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May 9, 2004
The tiny downtown of Madeket is interesting -- very picturesque!
Downtown Nantucket is full of interesting and unique shops, museums, and restaurants. There's never a dull moment here!Best Things About the Resort:Tristram's is a few miles out of Nantucket Proper in a quiet setting. You'll have some tranquility and serenity! It's in a very pretty setting!Resort Experience:Our three-bedroom unit, or cottage, was "just like home", you might say. . . very spacious and it was well equipped with everything we could need or want for the week.
The units at Tristram's Landing are individual, free-standing cottages of various size configurations and are very lovely. There may also be townhouse style units, but about this, I am not sure.
The resort does not host any activities for the people during the week -- at least, it didn't 10 years ago, in late-May and early-June. We were told that in another two weeks, there would be bicycles to rent. We were a little disappointed about that.
However, there was much to keep ourselves occupied with all around the Island -- in several different locales. . .the Old Mill is a "must-see" on Nantucket. Also, there's a wonderful whaling museum, telling you about the days of yore and WHALING.
There are many fun, unique shops in downtown Nantucket where you can browse/shop to your heart's content! A favorite eating place of ours was Vincent's Italian Restaurant. The atmosphere was great and very upbeat, and the food was scrumptious!
From journal A May/June Week On Sun-Splashed Nantucket!
December 7, 2003
The master bedroom has queen size bed, bath with shower, and a slider to the deck. The next large bedroom located on the end of the L has two twin beds. The third bedroom has two double bunk beds. All of the ceilings are peaked natural wood made of tongue and groove planks.
Furnishing is tasteful but near the end of their life. Housekeeping and maintenance is poor. Plan on doing some sprucing up on your own, as the staff is minimum off-season. The dirt road to the unit is not maintained it is full of potholes.
Stay out of any brush, as poison ivy cannot be identified after the leaves have dropped; I caught poison ivy three times.
A car is necessary off-season, as the buses do not run. It will run you about $250 to bring your car on the ferry, and be sure to make reservations early. If you fly out rental cars are available at the airport.
Nantucket is a historical island; the village is beautiful with cobble stone streets and grand old sea captain houses. Main Street has upscale shops and restaurants.
At this time of year the local Nantucket bay scallops are harvested, they are small, sweet, and expensive (about $20 per pound). The scallop boats are 18 to 24 feet long and pull about six small drags. The limit allows a catch that is worth about $400 per day. The scallops are the best in the world, most of them are sent off island to exclusive restaurants.
From journal Thanksgiving in Nantucket