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Kent Knutson

Member since: 2006
Speaks english

Lux, New Surfside Compound. Steps to Beach.

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Nantucket holiday house

4 Bedrooms, 5.5 baths, pool, cabana, 6 decks, 2 lofts, carriage house

MAJOR REMODEL AND EXPANSION IN 2014, led by Nantucket's top architecture firm, BPC Architects. WE HAVE A COMFORTABLE, LUXURIOUS, FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, MODERN BEACH HOUSE WITH A BEAUTIFUL POOL AND CABANA. The six decks and porches, blue stone patios and the cabana make the outdoor living spaces as comfortable, inviting and luxurious as the all new indoor spaces.

Top of the line kitchen with SubZero, Dacor and Asko appliances, custom cabinets and state of the art Dekton stone countertops. All four bedrooms in the main house have en suite Carrera marble bathrooms with rain head and hand held showers.

The swimming pool is a 40 by 16 foot salt-water heated pool with stairs across for easy entry and tanning. The cabana includes a five seat bar with Scottsman ice machine, stainless steel slide top bar refrigerator, sink, margarita machine and a four burner Weber grill. Also in the cabana is a great room, play loft, two outdoor showers with Wondershower fixtures, bathroom, and a second LG high-efficiency washer/dryer for towels. Nanny suite above the newly constructed carriage house features a king bed and 40 inch flat screen TV. Near the cabana is gas fire pit to take the edge off the evening breezes surrounded by Adirondack chairs. Along with the pool and cabana, there's a large, flat and green grassy yard for young and old to enjoy. The back yard is fenced. The entire property is very private with mature privet hedges and trees as well as hydrangeas everywhere you look.

Central air conditioning throughout plus three high-end and totally silent Haiku ceiling fans keep your family cool. The study off the living room comes in handy for those times on vacation when you need to make a conference call or just a moment away. The study has a desk, highest speed wi-fi and ink jet printer. There's also a game table for puzzles or cards and a deck overlooking the pool. Four wifi extenders provide internet coverage across the entire property. Sonos sound system with 22 speakers in house, decks and cabana allows music for every occasion.

In addition to the double outdoor shower in the cabana, there is a private outdoor Master shower grotto with Speakman sprayers accessed directly from the Master bath. That same deck holds two chaise lounges in a very private side yard for escape and relaxation. The Master bath has Waterworks fixtures in the sink and shower.

Of course for rainy days, there are seven large flat screen Samsung HD TVs with Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV. The loft in the house is equipped with an Xbox One, a day bed and trundle. The loft in the cabana has two single mattresses for sleeping or getting away and reading a book.

Ocean views from the upper living floor. You can hear the ocean at night in all four spacious bedrooms downstairs. The gardens bloom throughout the summer with blue hydrangea, climbing roses and decorative grasses.

Six new mahogany outdoor decks and covered porches offer a great place to relax in the ocean breeze and grill your steak from Bartlett's Farm. Star-gazing at night is amazing with clarity like no place else. Easy bike, walk or drive to town and close to Surfside bus stop.

Well trained dogs will be considered.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kent Knutson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks english

About Kent Knutson

We purchased this house in Surfside in Spring 2013 and completed renovations summer 2014. We've been coming to Nantucket for ten years. Summer without Nantucket just isn't summer. No one ever wants to go back to the real world after a couple weeks at Gladsheim.

Kent Knutson purchased this house in 2013

Why Kent Knutson chose Massachusetts

There's no better beaches on Nantucket than Surfside, Fisherman's and Nobadeer which are all very close. The kids walk or bike to the beach with their boogie boards. It's easy to take our labrador to the beach to run in the morning. We love our sunny days at the beach, and s'mores by a fire at sunset. There's nothing better than listening to the waves at night. Surfside gives privacy, close beaches and a quick drive to town for shopping and restaurants. Lots of unique spaces through the property for family togetherness with the ability to find a quiet spot to get away as well. We love sitting on the pool deck with a glass of wine and cheeses from Barlett's farm watching the kids and their friends play in the pool -- or catching a nap on the couch in the cabana in the afternoon.

What makes this house unique

Very private property, close to beach. Top of the line finishes, a new saltwater pool and all the amenities to make time on Nantucket a great memory for years and years.


2 traveller reviews

Lux, New Surfside Compound. Steps to Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

New, fun, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of the best rentals we've seen in Nantucket. Still brand new and finishing touches are plenty. A quick, easy walk to the beach: Stone's Beach for convenience (no lifeguard). Surfside Beach for excitement (and lifeguards). This is a fun house and yard layout. You can easily hear the ocean from the master bedroom and front porches. I would recommend for families with children ages 6 or 7 and up. Our dog was welcome too. Wonderful owners and staff.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful family home close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This home is as comfortable as can be with a great yard for my kids to play in, and four bedrooms and baths. We arrived and met Jim the caretaker, a New Englander who has lived on the island for more than 20 years now, and a welcome letter with a bottle of the owners wine.

the house has the living space upstairs, with gorgeous ocean views and the bedrooms downstairs, We sat on the deck watching the sunset, enjoying our wine and waited for our dinner to warm. The kitchen is modern with all the conveniences of home. We started a fire as the air cooled at nightfall and enjoyed a meal with the crackle of a fire.

The sunset lingered for quite a while and then the stars came out! what an incredible show. I cant wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nantucket Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hy-Line and Steamship Authority
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Nobadeer Beach (Nantucket's best) and Surfside
Car: not necessary

Gladsheim is four houses (a short 200 yard walk) away from the one of the biggest, sandiest and best beaches on the Island. It is close enough that you can run up from the beach for sandwiches or to grab the wine for a sunset toast on the beach. It is also close to town, the bike path, the bus stop, Miacomet Golf, tennis and great shopping. Three large decks on the upper living level look to the beach, sunrise, sunset, the pool, and the hydrangea filled-yard. Deck near kitchen has six person dining table with umbrella, and Weber gas grill looking out to the ocean. Watch your kids play wiffleball on the lawn or pool while you catch the sunset. You can see the ocean down the path and listen to the waves break from your bed!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Nantucket, Massachusetts

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 3 to June 17
3 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 24 to July1
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 5 to 12
5 Aug 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 4 to 11
4 Sep 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Nantucket

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Cabana Bath - toilet , outdoor shower , Cabana has bathroom and outdoor shower and laundry
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Waterworks, huge marble shower, private outdoor shower
    Bunk Room Bath - toilet , bath with shower , Waterworks tile
    Study Bath - toilet , All marble
  • There is nothing better than a outdoor shower in the Nantucket sunshine after you return from the beach! One private outdoor shower off master bath. Another double outdoor shower at the cabana.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , new ensuite marble bath and Samsung flat screen TV
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Private outdoor shower, Fireplace, Vaulted Ceiling, Fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , new ensuite marble bath with Samsung TV
    Loft - 2 single bed , Ocean Views from Loft. Single bed w/ trundle below
    Carriage House Nanny Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , King bed with ceiling fan and Samsun flat screen
    Bedroom 4/Kids Bunk Room - 4 single bed , 2 bunk beds with double beds on bottom, twin beds on top
  • Master Bedroom has vaulted ceilings, fireplace and new marble bath with direct access to private outdoor shower. All four bedrooms have new, attached, marble baths. Bunk room has two bunk beds. Perfect for kids.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 18 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cozy fire pit by cabana for evenings with a chill in the air.