Stewpot is a great place for a family stay in Quidnet
The Stewpot is a wonderful home, very comfortable, with every amenity for your family vacation. Comfortable beds, fully stocked kitchen, two wonderful living rooms, even a Forever-On hot water heater. The views of the ocean and the pond from the house are incredible. Even the bookshelves are packed with interesting, thoughtful books and games. Beach chairs and coolers are provided. The walk to the ocean or pond is about 5 minutes down a quiet country road in the little village of Quidnet. All you need to bring are the kids and grandparents!
Loved Quidnet & Stewpot
We had a great week in Quidnet at Stewpot. We’ve been bopping around the island for a few years but I think we’ve found our perfect spot. We loved the quiet beach, the friendly neighbors, the moonrise over the ocean! It’s an easy and fun walk to the beach or pond. There are plenty of beach chairs umbrellas and towels.
Stewpot itself is a gem. I’m reluctant to tell everyone how great it is, in case it becomes the hot commodity it deserves to be. It clearly is well loved family beach cottage with bits of family art and memorabilia displayed. It really doesn’t feel like rental at all, more like a friend’s home. I appreciated that it was clean, neat, well appointed but not too serious- you can relax there! Plus I’m a sucker for well stocked bookshelves. It was pretty spacious for the three of us, but we loved having the bonus living room upstairs the great views of the ocean. It might be perfect for two small families. The upstairs also had a beautiful master bedroom and another full bathroom. For the tech & media minded, WiFi and tv worked just fine.
We hope to be back!
Wonderful ocean beach vacation!
House is both comfortable and practical. GREAT DECK, spent a lot of evenings there. Plenty of beach stuff (chairs, towels, etc.). Loved just sitting on the beach watching the seals and my son caught a stripped bass in the surf. Did some biking, ate great food from Bartlett's Farm. Life is good, hate to leave.
Our summer cottage is located 8 miles outside of Nantucket's bustling downtown and 4 miles away from the quaint fishing village of Sconset. Quidnet offers a quiet and scenic retreat, a lovely pond beach for children to play in the sand while adults sail sunfish or paddleboard on the water. Over the dune is the Atlantic Ocean: "Quidnet Beach" is unlike any other on the island...it is NEVER crowded. Neighbors congregate to fish and relax on the beach. This is a great swimming beach as there are waves but no surfers. Children can swim here and in the pond. Surfing can be found on the South Shore of the island. We are located right off the Squam road (a dirt road) great for walking. Two miles down the Squam Rd. is the Village of Wauwinet and the Wauwinet House. One can take a yoga class there outside on a dock, treat oneself to a massage, or dine at the award Winning Toppers Restaurant. One can access the Trustees of the Reservation's GREAT POINT from here. Another great activity is biking 4 miles along the bike path to the historic fishing village of SiaSconset for an ice cream or a bluff walk. There is also a great new nautical themed playground for kids here. The Summer House Restaurant, in Sconset, offers a pool and beach side bistro as well as candlelit, contemporary dining with Music from the Piano Bar. One can grab a picnic at Claudette's or at the Village market.