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Bob Vidoni

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Privacy-Quiet Serene Oasis - Away from summer crowds - 1 mile to Quidnet Beach

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Nantucket holiday house

4 BR 2 Bath Main House + Cottage 2 BR 2 bath - Sleeps 12-14 Total.

Privacy and Acreage surround this custom built Nantucket home, situated in Quidnet on Three Acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with the feel of horse and hunt country; adjacent to Squam Farm, a 700 acre nature preserve with forest and walking trails. The property also borders conservation land. A 5 minute walk takes you to the Windswept Cranberry Bogs with walking trails which take you around Stump Pond or to Conservation land in The Middle Moors. Excellent area to take your dog on a long hike. A separate guest cottage with with eat-in kitchen, living room, bedroom, sleeping berth w/double bed, and two baths provides a second private dwelling with its own yard. Ideal for guests or family members who enjoy a little extra privacy. Quidnet beach is less than a mile's walk or a five minute bike ride. Wide plank, random width pine floors and cherry paneling in the dining room and living room add to the warmth of this cozy home. There is a master bedroom with queen size bed on the first floor along with a guest bedroom containing two extra long twins. A master bedroom with king size bed and sitting area is on the second floor along with a bedroom with two twin beds.

It is important to book ferry early. Mid to late July and all of August Saturday and Sunday spaces usually are sold out by end of February or sooner.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Bob Vidoni (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 28 traveller reviews

Privacy-Quiet Serene Oasis - Away from summer crowds - 1 mile to Quidnet Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Beautiful, idyllic, peaceful, perfect

  • 5 of 5

Ever since I can remember we have spent our Nantucket summers in town. This year we went up-country and are now converts. Quidnet is a beautiful location with easy access to a number of beaches and walks. The house surpassed our expectations in every way and the owner was exceptionally accommodating and quick responding to a number of requests we had during the first few days of our stay. Especially appreciated - the big yard which was perfect for the kids, the kitchen with every machine and utensil imaginable, the induction stove which is perfect for boiling water for corn and lobster en masse, and a very comfortable living and dining area which easily accommodated our large and boisterous family. We absolutely loved our time here.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson 1944 first edition

  • 5 of 5

I believe the greatest compliment we can pay our hosts is the say that we truly felt as though we were actually their own personal guests and the ONLY thing missing was them!

Of all the places we have traveled over many years both here and abroad, we can easily say this is among the most memorable. And being able to stay with our canine family just completed our bliss. As a matter of fact on one of our lazy afternoons our shepard, Anais and I decided to retreat to the hammock down beyond the house only to be joined, much to our delight, by not one but three resident rabbits. And so there we were laying on the grass, me holding Anas' collar of course, observing our company and enjoying every bit of it, hence, my opening title. Rabbit Hill is actually a beloved book from childhood.

Every morning and every evening we would see the rabbits appear on the knoll of the hill.

Upon first settling in one would truly think you were in a stunning countryside, certainly not 1 1/2 miles from the sea. I do believe this may well be the only rental on all of Nantucket to offer such a setting. Unique in everyway!

The home is so well-appointed that it is nearly impossible to note everything and for that do it justice!

Belle's Gift is just that, a beautiful gift extended to all who stay. And to the owners who so graciously share such a magical destination.

Cannot wait to visit once again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil Nantucket Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We've been enjoying Nantucket for the past 20 years and this was the first year we've stayed in Quidnet. The location was not only great for avoiding much of the notorious summer traffic mid-island, but also a photographer's dream. From the moment we pulled up the shell driveway, we knew we found a nonpareil destination to get away from it all!

The vast, beautiful yard was perfect for outdoor fun as a family or peaceful summer reads at the back of the yard—alone in the hammock. The amenities were beyond ample, with high-end essentials provided...everything necessary to cook wonderful meals in the kitchen, grill on the patio or relax in comfort with the endless supply of luxurious linens and blankets throughout the house. The huge upstairs deck was our favorite spot for morning coffee, looking out over the beautiful landscape, where we'd watch our 3 boys and dog thoroughly enjoy morning play in the yard...and don't forget evening cocktails on the deck, watching the sunset—a definite must for anyone enjoying this home.

Between the beautifully furnished main house, comfortably quaint cottage and island location—you couldn't ask for a better setting to allow for rest and relaxation, nature excursions, bike rides to Quidnet beach (much quieter than most of the island beaches), and serene privacy to create wonderful family memories.

The owners have certainly created a "serene oasis" at Belle's Gift and we were grateful for Bob's warm and attentive nature, making sure our stay was first class. We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 6 kids between 2-7... and the house was perfect! It was functional and comfortable and had just about everything we needed already there. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Groton, MA

Private property w/easy access to bike trails

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious yet comfortable -home away from home but better. Gaze at the stars from your 2nd floor master bedroom deck-complete w/telescope. Gourmet kitchen w/excellent appliances. Large living room with cozy fireplace and super comfortable couch and chairs. Brand new bicycles to enjoy on the bike trails or nearby conservation land..

Owner checked several times to assure that we were happy and didn't have any concerns or questions. We would definitely recommend "Belle's Gift" to all our friends and family-it exceeded all of our expectations.


  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in Nantucket

  • 5 of 5

Our family - including 4 adults and 2 dogs had a wonderful vacation in Nantucket made even better by staying at this property. The house is roomy, clean and beautifully furnished. Bob, the owner, was very quick to respond to our initial and all later inquiries. He even checked with us several times during our stay to ensure all was well. The kitchen was a pleasure to work in as well as the most well equipped of any properties that we have ever stayed at in the past. There was an abundance of high quality linens and the bedrooms were equipped with nice closet and drawer space and very comfortable beds. The grounds are beautiful and our dogs particularly enjoyed the very large back yard. One of our most special memories is sitting on the second floor deck at night and seeing the "Milky Way" for the first time ever! This property is located a few miles from the main village area of Nantucket and we loved that it was so very peaceful at night. Quidnet Beach and biking/walking trails are a very short distance from this property. We highly recommend this property and hope to return to "Belle's Gift" in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

3 acres surrounded by conservation land. Easy access to walking trails, bike path, Quidnet Beach and Sesachacha Pond. Get away from the hustle and bustle of town to your own country retreat just minutes from town.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Nantucket, Massachusetts

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
10 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
29 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
28 Nov 2016 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
14 Oct 2017 - 4 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017/18
5 Dec 2017 - 5 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$197
Pet Fee A$197
Refundable Damage Deposit A$658

2017 Turnover Day changes to Sunday from 8/6 through Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Nantucket

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Cottage/Berth - 1 double bed , sleeping berth
    Cottage Pull Out - 1 sofa bed/futon , sleeping berth
    Cottage Master - 1 large double bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing