House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, Sleeps 9 Contact me to discuss car ferry res
Larry or Nancy D'Oench
- English, Spanish
About Larry or Nancy D'Oench
My husband and I call the house 'Sand Palace' named after a movie theatre in the British Virgin Islands. This is the kind of place children and grandchildren love. Lots to do, good location, water view.
Larry or Nancy D'Oench purchased this House in 1994
Why Larry or Nancy D'Oench chose Madaket
There's so much to do for all ages... we like biking and sunset watching from our deck, guests like to hike to the views from nearby open land, little kids like to catch turtles, bigger ones enjoy riding the shuttle bus or bike into town, and everyone loves the beaches. Being an island surrounded by beaches you can pretty much use any beach you can get to.
What makes this House unique
Water view, large yard for games, bike path to beach or town just across the street, shuttle to town ditto. Large unfinished basement with a ping pong table and card table available for the odd rainy day.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Magical in Madaket
We had an amazing stay at the Sand Palace. We have been coming to Nantucket for 17 years and had always stayed at the Cliffside Beach Club. We decided to change it up this year and try renting a place. We feel so lucky to have booked Sand Castle. The location was perfect - a 5 minute bike ride from Madaket beach and Millie’s (2 of our kids faves). It has a great lawn for playing games and a basement with a ping pong table where the family tournament happened all week. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and sunset on the porch was a GREAT treat.
Larry is the best host. Always in communication and made everything really simple. There are plenty of bikes and beach chairs. Bikes are good beach bikes or for tooling around the island on Nantucket’s great bike paths. The bus to town is just down the road- so convenient or you could bike in. It was a great family vacation.
Thanks Daniela for the writeup and the suggestions. Please enjoy your fall and spring. No need to encourage winter!
Great host, amazing property, everything was perfect.
The most accommodating hosts, great location, everything you’d ever need in a beach rental is here. Highly recommended.
Fall Family Fun
We enjoyed 2 weeks with family at the Sand Palace this fall. There was plenty of room for indoor and outdoor activities. The house is well cared for. The owner is very responsive and provided lots of information on Nantucket and ideas for things to do while we visited. We very much appreciated that extra touch. Would certainly recommend to others.
The Sand Palace located on Nantucket Island, MA
This is a family-friendly "home away from home," with such memorable amenities as the Madaket Beach, Millie's restaurant, and shuttle service into town. Larry makes you feel like you're a friend of the family with his notes and emails before and during your stay. With 2 bedrooms and a bath both located on the first and second floors, you can have the privacy you need and have your own routine. We had my daughter and husband with their two small children on the first floor closest to the kitchen and living room. My adult son and I took the upstairs rooms. I was able to get up early and either take a bike (located in the garage) ride or take the shuttle across the street into town to enjoy breakfast at The Fog Island Café! We've been going to Nantucket for over 25 years and this is our favorite place to stay. We enjoyed eating at The Brotherhood of Thieves Pub, Downey Flake, Fuscaro's, Back Yard BBQ, and The Lobster Trap. We meandered over the cobblestone streets to enjoy shopping as well as ice cream at the Juice Bar and fudge at Aunt Leah's. . We also enjoyed the kid-friendly restaurant at Jettie's Beach and music and drinks at the Cisco Brewery. A bonus was my daughter meeting Jill from Odd Mom Out standing in line at the Juice Bar! Thanks Nancy and Larry for a very memorable experience! Carla Phillips Katz
Perfect Nantucket Getaway
We have been renting Sand Palace now for 10 years, and it has remained our favorite place to return to. It is a beautiful home with all of the amenities a family could need. We also had an adults only long-weekend one year and it was perfect for that as well. The interior is beautiful, but comfortable, and is large enough for a large family or two small families. The house is right on the bike path, with water views, and is a short walk to the beach. Our family regularly walks to the beach and Millie's market. We had one week when Sand Palace wasn't available and rented a different house - and it only confirmed for us that Sand Palace is the only house we want to stay in on the island. We highly recommend this property!
Great week in Madaket
We had a wonderful week staying at Sand Palace, and thoroughly enjoyed the location in Madaket. Larry was a great resource for helping us learn about all that Nantucket has to offer. The house was very clean and comfortable, and well stocked with all the gear you need for the beach. My family is looking forward to returning!
Sand Palace wriggles with pleasure to hear kind words!
Sand Palace is on the western end of the island. Transportation is via your car, a bike path, or island shuttle bus.