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“A family dream vacation realized!!”
'Incandescence' - 5 BR House
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'Incandescence' - 5 BR House
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'Incandescence' - 5 BR House
Approach to 'Incandescence' - the 5BR House
Rockers on the House's Front Porch
Wicker Seating on the House's Front Porch
Spacious and Sunny Living Room
Dramatic, sky-high cathedral ceilings
Another part of the living room
Sunny dining room w/ seating for 8. (Seating for 4 more just through the French doors...)
House Kitchen
House Kitchen
Inviting kitchen stools
Sunny Dining Room with Seating for 8
daffodils from our garden
House ~ Living Room w Dining Table for 4 more
House - Master Bedroom - 2nd floor
House - Master Bedroom - 2nd floor
House - Master Bedroom - 2nd floor
House - Master Bedroom - 2nd floor
House - MBR - Private Balcony/Deck
Master bedroom balcony
View from Master BR Balcony
House - Master Bathroom
Master bath
House ~ King Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ King Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ King Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ Queen Bedroom Suite - 2nd floor
House ~ Queen Bedroom Suite - 2nd floor
House ~ Full Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ Full Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ Twin Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ Twin Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House ~ Twin Bedroom Suite made up as a King - 1st floor
Third Floor nook
Nook under the stairs
Side View of House
Welcome to 'Lesser Light'! (Cottage shares the same 3 acres but rents separately from the house.)
'Lesser Light' Cottage ~ Bedroom Detail
Cottage Exterior
Cottage - Main Room - Cathedral Ceilings
Cottage Kitchen
Cottage Bedroom - Cathedral Ceilings
Cottage Bedroom - Another View
Cottage Main Room and Dining Area
Cottage Kitchen Cabinetry
Cottage Environs
Cottage Deck
Cottage Deck
Cottage - A hammock for you and a doghouse for your pup . . .
Cottage Kitchen
Cottage Sleeping Alcove - Futon Opens to Double Bed
Cottage - Main Room
Cottage Bathroom
Cottage Front Garden
Cottage Deck Detail
Cottage Deck Detail
Shell Driveway
View of Gardens from the House's Front Porch
House Living Room
House Living Room
House Living Room Detail
House Living Room
House Living Room Stairway
House Living Room Detail
House Living Room Detail
House Family Room Detail
View from Master BR Balcony
House Family Room Detail
House Family Room Detail
House - First Floor Bedroom Hallway
House - First Floor Bedroom Hallway
House - Twin Bedroom Suite - 1st floor
House - Master Dressing Room
House - A Guest Bathroom
House - A Guest Bathroom
House ~ Back Deck
House - Back Deck
House - Back Yard - Hammock
Side view of House
Front View of House
House - Exterior Detail
The sky over 'Incandescence'
View from House Widows Walk
View from House Widows Walk
House - Exterior Detail
House - Exterior Detail
House - Front Porch at Night
A guest comment 7-8-11
A guest comment 7-23-11 (p. 1)
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A guest comment 7-30-11
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A guest comment 8-13-11
A pair of guest comments Aug-Sept-2010
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5 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Nantucket, Massachusetts

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BTK54
Muskogee, Oklahoma
1 review
“A family dream vacation realized!!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is a beautiful home with every amenity a family of 11 could hope for. There was plenty of space and each room was beautiful! Having attached baths was a bonus! There is access to the town of Nantucket and the beaches via bicycles or the WAVE system. The views from the second floor master balcony made everything worth it. Our kids and grandkids enjoyed making new memories. We enjoyed revisiting a place we had not been since 1983 with our family. The owners were more than willing to answer any questions or requests. We absolutely loved our week at "Incandescence". The owners were delightful and more than helpful.

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Liked best: The amount of space the home provided.
Liked least: We had little ones so a bike ride to town or the beach was hard on little legs but WAVE was extremely handy and accessible.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
11 Sep 2015
Nantucket is a very special place: I hope you don't wait another 32 years before you come back again! We love it when a family of three - sometimes ever four! - generations takes over the house and makes it Command Central for vacation week. It's always delightful to hear how every age group finds the things they like best about the place and all the things that everyone enjoys together. So glad that it worked so wonderfully for you.
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Catherine...
New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
“Picture Perfect”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Never was there a more perfect house for our two week stay to celebrate our son's Nantucket wedding. Incandescence does not disappoint; it is a stunning home with elegant bedroom suites, spacious living areas, and beautiful gardens. Had two wonderful large family gatherings the first week, then beautiful memories of my son and his groomsmen dressing for the wedding, and standing in a toasting circle in the living room prior to heading to the church! We spent the second week decompressing (on the master suite veranda) and enjoying Nantucket and its beaches and restaurants. This rental is perfectly located for you to enjoy the entire island.

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Liked best: House and its architecture
Liked least: only one main TV; we like a TV in the master suite
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
11 Sep 2015
It sounds like you did it just right: a week to wind up and a second week to wind down -- with what sounds like a magical wedding right in the middle. So glad that you decided to return to the house after a few years away: and that it lived up to your memory of it. Now you have whole new memories to cherish forever. We're glad that 'Incandescence' was able to contribute its part to all that joy. Don't wait for grandchildren to come back again!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: The house was ideal and comfortable for a large group.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
When people think about the Island, some focus on the old Historic Town and some just on the beaches - it sounds like you found out how nice it is to be out more in the 'countryside' -- surrounded by the "Serengeti" (the vast protected moorland just minutes from the house), an easy bike ride from the lovely village of 'Sconset, and on a piece of land large enough to allow for readers and soccer players, bbq-ers, snoozers and birdwatchers to all be able to enjoy together. We're so glad that you made it to Nantucket, that you had a wonderful weekend, and that you were happy at 'Incandescence'! We look forward to seeing you back at the house again.
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Rochester NY
Reviewed 22 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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Liked best: Overall impressiveness of the property
Liked least: Separating trash...but you have to anywhere in nantucket
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
Thanks so much for your great words about Incandescence! We have heard from other people that the layout of the house -- and all of those doors, in particular -- makes it a great place for a large group of friends or family who might not always keep the same schedule, have the same musical tastes, or even take their 'nappies' at the same time! Part of the reason the different parts of the house can feel so private is that the house actually evolved over a period of time to its present layout. Where those doors are now, there might have once been walls or closets or windows. Like they used to add the 'warts' - those tiny additions on the old fishermans' shanties in 'Sconset - we pretty much kept adding and altering until we got it... well... perfect! Or, at least, very comfortable for groups like yours. Thanks again for visiting! It will be great to see you back again.
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
9 Jun 2015
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We hear from many guests that their first reaction is that the house is even prettier than the pictures. We love that compliment! Looking forward to your next visit.
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