The front porch

Sunset from the front porch of 3Buoys

3Buoys on Tennessee Ave.

The breezeway

The Living Room

The Dining Area

The Kitchen

The Blue Bedroom

The Floral Bedroom

The Bunkroom

The sunny backyard showing the outside shower.

The private walled side garden with the lavender and hydrangeas in full bloom.

Nantucket Vacation Beach Cottage
The House
The Furnishings
Weekly Rental Rates
Contact Information

Surfcasters at Madaket Beach

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3Buoys is a vacation-ready beach cottage in Old Madaket on the West End of Nantucket at 41 Tennessee Avenue

Madaket Beach is just of a mile from 3Buoys -- an easy walk or bike ride down the Madaket Bike Path and close enough to hear the sound of the surf.  We are also less than half a mile from a calm, protected beach on Madaket Harbor. 

The Madaket Bike Path which runs from Madaket Beach all the way to downtown Nantucket is 0.1 miles up a grassy path from the cottage.

The House

The house features honey-colored wide pine floors and beautiful pine paneling in the main living areas. The house has baseboard heat and the living room includes a glass enclosed brick fireplace.  The yard includes a gas grill, picnic table and outdoor furniture.


3Buoys includes:

  • 3 bedrooms— 2 with queen beds and 1 with double bunk beds.  Linens included.
  • 1 full bath and bath towels
  • Comfortable living and dining area
  • Fully equipped kitchen with china for 10
  • Outside shower
  • Wifi and premium cable

The Furnishings

The house is completely outfitted with china, flatware, linens, towels and beach needs including: 

    Gas grill, picnic table and outdoor furniture

     Beach towels, beach chairs and a cooler

     Microwave, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, coffeemaker and blender.

      Washer and dryer


3Buoys is located in "Old" Madaket, which is approximately 5 miles from the center of town.  Madaket is known for its beautiful beaches, great fishing and the most gorgeous sunsets on the island.  It is the original fishing village of Nantucket. Old Madaket is a geographically small area that runs along Hither Creek and consists of about 300 Cape Cod-style cottages.  There is a laid-back quiet beachside community feeling in Old Madaket.  It is "old" fashioned in the nicest sense of the word.

There are a few commercial establishments in Madaket--  Madaket Marine; the Westender, a small convenience market and Millie’s, a great local place with yummy takeout as well as a full bar and restaurant. 

Nantucket has excellent public transportation and there is a bus stop just up the street from the cottage on Madaket Road. The bus runs on the half-hour from early in the morning until late at night. You can even take your bike on the bus and visit the other side of the island to explore. 

Madaket Harbor is easily accessed from the town boat ramp, which is approximately .3 miles from the 3Buoys.  This is the only boat ramp for trailerable boats on the West End of the island.  Hither Creek and Madaket Harbor are perfect for kayaking and sailing small boats.  Kayaks can also be launched directly into Hither Creek from the path across from side yard of 3Buoys.  The creek is less than 100 yards from the house.

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2017 Weekly Rental Rates 

The 3Buoys is available for rent May through October.  Due to the demand for car ferry reservations it is wise to book early for summer rentalsRentals are from Sunday to Sunday.  Multi-week rentals include weekly cleaning service.   

May-June                                         $2,500/week

July                                                    $3,500/week

August                                               $4,000/week

September-October                       $2,500/week

There is a $500 refundable security deposit.  Check in time is after 3 PM on Sunday.  Check out time is by 10 am on Sunday.

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Contact Information

For more information about 3Buoys or to inquire about rental availability please send email to:

or call 617-291-1200.